Oklahoma City metro area movies

Oklahoma City metro area movies
Published: April 20, 2012
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Ratings are by Gene Triplett, George Lang, Brandy McDonnell, Matthew Price, Dennis King and Lillie-Beth Brinkman. Ratings are based on a four-star system: 1 star (poor), 2 stars (fair), 3 stars (should see), 4 stars (must see).

New releases

‘Chimpanzee'

G1:18 See page 7D

‘The Lucky One'

PG-131:41 See page 5D

‘Think Like a Man'

PG-132:02 See page 3D

First run

‘American Reunion'

R1:53 2 stars

The gang from the original 1999 teen sex farce reunites as they face marriage, jobs and new relationships. (Crude and sexual humor throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking) DK

‘Blue Like Jazz'

PG-131:46 3 stars

Don (Marshall Allman), a 19-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, leaves behind his Bible Belt upbringing and transfers to a liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. (Mature thematic material, sexuality, drug and alcohol content, and some language) GL

‘Bully'

PG-131:34 3 ½ stars

During the 2009-10 school year, filmmaker Lee Hirsch followed five families dealing with teen bullying, including three that now live in Oklahoma, for this powerful documentary (Intense thematic material, disturbing content, and some strong language -all involving kids) BM

‘Cabin in the Woods'

R1:35 3 ½ stars

Thor's” Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are among the players in this thriller, which producer Joss Whedon penned with director Drew Goddard, one of his top collaborators from the cult-favorite TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” (Strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity) WIRE

‘Dr. Seuss' The Lorax'

PG1:35 3 stars

The Dr. Seuss classic about environmental responsibility and Truffula trees gets a colorful big screen treatment from “Despicable Me” director Chris Renaud. (Mild rude language) GL

‘The Hunger Games'

PG-132:22 3 ½ stars

Oscar-nominated it girl Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter's Bone,” “X-Men: First Class”) stars in the film version of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel. In the not-too-distant future, North American society has collapsed and been replaced by Panem, in which every year two teenagers from each of the country's 12 districts are summoned to the Capitol to participate in the deadly “Hunger Games.” (Intense violent thematic material and disturbing images — all involving teens) LB

‘John Carter'

PG-132:192 ½ stars

Oscar-winning Pixar helmer Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL-E”) makes the jump to live-action filmmaking to adapt Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novels about a war-weary soldier (Taylor Kitsch) who is mysteriously transported to Mars (aka Barsoom), where he becomes entangled in an epic conflict among the planet's denizens. (Intense sequences of violence and action) GL

‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island'

PG1:34 2 stars

Dwayne Johnson plays a stepfather traveling with stepson Sean (Josh Hutcherson) to a mystical, dinosaur-infested island to try to find Sean's grandfather (Michael Caine). (Adventure action and brief mild language) GT

‘Lockout'

PG-131:50 2 stars

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage (Guy Pearce) is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter (Maggie Grace) from a space prison taken over by violent inmates. (Intense sequences of violence and action, and language, including some sexual references) WIRE

‘Mirror Mirror'

PG1:46 2 stars

Oscar winner Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer and Sean Bean put an adventure-comedy twist on a famed fairy tale. Directed by visual visionary Tarsem Singh (“The Fall”), the colorful fantasy is the first of two films this year to take on the legend of Snow White. (Some fantasy action and mild rude humor) WIRE

‘Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure'

PG1:25

(Not screened for press.) Starring Kirk Cameron, the documentary follows the father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to the people, places and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation in the world. (Some mild thematic elements)

‘The Raid: Redemption'

R1:41 2 ½ stars

In this Indonesian action film, a SWAT team becomes trapped in a Jakarta tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (Strong bloody violence and language) WIRE

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