This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Dec. 20-22, 2013)

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: Dec. 20-22, 2013

Multinational Releases

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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Walking with Dinosaurs

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Expanding (United States)

American Hustle

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Saving Mr. Banks

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Limited (United States)

Dhoom 3

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Her

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The Selfish Giant

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

47 Ronin

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12 Years a Slave

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August: Osage County

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Before Midnight

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Berberian Sound Studio

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Camille Claudel 1915

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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The Counselor

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Don Jon

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Emperor

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Enough Said

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Ernest & Celestine

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Frances Ha

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Frozen

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Fruitvale Station

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Go for Sisters

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Kill Your Darlings

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The Last Days on Mars

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Liv & Ingmar

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Nebraska

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Oldboy

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Olympus Has Fallen

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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

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Prisoners

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Short Term 12

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Side Effects

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Stoker

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Texas Chainsaw 3D

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To the Wonder

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Warm Bodies

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The Wind Rises

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Coming Out Polish Style

Phil Hall @ Film Threat

  • Excerpt: What is it like to be an LGBT individual in today’s Poland? According to this documentary co-directed by Slawomir Grünberg and Katka Reszke, it is a bit of a strange situation.

Destroy All Monsters: Why We Ship

[New Today] Matt Brown @ Twitch

The German Doctor

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Jingle Bell Rocks

Marina Antunes @ Row Three

Some Velvet Morning

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: Devious and barbed, Some Velvet Morning is a deliciously talky two-hander that doesn’t add up to a lot, but immediately afterward, it gives the viewer something to talk about in an indoor voice.

Two Lessons

Bill Weber @ Slant

  • Excerpt: A pair of hour-long documentaries by Polish director Wojciech Staron, each depicting a community of agrarian or hard-laboring citizens, without condescension and with a touch of populist poetry.

2012 Films

Barbara

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