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This May Be the Last Weekend to See Avatar in 3D

If you're interested in seeing Avatar 3D one more time while it's still in theaters, you may want to make plans to see it before Thursday, March 4th! On March 5th, Alice in Wonderland in Disney Digital 3D and Alice in Wonderland: An IMAX 3D... (more)

Blu-ray Review: Mystic River

Mystic River Warner Home Video 138 Minutes List Price: $28.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available from Amazon on DVD. Available 2/2/2010 Click here for additional movie details, including the full plot summary, cast... (more)

Bruce Willis Drops Hint about "Die Hard 5"

While talking to MTV about his upcoming action comedy Cop Out, Bruce Willis dropped a hint about the possibility of there being a fifth installment of the Die Hard series: "I think we're going to do a 'Die Hard 5' next year." He goes on to... (more)

Woodridge and Naperville, IL: Theaters to Stage "Back to the Future" 25th Anniversary Celebration w/ Actor Appearances

Two theaters in the Chicago area will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Back to the Future this coming weekend, with appearances by actors from the movie before and after each showing. The Hollywood Blvd. in Woodridge, Illinois will be... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 19, 2010

  1. Shutter Island
  2. Valentine's Day
  3. Avatar
  4. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  5. The Wolfman
  6. Dear John
  7. The Tooth Fairy
  8. Crazy Heart
  9. From Paris With Love
  10. Edge of Darkness

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.

The Art of the Steal
Follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post- impressionist art.

Genre - Documentary
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Blood Into Wine
A documentary that shares the story of Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer front man Maynard James Keenan and his mentor Eric Glomski as they pioneer winemaking in the hostile deserts of Arizona.

Starring Maynard James Keenan, Eric Glomski, Milla Jovovich, Fairuza Balk, Patton Oswalt

Genre - Documentary
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Cop Out
Two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

Jimmy (Bruce Willis) is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, and Paul (Tracy Morgan) is his "partner-against-crime" whose preoccupation with his wife's alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball.

Starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Adam Brody, Kevin Pollak, Guillermo Diaz, Seann William Scott, Jason Lee, Ana de la Reguera

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality

The Crazies
David Dutten is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house, after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives.

Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of what's happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh -- with insanity. Now, complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent.

In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won't let anyone in or out -- even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy; Becca, an assistant at the medical center; and Russell, Dutten's deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.

Starring Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson, Preston Bailey

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
bloody violence and language

Formosa Betrayed
In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor, unearthing a web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades.

With the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the killing was a desperate move by the Chinese Government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps.

Starring James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, Will Tiao, John Heard, Tzi Ma

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
some violent content

Karthik Calling Karthik
A lovable loser, Karthik's life changes with the help of someone who also claims to be Karthik. It's a thrilling, soulful and romantic journey of this man's victory against all odds.

Starring Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, Shefali Shetty, Vipin Sharma, Ram Kapoor

Genre - Comedy
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A Prophet (Un prophete)
Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena, part Arab, part Corsican, cannot read or write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. He is 19 years old. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang currently ruling the prison, he is given a number of "missions" to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader's confidence in the process. Malik is a fast learner and rises up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans.

Starring Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and drug material

Teen Patti
Sir Ben Kingsley, essays Perci Trachtenberg, regarded as the world's greatest living mathematician. Perci meets Venkat, a reclusive math genius from India, at a casino in London.

Venkat tells Perci about an equation that could not only change the dialogue on mathematics forever but one that has imprinted guilt - for many painful reasons - on Venkat's life. As it turns out, the reclusive genius Venkat has cracked a theory that could redefine the principles of probability and randomness.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Madhavan, Sir Ben Kingsley, Saira Mohan, Raima Sen

Genre - Drama
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Toe to Toe
TOE TO TOE tells the story of the friendship and rivalry between lacrosse mates Tosha and Jesse, two senior girls at a competitive Washington, D.C. prep school.

Tosha is an African American scholarship student from Anacostia, one of Washington`s poorest areas, while Jesse is a troubled and promiscuous white girl from the ritzy suburbs of Maryland. The two forge a close and genuine bond on the field, but their friendship unravels as they navigate through race and class related obstacles.

When Jesse and Tosha discover that they've both been dating the same boy, the conflict becomes explosive.

Starring Sonequa Martin, Louisa Krause, Ally Walker, Gaius Charles, Anwan Glover

Genre - Drama
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The Yellow Handkerchief
Three strangers of two generations embark on a road trip through post-Katrina Louisiana. Along the way, relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the possibility of second chances at life and love.

Brett Hanson, dealing with a painful past, crosses paths with Martine, a troubled teenager, and her new 'ride' Gordy. The trio head out together, each motivated by his/her own reasons: Brett must decide whether he wants to return to the uncertainty of his life and his ex-wife May for whom he longs, Martine yearns to escape her family, and Gordy hopes to get close to her.

Starring William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne, Veronica Russell

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, some violence, language and thematic elements

2010 Best Picture Showcase 2/27
Over 86,000 votes determined the lineup for the first Saturday of the Best Picture Showcase. On Saturday, February 27 beginning at 10:30AM, one ticket will get you in to see 5 of the 10 Best Picture Nominees all in one day. Outside food and beverage will not be allowed for this event. But, we'll take care of you with a free large popcorn with unlimited refills and a commemorative lanyard so that you can come and go as you please.

Genre - Program
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AMC Best Documentary Feature Showcase

Genre - Program
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Harlan: In The Shadow Of The Jew Suss

Starring Stefan Drössler, Caspar Veit Harlan, Jan Harlan

Genre - Documentary
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Half the Sky Event

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

Coming Soon

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

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