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Trailers & Videos Added for Many Movies

We've added trailers and videos for quite a few movies this week, so take a look at the list below and enjoy! Arthur Beginners Cars 2 The Conspirator Crazy, Stupid, Love Daydream Nation Do Not... (more)

North Little Rock, AR: McCain Mall to Add 12-Screen Regal Cinema

McCain Mall in North Little Rock, Arkansas will be getting a new 12-screen Regal Cinema, according to a recent article in Arkansas Business: Representatives with McCain Mall and Simon Property Group of Indianapolis on Monday announced more... (more)

Special Versions of Popular Angry Birds Apps Themed to "Rio"

The upcoming animated comedy Rio is opening in theaters on April 15, 2011 and the studio has gotten together with the developer for the popular smartphone and tablet application Angry Birds to do a special version themed for the movie! The... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 1, 2011

  1. Hop
  2. Source Code
  3. Insidious
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  5. Limitless
  6. The Lincoln Lawyer
  7. Sucker Punch
  8. Rango
  9. Paul
  10. Battle: Los Angeles

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.

American: The Bill Hicks Story
Much more than just a comedian, Bill Hicks has become an inspiration to millions around the world. As a rebellious teenager, he discovered that comedy was a way to break all the rules and get away with it, but as he honed his skills, he realized it was also a way to open people's minds.

Bill's comedy challenged the injustices of life in the late-80s, early-90s hangover that was American after the Reagan years, but his uncompromising approach met with controversy and resistance in America, and he began to find fame on the international stage instead.

Starring Kevin Booth, John Farneti, Bill Hicks, Lynn Hicks, Mary Hicks

Genre - Documentary
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Arthur
Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson (Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge--choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can't buy, Naomi (Greta Gerwig), the only woman he has ever loved.

With Naomi's inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man, in this re-imagining of the classic romantic comedy "Arthur."

Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Luis Guzman, Nick Nolte

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references

Born To Be Wild
Born to be Wild is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them - saving endangered species one life at a time.

Note: This is the 2D version of 'Born to be Wild 3D'

Captured in IMAX 3D, 'Born to be Wild 3D' is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their team rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

Starring Morgan Freeman

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

Born To Be Wild 3D
Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them - saving endangered species one life at a time.

Captured in IMAX 3D, 'Born to be Wild 3D' is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their team rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

Starring Morgan Freeman

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

Ceremony
A young man and his best friend crash the wedding of a 30-something woman with whom the young man is infatuated.

Starring Uma Thurman, Michael Angarano, Lee Pace, Rebecca Mader, Reece Thompson

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

Exodus Fall
Set in 1974 Texas, three teen siblings struggle with the death of their father and try to live with their abusive mother. When one of the teens is sent away because the mother can't cope with his autism, the oldest of the siblings devises a plan to get their brother back and embark on a life changing adventure across the Southwest in their deceased father's station wagon.

In their attempt to find their grandmother's home thousands of miles away, they find themselves confronted with detours that ultimately slow them down, but thrust them into a coming of age journey to be remembered.

Starring Jesse James, Rosanna Arquette, Adrien Finkel, Devon Graye, Leo Rossi

Genre - Drama
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Hanna
Raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin.

The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams

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

Henry's Crime
Sleepwalking his way through life, Henry gets an unexpected wakeup call when he becomes an unwitting participant in a bank heist. Rather than give up the names of the real culprits, he takes the fall and discovers his true calling. Having done the time, Henry reasons he may as well do the crime.

Discovering a forgotten tunnel connecting the bank to a nearby theater, he recruits his old cellmate Max to aid in the robbery, all the while playing the lead in the theatre's current production where he finds himself falling for his leading lady, Julie.

Starring Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan, Judy Greer, Peter Stormare

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language

Mappillai

Genre - Drama
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Meek's Cutoff
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival.

When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy.

Starring Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano

Genre - Western
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Rated PG
some mild violent content, brief language and smoking

Meet Monica Velour
Tobe, an awkward teenage aficionado of 1980s soft-core, borrows his grandfather's used Weinermobile to see his sexual idol perform at a strip club in Indiana. After defending her against ruffians who taunt the aging erotic starlet off the stage, he struggles to negotiate his romantic impulses with the reality of her trailer-park lifestyle.

Starring Kim Cattrall, Dustin Ingram, Brian Dennehy, Keith David, Jee Young Han

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

Meeting Spencer
In this upscale comedy, famed stage director Harris Chappell returns to New York looking to relaunch his Broadway career after a series of flops in Hollywood. Over a dinner at the fabled Theater Row hangout, Frankie & Johnnies, with an old flame, Didi, and a struggling actor, Spencer, the once-famous stage director becomes increasingly frantic as his efforts to raise financing for his comeback spiral out of control into a wild night of comic misadventure.

Starring Jeffrey Tambor, Melinda McGraw, Jesse Plemons, Caroline Aaron, Julian Bailey, Marcello Cacioppo, Robert Catrini, Kristen Eck

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
some language

No eres tu, soy yo
After losing the woman of his dreams, how can a man recuperate his faith in love? When Javier marries Maria, he believes his life is set. However, when his true love leaves him, Javier falls into a depression that sends him to psychoanalysis, his ex-girlfriends, friends, and new romances, all in the hope of forgetting Maria and moving on.

Starring Eugenio Derbez, Martina García, Alejandra Barros, Juan Ríos

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, partial nudity and language

Soul Surfer
True story of competitive teen surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm and still returned to surfing.

Starring Dennis Quaid, AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Craig T. Nelson

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
an intense accident sequence and some thematic material

Thank You
Raj, Yogi and Vikram - best friends, business partners, serial womanizers and happily married! Happy, because their lovely wives have no clue that their husbands cheat on them with every pretty young thing they can lay their eyes on.

This picture-perfect world is rocked when Raj's wife, Sanjana begins to suspect her husband and hires the suave private detective, Kishan, to tail him. Kishan's built his reputation as a man who saves marriages by getting erring husbands to mend their ways.

In this particular case, however, his overwhelming attraction towards Sanjana means he may not be acting in her best interest!

What follows is a crazy cat and mouse game, with Kishan trying to catch the husbands with their pants down literally and them attempting to just stay outside his grasp.

Starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Sunil Shetty, Irrfan Khan

Genre - Comedy
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They're Out of the Business
A decade and a half after their seminal indie film launched meteoric filmmaking careers, Splick and Jason find themselves staring at their own individual, pre-midlife crises. Having not spoken to one another since a late-nineties falling out, they're each grappling with the challenges of stalled careers and relationships, as the hands of time creep ominously past forty-o'clock.

Starring Eric Schaeffer, Donal Lardner Ward

Genre - Comedy
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X
"X" is a sizzling thriller about love, chance, escape and the oldest profession in the world, as experienced by two beautiful women on one ugly night that will change their lives forever.

Starring Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Peter Docker, Stephen Phillips, Eamon Farren

Genre - Drama
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Your Highness
Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general.

Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world — Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed.

Starring James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Damian Lewis, Justin Theroux, Toby Jones

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity, violence and some drug use

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Comte Ory

Starring Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Susanne Resmark, Juan Diego Flórez, Stéphane Degout

Genre - Program
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Genre - Program
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Hidden Colors
A documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film will discuss some of the reasons why the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.

Genre - Documentary
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