This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jan. 3-5, 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. 3-5, 2014

Wide (United States)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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Limited (United States)

The Best Offer

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

One Chance

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

47 Ronin

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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All Is Lost

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American Hustle

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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August: Osage County

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Black Nativity

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Captain Phillips

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Dhoom 3

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Frozen

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The Great Beauty

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Grudge Match

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The Heat

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Her

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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The Invisible Woman

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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

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Lone Survivor

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Out of the Furnace

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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RED 2

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Saving Mr. Banks

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Spring Breakers

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Sweetwater

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Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolverine

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

All the Light in the Sky

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

  • Excerpt: Clearly, this is a film dear to her heart as it touches on aging and the superficiality of Hollywood, but this formless, momentum-free indie isn’t just a snoozer, it’s downright comatose.

Foosball

Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Visualmente genial, narrativamente un desastre.

It Boy

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

Lassester’s Bones

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

  • Excerpt: Lassester’s Bones is as much about the illumination of the myth surrounding the man as it is about man’s desire to complete the incomplete and fulfil the unfulfilled. It’s poetic, personal filmmaking.

The Physician

Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Visualmente la película no tiene nada de personalidad, porque la dirección es muy plana, pero la producción está muy cuidada, en ningún momento resulta cutre, y el reparto está correcto. Donde tiene problemas es en el plano narrativo.

Ram-Leela

Michael Dequina Dequina @ TheMovieReport.com

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