This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Oct. 19-21, 2012)

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: October 19, 2012

Multinational Releases

Paranormal Activity 4

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Wide (United States)

Alex Cross

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Frankenweenie

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

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Limited (United States)

The Sessions

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Tai Chi 0

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Student of the Year

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2012 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

2016: Obama’s America

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Amour

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Apartment 143

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Argo

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Atlas Shrugged, Part II

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Bachelorette

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Barbara

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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The Big Picture

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The Bourne Legacy

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The Cabin in the Woods

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Call Me Kuchu

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Cockneys Vs. Zombies

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The Cold Light of Day

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Cosmopolis

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The Dark Knight Rises

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Dark Shadows

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Declaration of War

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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

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The Dictator

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Dredd

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Easy Money

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English Vinglish

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Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story Of 007

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Excision

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The First Time

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Flight

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Footnote

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Grave Encounters 2

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Head Games

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Headhunters

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Hello I Must Be Going

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Here Comes the Boom

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Holy Motors

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Hotel Transylvania

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The House I Live In

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Hyde Park on Hudson

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Ill Manors

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Janeane from Des Moines

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Keep the Lights On

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Kill List

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Killing Them Softly

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The Lady

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Lawless

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Least Among Saints

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Lincoln

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Magic Mike

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Men in Black 3

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Monsieur Lazhar

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Nobody Walks

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Now Is Good

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On the Road

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The Oranges

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The Paperboy

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Photographic Memory

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Pitch Perfect

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Post Mortem

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Prometheus

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The Raven

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[REC] 3 Génesis

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The Revisionaries

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Robot & Frank

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Rock of Ages

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Room 237

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Ruby Sparks

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Rust and Bone

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Savages

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Searching for Sugar Man

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Seven Psychopaths

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Shut Up and Play the Hits

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Simon and the Oaks

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Sinister

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Skyfall

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Smashed

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Smiley

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Snow White and the Huntsman

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Solomon Kane

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Tabu

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Ted

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To the Arctic

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To Rome With Love

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V/H/S

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War of the Buttons

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The Woman In Black

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Yogawoman

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2012 Films Not Yet In Theaters

After Lucía

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: An uncomfortable and disturbing experience with a vengeful sting in the tail that sinks our already taut and wrung out emotions into even more chilling waters.

As Goes Janesville

Joshua Brunsting @ CriterionCast

Astérix et Obélix: God Save Britannia

George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd [Greek]

Bitter Seeds

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Every 30 minutes, a farmer in India kills himself and this doc shows why.

Blancanieves

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Although much of the action is played for dark comedy, Berger undercuts his pastiche with unexpected poignancy at key moments.

Frances Ha

Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com

  • Excerpt: A major leap upward for both Baumbach and Gerwig, disarming, funny and genuine, in spite of the New York City backdrop.

Gabe the Cupid Dog

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: This atrocious, amateurish canine comedy proves your gut reaction to such a generic looking movie is an entirely appropriate one.

Legendary Amazons

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: I haven’t seen 14 Amazons so I can’t make any comparisons, but having seen other Shaw Brothers movies from the same era, there’s a charm to the older movies that is missed here.

The Lords of Salem

Ricky da Conceição @ Sound On Sight

  • Excerpt: a gaudy dance between the macabre and the art-house

No

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: Last of a trilogy of films about Chilean politics, told through the story of an ad man using positive images to persuade voters to reject a dictator.

Rupture: A Matter of Life OR Death

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Scapegoat

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: The latest adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s doppleganger novel is a finely crafted, if somewhat superficial character study that is engrossing to the end.

Shell

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Isolation rules and comfort is cold in Scott Graham’s gripping and emotionally tense feature debut.

Silenced Voices

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Arnestad’s documentary reports on the plight of Tamil civilians who have been interned since the end of the 2009 civil war.

Special Flight

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: The first reason to see this revealing documentary is to raise questions about how we treat illegal immigrants once they are apprehended. The second is to come up with a new plan for repatriation.

This Is Not a Movie

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The script plays like a series of incidents and revelations jotted down in notebooks by couple of sophomore English majors during an all-night bull/sensi-smoking session.

Today

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: Tey is a hauntingly beautiful film that confronts our peculiarly human tragedy of knowing we will die, and gives us a few answers about coping with that frightening inevitability.

Two Brothers

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: focus on meaningful reflection and how that can affect positive personal growth through time

2011 Films

Like There’s No Tomorrow

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: …Like There’s No Tomorrow offers some cool sights with its spectacular hi-def footage of snowy mountains all over the world. But that is merely the backdrop for looks at countless ski and snowboard jumps.

Margaret

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Wuthering Heights

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