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Regal Cinemas Purchases Great Escape Theatres, Offers Customers Free Popcorn

Regal Entertainment Group has acquired Great Escape Theatres, which operated 25 theaters in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Caroline, Tennessee, and West Virginia. See the list below and at the... (more)

Kalamazoo, MI: Rave Motion Pictures Cityplace 14 Closed November 25, 2012

The Rave Motion Pictures Cityplace 14 in Kalamazoo, Michigan closed November 25, 2012 according to an article on Mlive.com published November 21st: Rave Cityplace 14 in downtown Kalamazoo will close permanently next Sunday, Nov. 25. Signs on... (more)

Bellingham, WA: Grand Opening Details Announced for Regal Barkley Village Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Regal Entertainment Group has announced that the Grand Opening for the Regal Barkley Village Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX in Bellingham, Washington will take place December 14, 2012. Regal Entertainment Group hosts the grand opening celebration of... (more)

New Trailer and Poster for "Star Trek Into Darkness"

A poster and an announcement trailer have been released for the upcoming movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, which opens in theaters on May 17th, 2013. The movie continues the rebooted Star Trek series that began with Star Trek in 2009. The city in... (more)

Get All Four Indiana Jones Movies on Blu-ray for $40 - 12/5 only!

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is offering Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray] for just $39.99 today only. That's 60% off the list price! According to our records, this price is $10 lower than it's ever been before, so if a movie fan... (more)

Great Gift Idea: Kit to Make Movie Theater Popcorn at Home!

Do you have a movie fan on your gift list this year? Before you get them a fur-covered remote control cover, or some other item that you never see at any time other than the panic-driven shopping days before the holidays, consider getting them... (more)

Extended Preview of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in IMAX 3D December 14th

There will be a preview of the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness shown in IMAX 3D theaters worldwide on December 14, 2012. The full press release from Paramount Pictures appears below. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in theaters May... (more)

Cary, NC: Galaxy Cinema Closed November 11, 2012

The Galaxy Cinema in Cary, North Carolina closed on November 11, 2012. Their web site contains the following message: After eight years of bringing the best in foreign, documentary, independent and Bollywood films to the Triangle, the time has... (more)

2013 Release Dates Confirmed for 3D Conversions of Star Wars Episodes II and II

Lucasfilm confirmed this week that the next two 3D releases of the prequels will be as follows: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D September 20th, 2013 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D October 4th,... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 30, 2012

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

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.

Playing for Keeps
Gerard Butler plays a retired world famous soccer star who tries to rebuild a relationship with his son and ex-wife by coaching his kid's soccer team.

While soccer is a hands-free sport, the mothers of the other kids can't keep their hands off the coach, which imperils his plan.

Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual situations, language and a brief intense image

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: 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.

Starring Tim Roth, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames

Genre - Program
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Bad Kids Go to Hell
Six private school high school kids find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their 8 hour incarceration, each of the six kids falls victim to a horrible "accident" until only one of them remains.

And as each of these spoiled rich kids bites the dust, the story takes on a series of humorous and frantic twists and turns. Is one of the kids secretly evening the school's social playing field? Or have the ghosts of prestigious Crestview Academy finally come to punish the school's worst (and seemingly untouchable) brats?

One thing is for sure...Daddy's money can't save them now.

Starring Judd Nelson, Cameron Deane Stewart, Augie Duke, Amanda Alch, Ali Faulkner

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

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
On her wedding day, with just hours to go until the ceremony, a young woman's future is suddenly thrown into chaos by the appearance of a former lover.

Starring Felicity Jones, Elizabeth McGovern, Mackenzie Crook, Luke Treadaway, Emil Lager

Genre - Comedy
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Deadfall
Siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are on the run from a casino heist gone wrong. When a car accident leaves their wheel man and a state trooper dead, they split up and make a run for the Canadian border in the worst of circumstances – a near whiteout blizzard.

While Addison heads cross-country, creating mayhem in his wake, Liza is picked up by ex-boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam), en-route for a Thanksgiving homecoming with his parents, June (Sissy Spacek) and retired sheriff Chet (Kris Kristofferson).

It's there the siblings are reunited in a terse and thrilling showdown that pushes the bonds of family to the limit.

Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong violence, language and sexuality

Delhi Safari (English)
The story of a journey undertaken by a cub leopard Yuvi, his mother Begam, a monkey Barjrangi, Baggathe lovable bear and Alex the parrot when the forest they live in is on the verge of destruction. Along the way they meet a motley crew of jungle friends from the Bee Commander, the Pigeon, to the singing Flamingos. Their mission is simple, once in Delhi they will ask the government some very simple questions - why has man become the most dangerous animal? Doesn't man understand that if the forests and the animals don't exist, man will cease to exist?

Starring Jason Alexander, Cary Elwes, Brad Garrett, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Lynch

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
violence and menacing action, rude humor, suggestive content and thematic elements

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
An ensemble story of adult siblings dealing with the desire of their estranged father (Ed Lauter, The Artist, The Longest Yard) to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.

Family rifts emerge, and like with any family, Christmas brings a mixed bag of complicated emotions and dynamics. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened or glossed over, and the possibility for a new hope and forgiveness emerges.

Starring Kerry Bishé, Connie Britton, Edward Burns, Heather Burns, Dara Coleman, Brian D'Arcy James, Marsha Dietlein Bennett, Noah Emmerich, Caitlin FitzGerald, Ed Lauter, Michael McGlone

Genre - Drama
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Flying Lessons
With her life at a crossroads, 25 year old Sophie Conway returns to the small town she always tried to forget. Once home, she's faced with past lovers, a tangled relationship with her Mother, and Harry Pleasant, an Alzheimer's patient who, in an opposing way, shares in Sophie's struggle to remember.

Starring Maggie Grace, Christine Lahti, Cary Elwes, Jonathan Tucker, Hal Holbrook

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and some sexual content

Honor Flight
A documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2005, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.

The trips are called "Honor Flights" and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it's often the first time they've been thanked and the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of surprises that deeply move all who are involved. It's uncommon for World War II veterans to talk about the War, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out. Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life.

Starring Harvey Kurz, Joe Demler, Joe Dean, Renee Riddle, Charlie Sykes

Genre - Documentary
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Hyde Park on Hudson
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America.

With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one.

Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), Franklin's neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy – and through her, for us all – a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.

Starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Olivia Colman, Samuel West

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
brief sexuality

In Our Nature
When Brooklynite Seth (Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights) takes his girlfriend Andie (Jena Malone, INTO THE WILD, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE) to his family's weekend house in upstate New York for a romantic getaway, they are unexpectedly joined by his estranged father Gil (John Slattery, Mad Men), and his much-younger new girlfriend, Vicky (Gabrielle Union, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU).

The women carefully negotiate emotional minefields as they persuade father and son to share the house for the first time since the summer vacations of Seth's childhood. This unexpected family reunion in the great outdoors, fraught with tensions old and new, pushes them all to realize the bonds of family are always stronger and stranger than expected.

Starring Zach Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery, Gabrielle Union

Genre - Drama
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Khiladi 786
Born to the owner of a matchmaking service, Mansukh has been a complete failure ever since he started to help out in the family business. All the alliances he tried to create resulted in separation even before the marriage took place.

To prove his worth to his father, he takes up the unusual challenge of getting underworld don TT Bhai's spoiled brat sister to marry police officer Bahattar Singh (aka Khiladi 786). He even convinces TT Bhai to pretend to be a police officer to help set the two up. However, Bahattar Singh is actually a conman. TT Bhai and Bahattar Singh pretend to be police officers in front of each other but if the truth gets out, it can be life threatening for Mansukh.

Starring Akshay Kumar, Asin, Paresh Rawal, Himesh Reshammiya, Mithun Chakraborty

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Lay the Favorite
Beth Raymer leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Not exactly an ideal career choice, but her borderline-ditzy personality doesn't give her many options. In walks Dink, a professional sports bettor who sees through her bubbly exterior and offers her a job placing wagers all over town to gain an advantage over the casinos. Her surprisingly impeccable mind for numbers soon cements her status as Dink's good-luck charm, until his gorgeous-but-frigid wife, Tulip, starts to get jealous.

Faced with no other choice but to fire Beth, Dink's luck runs out when she heads to New York to work for a smarmy bookie, a turn of events that lands her squarely on the wrong side of the law.

Starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson, Vince Vaughn, Laura Prepon

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

The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez
Retired radio DJ, Rex Page (Ernest Borgnine), always dreamed of being a Western movie cowboy — After suffering a back injury, Rex finds himself recovering at Rancho Park nursing home, a facility held in the villainous grip of local businessman Mr. Walker (Barry Corbin) and his evil henchman, Dr. Dominguez (Tony Plana).

At first, Rex is helpless in this lawless world, but when the Latino staff realizes that Rex once met their icon, Vicente Fernandez, Rex becomes a local celebrity. And like the cowboys from his dreams, Rex discovers the love and respect of his family and the staff when he faces down the tyrannical owners of Rancho Park this homage to the Spaghetti Westerns of yore.

Starring Ernest Borgnine, Barry Corbin, Carla Ortiz, Arturo del Puerto, Tony Plana

Genre - Comedy
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Only the Young
The story of three teenagers that live in a small desert town in Southern California – a town dominated by foreclosed homes and underpasses, unfilled swimming pools and skate parks. These kids must find things to do in a place that offers nothing – yet in the course of observing their day-to-day lives, we see them discover friendship, first love, heartbreak, and what it means to be young.

Starring Garrison Saenz, Kevin Conway, Skye Elmore, Kristen Cheriegate, Robin Levy

Genre - Documentary
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The Rabbi's Cat (Le chat du rabbin)
The story of a rabbi and his talking cat – a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi's voluptuous teenage daughter.

Starring Hafsia Herzi, Karina Testa, François Morel, Daniel Cohen

Genre - Adventure
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Tchoupitoulas
Three brothers discover New Orleans at night.

Starring Bryan Zanders, Kentrell Zanders, William Zanders

Genre - Documentary
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Trailer War

Genre - Program
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Wagner & Me
Stephen Fry is one of Britain's best loved performers - a multi-talented actor, presenter and writer. He played the title role in the Hollywood movie Wilde, presents the cult quiz-show QI, and makes regular appearances in the hit US drama Bones. He is a lifelong fan of the music of Richard Wagner – the world's most controversial composer.


But Stephen is also Jewish and, as he is acutely aware, the intensity of his enthusiasm for the composer was matched - or even surpassed - by that of Hitler.


In this film Stephen makes a journey to explore his fascination for Wagner and confront his troubled legacy. Can he disentangle the music he loves from its poisonous links with Hitler?

Starring Stephen Fry

Genre - Documentary
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Waiting For Lightning
The story of Danny Way, a young boy from a broken home in Vista, CA, whose passion for skateboarding would one day bring him and his creation, a ramp of prodigious and dangerous proportions, across many cultural and ideological boundaries to attempt the impossible: jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard. It's a film about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive the betrayals of family, and how high and far dreams can fly.

Starring Danny Way, Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Rodney Mullen, Mat Hoffman

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
dangerous sports action, some language and thematic material involving drugs and alcohol

Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon

Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin

Genre - Program
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin

Genre - Program
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Rated PG-13

The Metropolitan Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera

Starring Marcelo Álvarez, Karita Mattila, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Kathleen Kim, Dolora Zajick

Genre - Program
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12 Gifts of Christmas

Starring Steven Curtis Chapman, Laura Story, Patsy Clairmont, Luci Swindoll, Marilyn Meberg

Genre - Program
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12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief

Genre - Program
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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Starring Jason Becker, Ehren Becker, Gary Becker, Pat Becker, Ron Becker

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

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

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