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THE SOR­CERER’S AP­PREN­TICE Don’t ex­pect a fea­ture-length ver­sion of the Fan­ta­sia se­quence, de­spite the fact that Jo­hann Wolf­gang von Goethe (who wrote the 1797 poem that it was based on) gets a story credit. This film takes place in Man­hat­tan and stars Nicolas Cage — sport­ing hair that’s more Van Halen than von Goethe — as a sor­cerer with an ap­pren­tice (Jay Baruchel). Di­rec­tor Jon Turteltaub and the spe­cial-ef­fects teams craft some nifty wizard du­els, but the film doesn’t have any­thing else of in­ter­est, the hu­mor is pu­trid, and Baruchel is too much of a dweeb to play the lead. Rated PG. 111 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed) See re­view, Page 62. TOY STORY 3 Buzz, Woody, and 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. 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 2-D only at Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Robert B. Ker) SPLICE Adrien Brody and Sarah Pol­ley skill­fully play two su­per-cool bio­chemists who splice hu­man DNA with that of other an­i­mals, pro­duc­ing a woman with wings, am­phibi­ous lungs, ostrich legs, and a spiked tail. They name her Dren and look af­ter her. The char­ac­ters’ mo­ti­va­tions are vague, but the film moves in some un­ex­pected di­rec­tions, and the spe­cial ef­fects are freaky-deaky. Rated R. 104 min­utes. Reel Deal, Los Alamos. (Robert B. Ker) THE TWI­LIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE 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): 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 mushy, and screen­writer Melissa Rosen­berg in­jects wel­come light­heart­ed­ness. Rated PG-13. 124 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Lau­rel Glad­den) loses per­spec­tive and bor­ders on self-in­dul­gence in the last third. Rated R. 90 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott)

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