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RED RID­ING HOOD Once upon a time, beau­ti­ful young Va­lerie (Amanda Seyfried) was torn be­tween her hunky but poor child­hood sweet­heart (Shiloh Fer­nan­dez) and the rich, valiant, and also hunky black­smith (Max Irons) to whom she was be­trothed. Then poor Va­lerie learned that one of her beaus might be the were­wolf ter­ror­iz­ing her vil­lage. Sound fa­mil­iar? Di­rec­tor Cather­ine Hard­wicke helmed the first Twi­light film and is shame­lessly at­tempt­ing to cap­i­tal­ize on its suc­cess. Rated PG-13. 109 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Española. (Laurel Glad­den) SUCKER PUNCH Di­rec­tor Zack Sny­der’s first stab at film­ing orig­i­nal ma­te­rial has the same style as his adap­ta­tions of graphic nov­els and Watch­men: ex­ces­sive CGI and slow mo­tion, on-thenose pop songs, and the aes­thetic of a mid-1990s rock video. Baby Doll (Emily Brown­ing) imag­ines the psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal that she’s staying in is a bur­lesque house and con­spires with fel­low in­mates to es­cape. Some­how, this in­volves ac­tion se­quences with ma­chine-gun-wield­ing sa­mu­rai, steam­punk Nazi zom­bies, fire-breath­ing dragons, and more. Sucker Punch sounds fun — or at the very least so bad it’s good — but it’s just bor­ing. The lack of con­ti­nu­ity and in­ter­nal logic rob the ac­tion of any ex­cite­ment, and what’s left is a prison-girl film that’s blandly trashy in a pre-teen way. Rated PG-13. 110 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Española; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Robert B. Ker) 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. Rated PG. 83 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) TRUE GRIT Like the 1969 film ver­sion of Charles Por­tis’ novel, this is a good but not quite great movie. Jeff Bridges plays Rooster Cog­burn as a fallen hero who would rather snort than shoot. Hailee Ste­in­feld gives us a Mat­tie Ross who is a child war­rior on the vengeance trail. This is a Coen brothers movie, so ex­pect dark hu­mor, ironic twists, and sud­den blood­shed. Rated PG-13. 128 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott) WIN­STON CHURCHILL: WALK­ING WITH DES­TINY Richard Trank’s stir­ring doc­u­men­tary about Win­ston Churchill’s stand against Hitler and Nazi Ger­many fo­cuses on the years be­tween Churchill’s po­lit­i­cal low in 1930 and Amer­ica’s en­try into the war. It plays like a His­tory Chan­nel spe­cial, but it’s beau­ti­fully pro­duced and full of great wartime footage, bril­liant ora­tory, and fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory. Not rated. 100 min­utes. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

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