This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jan. 31-Feb. 2)

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. 31-Feb. 2, 2014

Wide (United States)

Labor Day

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That Awkward Moment

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Limited (United States)

At Middleton

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Tim’s Vermeer

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

12 O’Clock Boys

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86th Oscars: Nominated Shorts (Animated & Live-Action)

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Band of Sisters

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The Best Offer

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Blue Ruin

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Brightest Star

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Cold Comes the Night

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Gimme Shelter

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Gloria

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I, Frankenstein

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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Knights of Badassdom

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Like Father, Like Son

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The Monkey King

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Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2

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Old Goats

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Run & Jump

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The Truth About Emanuel

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Visitors

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Le Week-End

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

American Hustle

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August: Osage County

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Before Midnight

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Concussion

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The Counselor

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Dario Argento’s Dracula

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Don Jon

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Enough Said

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Escape Plan

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Frozen

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Her

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Here Comes the Devil

Steve Biodrowski @ Cinefantastique Online

  • Excerpt: Fuses the grindhouse with the arthouse into an interesting but unsatisfying hybrid.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Hunt

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I Used to Be Darker

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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The Invisible Woman

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Kon-Tiki

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Last Vegas

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Machete Kills

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Man of Tai Chi

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Nebraska

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Out of the Furnace

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The Past

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Rush

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The Spectacular Now

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The Square

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Violet & Daisy

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We’re the Millers

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

Elliot

[New Today] Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Enemies Closer

James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Jean Claude Van Damme is gleefully deranged in Peter Hyams’ no-frills Friday night beat-em up, in which a park ranger and vengeful ex-con form an uneasy alliance against a gang of marauding mercenaries on the Canadian border.

From Vegas To Macau

James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Chow Yun Fat and writer-director Wong Jing return to the casino floor in this light-hearted action comedy that casts Chow alongside Nicolas Tse and Chapman To as con artists out to take down an international gambling syndicate.

Generation War

[New Today] Chris Barsanti @ Film Racket

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

[New Today] Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Life Itself

[New Today] Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Listen Up Philip

[New Today] Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Mr. Leos Carax

[New Today] Don Lewis @ Film Threat

My Prairie Home

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This musical documentary about transgendered artist Rae Spoon finds a unique inbetweenness for film form.

No No: A Dockumentary

[New Today] Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Odd Thomas

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

  • Excerpt: Parte del problema de la trama es que mucho de lo que descubre Thomas es incomprensible para el espectador si no se ha leído la novela; muchas veces las conclusiones a las que llega el protagonista parece que Sommers se las ha sacado de la manga para hacer avanzar la historia.

R100

[New Today] Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Rezeta

[New Today] Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Skanks

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Teenage

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Three Night Stand

[New Today] Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Uranium Drive-In

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Colorado fight between commerce and environmentalism resonates across America

Who Took Johnny?

[New Today] Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

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