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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012

‘Wrath of the Titans,’ ‘Mirror, Mirror’ and other new movies


Armie Hammer and Julia Roberts star in “Mirror Mirror.” Photo Credit: Jan Thijs. © 2012 Relativity Media. All Rights Reserved. (Jan Thijs)
New in theaters this week: Julia Roberts plays the evil queen in the “Snow White” adaptation “Mirror, Mirror” and a sequel to “Clash of the Titans” might make you wish you hadn’t spent your hard-earned cash to see it. Here’s what the Post critics had to say:


Mirror, Mirror” (PG) “‘Mirror Mirror’ is a visual spectacular... As Snow White, actress Lily Collins is a washout.” — Sandie Chen


Wrath of the Titans” (PG-13) “The only reason you’ll feel any wrath is because you shelled out 12 bucks for this steaming bucket of half-baked plot, cliched dialogue and disappointing 3-D special effects. It may be even worse than the original (whose Rotten Tomatoes score, by the way, is a whopping 28 out of 100). Who exactly was clamoring for a follow-up?” — Michael O’Sullivan


The Kid With a Bike” (Unrated) “‘The Kid With a Bike’ has all the makings of a suffocatingly sweet melodrama about a self-sacrificing mother figure and the wayward surrogate son she selflessly saves. (‘The Blind Side’ with Belgians!) Instead, the Dardennes present a refreshingly frank portrait of two people who, despite their differences in years, generally say exactly what they mean to each other. — Ann Hornaday


Boy” (Unrated) “The movie can be silly at times - with some scenes animated as crayon drawings come to life - but it's also smart, stylish and substantial. At age 36, [Taika] Waititi is a filmmaker who seems wise beyond his years.” — Michael O’Sullivan


Attenberg” (Unrated) “In her first foray into acting, the actress [Ariane Labed] took home the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for her performance. Maybe it's that subtle emotion that separates man from beast. Either way, it's just the thing to elevate an oddity to a more engaging experience.” — Stephanie Merry


The Deep Blue Sea” (R) “If the romantic drama ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ had a relationship status, it would be ‘It's complicated.’” — Michael O’Sullivan

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