This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Feb. 22-24, 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: Feb. 22-24, 2013

Multinational Releases

Kai Po Che!

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Wide (United States)

Snitch

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Cloud Atlas

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Mama

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Song for Marion

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Limited (United States)

Bless Me, Ultima

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Inescapable

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Gangs of Wasseypur

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

56 Up

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Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse

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Beautiful Creatures

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The Berlin File

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The Bitter Buddha

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Escape from Planet Earth

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Bullet to the Head

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Gangster Squad

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A Good Day to Die Hard

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The Hardy Bucks Movie

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John Dies at the End

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The Last Stand

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Like Someone in Love

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The Look of Love

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Love and Honor

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No

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Outside Satan

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The Pirogue

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Side Effects

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The Tower

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Warm Bodies

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Yossi

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Bullet Collector

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Capital

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: You can bank on it.

Cartoon College

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Cellmates

Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: A lifer with little chance for appeal

The Factory

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: The Factory is sort of a torture-porn version of Taken. If that idea sounds a bit beyond its expiration date, that’s because the movie was filmed all the way back in 2008 and has been sitting on a shelf ever since.

False Trail (Jägarna 2)

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: If you’re weary of Peter Stormare’s one-dimensional Hollywood villains, here’s a chance to see him in his natural environment…

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough – The Tomi Ungerer Story

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: A really superb documentary.

The Good Man

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: A good effort.

The History of Future Folk

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Kon-Tiki

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: “Kon-Tiki” delivers an entertaining adventure with a terrifying storm, shark attacks and six very handsome Scandinavian men.

Men at Lunch

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

My Lucky Elephant

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: Like most boy and animal films, this one has a moving core, but it’s easy to miss amidst an episodic structure, poor acting, and concerns regarding both child and animal welfare. Still, for a direct-to-video bearing the Dove Foundation’s seal of approval and having fake 5-star reviews on Amazon, this isn’t too bad.

Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Today, seeing an animated short before a film not geared towards children or families is a rarity. This is perhaps why the Animated Short Film Oscar category seems to most people something from another world, another time.

Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live-Action

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Certainly any of these films in their original form (or even in a feature film adaptation) are smarter and better in every way than things like Green Lantern or The Hangover Part II (films with bigger budgets, bigger stars, but bigger disasters).

Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live-Action

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The two likeliest beneficiaries of the Oscar nominations are director Tom Van Avermaet, who has shown that he can create an expensive looking sci-fi/fantasy world on the cheap (imagine what he would do with a Marvel superhero sized budget) and actress Fatima Ptacek, who you’ll be seeing much more of so long as her cuteness holds up (keep your hands off her, TeenNick!)

Populaire

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Rock Paper Scissors

Jean-François Vandeuren @ Panorama-cinema.com [French]

The Sex of the Angels

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

War Witch

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Based on real stories, “War Witch” reflects the new millennium’s One Billion Rising, the movement against violence against women. “War Witch” not only rises in cleverness, but transcends in mind and spirit.

2012 Films

5 Broken Cameras

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Argo

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Barbara

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Comic-Con: Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

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Django Unchained

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English Vinglish

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Flight

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Hit & Run

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Hitchcock

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Holy Motors

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How to Survive a Plague

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Hyde Park on Hudson

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I Wish

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The Invisible War

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Lay the Favorite

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Les Misérables

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Lincoln

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The Master

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

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Promised Land

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Silver Linings Playbook

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A Simple Life

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Tabu

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Take This Waltz

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This Is 40

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Undefeated

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West of Memphis

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Zero Dark Thirty

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