Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Feb. 16 2012 4:12 p.m. MST

NEW FRIDAY

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE — A man cursed to be the devil's bounty hunter is recruited to save a young boy from evil spirits, which may rid him of the burden forever. 95 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language); not reviewed for critics; to be reviewed later.

PINA — Members of Pina Bausch's original company provide interviews and performances as a tribute to the legendary choreographer. 103 minutes; PG (some sensuality/partial nudity and smoking); by Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer: ★★★★

THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY— A family of four-inch-tall people live quietly beneath the floorboards of a home until their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. 94 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Jeff Peterson, for the Deseret News: ????

THIS MEANS WAR — Two best friends and highly trained CIA operatives battle against each other when they discover they are dating the same woman. 98 minutes; PG-13 (sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language): Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

2012 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS — Documentary, animated and live action (Feb. 17-23, times vary: Tower)

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL — Outdoor films (Feb. 18-19, times vary: Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden; Feb. 21-23, times vary: Kingsbury Hall)

THE BELOVED ROGUE — Silent film (Feb. 23-24, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

CREATION — Anthropology film series (Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.: Utah Museum of Fine Arts)

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D —(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, Cinemark Park City, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point, Legacy Crossing)

GRANITO — Free screening (Feb. 21, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

HUGO 3D — (Cinemark Bountiful)

HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR — Free screening (Feb. 21, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 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, Cinemark Park City, Gateway, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point, Legacy Crossing)

LÉON MORIN, PRIEST — 1961 film (Feb. 17-23, times vary: Tower)

STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE 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, Cinemark Park City, Gateway, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point, Legacy Crossing)

TRUMAN — Free screening (Feb. 20, 7 p.m.: SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem)

UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 3D — (Ritz)

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Feb. 20, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

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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