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Los Angeles, CA: LA Premiere of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" at Chinese Theatre August 12th

Warner Bros. Pictures announced yesterday that the Los Angeles premiere of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole will be held at Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Attending the event... (more)

Boston, MA: Boston Premiere of "The Town" to be Held at Fenway Park on 9/14

The Boston premiere of The Town, a thriller starring Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, will be held at Fenway park in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Attending the event from the movie will be Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Jeremy... (more)

Macon, GA: Regal Rivergate Cinema 14 Closes, But New Owner Expected by Thanksgiving

The Regal Rivergate Cinema 14 in Macon, Georgia closed on August 29, 2010, according to an article in The Telegraph. The theater may re-open under new ownership by Thanksgiving, however: Regal Rivergate Cinema 14, where the futuristic,... (more)

Blu-ray Review: Killers

Killers Lionsgate 100 Minutes List Price: $39.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available from Amazon on DVD and Video on Demand. Available 9/7/2010 Click here for additional movie details, including the full plot... (more)

Watch "Midichlorian Rhapsody" - Star Wars Clips Set to a Modified Version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody

I came across this video on YouTube and decided to share since it was done pretty well:

Tulsa, OK: Admiral Twin Drive-In Screens Destroyed by Fire

The screens for the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa, Oklahoma were destroyed by fire on September 3, 2010. The screens were housed in a wooden structure, which was engulfed in flames, with the smoke obstructing the freeway nearby. Below is video... (more)

Bethel, OH: Midway Theater Closes

The Midway Theater in Bethel, Ohio closed its doors in late August 2010. An announcement on the theater's web site from the owners just says that the theater is now closed under the current ownership, but left the door open that a new owner may... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 3, 2010

  1. The American
  2. Machete
  3. Takers
  4. The Last Exorcism
  5. Going the Distance
  6. The Expendables
  7. The Other Guys
  8. Eat Pray Love
  9. Inception
  10. Nanny McPhee Returns

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 Afterlight
A young couple moves into an old schoolhouse on a desolate stretch of farm country. Hoping for a new beginning, their lives are instead drawn toward dark and unforeseen ends.

Starring Michael Kelly, Jicky Schnee, Ana Asensio, Rip Torn, Morgan Taddeo

Genre - Drama
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Bran Nue Dae
Set on the west coast of Australia, Bran Nue Dae is a road movie, coming of age, comedy musical which celebrates the adventure of finding home.

Starring Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Geoffrey Rush, Magda Szubanski

Genre - Comedy
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Dabangg

Starring Salman Khan, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Sonakshi Sinha, Dimple Kapadia

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Daddy's Home
Angelica is a fresh-on-the-job elementary school teacher who follows her long time boyfriend Bryon to a new town. On the first day of school she notices one of her students (Willow) seems troubled and different from all the other kids.

After a period of unbroken silence from Willow and violent behavior from her older brother Steven, Angelica learns that there is a problem far beyond her power to fix. When the children's dark family secret becomes known, Angelica does what she can to protect them, even if her own livelihood is at stake.

As the situation unravels, so does her sanity in this story of deception, mystery and terror.

Starring C.H. Morris, Sebastian Trevino, Daniela Espinosa, Peter Madrigal, Anna Mardiros

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13

Expecting Mary
The story of pregnant young Mary, who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a down-trodden trailer park, that she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family.

Starring Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin

Genre - Family
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Rated PG
thematic elements involving teen pregnancy, and some language

Fool for Love (De Mai Tinh)
Follows the travails of earnest bathroom clerk Dung (played by Dustin Nguyen) as he falls in love and quits his job at a five-star hotel to pursue the affections of a beautiful lounge singer, Mai (played by Kathy Uyen). The problem is, she’s already being chased by a wealthy real estate tycoon whose willingness to employ her depends on her willingness to date him.

Comedy ensues as the penniless clerk, in order to finance his pursuit of love, is forced to shack up with a very rich but very gay businessman named Hoi (in a hilarious star-making performance by Thai Hoa) looking for male companionship. Through it all, boy and girl are both tested as they find themselves in the same predicament – having to choose between true love and financial security. Faced with unexpected choices, will love prevail in the end?

Starring Dustin Nguyen, Truc 'Charlie' Nguyen, Kathy Uyen

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13

Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur)
Daniel is a professional home-wrecker and his sister and brother-in-law are partners in this lucrative activity which nonetheless has one golden rule: Daniel only agrees to get involved with women who are unhappily married. A father who hates his future son-in-law hires Daniel one week before the marriage he wants to prevent. In need of money, the heartbreaker agrees to abandon his "code of ethics" and seduce a young woman who is completely fulfilled in her relationship--and he ends up being the one seduced.

Starring Vanessa Paradis, Romain Duris, Andrew Lincoln, François Damiens, Héléna Noguerra

Genre - Comedy
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I'm Still Here
A striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix.

With remarkable access, I’M STILL HERE follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix

Genre - Documentary
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Legendary
Ten years after the death of his father, 15-year-old boy with no natural athletic prowess joins his high school wrestling team in order to repair his mother and older brother's estranged relationship.

Starring Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover, John Cena, Madeleine Martin, Tyler Posey

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
suggestive material, brief partial nudity and some fighting scenes

Logan
13-year-old Logan Hoffman wants to make a movie and realizes it's harder than he thinks. When friends at school reject him and his family doesn't care, he turns to his last hope - his older brother Tyler.

After a tragic mishap, Tyler is challenged to do whatever it takes to see his younger brother's project succeed as Tyler realizes what's really important in life.

Starring Leo Howard, Patrick Probst, BooBoo Stewart, Abigail Isom, Nicole Cummins

Genre - Comedy
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Resident Evil: Afterlife
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Starring Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Spencer Locke

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
sequences of strong violence and language

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend.

A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Starring Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Spencer Locke

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Resident Evil: Afterlife An IMAX 3D Experience
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Starring Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Spencer Locke

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
sequences of strong violence and language

The Romantics
Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding eight close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura is maid of honor to Lila, her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom.

Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore... without the groom.

Starring Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, Malin Akerman

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, partial nudity, language and some drug material

The Virginity Hit
Four guys, one camera, and their hilarious experience chronicling the exhilarating and terrifying rite of passage: losing your virginity.

As these guys help their buddy get laid, they’ll have to survive friends with benefits, internet hookups, even porn stars during an adventure that proves why you will always remember your first.

Starring Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Jacob Davich, Justin Kline

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

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
This feature documentary focuses on the brilliant, but eccentric, late singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. The Beatles once proclaimed Nilsson as "their favorite group," and he was on top of the world in the early '70s, courted by the elite of popular music and film. (He became best friends with the Beatles and Ringo was his best man.)

He was riding the crest of a remarkable wave of success. Yet, in just a few short years, his glorious voice would be in tatters, his health ruined and he would be without a record contract.

Starring Gerry Beckley, Lee Blackman, Perry Botkin Jr., Ray Cooper, Micky Dolenz

Genre - Documentary
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Dwando
The story of “Dwando” revolves around Sudipta (played by Ananya Chatterjee) who faces a serious ethical dilemma involving her personal relationship with her husband. She is torn between two choices, each with vast and cascading repercussions affecting the lives of several people.

Starring Ananya Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Samrat Chakrabarti, Koushik Sen

Genre - Drama
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The Plaza

Genre - Documentary
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Kings of Pastry
Imagine a scene never before witnessed: Sixteen French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared by President Nicolas Sarkozy one of the best.

This is the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition (Best Craftsmen in France).

The blue, white and red striped collar worn on the jackets of the winners is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef – it is a dream and an obsession.

The film follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home of Alsace to practice for the contest.

Starring Sebastien Canonne, Jacquy Pfeiffer, Rachel Beaudry, Philippe Rigollot, Stephane Glacier

Genre - Documentary
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Never Let Me Go
A love story, adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's bestselling, Booker Prize short listed novel of the same name. Kathy, Tommy and Ruth live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but they are not quite like anything we know.

They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some sexuality and nudity

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones Flashback to 1972

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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