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Holland, OH: Super Cinemas Toledo Closing Delayed Until April 24

Originally expected to close on Sunday, the Super Cinemas Toledo in Holland, Ohio is now scheduled to close on April 24, 2008. According to their showtimes page, they will be showing movies at least through Thursday, April 24th. The theater is being ... (more)

Ocala, FL: Ocala Centre 6 Reopens After Recovering from Sinkhole

Last February, the Ocala Centre 6 in Ocala, Florida was closed quite unexpectedly when a huge sinkhole opened up beneath it. Now, 14 months after the incident, the theater is ready to re-open tomorrow, April 18, 2008. The Sun-Banner in Ocala is ... (more)

AMC Theatres Offers $1 Movies This Summer During "Summer MovieCamp"

AMC Theatres locations will be hosting their Summer MovieCamp series again this year at 105 locations in 38 markets across the country from June 25 - August 6, 2008. The Summer MovieCamp series presents G and PG-rated movies every Wednesday morning. ... (more)

Dedham, MA: Replacement for Showcase Cinemas Breaks Ground

The Showcase Cinemas Dedham in Dedham, Massachusetts closed earlier this month, but it will be reborn into a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex called "Legacy Place," which is scheduled to open next summer. A groundbreaking ... (more)

DVD Review: 30 Days of Night

30 Days of NightColumbia Pictures 19615113 Minutes List Price: $28.95 (Check Price at Amazon.com) Available 2/26/2008 Additional Movie Details  TheatricalThis DiscAspect Ratio:2.35:1 2.40:1Audio:      Disc ContentsUpfront ... (more)

Yuba City, CA: Construction Begins on New Movies 12

The Appeal-Democrat in Yuba City, California is reporting that construction has begun on a new 12-screen, 38,000 square foot theater next to the Cinemark Yuba City 8 on Whyler Road. Developers are now looking forward to speedy construction on a ... (more)

Indicators for Photos and Videos Added to "All Movies" and "Coming Soon" Pages in Now Showing

To make it easier to see which movies have photo galleries and trailers and videos associated with them, I have added indicators for each to the All Movies and Coming Soon pages in Now Showing. Screenshot of the indicators for videos and photos in ... (more)

Monster Cable tries to intimidate the wrong guy

Monster Cable has this legendary reputation for being overly aggressive when it comes to protecting their trademarks. Stories abound of companies unrelated to audio/video wiring getting cease-and-desist letters from Monster's lawyers claiming ... (more)

Los Angeles: World Premiere of "Speed Racer" at Nokia Theatre on April 26

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the world premiere of Speed Racer will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, April 26, 2008. Scheduled to appear from the film: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, John ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 11, 2008

  1. Prom Night
  2. Street Kings
  3. 21
  4. Nim's Island
  5. Leatherheads
  6. Horton Hears a Who
  7. Smart People
  8. The Ruins
  9. Superhero Movie
  10. Drillbit Taylor

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.

Anamorph
When a reclusive detective (Willem Dafoe) is drawn into the case of a serial killer who is enacting anamorphosis - a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective - only with human bodies; he is thrust into a dark and unsettling underworld that threatens to reveal the secrets of his tormented past.

Starring Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Stormare, Clea DuVall, James Rebhorn

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
distributing grisly images, some violence and language

Constantine's Sword
A documentary that examines the destructive legacy of an overly-religious military.

Genre - Documentary
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88 Minutes
A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI receives a death threat that says he has only 88 minutes to live.

To save his life, he must use all his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, which include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover and a serial killer on death row.

Starring Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Amy Brenneman, Leelee Sobieski, Deborah Kara Unger, Neal McDonough, Benjamin McKenzie

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Starring Ben Stein, Jason Collett

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
thematic material, some disturbing images and brief smoking

The Forbidden Kingdom
An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King.

With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Starring Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Yifei Liu

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of martial arts action and some violence

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
After a devastating break-up with his girlfriend, TV sitcom star Sarah Marshall, a heartbroken and depressed Peter heads to Hawaii for a little vacation to try his best to forget every detail of his relationship. But love laughs at Peter, because Sarah is vacationing in the same exclusive resort as Peter, along with her new boyfriend.

Starring Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, Mila Kunis, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Jack McBrayer

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content, language and some graphic nudity

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Genre - Documentary
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Jada
The story of a young woman whose life is thrown into a spin when her husband is killed in a questionable car accident. Her once prosperous middle-class lifestyle comes crashing down when the insurance company calls the accident a suicide and doesn't pay on the policy.

Starring Juan Mabson, Marlo Williams, Sonalii Castillo, Jennifer Freeman, Rockmond Dunbar

Genre - Drama
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Kiss the Bride
When Matt receives an invitation to high school best friend Ryan's wedding he's surprised - especially that Ryan is marrying a woman! Matt plans to rescue his former love from whatever "she-devil" has trapped him into this huge mistake.

On the other hand, Ryan's perky fiancé Alex takes quite the liking to Matt. Is she very cunning, disarmingly ditzy, completely adorable - or all three? As Matt tries to rekindle the old flame, Ryan is intent on putting out any sparks. Ryan dismisses their old romance as just a high school thing, but Matt realizes Ryan may still be the love of his life. All the while, Matt must deal with "his new best friend" Alex, the two families, and a hometown he thought he'd left entirely in the past.

Starring Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner, James O'Shea, Amber Benson, Garrett M. Brown

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content and language

The Life Before Her Eyes
A suburban wife and mother begins to question her seemingly perfect life and perhaps her sanity on the 15th anniversary of a tragic high school shooting that took the life of her best friend.

Reflecting back on the youthful recklessness and sexual awakening of her youthful self, she attempts to come to terms with decisions that forever altered the course of her life, and the lives of those around her.

Starring Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri, Brett Cullen, James Urbaniak

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violent and disturbing content, language and brief drug use

NY Rangers vs NJ Devils Game 5 Viewing Party

Genre - Program
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Pathology
When medical student Ted Gray (Milo Ventimiglia) graduates top of his class he joins one of the nation's most prestigious pathology programs. With talent and determination, Ted is quickly noticed by the program's privileged and elite band of interns who invite him into their crowd.

Intrigued by his new friends, he begins to uncover secrets he never expected and finds that he has unknowingly become a pawn in their dangerous and secret after-hours game at the morgue of who can commit the perfect undetectable murder. As Ted becomes seduced into their wild extracurricular activities, the danger becomes real and he must stay one step ahead of the game before he is the next victim.

Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Alyssa Milano, Michael Weston, Lauren Lee Smith, Dan Callahan, Mei Melanšon, John de Lancie, Keir O'Donnell

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
disturbing and perverse behavior throughout, including violence, gruesome images, strong sexual content, nudity, drug use and language

Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
With no military experience, knowledge or expertise, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock sets off to do what the CIA, FBI and countless bounty hunters have failed to do: find the world's most wanted man.

Why take on such a seemingly impossible mission? Simple--he wants to make the world safe for his soon to be born child. But before he finds Osama bin Laden, he first needs to learn where he came from, what makes him tick, and most importantly, what exactly created bin Laden to begin with.

Following bin Laden's trail through some of the most dangerous places in the world, Spurlock encounters both the rational and the radical faces of the Middle East. He interviews many people who embrace him on the streets and welcome him into their homes, often gaining impressions that sharply contrast with the conventional media images of the region.

Spurlock finds they're not that different from American families, sharing the same hopes and fears for their children that he has for his own.

Starring Morgan Spurlock

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
some strong language

Young @ Heart
Prepare to be entertained by the inspiring individuals of YOUNG@HEART, a New England senior citizens chorus that has delighted audiences worldwide with their covers of songs by everyone from The Clash to Coldplay.

As Stephen Walker's documentary begins, the retirees, led by their strict musical director, are rehearsing their new show, struggling with a discordant Sonic Youth number and giving new meaning to James Brown's "I Feel Good." What ultimately emerges is a funny and unexpectedly moving testament to friendship, creative inspiration, and reaching beyond expectations.

Starring Young@Heart Chorus, Bob Cilman

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
some mild language and thematic elements

Zombie Strippers
In the not too distant future, a secret government chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Neb., and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into 'Super Zombie Strippers', the girls struggle with whether or not to conform to the new 'fad' even if it means there is no turning back.

Starring Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, Roxy Saint, Joey Medina, Shamron Moore

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong violence and gore, sexuality/nudity and language

Bratz: Girlz Really Rock
NCM Fathom presents the Bratz in their first ever animated musical movie--"Bratz: Girlz Really Rock--in select theatres one day only on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. (local time).

Join the girls in a super musical adventure at Camp Starshine featuring eight brand new songs and tons of dancing. Plus--see an exclusive interview with the real-life inspiration behind Yasmin's character and a never-before-seen Bratz episode--only at this one day event!

Genre - Animation
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Carmen: Royal Opera House/ London

Starring Anna Caterina Antonacci

Genre - Musical
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Madama Butterfly (San Francisco Opera)

Starring Patricia Racette, Marie Plette, Brandon Jovanovich, James Valenti, Zheng Cao

Genre - Musical
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Stuff and Dough (Marfa si banii)

Starring Alexandru Papadopol, Dragos Bucur, Ioana Flora, Luminita Gheorghiu, Razvan Vasilescu

Genre - Drama
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The Countdown

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!

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Thursday, May 1st

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

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