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CLASH OF THE TI­TANS The 1981 ad­ven­ture Clash of the Ti­tans is most fa­mous for the stop-mo­tion ef­fects work of Ray Har­ry­hausen. This re­make is fa­mous for the CGI ef­fects and Liam Nee­son’s read­ing of “Release the Kraken!” in the ads. Early word is that the hasty trans­fer to 3-D is a to­tal botch job. Sam Wor­thing­ton ( Avatar) stars as Perseus, but the real stars, of course, are the mytho­log­i­cal mon­sters. Rated PG-13. 118 min­utes. Screens in dig­i­tal 3-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. Also screens in 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)


TAT­TOO A disgraced Swedish jour­nal­ist (Michael Nyqvist) is hired to sift through the ashes of a 40-year-old mur­der mys­tery while he waits to do jail time. He’s joined by a brood­ing com­puter whiz, a girl who hap­pens to have a dragon tat­too. To­gether they un­ravel nasty se­crets in­volv­ing Nazis, re­li­gious fa­nat­ics, and vi­o­lence against women. There are a few bru­tal scenes of sex­ual vi­o­lence and a heavy run­ning time, but this is still a hand­some and in­volv­ing who­dunit. Not rated. 152 min­utes. In Swedish with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Jonathan Richards) See re­view, Page 42.

THE SUN Rus­sian di­rec­tor Alek­sandr Sokurov ( Rus­sian Ark) presents a look at Em­peror Hiro­hito (played beau­ti­fully by Is­sei Ogata) at the end of World War II. It’s not a sweep­ing war epic so much as it is a con­sis­tently en­gag­ing char­ac­ter study shot in an odd sepia tone and edited like a soap opera. The film smudges the line be­tween com­edy, drama, and per­for­mance art. Not rated. 115 min­utes. In English and Ja­panese with sub­ti­tles. CCA Cin­e­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Robert Ben­ziker) See re­view, Page 44.


TOO? You may need to put a “2” in place of the “too” to get the ti­tle. This is a se­quel to Perry’s 2007 hit. If you’ve seen that, you’ll likely want to see this. If you haven’t seen that — or haven’t even heard of it — then keep mov­ing. Rated PG-13. 120 min­utes.

Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola.

(Not re­viewed)

Quick, run; it’s James Cameron: Gemma Arter­ton and Sam Wor­thing­ton in Clash of the Ti­tans,

at Re­gal Sta­dium 14 in Santa Fe and Dream­Catcher in Es­pañola

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