This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jul. 20-22, 2012)

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Published on: July 21, 2012

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: July 20, 2012

Multinational Releases

The Dark Knight Rises

For member reviews of this film, follow this link [New Reviews - 7/21]

Limited (United States)

30 Beats

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The Well Digger’s Daughter

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Limited (United Kingdom)

The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best

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I Am Bruce Lee

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In Your Hands

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Revenge of the Electric Car

Rich Cline @ Shadows on the Wall

  • Excerpt: Less thrilling than Paine’s 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, this follow-up takes a more personal approach

2012 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

21 Jump Street

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The Amazing Spider-Man

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American Reunion

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Beyond the Black Rainbow

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Casa De Mi Padre

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Chronicle

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Cocktail

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Detachment

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Family Portrait in Black and White

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God Bless America

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

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Haywire

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Ice Age: Continental Drift

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The Imposter

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Keyhole

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A Little Bit of Heaven

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Magic Mike

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Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

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Moonrise Kingdom

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Neil Young Journeys

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Oslo, August 31

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The Queen of Versailles

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Red Lights

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Sacrifice

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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Seeking a Friend For the End of the World

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Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

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To Rome with Love

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Trishna

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The Turin Horse

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Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection

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Wanderlust

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting

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2012 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Beauty Beneath The Dirt

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

It’s Never Too Late

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Despite its more heavy-handed aspects, Fluk shows potential behind the camera, with a good eye for framing and a bravery when it comes to giving the mood of a scene time to develop.

The King is Dead

Simon Miraudo Miraudo @ Quickflix

  • Excerpt: The King is Dead has some great comic asides, and the finale paints Max and Therese into a genuinely dangerous and entertaining corner.

Papirosen

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Although never less than immersive, the documentary suffers from Solnicki’s freeform approach, which has a tendency to offer a lack of context.

The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Holligan

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Nevern is physical enough when the plot calls for it (which is probably less than most genre fans would like) but he aims to make his character, Mike, an everyman. Scenes of distress suggest not just anger but also vulnerability, making it easier for viewers to put themselves in his shoes, making the sort of threats that are two a penny on the big screen seem meaningful again.

Rose

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Hard-hitting period drama which although containing a carefully wrought love story, never romanticises the past.

The Runway

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Adventurous and engaging, particularly for those who love Irish cinema

Spirit First

Phil Hall @ Film Threat

  • Excerpt: A new documentary on singer/songwriter Levi Weaver.

Tchoupitoulas

Cynthia Fuchs @ PopMatters

  • Excerpt: Tchoupitoulas posits time and space as internal experience, embracing subjectivity and uncertainty, not so much recording what happens as helping you to imagine possibilities.

The Unspeakable Act

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Sallitt brings an unusually stringent intellectual level to proceedings that marks his film out from the largely immature field of its peers.

2011 Films

The Flowers of War

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Le Havre

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

Machine Gun Preacher

Thomas Spurlin @ ThomasSpurlin.com

Martha Marcy May Marlene

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The Muppets

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A Separation

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