This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jan. 24-26, 2014)

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: Jan. 24-26, 2014

Wide (United States)

I, Frankenstein

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Expanding (United States)

Dallas Buyers Club

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Limited (United States)

Gimme Shelter

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Gloria

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Visitors

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Big Bad Wolves

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Devil’s Due

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Interior. Leather Bar.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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Jai Ho

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Karle Pyaar Karle

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The Legend of Hercules

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Like Father, Like Son

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Maidentrip

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The Nut Job

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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Ride Along

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Summer in February

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Vanishing Pearls

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

12 Years a Slave

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47 Ronin

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The Act of Killing

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American Hustle

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American Promise

[New Today] Andrew Wyatt @ Look/Listen (St. Louis Magazine)

  • Excerpt: Besides raising awareness of the double standards and soft bigotry that bedevil boys of color, the film’s overwhelming effect is to evoke pained empathy for the specific experiences of its subjects.

August: Osage County

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Blackfish

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The Book Thief

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Cutie and the Boxer

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The Family

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The Grandmaster

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The Great Beauty

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Grudge Match

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Hours

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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The Invisible Woman

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Labor Day

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Last Vegas

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Lone Survivor

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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Oldboy

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The Past

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Runner Runner

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Saving Mr. Banks

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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The Square

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This Is the End

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The Wind Rises

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Badges of Fury

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Blind

Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Concrete Night

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Dedh Ishqiya

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Elliot

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Felix

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Joe Papp in Five Acts

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: Filmmakers Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsten peel away the layers in this absorbing collection of film clips and talking heads

Life Itself

[New Today] Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Mindscape

José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Jorge Dorado demuestra brío y buena mano en su debut en el campo del largometraje, pero desgraciadamente la película cae a plomo transcurrida la mitad de la historia víctima de un montaje que parece haber arrancado piezas al conjunto.

Mother, I Love You

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Of Horses and Men

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

R100

Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Skanks

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Station (a.k.a. Blood Glacier)

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Talea

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Wish I Was Here

Erik Childress @ Film Threat

  • Excerpt: Braff’s heart is very much “in it” as Natalie Portman’s Sam would say, and while his character fantasizes about science fiction role-playing, the complete storyteller is looking for the reality in our everyday fictions and how it applies to all of us.

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