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AMC Purchasing Four Rave Cinemas

AMC Entertainment announced yesterday that it will be acquiring four locations from Rave Cinemas. The four theaters total 61 screens, all of which have been converted to Digital Cinema Projection systems, and almost half are capable of 3D... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 23, 2012

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
  2. Skyfall
  3. Lincoln
  4. Rise of the Guardians
  5. Life of Pi
  6. Wreck-It Ralph
  7. Red Dawn
  8. Flight
  9. Silver Linings Playbook
  10. Argo

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.

Killing Them Softly
Professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game.

Starring Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Vincent Curatola

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

An Evening with Kylian Inger Walerski

Genre - Program
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Jules Massenet's Werther

Starring Silvia Hablowetz, Keith Ikaia-Purdy, Armin Kolarczyk

Genre - Program
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Bon Jovi Inside Out

Starring Jon Bon Jovi

Genre - Program
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Ex-Girlfriends
Disheartened by his latest relationship catastrophe, Graham (Alexander Poe) attempts to rekindle the spark with his ex-girlfriend, Laura (Kristen Connolly). In the attempt to win her back Graham discovers he has a unique problem: Laura and another one of his ex-girlfriends (Jennifer Carpenter) are dating the same guy (Noah Bean).

Starring Jennifer Carpenter, Kristen Connolly, Alexander Poe, Noah Bean, Matt McGrath

Genre - Comedy
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The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest Encore

Starring Simon Keenlyside

Genre - Program
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Cowboy Spirit
Ted has it all, a great job, a beautiful fiance, and a wonderful life ahead of him, but a twist of fate leads him to rely on the lessons he learned in the summers of his youth with his grandfather - a former champion rodeo cowboy. To save a dying young girl, he must make the ride of a lifetime.

Starring Rich Manley, Ayla Brown, Jenna Laurenzo, Sheri Collins, Brad Hemesath

Genre - Western
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Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum

Starring Rana Daggubati, Nayantara, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Posani Krishna Murali

Genre - Romance
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Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Celebration of Season 2

Genre - Program
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Rated PG

A Werewolf Boy (Neuk-dae-so-nyeon)
Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits a cottage the way she used to when she was a young girl. She remembers a boy she knew half a century before. Moving to a peaceful village when she was a girl she discovered a "wolf boy", hiding his large, contorted body in the darkness. The girl, now a woman, has never been able to purge the images of his wild eyes and animal-like behavior from her mind.

She recalls teaching the boy how to wait patiently before a meal, how to wear clothes, how to speak, how to write and other human behaviors so that he could one day live like a normal man. She opened her heart to the innocent boy and he fell in love with the girl, the only person to ever show him affection. However when threatened, he let loose his bestial instincts and became the subject of the villagers' fears.

In order to save the life of the boy who risked his to be by her side, she left him with a promise: "Wait for me. I'll come back for you".

Starring Bo-yeong Park, Joong-ki Song

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Addicted to Fame
Director David Giancola wanted to break out by making a "Movie that mocked B-Movies". He thought he could manipulate the media by casting Anna Nicole Smith. In the end the media manipulated him instead as his star and one of his Producers died in a media feeding frenzy.

The film bombed but the story was the most reported event of 2007 - behind only coverage of the Iraq war. The truth is always stranger and more unbelievable than fiction...

Starring Anna Nicole Smith, David Giancola, John James, Chyna, Larry King

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13

Back to 1942
In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated by locusts, windstorms, earthquakes, epidemic disease and the corruption of the ruling Kuomintang government.

Starring Xu Fan, Zhang Guoli, Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins, Chen Daoming, Zhang Mo

Genre - Drama
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Char-ac-ter
A raw and candid dialogue about the life and craft of acting between longtime colleagues and friends Dabney Coleman, Peter Falk, Charles Grodin, Mark Rydell, Harry Dean Stanton and Sydney Pollack.

Drago Sumonja's document takes us into the hearts, minds, and living rooms of some of America's greatest storytellers. This unique and inside glimpse at this revered collective exposes as much about each individual as it does about acting.

Starring Dabney Coleman, Peter Falk, Charles Grodin, Sydney Pollack, Mark Rydell

Genre - Documentary
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The Collection
A traumatized man is forced to help rescue a beautiful woman who has become the latest obsession of a crazed killer who "collects" humans in a booby-trapped house of horrors.

Starring Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Daniel Sharman, Lee Tergesen, Navi Rawat

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and brief nudity

King Kelly
Made entirely from camera-phone footage, KING KELLY is a journey into hedonistic American youth culture and the YouTube generation.

Starring Louisa Krause, Libby Woodbridge, Roderick Hill, Will Brill

Genre - Comedy
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Love, Marilyn
Filmmaker Liz Garbus focuses on the journals, papers, and poems of Marilyn Monroe, recently discovered among the personal effects left by Lee Strasberg, legendary Director of the Actor's Studio and the actress's mentor and confidant. As interpreted by some of today's most talented actresses, Marilyn's words are interspersed with readings from Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Elia Kazan, Billy Wilder and others who wrote about her -- with both glowing appreciation and glowering frustration.

Starring F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Hope Davis, Viola Davis, Jennifer Ehle, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Jack Huston, Stephen Lang, Lindsay Lohan, Janet McTeer, Jeremy Piven, Oliver Platt, David Strathairn, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Genre - Documentary
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Made In Mexico (Hecho en Mexico)
Duncan Bridgeman weaves a tapestry composed of original songs, conversations, reflections, wisdom and humor featuring many of the greatest performers and sharpest minds of Mexico today.

The film showcases the richness of Mexican music both young and old, from traditional music to pop rock and rap blended with interviews from Diego Luna, Lila Downs and many more leading personalities.

Starring Diego Luna, Rubén Albarrán, Daniel Jimenez Cacho, Natalia Lafourcade, Meme Del Real

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
some language, sexual references and brief drug use

Patricia
Gabriel Hernandez (Eric Del Castillo), a wealthy businessman with two daughters, is living the high stress life in Mexico City. A close friend was kidnapped and killed by the Mexican mafia. Gabriel makes a difficult decision to send Veronica (Claudia Troyo), and Patricia (Tatiana Smithhart), to live in the US.

Veronica falls in love with Mauricio (Agustin Arana), who is only interested in her fortune. Patricia gets cancer and things get very difficult for the family and now Veronica still has to prepare for an even more painful episode in her life after Mauricio takes all their fortune. By then, Veronica is left with a broken heart and nothing in the bank to take care of the expensive medical bills.

Dr. Caballero (Alejandro Ruiz) meets the family during this tough time and helps Veronica get stronger and focus on her sister who is very ill.

Starring Eric Del Castillo, Tatiana Smithhart, Claudia Troyo, Agustin Arana, Alejandro Ruiz

Genre - Drama
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Silent Night
The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Ellen Wong, Brendan Fehr, Donal Logue

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
bloody violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use

Talaash
Aamir Khan plays an investigation officer, Inspector Shekhawat who receives a phone call early in the morning informing him about death and an accident and how everythi
ng starts to unfold from there.

The case turns into a life altering chase for Inspector Shekhawat when he is forced to reel under the repercussions of a broken married life with wife Roshni played by Rani Mukherji and come face to face with his suppressed grief.

Being on his investigative quest and fighting it out with personal struggle, Inspector Shekhawat meets a sex worker Rosie played by Kareena Kapoor who further adds shades of mystery to the puzzle.

What looks like a simple car accident investigation turns into a haunting mystery as further investigations show many anomalies were stringed to the death of the victim.

Starring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherji, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Genre - Drama
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
John (Adkins, The Expendables 2) wakes up from a coma after his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible, Luc Deveraux (Van Damme). While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol (Arlovski).

As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors led by back-from-the-dead leader Andrew Scott (Lundgren), John discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true.

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Kristopher Van Varenberg, David Jensen

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
brutal bloody violence throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language

The Metropolitan Opera: La Clemenza di Tito

Starring Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti, Barbara Frittoli

Genre - Program
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Scrooge & Marley
A modern-day variation on Charles Dickens' classic story of the holidays, A Christmas Carol. Recounted from a gay sensibility, with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption at the holidays—thanks to the help of three ghostly spirits—comes alive from a fresh perspective.

Starring David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky, Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh

Genre - Drama
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The Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharoah's Daughter

Starring Svetlana Zakharova, Serguei Filin

Genre - Program
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The Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Starring Svetlana Zakharova, Sergey Filin, Gennady Yanin, Maria Aleksandrova, Anastasia Yatsenko

Genre - Program
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Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut

Starring Astrid Weber, Heiko Trinsinger, Zurab Zurabishvilli, Kouta Räsänen

Genre - Program
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Kidtoons: Barbie: The Princess & The Popstar

Starring Kelly Sheridan, Jennifer Waris, Ashleigh Ball, Tiffany Giardina, Ellie King

Genre - Animation
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The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet 3D

Starring Alina Somova, Vladimir Shklyarov

Genre - Program
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The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet

Starring Alina Somova, Vladimir Shklyarov

Genre - Program
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Tarantino XX: Reservoir Dogs 20th Anniversary Event
In 1992, Quentin Tarantino burst onto the scene and redefined modern cinema with the groundbreaking debut of Reservoir Dogs. Twenty years later, NCM Fathom Events, Miramax and IGN are celebrating a milestone anniversary of this career-launching crime-thriller by bringing Reservoir Dogs 20th Anniversary Event to the big screen on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00pm (local time)*.

Introducing key elements – non-linear storytelling, violent crime, and intricate dialogue- that have become hallmarks of Tarantino's work, Reservoir Dogs follows the story of six criminals hired to carry out a diamond heist. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they keep their distance and concentrate on the job instead. The men are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But when the police show up at the time of the robbery, panic spreads, violence ensues and suspicions grow.

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Tarantino XX: Pulp Fiction Event
Two years after the groundbreaking debut of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino unveiled his masterpiece, Pulp Fiction and solidified his place among the greatest filmmakers in modern cinema. In celebration of his legendary 20-year career, NCM Fathom Events, Miramax and IGN are bringing Pulp Fiction back to the big screen for only one day on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00pm (local time)*.

Recognized on AFI's Top 100 list, Pulp Fiction weaves three interconnected stories of seemingly unrelated people into an intricate tale of violence and redemption. Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out while he is away. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. These intersecting storylines are brought together in a highly-stylized way that is quintessentially Tarantino.

In addition to bringing Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece back to the big screen, the event will feature exclusive interviews and original trailers, handpicked from Tarantino's personal collection, that have influenced his work.

Genre - Program
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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!

Friday, Dec 7th

Friday, Dec 14th

Wednesday, Dec 19th

Friday, Dec 21st

Tuesday, Dec 25th

Friday, Jan 11th

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

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