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Capsules of movies playing in Utah

Published: Monday, Aug. 3 2015 12:55 a.m. MDT

"Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" - area theaters - see New Friday (Paramount Pictures)

NEW FRIDAY

THE COMPANY MEN — Follows three men as they go from living blissfully with the perfect corporate jobs and families to unemployed, forcing them to re-examine their lives. 104 minutes; R (language, nudity); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★★

THE EAGLE — A Roman epic adventure chronicling the journey of a young man (Channing Tatum) as he seeks to restore his father's reputation. 114 minutes; PG-13 (battle sequences, some disturbing images); Jeff Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★

GNOMEO AND JULIET — This animation retells William Shakespeare's classic, "Romeo and Juliet," as Gnomeo and Juliet find love despite the long-standing feud between their red and blue garden gnome families. 84 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

THE ILLUSIONIST — An animation that tells the story of a French illusionist as he travels to Scotland and mesmerizes a young girl, who believes his illusions are true magic. (Broadway); Ty Burr, Boston Globe: ★★★★

JUST GO WITH IT — A plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler) asks his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his ex-wife to cover up a lie he told his young girlfriend. Things get even more complicated when the group, including his assistant's children, take a vacation to Hawaii. 116 minutes, PG-13 (frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, drug references, language);to be reviewed Saturday.

JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER — A documentary following teen sensation Justin Bieber through his 2010 tour. 105 minutes, G (nothing offensive); to be reviewed Saturday.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

CHUCK CLOSE — Salt Lake Film Center screening (Feb. 11, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake Art Center)

DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Jan. 14, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD — Free screening (Feb. 15, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

GNOMEO AND JULIET 3D — (Layton Hills, Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

THE GREEN HORNET 3D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Gateway)

JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER 3D — (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, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point, Showstar Cinemas)

LOS CRONOCRIMENES — Spanish film festival (Feb. 16, 7 p.m.: Weber State University)

OSCAR SHORTS, ANIMATED — "Day and Night," "The Gruffalo," "Let's Pollute" and more. (Feb. 11-17; 1, 5:15 and 9:30 p.m.: Tower)

OSCAR SHORTS, LIVE ACTION — "The Confession," "The Crush, "God of Love" and more. (Feb. 11-17; 3 and 7:15 p.m.: Tower)

ROMEO ET JULIETTE — Metropolitan Opera screening (Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.: Orem Library)

SANCTUM 3D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Unction, Jordan Commons, District)

STORMY WEATHER — Free screening (Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

TANGLED 3D — (Layton Hills)

TRON 3D — (Century Sandy, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Layton, Jordan Commons)

YOGI BEAR 3D — (Jordan Landing)

LARGE FORMAT

HUBBLE 3D — A documentary detailing the experience of seven astronauts as they repair the Hubble space telescope. 45 minutes, G (nothing offensive)

SEA REX 3D: JOURNEY TO A PREHISTORIC WORLD — A large-screen short about extinct deep-sea life forms. Shown in 3-D; 30 minutes; not rated, probable G (nothing offensive) (Thanksgiving Point)

CONTINUING FILMS

127 HOURS — A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah, and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. 94 minutes; R (language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images); Erica Hansen, Deseret News: ★★★½

ANOTHER YEAR — As the title suggests, the film follows the usual comings and goings, ups and downs that transpire over four seasons among a longtime happily married couple, their family and friends. 129 minutes; PG-13 (profanity); (Broadway); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

BLACK SWAN —The real-life back stage story that mirrors the plot and characters on stage makes "Black Swan" simply mesmerizing. Be aware that "Black Swan" lives up to its name; it is dark — even disturbing — and clearly is not for everyone. It richly deserves its R rating. 108 minutes; R; CNS rating: O (strong sexual content, including graphic lesbian and nonmarital heterosexual activity, disturbing violent images, profanity, drugs) (Broadway, Tinseltown Layton, Tinseltown Ogden, Junction); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★★½

BLUE VALENTINE — A drama detailing the struggles of a married couple to save their marriage. The film flashes back and forth between the present and memories of their courtship as the couple spends the night away from their daughter in hopes of renewing their former romance. 112 minutes; R (strong sexual content, language, violence); David Germain, AP: ★★★½

BURLESQUE — Iowa waitress heads to L.A. with a dream of performing. She stumbles across a basement nightclub called Burlesque, is enraptured by the elaborate girly floor shows, gets a job serving drinks and, one special night, must step into the star's shoes.100 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: O (benign view of premarital sex and homosexuality, an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, fleeting rear nudity, often suggestive and briefly obscene dancing, several uses of profanity and one rough and some crude and crass terms); Robert W. Butler, McClatchy Newspapers: ★★½

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER — This third installment of the film series likely won't disappoint Narnia enthusiasts of either the film or literary variety. It's colorful and visually sharp with steady amounts of action, some of which may be a little too scary for the little ones. Also shown in 3D. 115 minutes; PG; CNS classification: A-II (considerable peril, bloodless violence, mild bathroom jokes); Aaron Shill, Deseret News: ★★★

COUNTRY STRONG — Gwyneth Paltrow stars as Kelly Canter, a country singer back on the rise after spending time in rehab. The drama comes with romantic complications between the country singer, her husband and manager James (Tim McGraw) and her rehab caregiver and new opening act Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund). 112 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (implied adulterous and premarital sex, prevasive crude language and fleeting profanity); Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett: ★½

THE DILEMMA — A man (Vince Vaughn) tries to collect evidence and determine when to tell his best friend (Kevin James) that his wife is having an affair in this uncertain comedy from director Ron Howard. 118 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: L (brief graphic adulterous sexual activity with fleeting rear nudity, cohabitation, a prostitution theme, much sexual humor, a half-dozen uses of profanity, at least one instance of the f-word, considerable crude and crass language and obscene gestures); Jeff Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★

THE FIGHTER —Take the intensity of "Raging Bull," add a dose of "Rocky" inspiration, and mix in the tawdry family squabbles featured on TV's "The Jerry Springer Show" and you have "The Fighter" (Paramount), a fact-based drama that follows two half-brothers from Lowell, Mass., who long for fame — and redemption — via the boxing ring. 114 minutes; R; CNS rating: L (excessive boxing and other violence, familial strife, nongraphic premarital sexual activity, explicit drug use, profanity, rough and crude language); Claudia Puig, USA Today: ★★

THE GREEN HORNET — A mine field of edgier material that was placed in what was almost a family-friendly film ends up jolting audience members who would have otherwise been able to turn their brain off and enjoy the ride. PG-13; CNS rating: L (violent action, pervasive crude and crass language, sensuality and drug content); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★½

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS — Jack Black's "Gulliver's Travels" is a movie that sullies a piece of literature that has endured for nearly 300 years for the sake of a cheap kiddie flick that will be forgotten in a month. 85 minutes; PG; CNS rating: O (skewed moral values, graphic scatological humor and some intense action scenes); David Germain, Associated Press: ★½

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1 — One of the more action-packed and darker films in the series in which Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) learn to battle their fears as they search out the horcruxes where the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has hidden parts of his soul. 139 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (action violence, scenes of murder and torture, frightening images; brief sensuality, a few vaguely sexual references); Christine Rappleye, Deseret News: ★★★

HOW DO YOU KNOW — Former athlete Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between her baseball pitcher boyfriend (Owen Wilson) and a corporate executive (Paul Rudd). If you give it a chance, you'll remember it far longer than the assembly-line romantic comedies Hollywood usually pushes out. 116 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (brief nongraphic sexual activity, a nonmarital situation, a promiscuity theme, an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, a birth-control reference, profanity); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★

THE KING'S SPEECH — Based on a true story, the film follows King George VI's (Colin Firth) quest to find his voice after suffering from a debilitating speech impediment all his life. 118 minutes; R; CNS rating: A-III (two brief but intense outbursts of vulgarity, a couple of uses of profanity, a few crass terms and a mildly irreverent joke); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★★½

LITTLE FOCKERS — The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) continues in the third installment of the series that began with "Meet the Parents." 98 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: L (frequent sexual banter, including references to sex toys and condoms; some sexual situations and profanity; much crude and crass language; toilet humor; and a bruising fistfight); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★½

THE MECHANIC — Follows an elite assassin as he seeks to avenge his mentor's murder while also attempting to train an apprentice in his trade. 92 minutes; R (strong brutal violence, profanity, sex, nudity); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinal: ★½

MEGAMIND — Generally endearing 3-D animated adventure about a good-hearted, perpetually inept alien villain (voice of Will Ferrell) who, with the aid of his trusty assistant (voice of David Cross), finally defeats his longtime superhero rival (voice of Brad Pitt), also a visitor to Earth, only to find that mastery of the city the good guy once protected is not all he had dreamed; 96 minutes; PG; CNS rating: A-II (peril, crude humor, slightly naughty language). David Germain, Associated Press: ★★½

MIDWAY TO HEAVEN — An adaptation of Dean Hughes' popular novel, the film follows a widower, Ned (Curt Doussett, "Saints & Soldiers", "The R.M."), as he struggles to get back in the dating game, especially when he has to keep an eye on his daughter's new boyfriend, David (Kirby Heyborne, "Saints & Soldiers," "The Best Two Years"). 92 minutes; PG (mild thematic elements); Stephanie Moreton, Deseret News: ★★

THE NEXT THREE DAYS — A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. 122 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (one instance of rough language, a smattering of profanity and crass terms, some gunplay and other nongraphic violence, an off-screen suicide attempt, drug dealing and brief sexual banter); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★

NO STRINGS ATTACHED — Best friends (Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher) attempt to maintain a physical relationship without allowing love to get in the way. Somewhere in this film, a cute romantic comedy lurks, but the strong cast is utterly wasted. 108 minutes; R (lewd language, sexual content, drug use); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★

THE RITE — A thriller chronicling an American priest's experience as he travels to Rome to study at an Italian exorcism school. 110 minutes; PG-13 (disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images and language, including sexual references); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★★

THE ROOMMATE — A thriller about a college freshman (Leighton Meester) who becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Minka Kelly). 93 minutes; PG-13 (violence and menace, sexual content, some language and partying); not screened for critics, to be reviewed later.

SANCTUM — An action-thriller chronicling the crisis of deepwater divers as they explore an unexplored underwater cave. 109 minutes, R (language, some violence, disturbing images); Jake Coyle, AP: ★½

SEASON OF THE WITCH — A film set in the 14th century as knights take a suspected witch, whose powers are believed to be the source of the Black Plague, to a monastery to dispel her curse. 113 minutes; PG-13 (thematic elements, violence and disturbing content); Christy Lemire, AP: ★

SKYLINE — Extraterrestrials invade Los Angeles in this film full of special effects that are in search of a real movie. 92 minutes; PG-13: CNS rating: A-III (sci-fi action, violence, profanity, sexual content); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★

THE SOCIAL NETWORK — Facebook's founder gets unfriended big-time in an engrossing drama that's definitely not for youngsters. 120 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (nongraphic casual sexual activity, same-sex kissing, brief partial nudity, drug use, some sexual references, several uses of profanity, at least one use of the f-word and much crude language); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★★★

SOMEWHERE — A film detailing the experience of a Hollywood actor as his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit, causing him to reexamine is life and priorities. 97 minutes; R (sexual content, nudity, language); (Broadway); Jake Coyle, AP: ★★½

TANGLED — Rapunzel, the girl locked in a tower with only her long, golden locks for company, gets a sassy, spirited screen treatment from Disney with "Tangled," an animated fairy-tale musical from the Not Pixar corner of the company. 93 minutes; PG (mild violence); CNS rating: A-I. Animated, also shown in 3D. Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

THE TOURIST — Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp make this spy romance bleed charm, despite its uninspired script. With anyone else, it would have gone straight to DVD. 103 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (brief graphic violence, at least one use of the f-word, sexual references, crude and crass language); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★½

TRON: LEGACY — The selling point is mind-blowing CGI, but its heart is about the relationship between fathers and sons. "Legacy" isn't breaking new frontiers as much as updating its old ones, but it does so with style. 127 minutes; PG; CNS rating: A-II (sci-fi action violence, images of severed limbs, brief mild language); Joshua Terry, for the Deseret News: ★★★

TRUE GRIT — A tough U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer. 110 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (considerable, occasionally bloody violence, brief gruesome imagery, a half-dozen uses of profanity and a few crass terms) Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

UNSTOPPABLE — An action drama based on real events about a rail company's efforts to stop a half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city. 98 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (graphic injury, profanity, including at least one instance of the f-word); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★

THE WAY BACK — Inspired by the novel "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom," the old-fashioned historical epic chronicles the journey of a group of prisoners as they travel thousands of miles to escape a Siberian gulag. 133 minutes; PG-13 (violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image, profanity); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★

YOGI BEAR — "Yogi Bear" is, at best, a forgettable movie experience. Its weak gags and lifeless atmosphere make it a poor introduction to Hanna-Barbera's classic animated omnivore. For parents hoping to share "Yogi Bear" with their children, the money would be better spent on DVDs of the original cartoons. 80 minutes; PG (mild rude humor); Jeffrey Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★

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