Welcome to the latest edition of the

BigScreen Weekly Newsletter

brought to you by The BigScreen Cinema Guide!

In This Issue

Journal Articles

Freeport, ME: Nordica Theatre to Open November 18, 2011

The Nordica Theatre in Freeport, Maine will open on Friday, November 18, 2011, according to an announcement made last week by Berenson Associates, the developers of Freeport Village Station where the theater is located. Among the first movies the... (more)

Oak Park, IL: Lake Theatre Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Classic Film Series

The historic Lake Theatre in Oak Park, Illinois is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a series of classic movies from 1936. The next one in the series is After the Thin Man, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and James Stewart, on Monday,... (more)

Stroudsburg, PA: Cinemark Stroud Mall Theatre Opens

The Cinemark Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania opened today, November 4, 2011. The new 12-screen theater features stadium seating, Digital Cinema Projection systems in all auditoriums (with six of them capable of 3D presentations), and an XD... (more)

Monterey, CA: Cinemark XD Theater to Open on Cannery Row

Cinemark will open a new Cinemark XD (Extreme Digital Cinema) theater in Monterey, California in early December 2011, according to a press release issued by the company this week. The Cinemark Monterey Cannery Row XD will be located in the Edgewater... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 4, 2011

  1. Puss in Boots
  2. Tower Heist
  3. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  4. Paranormal Activity 3
  5. In Time
  6. Footloose
  7. Real Steel
  8. The Rum Diary
  9. The Ides of March
  10. Moneyball

For more details, see our Top Box Office Movies page.

Enhance Your BigScreen Experience

If you aren't a VIP member yet, be sure to check out these cool features and sign up today!

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.

J. Edgar
As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Under the direction of Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the title role of "J. Edgar," a drama that explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Lea Thompson, Ed Westwick, Dermot Mulroney, Armie Hammer

Genre - Drama
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated R
brief strong language

Immortals
The mythological tale of the young warrior Theseus, who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind.

Starring Kellan Lutz, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Stephen Dorff

Genre - Action/Adventure
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated R
sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality

The Metropolitan Opera: Siegfried Live

Starring Gary Lehman, Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel

Genre - Program
View trailers and video clips

Twilight Saga Tuesdays: New Moon

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone

Genre - Program
View trailers and video clips

TCM Presents West Side Story

Starring Natalie Wood, Richard beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris

Genre - Program
View trailers and video clips

A Mother's Story

Starring Rayver Cruz, Xyriel Manabat

Genre - Drama
View trailers and video clips

About Fifty
A modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it's never too late to start over again. Even at age 50. We meet two long-time golf-buddies, Adam, going through a trial separation from his wife of 15 years and Jon, who is not only losing work to the "young guy", but also dealing with a "generous" prostate.

They decide to take off on a weekend journey to let loose and re-live the Palm Springs get-a-way of their younger days but meet with unexpected results. Struggling to fit in with the younger crowd, they find surprising comfort through encounters with women nearer their own age.

As the weekend progresses, both are forced to come to a truce with middle life's predicaments.

Starring Martin Grey, Drew Pillsbury, Wendie Malick, Michaela McManus, Anne-Marie Johnson

Genre - Drama
View trailers and video clips
Rated R
language, some sexual content and drug use

The Conquest (La conquete)
Chronicles the volatile right-leaning Sarkozy's startling rise to become President of France and the emotional and psychological stakes involving the conquest of power.

On the day the diminutive Sarkozy conquered his ultimate ambition, his wife -- who for twenty years had struggled to pull the man she loved from the shadow into the light -- walked out on him for another man.

Starring Hippolyte Girardot, Grégory Fitoussi, Bernard Le Coq, Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel

Genre - Drama
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork

11-11-11
American author Joseph Crone travels to Spain to spend time with his dying father after the death of his own wife and child. While abroad, he is plagued by strange occurrences and the persistent appearance of the number 11. It eventually becomes clear that the number refers to a mystical date when forces will converge and Heaven's eleventh gate will open.

Starring Michael Landes, Wendy Glenn, Timothy Gibbs, Salomé Jiménez, Lolo Herrero

Genre - Horror
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated R
bloody violence

The Greening of Whitney Brown

Starring Sammi Hanratty, Brooke Shields, Aidan Quinn, Kris Kristofferson, Charlotte Matthews

Genre - Action/Adventure
View trailers and video clips
Rated PG

Humans vs. Zombies
Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus, a neuroinvasive organism that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The Infected are enslaved by the invading swarm intelligence and driven by an insatiable appetite to consume human flesh. Returning home, the infection spreads quickly to their fellow classmates and other unsuspecting townspeople. One by one, more and more fall victim to the plague, triggering an epidemic that spawns a horde of ravenous zombies.

The zombie horde grows and spreads throughout the community. Amidst the chaos, a campus security guard, obsessed with conspiracy theories, leads a group of students to safety as they and a small band of uninfected townspeople set out to find other human survivors in an attempt to discover the source of the "zombie" virus and save the world.

Starring Madison Burge, Christine Quinn, Chip Joslin, Melissa Carnell

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork

Immortals 3D
The mythological tale of the young warrior Theseus, who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind.

Starring Kellan Lutz, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Stephen Dorff

Genre - Action/Adventure
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated R
sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality

Into the Abyss
In his exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, filmmaker Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) probes the human psyche to explore why people kill—and why a state kills.

In intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eight days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as "a gaze into the abyss of the human soul."

Herzog's inquiries also extend to the families of the victims and perpetrators as well as a state executioner and pastor who've been with death row prisoners as they've taken their final breaths.

Starring Werner Herzog

Genre - Documentary
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
mature thematic material and some disturbing images

It's My Love Story

Starring Arvind Krishna, Nikitha Narayan, Sarath Babu, Vennela Kishore, Vennela Ramarao

Genre - Romance
View trailers and video clips

Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler).

Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Katie Holmes plays Erin, Jack's wife.

Starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Dana Carvey, Regis Philbin

Genre - Comedy
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated PG
crude material including suggestive references, language and comic violence

London Boulevard

Starring Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Anna Friel, Jamie Campbell Bower, David Thewlis

Genre - Romance
View trailers and video clips
Rated R

Melancholia
Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet Melancholia is heading towards Earth.

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Alexander Skarsgård, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt

Genre - Drama
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork
Rated R
some graphic nudity, sexual content and language

A Novel Romance

Starring Shannon Elizabeth, Jeffrey Ross, Milena Govich, Doug E. Doug, Kelly Bishop

Genre - Romance
View trailers and video clips

Oh My Friend

Starring Siddharth Narayan, Shruti Haasan, Hansika Motwani, Anupam Kher, Navdeep

Genre - Romance
View trailers and video clips

Rockstar

Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shikha Jain, Jaideep Ahlawat

Genre - Musical
View trailers and video clips

Twilight Saga Tuesdays: Eclipse

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli

Genre - Program
View trailers and video clips

The Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni Encore

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

Genre - Program
View trailers and video clips

Tomboy
A 10-year-old girl dresses as a boy in order to make new friends. She becomes close to another girl who does not know she is not a boy.

Starring Zoé Héran, Jeanne Disson, Malonn Levana, Sophie Cattani, Mathieu Demy

Genre - Drama
View trailers and video clips
Poster Artwork

AMC Stubs Special Event

Genre - Program
View trailers and video clips

Ultimate Twilight Marathon

Genre - Program
View trailers and video clips
Rated PG-13

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, Nov 18th

Wednesday, Nov 23rd

Friday, Dec 9th

Friday, Dec 16th

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

Please Give Us Your Feedback!

Please let us know what you think of the BigScreen Weekly newsletter! We're always looking for comments from our readers about The BigScreen Cinema Guide and the features we're providing. Just use the Feedback Form.

Unsubscribe Information

We'd hate to see you go, but if you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe easily from the Newsletters page on our site.