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Chicago, IL and Houston, TX: Regal Cinemas Adds RPX Screens in Illinois and Texas

Regal Entertainment Group announced this week that it was adding big-screen concept RPX (Regal Premium ExperienceSM) installations in theaters in Illinois and Texas. Both will be conversions of existing auditoriums, and construction has begun,... (more)

Rio Edited to Get "G" Rating

The upcoming animated comedy Rio originally received a PG rating from the MPAA for "mild off-color humor," but we found out today that the movie has been edited and is now rated a more little-kid-friendly "G" rating. The change will no doubt open... (more)

Get Tickets to "The Lincoln Lawyer" for $6 - Expires 3/17/2011

Movie studio Lionsgate is teaming with deal site Groupon to offer tickets to see Matthew McConaughey's The Lincoln Lawyer for just $6. The tickets are through Fandango and you are limited to two tickets, with two more that you can give as gifts. ... (more)

Sparta, NJ: AmericanPlace Sparta Theatres Closes, But May Reopen in Two Weeks Under New Ownership

The New Jersey Herald is reporting that the AmericanPlace Sparta Theatres in Sparta, New Jersey closed suddenly on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, but may reopen in as little as two weeks: The Sparta Theatre will be closed for the next two weeks... (more)

Regal Adding IMAX Conversions to Theaters in New York City, San Diego, and Washington D.C.

Regal Entertainment Group announced this week that they will be doing IMAX conversions soon at three locations: New York City Area – UA Westbury Stadium 12 San Diego Area – Regal Parkway Plaza 18 Washington, DC Area – Regal... (more)

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

  1. Battle: Los Angeles
  2. Rango
  3. Red Riding Hood
  4. The Adjustment Bureau
  5. Mars Needs Moms
  6. Beastly
  7. Hall Pass
  8. Just Go With It
  9. Gnomeo & Juliet
  10. The King's Speech

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.

Alabama Moon
Eleven-year-old Moon Blake has spent most of his life hiding out in the forests of Alabama with his father, an anti-government radical who clings to conspiracy theories and trusts no one. Moon's life suddenly changes when the land is sold and his father dies.

Knowing only what he learned from his father, Moon decides to follow his last instructions; make your way to Alaska where "people could still make a living off trapping." In the path of civilization, Moon quickly lands himself in a reform school where he meets the mean-spirited Constable Sanders and learns what friendship is all about.

Determined to get to Alaska, he and his new friends escape from the school outwitting Constable Sanders each step of the way.

Starring John Goodman, Jimmy Bennett, Clint Howard, Colin Ford, Gabriel Basso

Genre - Family
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Rated PG
thematic elements, language and a brief injury

Cracks
Eva Green stars as the mesmerizing Miss G, a liberating force in a staid but idyllic British boarding school. The story follows a clique of six girls whose dynamic is thrown off kilter by the arrival of a beautiful new Spanish student Fiamma.

The hazy summer days by the lake provide the perfect setting for Fiamma's wild and intriguing tales of her travels in India with her father. Miss G is captivated but it's not long before ripples appear on the surface and the cracks beneath emerge in the relationship between teacher and pupil.

Starring Eva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde, Imogen Poots, Ellie Nunn

Genre - Drama
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Desert Flower
The personal journey of Waris Dirie, who grew up as an African nomad girl to later become a model.

Starring Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson, Meera Syal, Anthony Mackie

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some violent content, a scene of sexuality and language

Dongala Mutha
A couple, Sudheer and Rani, are traveling in a car on a deserted road. Suddenly the car conks out. They notice a hotel in the distance. Once they are checked into the hotel, the staff offers Sudheer a car to drive to a nearby village where he can get a mechanic. But, they tell him that he cannot take his wife along with him.

Sudheer gets irritated and asks them to get out. And soon, both hear some weird sounds from the next room. But, to their surprise that adjacent room is locked. Sudheer slowly starts realizing that he and Rani are getting more and more trapped in a do-or-die situation.

Starring Raviteja, Charmi, Subba Raju, Brahmanandam, Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Limitless
Aspiring author Eddie Morra suffers from chronic writer's block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential.

With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets. Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions.

But, his accomplishments catch the attention of people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drug's brutal side effects taking their toll, Eddie attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply of NZT long enough to outwit his enemies.

Starring Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language

The Lincoln Lawyer
Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan.

Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, John Leguizamo, Ryan Phillippe, Michaela Conlin, William H. Macy, Michael Pena

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some violence, sexual content and language

Motherland
After a long absence abroad, young Asian American woman Raffi Tang is called home when her estranged mother is murdered. She becomes increasingly drawn into a web of deception and incompetence while at the same time dealing with her own grief.

Starring Diana Caswell, Shoyi Cheng, Carl Irwin, Leda Lum, Byron Mann

Genre - Drama
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The Music Never Stopped
Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel ran away from home, Henry and Helen Sawyer learn that he has turned up in a hospital. Although benign, a brain tumor has damaged his memory, rendering past and present indistinguishable.

Sensing that Gabriel responds to music, Henry seeks out a music therapist , who discovers that when Gabriel listens to the rock music he loved-The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield-he reengages with the world.

Starring J.K. Simmons, Lou Taylor Pucci, Cara Seymour, Julia Ormond, Tammy Blanchard, Mía Maestro

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
thematic elements, some mild drug references, language and smoking

Paul
For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town -- a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings.

Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And, as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wigg, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Blythe Danner

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language including sexual references, and some drug use

Tornado Alley
Join the world's most daring large-format filmmaker Sean Casey (star of Discovery Channel's wildly popular Storm Chasers series) on his personal quest to witness the birth of a tornado from its very heart. Armed with an IMAX camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, Sean Casey takes audiences on a heart-pounding mission to experience a tornado's destructive power at point blank range.

Scientific research becomes a thrilling quest as Casey travels alongside top mesometeorologist Dr. Josh Wurman and supports the work of the VORTEX 2 project (funded by the National Science Foundation and NOAA), the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins, structure, and evolution of tornadoes. Traversing Tornado Alley, the "severe weather capital of the world," in their DOW (Doppler of Wheels) and TIVs (Tornado Intercept Vehicles), Casey and the VORTEX 2 team experience the relentless strength of nature's elemental forces while gathering the most comprehensive extreme weather data ever collected in the attempt to discover how we can predict the occurrence of weather events and limit their destructive power.

Get swept away as this adrenaline-charged film reveals the beauty and untamed power of the breathtaking weather events!

Starring Sean Casey

Genre - Documentary
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Tornado Alley 3D
Join the world's most daring large-format filmmaker Sean Casey (star of Discovery Channel's wildly popular Storm Chasers series) on his personal quest to witness the birth of a tornado from its very heart. Armed with an IMAX camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, Sean Casey takes audiences on a heart-pounding mission to experience a tornado's destructive power at point blank range.

Scientific research becomes a thrilling quest as Casey travels alongside top mesometeorologist Dr. Josh Wurman and supports the work of the VORTEX 2 project (funded by the National Science Foundation and NOAA), the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins, structure, and evolution of tornadoes. Traversing Tornado Alley, the "severe weather capital of the world," in their DOW (Doppler of Wheels) and TIVs (Tornado Intercept Vehicles), Casey and the VORTEX 2 team experience the relentless strength of nature's elemental forces while gathering the most comprehensive extreme weather data ever collected in the attempt to discover how we can predict the occurrence of weather events and limit their destructive power.

Get swept away as this adrenaline-charged film reveals the beauty and untamed power of the breathtaking weather events!

Genre - Documentary
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Win Win
Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.

Starring Paul Giamatti, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Ryan, Melanie Lynskey, Jeffrey Tambor

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language

Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter)
Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow–covered village, thirteen-year-old MICHIEL (Martijn Lakemeier) is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Michiel's boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime's harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden of responsibility.

Starring Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Raymond Thiry, Melody Klaver

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language

Taxi Driver - 35th Anniversary
A new restoration of Martin Scorsese's 1976 Oscar-nominated thriller, brought to theaters in advance of its release on home video. A multi-channel stereo soundtrack approved by the director was created from the original stereo recordings.

Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) a veteran who battles insomnia by working as a taxi driver at night. Bickle, dejected about what a cesspool the city is at night, sees one bright spot in his dark world, Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) a campaign worker for a Senator aspiring to become President. Travis becomes obsessed with Betsy and obsesses to make the world a better place, particularly for Iris (Jodie Foster), a 12-year-old runaway and prostitute who he tries to rescue.

Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris

Genre - Drama
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Rated R

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

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