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Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 3:48 p.m. MDT

Kristin Scott Thomas in LOVE CRIME, directed by Alain Corneau. (Pascal Chantier) Kristin Scott Thomas in LOVE CRIME, directed by Alain Corneau. (Pascal Chantier)

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JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN — The accidental secret agent returns to go up against international assassins to stop them from killing a world leader and wreaking global havoc. 101 minutes, PG (mild action violence, rude humor, some language and brief sensuality); not reviewed for critics; to be reviewed at a later date.

LOVE CRIME — An executive finds out how ambitious the young assistant she torments is when she attempts to steal the aide's idea and pass it off as her own. 104 minutes; Not rated but probable R for some language, violence, sexual material and drug use; (Broadway); Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: ★★★

THE MIGHTY MACS — A coach at a small, all-girls Catholic college takes on the task of building a basketball team from the ground up with the goal of leading them to their first national championship. 102 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

Captain America (Chris Evans, center), surrounded by HYDRA Soldiers in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. (Jay Maidment, Marvel Studios) Captain America (Chris Evans, center), surrounded by HYDRA Soldiers in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. (Jay Maidment, Marvel Studios)

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 — The third installment of the Paranormal Activity series follows two young sisters as they befriend an invisible entity that resides in their home. 84 minutes; R (some violence, language, brief sexuality and drug use); Rafer Guzman, Newsday: ★½

THE THREE MUSKETEERS — A young, aspiring hero teams up with the legendary Musketeers to defeat a beautiful double agent and protect the King of France. 113 minutes; PG-13 (sequences of adventure action violence); Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: ★

THE WAY — A father travels to France to collect the remains of his estranged son and meets pilgrims from around the world as he travels the Camino de Santiago in his son's honor. 121 minutes; PG-13 (some thematic elements, drug use and smoking); (Broadway); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★★

Special Screenings

THE CORPSE BRIDE — Free screening (Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

DOLPHIN TALE 3D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong)

EARLY SPRING IN FEBRUARY — Asian Film Festival (Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: Wildcat Theater, Weber State University, Ogden)

JACK THE RIPPER: THE DEFINITIVE STORY — (Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Layton, Tinseltown Ogden, University Mall, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Farmington, Cinemark Park City)

JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE — Free screening (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

LANG LANG LIVE ON FRAN LISZT'S 200TH BIRTHDAY — (Oct. 22 and 24, 6 p.m.: Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Farmington, Cinemark Bountiful, Cinemark Park City, Tinseltown Layton, Tinseltown Ogden, University Mall)

LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW — A Warren Miller sports film (Oct. 21, 8 p.m.: Eccles Center, Park City; Oct. 25-27, 7:30 p.m.: Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden)

LION KING 3D — (Ritz, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Ogden)

THE THREE MUSKETEERS 3D — (Layton Hills, Carmike 12, Wynnsong, Ritz, 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, Legacy Crossing)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA — Organ Loft screening (Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

POLTERGEIST — Free screening (Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW — (Oct. 27, 9:30 p.m.: Tower)

VERTIGO — (Oct. 21-27, 4 p.m.; some 7 p.m. shows: Tower)

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)

RESCUE 3D — An inspirational and exciting film about international response to humanitarian crises. (Thanksgiving Point)

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) (Clark Planetarium)

WAKING THE T-REX — This documentary tells the story of Sue, the largest, most complete T-rex ever discovered by paleontologists. (Thanksgiving Point)

CONTINUING FILMS

50/50 — This comedy shows two best friends whose lives are completely changed when one of them is diagnosed with cancer. 99 minutes; R (language throughout, sexual content and some drug use): Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

ABDUCTION ?— A young man finds his baby picture on a missing persons website and sets out to find the truth about his past. 106 minutes; PG-13 (sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

THE BIG YEAR — Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson star in a comedy about three bird watchers who dedicate a year of their lives to spotting the rarest birds in North America. 100 minutes; PG (language and some sensuality); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER — A man (Chris Evans) volunteers for a secret experimental program and becomes super soldier Captain America. 125 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

CARS 2 — Race car Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater travel to the World Grand Prix to find the world's fastest car. 113 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

COLOMBIANA — A young woman becomes a professional assassin and vows to hunt down those responsible for her parents' murder. 107 minutes; PG-13 (violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★1/2

CONTAGION — As a lethal, airborne virus rapidly spreads, a group of international doctors must find a cure. 105 minutes; PG-13 (disturbing content and some language); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★

COWBOYS AND ALIENS — A stranger must help save a small town in Arizona in 1873 when an alien spaceship invades the region. 118 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE — A man's seemingly perfect life unravels when his wife decides she wants a divorce. 118 minutes; PG-13 (coarse humor, sexual content and language); Jeff Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★1/2

DOLPHIN TALE — Inspired by a true story, Dolphin Tale follows a young boy, a prosthetics doctor and a marine biologist as they try to rehabilitate a dolphin that lost its tail in a crab trap. 113 minutes; PG (some mild thematic elements); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★1/2

DRIVE — A stunt performer spends his nights driving getaway vehicles and gets distracted by love and becomes involved in a bad heist. 100 minutes; R (strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

DREAM HOUSE — A family moves into a quiet New England neighborhood only to find themselves living in a former murder scene. 92 minutes; PG-13 (violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★1/2

FRIGHT NIGHT — A teenager (Anton Yelchin) in his final year of high school must stop his new vampire neighbor (Colin Farrell) from preying on unsuspecting and trusting victims. 106 minutes; R (bloody horror violence and language including some sexual references); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★½

FOOTLOOSE ?— This new take on the 1984 film follows a rebellious city kid who moves to a small town where loud music and dancing are prohibited. 113 minutes; PG-13 (some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★★1/2

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 — In the final film of the series, Harry, Ron and Hermione work to destroy Voldemort's remaining horcruxes in an ultimate battle between good and evil. 130 minutes; PG-13 (some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images); Christine Rappleye, Deseret News: ★★★1/2

THE HEDGEHOG — A serious, pessimistic 11-year-old girl plans on killing herself on her next birthday, but begins to rethink her vow while studying the people around her. 100 minutes; Not rated; (Broadway); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★½

THE HELP — Based on Kathryn Stockett's novel, the film takes a look at the South during the civil rights movement through the view of the black maids in the community. Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★★★

HORRIBLE BOSSES — Three friends plot to remove the drudgery of their jobs by murdering their bosses, but their seemingly perfect plans go awry. 100 minutes; R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★½

THE IDES OF MARCH — A young campaign press secretary for a presidential candidate finds himself involved in a political scandal days before an important primary election. 101 minutes; R (pervasive language); Bill Goody-koontz, Gannett: ★★★

KILLER ELITE — A retired member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service travels the world to rescue his mentor by killing three top assassins. 105 minutes; R (strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★

LION KING 3D — This re-release of Disney's 1994 animated feature shows the same adventures of Simba the lion cub destined to be king in 3D. 89 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS — This romantic comedy follows an engaged couple as they travel to Paris with their family. 100 minutes; PG-13 (some sexual references and smoking); (Broadway); Jeffrey Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

MONEYBALL — Brad Pitt stars as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who turns his team around on a tight budget and employs methods that will change the world of baseball. 133 minutes; PG-13 (some strong language) ; Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★1/2

OUR IDIOT BROTHER — A care-free, ever-trusting brother takes a turn at living with each of his responsible sisters. 90 minutes; R (sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

POINT BLANK — A nurse must break a man out of police surveillance when his pregnant wife is taken hostage. 90 minutes; R (strong violence and some language); (Broadway); Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis): ★★★

REAL STEEL — A washed-up robot fighter teams up with his recently discovered 11-year-old son to train a robot with potential to win. 127 minutes; PG-13 (some violence, intense action and brief language); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★★

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES — A genetic engineering experiment leads to a war between humans and apes. 105 minutes; PG-13 (violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language); Larry Curtis, Deseret News: ★★★

SARAH'S KEY — An American journalist (Kristin Scott Thomas) travels to France to research the 1942 Vel' d'Hiv Roundup. 111 minutes; PG-13 (thematic material including disturbing situations involving the Holocaust); (Broadway); Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times: ★★1/2

SENNA — This documentary tells the story of Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna before his death at age 34. 106 minutes; PG-13 (some strong language and disturbing images); (Broadway); Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: ★★★

THE SMURFS — The evil wizard Gargamel forces the Smurfs from their village into New York City. 86 minutes; PG (some mild rude humor and action); Blair Howell, for the Deseret News: ★

SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD — A retired spy brings her stepchildren into the world of being a secret agent when she is called to stop the Timekeeper's evil plan to take over the world. 89 minutes; PG (mild action, rude humor); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★½

THE THING — A group of researchers in Antarctica discover an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice and accidentally unleash a shape-shifting creature. 103 minutes; R (strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★1/2

TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL — Two men go on vacation to a backwoods cabin where a group of college students mistake them for murderous hillbillies. 89 minutes; R (bloody horror violence, language and brief nudity); (Tower); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★1/2

WARRIOR — A son returns home to receive training from his father for a mixed martial arts tournament and is forced to fight against his brother. 139 minutes; PG-13 (sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? — A woman fears she may be alone forever and decides to search for her best "ex," hoping one of them could be her true love. 106 minutes; R (sexual content and language); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★

ZOOKEEPER — In order to prevent their beloved caretaker (Kevin James) from leaving for another job, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo break their silence to help him find true love. 104 minutes; PG (some rude and suggestive humor, and language); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★

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