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this biopic about the ’70s-era all-girl rock band that also in­cluded Joan Jett ( Twi­light’s Kris­ten Ste­wart) and Lita Ford cap­tures the essence of the band’s strug­gle to make it big be­fore im­plod­ing in 1978. Di­rec­tor and screen­writer Flo­ria Sigis­mondi’s mu­sic-video back­ground is in­stru­men­tal in set­ting the mood, as are a stel­lar sound­track and pro­duc­tion and de­sign. Ste­wart, Fan­ning, and Michael Shan­non de­liver strong per­for­mances. Un­for­tu­nately, they are over­shad­owed by weak char­ac­ter devel­op­ment and a story rid­dled with rock-’n’-roll-movie clichés. Rated R. 109 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. (Rob DeWalt) THE SE­CRET OF KELLS This an­i­mated film cen­ters on a young boy who sets out to com­plete the Book of Kells and fights Vik­ings and a ser­pent god along the way. It was nom­i­nated for a 2010 Academy Award for Best An­i­mated Fea­ture but didn’t reach Amer­i­can the­aters un­til now. Not rated. 75 min­utes. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE Fi­nally, here’s a com­edy that cel­e­brates the phe­nom­e­non of men who date women who are much more at­trac­tive than them. Wait, isn’t that ev­ery ro­man­tic com­edy? Billy Crys­tal and Meg Ryan. Seth Ro­gen and Kather­ine Heigl. Dud­ley Moore and any of his fe­male leads. She’s Out of My League tack­les the ma­te­rial di­rectly and is raunchier about it. Rated R. 104 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) SHUT­TER IS­LAND The lat­est ex­pertly crafted col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween di­rec­tor Martin Scors­ese and ac­tor Leonardo DiCaprio is also one of the best thrillers in years, filmed in the noir-horror tra­di­tion of pro­ducer Val Lew­ton. It tells a tale of two U.S. mar­shals who in­ves­ti­gate an es­cape at an is­land asy­lum for the crim­i­nally in­sane and dis­cover that ev­ery­thing there is not as it seems. Rated R. 138 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Robert Ben­ziker) A SIN­GLE MAN This de­but from fashion de­signer Tom Ford re­counts a day in the life of Ge­orge (Colin Firth), a lit­er­a­ture pro­fes­sor mourn­ing the death of his long­time lover (Matthew Goode). The film is metic­u­lously tai­lored and beau­ti­fully styled — some­times overly so — but it’s also heart­break­ing. Rated R. 101 min­utes. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den) TYLER PERRY’S WHY DID I GET MAR­RIED 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 about love and life and so on. If you’ve seen that, you’ll likely want to see this. If you haven’t even heard of it, then keep mov­ing. Rated PG-13. 120 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

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