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"Top Gun" Returns to Theaters for 25th Anniversary

Tom Cruise is basically a household name; gaining notoriety for his work in movies as well as jumping on couches on a TV talk show. However, back in the early 80's, he wasn't nearly as well known, but he was making his mark with a starring role in... (more)

See "African Cats" and Help Save the Savanna

The nature documentary African Cats from Walt Disney Studios' Disneynature group is opening in theaters nationwide tomorrow, April 22, 2011 (which is also Earth Day), and moviegoers can help save the African savanna featured in the movie.... (more)

Hollywood, CA: World Premiere of "Something Borrowed" at Chinese Theatre May 3rd

Warner Bros. Pictures announced this week that the world premiere of the upcoming romantic comedy Something Borrowed will be held on Tueday, May 3, 2011 at Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Scheduled to attend from the movie... (more)

Oxon Hill, MD: Rivertowne 12 Cinemas to Open Around April 24, 2011

The Rivertowne 12 Cinemas in Oxon Hill, Maryland is scheduled to open on April 24, 2011 after a few delays. The theater is located in the Rivertowne Commons Mall and was previously the AMC Rivertowne 12, which closed in 2006. Rivertowne Cinemas 12... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 15, 2011

  1. Rio
  2. Scream 4
  3. Hop
  4. Hanna
  5. Soul Surfer
  6. Arthur
  7. Insidious
  8. Source Code
  9. Your Highness
  10. Limitless

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.

African Cats
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, "African Cats" captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna.

The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.

Starring Samuel L. Jackson

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

Water for Elephants
Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant.

Against all odds -- including the wrath of Marlena's charismatic but dangerous husband, August -- Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.

Starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, James Frain, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
moments of intense violence and sexual content

Deep Gold
Shortly after free diver Amy Sanchez breaks an important freediving record, her boyfriend - Air Force Pilot Tony - mysteriously vanishes together with a flight that was bringing millions of dollars worth of gold to the Central Bank.

Determined to discover the truth, Amy goes off with her sister to find out.

Is Tony actually dead? Or if not, is the man she loved really part of the plot to steal the gold? But she has no idea that she is about to discover the unexpected, and entangles herself in a web of lies and deceit before she finds out that somebody used her for what turns out to become a much larger conspiracy.

Starring Bebe Pham, Laury Prudent, Kersten Hui, Michael Gleissner, Amelia Jackson-Gray

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
some violence and brief strong language

Deep Gold 3D
Amy Sanchez (Pham), a champion free diver, and her sister Jess (Ong), find themselves thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy. After a government plane carrying a fortune in gold - and piloted by Amy's boyfriend - goes missing over Philippine waters, Amy and Jess struggle to investigate the disappearance with help from Lulu (Prudent) and the mysterious Benny Simpson (Gleissner). But soon, the girls learn they are in over their heads.

Starring Bebe Pham, Jaymee Ong, Laury Prudent, Kersten Hui, Michael Gleissner, Amelia Jackson-Gray

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
some violence and brief strong language

Dum Maaro Dum
Goa. Paradise on Earth. But every Paradise has a few snakes.

Multiple lives collide brutally one day at Goa Airport... and change forever.

Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Prateik Babbar, Aditya Pancholi, Harry Key

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
violence, drug content and some language

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Jingwu Fengyun - Chen Zhen)
In 1920s China, the nation is divided by infighting. Japan has become the most powerful force in Asia, taking over Northern Shanghai. With the city torn in half by international conflict, the popular nightclub "Casablanca" has become a hotbed of spies, mobsters, English officials and the Japanese military- all looking to gain control of the territory, with little to no regard for what happens to its citizens.

Starring Donnie Yen, Qi Shu, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Yasuaki Kurata, Shawn Yue

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong violence, martial arts action and some language

Madea's Big Happy Family
Madea, everyone's favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family.

But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can't manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again.

It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter…and the revelation of a long-buried family secret.

Starring Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Bow Wow, David Mann, Cassi Davis, Tamela Brown Mann, Lauren London, Isaiah Mustafa, Rodney Perry, Shannon Kane, Teyana Taylor, Natalie Desselle Reid

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
drug content, language and some mature thematic material

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Boundary-pushing Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores the world of product placement, marketing and advertising in POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, a film that was fully financed through product placement from various brands, all of which are integrated transparently into the film.

While using brands in film promotion is not new for Hollywood, it certainly is new territory for the documentary format. Spurlock exploits the phenomenon to new heights, with everything from branded pizza boxes and in-flight film promotions to branded-everything in-film.

Starring Morgan Spurlock

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
some drug and sex-related material

When Harry Tries To Marry
Harry's handsome and charming, but he's cynical about love. He's never really gotten over his parents' divorce.

They were a modern Indian couple who married for love and it didn't last. So, Harry decides to have an arranged marriage, and asks his uncle back home in India to assist him in arranging the introduction to an appropriate Indian woman.

To the dismay of his parents and friends, Harry finds the perfect girl and embarks on a long-distance courtship. But unexpectedly, Harry's friendship with Theresa, a fun and sexy American student, becomes confusing, appealing -- and maybe a little bit romantic.

Once Harry, his friends and the entire wedding party converge in India, Harry's plan to avoid romantic risk becomes a recipe for chaos.

Starring Rahul Rai, Stefanie Estes, Freishia Bomambehran, Osvaldo Hernandez, Caitlin Gold

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual content, language and brief drug material

Zokkomon
Kunal, an orphaned boy, discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle. Left to fend for himself, Kunal soon realizes the hero within and begins his epic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon. Zokkomon will soar into the hearts and lives of audiences everywhere, to take his place alongside the world's most beloved heroes.

Starring Darsheel Safary, Anupam Kher, Manjari Fadnis

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
mild thematic elements and brief violence

The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio

Starring Renée Fleming, Sarah Connolly, Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen

Genre - Program
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The Barber of Seville
Rossini's comedy The Barber of Seville, performed on the classic stage of the Teatro Regio di Parma in Parma, Italy.

Starring Vittorio Prato as the rapscallion barber Figaro and Ketevan Kemoklidze as the clever beauty Rosina.

Starring Dmitry Korchak, Bruno Praticò, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Vittorio Prato, Giovanni Furlanetto

Genre - Program
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Fly Away
Based on the award-winning short Flying Lessons, Fly Away tells the moving story of a single mother, Jeanne, grappling with the challenge of raising her autistic teenage daughter, Mandy. As Mandy becomes more and more unmanageable, so too does Jeanneʼs life. Over the period of two weeks, Jeanne is confronted with the most difficult decision a parent can make: to let go, allowing her child to grow, but also grow apart, or to hold on tight and fall together.

Starring JR Bourne, Beth Broderick, Greg Germann, Elaine Hall, Zachariah Palmer

Genre - Drama
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The Metropolitan Opera: Le Comte Ory Encore

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

Genre - Program
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Memphis Broadway Musical

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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