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$2 Family Movie Series at Select Marcus Theatres in Feb-Mar 2013

Select Marcus Theatres locations will be hosting a series of family-oriented movies in February and March 2013 on Saturday and Sunday mornings for the bargain price of just $2. The "Kids Dream Winter Film Series" will be showing movies like... (more)

"The Little Mermaid 3D" Won't Be Coming Out in September 2013, Maybe Ever

We've just received word that Disney's release of The Little Mermaid 3D has been delayed indefinitely. It was originally expected to open in theaters on September 13, 2013, but reports are that the recent releases of Beauty and the Beast 3D, Finding... (more)

A Product That Redefines a Backyard Home Theater Project

Reader Ron H. sent us a link to a video for the C Seed 201, which has to be seen to be fully appreciated! It's an LED TV that is fully retractable, and it unfolds its panels to create a 201" image that is waterproof and also comes with 15 built-in... (more)

LucasFilm Delays 3D Conversions of Star Wars Prequels to Focus on New Installment

Hot on the heels of the news that Star Wars: Episode VII signed J.J. Abrams to direct, LucasFilm announced today that they are delaying the release of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith... (more)

It's Official: J.J. Abrams is Directing "Star Wars: Episode VII"

CLast week, we reported that J.J. Abrams, director of the new Star Trek movies, the most recent Mission Impossible installment, and a host of others, was in final negotiations to direct the new Star Wars movie, tentatively called Star Wars: Episode... (more)

USA Today Interviews Jerry Bruckheimer About Top Gun and its Release in 3D

Tom Cruise lit up the big screen in 1986 with the hit movie Top Gun, which wowed audiences with great action shots of dogfights between fighter jets and a great soundtrack. Now, 27 years later, Paramount Pictures is feeling the need for speed again,... (more)

Morrisville, NC: Stone Theatres - Park West 14 Cinemas Opens

The Stone Theatres - Park West 14 Cinemas in Morrisville, North Carolina is celebrating its Grand Opening today, January 25, 2013. The 14-screen theater is located in the Park West Village shopping center near Chapel Hill Road and NW Cary Parkway. ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 25, 2013

  1. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  2. Mama
  3. Zero Dark Thirty
  4. Silver Linings Playbook
  5. Parker
  6. Django Unchained
  7. Movie 43
  8. Gangster Squad
  9. Les Miserables
  10. Broken City

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.

Royal Opera House: La Boheme

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

Genre - Program
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As Luck Would Have It (La chispa de la vida)

Starring Salma Hayek, Santiago Segura, Carolina Bang, Nacho Vigalondo, Blanca Portillo

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

Genre - Program
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Ongole Githa

Starring Ram Pothineni, Kriti Kharbanda, Ajay Bhaskar, Prakash Raj, Abhimanyu Singh

Genre - Romance
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Sound City

Starring Neil Young, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Rubin

Genre - Documentary
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Bavuttiyude Namathil

Starring Mammootty, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Kavya Madhavan, Kaniha, Vineeth

Genre - Drama
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Bullet to the Head
A cop and a hitman form an alliance to defeat a common enemy.

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use

Da Thadiya

Starring Shekhar Menon, Sreenath Bhasi, Ann Augustine, Maniyanpilla Raju, Idavela Babu

Genre - Romance
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David (Tamil)

Starring Vikram, Jiva, Nassar, Tabu, Lara Datta

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Dreams

Starring Angie Stone, Tommy Ford, Terri J. Vaughn, Mel Jackson, Geoffrey Owens

Genre - Drama
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The Gatekeepers
Charged with overseeing Israel's war on terror-both Palestinian and Jewish- the head of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service is present at the crossroad of every decision made. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.

The Gatekeepers offers an exclusive account of the sum of their success and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually, and the six as a group, came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution.

Starring Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, Yuval Diskin, Carmi Gillon, Yaakov Peri, Avraham Shalom

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
violent content including disturbing images

Girls Against Boys
When Shae (Danielle Panabaker), a naïve college student, is tormented by several men in a matter of days, she reaches her breaking point, and is drawn into her friend Lu's (Nicole LaLiberte) twisted plan for revenge. Together, the two embark on a gruesome killing spree, terrorizing and brutally murdering not just their attackers, but any man who gets in their way.

However, after a wild weekend of retaliation, the friendship between the girls shifts into a dangerous obsession, and their perverse game becomes a desperate struggle for Shae to maintain control against Lu's deadly and seductive influence.

Starring Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken, Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence, some sexual content/nudity and language

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
Building on the terror of The Haunting in Connecticut, this horrifying tale traces a young family's nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell.

When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray, House of Wax) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer, TV's "Mad Men") and daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind, TV's "Revenge") to a historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house's only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa's free-spirited sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff, TV's "Battlestar Galactica"), the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire…a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

Starring Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff, Abigail Spencer, Emily Alyn Lind, Cicely Tyson

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
some disturbing horror content

Kadal

Starring Gautham Karthik, Thulasi Nair, Arjun, Arvind Swamy, Ponvannan

Genre - Drama
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Kadali (Telugu)

Starring Gautham Karthik, Thulasi Nair, Arjun, Arvind Swamy, Ponvannan

Genre - Drama
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Koch

Genre - Documentary
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Love 911 (Ban Chang kko)

Genre - Drama
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Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

Starring Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Ruby Dee

Genre - Documentary
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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation

Genre - Program
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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action

Genre - Program
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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013

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Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary

Genre - Documentary
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Oscar Shorts: Animated

Genre - Program
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Oscar Shorts: Documentary

Genre - Documentary
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Oscar Shorts: Live Action

Genre - Program
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Stand Up Guys
Twenty–eight years ago, Val (Al Pacino) chose to protect the identity of his close associates and has been in prison ever since. Now Val is a free man, and his best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) is there to take him in. The trouble is mob-boss, Mr. Claphands, holds a grudge against Val and has secretly ordered Doc to kill Val now that he is out of prison— or Doc will be killed. While Doc conceals his conundrum from Val, he convinces Claphands to let Val live through the night delaying his duties until morning. For one night they can revel in Val's newfound freedom pursuing mayhem.

After Doc and Val find their oldest friend and wheelman, HIRSCH (Alan Arkin), they indulge each other with wild abandon — bullets, robbery, drugs and sex. Back together again, the three men reflect on their friendship and days of glory passed.

By the early morning hours, the ticking deadline draws near, and Doc and Val must face Claphands.

Starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Katheryn Winnick, Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis

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

Warm Bodies
A funny twist on a classic love story, this is a tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack.

Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human - setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
zombie violence and some language

Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes

Genre - Program
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Please Subscribe: A Documentary About YouTubers

Starring Hannah Hart, Will Hyde, Joe Penna, Adam Montoya, Mitchell Davis

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13

Caesar Must Die (Cesare deve morire)

Starring Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca, Juan Dario Bonetti

Genre - Drama
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The Metropolitan Opera: Maria Stuarda Encore

Starring Joyce DiDonato

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!

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Friday, Apr 19th

Friday, May 3rd

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

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