New Friday

BRIDE FLIGHT — Three women travel to post-World War 11 New Zealand to meet their husbands, and their paths continue to cross for the next 50 years. 130 minutes; R (a strong sex scene and some graphic nudity); Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: ★★½

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, and he tries to reinvent himself in order to find love again. 118 minutes; PG-13 (coarse humor, sexual content and language); Jeff Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★1/2

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: ★

Special Screenings

AIRPLANE — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Aug. 1, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER 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, Junction, Jordan Commons, District)

DESPICABLE ME — Movie Under the Stars (July 29, 7:30 p.m.: Utah State Capitol)9

ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE — (Aug. 4, 9 p.m.: Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall)

FORBIDDEN PLANET — Free screening (Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

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)

JAWS — (July 29-30, 11 p.m.; July 31, noon: Tower)

NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT — Free screening (Aug. 2, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

THE SMURFS 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, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

SPIKE AND MIKE'S SICK & TWISTED ANIMATION FESTIVAL — (July 29-Aug. 4, 4:30 and 7 p.m.: Tower)

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON 3D — (Layton Hills, Century South Salt Lake, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton)

WHITE HEAT — Free screening (July 29, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

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

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); 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: ★★★

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: ★★★

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); Shaw 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: ★★★

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

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS — A man (Justin Timberlake) and a woman (Mila Kunis) think they can avoid complications in their friendship, even when adding sex into the equation, but soon find they were wrong. 109 minutes; R (some violent content and sexuality); Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett: ★★

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

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

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: ★★★

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: ★★★

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).

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): Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

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): ★★★★

THE TRIP — The film follows Steve Coogan as he resorts to taking his best friend, Rob Brydon, on a tour of fine restaurants around the north of England. 112 minutes; Not rated but probable R; (Broadway): Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentienel: ★★★

TROLLHUNTER — A group of Norwegian film students follow a troll hunter to capture the creatures in action. 90 minutes; PG-13 (some sequences of creature terror); (Tower); Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times: ★★★

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): Jeff Peterson for the Deseret News: ★★★

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: ★