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Amazon Prime Members Get Unlimited, Commercial-free, Instant Streaming of More Than 5,000 Movies and TV Shows at No Additional Cost

Netflix is pretty much the undisputed king of online movie streaming, with other services following a very distant second. This week, the options for people looking to watch their movies from the cloud just got brighter, with the announcement by... (more)

Cape May, NJ: Cape May City Council rejects bid to save Beach Theatre

The Press of Atlantic City reported on February 1, 2011 that the Cape May, New Jersey City Council voted against preserving the Beach Theatre from demolition. An appeal to City Council on Tuesday to save the city's only movie theater from... (more)

Limited Release of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" Director's Fan Cut Begins February 25th - Tickets Go On Sale 2/22 at 8pm ET

If you just couldn't get enough to satisfy your Bieber-fever while watching Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D every day since it was released on February 11th, you're going to be thrilled to hear that Justin Bieber... (more)

Blockbuster Goes Into Chapter 7 Liquidation - 609 Stores to Close by February 28, 2011

Bloomberg is reporting that bankrupt video rental chain Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to be bought by its creditors for $290 million. The group, called Cobalt Video Holdco LLC, which holds more than half of Blockbuster’s $630 million in... (more)

Duluth, MN: Duluth Omnimax Theatre to Close in March

The Duluth Omnimax Theatre in Duluth, Minnesota will closed the first week of March 2011, according to an article in the Duluth News-Tribune: Dan Russell, executive director of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, said the Omnimax Theatre... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 18, 2011

  1. Unknown
  2. Gnomeo & Juliet
  3. I Am Number Four
  4. Just Go With It
  5. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  6. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  7. The King's Speech
  8. The Roommate
  9. The Eagle
  10. No Strings Attached

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.

Caligula Encore Screening From Paris Opera Ballet

Genre - Program
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Drive Angry
Nicolas Cage stars as Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon.

He's joined by Piper (Amber Heard) - a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend's cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King (Billy Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash hell on earth. But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton's problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as "The Accountant" - who has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to hell.

With wicked cunning and hypnotic savagery, the Accountant will relentlessly pursue Milton at high speed across the country until his mission is accomplished. Fueled by high octane and pure rage, Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits to avenge his daughter's murder, before his last chance at redemption is revoked.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Katy Mixon, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke

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

Drive Angry 3D
Milton is a hardened felon who has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult that murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon.

He's joined by Piper -- a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend's cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King, who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash hell on earth. The police are after him, too.

And worse, so is an enigmatic killer known only as "The Accountant" -- who has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to hell.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, Katy Mixon

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

Ghost (Gosuto)
Korean potter Jun-Ho (Song Seung-Hun) meets successful young entrepreneur Nanami (Nanako Matsushima) in Tokyo. The couple fall in love and soon marry. A year after their marriage tragedy strikes when Nanami is killed on her way home. Nanami, not ready to leave this world, remains in this world in spirit form.

During this time she learns that her death wasn't an accident and her husband Jun-Ho is in imminent danger. Unable to contact any humans except a psychic named Unten (Kirin Kiki), can Nanami warn Jun-Ho before harm comes his way?

Starring Seung-heon Song, Nanako Matsushima, Mana Ashida, Kirin Kiki, Sawa Suzuki

Genre - Drama
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Glove (Geu-leo-beu)
Kim Sang-nam (Jeong Jae-young), a hot-tempered former professional baseball player, is sent to the countryside to coach a team of hearing-impaired players in order to avoid media coverage of his recent involvement in an assault case.

At first, Kim has a difficult time imagining how he can teach baseball to a group of boys who can't hear, but as he spends time with them he starts to believe that they can play the game. Motivated, Kim decides to help them prepare for the nationals.

Starring Jin-woong Jo, Mi-Kyeong Kim, Gyu-su Jeong, Gook-hwan Jeon, Kyeong Jin

Genre - Drama
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The Grace Card
When a man loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 18 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family -- and leaves him angry with God and his fellow man. His rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible squad car when he's partnered with a rising star on the force -- who happens to be a committed pastor and a loving family man.

Can they somehow join forces to help one another when it's impossible for either of them to look past their differences -- especially the most obvious one? The worst prison is the one we make for ourselves. Witness redemption by extending The Grace Card -- and never underestimate the power of forgiveness.

Starring Michael Joiner, Mike Higgenbottom, Rob Erickson, Louis Gossett Jr., Cindy Hodge

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violence and thematic elements

Hall Pass
Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their individual marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked.

At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn't long before they discover that their expectations of the single life-and themselves-are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.

Starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Alexandra Daddario

Genre - Comedy
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Heartbeats (Les amours imaginaires)
Francis (Xavier Dolan) and Marie (Monia Chokri) are close friends. One day, during a lunch, they meet Nicolas (Niels Schneider), a young man from the country newly arrived in town.

As one rendezvous leads troublingly to another – whether real or imagined, the signs are all bad – each of the two friends slides deeper into obsessive fantasies around the same object of desire. And the deeper they slide, the more their once cast-iron friendship begins to crack under the pressure of competing for the new kid on the block.

Starring Xavier Dolan, Niels Schneider, Marie Camille

Genre - Drama
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Justin Bieber Never Say Never: The Director's Fan Cut

Starring Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

Of Gods and Men (Des hommes et des dieux)
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s.

When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay… come what may.

This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996.

Starring Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
a scene of graphic violence

Tannu Weds Mannu

Starring Kangana Ranaut, Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan, Deepak Dobriyal

Genre - Romance
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AMC 2011 Best Picture Showcase 24-hour Marathon
See all 10 Oscar-nominated movies in one marathon. See Journal Entries link for details.

Genre - Program
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AMC 2011 Best Picture Showcase - February 26th
See 5 of the 10 Oscar-nominated movies in one day! See Journal Entries link for details.

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Iphigénie en Tauride

Starring Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, William Shimell

Genre - Program
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Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie

Starring Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Sean Pertwee, Steven Waddington, Donald Sumpter

Genre - Animation
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Rated R

The Metropolitan Opera: Nixon in China Encore

Starring Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Russell Braun, James Maddalena

Genre - Program
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee raleuk chat)
Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the remote forest, an important place from his childhood and, he believes, the possible location of his former existences. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and the spirit of his long lost son returns.

Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave -- the birthplace of his first life...

Starring Sakda Kaewbuadee, Jenjira Pongpas, Thanapat Saisaymar

Genre - Comedy
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