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you of that no­tion. The girls spend more than half their screen time out of Man­hat­tan, chang­ing clothes ev­ery 10 min­utes in a lav­ish Mid­dle East­ern re­sort. Still, noth­ing new hap­pens: Char­lotte (Kristin Davis) passes judg­ment, Mi­randa (Cyn­thia Nixon) dis­plays con­trol-freak be­hav­ior, Sa­man­tha (Kim Cat­trall) has in­ap­pro­pri­ate sex and makes menopause jokes, and Car­rie (Sarah Jes­sica Parker) whines about her re­la­tion­ship with Big (Chris Noth) and con­sid­ers rekin­dling an old flame. Rated R. 146 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den) SHREK FOR­EVER AF­TER The lov­ably ugly ogre, voiced once more by Mike My­ers, re­turns for yet an­other ad­ven­ture. This time, the plot for It’s a Won­der­ful Life is re­gur­gi­tated, as Shrek wishes his life away and then tries to get it back. The ac­tion scenes are so-so, and the hu­mor re­lies mostly on old pop songs and is low­lighted by the cheeky use of a racial slur. It is to be hoped that the Shrek fran­chise’s di­min­ish­ing re­turns have reached the end point. Rated PG. 93 min­utes. Screens in 2-D. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Robert B. Ker) TOY STORY 3 Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang are back in a sur­pris­ingly dark and twisted se­quel. With Andy now 17 and headed for col­lege, the toys find them­selves do­nated to a prison-like day-care cen­ter, from which they must break free. Along the way, the char­ac­ters face their mor­tal­ity, af­firm the value of friend­ship, and come to cher­ish the things that shaped their lives — even as they let go of those things. If your eyes are dry be­neath your 3-D glasses, then you’re made of tougher stuff than I am. Rated G. 103 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. Screens in 3-D only at Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Robert B. Ker) THE TWI­LIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE It’s the same old story: Bella (Kris­ten Ste­wart) wants Ed­ward (Robert Pat­tin­son) to “turn” her into a vam­pire; but he wants to marry her first. Were­wolf Ja­cob (Tay­lor Laut­ner) thinks Bella should choose him in­stead. How­ever, some­thing more se­ri­ous is at stake (ha-ha) this time: venge­ful Vic­to­ria (Bryce Dal­las Howard) is spawn­ing an army of vi­cious “new­born” vam­pires. Di­rec­tor David Slade uses rapid-fire com­bat scenes to keep things from get­ting too chatty and mushy, and screen­writer Melissa Rosen­berg in­jects some wel­come light­heart­ed­ness. Rated PG-13. 124 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Lau­rel Glad­den) See re­view, Page 66.

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