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Now Listing Showtimes for All U.S. Theaters!

Back in January 1995, The BigScreen Cinema Guide started out with very humble beginnings. Originally named The Penguin Cinema Guide, it listed movie showtimes for theaters only in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin metropolitan area. From there it expanded... (more)

Pittsburgh, PA: Showcase Cinemas Pittsburgh West to Close April 15th

The Beaver County Times is reporting that the Showcase Cinemas Pittsburgh West in Robinson Township (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania will be closing on April 15, 2010: Showcase West failed to keep pace with cinema chains such as Cinemark, which... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 2, 2010

  1. Clash of the Titans
  2. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too
  3. How to Train Your Dragon
  4. The Last Song
  5. Alice in Wonderland
  6. Hot Tub Time Machine
  7. The Bounty Hunter
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  9. She's Out of My League
  10. Shutter Island

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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.

A young woman finds herself in a funeral home, caught between life and death. While she fights to avoid being buried alive, the funeral director holds her fate in his hands.

Starring Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Christina Ricci, Josh Charles, Chandler Canterbury

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
nudity, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
Nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island and uncover a game that when played brings out the worst in each of them. Jealously, greed, hatred, lust, all of the things they keep buried deep inside themselves rise to the surface and come to a boil.

"The Black Waters of Echo's Pond" shows those who look into it what they want to see -- but what you want to see isn't always the truth.

Starring Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris, Sean Lawlor, James Duval, Nick Mennell

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated R
bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity

Date Night
Claire and Phil Foster (Tina Fey and Steve Carell) are a suburban couple slogging through their daily lives and marriage. Even their "date nights" of dinner and a movie have become routine.

To reignite the marital spark, they visit a trendy Manhattan bistro, where a case of mistaken identity hurtles them through the city at breakneck speeds, into non-stop adventure. Remembering what made them so special together, Phil and Claire take on a couple of corrupt cops, a top-level mobster – and a crazed cabbie – as their date becomes a night they’ll never forget.

Starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Leighton Meester, Ray Liotta, Kristen Wiig, Mark Ruffalo, Common

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference

Everyone Else (Alle Anderen)

Starring Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Nicole Marischka, Mira Partecke

Genre - Drama
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The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Joheun-nom, Nabbeun-nom, Isanghan-nom)
Set in the 1930's Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train.

Do-Won is a bounty hunter who tracks down dangerous criminals. Chang- yi is the leader of a group of tough-as-nails bandits. Tae-goo is a train robber with nine lives.

The three strangers engage in a chase across Manchuria to take possession of a map Tae-goo discovers while robbing the train. Also on the hunt for the mysterious map are the Japanese army and Asian bandits.

In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand as the winner in the end?

Starring Woo-sung Jung, Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Ji-won Uhm, Kyeong-hun Jo

Genre - Western
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It Came From Kuchar
"It Came From Kuchar" is a film about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, George and Mike Kuchar.

As kids in the 1950s, George and Mike began making no-budget 8mm epics in their Bronx neighborhood, starring friends and family. In the 1960s the Kuchars became part of Warhol's New York, underground film scene.

The Kuchar brother's films have inspired many prominent filmmakers, including John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Guy Maddin and Wayne Wang.

Starring John Waters, B. Ruby Rich, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, George Kuchar

Genre - Documentary
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Letters to God
His days had been filled with climbing trees, soccer games, and love from his family. Then one day, 9-year-old Tyler Doherty learned a new word-cancer.

Brady McDaniels' life was spiraling out of control. The letter carrier had little reason to keep going, until one day he met young Tyler.

The result is about what happens when a beleaguered postman must decide what to do with the prayer letters written by a boy stricken with cancer.

Starring Robyn Lively, Jeffrey Johnson, Bailee Madison, Tanner Maguire, Michael Bolten

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
thematic material

Life During Wartime

Starring Ally Sheedy, CiarŠn Hinds, Allison Janney, Chris Marquette, Gaby Hoffmann

Genre - Comedy
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Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)
Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni (director and screenwriter Gianni Di Gregorio) is forced to entertain his 93-year-old mother and three other lively mamas in their ancient apartment during Italy’s biggest summer holiday, Pranzo di Ferragosto.

Starring Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calž, Grazia Cesarini Sforza

Genre - Drama
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The Misfortunates (De helaasheid der dingen)

Starring Pauline Grossen, Koen De Graeve, Johan Heldenbergh, Natali Broods, Wouter Hendrickx

Genre - Drama
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Starring Vivek Oberoi, Aruna Shields, Nandana Sen, Niroo Singh, Sanjay Kapoor

Genre - Action/Adventure
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The Square
"The Square" centers on an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder.

Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. Ray's moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband's latest crime. This is their chance: Take the money and run. If only it were that simple.

The seed is planted and Ray, fearing he will lose his love, engineers the plan. The plan goes horribly wrong, but, still, nobody knows. Then, the first blackmail note arrives.

Starring David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Anthony Hayes, Lisa Bailey

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
violence and language

When You're Strange
Narrated by Johnny Depp, award-winning writer-director Tom DiCillo’s movie uncovers historic, previously unseen footage of The Doors and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of their music and legacy.

"When You’re Strange" is the first feature documentary to tell their story.

Starring Johnny Depp

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
some sexual content including references, nudity, drug material and language

Who Do You Love
Leonard Chess changed the face of modern music, and he did so without playing a note. An immigrant living in Chicago just as the city was exploding with new blues sounds, he heard what few others did at the time: the universal passion in the music. Etta James, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley all rose to fame thanks to Chess.

At first with a nightclub and then with his legendary record label, Chess earned his place in American cultural history. This is his story, and it rocks.

Starring Jon Abrahams, Brett Beoubay, Rus Blackwell, Marcus Lyle Brown, Chris Burnett

Genre - Drama
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La Mission

Starring Jeremy Ray Valdez, Max Rosenak, Patrick Shining Elk, Benjamin Bratt, Talisa Soto

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language, some violence and sexual content

The Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet Encore
NCM Fathom presents an encore presentation of Thomas' Hamlet in select theatres nationwide.

The encore presentation (captured live on March 27, 2010) will be shown for one day only on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:30 PM in all time zones.

The works of Shakespeare have inspired more operatic adaptations than any other writer's. Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay bring their extraordinary acting and singing skills to two of the Bard's most unforgettable characters in this new production of Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer created an extended mad scene that is among the greatest in opera.

Starring Marlis Petersen, Jennifer Larmore, Toby Spence, Simon Keenlyside, James Morris

Genre - Program
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Starring Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Noel Clarke, David Morrissey

Genre - Action/Adventure
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An Inconvenient Tax
An Inconvenient Tax sheds light on one of America’s messiest problems — a fundamentally broken tax code that affects every part of people’s lives. With the U.S. Congress making over 16,000 changes to the tax code in the last two decades alone, many Americans want something better, but few know where to start.

This feature-length documentary film reveals the many ways Congress uses the tax code to achieve political goals that have nothing to do with raising revenue. It also tackles the controversial issue of tax reform through a non-partisan presentation of U.S. tax history and current proposals to fix the code.

In a time when America faces fiscal crisis, An Inconvenient Tax brings a crucial exploration of the tax code to the big screen.

Starring Noam Chomsky, Steve Warren, Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee, Steve Forbes

Genre - Documentary
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Undisputed III: Redemption

Starring Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir, Hristo Shopov, Marko Zaror

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
brutal bloody violence and pervasive language

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, Apr 16th

Saturday, Apr 17th

Tuesday, Apr 20th

Wednesday, Apr 21st

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

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