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Watch the New Trailer for "Iron Man 2" and View Photo Gallery

The trailer for Iron Man 2 is now available! In sizes ranging from fitting your iPod to filling your 1080p HD TV/monitor, you'll now get to watch scenes from the sequel to the 2008 hit starring Robert Downey, Jr. Mickey Rourke as Whiplash gets... (more)

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Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of December 11, 2009

  1. The Princess and the Frog
  2. The Blind Side
  3. Invictus
  4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  5. Disney's A Christmas Carol
  6. Brothers
  7. Old Dogs
  8. 2012
  9. Armored
  10. Ninja Assassin

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.

Avatar
An ex-Marine finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking

Avatar 3D
"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking

Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience
An ex-Marine finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking

Did You Hear About the Morgans?
The almost-perfect lives of a highly successful Manhattan couple, Meryl and Paul Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant), have only one notable failure – their dissolving marriage. But the turmoil of their romantic lives is nothing compared to what they are about to experience: they witness a murder and become targets of a contract killer.

The Feds, protecting their witnesses, whisk away the Morgans from their beloved New York to a tiny town in Wyoming, and a relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely in the Rockies... unless, in their new BlackBerry-free lives, the Morgans can slow down the pace and rekindle the passion.

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly, Wilford Brimley

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual references and momentary violence

Fraud City

Genre - Drama
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Nine
A vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Fergie) and his mother (Sophia Loren).

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren

Genre - Musical
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Rated PG-13
sexual content and smoking

The Other Side of Paradise
A comedy about a girl named Rose (Arianne Martin) who embarks on a journey of self-discovery on the way to her first gallery opening. Along the way, she picks up Alex (John Elliott), the newly single friend she's always had feelings for, and her misfit younger brother Jamie (Frank Mosley), who recently was released from prison.

On the road trip, the trio encounter off-the-wall characters and hilarious cameos that chew up the Texas countryside. In the end, the three must come to grips with their own issues of trust, abandonment, love, and ultimately hope.

Starring John Elliott, Arianne Martin, Frank Mosley, Jodie Moore, Susana Gibb

Genre - Comedy
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Palery Manickyam

Genre - Drama
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The Young Victoria
England, 1837. After an unhappy and sheltered childhood as the object of a royal power struggle, Victoria becomes queen at the age of just 18.

Now, she can be free of her overbearing mother, the Duchess of Kent, and her ambitious advisor, Conroy. Meanwhile Victoria's handsome cousin, Albert has been pressured to marry Victoria by his father, King Leopold of Belgium.

As queen, Victoria embraces the charming Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, as her sole advisor. When Melbourne is ousted, Victoria must face the first of many crises to afflict her reign. A royal wedding to Albert restores Victoria's popularity with the public, but can it ever be a case of happy ever after for the headstrong monarch?

Starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
some mild sensuality, a scene of violence, and brief incidental language and smoking

The Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Starring Anna Netrebko, Alan Held

Genre - Program
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Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
In the “Squeakquel,” pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville’s twenty-something nephew Toby (Zachary Levi). The boys must put aside music superstardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school’s music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands.

But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as “The Chipettes” – Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.

Starring Zachary Levi, David Cross, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some mild rude humor

Police, Adjective (Politist, adj.)
Cristi is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates.

Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to be a burden on his conscience, or face censure by his self-serious superior, for whom the word “conscience” has an
entirely different meaning.

Starring Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu, Ion Stoica, Marian Ghenea

Genre - Drama
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3 Idiots
Two friends embark on a quest for a lost buddy. On this journey, they encounter a long forgotten bet, a wedding they must crash, and a funeral that goes, ridiculously out of control.

As they make their way through the perilous landscape, another journey begins: their inner journey through memory lane and the story of their friend -- the impressible free-thinker Rancho, who is in unique way, touched and changed their lives.

It's a story of their hostel days that swings between Rancho's romance with the spirited Pia, and his clash with an oppressive mentor, Viru Sahastrabudhhe. And then one day, suddenly, Rancho vanished. Who was he? Where did he come from? Why did he leave?

The friend who influenced and inspired them to think creatively and independently, even as the conformist world called them "three idiots." Where is the original idiot now?

Finally, in misty mountains of unparalleled beauty, the friends find the key to the secret.

Starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani

Genre - Comedy
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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 25th

Wednesday, Dec 30th

Wednesday, Jan 6th

Friday, Jan 8th

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

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