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New Photos and Videos Added for "Taken 2"

I've just added ten new images and some new videos for Taken 2, which opens in theaters tomorrow (with 10pm shows tonight at many theaters). Click the Read link below to view the Movie Information page, which contains links to the Photo Gallery,... (more)

Two Dozen New Images Added for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"

Tickets went on sale this week for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and now we have 23 new photos and a new poster for the movie as well! To see all the photos we have so far, head over to the Photo Gallery page and then be sure to visit... (more)

Twilight Marathons Give Fans Excuse to Spend All Day with Edward, Bella, and Jacob

With the upcoming release of the final Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twi-hards and other extreme movie marathoners can spend all day watching the five Twilight movies in a row on November 15, 2012. ... (more)

Carmike to Acquire 16 Movie Theaters from Rave Reviews Cinemas in AL, FL, IN, IL, PA, TN, and TX

Carmike Cinemas announced yesterday that they will be acquiring 16 movie theaters from Rave Reviews Cinemas. The theaters are located in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas under the management of Rave Cinemas,... (more)

Higginsville, MO: Davis Theatre 4 Closed as of September 28, 2012

The Davis Theatre 4 in Higginsville, Missouri closed on September 28, 2012, according to an announcement on their web site: WE ARE SO SORRY: It breaks our hearts but as of 9/28/12, the Davis Theatre 4 is officially closed. We will be checking... (more)

La Jolla, CA: Arclight Cinemas Set to Open November 2012

The ArcLight La Jolla in La Jolla, California will open in November 2012, and we have created a new entry for the theater. They already have showtimes for the November 16th opening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, so we know that... (more)

Epping, NH: November 9, 2012 Opening Date Set for O'neil Cinemas at Brickyard Square

A November 9, 2012 opening date has been announced for the O'neil Cinemas at Brickyard Square in Epping, New Hampshire, according to a posting on the company's Facebook page. The new theater will be located at the Brickyard Square plaza near the... (more)

Lisbon, CT: Lisbon Landing Cinema Sale to Digiplex Completed

Back in July, we announced that O'neil Cinemas was selling the Lisbon Landing Cinema in Lisbon, Connecticut to Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (aka Digiplex). That sale was finalized today, and the new name of the theater is the Digiplex Lisbon... (more)

Tomball, TX: Premiere Tomball Cinema 6 Closed for Extensive Renovation, November 2012 Opening Planned

The Premiere Cinemas - Premiere Tomball Cinema 6 in Tomball, Texas has closed for an extensive remodeling project that will last until around Thanksgiving 2012. A press release issued by Premiere Cinemas in July detailed the renovations taking... (more)

IMAX Employee Remembers First 3D Release: "The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience"

IMAX staffer Hugh Murray posted an entry on the IMAX blog about their first mainstream 3D IMAX release, The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience, which was released in November 2004. Here is an excerpt from that blog posting: Finding the right... (more)

New Photos Added for "Argo"

I just added 15 new photos for the upcoming dramatic thriller Argo, which stars Ben Affleck (who also directs) as a CIA exfiltration expert who poses as a filmmaker to rescue six Americans who took refuge in the Canadian ambassador's residence... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Premiere of "Argo" on October 4, 2012

Warner Bros. Pictures announced the details for the Los Angeles premiere of the upcoming dramatic thriller Argo. The event will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at A.M.P.A.S. in Beverly Hills, California.... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 28, 2012

  1. Hotel Transylvania
  2. Looper
  3. End of Watch
  4. Trouble with the Curve
  5. House at the End of the Street
  6. Pitch Perfect
  7. Finding Nemo
  8. Resident Evil: Retribution
  9. The Master
  10. Won't Back Down

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.

Frankenweenie
A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor adjustments.

He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

Starring Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder, Christopher Lee

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
thematic elements, scary images and action

Taken 2
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a "particular set of skills" who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers.

When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one.

Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Rade Serbedzija

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

Opera Australia: La Traviata Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Starring Emma Matthews, Rachelle Durkin, Gianluca Terranova, Ji-min Park, Jonathan Summer

Genre - Program
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Flight of the Butterflies
It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico.

Starring Gordon Pinsent, Patricia Phillips, Shaun Benson, Stephanie Sigman, Megan Follows

Genre - Documentary
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Flight of the Butterflies 3D
It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico.

Starring Gordon Pinsent, Patricia Phillips, Shaun Benson, Stephanie Sigman, Megan Follows

Genre - Family
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Flight of the Butterflies: An IMAX 3D Experience
It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico.

Starring Gordon Pinsent, Patricia Phillips, Shaun Benson, Stephanie Sigman, Megan Follows

Genre - Documentary
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Bel Borba is Here (Bel Borba Aqui)
For the past 35 years, Bel Borba has been transforming his hometown of Salvador, Brazil with an amazing array of works of public art. Using paint, sand, tiles, clay, metal, wood, and just about anything else he comes across, Bel Borba makes art that is a natural extension of his exuberant personality. He remakes an abandoned building by using its steel beams to fashion a façade of faces. An airplane makes a terrific surface on which to paint a plane-sized fish. Coke bottles are fashioned into a huge dog, and unadorned surfaces are canvases crying out for transformation. Set to the rhythms of Brazil, BEL BORBA AQUI introduces a one-man life-force who proves that his country is a lot more than favelas, soccer, and drugs.

Genre - Documentary
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Just 45 Minutes from Broadway
Whether trodding the boards for paying audiences or performing at the kitchen table for her theatrical family (father Jack Heller, mother Diane Salinger, uncle David Proval, guest boarder Harriet Schock) the only place Pandora Isaacs, nicknamed Panda, (Tanna Frederick) has ever felt truly safe and entirely at home is on a stage.

Stinging from the latest of several romantic break-ups, she retreats to the safety of her parents' ramshackle upstate country house — just 45 minutes from Broadway— where her non-theatrical sister (Julie Davis) and her sister's fiance, a real- estate executive, (Judd Nelson) are also arriving for the weekend and the family's yearly Passover Seder. Family secrets, sibling rivalries, theatrical hysterics and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge.

But is this a play Panda is in or is it "real life"? Like so many actors, she is not entirely sure she knows the difference.

Starring Tanna Frederick, Julie Davis, David Proval, Diane Salinger, Harriet Schock, Judd Nelson

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language

Now, Forager
Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. As Regina seeks more stability and Lucien wants to devote himself to full-time nomadic foraging, their individual desires put the marriage to a test.

Starring Jason Cortlund, Tiffany Esteb, Almex Lee, Gabrielle Maisels

Genre - Drama
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TCM Presents E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 30th Anniversary
Presented by NCM® Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures as part of the studio's 100th Anniversary celebration, the event features the all-new, digitally remastered feature film, as well as a special taped introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, who will take audiences through the making of this modern classic.

Fans will discover how Spielberg came up with the idea for "E.T." and learn what working on the film was like for the film's three young stars. As an added treat, Drew Barrymore, who plays Gertie in the film and who currently co-hosts TCM's "The Essentials" showcase, shares what the film means to her 30 years later.

Starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton

Genre - Program
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Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored
One of the most popular and influential films in the history of cinema returns to the silver screen with Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 PM local time, with special matinees in select theaters.

Presented by NCM® Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment, the restoration of the Director's Cut of the film was overseen by Grover Crisp, Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering and conducted with the latest digital imaging technology. The original 65mm camera negative was first scanned at 8K. The film then underwent a painstaking process of repairing and restoring problems inherent to the 50-year-old film elements. Finally, the film went through a 4K color grading and re-mastering process at Colorworks Sony Pictures Entertainments' digital intermediate facility.

This special event features an exclusive introduction from Lawrence of Arabia star and Academy Award® nominee Omar Sharif, newsreel footage of the New York premiere, as well as footage of King Hussein visiting the film set. In addition, Academy Award® winning Director Martin Scorsese will talk about the over-arching themes of Lawrence of Arabia and its influence on other iconic films in a recent, exclusive never-before-seen interview.

Starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif

Genre - Program
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Tim Burton Monster Mash-Up
AMC presents a uniquely spooky opportunity leading up to the release of FRANKENWEENIE with the Tim Burton Monster Mash-Up!

Join us for a special showing of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS followed by FRANKENWEENIE from the visionary director Tim Burton.

Genre - Program
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Blues for Willadean
This movie explores the hidden emotions, shame, and secrecy of battered women, while also offering hope, healing and truth. A delicate blend of frightened humor and pain, it delves right into the heart of abuse from all sides: the abuser, the abused, and the powerless bystander. It is the story of Willadean Winkler, the wife of a blue collar truck driver, as she attempts to escape the abusive prison he has built for her.

With the help of her only friend, LaSonia, who lives in the trailer next door and the musical encouragement of the specter of a mystical Blues Singer, Willadean fights to break the cycle of the sick dance between the abuser and the abused

Starring Beth Grant, Dale Dickey, Octavia Spencer, David Steen, Debby Holiday

Genre - Drama
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Butter
The wife of a former butter sculpting champion follows in his footsteps, but meets her toughest challenge in a little girl with natural talent.

Starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, Hugh Jackman, Yara Shahidi

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

Decoding Deepak
Film-maker and journalist Gotham Chopra embarks on a year long roadtrip with his father Deepak Chopra in an attempt to resolve the spiritual icon he is to the world vs. the real man known to his family.

From devoted disciples that range from Lady Gaga to lost souls searching for themselves in the red rock deserts of Sedona, Gotham begins to paint a raw portrait of his dad that only a son can.

The film travels across the planet chronicling colorful Deepak activities – from a traditional monk ordainment in Thailand to a literal decoding of ancient family registers in rural India. On the homefront, Gotham also takes a closer look at the expansive spiritual empire his father has built over his 25 year career that initially was conceived out of Deepak's own deep personal and spiritual dissatisfaction, and a decidedly non-spiritual (and boozy) origin.

Starring Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra

Genre - Documentary
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English Vinglish
In India, a woman named Shashi is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large because of her lack of ability to speak English. Determined to master the language, Shashi teaches the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self-assured and confident woman.

Starring Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain, Priya Anand, Sridevi, Sulabha Deshpande

Genre - Drama
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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
ESCAPE FIRE hopes to expose what it believes is the perverse nature of American healthcare, contrasting the powerful forces opposing change with the compelling stories of pioneering leaders and the patients they seek to help.

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
some thematic material

Fear Fete Festival Die Laughing Block

Genre - Program
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Fear Fete Festival Friday Night Combo

Genre - Program
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Fear Fete Festival Psychoville Block

Genre - Program
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Frankenweenie 3D
A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor adjustments.

He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

Starring Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder, Christopher Lee

Genre - Comedy
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Poster Artwork
Rated PG
thematic elements, scary images and action

Frankenweenie: An IMAX 3D Experience
A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor adjustments.

He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

Starring Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder, Christopher Lee

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
thematic elements, scary images and action

#HoldYourBreath
The urban legend is true. When friends on a camping trip wander into a cemetery, the ghost of a notorious serial killer jumps from body to body, slaughtering the victims one by one. If you value your life, hold your breath.

Starring Katrina Bowden, Randy Wayne, Lisa Younger, Seth Cassell, Erin Marie Hogan

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, sexual content, language and some drug use

The House I Live In
Eugene Jarecki turns his lens on a less visible war—one that is costing more lives, destroying more families, and quickly becoming a scourge on the soul of American society. In the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's
largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad. Yet drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever. Where did we go wrong, and what can be done?

Starring Michelle Alexander, Shanequa Benitez, The Honorable Mark Bennett, Charles Bowden, Mike Carpenter

Genre - Documentary
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It's Such a Beautiful Day

Starring Don Hertzfeldt

Genre - Animation
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Molly Aunty Rocks!

Starring Revathy, Prithviraj, Lalu Alex, Sharath, Mamookkoya

Genre - Comedy
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Of All the Things

Starring Aga Muhlach, Regine Velasquez, John Lapus, Beau Ballinger, Tommy Abuel

Genre - Comedy
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The Oranges
A comedy about two families, who have been lifelong friends, and the hilarity that ensues when a rebellious daughter returns home for the holidays and causes a scandal that forces everyone to re-examine what happiness really means to them.

Starring Leighton Meester, Allison Janney, Hugh Laurie, Alia Shawkat, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Adam Brody

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language including sexual references, and some drug use

The Paperboy
Lured by imploring letters from the beautiful siren Charlotte, handsome, hard-nosed reporter Ward James and his partner, Yardley Acheman, return to Ward's hometown of Lately, Florida, to investigate the seemingly unjust imprisonment of Charlotte's lover, alligator hunter Hillary Van Wetter.

Hardened backwoods criminal Van Wetter has been stewing in a cell for four years, convicted - without conclusive evidence or even a fair trial - of killing the town's sheriff. The investigative trio is made a quartet with the addition of Ward's younger brother, Jack, who quickly confuses Charlotte's maternal nature with love, and vows to protect her from Van Wetter.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack, Scott Glenn

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong sexual content, violence and language

Puthiya Theerangal

Starring Nedumudi Venu, Namitha Pramod, Nivin Pauly

Genre - Drama
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The Revisionaries

Genre - Documentary
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Sister
Simon lives with his older sister in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Everyday, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory.

Starring Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson, Jean-François Stévenin

Genre - Drama
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Trade of Innocents
In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child.

Claire (Mira Sorvino), Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls where lives of local neighborhood girl's freedoms and dignity are threatened.

Parallel story lines intertwine and unfold twists against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption.

Starring Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino, John Billingsley, Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul, Vithaya Pansringarm

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
disturbing thematic material involving sex trafficking of children, and some violence

V/H/S
A group of small-time criminals is hired to retrieve some video footage from a rundown, isolated house. What they find is a lifeless body in front of television sets, with VHS tapes stacked all around. As they search for the right one, they find horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.

Starring Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Sophia Takal, Kate Lyn Sheil, Calvin Reeder

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
bloody violence, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use

Chuggington: Traintastic Adventures

Starring Brigid Harrington, Morgan Overton

Genre - Family
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Fear Fete Festival Saturday Night Combo

Genre - Program
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Fear Fete Festival Terror Time Block

Genre - Program
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Fear Fete Festival Fantasy Frights Block

Genre - Program
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Fear Fete Festival Sunday Night Combo

Genre - Program
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Fear Fete Festival Zombie Invasion Block

Genre - Program
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Brothers (Maattrraan)

Starring Suriya, Kajal Aggarwal, Sachin Khedekar, Isha Sharvani, Tara

Genre - Action/Adventure
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National Theatre Live: The Last of the Haussmans

Starring Taron Egerton, Rory Kinnear, Isabella Laughland, Helen McCrory, Matthew Marsh

Genre - Program
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: All's Well That Ends Well

Genre - Program
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A Shallow Grave
A young man receives a letter claiming that his deceased father is still alive and stops at nothing to find out the truth.

Starring Matt Sommerfield, Matthew Hallstein, Ben Piershale, Rachel McGinley, Randy Peterkort

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Smiley
After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named Smiley can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.

Starring Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson, Andrew James Allen, Roger Bart

Genre - Horror
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