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Don't Pass By "Brothers" Without Checking out the Reviews, Photos, and Trailer

At first glance, you may be tempted to pass right by the new drama Brothers, which opens in theaters tomorrow. The storyline sounds a little bleak, where two brothers fall on opposite sides of life. Older brother Sam (Tobey Maguire) is a steadfast... (more)

Photo Gallery Created for "Armored"

Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, and Laurence Fishburne star in Armored, which opens tomorrow, December 4, 2009, and we have a collection of new photos to share with you! A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when... (more)

Photo Gallery Created for Clint Eastwood's "Invictus" - Featuring 21 Photos of Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman

Twenty photos have been added for the upcoming drama Invictus, which stars Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman and is directed by Clint Eastwood. The new photos show scenes from the movie, where Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandela, the newly-elected... (more)

New York, NY: World Premiere of "It's Complicated" at Paris Theatre on Wednesday, December 9

Universal Pictures has announced that the World Premiere of the Nancy Myers comedy It's Complicated will take place at the Paris Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Attending the event will be writer/director/producer Nancy... (more)

Universal Unveils Blu-ray/DVD Flipper Discs - Starting in January with "Bourne" Movies

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing Blu-ray/DVD combo discs in January 2010, starting with the three Jason Bourne movies, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum, starring Matt... (more)

See the 60 Photos for Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"

Disney's latest animated musical The Princess and the Frog is opening in theaters nationwide on Friday, December 11, 2009 (or if you're lucky to be in New York City, you can catch it now at Clearview's Ziegfeld), and the studio has just provided us... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 27, 2009

  1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  2. The Blind Side
  3. 2012
  4. Old Dogs
  5. Disney's A Christmas Carol
  6. Ninja Assassin
  7. Planet 51
  8. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
  9. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  10. The Road

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.

Armored
A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company.

Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.

Starring Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich, Columbus Short

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images and brief strong language

Breaking Point
Steven Luisi, a once prominent criminal defense attorney, is attempting to come back to the profession after a struggle with drug addiction and a family tragedy.

Steven stumbles into a complex, high profile murder case, which will eventually lead him down a path that brings him face to face with his own demons. While trying to solve the case Steven teams up with an ex-athlete turned gang member, Richard "Beanz" Allen.

With Allen's help, Steven discovers that there are deep connections between a corrupt police department and a vicious Gang leader called Bowen who's Steven's old drug dealer.

Starring Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Musetta Vander, Kirk Jones, Armand Assante

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Brothers
"Brothers" tells the story of two siblings, 30-something Captain Sam Cahill and younger brother Tommy Cahill, who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace, with whom he has two young daughters. Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who's always gotten by on wit and charm.

When his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains Sam is presumed dead and the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void. Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children. In the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together.

But, Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, he grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other.

Starring Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Mare Winningham, Clifton Collins Jr.

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and some disturbing violent content

Everybody's Fine
A widower (Robert De Niro) embarks on an impromptu road trip to reconnect with each of his grown children only to discover that their lives are far from picture perfect.

At the heart of "Everybody's Fine" is the theme of family and physical and emotional distances traveled to bring the members back together.

Starring Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, Katherine Moennig

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
thematic elements and brief strong language

Paa
Auro is an intelligent and witty 13-year-old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect that causes accelerated aging. He suffers from a progeria-like syndrome. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks five times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya who is a gynecologist. Amol Arte is young, progressive and a full-of-ideals politician. He is out to prove to the world that 'politics' is not a bad word. He is a man with a mission. Auro is Amol's son. PAA is a rare story about a father-son, son-father relationship.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal

Genre - Drama
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Serious Moonlight
When a high-powered female attorney learns that her husband is about to leave her for a much younger woman, she holds him captive until he promises to stay with her and love her forever.

Starring Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, Justin Long, Kimberlee Peterson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and some threatening behavior

Sleeping and Waking
If you had a second chance at life, would you take it?

Sullivan Daniels, an artist known for his extremely detailed and harsh religious paintings and woodcuts, opted for life when faced with terminal cancer. Modern medicine (in the not-too-distant future) has given him a second chance.

But now he must deal with the consequences of his decision:
His hands can't draw like before...
His wife can't bear to touch him.....
And his pious mother believes he has thwarted God's will and should have accepted death and the promised life beyond.

Having abandoned his faith, Sully must find his way back from the darkness of his life saving decision.

Starring Jeff Allin, Hope Lambert, Ray Ficca, Elizabeth Jernigan, Helen Hedman

Genre - Drama
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The Strip
A character-driven comedy dissecting the lives of five employees of a low-end electronics chain called Electri-City.

The ensemble of colorful, yet grounded, characters takes us deeper into the monotonous world of working at a strip mall. Bound by the constraints of suburban life and a quarter-mile of strip mall, they, like everybody else, dream of something more. As their stories interweave, their friendships are tested.

Ultimately they struggle together to find that some dreams are not worth chasing.

Starring Dave Foley, Rodney Scott, Billy Aaron Brown, Federico Dordei, Jenny Wade

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual references

Transylmania
A group of college students embarks on a wild, sexy and outrageous semester abroad at Razvan University.

Located deep in the heart of the "cursed land" of Transylvania in a centuries-old castle, Razvan isn't your typical institution of higher learning. The black leather-clad professors, three-foot-tall dean, instruction in crucifix-wielding, and topless vampiresses lurking in dark corners are just the start.

It seems Castle Razvan was the property of the feared Vampire King Radu in the Dark Ages and he's come back to reclaim it.

Starring Patrick Cavanaugh, James DeBello, Tony Denman, Paul H. Kim, Jennifer Lyons

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

Up in the Air
Ryan Bingham, a corporate hatchet man who loves his life on the road, is forced to fight for his job when his company downsizes its travel budget. He is required to spend more time at home just as he is on the cusp of a goal he's worked toward for years: reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.

Starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Melanie Lynskey

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and some sexual content

The Wiggles Christmas 2008 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
It's time to get the world dancing with the fab four of fun in The Wiggle's "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" show. Join Jeff, Anthony, Murray and Sam and all their Wiggly friends in their show as it was captured live from the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

The Wiggles perform songs from their latest release, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," plus all the favourites such as "Rock A Bye Your Bear," "Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car," "Monkey Dance," "Can You Point Your Fingers and Do The Twist."

Genre - Program
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Laugh Out Loud for Charity

Genre - Program
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Glenn Beck's Christmas Sweater: A Return to Redemption Encore

Starring Glenn Beck

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

Coming Soon

Watch for these movies coming to a theater near you!

Friday, Dec 11th

Wednesday, Dec 16th

Thursday, Dec 17th

For a complete list of movies coming soon to theaters, please see our "Coming Soon" page.

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