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AMC Theatres Offering Oscar-related Discount Offers

AMC Theatres is offering up discount coupons for concessions and movie tickets in conjunction with the upcoming Academy Awards® ceremony. The discounts vary by day, with the first one being yesterday with an offer of a free ticket when you... (more)

Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Public Museum Drops IMAX Connection, Renames Dome Theater

The Milwaukee Public Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has dropped their connection with IMAX for their dome theater, the Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater, and have changed the name of the theater as well. The theater will now be known as the Daniel M.... (more)

West Mifflin, PA: Carmike Maxi Saver 12 Closed

The Carmike Maxi Saver 12 in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania closed on Sunday, January 27, 2013, according to an article in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette: Maxi Saver 12, a bargain movie theater in West Mifflin, was scheduled to close Sunday night after... (more)

Washington, PA: Mall Cinemas Closed January 20, 2013

The Observer-Reporter has published an article about the closure of the Mall Cinemas in Washington, Pennsylvania on January 20, 2013: Washington Mall Cinemas has closed its doors. A message on the website at the former eight-screen multiplex... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 1, 2013

  1. Warm Bodies
  2. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  3. Silver Linings Playbook
  4. Mama
  5. Zero Dark Thirty
  6. Bullet to the Head
  7. Parker
  8. Django Unchained
  9. Les Miserables
  10. Lincoln

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.

Identity Thief
Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There's only one glitch: The ID she's using to finance these sprees reads "Sandy Bigelow Patterson"… and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.

Starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Jon Favreau, John Cho, Amanda Peet

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content and language

Side Effects
A provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) – intended to treat anxiety – has unexpected side effects.

Starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexuality, nudity, violence and language

Beautiful Creatures
A supernatural love story set in the South which tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan, a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena, a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Starring Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Thomas Mann, Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violence, scary images and some sexual material

A Good Day to Die Hard
Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack -- unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist.

With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Megalyn Echikunwoke

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence and language

Safe Haven
A young woman struggles to find love again after she arrives in a small North Carolina town. Her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past.

Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love.

Starring Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality

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)
Inside the maximum security prison of Rebibbia in Rome, the inmates perform their final show of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" and are rewarded by rapturous applause. When lights go out, the actors leave the stage and return to their cells. Here, we observe the contrast between an actor's absolute freedom and the constrictions of someone who must live imprisoned.

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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Mirchi

Starring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sathyaraj, Nadhiya

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Special 26 (Special Chabbis)
In the early 1980s in India, a group of con artists rob well-known businessmen and politicians by posing as officers of the Central Bureau of Intelligence or income tax officials. The gang stages fake raids during which they steal great amounts of money from their targets.

Starring Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Sheirgill, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher

Genre - Action/Adventure
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ABCD - Anybody Can Dance

Starring Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya, Kay Kay Menon, Terence Lewis, Shakti Mohan

Genre - Musical
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ABCD - Anybody Can Dance 3D

Starring Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya, Kay Kay Menon, Terence Lewis, Shakti Mohan

Genre - Musical
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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles' life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection.

With the support of his loyal intimates— Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) -- he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana.

Starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, Aubrey Plaza, Katheryn Winnick, Dermot Mulroney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and some nudity

Lost in Thailand
This is the story of two rival business managers, Xu and Bo, who are fighting over a revolutionary new in-house technology for control of their company. If Xu wins, his future will be secured. The critical task is to secure control over the shares of the chairman, who is at a retreat in Thailand. Xu catches the first plane to Bangkok, where he meets the happy-go-lucky Wang, an unexpected travel companion who will open his eyes to life's true priorities.

Starring Xu Zheng, Wang Bao Qiang, Hong Tao, BingBing Fan

Genre - Comedy
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Night Across the Street (La noche de enfrente)
On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life - a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a brief stay in a haunted hotel. Stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, opening up a marvelous new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama.

Starring Christian Vadim, Sergio Hernández, Valentina Vargas, Chamila Rodríguez, Pedro Vicuña

Genre - Drama
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The Playroom
In 1970s suburbia, Maggie and her younger siblings spend the night telling each other stories in the attic. Downstairs, as their parents entertain guests over the course of a gin-soaked evening, truths are unearthed and betrayals come to light.

Starring John Hawkes, Molly Parker, Olivia Harris, Jonathon McClendon, Alexandra Doke

Genre - Drama
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The Sorcerer and the White Snake (Baish Echuanshuo)
White Snake, in the incarnation of a beautiful lady, falls in love with a young herbalist Xu Xian. With the help of Green Snake, she ventured into the human world and got married to Xu Xian. In a twist of event, Fa Hai, a sorcerer from Jin Shan Temple, crosses path with White Snake. A fiery battle is about to begin...

Starring Jet Li, Eva Huang, Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and sensuality

Top Gun: An IMAX 3D Experience
An elite group of pilots compete to be the best in their class and earn the title of "TOP GUN"

The IMAX release of Top Gun has been digitally re-mastered with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. This is a 3D conversion.

Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG

German National Theater: Richard Wagner's Die Walküre

Starring Erin Caves, Kirsten Blanck, Catherine Foster

Genre - Program
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La Scala Opera Series: Don Carlo

Starring Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stuart Neill, Dalibor Jenis, Anatolij Kotscherga, Fiorenza Cedolins

Genre - Program
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Die Hard Marathon

Starring Bruce Willis

Genre - Program
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An Evening With Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot: Nederlands Dans Theater

Genre - Program
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White T
Herbert & Henry are twin brothers with dreams to become the biggest rap stars in the game. Their chance at superstardom comes after they buy a T-shirt with a winning golden tag allowing them to perform with Real Deal, the most legendary rapper in the World.

The only problem is, Kevin, an equally sized Jewish kid with dreams of singing and blinging, manages to steal the prized White T and has his own plans to perform at the concert.

Starring Jerod Mixon, Jamal Mixon, Tiny Lister, Tony Cox, Faizon Love

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

Escape from Planet Earth
Astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker it's up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing.

As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira and their adventure hungry son Kip.

Starring Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, James Gandolfini, Kaitlin Olson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
action and some mild rude humor

Escape from Planet Earth 3D
Astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker it's up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing.

As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira and their adventure hungry son Kip.

Starring Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, James Gandolfini, Kaitlin Olson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
action and some mild rude humor

A Good Day to Die Hard: The IMAX Experience
John McClane goes to Moscow to retrieve his son out of jail, but finds suspicious circumstances surrounding his arrest and gets involved in yet another dangerous situation.

The IMAX release of A Good Day to Die Hard will be digitally re-mastered into The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Megalyn Echikunwoke

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence and language

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

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