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The Next Three Days: 2,564 (NEW)
Megamind: 3,779 (-170)
Due Date: 3,229 (-136)
Unstoppable: 3,209 (+2)
Skyline: 2,882 (+2)
Morning Glory: 2,544 (+26)
Red: 2,034 (-844)
For Colored Girls: 1,216 (-911)
Paranormal Activity 2: 1,101 (-1,302)
Secretariat: 1,010 (1,009)
Saw 3D: 806 (-1,170)
Jackass 3D: 687 (-920)
The Social Network: 571 (-517)
Life As We Know It: 558 (-681)
Hereafter: 403 (-1,288)
Fair Game: 386 (+211)

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Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres® (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces that even more guests in New Jersey will soon be able to watch the latest movies while enjoying their favorite food and beverages when AMC Bridgewater Commons 7 in Bridgewater, N.J. opens on Nov. 22.

Just five days after the debut of AMC Dine-In Theatres at AMC Essex Green 9 in West Orange, N.J. on Nov. 17, AMC Bridgewater Commons 7 combines restaurant cuisine and cocktails with AMC's noted immersive movie theatre experience and hit movies.

"We are excited to present AMC Bridgewater Commons 7 as another one of our flagship AMC Dine-In Theatres," said Gerry Lopez, chief executive officer and president, AMC. "This concept showcases the options we provide our guests. It's one example of how AMC embraces consumer trends and takes a proprietary approach to food and beverage service at the concession stand and inside our auditoriums."

AMC Dine-In Theatres at AMC Bridgewater Commons 7 offers a meal-and-a-movie option and a bar and lounge:
Fork & Screen® - The theatre's seven auditoriums will offer:

• Casual, in-theatre dining
• Upgraded, comfortable reserved seating
• Table-top dining
• An extensive menu including Crab Rangoon Dip, Thai Coconut Chicken Tenders and Chocolate Loving Spoon Cake served via seat-side service
• Fork & Screen guests must be at least 18 years old unless accompanied by a parent or guardian
• (at least 21)
MacGuffins®
• A full-service bar and lounge area inside the theatre
• Named after a term coined by famed filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock
• Features a variety of beer, wine, cocktails and a selection of appetizers and desserts
• MacGuffins guests must be at least 18 years old; minors accompanied by a parent or guardian
• (at least 21) are welcome
AMC Dine-In Theatres at AMC Bridgewater Commons 7 pricing:
• $10 for an adult movie ticket in Fork & Screen auditoriums plus a:
o $10 experience charge on weekdays and before 4 p.m.
o $15 experience charge after 4 p.m. on weekends and holiday periods
• The $10/$15 experience charge is deducted from meal purchases in the auditorium

In addition to AMC Bridgewater Commons 7, AMC will open a third AMC Dine-In Theatre location in New Jersey at AMC Menlo Park 12 in Edison, N.J. on Dec. 15.
AMC is also converting a wing of its AMC Grapevine Mills 30 theatre in Grapevine, Texas to its AMC Dine-Theatres concept, which opens on Dec. 8.
AMC features four existing AMC Dine-In Theatre locations:
• AMC Essex Green 9 - West Orange, N.J.
• AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead - Atlanta
• AMC Studio 30 - Olathe, Kan.
• AMC Mainstreet 6 - Kansas City, Mo.

For more information about AMC Dine-In Theatres, please visit: www.amctheatres.com/dinein.

 

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Beverly Hills, CA -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. One hundred-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:

* "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer" Alex Gibney, director (ES Productions LLC)
* "Enemies of the People" Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, directors (Old Street Films)
* "Exit through the Gift Shop" Banksy, director (Paranoid Pictures)
* "Gasland" Josh Fox, director (Gasland Productions, LLC)
* "Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould" Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont, directors
(White Pine Pictures)
* "Inside Job" Charles Ferguson, director (Representational Pictures)
* "The Lottery" Madeleine Sackler, director (Great Curve Films)
* "Precious Life" Shlomi Eldar, director (Origami Productions) "Megamind"
* "Quest for Honor" Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, director (Smothers Bruni Productions)
* "Restrepo" Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, directors (Outpost Films)
* "This Way of Life" Thomas Burstyn, director (Cloud South Films)
* "The Tillman Story" Amir Bar-Lev, director (Passion Pictures/Axis Films)
* "Waiting for ‘Superman" Davis Guggenheim, director (Electric Kinney Films)
* "Waste Land" Lucy Walker, director (Almega Projects)
* "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe" Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, directors (Disturbing the Universe LLC)

The Documentary Branch Screening Committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

 

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Los Angeles, CA -- November 18, 2010 - Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman will narrate "Born to be Wild 3D". The latest IMAX® 3D film is scheduled for release to IMAX® theatres starting April 8, 2011. Born to be Wild 3D combines breathtaking IMAX 3D footage of the remote rainforests of Indonesia and the vast deserts of Africa, in an intimate and uplifting tale of how the power of love can give orphaned baby orangutans and elephants a second chance at life in the wild.

"I feel immensely privileged as a filmmaker that someone of Morgan's stature is involved in this project," said "Born to be Wild 3D" writer/producer Drew Fellman. "His extraordinary voice will profoundly elevate this touching tale of the bond between humans and animals."

"It's a tremendous honor to have Morgan lend his talents to this powerful IMAX film," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Mr. Freeman's incredible voice informs the story in a remarkable way and is an ideal fit for this important and heartwarming journey. His ability to connect with moviegoers of all ages in an emotionally moving manner will complement the stunning images of the film and ultimately enhance the immersive power of The IMAX 3D Experience®."

"We are so excited that we are afforded the opportunity to further our professional relationship with Morgan," said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures. "He is one of the most recognizable and respected talents in entertainment today and his distinctive voice will command the attention of audiences as they follow the real-life adventures of these animals."

Morgan Freeman most recently earned an Academy Award® nomination for his leading role as Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood's acclaimed drama "Invictus." His numerous honors include four Academy Award® nominations, taking home the Oscar® for his work in "Million Dollar Baby," as well as four Golden Globe nominations, with a win in 1990 for his performance in "Driving Miss Daisy." Freeman's myriad additional credits include the award-winning films "The Dark Knight," "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Unforgiven," and he also narrated the Oscar®-winning documentary "March of the Penguins." He can currently be seen in the action comedy "Red," and will soon star in "Dolphin Tale," to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2011.

"Born to be Wild 3D" is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, "Born to be Wild 3D" is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their team rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

The film's trailer will make its online debut today on Apple.com and its in-theatre debut the following day in IMAX theatres with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1". More information about the film can be found at www.imax.com/borntobewild.

"Born to be Wild 3D" is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production. The film is directed by David Lickley, written and produced by Drew Fellman with cinematography by David Douglas.

 

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved legislation to provide the Justice Department with new tools to crack down on the theft and distribution of illegal digital movies, television shows and other counterfeit material by rogue websites on the Internet. The following is a statement by Bob Pisano, President and Interim CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA):

"These rogue sites exist for one purpose only: to make a profit using the Internet to distribute the stolen and counterfeited goods and ideas of others. The economic impact of these activities-millions of lost jobs and dollars-is profound. That's why dozens of labor organizations and businesses groups have come together to support the bill approved today by the Judiciary Committee.

As part of a wide ranging coalition of workers and businesses whose jobs and financial health have been placed at risk by content theft, we commend Senators Patrick Leahy and Orrin Hatch for their leadership on this bill. We look forward to working with them and the other cosponsors of the legislation, along with their colleagues in the House to help the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act become law.

The film and television industry alone is responsible for more than 2.4 million hard working, middle-class jobs in all 50 states. For these workers and their families, digital theft means declining incomes, lost jobs and reduced health and retirement benefits. Unfortunately, this means nothing to the operators of rogue websites who seek to benefit illegally from the hard work of others.

The operators of these sites use a variety of means to facilitate their goals - advertising, rentals, sales and charges for premium services. They are commonly assisted-sometimes unwittingly-- by American companies whose ads are placed on the sites by brokers. They are also often aided by enterprises that provide the financial services for their schemes.

As Sen. Leahy has noted, these are the ‘worst of the worst' online websites. The operators of these sites knowingly break the law, harm the American economy, deprive American intellectual property owners of their rights, cost American jobs and, in the case of counterfeit prescription drugs, potentially threaten the health and welfare of American consumers.

It will take a strong, sustained effort to stop Internet thieves and profiteers. We believe that Congress and the Administration can make a significant contribution to that effort by turning the Leahy-Hatch bill into law and giving law enforcement significantly enhanced tools for addressing a threat that deprives American innovators of the fruits of their labors and menaces our nation's economic health."

Background:

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act will provide the Department of Justice with tools to track and shut down websites devoted to providing access to unauthorized downloads, streaming, or sale of copyrighted content and counterfeit goods. It will:

• Give the Department of Justice an expedited process for cracking down on websites that are dedicated to making infringing goods and services available;
• Authorize the Department of Justice to file an in rem civil action against a domain name, and seek a preliminary order from the court that the domain name is being used to traffic infringing material. The Department must publish notice of the action promptly after filing, and it would have to meet clear criteria that focus on the sites' substantial and repeated role in online piracy or counterfeiting;
• Provide safeguards allowing the domain name owner or site operator to petition the court to lift the order;
• Provide safeguards against abuse by allowing only the Justice Department to initiate an action, and by giving a federal court the final say about whether a particular site would be cut off from supportive services.

 

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