new this week for Aug. 9, 2012

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

August 7, 2012 

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“HOPE SPRINGS” (PG-13): David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Marley and Me”) directs this restrained comedy about a middle-aged couple (Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones) who turn to a professional therapist (Steve Carell) to help them sex up their 30-year marriage.

“THE BOURNE LEGACY” (PG-13): Having taken Jason Bourne's story as far as it could go, writer-director Tony Gilroy (who scripted the first three movies) introduces a secret agent (Jeremy Renner) forced to go on the run for mysterious reasons. Newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton and Oscar Isaac join series veterans Joan Allen, Albert Finney and David Strathairn.

“THE CAMPAIGN” (R): Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are dueling politicians in this timely comedy from director Jay Roach (“Austin Powers,” HBO's “Game Change”).

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