Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Friday, Jan. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Karen (Lily Collins) and Nathan (Taylor Lautner) in ABDUCTION.

Photo credit: Bruce Talamon, Bruce Talamon

NEW FRIDAY

CARNAGE — Two sets of parents meet after their sons are involved in a fight. What begins as a civil discussion escalates into chaotic verbal warfare mixed with childish behavior. 79 minutes; R (language); (Broadway); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★1/2

CONTRABAND — A former legendary smuggler is forced to return to his life of crime to settle the debt of his brother-in-law's botched drug deal. The man makes one final trip to Panama to obtain millions of dollars in counterfeit bills to protect his family. 110 minutes; R (violence, pervasive language and brief drug use); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★

THE IRON LADY — Meryl Streep depicts the life of Margaret Thatcher, the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, and the price she paid for the power to break through barriers of gender and class in a male dominated political world. 105 minutes; PG-13 (some violent images and brief nudity); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★1/2

JOYFUL NOISE — A small town Georgia choir has the opportunity to compete in a national choir competition, but the choir faces opposition as two members argue about whether to stick with the choir's traditional methods or push the envelope with a new style. 117 minutes; PG-13 (some language including a sexual reference); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★

TOMBOY — A 10-year-old girl moves into a new neighborhood during the summer holidays and is mistaken for a boy due to her short haircut and tomboy ways. She decides to go along with the misunderstanding and lives a double life. 85 minutes; Not rated; (Tower); Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times: ★★★

RE-RELEASES

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST — Disney re-releases its 1991 classic tale of Belle as she offers herself as a prisoner instead of her father and finds there is much more to her captor than his beastly exterior. The film will be shown in 3D in selected theaters. 84 minutes; G (nothing offensive)

Special Screenings

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D — (Layton Hills, Century South Salt Lake)

AFTER INNOCENCE — Free screening (Jan. 14, 7 p.m.: Westminster College)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 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 Farmington, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point, Legacy Crossing)

THE COLOR OF YOUR SOCKS: A YEAR WITH PIPILOTTI RIST — Free screening (Jan. 13, 7 p.m.: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art)

DARKEST HOUR 3D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong)

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT — Free screening (Jan. 13, 7 p.m.: Harold B. Lee Library, Provo)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY ITCH ?— Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Jan. 16, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

HUGO 3D — (Century South Salt Lake)

THE CAMERAMAN — Organ Loft screening (Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

ROMEO, JULIET AND DARKNESS — Czech New Wave Cinema (Jan. 18, 7 p.m.: Wildcat Theater, Weber State University)

X-DANCE ACTION SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL — (Jan. 13-15: The Depot)

LARGE FORMAT

BORN TO BE WILD — A documentary about orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who seek to rescue and raise them. 40 minutes; G (nothing offensive) (Clark Planetarium)

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