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Photos and Videos Added for "Battleship"

I have just added several videos and almost two dozen photos for the upcoming action movie, Battleship, which opens in theaters Friday, May 18th, 2012. © 2011 - Universal Pictures The movie stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna,... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of March 30, 2012

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. Wrath of the Titans
  3. Mirror Mirror
  4. 21 Jump Street
  5. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  6. John Carter
  7. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  8. Act of Valor
  9. A Thousand Words
  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.

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

They Come to America

Starring Dennis M. Lynch

Genre - Documentary
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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-Ève 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: 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

Air Racers 3D
Fly into Nevada's "Valley of Speed" for a breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world combined with spectacular air show entertainment: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. Join today's elite pilots as they fight for position at twice the speed of a Nascar race. Learn about the history and science behind the sport, whose concept dates back to the dawn of aviation.

Starring Paul Walker, Steve Hinton

Genre - Documentary
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Air Racers IMAX 3D
Fly into Nevada's "Valley of Speed" for a breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world combined with spectacular air show entertainment: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. Join today's elite pilots as they fight for position at twice the speed of a NASCAR race. Learn about the history and science behind the sport, whose concept dates back to the dawn of aviation.

Starring Paul Walker, Steve Hinton

Genre - Documentary
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Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen
Four fathers, four daughters and four prospective son-in-laws live in the same house. Each father wants his daughter to marry the richest son-in-law; each daughter thinks she is marrying the richest son-in-law while each son-in-law pretends to be the richest.

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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American Reunion
All the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn't and that time and distance can't break the bonds of friendship.

It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler's mom.

Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about — and get inspired by — the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.

Starring Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Katrina Bowden, Shannon Elizabeth, Eugene Levy

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking

ATM
After leaving their company Christmas Party together, David Hargrove and Emily Brandt's impromptu first date takes an unexpected turn when their coworker, Corey, asks them to make a late-night stop at an ATM. What should be a routine transaction turns into a desperate struggle for survival when an unknown man appears outside the vestibule.

With the wintry temperatures dipping below freezing, and the morning sunrise still hours away, they have no choice but to play the man's deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Starring Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty, Will Woytowich, Aaron Hughes

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R

Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope
A documentary by Morgan Spurlock explores the cultural phenomenon that is Comic-Con by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Starring Skip Harvey, Eric Hensen, Chuck Rodanzki, James Darling, Se Young Kang

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
some sex and drug references, language and brief horror images

Damsels in Distress
A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore).

They welcome transfer student Lily (Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men -- including slick Charlie (Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)—who threaten the girls' friendship and sanity.

Starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf, Billy Magnussen, Caitlin Fitzgerald

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic content including some sexual material

Detention

Starring Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, Parker Bagley, Aaron Perilo

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
bloody violence, crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some teen drinking and drug use

The Hunter
Martin is a skilled and ruthless mercenary, sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct.

Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing.

Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.

Starring Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
language and brief violence

Keyhole
In a house haunted with memories, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home after a long absence towing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks.

Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journeying through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. His odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the strange nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family.

Starring Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier, Louis Negin, Brooke Palsson

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
graphic nudity, sexuality, violent content and some language

Mirza - The Untold Story
Mirza - The Untold Story is based on the legendary love story of Mirza and Sahiba, who fall in love with each other at a very young age. However, one of her brothers, Jeet disapproves of their relationship and forcefully distances them apart.

Starring Gippy Grewal, Rahul Dev, Binnu Dhillion, Mandy Takhar, B.N. Sharma

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Nam Anna Don
Dr Arjun accidentally lands in a situation where he has to cure heart diseases of 22 kids for free. The hospital management, which was not happy with this idea, refuses to support him rather demands him to send all those children back because the institution is to make profit and not to do social service.

However, Arjun's girlfriend and her brother bring the dead body of a don to his hospital to save their own lives. The don's brother played by Raju Thalikoti, who does not know that his elder one is dead, pleads the doctor to save his brother and claims that he is ready to do anything for him.

Starring Ramesh Aravind, Mona Parvesh, Sanathani, Raju Thalokote

Genre - Comedy
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Rachcha
Betting Raj is a 'basthi' guy who makes his living by accepting challenges for money. He lives along with his adopted parents and enjoys his life. Tragedy strikes the family in the form of a medical emergency and Raj needs 20 lakhs to save his father. As he is on the lookout for money, he is approached by James with a challenge. James dares Raj to seduce Chaitra, the daughter of powerful mining Don Ballary.

A desperate Raj takes up the challenge and begins wooing Chaitra. As time goes by, Chaitra too reciprocates the love and Raj wins his bet. But as it turns out, Chaitra has a secret and Raj has a flashback that he is not aware of.

As the story begins to unfold, Raj realizes that he has a mission to fulfill and a promise to keep. What is that promise and what is Chaitra's secret? That forms the rest of the story.

Starring Ram Charan Teja, Tamanna Bhatia, Ajmal Ameer

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Surviving Progress
Based on Ronald Wright's bestseller A Short History of Progress about the concept of progress in our modern world, "Surviving Progress" guides us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption and the environment.

Starring Stephen Hawking, David Suzuki, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Robert Wright

Genre - Documentary
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We Have a Pope (Habemus Papam)
When a new pontiff has been selected, he is unwilling to accept the responsibility of the position. A psychiatrist is called to help him through the situation so that the world may welcome the new Pope.

Starring Nanni Moretti, Michel Piccoli, Margherita Buy, Roberto Nobile, Jerzy Stuhr

Genre - Drama
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We the Party
A revealing look at contemporary youth culture, this film shows teenagers as they are, not as adults would like them to be.

Set amidst the latest trends in music, dance and fashion, it is a colorful, cutting-edge comedy set in an ethnically diverse Los Angeles high school during America's first black president.

The film focuses on five friends as they deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.

Starring Mario Van Peebles, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tiny Lister

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content, language and brief drug use – all involving teens

Kidtoons: Peppa Pig

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Manon

Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Paulo Szot

Genre - Program
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Margarine Wars
Conservative small town America and the 60's Psychedelic Counterculture clash during the "Summer of Love," when an aspiring hippie Afro-Jew from New York dupes the son of a Swedish dairy farmer into smuggling illegal margarine into butter rich Wisconsin.

Starring Doris Roberts, Robert Loggia, Ron G., Ellen Muth, Dee Wallace

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13

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