Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, April 12 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

Holden (Jesse Williams) and Dana (Kristen Connolly) in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.

Photo credit: Diyah Pera, Diyah Pera


THE CABIN IN THE WOODS — Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods and vacation turns to horror as bad things begin to take place. 95 minutes; R (strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity): Roger Moore, MCT: ★★1/2

THE KID WITH THE BIKE — When a young boy is abandoned by his father, he is left to live in a state-run youth farm until a local hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends. 87 minutes; Note rated; (Broadway); Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times: ★★★

LOCKOUT — A falsely convicted ex-government agent is offered his one chance at obtaining freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison. 95 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some sexual references); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★

OCTOBER BABY — A college freshman's world is turned upside down when she discovers she is the adopted survivor of an attempted abortion. 107 minutes; PG-13 (mature thematic material); (Century South Salt Lake, Jordan Landing, Jordan Commons, District); Roger Moore, MCT: ★1/2

THE RAID: REDEMPTION — A SWAT team raids a 15-story apartment building to extract a crime lord. When their cover is blown, the team must fight for their lives against an army of killers and thugs. 101 minutes; R (strong brutal bloody violence throughout, and language); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★1/2

THE THREE STOOGES — While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show. 92 minutes; PG (slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★

TOUCHBACK — A former football star-turned-farmer and family man revisits his glory days before the injury that ended his career. 118 minutes; PG-13 (some mature thematic elements); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★

YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE — An aspiring poet is sent to a provincial court to reform after failing his law exams. While there, he falls in love with a woman, unaware that her father has already promised her hand to another man. 100 minutes; Not rated; (Tower); Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times: ★★★

Special Screenings

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS — Free Screening (April 19, 7 p.m.: Star Hall, Moab)

CIRCUS — Film series (April 18, 6 p.m.: Utah Museum of Fine Arts)

CITY LIGHTS — Tower Through Time series (April 13-19, times vary: Tower)

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN — Screening and Skype interview with the director (April 18, 8 p.m.: Westminster College)

LA TRAVIATA — Metropolitan Opera Screening (April 14, 10:55 a.m.: Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Boutniful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Farmington)

THE LORAX 3D — (Jordan Landing)

MANTRAP — Silent film screening (April 19, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

SON OF BABYLON — Free screening (April 17, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

TITANIC 3D — (Layton Hills, Ritz, Carmike 12, 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)

WEST SIDE STORY — Sing With: Great Musicals (April 14, 2 and 6 p.m.: Tower)

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