Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

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

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS — Sherlock Holmes may have met his intellectual equal in the form of the evil Professor Moriarty. Holmes and Dr. Watson join forces and travel to France, Germany and Switzerland to outwit the villain. 129 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★

STAR WARS: EPISODE I –THE PHANTOM MENACE — Two Jedi knights discover Anakin Skywalker's potential in the force. 136 minutes; PG (sci-fi action/violence)

THIN ICE — A small town insurance agent looks for his big break out of Wisconsin and tries to con a farmer out of something bigger than an insurance commission. 93 minutes; R (for language, and brief violent and sexual content); (Broadway); Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer: ★★★

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: ★★★

A THOUSAND WORDS — A successful literary agent attempts to sign a new author for selfish reasons. As a consequence, a magical tree appears in his backyard, and every word he speaks leads to a leaf falling off the tree, bringing him closer to his personal ending. 91 minutes; PG-13 (sexual situations including dialogue, language and some drug-related humor); Rene Rodriguez, MCT: ★

TITANIC 3D — A boy and a girl from vastly different social backgrounds meet during the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic. 194 minutes; PG-13 (disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★

THE VOW — A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that put the wife in a coma. She wakes up with severe memory loss, and her husband endeavors to win her heart again. 104 minutes; PG-13 (an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity and some language); Rick Bentley, MCT: ★★★

WANDERLUST — A Manhattan couple leaves the city behind when faced with unemployment. They move to a rural community where free love and self expression triumph over money and careers. 96 minutes; R (sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★1/2

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN — A mother struggles to understand and raise her son, whose innately evil nature causes him to say and do vicious things. 112 minutes; R (disturbing violence and behavior, some sexuality and language); (Broadway); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★

THE WOMAN IN BLACK — A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. 95 minutes; PG-13 (thematic material and violence/disturbing images); Roger Moore, MCT: ★★★

WRATH OF THE TITANS — Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, who has been captured by his brother and son. 99 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of fantasy violence and action); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★

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