This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Sep. 12-14, 2014)

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Published on: September 13, 2014

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: Sep. 12-14, 2014

Wide (United States)

Dolphin Tale 2

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The Drop

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No Good Deed

[New Today] William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: No Good Deed clearly tries to capitalize on Elba’s towering sex appeal to justify why Terri endangers her family to a dangerous stranger, but it refuses to exploit him enough to either make its point or at least provide the audience with enough prurient thrills to warrant our time and money.

[New Today] Michael Dequina @ No Good Deed

Limited (United States)

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: One of Best Films of 2014 with its fresh insights into love, loss, marriage, and family life.

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Benson’s writing never feels anything but honest down to its smallest details and his exceptional cast is one of the best ensembles of the year.

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

The Green Prince

Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com

  • Excerpt: A real life spy thriller proving the truth is stranger than fiction.

Honeymoon

Jeremy Kibler @ Diabolique Magazine

  • Excerpt: Honeymoon is a minimalist, spectacularly acted something-in-the-woods chiller that burrows its way under the skin like a fungus. Good luck cutting it out.

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

I Am Eleven

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An entertaining and appealing documentary about the hopes, dreams, and fears of eleven year olds around the world.

My Old Lady

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A well-acted psychological drama revolving around a homeless American, an aged bohemian, and her angry daughter.

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Top-notch performances by Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas!

The Skeleton Twins

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: What makes this film work are the performances of former SNL colleagues Hader and Wiig, whose natural bond through good times and bad is one of the best depictions of siblings on screen since “You Can Count On Me,” a film which this one bears more than a little resemblance to.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: It seems unlikely that The Skeleton Twins is aiming for something so simplistic, considering how much suffering it packs into the story, but simplistic is what it is.

Brent McKnight @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: Funny, touching, and heartfelt, “The Skeleton Twins” is a fantastic vehicle for its stars, and a moving portrait of the various things family can mean.

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Hader and Wiig have made a bold choice for their first major dramatic turn. Their performances as Milo and Maggie allow them to subtly tweak their own comic personas, playing the same basic types that made them famous but more or less showing what they’d be like on their worst days.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Sep. 12-14, 2014)

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Published on: September 12, 2014

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: Sep. 12-14, 2014

Wide (United States)

Dolphin Tale 2

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Drop

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: One of Best Films of 2014 with its fresh insights into love, loss, marriage, and family life.

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

The Green Prince

Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com

  • Excerpt: A real life spy thriller proving the truth is stranger than fiction.

Honeymoon

Jeremy Kibler @ Diabolique Magazine

  • Excerpt: Honeymoon is a minimalist, spectacularly acted something-in-the-woods chiller that burrows its way under the skin like a fungus. Good luck cutting it out.

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

I Am Eleven

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An entertaining and appealing documentary about the hopes, dreams, and fears of eleven year olds around the world.

My Old Lady

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A well-acted psychological drama revolving around a homeless American, an aged bohemian, and her angry daughter.

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Top-notch performances by Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas!

The Skeleton Twins

Brent McKnight @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: Funny, touching, and heartfelt, “The Skeleton Twins” is a fantastic vehicle for its stars, and a moving portrait of the various things family can mean.

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Hader and Wiig have made a bold choice for their first major dramatic turn. Their performances as Milo and Maggie allow them to subtly tweak their own comic personas, playing the same basic types that made them famous but more or less showing what they’d be like on their worst days.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Sep. 5-7, 2014)

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Published on: September 6, 2014

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: September 5-7, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Identical

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: ‘The Identical’ Is A Bad Impersonation Of A Rock And Roll Movie

[New Today] Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: At best, The Identical should be forgotten and only spoken about as a curiosity amongst bad movie aficionados.

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: A shoo-in for a spot on any worst movies of 2014 list, this poorly constructed slice of propaganda, courtesy of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), is so unintentionally campy you can’t help but laugh.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: The basic premise is actually fairly interesting. Unfortunately, it’s been poorly worked out and clumsily executed.

Limited (United States)

But Always

James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Nicholas Tse proves he is better-suited to tough guy roles than romantic leads, but his inert performance here opposite Gao Yuanyuan is far from the only problem with Snow Zou’s shockingly cliched and unaware tragi-romance.

Frontera

[New Today] Andy Crump @ Movie Mezzanine

  • Excerpt: …for all of its political concerns, Frontera should be seen foremost as a movie that serves its actors.

God Help the Girl

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: dull exercise of endless emotional exposition which desperately wants to infuse the musical sensibilities of Jacques Demy into the drab kitchen sink melodrama of teen angst in Glasgow.

Innocence

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: in a modern world where ancient covens still exist, one would wish that the supernatural world would be a bit more progressive—this virgin motif seems incredibly dated, even though Brougher is trying to make this an allegory about modern female adolescence, -

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: An extremely silly attempt at a young adult thriller that winds up laughable rather than scary.

Rocks in My Pockets

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A wild and weird animated feature about a Latvian grandmother who passes on her depression to others in the family circle.

Wetlands

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Challenging and provocative, co-writer/director David Wnendt’s nervy adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s presumably unfilmable popular novel, breaks new cinematic ground.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Sep. 5-7, 2014)

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Published on: September 5, 2014

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: September 5-7, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Identical

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: A shoo-in for a spot on any worst movies of 2014 list, this poorly constructed slice of propaganda, courtesy of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), is so unintentionally campy you can’t help but laugh.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: The basic premise is actually fairly interesting. Unfortunately, it’s been poorly worked out and clumsily executed.

Limited (United States)

But Always

James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Nicholas Tse proves he is better-suited to tough guy roles than romantic leads, but his inert performance here opposite Gao Yuanyuan is far from the only problem with Snow Zou’s shockingly cliched and unaware tragi-romance.

God Help the Girl

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: dull exercise of endless emotional exposition which desperately wants to infuse the musical sensibilities of Jacques Demy into the drab kitchen sink melodrama of teen angst in Glasgow.

Innocence

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: in a modern world where ancient covens still exist, one would wish that the supernatural world would be a bit more progressive—this virgin motif seems incredibly dated, even though Brougher is trying to make this an allegory about modern female adolescence, -

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: An extremely silly attempt at a young adult thriller that winds up laughable rather than scary.

Rocks in My Pockets

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A wild and weird animated feature about a Latvian grandmother who passes on her depression to others in the family circle.

Wetlands

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Challenging and provocative, co-writer/director David Wnendt’s nervy adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s presumably unfilmable popular novel, breaks new cinematic ground.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Aug. 29-31, 2014)

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Published on: August 30, 2014

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: August 29-31, 2014

Wide (United States)

As Above / So Below

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: As Above So Below earns its trek into the supernatural realm by creating a sense of dread for the natural one.

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: ‘As Above/So Below’ Makes Up For Its Contrivances With Some Freaky Scares

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: As with so many horror movies, the setup is entrancing and it’s the payoff which is hugely anticlimactic.

The November Man

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Limited (United States)

Life of Crime

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The Notebook

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: A foreboding buzz promises an ever threatening violence, and danger seems to lurk in the corners of the frame at nearly every turn. -

Starred Up

[New Today] Kristy Puchko @ Cinema Blend

  • Excerpt: It’s a supreme work of suspense set alight by fearless and flawless performances.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Aug. 29-31, 2014)

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Published on: August 29, 2014

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: August 29-31, 2014

Wide (United States)

The November Man

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Limited (United States)

Life of Crime

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Aug. 22-24, 2014)

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Published on: August 23, 2014

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: Aug. 22-24, 2014

Wide (United States)

If I Stay

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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When the Game Stands Tall

Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Every personal setback, medical emergency, or tragedy is just what happens in between one season, game, or practice and the next.

[New Today] Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Imagine an entire season of side plots from Friday Night Lights shoved into two hours and you will have a good feel for this movie.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Workmanlike rather than inspired…well-intentioned but heavy-handed.

Expanding (United States)

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Apart from one element it’s a thoroughly likable, though hardly overwhelming, travelogue.

Limited (United States)

14 Blades

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: 14 Blades will most likely only entertain its core audience of martial arts aficionados. But kudos to anyone who can recall the intended purpose for each blade.

Are You Here

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: Originally titled You Are Here when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, it’s as if the refashioning of statement to question is posed for anyone left in the audience that stayed until the end credits.

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: It’s fairly certain that while watching it you’ll wish you were somewhere else.

Love Is Strange

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The One I Love

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To Be Takei

[New Today] William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: If you don’t know George Takei, and you will never be asked to come over to his house for tea and a pleasant conversation, then To Be Takei is probably the next best thing.

Kristy Puchko @ CinemaBlend.com

  • Excerpt: To Be Takei is radiant with the joy of the man has captured the hearts and imaginations of untold fans. It left me smiling ear to ear, and with some serious food for thought.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Aug. 22-24, 2014)

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Published on: August 22, 2014

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: Aug. 22-24, 2014

Wide (United States)

If I Stay

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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When the Game Stands Tall

Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Every personal setback, medical emergency, or tragedy is just what happens in between one season, game, or practice and the next.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Workmanlike rather than inspired…well-intentioned but heavy-handed.

Expanding (United States)

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Apart from one element it’s a thoroughly likable, though hardly overwhelming, travelogue.

Limited (United States)

14 Blades

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: 14 Blades will most likely only entertain its core audience of martial arts aficionados. But kudos to anyone who can recall the intended purpose for each blade.

Are You Here

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: Originally titled You Are Here when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, it’s as if the refashioning of statement to question is posed for anyone left in the audience that stayed until the end credits.

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: It’s fairly certain that while watching it you’ll wish you were somewhere else.

Love Is Strange

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The One I Love

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To Be Takei

Kristy Puchko @ CinemaBlend.com

  • Excerpt: To Be Takei is radiant with the joy of the man has captured the hearts and imaginations of untold fans. It left me smiling ear to ear, and with some serious food for thought.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Aug. 15-17, 2014)

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Published on: August 16, 2014

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: Aug. 15-17, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Expendables 3

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The Giver

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Let’s Be Cops

[New Today] Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: Enthusiastically performed at best and exasperatingly unfunny at worst. Watching it in a theater of smart, discerning moviegoers will be like witnessing the sound of a pin drop or crickets chirping.

Expanding (United States)

Boyhood

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Magic in the Moonlight

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What If

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Limited (United States)

Frank

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a funny, goofy movie with some serious things to say about art and madness, band dynamics, broken dreams and selling out.

Jealousy

[New Today] Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online

Ragnarok

[New Today] Josh Spiegel @ Movie Mezzanine

The Trip to Italy

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: More very funny impersonations from Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Aug. 15-17, 2014)

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Published on: August 15, 2014

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: Aug. 15-17, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Expendables 3

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The Giver

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Expanding (United States)

Boyhood

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Magic in the Moonlight

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What If

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Limited (United States)

Frank

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a funny, goofy movie with some serious things to say about art and madness, band dynamics, broken dreams and selling out.

The Trip to Italy

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: More very funny impersonations from Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Aug. 8-10, 2014)

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Published on: August 9, 2014

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: Aug. 8-10, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Into the Storm

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Limited (United States)

About Alex

Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine

Deepsea Challenge 3D

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

The Dog

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a fascinating look at one of New York City’s most notorious and unlikely personalities.

Kristen Lopez @ Cinema Sentries

  • Excerpt: Wojtowicz’s story is fascinating, but the flaw of a documentary with one predominant voice is bias smothers the filmmakers’ intention of burrowing under the surface.

Fifi Howls from Happiness

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A documentary about an arrogant and weird Iranian artist living in exile in Rome.

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

  • Excerpt: This an extraordinarily singular work about an extraordinary man, both elegiac and rapturous.

What If

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Another shot fired across the bow at Hollywood’s attempt to kill the romantic comedy genre, “What If” may veer uncomfortably close into some too cutesy moments and scatological bad taste, but it always manages to right itself, buoyed by its charming star pairing of Radcliffe and Kazan.

[New Today] Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Back in 1989 after When Harry Met Sally was released, a studio exec probably said, “What if we make a sequel or another rom/com similar to this one?” His partners told him that was not a good idea; too bad that advice did not filter down to 2014.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Aug. 8-10, 2014)

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Published on: August 8, 2014

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: Aug. 8-10, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Into the Storm

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Limited (United States)

About Alex

Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine

Deepsea Challenge 3D

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

The Dog

Kristen Lopez @ Cinema Sentries

  • Excerpt: Wojtowicz’s story is fascinating, but the flaw of a documentary with one predominant voice is bias smothers the filmmakers’ intention of burrowing under the surface.

Fifi Howls from Happiness

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A documentary about an arrogant and weird Iranian artist living in exile in Rome.

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

  • Excerpt: This an extraordinarily singular work about an extraordinary man, both elegiac and rapturous.

What If

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Another shot fired across the bow at Hollywood’s attempt to kill the romantic comedy genre, “What If” may veer uncomfortably close into some too cutesy moments and scatological bad taste, but it always manages to right itself, buoyed by its charming star pairing of Radcliffe and Kazan.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Aug. 1-3, 2014)

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Published on: August 2, 2014

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: Aug. 1-3, 2014

Wide (United States)

Get on Up

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Guardians of the Galaxy

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Expanding (United States)

A Most Wanted Man

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Limited (United States)

Calvary

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Child of God

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A horror film that challenges us to never exclude anyone from our hearts.

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: One must credit Franco’s ambitions to adapt these hard-to-film pieces of literature, though this film proves that literal adaptations are not his strongest suit.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Aug. 1-3, 2014)

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Published on: August 1, 2014

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: Aug. 1-3, 2014

Wide (United States)

Get on Up

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Guardians of the Galaxy

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Expanding (United States)

A Most Wanted Man

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Limited (United States)

Calvary

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Child of God

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A horror film that challenges us to never exclude anyone from our hearts.

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: One must credit Franco’s ambitions to adapt these hard-to-film pieces of literature, though this film proves that literal adaptations are not his strongest suit.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jul. 25-27, 2014)

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Published on: July 26, 2014

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: Jul. 25-27, 2014

Wide (United States)

And So It Goes

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Hercules

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Lucy

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Expanding (United States)

Wish I Was Here

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Happy Christmas

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An appealing comedy filled with authentic everyday life scenes revolving around marriage and siblings.

Magic in the Moonlight

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A Most Wanted Man

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Very Good Girls

Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: [E]very conflict here arises from situations that could be easily resolved if the characters sat down to talk for a few minutes…

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jul. 25-27, 2014)

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Published on: July 25, 2014

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: Jul. 25-27, 2014

Wide (United States)

And So It Goes

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Hercules

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Lucy

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Expanding (United States)

Wish I Was Here

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Limited (United States)

Happy Christmas

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An appealing comedy filled with authentic everyday life scenes revolving around marriage and siblings.

Magic in the Moonlight

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A Most Wanted Man

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Very Good Girls

Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: [E]very conflict here arises from situations that could be easily resolved if the characters sat down to talk for a few minutes…

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jul. 18-20, 2014)

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Published on: July 19, 2014

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: Jul. 18-20, 2014

Wide (United States)

Planes: Fire & Rescue

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The Purge: Anarchy

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Sex Tape

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Limited (United States)

Alive Inside

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An extraordinary documentary about the healing power of music as medicine for the soul.

I Origins

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A spiritual movie about the eyes, science, reincarnation, and the great mysteries of life.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …a bunch of mumbo jumbo parading as deep thought, a concept in search of a movie.

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Mood Indigo

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Breathtaking imagery and heaps of whimsical charm, but is often exhausting at the same time.

Video Games: The Movie

[New Today] Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine

Wish I Was Here

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jul. 18-20, 2014)

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Published on: July 18, 2014

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: Jul. 18-20, 2014

Wide (United States)

Planes: Fire & Rescue

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The Purge: Anarchy

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Sex Tape

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Limited (United States)

Alive Inside

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An extraordinary documentary about the healing power of music as medicine for the soul.

I Origins

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A spiritual movie about the eyes, science, reincarnation, and the great mysteries of life.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …a bunch of mumbo jumbo parading as deep thought, a concept in search of a movie.

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Mood Indigo

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Breathtaking imagery and heaps of whimsical charm, but is often exhausting at the same time.

Video Games: The Movie

Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine

Wish I Was Here

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Braff has made a coming of age saga for a grown man. It works in part, his central theme a good one, but his more puerile filmmaking tendencies weaken its impact. Hudson, however, is excellent, the most mature element of a too fanciful film.

Kristen Lopez @ Award

  • Excerpt: Wish I Was Here is a vanity project trying to recapture the same themes, but Braff is no longer adrift

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Never becomes anything more than an enemic sit-com leavened with heavy-handed doses of mawkishness. ‘Wish I Was Here’ will make you wish you weren’t.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jul. 11-13, 2014)

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Published on: July 12, 2014

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: Jul. 11-13, 2014

Wide (United States)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Begin Again

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Boyhood

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Land Ho!

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Katz’s team-up with Martha Stephens (she made 2012’s Pilgrim Song, which I have not seen), Land Ho!, is full of respectable filmmaking acumen but contains none of the quirk that makes a movie rise above mere time-passing. It’s a pleasant enough experience on the surface but its lack of identity leaves a void into which rushes, whether intentionally or not, some of the more regrettable aspects of its lead characters.

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: A charming comical confection and en enticing Islandic travelogue…

Long Way Down

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jul. 11-13, 2014)

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Published on: July 11, 2014

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: Jul. 11-13, 2014

Wide (United States)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Expanding (United States)

Begin Again

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Limited (United States)

Boyhood

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …will have you reflecting on your own life, all those moments big and small, many of which represented crossroads you may not have seen at the time.

Land Ho!

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Katz’s team-up with Martha Stephens (she made 2012’s Pilgrim Song, which I have not seen), Land Ho!, is full of respectable filmmaking acumen but contains none of the quirk that makes a movie rise above mere time-passing. It’s a pleasant enough experience on the surface but its lack of identity leaves a void into which rushes, whether intentionally or not, some of the more regrettable aspects of its lead characters.

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: A charming comical confection and en enticing Islandic travelogue…

Long Way Down

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jul. 4, 2014)

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Published on: July 5, 2014

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: Jul. 2, 2014

Wide (United States)

Deliver Us from Evil

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Earth to Echo

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Tammy

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Limited (United States)

The Girl on the Train

[New Today] Josh Spiegel @ Movie Mezzanine

Life Itself

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jul. 2, 2014)

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Published on: July 4, 2014

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: Jul. 2, 2014

Wide (United States)

Deliver Us from Evil

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Earth to Echo

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Tammy

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Limited (United States)

Life Itself

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jun. 27, 2014)

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Published on: June 28, 2014

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: Jun. 27, 2014

Wide (United States)

Transformers: Age of Extinction

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Limited (United States)

Begin Again

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A romantic drama that captures and conveys the healing power of music.

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The documentary’s release as the net neutrality debate rages will only underscore what we have lost.

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Despite some shortcomings, it remains a deeply compelling documentary about some of the most important issues of the Information Age.

Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com

  • Excerpt: A cautionary tale about the power of entrenched financial interests in an era of unlimited information access.

Jackpot

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Here is a mean-spirited movie about bad-hearted people in which the central question seems to be which of these characters is the nastiest of the lot.

Snowpiercer

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Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Berlinger’s work has revealed the warped wheels of the American justice system before, garnering a groundswell of support for the West Memphis Three. With “Whitey,” he’s casting an ever wider net.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jun. 27, 2014)

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Published on: June 27, 2014

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: Jun. 27, 2014

Wide (United States)

Transformers: Age of Extinction

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Begin Again

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A romantic drama that captures and conveys the healing power of music.

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The documentary’s release as the net neutrality debate rages will only underscore what we have lost.

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Despite some shortcomings, it remains a deeply compelling documentary about some of the most important issues of the Information Age.

Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com

  • Excerpt: A cautionary tale about the power of entrenched financial interests in an era of unlimited information access.

Snowpiercer

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A dystopian masterwork illustrating the moral rot of dividing the population into a winning class versus everybody else as poor scum of the earth.

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: Deftly explores the themes of everyday society but taken to the extreme and heightened in a restricted setting, punctuating its narrative with bouts of thrilling and expertly choreographed action alongside moments of welcome humour.

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Berlinger’s work has revealed the warped wheels of the American justice system before, garnering a groundswell of support for the West Memphis Three. With “Whitey,” he’s casting an ever wider net.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jun. 20-22, 2014)

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Published on: June 21, 2014

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: Jun. 20-22, 2014

Wide (United States)

Jersey Boys

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Think Like a Man Too

[New Today] Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: It has some very funny moments, and a few touching ones as well. Sure, it gets corny at times, but overall, it’s a very entertaining movie that can appeal to a broad audience.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: [T]he sequel isn’t an advertisement. This is a legitimate movie; it is also a legitimately bad one.

[New Today] Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: I didn’t realize it going in, but after conquering Vegas, I somehow feel that I could follow this group anywhere.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Little more than another recycling of ‘The Hangover’…loud, abrasive, frenetic and singularly unfunny.

Limited (United States)

The Last Sentence

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: The struggle of a Swedish theology student turned crusading journalist to speak truth to Hitler’s power while dealing with his own shadow side.

Third Person

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: Three intimate dramas that test our beliefs and attitudes about trust.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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