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Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of March 23, 2012

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. 21 Jump Street
  3. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  4. John Carter
  5. Act of Valor
  6. A Thousand Words
  7. Project X
  8. October Baby
  9. Safe House
  10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

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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.

Mirror Mirror
A retelling of one of the most beloved fables of all-time, will eschew the traditional story in favor of a more modern tale full of comedy and adventure. After her evil stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom, Snow White bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is rightly hers.

Starring Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Julia Roberts, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane

Genre - Fantasy
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Rated PG
some fantasy action and mild rude humor

Wrath of the Titans
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.

Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.

Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth.

Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Starring Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramírez, Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell, Bill Nighy

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of fantasy violence and action

Titanic 3D
A 3D conversion of the 1997 movie, supervised by director James Cameron.

Titanic is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the ship of dreams -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language

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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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

Nameless Gangster (Bumchoiwaui junjaeng)

Starring Min-sik Choi, Jung-woo Ha

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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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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The Beat Hotel
The Beat Hotel, a new film by Alan Govenar, goes deep into the legacy of the American Beats in Paris during the heady years between 1957 and 1963, when Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso fled the obscenity trials in the United States surrounding the publication of Ginsberg's poem Howl. They took refuge in a cheap no-name hotel they had heard about at 9, Rue Git le Coeur and were soon joined by William Burroughs, Ian Somerville, Brion Gysin, and others from England and elsewhere in Europe, seeking out the "freedom" that the Latin Quarter of Paris might provide.

Starring Kit Hussey, Andrew Kasten, Matt Mitchell, Nick Irion, Jason Kendall

Genre - Documentary
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Bully
Following 5 kids and families over the course of a school year, stories include 2 families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus.

With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices, offering insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers, the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth is examined.

Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole.

Genre - Documentary
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Goon
Labelled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under-performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Kim Coates, Eugene Levy

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use

I Kissed a Vampire
Haunted by bizarre dreams about Goth rocker Trey Sylvania, and experiencing a growing lust for blood, Dylan, a not-so-average teenager finds himself transforming into a vampire!

It all started when he was bitten by a voracious fanged exchange student, and it's a process he is desperate to stop - but how? His demented dentist can't do anything about Dylan's aching teeth and emerging fangs, and the anti-bloodsucking pills he gets from his para-psychologist just give him a rash.

Dylan is terrified and he doesn't know what to do - especially about his beautiful girlfriend Sara.

Starring Lucas Grabeel, Drew Seeley, Adrian Slade, Chris Coppola, Makia Cox

Genre - Musical
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Rated PG
some thematic material, vampire action, language and sensuality

Intruders
When the monsters of their dreams become real, two children and their families struggle to determine if the danger is real or imagined, and how to protect themselves when others doubt the existence of the intruders.

Starring Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Ella Purnell, Kerry Fox

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
terror, horror violence, some sexuality/nudity and language

L!fe Happens
Unabashed party girl, Kim, is in for a rush of reality after a one night stand results in unexpected motherhood. Clearly not ready for the dating "buzz kill" that having a baby can bring, Kim eventually comes to realize that being a good parent to a precious little boy has its own rewards.

Starring Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson, Justin Kirk, Rhys Coiro

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content including references

Love in the Buff

Starring Miriam Yeung Chin Wah, Shawn Ye, Mini Yang, Sui-man Chim, Vincent Kok

Genre - Comedy
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits
In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain - a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas.

With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award.

It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

Starring Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Piven, Brendan Gleeson, Salma Hayek, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Genre - Family
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Rated PG
mild action, rude humor and some language

Turn Me On, Dammit (Fa meg pa, for faen)
15-year-old Alma (Helene Bergsholm) is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. Alma and her best friend Sara (Malin Bjørhovde) live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway called Skoddeheimen, a place they loathe so much that every time their school bus passes the sign that names it, they routinely flip it off.

After Alma has a stimulating yet awkward encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school, until even Sara can't be seen with her.

Starring Julia Schacht, Arthur Berning, Julia Bache-Wiig, Helene Bergsholm, Matias Myren

Genre - Comedy
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Wrath of the Titans 3D
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.

Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.

Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth.

Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Starring Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramírez, Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell, Bill Nighy

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of fantasy violence and action

Wrath of the Titans: An IMAX 3D Experience
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) --the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)--is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.

Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Huston).

The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Ramirez), switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus.

The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy, Rosamund Pike

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG-13
intense sequences of fantasy violence and action

Wrath of the Titans: An IMAX Experience
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their leader, Kronos. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy, Rosamund Pike

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of fantasy violence and action

Monsieur Lazhar
The story of an Algerian immigrant substitute teacher who brings emotional stability to a Montreal middle school class shaken by the suicide of their well-liked teacher.

Starring Mohamed Fellag, Marie-Čve Beauregard, Seddik Benslimane, Louis Champagne, Marie Charlebois, Nathalie Costa

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material, a disturbing image and brief language

Titanic Fan Premier Event

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher

Genre - Program
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Titanic: The IMAX 3D Experience
A 3D conversion of the 1997 movie, supervised by director James Cameron.

Titanic is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the ship of dreams -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language

Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen

Starring Akshay Kumar, Asin Thottumkal, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shreyas Talpade

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rascal Flatts: Changed

Genre - Program
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