This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jul. 3-7, 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: Jul. 3, 2013

Wide (United States)

Despicable Me 2

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The Lone Ranger

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Wide (United Kingdom)

The Internship

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Now You See Me

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Limited (United States)

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

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Just Like a Woman

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Stuck in Love

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The Way, Way Back

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Lootera

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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

20 Feet from Stardom

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The Act of Killing

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After Earth

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A Band Called Death

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Before Midnight

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Beijing Flickers

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Berberian Sound Studio

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Blancanieves

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Byzantium

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Copperhead

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The Crash Reel

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Frances Ha

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Fruitvale Station

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Hannah Arendt

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

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The Heat

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The Hot Flashes

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Identity Thief

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In the House

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Kon-Tiki

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Love Is All You Need

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Man of Steel

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Maniac

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Midnight’s Children

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Monsters University

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Much Ado About Nothing

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No

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The Numbers Station

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Post Tenebras Lux

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Raanjhanaa

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Scary Movie V

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Thérèse

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This Is the End

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Upstream Color

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White House Down

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Wish You Were Here

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World War Z

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Best Friends Forever

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

Blood for Irina

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: This is a good looking effort for “no-budget” filmmaking.

Crawl

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Crawl’s sense of place and the realistic characters who people it keep us occupied while the film runs, but its conclusion is almost foregone and we’re left wondering just what its point was.

Errors of the Human Body

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: More brooding thinkpiece than sci-fi thriller, and yet fans of brooding thinkpieces may not be wholly satisfied, either.

Feng Shui

Danny King @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: [An] unpredictable, absorbingly melodramatic story [told] with a clear-eyed naturalism.

A Girl and a Gun

[New Today] Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: A Girl and a Gun seems designed to encourage the growing number of American ladies packing heat, but it’s practically reverse propaganda, reinforcing the image of firearm fetishists as troubled and dangerous.

Haute Cuisine

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: This souffle of a film is kept aloft by a terrific performance from Frot, all no-nonsense in the kitchen, cleavering her way through bureaucracy and political pettiness, and by the succulently photographed edible creations.

Just a Sigh

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: If it weren’t for Devos, I’d happily translate the title of this one to “Just a Slog,” as getting through it was an endurance test from the forty minute mark onward.

The Nun

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: It helps to know that Diderot’s book began as a series of prank ‘letters’ from his unwilling nun begging from help from a friend of his, as Nicloux’s film borders on camp in its third act (aided by Isabelle Huppert’s hothouse performance), but he delivers a stunning final scene that appears to be his own.

Pretty Butterflies

Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com

  • Excerpt: Two Italian teenage girls defy the suffocation of small town, traditional Italy and emerge at the end of the day with dreams intact.

Rafea: Solar Mama

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Hugely hopeful documentary about women unleashing their potential and putting into practice small-scale, realistic solutions to enormous problems.

Still Mine

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: Proof positive that long-lived individuals possess the resilience to handle anything and everything that life throws at them.

When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

2012 Films

Crazy Horse

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The House I Live In

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The Hunt

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In Bed with Ulysses

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: Directors Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna have done a loving job of burrowing into the epic story of the circumstances and struggles involved in the writing and publishing of this seminal work of 20th century literature

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