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Netflix Instant Streaming Coming to the Nintendo Wii in Spring

Nintendo of America Inc. and Netflix, Inc. announced today that Netflix members who are also owners of Nintendo's Wii™ gaming console will be able to watch thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix directly to their TVs. ... (more)

Photos Added for Mel Gibson's "Edge of Darkness"

I just added 16 new photos for the upcoming Mel Gibson action drama Edge of Darkness, which opens in theaters January 29, 2010. Mel Gibson as Thomas Craven in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ suspense thriller "Edge of Darkness."... (more)

Spider-Man Franchise to be Rebooted without Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, and Kirsten Dunst

Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced yesterday that they are scrapping the plans for the next Spider-Man movie, tentatively titled Spider-Man 4 and due to open in theaters in May 2011. The new movie is tentatively scheduled for Summer 2012... (more)

Murrells Inlet, SC: Regal Inlet Square Cinemas 12 Closes

The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina is reporting that the Regal Inlet Square Cinemas 12 in Murrells Inlet closed on January 10, 2010, due to the stalled renovations to the Inlet Square Mall: "We regret that our landlord's... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 8, 2010

  1. Avatar
  2. Sherlock Holmes
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  4. Daybreakers
  5. It's Complicated
  6. Leap Year
  7. The Blind Side
  8. Up in the Air
  9. Youth in Revolt
  10. The Princess and the Frog

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 Book of Eli
In the not-too-distant future, across the wasteland of what once was America, a lone warrior (Washington) must fight to bring civilization the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption and save the future of humanity.

Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Michael Gambon

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
some brutal violence and language

Chance Pe Dance
"Chance Pe Dance" is the story of a talented and passionate young actor/dancer named Sameer. Positive and brimming with energy, Sameer juggles various jobs while working towards getting his big break in the industry.

Along the way he meets the vivacious Tina, a choreographer with dreams of her own. She's appreciative of his talent and encourages him to remain strong-willed.

Just when Sameer is promised his big break, he is rendered homeless and finds himself struggling to make ends meet. Not one to lose heart, he begins teaching dance in a school to young kids who have no real interest in the art. When all of a sudden, the director who promised to launch Sameer, decides to go the "talent hunt" route, a shattered Sameer decides to put his dreams on hold and divert his complete focus towards the kids. He coaxes them into enrolling in a prestigious inter-school dance competition and, despite numerous hurdles, trains them to win.

Later, Tina and the kids urge Sameer to enter the talent hunt (which is now a popular reality show on TV) and take his one shot at fame. Sameer wins and eventually becomes what he was destined to be, a Superstar.

Starring Shahid Kapoor, Jiah Khan

Genre - Musical
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Fish Tank
Fifteen-year-old Mia (Katie Jarvis) is in a constant state of war with her family and the world around her, without any creative outlet for her considerable energies save a secret love of hip-hop dance.

When she meets her party-girl mother’s charming new boyfriend Connor (Michael Fassbender), she is amazed to find he returns her attention, and believes he might help her start to make sense of her life.

Starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Kierston Wareing, Jason Maza

Genre - Drama
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The Last Station
Set in the last tumultuous years of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy's life, centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife Sofya Andreyevna and his leading disciple Vladimir Cherkov.

Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children and a life of hedonism, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from his home.

Too ill to continue beyond the tiny rail station at Astapovo, he believes that he is dying alone, while over one hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition.

Starring James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, Helen Mirren, Kerry Condon, Anne-Marie Duff

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
a scene of sexuality/nudity

The Spy Next Door
A man is asked to baby-sit his neighbor's children and winds up having to protect them from secret agents after one the kids accidentally downloads a code.

Starring Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lucas Till, George Lopez

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor

The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

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!

Friday, Jan 22nd

Monday, Jan 25th

Friday, Jan 29th

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

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