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“crafted” by five screen­writ­ers, the movie feels like a cheap knock­off of The Santa Clause filled with puns, dou­ble en­ten­dres, and sickly sweet dare-to-dream mes­sages. Rated PG. 101 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den) VALEN­TINE’S DAY Reed (Ash­ton Kutcher) pro­poses to Mor­ley ( Jes­sica Alba) and then shares the news with Ju­lia (Jen­nifer Gar­ner), who is dat­ing a mar­ried guy (Pa­trick Dempsey), much to the cha­grin of her BFF ( Jes­sica Biel), who is a pub­li­cist for a foot­ball star (Eric Dane). There’s more, but who cares? Di­rec­tor Garry Mar­shall stuffs two hours with stale gen­der and racial stereotypes, tired jokes, ro­man­tic clichés, and Hol­ly­wood A-lis­ters. Rated PG-13. 125 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den) THE WHITE RIB­BON This is a beau­ti­fully shot, med­i­ta­tive por­trait of what ap­pears to be a pas­toral vil­lage in 1913-1914 Ger­many. Since this is a film from Aus­trian film­maker Michael Haneke ( Caché), life in the burg is any­thing but idyl­lic. In his ex­am­i­na­tion of gen­er­a­tional con­flict and a coun­try on the brink of war, the di­rec­tor doesn’t lament the loss of in­no­cence — he ar­gues that we are never in­no­cent. Rated R. 144 min­utes. In Ger­man with sub­ti­tles. CCA Cin­e­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Robert Ben­ziker) THE WOLF­MAN Lawrence Tal­bot (Beni­cio Del Toro) is an Amer­i­can ac­tor who ends up play­ing am­a­teur de­tec­tive in the case of his brother’s mys­te­ri­ous death on the English moors. It turns out that a were­wolf got his bro, and once it puts the bite on Lawrence, he starts eat­ing peo­ple as he be­comes the ti­tle char­ac­ter. The spe­cial ef­fects are OK, and there are a few de­cent action scenes, but the movie is de­press­ing and at times down­right bor­ing. Rated R. 125 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott) THE YOUNG VIC­TO­RIA Emily Blunt is lovely and strong-minded as the young Vic, and Ru­pert Friend is a charm­ing Prince Al­bert. With a lit­er­ate script by Ju­lian Fel­lowes and fluid di­rec­tion from Jean-Marc Val­lée, this biopic is in­for­ma­tive, el­e­gant, and lushly ro­man­tic. Rated PG. 104 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

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