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AMC Dropping Free MovieWatcher Program in Exchange for $12/yr "Stubs" Program

AMC Entertainment is dropping its free "MovieWatcher" rewards program in exchange for a new program they are calling "AMC Stubs" which will cost $12 per year. The AMC Stubs web site declares the following benefits of the new program: $10 AMC... (more)

2011 Academy Award Winners - By Category

The 83rd Academy Awards Ceremony was held Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. The event was broadcast live on ABC beginning at 5pm PT/8pm ET. The ceremony was hosted this... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 25, 2011

  1. Hall Pass
  2. Gnomeo & Juliet
  3. Unknown
  4. I Am Number Four
  5. Just Go With It
  6. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  7. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  8. The King's Speech
  9. Drive Angry
  10. True Grit

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 Adjustment Bureau
Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.

David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself—the men of The Adjustment Bureau—who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path…or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.

Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image

When a spell is cast on a handsome egocentric young man (Alex Pettyfer) that physically transforms him into everything he despises, he has one year to find a young woman (Vanessa Hudgens) who will love him despite his hideous form or the spell will last forever.

Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Peter Krause, Lisa Gay Hamilton

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
language including some crude comments, drug references and brief violence

In 1989, six year old Martin Bristoll was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville Pennsylvania. Graham Sutter, a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable horrors. Chosen at random, his victim's screams were drowned out by the rural countryside.

For five years, Martin's whereabouts have remained a mystery, until 17 year old Allison Miller (Alexandra Daddario) comes to live with her Uncle, Jonathan (Michael Biehn). While exploring her new surroundings, Allison discovers things aren't quite right at the farmhouse down the road. Her curiosity disturbs a hornet's nest of evil and despair that once torn open, can never be closed.

Starring Michael Biehn, Alexandra Daddario, John Savage, Peyton List, Nolan Gerard Funkl

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
sadistic bloody violence, torture, brief language and nudity

Detective K (Jo-seon Myeong-tam-jeong)

Starring Myeong-min Kim, Dal-su Oh, Ji-min Han, Jae-yong Lee, Hyeon Woo

Genre - Drama
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Meet Sam (Josh Radnor), a twenty-something New York writer who can't get his career or his love life in check. After a chance encounter with an abandoned foster child throws his career into disarray, the commitment-phobic Sam meets Mississippi (Kate Mara), a beautiful bar maid and singer. He falls so hard for her that he suggests not a one-night stand, but a three-night stand – until he wakes up the next morning and realizes what he's done.

But with a kid he has taken in and a woman he doesn't really know both living in his apartment, Sam starts looking at his fears of commitment in a new light. Ultimately it takes some unexpected events and a little soul searching for Sam (and his equally unlucky-in-love friends) to shake off their romantic cynicism as they define what it means to love and be loved.

Starring Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan, Pablo Schreiber, Tony Hale, Michael Algieri, Richard Jenkins

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R

I Saw the Devil (Akmareul boattda)
Dae-hoon is a special agent whose pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a disturbed and brutal serial killer. Vowing revenge, Dae-hoon blurs the lines between hunter and hunted and good and evil, eventually becoming a monster himself in his twisted pursuit of revenge. "I Saw the Devil" is shockingly violent and stunningly accomplished, transcending the police procedural and pushing the boundaries of extreme Asian cinema in surprising and thrilling new ways.

Starring Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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A sheltered chameleon, living as an ordinary family pet, faces a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in?

When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt -- a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures -- the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out.

Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt -- until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.

Starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
rude humor, language, action and smoking

Take Me Home Tonight
As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth.

Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language, sexual content and drug use

Trick of the Witch

Starring Share Cherrie, Owen Alabado, Shay Alexis, Renae Boult, Micah Mora

Genre - Horror
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Carmen in 3D
Coming soon to a cinema near you, the world's most popular opera, Georges Bizet's CARMEN - for the first time ever in spectacular 3D!

A co-production of RealD and London's Royal Opera House, CARMEN IN 3D gives viewers the best seat in the house, taking them on a magic carpet ride into the heart of the production - immersing them into this exciting story of love, jealousy and betrayal.

CARMEN IN 3D is a dazzling film, filled with some of the best-loved music ever written - and performed by a world-class cast. With English subtitles throughout, it is the perfect event for life-long opera fans and first-timers alike! Available exclusively in RealD theaters beginning in March 2011.

Starring Christine Rice, Bryan Hymel, Aris Argiris

Genre - Program
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RISE Encore

Genre - Program
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For a complete list of recent movies playing in theaters, please see our "New Movies" page.

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