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Watch the First 5 Minutes of Megamind!

Will Ferrell's Megamind is opening in theaters nationwide tomorrow (and tonight at midnight), but you can watch the first five minutes right now! AOL Video is hosting the video, with a short introduction by Will Ferrell, and you can find it below... (more)

AMC Going "Back to the Future" Again on November 6, 2010

On October 23rd and 25th, 150 AMC Theatres locations hosted a special theatrical showing of Back to the Future to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie's release (read the Journal article). It must have been good for them, because they... (more)

Nampa, ID: Edwards Nampa Gateway Stadium 12 to Open November 12, 2010

Regal Entertainment Group announced yesterday that they are set to open the new Edwards Nampa Gateway Stadium 12 in Nampa, Idaho on Friday, November 12, 2010. Special preview events will be held previous to the grand opening, with $2 movies for... (more)

Cinemark Continues Its XD Launches with New Locations in Huntington Beach, Sacramento, Roseville, CA and Portland, OR

Cinemark continues to roll out their big-screen concept auditoriums, branded as "Cinemark XD, Extreme Digital Cinema," with the latest additions being at the Century Huntington Beach in Huntington Beach, California, the Century 16 Greenback Lane in... (more)

Save 15% at AllPosters.com - Exp. 11/8/2010

Gift Shop merchant AllPosters.com is offering a 15% discount on everything in your cart from now through Monday, November 8, 2010. Tron Legacy Double-sided poster Buy at AllPosters.com Framed Mounted AllPosters.com is a... (more)

Attend a Free Advance Screening of Disney's "Tangled"

Be one of the first to see Disney's new animated movie Tangled in Disney Digital 3D! The movie opens in theaters on November 24, 2010, but you can see it for free by going to the RSVP page for the advance screening and choosing a showing near you.... (more)

Cinebarre Locations in Denver, Charleston, Salem, and Seattle Getting Digital Cinema Installations

Cinebarre, LLC announced yesterday that Cinebarre locations in Denver, Charleston, Salem, and Seattle will be getting Digital Cinema Projection systems with the ability to present 3D movies. According to the press release issued by the company,... (more)

San Antonio, TX: New Alamo Drafthouse Set to Open November 5, 2010

Movie fans in San Antonio, Texas will have another reason to eat, drink, and watch movies when the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Stone Oak opens this Friday, November 5, 2010. We're working on getting all the details and lining up the showtimes... (more)

Austin, TX: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - South Lamar Hosts LOTR Trilogy and Feast

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - South Lamar in Austin, Texas is hosting a special event that includes a showing of all three of the Lord of the Rings movies, as well as a seven-course feast inspired by the Middle Earth setting for the movies! The... (more)

Sundusky, OH: New Cinemark Behind Sundusky Mall Scheduled to Open November 19, 2010, Two Other Theaters Ready to Close

The Sundusky Register is reporting that the new Cinemark movie theater behind Sundusky Mall in Sundusky, Ohio (did we mention it's in Sandusky?) is scheduled to open on November 19, 2010. The article also mentions that the new theater will be... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of October 29, 2010

  1. Saw 3D
  2. Paranormal Activity 2
  3. Red
  4. Jackass 3D
  5. Hereafter
  6. Secretariat
  7. The Social Network
  8. Life as We Know It
  9. The Town
  10. Conviction

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.

Beneath the Dark
Paul and Adrienne, a young couple burning up the desolate miles on the road between Texas and LA, check into the equally desolate but eternally stylish Roy's Motel and Café.

As if preserved in time, the motel proves to be a strange and surreal place where the guests are forced to confront the secrets that they keep – from the world and from each other.

Starring Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone, Afemo Omilami

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
some sexuality and brief language

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
This documentary feature takes explores at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.

Nicknamed "The Sheriff of Wall Street," when he was NY's Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America's largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as governor, with the largest margin in the state's history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation's first Jewish President.

Then, shockingly, Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer -- the paragon of rectitude -- had been caught seeing prostitutes. The film explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.

Starring Eliot Spitzer

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
some sexual material, nudity and language

Don't Cry for Me Sudan
In February 2010, a brass band marched through Tonj, a small village in southern Sudan. The guys in the front were holding a picture of a man with an exceptionally bright smile. The villagers could not believe his death and cried for him, the father of Tonj. They are the Dinka, who have struggled tough lives stained with long-lasted war, anger, hatred, poverty, and disease. They risk their lives to protect their families and livestock. However, even the courageous and strong Dinka showed tears, a sign of weakness and shame, at the death of their father. The Father Tae-suk Lee, who passed away at the age of 48 was a father, doctor, teacher, conductor, and architect to Tonj. The Father's unconditional and sacrificial love for Tonj wet the villagers' ever dried eyes, and this beautiful story now comes to the screen to move the world.

Starring Lee Tae-seok, Lee Geum-hee

Genre - Documentary
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Due Date
An uptight father-to-be gets stuck driving cross-country with irrepressible slacker when the latter manages to get them tossed from an airplane and on a no-flight list.

The father is focused only on getting home in time for the birth of his child, but the slacker has a thing or two to teach him about seizing the day.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Foxx, Juliette Lewis, Michelle Monaghan

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language, drug use and sexual content

Fair Game
As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie Plame leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie's husband, diplomat JOE WILSON (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger.

But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy.

Starring Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly, Bruce McGill

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some language

For Colored Girls
A story that weaves together the stories of nine different women – Joanna, Tangie, Crystal, Gilda, Kelly, Juanita, Yasmine, Nyla and Alice – as they move into and out of one another's existences; some are well known to one another, others are as yet strangers.

Crises, heartbreaks and crimes will ultimately bring these nine women fully into the same orbit where they will find commonality and understanding. Each will speak her truth as never before. And each will know that she is complete as a human being, glorious and divine in all her colors.

Starring Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Kimberly Elise, Omari Hardwick, Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language

Four Lions
In a British city, four men have a secret plan.

Omar is disillusioned about the treatment of Muslims around the world and is determined to become a soldier. This is the most exciting idea Waj has ever heard. Opposed to Omar and everyone else on earth is the white islamic convert Barry. He'd realize he joined the cell to channel his nihilism -- if he had half the self knowledge of a duck. Faisal is the odd man out. He can make a bomb -- but he can't blow himself up just now coz his sick dad has "started eating newspaper." Instead he's training crows to fly bombs through windows. This is what Omar has to deal with.

They must strike a decisive blow on their own turf but can any of them strike a match without punching himself in the face?

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Davis, Chris Wilson, Kevin Eldon, Will Adamsdale

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language throughout, including some sexual references

Golmaal 3
India's first ever trilogy: Golmaal 3 highlights the story of hatred among siblings within a family.

One of nature's masterpieces, this is a family that eats together, prays together, lives together and a family that can't stand each other.

Starring Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade

Genre - Comedy
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A Marine Story
A decorated Marine officer unexpectedly returns home from the war and is quickly recruited to help a troubled teen prepare for boot camp, but when the true reasons for her return become known it threatens the future for both of them.

Starring Dreya Weber, Paris P. Pickard

Genre - Drama
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Megamind
When super villain Oobermind (Will Ferrell) defeats his archrival Metro Man (Brad Pitt), the world should be his oyster. But instead, Oobermind falls into total despair. It turns out that life without a rival is life without a point for him. So, he creates a new superhero rival, Titan (Jonah Hill).

Unfortunately, the new hero wants to be a super villain, too. Caught in the middle, star reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey) asks the tough questions: Who can we turn to? Who has what it takes to stand up to this menace? Who will defend the innocent? Oobermind! That's who.

Starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
action and some language

Megamind 3D
When super villain Oobermind (Will Ferrell) defeats his archrival Metro Man (Brad Pitt), the world should be his oyster. But instead, Oobermind falls into total despair. It turns out that life without a rival is life without a point for him. So, he creates a new superhero rival, Titan (Jonah Hill).

Unfortunately, the new hero wants to be a super villain, too. Caught in the middle, star reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey) asks the tough questions: Who can we turn to? Who has what it takes to stand up to this menace? Who will defend the innocent? Oobermind! That's who.

Starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
action and some language

Megamind: An IMAX 3D Experience
When super villain Oobermind (Will Ferrell) defeats his archrival Metro Man (Brad Pitt), the world should be his oyster. But instead, Oobermind falls into total despair. It turns out that life without a rival is life without a point for him. So, he creates a new superhero rival, Titan (Jonah Hill).

Unfortunately, the new hero wants to be a super villain, too. Caught in the middle, star reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey) asks the tough questions: Who can we turn to? Who has what it takes to stand up to this menace? Who will defend the innocent? Oobermind! That's who.

Megamind will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
action and some language

127 Hours
The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clémence Poésy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?

A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

Starring James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Clémence Poésy

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images

Red Hill

Starring Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis, Claire van der Boom, Christopher Davis, Kevin Harrington

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R

Bon Jovi: The Circle Tour

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Boris Godunov Encore

Starring Ekaterina Semenchuk, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Oleg Balashov, Evgeny Nikitin, René Pape

Genre - Program
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Morning Glory
When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life.

Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning "news."

As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky's blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.

Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual content including dialogue, language and brief drug references

100 Voices: A Journey Home Encore

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

Coming Soon

Watch for these movies coming to a theater near you!

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Wednesday, Nov 24th

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

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