This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jun. 20-22, 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: Jun. 20-22, 2014

Wide (United States)

Jersey Boys

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Think Like a Man Too

[New Today] Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures

  • Excerpt: It has some very funny moments, and a few touching ones as well. Sure, it gets corny at times, but overall, it’s a very entertaining movie that can appeal to a broad audience.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: [T]he sequel isn’t an advertisement. This is a legitimate movie; it is also a legitimately bad one.

[New Today] Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: I didn’t realize it going in, but after conquering Vegas, I somehow feel that I could follow this group anywhere.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Little more than another recycling of ‘The Hangover’…loud, abrasive, frenetic and singularly unfunny.

Limited (United States)

The Last Sentence

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: The struggle of a Swedish theology student turned crusading journalist to speak truth to Hitler’s power while dealing with his own shadow side.

Third Person

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: Three intimate dramas that test our beliefs and attitudes about trust.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

22 Jump Street

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Adjust Your Tracking

Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk.com

  • Excerpt: Adjust Your Tracking is essentially a feature-length collection of VHS-collector profiles tied together with the memories and thoughts of those who populate this anachronistic niche.

All Cheerleaders Die

Jeremy Kibler @ Diabolique Magazine

  • Excerpt: All Cheerleaders Die is such an oddly likable and enthusiastically made lark with offbeat sensibilities that all preconceived notions fall by the wayside. It has enough acerbic humor, bloody fun, and pert spirit, yes it does, to look past its existing imperfections.

Anna

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Beneath the Harvest Sky

Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com

  • Excerpt: A story that unfolds nearly as slowly as the potatoes ripen in the fields, the charismatic performances of the two young leads make all the difference.

Borgman

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com

  • Excerpt: Defies categorization — part satanic thriller, part social satire. Characters glide through narrative as if in Caligari-induced haze.

Burning Blue

Glenn Dunks @ The Film Experience

Chef

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Code Black

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A sobering and idealistic call for more emergency room “mercy medicine” as an alternative to treating only paying patients.

Cold in July

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Divergent

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The Double

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Edge of Tomorrow

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The Fault in Our Stars

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Forgotten Hero

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: A very suspenseful and memorable thriller.

Hellion

[New Today] Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Jacob isn’t committing crimes because he’s bored or necessarily even a bad kid. Teens just acting out is a familiar excuse and film trope, but Hellion gets the character decisively right.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Ida

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The Immigrant

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The Lego Movie

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A Long Way Down

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This disappointing adaptation of the novel by Nick Hornby falls with a splat.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

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Need for Speed

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Neighbors

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Non-Stop

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Obvious Child

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Oculus

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Palo Alto

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The Rover

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The Signal

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Stacia Kissick Jones @ Spectrum Culture Online
Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Aka ‘Hobnobbing: The Movie’

[New Today] Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: But the legend” that is Shep Gordon overshadows who this man actually is and how he operates. Now that would have been a great topic for a documentary.”

Tracks

[New Today] Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: ‘Tracks’ is the expectable chronicle of a young woman’s 1,700 mile journey across the harsh deserts of West Australia with four camels and her dog.

The Two Faces of January

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

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Willow Creek

Glenn Dunks @ The Film Experience
Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Dallas Buyers Club

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Haunter

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It’s a Disaster

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Mademoiselle C

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Oldboy

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The Purge

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

The Bachelor Weekend

Norm Schrager @ Film Racket

  • Excerpt: A breath of fresh pre-nuptial air, literally and figuratively.

Bright Days Ahead

Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com

  • Excerpt: A lightweight but sincere glimpse at starting life when many are ending it.

Coherence

Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International

  • Excerpt: Cracking good “Twilight Zone” riff turns a yuppie dinner party into an inside-out exercise in paranoia and relationship physics after a passing comet knocks out the power, and maybe more besides.

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Strangely subtle, supernatural mindbender….

[New Today] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Deploys twisty sci-fi concepts to warp the almost-clichéd dinner-party soap opera into a horror story of the human condition in the face of quantum philosophy.

Evergreen: The Road to Legalization

Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com

  • Excerpt: Although there is little new in this film, in either information or presentation, it is an accurate and detailed documentation of how the law works right.

Fish & Cat

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Ivory Tower

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Here’s a documentary that should be of interest to any kid thinking about his future or the parents socking away money for their children’s college fund.

Jimi: All Is By My Side

Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com

  • Excerpt: A powerful look at the crucial years in an artist’s trajectory when the thrill of success begins to yield to the curse of fame.

Korengal

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: http://www.reelingreviews.com/korengal.htm#Laura

Mommy

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

La petite reine

Jean-François Vandeuren @ Panorama-cinema.com [French]

The Physician

Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]

  • Excerpt: Jedno od neobicnijih ostvarenja današnjeg kino-repertoara koje vec zbog toga zaslužuje publiku.

A Place in Heaven

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

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