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Oak Grove, LA: Fiske Theatre Renovations Featured on KNOE Segment

The Fiske Theatre in Oak Grove, Louisiana was featured in a video segment on KNOE Channel 8 News on August 19, 2012. The theater is undergoing some renovations following a conversion to a Digital Cinema Projection system. Renovations at the... (more)

Holts Summit, MO: Summit Plaza Theater Closed

The Summit Plaza Theater in Holts Summit, Missouri closed August 19, 2012. A posting on the theater's web site explains that they could not make the transition to Digital Cinema Projection systems and make what they saw as necessary improvements to... (more)

Savanna, IL: Savanna Times Theater to Re-open September 7, 2012

The Savanna Times Theater in Savanna, Illinois closed August 5, 2012, and the owner posted a message on the web site saying that the theater was for sale. In our Journal Article about the closure, we found that the next closest movie theater was 20... (more)

Gambrills, MD: Regal Cinemas Waugh Chapel Stadium 12 & IMAX to Open September 14, 2012

Regal Entertainment Group announced this week that the Regal Cinemas Waugh Chapel Stadium 12 & IMAX in Gambrills, Maryland will open to the public on Friday, September 14, 2012. The theater's Grand Opening will be celebrated with preview events... (more)

Fairfax, VA: Angelika Film Center & Cafe to Open in September 2012

The Angelika Film Center & Cafe in Fairfax, Virginia is set to open in September 2012, according to a press release issued by parent company Reading International, Inc. The new 8-screen movie theater is located at Mosaic, a development... (more)

Charlotte, NC: Newly Opened Cinebarre Arboretum 11 Gets Reviewed

The Cinebarre Arboretum 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina opened on August 10, 2012 in the space of the former Regal Arboretum Stadium 12, which closed in May. It lost one screen in the process, but it gained a new level of service... in the form of... (more)

Carrollton, TX: Venetian Theaters Movie Bar and Grill Now Open

The Venetian Theaters Movie Bar and Grill in Carrollton, Texas opened to the public today, September 4, 2012. Their Facebook page has the following description of the new theater: Venetian Theaters brings elegance, technological excellence and... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 31, 2012

  1. The Possession
  2. Lawless
  3. The Expendables 2
  4. The Bourne Legacy
  5. ParaNorman
  6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  7. The Dark Knight Rises
  8. 2016: Obama's America
  9. The Campaign
  10. Hope Springs

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 Words
Young writer Rory Jansen finally achieves long sought-after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch – he didn't write it.

As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Ben Barnes

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language and smoking

For Ellen
Aspiring rock star Joby Taylor has wanted nothing more than to "make it", having flirted with fame but never crossed over into true success. In the midst of a low period in his life, he agrees to sign divorce papers with his estranged wife in order to see money from the sale of their home, only to discover that by signing the papers, he will forfeit all custody of his six-year-old daughter, Ellen.

With a good-natured lawyer unable to make headway in reversing the decision, and a girlfriend that represents an era of his life that he might be ready to graduate from, Joby negotiates a visit with his daughter to explore whether he is able to walk away from his child, and whether it might be too late for reconciliation.

Starring Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Jena Malone, Margarita Levieva, Dakota Johnson

Genre - Drama
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Shirdi Sai

Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Srikanth, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Tanikella Bharani, Sarath Babu

Genre - Drama
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Bachelorette
Regan is used to being first at everything. Imagine her horror and chagrin when she finds out the girl everyone called Pig Face in high school is going to tie the knot before she does! But Regan sucks it up and takes on bridesmaid duties along with her childhood pals: substance-abusing, promiscuous Gena and ditzy Katie. The single ladies are determined to put their bitterness aside and have an awesomely hedonistic bachelorette party.

Armed with acerbic wit and seemingly endless supplies of coke and booze, the foul-mouthed femmes embark on one very long and emotional night filled with major wedding-dress panic, various bodily fluids, and cute ex-boyfriends.

Starring Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden, Isla Fisher, Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use

Beauty Is Embarrassing
A documentary featuring the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture.

Most recently, his word paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world.

Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art.

Starring Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Woodrow White, Lulu White, Gary Panter

Genre - Documentary
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Branded
A dark and mind-bending sci-fi thriller into a surreal, dystopian society where mega corporations have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population disillusioned, dependent and passive.

One man's quest to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with the hidden forces that really control our world.

Starring Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Max von Sydow, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Mariya Ignatova

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and some sexual content

The Cold Light of Day
Will Shaw goes to Spain for a week-long sailing vacation with his family but his whole world turns upside down when the family is kidnapped by intelligence agents hell-bent on recovering a mysterious briefcase and Will suddenly finds himself on the run.

Starring Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Cavill, Óscar Jaenada, Caroline Goodall

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

The Darkening
A suspense/horror film set in the Midwest. The story centers around a young married man, James Harrison, who witnesses his mother's murder at age eight.

James returns to his hometown of Fairview after twenty years with his wife to sell the old house in which his mother was brutally murdered by Kyle Burnett, a deaf & mute brute of a man, and in which James was left with a reminder, a scar on his throat, by Kyle and nightmares that won't end.

Starring Nick Layng, Melissa Revels, Jess Scadutto, Naomi Karlzon, Trever Bunkers

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
violence

Desperate Endeavors
Desperate Endeavors highlights the chase of the American Dream by Bombay-born immigrant Ram Patel, who arrives in New York City in 1973. Beset by financial struggles, and supporting a family, he jumps over hurdles of discrimination and prejudice and then "plugs his finger into the dike" of his frenzied life to carry on his dream of making it in America. Ram learns to live a more balanced life and turns his fortunes around to success.

Starring Gulshan Grover, Ismail Bashey, Michael Madsen, Lavrenti Lopes, Deborah Green

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some sexual references

Detropia
A documentary about the ills of Detroit, Michigan and how its troubles echo those of the nation's manufacturing base in general.

DETROPIA is a cinematic tapestry that chronicles the lives of several Detroiters trying to survive the D and make sense of what is happening to their city. An owner of a blues bar, a young blogger, an auto union rep, a group of young artists, an opera impresario and a gang of illegal "scrappers" make up an unlikely chorus that illuminates the tale of both city and a country in a soul searching mood, desperate for a new identity.

Starring Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Genre - Documentary
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The Eye of the Storm
In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But in dying, as in living, Mrs Hunter remains a powerful force on those who surround her.

Starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, Dustin Clare, Judy Davis, Colin Friels

Genre - Drama
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Hello I Must Be Going
A recently divorced New York photographer moves back in with her parents at their suburban Connecticut home. Initially demoralized and uncertain of her future, Amy begins an affair with a 19-year-old actor that rejuvenates her passion for life and helps her discover the kind of independence and fulfillment she suddenly realizes had been missing for years.

Starring Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner, John Rubinstein, Julie White, Christopher Abbott

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and sexual content

The Inbetweeners
Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Crete.

Starring Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Emily Head

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong crude and sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, alcohol and brief drug use

Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience
Indiana Jones, archaeology professor and swashbuckling adventurer, has unearthed many an ancient treasure. But now the very future of the world depends on his finding one specific relic.

With a bullwhip in his hand and a beautiful lady at his side, Jones journeys from Nepal and Cairo to the Mediterranean, dodging poisons, traps and snakes, battling rivals old and new, all in pursuit of an ancient artifact said to give invincible power to its possessor.

It's a battle to a startling finish, a finish dictated by the magic, the light -- and the power -- of the Lost Ark.

The IMAX release has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davies, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG

Keep the Lights On
Keep the Lights On chronicles an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction.

Starring Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souléymane Sy Savané, Miguel Del Toro

Genre - Drama
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Raaz 3: The Third Dimension
Set against the backdrop of the glitz, lights, glamour and back-stabbing cruelty of the entertainment world, a fading movie diva Shanaya turns to black magic to thwart an upstart young starlet Sanjana on her way to usurp the position Shanaya once held. Sanjana ruthlessly turns against the girl, using her lover Aditya, a man who owes her his career, as a pawn. Things go awry when Aditya falls in love with Sanjana and vows to protect her against the evil that is consuming all of them.

Starring Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
some violent content

Raaz 3: The Third Dimension 3D
Set against the backdrop of the glitz, lights, glamour and back-stabbing cruelty of the entertainment world, a fading movie diva Shanaya turns to black magic to thwart an upstart young starlet Sanjana on her way to usurp the position Shanaya once held. Sanjana ruthlessly turns against the girl, using her lover Aditya, a man who owes her his career, as a pawn. Things go awry when Aditya falls in love with Sanjana and vows to protect her against the evil that is consuming all of them.

Starring Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
some violent content

[REC] 3 Genesis
Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

Before they know what's happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding.

Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind...

Starring Leticia Dolera, Javier Botet, Diego Martín, Mireia Ros, Ismael Martínez

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong bloody horror violence and some language

Run Baby Run
The movie deals with an attempt of revealing an exclusive news story by three reporters - Venu, Renuka and Rishy.

Starring Mohanlal, Amala Paul, Biju Menon, Aparna Nair, Sai Kumar

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Toys in the Attic
A magical world of toys and knick-knacks stored in the attic of a home in Prague.

The world of the attic is divided into the land of happy toys in the West and the Land of Evil in the East. The despotic Head of State rules over the Land of Evil with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables.

When the lovely Buttercup (Vivian Schilling) is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head (Jiri Labus, with voice by Douglas Urbanski), it is up to her friends - a teddy bear (Forest Whitaker), a mechanical mouse (Joan Cusack) and marionette puppet (Cary Elwes) to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.

Starring Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusak, Cary Elwes, Vivian Schilling, Marcelo Tubert

Genre - Fantasy
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Rated PG
some mild peril and brief smoking

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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