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Grain Valley, MO: B & B Theatres - Grain Valley Marketplace 8 Opens

The new B & B Theatres - Grain Valley Marketplace 8 in Grain Valley, Missouri opens to the public today, and they are celebrating by offering customers a free small popcorn with the purchase of a movie ticket at any Kansas City area B & B... (more)

Decatur, AL: Regal River Oaks Cinema 8 Closed December 16, 2012

The Regal River Oaks Cinema 8 in Decatur, Alabama closed December 16, 2012, according to an article published that day in the Decatur Daily: Today is your last chance to see a movie at the Regal River Oaks Cinema 8. The theater is closing its... (more)

Teaser Trailer for "Star Trek Into Darkness" Now Available

As promised back on December 6th, the teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness is now available! It complements the announcement video well, but its tone is definitely somber at best. It includes a brief shot reminiscent of one from Star Trek... (more)

Carmike Buys Theaters in Madisonville, KY and Greeneville, TN from Phoenix Big Cinemas

Carmike Cinemas announced last last week that it acquired two movie theaters in Kentucky and Tennessee from Phoenix Big Cinemas. The Big Cinemas Capitol 8 in Madisonville, Kentucky and Big Cinemas Towne Crossing 8 in Greeneville, Tennessee are now... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of December 14, 2012

  1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  2. Rise of the Guardians
  3. Lincoln
  4. Skyfall
  5. Life of Pi
  6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
  7. Wreck-It Ralph
  8. Playing for Keeps
  9. Red Dawn
  10. Silver Linings Playbook

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.

The Guilt Trip
Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. After deciding to start his adventure with a quick visit at mom's, Andy is guilted into bringing her along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of ever-changing landscape, he is constantly aggravated by her antics, but over time he comes to realize that their lives have more in common than he originally thought. His mother's advice might end up being exactly what he needs.

Starring Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Scott, Colin Hanks, Michael Cassidy

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
language and some risqué material

Monsters, Inc. 3D
Lovable Sulley (John Goodman) and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at MONSTERS, INC., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home.

Starring John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn

Genre - Comedy
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Rated G

Zero Dark Thirty
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden.

Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar® winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.

Starring Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Harold Perrineau, Taylor Kinney, Scott Adkins, Frank Grillo, Mark Duplass, Mark Strong

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language

Jack Reacher
When a gunman takes five lives in what seems like an open and shut murder case, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!"

So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Reacher against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence, a secret to keep and a target on Reacher's back.

Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violence, language and some drug material

On the Road
After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.

Starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Moss, Terrence Howard, Alice Braga

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong sexual content, drug use and language

This Is 40
An original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life.

Starring Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Melissa McCarthy, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Chris O'Dowd

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material

Django Unchained
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington

Genre - Western
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Rated R
strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity

Les Miserables
The motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France,the film tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole.

When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne

Genre - Musical
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Rated PG-13
suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements

Parental Guidance
Comedy legends Billy Crystal and Bette Midler play Artie and Diane Decker, who are called in by their daughter (Marisa Tomei) to help care for their three grandkids. When their old-school parenting methods collide with their daughter's new-school ways, the once-orderly household spins out of control.

Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Bailee Madison, Tom Everett Scott

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some rude humor

The Metropolitan Opera: Aida

Starring Liudmyla Monastyrska, Roberto Alagna, Olga Borodina

Genre - Program
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Royal Opera House: Cendrillon

Starring Joyce DiDonato, Eglise Guttiérez, Alice Coote

Genre - Program
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Amour (Love)
Octogenarians Georges and Anne are retired music teachers whose daughter lives abroad with her family. When Anne suffers a stroke and is left paralyzed on one side of her body, the couple's abiding love for each other is put to the test.

Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Michael Haneke

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language

The Metropolitan Opera: La Clemenza di Tito Encore

Starring Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti, Barbara Frittoli

Genre - Program
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Monsters, Inc.
A little girl finds out that there really are monsters under her bed, and goes to their world, where no one has gone before. From Walt Disney and Pixar, the makers of Toy Story and A Bug's Life.

Starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Mary Gibbs

Genre - Family
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Rated G

Sarocharu

Starring Ravi Teja, Kajal Agarwal, Richa Gangopadhyay, Nara Rohit, Jayasudha

Genre - Comedy
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Barbara
East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a talented young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country.

Even though she is constantly aware of the very real shadowy presence of, and overwhelming numbers of Stasi officers chronicling her every move, every waking hour, she arrives at her new post having already planned a series of dangerous assignations with her lover, with whom she plans to escape to the West, to Poland.

Starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Mark Waschke, Rainer Bock

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some sexual material, thematic elements and smoking

Cinderella (Cendrillon au Far West)

Starring Antoine de Caunes, Yolande Moreau, Michel Boujenah, Isabelle Nanty, Audrey Lamy

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
some action, violence, brief mild language and a smoking image

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away.

A young couple who is separated, must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim, and dance with the performers. This Holiday Season, Cirque du Soleil brings their world to your city!

(This is the 2D version of the movie)

Starring Erica Kathleen Linz, Igor Zaripov

Genre - Program
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Rated PG
some dramatic images and mild sensuality

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D
From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away.

A young couple who is separated, must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim, and dance with the performers. This Holiday Season, Cirque du Soleil brings their world to your city!

Starring Igor Zaripov, Erica Kathleen Linz

Genre - Program
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Rated PG
some dramatic images and mild sensuality

The Impossible
Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity

Not Fade Away
It's 1964, the Rolling Stones appear on television, and three best friends from the suburbs of New Jersey decide to form a rock band.

Starring John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Bella Heathcote, Brad Garrett, Christopher McDonald, James Gandolfini

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

Ballet in Cinema Series: The Nutcracker from the Royal Ballet

Starring Roberta Marquez, Steven McRae

Genre - Program
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Les Miserables: The IMAX Experience
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

The IMAX release of Les Misérables will be digitally re-mastered into The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Starring Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements

West of Memphis
The untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light; a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man.

Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three, eight year old boys Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film goes on to uncover new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of the other three victims of this shocking crime - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley.

All three were teenagers when they became the target of the police investigation; all three went on to lose 18 years of their lives - imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.

Starring Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin, Jessie Miskelly, Pam Hobbs, Lorris Davis

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
disturbing violent content and some language

Tabu
Three women, neighbours in a Lisbon apartment complex, respond in different ways to the loneliness of their enigmatic existence. One of them has a dark secret in her past, which gradually unfolds in a long flashback that casts an ironic light on the lost paradise that the characters, the filmmaker and the audience are all in search of.

Starring Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Henrique Espírito Santo

Genre - Drama
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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!

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Friday, Jan 25th

Friday, Feb 8th

Thursday, Feb 14th

Friday, Mar 8th

Friday, Mar 29th

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

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