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Scottsdale, AZ: Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club Closes

Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club in Scottsdale, Arizona has closed, according to a posting on their web site. The last day movies were played was Saturday, October 8, 2011. The message on their web site mentions that their closing was unexpected and... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of October 14, 2011

  1. Real Steel
  2. Footloose
  3. The Thing
  4. The Ides of March
  5. Dolphin Tale
  6. Moneyball
  7. 50/50
  8. Courageous
  9. The Big Year
  10. The Lion King 3D

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.

Paranormal Activity 3
Two sisters try to make sense of the supernatural events they experienced as children.

Starring Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden, Zayd Jaber

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
some violence, language, brief sexuality and drug use

The Three Musketeers
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan joins forces with three rogue Musketeers in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas' story. They must stop the evil Richlieu and face off with Buckingham and the treacherous Milady.

Starring Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Mads Mikkelson, Gabriella Wilde, Juno Temple, Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of adventure action violence

The Metropolitan Opera: Anna Bolena Live

Starring Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov

Genre - Program
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TNA Wrestling's Bound for Glory

Genre - Program
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Rated PG-13

Uncharted 3: Play it First in 3D

Starring Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher, Victor "Sully" Sullivan, Chloe Frazer

Genre - Program
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Balls to the Wall

Starring Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Christopher McDonald, Mimi Rogers, Jennifer Elise Cox, Colleen Camp

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R

Cargo
A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter, hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the traffickers' plans.

Starring Natasha Rinis, Sayed Badreya, Philip Willingham

Genre - Drama
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Elevate
Filmed over four years, from the dilapidated cement courts of Senegal to upscale American prep schools, ELEVATE documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African Muslim teenagers.

Recruited for both their physical and academic skills, they accept basketball scholarships to schools in the United States--and face the daunting challenges of alienation, a foreign language, American-style basketball and an unfamiliar American culture rife with African stereotypes. But with courage, humor, and remarkable resilience, they relentlessly pursue their dreams--to obtain an education and a shot at the NBA.

Starring Amadou Gallo Fall, Assane Sene, Byago Diouf

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
brief mild language

Le Havre
Max (André Wilms), an aging failure as an artist, lives a marginal yet serene life shining shoes, watched over by his protective wife (Kati Outinen), and tolerated by the merchants in his working-class neighborhood.

But Max's sanguine perspective is tested when his wife becomes gravely ill and he accidentally becomes responsible for a young, illegal African immigrant (Blondin Miguel).

Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, André Wilms, Elina Salo

Genre - Comedy
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Joy Road
A successful African American lawyer returns to his old neighborhood to defend his sister's boyfriend, accused of triple murder.

His hard-nosed investigation uncovers a conspiracy involving a local company, city officials and police-a conspiracy that could cost him his life.

Starring Wood Harris, Jamie Hector, Roger Guenveur Smith, Carol Angela Davis, NBushe Wright, Christian "Trick Trick" Mathis

Genre - Drama
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Rated R

Klitschko

Starring Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko, Larry Merchant, Emanuel Steward, Lennox Lewis

Genre - Documentary
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The Last Ride
Hank Williams pioneered and pretty much invented what we know today as country music. At the peak of his career, he was acknowledged to be the greatest singer-songwriter in American history. But after a meteoric rise to record and radio super-stardom in the late 1940's, the man had made a train wreck of his life.

Drugs, alcohol, and a hair-trigger temper had ended two marriages, ruined a host of friendships and made the tortured genius a virtual untouchable in the music business. So at the end of 1952, Hank Williams gathered what was left of his physical strength to make things right, and begin the long road back. He booked New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio, and hired a local kid who didn't even own a radio, much less know who this legend was, to drive him there from Montgomery Alabama.

Inspired by the mysterious final days Hank Williams' mercurial life, THE LAST RIDE is the story of that final drive through the bleak Appalachian countryside of 1950's America. A lonely two-man odyssey; a boy coming of age, and a man leaving this world way before his time, a victim of his own abuses.

Starring Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Fred Dalton Thompson, Kaley Cuoco, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ray McKinnon

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic elements, some language, a fight and smoking

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, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language

Martha Marcy May Marlene
A damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing a cult.

Starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Hugh Dancy, Sarah Paulson, Brady Corbet

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
disturbing violent and sexual content, nudity and language

The Mighty Macs
It's 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time ... and she's about to embark on an adventure for the ages.

Recently hired as the coach of tiny Immaculata College, Cathy's challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams her Macs will face. There is no gymnasium, no fan support, and no money. To top it off, Cathy may not even have enough players for a team!

While it appears the Macs don't have a prayer, all hope is not lost. With the help of Sister Sunday—a spunky assistant coach—and the support of a booster club of elderly nuns, Cathy creates a new game plan that just might bring the team—and the school—together.

Will the unrelenting drive of this first-year coach spur her rag-tag team to unexpected heights? Or will it create a wedge between the coach and everyone around her? One thing's for certain: there's never been anyone like Cathy Rush at Immaculata!

Starring Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Butler

Genre - Drama
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Rated G

Norman
Norman Long is a high school loner, a self-aware and darkly funny teen who's just trying to handle his daily existence. In the wake of his mother's sudden death, Norman must now also deal with the reality that his father is starting to lose his battle with stomach cancer. Emily, a magnetic girl with one of those rare enchanting smiles, gets caught up in Norman's lie and struggles with her deeply rooted romantic feelings in the face of Norman's perceived impending death. Ultimately, Norman must confront a burning set of conflicting emotions as he struggles to define his relationship with his father, his love for Emily, and ultimately who he will be as a young man.

Starring Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Richard Jenkins, Adam Goldberg, Billy Lush

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
some language

Oranges and Sunshine
The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead, and been sent to children's homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine: they got hard labour and life in institutions.

Starring Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Greg Stone, Tara Morice

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some strong language

The Retreat

Starring Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton, Jimmy Yuill

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R

The Reunion

Starring John Cena, Ethan Embry, Boyd Holbrook, Michael Rispoli, Jack Conley

Genre - Drama
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The Rite of Exorcism: Myth, Mystery & Hope

Starring Matt Baglio, Fr. Gary Thomas, Brian McArdle, Richard Gallagher

Genre - Documentary
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Snowmen
A coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three small-town boys into the spotlight, the best friends hatch a plan to be remembered forever by setting a Guinness World Records® title.

Along the way, the trio battles schoolyard bullies, unites their community and discovers that - while fame may be fleeting - true friendship lasts forever.

Starring Bobby Coleman, Josh Flitter, Ray Liotta, Christopher Lloyd, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Doug E. Doug

Genre - Family
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Rated PG
thematic material, some rough bullying and peril, language and brief juvenile humor

The Three Musketeers 3D
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan joins forces with three rogue Musketeers in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas' story. They must stop the evil Richlieu and face off with Buckingham and the treacherous Milady.

Starring Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Mads Mikkelson, Gabriella Wilde, Juno Temple, Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of adventure action violence

Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears
A documentary with unparalleled access to boxing icon Joe Frazier, containing extensive and unique observational footage. It tells the story of Joe's life and career and of the sad demise of his iconic Philadelphia gym.

There are contributions from the likes of George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Angelo Dundee, Bernard Hopkins as well as Joe's friends and family.

Genre - Documentary
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Lang Lang Live in Concert

Genre - Program
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Bridge School Benefit

Starring Neil Young

Genre - Program
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Lang Lang in Concert

Genre - Program
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Rush: Time Machine

Starring Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson

Genre - Concert
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The Hammer
Based on the life of the UFC fighter, Matt Hamill, The Hammer is a coming of age drama about the first deaf wrestler's journey to win a National Collegiate Championship.

Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf community. But through sheer determination, he turns what could be a disability into an asset and in the process serves as an inspiration for both those who can hear and those who cannot.

The film is presented in Open Caption.

Starring Russell Harvard, Raymond J. Barry, Shoshannah Stern, Michael Anthony Spady, Courtney Halverson

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

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