Movie capsules: What’s playing at Erie’s Tinseltown, Millcreek 6 and Movies at Meadville, July Aug 11 — Aug. 17

Tinseltown: “The Help.”

Movies at Meadville: “The Help.”

OPENING THURSDAY NIGHT

Tinseltown: “30 Minutes or Less.” “Final Destination 5.” “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.”

Movies at Meadville: “Final Destination 5.” “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.” “30 Minutes or Less.”

Millcreek 6: “Green Lantern.” “Bridesmaids.”

LAST SHOWINGS TONIGHT

Tinseltown: “Cars 2.”

Movies at Meadville: “Zookeeper.” “Friends with Benefits.” “Horrible Bosses.”

Millcreek 6: “Rio.” “Larry Crowne.”

“30 Minutes or Less”: Two fledgling criminals (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) kidnap pizza delivery guy Nick (Jesse Eisenberg), strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank. as the clock ticks, Nick, with the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari), deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship. (1:23. R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity and some violence.)

“The Help”: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962: aspiring writer Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (Emma Stone) returns home after college, where unexpected friendships with African-American maids Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) and Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) result in a book that gives a previously unheard voice to a community’s suffering. (2:17. PG-13 for thematic material.) See Page 3

“Final Destination 5”: Teen survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse soon begin to fear that there’s no way you can cheat Death. (1:35. R for strong violent/gruesome accidents and some language.)

“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: a concert documentary shot during the “Glee Live! In Concert!” summer 2011 tour. (1:30. PG.)

“Captain America: THE FIRST AVENGER”: After being deemed unfit for military service during World War II, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty — a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. his first mission: to combat the Nazi propaganda effort headed by Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving), also known as the Red Skull. (2:04. PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.) ***

“CARS 2”: Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), pit boss Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) and the rest of Lightning’s crew enter the Race of Champions, a multinational event taking place in Japan, Germany, Italy, France and England. Much better than the first “Cars” — sillier and funnier with a “James Bond”-edge. (1:52. G for all ages.) ***

“The Change-Up”: a family guy (Jason Bateman) switches bodies with his slacker best friend (Ryan Reynolds) in an effort to romance his co-worker (Olivia Wilde). (1:53. R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use.) **

“Cowboys & Aliens”: a spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West. a posse of cowboys, including a man (Daniel Craig) with no memory and a mysterious cuff on his wrist, are all that stand in their way. The story is simplistic, but Craig and Harrison Ford make it watchable. (1:58. PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief cruse reference.) **1/2

“Crazy, Stupid, Love”: a married guy (Steve Carell) tries to balance handling a crisis with his wife (Julianne Moore), attending couples therapy, and maintaining his relationship with his kids. anything a little crazy or stupid might have helped this film — instead, the writers and director seemed to play it way too safe. still, Ryan Gosling gives a wonderfully charming and funny performance. (1:50. PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language.) ***

“Friends with Benefits”: while trying to avoid the clich

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