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Houston, TX: Angelika Film Center Houston Closes

The Angelika Film Center in Houston, Texas has closed, according to a post on the official web site for the theater. The post says that after 13 years in business, the lease for the theater has been terminated by their landlord, Bayou Place... (more)

Monterey Park, CA: AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 Opened August 27, 2010

The AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 opened to moviegoers on Friday, August 27, 2010, in the Atlantic Times Square mixed-use development in Monterey Park, California. The new theater features all digital projection systems and four of the 14 auditoriums... (more)

Dallas, TX: Studio Movie Grill - Addison Closes

The Studio Movie Grill - Addison in the Dallas, Texas area closed its doors on August 19, 2010, according to a post on the Studio Movie Grill web site. An article by the Dallas Morning News mentions that the theater could not compete with just... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 27, 2010

  1. Takers
  2. The Last Exorcism
  3. The Expendables
  4. Eat Pray Love
  5. The Other Guys
  6. Vampires Suck
  7. Inception
  8. Nanny McPhee Returns
  9. The Switch
  10. Piranha 3D

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.

Clear Blue Tuesday

Starring Becca Ayers, Julie Danao, Vedant Gokhale, Erin Hill, Cassandra Kubinski

Genre - Concert
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Gayam 2

Starring Jagapati Babu, Vimala Raman, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ajay, Tanikella Bharani

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Going the Distance
Drew Barrymore is Erin, whose wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Justin Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City. But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. But despite the opposite coasts, the couple just might have found something like love, and with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.

Starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Ron Livingston, Jim Gaffigan, Kelli Garner, Rob Riggle, Christina Applegate

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity

Machete
He looked like just another day laborer from the streets, and the perfect fall guy for a crooked political assassination. But he turned out to be Machete (Danny Trejo), A legendary ex-federale with a deadly attitude and the skills to match.

Left for dead after clashing with notorious Mexican drug kingpin Torrez (Steven Seagal), Machete has escaped to Texas, looking to disappear and forget his tragic past. But what he finds is a web of corruption and deceit that leaves a bullet in Senator McLaughlin (Robert DeNiro) and Machete a wanted man.

Machete sets out to clear his name and expose a conspiracy. But standing in his way are Benz (Jeff Fahey) – a ruthless businessman with an endless payroll of killers, Von (Don Johnson) – a twisted border vigilante leading a small army, and Sartana Rivera (Jessica Alba) – a beautiful immigrations officer torn between enforcing the law and doing what is right.

Helping Machete even the odds are Luz (Michelle Rodriguez) – a sexy taco-truck lady with a rebellious spirit and revolutionary heart, and Padre (Cheech Marin) – a priest who’s good with blessings, but better with guns.

Carving a path of bullets, blood and broken hearts, Machete’s quest ultimately leads him back to Torrez for an epic battle of revenge and redemption.

Starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Don Johnson, Jeff Fahey, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number 1 and is eventually condemned to a maximum-security prison where he writes his memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and the anti-hero across France. Mesrine stages another daring escape and disappears into the lawless underworld, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a celebrity criminal through his savvy manipulation of the media. After such a monumental rise, comes the inevitable fall as the police close in, bringing the life of Jacques Mesrine to full bloody circle.

Starring Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Matheiu Amalric, Gerald Lanvin, Olivier Gourmet

Genre - Drama
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Prince of Broadway
"Prince of Broadway" is the story of Lucky and Levon, two men whose lives converge in the underbelly of New York's wholesale fashion district. Lucky, an illegal immigrant from Ghana, makes ends meet by soliciting shoppers on the street with knock-off brand merchandise. Levon, an Armenian-Lebanese immigrant, operates an illegal storefront.

Lucky's world is suddenly turned upside down when a child is thrust into his life by a woman who insists the toddler is his son. While Lucky copes with his new domestic dilemma, Levon struggles to save a marriage that is falling apart. The seedy side of the wholesale district is revealed through a journey that continually confronts the interplay between what is fake and what is real.

Starring Prince Adu, Karren Karagulian, Aiden Noesi, Keyali Mayaga, Kat Sanchez

Genre - Drama
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16 to Life
Kate is a rural American teenager with a problem. It's her 16th birthday, she's never been kissed, and she's afraid somebody will point out what a loser she is in the romance department. BFF Darby plans to lose her virginity today, so Darby isn't exactly a bulwark of support. Kate's irreverent fantasies of sexual awakening and guilt drive this explosive day.

Kate pretends not to care about Darby's plan - and Kate focuses on playing matchmaker to her misfit fellow employees at the Riverside food stand. Before the clock strikes midnight, Kate finds out more about love than most 16-year-old girls could imagine!

Starring Hallee Hirsh, Theresa Russell, Shiloh Fernandez, Mandy Musgrave, Jaime Gomez

Genre - Comedy
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We Are Family
Maya is the perfect mother. Her life revolves around her three children, Aleya, Ankush and Anjali, who think nothing less than the world of her. Despite being divorced from her husband, Aman Maya has ensured that everything runs smoothly in her house, and that under her watch, they continue to remain a happy family unit.

However, when Aman introduces his girlfriend, Shreya, a career oriented woman who has a lot to learn about children, to the family, the situation immediately takes an unexpected turn. When an incident changes their lives drastically, bringing the two women under the same roof, they find themselves putting to test an unusual situation. Can two mothers make a home?

Starring Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Diya Sonecha

Genre - Drama
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White Wedding
It's modern day South Africa, and in Cape Town, the beautiful Ayanda is just days away from achieving her lifelong dream: the perfect white wedding. The only problem is that her husband-to-be, the loyal, committed Elvis is 1800 kilometres away in Johannesburg.

He sets off on Tuesday night by bus to Durban intending to connect with his childhood friend and best-man Tumi. But the plans start to go awry when Tumi doesn't show up at the bus station. Not an auspicious beginning, but this is just the first in many comic and illuminating misadventures they meet along the way.

In the end, the two lovers learn that celebrating their union is more about the journey than getting to the church on time.

Starring Kenneth Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo, Zandile Msutwana, Jodie Whittaker, Mbulelo Grootboom

Genre - Comedy
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The Winning Season
Set in suburban Indiana, Bill Greaves, an adult misfit, is recruited by the local high school principal to coach the school's floundering girls' basketball team.

Initially retreating from what appears to be a hopeless situation, Bill perseveres and manages to help the team and its captain ratchet up its competitive spirit, while the girls offer Bill a renewed life focus.

Starring Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some thematic elements, language including some sexual references, alcohol abuse and smoking

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (San qiang pai an jing qi)
Set in a Chinese noodle shop in a dune-specked desert, revolves around the restaurant owner's plan to murder his adulterous wife and her lover.

Starring Honglei Sun, Dahong Ni, Ni Yan, Xiao Shen-Yang, Xiaojuan Wang

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some violence

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

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