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2010 Academy Award Nominations - By Category

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced the morning of February 2, 2010 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and previous Oscar® nominee Anne Hathaway. The live television broadcast announced... (more)

2010 Academy Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and previous Oscar® nominee Anne Hathaway. The live television broadcast announced nominations in 10 of... (more)

New Photos Added for "Shutter Island"

I just added 17 new photos for the upcoming Martin Scorcese-directed thriller Shutter Island, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and opens in theaters February 19, 2010. The new photos show more scenes from the movie, as well as Scorcese on set with... (more)

Hollywood, CA: The American Premiere of "The Wolfman" Held at ArcLight Hollywood February 9th

The American Premiere of The Wolfman will be held at the ArcLight Hollywood in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, according to a press release issued by Universal Pictures today. Attending the premiere from the movie will be cast ... (more)

Netflix Adds 300 Independent Movie to Instant Watch Service

Video rental service and Gift Shop merchant Netflix announced a deal this week that will bring more than 300 independent movies to its Instant Watch streaming video service. The movies will be coming from distributors The Criterion Collection,... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles World Premiere of "Valentine's Day" to be Held at Chinese Theater on February 8th

Warner Bros. Pictures announced yesterday that the Los Angeles World Premiere of Valentine's Day will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2010 at Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Attending the premiere from the movie will be... (more)

Talking "Alice in Wonderland" with Anne Hathaway

Academy Award® nominee Anne Hathaway announced the Oscar nominations this morning, and you'll be able to see her in the Tim Burton-directed adventure movie Alice in Wonderland on March 5th. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures released an... (more)

Another Full Moon, Another Batch of Photos for "The Wolfman"

The last time we had a full moon, 27 new photos were added to the Photo Gallery for the upcoming horror movie The Wolfman, which opens on February 12th. The full moon that we experienced on Friday night was the biggest and brightest of the year,... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 29, 2010

  1. Avatar
  2. Edge of Darkness
  3. When in Rome
  4. The Tooth Fairy
  5. The Book of Eli
  6. Legion
  7. The Lovely Bones
  8. Sherlock Holmes
  9. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  10. It's Complicated

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.


Starring Brahmanandam, Manoj Kumar, Sheena Shahabadi

Genre - Family
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Dear John
A soldier home on leave falls for a conservative college girl. Instead of returning home to her, he reenlists after the attacks on September 11th, 2001. Time and distance begin to take a toll on the young lovers.

Starring Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Richard Jenkins, Scott Porter, Henry Thomas

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some sensuality and violence

District 13: Ultimatum (Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum)
Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug dealing gangs and vicious killers.

Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated, and a group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13, looking for an excuse to raze the area and cash in on its redevelopment. Now Damian and Leito must join forces again, and use their mastery of martial arts and their unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary... before a proposed nuclear air-strike wipes it off the map.

With bone crunching fights and death defying leaps, this adrenaline charged sequel takes the groundbreaking parkour action from DISTRICT B13 to thrilling new heights.

Starring David Belle, Frans Boyer, Daniel Duval, Moussa Maaskri, Milan Ojdanic

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
some violence, language and drug material

From Paris With Love
A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

Starring John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden, Melissa Mars, Amber Rose Revah

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality

A typical day on the slopes turns into a chilling nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on the chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the night lights, they realize with growing panic that they've been left behind dangling high off the ground with no way down. With the resort closed until the following weekend and frostbite and hypothermia already setting in, the trio is forced to take desperate measures to escape off the mountain before they freeze to death. Once they make their move, they discover with horror that they have much more to fear than just the frigid cold. As they combat unexpected obstacles, they start to question if their will to survive is strong enough to overcome the worst ways to die?

Starring Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Rileah Vanderbilt, Adam Johnson

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
some disturbing images and language

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. Hailed as a hero, vilified as a traitor, and ostracized by even his closest colleagues, Ellsberg risks life in prison to stop a war he helped plan.

This story of one man's profound change of heart is also a piercing look at the world of government secrecy as revealed by the ultimate insider. Marked by a landmark battle between America's greatest newspapers and its president -- that goes to the Supreme Court -- this political thriller unravels a saga that leads directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

Genre - Documentary
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Red Riding: Special Roadshow Edition
A presentation of the Red Riding Trilogy back-to-back-to-back, with two intermissions.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Sean Bean, Warren Clarke, Rebecca Hall, Eddie Marsan

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Shinjuku Incident (San suk si gin)
Set in 1990s Tokyo, the film centers on how the lives of Chinese immigrants in Japan are affected by the Japanese yakuza, or organized crime. When the yakuza threatens his countrymen, Nick realizes that he must do what is right regardless of the consequences.

Starring Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu, Masaya Kato

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
graphic violence, brief sexuality and drug use

Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig)

Starring Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia, Lars Brygmann, Anders Hove

Genre - Drama
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The Metropolitan Opera: Simon Boccanegra

Starring Plácido Domingo

Genre - Program
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A Prairie Home Companion Encore With Garrison Keillor
NCM Fathom, Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media, and BY Experience present an ENCORE screening of "A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor Live" in HD on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. This show will be recorded live the previous week out of the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, and be rebroadcast to select movie theatres across the country for a special one night ENCORE showing. For more than 35 years, legions of fans have tuned in to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion": to be entertained by his low-key reflections, sharp insights, and trademark humor. Each week, "A Prairie Home Companion" is heard by more than four million listeners of every age, on more than 600 public radio stations across the country. The show is performed live on stage in front of an audience. Don't miss this once in a lifetime event. This program is not rated but should be treated as PG13.

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, Feb 12th

Wednesday, Feb 17th

Friday, Feb 19th

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

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