This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Feb. 7-9, 2014)

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: Feb. 7-9, 2014

Wide (United States)

The Lego Movie

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The Monuments Men

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Limited (United States)

A Fantastic Fear of Everything

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A Field in England

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Love & Air Sex

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The Pretty One

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

86th Oscars: Nominated Shorts

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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box

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After the Dark

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At Middleton

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Best Night Ever

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Blue Ruin

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Cheap Thrills

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Devil’s Due

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The German Doctor

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I, Frankenstein

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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Loves Her Gun

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That Awkward Moment

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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12 Years a Slave

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20 Feet from Stardom

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A.C.O.D.

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American Hustle

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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August: Osage County

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Baggage Claim

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Before Midnight

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Big Sur

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Blue Jasmine

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Camille Claudel 1915

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Captain Phillips

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Charlie Countryman

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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The Conjuring

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The Croods

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Cutie and the Boxer

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Dirty Wars

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Don Jon

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The Fifth Estate

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Fill the Void

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Free Birds

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Fruitvale Station

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Grudge Match

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Hell Baby

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Her

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The Hunt

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In a World…

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Insidious: Chapter 2

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The Invisible Woman

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

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The Kings of Summer

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Labor Day

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Last Vegas

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Linsanity

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The Lone Ranger

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Lone Survivor

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Only God Forgives

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Pacific Rim

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Paranoia

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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Saving Mr. Banks

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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The Spectacular Now

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Stories We Tell

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Stuck in Love

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Sweetwater

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This Is the End

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Tim’s Vermeer

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Violet & Daisy

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The Way, Way Back

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

Bad Chicken

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: … has a decent enough gimmick and it makes for a watchable enough comedy, but it doesn’t push the outrageousness meter to the lengths it would have to go to get noticed.

Blood Type

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This Estonian documentary by Leena Linna is a sincere account of the psychology of men at war.

The Callback Queen

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: It’s a movie about young filmmakers making movies, brimming with in jokes about the business, and as cute and endearing and clumsy as a puppy rescued from the pound.

Everybody’s Child

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Golden Dream

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Good Night

Don Simpson @ Film Threat

  • Excerpt: The true strength of Good Night is the top notch ensemble cast. Throw Alex Karpovsky, Todd Berger, Jason Newman and Chris Doubek into a room together and some sort of cinematic magic is going to happen; but there is also no doubt that it is the emotionally dynamic duo of Adriene Mishler and Jonny Mars who turn Good Night into something that is truly special.

The Great Passage

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Hank and Asha

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Heart of Bruno Wizard

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Into the Dark

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The fleeting incidents of happenstance and chance make even the coldest, most banal little suburb the place for believable character drive-drama.

My Stuff

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Fun, jazzy, and insightful doc.

Raising Matty Christian

Phil Hall @ Film Threat

  • Excerpt: Christian de Rezendes’ profoundly moving documentary on a young man that challenged perceptions of ability and disability.

The Randomers

Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine

  • Excerpt: [A] quirky and quaint romancer…thought-provoking and solid and never treads on the overly syrupy strokes that a big-budgeted hackneyed Hollywood romancer would exploit.

Sex After Kids

Marina Antunes @ Row Three

A Story of Children and Film

Matthew Blevins @ Nextprojection.com

  • Excerpt: Mark finds new meaning in films that he has shown around the world, showing us that there are always new truths to uncover in the world around us as well as the films that occupy our personal canons.

William’s Lullaby

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This promising film from Nicholas Arnold is a dark and hypnotic tale of grief and trauma.

Young & Beautiful

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Jeune & Jolie is unsurprisingly seductive, yet unexpectedly understated.

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