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GROWN UPS Adam San­dler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider play child­hood chums who re­unite and re­al­ize that, de­spite be­ing mar­ried and hav­ing kids, they haven’t ma­tured a day. Maria Bello and Salma Hayek are two of the poor women mar­ried to these guys. Rated PG-13. 102 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

THE LAST AIR­BEN­DER Writer and di­rec­tor M. Night Shya­malan takes a break from craft­ing orig­i­nal movies that fewer and fewer peo­ple seem to like each time, in or­der to take on an es­tab­lished manga prop­erty that a lot of kid­dies like. The story has some­thing to do with mas­ter­ing the el­e­ments, a global strug­gle, and a boy (Noah Ringer) who is the last hope for hu­mankind. You know, the usual. Opens Thurs­day, July 1. Not rated. 94 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream Catcher, Es­pañola. Screens in 2-D only at Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

MID-AU­GUST LUNCH Poor Gianni (writer-di­rec­tor Gianni Di Gre­go­rio). He’s a 50-some­thing bach­e­lor liv­ing with his mother (Va­le­ria De Fran­cis­cis), and he’s be­hind on his bills. To help erase the debt, he agrees to take care of a neigh­bor’s mother dur­ing the hol­i­day week­end of Fer­ragosto. One thing leads to an­other, and Gianni finds him­self at the beck and call of four oc­to­ge­nar­ian women. Noth­ing dra­matic or es­pe­cially hi­lar­i­ous en­sues; in­stead, the film has sub­tle, some­times funny scenes that de­liver a time­less mes­sage about sa­vor­ing life’s sim­ple plea­sures. Not rated. 75 min­utes. In Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den) See re­view, Page 58.

MOTHER AND CHILD This trea­cly drama about moth­er­hood, adop­tion, and the moth­er­daugh­ter bond has a few rich mo­ments that work so well on their own that it’s easy to over­look the fact that this is ba­si­cally a Hall­mark Hall of Fame soaper with flashes of nu­dity, sex, and pro­fan­ity. A well-as­sem­bled cast, in­clud­ing Sa­muel L. Jack­son, Naomi Watts, An­nette Ben­ing, and Jimmy Smits, man­ages to give in­cred­i­ble weight to di­a­logue that’s lighter than air. (“Some­times when you fall, it’s hard to get up,” and “She doesn’t know a thing — your baby — only her mother’s heart­beat.”) Rated R. 127 min­utes.

Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott)

ON­DINE With On­dine, writer and di­rec­tor Neil Jor­dan re­turns to the realm of folk­lore and fishes out a beau­ti­ful, mys­te­ri­ous wo­man­like crea­ture (Alicja Bach­leda) from the deep. She comes up in the net of a fish­er­man, Syra­cuse (Colin Far­rell), off the Beara Penin­sula in south­west Ire­land. Is she a selkie? Or is there a more pro­saic ex­pla­na­tion? The ap­pear­ance in town of a dark, me­nac­ing stranger holds a clue, and an erup­tion of vi­o­lence shifts the tone. The thick di­alect can be hard to fol­low, but the story is en­ter­tain­ing, and the coast of Cork looks lush and beau­ti­ful. Rated PG-13. 111 min­utes. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) See re­view, Page 58.

THE TWI­LIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE If you think that it was just last Novem­ber that we had a new Twi­light movie, you’re right. But it’s not as if it takes a long time to make these things, and since they’ve clearly tapped a vein, they may as well suck it dry. The plot of this one in­volves vam­pire re­venge schemes, were­wolf shenani­gans, and Bella (Kris­ten Ste­wart) prov­ing her love for Ed­ward (Robert Pat­tin­son) once more. Opens Wed­nes­day, June 30. Rated PG-13. 124 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

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