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Dr. Pepper Releases Collectible Cans and Online Game for "The Avengers"

When I was a kid, I collected beer cans. We had so many, my brother's wall was covered with cans. We had fun collecting all the different cans in a series and unique designs from various breweries. I can't imagine too much of that goes on today, but... (more)

See How "Titanic 3D" Could Have Been with Some Tweaking

Reader Ron H. forwarded a link to a great concept trailer called "Titanic SUPER 3D," which imagines what Titanic would be like if it were tweaked just a little bit using the tools of other masters in the industry, such as George Lucas, J.J. Abrams,... (more)

Marina, CA: Century Theatres to Open 10-Screen Theater at The Dunes on Monterey Bay in 2013

There will be a new Century Theatres location at The Dunes on Monterey Bay in Marina, California in 2013, according to a press release by parent company Cinemark Holdings, Inc. The new 10-screen location will be located in the Dunes on Monterey... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 6, 2012

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. American Reunion
  3. Titanic 3D
  4. Wrath of the Titans
  5. Mirror Mirror
  6. 21 Jump Street
  7. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  8. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  9. Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen
  10. John Carter

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 Cabin in the Woods
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.

If you think you know this story, think again. From Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes a horror film that turns the genre inside out.

Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Brian White, Amy Acker

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity

Lockout
Set in the near future, the film follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent, whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.

Starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan, Lennie James

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some sexual references

The Three Stooges
Left on a nun's doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure.

Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot…while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.

Starring Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Sofía Vergara, Jane Lynch, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Jennifer Hudson, Larry David, Kate Upton

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language

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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Bad Ass
Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart.

It's not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus (where he protects an elderly black man from a pair of skin heads) makes him a local hero where he's suddenly celebrated once again. His good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend Klondike is murdered and the police aren't doing anything about it.

Starring Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton, Ron Perlman, Joyful Drake, Patrick Fabian

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence, some torture, pervasive language, and some sexual content/nudity

Blue Like Jazz
Don, a pious nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, impulsively decides to escape his evangelical upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at one ofthe most progressive campuses in America, Reed College in Portland.

Upon arrival, Reed's surroundings and eccentric student body proves to be far different than he could possibly imagine from the environment from which he came, forcing him to embark on a journey of self-discovery to understand who he is and what he truly believes.

Starring Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde, Marshall Allman, Jason Marsden, Eric Lange

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material, sexuality, drug and alcohol content, and some language

Budz House
Bud Howard and his stoner buddies hit the jackpot when they come up with a giant bag of kush. They quickly realize it belongs to a trigger-happy drug lord, and hide it under their house. When an unexpected bathroom mishap accidentally fertilizes the stash, they seize the opportunity to sell the "super weed."Now Bud and his friends must escape the crossfire of rival gangs while still finding time to save their weed and get high.

Starring Wesley Jonathan, Faizon Love, Luenelle, Emilio Rivera, Aaron Scotti

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and drug use throughout, and for some crude and sexual content

The Cabin in the Woods 3D
Five college kids are tricked into spending a weekend at a mysterious cabin in the woods.

Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Brian White, Amy Acker

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity

Detention
The local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is Cinderhella, a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life and is preying on the school's student body.

As the clock ticks and the bodies pile up, the likely suspects are embroiled in a race against time to stop Cinderhella and ultimately save the world... if only they can get out of 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

Here

Starring Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal, Alla Sahakyan, Garik Chepchyan, Karine Voskanyan

Genre - Drama
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How to Grow a Band
Filmed with uncommon access, HOW TO GROW A BAND explores the birth and evolution of the Punch Brothers: the tensions between individual talents and group identity, between art and commerce, and between innocence and wisdom.

Starring Chris Thile, Gabriel Witcher, Noam Pikelny, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert

Genre - Documentary
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Life Love Soul

Starring Chad Coleman, Terri Vaughn, Tami Roman, Jamie Hector, Egypt Simpson

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG

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

Pseudo: Blood of Our Own

Starring Manwinder Gill, Naresh K, Tayshawn Prinse, Paul Grewal, Thi Vo

Genre - Action/Adventure
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A Simple Life (Tao jie)

Starring Andy Lau, Deanie Ip, Wang Fuli, Qin Hailu, Paul Chiang

Genre - Drama
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Sweetwater
The story of two childhood friends who have grown apart and are suddenly thrust back into each other's lives when a parent develops cancer. They join forces to find the cure but soon realize their lives are danger if they expose the truth.

Starring John Savage, Dean Cain, William Katt, Holly Lynch

Genre - Drama
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Tim Young: Terrible Stories About Terrible People

Genre - Program
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Touchback
Former high school football star turned farmer and family man, Scott Murphy finds himself with a unique opportunity to revisit his glory days during the Ohio State championship game where he permanently injured his knee in a game-winning play. Given a second shot at his destiny, Scott seeks counsel from Coach Hand, Scott's longtime mentor on and off the field, to help him decide whether to let his fate unfold, or follow a path that will change his future.

Starring Brian Presley, Kurt Russell, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas, Christine Lahti

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some mature thematic elements

Unraveled

Starring Gerald L. Shargel,, Ross M. Kramer, Mark S. Dreier

Genre - Documentary
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Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day
David and Kari Ames seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.

Starring Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Pam Grier, Nicole Beharie, Nicoye Banks

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material, violence, sexuality, drug and alcohol content, and language

The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata

Starring Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Genre - Program
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TNA Lockdown

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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