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

Anna

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Blended

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Cold in July

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The Double

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Edge of Tomorrow

José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Estruendoso vehículo anual de lucimiento de Tom Cruise que propone un buen aspecto visual, claro, pero que se asienta sobre uno de los argumentos más endebles de los últimos años. Casi doscientos millones de presupuesto, sí señor.

[New Today] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A witty, clever, character-driven bit of science fiction wonderfulness, full of suspense, surprise, tension, and an unexpected poignancy.

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: It’s a testament to the film’s balance of slickly executed action, engaging cast and moments of welcome humour that even the many logical inconsistencies can’t derail the enjoyment of it.

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: Welcome to the world of tomorrow…

Fading Gigolo

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The Fault in Our Stars

[New Today] Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Gebo and the Shadow

Carson Lund @ In Review Online

  • Excerpt: By the time its sudden conclusion hits you with the sort of multivalent power that we’ve come to expect from Oliveira’s seemingly offhand endings, the film’s questions are evident.

God’s Pocket

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Godzilla

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Heaven Is for Real

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Ida

[New Today] Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

  • Excerpt: In stripping IDA down to cinema’s simplest genre elements, Pawlikowski trains our eye with a laser focus on Anna/Ida herself, a study of stillness and repression who essentially stands in for the Poland depicted onscreen.

The Immigrant

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Slow-paced and sinister, it’s a strangely unpredictable period piece that penetrates the soft underbelly illusion of the American experience.

In Fear

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com

  • Excerpt: UK helmer Lovering tightens the screws the old-fashioned way, through atmospher and suggestion … (It) possesses a bleakly funny Pinter-esque quality.

Joe

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Kochadaiiyaan

Michael Dequina @ TheMovieReport.com

Losing LeBron

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: “Losing LeBron” is an effective documentary about the devastation the plagued the citizens of Cleveland, Ohio when it’s favorite son decided to abandon The Caveliers and join up with the Miami Heat through free agency. But it’s really about the psychology of a city that really never seemed to have a sense of pride even before LeBron became its hero.

The Lunchbox

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Mirage Men

Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot

  • Excerpt: ‘Mirage Men’ tells a story about paranoid UFO conspiracy theorists and the various ways the US government made them that way.

Palo Alto

[New Today] Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Pompeii

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Proxy

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RoboCop

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Stage Fright

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Vampire Academy

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Walk of Shame

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Winter’s Tale

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Breathe In

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Her

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

Gangster of Love

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

Heropanti

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Spanish Affair

Diego Salgado @ Diagonal [Spanish]

Standing Aside, Watching

Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood

  • Excerpt: ‘Standing Aside, Watching’ is a slow-burn Greek thriller that is especially important in the light of recent events.

Unforgiven

Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood

  • Excerpt: It may not be Clint Eastwood, but the ‘Unforgiven’ remake stands on its own merits.

Zombeavers

Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot

  • Excerpt: If you don’t know what you’re getting into by buying a ticket to a ‘Zombeavers,’ you deserve to have your mind blown.

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