This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Sep. 13-15 ,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: September 13, 2013

Multinational Releases

Insidious: Chapter 2

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Wide (United States)

The Family

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Rush

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White House Down

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Limited (United States)

And While We Were Here

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Blue Caprice

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Jayne Mansfield’s Car

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Mademoiselle C

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Wadjda

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Limited (United Kingdom)

42

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The Artist and the Model

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In a World…

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Justin and the Knights of Valour

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Even Banderas’ character feels like a cheap knock-off who is not fit to polish the boots of Puss.

2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

2 Guns

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The ABCs of Death

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The Act of Killing

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Admission

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Adore

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After Tiller

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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August: Osage County

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Austenland

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Best Kept Secret

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The Bitter Buddha

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Blancanieves

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The Bling Ring

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Blue Jasmine

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Bounty Killer

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The Brass Teapot

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Byzantium

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The Call

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Camille Claudel 1915

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Closed Circuit

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The Conjuring

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Cutie and the Boxer

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Diana

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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

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Drinking Buddies

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Elysium

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Enough Said

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Erased

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Evil Dead

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Fire in the Blood

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Four

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Frankenstein’s Army

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From Up on Poppy Hill

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Fruitvale Station

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The Future

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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Girl Most Likely

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Girls Against Boys

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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

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The Grandmaster

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The Great Gatsby

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Grown Ups 2

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The Heat

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Hell Baby

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The Host

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I Declare War

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I Give It a Year

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Identity Thief

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In a World…

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Instructions Not Included

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Iron Man 3

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Jobs

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Kick-Ass 2

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Kiss of the Damned

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Labor Day

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The Last Christeros

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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The Lone Ranger

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The Lords of Salem

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Lovelace

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Man of Steel

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Maniac

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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Mother of George

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Mud

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Oblivion

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Olympus Has Fallen

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One Direction: This is Us

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Our Nixon

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Oz the Great and Powerful

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Paradise: Faith

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Passion

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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The Place Beyond the Pines

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Planes

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Populaire

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Riddick

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Salinger

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Sample This

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Savannah

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The Short Game

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Short Term 12

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Spark: A Burning Man Story

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The Spectacular Now

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Star Trek: Into Darkness

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Stoker

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Stories We Tell

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A Strange Brand of Happy

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A Teacher

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Thanks for Sharing

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Things Never Said

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This Is the End

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The To Do List

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To the Wonder

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Touchy Feely

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Trance

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Tyler Perry’s Temptation

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The Ultimate Life

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V/H/S/2

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Warm Bodies

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Welcome to the Punch

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We’re the Millers

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World War Z

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The World’s End

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Zanjeer

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Zaytoun

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

All Cheerleaders Die

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: From the Toronto Film Festival, the indie horror vets join forces for a fun and frivolous thrill ride involving zombies, body swapping and lesbian pep squad members.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

[New Today] Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood

  • Excerpt: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a nice horror outing, but hardly seems worth waiting seven years for.

Around the Block

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Aka Aussie ‘Dangerous Minds’

Bashment

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Blue Ruin

Danny King @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: 92 minutes of taut physical activity, morbid humor, and gruesome violence, Jeremy Saulnier’s ‘Blue Ruin’ is one of the year’s leanest and most impressive killing machines.

Brazilian Western

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review from the Toronto International Film Festival

Cinemanovels

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

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Commando

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Devil’s Knot

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

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The Finishers

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: From the Toronto Film Festival, a father and his handicapped son take on the Ironman Triathlon in this touching and refreshingly unsentimental drama.

Hateship Loveship

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review from the Toronto International Film Festival

Hateship Loveship

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: From the Toronto Film Festival, the former ‘SNL’ star goes subtle and scores in this dramedy about a woman finding her place in the world based on an Alice Munro short story.

Hidden in the Woods

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

McCullin

Sam Turner @ Film Intel

  • Excerpt: ‘In his darkroom he is finally alone’, begins Carol Ann Duffy’s famous War Photographer poem. There’s a sense the same is sometimes true of the person being studied here.’

Metro Manila

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Metro Manila is a film to be reckoned with, offering a gripping narrative, poetic imagery and some social commentary to boot.

Out of Inferno 3D

James Marsh @ Twitch

Painless

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Mesmo que pensar sobre o filme o desvalorize, a experiência de o ver é forte que chegue para justificar uma deslocação ao cinema.

The Plague

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: The characters may be variously plagued by debt, illness and emotional strain but they also prove there is conoslation in friendship and that a single shared chocolate can be more important and touching than a thousand words.

The Railway Man

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review from the Toronto International Film Festival

Rewind This

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review from the Toronto International Film Festival

The Rugby Player

Jose Solis Solis @ Movies Kick Ass

  • Excerpt: A documentary about 9/11 hero Mark Bingham.

This Girl Is Bad-Ass!!

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

  • Excerpt: …most of the time, you’d rather it just dump the schtick and get back to the action.

Tom at the Farm

[New Today] Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review from the Toronto International Film Festival

Who is Dayani Cristal?

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Silver may succeed in pushing emotional buttons but its people’s heads that need to be engaged in tackling this complex issue, not just their hearts.

2012 Films

The Bay

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Chasing Ice

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Gut

James Wegg @ JWR (James Wegg Review)

  • Excerpt: After a promising start in his quilt-like first feature, Elias has become a filmmaker of note.

I, Anna

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Juan of the Dead

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Room 237

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