This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Apr. 5-7, 2013)

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: April 5, 2013

Wide (United States)

Evil Dead

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Jurassic Park 3D

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Dark Skies

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Limited (United States)

The Company You Keep

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Trance

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Upstream Color

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Beautiful Creatures

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Blancanieves

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The Croods

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Drawing Dead: The Highs and Lows of Online Poker

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Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

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From Up on Poppy Hill

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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The Host

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Identity Thief

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Jack the Giant Slayer

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Like Someone in Love

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No

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The Place Beyond the Pines

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Side Effects

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Tomorrow You’re Gone

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Tyler Perry’s Temptation

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War Witch

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Zambezia

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

The Best Offer

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Giuseppe Tornatore’s latest film in closing cerimony of the Lisbon Italian Film Festival

Coldwater

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: Following in the footsteps of his work on “Bellflower,” the editor-turned-director makes an equally headturning debut with a look at the bonds formed and broken between young men at privately run juvenile detention facilities.

A Fierce Green Fire

Kenneth R. Morefield @ 1More Film Blog

  • Excerpt: It is an historical overview of environmentalism that is, in its way, as sobering as the jeremiads it complements but which may also allow for the smallest glimmers, sparks, and flickers of hope.

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: A pair of Scottish rappers who rose to fame claiming they were Eminem clones from California talks discuss their deception in detail in the fun and surprisingly provocative new film from the director of “Sound It Out.”

Gus

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: Slightly uneven in tone, Jessie McCormack’s directorial debut finds its rhythm in its fine observations of a woman unable to conceive and the friend who unexpectedly can help her have a child.

The Last Time I Saw Macao

Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]

Our Nixon

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: An unprecedented look at the private home movies filmed by Richard Nixon’s inner circle offers a revealing peek behind the White House curtain.

Short Term 12

Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Vai que Dá Certo

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

2012 Films

Arbitrage

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Barbara

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Being Flynn

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Bestiaire

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Django Unchained

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Lincoln

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The Paperboy

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Promised Land

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Red Dawn

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Room 237

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The Sapphires

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Stand Up Guys

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Starbuck

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2011 Films

Down the Shore

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: Between its dreary atmosphere and lack of a gripping, easily-described plot, Down the Shore is not a film that will really attract and excite viewers. But though slow and shrewdly structured, it’s a competently made little drama you won’t regret giving 90 minutes of your time.

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