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Menomonie, WI: CineMagic Menomonie Stadium 7 Theatres Closed

The CineMagic Menomonie Stadium 7 Theatres in Menomonie, Wisconsin is now closed, according to a message on the company's web site. The phone number for the theater's recorded message has been disconnected. There was no other information to be... (more)

Watch the Trailer for "The Last Lions" to Help Save the Lions in Botswana

National Geographic Entertainment has a movie in theaters right now called The Last Lions, and they are running a promotion right now where they will donate $0.10 to lion and big cat conservation in Botswana for every viewing of the trailer on... (more)

Clio, MI: NCG - Clio Cinema Closed

The NCG - Clio Cinema in Clio, Michigan closed its doors permanently after the last show on Sunday, March 20, 2011, according to a posting on the NCG Cinemas web site. No reason for the closing was given, and no news coverage could be found to... (more)

Production Begins in New Zealand on "The Hobbit"

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that production has begun in New Zealand on the two installments of The Hobbit, which are tentatively titled as The Hobbit - Part 1 and The Hobbit - Part 2. The Hobbit is the story by famed author J.R.R. Tolkien... (more)

Twin Falls, ID: New 14-Screen Theater Coming to Magic Valley Mall, To Replace Odyssey Theatre

The Times-News is reporting that a new 14-screen movie theater will be coming to the Magic Valley Mall in Twin Falls, Idaho. The Magic Valley 14 Cinemas is scheduled to open later this year, and it will replace the Interstate Amusements - Odyssey... (more)

Taft, CA: Fox Theater Seized by County for Back Taxes Owed, Closed Indefinitely While Awaiting Resolution

The Fox Theater in Taft, California has been seized by the county for back taxes, according to a news article posted on the web site for KERO-TV Channel 23: The Fox Theater in Taft opened in 1920. But it has fallen on hard times and hasn't... (more)

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

  1. Limitless
  2. Rango
  3. Battle: Los Angeles
  4. The Lincoln Lawyer
  5. Paul
  6. Red Riding Hood
  7. The Adjustment Bureau
  8. Mars Needs Moms
  9. Beastly
  10. Hall Pass

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.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
In this sequel to 2010's surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made "wimpy" cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney.

As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother – and chief tormentor – Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.

Starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some mild rude humor and mischief

The 5th Quarter
An emotional, true story about family, inspiration, football and the gift of life. When a tragic car crash claims the life of 15-year-old Luke Abbate, his older brother Jon considers ending his own college football career but instead decides to honor his brother's memory and continue playing. With his coach's aproval, Jon changes his jersey to Luke's number 5, and dedicates the upcoming football season in remembrance of his younger brother.

Driven by Luke's memory, Jon leads his underdog Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the ACC Championship, as they become the most improved team in America. With the support of his family, Jon helps rally a team, a school and a community to achieve more than could ever have been imagined.

Starring Andie MacDowell, Aidan Quinn, Ryan Merriman, Anessa Ramsey, Andrea Powell

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some thematic elements

Honey (Bal)
Yusuf is a quiet boy, whose best friend is his father, a honey gatherer, and whose mother is worried for his future. But the honey crop is fail­ing, and Yusuf has trouble learning how to read.

The greatest fear strikes when Yusuf's father doesn't return home from the forest.

Starring Bora Altas, Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen, Alev Uçarer

Genre - Drama
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Mia and the Migoo (Mia et le Migou)
One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a disaster-plagued construction site on a remote tropical lake.

In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. It is the Migoo who have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site – and now together with Mia - they join in a fight to find Mia's father and save the Tree.

Starring John DiMaggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn, James Woods, Amanda Misquez, Vincent Agnello

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
thematic elements, some peril and brief mild language

Miral
The story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope and reconciliation amid a world overshadowed by conflict, rage and war.

The story begins in war-torn Jerusalem in 1948 when Hind Husseini (HIAM ABBASS, The Visitor, Amreeka) opens an orphanage for refugee children that quickly becomes home to 2000 orphans. One of the children is seventeen year old Miral (FRIEDA PINTO, Slumdog Millionaire) who arrived at the orphanage 10 years earlier, following her mother's tragic death.

On the cusp of the Intifada resistance, Miral is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she falls for a fervent political activist, Hani (OMAR METWALLY, Munich, Rendition) and finds herself in a personal battle that mirrors the greater dilemma around her: to fight like those before her or follow Mama Hind's defiant belief that education will pave a road to peace.

Starring Hiam Abbass, Freida Pinto, Alexander Siddig, Omar Metwally, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
on appeal for thematic material, and some violent content including a sexual assault

Peep World
On the day of their father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.

Starring Judy Greer, Michael C. Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Kate Mara, Ron Rifkin, Ben Schwartz, Sarah Silverman, Lesley Anne Warren, Troian Avery Bellisario, Rainn Wilson

Genre - Comedy
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Sucker Punch
An epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary.

She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)--to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey--if they succeed--will set them free.

Starring Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn, Oscar Isaac

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language

Sucker Punch 3D
An epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary.

She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)--to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey--if they succeed--will set them free.

Starring Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language

Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience
An epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary.

She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)--to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey--if they succeed--will set them free.

Starring Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language

White Irish Drinkers
A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime.

Older brother Danny concocts a daring scheme to steal enough money for the two to escape, timed around the chaos of an upcoming Rolling Stones concert. The sensitive younger brother, Brian, ultimately has a choice: remain loyal to the brother with whom he shares a powerful love-hate bond, or use his hidden talent as an artist as his own ticket out of their dead-end existence.

Starring Nick Thurston, Geoff Wigdor, Stephen Lang, Karen Allen, Anthony Amorim, Zachary Booth, Daniel Carpenter, Jon Corry

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
pervasive language, some sexuality and violence

The Final Night and Day
A group of convicts have found themselves stuck between the living and the bloodthirsty undead. The world as we know it is changing, a deadly virus has hit the United States.

In the heart of a ravaged City, a small group of uninfected people team up with a group of convicts to take on the undead. With twist and turns around every corner will they survive the final night and day?

Starring Robert Bozek, Alexander S. McBryde, Richard Satterwhite, Michael O'Hear, Kyle Andrews

Genre - Action/Adventure
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My Run Premiere Event

Genre - Program
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