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Edison, NJ: Movie City Renovations Complete, and Re-opening as Big Cinemas Movie City 8

A Grand Re-Opening of the Movie City in Edison, New Jersey will be held on October 22, 2009 to celebrate the renovations that have been completed on the theater. The new name for the theater is the Big Cinemas Movie City 8. The renovated theater... (more)

Before "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Hits Theaters, the Fourth Twilight Installment, "Breaking Dawn" Gets Green Light

With more than a month to go before The Twilight Saga: New Moon gets to movie theaters, the movie based on the fourth book in the series is already being planned. A press release issued Monday states that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has been... (more)

Redbox Survey Shows that Scary Movies Beat Trick-or-Treating and Costume Parties as Favorite Halloween Activity

DVD rental kiosk vendor Redbox commissioned a survey to discover what was America's favorite way to celebrate Halloween, and unsurprisingly, they found that watching scary movies at home beat out trick-or-treating and costume parties. What could... (more)

Blu-ray Review: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete 2nd Season

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete 2nd Season Warner Home Video 975 Minutes List Price: $79.98 (Check Price at Amazon.com) Available 9/22/2009 SourceThis Disc Video Format: Super 35 (Film) 1080p VC-1... (more)

Tampa, FL: New Cobb Cinebistro Opens on 10/16/2009 at Hyde Village Park

The Cobb Cinebistro at Hyde Park Village in Tampa, Florida will be opening Friday, October 16, 2009 on the site of the old Sunrise Cinemas - Old Hyde Park Village, which closed in September 2006. According to the Cobb Theatres web site, the new... (more)

Chris Pine May Be the Next Jack Ryan in Series Reboot

Chris Pine did a pretty good job of taking the helm of the rebooting of the Star Trek franchise, and Variety is reporting that he's up for the job of Jack Ryan in a reboot of the series of movies based on books by Tom Clancy: Talks are just... (more)

Photo Gallery Created for "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"

Sony Pictures Classics recently provided us with photos from the upcoming action/adventure movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which opens in theaters December 25, 2009. The movie stars Christopher Plummer as Doctor Parnassus, a man who makes... (more)

Don't Forget to Enter to Win a Copy of "Management" on DVD - Ends on Midnight 10/13/2009!

This is a reminder that our DVD giveaway of the Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn comedy Management ends tomorrow at Midnight! Click here to enter the Giveaway of Management on DVD Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm Central Time on 10-13-2009,... (more)

New Contact Information Page for Theaters!

One of the most common messages we receive through our Feedback Form is someone trying to contact a theater. Unfortunately, in most cases, we aren't able to pass along their message because we aren't affiliated directly with any particular theater.... (more)

Atlanta, GA: AMC Magic Johnson Greenbriar Mall 12 Closes

The Atlanta Business News is reporting that the AMC Magic Johnson Greenbriar Mall 12 in Atlanta, Georgia closed yesterday, October 11, 2009: The Greenbriar theater changed hands several times. AMC acquired it after merging with Loews Theatres in... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of October 9, 2009

  1. Couples Retreat
  2. Zombieland
  3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  4. Paranormal Activity
  5. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 in 3D Double Feature
  6. Surrogates
  7. The Invention of Lying
  8. Whip It
  9. Capitalism: A Love Story
  10. Fame

For more details, see our Top Box Office Movies page.

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That's it for this week, so take a look at what's new in theaters and what's coming up in the next couple of weeks. Have a good weekend!

Scott Jentsch
Publisher, The BigScreen Cinema Guide

New Releases

The following are new releases opening in theaters in the next week.

Aadhavan

Starring Surya, Nayanthara, Rahul Dev, Saroja Devi, Vadivelu

Genre - Action/Adventure
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All the Best

Starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story

Starring Eddie Izzard, Rob Ballard, Caroline Chignell

Genre - Documentary
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Black Dynamite
African-American action legend Black Dynamite goes after 'The Man' for killing his brother Jimmy, for pumping heroin into local orphanages and for flooding the ghetto with hopped-up malt liquor.

Starring Nicole Sullivan, Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Mykelti Williamson, Mike Starr

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
sexuality/nudity, language, some violence and drug content

Blue

Starring Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Kylie Minogue

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Food Beware
This eye-opening documentary follows an experiment in a small village in the mountains of France where the town's mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic, with much of the food grown locally. He argues that unless we act now to change industrial models of agricultural production that rely on petro-chemical fertilizers and insecticides, our children will be condemned to rapidly deteriorating health in the form of cancers, infertility and other illnesses linked to environmental factor.

Featuring interviews with children, parents, teachers, health care workers, farmers, elected officials, scientists and researchers, "Food Beware" takes a powerful look at the abuses of the food industry, the challenges and rewards of safe food production, and the practical solutions that everyone can take part in.

This remarkable story of one community's crusade to save their children's health is both food for thought and a blueprint for a growing revolution.

Starring Perico Légasse

Genre - Documentary
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Law Abiding Citizen
Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion.

When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice.

Fast forward 10 years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die.

Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton's high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror.

Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton's crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Michael Gambon, Leslie Bibb, Viola Davis

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language

The Little Traitor (Ha'boged Hakatan)
Proffi Liebowitz is a militant yet sensitive boy who wants nothing more than for the occupying British to leave his land. He and his two friends spend most of their time plotting ways to terrorize and/or blow up the British until one evening, while he's out after curfew, Proffi is seized by Sergeant Dunlop.

Instead of arresting him, the British officer deposits Proffi back home, and soon the foes become friends. Proffi, who is estranged from his own father, begins to see Dunlop as a parental figure. Dunlop, lonely and poetic, loves the spirited boy and they find lots to talk about in their meetings, which Proffi must keep a secret.

When Proffi's friends follow him one day and see that he has been visiting the detested enemy, they report him to the town officials and Proffi is brought to "trial" for being a traitor. He is eventually found innocent but these experiences shape him for life -- especially the shock that he could have such genuine affection for the enemy.

Starring Alfred Molina, Ido Port, Rami Hoebreger, Gilya Stern, Theodore Bikel

Genre - Drama
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The Maid (La nana)
Raquel has served as the live-in maid for the Valdes family for 23 years. Neither truly a member of the family nor simply a servant, she inhabits an undefined space somewhere in between. Threatened when the family decides to bring on extra help, she engages in a series of increasingly frantic acts to hold on to her position.

Starring Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Alejandro Goic, Andrea García-Huidobro, Mariana Loyola

Genre - Drama
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Rated NC-17

Main Aur Mrs. Khanna

Starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sohail Khan, Preity Zinta

Genre - Comedy
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The Ministers
A female NYPD detective, whose father was murdered 13 years ago by a group known as "The Ministers," learns that the group has begun to kill again.

After she is taken off the case, she unknowingly becomes romantically involved with a member of the dangerous group.

Starring John Leguizamo, Florencia Lozano, Diane Venora, Wanda De Jesus, Harvey Keitel

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
violence and language

New York, I Love You
In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind. Those passions come to life in "New York, I Love You" - a collaboration of storytelling from some of today's most imaginative filmmakers and featuring an all-star cast. Together they create a kaleidoscope of the spontaneous, surprising, electrifying human connections that pump the city's heartbeat. Sexy, funny, haunting and revealing encounters unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, James Caan, Chris Cooper, Maggie Q, Robin Wright Penn, Hayden Christensen, Christina Ricci, Andy Garcia, Julie Christie

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and sexual content

Opa!
On the magical Greek island of Patmos, the inhabitants have lived, danced, and laughed for thousands of years. But, with the arrival of a straight-laced, high-tech archaeologist, Eric everything could forever change.

Eric finds himself swept into a world of picture-postcard scenery and romance. That is, until his satellite-guided equipment reveals that his most important find may be buried under the taverna owned by the object of his affection -- the beautiful and uncompromising Katerina.

Will Eric toss away a lifetime of work -- and the hope of fulfilling his father's deepest wish -- for the love of a vivacious and independent woman? It will take her passion and his courage to find out where the real treasure is buried.

Starring Matthew Modine, Richard Griffiths, Agni Scott, Alki David, Panayota Aravantzi

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some nudity and brief strong language

The Stepfather
A seemingly normal man wants the perfect family. When they don't measure up, he eliminates them and moves on to find his next perfect family.

Starring Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Christopher Meloni, Amber Heard, John Tenney

Genre - Horror
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality

Where the Wild Things Are
The adventures of a young boy named Max who, after being sent to bed for misbehaving, imagines that he sails away to where the wild things are. Max is loved by the wild creatures who make him their King, though he soon longs to be back home with his family.

Starring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language

Where the Wild Things Are: The IMAX Experience
Where the Wild Things Are, which chronicles the timeless adventures of a young boy's imaginary journey to a land of "Wild Things," will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) with proprietary IMAX DMR(R) (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Starring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language

Race Across the Sky

Genre - Program
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For a complete list of recent movies playing in theaters, please see our "New Movies" page.

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