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Making It Easier to Sift Through Multiple Versions of the Same Movie

In the last few years, the number of movies with multiple versions has expanded considerably. First came "The IMAX Experience" version of traditional movies, and now quite a few also have 3D variants as well. A case in point is the last... (more)

Rio Rancho, NM: Premiere Cinema 14 Set to Open June 9, 2011

Premiere Cinema Corp. announced plans today for the Grand Opening of the Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema 14 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on June 9, 2011. The new theater is located at the intersection of Southern and Unser Boulevard, south of the Wal Mart... (more)

Driggs, ID: Spud Drive-In Theatre Closed

The Jackson Hole News&Guide is reporting that the Spud Drive-In Theatre in Driggs, Idaho has gone out of business: After 58 years as a landmark on the west slope of the Tetons, the Spud Drive-in and its mammoth truck-mounted potato replica... (more)

Sparta, NJ: Sparta Theatre Reopens

The Sparta Theatre in Sparta, New Jersey re-opened on April 29, 2011, according to a press release issued by the new owners of the theater. "We are hoping to revitalize the theater experience for our town residents and with neighbors like... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of May 20, 2011

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  2. Bridesmaids
  3. Thor
  4. Fast Five
  5. Priest
  6. Rio
  7. Jumping the Broom
  8. Something Borrowed
  9. Water for Elephants
  10. Madea's Big Happy Family

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.

Seema Tapakai

Starring Allari Naresh, Shayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam, Jayaprakash Reddy, Nagineedu

Genre - Drama
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Tied to a Chair
Naomi Holbroke just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or maybe for the first time in her life she may have been in exactly the right place at the right time.

And indeed, by the end of the film, after a number of increasingly dangerous mishaps and an equal number of increasingly brilliant stratagems, Naomi has foiled the plot and saved the city. Naomi is an unlikely hero for a movie, but just as a lot of evil is done by people who are sure they are right, a lot of good can be done by someone who's used to being wrong. We need people like Naomi, though our dry cleaning bills will surely go up.

Starring Bonnie Loren, Mario Van Peebles, Robert Gossett, Sayed Badreya, Richard Franklin

Genre - Comedy
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The Tree of Life
The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Going, Fiona Shaw, Jackson Hurst

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some thematic material

United Red Army (Jitsuroku rengo sekigun: Asama sanso e no michi)

Starring Maki Sakai, Arata, Akie Namiki, Go Jibiki, Maria Abe

Genre - Drama
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Restless City
The story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle, and falling in love is his greatest risk.

Starring Danai Gurira, Mohamed Dione, Anthony Okungbowa, Osas Ighodaro, Lenore Thomas

Genre - Drama
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The Metropolitan Opera: Die Walküre Encore

Starring Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel

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

Coming Soon

Watch for these movies coming to a theater near you!

Friday, Jun 3rd

Friday, Jun 10th

Friday, Jun 17th

Friday, Jun 24th

Wednesday, Jun 29th

Friday, Jul 1st

Friday, Jul 15th

Friday, Jul 22nd

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

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