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Morgantown, WV: Warner Theater Closes

The Warner Theater in Morgantown, West Virginia closed its doors after business on September 5, 2010, according to the Press Release issued by owner Round Table Corporation. The theater opened in 1931. Moviegoers in Morgantown do have options,... (more)

Appleton, WI: Marcus Theatres to Purchase Regal College Avenue 16

Marcus Theatres announced that it has agreed to purchase the Regal College Avenue 16 in Appleton, Wisconsin from Regal Cinemas. The 16-screen theater will close Wednesday, September 22, 2010 to install new equipment and will reopen ... (more)

New York, NY: World Premiere of "Life As We Know It" at Ziegfeld Theatre on 9/30

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the World Premiere of the upcoming comedy Life As We Know It will be held at Clearview's Ziegfeld in New York City on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Attending the event from the movie are Katherine Heigl,... (more)

Barkhamsted, CT: Cinerom Digital Movieplex - Winsted Re-opens as Mallory Brook Cinemas 9

The movie theater formerly known as the Cinerom Digital Movieplex - Winsted in Barkhamsted, Connecticut closed on August 31, 2010 when the owners chose not to renew their lease. The theater has now opened under new management and it has a new name:... (more)

Janesville, WI: Wildwood Rock Theatre Closes, Movies 10 to Get 6 More Screens in October

The Wildwood - Rock Theatre in Janesville, Wisconsin closed after the last movies were shown on Monday, September 6, 2010. The official web site doesn't mention a reason for the closing, but it did mention that the Wildwood - Movies 10 nearby will... (more)

Ft. Myers Beach, FL: Beach Theater Closes

The Beach Theater in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida closed on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. The News-Press published an article last week that quoted the manager as saying that attendance had dwindled to the point that keeping the theater open didn't make... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 10, 2010

  1. Resident Evil: Afterlife
  2. Takers
  3. The American
  4. Machete
  5. Going the Distance
  6. The Other Guys
  7. The Last Exorcism
  8. The Expendables
  9. Eat Pray Love
  10. Inception

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.

Alpha and Omega
What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country.

Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey's motto -- make ‘em laugh. Kate's motto -- I'm the boss.

Back home rival wolf packs are on the march and conflict is brewing. Only Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace. But first, they have to survive each other.

Starring Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
rude humor and some mild action

Alpha and Omega 3D
What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country.

Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey’s motto – make ‘em laugh. Kate’s motto – I’m the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go.

Back home rival wolf packs are on the march and conflict is brewing. Only Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace. But first, they have to survive each other.

Starring Hayden Panettiere, Justin Long, Christina Ricci, Dennis Hopper, Vicki Lewis, Danny Glover, Larry Miller

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
rude humor and some mild action

Catfish
In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives.

Starring Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
some sexual references

Devil
A group of people is trapped in an elevator, and one of them is the devil.

Starring Chris Messina, Geoffrey Arend, Logan Marshall-Green, Bojana Novakovic, Jenny O'Hara

Genre - Horror
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Rated PG-13
violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references

Easy A
After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Starring Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Cam Gigandet, Amanda Bynes, Malcolm McDowell

Genre - Comedy
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The Freebie
Darren and Annie have an enviable relationship built on love, trust and communication.They still enjoy each other's company and laugh at each other's jokes. Unfortunately, they can't remember the last time they had sex.

When a dinner party conversation leads to an honest discussion about the state of their love life, and when a sexy bikini photo shoot leads to crossword puzzles instead of sex, they begin to flirt with an idea for a way to spice things up. The deal: one night of freedom, no strings attached, no questions asked. Could a "freebie" be the cure for their ailing sex life? And will they go through with it?

Starring Dax Shepard, Katie Aselton, Bellamy Young, Houston Wages

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and sexual content

El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
Born Jonathan French in Beverly Hills, California and orphaned at three months, this young boy was adopted by his Mexican nanny, Nena (Lupe Ontiveros), and step-father, E.J. (Danny Trejo), and raised to be a good, God-fearing Mexican with a love for ranchero music.

At age 33, in his “Jesus Year,” and now known as Juan Francés, he is a gardener, valet-parker, short-order cook, nanny and janitor by day, but has been blessed by the Virgin of Guadalupe with the talent to sing like the angels. He takes his ranchero act from the small, half-empty soccer bars in East L.A., to a larger music festival audience where he is discovered and quickly swept into Mexican pop stardom.

Caught in the whirlwind of fame, Juan’s everyman appearance and musical style undergo a celebrity make-over. He changes his name to “El Guero” and his songs for the working-class are transformed into heartless reggaeton.

When the dark truth about Juan’s history is revealed to him, he must look at himself and ask: Will he choose the Mexican man in his heart or the bald pink guy he sees in the mirror?

Starring Zibby Allen, Nick Rey Angelus, Elisa Bocanegra, Kerry Carney, Roseny Carrero

Genre - Comedy
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Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
‘Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo’ goes behind prison walls to follow convict cowgirls on their journey to the 2007 Oklahoma State Penitentiary Rodeo. In 2006, female inmates were allowed to participate for the first time. In a state with the highest female incarceration rate in the country, these women share common experiences such as broken homes, drug abuse and alienation from their children. Since 1940, the Oklahoma State Penitentiary has held an annual ‘Prison Rodeo’. Part Wild West show and part coliseum-esque spectacle, it’s one of the last of its kind - a relic of the American penal system. Prisoners compete on wild-broncs and bucking bulls, risking life-long injuries.

For inmates like Danny Liles, a 14-year veteran of the rodeo, the chance to battle livestock offers a brief respite from prison life. Within this strange arena the prisoners become the heroes while the public and guards applaud.

Starring Danny Liles, Jamie Brooks, Brandy Witte, Crystal Herrington, Monty Baker

Genre - Documentary
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The Town
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him.

But that all changed on the gang's latest job, when they briefly took a hostage--bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name...and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug...not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her.

The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.

Starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper

Genre - Thriller
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Rated R
strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use

Kings of Devon

Genre - Drama
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Mosley vs. Mora Fight Live

Genre - Program
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Laboratory

Genre - Drama
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100 Voices: A Journey Home

Genre - Program
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
What would you do if you caught a fairy? Witness the magical moment when Tinker Bell meets a human for the first time.
Before she was ever introduced to Wendy and the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell met Lizzy, a little girl with a steadfast belief in the power of pixie dust and the magic land of fairies. During the fairies' summer visit to the flowering meadows of England, two very different worlds unite when Tinker Bell forms a special bond with Lizzy, a curious girl with a steadfast belief of fairies and the power of pixie dust. As Tinker Bell's fellow fairies launch a daring rescue mission, Tink launches a mission of her own — putting her own safety at risk to help her new friend. But when the rescue goes awry, the future of all fairykind hangs in the balance.

Starring Michael Sheen, Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Lucy Liu, Jesse McCartney

Genre - Animation
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Rated G

Slipknot: Live at The Download Festival

Starring Slipknot

Genre - Concert
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You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
A little romance, some sex, some treachery, and apart from that, a few laughs. The lives of a group of people, whose passions, ambitions and anxieties force them all into assorted troubles that run the gamut from ludicrous to dangerous.

Starring Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto

Genre - Romance
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Rated R
some language

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