This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 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. 31-Feb. 2, 2014

Wide (United States)

Labor Day

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That Awkward Moment

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Limited (United States)

At Middleton

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Tim’s Vermeer

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

12 O’Clock Boys

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86th Oscars: Nominated Shorts (Animated & Live-Action)

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Band of Sisters

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The Best Offer

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Brightest Star

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Cold Comes the Night

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Gloria

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I, Frankenstein

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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Knights of Badassdom

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Like Father, Like Son

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The Monkey King

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Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2

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Old Goats

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Run & Jump

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The Truth About Emanuel

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Visitors

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Le Week-End

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

American Hustle

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August: Osage County

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Before Midnight

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Concussion

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The Counselor

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Dario Argento’s Dracula

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Don Jon

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Escape Plan

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Frozen

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Her

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Here Comes the Devil

Steve Biodrowski @ Cinefantastique Online

  • Excerpt: Fuses the grindhouse with the arthouse into an interesting but unsatisfying hybrid.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Hunt

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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The Invisible Woman

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Kon-Tiki

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Last Vegas

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Machete Kills

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Man of Tai Chi

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Nebraska

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Out of the Furnace

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The Past

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Rush

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The Spectacular Now

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The Square

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Violet & Daisy

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We’re the Millers

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

Enemies Closer

James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Jean Claude Van Damme is gleefully deranged in Peter Hyams’ no-frills Friday night beat-em up, in which a park ranger and vengeful ex-con form an uneasy alliance against a gang of marauding mercenaries on the Canadian border.

From Vegas To Macau

James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Chow Yun Fat and writer-director Wong Jing return to the casino floor in this light-hearted action comedy that casts Chow alongside Nicolas Tse and Chapman To as con artists out to take down an international gambling syndicate.

My Prairie Home

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This musical documentary about transgendered artist Rae Spoon finds a unique inbetweenness for film form.

Odd Thomas

Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Parte del problema de la trama es que mucho de lo que descubre Thomas es incomprensible para el espectador si no se ha leído la novela; muchas veces las conclusiones a las que llega el protagonista parece que Sommers se las ha sacado de la manga para hacer avanzar la historia.

Teenage

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

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