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Franklin, TN: Carmike Cinemas Gets into the Big-Screen Concept Game with "The BigD Experience" at Carmike Thoroughbred 20

Following the trail blazed by pioneer IMAX and early settlers Marcus Theatres, AMC, Cinemark, and others, Carmike Cinemas has jumped into the big-screen concept game with today's launch of "The BigD Experience" at the Carmike Thoroughbred 20 in... (more)

Willoughby Hills, OH: Former Cinemark Movies 10 Re-Opens as Big Cinemas Phoenix Willoughby Hills

The theater formerly known as the Cinemark Movies 10 - Willoughby Hills in Willoughby Hills, Ohio has re-opened on November 9, 2010 as the Big Cinemas Phoenix Willoughby Hills, according to a press release issued by Phoenix Theatres late last week.... (more)

Scottsdale, AZ: UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilion 11 Set to Open November 19, 2010

The Arizona Republic is reporting that the new UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilion 11 in Scottsdale, Arizona is planning to open to the public on Friday, November 19, 2010: Imagine while watching the latest Oscar-worthy flick at the movie theater, you... (more)

Frank Theatres' Acquisition of Legacy Entertainment Complete with Renaming of Florida and Georgia Locations

On September 29, 2010, Frank Entertainment announced that it would acquire theatres from Legacy Entertainment Group, expanding the presence of Frank Theatres into Florida and Georgia. The change in ownership occurred on October 1, 2010, and the... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 12, 2010

  1. Megamind
  2. Unstoppable
  3. Due Date
  4. Skyline
  5. Morning Glory
  6. For Colored Girls
  7. Red
  8. Paranormal Activity 2
  9. Saw 3D - The Final Chapter
  10. Jackass 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.

Guzaarish
The verdant green landscape, the magnetic blue waters and the warm bright sunshine of beautiful Goa is home to one of the greatest magicians of his time, Ethan Mascarenhas. Presently hosting a Radio Show that spreads magic and hope and laughter through his irrepressible wit and humor to every listener and caller, it is difficult to imagine that this is a man who has been immobilized with a spinal injury for the last fourteen years of his life.

Starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Nafisa Ali, Sanjay Lafont, Aditya Roy Kapoor

Genre - Romance
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
The final chapter of the Harry Potter film series begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave Hogwarts behind and set out to find and destroy the Horcruxes--the secret to Voldemort's power and immortality.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Imelda Staunton, Jason Isaacs, Miranda Richardson, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Brendan Gleeson, Ciaran Hinds, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Jamie Campbell Bower, Richard Griffiths, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Fiona Shaw, Helen McCrory, David O'Hara, Natalia Tena

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13
some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1: An IMAX Experience
Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for them, so everything they do must go as planned.

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

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Imelda Staunton, Jason Isaacs, Miranda Richardson, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Brendan Gleeson, Ciaran Hinds, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Jamie Campbell Bower, Richard Griffiths, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Fiona Shaw, Helen McCrory, David O'Hara, Natalia Tena

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13
some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images

Heartless

Starring Timothy Spall, Jim Sturgess, Clémence Poésy, Eddie Marsan, Noel Clarke

Genre - Drama
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Made in Dagenham
When we think of 60s revolutionaries, the women of Dagenham don't fit the clichés – but these feisty, funny factory girls shook their world with spirit and courage, and achieved lasting social change (yes, even the grannies were "girls" to the men of Ford management and their own labor union).

Based on a true story, Made in Dagenham portrays a decisive moment in that decade of upheaval, when the fight for equal rights and pay was led – unexpectedly – by ordinary working-class women with one foot in the kitchen, one foot on the factory floor, and ears glued to the pop coming over the radio and telly from far-off London (19 kilometers and a world away). It's a vintage "girl power" tale.

Starring Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson, Bob Hoskins, Richard Schiff

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and brief sexuality

Me Too (Yo, tambien)
Daniel -- a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome -- falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and single's bars, escaping her problems in the arms of total strangers. Yet despite their apparent incompatibility, the two strike up a moving, bittersweet friendship that touches them both and eventually sets them on the road to happiness.

Starring Lola Dueñas, Pablo Pineda, Isabel García Lorca, Antonio Naharro, Joaquín Perles

Genre - Drama
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The Next Three Days
Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn't commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence.

With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves.

Starring Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Jonathan Tucker

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements

Nothing Personal
Through the rugged Irish countryside stomps a solitary young woman whose anger blazes as brightly as her Titian hair. When she accepts room, board and some casual labour from sullen, hermit-like local man Martin, little in the way of pleasantries passes between them; indeed, each agrees to reveal and ask ‘nothing personal'…

Starring Fintan Halpenny, Ann Marie Horan, Stephen Rea, Lotte Verbeek

Genre - Drama
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Queen of the Lot
An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest isn't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love.

Maggie is desperate to claw her way off the B-list of action/adventure pictures and into major movie stardom. With a team of to spin her recent drunk driving arrests into tabloid gold and bad-boy movie star boyfriend Dov Lambert on her arm, Maggie's star is on the rise.

Things get complicated when a trip home to meet Dov's legendary family introduces Maggie to the world of Hollywood Royalty and to her boyfriend's brother Aaron Lambert, the black sheep of the family, a failed writer who can actually see who Maggie really is behind her ingénue facade, but who has dark secrets of his own...

Starring Tanna Frederick, Noah Wyle, Christopher Rydell, Kathryn Grant, Zack Norman

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and some sexual content

Victim

Starring Stephen Weigand, Bob Bancroft, Brendan Kelly, Bru Muller, Wayne Morse

Genre - Horror
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After the Break (Break Ke Baad)
Abhay Gulati and Aaliya Khan have known each other since they were four years old. Their friendship turned into love at the tender age of 15, when Abhay realizes Aaliya is the girl for him. Aaliya's life is defined by her burning desire to become an actress and she is unmindful of what or who comes in her way. Abhay, who is still unsure about what he wants to do, finds himself competing with Aaliya's incessant plans and projects to fulfill her dreams.

While their relationship blooms because of their personality differences, the baggage because of these differences also grows silently.

Starring Deepika Padukone, Imran Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Lillete Dubey, Navin Nischol

Genre - Comedy
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Burlesque
Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA.

After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.

Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician.

With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal...

Starring Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci

Genre - Drama
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Faster
An ex-con (Johnson) sets out to avenge his brother's murder with a deadly to-do list. Gugino plays Cicero, a detective who is hot on his trail as she diligently connects details of this recent crime spree with those of the brother's decade-old killing.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Moon Bloodgood, Maggie Grace, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong violence, some drug use and language

The Legend of Pale Male
This is the true account of one of the most surprising and remarkable love stories in the history of New York. It begins in 1993, when a young man from Belgium looking to change his life has an unexpected encounter in Central Park. He meets a hawk. Not just any hawk, but a wild Redtail, a fierce predator that has not lived in the City for almost a hundred years.

Compelled to follow this extraordinary creature, he buys a video camera and sets out to track the hawk. Little does he know that the journey will take him almost twenty years and lead him down many trails of life, death, birth, hope, and redemption.

Genre - Documentary
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Love and Other Drugs
Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone – or anything – tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales.

Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Starring Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Judy Greer

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material

The Nutcracker in 3D
From the imagination of acclaimed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, the cherished story of The Nutcracker will be brought to life in spectacular 3D this holiday season.

THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D follows nine-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning) whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker.

On Christmas night, Mary's new friend, The Nutcracker (Charlie Rowe) or "NC," comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life. Mary soon realizes that this fantastical kingdom is facing danger from the tyrannical rule of the evil Rat King (John Turturro) and his devious mother (Frances de la Tour).

When NC is taken hostage, Mary and her newfound toy friends must uncover the secret of the Rat King to rescue NC and his kingdom.

Based on the story that inspired acclaimed Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet, the film includes eight exciting new songs penned by Oscar-winning lyricist and librettist Sir Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar).

Starring Elle Fanning, John Turturro, Nathan Lane, Charlie Rowe, Hunyadi Aron, Pepe Balderrama, Jonathan Coyne, Frances de la Tour, Fernanda Dorogi

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Tangled
When the kingdom's most wanted -- and most charming -- bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. "Tangled" is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair -- lots of hair.

Starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
brief mild violence

Tangled in Disney Digital 3D
When the kingdom's most wanted -- and most charming -- bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.

Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. "Tangled" is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair -- lots of hair.

Starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
brief mild violence

Unjust, The (Moo dang geo rae)

Starring Hwang Jeong-min, Ryoo Seung-beom, Yoo Hae-jin, Cheon Ho-jin, Ma Dong-seok

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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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!

Friday, Nov 26th

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

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