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Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy on Blu-ray for $29.99 at Amazon.com

For what is sure to be a very limited time, Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is offering the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) for just $29.99. This set was released in late October for a then-sale price of about $47, and it... (more)

Cleveland, TN: Carmike Cinemas Announces New 12-Screen Movie Theater to Open Fall 2012

Carmike Cinemas announced recently that they are planning to open a new 12-screen movie theater and entertainment complex in the Bradley Square Mall in Cleveland, Tennessee by Fall 2012. The new theater will feature one of Carmike's BigD... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: World Premiere of "New Year's Eve" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 5, 2011

Warner Bros. Pictures announced this week that the World Premiere of the upcoming romantic comedy New Year's Eve will be held Monday, December 5, 2011 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Scheduled to appear at the event are... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 18, 2011

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
  2. Happy Feet Two
  3. Immortals
  4. Jack and Jill
  5. Puss in Boots
  6. Tower Heist
  7. J. Edgar
  8. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  9. In Time
  10. The Descendants

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.

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

The Metropolitan Opera: Satyagraha Live

Starring Richard Croft

Genre - Program
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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

Bejawada (Bezawada)

Starring Naga Chaitanya, Amala Paul, Prabhu

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Mayakkam Enna

Starring Dhanush, Richa Gangopadhyay, Pooja Balu, Sunder Ramu, Mathivanan Rajendran

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Solo: The Solid Love Story

Starring Nara Rohit, Nisha Agarwal

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Khodorkovsky
Tells the drama of Khodorkovsky's Odyssey, all the way from a socialist believer to a perfect capitalist and subsequently becoming the most known Russian prisoner...

Starring Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Pavel Khodorkovsky, Marina Khodorkovskaya, Lena Khodorkovskaya, Anton Drel

Genre - Documentary
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National Theatre Live: The Collaborators

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

Coming Soon

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Wednesday, Dec 21st

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Sunday, Dec 25th

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

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