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We Have a Winner for the Management DVD Giveaway!

We're happy to announce that Geraldine from Boca Raton, Florida was chosen for our recent giveaway of the DVD for Management, starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn! Thank you to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for more giveaways in the... (more)

New Theater Comments Feature

We are very happy to announce a new feature, called Theater Comments, that has been added to every active theater in The BigScreen Cinema Guide! Example of Theater Comments Ratings Form This feature allows our readers the ability to comment on... (more)

Clarksville, IN: Cinemark Greentree 10 to Close After This Weekend

The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky is reporting that the Cinemark Greentree 10 in nearby Clarksville, Indiana will be closing after this weekend's shows: Cinemark Holdings Inc., the Plano, Tx.-based movie-theater chain which owns the... (more)

Greenfield, WI: Budget Cinema Demolition Delayed Until July 2011

According to an article this summer in the GreenfieldNOW, the Silver Cinemas - Budget South in Greenfield, Wisconsin will not meet the wrecking ball as early as originally planned in order to make way for new development. Plans for flattening the... (more)

Paramount Causes a Stir With Early Home Video Releases of "G.I. Joe" and "The Goods"

The Hollywood Reporter has an article from last week that says that theater owners are very unhappy about plans by Paramount Pictures to release two movies on home video only 88 days after their theatrical release. The normal release window for home... (more)

New Trailer Added for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

A new trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has been added to the Trailers & Videos page for the movie. Click the Read link below to view the new trailer, as well as more than a dozen other videos!

Photo Gallery Created for Cameron Diaz Horror Movie "The Box"

I've just added new photos for the upcoming Cameron Diaz horror movie The Box, which opens in theaters November 6th, 2009. JAMES MARSDEN as Arthur Lewis and CAMERON DIAZ as Norma Lewis in Warner Bros. Pictures', Radar Pictures' and Media Rights... (more)

Wauwatosa, WI: AMC Mayfair Mall 18's IMAX Opens Early -- Does It Compete with the UltraScreens?

Back in August, we reported that the AMC Mayfair Mall 18 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin was getting an IMAX screen, with a scheduled release date of November 6, 2009 for the opening of Disney's A Christmas Carol: An IMAX 3D Experience. The conversion must... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of October 16, 2009

  1. Where the Wild Things Are
  2. Law Abiding Citizen
  3. Paranormal Activity
  4. Couples Retreat
  5. The Stepfather
  6. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  7. Zombieland
  8. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 in 3D Double Feature
  9. Surrogates
  10. The Invention of Lying

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.

Amelia
Visionary. Lover. Dreamer. Fighter. Legend. Icon. AMELIA.

An extraordinary life of adventure, celebrity and continuing mystery comes to light in AMELIA, a vast account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (two time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank).

After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart - the legendary "goddess of light," known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her own, outspoken woman never changed.

She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Cherry Jones) to the men closest to her heart: her husband, promoter and publishing magnate George P. Putnam (Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere), and her long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).

In the summer of 1937, Amelia set off on her most daunting mission yet: a solo flight around the world that she and George both anxiously foresaw as destined, whatever the outcome, to become one of the most talked-about journeys in history.

Starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Eccleston

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
some sensuality, language, thematic elements and smoking

Antichrist
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe star as a grieving couple who retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping a return to Eden will repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Starring Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Genre - Drama
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Astro Boy
Set in futuristic Metro City, "Astro Boy" is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma. Powered by positive "blue" energy, Astro Boy is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly.

Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny.

Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.

Starring Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Eugene Levy

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
some action and peril, and brief mild language

The Canyon
A honeymooning couple gets lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.

Starring Yvonne Strahovski, Will Patton, Eion Bailey

Genre - Drama
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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
The frightening tale of a boy who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires.

Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares. Fourteen-year-old Darren was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend, got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But, when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren.

That's the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty.

Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Ray Stevenson, Josh Hutcherson, Patrick Fugit

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense supernatural violence and action, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language

Eulogy for a Vampire
A remote rural monastery inhabited by the monks of the mysterious Order of Pathicus is the site of a heinous murder, committed by a young novice, Anthony, upon another young novice, Florian, when his affections and sexual desires are not reciprocated.

Flash forward 25 years -- Father Anthony, now the head priest of the monastery, has maintained the secret of the murder, and the hiding place of Florian's corpse. But, all is not well: animal eviscerations, strange sounds in the night, and the presence of a strange "phantom goat" in the dark corridors forebode an evil presence. Add to this, the handsome young drifter, Sebastian who is found unconscious near the monastery.

Starring Ryan G. Metzger, Sal Bardo, Wilson Hand, Darin Guerrasio, Damacio Ruiz

Genre - Horror
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Motherhood
This bittersweet comedy distills the dilemmas of the maternal state (marriage, work, self, and not necessarily in that order) into the trials and tribulations of one pivotal day.

Starring Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver, Samantha Bee, Carol Commissiong

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
language, sexual references and a brief drug comment

Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
A young man's journey teaches him the skills and inner meaning of marital arts.

Starring Tony Jaa, Sorapong Chatree, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Nirut Sirichanya, Santisuk Promsiri

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
sequences of violence

Saw VI
Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Starring Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language

Stan Helsing

Starring Desi Lydic, Charles Zuckermann, Diora Baird, Leslie Nielsen, Steve Howey

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
crude and sexual content, some drug use and language

(Untitled)
A brooding avant-garde composer falls for the gorgeous owner of a trendy New York art gallery and the quirky worlds of contemporary art and music are set on a collision course.

Starring Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Vinnie Jones, Eion Bailey, David Beach

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and nude images

The Wedding Song (Le Chant des mariees)
During the Third Reich's occupation of Tunis in 1942, two teens, Jewish Myriam and Muslim Nour, find that they desire each other's life.

Although far more interested in love than war, the girls find historical circumstances affecting each of their wedding plans. The occupying Nazis demand reparation payments from the Tunisian Jews, which Myriam's impoverished seamstress mother cannot pay.

Desperate, she promises Myriam's hand to wealthy, older doctor Raoul. Meanwhile, Nour is happily betrothed to her handsome cousin Khaled, but her father postpones the wedding until Khaled gets a job. Unfortunately for the girls' relationship, the Islamist Khaled finds work with the Germans, helping to round up Tunisian Jews.

Starring Lizzie Brocheré, Olympe Borval, Najib Oudghiri, Simon Abkarian, Karin Albou

Genre - Drama
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The Metropolitan Opera: Aida

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca Encore

Genre - Program
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Michael Jackson's This Is It
Michael Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide are provided a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London’s O2 Arena.

Chronicling the months from April through June, 2009, the film is drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, and genius as he creates and perfects his final show.

Starring Michael Jackson

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
some suggestive choreography and scary images

This is It: The IMAX Experience
Michael Jackson's This Is It will offer Jackson fans and music lovers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London.

Digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Starring Michael Jackson, Orianthi

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
some suggestive choreography and scary images

The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca Encore II

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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