This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jan. 17-19, 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: Jan. 17-19, 2014

Wide (United States)

Devil’s Due

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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The Nut Job

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Ride Along

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Expanding (United States)

12 Years a Slave

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August: Osage County

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Limited (United States)

G.B.F.

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box

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Interior. Leather Bar.

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The Legend of Hercules

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Raze

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The Rocket

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The Truth About Emanuel

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

2 Guns

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47 Ronin

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After Earth

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American Hustle

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The Banshee Chapter

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: If you have a passion either for paranormal culture or for anything [Hunter S.] Thompson-related, ‘Banshee Chapter’ may be worthwhile; for those without a particular interest in these subject, however, it’s not a wild enough ride to justify buying a ticket.

Blue Ruin

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

  • Excerpt: The true power of Blue Ruin is its ability to find tension in the little things, not showy acts of violence.

The Colony

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The Conjuring

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Elysium

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Femme

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Free Birds

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Frozen

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The Grandmaster

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The Great Beauty

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Her

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Jamesy Boy

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

  • Excerpt: Burns has overcome a lot of hardship in his life, and his story is truly inspiring, but not everybody’s story needs to be a movie.

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

Jobs

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Kick-Ass 2

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Lone Survivor

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Maidentrip

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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Runner Runner

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Saving Mr. Banks

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Short Term 12

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Terms and Conditions May Apply

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Turbo

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Walking with Dinosaurs

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

Louis Cyr

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Not the strongest film in the world, but a film of notable production value and spirit.

Police Story 2013

James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: A sequel in name only to Jackie Chan’s hugely popular action series, this latest offering moves proceedings to mainland China for a small scale, straight-faced and relatively thrill-free drama with a tendency to pontificate about civil responsibility.

Tom Yum Goong 2

James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Tony Jaa reunites with the team that helped make his name in the martial arts world, but both he and co-star Jeeja Yanin are eclipsed by impressive up-and-comer Marrese Crump in this otherwise underwhelming action sequel.

Venus in Fur

José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Roman Polanski se lanza a un texto tan clásico como polémico acompañado de tan sólo dos actores y un escenario embriagador. Una película turbulenta, sórdida, inquietante, desde luego; pero también divertida, amena y en ocasiones rayana en lo hilarante.

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