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Photos and Videos Added for "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"

Along with Colombiana, the other big release for this weekend is Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, and Bailee Madison, and we have lots of new photos and videos for you to check out! Madison stars as Sally Madison,... (more)

Check Out New Photos and Videos for "Colombiana"

Colombiana opens in the most theaters of any new release this weekend, but there hasn't been as much publicity for it as you would think there would be. To help you decide if this is a movie that you want to see this weekend, we have almost two... (more)

Carmike Cinemas to Purchase MNM Theatres Locations in Georgia

Carmike Cinemas announced this week that is has signed a letter of intent to purchase three movie theaters in the Atlanta, Georgia area from MNM Theatres. The transaction involves the Movies ATL in Atlanta, the Movies 400 in Cumming, and the Movies... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 19, 2011

  1. The Help
  2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  3. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
  4. Conan the Barbarian
  5. Fright Night
  6. The Smurfs
  7. Final Destination 5
  8. 30 Minutes or Less
  9. One Day
  10. Crazy, Stupid, Love

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.

Colombiana
Zoe Saldana plays Cataleya, a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents' deaths.

Starring Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Max Martini, Jordi Mollŕ, Lennie James, Cliff Curtis

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Sally Madison moves to Rhode Island to live with her father and his new girlfriend in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own.

Starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Alan Dale, Jack Thompson

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
violence and terror

Our Idiot Brother
Ned Rochlin (Paul Rudd) chooses to look for the good in every situation and the best in everyone he meets, which often puts him at odds with the world around him – especially his family. After all, what can you say about a guy who is quite easily tricked into to selling pot to a uniformed police officer?

After he is released from jail and finds that his girlfriend has kicked him out, he stays with each of his family members, with predictable results.

As each sister's life starts to reach a crisis point, it seems to them that Ned is always in the middle of every misunderstanding, and despite his good intentions, always seems to say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time.

In a series of painfully funny revelations and confessions, Ned's entire family starts to realize that maybe, in believing and trusting the people around him without fail, Ned isn't such an idiot after all.

Starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout

Brighton Rock
"Brighton Rock" charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. At the heart of the story is the anti-hero Pinkie's relationship with Rose -- an apparently innocent young waitress who stumbles on evidence linking Pinkie and his gang to a revenge killing that Pinkie commits. After the murder, Pinkie seduces Rose, first in an effort to find out how much she knows and latterly to ensure she will not talk to the police. A love story between a murderer and a witness; can Pinkie trust Rose or should he kill her before she talks to the police? Can Rose trust Pinkie or is she next in line?

Starring Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Sam Riley, Nonso Anozie, Andrea Riseborough

Genre - Drama
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The Caller
When a troubled divorcee begins to receive mysterious phone calls from an unknown caller, she quickly begins to feel haunted in her own home. Over time, she discovers the identity of the caller, and they begin a friendship.

However, after the caller claims to be from the past, she begins to question her new friend's motives.

Starring Stephen Moyer, Rachelle Lefevre, Luis Guzmán, Ed Quinn, Lorna Raver

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
some violence/disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality

Chasing Madoff
The story of Harry Markopolos and his team of investigator's ten-year struggle to expose the harrowing truth behind the infamous Madoff scandal.

Throughout the decade long investigation, Markopolos pieced together a chain of white-collar predators consisting of bankers, lieutenants, and henchmen, all linked to the devastating Ponzi scheme. With risk and danger apparent, Markopolos and his loyal team relentlessly continued to pursue the frightening truth. Finding himself trapped in a web of epic deceit, the once unassuming Boston securities analyst turned vigilante investigator now feared for his life and the safety of his family, as he discovered no one would listen.

Starring Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, Gaytri Kachroo, Michael Ocrant

Genre - Documentary
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Circumstance
A suspenseful tale of love and family upended by obsession and suspicion, Circumstance is also a provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture, where a young woman's most electrifying passions can become the most dangerous of secrets.

Starring Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho

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

The Family Tree
Life in suburban Serenity, Ohio is never quite as serene as it appears. The dysfunctional Burnett family - Bunnie, Jack and their twin 17 year olds Eric and Kelly - seems like a lost cause.

When a freak accident leaves Bunnie with a case of amnesia, the Burnetts get an unexpected second chance at happiness. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Simon is relieved that his tryst gone wrong with Bunnie remains undetected, at least for the moment. Before long, a slew of past relationships, kids with guns, a suicidal teacher, a very zealous religious club, misinterpreted advances, corporate down-sizing, and one fateful squirrel combine to create enough mayhem to test the resolve, sanity and future of any family!

Starring Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis, Chi McBride, Max Thieriot, Britt Robertson, Selma Blair, Keith Carradine, Shad Moss, Gabrielle Anwar, John Patrick Amedori, Evan Ross, Madeline Zima, Christina Hendricks, Jane Seymour, Rachel Leigh Cook, Evan Handler, Jermaine Williams, Steven Grayhm

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

Higher Ground
Pregnant, married, and awkward at eighteen years old, Carolyn Briggs grows more and more interested in Jesus, eventually giving herself over to a radical New Testament church. Amidst her community of self-described "Jesus Freaks," Carolyn's daily life consists of hours of Bible study, alternative family practices and bracing for the oncoming Rapture. It's only when her marriage begins to unravel that Carolyn dares to question the religious dogma she has embraced for her entire adult life.

Starring Donna Murphy, Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes, Dagmara Dominczyk, Bill Irwin

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language and sexual content

Jerusalem Countdown
With the Middle East in turmoil, Israelʼs preeminent Ally is thrust into an impending war— America is now the target as the battle for Jerusalem begins.

Adapted from the Best Selling Book by Pastor John Hagee, JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN highlights the reality of an inevitable conflict between Israel and Islam.

When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, Senior FBI Agent, Shane Daughtry (David A.R White) is faced with an impossible task—find them before they are detonated.

The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are a washed up arms dealer (Lee Majors), a retired Agent (Stacy Keach) and a by- the-book CIA Deputy Director played by Randy Travis. Nuclear holocaust on American soil threatens global stability and the impending destruction of the world is coming to fruition, in this film of international terror and suspense.

Starring David A.R. White, Anna Zielinski, Randy Travis, Lee Majors, Jaci Velasquez

Genre - Drama
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Politics of Love
Politics makes strange bedfellows, but never stranger than when a sexy, savvy, African-American conservative Republican reluctantly falls for this Democratic counterpart: a beautiful Indian-American Obama campaign volunteer.

Sparks fly, tempers flare, heads turn, and romance blossoms for this mismatched pair of lovers in the frantic and intoxicating days leading up to Election Day. Can the politics of love conquer all?

Starring Brian J. White, Mallika Sherawat, Loretta Devine, Ruby Dee, Gerry Bednob

Genre - Comedy
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Rebirth
A journey into living history - an act of personal witness to one of the most profound events in American history and the healing that has come in its wake.

The result of a decade-long process by director Jim Whitaker, the inspirational story of REBIRTH follows the nearly ten-year transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001 - and simultaneously tracks via unprecedented multi-camera time-lapse photography the minute-by-minute evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once rose.

Genre - Documentary
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Redemption Road
Two seemingly different men (Academy Award Nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson) embark on a music-steeped journey through the American South, learning along the way that life isn't about where you end up - it's how you get there that matters.

Somewhere along the 900 miles between Austin, TX and Huntsville, AL the two men become unlikely friends. However, every road has an end. In Huntsville, sad truths come to light, with heartbreak and violence lingering in their wake, ultimately leaving both men changed forever.

Starring Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson, Kiele Sanchez, Taryn Manning, Luke Perry, Tom Skerritt

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic elements, some violence, language and sexual material

Suing the Devil
Luke O'Brien, a washed up janitor turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion dollars.

On the last day before Luke files default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself. On Satan's legal team are 10 of the country's best trial lawyers. The entire world watches on Legal TV to see who will win the Trial of the Century.

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Shannen Fields, Corbin Bernsen, Tom Sizemore, Bart Bronson

Genre - Comedy
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Swinging With the Finkels
Mandy Moore and Martin Freeman star as a bored suburban couple that decide to spice up their sex life by swinging.

Starring Mandy Moore, Martin Freeman, Melissa George, Jerry Stiller, Jonathan Silverman

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content and language

Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I'm With You

Genre - Program
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Scarface Special Event

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

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