Oklahoma metro movies

Oklahoma metro movies
Published: May 11, 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

‘The Artist'

PG-131:40See review

‘Dark Shadows'

PG-131:52 See review

‘Footnote'

PG1:46 See review

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

‘The Avengers'

PG-132:22 3 ½ stars

The gang is all here as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Captain America (Chris Evans) do battle with Asgardian Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in this comic book epic from director Joss Whedon. (Intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference) MP

‘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

‘Chimpanzee'

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

‘The Five-Year Engagement'

R2:04 3 stars

Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star as a couple whose complicated lives make it difficult to get to the altar in the comedy directed by Nick Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Muppets”). (Sexual content and language throughout) DK

‘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, 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 are summoned to the corrupt Capitol to 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 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

‘Lockout'

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 taken over by violent inmates. (Intense sequences of violence and action, and language, including some sexual references) WIRE

‘The Lucky One'

PG-131:41 2 stars

Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, this romantic drama follows a U.S. Marine (Zac Efron) who seeks out an unknown woman (Taylor Schilling) whose photograph he believes was the lucky charm that enabled him to survive three tours of duty in Iraq. (Some sexuality and violence) GL

‘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

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