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Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of June 17, 2011

  1. Green Lantern
  2. Super 8
  3. Mr. Popper's Penguins
  4. X-Men: First Class
  5. The Hangover Part II
  6. Kung Fu Panda 2
  7. Bridesmaids
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  9. Midnight in Paris
  10. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

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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.

Cars 2
All the world's a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe's fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the "Cars" saga.

Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

Starring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Bonnie Hunt

Genre - Comedy
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Rated G

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Ken Jeong, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, James Avery, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Hugo Weaving

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo

180 (Tamil)

Starring Siddarth, Priya Anand, Nithya Menen

Genre - Drama
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180 (Telugu)

Starring Siddharth Narayan, Nithya Menon, Priya Anand

Genre - Romance
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Bad Teacher
Some teachers just don't give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job.

When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch).

When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.

Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Thomas Lennon

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

The Beginning of the Great Revival
Beginning of the Great Revival, known as The Founding of a Party in China and a companion piece to 2009's blockbuster The Founding of a Republic, details the historic events surrounding what is referred to as the Chinese Revolution, the period from 1911 to 1921, when Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty and planted the roots of what has become today's Chinese Communist government.

The story shows the beginnings of the country's most influential first-generation leaders, including Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek and Zhou Enlai.

Starring Andy Lau, John Woo, Wei Tang, Daniel Wu, Leehom Wang

Genre - Drama
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The Best and the Brightest
Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST centers on a fresh-faced young couple from Delaware, Jeff (Neil Patrick Harris) and Samantha (Bonnie Somerville), who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on the extreme lengths they must go to in order to get their five-year-old daughter into school.

Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Bonnie Somerville, Amy Sedaris, Peter Serafinowicz, Christopher McDonald

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
pervasive language, sexual content and some nudity

A Better Life
A multi-generational story about a father's love and the lengths a parent will go to give his child the opportunities he never had.

Starring Demián Bichir, Nancy Lenehan, Joaquín Cosio, Tim Griffin, Olivia Presley

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some violence, language and brief drug use

Cars 2: An IMAX 3D Experience
All the world's a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe's fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the "Cars" saga.

Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

Starring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Bonnie Hunt

Genre - Comedy
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Rated G

Cars 2 in Disney Digital 3D
Thrills, intrigue and high octane comedy are combined as Lightning McQueen and his trusty-but-rusty friend Mater race across five countries - England, France, Germany, Italy and Japan - where they face a host of new and worthy competitors.

Starring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Bonnie Hunt

Genre - Comedy
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Rated G

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

Starring Conan O'Brien

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
language

Double Dhamaal

Starring Mallika Sherawat, Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut, Arshad Warsi, Ritesh Deshmukh

Genre - Comedy
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General Orders No. 9

Genre - Documentary
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A Love Affair of Sorts
Blurring the edges between reality and fiction, and in an era where we all live in public to a certain extent, "A Love Affair of Sorts" is a modern twist on a love affair in the digital age. Its narrative follows two lonely strangers in modern day Los Angeles, during the holiday season. The film begins with David, a painter, and Enci, a Hungarian nanny, who meet in a bookstore when he catches her shoplifting on his ever-present flip camera. As they start a tentative relationship, he captures it all on his digital camera, though nothing about the situation is as straightforward as it seems.

Starring Lili Bordán, David Guy Levy, Iván Kamarás, Jonathan Beckerman

Genre - Drama
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Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times
Page One chronicles the media industry's transformation and assesses the high stakes for democracy if in-depth investigative reporting becomes extinct.

Starring David Carr

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
language including some sexual references

Turtle: The Incredible Journey 3D
The story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world.

Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream up towards the Arctic and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic across to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds are stacked against her; just one in ten thousand turtles survive the journey. She faces many hazards, her siblings are lost in the doldrums of the Sargasso Sea, she comes face to face with creatures of the deep and nearly dies at the hands of fishermen. She travels up north but she drifts from her life current, the Gulf Stream, into dangerously cold waters.

When she finally reaches the Azores on the other side of the Atlantic, she sees the greatest celebration of life on the Earth as sperm whale and baitballs explode from the water. But deep and powerful changes are happening in the oceans the fish are disappearing, sea levels are rising, the turtles birthing beach could be washed away and bring a way of life to an end.

Then her calling comes, she must return to her beach. When she finally reaches the shores of Florida, 25 years will have passed!

Under a million stars, she crawls out of the sea to lay her own eggs and keeps the Turtle´s Journey alive.

Starring Hannelore Elsner, Miranda Richardson

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco (HD)

Starring Igor Morosow, Bruno Ribeiro, Simon Yang, Gabriella Morigi, Elisabeth Kulman

Genre - Program
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The Globe Theatre Presents The Merry Wives of Windsor

Genre - Program
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The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - Extended Edition Event
NCM Fathom and Warner Home Video present "The Return of the King: Extended Edition" on June 28, 2011 at 7 p.m. (local time). The event will include a personal introduction from director Peter Jackson captured from the set of his current film and "The Lord of the Rings" prequel "The Hobbit," immediately followed by the feature presentation including nearly an hour of additional feature footage carefully selected under the supervision of director Peter Jackson. Don't miss your chance to see this historic series as it was meant to be seen!

Starring Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin

Genre - Program
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The Met Summer Encore: Simon Boccanegra

Genre - Program
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo

Transformers: Dark of the Moon: An IMAX 3D Experience
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey

Genre - Action/Adventure
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo

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

Coming Soon

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

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