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YOGI BEAR Dan Aykroyd and Justin Tim­ber­lake give voice to Yogi and Boo-Boo, re­spec­tively, in this live ac­tion and CGI adap­ta­tion of the car­toon. You bet­ter be­lieve that pic-a-nic bas­kets will be stolen. In­cred­i­bly, this movie was shut out of Academy Award nom­i­na­tions. Rated PG. 83 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) THE WAY BACK Based on a sup­pos­edly true story by Slavomir Raw­icz, this of­ten plod­ding film, di­rected by Peter Weir, is a by-the-num­bers prison break­out tale en­livened by some stun­ning scenic cin­e­matog­ra­phy, dark hu­mor, and a lively per­for­mance by Colin Far­rell as a mur­der­ous con­vict. The pic­ture fea­tures some strik­ing, silent se­quences of the es­capees’ long trek from a Siberian gu­lag to safety, but when the loosely de­fined char­ac­ters fi­nally break into mono­logues de­pict­ing their back­ground story, you might wish you were in an­other theater. It would have worked much bet­ter as a tighter B movie. Ed Har­ris and Saoirse Ro­nan pro­vide solid sup­port. Rated PG-13. 132 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott) THE WILDEST DREAM: CON­QUEST OF EVER­EST Bri­tish di­rec­tor An­thony Gef­fen’s sus­pense­ful and beau­ti­fully pho­tographed doc­u­men­tary ex­plores the fate and psy­che of climber Ge­orge Mal­lory, who dis­ap­peared on Mount Ever­est in 1924. More than seven decades af­ter Mal­lory’s death, Amer­i­can moun­taineer Con­rad Anker dis­cov­ered his re­mains 800 feet from Ever­est’s sum­mit. In 2007 Anker, along with Bri­tish climber Leo Hould­ing, re­traced Mal­lory’s fate­ful jour­ney, some­times us­ing equip­ment from the pe­riod, in an at­tempt to prove that Mal­lory could have reached the sum­mit be­fore per­ish­ing. Satur­day and Sun­day, Jan. 29 and 30, only. Rated PG. 93 min­utes. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Rob DeWalt) WIL­LIAM S. BUR­ROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN The ground­break­ing nov­els of Wil­liam S. Bur­roughs, which mixed sci­ence fic­tion and bit­ing po­lit­i­cal satire with gay erot­ica and hard drug use, are un­like any­thing else writ­ten in the 20th cen­tury. His books earned him a le­gion of hip­ster art-world ad­mir­ers, and this film is built on in­ter­views with them — Thurston Moore, Lau­rie An­der­son, John Wa­ters, Iggy Pop, and lots of Patti Smith. Un­for­tu­nately, di­rec­tor Yoni Leyser has stitched to­gether a ragged doc­u­men­tary that has very lit­tle to say about Bur­roughs’ lit­er­a­ture, leav­ing the er­ro­neous im­pres­sion that his style and his ad­mir­ers were more im­por­tant than any­thing he wrote. Satur­day and Sun­day, Jan. 29 and 30, only. Not rated. 87 min­utes. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Casey Sanchez)

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