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AMC Theaters Celebrate 25th Anniversary of "Back to the Future" with Theatrical Showing

On July 3, 1985, Back to the Future brought a great mix of comedy, action, and science fiction to the big screen. When Marty got into that converted DeLorean, he took the audience "back in time" to 1955. It's 25 years later, and the movie is... (more)

Star Wars Saga to Get 3D Treatment, Starting in 2012 with "The Phantom Menace"

Lucasfilm Ltd. announced yesterday that the Star Wars movies will be converted to 3D to be shown in theaters, starting with Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace to be released in 2012. The movies were, of course, shot in 2D, so they will... (more)

Trailer for "True Grit" Changes My Mind and Makes It a Movie of Interest

When I heard that a remake of the John Wayne classic True Grit was being made, my first reaction was "Sacrilege!" After all, as a big John Wayne fan, seeing "The Duke" as Rooster Cogburn is the only way I wanted to enjoy this story of a young girl... (more)

Photos and Videos Added for Education Documentary "Waiting for Superman"

The documentary Waiting for Superman is making waves because of its controversial examination of the education system in the United States, and it is sparking many conversations about how to improve education and has even gotten President Obama to... (more)

Download the Soundtrack for "The Social Network" for $2.99 - 48-Hour Special Starts 9/28/2010

You can purchase the digital download of the soundtrack for The Social Network for just $2.99 at Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com, for 48 hours, starting at 12:01am PT on 9/28/2010. The movie is about the first days of Facebook and its founder, Mark... (more)

Photo Gallery Created and Videos Added for "The Social Network"

The social networking site Facebook has become a sensation, and it was inevitable that a movie would be made about how it came about, or some other aspect revolving around a service that has attracted half a billion people. On Friday, The Social... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 24, 2010

  1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
  3. The Town
  4. Easy A
  5. You Again
  6. Devil
  7. Resident Evil: Afterlife
  8. Alpha and Omega
  9. Takers
  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.

Anjaana Anjaani
This is the story of two strangers on an odyssey of discovery -- down a path that is ridden with the exquisite pain and joy of falling in love, only they don't realize it.

A series of hilarious misadventures trace their bicoastal road journey as they go about fulfilling their last wishes. But then life interrupts, as is its habit; and painful choices must be made. The duo part with the understanding that their days together were a brief interlude of insanity that had to succumb to real life. They part as they met - as strangers.

Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Zayed Khan, Pooja Kumar, Carl Marino

Genre - Comedy
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Atlantis Down
In the year 2025, the Space Shuttle has been relegated to glorified taxi. On a routine mission shuttle Atlantis encounters bursts of light shutting down its instrumentation leaving it adrift in space with Rookie Astronaut TRAVIS BLACK.

The rest of the crew find themselves in the middle of a barren, desert wasteland. Crew members begin dying in bizarre ways. Travis comes to realize that he has been chosen to compete in some sort of galactic chess game.

Starring Michael Rooker, Dean Haglund, Greg Travis, Kera O'Bryon, Mae Flores

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Barry Munday
Barry Munday, a suburban wanna-be ladies man, wakes up in the hospital after being attacked in a movie theater, only to realize that he is missing one of his most prized possessions... his testicles. To make matters worse, Barry learns he's facing a paternity lawsuit filed by a woman he can't remember having sex with.

With this being Barry's last chance to ever be a father, Barry reaches out and embraces the journey of parenthood and the onslaught of bumps that face him along the way.

Starring Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Chloe Sevigny, Jean Smart, Malcolm McDowell

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content and language

Case 39
Family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all until she meets her newest, most mysterious case, troubled 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland). Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to kill Lilith, their only daughter. Emily saves her and decides to take her in herself until the right foster family comes along.

Then the real horror begins...

Starring Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Kerry O'Malley, Callum Keith Rennie

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
violence and terror, including disturbing images

An edgy comedy about two brothers whose reluctant reunion after years of estrangement takes them on a riotous pre-wedding road trip.

Starring Marguerite Moreau, Nicole Vicius, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Amy Ferguson, Andrew Dickler

Genre - Comedy
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Starring Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam, Karunas

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Hatchet 2

Starring Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Tom Holland, R.A. Mihailoff

Genre - Horror
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The Hungry Ghosts

Starring Steve Schirripa, Aunjanue Ellis, Nick Sandow, Sharon Angela, Tina Benko

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexuality, drug use, language and some disturbing content

Let Me In
Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins).

A frail, troubled child about Owen's age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby's father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen's efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she's hiding an unthinkable secret.

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono, Sasha Barrese

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation


Starring Daniel Brocklebank, Garry Summers, Bernie Hodges, Wayne Virgo, Simon Pearce

Genre - Drama
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The Social Network
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history.

But, for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. "The Social Network" proves that you don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Brenda Song, Rooney Mara, Joseph Mazzello

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language


Starring Jay O. Sanders, David Thornton, Zohra Lampert, Raynor Scheine, Jason Robards III

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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1 a Minute Live Supporting Susan G Komen for the Cure
Don't miss Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton- John and Jaclyn Smith - all cancer survivors -on big screens coast to coast for only one night as NCM Fathom and UniGlobe Entertainment present 1 a Minute LIVE Supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

On October 6 at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT / 6:00pm MT and 8:00pm PT (tape delay), this special event will be broadcast nationwide live via satellite to select movie theaters to honor women everywhere.

Genre - Program
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Best Worst Movie/Troll 2 - Double Feature

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

Coming Soon

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Friday, Oct 8th

For a complete list of movies coming soon to theaters, please see our "Coming Soon" page.

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