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Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 07/12/2012

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ and more new movies

Scrat (Chris Wedge) and his elusive acorn in “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” (Blue Sky Studios)
There are only three new movies opening this week in the area: An “Ice Age” sequel and two incisive documentaries. Here’s what the Post critics had to say:

Ice Age: Continental Drift” (PG) “From a studio’s perspective, ‘Ice Age sequels are no-brainers. Each new chapter manages to improve on the box-office fortunes of its immediate predecessor. But that doesn’t mean the sequels have to be dumb. ‘Continental Drift’ is energetic, inventive and frequently amusing. And in Hollywood’s current age of remakes and reboots, that’s pretty cool.” — Sean O’Connell

5 Broken Cameras” (Unrated) “Viewers may remember ‘Budrus,’ Julia Bacha’s stirring documentary about that town’s heroic efforts to stop a barrier through Ghandi-esque resistance. [Emad] Burnat tells a similar story in ‘5 Broken Cameras,’ but with much darker and intimate raw material...” — Ann Hornaday

Ballplayer: Pelotero” (Unrated) “It’s sort of a ‘Hoop Dreams’ for baseball, following a rags-to-hopefully-riches narrative, and it succeeds thanks to a narrow focus, excellent access and serious stakes of those involved.” — David Malitz

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