This Week, Part 1 (Sep. 4-6, 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: Sep. 3-5, 2015

Wide (United States)

The Transporter Refueled

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A Walk in the Woods

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2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

7 Chinese Brothers

Kimberly Gadette @ Doddle

  • Excerpt: The boy may not get the girl. Wait, is this a plot spoiler? Um, no, because there needs to be a plot before one can actually spoil it.

Addicted to Fresno

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Aloha

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American Ultra

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Ant-Man

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Being Evel

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of Revolution

Candice Frederick @ http://www.reeltalkonline.org/
Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Black Souls

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Boulevard

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Cop Car

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Digging for Fire

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Dirty Weekend

Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Prentension

  • Excerpt: This is a case where narrative confinements work against the film, with a one-joke premise stretched too thin without something else (a standout performance, character, a clever narrative turn or more of a pushing of the envelope) to save it.

Dope

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Dragon Blade

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: As written and directed by Lee, the film occasionally finds grace, especially in its earlier, quieter moments but eventually succumbs to the dull, overblown trappings of the epic tradition to which it insists on trying to belong.

Dreamcatcher

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: The preponderant feeling the documentary Dreamcatcher elicits is despair. Myers-Powell is a dynamic, determined individual who has survived and thrived despite the dead weight of her background, but the repetition of the same stories by girl after girl, woman after woman, made me feel pretty hopeless about reducing human trafficking, never mind eliminating it.

Felt

Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket

  • Excerpt: …this is an intriguing thematic exploration that finds its halted, lumbering execution leading to its ultimate downfall.

The Gift

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Grandma

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

  • Excerpt: Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have a grandma as cool as Lily Tomlin, but at least this gives a chance to pretend.

I Touched All Your Stuff

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Although plagued with inept editing techniques and an irritating overuse of screenshot imagery and repetitive B-roll footage “I Touched All Your Stuff” is a fascinating character study even if you don’t walk out feeling like you had some epiphany.

Inside Out

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It Follows

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Jauja

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Jurassic World

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Last Knights

Thomas Spurlin @ DVDTalk

The Lazarus Effect

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Learning to Drive

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The Loft

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The Look of Silence

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Maggie

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Magic Mike XXL

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Manglehorn

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Meru

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Minions

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Mistress America

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No Escape

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Phoenix

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Pixels

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Queen of Earth

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Ricki and the Flash

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She’s Funny That Way

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Sinister 2

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Southpaw

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Spy

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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: …as Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine pores over history, it becomes an entirely different film than the one with which Gibney commences. He buries the lede.

The Second Mother

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Featuring an outstanding performance from Casé and a global breakthrough for Márdila, “The Second Mother” is a must see for cinephiles.

Straight Outta Compton

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Tomorrowland

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Trainwreck

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Turbo Kid

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Vacation

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War Room

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Proselytizing domestic drama, aimed at a church-going audience…

Mike McGranaghan @ Film Racket

  • Excerpt: One of the more entertaining and relatable faith-based films to hit the big screen in recent times.

We Are Your Friends

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Z for Zachariah

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Zipper

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Another cautionary tale that hits a snag…

2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Les chaises musicales

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Hipóteses sobre o amor e a verdade

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

The Little Prince

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

The Mend

Don Simpson @ Smells Like Screen Spirit

  • Excerpt: The timeline unravels as something close to a “day in the life” story about one of most unlikeable protagonists in the history of cinema.

O último cine drive-in

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

A Perfect Day

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Symptom

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

  • Excerpt: Angelos Frantzis’ new narative experiment draws out into the deep dark Greek night

Tus padres volverán

Enrique Buchichio @ Cartelera.com.uy [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Pocas veces un realizador ha logrado capturar de manera tan precisa y conmovedora esa sensación de desarraigo que generó el exilio en miles de uruguayos.

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