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IMAX Signs Deal with Warner Bros. for 20 Movies Through 2013

IMAX Corporation announced yesterday that they have struck a deal with Warner Bros. Pictures to release up to 20 movies in the next three years in IMAX theaters. The movies mentioned in the press release include: Legend of the Guardians: The... (more)

Beavercreek, OH: Cinema De Lux 14: The Greene Becomes Rave Motion Pictures The Greene 14

As part of a deal announced in December 2009, where Rave Motion Pictures would be acquiring 35 movie theaters owned by National Amusements, the Cinema De Lux 14: The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio is now the Rave Motion Pictures The Greene 14. ... (more)

Canadian Postal Codes Now Supported

Now that we are carrying showtimes and information for all theaters in the United States, it was high time that we expand our support of theaters in Canada as well. The next step in that process was to add support for Canadian postal codes across... (more)

New Photos Added for "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

15 new photos have been added for the horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, which opens in theaters tomorrow, Friday, April 30th. Jackie Earle Haley (The Watchmen) takes up the role of the man of a teenager's dreams. Click the Read link below... (more)

Will the New "A Nightmare on Elm Street" Reboot the Series or Smash Any Hopes of a Future?

One, two, Freddy's coming for you... So sang the little girls in 1984's horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, which hit at the peak of the horror movie craze in the 80's. Wes Craven's creation added a dose of morbid humor and deceptive reality,... (more)

New Photos Added for Russell Crowe's "Robin Hood"

We have six new stills and a slightly different poster for the upcoming Russell Crowe action/adventure movie, Robin Hood, which opens in theaters Friday, May 14th, 2010. Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as "Robin Hood,"... (more)

New Videos for "Iron Man 2" - Clips and Interviews

We have nine new videos from Iron Man 2 to share with you today! Paramount Pictures has generously provided us with a few additional clips from the movie as well as interviews with stars Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, and... (more)

New Photos from "Iron Man 2" Including From the World Premiere

The World Premiere for Iron Man 2 was held on Monday, April 26 in Hollywood, California and we have photos from the event to share! Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson at the... (more)

Release Dates Clarified for the Two "Hobbit" Movies

Warner Bros. has clarified the release schedule for the upcoming "Hobbit" movies, which will serve as prequels of sorts for the highly successful "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Originally scheduled for December releases in 2011 and 2012, the... (more)

Berkeley, CA: Oaks Theatre Gets New Operator

The Oaks Theatre in Berkeley, California has a new operator, after closing in March when Metropolitan Theatres decided to stop showing movies there. Merriment Media Works, a partnership of five men from India, has leased the building and want to... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 23, 2010

  1. How to Train Your Dragon
  2. The Back-up Plan
  3. Date Night
  4. The Losers
  5. Kick-Ass
  6. Clash of the Titans
  7. Death at a Funeral
  8. Oceans
  9. The Last Song
  10. Alice in Wonderland

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.

Acts of Violence
A man named Flyn (Il Lim) is on a mission to kill the men who raped his wife Olivia (Leelee Sobieski). He finds himself living a double life as a killer and a husband. He finds an unexpected friend, a priest (Ron Perlman), as he deals with the gravity of his acts.

Starring Il Lim, Ron Perlman, Leelee Sobieski, Jim Hanks, Lorin McCraley

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, torture, a brutal rape, language and some drug use

Furry Vengeance
A real estate developer moves his family from Chicago to Oregon when his job calls for him to oversee the building of a major housing development. But, when his latest project threatens the homes of the local forest creatures, the animals seek revenge by turning a peaceful cul-de-sac under construction into a battlefield of epic proportions. It's man versus nature and the fur is gonna fly!

Starring Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Ken Jeong, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Kinsey

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some rude humor, mild language and brief smoking

The Good Heart
Jacques is the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas, a homeless young man who has already given up on life.

In the hopes of keeping his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas is a fitting heir and takes him under his wing, schooling him in the male-centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse: no new customers, no fraternizing with customers and, absolutely no women.

Lucas is a quick study, but their friendship is put to the test when the distraught and beautiful April shows up at the bar seeking shelter, and Lucas insists they help her out.

Starring Paul Dano, Brian Cox, Isild Le Besco, Clark Middleton, Damian Young

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and a disturbing image

Harry Brown
Set in modern day Britain, "Harry Brown" follows one man's journey through a chaotic world where teenage violence runs rampant.

As a modest, law abiding citizen, Brown lives alone. His only companion is his best friend Leonard. When Leonard is killed, Brown reaches his breaking point.

Starring Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen, Liam Cunningham, Jack O'Connell

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
strong violence and language throughout, drug use and sexual content

House Full
Aarush is the world's unluckiest man. Being jinxed, he believes his bad luck can vanish if he finds true love. In this quest for true love, one lie leads to another and different people from different walks of life come together adding even more confusion, chaos and mayhem.

As Deepika tells Akshay in the film, "Jis jhooth se kissi ka ghar basta ho, voh jhooth jhooth nahin hota."

Starring Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan, Arjun Rampal

Genre - Romance
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It's a Bash!
An in-depth look at seminal Rhode Island punk rock band Neutral Nation, and the Providence live music scene.

Starring Neutral Nation

Genre - Documentary
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Mercy
Johnny Ryan (Caan) is a successful young romance novelist who, as it happens, doesn't actually believe in love. At the launch party for his latest book, Johnny’s world is suddenly turned upside-down by the beautiful and mysterious Mercy (Wendy Glenn), the only major critic who dislikes his work. Johnny becomes determined to find the depth that Mercy says he is lacking and, in the process, falls in love.

Starring Scott Caan, Wendy Glen, Troy Garity, Erika Christensen, James Caan, Dylan McDermott, Whitney Able, Bre Blair, John Boyd, Dorian Brown

Genre - Drama
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A Nightmare on Elm Street
A contemporary re-imagining of the 1984 horror classic. A group of suburban teenagers share a common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams.

As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another...but when they sleep, there is no escape.

Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language

9500 Liberty

Starring Charlie T. Deane, Guadencio Fernandez, Greg Letiecq, Corey A. Stewart, Martin E. Nohe

Genre - Documentary
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Phish 3D

Genre - Program
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Please Give
Kate (Catherine Keener) has a lot on her mind. There‘s the ethics problem of buying furniture on the cheap at estate sales and marking it up at her trendy Manhattan store (and how much markup can she get away with?). There‘s the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter (Sarah Steele) to want the expensive things that Kate wants.

There‘s the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And there‘s Kate‘s free-floating 21st century malaise—the problem of how to live well and be a good person when poverty, homelessness, and sadness are always right outside the door.

Plus, there‘s the neighbors: cranky, elderly Andra (Ann Guilbert) and the two granddaughters who look after her (Rebecca Hall and Amanda Peet). As Kate, Alex, and Abby interact with the people next door, with each other, and with their New York surroundings, a complex mix of animosity, friendship, deception, guilt, and love plays out with both sharp humor and pathos.

Starring Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Kevin Corrigan

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language, some sexual content and nudity

TiMER
What if a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate? In this alternate version of present day Los Angeles, a revolutionary device called the TiMER fulfills this very fantasy. For a reasonable installation fee and a moderate monthly charge, a TiMER is implanted in the wrist and promises to accurately display the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until the owner’s date with destiny.

However, things aren’t so easy for Oona O’Leary (EMMA CAULFIELD, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Oona faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER; her soul mate—whoever and wherever he is—doesn’t have a TiMER. While her family and friends move through life with predetermined romantic fates, Oona searches for her perfect match via the process of elimination, tentatively dating TiMER-less men, but never getting emotionally invested. Often, Oona even convinces her suitors to get TiMERs, only to have her hopes crushed time and time again.

Staring down the barrel of thirty and tired of waiting for her would-be life partner to get off the dime, Oona breaks her own rules and falls for Mikey (JOHN PATRICK AMEDORI, Gossip Girl), a charming and inappropriately young supermarket clerk with a countdown of four months.

But what will happen when those four months are up? Only when Oona ignores the ticking clock can she finally experience the exhilarating and unpredictable hot mess that is love.

Starring Emma Caulfield, Michelle Borth, John Patrick Amedori, Desmond Harrington, Jobeth Williams

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language

Mayweather vs. Mosley Fight Live

Starring Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Sugar Shane Mosley

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Armida
The transmission of Rossini's opera Armida will be presented live for only one day on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT in select movie theatres.

This mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvorák.

Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini's version, opposite no fewer than six tenors.

Starring Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Bruce Ford

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

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