This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Aug. 23-25, 2013)

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

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: Aug. 23, 2013

Multinational Releases

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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Wide (United States)

The World’s End

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You’re Next

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Elysium

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We’re the Millers

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Limited (United States)

Drinking Buddies

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The Grandmaster

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Short Term 12

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Devil’s Pass (a.k.a. The Dyatlov Pass Incident)

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The Act of Killing

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Blancanieves

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Blood

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Blue Jasmine

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The Call

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Charge

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Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus

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Dark Tourist

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The Great Gatsby

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In a World…

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Inch’Allah

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Jobs

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Kick-Ass 2

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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The Lone Ranger

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Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!

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One Direction: This is Us

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Our Children

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Paradise: Faith

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Paranoia

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Planes

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Rapture-Palooza

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Reality

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The Spectacular Now

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Standing Up

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Wasteland

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Charles Bradley: Soul of America

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: Bradley’s tenacity is inspiring, and the music is excellent to boot.

Every Blessed Day

Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com

  • Excerpt: A lively and funny essay on the life in love and the survival of love.

Floating City

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Madras Cafe

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Modest Reception

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: An absurd scenario gets serious treatment in the Iranian film “A Modest Reception”…irector/star Mani Haghighi keeps us on our toes, confronting our own perceptions of materialism, hardship and our sense of what is fundamentally correct.

[New Today] Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: This weird Iranian film poses some unusual dilemmas and makes some uncomfortable observations about both getting and giving money.

2012 Films

Amour

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The Angels’ Share

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Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: Documentarian Ben Shapiro turns the camera around on the artist in “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters,” a thoughtful observation of a creator and his creations.

Harold’s Going Stiff

Mark Harris @ About.com

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