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"Stretch Armstrong" Dropped by Universal, Picked Up By Relativity Media, Gets New Release Date, and Loses Taylor Lautner in the Process

Relativity Media announced today that it has partnered with Hasbro, Inc. to develop and produce Stretch Armstrong, which is based on the 1970's toy of the same name. Seriously. To prove they are serious, producers have been attached, and the movie... (more)

Looking for "One for the Money"? Don't Look at a Marcus Theater

If you tried to see Katherine Heigl's latest movie, One for the Money, you didn't find it at any of the 56 Marcus Theatres locations around the country. Many of our readers wrote in this weekend, thinking that there was some sort of mistake, but in... (more)

Fort Collins, CO: Missing Man's Body Found In Theater Restroom After 5 Days

TV channel KMGH in Denver reported earlier this month that the body of a man missing for five days was found in the bathroom of the Cinemark Fort Collins 16 in Fort Collins, Colorado: The decomposing body of a missing Loveland man was found in a... (more)

Chaska, MN: Chaska REX Closes

The Chaska REX in Chaska, Minnesota closed on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, leaving the city in the southwestern Twin Cities metro area without a movie theater. The Chaska Herald reported on the closure yesterday, mentioning that the closure was... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 27, 2012

  1. The Grey
  2. Underworld Awakening
  3. One for the Money
  4. Red Tails
  5. Man on a Ledge
  6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  7. Contraband
  8. The Descendants
  9. Beauty and the Beast 3D
  10. Haywire

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.

Big Miracle
The tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market.

But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend.

With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.

Starring Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Mark Ivanir, Stephen Root

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
language

The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live
Four string virtuosos, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and guest vocalist Aoife O'Donovan, perform songs off their collaborative album, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, at the House of Blues® in Boston, which will be broadcast live to theaters nationwide.

Starring Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan

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Anna Netrebko: 3 Superstars in Berlin

Starring Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott

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Kevin Smith: Live from Behind

Starring Kevin Smith

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Chronicle
Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Starring Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw, Anna Wood

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking

Dysfunctional Friends
Nine estranged friends are reunited after their larger then life friend unexpectedly dies.

The friends who haven't seen each other in years are all forced to stay at their deceased friends estate for the weekend and must reconnect with each other working through all of their issues in order to each collect their inheritance.

Starring Stacey Keibler, Meagan Good, Stacy Dash, Terrell Owens, Keith Robinson

Genre - Comedy
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Hidden Face (La cara oculta)

Starring Clara Lago, Martina Garcia, Quim Gutiérrez

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
some strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language

The Innkeepers
After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees - Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) - are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels.

As the Inn's final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage "ghost hunters" begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel's long unexplained history.

Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, George Riddle

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
some bloody images and language

Kill List
Eight months after a botched job in Kiev, Jay is an out-of-work hit man with no job, money, health insurance and a wife constantly on his case. But when his business partner Gal comes over for dinner and pressures Jay into taking a new assignment, Jay quickly finds himself back in the game with the promise of a big payoff after three assassinations.

Although the hits start off without incident, soon things begin to unravel and Jay's paranoia reveals itself as he is plunged into the heart of darkness.

Starring Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Ben Crompton, Esme Folley, Emma Fryer

Genre - Horror
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The Woman in Black
Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret.

Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost...and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, David Burke, Shaun Dooley

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic material and violence/disturbing images

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit

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UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit in 3D

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The Metropolitan Opera: The Enchanted Island Encore

Starring William Christie, David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo

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5 Minutes
John Stewart is a highly successful managing partner of a large, upscale New Jersey Law Firm and single father who suffers from time/punctuality focused Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. John's life is plagued by loss, guilt and grief as he attempts cope with the untimely deaths of his mother and wife.

John's rigid, disciplined lifestyle severely affects his relationship with his teenage son, Sean, who has little appreciation for his father's disorder. Sean's prank of setting his father's clock back 5 minutes leads to a chain of dramatic, action-packed events which culminate in John breaking free from his prison of time sensitivity and causing the restoration of his relationship with his son.

Starring Brian Waller, Roman Michael

Genre - Drama
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I Am Bruce Lee
A documentary featuring interviews with people who knew Bruce Lee intimately, along with a broad array of international icons from the entertainment and athletic fields—people whose lives, careers and belief systems have been forever altered by the legend who UFC President Dana White calls the "Father of Mixed Martial Arts."

Interviews include basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, acclaimed actors Mickey Rourke and Ed O'Neill, world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, UFC's Dana White and world champion Jon Jones, and a host of Bruce Lee's family, daughter Shannon Lee, wife Linda Lee Caldwell, friends and associates in combination with rarely seen archival footage, classic photos, visuals, and graphics.

Starring Gina Carano, Dana White, Ed O'Neill, Mickey Rourke, Kobe Bryant, Linda Lee Cadwell, Manny Pacquiao

Genre - Documentary
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National Theatre Live: Travelling Light

Starring Antony Sher

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National Theatre Live: Travelling Light Encore

Starring Antony Sher

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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!

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Tuesday, Feb 14th

Friday, Feb 17th

Friday, Feb 24th

Friday, Mar 2nd

Friday, Mar 9th

Friday, Mar 23rd

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

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