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Titanic to be Re-released in 3D in 2012

Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and Lightstorm Entertainment announced today that James Cameron's 1997 hit movie Titanic will be re-released in movie theaters in 3D on April 6, 2012. The release of Titanic 3D will mark the 100th... (more)

Photos and Videos Added for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" - Thar be mermaids!

It's nearly impossible to miss the fact that the latest installment of the Pirates of the Carribean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, is opening in theaters tomorrow, May 20, 2011, and your anticipation level may fall in... (more)

Photos Added for "Winnie the Pooh"

It was a very blustery day around here, which was a very good thing, because what blew in was all kinds of photos, drawings, and other interesting visuals for the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Winnie the Pooh which opens on Friday, July 15,... (more)

Movie Poster Designer Bill Gold Profiled

The Hollywood Reporter has a story about poster designer Bill Gold, the man behind iconic posters for movies like Casablanca, The Wild Bunch, My Fair Lady, and many others. Gold, 90, is now retired but his images live on, and make many recent movie... (more)

Burton, MI: Courtland Cinemas Re-opens on May 20, 2011

National Amusements closed the Courtland Cinemas in Burton, Michigan in 2009, but this Friday, the movies are coming back to the Courtland Center Mall with the opening of the NCG - Courtland Cinemas. The theater will be operated by NCG Cinemas. ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of May 13, 2011

  1. Thor
  2. Bridesmaids
  3. Fast Five
  4. Priest
  5. Rio
  6. Jumping the Broom
  7. Something Borrowed
  8. Water for Elephants
  9. Madea's Big Happy Family
  10. Soul Surfer

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.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love—or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth.

When she forces him aboard the "Queen Anne's Revenge," the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past.

Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo

The Hangover Part II
In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy "The Hangover," Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned.

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Ken Jeong, Liam Neeson, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Chung

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images

Kung Fu Panda 2
In KUNG FU PANDA 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five.

But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu.

He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will Po be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Starring Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
sequences of martial arts action and mild violence

Bloodworth

Starring Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson, Hilary Duff, Reece Thompson, Dwight Yoakam

Genre - Drama
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Rated R

Cost of a Soul
Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to North Philadelphia slum neighborhood.

Tommy returns home to his wife, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant. He meets his four-year-old daughter, Hope, for the first time, and she begins to melt his frozen heart.

DD faces the pressure to save his younger brother, James, from becoming a victim of the streets. Meanwhile their oldest brother, Darnell, has risen to become the neighborhood kingpin.

The two find themselves trapped in the same slums they joined the military to escape from. As they battle to save the lives of their loved ones the old neighborhood becomes a different kind of war, their families become entangled in a web of crime and corruption so thick, murder becomes their only option.

Starring Chris Kerson, Will Blagrove, Mark Borkowski, Judy Jerome, Maddie Morris Jones

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
pervasive language, violence and brief nudity

Hard Breakers

Starring Tia Carrere, Mircea Monroe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Chris Kattan, Cameron Richardson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R

Manikya Kallu

Starring Sumvritha Sunil, Prithviraj

Genre - Drama
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Midnight in Paris
A romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives.

It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.

Starring Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual references and smoking

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides An IMAX 3D Experience
Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love—or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth.

When she forces him aboard the "Queen Anne's Revenge," the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past.

Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Genre - Action/Adventure
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Disney Digital 3D
Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love—or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth.

When she forces him aboard the "Queen Anne's Revenge," the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past.

Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo

35 and Ticking
Victoria, Zenobia , Clevon, and Phil are friends, all approaching the age of 35 and struggling to build the families they've always dreamed of. While Zenobia is still looking for a man, Victoria is married to a man who doesn't want children. Clevon, meanwhile, is too geeky to get a woman, and Phil is already married with children, but his wife is not very interested in being a mother.

All four of them try to rectify their romantic lives and futures while their biological clocks tick away.

Starring Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Tamala Jones, Nicole Ari Parker, Wendy Raquel Robinson

Genre - Romance
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Rated R
some crude sexual content

Veera

Starring Ravi Teja, Kajal Agarwal, Tapsee Pannu, Shyam, Sridevi Vijaykumar

Genre - Drama
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Went the Day Well?

Starring Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr, Basil Sydney

Genre - War
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Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Genre - Program
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Kung Fu Panda 2 3D
In KUNG FU PANDA 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five.

But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu.

He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will Po be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Starring Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber

Genre - Animation
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG
sequences of martial arts action and mild violence

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

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For a complete list of movies coming soon to theaters, please see our "Coming Soon" page.

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