This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Aug. 24-26, 2012)

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: August 24, 2012

Wide (United States)

The Apparition

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Hit & Run

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Premium Rush

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Circumstance

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Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

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The Three Stooges

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Limited (United States)

Hermano

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Samsara

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Sleepwalk with Me

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Limited (United Kingdom)

The Imposter

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Shadow Dancer

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2012 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

360

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2 Days in New York

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About Cherry

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Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies

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Ai-Weiwei: Never Sorry

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The Amazing Spider-Man

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The Ambassador

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The Awakening

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Bernie

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The Bourne Legacy

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The Campaign

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Celeste and Jesse Forever

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Chimpanzee

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Compliance

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Cosmopolis

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The Dark Knight Rises

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The Day He Arrives

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The Dictator

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The Expendables 2

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Freelancers

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Goats

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Holy Motors

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Keyhole

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Killer Joe

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The Lucky One

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Magic Mike

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The Master

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Monsieur Lazhar

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Moonrise Kingdom

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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Outpost: Black Sun

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ParaNorman

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Robot & Frank

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Ruby Sparks

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Sparkle

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Take This Waltz

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The Tall Man

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Ted

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Think Like a Man

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Thunderstruck

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Total Recall

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The Victim

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The Viral Factor

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Virginia

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Wanderlust

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The Watch

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When the Lights Went Out

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Wild Bill

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2012 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Chicken with Plums

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: .. tells its tale with magical realism using live action, sometimes set within animation, theatrical tableaux and old style movie trickery. It’s as much a love letter to cinema as it is to Satrapi’s home country.

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: A mesmerizing blend of evocative live-action drama, and lush animation to rival the work of Maxfield Parish, “Chicken With Plums” is a magical film of epic proportions.

Cinderella 3D

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Hate Story

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

A Little Bit Zombie

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Shuffle

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Flawed, yet also intriguing and different.

2011 Films

The Beaver

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog

  • Excerpt: At the heart of The Beaver is a tension between its high-concept premise and its pointedly realistic, often achingly sad depiction of serious depression.

Beginners

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Beginners isn’t a movie about gender roles or sexual identity. It’s about the challenges of learning to fly again when a broken wing is not yet mended, but the soul is ready to soar.

The Revenant

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Special effects artist D. Kerry Prior (“The Abyss”) turns writer-director for this ill-conceived horror movie, which excels solely on the strength of its special effects and impressive make-up designs.

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