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"The Hobbit" Can Be In Theaters at 48 fps

In April 2011, we passed along the news that Peter Jackson was making The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey using the higher than normal frame rate of 48 frames per second (fps) as opposed to the traditional 24 frames per second. At that time, we... (more)

Wauwatosa, WI: Future of Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse Still Not Certain

Local paper WauwatosaNOW is reporting that the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse will be sold at sheriff's sale on May 7, 2012, and that Anchor Bank, which holds the loan on the Rosebud and its sister theater, the Times Cinema in Milwaukee, will likely win... (more)

Cinemark Locations to Host Avengers Marathon on May 3, 2012 - 5 Movies for $20

Press Release Cinemark Announces Marvel Avengers Movie Marathon Customers Can Enjoy Six Movies Featuring Avengers Characters, Back-To-Back, For Only $20 PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 9, 2012-- Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one... (more)

Fremont, CA: Century at Pacific Commons to Open April 20, 2012

The Century at Pacific Commons in Fremont, California is set to open on Friday, April 20, 2012, according to a press release issued today by parent company Cinemark Holdings, Inc. The new 16-screen theater will feature Digital Cinema Projection... (more)

Falmouth, ME: Regal Cinemas Falmouth 10 Closes to Make Way for a WalMart

The Regal Cinemas Falmouth 10 in Falmouth, Maine closed at the end of March 2012 to make way for a new WalMart store, according to an article in The Forecaster: The 10-screen Regal Cinemas has closed and will be torn down, paving the way for an... (more)

Robert Osborne Talks About the TCM Classic Film Festival

Film historian Robert Osborne is one of my favorite people in the movie industry. He has been the host of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) television network since it's debut in 1994, and his introductions are so interesting, you could end up... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 13, 2012

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. The Three Stooges
  3. The Cabin in the Woods
  4. Titanic 3D
  5. American Reunion
  6. Wrath of the Titans
  7. Mirror Mirror
  8. 21 Jump Street
  9. Lockout
  10. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

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.

Chimpanzee
The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who'd rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar's family is confronted by a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.

Starring Tim Allen

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

The Lucky One
U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive--a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel.

Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

Starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, Jay R. Ferguson, Riley Thomas Stewart

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some sexuality and violence

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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Helpless (Hoa-cha)

Starring Seon-gyun Lee, Min-hie Kim, Seong-ha Jo, Byeol Kim, Duek-mun Choi

Genre - Horror
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California 90420

Starring Dale Sky Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Lee, John Hirsch

Genre - Documentary
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Darling Companion
Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal.

When Joseph loses the dog after a wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, the distraught Beth enlists the help of the few remaining guests and a mysterious young woman (Ayelet Zurer) in a frantic search. Each member of the search party is affected by the adventure, which takes them in unexpected directions – comic, harrowing, sometimes deeply emotional and ultimately towards love.

Starring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard, Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ayelet Zurer

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some sexual content including references, and language

The Fields
A psychological thriller based on true events that occurred in the fall of 1973.

A young boy and his family find the safety and solitude of their small farm shattered by a mysterious presence emerging from the vast cornfields surrounding their small farm. Violence escalates as they struggle to find out what comes for them from... the fields.

Starring Cloris Leachman, Tara Reid, Joshua Ormond, Faust Checho, Bev Appleton

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Foreignness
Foreignness the movie is telling the story of a young man who immigrates from his mother country, Egypt, to the United States and all the challenges that he faces as a foreigner.

Through many unexpected surprises in his journey his life will change completely! The movie is inspired by true stories.

Starring Shenouda Gewaid, Samar Abd El Wahab, Hazem Abd El Kader, Sherif Tawfik, Maha Hakim

Genre - Drama
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Goodbye First Love (Un amour de jeunesse)
Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Créton) is a serious, intensely focused girl who has joyously fallen in love with cheerful Sullivan, an older boy who reciprocates her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel through South America, she is totally devastated. But over the next eight years, she develops into a more fully formed woman with new interests and a new love—and the possibility that she'll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again.

Starring Lola Créton, Olivier Yglesias, Greg Akcelrod

Genre - Drama
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Jesus Henry Christ
A child genius discovers that he was a test-tube baby and meets his biological father and half-sister.

Starring Michael Sheen, Toni Collette, Jason Spevack, Jamie Johnston, Melyssa Ade

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some violent images, language and smoking

Marley
Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the story of a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.

Starring Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Cedella Marley, Rita Marley, Neville Bunny Wailer, Chris Blackwell

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
drug content, thematic elements and some violent images

The Moth Diaries
Rebecca is a young girl who, haunted by her father's suicide, enrolls in an elite boarding school for girls. Before long, Rebecca's friendship with the popular Lucy is shattered by the arrival of a dark and mysterious new student named Ernessa.

Lucy falls under Ernessa's spell and becomes emotionally and physically consumed by her glamorous new friend. Rebecca, whose overtures of concern are rejected by Lucy, finds herself lost and confused. She begins to develop a crush on her handsome English teacher, and immerses herself in the Gothic vampire novel Carilla for his class.

Rebecca starts to suspect that Ernessa is a vampire, but, despite the suspicious deaths that begin to occur, her fears are treated as simple girlish jealousy.

As the bodies of young girls pile up and the line between reality and the supernatural starts to blur, Rebecca decides to take matters into her own hands and get rid of Ernessa. Who can say what is real and what is unreal to the heart consumed by passion and a mind afire with loss?

Starring Scott Speedman, Sarah Bolger, Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Valerie Tian

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language

My Way (Mai wei)
After emerging as bitter rivals and enemies as young marathon runners, Korean native Kim Jun-shik and Japanese aristocrat Tatsuo Hasegawa both find themselves in the Japanese army, fighting the Chinese and Soviets in a bloody battle.

Jun-shik is there under duress, while Tatsuo is a powerful colonel. After both are taken prisoner by the Soviets, their mutual hatred and mistrust boils over into a violence that is only stopped by the continuing horror of the war.

Forced to fight for the Soviets, the two eventually rely on each other for survival, making it to Germany, where they are in turn separated and forced to fight for the Nazis. They meet again at Normandy Beach, both unlikely survivors, bonded together by history as they struggle to survive one more terrible battle as the Allies arrive on D-Day.

Starring Dong-gun Jang, Jô Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, In-kwon Kim, Seung-hyeon Han

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
intense realistically graphic sequences of war violence

To the Arctic
To The Arctic takes you on a never before seen journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings you up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive and thrive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

Narrated by Meryl Streep

Starring Meryl Streep

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

To the Arctic 3D
To The Arctic takes you on a never before seen journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings you up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive and thrive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

Narrated by Meryl Streep

Starring Meryl Streep

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

Vicky Donor
Dr. Baldev Chaddha, a well qualified fertility expert, runs a fertility clinic and a sperm bank in Dariyaganj, New Delhi, that guarantees a high quality and specialized sperm for the purpose. Unfortunately he has more failed cases to his credit than successes.

A healthy, high performing donor is the need of the hour. Vicky Arora, a young, good-looking, Punjabi boy from Lajpat Nagar, is the only son and of no financial support to Dolly, a widow, who runs a small beauty parlor from home. As luck would have it, a small brawl in the colony brings Dr Chaddha and Vicky face to face, where Chaddha, concludes that Vicky could be THAT donor he has been looking for.

From here on, Chaddha's days and nights are spent in convincing Vicky to become a donor till he finally gives in. Vicky finds his love interest in Ashima Roy, a pretty Bengali girl, who works in a Bank. But soon their hunky dory world comes crashing down because of Vicky's past as a donor. With a brief emotional roller coaster ride, Vicky Donor is a light-hearted take on the subject of sperm donation.

Starring Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana

Genre - Comedy
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Zombie Dawn
2006. A mysterious mining accident in a remote territory unleashes an unspeakable horror that creates a zombie horde with an appetite for human flesh. It decimates large portions of the country. The only course of action is to rapidly enclose the infected areas and seal them off from the rest of the remaining, living population.

NOW. 15 years later the tattered remains of the government and the mining corporation responsible where the initial event took place commit themselves to finding out what may have happened at the mining complex.

The solution is to send in a group of mercenaries and scientists into the quarantined zone to find answers. Crossing over is just the beginning…

Starring Cristian Ramos, Pamela Rojas, Guillermo Alfaro, Cecilia Acuña, Máximo Yánez

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
bloody horror violence, a rape, brief nudity and pervasive language

Renee

Starring Dr. Renée Richards

Genre - Documentary
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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

Starring Hodding Carter III, Frank De Felitta, Yvette Johnson, Leroy Jones, Senator David Jordan

Genre - Documentary
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The Metropolitan Opera: Manon (Encore)

Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Bezcala, Paulo Sozt

Genre - Program
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TCM Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event Encore
Back by popular demand, NCM Fathom, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Bros. bring Casablanca back to select movie theaters nationwide for a final one night showing on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. (local time) in a 70th Anniversary Encore Event! Casablanca is a classic tale of unrequited love and is a project that defined the "golden age" of Hollywood and allowed audiences to fall in love with cinema all over again.

Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Encore Event is the final opportunity to see this stunning digital presentation grace the silver screen on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00PM (local time).

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

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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