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IN BRUGES — *** — Those who can withstand this darkly comic thriller's verbal assault on their sensibilities will be rewarded. Colin Farrell stars. Complete review on Page W3, running time: 101 minutes, R (profanity, violence, gore, drugs, vulgarity, slurs, brief sex, nude art)

ME & YOU, US, FOREVER — Independently produced and released drama about a soon-to-be-divorced man recalling the romances of his youth. Running time: 104 minutes, PG (adult themes)


A HARD DAY'S NIGHT — **** — Director Richard Lester's frenetic but hilarious 1964 "day-in-the-life" musical comedy stars the Beatles. The remastered soundtrack features several of their biggest hits (including the title track). Black and white, running time: 87 minutes, G (slapstick violence) (Tonight and Saturday: Tower)


BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL — Short films on rock climbing, base jumping, kayaking and white water rafting as well as skiing and snowboarding. (Saturday, 7 p.m.: Peerys Egyptian Theater, Ogden)

BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD — *** — Veteran director Sidney Lumet's latest is one of the most gut-wrenching thrillers in recent memory. Philip Seymour Hoffman stars. Running time: 116 minutes, R (profanity, violence, nudity, sex, drugs, vulgarity, brief gore, slurs) (Tonight and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 6 p.m.: Park City Library)

THE MARK OF ZORRO — Douglas Fairbanks plays the legendary swashbuckler in this exciting 1920 adventure. Live musical accompaniment, black and white, running time: 107 minutes, made before ratings, probable PG (violence) (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Organ Loft)

OPEN MIC NIGHT — Short works by local filmmakers. This program is not rated. (Wednesday, 9 p.m.: Tower)

PRAY FOR ME: JASON JESSEE — The 2008 X-Dance Film Festival hit documentary looks at the life of Jessee, a former professional skateboarder. (Sunday, 9 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

SALT LAKE CITY FILM CENTER SCREENINGS — This week's movies are "A Glory From the God," "James Carroll's Constantine's Sword" and "Not One Less." A schedule is available at (Saturday, 3 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library; Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College; Thursday, 7 p.m.: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah)

SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON — Sports documentary spotlights six competitors in the Chicago Marathon. (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Century Sandy, Century South Salt Lake, Jordan Landing)

VEXILLE — Made-for-television animated feature. Japanese with subtitles, running time: 109 minutes, PG-13 (violence, profanity) (Friday, 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m.: Wynnsong, Provo)


DEEP SEA 3-D — *** — This entertaining documentary is an up-close look at various forms of aquatic life. Running time: 40 minutes, G (animal violence)

DINOSAURS 3-D: GIANTS OF PATAGONIA — *** — The makers of this IMAX science film get us about as close as we'd ever want to be to these enormous creatures. Running time: 48 minutes, not rated, probable PG (violence) —Jeff Strickler, Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

DINOSAURS ALIVE! — Large-screen documentary featuring computerized re-creations of Jurassic-era carnivores and other creatures. Running time: 40 minutes, not rated, probable PG (violence)

THE HUMAN BODY — The 2001 documentary short looks at digestive processes and other functions of humans. Large-screen format, running time: 40 minutes, not rated, probable PG (vulgarity)

SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE — *** — What makes this IMAX minifeature stand out from the pack is its eye-popping visuals. Running time: 40 minutes, not rated, probable PG (violence) — John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press

SPACE STATION 3-D — Tom Cruise narrates this documentary short about the International Space Station crew. Running time: 47 minutes, not rated, probable G (nothing offensive)

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES IMAX — The new fantasy-adventure film, shown in the large-screen format. (Jordan Commons)

U2 3D — *** 1/2 — The concert film — showing the Irish rock band on its worldwide "Vertigo" tour — is the next best thing to being at one of the concerts in person. Running time: 85 minutes, G (nude artwork)


27 DRESSES — ** — A safe starring vehicle for "Grey's Anatomy" actress Katherine Heigl, though it feels like an overlong sitcom. Running time: 112 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, profanity, violence, brief sex)

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS — ** — Not as eye-gougingly awful as you might expect, this live-action version is simply mediocre and immediately forgettable. Running time: 92 minutes, PG (vulgarity, violence, mild profanity)

ATONEMENT — *** — A reasonably engaging period piece that suggests Keira Knightley is at her best in "costume dramas." Nominated for seven Academy Awards. Running time: 128 minutes, R (profanity, violence, sex, vulgarity, gore, partial nudity, drugs)

AUGUST RUSH — ** — A revisionist version of "Oliver Twist" that's so ridiculous and sappy it defies the best efforts of a pretty good cast. Running time: 114 minutes, PG (violence, profanity, vulgarity, brief drugs)

AWAKE — * 1/2 — Good scenes and clever bits of dialogue mixed in with lots of Screenwriting 101 blunders. Running time: 78 minutes, R (profanity, brief drugs) — Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

BEE MOVIE — *** — In many respects, this animated comedy starring Jerry Seinfeld is more educational and more exciting than it is laugh-out-loud funny. Running time: 90 minutes, PG (vulgarity, violence, brief drugs

THE BUCKET LIST — ** — Stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman can't save this predictable, "Grumpy Old Dying Men" comedy. Running time: 97 minutes, PG-13 (profanity, drugs, vulgarity)

CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR — *** — A mostly amusing film that features smart performances and even-smarter dialogue. Tom Hanks stars. Running time: 97 minutes, R (profanity, violence, nudity, drugs, vulgarity, brief sex, slurs, brief gore)

CLOVERFIELD — *** — No mere "Blair Monster Project," this sci-fi/thriller is a lean, mean, monster movie. Running time: 84 minutes, PG-13 (violence, gore, profanity, vulgarity)

DAN IN REAL LIFE — *** — A pretty warm, genuine comedy that succeeds, at least in part, because of some gutsy casting choices. Steve Carell stars. Running time: 95 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, mild profanity, violence, brief partial nudity)

DEFINITELY, MAYBE — *** — This "mystery love story" does have considerable appeal — including Ryan Reynolds' performance. Reviewed Thursday, running time: 111 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, profanity, brief drugs, slurs, brief sex)

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY — **** — A challenging but very worthwhile drama based on Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoirs. French with subtitles, running time: 116 minutes, PG-13 (profanity, nudity, vulgarity, brief drugs, sex, violence)

ENCHANTED — *** — Amy Adams enchants as a fairy-tale princess trapped in the real world in this cheeky romantic comedy/fantasy. Running time: 95 minutes, PG (violence, mild vulgarity, mild profanity, nude art)

THE EYE — * 1/2 — The real stiff in this horror remake is Jessica Alba, who gives a flat, utterly unaffecting performance. Running time: 97 minutes, PG-13 (violence) — Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

FOOL'S GOLD — * 1/2 — A charmless romantic comedy-adventure that's dumber even than the recent "National Treasure" sequel. Running time: 110 minutes, PG-13 (violence, profanity, vulgarity, brief sex, brief partial nudity)

THE GAME PLAN — ** — This attempt to make Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson "cute and cuddly" is not horrible. But it is overly familiar and too long. Running time: 110 minutes, PG (violence, vulgarity, brief drugs)

THE GOLDEN COMPASS — ** A muddled, confusing fantasy that adds up to little more than the "Yawn-icles of Narnia." Running time: 113 minutes, PG-13 (violence)

HANNAH MONTANA/MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT — ** — A concert film that's for fans of the 15-year-old pop phenom only. Shown in the 3-D format. Running time: 75 minutes, G (nothing offensive) — Eleanor O'Sullivan, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press

I AM LEGEND — *** — More of an improved "Omega Man" remake than a faithful adaptation of Richard Matheson's story. Will Smith stars. Running time: 100 minutes, PG-13 (violence, gore, drugs, profanity)

IN THE NAME OF THE KING: A DUNGEON SIEGE TALE — * 1/2 — This video-game adaptation is an awkward "Lord of the Rings" knockoff. Running time: 130 minutes, PG-13 (violence) — Laura Kern, New York Times News Service

INTO THE WILD — **** — Sean Penn's adaptation of the best-selling book is touching, thoughtful, sad, funny, sweet and ultimately redemptive — all at once. Running time: 149 minutes, R (violence, profanity, nudity, gore, brief sex, vulgarity, brief drugs)

JUMPER — ** — A science-fiction adventure film doesn't do anything with its cool premise. It also has a wooden lead, Hayden Christensen. Reviewed Thursday, running time: 88 minutes, PG-13 (violence, profanity, vulgarity, brief sex)

JUNO — **** — A teen-pregnancy comedy filled with witty dialogue and genuine emotion — and occasional crudeness. Nominated for four Academy Awards. Running time: 97 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, profanity, brief sex, brief drugs, brief gore, slurs)

MEET THE SPARTANS — * — These cut-and-paste comedies are so worn out that they have devolved to simple pop-culture riffs. Running time: 84 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, sex, profanity, violence) — Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

MICHAEL CLAYTON — *** — Taut, well-written and directed thriller that provides a quality vehicle for Oscar nominee George Clooney. Running time: 119 minutes, R (profanity, drugs, violence, vulgarity)

MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM — *** — It starts to lose some of its magic about midway through, but this family-friendly comic fantasy has some charms. Running time: 94 minutes, G (slapstick violence, mild vulgarity)

NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS — ** — Not without a few goofy thrills, but we've seen most — if not all — of this done better before. Running time: 124 minutes, PG (violence, vulgarity, mild profanity)

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN — *** 1/2 — A well-acted and tense thriller, the Coen brothers' most assured and accomplished movie in years. Nominated for eight Academy Awards. Running time: 117 minutes, R (violence, gore, profanity, drugs, vulgarity, slurs)

OVER HER DEAD BODY — * 1/2 — A charmless, mediocre romantic comedy with supernatural overtones. Eva Longoria Parker stars. Running time: 96 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, profanity, violence, brief sex, brief nudity, brief drugs)

P.S. I LOVE YOU — ** — Hilary Swank seems out of sorts in this two-hour sitcom. Running time: 126 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, profanity, brief sex, brief partial nudity, slapstick violence, slurs, brief drugs)

PERSEPOLIS — *** 1/2 — The Academy Award-nominated, animated feature works as a history lesson, as a primer on Middle Eastern politics and as an artist biography. With subtitles, running time: 95 minutes, PG-13 (violence, vulgarity, profanity, brief sex, brief drugs)

THE PIRATES WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE — *** — The latest theatrical "VeggieTale" has plenty of kid-level humor, a decent story and a positive message. Running time: 85 minutes, G (nothing offensive) — Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett News Service

RAMBO — ** — This "Rambo" redux at least recognizes that something subtler than the clamor of its predecessors is needed. Running time: 93 minutes, R (violence, rape, profanity) — Gene Seymour, Newsday

THE SAVAGES — *** — Best Actress Oscar nominee Laura Linney is the best part of the well-acted, dysfunctional family piece. Running time: 113 minutes, R (profanity, vulgarity, sex, drugs)

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES — *** — It's too creepy for little ones, but this is also the best fantasy movie to come along in a while. Reviewed Thursday, running time: 97 minutes, PG (violence, vulgarity, mild profanity, slurs)

STEP UP 2 THE STREETS — ** — The same movie as the 2006 step-dancing hit, at least in terms of story arc. Complete review on Page W4, running time: 97 minutes, PG-13 (profanity, vulgarity, violence) — Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

STEPHEN KING'S THE MIST — ** — "The Green Mile" filmmaker Frank Darabont stumbles with this messy version of the Stephen King tale. Running time: 125 minutes, R (violence, gore, profanity, vulgarity, drugs)

STRANGE WILDERNESS — * — A painful, supposed comedy from the Adam Sandler camp that defies any and all efforts to laugh at it. Running time: 86 minutes, R (vulgarity, profanity, drugs, violence, nudity, sex, gore, slurs)

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET — *** 1/2 — Tim Burton's sometimes-gory adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical is bloody good fun. Oscar nominee Johnny Depp stars. Running time: 116 minutes, R (violence, gore, profanity, vulgarity, nude art)

THERE WILL BE BLOOD — *** — P.T. Anderson's multiple-Oscar-nominated oil drama is pretty riveting stuff — despite the rushed and ridiculous finale. Daniel Day-Lewis stars. Running time: 158 minutes, R (violence, profanity, vulgarity, gore)

UNTRACEABLE — * 1/2 — The latest "torture-porn" thriller should have been titled "Unwatchable." Diane Lane stars. Running time: 100 minutes, R (torture, violence, gore, profanity, drugs)

VINCE VAUGHN'S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW — ** 1/2 — A better documentary than a comedy concert film, though it does contain some extremely R-rated language. Running time: 100 minutes, R (profanity, vulgarity, drugs, slurs)

THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP — *** — The boy-and-his-creature fantasy has some genuine appeal, much of it being the talented European cast. Running time: 108 minutes, PG (violence, vulgarity, mild profanity)

WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKINS — * — An alternately gooey and annoying comedy in which Martin Lawrence tries to play straight man. Running time: 114 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, violence, profanity, sex, racial epithets, brief drugs)

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