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Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 5:24 p.m. MDT

New Friday

THE HEDGEHOG — A serious, pessimistic 11-year-old girl plans on killing herself on her next birthday, but begins to rethink her vow while studying the people around her. 100 minutes; Not rated; (Broadway); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★½

THE IDES OF MARCH — A young campaign press secretary for a presidential candidate finds himself involved in a political scandal days before an important primary election. 101 minutes; R (pervasive language); By Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett: ★★★

MACHINE GUN PREACHER — A formerly rough, drug dealing biker finds religion and makes it his personal crusade to help kidnapped and orphaned Sudanese children. 127 minutes; R (violent content including disturbing images, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality); (Broadway); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★

REAL STEEL — A washed-up robot fighter teams up with his recently discovered 11-year-old son to train a robot with potential to win. 127 minutes; PG-13 (some violence, intense action and brief language); By David Germain, Associated Press: ★1/2

RESTLESS — A terminally ill teenage girl falls in love with a boy who likes to attend funerals, and the two find common ground through their unique experiences. 91 minutes; PG-13 (thematic elements and brief sensuality); (Broadway); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

Special Screenings

CORALINE — Free screening (Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

DOLPHIN TALE 3D — (Layton Hills, Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Farmington, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

FEMALE TROUBLE — Free screening (Oct. 10, 7 p.m.: Tower)

THE LAST MIMZY — Free screening (Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Sorenson Unity Center)

LION KING 3D — (Layton Hills, Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Park City, Cinemark Farmington, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District)

MIA AND MIGOO — Free screening (Oct. 8, 10 a.m.: Sorenson Unity Center)

THE PENALTY — Organ Loft screening (Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

PSYCHO — Tower of Terror (Oct. 7-10, 11 p.m.; Oct. 9, noon: Tower)

SALT LAKE FREEDOM FILM AND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL — (Oct, 8, 4 p.m.: Fort Douglas)

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES — Free screening (Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

THE THING — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Oct. 10, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

THE UNFAILING RADIO WAVE — Asian Film Festival (Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Wildcat Theater, Weber State University)

LARGE FORMAT

BORN TO BE WILD — A documentary about orphaned orangutans and elephants. 40 minutes; G (nothing offensive) (Clark Planetarium)

DINOSAURS ALIVE — American Museum of Natural History paleontologists explore dinosaur history. (Thanksgiving Point)

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