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23 New Photos Added for "Sherlock Holmes"

23 new photos have just been added for Sherlock Holmes, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and opens in theaters on Christmas Day. ROBERT DOWNEY JR. as Sherlock Holmes and RACHEL McADAMS as Irene Adler in Warner Bros.... (more)

Oakley, KS: Palace Community Theatre Featured on ABC News

ABC News featured the Palace Community Theatre in Oakley, Kansas on December 7, 2009. The emphasis of the story was the fact that the theater is being run by teenagers from the local high school's business club. Click the Read link below to... (more)

Disney Expands Blu-ray Discounts to DVD Owners

Disney is expanding their Blu-ray upgrade program to include more catalog titles. The program has offered discounts on the Blu-ray versions of newly released catalog titles to owners of the DVD versions of those movies. Most recently, this was done... (more)

National Amusements Selling 35 Theaters to Rave Motion Pictures

Industry web site Deadline Hollywood is reporting that National Amusements has come to an agreement with Rave Motion Pictures to sell it 35 movie theaters outside of National Amusement's core geographic area of the Northeast U.S. If the advanced... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of December 4, 2009

  1. The Blind Side
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  3. Brothers
  4. Disney's A Christmas Carol
  5. Old Dogs
  6. 2012
  7. Armored
  8. Ninja Assassin
  9. Planet 51
  10. Everybody's Fine

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.

Invictus
The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team (Damon) to help unite their country.

Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language

Larger Than Life...in 3D: Dave Matthews Band

Starring Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper and Relentless 7, Gogol Bordello

Genre - Concert
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Rated PG

The Lovely Bones
A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family--and her killer--from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Saoirse Ronan

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language

The Princess and the Frog
A musical set in the greatest city of them all, New Orleans, "The Princess and the Frog" marks Disney's return to the timeless art form of traditional animation.

The film teams Ron Clements and John Musker, creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin," with Oscar(R)-winning composer Randy Newman to tell the most beautiful love story ever told ... with frogs, voodoo, and a singing alligator.

Starring Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, Ritchie Montgomery, Jennifer Cody

Genre - Animation
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Rated G

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee, Sharon Prabhakar, Gauhar Khan

Genre - Comedy
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A Single Man
In Los Angeles 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim. George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately lead him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim.

George is consoled by his closest friend Charley, a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George's, Kenny, who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit.

A romantic tale of love interrupted the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.

Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Ginnifer Goodwin, Nicholas Hoult

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content

The Slammin' Salmon
"Slammin" Cleon Salmon is a former Heavyweight Champion of the World turned celebrity owner of a high-end Miami seafood restaurant, The Slammin' Salmon. A terrifying bull of a man, Salmon uses fear to rule over his misfit waitstaff, and on this particular night, he takes his bullying skills to a new level.

In an effort to pay off a gambling debt to the Japanese Yakuza, Salmon sets up a contest to 'inspire' his waitstaff to sell more food than they ever have before: the top selling server wins $10,000 while the waiter in last place gets served with a broken rib sandwich-courtesy of the Champ himself.

Spurred on by greed and panic, the staffers resort to backstabbing, bribery and indecent proposals in an attempt to upsell their patrons while simultaneously sabotaging their co-workers. As the hours pass, the dining room action becomes more frenzied as the contest escalates into a brawl for first place in order to win the money.

Starring Michael Clarke Duncan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Cobie Smulders, April Bowlby, Carla Gallo

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
pervasive language and sexual references

Inside Doctors Without Borders: Live With Elizabeth Vargas

Starring Elizabeth Vargas

Genre - Program
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RiffTrax LIVE: Christmas Shorts - Stravaganza!
The stars of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" are back on the big screen this holiday season with special guest "Weird Al" Yankovic!

"RiffTrax LIVE: Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza!" will broadcast LIVE to movie theatres nationwide on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), now of RiffTrax.com, will zing their wisecracking commentary at a wonderfully warped collection of Christmas shorts for some much needed comic relief.

Grab your friends for this one-of-a-kind hilarious holiday event! Movie theatre audiences will be treated to five free digital goodies. A URL and code will be revealed on-screen to receive your free digital goodies after the live event. This event is not rated but should be treated as PG13.

Genre - Program
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A Town Called Panic (Panique au village)
During one of their adventures, Cowboy, Indian and Horse discover a strange and fascinating underwater world. While there, a conflict with the habitants is solved with the physical and geographical distribution of the two worlds.

Starring Stéphane Aubier, Jeanne Balibar, Nicolas Buysse, Véronique Dumont, Bruce Ellison

Genre - Animation
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RiffTrax: Christmas Shorts - Stravaganza! Encore
The stars of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" are back on the big screen this holiday season with special guest "Weird Al" Yankovic!

"RiffTrax: Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza! ENCORE" will rebroadcast to movie theatres nationwide on Thursday, Dec. 17. The show will be recorded live the previous night and is being rebroadcast in select theatres for this special Encore showing. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), now of RiffTrax.com, will zing their wisecracking commentary at a wonderfully warped collection of Christmas shorts for some much needed comic relief.

Grab your friends for this one-of-a-kind hilarious holiday event! Movie theatre audiences will be treated to five free digital goodies. A URL and code will be revealed on-screen to receive your free digital goodies after the encore event. This program is not rated but should be treated as PG13.

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 18th

Wednesday, Dec 23rd

Friday, Dec 25th

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

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