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Greensboro, NC: Dine-In Theaters at Four Seasons Station Now Open

The Grand 18 - Four Seasons Station in Greensboro, North Carolina has debuted its newly-finished renovation of six of its screens into a new dine-in moviegoing experience that they are branding GrandLuxe Theatres - Four Seasons Station. The new... (more)

Orange City, FL: Marketplace 8 to Reopen Under New Management

The Marketplace 8 in Orange City, Florida closed at the end of August 2012, citing increased competition in the business as the reason. Fortunately for moviegoers in the area, a new company is coming in and planned to reopen the theater on November... (more)

La Jolla, CA: Arclight Cinemas Now Open

The ArcLight La Jolla in La Jolla, California is now open, according to a press release issued yesterday by Arclight Cinema Company, a company created by Pacific Theatres. The other hint was that their Showtimes page for the theater suddenly had... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 9, 2012

  1. Skyfall
  2. Wreck-It Ralph
  3. Flight
  4. Argo
  5. Taken 2
  6. Cloud Atlas
  7. The Man with the Iron Fists
  8. Pitch Perfect
  9. Here Comes the Boom
  10. Hotel Transylvania

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.

Anna Karenina
A new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy's timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her.

Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some sexuality and violence

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. When the Volturi are led to believe that Renesmee was not born as a vampire but, rather, turned into one in violation of their code, the Volturi set out to destroy the child and the Cullen clan.

The Cullens band together with vampires from around the world to stand united against the Volturi.

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Maggie Grace, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Lee Pace, Jamie Campbell Bower, Mackenzie Foy, Kellan Lutz, Christopher Heyerdahl, Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Christian Serratos, Elizabeth Reaser

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity

Life of Pi
A young man survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor...a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Starring Suraj Sharma, Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Tobey Maguire

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril

Rise of the Guardians
Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Starring Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law

Genre - Adventure
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Rated PG
thematic elements and some mildly scary action

Silver Linings Playbook
Life doesn't always go according to plan…Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain.

Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team.

When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

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

The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest

Starring Simon Keenlyside

Genre - Program
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Opera in Cinema: Siegfried from Teatro alla Scala

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

Genre - Program
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Thuppakki (Telugu)
Jagdish, a captain in the Indian army, is currently returning home to Bombay to get married according to his parents wish, to a girl of their choice, Nisha. After seeing the woman at the bride-viewing ceremony. Jagdish says no, citing reasons that she's too old fashioned and homely for him.

But, quite contrary to her image at home, Nisha is a spoiled brat on the outside. Jagdish happens to see her other side at a boxing match and instantaneously falls head over heels for her. Meanwhile, during one of the local commutes in a city bus, Jagdish happens to miss death by a whisker. He sees the bus in which he would have been blown to pieces a few minutes back. But, fortunately Jagdish nabs the guy who planted the bomb and soon finds out he's a sleeper cell.

With just few days left, Jagdish should find out what's the next target of several other sleeper cells in the city. Will Jagdish stop what's about to unfold forms the rest of the story.

Starring Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Jayaram, Sathyan, Vidyut Jamwal

Genre - Action/Adventure
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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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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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Thuppakki (Tamil)
Jagdish, a captain in the Indian army, is currently returning home to Bombay to get married according to his parents wish, to a girl of their choice, Nisha. After seeing the woman at the bride-viewing ceremony. Jagdish says no, citing reasons that she's too old fashioned and homely for him.

But, quite contrary to her image at home, Nisha is a spoiled brat on the outside. Jagdish happens to see her other side at a boxing match and instantaneously falls head over heels for her. Meanwhile, during one of the local commutes in a city bus, Jagdish happens to miss death by a whisker. He sees the bus in which he would have been blown to pieces a few minutes back. But, fortunately Jagdish nabs the guy who planted the bomb and soon finds out he's a sleeper cell.

With just few days left, Jagdish should find out what's the next target of several other sleeper cells in the city. Will Jagdish stop what's about to unfold forms the rest of the story.

Starring Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Jayaram, Sathyan, Vidyut Jamwal

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Buffalo Girls
In rural Thailand, the buffalo is a revered animal to the farmers who work with and care for them. They are symbols of Hard Work, Patience, Strength and Loyalty. In the big cities of Thailand the word has taken on another meaning. It's now also a derogatory way of describing someone from the rural provinces; someone who works hard and doesn't think or talk too much.

Let's take a closer look at Stam and Pet's lives, and see which category they, and the 30,000 kids who fight for their families, fall into.

BUFFALO GIRLS is the story of two eight-year-old Thai girls seeking their country's national Muay Thai championship and a cash prize that could change their families' lives forever.

Starring Stam Sor Con Lek, Pet Chor Chanachai

Genre - Documentary
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From Up On Poppy Hill (Kokurikozaka kara)

Starring Masami Nagasawa, Jun'ichi Okada, Teruyuki Kagawa

Genre - Drama
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The Law in These Parts
Can a modern democracy impose a prolonged military occupation on another people while retaining its core democratic values?

Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 war, the military has imposed thousands of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli "settlers" to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the entire world.

The Law In These Parts explores this unprecedented and little-known story through testimonies of the military legal professionals who were the architects of the system and helped run it in its formative years. The film attempts to ask some crucial questions that are often skirted or avoided: Can such an occupation be achieved within a legal framework that includes genuine adherence to the principles of rule-of-law? Should it? What are the costs that a society engaged in such a long term exercise must bear? And what are the implications of the very effort to make a documentary film about such a system?

Genre - Documentary
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The Metropolitan Opera: Otello Encore

Starring Johan Botha, Renée Fleming

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

Genre - Program
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Guns N' Roses Live at London O2

Genre - Program
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TCM Presents To Kill A Mockingbird

Starring Gregory Peck

Genre - Program
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Twilight Marathon/Breaking Dawn Part 2

Genre - Program
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2

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

Genre - Program
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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

Genre - Program
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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

Genre - Program
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The Twilight Saga Marathon

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

Genre - Program
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Rated PG-13

Generation P
Set in ‘90s Moscow, the movie details the parallel rise of poet-turned-copywriter Babylen Tatarsky through both a nascent advertising business and the shadowy Cult of Ishtar, whose acolytes control the media.

Starring Vladimir Menshov, Vladimir Epifantsev, Renata Litvinova, Andrey Panin, Mikhail Efremov

Genre - Comedy
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Hitler's Children
Their family names alone evoke horror: Himmler, Frank, Goering, Hoess.

Hitler's Children is a film about the descendants of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime: men and women who were left a legacy that permanently associates them with one of the greatest crimes in history.

What is it like for them to have grown up with a name that immediately raises images of murder and genocide? How do they cope with the fact that they are the children of ... literally, not just metaphorically.

Starring Niklas Frank, Bettina Göring, Katrin Himmler, Rainer Hoess, Monika Hertwig

Genre - Documentary
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Manila Skies (Himpapawid)
Inspired by a true event, Himpapawid (Manila Skies) tackles the astounding story of a lone deranged hijacker who is pushed to the edge as he struggles with the oppression of surviving in modern Philippine society.

The film dwells on the common story of a desperate simple man from the countryside searching for a decent means of living in the big city, Manila. He keeps stumbling as he moves from one "station of the cross" to another. In dire straits, he later joins an amateur gang plotting a heist to get even with a corrupt employer. This ultimately goes wayward and ends in devastation.

Further hounded by guilt that his father is helplessly ill in the province, he draws his last straw and plots the insane hijacking of a plane to finally take him to his ultimate destination – home or hell.

Starring Raul Arellano, John Arcila, Ronnie Lazaro

Genre - Drama
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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Director Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland's churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.

Starring Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Brady Bryson

Genre - Documentary
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Podaa Podi
A romantic comedy about a couple who find love by surprise. Though uniquely different from one another in terms of their upbringing, dressing and thinking, they both make sacrifices to be and stay together.

Starring T.R. Silambarasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Samarth, Shobhana, Ganesh

Genre - Comedy
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16 Acres
The rebuilding of ground zero is one of the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal projects in American history. From the beginning, the effort has been fraught with controversy, delays and politics. The struggle has encompassed eleven years, nineteen government agencies, a dozen projects and over $20 billion.

16 Acres is the story of how and why this historic project got built. At the heart of the story is the dramatic tension between noblest intentions, the desire of everyone involved to "get it right," and the politics, hubris, ego and ideology that is the bedrock of New York City. What does it say about us as New Yorkers, as Americans?

Genre - Documentary
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UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit

Genre - Program
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Opera in Cinema: Le Nozze Di Figaro from The Royal Opera House

Starring Erwin Schrott, Miah Persson, Jonathan Veria, Graciela Araya, Rinat Shaham

Genre - Program
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Life of Pi 3D
A young man survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor...a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Starring Suraj Sharma, Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Tobey Maguire

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril

Red Dawn
An American city awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target.

Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters.

Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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

Rise of the Guardians 3D
Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Starring Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law

Genre - Adventure
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Rated PG
thematic elements and some mildly scary action

Rise of the Guardians: An IMAX 3D Experience
Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Starring Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law

Genre - Adventure
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Rated PG
thematic elements and some mildly scary action

Rise of the Guardians: An IMAX Experience
Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Starring Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law

Genre - Adventure
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Rated PG
thematic elements and some mildly scary action

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

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