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The Oscar Nominations as an Indication of 3D's Future

As you may have noticed, the Academy Award nominations were announced this morning (we have the list of nominations sorted by movie and by category for your reading pleasure), and something about the movies that were nominated struck me as it... (more)

2011 Academy Award Nominations - By Movie

The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced this morning, January 25, 2010 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar® winner Mo'Nique. The live television broadcast announced nominations... (more)

2011 Academy Award Nominations - By Category

The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced this morning, January 25, 2010 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar® winner Mo'Nique. The live television broadcast announced nominations... (more)

Videos and Dozens of Photos Added for "Gnomeo & Juliet"

Touchstone Pictures is retelling the Shakespearean story of star-crossed lovers in a way that hasn't been done before. While the families are still the Montagues and the Capulets, and Juliet is still the light through yonder window breaks, the... (more)

Classic Comedy "Airplane!" to Screen at Select AMC Theatres Locations Jan. 29th and Feb 1st

The comedy classic Airplane! is coming back to the big screen at select AMC Theatres locations on Saturday, January 29th, and Tuesday, February 1st, 2011. We are Shirley serious when we say that approximately 150 AMC theaters across the country... (more)

Waterbury, CT: Mallview Cinema 10 Closed

The Mallview Cinema 10 in Waterbury, Connecticut is closed, according to their web site. We received news that they were closed, and confirmed it by visiting their web site, which simply says "THE THEATER IS CLOSED" next to a 12/29/2010 date. The... (more)

Contact Information Updated for Southeast Cinemas Locations

We receive a lot of E-Mail from our readers about contacting a theater directly, and we always refer them to the Contact Information page for the theater they are contacting us about. Whenever possible, we supply the direct phone numbers for... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 21, 2011

  1. No Strings Attached
  2. The Green Hornet
  3. The Dilemma
  4. The King's Speech
  5. True Grit
  6. Black Swan
  7. Little Fockers
  8. The Fighter
  9. Yogi Bear
  10. Tron Legacy

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.

After Dark Originals

Genre - Horror
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Rated R

After Dark Originals: Fertile Ground
Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate's ancestral home in the country. Once there, Emily is plagued by horrifying visions and haunted by the ghosts inhabiting their isolated new home.

When Nate's behavior undergoes a strange and fearful metamorphosis, Emily fears she might be the latest target in a murderous tradition.

Starring Gale Harold, Leisha Hailey, Jami Bassman, Ingrid Coree, Steve Janousek

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
some bloody violence, sexuality, nudity and language

After Dark Originals: Prowl
Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is hundreds of cartons of blood, they panic. Their panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges them into a dark, abandoned warehouse where blood-thirsty creatures learn to hunt human prey, which, the friends realize, is what they now are...

Starring Ruta Gedmintas, Joshua Bowman, Courtney Hope, Bruce Payne, Jamie Blackley

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
bloody violence, language and some teen drug and alcohol use

After Dark Originals: Seconds Apart
Seth and Jonah are murderous twins who share an evil kinship. Damned from the moment of their births, the brothers possess a gruesome talent for telekinesis - a power they use in the most horrific ways imaginable. As their fellow students meet gory fates, the local law enforcement begin to suspect the twins' connection to the depraved murders. What started as a jealous rage escalates into a supernatural showdown - pitting brother against brother, evil against evil.

Starring Orlando Jones, Samantha Droke, Courtney J. Clark, Marc Macaulay, Louis Herthum

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content

After Dark Originals: The Task
Something diabolical is taking place on the set of "The Task" a new reality show in which players complete terrifying missions within the confines of an abandoned prison hoping to win a hefty cash prize.

As six young students explore their new environment, malicious spirits make their presence known in the most gruesome ways imaginable, Unable to escape the labyrinthine prison, the contestants become unwitting pawns caught at the center of a blood-soaked night of terror.

Starring Alexandra Staden, Victor McGuire, Adam Rayner, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Ashley Mulheron

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
violence and 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

Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
A slice of life film of three men... Naren Ahuja, Nikhil and Abhay Suri and their encounters with love! Naren, who works in a multinational bank as a manager, meets an impulsive, vivacious girl called June, to whom he's attracted and changes his look entirely!

Nikhil works in a matrimonial website and is searching for true love. He meets his dream girl in the form of Gungun, a radio jockey wanting to be a famous actress! Abby is a Casanova whose life revolves around women! Not being qualified enough, he works as a trainer in a gym to make ends meet!

Thus Dil Toh Baccha hai, with its real characters and relatable situations, takes a funny look at love and the extent people will go to avoid it or achieve it!

Starring Tisca Chopra, Shradha Das, G.K. Desai, Ajay Devgan, Ghanteshwar T. Guru

Genre - Comedy
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From Prada to Nada
Two spoiled sisters are left penniless after the sudden death of their father. Forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles, this is a fish-out-of-water story where the girls ultimately find romance, as well as a love for their culture.

Starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, April Bowlby, Wilmer Valderrama, Nicholas D'Agosto

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
brief drug use and a sexual situation

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (Yip Man 2: Chung si chuen kei)
Master Ip Man is a new arrival in Hong Kong, and is struggling to open a martial arts school. Master Ip teaches a style of kung-fu known as Wing Chun from Northern China, which is initially ridiculed by the Hong Kong schools and their respective masters -- especially Master Hung, the crooked leader of a cabal of masters who won't allow Master Ip to teach until he proves himself and his kung-fu -- which he does, in one of the most amazing fight sequences ever committed to film.

Once Master Ip can earn the respect of the local masters, there's still the matter of the corrupt British government and their desire to diminish the culture of Chinese martial arts in favor of traditional boxing.

Starring Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Simon Yam, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Xiaoming Huang

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence

Kaboom
The story of Smith (Thomas Dekker), an ambisexual 18-year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town.

Starring Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida, Juno Temple

Genre - Comedy
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The Mechanic
Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. When his mentor and close friend Harry is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead.

His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born.

But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.

Starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Christa Campbell, Liam Ferguson

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity

The Rite
Inspired by true events, "The Rite" follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican.

While he's in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil's reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds, Alice Braga, Toby Jones, Colin O'Donoghue

Genre - Thriller
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Rated PG-13
disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references

What Women Want (Wo Zhi Nu Ren Xin)
A remake of the Mel Gibson Hollywood romantic comedy "What Women Want."

Starring Gong Li, Andy Lau, Kelly Hu

Genre - Romance
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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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