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Sony Pictures Developing Digital Cinema Production Unit

In another indication of where the future of entertainment is headed in movie theaters, Reuters is reporting that Sony Pictures is developing plans for a new digital cinema unit that will focus on delivering live events to movie theater screens: The ... (more)

Amazon Offers Bundle of PS3, Remote, and "The Fifth Element" on Blu-ray for $399

For a limited time, Amazon.com is offering the PlayStation 3, their Blu-ray remote, and the Blu-ray disc of The Fifth Element for $399: PS3 Blu-ray Bundle This is essentially getting you the remote and movie for free, which, if purchased ... (more)

New Photos Added for Disney/Pixar's "WALL-E"

I just added 7 new photos to the Photo Gallery for Disney/Pixar's upcoming movie WALL-E, which opens in theaters on June 27th. This movie is Pixar's latest release since 2007's Ratatouille, which was an Academy Award® Winner for Best Animated ... (more)

14 New Photos for "Sex and the City"

I've added 14 new photos to the Photo Gallery for Sex and the City, which opens in theaters next Friday, May 30th. The new photos offer additional shots of Carrie, Samantha, Mr. Big, Charlotte, and Miranda as played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim ... (more)

Advance Showtimes and Tickets Now Available for "Sex and the City"

Fans of the TV Show "Sex and the City" have been waiting a long time for a movie to be released, and their wait is now just a little shorter. The aptly titled Sex and the City will open in theaters on Friday, May 30th, and many theaters ... (more)

$100 Roku Device Provides Unlimited Instant Viewing from Your Netflix Subscription

Regular readers here know how I feel about Netflix and the convenience it offers for renting DVDs and Blu-ray discs (and for a little while longer, HD DVDs), but one aspect of their business has always eluded that level of value and convenience; ... (more)

12 New Photos Added for "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

Madison Davenport, Abigail Breslin and Brieanne Jansen in a scene from Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. © 2008 From HBO Films/A Picturehouse release - Photographer: Cylla von Tiedemann Click here to view a large version of this and other photos ... (more)

Photo Gallery Created for "Mongol"

A nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Mongol will be opening in theaters on June 6, 2008, and we have a collection of photos from the movie to share! Mongol tells the story of Genghis Khan, who was a slave before he conquered half the world ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of May 16, 2008

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  2. Iron Man
  3. What Happens in Vegas
  4. Speed Racer
  5. Made of Honor
  6. Baby Mama
  7. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  8. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  9. The Forbidden Kingdom
  10. The Visitor

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.

The Animation Show 4

Genre - Program
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The Children of Huang Shi
In war-torn 1930's China, a young English journalist, an American nurse and the leader of a Chinese partisan group who meet in desperate and unexpected circumstances. Together they rescue 60-orphaned, children leading them on an extraordinary journey, across hundreds of miles of treacherous terrain, through snow-covered mountains and an unforgiving desert. Along the way they discover the true meaning of love, responsibility and courage.

Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Guang Li

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some disturbing and violent content

Follows two days in the life of the Postal Dude, in the regrettably named town of Paradise. Just when he thinks he has hit rock bottom, things get worse.

Starring Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Chris Coppola, Michael Benyaer, Jackie Tohn

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
extremely crude humor throughout, including strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language and some drug use

War, Inc.
Turaqistan is a country occupied by an American private corporation run by the former US Vice President. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires Hauser to kill a Middle Eastern oil minister.

Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah, an outrageous Central Asian pop star and keeping a sexy left-wing reporter in check.

Starring John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, Ben Kingsley

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence, language and brief sexual material

Romeo & Juliet: Royal Ballet/London

Starring Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta

Genre - Musical
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Spirit of the Marathon - San Diego

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!

Friday, May 30th

Friday, Jun 6th

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

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