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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Expanding (United States)

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

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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.

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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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jun. 20-22, 2014)

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Published on: June 20, 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. 20-22, 2014

Wide (United States)

Jersey Boys

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Think Like a Man Too

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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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jun. 13-15, 2014)

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Published on: June 14, 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. 13-15, 2014

Wide (United States)

22 Jump Street

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Limited (United States)

The Amazing Catfish

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

Lullaby

[New Today] Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: “Lullaby” gives a heartbreakingly realistic portrayal of the disease and not just what it does to the body, but to the family as well.

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

  • Excerpt: Grim and grief-filled – with little that’s uplifting to redeem the prevailing mood of despair.

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

The Rover

[New Today] Chris Barsanti @ Film Racket

  • Excerpt: The Rover is skillfully put together with a jarring score, crisp cinematography, and a clutch of resonant performances. But although the film has a confident Kathryn Bigelow snap, it has a hard time amounting to the sum of its parts.

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Amidst the existentialist malaise, Michôd finds room for the gut-knotting suspense of his previous film, Animal Kingdom, as well as for Pattinson to sing along to Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” (the lyrics of which, “Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful,” may be a direct appeal to the anti-Twilight sect).

[New Today] Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

The Signal

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jun. 13-15, 2014)

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Published on: June 13, 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. 13-15, 2014

Wide (United States)

22 Jump Street

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Limited (United States)

The Amazing Catfish

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

Lullaby

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

The Rover

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Amidst the existentialist malaise, Michôd finds room for the gut-knotting suspense of his previous film, Animal Kingdom, as well as for Pattinson to sing along to Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” (the lyrics of which, “Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful,” may be a direct appeal to the anti-Twilight sect).

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

The Signal

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jun. 6-8, 2014)

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Published on: June 7, 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. 6-8, 2014

Wide (United States)

Edge of Tomorrow

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The Fault in Our Stars

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Expanding (United States)

Chef

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Limited (United States)

Anna

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Borgman

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Writer/director Alex van Warmerdam’s (“Grimm”) latest parable is dark, tense and often funny, playing like a mashup of “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and Hanaeke’s “Funny Games,” but just when you think you’ve got a handle on his meaning, events conspire to undermine it.

[New Today] Mark Harris @ About.com

Obvious Child

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Robespierre’s camera is not ostentatiously mannered nor is it assertively “realistic,” which usually just means jittery and handheld. In a commendably assured way for someone making a first feature, Robespierre’s filmmaking never calls attention to itself.

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Rigor Mortis

Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood

The Sacrament

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Meyers has distilled an overwhelming amount of celebrity anecdotes, weaving them throughout the film relating Gordon’s history. And what a story it is!

Trust Me

Josh Spiegel @ Movie Mezzanine

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jun. 6-8, 2014)

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Published on: June 6, 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. 6-8, 2014

Wide (United States)

Edge of Tomorrow

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The Fault in Our Stars

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Expanding (United States)

Chef

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Limited (United States)

Anna

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Borgman

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Writer/director Alex van Warmerdam’s (“Grimm”) latest parable is dark, tense and often funny, playing like a mashup of “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and Hanaeke’s “Funny Games,” but just when you think you’ve got a handle on his meaning, events conspire to undermine it.

Obvious Child

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Robespierre’s camera is not ostentatiously mannered nor is it assertively “realistic,” which usually just means jittery and handheld. In a commendably assured way for someone making a first feature, Robespierre’s filmmaking never calls attention to itself.

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Rigor Mortis

Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Meyers has distilled an overwhelming amount of celebrity anecdotes, weaving them throughout the film relating Gordon’s history. And what a story it is!

Trust Me

Josh Spiegel @ Movie Mezzanine

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (May 30-Jun. 1, 2014)

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Published on: May 31, 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: May 30-Jun. 1, 2014

Wide (United States)

Maleficent

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A Million Ways to Die in the West

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Limited (United States)

Filth

[New Today] Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: ultimately a forgettable film

The Grand Seduction

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Just as good as the original, eh?

Night Moves

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (May 30-Jun. 1, 2014)

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Published on: May 30, 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: May 30-Jun. 1, 2014

Wide (United States)

Maleficent

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A Million Ways to Die in the West

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Limited (United States)

The Grand Seduction

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Just as good as the original, eh?

Night Moves

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (May 23-25, 2014)

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Published on: May 24, 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: May 23-25, 2014

Wide (United States)

Blended

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Expanding (United States)

Belle

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Chef

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Limited (United States)

Cold in July

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The film isn’t wholly satisfying, raising questions it never answers, but the film boasts fine performances from Hall and especially Johnson, who’s turning into a character actor of note.

Henry Stewart @ The L Magazine

The Dance of Reality

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Indulgent, Felliniesque, funny, sad, philosophical, political, religious and some might even say incestuous, Jodorowsky’s latest features the filmmaker as the compassionate guardian of his 8 year-old self

Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A hugely entertaining biography of one of the great observers of the American century whose witty, bitter obstinance is essential in highlighting how far the U.S. has gone off the rails since WWII.

Words and Pictures

[New Today] Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (May 23-25, 2014)

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Published on: May 23, 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: May 23-25, 2014

Wide (United States)

Blended

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Expanding (United States)

Belle

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Chef

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Limited (United States)

Cold in July

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The film isn’t wholly satisfying, raising questions it never answers, but the film boasts fine performances from Hall and especially Johnson, who’s turning into a character actor of note.

Henry Stewart @ The L Magazine

The Dance of Reality

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Indulgent, Felliniesque, funny, sad, philosophical, political, religious and some might even say incestuous, Jodorowsky’s latest features the filmmaker as the compassionate guardian of his 8 year-old self

Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A hugely entertaining biography of one of the great observers of the American century whose witty, bitter obstinance is essential in highlighting how far the U.S. has gone off the rails since WWII.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (May 16-18, 2014)

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Published on: May 17, 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: May 16-18, 2014

Wide (United States)

Godzilla

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Million Dollar Arm

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Limited (United States)

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An enlightening Danish documentary about one of the world’s most famous and creative human rights activists.

Chinese Puzzle

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A delightful French film about a writer, his many female friends and lovers, his adventures in Manhattan, and his yen for being a good father.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (May 16-18, 2014)

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Published on: May 16, 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: May 16-18, 2014

Wide (United States)

Godzilla

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Million Dollar Arm

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An enlightening Danish documentary about one of the world’s most famous and creative human rights activists.

Chinese Puzzle

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A delightful French film about a writer, his many female friends and lovers, his adventures in Manhattan, and his yen for being a good father.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (May 9-11, 2014)

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Published on: May 10, 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: May 9-11, 2014

Wide (United States)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

[New Today] Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: It’s the Citizen Kane of crap.

[New Today] Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Neighbors

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Limited (United States)

Chef

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An appealing comedy about food, career transitions, and the bonding between a busy father and his 10-year-old son.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: While “Chef” is bound to formula with its father-and-son-bonding, rising-from-the-ashes road trip tale, Favreau is in complete command, creating comfort food seasoned by a master chef.

[New Today] Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
[New Today] Simon MIraudo @ Quickflix

The Double

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Set in a dystopian London of underground cube farms, block house apartments depressing cafes and dingy alleys, Ayoade’s sophomore film plays a lot like a murky, schizophrenic version of Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil.”

Ron Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies

  • Excerpt: The reigning king of dark comedies for 2014, “The Double’ picks up where “The Office” leaves off.

Fed Up

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …although Dr. Atkins may not have gotten everything right, clearly he was a forerunner in understanding a lot of what’s chewed on in “Fed Up,” without receiving even a passing mention

[New Today] Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

  • Excerpt: Using colorfully memorable infographics, director Stephanie Soechtig offers viewers a primer on the way our bodies process sugar, the pleasurable addictive effect it has on our brains, and how difficult it is to counteract its effect once these addictive qualities take hold.

[New Today] Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: It may be over-stating it to say that you should go see Fed Up, because it just might save your life. But I’m saying it.

God’s Pocket

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Having assembled a stellar cast (including the late Seymour Hoffman in his second to last role), Slattery does a great job giving them an authentic blue collar neighborhood, but the characters who inhabit it don’t always make sense.

Palo Alto

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The film is beautifully acted, shot (cinematography by Autumn Durald, whose evening exteriors are stunning) and edited (Leo Scott, “Trash Humpers”), Coppola achieving a film that flows in story, visuals, sound and music

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Stage Fright

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (May 9-11, 2014)

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Published on: May 9, 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: May 9-11, 2014

Wide (United States)

Neighbors

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Chef

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An appealing comedy about food, career transitions, and the bonding between a busy father and his 10-year-old son.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: While “Chef” is bound to formula with its father-and-son-bonding, rising-from-the-ashes road trip tale, Favreau is in complete command, creating comfort food seasoned by a master chef.

The Double

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Set in a dystopian London of underground cube farms, block house apartments depressing cafes and dingy alleys, Ayoade’s sophomore film plays a lot like a murky, schizophrenic version of Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil.”

Ron Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies

  • Excerpt: The reigning king of dark comedies for 2014, “The Double’ picks up where “The Office” leaves off.

Fed Up

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …although Dr. Atkins may not have gotten everything right, clearly he was a forerunner in understanding a lot of what’s chewed on in “Fed Up,” without receiving even a passing mention

Palo Alto

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The film is beautifully acted, shot (cinematography by Autumn Durald, whose evening exteriors are stunning) and edited (Leo Scott, “Trash Humpers”), Coppola achieving a film that flows in story, visuals, sound and music

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Stage Fright

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (May 2-4, 2014)

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Published on: May 3, 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: May 2-4, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Limited (United States)

Belle

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An eighteenth-century costume drama that lights up the screen with a beautiful mixed race heroine, an idealistic law student, and a circle of older English aristocrats whose most cherished traditions are challenged.

Friended to Death

[New Today] Marina Antunes @ Row Three

The Protector 2

[New Today] Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: This isn’t a perfect movie, and it’s not as strong as the original. However, as a follow-up, it’s still a fun ride.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (May 2-4, 2014)

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Published on: May 2, 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: May 2-4, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Belle

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An eighteenth-century costume drama that lights up the screen with a beautiful mixed race heroine, an idealistic law student, and a circle of older English aristocrats whose most cherished traditions are challenged.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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

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Published on: April 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: Apr. 25-27, 2014

Wide (United States)

Brick Mansions

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The Other Woman

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The Quiet Ones

[New Today] Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: The problem with “The Quiet Ones” is that for all the set-up and atmosphere, the story completely unravels in the final act. I didn’t have a problem with where the story went from a supernatural standpoint, but rather from a character standpoint. The back-end of the script is poorly written and sometimes makes little sense.

[New Today] Phil Villarreal @ COED.com

Limited (United States)

Last Passenger

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: The deeper engine of Last Passenger is a humanistic impulse, the belief that we can improve ourselves and our lot by working together and even sacrificing for one another when necessary. Though it may, with its runaway train premise, seem like a story of man versus machine, Nooshin never lets us forget that there’s person driving this train to oblivion.

Locke

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An intense, well-acted drama of one middle-aged man’s dark night of the soul where his choices come back to haunt him.

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Walking with the Enemy

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: the license taken by director Mark Schmidt and screenwriter Kenny Golde in repackaging the life story of Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum…goes so far out on a limb that it snaps

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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