This Week, Part 2 (Sep. 4-6, 2015)

Because of embargoes, 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: 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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Break Point

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com

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.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ RogerEbert.com

  • Excerpt: For those who ever wondered what it would be like to see John Cusack and Jackie Chan engage in a swordfight (both of you), here is “Dragon Blade.”

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.

Fantastic Four

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Felt

Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket

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

Fresh Dressed

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

The Gift

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Grandma

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: The film tells a simple story with a precise, unflinching focus on its characters.

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
[New Today] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Even while recognizing the calculation behind Weitz’s method, you can’t help but enjoy the vivacity with which Tomlin brings the manipulative material to life.

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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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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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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Run, Hide, Die

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

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.

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Gibney’s inspiration was the outpouring of public grief for Jobs upon his death in 2011, a phenomenon that clearly got his dander up and which prompts him to begin this work with a simple question, ‘Why?’ That question is never answered…

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]

Early Winter

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Screen International

Gayby Baby

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

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]

Paper Planes

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com

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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