Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Oct. 20 2011 4:00 p.m. MDT

DRIVE — A stunt performer spends his nights driving getaway vehicles and gets distracted by love and becomes involved in a bad heist. 100 minutes; R (strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

DREAM HOUSE — A family moves into a quiet New England neighborhood only to find themselves living in a former murder scene. 92 minutes; PG-13 (violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★1/2

FRIGHT NIGHT — A teenager (Anton Yelchin) in his final year of high school must stop his new vampire neighbor (Colin Farrell) from preying on unsuspecting and trusting victims. 106 minutes; R (bloody horror violence and language including some sexual references); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★½

FOOTLOOSE ?— This new take on the 1984 film follows a rebellious city kid who moves to a small town where loud music and dancing are prohibited. 113 minutes; PG-13 (some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★★1/2

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 — In the final film of the series, Harry, Ron and Hermione work to destroy Voldemort's remaining horcruxes in an ultimate battle between good and evil. 130 minutes; PG-13 (some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images); Christine Rappleye, Deseret News: ★★★1/2

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 HELP — Based on Kathryn Stockett's novel, the film takes a look at the South during the civil rights movement through the view of the black maids in the community. Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★★★

HORRIBLE BOSSES — Three friends plot to remove the drudgery of their jobs by murdering their bosses, but their seemingly perfect plans go awry. 100 minutes; R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★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); Bill Goody-koontz, Gannett: ★★★

KILLER ELITE — A retired member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service travels the world to rescue his mentor by killing three top assassins. 105 minutes; R (strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★

LION KING 3D — This re-release of Disney's 1994 animated feature shows the same adventures of Simba the lion cub destined to be king in 3D. 89 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS — This romantic comedy follows an engaged couple as they travel to Paris with their family. 100 minutes; PG-13 (some sexual references and smoking); (Broadway); Jeffrey Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

MONEYBALL — Brad Pitt stars as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who turns his team around on a tight budget and employs methods that will change the world of baseball. 133 minutes; PG-13 (some strong language) ; Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★1/2

OUR IDIOT BROTHER — A care-free, ever-trusting brother takes a turn at living with each of his responsible sisters. 90 minutes; R (sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

POINT BLANK — A nurse must break a man out of police surveillance when his pregnant wife is taken hostage. 90 minutes; R (strong violence and some language); (Broadway); Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis): ★★★

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