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The Twilight Saga Returns to Theaters Before Release of "Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

Unless you've been living under a proverbial rock, or you just don't care about Bella, Edward, and Jacob, you already know that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens in theaters on Friday, November 18th, 2011. However, if you are anxiously... (more)

Brattleboro, VT: Damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, Latchis Theater Intends to Reopen in Mid-October 2011

In late August 2011, hurricane Irene hit the coast of New Jersey, the first hurricane to do so since 1903 (thanks, Wikipedia). It later downgraded to a tropical storm and moved across New York and Vermont, causing a lot of flooding, the likes of... (more)

Showtimes and Tickets Now Available for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

Advance showtimes and tickets are now available for many theaters that will be showing The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 when it opens on Friday, November 18, 2011, as well as the midnight shows the night before! Some theaters submitted... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 30, 2011

  1. Dolphin Tale
  2. Moneyball
  3. The Lion King 3D
  4. Courageous
  5. 50/50
  6. Dream House
  7. Abduction
  8. What's Your Number?
  9. Killer Elite
  10. Contagion

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.

The Ides of March
The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.

Starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Wright

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
pervasive language

Real Steel
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring.

Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender.

As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
some violence, intense action and brief language

Margin Call
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, "Margin Call" is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language

Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Live

Genre - Program
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Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Encore

Genre - Program
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National Theatre Live: The Kitchen

Starring Neil Barry, Tom Brooke, Ian Burfield, Rebecca Davies, Stavros Demetraki

Genre - Program
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Oosaravelli

Starring Jr NTR, Tamannaah, Shaam, Payal Ghosh, Rahman

Genre - Drama
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Blackthorn
It's been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village.

Tired of his long exile from the US and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn't experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.

Starring Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea, Eduardo Noriega, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Padraic Delaney

Genre - Western
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Rated R
violence and language

The Dead

Starring Elizabeth Akingbade, Benjamin C. Akpa, Stephen Asare Amaning, Anthony Arinze, Kwesi Asmah

Genre - Horror
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Rated R

Flying Monsters

Starring David Attenborough

Genre - Documentary
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The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
A man becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD and creates a human chain of his own.

Starring Laurence R. Harvey

Genre - Drama
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Rated R

Ip Man Zero (Yip Man chinchyun)

Starring Ip Chun, Siu-Wong Fan, Yi Huang, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Tin Chiu Hung

Genre - Action/Adventure
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1911 (Xinhai geming)
At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen), is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power.

With ordinary citizens beginning to revolt openly, the Qing Dynasty has created a powerful, modern army (the "New Army") to quash any rebellion. But weapons are expensive, and desperate for cash, the Qing leaders are trading anything they can get their hands on with foreign countries... and selling China's future in the process.

Huang Xing (Jackie Chan) has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword, leading an increasingly desperate series of violent rebellions against the powerful Qing Dynasty and the New Army -- several with tragic consequences.

Starring Jackie Chan, Bingbing Li, Winston Chao, Joan Chen, Jaycee Chan

Genre - War
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Rated R
war violence

No Other Woman

Starring Cristine Reyes, Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, Ricci Chan, Carmi Martin

Genre - Drama
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The One
Hunky Daniel couldn't have it better -- great parents, a successful career as an investment banker, and the beautiful Jen as his fiancée. A seemingly perfect life... but there is one temptation that may derail his best laid plans for the straight-and-narrow: he has a thing for Tommy, a charming former college classmate who is now openly gay.

After a few drinks, Daniel succumbs to his repressed desires and makes a one time "mistake." Soon after their initial tryst, the normally jaded Tommy falls head over heels in love, but Daniel wants nothing more of him or his dazzlingly seductive smile -- he's back with Jen, determined to marry her.

With Tommy's friends warning him against his involvement with a straight man and Daniel's pledge of heterosexually, it would seem that nothing will come of them... but love and lust have a way of messing up even the best laid plans of man.

Starring Jon Prescott, Ian Novick, Margaret Anne Florence

Genre - Comedy
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Rascals
A comedy about the joys of conning where Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn play two cool competing conmen trying to out-scheme each other in consistently amusing and surprising setups.

When both fall for the same girl, the competition reaches an all new level as both men constantly attempt to outwit each other to win over the surprisingly elusive Kangana!

Starring Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Rampal, Kangana Ranaut, Satish Kaushik

Genre - Comedy
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Real Steel: The IMAX Experience
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring.

Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender.

As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
some violence, intense action and brief language

The Sons of Tennessee Williams
Mardi Gras, drag balls and politics–where else could these elements come together but in New Orleans? Interweaving archival footage and contemporary interviews, The Sons of Tennessee Williams charts the evolution of the gay Mardi Gras krewe scene over the decades, illuminating the ways in which its emergence was a seminal factor in the cause of gay liberation in the South.

Genre - Documentary
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War of the Arrows (Choi-jong-byeong-gi Hwal)

Starring Hae-il Park, Seung-yong Ryoo, Moon Chae-Won, Mu-Yeol Kim, Han-wi Lee

Genre - Action/Adventure
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The Way
An American doctor travels to France to collect the remains of his adult son (Estevez) who perished in the Pyrenees while walking The Camino de Santiago, a thousand-year-old pilgrimage also known as The Way of St. James. Driven by grief and a profound desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to walk the historic 500-mile journey himself, armed only with his son's backpack, guidebook and ashes.

While walking The Camino, which ends at Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain, Tom meets fellow pilgrims all looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt).

Along the way Tom re-examines his spirituality and discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose."

Starring Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Joaquim de Almeida, Emilio Estevez

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some thematic elements, drug use and smoking

Where is Robert Fisher?

Starring Mike Watkiss, Tammy Leitner, Joe LeDuc, Tom Zoellner, John Hook

Genre - Documentary
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Yaar Annmulle

Starring Arya Babbar, Yugaraj Hans, Harish Verma, Jividha Astha, Kajal Jain

Genre - Drama
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LA Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Mendelssohn

Genre - Program
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Walther

Starring Mike Ketcher, Erik A. Williams, Joshua Grote, Mazey Aud, Tony Gerber

Genre - Drama
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America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments
In an instant, 29 million Americans became fat, out of shape and dangerously obese… and they did it without taking a single bite of food. It was all the result of a decision to change the national standard for obesity.

The question is "What was behind a ruling to declare so many people to be fat? Was it political, financial or for the good of humankind?"

Genre - Documentary
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Jack the Ripper and The Butterfinger the 13th

Genre - Program
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Rated PG-13

National Theatre Live: The Kitchen Encore

Starring Neil Barry, Tom Brooke, Ian Burfield, Rebecca Davies, Stavros Demetraki

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, Oct 21st

Friday, Oct 28th

Friday, Nov 4th

Friday, Nov 11th

Friday, Nov 18th

Wednesday, Nov 23rd

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

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