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La Porte, IN: La Porte Cinemas Grand Re-opening Scheduled for April 1

Movie fans in La Porte, Indiana have reason to celebrate as the La Porte Cinemas will re-open on April 1, 2010! The movie theater was closed last October by operator Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC. Kerasotes announced in January 2010 that AMC... (more)

Davenport, IA: Showcase Cinemas 53 Becomes Rave Motion Pictures Davenport 53

As part of the purchase by Rave Motion Pictures of 28 theaters owned by National Amusements, the Showcase Cinemas 53 in Davenport, Iowa will re-open as the Rave Motion Pictures Davenport 53 on Friday, March 26, 2010. Rave Cinemas, LLC. out of... (more)

Michael Caine Reaches His Breaking Point in "Harry Brown" - New Photos, Trailer

Michael Caine has won two Oscars and has a career that spans back to the 1950's, but younger audiences (and those with short attention spans) may recognize him best as Bruce Wayne/Batman's associate in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. In those... (more)

Conway, AR: Groundbreaking for New Cinemark Theater Today

Groundbreaking for the Cinemark Cinema 12 in the Conway Towne Centre on Skyline Drive in Conway, Arkansas is set to happen today, according to an article from Sunday in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette: The groundbreaking for the Cinemark Cinema 12... (more)

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

  1. Alice in Wonderland
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  3. The Bounty Hunter
  4. Repo Men
  5. Green Zone
  6. She's Out of My League
  7. Shutter Island
  8. Avatar
  9. Our Family Wedding
  10. Remember Me

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.

Blue Beard (Barbe Bleue)
Bluebeard tells the story of young Marie-Catherine, child bride to an aristocratic ogre with a reputation for murdering his wives.

Princess Marie-Catherine must employ all her cunning to outwit her husband and escape a potentially unpleasant fate.

Starring Dominique Thomas, Lola Créton, Daphné Baiwir, Marilou Lopes-Benites, Lola Giovannetti

Genre - Drama
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Ca$h
A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan (CHRIS HEMSWORTH) and his wife Leslie (VICTORIA PROFETA) when they are faced with a life-changing decision that brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic (SEAN BEAN) to their doorstep.

As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence... All in the name of money.

Starring Sean Bean, Chris Hemsworth, Victoria Profeta, Mike Starr, Glenn Plummer

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
language, violence and some sexual content

Chloe
When Catherine, a successful doctor, begins to question her husband's fidelity, she sets out to resolve her suspicions with the help of an alluring young woman, Chloe.

Soon caught in a web of sexual desire, Catherine finds herself on a journey that places her family in great danger.

Starring Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Nina Dobrev, Max Thieriot

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language

Dancing Across Borders
On a trip to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia in January 2000, filmmaker Anne Bass came across a sixteen-year-old boy who moved her immensely with his amazing natural charm and grace as a dancer. A longtime devotee of the world of dance, Bass felt compelled to give this young boy the opportunity to leave his home and follow a dream that he could not yet have fully imagined.

From the serene countryside of Southeast Asia to the halls of New York's School of American Ballet to the stage of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle "Dancing Across Borders" chronicles the intimate and triumphant story of a boy who was discovered, and who only much later discovered all that he had in himself.

Genre - Documentary
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Dream Boy
Shy teenager Nathan and his family have moved from one town to another trying to escape the domestic disintegration within their own home.

Roy and his family live a quiet life on a farm. When Nathan moves in next door to charismatic Roy, the boys strike up a friendship as high school study partners.

Their strong emotional bond soon takes a natural turn toward physical passion, a secret they must hide from those around them in the backwoods rural community.

Starring Stephan Bender, Maximillian Roeg, Randy Wayne, Owen Beckman, Michele Adams

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexual content, and some violence including a rape - involving teens

The Eclipse
Michael Farr is a widower living in a misty Irish seaside town who is struggling to adjust to his new role as the sole caretaker of his two children. Still reeling from the death of his wife, he has been plagued by terrifying apparitions.

When he volunteers at a local literary festival, he finds he finds himself drawn to Lena Morelle, an empathetic author of supernatural fiction. While Lena tries to help Michael with the mystery of his nightmarish visions, she must contend with problems of her own -- she's being jealously pursued by a self-obsessed novelist, her one-time lover. As the three adults' lives converge, the turbulence of the phantom world will soon have nothing on that of the living.

Starring Ciarán Hinds, Aidan Quinn, Iben Hjejle, Jim Norton, Eanna Hardwicke, Hannah Lynch

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
language and some disturbing images

Greenberg
Roger Greenberg, single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life, finds himself in Los Angeles, house-sitting for six weeks for his more successful/married-with-children brother. In search of a place to restart his life, Greenberg tries to reconnect with old friends including his former bandmate Ivan.

But old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself spending more and more time with his brother's personal assistant Florence [Greta Gerwig], an aspiring singer and also something of a lost soul.

Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg and Florence manage to forge a connection, and Greenberg realizes he may at last have found a reason to be happy.

Starring Ben Stiller, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Juno Temple, Brie Larson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
some strong sexuality, drug use, and language

Hot Tub Time Machine
"Hot Tub Time Machine" follows a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob won't leave his basement.

After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures - one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists!

Starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Lizzy Caplan, Crispin Glover, Chevy Chase, Kate Walsh, Clark Duke

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and pervasive language

How to Train Your Dragon
Hiccup is a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, TJ Miller

Genre - Family
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Rated PG
sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language

How to Train Your Dragon 3D
Hiccup is a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, TJ Miller

Genre - Family
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Rated PG
sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language

How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience
Hiccup is a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, TJ Miller

Genre - Family
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Rated PG
sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language

Just Say Love
Physical attractions appear to be the obvious explanation for two people to become a pair. But are they really the reflection of something sublime, everlasting or dare we say, spiritual? Do relationships start in the bedroom or in the heart?

In this male love story, the bliss described by Joseph Campbell and sages throughout the millennia is a practical option for finding happiness. As the camera delves into the character's minds and actions we find fulfillment on both a physical and spiritual level.

Starring Mathew Jaeger, Robert Mammana

Genre - Drama
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Lbs.
Neil Perota is a 315-pound man obsessed with food and his struggle to overcome it. Due to a heart attack, he realistically assesses his own life, but still cannot stop eating.

Neil finally uproots, moves to the country and buys a dilapidated trailer deep in the woods. It is here where he now lives and begins his transformation.

Starring Lou Martini Jr., Miriam Shor, Michael Aronov, Sharon Angela, Carmine Famiglietti

Genre - Comedy
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Waking Sleeping Beauty
By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control.

The conditions produced a series of box office flops and pessimistic forecasts. Maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. "Waking Sleeping Beauty" is no fairy tale.

It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with hits like "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King" over a 10-year period.

Starring Tim Burton, John Lasseter, Don Bluth

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
some thematic elements and brief mild language

The Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet
NCM Fathom brings the ultimate stage spectacle - The Met: Live in HD - to movie theatre screens nationwide.

The broadcast of Thomas' opera Hamlet will be presented live for only one day on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT in select movie theatres.

The works of Shakespeare have inspired more operatic adaptations than any other writer's. Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay bring their extraordinary acting and singing skills to two of the Bard's most unforgettable characters in this new production of Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer created an extended mad scene that is among the greatest in opera.

Genre - Program
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The Black-Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. World Tour LIVE

Genre - Program
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The Last Song
Set in a small Southern beach town, an estranged father gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter, who'd rather be home in New York.

He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common -- music -- in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances.

Starring Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language

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

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