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Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, April 12 2012 7:13 p.m. MDT

WRATH OF THE TITANS 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)

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 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

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

ACT OF VALOR — Inspired by a true story and starring a group of active-duty Navy SEALs, the film tells the story of a covert mission to rescue a captive CIA agent. 101 minutes; R (strong violence including some torture, and for language); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★★

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED — The Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard on a cruise liner and find their way to a remote island. 87 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★

AMERICAN REUNION — The characters of "American Pie" reunite to reminisce about the past, see who and what have changed and discover that distance and time can't break their friendship. 113 minutes; R (for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★

THE ARTIST — Set in 1927, a silent movie star sees the introduction of talking films as a threat to his career while a young dancer sees it as a bright opportunity. 100 minutes; PG-13 (a disturbing image and a crude gesture); (Broadway); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★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)

CHICO & RITA — A young piano player with big dreams and a beautiful singer unite in music and romance, only to be faced with heartache and torment. 94 minutes; Not rated (Broadway); Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis): ★★★

CHRONICLE — Three high school friends make a discovery that leads them to develop special powers. Their darker sides emerge as they learn to control their new abilities. 83 minutes; PG-13 (intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★

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); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★1/2

HUGO — An orphan in Paris during the 1930s goes on a quest to unlock the secret left to him by his father. 127 minutes; PG (mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

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