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Meet the Cast of "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief"

The four young stars of the upcoming movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief are touring the country to promote the movie, and you have the chance to meet them! Their tour has already taken them to Dallas (Sunday) and Detroit... (more)

Milwaukee, WI: Renewed Talk of a Downtown Marcus Theater

Back in May 2008, we reported on the possibility of a Marcus Theater being developed in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was going to be part of a development in the Park East corridor, but the project never got off the ground, and Milwaukee... (more)

19 New Photos Added for "Legion"

19 new photos have been added to the Photo Gallery for the upcoming action drama Legion, which opens in theaters tomorrow, courtesy of Sony Pictures! When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse.... (more)

Spider-Man 4 Gets New Director

Last week, Spider-Man fans were stunned when it was announced that director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst would not be returning for Spider-Man 4. Whether the studio just wanted a new younger direction for the series, or the... (more)

New York, NY: "Red Riding Trilogy" Shown as a Roadshow at IFC Center Beginning Friday, February 5th

IFC announced Friday that a special Roadshow edition of the Red Riding Trilogy will be shown at the IFC Center in New York City beginning on February 5, 2010. The exclusive engagement will last one week and will be shown twice daily. The 305... (more)

AMC to Acquire Most Kerasotes Theaters

AMC Entertainment Inc. and Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, LLC announced yesterday that they have entered into an agreement which will result in AMC acquiring nearly all the movie theaters in the Kerasotes chain. According to the press release (see... (more)

Hollywood, CA: World Premiere of "When in Rome" to be Held at El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday, January 27th

The World Premiere of the romantic comedy When in Rome will be held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. An ambitious young New Yorker (Kristen Bell), disillusioned with romance, takes a whirlwind trip... (more)

Find Out How to Save $3000 on a Lexicon Blu-ray Player

Lexicon is well-known in the high-end circles of audio and home theater enthusiasts, with a great reputation for building high-quality products that justify their equally-high price tags. Home theater customers looking to get a Blu-ray to match the... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 15, 2010

  1. Avatar
  2. The Book of Eli
  3. The Lovely Bones
  4. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  5. The Spy Next Door
  6. Sherlock Holmes
  7. It's Complicated
  8. Leap Year
  9. The Blind Side
  10. Up in the Air

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.

As renowned scientist Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) struggles to accept his young daughter's death, he finds himself torn between his love for his god-fearing wife (Jennifer Connelly) and his growing belief in a world that is its own perpetual creation.

Starring Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones, Jim Carter

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some intense thematic material

Extraordinary Measures
Inspired by the true story of John Crowley, a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's life-threatening disease.

From his working class roots, John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) has finally begun to taste success in corporate America. Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen (Keri Russell) and their three children, John is on the fast track.

But just as his career is taking off, Crowley walks away from it all when his two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with a fatal disease. With Aileen by his side, harnessing all of his skill and determination, Crowley teams up with a brilliant, but unappreciated and unconventional scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford). Together they form a bio-tech company focused on developing a life-saving drug.

One driven to prove himself and his theories, the other by a chance to save his children, this unlikely alliance eventually develops into mutual respect as they battle the medical and business establishments in a fight against the system -- and time.

But, at the last minute, when it appears that a solution has been found, the relationship between the two men faces a final test - the outcome of which will affect the fate of John's children.

Starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Courtney B. Vance, Dee Wallace

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
thematic material, language and a mild suggestive moment

The Girl on the Train (La Fille du Rer)
Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer whom she knew in her youth.

Jeanne's and Bleistein's worlds are light years apart. However, they'll be set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a lie that grows into the biggest news and political story of the day.

Starring Catherine Deneuve, Émilie Dequenne, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Michel Blanc, David Barbas

Genre - Drama
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When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany).

Starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Willa Holland

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, and language

Murder in Fashion
In this ripped-from-the-headlines drama, gay party regular and aging boy toy Andrew Cunanan is forced to face the fact that his looks are fading and he is getting older, but he refuses to grow old gracefully.

Instead, Andrew begins a murderous journey across the country from San Diego to Miami, killing anyone that gets in his way. FBI agent Harry Spalding is close on his tail, but even he cannot stop Cunanan from killing fashion designer Gianni Versace before shooting himself in the head on a Miami houseboat.

Starring Jonathon Trent, Robert Miano, Stacey Dash

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
violence, language, some sexual content and drug use

To Save a Life
Ever since Jake Taylor was a kid, he was the type of guy you couldn't help but like. For Jake, life is good. He has friends, fame, a basketball scholarship, a future and the hottest girl in the school. Not much to get down about, right?

Enter Roger Dawson. He's Jake's childhood best friend before Jake's popularity goes into high gear. Miserable and mad over being on the outside of Jake's, or anybody's inner circle, he's tired of being pushed aside by everyone. He walks onto campus with a gun in his pocket and pain in his heart, and makes a tragic move. Jake is devastated at what Roger has done. And something in him changes.

In seeking answers in his own life, one question plagues him the most: Could I have saved him? He is now deeply compelled to reach out to the students who are on the fringe of acceptability by the school's upper crust. But he finds reaching out to the undesirable threatens his world. He may lose his own friends, his scholarship, his dreams and even his reputation to do it.

Starring Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Robert Bailey Jr., Joshua Weigel, Kim Hidalgo

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic elements involving teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images and sexuality

The Tooth Fairy
Dwayne Johnson is "The Tooth Fairy," also known as Derek Thompson, a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids.

When Derek discourages a youngster’s hopes, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite wings, magic wand and frilly tutu.

At first, Derek "can’t handle the tooth" – bumbling and stumbling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers' homes… doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant, Julie Andrews, Ryan Sheckler, Billy Crystal

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
mild language, some rude humor and sports action


Starring Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraboty, Jackie Shroff, Sohail Khan

Genre - Drama
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Jack Goes Boating

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega

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

44 Inch Chest
The movie explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love.

Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, shattered by his wife’s (Joanne Whalley) infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by; they kidnap his wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge.

Starring Ian McShane, John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Tom Wilkinson, Joanne Whalley

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
pervasive strong language including sexual references, and some violence

The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier Encore
NCM Fathom presents an encore presentation of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier in select theatres nationwide. The encore presentation (captured live on January 9, 2010) will be shown for one day only on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM in all time zones.

Strauss's comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover.

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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Friday, Jan 29th

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