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John Carter, the action/adventure movie that the studio is billing as the "first big blockbuster of the year" is opening today in movie theaters across the country. Our Featured Critic has reviewed the movie, and he also has an opinion about whether... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of March 9, 2012

  1. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  2. John Carter
  3. Project X
  4. Act of Valor
  5. Silent House
  6. Safe House
  7. The Vow
  8. This Means War
  9. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  10. A Thousand Words

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Scott Jentsch
Publisher, The BigScreen Cinema Guide

New Releases

The following are new releases opening in theaters in the next week.

21 Jump Street
Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school.

As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier – and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.

Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day.


Since 2006, nearly one thousand camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been killed for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local gangs.


LA CAMIONETA is a visually-immersive meditation on mobility, tracking the migration and resurrection of one bus as a vehicle to understand the aspirations of five men amidst the insecurity that surrounds them.

Genre - Documentary
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Dollhouse
A group of wild teens break into a luxurious house in an upper class suburb for a night of partying, destruction and mayhem that will change them all forever.

Starring Seána Kerslake, Johnny Ward, Kate Stanley Brennan, Shane Curry, Ciaran McCabe

Genre - Drama
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The Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Genre - Program
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Gran Teatre del Liceu: La Boheme

Starring Zeljko Lucic, Tatiana Serjan

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Ernani Encore

Starring Angela Meade, Salvatore Licitra, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ferruccio Furlanetto

Genre - Program
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Pray for Japan
On March 11, 2011 an unprecedented natural disaster hit the northeastern region of Japan, caused by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Pray For Japan: The Film is a documentary feature film project that was shot over a period of six weeks in the devastated Tohoku region of Japan. Most of the filming was done in the coastal community of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The documentary weaves together several stories of real-life heroes working to heal the stricken land and its people.

Starring Kyoka Suzuki, Hiroyuki Abe, Najeeb Ullah Ayaz, Shu Chiba, Manabu Endo

Genre - Documentary
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Baseball, Dennis & the French
Baseball, Dennis & the French tells the true story of Paul Croshaw, longtime liberal activist and Democrat insider, who amazed his family and friends by becoming a churchgoing, conservative Christian after years of listening to nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager.

Starring Dennis Prager, Paul Croshaw, Matthew Barr, William F. Buckley, Evyh Cerhus

Genre - Documentary
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Casa de mi Padre
Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch faces financial strains, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancée, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez) and pledges to settle all his father's debts.

It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over, but when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, the Alvarez family finds themselves in a full-out war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).

Starring Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez, Efren Ramirez, Nick Offerman

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
bloody violence, language, some sexual content and drug use

Chick Magnets
Truman, Fitch and Ryan are three typical dorks: the kind of guys that don't get noticed. Except when they're getting shoved in a locker, or locked in the girls bathroom. Or perhaps wearing a medieval costume to school.

Complete and utter dorks... but dorks with a plan. A plan to overcome their impressive amounts of "dorkiness" and get girls to fall for them. Beth is the most popular girl in school. And Truman has had a crush on her for as long as he can remember.

Can the three boys figure out a way to get her to notice him? Will they uncover the secret to unlock any woman's heart? Or will they forever be doomed to a life of awkward loneliness?

Starring Josh Putnam, Dashiell Wolf, Tatum Langton, Heather Meacham, Jason Wixom

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
mild thematic elements and language

Delicacy (La delicatesse)
Nathalie is a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul-mate.

To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work, to the dismay of her friends, family, and co-workers. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her seemingly unexceptional, gauche, and average-looking office subordinate, Markus.

At first stunned by Nathalie's unexpected attention, Markus comes to gradually believe in her feelings and shifts into romantic high gear. As their relationship goes from awkward to genuinely loving, Nathalie and Markus will to overcome a host of obstacles including everyone else's judgmental perceptions as well as their own self-doubts.

Starring Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Pio Marmaï, Melanie Bernier, Bruno Todeschini

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
some strong language

Detachment
Henry Barthes is an educator with a true talent to connect with his students. Yet Henry has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form an attachment to either students or colleagues.

When a new assignment places him at a public school where a frustrated, burned-out administration has created an apathetic student body, Henry soon becomes a role model to the disaffected youth. In finding an unlikely emotional connection to the students, teachers, and a runaway teen he takes in from the streets, Henry realizes that he's not alone in his life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.

Starring Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Bryan Cranston, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, William Petersen, Tim Blake Nelson

Genre - Drama
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Jeff, Who Lives at Home
While doing an errand for his mother, a man discovers that the universe might be calling him to a new destiny.

Starring Jason Segel, Judy Greer, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Rae Dawn Chong

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language including sexual references and some drug use

Juan of the Dead (Juan de los muertos)
A slacker in Cuba is joined by his daughter and dimwitted best friend to fight a zombie invasion for profit. When things get out of control, Juan realizes he must take responsibility to save his loved ones.

Starring Alexis Días de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andrea Duro, Andros Perugorría, Jazz Vila

Genre - Horror
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The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au Velo)
When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, 11-year-old Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle - placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France - Clint Eastwood's HEREAFTER), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him.

With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her - though she refuses to give up without a fight.

Starring Cécile De France, Thomas Doret, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic elements, violence, brief language and smoking

Nuvva Nena

Starring Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, Shriya Saran

Genre - Comedy
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Seeking Justice
Will Gerard is a happily married family man whose quiet life is turned upside-down when his wife, Laura (January Jones), is brutally attacked one night while leaving work.

At the hospital, waiting for news about his wife's condition, Will is approached by Simon, (Guy Pearce) who proposes an intriguing offer: Simon will arrange to have a complete stranger exact vengeance on Laura's attacker, in exchange for a favor from Will in the near future.

Distraught and grief-stricken, Will consents to the deal, unwittingly pulling himself into a dangerous underground vigilante operation. While continuing to protect his wife from the truth, he quickly discovers that his quest for justice could lead to frightening and deadly consequences.

Starring Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Carpenter, Harold Perrineau

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence, language and brief sexuality

The Understudy

Starring Marin Ireland, Paul Sparks, Aasif Mandvi, Richard Kind, Tom Wopat

Genre - Comedy
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Becoming Giants

Genre - Documentary
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LA Phil Live: Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock Celebrate Gershwin

Starring Gustavo Dudamel, Herbie Hancock

Genre - Program
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Book Club with Michael Smerconish

Starring Michael Smerconish, Chris Matthews

Genre - Program
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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake 3D
When it premiered at Sadler's Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne's triumphant re–interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Now you can watch this modern day classic for the first time in stunning digital 3D, accompanied by state of the art surround sound.

An iconic production, perhaps best–known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, it was filmed in 3D at Sadler's Wells, London in 2011. The stellar cast includes the magnificent Richard Winsor as the lead Swan/Stranger, Dominic North as The Prince and Nina Goldman as The Queen. Breathtaking in its drama and intensity, filming in 3D creates an illusion of space around the dancers, drawing you onto the stage and bringing a dramatic realism to the story.

Genre - Program
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TCM Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event

Genre - Program
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Can U Feel It

Starring Tiësto, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Fedde Le Grand, Boys Noize

Genre - Concert
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Fully Alive - A Ken Davis Comedy Concert

Starring Ken Davis

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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