Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Deseret News

Published: Thursday, March 15 2012 6:50 p.m. MDT

Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum star in Columbia Pictures' action comedy "21 Jump Street."

Scott Garfield, Scott Garfield

NEW FRIDAY

21 JUMP STREET — Two cops use their youthful appearances as they return to high school to undercover drug investigation. 109 minutes; R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence); David Germain, AP: ★★1/2

BEING FLYNN — A man re-encounters with his always absent, con man father while working in a Boston homeless shelter. 102 minutes; R (language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and brief nudity); (Broadway); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★

CASA DE MI PADRE — Two brothers scheme to save their father's ranch from financial ruin but instead find themselves in a war with Mexico's most notorious drug lord. 84 minutes; R (bloody violence, language, some sexual content and drug use); Rene Rodriguez, MCT: ★★1/2

CRAZY HORSE — This documentary gives an inside look at the Crazy Horse nude cabaret in Paris. 134 minutes; Not rated but probable R for nudity throughout; (Tower): Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribute: ★★1/2

CHICK MAGNETS — Three awkward friends make multiple clumsy attempts to win the girls of their dreams. 107 minutes; PG (thematic elements and language); not screened for critics, to be reviewed later.

JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME — A man sets out on an errand for his mother but instead might discover the destiny he has lazily been waiting for. 83 minutes; R (language including sexual references and some drug use); (Broadway); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

Special Screenings

COMING TO AMERICA — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (March 19, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

THE GENERAL — Silent film screening (March 22, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D — (Ritz, Century South Salt Lake)

INTO THE CURRENT: BURMA'S POLITICAL PRISONERS — Free screening (March 20, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

JOHN CARTER 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, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point, Legacy Crossing)

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D — (Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden)

LARKS ON A STRING — Czech New Wave Cinema (March 21: 7 p.m.: Wildcat Theater, Weber State University, Ogden)

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)

MISS REPRESENTATION — Free screening (March 22, 6 p.m.: Dixie State College Eccles Theater, St. George)

THE OX-BOW INCIDENT — Tower through Time series (March 16-22, times vary: Tower)

STAR WARS: EPISODE I –THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D — (Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Layton, District)

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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