This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Aug. 24-26, 2012)

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 24, 2012

Wide (United States)

Hit & Run

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Premium Rush

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Wide (United Kingdom)

The Three Stooges

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Limited (United States)

Sleepwalk with Me

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Limited (United Kingdom)

The Imposter

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Shadow Dancer

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2012 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

360

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2 Days in New York

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Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies

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Ai-Weiwei: Never Sorry

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The Amazing Spider-Man

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Bernie

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The Bourne Legacy

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The Campaign

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Chimpanzee

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Compliance

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Cosmopolis

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The Day He Arrives

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The Dictator

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The Expendables 2

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Freelancers

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Goats

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Holy Motors

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Keyhole

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Killer Joe

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Magic Mike

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The Master

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Moonrise Kingdom

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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Outpost: Black Sun

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ParaNorman

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Robot & Frank

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Ruby Sparks

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Sparkle

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Take This Waltz

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Ted

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Think Like a Man

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Total Recall

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The Victim

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The Viral Factor

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Virginia

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Wanderlust

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When the Lights Went Out

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Wild Bill

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2012 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Chicken with Plums

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: .. tells its tale with magical realism using live action, sometimes set within animation, theatrical tableaux and old style movie trickery. It’s as much a love letter to cinema as it is to Satrapi’s home country.

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: A mesmerizing blend of evocative live-action drama, and lush animation to rival the work of Maxfield Parish, “Chicken With Plums” is a magical film of epic proportions.

Cinderella 3D

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Hate Story

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

A Little Bit Zombie

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

2011 Films

The Beaver

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog

  • Excerpt: At the heart of The Beaver is a tension between its high-concept premise and its pointedly realistic, often achingly sad depiction of serious depression.

Beginners

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Beginners isn’t a movie about gender roles or sexual identity. It’s about the challenges of learning to fly again when a broken wing is not yet mended, but the soul is ready to soar.

The Revenant

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Special effects artist D. Kerry Prior (“The Abyss”) turns writer-director for this ill-conceived horror movie, which excels solely on the strength of its special effects and impressive make-up designs.

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