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.