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Jam-Packed Movie Weekend Means Lots to See, But Should You Skip 'Divergent'?

While astute cinephiles can revel this weekend in the theatrical release of Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac," two arthouse docs and a grab bag of terrific indies, those looking to keep brain function to a minimum can check out the latest YA franchise hopeful "Divergent." Trailers for all after the jump.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 21, 2014 6:00 AM
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This Weekend, Experience the Bold and Dangerous World of 'Nymphomaniac' on VOD

While there's plenty to see in theaters this weekend (we've outlined three), the film you won't want to miss is Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1," and you can watch it from the comfort of home. It arrived on VOD Thursday before hitting theaters on March 21. Also arriving this weekend is another auteur output, Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," as well as indie thriller "Grand Piano" and macho action spectacle "300: Rise of an Empire."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 7, 2014 1:39 PM
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This Weekend, Shun 'Son Of God,' See Two Fab Indies

This weekend, it's a mixed batch of films ranging from the tiniest of indies to the escapist actioner and, finally, to the All-Important Christ Movie. Here's what you should see-- and what you shouldn't.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 27, 2014 4:29 PM
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Slim Pickings This Weekend, from Remakes 'RoboCop' and 'About Last Night' to Panned 'Winter's Tale,' Plus Indies 'Jimmy P.' and 'Adult World'

´╗┐It's apparently slim pickings in the world of new releases this weekend, with the "RoboCop" remake, starring Joel Kinnaman, getting respectable if not remarkable reviews, and big-budget fantasy romance "Winter's Tale," starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay, sitting with a not-so-respectable 4% Rotten on the Tomatometer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2014 3:19 PM
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This Weekend, See Mindbender 'A Field in England' in Theaters, Watch 'Enemy' on DirecTV

A wicked brew of mind-melting psychological thrillers opens this weekend: "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's B&W feature "A Field in England" and Denis Villeneuve's equally creepy "Enemy." Also in theaters arrive the much-ballyhooed (and delayed) "The Monuments Men," gaining mixed reactions from critics, which many feared after the film edged out of the Oscar race in December. The weekend's surprising treat is "The Lego Movie," which we feared would be yet another bland, been-there-seen-that intellectual property rehash.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 6, 2014 4:15 PM
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This Weekend, See Oscar Shut-Outs 'Labor Day' and 'Tim's Vermeer'

The steady stream of Oscar prestige movies has finally cooled, so with the end of an era come two last-minute Academy shut-outs, "Labor Day" and "Tim's Vermeer," as well as a romantic comedy for the guys, "That Awkward Moment."
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 31, 2014 4:41 PM
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Run, Don't Walk, to 'Gloria' & 'Stranger by the Lake' in Theaters This Weekend

As Sundance starts to wrap up and Oscar voters continue filling out their ballots, it's a relatively light weekend in mainstream theaters, with Lionsgate's horribly reviewed "I, Frankenstein" opening Friday. But three must-see festival hits finally land at arthouses this weekend: France's "Stranger by the Lake," Chile's "Gloria" and US experimental doc "Visitors."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 24, 2014 1:34 PM
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This Weekend, Jack Ryan Returns, See Indies 'G.B.F.' and 'Like Father, Like Son'

Tom Clancy's badass CIA superagent Jack Ryan returns this weekend in "Shadow Recruit," the new film by Kenneth Branagh, whose career has taken an odd turn from Shakespeare to big-budget action thrillers. In select cities arrive the moving "Like Father, Like Son," warm teen comedy "G.B.F." and "Big Bad Wolves," Tarantino's favorite film of 2013.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 17, 2014 2:43 PM
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This Weekend, Skip Machismo Spectacle 'Hercules' and Head to Indies Galore; 'Her' and 'Lone Survivor' Go Wide

Academy ballots have been signed, sealed and delivered. What to see over the next few days to quell your anticipation for the Oscar nominations on Wednesday? Indies galore, two robust expansions and a big-budget bomb await your eyeballs in theaters this weekend.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 10, 2014 2:36 PM
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This Weekend, Don't Miss 'Lone Survivor' in NY and LA, Avoid 'Interior. Leather Bar'

Amid awards season expansions, relatively light offerings hit major theaters and art houses this weekend, among them "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," yakuza thriller "Beyond Outrage," "Interior. Leather Bar" and "The Best Offer." But above all, head to select theaters for "Lone Survivor," held over until the film goes wide.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 3, 2014 1:07 PM
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