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New Videos Added for "The Hunger Games"

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Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of March 16, 2012

  1. 21 Jump Street
  2. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  3. John Carter
  4. Project X
  5. Act of Valor
  6. A Thousand Words
  7. Safe House
  8. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  9. Casa de mi Padre
  10. This Means War

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.

The Hunger Games
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson, Stanely Tucci, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Isabelle Fuhrman, Kimiko Gelman, Nelson Ascencio, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg, Jacqueline Emerson

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens

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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TCM Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event

Genre - Program
View trailers and video clips

Can U Feel It

Starring TiŽsto, 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
View trailers and video clips

Agent Vinod
Agent Vinod travels the world to discover why his colleague was murdered.

Starring Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Ram Kapoor, Adil Hussain

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Poster Artwork

Brake
Jeremy Reins is about to have a very bad day. He wakes up in total darkness, confused and disoriented. The only light comes from the blood-red digital numbers ticking away above his head. Jeremy quickly realizes he's in trouble. It's hard to breathe. He can barely move. And no one will answer his cries for help. Then, he hears the sound of an engine and it all becomes clear...he's trapped in the trunk of a moving car.

As his captors reveal themselves and their motives, Jeremy realizes he won't be set free until he gives up the whereabouts of "Roulette," a secret location where the U.S. President is taken in the event of a terrorist attack.

Starring Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh, JR Bourne, Tom Berenger, Bobby Tomberlin

Genre - Action/Adventure
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The Deep Blue Sea
Hester Collyer, the wife of a High Court judge, a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page, a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated.

Nearly abandoned by Freddie, Hester attempts to win him back through a desperate gesture. This only serves to estrange her more from the men in her life and reality itself.

Starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Harry Hadden-Paton

Genre - Drama
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Poster Artwork
Rated R
a scene of sexuality and nudity

4:44 Last Day on Earth
In a large apartment high above the city lives our couple. They're in love. She's a painter, he's a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon - except that this isn't a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The final meltdown will come, not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors.

As always, there are those who, as their final cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They - like the majority of the Earth's population - have accepted their fate; the world is going to end.

Starring Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Hipp

Genre - Drama
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The Hunger Games: The IMAX Experience
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

The IMAX release of The Hunger Games will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson, Stanely Tucci, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Isabelle Fuhrman, Kimiko Gelman, Nelson Ascencio, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg, Jacqueline Emerson

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens

Losing Control
A romantic comedy about a female scientist who wants proof that her boyfriend is 'the one' before she can accept his marriage proposal.

Starring Miranda Kent, Reid Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Theo Alexander, Bitsie Tulloch

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
some sexual content and language

Musical Chairs

Starring Leah Pipes, E.J. Bonilla, Priscilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli, Laverne Cox

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
language, some sexual material and a brief drug reference

October Baby
A coming of age story of Hannah, a beautiful 19 year old college freshman. In spite of her energetic (if somewhat naïve) personality, Hannah has always felt like an outsider. Something is missing. She has always carried a deep seeded sense that she has no right to exist.

When she discovers she was adopted it comes as a shock, but Hannahʼs world is rocked even more when she learns why she was never told before - because she was the survivor of a failed abortion.

Desperate for answers, she embarks on a road trip with some friends (including her oldest and closest friend Jason) to find her biological mother. In the process she unexpectedly discovers hope, love and forgiveness.

Starring Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jasmine Guy, Shari Rigby, Tracy Miller

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material

The Raid: Redemption
Rama, a member of a special forces team, arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner, a notorious drug lord. The building has become a sanctuary to killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know they cannot be touched by the police.

When a spotter blows their cover, Rama and his team must fight their way through every floor and every room not just to complete their mission but to survive their bloody ordeal.

Starring Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong brutal bloody violence throughout, and language

The Trouble with Bliss
35-year-old Morris Bliss is clamped firmly in the jaws of New York City inertia - no money, no job prospects, and sharing an apartment with his father, who treats him with disdain.

When he finds himself juggling a bizarre relationship with the sexually precocious 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate and the advances of his very forward neighbor, Morris begins to realize that even though his life is unraveling, it's also opening up in ways that are long overdue.

Starring Michael C. Hall, Brie Larson, Lucy Liu, Peter Fonda, Chris Messina, Brad William Henke, Sarah Shahi

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, partial nudity and a brief violent image

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Starring Donny Osmond

Genre - Program
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Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure
Kirk Cameron travels the country in search of what makes America great.

Starring Kirk Cameron

Genre - Documentary
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The Island President
The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced–the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.

After leading a twenty-year pro-democracy movement against the brutal regime of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, surviving repeated imprisonments and torture, Nasheed becomes president at 41, only to encounter a far more implacable adversary than a dictator–the ocean.

Considered the lowest lying country in the world, a rise of a mere three meters in sea level would inundate the 1200 islands of the Maldives, rendering the country practically unlivable. Unless dramatic changes are made by the larger countries of the world, the Maldives, like a modern Atlantis, will disappear under the waves.

Starring Mohamed Nasheed

Genre - Documentary
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG
thematic elements, some violent content and smoking

The 20th Anniversary of the Bodyguard Event

Starring Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

Genre - Program
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Rated R

National Theatre Live: She Stoops to Conquer Encore
Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal's son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he's mistaken by his prospective son-in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid.

The good news is, while Marlow can barely speak to a woman of quality he's a charmer with those of a different stamp. And so, as Hardcastle's indignation intensifies, Miss Hardcastle's appreciation for her misguided suitor soars. Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms, mayhem ensues.

Starring Katherine Kelly

Genre - Program
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National Theatre Live: She Stoops to Conquer Live

Starring Katherine Kelly

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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