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KEVIN HART TO THE RESCUE?

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Only three wide releases come to Salt Lake theaters this weekend, along with a pair of films playing exclusively at the local art houses.

“Ride Along 2” (PG-13). This farcical sequel has motor-mouth comic Kevin Hart graduated from the police academy and working in Atlanta as a patrolman, though he aspires to be a detective like his soon-to-be brother-in-law, the all-business Ice Cube. Hart gets his chance when their boss (Bruce McGill) assigns them to help the Miami P.D. bring down a drug lord in the Sunshine State.

“Norm of the North” (PG). Animated feature about a polar bear named Norm and his three lemming friends that are displaced from their Arctic home and find themselves in New York City. There, Norm becomes the mascot for a corporation that he learns is threatening his homeland. Voice stars include Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Colm Meany, Loretta Devine and Bill Nighy.

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” (R). Kinetic style-over-substance filmmaker Michael Bay directed this true story of six members of a security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi after the 9/11 terrorist attack. John Krasinski is the most familiar cast member.

“Mustang” (PG-13, in Turkish with English subtitles). When four sisters play innocently with some boys while walking home from school in a village in Northern Turkey, it ignites a scandal that results in the girls being housebound to learn wifely duties while their marriages are arranged. But one of the girls rebels. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“In Jackson Heights” (Not Rated). Frederick Wiseman’s latest three-hours-plus documentary looks at one of the country’s most ethnically diverse communities, Jackson Heights in Queens, New York, where 167 languages are spoken. Their daily lives are chronicled as a variety of cultures clash even as they all assimilate to American life. (Exclusively at the Tower.)