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Glenn Beck Returns to the Big Screen with "Unelectable 2012 Live"

Press Release Glenn Beck Returns to the Big Screen with “Unelectable 2012 Live” NCM® Fathom Events and Mercury Radio Arts Present “Glenn Beck’s Unelectable 2012 Live” Nationwide in Select Movie Theaters Live on... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: Sundance Sunset Cinema Scheduled to Open August 31, 2012

The Sundance Sunset Cinema in Los Angeles, California is set to open on Friday, August 31, 2012, according to a press release issued by Sundance Cinemas, a theater chain owned by actor Robert Redford. Starting the Monday before, they will hold some... (more)

Milwaukee, WI: Renovations on Avalon Theatre May Begin in November 2012

The Business Journal is reporting that the Avalon Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin may finally get the renovations it needs to be re-opened by owner Lee Barczak: View Larger Map The Avalon Theatre in Milwaukee’s Bay View... (more)

Newark, CA: Cinedome 7 Newark Closed

The Cinedome 7 Newark in Newark, California closed the weekend of August 4, 2012. In June, the theater reduced prices drastically, a move that we saw as either a way to complement the nearby 16-screen Century at Pacific Commons in Fremont, or just a... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 17, 2012

  1. The Expendables 2
  2. The Bourne Legacy
  3. ParaNorman
  4. The Campaign
  5. Sparkle
  6. The Dark Knight Rises
  7. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  8. Hope Springs
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  10. Total Recall

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.

Hit and Run
Charlie Bronson, a nice guy with a questionable past, risks everything when he busts out of the witness protection program to deliver his fiancé to Los Angeles to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds... and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie's former pals, a band of gangsters, enter the fray.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Dax Shepard, Michael Rosenbaum

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content

Premium Rush
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie – super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic.

But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when his last envelope of the day – a routine "premium rush" run – turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan.

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung, Michael Shannon, Aasif Mandvi

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

1,000 Times More Brutal

Starring Natalie Allen, Anthony Aveni, Rosario Aveni, Krista Ayne, Joe Beretta

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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TCM Presents Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary Event Encore
NCM Fathom, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Bros. come together again to present: Turner Classic Movies Presents Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary Event in Select Movie Theaters Nationwide with an encore event on August 22, 2012 (Wednesday). The event begins with a Turner Classic Movies original production featuring TCM host Robert Osborne in an exclusive specially produced interview with star Debbie Reynolds. In this interview, audiences are taken behind the scenes of one of the greatest musicals of all time as Ms. Reynolds shares memories of working with the late great Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor.

Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, MIllard Mitchell

Genre - Program
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Teddy Bear
The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen.

When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany.

But it isn't long before Dennis' naive picture of what love should be like get some big bruises, and he is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets the Thai woman Toi, and they fall in love.

Starring David Winters, Kim Kold, Chanicha Shindejanichakul, Elsebeth Steentoft, Barbara Zatler

Genre - Drama
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The Apparition
When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment.

The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force...

Starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton

Genre - Horror
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Rated PG-13
terror/frightening images and some sensuality

Death by China
A documentary feature that pointedly confronts the most urgent problem facing America today – its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China.

Since China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized products in 2001, over 50,000 American factories have disappeared, more than 25 million Americans can't find a decent job, and America now owes more than 3 trillion dollars to the world's largest totalitarian nation.

Through compelling interviews with voices across the political spectrum, DEATH BY CHINA exposes that the U.S.-China relationship is broken and must be fixed if the world is going to be a place of peace and prosperity.

Starring Martin Sheen, Tim Ryan, Chris Smith, Carolyn Batholomew, Dana Rohrabacher

Genre - Documentary
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General Education
Levi Collins is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. As a result, he must take summer school before his mom and dad discover he's failed senior science.

At school, Levi falls in love with his classmate, Katie, and learns that he has to make a choice between playing tennis and receiving a proper education.

Starring Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh, Larry Miller, Janeane Garofalo, Bobby Campo

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sex references and a drug-related gesture

Hermano
Raised as brothers, intense teammates and competitors on the soccer field - the gregarious, swaggering Julio (Eliu Armas) and the wiry, focused Daniel/"Gato" (Fernando Moreno) have remained virtually inseparable ever since the newborn Daniel was found abandoned in a trash heap in their La Ceniza slum. The opportunity of their lives arrives when a football scout invites them to try out for the city's top professional team, just as a tragic act of violence threatens to tear them apart and prevent them from achieving their dreams.

Starring Eliú Armas, Fernando Moreno, Marcela Girón, Gonzalo Cubero, Alí Rondon

Genre - Drama
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Little White Lies
Every year Max (François Cluzet), a successful restaurant owner, invites his family and friends to his beautiful beach house. This year, before they leave Paris, one of the group (Jean Dujardin) is seriously hurt in a traumatic accident. The friends decide to go ahead with their holiday, but the accident sets off a dramatic chain of reactions and emotional responses.

The eagerly anticipated vacation leads each of the protagonists in turn to raise the veil that for years has covered their true feelings. Their relationships, convictions and friendships are sorely tested when finally forced to own up to the little white lies they have been telling each other.

Starring Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Jean Dujardin, François Cluzet, Gilles Lellouche

Genre - Comedy
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Neighboring Sounds (O som ao redor)
A history of violence and oppression threatens to engulf the residents of an affluent seaside community in "Neighboring Sounds."

A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons.

When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties and resentments of a divided society still haunted by its troubled past.

Starring Irma Brown, Sebastiao Formiga, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

Genre - Drama
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The Revenant
a soldier (David Anders, from TV's 24 and Vampire Diaries) who is killed in Iraq and then finds himself resurrected as a "revenant," or one who has returned from the dead. He turns to his slacker best friend (Chris Wylde, of Descent and The Ten) to help him manage his newfound thirst for blood, and the duo quickly realize that this zombie-fied state is a perfect opportunity to become vigilante crime fighters.

However, their adventure quickly becomes more complicated and bloody than they expected as the movie escalates into a series of unexpected and horrifying twists.

Starring David Anders, Cathy Shim, Louise Griffiths, Senyo Amoaku, David Ury

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use, sexual content and graphic nudity

Samsara
"Samsara" takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world, as they are swept along a journey of the soul.

Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
some disturbing and sexual images

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
Shirin and Farhad are two over-forty middle aged Parsi people leading their lives amidst a fast dwindling Parsi community. Self content and enveloped in their daily worldly affairs, they have not had the time to pause and think about love. That is - till they meet each other...

What follows is an unconventional love story - quirky and sweet, having its own essence of romance, and teaching the world that love has no expiry date.

Starring Boman Irani, Farah Khan

Genre - Romance
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Sleepwalk With Me
When an aspiring stand-up fails to express his true feelings about his girlfriend and his stalled career, his anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents.

Starring Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Aya Cash, Alex Karpovsky

Genre - Drama
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Soar Into the Sun (R2B: Return to Base)

Starring Rain, Shin Se-Kyung, Yu Jun-Sang, Lee Ha-Na, Kim Sung-Su

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Somewhere Between
Four teenaged girls live in different parts of the US, in different kinds of families, united by one thing: all were adopted from China, because all four had birth parents who could not keep them, due to circumstances colliding with China's 'One Child Policy'.

These strong young women allow us to grasp what it is like to come-of-age in today's America as trans-racial adoptees. At the same time, we see them as typical American teenagers doing what teenagers everywhere do.

Through these young women, and their explorations of who they are, we ourselves pause to consider who we are-both as individuals and as a nation of immigrants. With great honesty and courage, these four girls open their hearts to experience love, compassion, and self-acceptance.

Starring Ann Boccuti, Haley Butler, Jenna Cook, Fang "Jenni" Lee

Genre - Documentary
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Thunderstruck
When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero (Kevin Durant, playing himself), he becomes the star of his high school team...while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life.

But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season.

Starring Brandon T. Jackson, William Ragsdale, Larramie Doc Shaw, Kevin Durant, Andrea Frankle

Genre - Family
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Rated PG
mild language and rude humor

Wild Horse, Wild Ride
Each year thousands of wild horses are rounded up and removed from public lands by the U.S. Government. All will need permanent homes. None has ever been touched by a human hand.

Wild Horse, Wild Ride tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.

Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus' debut feature documentary chronicles a handful of unforgettable characters from their first uneasy meeting with their horses and over three months as they attempt to transform from scared strangers to the closest of companions.

Eventually all will converge in Fort Worth, Texas, to compete against each other and offer the horses up for adoption at an auction in which the trainers, if they wish to keep their horses, must bid against the public.

Starring Wylene Wilson, Jesus Jauregui, George Gregory, Evelyn Gregory, Charles Chee, Carlos Chee, Melissa Kanzelberger, Nik Kokal, Kris Kokal

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
some language

BBC America Presents: U.S. Premiere Screening of Doctor Who New Season + Q&A

Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Caroline Skinner

Genre - Program
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The Day
Open war against humanity rages. 5 survivors - lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24-hour look into their lives.

Starring Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Cory Hardrict, Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some nudity

Lawless
The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia.

In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County In The World", the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
The film follows the Oogieloves - Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie - as they set out to find five magical golden balloons in time for their good friend Schluufy's surprise birthday party.

With the help of their best friends, J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, and the support of many extraordinary new friends whom they meet along the way, the Oogieloves travel throughout all of beautiful LovelyLoveville on their search.

They'll need plenty of creative thinking, teamwork and enthusiasm to rescue these one-of-a-kind balloons in time for the big celebration. But when the Oogieloves work together with the audience, they can achieve anything!

Starring Jaime Pressly, Cloris Leachman, Chazz Palminteri, Toni Braxton, Cary Elwes

Genre - Family
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Rated G

For a complete list of recent movies playing in theaters, please see our "New Movies" page.

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