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BLACK SWAN Dar­ren Aronof­sky ( The Wrestler) turns his bru­tal vi­sion on the world of bal­let in this story of a young dancer driven to mad­ness by artis­tic am­bi­tion. Ris­ing bal­le­rina Nina (Natalie Port­man) must get in touch with her dark side to play the Black Swan while main­tain­ing her vir­ginal good­ness for the White Swan in a fa­mous bal­let. The movie has lots of pain, blood, eroti­cism, and con­spic­u­ous ex­cess. Vin­cent Cas­sel is ex­cel­lent as the im­pre­sario who chal­lenges Nina to this trip into schizophre­nia. Port­man delivers the char­ac­ter, but she’s no prima bal­le­rina. Rated R. 110 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe; Dream Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. ( Jonathan Richards) BUR­LESQUE Christina Aguil­era por­trays a small­town girl who flees to Los An­ge­les and be­comes a ris­ing star at a bur­lesque club. Cher plays her men­tor, and Stan­ley Tucci is the male lead. Rated PG-13. 100 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) THE CHRON­I­CLES OF NARNIA: THE VOY­AGE OF THE DAWN TREADER In this snoozy adap­ta­tion of the third book in C.S.

Lewis’ beloved se­ries, Ed­mund (Skan­dar Keynes), Lucy (Ge­orgie Hen­ley), and their ob­nox­ious cousin Eus­tace (Will Poul­ter) set sail with Caspian (Ben Barnes), Reepicheep (Simon Pegg), and crew to re­claim seven magic swords and free Nar­ni­ans cap­tured by an “eeevilll” green mist. Di­rec­tor Michael Apted is less in­ter­ested in story than he is in swash­buck­ling sword fights and CGI ef­fects that are only oc­ca­sion­ally spe­cial. A bet­ter ti­tle might have been “Voy­age of the Yawn Treader.” Rated PG. 115 min­utes. Screens in 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den)

COUN­TRY STRONG Gwyneth Pal­trow plays Kelly Can­ter, a down-and-out coun­try singer who at­tempts a ca­reer come­back with the help of her hus­band and man­ager (Tim McGraw), fights off a hot up-and­comer (Leighton Meester), and belts out a few tunes for y’all along the way. Rated PG-13. 112 min­utes.

Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

THE DILEMMA This com­edy might sig­nal the end of Vince Vaughn’s ca­reer, and Kevin James proves once and for all that he is only con­vinc­ing as a hu­man be­ing in 30-minute in­cre­ments. Jen­nifer Con­nelly is wasted, as the screen­writ­ers didn’t bother to cre­ate a plot for her, and Wi­nona Ry­der is ap­par­ently still be­ing pun­ished for that time she got caught shoplift­ing. The Dilemma isn’t funny or ro­man­tic; it is a dis­heart­en­ing dis­play of dis­dain for the moviego­ing pub­lic by main­stream Hollywood, which, led by its re­liance on a mar­ket­ing­driven hive-mind, seems to be­lieve that we are all shal­low, self­ish, ma­nip­u­la­tive, and vi­o­lent. Rated PG-13. 118 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe;

Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. ( Jen­nifer Levin)

DUE DATE Robert Downey Jr. plays Peter, an up­tight man hop­ing to make it home in time for the birth of his child. First, he must con­tend with a big, bearded baby in the form of un­likely travel com­pan­ion Ethan (Zach Gal­i­fi­anakis). Rated R. 100 min­utes. Re­gal

North, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

THE FIGHTER Di­rec­tor David O. Rus­sell re­turns to the screen af­ter a six-year ab­sence with a ter­rific boxing story based on the ca­reer of “Ir­ish” Micky Ward, a tough brawler from Low­ell, Mas­sachusetts. The cast is great, with Mark Wahlberg por­tray­ing the stolid Ward, Chris­tian Bale as his drug-ad­dict half-brother Dicky Ek­lund, and Melissa Leo as their con­trol­ling mother. Amy Adams is the tough but ten­der girl­friend who helps steer Micky on the right path. The movie is as much about fam­ily as it is about boxing; bat­tling his way clear of his fam­ily may have been Ward’s tough­est fight. Rated R. 115 min­utes.

Re­gal DeVargas and Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

FOUR LIONS A farce un­til it’s not, Four Lions ex­plores re­li­gious fa­nati­cism and the dan­ger­ous in­ep­ti­tude that can ac­com­pany un­fo­cused rage. It would be as un­wise to as­sume the film is a com­edy about funny, vi­o­lent Mus­lims as it is to as­sume it’s a skew­er­ing of anti-Mus­lim fear and bias. Four Lions is a dra­matic nar­ra­tive with just enough of the ridicu­lous and the sub­lime to ex­pose the dan­ger in the ar­gu­ments around ter­ror­ism and wide­spread as­sump­tions about Mus­lims through­out the world. Rated R. 97 min­utes.

The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jen­nifer Levin)

THE GREEN HORNET Writer/star Seth Ro­gen tai­lors his slacker char­ac­ter to the Green Hornet, the ac­tion hero born as a 1930s ra­dio se­rial, later a TV show that launched Bruce Lee to star­dom as Kato, the Hornet’s Asian chauf­feur, in­ven­tor, and mar­tial-arts side­kick (played here by Jay Chou). Ro­gen’s Britt Reid (the Hornet’s al­ter ego) is a jerk. Di­rec­tor Michel Gondry com­pen­sates with ex­plo­sions, bat­tles, and enough de­struc­tion to en­sure that if there’s a se­quel it won’t be in L.A., be­cause there’s not enough of it left. With Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkin­son, and an un­cred­ited James Franco. Rated PG-13. 110 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. Screens in 2-D only at Reel Deal, Los Alamos; 3-D only at Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. ( Jonathan Richards)

GUL­LIVER’S TRAV­ELS Jack Black brings the comic per­sona he made fa­mous in School of

Rock to a film based on the nearly 300-yearold po­lit­i­cal satire by Jonathan Swift. The movie is pre­dictable and re­lies heav­ily on Black’s repet­i­tive hu­mor, which has seen its day. Ja­son Segel as Ho­ra­tio and Amanda Peet as Darcy Silverman strug­gle to give the film some bal­ance. The movie has a whis­per of ap­peal but doesn’t travel nearly the dis­tance that Gul­liver does. Rated PG. 85 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Nicolas Roesler)

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT This com­edy-drama, di­rected and co-writ­ten by Lisa Cholo­denko, is both a think­ing per­son’s movie and a highly en­ter­tain­ing flick. The lives of a seem­ingly happy cou­ple (An­nette Ben­ing and Ju­lianne Moore) and their two chil­dren (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutch­er­son) are filled with joy and turmoil when the free-spir­ited goof­ball (Mark Ruf­falo) who do­nated his sperm to the cou­ple en­ters the scene. Rated R. 104 min­utes. Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Robert Nott)

THE KING’S SPEECH It’s not easy be­ing king, and in­fin­itely tougher if you can’t ut­ter a sen­tence with­out an ag­o­niz­ing stam­mer. This ter­rific movie stems from the

true cir­cum­stance of the speech im­ped­i­ment suf­fered by Eng­land’s King Ge­orge VI, fa­ther of the cur­rent queen. It’s a story of courage and de­ter­mi­na­tion told with wit and feel­ing. There are su­perb per­for­mances by a great cast headed by Colin Firth as the af­flicted monarch, Ge­of­frey Rush as his speech ther­a­pist, and He­lena Bon­ham Carter as the king’s de­voted wife,

El­iz­a­beth. Rated R. 110 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

THE LEG­END OF PALE MALE The red­tailed hawks that fly over New York City to­day were all likely sired by Pale Male, the hand­some rap­tor who has presided over Cen­tral Park for much of the past two decades. This de­light­ful, if un­even, doc­u­men­tary fol­lows the bird as he bat­tles evic­tion by co-op boards, at­tracts celebrity ad­mir­ers, fends off a pack of crows, and courts fe­males. We root for Pale Male as an up-by-his-boot­straps New Yorker, fend­ing off gen­tri­fi­ca­tion and other city ter­rors to keep his mates and brood alive. Not rated. 85 min­utes.

CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Casey Sanchez)

LIT­TLE FOCKERS You usu­ally know that a sit-com has run its course when the pro­duc­ers bring in some cute kids to shake things up. You can tell from the painful ti­tle that the same thing hap­pens in this sec­ond se­quel to Meet the Par­ents. Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoff­man, Owen Wil­son, Blythe Dan­ner, and Bar­bra Streisand all re­turn to pick up their pay­checks. Rated PG-13. 98 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

MADE IN DA­GEN­HAM Di­rec­tor Nigel Cole ( Cal­en­dar Girls) has fash­ioned a lov­able, sprightly crowd-pleaser from the events of a women’s strike for equal pay at London’s Da­gen­ham Ford plant in 1968. A ter­rific cast lifts the true story above the film’s pre­dictable and some­times hack­neyed script and makes it spe­cial. Head­ing the list

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