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NEW Friday

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 — In the final film of the Harry Potter 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

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES — This documentary takes viewers inside the New York Times during an era of changing media landscape and turmoil within the world of journalism. 88 minutes; R (language including some sexual references); (Broadway); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

TABLOID — Director Errol Morris depicts the life of a former beauty queen charged with abducting and imprisoning a missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 87 minutes; R (sexual content and nudity); (Broadway)

WINNIE THE POOH — What begins as an ordinary quest to find some honey leads Pooh and his friends on a quest to find Christopher Robin, who they believe has been captured by an unknown creature. 69 minutes; G (nothing offensive): Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

Special Screenings

ARMADILLO — Free screening (July 19, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

BIG — SLC's Friday Night Flicks free screening (July 15, 8 p.m.: Wasatch Hollow)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 3D — (Layton Hills, 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)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON — Free outdoor movie (July 21, 7 p.m.: Ed Kenley Amphitheater, Layton)

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE — Movie Under the Stars (July 15, 7:30 p.m.: Utah State Capitol)

SUPERBAD — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (July 18, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

TOSCA — Metropolitan Opera screening (July 20, 6:30 p.m.: Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Layton, Tinseltown Ogden, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, University Mall)

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON 3D — (Layton Hills, 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)


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)


17 MIRACLES — Filmmaker T.C. Christensen tells the story of Levi Savage, a member of the Willie Handcart Company, who sees miracles in the tragedies the pioneers faced. 112 minutes; PG (thematic material involving hardships and suffering); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★★

BAD TEACHER — Cameron Diaz stars as a foul-mouthed junior high teacher who gets dumped by her wealthy fiance. 92 minutes; R (sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use); By Connie Ogle, McClatchy Newspapers: ★★½

BEGINNERS — A man reminisces about his recently deceased father, who announced he was gay shortly before passing away, and learns more about himself in the process. 105 minutes; R (language and some sexual content); (Broadway); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

A BETTER LIFE — An L.A. gardener works to give his son opportunities he never had. 98 minutes; PG-13 (some violence, language and brief drug use); Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett: ★★★

BRIDESMAIDS — From the producers of "Superbad," the film follows a maid of honor (Kristen Wiig) as she leads an odd group of bridesmaids through the various rituals leading up to her best friend's wedding. 125 minutes; R (strong sexuality, language throughout); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★½

BUCK — This documentary follows American cowboy Buck Brannaman as he travels the country sharing his compassion and helping horses. 88 minutes; PG (thematic elements, mild language and an injury); (Broadway); Caitlin Orton, 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: ★★★

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS — The documentary follows an expedition into the Chauvet caves in Southern France, home to the oldest known man-made art, created over 30,000 years ago. 95 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

FAST FIVE — A former cop (Paul Walker) teams up with an ex-con (Vin Diesel). The two find themselves in Rio do Janeiro putting together one final race team in order to gain their freedom. 130 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language); David Germain, AP: ★★½

GREEN LANTERN — A test pilot joins the Green Lantern Corps when the intergalactic warriors grant him with a ring full of powers. The corps hopes that this human will be the key to overcoming their enemy Parallax. 105 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action); Christy Lemire, AP: ★½

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

JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER — Based on the children's book series by Megan McDonald, third-grader Judy Moody is forced to find new summer plans with her Aunt Opal when her best friends go away for the summer. 91 minutes; PG (some mild rude humor and language); Caitlin Orton, Deseret News: ★★★

KUNG FU PANDA 2 — Jack Black returns as the voice of Po the panda, the new kung fu master who must save his friends from an evil villain who plans to take over China and destroy kung fu. 90 minutes; PG (sequences of martial arts action and mild violence); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

LARRY CROWNE — A middle-aged man (Tom Hanks) returns to a college after losing his job and becomes friends with a group of misfits. 99 minutes; PG-13 (brief strong language and some sexual content); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

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

MONTE CARLO — An ordinary girl gets the chance to play royalty when she is mistaken for a British heiress while vacationing in Paris. 109 minutes; PG (brief mild language); Jake Coyle, AP: ★★

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS — A real estate agent is about to receive his big break when his long-lost father sends him a crate of six penguins. Now as a caretaker, the man is forced to rearrange his life. 95 minutes; PG (mild rude humor and some language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES — The fourth movie in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series follows Jack Sparrow and Barbossa as they journey to find the fountain of youth. 145 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images and some sensuality/innuendo); Trent Toone, Deseret News: ★★★

RIO — Blu, a domesticated macaw, leaves his home in Minnesota for Rio de Janeiro to meet Jewel, a female macaw of his same species. 96 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★★

SOUL SURFER — Based on a true story, the film follows a young surfer who returns to the sport she loves after loosing her arm in a shark attack. 106 minutes; PG (intense accident sequence and some thematic material); Stephanie Moreton, Deseret News: ★★★

STAKE LAND — A teenage boy relies on a vampire hunter to lead him through the abandoned towns and cities to Canada after a vampire epidemic strikes in America. 98 minutes; R (strong bloody horror violence, language and brief nudity); (Tower); Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune: ★★½

SUPER 8 — A group of friends witnesses a train crash during the summer of 1979. What they thought was an accident turns out to be something more as strange happenings begin to happen around their town. 112 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequence of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

THOR — A powerful warrior is banished from his native Asgard after recklessly reigniting an ancient war. Forced to live among humans, Thor must protect Earth from evil forces. 114 minutes; PG-13 (sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON — The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon and race against the Decepticons to reach it. 140 minutes; PG-13 (intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo)

THE TREE OF LIFE — The film follows a Midwestern family in the 1950s as the oldest son, Jack, witnesses a loss of innocence as he attempts to mend his relationship with his father. 138 minutes; PG-13 (some thematic material); (Broadway); Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis): ★★★★

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS — A veterinary student falls in love with a star performer when he abandons his studies to join a traveling circus. 122 minutes; PG-13 (moments of intense violence and sexual content); Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: ★★★

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS — The film tells the story of the beginning of the X-Men saga by following Charles Xavier and Erick Lehnsherr before they became archenemies Professor X and Magneto. 132 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language); Roger Moore: The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

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