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Renée Zell­weger plays Emily, a so­cial worker who meets a young girl (Jodelle Fer­land) and has her at “hello.” When she learns that the girl’s par­ents are try­ing to kill her, she res­cues the kid. But Emily’s “hello” be­comes “help!” when she re­al­izes the par­ents may have had good rea­son to do away with their daugh­ter. Rated R. 109 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed) EASY A There is an un­de­ni­able link be­tween the clas­sics and high school. That’s where most of us first read them, and young screen­writ­ers bent on re­venge re­write them as high school come­dies. Some­times it works, but this one pulls up lame. Olive (Emma Stone) al­lows the lie that she has lost her vir­gin­ity to cir­cu­late and turns false ad­ver­tis­ing into a cot­tage in­dus­try. Rated PG-13. 93 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. ( Jonathan Richards) THE DESERT OF FOR­BID­DEN ART This doc­u­men­tary tells the story of the Nukus mu­seum of Rus­sian avant-garde art in Karakalpak­stan (an in­de­pen­dent re­pub­lic of Uzbek­istan) and Igor Sav­it­sky, the artist and ar­chae­ol­o­gist who sin­gle-hand­edly saved the art from the scrapheap of Stalin’s Soviet Union. Satur­day and Sun­day, Oct. 23 and 24 only. Not rated. 80 min­utes. In English and Rus­sian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Dou­glas Fair­field) DE­SPI­CA­BLE ME An evil ge­nius named Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) plots to steal the moon. He adopts three or­phans to help spy on a ri­val and de­vel­ops pa­ter­nal in­stincts along the way. This an­i­mated film feels half-baked in both con­cept and ex­e­cu­tion and is lit­tered with lame hu­mor of the “chillax” va­ri­ety. Rated PG. 95 min­utes. Screens in 2-D at Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Robert B. Ker) EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP This is a strange gem of a film. Os­ten­si­bly a pro­file of provo­ca­teur artist Banksy, this “pranku­men­tary” shows how over the course of a decade, street art — sten­cil­ing, LED art, and sticker bomb­ing in hi­jacked pub­lic spa­ces — was trans­formed from an un­der­ground artis­tic pur­suit into a highly profitable farce. Rated R. 87 min­utes. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Casey Sanchez) THE EX­PEND­ABLES Ap­par­ently, the testos­terone level in Santa Fe is down, be­cause Re­gal felt the need to bring back this bloody ac­tion flick star­ring

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