This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Nov. 1-3, 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: Nov. 1-3, 2013

Wide (United States)

Ender’s Game

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Free Birds

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Last Vegas

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Thor: The Dark World

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Expanding (United States)

12 Years a Slave

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Limited (United States)

About Time

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Big Sur

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Diana

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Mr. Nobody

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Sal

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Sweet Dreams

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Gloria

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Award-winning performance and strong emotional arc make for a compelling love story

2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

All Is Lost

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August: Osage County

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Before Midnight

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Berberian Sound Studio

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Blancanieves

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The Bling Ring

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Byzantium

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Camille Claudel 1915

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Capital

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Captain Phillips

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Carrie

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Closed Circuit

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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The Counselor

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Escape Plan

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Gravity

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Haunter

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Her

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I Am Divine

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In the Name Of

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

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Labor Day

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Let the Fire Burn

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Man of Tai Chi

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Maniac

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Metallica: Through the Never

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Mischief Night

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Monsters University

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Mr. Morgan’s Last Love

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Mud

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Nebraska

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Only God Forgives

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Out in the Dark

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Rush

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Skinwalker Ranch

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The Spectacular Now

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The Square

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Tai Chi Hero

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These Birds Walk

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This Is the End

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We Are What We Are

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The World’s End

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Zero Charisma

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Aftermath

[New Today] Marina Antunes @ Row Three
R. Kurt Osenlund @ Time Out New York

Embrace of the Vampire

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Finding Vivian Maier

Jose Solis @ StageBuddy

Levitated Mass

Jose Solis @ StageBuddy

Long Weekend

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: It’s not like Taweewat has reinvented the Thai ghost story as much as he gives some familiar tropes some fresh energy and a sense of visual panache.

The Missing Picture

Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com

  • Excerpt: A story almost too terrible to believe told with the help of rare archival footage and claymation figures.

Mohammed to Maya

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Insightful doc about the physical and spiritual transformation one undergone by its subject during sex reassignment surgery

Mood Indigo

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Indigo is the wooziest colour in Gondry’s manic film.

My Destiny

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Well intentioned message movie doesn’t deliver

One Chance

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

  • Excerpt: The film breezes much too quickly through pretty much every aspect of his life, as if producer Simon Cowell had designed it to be a fill-in episode of one of his many talent-based shows.

Skylab

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Where the children’s stories feel as nostalgically sweet as a Sherbet Dib-Dab and Delpy has always had a good feel for the comedy of discomfort, she fails to hold back and ultimately pushes the adults into caricature.

Wajma, an Afghan Love Story

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Afghanistan’s Oscar submission is a compelling counterpoint to Saudi Arabia’s ‘Wadjda’

War Chod Na Yaar

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

2012 Films

5 Broken Cameras

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Alias Ruby Blade

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Ruby Blade, a sensuous code name for a beautiful woman, is a secret agent in East Timor.

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