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Pottstown, PA: Carmike Cinemas Announces November 17, 2011 Grand Opening of 12-Screen Theater in Upland Square Shopping Center

Carmike Cinemas announced this week that the Grand Opening of its newest location in Pottstown, Pennsylvania will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The new theater will be part of the Upland Square Shopping Center near Route 100 and... (more)

One Day Sale on Original Christmas Classics (Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, et al) at Amazon - 11/17 Only

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com has the Original Holiday Classics collection on Blu-ray and DVD on sale for 57% off today (November 17, 2011) only! Do you remember when...Santa asked Rudolph to guide his sleigh, Frosty magically came to life on... (more)

San Antonio, TX: AMC Huebner Oaks 24 Closes

The AMC Huebner Oaks 24 in San Antonio, Texas closed earlier this month. An article in the San Antonio Express-News in October mentioned that the theater's closure was a result of AMC not renewing their lease: The 24-screen movie multiplex has... (more)

"Tangled Ever After" Short to Play Before "Beauty and the Beast 3D" - Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Get Married!

Disney announced yesterday that the short movie Tangled Ever After will be shown before Beauty and the Beast 3D when it's released in theaters in January 2012. The Kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel... (more)

"Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition" Coming Back to Home Video November 22, 2011

After a very long time of being unavailable, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition is coming back to home video on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. This straight-to-video special takes place in the story of Beauty and the Beast... (more)

Preview "New Year's Eve" on CBS Monday November 14th

During last night's broadcast of "Person of Interest" on CBS, a commercial aired for the upcoming movie New Year's Eve, which opens on December 9, 2011, and stars just about everyone in Hollywood. At the end of the ad was a mention that there will... (more)

Trailer and Photos Added for "Snow White and the Huntsman"

The trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman is now available, as well as several photos for the movie. As you can imagine by the title, the movie is based upon the familiar story of a princess with inherent beauty and an evil queen with self-image... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 11, 2011

  1. Immortals
  2. Jack and Jill
  3. Puss in Boots
  4. Tower Heist
  5. J. Edgar
  6. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  7. In Time
  8. Paranormal Activity 3
  9. Footloose
  10. Real Steel

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 Descendants
An indifferent husband and father of two girls is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.

The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Patricia Hastie, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language including some sexual references

Happy Feet Two
The sequel to the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, "Happy Feet 2" returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica, reuniting us with the world's most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble (Elijah Wood), the love of his life, Gloria (Alecia Moore {Pink}) and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace (Robin Williams).

Mumble and Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik (EG Daily), who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working--and dancing--together to save them.

Starring Elijah Wood, Pink, Elizabeth Daily, Sofía Vergara, Robin Williams

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some rude humor and mild peril

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Bella and Edward, plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black.

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements

Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before-seen answer to every child's question: "So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?" The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole.

But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero: Santa's youngest son, Arthur.

When this amazing operation misses one child out of hundreds of millions, the least capable Claus embarks on a hilarious, exciting rogue mission against the clock to deliver the last present before Christmas morning dawns.

Starring James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
some mild rude humor

Hugo
Twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.

Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer, Michael Stuhlbarg

Genre - Adventure
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Rated PG
mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking

The Muppets
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds.

To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

Starring Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Mila Kunis, Jack Black, Selena Gomez, Rashida Jones, Neil Patrick Harris, Zach Galifianakis, John Krasinski, Danny Trejo, Katy Perry, Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some mild rude humor

Twilight Saga Tuesdays: Eclipse

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

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni Encore

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

Genre - Program
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Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
In 1995, during the making of his TV series Triumph of the Nerds about the birth of the PC, Bob Cringely did a memorable hour-long interview with Steve Jobs.

Only a part of the interview was used in the series and the rest was thought lost. But recently a VHS copy was found in the series director's garage.

Starring Steve Jobs, Robert X. Cringely

Genre - Documentary
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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
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AMC Stubs Special Event

Genre - Program
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Ultimate Twilight Marathon

Genre - Program
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Rated PG-13

Buried Prayers
In April and May 1943, thousands of survivors of the Warsaw ghetto uprising were held in the Maidanek death camp. Realizing they were being selected for death, these innocent families chose to surreptitiously bury the personal objects in their possession six inches beneath the earth's surface in a collective act of courage, defiance and hope.

Based upon unique witness testimony, an international team of survivors and experts from Australia, USA, Germany, Israel, Italy, and England were able to organize an archeological expedition to unearth these relic keepsakes that have remained hidden for 63 years.

Over 80 significant pieces of jewelry and other items were recovered and deposited with the Maidanek State Museum, making it the largest reported recovery of valuables in a death camp to date.

Starring Matt Mazer, Emily Korzenik, Yaron Svoray

Genre - Documentary
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Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter tells the story of two of America's most important designers, the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames.

Starring James Franco

Genre - Documentary
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Happy Feet Two 3D
The sequel to the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, "Happy Feet 2" returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica, reuniting us with the world's most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble (Elijah Wood), the love of his life, Gloria (Alecia Moore "Pink") and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace (Robin Williams).

Mumble and Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik (EG Daily), who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working--and dancing--together to save them.

Starring Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (Pink), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara

Genre - Animation
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG
some rude humor and mild peril

Happy Feet 2: An IMAX 3D Experience
The sequel to the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, "Happy Feet 2" returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica, reuniting us with the world's most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble (Elijah Wood), the love of his life, Gloria (Alecia Moore {Pink}) and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace (Robin Williams).

Mumble and Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik (EG Daily), who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working--and dancing--together to save them.

Starring Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (Pink), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara

Genre - Animation
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG
some rude humor and mild peril

Hero Hitler In Love
Hero Hitler In Love revolves around Hitler (Babbu Maan) who lives in his village Ishqpura. Hitler is a man with unique and different thoughts who loves his fellow villagers and helps them unite their soul mates.

Hitler falls in love with Sahiban (Mouni Roy) who lives in Pakistan and decides to bring her to his village Hitler believes in solving the problems by taking about them but when something crosses the line he decides to become Real "Adolf Hitler."

Hitler Loves car racing but when he is set up to fail in the Asian Car Racing competition he decides to take revenge the story shapes how Hitler takes his revenge and fights to win his girl and reunite both the nations.

Starring Babbu Maan, Mouni Roy, Bhagwant Maan

Genre - Drama
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Rid of Me
A black comedy that follows Meris, an awkward young woman trying too hard to perfect her marriage, amongst a new group of friends.

RID OF ME follows Meris' rejection from the cool crowd down a path towards truth and salvation which includes a job at a local candy shop, a group of punk friends, community gardening and a newfound love for Cambodian rock music.

Starring Katie O'Grady, John Keyser, Storm Large, Melik Malkasian, Betty Moyer

Genre - Comedy
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The Metropolitan Opera: Satyagraha Live

Starring Richard Croft

Genre - Program
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Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour
Five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga headlines her first solo HBO concert event.

Taped at Madison Square garden in her hometown of New York City, the special spotlights the pop sensation on her sold-out world tour, accompanied by a ten-piece band and ten backup dancers.

The special concert event features songs from her new album "Born This Way" and other hits including "Just Dance," "Telephone," "Monster," "Alejandro," "Poker Face," "Paparazzi" and "Bad Romance."

Starring Lady Gaga

Genre - Documentary
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Arthur Christmas 3D
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before-seen answer to every child's question: "So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?" The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole.

But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero: Santa's youngest son, Arthur.

When this amazing operation misses one child out of hundreds of millions, the least capable Claus embarks on a hilarious, exciting rogue mission against the clock to deliver the last present before Christmas morning dawns.

Starring James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen

Genre - Animation
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG
some mild rude humor

The Artist
Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

Starring Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, Penelope Ann Miller

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
a disturbing image and a crude gesture

A Dangerous Method
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung takes on the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient, wielding the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina's spell.

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexual content and brief language

Desi Boyz
The year is 2009. The world has been struck by the financial meltdown. But Nick Mathur and Jerry Patel don't feel a thing in their comfortable pad in London.

Nick feels smug with his successful investment banking job, the new bonus in his pocket and his beautiful fiancé, Radhika, by his side, while Jerry is so used to scraping the bottom of the barrel and living off his best buddy Nick, that recession feels like home. But life has a way of pulling the rug from under our feet.

Nick and Jerry stop smiling the day Nick's company decides to downsize and unceremoniously fires him. And Jerry is informed by the Social Services that his nephew Veer, who is being brought up by Jerry, will be placed in a foster home unless he gets a steady job.

DESI BOYZ is the story of two men who are forced to do something extremely bizarre, which gives them instant gratification, but the repercussions tear them apart. Its aftermath puts everything to a test, including their friendship.

Starring Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Chitrangada Singh

Genre - Romance
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Hugo 3D
Twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.

Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer, Michael Stuhlbarg

Genre - Adventure
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Rated PG
mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking

My Week with Marilyn
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe.

Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing, published some years later as My Week with Marilyn.

When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.

Starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language

Rampart
A rogue cop in Los Angeles find himself in the middle of a corruption scandal in the Rampart division of the LA Police Department.

Starring Woody Harrelson, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Steve Buscemi

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
pervasive language, sexual content and some violence

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, Dec 9th

Friday, Dec 16th

Wednesday, Dec 21st

Friday, Dec 23rd

Sunday, Dec 25th

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

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