The creators of The Matrix
are back, and Academy Award-nominated short films are showcased among this week's new releases in Utah theaters.
Scott Renshaw wishes that the visual imagination of the Wachowskis were matched by a little more fun in Jupiter Rising
. The new big-screen adventure The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
promises live-action/CGI hijinks, but it's actually much better when it just captures the TV show's engaging silliness. And two collections of Oscar-nominated shorts open at the Tower Theatre: the animation program
, including the richly emotional The Dam Keeper
; and the live-action program
, with the Israeli drama Aya
serving as the standout entry.
Eric D. Snider laments the rote fantasy beats of Seventh Son
, including an excruciating performance by Jeff Bridges.
Also opening this week and not screened for critics: the made-in-Utah romantic dramedy Romance in the Outfield
In this week's feature review, Scott Renshaw finds the Dardennes brothers, assisted by Marion Cotillard's Oscar-nominated performance, again brilliantly exploring moral choices in the haunting Two Days, One Night