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Judge the Movie by its Trailer: "Green Zone" - Watch, then Comment!

The saying goes "you can't judge a book by its cover," but can you judge a movie by its trailer? That's what we're here to find out, with the first in what I hope to be a series of such entries. Our first movie trailer is for Green Zone, directed... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 12, 2010

  1. Valentine's Day
  2. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  3. The Wolfman
  4. Avatar
  5. Dear John
  6. The Tooth Fairy
  7. From Paris With Love
  8. Edge of Darkness
  9. Crazy Heart
  10. When in Rome

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.

2010 Academy Award-Nominated Animated Shorts

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2010 Academy Award-Nominated Live-Action Shorts

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Blood Done Sign My Name
In 1970, Henry Marrow, a black Vietnam veteran, is murdered by a local white man, Robert Teel, and his sons. The Teels were acquitted by an all-white jury, which caused riots and arson in Oxford, N.C.

Starring Michael Rooker, Omar Benson Miller, Lee Norris, Rick Schroder, Lela Rochon

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
an intense scene of violence, thematic material involving racism, and for language

The Ghost Writer
Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), a former British Prime Minister, is holed up on an island off the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. in midwinter, writing his memoirs. When his long-standing aide drowns, a professional ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) is sent out to help him finish the book.

The anonymous ghost writer is quickly drawn into a political and sexual intrigue involving Lang's wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams) and his aide (Kim Cattrall). Hanging over Lang is the threat of a war crimes trial and a mysterious secret from his past that threatens to jeopardize international relations.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Kim Cattrall, Eli Wallach, James Belushi

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
language, brief nudity/sexuality, some violence and a drug reference

The Good Guy
Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all-- a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street hot-shot.

But just as everything seems to be falling into place, complications arise in the form of Tommy's sensitive and handsome co-worker Daniel. Beth soon learns that the game of love in the big city is a lot like Wall Street - high risk, high reward and everybody has an angle.

Starring Alexis Bledel, Scott Porter, Bryan Greenberg, Aaron Yoo, Andrew McCarthy, Anna Chlumsky

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
pervasive language and some sexual content

Happy Tears
Explores how a parent's dementia can distort the reality of one of his daughters while she is trying to get her life back together.

Starring Demi Moore, Parker Posey, Rip Torn, Ellen Barkin, Christian Camargo

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language, drug use, and some sexual content including brief nudity

The Last New Yorker
Lifelong friends Lenny Sugarman and Ruben Liebner, both in their 70s, both dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers, barely recognize the Manhattan of their youth. The city they've loved for decades has become a playground for the too-rich; their places, the ones they've frequented for years, are now refuges from a changing world they're increasingly unable to keep up with. When Lenny -- a lone schemer all his life -- finally gets in over his head, he decides to seek the one thing he's never had: true love. But to achieve it, he may have to abandon the only place he's ever known.

Starring Dominic Chianese, Dick Latessa, Kathleen Chalfant, Josh Hamilton, Kate Buddeke

Genre - Drama
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Shutter Island
Two U.S. marshals are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island's fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
disturbing violent content, language and some nudity

The Metropolitan Opera: Simon Boccanegra Encore

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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 26th

Monday, Mar 1st

Friday, Mar 5th

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

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