Wednesday, August 8 2012, 04:43 PM MDT
Recommended Films: July 13 - July 19, 2012
Reviews of Films showing in Salt Lake City this week
by Ryan Painter
1. The Avengers (PG-13)
2. Prometheus (R)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)
4. Brave (PG)
5. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)
1. Brave (PG)
2. Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)
3. Madagascar (PG)
4. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)
5. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)
1. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)
2. Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)
3. Safety Not Gauranteed (R)
4. Your Sister’s Sister (R)
5. To Rome with Love (R)
Ice Age: Continental Drift
3 out of 5 Stars
Directors • Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier
Starring • Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Lequizamo
Rated • PG
Recommended to • Children and devoted fans of the series.
When the continental drift begins Manny, Diego and Sid find themselves separated from their family and friends. To make it back home the trio will have to face a band of pirates and the ever-changing climate.
The “Ice Age” films have never been very sophisticated. They take familiar stories and add a prehistoric twist. “Continental Drift” features pirates, an elderly sloth and a subplot that revolves around a father coming to terms with his daughter’s coming of age. If you enjoyed the three previous films there’s a very good chance that you’ll enjoy “Continental Drift.” If you’ve grown tired of the characters or are looking for something daring or new you’ve come to the wrong film.
Where Do We Go Now?
3.5 out of 5 Stars
Director • Nadine Labaki
Starring • Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Leyla Hakim and Nadine Labaki
Rated • PG-13
Recommended to • Those looking for a simplistic, but pleasing, night of Lebanese cinema.
When religious tensions between the Christians and Muslims threaten to tear their Lebanese village apart the community’s women unite to show the men the folly of their ways.
“Where Do We Go Now?” is similar to “The Help” in that it addresses a serious issue in a very approachable way. The film simplifies the conflict between Christians and Muslims and in doing so takes a bit of the edge off. Still, the film is quite effective in delivering its message of peaceful understanding.
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