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Midnight Movies at iPic Theaters in December

iPic Theaters locations are playing movies both young and old at midnight on Thursdays (and one Friday) in December 2011. It appears that all iPic Theaters locations are participating. Midnight Movie Schedule (Times and movies are subject to... (more)

Decatur, AL: New 12-Screen Carmike Cinema Coming to Decatur Mall in Fall 2012

Carmike Cinemas announced recently that they are projecting a Fall 2012 opening for a new 12-screen movie theater in Decatur, Alabama. The Carmike 12 will be located near the Center Court in the Decatur Mall and will feature one of Carmike's... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: Laemmle's Sunset 5 to Close, Become Sundance Location

The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that the Laemmle's Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, California will be closing as Laemmle Theatres moves out and Sundance Cinemas moves in. It's the end of an era for a West Hollywood movie house that... (more)

Jerseyville, IL: AMC Jerseyville 2 Closes

The AMC Jerseyville 2 in Jerseyville, Illinois closed on November 25, 2011, according to an article in The Telegraph: On Nov. 26, the house lights will go down at the Stadium Theater-for the last time. "This is a real loss," area resident Paul... (more)

Nashville, TN: Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX Reopens

The Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX in Nashville, Tennessee re-opened on November 18, 2011 after being closed due to flooding that occurred in May 2010. The entire Opry Mills shopping and entertainment complex was closed because of the flood damage... (more)

New Photos and Videos Added for "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

I just added 21 new photos and some video clips for the upcoming action movie Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which opens in theaters on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011. Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 25, 2011

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
  2. The Muppets
  3. Happy Feet Two
  4. Arthur Christmas
  5. Hugo
  6. Jack and Jill
  7. Immortals
  8. Puss in Boots
  9. The Descendants
  10. Tower Heist

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.

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

Starring Alex Jennings, Simon Russell Beale

Genre - Program
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¡Que Joyitas!

Starring Omar Rodriguez, Rocky the Kid, Billy Fourquet, Alejandra Torres, Julio Ramos

Genre - Comedy
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Answers to Nothing
Set against the backdrop of a missing girl case, the film tells interweaving stories of several Los Angelenos trying to do the right thing.

Starring Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey, Zach Gilford

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language

Coriolanus
Caius Martius 'Coriolanus', a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office.

When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus's anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to take his revenge on the city.

Starring Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some bloody violence

The Dirty Picture
Imagine a make-up girl who became an extra and then the most wanted heroine of the early 80s. Chronicling the meteoric rise and steep fall of the erstwhile screen sensation - Silk Smitha, The Dirty Picture is set against the colorful and entertaining backdrop of the South film industry of the 80s.

The quintessential siren, Silk, knew her audiences, and it didn't seem like anything would stop the fiercely ambitious starlet, till it did, in the shape of unrequited love. To the world, she was the queen of sensuality. But at heart, Silk was just another woman craving true love. An unfortunate encounter with deceit and infidelity led to dire consequences!

Starring Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Imran Hasnee, Tusshar Kapoor, Anju Mahendru

Genre - Drama
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I Am Singh
This story is about a young Sikh named Ranveer Singh, a young, confident man settled in India. Ranveer's elder brothers are citizens of America. Ranveer's life takes a turn when he receives a call and he comes to know that one of his brothers is dead, his father is seriously injured and his other brother is missing. The cause of this is unknown.

Ranveer is in a dilemma and immediately leaves for the US. He doesn't know what is in store for him. Ranveer reaches the US and tries to find out what actually happened to his family.

Starring GulzarInder Chahal, Tulip Joshi, Mika Singh, Brooke Johnston, Rizwan Haider

Genre - Action/Adventure
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The Lady
An epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today.

Starring Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, William Hope

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence including some bloody images

Outrage (Autoreiji)
Several subsidiary bosses gather at a lavish lunch with "Mr. Chairman," the head of the ruling Sanno-kai crime organization which controls the Greater Tokyo area. Sannokai underboss Kato warns Ikemoto about his overt dealings with family outsider Murase, an old-timer with whom he recently made a pact in prison. In an effort to ease Mr. Chairman's suspicions, Ikemoto asks fellow boss Otomo to do his dirty work for him by making a minor but obvious move against Murase.

Otomo's actions are the start of a ruthless series of conflicts and betrayals. Before long, several yakuza clans are out for blood in their constant battle for power and money. The rival bosses fight to rise through the ranks by scheming and making short-lived allegiances. In this corrupt world where there are no heroes, it's Bad Guy vs. Bad Guy in a spiraling outrage of gang warfare…

Starring Takeshi Kitano, Ryo Kase, Jun Kunimura, Kippei Shiina, Renji Ishibashi

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
strong brutal bloody violence throughout, language, a scene of sexuality and some nudity

Pastorela
For as long as he can remember, Agent Jesus Juarez, known in his neighborhood as Chucho, has played "the Devil" in his town's traditional Nativity Play but this Christmas, things have changed. When Chucho arrives late to auditions, the new pastor of the church, Edmundo Posadas, has already cast all the roles. Now, Chucho must enter into an epic battle between good and evil- a battle between himself and the new pastor to recover the role that is rightfully his.

Starring Héctor Jiménez, Joaquín Cosio, Ana Serradilla, Dagoberto Gama, Carlos Cobos

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language throughout, brief sexual content and some violence

Punch (Wan-deuk-i)

Starring Yun-seok Kim, Ah In Yoo, Su-young Park, Yeong-jae Kim, Sang-ho Kim

Genre - Drama
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Seducing Charlie Barker
An out of work actor's disenchantment with the surreal contradictions of show business leaves him vulnerable to the charms of a language-annihilating narcissistic party girl.

Starring Daphne Zuniga, Stephen Barker Turner, Heather Gordon, David Wilson Barnes, Steve Cell

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content, and language throughout

Shame
Brandon is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon's world spirals out of control.

Shame is an examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Hannah Ware

Genre - Drama
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Rated NC-17
some explicit sexual content

Sleeping Beauty
Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy (Emily Browning) is a young university student who takes a job as a Sleeping Beauty. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber old men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy's absolute submission.

This unsettling task starts to bleed into Lucy's Daily life and she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.

Starring Emily Browning, Michael Dorman, Mirrah Foulkes, Rachael Blake, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Genre - Drama
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We Need to Talk About Kevin
The mother of a teenage boy who went on a high-school killing spree tries to deal with her grief -- and feelings of responsibility for her child's actions -- by writing to her estranged husband.

Starring John C. Reilly, Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, Siobhan Fallon, Joseph Melendez

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
disturbing violence and behavior, some sexuality and language

The Metropolitan Opera: Rodelinda Live

Starring Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl

Genre - Program
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Olivia's Wintertime Cheer

Genre - Program
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Rated G

Pokemon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom
During their travels through the Unova region, Ash and his friends Iris and Cilan arrive in Eindoak Town, built around a castle called the Sword of the Vale. The three Trainers have come to compete in the town's annual battle competition, and Ash manages to win with some unexpected help from the Mythical Pokémon Victini! It turns out Victini has a special bond with this place...

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Chicago The Band Presents an Evening of Holiday Music and Greatest Hits
An evening of music featuring some of the band's greatest and most popular hits as well as special "Chicago style" performances of songs from their new holiday album, Chicago XXXIII, "O Christmas Three."

Additionally, fans will experience the legendary band in an intimate rehearsal setting, never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from their recent U.S. tour, interviews with the current band members and much more.

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Satyagraha Encore

Starring Richard Croft

Genre - Program
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National Theatre Live: The Collaborators Encore

Genre - Program
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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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