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Milwaukee, WI: Times Cinema Reopening December 28, 2012

The Times Cinema in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is celebrating its Grand Opening on Friday, December 28, 2012, according to a press release issued by parent company Neighborhood Theater Group LLC. The theater closed in March 2012 due to some unrelated... (more)

Kingwood, TX: Starplex Cinemas - Kingwood Movies 14 is Now ShowBiz Cinemas Kingwood 14

The Starplex Cinemas - Kingwood Movies 14 in Kingwood, Texas has changed owners and is now the ShowBiz Cinemas Kingwood 14. A simple message on the Starplex Cinemas web site announced the change: Starplex will say good-bye to the Kingwood... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of December 21, 2012

  1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  2. Jack Reacher
  3. This Is 40
  4. Rise of the Guardians
  5. Lincoln
  6. The Guilt Trip
  7. Monsters, Inc.
  8. Skyfall
  9. Life of Pi
  10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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.

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

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

Promised Land
Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company's expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief.

What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt).

Starring Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver, Hal Holbrook, Lucas Black

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language

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, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen

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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Allegiance

Starring Shad "Bow Wow" Moss, Seth Gabel, Aidan Quinn, Malik Yoba, Pablo Schreiber

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R

Lore
Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north.

After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive.

Starring Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid, Mika Seidel, Kai-Peter Malina

Genre - Drama
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Quartet
Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home.

But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard.

Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language and suggestive humor

Yamudiki Mogudu

Starring Allari Naresh, Richa Panai, Ramya Krishnan, Sayaji Shinde, Krishna Bhagawan

Genre - Comedy
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Great Expectations
Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London society as a gentleman, Pip uses his newfound position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he's loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.

Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger

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

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