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The Next James Bond Movie is On Hold Indefinitely

The next James Bond Movie (Bond 23) has been put on hold indefinitely, according to a press release issued today: "Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended... (more)

Coralville, IA: Coral Ridge 10 Renovations on Schedule for May 7 Completion

The Iowa City Press-Citizen is reporting that the renovations underway at the Marcus Coral Ridge 10 in Coralville, Iowa are on schedule for a May 7th completion, just in time for the release of Iron Man 2 and the beginning of the summer blockbuster... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 16, 2010

  1. Kick-Ass
  2. How to Train Your Dragon
  3. Date Night
  4. Death at a Funeral
  5. Clash of the Titans
  6. The Last Song
  7. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too
  8. Alice in Wonderland
  9. Hot Tub Time Machine
  10. The Bounty Hunter

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 Back-up Plan
After years of dating, Zoe has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes an appointment and decides to go it alone. On the day of her artificial insemination, Zoe meets Stan -- a man with real possibilities.

Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan commits fully and says he's in.

The real pregnancy test comes when both of them realize they really don't know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine-month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other.

Starring Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen, Noureen DeWulf, Donal Logue

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content including references, some crude material and language

Behind the Burly Q
A documentary that aims to be the definitive history of burlesque during its heyday.

Genre - Documentary
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Best Worst Movie
In 1989, unwitting Utah actors starred in the undisputed worst movie in history: "Troll 2" decades later, the legendarily inept film's child star unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure.

Starring George Hardy, Michael Stephenson, Darren Ewing, Jason Wright, Randall Colburn

Genre - Documentary
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Dark Crossing (Crusce Obscuro)
A young man has to risk his life and even humanity by crossing the border to the U.S. to save his young Mexican sister.

Starring Damian Chapa, John Bryant Davila, Jairo Osuna, Joe Esteves

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence including a rape, language, drug content and some sexuality

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
"Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger" is a coming of age comedy that explores what it's really like to be an outsider in your own world.

Esther is not like other girls; she befriends a duck, talks to God through the toilet and break-dances at her bat-mitzvah. Her school is a daily torment of mind-numbing conformity and bell-ringing rituals. Home is a pressure cooker driven by her mother Grace's demand for perfection.

But life changes when Esther meets uber hip Sunni, and her off beat single mother Mary and slips out of her oppressive all-girls private school and into a public one under the guise of a foreign exchange student. She learns that it's ok to be different and that being true to yourself is more important than fitting in.

Starring Nikita Adams, Tisha Adey, Paul Blackwell, Christian Byers, Lucy Carey, Keisha Castle-Hughes

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief teen smoking

In My Sleep
Marcus (PHILIP WINCHESTER, Crusoe, Flyboys) struggles with parasomnia, a rare sleep disorder which makes him do things in his sleep which he cannot remember the next day.

His situation takes a startling turn when Marcus wakes up with blood on his hands and a knife at his side. That same morning, a close friend is found stabbed to death. Marcus frantically tries to put the pieces together - while sleepwalking, could he have murdered his friend to hide a dark secret between them?

The police close in as Marcus investigates his own nocturnal activities, desperate to figure out what happens after he goes to sleep. His gripping journey to uncover the truth leads him to a shocking discovery.

Starring Philip Winchester, Tim Draxl, Lacey Chabert, Abigail Spencer, Beth Grant

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, violence and bloody images

The Losers
An explosive tale of double cross and revenge, "The Losers" centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team--Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar --find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max.

Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.

Starring Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Óscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, Columbus Short

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language

Paper Man
Paper Man is a comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between Richard, a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby, a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. Richard has moved to a Long Island beach community for the winter season in order to overcome his writer's block. There, he meets Abby and hires her as a weekly babysitter, even though he has no children.

As the season progresses and the warm, quirky friendship between Richard and Abby grows, the two begin to share with each other their dreams and life hardships. With the coming of spring, Richard and Abby discover there comes a time to let go of the imaginary friends of the past and to embrace the future.

Starring Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Lisa Kudrow, Ryan Reynolds, Hunter Parrish

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and a scene of sexuality

Sita Sings the Blues

Starring Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya, Reena Shah

Genre - Animation
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When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story
Movie based on the true story of the tested but enduring bond between Bill and Lois Wilson, respective co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups.

Starring Winona Ryder, Barry Pepper, Ellen Dubin, Kristi Angus, Brent Crawford

Genre - Drama
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Abode of the Serpent

Genre - Documentary
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Anton Chekhov's The Duel
Based on Anton Chekhov's 1891 novella, THE DUEL gives life to a classic Chekhovian tale: the young ne’er-do-well aristocrat vs. the arrogant man of science; the attraction of a manipulative, narcissistic mistress vs. the life of the mind and of principled action.

Starring Andrew Scott, Fiona Glascott, Tobias Menzies, Niall Buggy, Nicholas Rowe

Genre - Drama
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The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help they find only an isolated villa, whose mysterious owner, Dr Heiter, takes them in for the night. The next day they awake to find themselves in the basement, trapped in a terrifying makeshift hospital with another one of the doctor's abductees. Dr Heiter explains to the three of them that he is retired surgeon who had specialized in separating Siamese twins. However his three "patients" are not about to be separated, but joined together in a horrific operation.

He plans to be the first to connect people, one to the next, via their gastric system, and in doing so bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy: 'the human centipede'.

Starring Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura, Ashlynn Yennie, Andreas Leupold

Genre - Horror
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Touching Home
The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.

Starring Ed Harris, Brad Dourif, Ishiah Benben, Richard Conti, David Fine

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic material involving alchoholism, language, brief violence, and for smoking

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

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