This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Mar. 7-9, 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: Mar. 7-9, 2014

Wide (United States)

300: Rise of an Empire

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman

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Limited (United States)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Grand Piano

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Journey to the West

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

24 Exposures

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3 Days to Kill

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86th Oscars: Nominated Shorts

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Almost Human

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The Bag Man

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Big Bad Wolves

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Chlorine

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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Haunt

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In Fear

[New Today] Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: It’s hard to shake how ultimately unsatisfying the pesky destination is, but the white-knuckle getting-there is what’s worth the energy in “In Fear.”

In Secret

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Jimmy P

[New Today] Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: Jimmy P. (opening today) is the sort of film that should be important and compelling, but is neither.

The Lego Movie

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The Lunchbox

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The Missing Picture

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The Monuments Men

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Need for Speed

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Non-Stop

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Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2

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Odd Thomas

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Omar

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Only Lovers Left Alive

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Particle Fever

[New Today] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A funny, exhilarating, suspenseful documentary about the Large Hadron Collider, and how physics is more akin to philosophy and art than you may have imagined.

Pompeii

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Shaadi Ke Side Effects

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Showing Up

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Son of God

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Stalingrad

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That Awkward Moment

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Total Siyapaa

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Under the Skin

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Visitors

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Le Week-End

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

All Is Lost

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The Book Thief

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Dear Mr. Watterson

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

  • Excerpt: Although all the gooey remembrances elicit a smile, Schroeder film is at its best when it is gets a little muddy about matters of art and commerce.

Dirty Wars

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Ernest & Celestine

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Frozen

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Gravity

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Her

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In a World…

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Lone Survivor

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Nebraska

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Out of the Furnace

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Paranoia

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The Past

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Saving Mr. Banks

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The Wind Rises

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

The Apostle

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Cheatin’

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Closed Curtain

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

It’s All So Quiet

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Moebius

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: A wrenching tragedy from Kim Ki-duk, with an audience appeal of nearly zero

Remote Area Medical

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Rezeta

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Strange Little Cat

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Tracks

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Wajma, An Afghan Love Story

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Walesa: Man of Hope

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Who Took Johnny?

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Wolf Creek 2

Blake Howard @ Graffiti with Punctuation

  • Excerpt: Relentless, terrifying and fiercely satirical; Wolf Creek 2 is best the horror sequel that this reviewer has ever seen and a high water mark for an already great looking year for Australian cinema.

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