This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Mar. 20-22, 2015)

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Published on: March 21, 2015

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: March 20-22, 2015

Wide (United States)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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The Gunman

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Limited (United States)

Danny Collins

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

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Zombeavers

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: What more do you need to know about “Zombeavers” beyond its inspired, to-the-point title? The joke is right there, but “Zombeavers” never succeeds on the glorious levels of “Snakes on a Plane,” “Piranha 3D,” or even the pair of “Sharknado” movies.

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: The film works as both an original spin on the zombie myth and as a satire of the undead genre’s tropes.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Obviously aiming for camp cult status, but unlike the beavers the makers don’t have the chops to pull it off.

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Mar. 20-22, 2015)

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Published on: March 20, 2015

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: March 20-22, 2015

Wide (United States)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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Limited (United States)

Danny Collins

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

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Zombeavers

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: What more do you need to know about “Zombeavers” beyond its inspired, to-the-point title? The joke is right there, but “Zombeavers” never succeeds on the glorious levels of “Snakes on a Plane,” “Piranha 3D,” or even the pair of “Sharknado” movies.

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: The film works as both an original spin on the zombie myth and as a satire of the undead genre’s tropes.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Obviously aiming for camp cult status, but unlike the beavers the makers don’t have the chops to pull it off.

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Mar. 13-15, 2015)

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Published on: March 14, 2015

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Mar. 13-15, 2015

Wide (United States)

Cinderella

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Run All Night

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Limited (United States)

Home Sweet Hell

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: Save for Katherine Heigl’s killer turn, “Home Sweet Hell” leaves a sad, bitter aftertaste in one’s mouth.

It Follows

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: David Robert Mitchell pulls off a tricky balance with his ingenious response to 80’s horror films where teenage sex meant death and monsters walked leafy suburban streets in broad daylight by presenting his original, nightmarish idea via an homage to John Carpenter.

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: It Follows’ Throws Back To The Teen Horrors Of Yesteryear – And It Scares The Hell Out Of You, Too

Seymour: An Introduction

[New Today] Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The Wrecking Crew

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Mar. 13-15, 2015)

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Published on: March 13, 2015

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Mar. 13-15, 2015

Wide (United States)

Cinderella

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Run All Night

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Limited (United States)

Home Sweet Hell

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: Save for Katherine Heigl’s killer turn, “Home Sweet Hell” leaves a sad, bitter aftertaste in one’s mouth.

It Follows

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: David Robert Mitchell pulls off a tricky balance with his ingenious response to 80’s horror films where teenage sex meant death and monsters walked leafy suburban streets in broad daylight by presenting his original, nightmarish idea via an homage to John Carpenter.

The Wrecking Crew

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Mar. 6-8, 2015)

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Published on: March 7, 2015

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Mar. 6-8, 2015

Wide (United States)

Chappie

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Unfinished Business

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: One can see it on the actors’ faces: This was a mistake.

[New Today] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Apparently made by snickering 12-year-olds who like naked boobies and have heard rumors about the phenomenon known as “the business trip.”

[New Today] Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: At times, when “Unfinished Business” gets into this madness and just goes for it, you get a sense that the inherent weirdness is on the verge of coalescing into something big and brilliant and spectacular, but that never happens.

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Limited (United States)

Merchants of Doubt

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Kenner scores by securing candid interviews with a handful of the already small number of people who did this kind of work. They’re so confidently unrepentant, it’s almost easy to start liking them until Kenner reminds you of the impact of their lies.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The blatancy with which industries and lobbyists lie to the public…is enraging, of course, but Kenner’s pretty much negated the point of his own work here.

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Mar. 6-8, 2015)

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Published on: March 6, 2015

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Mar. 6-8, 2015

Wide (United States)

Chappie

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Limited (United States)

Merchants of Doubt

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Kenner scores by securing candid interviews with a handful of the already small number of people who did this kind of work. They’re so confidently unrepentant, it’s almost easy to start liking them until Kenner reminds you of the impact of their lies.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The blatancy with which industries and lobbyists lie to the public…is enraging, of course, but Kenner’s pretty much negated the point of his own work here.

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2015)

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Published on: February 27, 2015

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2015

Wide (United States)

Focus

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The Lazarus Effect

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Limited (United States)

Everly

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

  • Excerpt: If Pam Grier had starred in a 1970’s version of Oldboy directed by Jack Hill, it probably would’ve looked something like Everly

The Hunting Ground

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A hard-hitting and disturbing documentary about the treatment of women who have been sexually assaulted on U. S. College campuses.

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Maps to the Stars

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The Salvation

Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International

  • Excerpt: A brawny and bullet-pocked Danish oater in which Mads Mikkelsen tries on a variety of scowls while battling the scum who killed his family; nothing that hasn’t been seen before.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Jens Schlosser’s cinematography is stunning, at least until [director] Levring goes style crazy at the film’s midpoint, fetishizing the visuals until his film bears more in common with “Sin City” than “Dodge City.”

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Feb. 20-22, 2015)

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Published on: February 20, 2015

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: February 20-22, 2015

Wide (United States)

McFarland, USA

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Limited (United States)

Digging Up the Marrow

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Queen and Country

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …a light, nostalgic military coming of age story with mournful undercurrents. While the film may feel slight compared to its precursor, Boorman deftly manages shifting tones while preserving post-war memories in a very specific time and place.

Wild Tales

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This Week at the Movies (Feb. 6-8, 2015)

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Published on: February 7, 2015

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: February 6-8, 2015

Wide (United States)

Jupiter Ascending

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Seventh Son

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

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Limited (United States)

Ballet 422

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A documentary providing ample evidence of ballet as art form that puts on display the breathtaking beauty of bodies in motion.

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2015)

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Published on: January 31, 2015

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2015

Wide (United States)

Black or White

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The Loft

[New Today] Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: It is admittedly involving to sort through and see how all of these pieces click. In the end, however, “The Loft” turns out to be an empty, heartless waste of time built on a house of cards that eventually comes crashing down.

Project Almanac

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Project Almanac insists that you lower your expectations. No, you should lower them further than that.

[New Today] Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Frenetic and formulaic, ‘Back to the Future’ it isn’t.

[New Today] Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: Far from perfect, ‘Project Almanac’ has enough heart and energy that it is a decently fun ride.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Visually hysterical, narratively nonsensical time-travel cheapie.

Expanding (United States)

A Most Violent Year

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Limited (United States)

Amira & Sam

Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: The film flirts with fantasy, but that fantasy is laid atop a foundation of realism and experience. Figment or no, it works.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ RogerEbert.com

  • Excerpt: Amira & Sam is an earnest and considerate examination of two people falling in love, but the movie lacks certainty when handling these characters separately.

The Devil’s Violinist

Marina Antunes @ Row Three

Timbuktu

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Sissako deflates this tension with laughs for a time, before changing gears again and using the comedy again as contrast to a story that is almost unfathomably disturbing.

Supremacy

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

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