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J.J. Abrams Near Deal to Direct "Star Wars: Episode VII"

The Hollywood Reporter has published an article today that says that J.J. Abrams is in negotiations to direct the next installment of the Star Wars saga, currently titled Star Wars: Episode VII: J.J. Abrams is in late-stage talks to direct the... (more)

Lansing, MI: Regal Planning to Build 12-Screen Theater at Lansing Mall

The Lansing Mall in Lansing, Michigan will be getting a new 12-screen Regal Cinema, according to a press release by the mall's owner, Rouse Properties, Inc. A lease agreement has been signed, but no opening date has been announced. “Regal... (more)

Aurora, CO: Century Aurora Holds Remembrance Ceremony, Reschedules Reopening for January 25, 2013

The Century Aurora in Aurora, Colorado is now planning to reopen to the public on January 25, 2013, according to a graphic on the theater's area on Cinemark's web site. It was originally planning to re-open January 17th, with free movie showings its... (more)

Fairbury, NE: Non-Profit Group Purchases Bonham Theatre

The Bonham Theater in Fairbury, Nebraska closed August 2, 2012 after the theater's owner decided that he couldn't pay the costs of converting the two-screen theater to Digital Cinema Projection systems. (read the Journal article) The building was... (more)

Boerne, TX: Starplex Cinemas - Boerne Cinemas 11 Scheduled to Open February 1, 2013

The Starplex Cinemas - Boerne Cinemas 11 in Boerne, Texas is scheduled to open February 1, 2013, according to a press release issued by Starplex Cinemas. Boerne is located Northwest of San Antonio. The new 11-screen movie theater will feature... (more)

Fort Myers, FL: Edison Park 8 Reopens

After being closed about three years the Edison Park 8 in Fort Myers, Florida has reopened. The News-Press published an article earlier this week and interviewed the theater's owner: Miami developer Jay Suarez, who owns the building and the... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 18, 2013

  1. Mama
  2. Zero Dark Thirty
  3. Silver Linings Playbook
  4. Gangster Squad
  5. A Haunted House
  6. Broken City
  7. Django Unchained
  8. Les Miserables
  9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  10. The Last Stand

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.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches...their past.

Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language

Parker
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don't steal from people who can't afford it and don't hurt people who don't deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double-crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead.

Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who's short on cash, but big on looks, smarts, and ambition.

Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.

Starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, Clifton Collins Jr.

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity

The Metropolitan Opera: Maria Stuarda

Starring Joyce DiDonato, Elza van den Heever, Maurizio Benini

Genre - Program
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Before Midnight

Starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari

Genre - Drama
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Lohengrin from La Scala (Live)

Starring RenÚ Pape, Jonas Kaufmann, Annette Dasch, Tomas Tomasson, Evelyn Herlitzius

Genre - Program
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Stoker

Starring Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Lucas Till

Genre - Drama
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Rated R

Afternoon Delight

Starring Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch, Kathryn Hahn, Suzy Nakamura

Genre - Drama
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The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman
Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) was just a normal guy…until he fell in love with the one girl who could very well get him killed.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Melissa Leo, Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, James Buckley, Vincent D'Onofrio

Genre - Action/Adventure
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The Metropolitan Opera: Les Troyens Encore

Starring Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, Dwayne Croft

Genre - Program
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The Pirogue (La pirogue)
A group of 30 men sail to Europe in a pirogue, facing the sea - and the possibility of never reaching their destination - in exchange for the myth of a better life in Europe.

Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Island, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full-well the dangers that lie ahead.

Leading a group of 30 men who don't all speak the same language, some of whom have never seen the sea, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.

Starring La´ty Fall, Mame Astou Diallo, Malamine Drame, Mohamed Fall, Balla Diarra

Genre - Drama
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The Best of RiffTrax Live: "Manos" The Hands of Fate

Genre - Program
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches...their past.

Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters An IMAX 3D Experience
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted and must face an evil far greater than witches...their past. Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare also star.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with IMAX DMR® technology.

Starring Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann, Peter Stormare

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language

John Dies at the End
It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs.

Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.

Starring Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
bloody violence and gore, nudity, language and drug content

Knife Fight
Popular crisis manager Paul Turner is the most sought after strategist in politics. When a governor's affair is about to lose him the next election, and a US senator's masseuse accuses him of going too far, both politicians turn to Paul for damage control.

Starring Rob Lowe, Jennifer Morrison, Julie Bowen, Jamie Chung, Amanda Crew, Carrie-Anne Moss

Genre - Drama
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Movie 43
A feature film comprised of 17 sketch-comedy shorts.

Starring Emma Stone, ChloŰ Grace Moretz, Elizabeth Banks, Seann William Scott, Kristen Bell, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Josh Duhamel, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Anna Faris, Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman, Richard Gere, Leslie Bibb, Jack McBrayer, Jason Sudeikis, Liev Schreiber, Justin Long, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Chris Pratt, Bobby Cannavale, Johnny Knoxville

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language and some violence

Race 2
Set in the lush locales of exotic Turkey, with a backdrop of gambling and casino's, Ranveer shows more hidden traits of his multi faceted personality.

When Sonia, Ranveer's lover and partner dies in a car blast he makes a vow to avenge her death. As Ranveer tracks Sonia's murderer, he meets Armaan Malick, the head of the Indian mafia, and his partner Aleena. Assisted by his old friend RD, Ranveer treads through this world of ruthlessness depending only on his wits.

In this world you cannot trust anyone, betrayal lurks at every corner and love is just a four letter word.

Starring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Supporting Characters

Starring Alex Karpovsky, Tarik Lowe, Arielle Kebbel, Melonie Diaz, Kevin Corrigan

Genre - Comedy
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Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22
A businessman in Melbourne is worried about the future of his spoiled and irresponsible sons Robby and Rolly. He strikes a deal by throwing the brats out of his house sending them to Punjab so that they can understand the realities of life and importance of their roots and heritage.

Their servant in Punjab poses as the owner of their house creating misunderstandings and situations to send them back. Over time, they make a deal helping them to achieve their task assigned by their dad but the way they achieve the task brings its own fun and fresh troubles.

Starring Amrinder Gill, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Binnu Dhillon, Mandy Takhar, WamiQa Gabbi,

Genre - Comedy
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Royal Opera House: La Boheme

Starring Wookyung Kim, Alexia Voulgaridou, Christopher Maltman, Anna Leese, Roderick Williams

Genre - Program
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One Night Stand
A behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and television writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours.

Starring Cheyenne Jackson, Rachel Dratch, Richard Kind, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Scarlett Strallen

Genre - Documentary
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The Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 From Outer Space

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

Coming Soon

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

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