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Photos and Videos Added for "I Am Number Four" - Opens Friday

The action/adventure movie I Am Number Four is opening in theaters nationwide this Friday (Feb 18th), and we have just added two dozen photos to the Photo Gallery page and several videos for the movie to the Trailers & Videos page! In... (more)

The First Look at the New Spider-Man!

Sony Pictures has released the first photographs of Andrew Garfield in costume as the new title character in the newly-named The Amazing Spider-Man, which is a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise that formerly starred Tobey Maguire in the lead role.... (more)

Elsberry, MO: Senate Theatre Damaged by Fire, Community Rallies to Support Rebuilding Efforts

The Senate Theatre in Elsberry, Missouri suffered extensive damage on January 5, 2011 when a heating unit in an adjacent store caught fire. The St. Louis Dispatch is reporting that the community is rallying support to help re-open the theater,... (more)

Boca Raton, FL: Mizner Park Cinema Closes, May Reopen Later This Year with New Operator

The Frank Theatres - Mizner Park Cinema in Boca Raton, Florida closed in January, according to a news article in the Sun Sentinel: "The theater will be completely renovated and reopened later this year," said Beth Hendrick, marketing manager... (more)

Northfield, NJ: Tilton 9 Theatre Sold to Frank Theatres, Extensive Renovations to Begin in Spring

The Tilton 9 Theatre in Northfield, New Jersey has been sold to Frank Theatres, according to a press release issued by Frank Theatres on January 10, 2011. The theater opened in 1965 in the Tilton Shopping Center and has been operated independently... (more)

Burnsville, MN: CineMagic Atlantis 15 Re-opens as Paragon Odyssey 15

The CineMagic Atlantis 15 in Burnsville, Minnesota closed at the end of January 2011 by CineMagic Theatres, which went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year, and the theater was sold to Florida-based Paragon Entertainment, LLC. The... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 11, 2011

  1. Just Go With It
  2. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  3. Gnomeo & Juliet
  4. The Eagle
  5. The Roommate
  6. The King's Speech
  7. No Strings Attached
  8. Sanctum
  9. True Grit
  10. The Green Hornet

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.

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Big Momma is back – and this time he has big backup: his teenage stepson Trent (Brandon T. Jackson).

Martin Lawrence returns as FBI agent Malcolm Turner and as Turner's deep-cover alter-ego Big Momma. Turner is joined by Trent, as they go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder.

Posing as Big Momma and as hefty coed Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he finds them.

Starring Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Faizon Love, Emily Rios, Portia Doubleday, Michelle Ang, Max Casella

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual humor and brief violence

The Chaperone
Ray Bradstone is "the best wheel man in the business" -- the bank robbery business, that is. Just out of prison, he is determined to go straight and be the best parent he can be to his daughter, Sally. After doing everything he can to re-connect with his family and struggling in vain to find honest work, his old bank-robbing crew offers him one last job. He signs on as their getaway driver -- only to change his mind at the last second.

What prompts this change of heart is an opportunity: Sally is going on a class field trip to the New Orleans Natural History Museum and Ray has been asked to be the chaperone. It's his last chance to be the father he always wanted to be. Sally and her class are in for one of the craziest field trips ever.

Starring Paul "Triple H" Levesque, Ariel Winter, Kevin Corrigan, Jose Zuniga, Yeardley Smith

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some violence, rude humor and language

8 Murders a Day
Two drug cartels are fighting over one of the most coveted smuggling routes into the USA through El Paso, TX. The death toll for 2010 in Juarez was an astounding 3,111 people, which averages to 8 Murders a Day, a record for the city.

Interviews with acclaimed authors, respected journalists and college professors encompass this documentary.

Genre - Documentary
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I Am
Director Tom Shadyac - who made a skillion dollars producing and directing monster comedy hits like ACE VENTURA, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, and BRUCE ALMIGHTY - had it all, and yet was totally miserable. And then he had a biking accident that almost took his life - but instead returned it to him.

With I AM, Shadyac takes off on a quest to discover from the greatest minds of our time what that thing is that we call Happiness: where does it come from, how do we keep it, why do we keep ruining it?

Starring Marc Ian Barasch, Coleman Barks, Noam Chomsky, Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu

Genre - Documentary
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I Am Number Four
Three are dead. He is Number Four. An action-packed thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith, who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him.

Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

Starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of violence and action, and for language

I Am Number Four: The IMAX Experience
Three are dead. He is Number Four. D.J. Caruso helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith, who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him.

Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

Starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of violence and action, and for language

Immigration Tango
When Elena, a Russian immigrant studying in Miami and Carlos her Columbian boyfriend run out of legal options for staying in the U.S. the couple switch partners with Betty and Mike, an American couple who are also their best friends.

All is well until the stress of keeping up appearances to their family members and a savvy immigration enforcement agent eventually begins to take its toll.

Starring Carlos Leon, McCaleb Burnett, Elika Portnoy, Ashley Wolfe, Avery Sommers

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and some sexual content

The Last Lions
From the lush wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta comes the suspense-filled tale of a determined lioness ready to try anything – and willing to risk everything – to keep her family alive.

Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert follow the epic journey of the lioness named Ma di Tau ("Mother of Lions") as she battles to protect her cubs against the daunting onslaught of enemies to ensure their survival.

This gripping real-life saga unfolds inside a stark reality: lions are vanishing from the wild. In the last 50 years, lion populations have plummeted from 450,00 to as few as 20,000. Dereck and Beverly Joubert weave their dramatic storytelling and breathtaking, up-close footage around a resonating question: are Ma di Tau and her young to be among the last lions? Or will we as humans, having seen how tough, courageous and poignant their lives in the wild are, be moved to make a difference?

Starring Jeremy Irons

Genre - Documentary
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Loveless
An urban comedy about Andrew, a New York City commitment-phobe stringing along his ex-girlfriend while he chases younger women. When he meets the sexy, secretive Ava, Andrew becomes entangled with her bizarre, cult-like family. Comedy and pathos collide as the family's absurd obsessions leave Andrew doubting his sanity and safety.

Starring Andrew von Urtz, Cindy Chastain, Scott Cohen, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Gary Wilmes

Genre - Comedy
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Now & Later
A once-powerful banker on the edge of despair is rescued by a beautiful Latina immigrant who teaches him through sexual, political and philosophical exploration to appreciate life.

Starring Luis Fernandez-Gil, Adrian Quinonez, Shari Solanis, Marcellina Walker, Keller Wortham

Genre - Drama
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Putty Hill
A young man dies of a heroin overdose in an abandoned house in Baltimore. On the eve of his funeral, family and friends gather to commemorate his life.

Their shared memories paint a portrait of a community hanging in the balance, skewed by poverty, city living, and a generational divide, united in their pursuit of a new American Dream.

Starring Sky Ferreira, Zoe Vance, James Siebor Jr, Dustin Ray, Cody Ray

Genre - Drama
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7 Khoon Maaf
The romantic misadventures of Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes, a beautiful lass who over the course of thirty-five odd years, gets married seven times due to the untimely and mysterious deaths of half a dozen of her hapless husbands. The strange circumstances of their deaths, makes Susanna a prime accused.

Starring Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Neil Nitin Mukesh

Genre - Drama
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Unknown
Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity.

Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth.

Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Frank Langella, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content

Vanishing on 7th Street
Realizing they may be the last people on earth, a small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on a desolate street, struggling to combat an apocalyptic horror as the darkness hones in on them.

Starring Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo, Taylor Groothuis, Jordan Trovillion

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
language

AMC 2011 Best Picture Showcase - February 19th
See 5 of the 10 Oscar-nominated movies in one day! See Journal Entries link for details.

Genre - Program
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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!

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

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