This Week, Part 1 (Jul. 3-5, 2015)

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. 3-5, 2015

Wide (United States)

Magic Mike XXL

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Terminator Genisys

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Limited (United States)

Amy

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Cartel Land

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: an eye opening look at organized vigilantism.

Jackie & Ryan

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Jimmy’s Hall

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2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Alleluia

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

Batkid Begins

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Nachman has structured her film to illustrate how coming together for a cause can be at least as, if not more beneficial for the adults who helped make a small boy’s dream come true than for the kid himself.

Boychoir

Nuno Reis @ Antestreia [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Ao contrário de várias propostas em sala que nos querem capturar pelos olhos, aqui as sensações são todas auditivas. É pela música que nos apanha e mesmo quem achar que não gosta de música, facilmente mudará de opinião ao ouvir algo muito parecido com o som de um coro de anjos.

Child 44

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Closer to God

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

Escobar: Paradise Lost

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Felt

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: If ‘Felt’ is a “small” movie, in terms of budget and scope (and, it seems, release), it’s a David-and-Goliath situation, playing like a response to the phenomenon of the superhero movie — testosterone driven, frequently exclusionary, and increasingly focused on inconsequential or otherworldly evil. Amy, on the other hand, dons her costume to take on an evil that is frighteningly familiar, and at the conclusion of the picture’s very disturbing climax, the images of her donning that mask and taking a mock-heroic pose aren’t easily shaken.

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: If a friend tries to convince you to see this movie, run away as fast as you can and never speak to that person again.

Focus

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Fresh Dressed

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Come learn how the B-boys got fresh and dipped

The Gunman

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Inside Out

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Into the Grizzly Maze

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: There are moments here that are so over-the-top loony, you might just find yourself clapping your hands and giggling in delight. And then there’s all the other stuff.

It Follows

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Jurassic World

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A Little Chaos

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Love & Mercy

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Maggie

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Manglehorn

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Al Pacino makes us feel his character’s misery, and we can’t help wanting him to cheer up.

Maps to the Stars

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Max

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Mortdecai

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Nightlight

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

The Overnight

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Pitch Perfect 2

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San Andreas

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Spy

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Stung

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Andy Crump @ Movie Mezzanine

  • Excerpt: …a creature feature calibrated to satisfy much simpler, old-fashioned pleasures.

Ted 2

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Tomorrowland

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

3 Days to Kill

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All Cheerleaders Die

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Annabelle

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At the Devil’s Door

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Automata

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The Babadook

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Begin Again

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Birdman

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Blood Glacier

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Alguns dos efeitos especiais (estou a pensar na parede de gelo vermelha) revelam a sua fraqueza no grande ecrã, mas a intenção é suficiente para gostar do filme.

The Boxtrolls

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Cake

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The Canal

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Com um visual forte e um bom elenco principal (a mãe e a criança não estão bem, mas todos os outros têm performances sólidas), “The Canal” consegue ser um filme com todas as vantagens do cinema independente – liberdade, originalidade – mas com uma construção narrativa e execução de fazer inveja a muita gente na indústria.

Coherence

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Comet

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: “Død Snø 2” com o seu orçamento de 4,5 milhões de euros dá uma lição sobre como fazer blockbusters na Europa para todo o mundo ver. Melhor só uma maratona com os dois filmes de uma assentada.

Extraterrestrial

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Foxcatcher

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Filth

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Mas isto são meras referências, insuficientes para abordar um filme inteligente, complexo, louco e divertido, onde o sexo acaba por ser a dimensão principal e o poder acaba por ter uma função afrodisíaca.

Gone Girl

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Guardians of the Galaxy

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Honeymoon

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Housebound

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Interstellar

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Into the Woods

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Life After Beth

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Night Will Fall

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Nightcrawler

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Noah

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Oculus

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Open Windows

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The Raid 2: Berandal

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Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: “Legend of Sanctuary” não foi um bom filme para começar a maior propagação da saga. Em vez de ser “inspirado em” ou a tão popular “prequela/sequela de”, é uma reapresentação muito rápida das quinta e sexta parte do arco do Santuário.

Snowpiercer

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Stage Fright

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Tusk

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Whiplash

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Wolf Creek 2

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Young Ones

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Ainda que “Young Ones” seja um pouco lento e deixe a impressão que teria sido melhor noutra década – uma em que o cinema não fosse um bem de consumo imediato – o seu toque tecnológico avivará muitos dos espectadores ensonados. Não ficará na memória, mas o visionamento não será tempo perdido.

2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Aonrú

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: Not enough fish in the sea…

The Search

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: If The Artist is a delightful ditty that reminds audiences of their love for film, then The Search is a protracted bore that’ll have moviegoers wondering why they don’t spend more time outside in the sun.

Still the Water

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

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