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2013 Release Dates Set for 3D Conversions of Star Wars Episodes II and II

Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox have announced the release dates for the next two movies in the Star Wars saga to get the 3D conversion treatment. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D September 20th, 2013 Star Wars:... (more)

Temple, TX: Cinemark Announces Plans for 12-Screen Movie Theater in Redeveloped Outdoor America Mall

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. announced plans today to build a new 12-screen movie theater in Temple, Texas. The new theater will anchor the redevelopment of the Outdoor America Mall, which will be renamed Gateway Center, located south of the intersection... (more)

Cleveland, OH: Parma Theatre Closed September 9, 2012

The Parma Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio closed on September 9, 2012. According to an article published on cleveland.com from the Sun News: Parma Theater, which has struggled financially in recent years, will probably close for good in September. ... (more)

"E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" Coming Back to Theaters for 30th Anniversary Event

In 1982, Steven Spielberg introduced the world to a cute-in-his-own-way alien in E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and had people everywhere imitating his voice saying "phone home." (if that sounds ridiculous, keep in mind that in a few short months, we'll... (more)

Updated the Digital Sound Help Documents

The documents in our Help section dealing with Digital Sound formats have been updated: Digital Sound - Formats Explained Digital Sound - Why Does It Matter? With the recent news about more Dolby Atmos releases, and some additional... (more)

Next Two Dolby Atmos Releases Announced

Earlier this year, Dolby Laboratories announced a new sound format that it called Dolby Atmos. Instead of just the traditional front speakers, side surrounds, and rear surround speakers (for a max total of 7 channels of sound), Dolby Atmos took... (more)

Green Cove Springs, FL: Clay Theatre to Re-Open

The Clay Theatre in Green Cove Springs, Florida closed in 2009, but is set to re-open later this month, according to an article in the Florida Times-Union: John Watzke was about 80 miles from where he lives but felt right at home inside the... (more)

New Photos Added for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"

We just added eight new photos for the upcoming finale to the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which opens in theaters November 16th, 2012. You can find all the photos and posters that we have for the movie on the Photo... (more)

"Lawrence of Arabia" Returns to Theaters to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On December 16, 1962, the epic adventure Lawrence of Arabia premiered in New York City. The story of a British officer who united Arab tribes against the Turks in World War I netted seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director,... (more)

Wauwatosa, WI: Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse Reopens

The Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin opened to the public on August 31, 2012 after a five-month hiatus, when it closed in March and was sold in May (read related articles). New owner Lee Barczak brought former Rosebud owner and... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 7, 2012

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

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.

Arbitrage
Arbitrage—buying low and selling high—depends on a person's ability to determine the true value of any given market. It's a talent that has made billionaire hedge fund magnate Robert Miller the very portrait of success in American business.

But on the eve of his sixtieth birthday, Miller finds himself desperately trying to sell his trading empire to a major bank before the extent of his fraud is discovered. When an unexpected bloody error challenges his perception of what things are worth, Miller finds that his business is not the only thing hanging in the balance.

Starring Richard Gere, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Susan Sarandon, Monica Raymund

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language, brief violent images and drug use

Finding Nemo 3D
A 3D conversion of the 2003 movie "Finding Nemo" which follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould)--who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist's office.

Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son--who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

Starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett

Genre - Comedy
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Rated G

The Master
A charismatic man returns home to America from World War II and forms a faith-based organization. He is now known as "the Master" and his belief system is catching on. As the group is gaining momentum and adding new converts, a young drifter arrives and becomes the Master's invaluable aide.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Rami Malek, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexual content, graphic nudity and language

Resident Evil: Retribution
The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.

Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true.

Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

Starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kodjoe, Li Bing Bing

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
sequences of strong violence throughout

I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful

Genre - Documentary
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Airborne
Hell quite literally breaks loose at 30,000 feet as passengers on board a Trans-Atlantic bound for New York come face-to-face with an ancient evil.

Starring Mark Hamill, Julian Glover, Simon Phillips, Billy Murray, Gemma Atkinson

Genre - Horror
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Bait 3D
When a monstrous freak tsunami hits a sleepy beach community, a group of survivors from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a submerged grocery store. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning - vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, starved hungry for fresh meat.

Starring Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Phoebe Tonkin, Alex Russell

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
bloody violence, some grisly images and language

Bangkok Revenge (Rebirth)
Manit, a boy of ten years witnessed the murder of his parents. Unrelenting, the killers decide to eliminate it. Shot in the head, the child survives miraculously from his injuries, but finds himself struck by ataraxia. The damage to his brain took away any emotion.

Saved from certain death by an old martial arts master, Manit, 20 years later becomes a real war machine, returns to the place of his childhood. Justice is going to fall, and men will die

Starring Jon Foo, Caroline Ducey, Michael Cohen, Aphiradi Phawaphutanon, Winai Kribut

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Barfi!

Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz

Genre - Romance
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Last Ounce of Courage
The story of a grieving father inspired by his grandson to take a stand for faith and freedom against a tide of apathy and vanishing liberty.

Alongside fellow citizens of courage, faith, and integrity, he is a champion for the cherished principles we the people hold dear. A tale of family bonds and free expression, the film seeks to encourage all Americans to take a stand and raise their voices in support of their beliefs.

Starring Marshall Teague, Jennifer O’Neill, Fred Williamson, Hunter Gomez, Jenna Boyd, Nikki Novak

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
thematic elements, some war images and brief smoking

Liberal Arts
Bookish and newly single Jesse Fisher returns to his alma mater for his favorite professor's retirement dinner. A chance meeting with Zibby — a precocious classical-music-loving sophomore — awakens in him long-dormant feelings of possibility and connection.

Starring Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Allison Janney, John Magaro, Elizabeth Reaser, Zac Efron

Genre - Comedy
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Life is Beautiful
A coming of age story of six youngsters, set in the beautiful nostalgic world of a working-middle class neighborhood. The film tracks their journey through the different seasons, festivals, romances, street cricket, colony fights, and family gatherings.

With the beginning of responsibilities, and adulthood looming around the corner, their dreams and aspirations bring them all together, to make the whole experience magical.

Starring Abijeet Duddala, Sudhakar Komakul, Kaushik, Shagun Kaur, Zara Shah

Genre - Romance
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Resident Evil: Retribution 3D
The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.

Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true.

Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

Starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Jason Isaacs

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
sequences of strong violence throughout

Resident Evil: Retribution An IMAX 3D Experience
The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

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

Starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Bingbing Li

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
sequences of strong violence throughout

Snowman's Land
Walter is a professional hitman who has just botched a job. Forced to leave the city, he reluctantly takes up an offer from eccentric crime boss Berger to protect his house (and young, pretty, free-spirited wife Sybille) in a remote region of the Carpathian Mountains.

At Walter's side is Mickey, his chatty, thrill-seeking old friend. After a freak accident, what seemed to be a nice, easy holiday job for the hapless pair soon becomes a comically nightmarish fight for survival.

Starring Reiner Schöne, Eva-Katrin Hermann, Waléra Kanischtscheff, Thomas Wodianka, Jürgen Rißmann

Genre - Action/Adventure
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The Stand Up
After his girlfriend's tragic death, devastated stand-up comic Zoe Hardwick drops his budding career on stage and moves back home. But when his father, the principal of an elementary school, lands him a gig teaching kindergarten, Zoe finds himself standing before a very different demographic.

Starring Jonathan Sollis, Margarita Levieva, Aidan Quinn, Jonathan Reed Wexler, Arija Bareikis

Genre - Drama
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Step Up to the Plate (Entre Les Bras - La cuisine en heritage)
A documentary on pioneering French chefs Michel and Sébastien Bras and a crucial transition in the world of haute cuisine.

Starring Sébastien Bras, Michel Bras

Genre - Documentary
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Stolen
Will Montgomery was sent to prison for 8 years after being double-crossed in a heist gone awry. Upon his release, he's ready to leave his criminal past behind and rebuild his relationship with estranged daughter, Alison.

His former criminal cohorts are all convinced that he hid $10 Million dollars worth of bonds before he was sentenced. His former partner in crime, Vincent, kidnaps Alison and demands the loot as ransom.

Montgomery is left with only one choice: To trust his instincts and join forces again with another old partner in crime, the beautiful, sexy and smart Riley Jeffers. Together they must pull off one more heist so he can get his daughter back... before its too late.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston, Mark Valley

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
some violence and brief language

10 Years
This ensemble comedy follows a group of friends on the night of their high school reunion who, a decade later, still haven't quite grown up.

Channing Tatum plays Jake, who is deeply in love with his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and ready to propose—until he runs into his high school flame (Rosario Dawson) for the first time in years. Jake's friend Cully (played by funnyman Chris Pratt) married his cheerleader girlfriend (Ari Graynor), and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school. However, after a few too many drinks, the jock-turned-family man ends up reverting back to his old ways instead.

Meanwhile, longtime rivals Marty (Justin Long) and A.J (Max Minghella) spend the night picking up right where they left off, vying to impress the hottest girl in class (Lynn Collins). The famous one of the group, Reeves (Oscar Isaac) is now a rock star, but is still too shy to talk to his high school crush (Kate Mara.)

Starring Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Lynn Collins, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, Chris Pratt, Ari Graynor, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Aubrey Plaza, Oscar Isaac, Ron Livingston, Max Minghella

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
language, alcohol abuse, some sexual material and drug use

Indiana Jones Marathon

Genre - Program
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Rated PG-13

Radio Unnameable

Starring Bob Fass, Paul Krassner, Wavy Gravy, Jerry Jeff Walker, Judy Collins

Genre - Documentary
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TCM Presents The Birds

Starring Tippi Hendren, Suzanne Pleshette, Rod taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright

Genre - Program
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Glenn Beck's Unelectable 2012 Live
Glenn Beck has reinvented talk radio, changed the face of cable news, and started his own online network. But…until you've seen him perform live on stage, you haven't seen the real Glenn Beck. Glenn's hitting the road with his comedy tour, Unelectable 2012. It's your chance to see one of the most dynamic and unique live performers of his generation.

If politicians said the kinds of things that Glenn does—you know, the truth—they'd never get into office. That's why Glenn Beck is unelectable—he can't help but tell it like it is. No one is spared Glenn's wrath…Democrats, Republicans, law makers and law breakers…everybody gets what's coming to them in this incredible live comedy show. Election Day is coming whether we like it or not, so you might as well laugh before you cry. Join Glenn for an unforgettable night comedy that will have you wishing he ran for office if for no other reason than to be the first politician that got laughed at on purpose!

Starring Glenn Beck

Genre - Program
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Queen - Hungarian Rhapsody: Live in Budapest '86
Remastered in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, this cinema event opens with a special 25 minute documentary feature following the legends of rock, Queen, from just after their show–stealing performance at Live Aid through the year leading up to the concert in Budapest.

Staged for 80,000 ecstatic fans, the concert set includes favorite hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want To Break Free and We Are The Champions.

Starring John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor

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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