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All Six Star Wars Movies Coming to Blu-ray in September 2011

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and LucasFilm announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that all six movies in the Star Wars saga would be released on Blu-ray high definition disc on September 18, 2011. Three... (more)

Orlando, FL: Plaza Cinema Cafe Acquired by Cobb Theatres, Upgraded to 100% Digital Cinema

Cobb Theatres has acquired the Plaza Cinema Cafe in Orlando, Florida, according to a press release issued by the company on December 22, 2010. The acquisition happened on December 10th, and the company was quick to upgrade the theater so that all... (more)

Pre-order "The Social Network" and Save up to 55%

Gift shop merchant Amazon.com has the Facebook movie The Social Network available for a pre-order price of $16.99 for the Blu-ray edition, which is 51% off the $34.99 list price. The DVD is priced at $12.99, which saves you 55%. It's going to be... (more)

Get Avatar 3D on Blu-ray Free with Purchase of Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Player

Panasonic is now offering a free copy of Avatar 3D on Blu-ray when you purchase their Panasonic DMP-BDT100 Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player through March 26, 2011. Panasonic scored an exclusive deal with 20th Century Fox to be the sole source of... (more)

AMC's "Fork & Screen" In-Theater Dining Experience Gets Reviewed by Movie and Food Critics

The movie and food critics from New Jersey's The Star Ledger weigh in on their experiences with AMC's new "Fork & Screen" in-theater dining service. Their reviews, which were published on December 17, 2010, share their opinions of the concept... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of December 31, 2010

  1. Little Fockers
  2. True Grit
  3. Tron Legacy
  4. Yogi Bear
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  6. The Fighter
  7. Tangled
  8. Gulliver's Travels
  9. Black Swan
  10. The King's Speech

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.

The Absent
Vincent, a high school teacher, is forced to choose between career and a love affair with Katie, one of his students. The pressure mounts when his twin brother, Oscar, returns to town after serving 25 years in jail for killing their parents.

One by one Katie's friends disappear, prompting the local Sheriff to target Vincent as the number one suspect. Vincent knows his brother is involved, but is unable to catch him in the act until the final scene. By then it is too late. The hunter becomes the hunted.

Starring Damon Abdallah, Sam Ball, Cloud Bannick, Ari Bernstein, Jennifer Blanc

Genre - Horror
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No One Killed Jessica
April 1999, New Delhi. Jessica, a young attractive model hired as a celebrity bartender for a night, is shot dead at a private party. Her crime -- refusing to serve a drink after closing hours. The culprit Manish, son of a prominent politician, inebriated and with a sense of entitlement, pulls the trigger in a fit of rage. With 300 of Delhi's swish set present at the party, many of whom are witnesses to the murder, Manish looks all set to go to the gallows. Except, it doesn't quite turn out that way.

Now two women, Jessica's sister, Sabrina and a feisty TV reporter, Meera, will have to drum up every resource at their disposal to outwit Manish at his own game, if the truth is to have any chance of prevailing over money and political clout.

Starring Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Season of the Witch
Medieval knight Behmen undertakes a mission pitting him against a devious witch and making him the last hope for the world against an ancient and dark force. His faith broken by years of battle as a crusader, Behmen returns to central Europe to find his homeland decimated by the Black Plague.

While searching for food and supplies at the Palace at Marburg, Behmen and his trusted companion, Felson, are apprehended and ordered by the dying Cardinal to deliver a young peasant girl -- believed to be the witch responsible for the Plague -- to a remote abbey where her powers can be destroyed.

Behmen agrees to the assignment but only if the peasant girl is granted a fair trial. As he and five others set off on this dangerous journey, they realize with mounting dread that the cunning girl is no ordinary human, and that their mission will pit them against an evil that even in these dark times they never could have imagined.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Campbell Moore, Christopher Lee, Robert Sheehan, Claire Foy

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
thematic elements, violence and disturbing content

Violent Blue
Katarina (Silvia Suvadova, Kolya) is a music teacher intent on completing and uncovering the mystery behind an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej (Jesse Hlubik), an introverted electronics inventor who finds himself falling in love with the mysterious student who lives downstairs. His work is also being financed by reputedly shady and dangerous people. One day, Katarina's ex-husband Pietro (Nick Mancuso) shows up in her house and locks her in a cage.

Starring Nick Mancuso, Aneliese Roettger, Lina So, Michael Teh, Silvia Suvadova

Genre - Drama
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The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West

Starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, Lucio Gallo, Elisabete Matos, Carl Tanner

Genre - Program
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LA Phil Live: Dudamel conducts Beethoven

Genre - Program
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Hood to Coast
Hood to Coast follows four unlikely teams on their epic journey to conquer the world's largest relay race. The film captures the love, dedication, and insanity of the every day runner as well as the excitement, pain, and humor of the unprepared first timer. Their stories are reminders that no matter who you are, you can push yourself beyond where you thought your limits were.

Genre - Documentary
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The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry

Starring Benicio Del Toro, Carl Bradshaw, The Clash, Eve, Marcus Garvey

Genre - Documentary
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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, Jan 21st

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

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