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Oklahoma metro movies
Published: April 27, 2012

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

‘The Five-Year Engagement'

R2:04 See Page 6D

‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3-D'

PG1:28 See Page 5D

‘The Raven'

R1:43 See Page 6D


R1:35 See Page 6D

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


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


G1:18 3 stars

Disneynature continues its Earth Day documentary tradition, following a family of chimps living in the rain forests of the Ivory Coast and Uganda. 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 stars in the film version of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first of a trilogy that has sold 16 million copies in the U.S. alone. In the not-too-distant future, North American society has collapsed and been replaced by Panem, in which every year two teenagers from each of the country's 12 districts participate in the deadly “Hunger Games,” a spectacle televised throughout the land. (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 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 son Sean (Josh Hutcherson) to a mystical, dinosaur-infested island to try to find his grandfather (Michael Caine). (Adventure action and brief mild language) GT


PG-131:50 2 stars

A government 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. (Intense sequences of violence and action, and language, including some sexual references) WIRE

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