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THE AD­JUST­MENT BU­REAU Philip K. Dick, the late sci-fi writer whose sto­ries and nov­els have been cat­nip for film­mak­ers over the years ( Blade Run­ner, Mi­nor­ity Re­port), gets an­other out­ing with this adap­ta­tion of his 1954 story “Ad­just­ment Team,” a dark tale about look­ing be­hind the cur­tain of re­al­ity. Stars Matt Da­mon and Emily Blunt are ap­peal­ing, but in the hands of de­but di­rec­tor Ge­orge Nolfi (who wrote the script for The Bourne Ul­ti­ma­tum), the mood strays from gritty, provoca­tive sci-fi into ro­mance, and it doesn’t pay off in the long run. Rated PG-13. 107 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) BATTLE: LOS AN­GE­LES Ev­ery­thing about this movie looks as if it’s the lat­est PlayS­ta­tion game. In­stead of play­ing, you get to watch Aaron Eck­hart as a Marine who slugs it out with aliens. Jonathan Liebesman ( The Texas Chain­saw Mas­sacre: The Be­gin­ning) di­rects. Rated PG-13. 112 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Española. (Not re­viewed) BEASTLY This up­date of the “Beauty and the Beast” fa­ble cen­ters on a stuck-up teenager (Alex Pet­tyfer) who is stricken with a curse that makes him ugly and from which only true love can free him. In this case, “ugly” means he has scars and tat­toos — ap­par­ently, girls can’t stand hand­some men with bad-boy edges. Neil Pa­trick Har­ris co-stars. Rated PG-13. 95 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) BLACK SWAN Dar­ren Aronof­sky 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

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