This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Mar. 21-23, 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: Mar. 21-23, 2014

Wide (United States)

Divergent

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Muppets Most Wanted

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Expanding (United States)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Limited (United States)

The French Minister

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

The Missing Picture

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Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

300: Rise of an Empire

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About Last Night

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Adult World

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Almost Human

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The Art of the Steal

Stacia Kissick Jones @ Spectrum Culture Online

Bad Words

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Cuban Fury

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

The Den

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: Before it falls into a more standard slasher pattern with a ton of camera-shaking and a scintilla of torturous bloodletting akin to a “Saw” movie, “The Den” is a pretty effective cautionary tale.

Enemy

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The Face of Love

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Annette Bening makes another movie character seem real and true in this suspenseful romantic drama.

Finding Vivian Maier

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

I, Frankenstein

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In Fear

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: Building on the primal power of apprehension and leaving much to the imagination, especially in the first half, “In Fear” forces the viewer to not only be scared for the two lead characters, but we become scared ourselves.

Interior. Leather Bar.

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It Felt Like Love

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: The kind of film that a lot of people try to make, yet few rarely succeed in making.

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: like the ne plus ultra of blu-ray extras for a film that was never made.

The Lego Movie

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The Monuments Men

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Need for Speed

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Noah

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On My Way

Kent Turner @ Film-Forward.com

Patrick

Mark Harris @ About.com

Patrick

Jeremy Kibler @ Diabolique Magazine

  • Excerpt: If Patrick won’t have you recoiling in fright, it will surely slap an ear-to-ear grin on one’s face as a giddily old-school treat in Grand Guignol style.

Ride Along

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Snowpiercer

José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Fantástico salto al panorama internacional de Joon-ho Bong, que propone una película tan divertida como demoledora en sus lecturas. El futuro distópico clásico subraya sus diferencias de clase a bordo de un tren que no puedes perder.

Stay

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club

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Vampire Academy

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Veronica Mars

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Le Week-End

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

About Time

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Blue Caprice

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Frankenstein’s Army

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Glickman

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

Gravity

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Homefront

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Labor Day

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Saving Mr. Banks

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Tim’s Vermeer

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We’re the Millers

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

9-Month Stretch

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The high court of Cinemablographer finds this film guilty on the charge of unfunny sexism.

Beauty and the Beast

José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: La fábula del amor sin barreras regresa a los cines en una nueva versión soporífera y desfasada. El perrete digital y la delicada muchachita se rondan sin interés ninguno, a la espera de que la historia se repita. Pues vale.

Coherence

José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Joya de culto instantánea que marca el interesantísimo debut tras las cámaras de James Ward Byrkit. Una ciencia-ficción maquiavélica e hipnótica, interesante y atrapante a partes iguales. Cuando llega el cometa Miller, llega el terror.

Fashion Tension

Dragan Antulov @ Croatian [Croatian]

The John Hines Show

Bob Cashill @ WCCO.com

  • Excerpt: Talking movies with WCCO-Minneapolis host John Hines.

Longwave

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: George Gershwin music drives this delightful pastiche of classic cinema and cultural revolutions.

No Clue

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Affable crime comedy starring Brent Butt and Amy Smart.

Starred Up

Michael Pattison @ Sight & Sound

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