This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Sep. 7-9, 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: Sep. 7, 2012

Multinational Releases

Wide (United States)

The Cold Light of Day

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The Words

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Dredd

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Lawless

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That’s My Boy

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Limited (United States)

[REC] 3: Genesis

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Girl Model

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Hello I Must Be Going

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The Inbetweeners Movie

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Keep the Lights On

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Shut Up and Play the Hits

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2012 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Act of Valor

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

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The Ambassador

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The Apparition

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The Babymakers

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Battleship

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Bel Ami

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Chained

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Cosmopolis

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Elena

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The Expendables 2

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The Eye of Storm

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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

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For a Good Time, Call…

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For Ellen

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The Good Doctor

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High School

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Hit & Run

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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

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The Impostor

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Keith Lemon: The Film

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Last Days Here

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Liberal Arts

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Little White Lies

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The Loved Ones

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Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

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Neighbouring Sounds

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ParaNorman

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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The Possession

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Red Hook Summer

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The Revenant

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Samsara

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Side by Side

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Sleepwalk With Me

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Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever

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Something’s Gonna Live

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Somewhere Between

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Step Up to the Plate

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The Tall Man

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Thunderstruck

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Total Recall

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The Watch

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Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

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Your Sister’s Sister

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2012 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Beauty Is Embarrassing

Joshua Brunsting @ CriterionCast

Easton’s Article

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

  • Excerpt: Reprenant les scénarios fignolés en boucles temporelles où les voyages dans le temps affectent de part et d’autre le présent et le futur dans une suite de décisions et de coups de tête surprenants, ce premier essai saura égarer même son spectateur le plus attentif par des cris de génie qu’on interprète plutôt comme les égarements d’un fan fini de science-fiction.

Excision

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

  • Excerpt: Le problème du cinéma de genre, c’est qu’il s’abandonne dans le genre et qu’ici, dans cette version gore de J’ai tué ma mère, le rythme trop télégraphié et routinier laisse deviner que trop de pages ont été écrites pour remplir les blancs.

Hospitalite

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

2011 Films

The Hot Potato

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: In 1969, fire broke out at a government research establishment near London; the resulting explosion obliterated its interior. This charming little comedy caper, modelled after the Ealing greats, explores what might have happened if a lump of uranium from that establishment had found its way into the hands of two East End chancers whose only thought was how much cash it might be worth.

Karate-Robo Zaborgar

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: From what I could tell, Iguchi’s movie was a loving, and comic, tribute to a childhood fantasy, updated with computer generated special effects, some mildly risque humor, and a few sprays of blood here and there.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

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