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Capsule reviews of continuing films:

(500) DAYS OF SUMMER — Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in this engagingly breezy tale of a guy with a broken heart and the girl who broke it. Too cute at times but easy to live with. 95 minutes. PG-13 for adult themes.

DISTRICT 9 — This is one intense, intelligent, well-crafted action movie. It has the aesthetic trappings of science fiction, but it’s really more of a character drama, an examination of how a man responds when he’s forced to confront his identity. And it involves aliens. R for bloody violence and pervasive language. 113 minutes.


FINAL DESTINATION: DEATH TRIP — Death enters the third dimension in the fourth installment of the horror series, and the first in 3D. R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality. 84 minutes.

G-FORCE — For parents despairing of ever tearing “Cats and Dogs” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” out of the family DVD player, Disney gives us this comedy about talking pet-shop dropouts trained as government agents. PG for mild action and rude humor. 89 minutes.

GI JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA — The latest ’80s toy line to make the jump to the big screen follows the exploits of a secret team of super-soldiers who take on a titular group of high-tech terrorists known collectively as Cobra. PG-13 for strong action violence and mayhem. 118 minutes.

THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD — Enduring the soul-sucking process of buying a used car is bad enough. Watching a movie about soulless used-car salesmen is even worse. R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material. 90 minutes.

HALLOWEEN II — Here’s the pretentious, unsuspenseful sequel from Rob Zombie, which continues the adventures of serial killer Michael Myers. R for strong brutal bloody violence, terror, graphic images, language, crude sexual content and nudity. 99 minutes.

THE HANGOVER — Who hasn’t woken up in a trashed Las Vegas hotel suite with a missing tooth, a tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet and little or no memory of what happened? R for language, sexual content/nudity and some drug material. 99 minutes.


HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE — The sixth movie in J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series about the young wizard is the franchise’s best so far. PG for scary images, violence, language and mild sensuality. 153 minutes.


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS — Quentin Tarantino’s tonally schizoid Jewish revenge fantasy rewrites World War II history to give Brad Pitt and company a chance to do a lot of jive riffing. 152 minutes. R for violence, gore, profanity, adult themes.

JULIE & JULIA — Nora Ephron has woven the real stories of two women separated by decades and a body of water but connected by a love of food and a quest for identity. PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensuality. 123 minutes.

PONYO — If you’re 5 years old this movie is probably awesome. For everyone else, though, “Ponyo” will seem beautiful but surprisingly boring. G. 100 minutes.

SHORTS – This family adventure film is essentially about a group of kids who end up with a “wishing rock,” a rainbow-colored stone that grants the holder any wish. PG for mild action and some rude humor. 89 minutes.


TAKING WOODSTOCK — Here, Ang Lee approaches the fabled concert from an outsider’s angle. R for graphic nudity, sexual content, drug use and language. 120 minutes.

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE — Eric Bana’s Henry can travel through time but can’t control where or when he goes. PG-13 for theme, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality. 107 minutes.

THE UGLY TRUTH — Career woman meets caveman in this unfunny comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. R for profanity, sexual candor, sexual situations.


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