This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Feb. 8-10, 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. 8-10, 2013

Multinational Releases

Wide (United States)

Identity Thief

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Side Effects

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Wide (United Kingdom)

I Give It a Year

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Warm Bodies

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Limited (United States)

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

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Lore

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

56 Up

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Antiviral

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Bullet to the Head

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Caesar Must Die

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Gangster Squad

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Ginger & Rosa

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Girls Against Boys

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

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John Dies at the End

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The Last Stand

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Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

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The Look of Love

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Mama

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The Sorcerer and the White Snake

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Table No. 21

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Upstream Color

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The We and the I

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What Richard Did

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

80 Million

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

85th Oscars: Nominated Shorts – Animated

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: “Paperman” might be the most romantic movie of the year…

Norm Schrager @ Meet In the Lobby

  • Excerpt: … a wonderful variety of stories and styles, with some familiar faces and ingenious ideas.

Ass Backwards

Erik Childress @ Film Threat

Banaz: a Love Story

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Blumenthal

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: The stage is set for wild day in Manhattan when a famed playwright passes and his brother is eager to reclaim the legacy he believes is his in this amusing debut from writer/director/actor Seth Fisher that premiered this week at the Santa Barbara International Film Fest.

Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A tribute to poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti as a creator and nurturer of wonder.

A Few Hours of Spring

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Fifth Season

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Fruitvale

Erik Childress @ Film Threat

It’s Such a Beautiful Day

Mark Pfeiffer @ Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Kauwboy

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Mafia

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: This amateurish crime drama is an eye-opener as to how poor a film can be even with some accomplished lead actors in the fray.

Margaret Tait, Film Poet

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Mill and the Cross

Enrique Buchichio @ Cartelera.com.uy [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: No es tanto un film histórico como una suerte de película de ensayo, en la que el director intenta ir más allá del lienzo para descifrar el proceso creativo de Brueghel y su forma de interpretar la realidad de su tiempo.

Out in the Open

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: Almost normal

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Estupenda película que cuenta la historia sencilla, con problemas comunes, narrados de forma extraordinaria

Special 26

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

A Tale of Two Syrias

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Tales of the Night

Matthew Blevins @ Nextprojection.com

The Thieves

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Who doesn’t like caper movies, especially when they are done well? the Thieves confidently takes from past films with the theft of a diamond from a casino, with the added perks of some of the latest technology plus a couple of old school scams, adding the undercover cop to the mix.

Toy’s House

Erik Childress @ Film Threat

Two Mothers

Amber Wilkinson @ EyeForFilm

  • Excerpt: The moment that the dialogue begins, any nuance is lost, with key emotional moments generating laughter rather than empathy.

We Are Northern Lights

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

2012 Films

Arbitrage

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The Bourne Legacy

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Breaking Dawn, Part 2

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Bully

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Cafe de Flore

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Celeste and Jesse Forever

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Dangerous Liaisons

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Django Unchained

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The Expendables 2

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Flight

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For a Good Time, Call…

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The Gatekeepers

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The Good Doctor

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Here Comes the Boom

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The House I Live In

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Killer Joe

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Les Misérables

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Life of Pi

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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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Moonrise Kingdom

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Promised Land

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Red Tails

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Safety Not Guaranteed

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Samsara

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Savages

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Silver Linings Playbook

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Sinister

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Smashed

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Stand Up Guys

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The Watch

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West of Memphis

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The Words

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Zero Dark Thirty

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2011 Films

Pina

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