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Providence, RI: IMAX Reopens at Providence Place Cinemas

National Amusements announced last week that the IMAX auditorium at Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX in Providence, Rhode Island would re-open on Friday, February 10 following a two-year renovation. The project included "a new IMAX digital... (more)

Select Cinemark Theaters Showing Academy Award Nominee Marathons

Select Cinemark movie theater locations will be hosting two events later this month, celebrating the movies nominated for "Short Film (Animated)" and "Short Film (Live Action)" on one day, and then the movies that received nominations for both "Best... (more)

New Photos Added for "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Twelve new photos were just added to the Photo Gallery page for The Amazing Spider-Man, which opens in theaters July 3rd, 2012. The new photos show various shots of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and others.... (more)

Glendale, CA: Mann Glendale Marketplace 4 Reopens as Galaxy Glendale Marketplace

The former Mann Glendale Marketplace 4 in Glendale, California, which closed in October 2011, has reopened as the Galaxy Glendale Marketplace. Galaxy Theatres, the new owner, celebrated the theater's opening with free popcorn for all guests. The... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 10, 2012

  1. The Vow
  2. Safe House
  3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D
  4. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D
  5. Chronicle
  6. The Woman in Black
  7. The Grey
  8. Big Miracle
  9. The Descendants
  10. Underworld Awakening

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.

This Means War
The world's deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman.

Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever – each other.

Starring Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Laura Vandervoort, Til Schweiger

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language

The Secret World of Arrietty
Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all. From the legendary Studio Ghibli ("Spirited Away," "Ponyo") comes "The Secret World of Arrietty," an animated adventure based on Mary Norton's acclaimed children's book series "The Borrowers."

Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to "borrow" scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty's family from the home and straight into danger.

Starring Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, David Henrie

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated G

Happy
A documentary which takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.

Starring Ed Diener, Richard Davidson, The Dalai Lama, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Genre - Documentary
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The Metropolitan Opera: Götterdämmerung

Starring Deborah Voigt, Gary Lehman

Genre - Program
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Toussaint Louverture
The two-part action epic film of the life of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, who led the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world.

The Haitian revolutionaries defeated Napoleon Bonaparte and his imperialist armies (the superpower of his day) and won independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, Louverture established Haiti as the first black modern nation-state.

Starring Jimmy Jean-Louis

Genre - Drama
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Deadline
The murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic young blueblood bent on discovering the truth.

Harper undertakes the investigation despite the opposition of his publisher, violent threats from mysterious forces, a break-up with his fiancée and his father's cancer diagnosis.

Starring Eric Roberts, Steve Talley, Clay Brocker, Jenny Littleton, David Dwyer

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some mature thematic material

Michael
Michael, a seemingly meek insurance agent, has a secret: he's holding 10-year-old Wolfgang captive in a locked room in his basement. Chronicling a five month period, a tense portrait of how seemingly mundane lives can hide the darkest secrets is revealed.

Starring Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss, Victor Tremmel

Genre - Drama
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The National Gallery: Leonardo Live
A cinematic tour of the sold-out UK National Gallery exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan. Captured live in HD in November 2011, just before its opening, Leonardo Live provides a virtual walk-through of the show, with exclusive commentary from scholars and curators.

Hosted by highly respected art historian Tim Marlow and presenter Mariella Frostrup, the exhibition brings together the largest number of da Vinci's rare surviving paintings.

Starring Tim Marlow, Mariella Frostrup

Genre - Program
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Re:Generation Music Project
Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music.

From the classical perfection of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.

Starring Skillrex, DJ Premier, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson

Genre - Documentary
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Bullhead (Rundskop)
Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Mattias Schoenaerts), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman from his traumatic past resurfaces, Jacky must confront his demons and face the far-reaching consequences of his decisions.

Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy, Barbara Sarafian, Tibo Vandenborre

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

Circus Columbia (Cirkus Columbia)

Starring Miki Manojlovic, Mira Furlan, Boris Ler, Jelena Stupljanin, Milan Strljic

Genre - Drama
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Deep in the Heart
The true Texas story of Richard Wallrath, whose personal demons caused him to hit rock bottom.

After losing everything – job, family, and hope – Dick found the strength through faith that made him realize a strong family and the love of his children were the measure of a man's success.

With his sons, he went on to build a successful business and used his success to become the highest all-time individual donor to Texas 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) providing educational scholarships.

Starring Jon Gries, Elaine Hendrix, Val Kilmer, Rheagan Wallace, James Haven

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic elements involving alcohol and substance abuse, and for some violence and brief language

Dorothy and the Witches of Oz
Dorothy and The Witches of Oz follows the exploits of the grown Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author.

As she moves from Kansas to present day New York City, Dorothy quickly learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood memories, and that the wonders of Oz are very, very real. When the Wicked Witch of the West shows up in Times Square, Dorothy must find the inner courage to stop her.

Starring Paulie Rojas, Christopher Lloyd, Lance Henriksen, Billy Boyd, Eliza Swenson

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
sequences of fantasy action and peril, scary images and brief language

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze. Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter – but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devil… and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Lambert

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D
Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze. Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter – but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devil… and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Lambert, Violante Placido

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language

Thin Ice
Mickey Prohaska is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather. This self-proclaimed master of spin believes that salesmanship is about selling a story - all he needs is a sucker willing to buy it.

He hits pay dirt with a lonely retired farmer who is sitting on something much bigger than an insurance commission. But Mickey's attempt to con the old man spins out of control when a nosy, unstable locksmith with a volatile temper dramatically ups the stakes, trapping him in a madcap spiral of danger, deceit and double-crossing.

Starring Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, David Harbour, Lea Thompson

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language, and brief violent and sexual content

13th Nevermore Film Festival

Genre - Film Festival
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LA Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Mahler

Genre - Program
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2012 Best Picture Showcase 2/18

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

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

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