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Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 2, 2011

  1. The Help
  2. The Debt
  3. Apollo 18
  4. Shark Night 3D
  5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  6. Colombiana
  7. Our Idiot Brother
  8. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
  9. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
  10. The Smurfs

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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.

Contagion
Follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

Starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
disturbing content and some language

Warrior
Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime – and the wreckage of their broken family – within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting.

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.

But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

Starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Kurt Angle, Kevin Dunn

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material

Peter Gabriel & The New Blood Orchestra LIVE in 3D

Genre - Program
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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Bucky (Swardson) is a small town grocery bagger, going nowhere in life - until he discovers that his conservative parents were once adult film stars! Armed with the belief that he has found his destiny, Bucky packs up and heads out to LA, hoping to follow in his parents' footsteps.

Starring Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Stephen Dorff, Don Johnson, Pauly Shore

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

Contagion: The IMAX Experience
Follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

Starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
disturbing content and some language

Creature
Out for a week of fun and relaxation, six friends head out on a road trip to New Orleans. On the way, they stop at a tourist trap along the Louisiana back roads and are introduced to the legend of Lockjaw, a creature who is part man, part alligator.

When they head to a remote cabin to investigate the legend, they find themselves in a nightmarish and brutal fight for survival in the swamplands of the Louisiana bayou.

Starring Serinda Swan, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Amanda Fuller, Sid Haig, Mehcad Brooks

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
bloody violence and grisly images, some sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use

Inside Out

Starring Paul Levesque, Michael Rapaport, Parker Posey, Michael Cudlitz, Julie White

Genre - Drama
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A Kiss and a Promise

Starring Mick Rossi, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Sean Power, Patrick Bergin, Robert Miano

Genre - Drama
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Rated R

Laugh at My Pain
Funnyman Kevin Hart is back and starring in the theatrical version of his 2011 LAUGH AT MY PAIN comedy tour.

Starring Kevin Hart

Genre - Program
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Love in Space
"Love In Space" is an ensemble romantic comedy that follows a mother and her three grown daughters as they juggle their assorted love lives.

Each woman is successful in everything except love - until they unexpectedly encounter new romances in Beijing, Sydney and even on the moon.

Starring Aaron Kwok, Rene Liu, Fan Xu, Eason Chan, Lunmei Kwai

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some mild thematic elements and brief language

Main Street
Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown.

In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community, will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood.

Starring Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth, Amber Tamblyn, Patricia Clarkson, Andrew McCarthy

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking

My Brother's Bride (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan)

Starring Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar

Genre - Comedy
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People vs. the State of Illusion
This feature length documentary/drama is set in the notorious "Old Main Prison" of the New Mexico State Penitentiary, and tells the story of Aaron Roberts, a single father who loses his daughter to a state facility after he is arrested and tried on charges following an incident.

While in the state home, an attorney learns of her plight and the story of her father, and decides to represent her in an innovative and surprising case against the State.

Genre - Documentary
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Shaolin
When Hao is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man, he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease, as he learns the ways of peace.

But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back with a fierce style that none of the warlords have ever seen - their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.

Starring Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Bingbing Fan, Jacky Wu, Nicholas Tse

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence

Tanner Hall
As Fernanda (Rooney Mara) enters her senior year at Tanner Hall—a sheltered boarding school in New England—she's faced with unexpected changes in her group of friends when a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-maker Victoria (Georgia King), appears.

Shy and studious, Fernanda is usually the voice of reason among her friends—adventurous and sexy Kate (Brie Larsen) and tomboy Lucasta (Amy Ferguson)—but when she begins a complicated friendship with Gio (Tom Everett Scott), an older family friend, she decides it's finally time to take some risks. Jealous of Fernanda's exciting relationship, Victoria begins to sabotage Fernanda's plans and plots to publicly humiliate her. Meanwhile, Lucasta struggles with her newfound feelings towards another classmate, and mischievous Kate is too preoccupied with making her teachers nervous to pay much attention to her actual classes.

However, as each of the girls flirt with adulthood, they realize they still need each other to help get through their first grown-up decisions—and the consequences they bring.

Starring Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Tom Everett Scott, Amy Sedaris

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexual content including brief nudity, and some drug use

The Love We Make
Follows Paul McCartney in New York City in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and the benefit concert that he arranged afterwards, called "The Concert for New York City."

Starring David Bowie, Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Paul McCartney

Genre - Documentary
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The Globe Theatre Presents Henry VIII

Genre - Program
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One Man, Two Guvnors

Starring James Corden, Jemima Hooper, Oliver Chris

Genre - Comedy
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Sector 7 3D

Starring Ji-won Ha

Genre - Action/Adventure
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The Treasure Hunter (Ci Ling)

Starring Jay Chou, Chiling Lin, Eric Tsang, Daoming Chen

Genre - Romance
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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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