Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, March 1 2012 4:00 p.m. MST

Julianne Hough (center) plays Ariel and Kenny Wormald plays Ren (second from center) in FOOTLOOSE, from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment.

Paramount

NEW FRIDAY

IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY — Set during the Bosnian War of the 1990s, a man and a woman who once had a promising relationship are now on opposite sides of the ethnic conflict. 127 minutes; R (war violence and atrocities including rape, sexuality, nudity and language); (Broadway); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★

THE LORAX — A 12-year-old boy seeks to discover the story of the Lorax in order to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. 94 minutes; PG (brief mild language); Jamshid Askar and Erin Askar, Deseret News:

PARIAH — A Brooklyn teenager seeks to balance her family and personal life as she chooses to embrace a homosexual lifestyle. 86 minutes; R (sexual content and language); (Broadway); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

PROJECT X — Three high school seniors seek to make a name for themselves by throwing a party. The situation spirals out of control as word of the party spreads. 88 minutes; R (crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem all involving teens); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

GHOSTBUSTERS — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (March 5, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D —(Carmike 12, Ritz, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Cinemark Farmington, Gateway, Junction)

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D — (Layton Hills, Carmike 12, Ritz, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, University Mall, Jordan Commons, District, Junction, Thanksgiving Point, Legacy Crossing)

THE LORAX 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)

SAND — Western film (March 8-9, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

THE SEARCHERS — 1956 film (March 3-8, times vary: Tower)

STAR WARS: EPISODE I –THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D — (Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Farmington, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point, Legacy Crossing)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN — Free Ivory Tower screening (March 5, 7 p.m.: Tower)

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)

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

DINOSAUR PASSAGE TO PANGEA — When two children embark on a geology field trip back in time, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that created our present-day continents. (Thanksgiving Point)

RESCUE 3D — An inspirational and exciting film about international response to humanitarian crises. (Thanksgiving Point)

CONTINUING FILMS

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