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Barstow, CA: Hollywood Theaters - New Barstow Station Cinema 6 Changes Name and Owner

The New Barstow Station Cinema 6 in Barstow, California changed owners in September, 2011. The Skyline Drive-In took ownership of the theater on Friday, September 30, 2011 from Hollywood Theaters. With the new ownership, came the new name of... (more)

Seattle, WA: Uptown Theater Open Again

Back in August, we published this Journal Article about the Seattle International Film Festival's (SIFF) announcement that it had purchased the Uptown Theater in Seattle, Washington. They issued a press release yesterday that confirmed that they had... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of October 21, 2011

  1. Paranormal Activity 3
  2. Real Steel
  3. Footloose
  4. The Three Musketeers
  5. The Ides of March
  6. Dolphin Tale
  7. Moneyball
  8. Johnny English Reborn
  9. The Thing
  10. 50/50

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.

In Time
Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it.

The rich earn decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day.

When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.

Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Galecki, Cillian Murphy

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13
violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and brief strong language

Puss in Boots
Swords will cross and hearts will be broken in this adventure starring one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek universe - Puss In Boots. It's a swashbuckling ride through Puss's early years as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
some adventure action and mild rude humor

The Rum Diary
The increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp. Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman.

Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault, the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessman's financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.

Starring Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins, Amaury Nolasco, Michael Rispoli

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
language, brief drug use and sexuality

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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Ra. One
A father trying hard to 'fit-in' in his son's badass world. A son trying hard to 'dude-up' his dad from 'aiiiyyyo' to 'Yo!' And a mother lost in translation between her husband's 'ingeva' and her son's 'inn'it!' While Shekhar was trying every trick in the book to woo his son, get 'dude-ified' and 'up his coolness quotient' his son had given up on him. Just when the father-son duo hit a deadlock, Shekhar strikes gold when he designs one hell of a game. Finally it all starts falling into place, as the family comes together, only to find themselves in the middle of a crash...not just a hard drive crash but a crash that would drive them to a disaster and make their lives go - KABOOM! All hell breaks loose when - the game that was meant to be played with starts playing them. Ra.one - The next level.

Starring Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Armaan Verma, Shahana Goswami

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Ra. One 3D
A father trying hard to 'fit-in' in his son's badass world. A son trying hard to 'dude-up' his dad from 'aiiiyyyo' to 'Yo!' And a mother lost in translation between her husband's 'ingeva' and her son's 'inn'it!' While Shekhar was trying every trick in the book to woo his son, get 'dude-ified' and 'up his coolness quotient' his son had given up on him. Just when the father-son duo hit a deadlock, Shekhar strikes gold when he designs one hell of a game. Finally it all starts falling into place, as the family comes together, only to find themselves in the middle of a crash...not just a hard drive crash but a crash that would drive them to a disaster and make their lives go - KABOOM! All hell breaks loose when - the game that was meant to be played with starts playing them. Ra.one - The next level.

Starring Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rush: Time Machine

Starring Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson

Genre - Concert
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Sidewalls (Medianeras)
Martin is a phobic in recovery process. Little by little he manages to step out of the isolation of his one-room apartment and his virtual reality. He is a web designer.

Mariana just broke up after a long relationship. Her head is a mess, just like the apartment where she takes refuge.

Martin and Mariana live in the same street, in opposite buildings, but they never met. They walk through the same places, but they do not notice each other. Shouldn't they meet?

But how can they meet each other in an overcrowded, chaotic city as Buenos Aires? What separates them is what brings them together.

Starring Pilar López Ayala, Javier Drolas, Inés Efrón, Rafael Ferro, Adrián Navarro

Genre - Comedy
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Velayutham

Starring Vijay, Genelia D'Souza, Hansika Motwani, Saranya Mohan

Genre - Action/Adventure
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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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All's Faire in Love
A modern-day medieval troupe of actors and the drama behind the scenes at a renaissance fair.

Starring Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Ann-Margret, Matthew Lillard, Cedric the Entertainer

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual content including references

And They're Off
It's the exciting and unpredictable world of thoroughbred horse racing... and no trainer loves his horses more and wins less than Dusty Sanders.

It's been a rough week for Dusty. One of his beloved horses has been claimed by trainer Doug O'Neill, and his losing streak forces other owners to take their business elsewhere. To make matters worse, his longtime jockey girlfriend, Dee, breaks up with him for not inviting her to his high school reunion and his neophyte groomer Julian is forced to go back to his job at the local pet store cleaning fish tanks.

And now, Dusty Sanders is a trainer with nothing to train.

Starring Sean Astin, Cheri Oteri, Mark Moses, Gigi Rice, Mo Collins, Kevin Nealon, Greg Cipes, Alex Rocco

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some crude and sexual references

Anonymous
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare?

Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Jamie Campbell Bower, Xavier Samuel

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some violence and sexual content

The Double
When a United States Senator is brutally murdered, the evidence points to a Soviet assassin code-named Cassius, who was long-thought to be dead. Two men who know Cassius best are thrown together to catch him.

Paul Shepherdson is a retired CIA operative who spent his career tracking Cassius around the globe. Ben Geary is a hotshot young FBI Agent and family man who has studied the killer's every move.

Ben thinks he knows Cassius, but Paul knows he is dead wrong. Now, time is running out to stop this merciless killing machine before he finds his next target.

Starring Topher Grace, Richard Gere, Odette Yustman, Stana Katic, Stephen Moyer, Martin Sheen

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images and language

Inkubus
The story of a skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon-to-be-demolished police station. The night takes a gruesome turn when the demon, Inkubus (Robert Englund), calmly walks into the station holding the severed head of a murdered girl.

Inkubus toys with the crew, allowing himself to be restrained, and begins to proudly confess to his litany of crimes, some dating back to the Middle Ages. Why? Inkubus has a score to settle with the one detective (William Forsythe) that almost put him away some thirteen years ago.

To their dismay, the cops quickly become pawns in Inkubus' brutal crowning achievement of murder, gore, and mayhem. They ultimately realize it's his world, they only die in it.

Starring Robert Englund, Joey Fatone, William Forsythe, Johnathan Silverman, Michelle Ray Smith

Genre - Horror
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Inni
Inni is Sigur Ró's second live film following 2007's hugely-celebrated Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, Inni focuses purely on the band's performance.

Interweaving archive material from the band's first ten years with the sometimes gossamer light, sometimes punishingly intense, concert footage, Inni is an account of the rock band.

Starring Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason, Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson

Genre - Drama
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Janie Jones
A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.

Starring Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Shue, Brittany Snow, Breilen Bauer, Richard Cotovsky, Rodney Eastman, Frances Fisher

Genre - Drama
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Like Crazy
Charts the evolution of first love between Jacob, a young American, and Anna, a young Brit, who meet while in college in Los Angeles. When Anna has to leave the country, the couple is forced to face the challenges of a long-distance relationship.

Starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Messina, Alex Kingston,

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
sexual content and brief strong language

October Baby
A coming of age story of Hannah, a beautiful 19 year old college freshman. In spite of her energetic (if somewhat naïve) personality, Hannah has always felt like an outsider. Something is missing. She has always carried a deep seeded sense that she has no right to exist.

When she discovers she was adopted it comes as a shock, but Hannahʼs world is rocked even more when she learns why she was never told before - because she was the survivor of a failed abortion.

Desperate for answers, she embarks on a road trip with some friends (including her oldest and closest friend Jason) to find her biological mother. In the process she unexpectedly discovers hope, love and forgiveness.

Starring Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jasmine Guy, Shari Rigby, Tracy Miller

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material

Puss in Boots 3D
"Puss in Boots" -- based on one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek Universe -- tells the hilarious and courageous (daring, bold, brave) tale of Puss' early adventures as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs. In 3D at select locations.

Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
some adventure action and mild rude humor

Puss in Boots: An IMAX 3D Experience
Swords will cross and hearts will be broken in this adventure starring one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek universe - Puss In Boots. It's a swashbuckling ride through Puss's early years as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
some adventure action and mild rude humor

Restitution
In a picturesque city on the shores of Michigan, a series of mysterious murders has an unlikely but common thread - Bryan Spikes, a hired insurance fraud investigator who gets more than a paycheck when he is inexplicably killed and then framed for the crimes.

One year later, Alex Forrester arrives in the city claiming to be a writer researching the case. But as he begins uncovering the shocking truth behind the murders, his informants turn up dead, and he soon learns he may be next. It seems there is no-one he can trust; including Bryan's ex-girlfriend Heather and a new overly-friendly ex-sharpshooter neighbor.

The deeper he digs, the more his life, and Heather's, is in danger. What is the secret in this city that everyone is hiding? What is Alex's link to Bryan? He must now set the record straight, not only for restitution, but for revenge.

Starring Mena Suvari, Mark Bierlein, C. Thomas Howell, William Sadler, Tom Arnold, Milica Govich

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
strong violence, language and sexual content

7th Sense (7 Aum Arivu)

Starring Surya Sivakumar, Shruti K. Haasan, Johnny Nguyen, Steven Dasz, Jill Kelsey

Genre - Action/Adventure
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13
Vince Ferro is a man in desperate circumstances. While on a quick fix-it job, he steals an envelope containing instructions for a mysterious job that promises a potential fortune.

He assumes a false identity and follows the instructions, only to find himself a numbered participant in an underworld Russian roulette competition, where gamblers place bets on who'll survive when the trigger is pulled.

The stakes are high, but the payout is more than he can resist. Many are competing for the first time, and a precious few have even returned to play again, but are his odds any better than other players in this most deadly game? What will it take to be the last man standing?

Starring Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgård, Mickey Rourke, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ray Winstone

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
disturbing violence, language and brief drug use

The Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni Live

Starring Peter Mattei, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Erin Wall, Pavol Breslik

Genre - Program
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Twilight Saga Tuesdays: Twilight

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Anna Bolena Encore

Starring Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov

Genre - Program
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The Other F Word
A documentary which asks what happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians – punk rockers – become society's ultimate authorities – dads.

With a large chorus of punk rock's leading men - Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath - Jim Lindberg, a 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise, goes from belting his band's anthem "F--k Authority," to embracing his ultimately authoritarian role in mid-life: fatherhood.

Starring Tony Adolescent, Art Alexakis, Rob Chaos, Chris De Wolfe, Joe Escalant

Genre - Documentary
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Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story
The true story of a young American's impossible journey - a journey never experienced or heard of in the soccer world. After college, Jay's dream of playing pro soccer in Europe seemed unreachable. Sleeping in an attic, painting houses and eating beans and toast to survive, Jay took the most unlikely route to the top. After not making the professional leagues in the U.S., Jay left for Europe at the age of 21 without any professional experience - only a passport, $1800 and a backpack full of dreams.

The film documents Jay's journey from the bottom - playing in Sunday park leagues and lower level division London clubs earning 40 pounds a week - to playing in the English Premier League - to starting in the 2010 World Cup. Featuring US National Team players Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, and others and cameos from Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba and more, the film tells the story from Jay and the people who lived it.

Starring Jay DeMerit

Genre - Documentary
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