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Austin, TX: Galaxy Moviehouse & Eatery Opens November 9, 2012

The Galaxy Moviehouse & Eatery in Austin, Texas is opening on Friday, November 9, 2012. The Austin Business Journal published an article about the new theater on November 1st titled "Developers put Galaxy Moviehouse & Eatery in orbit" ... (more)

"Skyfall" Opens in Big-Screen Auditoriums Nov 8th - One Day Early!

The buzz surrounding the latest James Bond installment, Skyfall, is great, and if you're looking forward to seeing it, you can catch it when it opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, or you can go a day early and see it on the largest screens in... (more)

Advance Tickets for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" On Sale Now!

Tickets for the upcoming release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are now available! Select theaters are offering tickets online through our ticketing partner, so head over to the Showtimes page for opening day (December 14th, 2012) and look for... (more)

Lots of Videos Added for "Rise of the Guardians"

The animated adventure Rise of the Guardians opens in theaters on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012, which takes the legendary characters of the Easter Bunny, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost and makes them into protectors of the... (more)

Dozens of New Photos for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

I just added two dozen new images to the Photo Gallery for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is making its way to the big screen on December 14, 2012. Most of the images are character posters, like the one you see for Bilbo to the left, but... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 2, 2012

  1. Wreck-It Ralph
  2. Flight
  3. Argo
  4. The Man with the Iron Fists
  5. Taken 2
  6. Cloud Atlas
  7. Hotel Transylvania
  8. Paranormal Activity 4
  9. Here Comes the Boom
  10. Silent Hill: Revelation 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.

Lincoln
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln," a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office.

In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field, Jackie Earle Haley, Tommy Lee Jones

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language

Skyfall
The 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, following Quantum of Solace.

Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw, Albert Finney

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking

Ballet in Cinema: Swan Lake Encore (Royal Ballet, 2012)

Starring Zenaida Yanowsky, Nehemiah Kish

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The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Starring Zenaida Yanowsky, Nehemiah Kish

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The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68

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The Metropolitan Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore Encore

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: Dr. Faustus
Doctor Faustus (Paul Hilton), restless for knowledge, forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil: if the evil spirit Mephistopheles (Arthur Darvill) will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the Devil after death.

Soaring poetry, a good deal of anarchic comedy and spectacular staging accompany their adventures in a mythic tale illustrating mankind's insatiable desire for knowledge and power.

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Skyfall: The IMAX Experience
The 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, following Quantum of Solace.

Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw, Albert Finney

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking

Chasing Ice
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Starring James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Adam LeWinter, Jeff Orlowski

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language

Christmas in Compton
Big Earl, the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, and a man with a big heart and a big vision, demands success from everyone around him. All kinds of trouble erupts the week before Christmas when his son, Derrick, part-time music producer and part-time Christmas tree lot employee, crosses the line to prove to Big Earl that he is a success.

The colorful characters that populate the tree lot cause additional complications for Derrick as he tries to solve his problems secretly. Things spiral out of Derrick's control, jeopardizing the survival of the lot, and more importantly, his relationship with his father.

What Derrick needs is a miracle; a Christmas miracle in Compton.

Starring Omar Gooding, Miguel Nunez Jr., Keith David, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Orlando Brown

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some rude humor and a brief drug reference

Citadel
Tommy Cowley lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his highly pregnant wife. The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone. So shaken by the events that he's developed extreme agoraphobia, Tommy alternates days hiding out indoors in his new flat from imagined threats and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy. When the same hooded gang, seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter, begins terrorizing his life again, he's torn between his paralyzing fear and protective parental instinct.

With the help of a vigilante priest who has uncovered the genesis of this ruthless, potentially supernatural gang, Tommy must overcome his fears and venture into the heart of the abandoned tower block known as the CITADEL to save his family.

Starring James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard, Wunmi Mosaku, Amy Shiels

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
disturbing violent content, and language

Coming Up Roses
1980s, deep recession America.

In a gritty small town, 15-year-old Alice and her mother, Diane, a larger-than-life former actress, cling to each other and the fantasy of a better life.

A tough new neighborhood, dire money troubles, unemployment, even Diane's relentless depression will not defeat them. But is determination enough to see them through?

Starring Bernadette Peters, Rachel Brosnahan, Peter Friedman, Reyna de Courcy, Michael Anzalone

Genre - Drama
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Crossroad
The story follows 12 strangers who get held hostage at a roadside diner. They soon realize that their lives are strangely connected to one another and they are all part of a bigger plan... to save a man's life.

Starring Philip Bulcock, Kim Estes, Sean Galuszka, Amy Weber, Jasmine Jade, Bryna Weiss, Benjamin Corns, Matt Jones

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violence and thematic elements

Dangerous Liaisons
Set in 1930s Shanghai – the glamorous, tumultuous "Paris of the East" – this adaptation of the French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses is the Chinese cinematic version of Dangerous Liaisons.

Aging socialite Mo Jieyu (Cecilia Cheung) met her ex-boyfriend Xie Yifan (Jang Dong-kun) after years of separation. Mo became a rich and charming widower who didn't believe in any man yet indulged herself in seeking sensuous pleasures from man while Xie became a famous womanizer who, in the bottom of his heart, never got over his love for Mo. In his luxurious life, Xie met chaste young woman Du Fenyu (Ziyi Zhang) who was completely different from the so-called high society women in Xie's circle. Xie wanted to conquer her by all means. But Du seemed not to care about him at all. Meanwhile, Mo lured Xie into a treacherous and dangerous game, which required him to dump Du after he won Du's heart. But Xie gradually found himself in love with Du.

With war looming in Shanghai, how would Xie choose between the two women? Where would the triangle relationship lead them to? The dangerous game brought tragic and unintended consequences.

Starring Ziyi Zhang, Jang Dong-gun, Cecilia Cheung, Lisa Lu, Shawn Dou

Genre - Drama
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Hey Krishna (Krishna Aur Kans)

Starring Om Puri, Juhi Chawla, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Sachin Pilgainkar

Genre - Animation
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In Their Skin
After the accidental death of their six-year-old daughter, the Hughes family escape their busy upscale suburban life and head to their isolated cottage for some quality time.

An evening with their friendly neighbors is suddenly interrupted when one man's obsession with perfection escalates into a violent struggle, forcing the families to go beyond what they ever thought they were capable of in order to survive.

Starring Selma Blair, Joshua Close, James D'Arcy, Rachel Miner, Quinn Lord

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Nature Calls
Determined to honor his father's scouting legacy and mount one last comeback for his dwindling troop, Assistant Scoutmaster Randy Stevens (Patton Oswalt) pays a visit to his business-minded brother Kirk (Johnny Knoxville), who is throwing a television-themed slumber party for his newly adopted 10-year-old son at his McMansion.

Randy pressures the boys to secretly ditch the party and join him on a weekend scout trip. Pursued by Kirk and his security guard (Rob Riggle), the adventure lands the boys in trouble at every turn, pits them against angry parents and park rangers, yet ultimately turns the group of sheltered kids into a troop to be reckoned with.

Starring Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney, Patrice O'Neal

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and some sexual content/nudity

A Royal Affair
An 18th century historical drama and romance about the love triangle between a German doctor, the queen of Denmark, and her deranged king.

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Trine Dyrholm, Alicia Vikander, William Jøhnk Nielsen, David Dencik

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexual content and some violent images

The Standbys
Every night on Broadway, dozens of the best performers aren't on stage. They are backstage, standing by, ready to go on at a moment's notice. The unique and challenging lives of Broadway's Understudies and Standbys are revealed in this behind-the-scenes documentary.

"The Standbys" follows a variety of undiscovered performers for several years through their ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, onstage performances and private lives. When these Standbys are finally given the chance of a lifetime, anything can – and does – happen.

Never-before-heard stories from industry insiders and celebrities reveal the unimaginable struggles these under-appreciated performers endure as they wait in the wings for their shot at a dream that may never come true.

Starring Ben Crawford, Alena Watters, Merwin Foard

Genre - Documentary
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Starlet
Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson) after their worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden.

After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie's past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.

Starring Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone, Karren Karagulian

Genre - Drama
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The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest

Starring Simon Keenlyside

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Opera in Cinema: Siegfried from Teatro alla Scala

Starring Lance Ryan, Peter Bronder, Juha Uusitalo, Johannes Martin Kranzle, Dean Peterson

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Three Blind Saints
Sam is a man with a plan, but lack of follow through turns his ideas into silly schemes. So when Sam's latest scheme blows up, he and his cohorts, Jamal and Frankie, have to find new jobs. A series of mishaps lands them in jail in the small suburb of Rocky Road, and the three decide to fake "find" God to avoid more time behind bars.

The three are sentenced into the care of Rusty Pickens, a prominent member of Rocky Road, who sets them up as the leaders of the Rocky Road Community Church. Although it seems like an easy job, the gig gets thorny as the three get to know real people with real problems, and Sam, Jamal and Frankie realize they have nothing real to offer.

As they continue to bungle through their duties, the trio uncover a greedy plot to steal money from the church and eventually destroy it. Sam, Jamal and Frankie must decide whether to rescue the church and the people -- no matter the consequences.

Starring Richard Speight Jr, Stelio Savante, Elijah Rock, Audrey Matos, Barry Corbin

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some mild thematic elements and rude humor

Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Yash Chopra's last labour of love was his dream ever since his last outing as a director with Veer-Zaara. His untimely demise three weeks before the release of his last film makes this film even more special for fans of Yash Chopra and now the title "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (Till my last breath) captures the legend and his passion for cinema.

The film stars The King of Bollywood - Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma. Music is by the Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman and produced by Aditya Chopra.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma

Genre - Romance
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Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day Encore
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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Son of Sardaar
Son of Sardaar is a romantic comedy which takes you straight into the heartland of colorful Punjab and larger- than- life Punjabis. They take pride about their hospitality & warmth but are mighty serious about matters regarding honor & dignity.

It is the story of Jassi (Ajay Devgn) -peace loving, a happy-go-lucky Sardar, who lives in London trying to make a living. He gets to know of his ancestral property back home in Punjab which he wants to sell off to shape up his pockets.

Jassi embarks on a journey which takes him through a startling situation leaving the audience in peals of laughter.

Starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Salman Khan

Genre - Comedy
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The Metropolitan Opera: Otello Encore

Starring Johan Botha, Renée Fleming

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Double Dawn
Double feature of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Part 2

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Guns N' Roses Live at London O2

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TCM Presents To Kill A Mockingbird

Starring Gregory Peck

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Twilight Marathon/Breaking Dawn Part 2

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2

Starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone

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Rated PG-13

The Twilight Saga Marathon
Watch all five Twilight movies on one day!

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

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The Twilight Saga Marathon
See all the Twilight movies in a row on one day at select Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres, and United Artists Theatres locations!

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

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The Twilight Saga Marathon

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

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Rated PG-13

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

Coming Soon

Watch for these movies coming to a theater near you!

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Friday, Dec 21st

For a complete list of movies coming soon to theaters, please see our "Coming Soon" page.

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