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Boulder, CO: Lineup of Movies Announced for 2011 Boulder International Film Festival Feb. 17-20

Following is a press release issued by the Boulder International Film Festival, which is celebrating its seventh year. The festival will take place at several locations around Boulder from February 17 - 20, 2011. Press Release 54 Films Slated for... (more)

Seattle, WA: Neptune Theatre Closed for Conversion to Live Performance Venue

The Neptune Theatre in Seattle, Washington showed its last movie on Sunday, January 30, 2011. It is being closed for renovations that will repurpose the historic theatre primarily for live performances. This action is part of the transfer of... (more)

James Cameron Looking to Improve 3D for "Avatar 2"

James Cameron is aiming to improve the 3D viewing experience for Avatar 2 3D, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter: Even though many agree that [Avatar 3D] raised the bar on 3D technology, the filmmaker told the Wall Street Journal... (more)

Select AMC Theatres Locations to Host "Best Picture Showcase" - See All 10 Oscar-nominated Movies in Two Days, or One 24-Hour Marathon

AMC Theatres announced today the 5th annual AMC Best Picture Showcase, which is a two-day event that presents all ten movies nominated in the "Best Picture" category for the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. The ten movies will be shown on... (more)

Lakewood, OH: Detroit Theatre Closed January 30, 2011

The Detroit Theatre in Lakewood, Ohio closed after its last movie on Sunday, January 30, 2011. The 2-screen theater had been showing movies since 1923, but according to an article in the Lakewood Patch, it couldn't keep up with the rising costs of... (more)

Regal Looking to Double 3D Installations with New RealD Agreement

Regal Entertainment Group and 3D equipment supplier RealD have come to an agreement that will double the number of 3D installations in Regal locations, according to a press release issued by RealD on January 27, 2011. There is no timeframe... (more)

Natalie Portman at 15 Singing and Dancing

Natalie Portman has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, most recently for her leading role as a ballet dancer in Black Swan. Since her breakout role in Leon: The Professional in 1994, we know that she can act, and now we know she can dance,... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 28, 2011

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

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.

Cold Weather
Doug, an aimless former student of forensic science and aficionado of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, moves from Chicago back home to Portland, Oregon, eager to simplify his life with board games, semi-meaningful discussions, and a new vocation stacking bags of party ice.

Just when everything seems perfectly quiet and pointless, a mystery shakes him from his slumber. But are the signs he's reading really evidence of foul play?

Starring Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raśl Castillo, Robyn Rikoon, Jeb Pearson

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Dressed
A young clothing designer, Nary Manivong, defied the odds of a broken childhood and homelessness to reach his ultimate dream, a show of his collection at New York Fashion Week.

The story unfolds against the backdrop of the fashion industry in New York. Woven within his story are accounts and commentary from leading fashion industry experts, students and designers who relate their own perspectives about what it takes to make it in the highly competitive world of fashion.

Starring Nary Manivong, Mickey Boardman, Simon Collins, Simon Doonan, George Furlan

Genre - Documentary
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Hello Ghost
Sang-man (Cha Tae-hyeon) starts seeing four annoying ghosts after a failed suicide attempt. Carrying out their individual wishes, he finds the pleasures in daily life and forgets about his loneliness and depression.

Starring Taehyun Cha, Yaewon Kang, Munsoo Lee, Changsuk Ko

Genre - Drama
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Midway to Heaven
Years after his wife's death, Ned Stevens (Curt Doussett, Saints And Soldiers, The R.M.) still gets sick at the thought of dating other women. After all, why would he start dating again when he has his daughter Liz (Brittany Peltier) to look out for?

But when Liz comes home for a visit from college, she brings a surprise guest that will throw Ned for a loop. Can Ned ever accept that his little girl has fallen in love? And is this guy really as perfect as he seems?

Ned will do everything it takes to find out the truth about David (Kirby Heyborne, Saints and Soldiers, The R.M.), even if it drives him crazy. That includes looking like a fool in front of Carol (Michell Money), the charming single woman Ned sees jogging every morning.

Together, Liz and David will teach Ned that with love, there are always second chances.

Starring Michelle Money, Kirby Heyborne, Curt Dousett, Melanie Nelson, Brittany Peltier

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG
some mild thematic elements

The Other Woman
Emilia (Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, having just married Jack (Scott Cohen, THE UNDERSTUDY), a high-powered New York lawyer, who was her boss – and married – when she began working at his law firm.

Unfortunately, her life takes an unexpected turn when Jack and Emilia lose their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her grief to connect with her new stepson William (Charlie Tahan, I AM LEGEND), but is finding it hard to connect with this precocious child.

Perhaps the most difficult obstacle of all for Emilia is trying to cope with the constant interferences of her husband's angry, jealous ex-wife, Carolyn (Lisa Kudrow).

Starring Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow, Lauren Ambrose, Anthony Rapp, Charlie Tahan

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexual content and language

The Roommate
A college student's safety is in jeopardy when her new roommate becomes obsessive.

Starring Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Alyson Michalka, Danneel Harris

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
violence and menace, sexual content, some language and teen partying

Sanctum
"Sanctum" follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.

When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But, when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team -- including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley -- are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

Starring Richard Roxburgh, Alice Parkinson, Rhys Wakefield, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
language, some violence and disturbing images

Sanctum 3D
"Sanctum" follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.

When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But, when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team -- including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley -- are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

Starring Richard Roxburgh, Alice Parkinson, Rhys Wakefield, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
language, some violence and disturbing images

Sanctum: An IMAX 3D Experience
"Sanctum" follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.

When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But, when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team -- including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley -- are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

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 Richard Roxburgh, Alice Parkinson, Rhys Wakefield, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
language, some violence and disturbing images

Thoonga Nagram

Genre - Drama
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Waiting for Forever
Best friends while they were growing up, Emma and Will lost touch a long time ago -- as far as she knows. To Will, Emma never stopped being the most important person in his life. Believing them to be forever linked, he goes wherever she goes. Will doesn't have a home, a car, or a "real" job. He survives on his talent as a juggler and entertainer -- talents honed through years of showing off for Emma.

When her father gets sick, Emma returns to their hometown, trying to leave behind her complicated love life and failing career as a TV actress.

As its characters face love, death and their own preconceptions, "Waiting for Forever" questions the realities of life.

Starring Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Nikki Blonsky, K.C. Clyde, Blythe Danner, Matthew Davis

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
some violent content, brief language and thematic material

Hood to Coast Encore Event

Genre - Program
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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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