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Theater Operators Fighting Plans By Studios to Release Movies to Homes Sooner

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that theater operators are fighting plans by some movie studios to release movies in homes while they are still playing in theaters: Theater operators are mounting a challenge to plans by Hollywood studios to... (more)

Bethel, OH: Midway Theater Re-opens

The Midway Theater in Bethel, Ohio re-opened on December 10, 2010 after closing in August. According to the theater's new web site, the owners are Duane and Julia Brandstetter. The web site also mentions that they intend to show only G, PG, and... (more)

Pooler, GA: GTC Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12 Opened December 10, 2010

The GTC Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12 in Pooler, Georgia opened to the public on December 10, 2010. Construction on what was originally a 10-screen theater began earlier this year, and the opening was originally planned for Thanksgiving, according to an... (more)

Blu-ray Review: Flipped

Flipped Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 90 Minutes List Price: $35.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available from Amazon on DVD and Video on Demand. Available 11/30/2010 Click here for additional movie details,... (more)

Canton, GA: Carmike Riverstone 15 Opens "The BigD Experience"

Carmike Cinemas has opened another big-screen concept auditorium they call "The BigD Experience" at the Carmike Riverstone 15 in Canton, Georgia. This is Carmike's third "BigD" installation, after their first in July 2010 at the Carmike 15 in... (more)

Asbury Park, NJ: Video of the September 2010 Demolition of the Baronet Theatre

The Baronet Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey was demolished in September after suffering roof damage in a storm the previous winter. According to Cinema Treasures, it opened for business in 1913 as the Ocean Theatre, and showed its final movie in... (more)

IMDb Announces Top 10 Movies and Stars of 2010

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) released its lists of the top 10 movies and the top 10 stars of 2010 today. To come up with the lists, they analyzed user searches and ratings on IMDb.com: “Users of IMDb are informed and passionate... (more)

Steve Carell's "Crazy, Stupid, Love" Moved to July 29, 2011

Steve Carell's comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love has a new release date of July 29, 2011. It was originally set to open in theaters on April 22, 2011, but Warner Bros. has confidence that it can make a splash in the summer blockbuster season: The... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of December 17, 2010

  1. Tron Legacy
  2. Yogi Bear
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  4. The Fighter
  5. Tangled
  6. The Tourist
  7. Black Swan
  8. How Do You Know
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  10. Unstoppable

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.

Hockey Courage

Starring Kevin Newbold, Mason Newbold, Adam Page

Genre - Documentary
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In This Life (Isi Life Mein)
"Isi Life Mein," centers on the journey of a small town girl, belonging to a traditional family, who has been conditioned to believe that dreams are far from reality. She enrolls in a Mumbai college where she meets a boy and his quirky gang of friends.

At first she is taken aback by how different they all are in the way they dress, in the way they speak, in the way they are; but as she gets to know them better she realizes that no matter how different they all are on the outside, deep down they are all alike. They, too, are facing the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

And so begins her new journey where the boy and gang make her believe that she not only has the right to dream but also the capability to accomplish all her dreams!

Starring Akshay Oberoi, Sandeepa Dhar, Salman Khan

Genre - Romance
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Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!

Starring Carmen Electra, Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Pastore, Karen-Eileen Gordon

Genre - Comedy
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Gulliver's Travels
Jack Black is bigger than ever...as Gulliver, a perpetual underachiever and wannabe travel writer at a New York newspaper. When he finally makes an effort to actually venture out the city to write a travel piece, a storm-tossed voyage lands him on an island inhabited by tiny folks called Liliputians.

After a rocky beginning, the gargantuan Gulliver becomes an inspiration to his new six-inch-tall friends. He brings them modern-day wonders like a PDA and music video game – while they help him learn that it's how big you are on the inside that counts.

Starring Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
brief rude humor, mild language and action

Gulliver's Travels 3D
Jack Black is bigger than ever...as Gulliver, a perpetual underachiever and wannabe travel writer at a New York newspaper. When he finally makes an effort to actually venture out the city to write a travel piece, a storm-tossed voyage lands him on an island inhabited by tiny folks called Liliputians.

After a rocky beginning, the gargantuan Gulliver becomes an inspiration to his new six-inch-tall friends. He brings them modern-day wonders like a PDA and music video game – while they help him learn that it's how big you are on the inside that counts.

Starring Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Billy Connelly, Amanda Peet

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
brief rude humor, mild language and action

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste)
"The Illusionist" is a story about two paths that cross. An outdated, aging magician, forced to wander from country to country, city to city and station to station in search of a stage to perform his act meets a young girl at the start of her life?s journey. Alice is a teenage girl with all her capacity for childish wonder still intact.

She plays at being a woman without realizing the day to stop pretending is fast approaching. She doesn't know yet that she loves The Illusionist like she would a father; he already knows that he loves her as he would a daughter. Their destinies will collide, but nothing -- not even magic or the power of illusion -- can stop the voyage of discovery.

Starring Jean-Claude Donda, Edith Rankin, Jil Aigrot, Didier Gustin, Frédéric Lebon

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
thematic elements and smoking

The King's Speech
Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, The King's Speech stars Academy Award® nominee Colin Firth (A Single Man) as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne.

Academy Award® Winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war.

Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language

Another Year

Starring Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some language

Biutiful
Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out of bounds, his sacrifices for his children know no bounds. Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life's corridors, whether bright, bad - or biutiful.

Starring Javier Bardem, Félix Cubero, Blanca Portillo, Rubén Ochandiano, Martina García

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use

Blue Valentine
The story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.

Starring Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, Mike Vogel

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
on appeal for strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating

Casino Jack
Inspired by true events that are too over-the-top for even the wildest imaginations to conjure, "Casino Jack" lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff.

Aided by his business partner Michael, Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Rachelle Lefevre, Jon Lovitz

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
pervasive language, some violence and brief nudity

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, Jan 7th

Tuesday, Jan 11th

Friday, Jan 14th

Friday, Jan 21st

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

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