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New Trailer for "Gangster Squad" is Now Available, Photos and Posters Too

The trailer for the upcoming movie Gangster Squad has been released by the studio, and we've added it to our Trailers & Videos page for the movie. It's Los Angeles in 1949, and ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs... (more)

Check Out the New Trailer for "Hitchcock"

The trailer for the upcoming movie, Hitchcock, has just been released, and it's pretty good! Anthony Hopkins gets to chew up the screen, Helen Mirren shows she can act, and Scarlett Johannson is Janet Leigh in the most famous shower scene in movie... (more)

Watch "Looper" While Listening to the Director's Commentary

Commentary tracks are nothing to home video, but this is the first time I've ever seen a director make a commentary available while his movie is still in theaters! Rian Johnson directed Looper, which is an action/adventure movie playing in theaters... (more)

Greensboro, NC: The Grand 18 - Four Seasons Station Getting Dine-In Theaters in Renovation Project

The Grand 18 - Four Seasons Station in Greensboro, North Carolina is undergoing a renovation which will result in six of its 18 auditoriums being converted to a dine-in concept that Southern Theatres, LLC. refers to as "GrandLuxe Theatres." The... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of October 5, 2012

  1. Taken 2
  2. Hotel Transylvania
  3. Pitch Perfect
  4. Looper
  5. Frankenweenie
  6. End of Watch
  7. Trouble with the Curve
  8. House at the End of the Street
  9. The Master
  10. Finding Nemo 3D

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.

Argo
Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Taylor Schilling, Victor Garber, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and some violent images

Here Comes the Boom
Former collegiate wrester Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler,) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter.

Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) – but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

Starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann, Joe Rogan, Bas Rutten

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
bouts of mma sports violence, some rude humor and language

Seven Psychopaths
Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, "Seven Psychopaths". Billy (Rockwell) is Marty's best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration.
Hans (Walken) is Billy's partner in crime. A religious man with a violent past.

Charlie (Harrelson) is the psychopathetic gangster whose beloved dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie's unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn't think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.

Starring Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell, Olga Kurylenko

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use

Sinister
A true crime novelist discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson, Nicholas King

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
disturbing violent images and some terror

Chuggington: Traintastic Adventures

Starring Brigid Harrington, Morgan Overton

Genre - Family
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Brothers (Telugu)

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

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Maattrraan (Tamil)

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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Aiyyaa
The story is about a Marathi girl Meenakshi Deshpande aka "Aiyyaa" falling in love with a Tamil artist. It is a quirky and funny love story with the backdrop of a Marathi-Tamil cultural clash.

Aiyyaa lives with her eccentric family next to a smelly rubbish dump, lost in her dream-like Bollywood fantasy world. She gets a job at an arts college where she meets a soul-mate, a buck-toothed Lady GaGa lookalike, and together they go man-hunting. That's until Aiyyaa catches the smell of her dream man, follows the scent and finds a hunky Tamil student, whom she stalks; much to his annoyance. At the same time her barely sane parents are arranging her marriage to a good, sensible boy, who loves Marathi art cinema and rose-planting.

The lead female protagonist's dream hunk mysteriously disappears and Aiyyaa is torn: should she settle for the rose garden or woo the stranger she desires as he smells good.

Starring Rani Mukerji, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nirmiti Sawant, Subodh Bhave, Amey Wagh

Genre - Comedy
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Atlas Shrugged: Part II
The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown.

Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory, a miraculous motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching.

It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good. Who is John Galt?

Starring Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian, Kim Rhodes

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
brief language

Bhoot Returns
Tarun, an out-of-towner architect moves in with his family to a luxurious bungalow that he has acquired on a rather cheap rent.

Ten year old Taman and six year old Nimmi who are often at loggerheads find their own activities to do in the new house. Taman spends his time on videogames and TV whereas the curious Nimmi spends her time exploring the various spaces of the house.

During one such exploration Nimmi finds a cute looking doll. Soon after the discovery of the doll Nimmi starts including 'Shabbu' in all her activities. The family mistakes Nimmi's new doll to be Shabbu. But they are left surprised as Nimmi points at an empty space and introduces her invisible friend as Shabbu.

Starring Manisha Koirala, J.D. Chakravarthi, Madhu Shalini, Alayana Sharma

Genre - Horror
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Bhoot Returns 3D
Tarun, an out-of-towner architect moves in with his family to a luxurious bungalow that he has acquired on a rather cheap rent.

Ten year old Taman and six year old Nimmi who are often at loggerheads find their own activities to do in the new house. Taman spends his time on videogames and TV whereas the curious Nimmi spends her time exploring the various spaces of the house.

During one such exploration Nimmi finds a cute looking doll. Soon after the discovery of the doll Nimmi starts including 'Shabbu' in all her activities. The family mistakes Nimmi's new doll to be Shabbu. But they are left surprised as Nimmi points at an empty space and introduces her invisible friend as Shabbu.

Starring Manisha Koirala, J.D. Chakravarthi, Madhu Shalini, Alayana Sharma

Genre - Horror
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The Big Picture (L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie)
A frustrated lawyer and family man (Romain Duris) makes the most out of one moment of violence, which forces him to assume a new identity.

Starring Catherine Deneuve, Branka Katic, Romain Duris, Marina Foïs, Rachel Berger

Genre - Drama
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Excuse Me for Living
the story of Dan Topler (Pelphrey), a rich, smart, suicidal twenty-something who dropped out of medical school to pursue his own drug habit. Well provided for and a bit coddled, he refuses to grow up or get happy.

After a suicide attempt on the George Washington Bridge lands him in an upscale rehabilitation clinic, Dr. Jacob Bernstein (Vaughn) takes him under his wing. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple men's group he leads–or face incarceration.

Despite Dan's negative attitude attending the seniors' club, he finds he's among accomplished men and becomes engrossed with their lives. Meanwhile, Dan's prep school friends continue to lure Dan to bacchanals. Dan's addiction and tired mind can't resist the drugs, booze, and women, until he becomes smitten with Laura (Archer), Dr. Bernstein's daughter.

Resolving to turn his life around, he confronts his friends and begins to listen at his group sessions, eventually realizing he has more to offer and to learn than he ever knew.

Starring Tom Pelphrey, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Vaughn, Melissa Archer, Ewada Cruz

Genre - Romance
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Gayby
Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer's block and can't get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old-fashioned way.

Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? Gayby is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you choose.

Starring Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas

Genre - Drama
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Grave Encounters 2
GRAVE ENCOUNTERS was a found-footage horror phenomenon that many people believed was just a movie. Film student Alex Wright is out to prove them wrong in GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2.

Alex is as obsessed with the first film, as the 20 million people who viewed its viral trailer on YouTube. While he and his friends research the events and visit the real psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film, they find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil, banking on the hope that their knowledge of the original film will help them survive the sequel.

Starring Stephanie Bennett, Richard Harmon, Howie Lai, Leanne Lapp, Reese Alexander

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Least Among Saints
Coming home to a broken marriage and uncertain future, veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian) thinks he's at the end of his rope. But when his troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu), calls out for help, Anthony can't seem
to turn away.

To the dismay of the boy's embattled social worker (Laura San Giacomo), Anthony sets out on a fool's quest to help this heartbroken but hard to reach child find his long-lost father, who might not even exist.

Yet in the midst of this new mission – the first that seems to matter since his return -- Anthony begins to come to grips with both the costs of war and the universal power of human connection.

Starring Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu, Laura San Giacomo, Azura Skye, Audrey Marie Anderson, A.J. Cook, Taylor Kinney, Charles S. Dutton

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language

Middle of Nowhere
A bright medical student sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. As the committed couple stares into the hollow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation.

But through a chance encounter and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to her core, this steadfast wife is soon propelled in new and often shocking directions of self-discovery - caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself.

Starring David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tracie Thoms, Sharon Lawrence, Dondre Whitfield

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language

Photographic Memory
The filmmaker finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, who is no longer the delightful child the father loved, but an argumentative young adult who inhabits virtual worlds available through the internet.

The filmmaker undertakes a journey to St. Quay-Portrieux in Brittany where he worked for a spring as a wedding photographer's assistant at age 24 - slightly older than his son is now. He hopes to gain some perspective on what his own life was like when he was his son's age.

He also hopes to track down his former employer and another woman with whom he was romantically involved during that spring 38 years ago.

Starring Adrian McElwee, Ross McElwee

Genre - Documentary
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Saadi Wakhri Hai Shaan
A wholesome entertainer which depicts the "never say die" spirit of Punjabis. This story touches every aspect of true Punjabi life---their way of living, their grandeur, exuberance, show-off, superiority complex, foolishness, passion, celebrations, bravery& above all, their zest & zeal to live life, to the hilt & live it king size.

Starring Sangram Singh, Mandy Takhar, Gurpreet Ratol, Mannu Sandhu, Binnu Dhillon

Genre - Comedy
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Simon and the Oaks
An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the story of Simon, who grows up in a loving working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg but always feels out of place. Intellectually gifted, he stubbornly persists in acquiring an education normally reserved for young men of the professional classes, much to the chagrin of his parents who fear that he will become stuck up.

He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany. Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isak's father Ruben (Jan Josef Leifers), which makes Simon long to know more about his own family background. Isak, on the other hand, draws comfort from learning to do something with his hands, helping Simon's dad (Stefan Godicke) make boats.

When Isak faces trouble at home, he is taken in by Simon's family and the two households slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways as war rages all over Europe.

Starring Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Jonatan Wächter, Stefan Gödicke, Jan Josef Liefers

Genre - Drama
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Smashed
Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of
music, laughter and drinking...especially the drinking. When Kateʼs drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is put into jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober.

With the help of her friend and sponsor Jenny, and the vice principal at her school, the awkward, but well intentioned, Mr. Davies, Kate takes steps toward improving her health and life. Sobriety isnʼt as easy as Kate had anticipated. Her new lifestyle brings to the surface a troubling relationship with her mother, facing the lies sheʼs told her employer and calls into question whether or not her relationship with Charlie is built on love or is just boozy diversion from adulthood.

Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
alcohol abuse, language, some sexual content and brief drug use

Special Forces (Forces speciales)
European War correspondent Elsa Cassanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the worlds' most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit to bring her home alive.

Starring Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Menochet, Raphaël Personnaz

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
language and some violence

The Thieves (Dodookdeul)
It's the score of their lives - if they can pull it off. Five thieves at the top of their game, and the crew is assembling for their biggest job yet.

Popie's the muscle and brains, Pepsee's the safecracker. Yenicall climbs walls, Zampano is the strategy man, and Chewingum is the master of disguise. But this new score - it's hot. Maybe too hot. But who can resist the Tear of The Sun: a 318-carat diamond, worth 20 million dollars, and locked away in a casino. The vault is impenetrable, the location covered in cops, and everyone knows there's no honor among thieves - especially not the crew Macao Park, Popie's old partner, has forced their team to work with.

As they gear up and stroll into the casino with a plan, skills, and a whole lot of nerve, they quickly learn that avoiding the cops may not be their toughest problem. What's Macao Park's real motive? Who will betray them all? And who will walk away with the diamond?

Starring Gianna Jun, Hae-suk Kim, Hye-su Kim, Soo Hyun Kim, Yun-seok Kim

Genre - Action/Adventure
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3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom
Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed and humiliated by his brother Bruce - usually on film - his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

The story of a boy, a girl, their sex tape, the boy's brother who has put it online, the transgender hacker who may be able to pull it down, the psychotic and armed movie star father of the girl, and his pet pig.

Starring Lizzy Caplan, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam, Chris O'Dowd, Whitney Cummings, Chris Noth

Genre - Comedy
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War of the Buttons
Set in occupied WWII France, War of the Buttons tells the tale of pre-teen rebel Lebrac (newcomer Jean Texier) and the "war" he leads between two rival kid gangs from neighboring villages.

Once Lebrac falls for Violette (Ilona Bachelier), a young Jewish girl who is new in town and in danger of being exposed by the Nazis, the children are faced with putting their own conflicts aside to protect her and confront the very real war happening around them.

Starring Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Kad Merad, Gérard Jugnot, Francis Morel, Jean Texier

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
language and some thematic elements

The Metropolitan Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore

Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, Ambrogio Maestri

Genre - Program
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L'Italiana in Algeri

Starring Michele Pertusi, Marianna Pizzolato

Genre - Program
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TNA Bound for Glory 2012

Genre - Program
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Rated PG-13

Codebreaker
A documentary that tells the story of one of the most important people of the 20th century. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped save two million lives.

Yet few people have heard his name, know his tragic story, or understand his legacy. In 1954, Turing committed suicide at age 41 after being forced to undergo hormone therapy to "fix" his sexual orientation.

He left behind a lasting legacy and lingering questions about what else he might have accomplished if society had embraced his unique genius instead of rejecting it. 100 years after his birth, an international production team takes viewers on a journey to rediscover the man and the mystery.

Starring Ed Stoppard, Henry Goodman

Genre - Documentary
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Holy Motors
Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine "appointments," transforming into new characters or incarnations at each stop.

Starring Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Elise Lhomeau, Michael Piccoli, Jeanne Disson

Genre - Drama
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Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day
On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London's O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin.

Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir," and "Stairway To Heaven."

Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band's first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.

Starring Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Jason Bonham

Genre - Documentary
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Incommunicado
An illegal immigrant gives up his freedom to save the life of a young boy.

Starring Gaspar Estrada, Brenden Fields, Lauren Billiot

Genre - Drama
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