This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Aug. 16-18, 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: August 16, 2013

Multinational Releases

Kick-Ass 2

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Wide (United States)

Jobs

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Limited (United States)

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Austenland

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Cutie and the Boxer

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Inch’Allah

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The Big Wedding

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Blackfish

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The Canyons

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The Company You Keep

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Elysium

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Fill the Void

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The Great Gatsby

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Grown Ups 2

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The Host

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The Hot Flashes

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In a World…

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Killing Season

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The Lords of Salem

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Lovelace

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Mud

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Olympus Has Fallen

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Our Children

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Oz the Great and Powerful

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Pacific Rim

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Paradise

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The Patience Stone

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Prince Avalanche

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The Purge

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Short Term 12

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Side Effects

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The Spectacular Now

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Spring Breakers

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Still Mine

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This Is Martin Bonner

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Venus and Serena

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The Wall

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Wasteland

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The Way, Way Back

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We’re the Millers

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What Maisie Knew

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The Wolverine

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World War Z

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Factory of One

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Typifying the creative, self-fulfilling and psychic exploration of the sweltering Nevada desert event, “Factory of One” explores one Portland engineer’s personal journey to the Burning Man experience.

From One Second to the Next

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Good Son: The Life of Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Noted ‘80s era lightweight boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is the subject of a passionate and stylishly composed documentary that allows the charismatic champion from Youngstown, Ohio to tell his story of tremendous victories and terrible losses.

How to Be a Man

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: The co-founder of Vice gets the perfect vehicle for his hardcore brand of comedy in Chadd Harbold’s crude and occasionally gutbusting film.

Shouting Secrets

Jonathan Richards @ jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: Shouting Secrets is a good-hearted movie with plenty of flaws, but with enough strength and appeal that you’re inclined to forgive it its trespasses.

Wither

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

2012 Films

End of Watch

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The Hunt

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We Grew Wings

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: “We Grew Wings,” a bow to Nike’s support of the University of Oregon’s sports program, celebrates this kind of euphoria that Title IX, the ground-breaking equity-maker for women in American athletic culture, brought to women’s sports programs in the United States.

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