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Carson City, NV: Former Northgate Movies 10 Re-Opens as Carson Stadium Cinemas

The former Northgate Movies 10 in Carson City, Nevada has re-opened as the Carson Stadium Cinemas. The first date that movies were shown at the re-opened theater was July 30, 2010, and a grand opening is scheduled for August 20, 2010.

Brea, CA: Brea Plaza 5 Now Open

After being closed for several years, the Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas in Brea, California is now showing movies again! See the Showtimes page to see what movies are playing.

Seekonk, MA: Showcase Cinemas Seekonk 1-10 to Close

The Showcase Cinemas Seekonk 1-10 in Seekonk, Massachusetts will close after Labor Day 2010, according to an article in the The Providence Journal, which quotes a National Amusements executive. "The theatre is closing as it is no longer... (more)

West Orange, NJ: AMC Essex Green Cinema Closes for Renovations Into a "Fork & Screen" Location

The AMC Essex Green Cinema in West Orange, New Jersey closed for renovations after its shows on Sunday, August 8, 2010, according to a press release issued by AMC Entertainment, Inc. It is scheduled to re-open in Winter as one of AMC's "Fork &... (more)

New York, NY: AMC Empire 25 Gets "ETX" Treatment

The AMC Empire 25 in New York City has added one of AMC's big-screen concept "Enhanced Theatre Experience" ETX screens, according to a press release issued by AMC Entertainment earlier this month. For more details, please see the Press Release... (more)

Granite City, IL: Granite City Cinema to Open August 20, 2010

Moviegoers in Granite City, Illinois will have a new movie theater to attend when the Granite City Cinema opens on August 20, 2010! According to an article in the Suburban Journals, Granite City owns the theater, and it will be operated by St.... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 6, 2010

  1. The Other Guys
  2. Inception
  3. Step Up 3D
  4. Salt
  5. Dinner for Schmucks
  6. Despicable Me
  7. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  8. Charlie St. Cloud
  9. Toy Story 3
  10. The Kids Are All Right

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.

Animal Kingdom
A crime drama exploring the tense battle between a criminal family and the police, and the ordinary lives caught in the middle.

Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence, drug content and pervasive language

Eat Pray Love
Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) is a modern woman on a quest to marvel at and travel the world while rediscovering and reconnecting with her true inner self in Eat Pray Love.

At a crossroads after a divorce, Gilbert takes a year-long sabbatical from her job and steps uncharacteristically out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life.

In her wondrous and exotic travels, she experiences the simple pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of love in Bali.

Based on an inspiring true story, Eat Pray Love proves that there really is more than one way to let yourself go and see the world.

Starring Julia Roberts, James Franco, Billy Crudup, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity

The Expendables
A group of mercenaries is hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren’t quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal.

With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge – one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Giselle Itie, David Zayas, Steve Austin

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language


Genre - Documentary
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Peepli Live
In the village of Peepli, farmers have grown so desperate that they're seriously considering taking up a government deal that offers compensation to their families if they commit suicide. When word of this reaches a celebrity news anchor, the plight of Peepli becomes a TV sensation -- and one naïve farmer finds himself on very public suicide watch.

Starring Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak

Genre - Drama
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally.

The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references

La Soga
In a poor neighborhood in the Dominican Republic, where the streets are run by deported drug dealers, a modest butcher struggles to raise his sensitive 10-year old son, Luisito. When Luisito witnesses the brutal murder of his father by a vicious criminal named Rafa, his life is forever altered.

Twenty years later, Luisito works for General Colon, the head of the Dominican secret police. Colon preys on the impressionable Luisito's desire for revenge and transforms him into a heartless killer. As Luisito investigates the General and unearths the greatest betrayal of all, he must find his own kind of justice, while dealing with the consequences of his own actions.

Starring Manny Perez, Denise Quiñones, Paul Calderon, Juan Fernandez, Hemky Madera

Genre - Drama
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Tales From Earthsea (Gedo senki)

Starring Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara, Yûko Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa

Genre - Animation
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White Wedding

Starring Jodie Whittaker, Kenneth Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo, Mbulelo Grootboom, Zandile Msutwana

Genre - Comedy
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Thunderstruck 9

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated G

A Film Unfinished
At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered.

Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply “Ghetto,” this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel, inclusive of multiple takes and cameraman staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage.

A FILM UNFINISHED presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing “the good life” enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.

A FILM UNFINISHED is a film of enormous import, documenting some of the worst horrors of our time and exposing the efforts of its perpetrators to propel their agenda and cast it in a favorable light.

Starring Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler

Genre - Documentary
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Vampires Suck
A comedy about contemporary teen angst and romance movies. Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen, is torn between two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child. Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their own romantic issues -- all of which collide at the prom.

Starring Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Charlie Weber, Ken Jeong, Marcelle Baer, Chris Riggi

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
crude sexual content, comic violence, language and teen partying

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Genre - Program
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For a complete list of recent movies playing in theaters, please see our "New Movies" page.

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