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Los Angeles, CA: Premiere of "Kung Fu Panda" to be held on Sunday, June 1st at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Dreamworks has announced that the Los Angeles Premiere for the animated movie Kung Fu Panda will be held at Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Sunday, June 1, 2008. Cast members and filmmakers attending include Jack Black (Po), Dustin Hoffman ... (more)

New "Dark Knight" Trailer

A third trailer for The Dark Knight is now available! It features quite a few scenes with the late Heath Ledger as the Joker and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, as well as Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batman and Maggie Gyllenhaal's Rachel Dawes. The ... (more)

Franklin, WI: Showtime Cinema Announces 5th Annual Summer Kids' Series of Movies

Showtime Cinema in Franklin, Wisconsin has announced that they will be offering family-oriented movies this summer with low-priced admission for all ages! For the fifth year, they will be showing family-friendly movie, like Alvin and the Chipmunks ... (more)

Tickets for "Sex and the City" are selling fast!

Even though Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made box office news this past weekend, tickets for this weekend's release of Sex and the City are selling at a breakneck pace! If you are thinking of seeing Sex and the City this ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of May 23, 2008

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

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. We reward speed, size and above all else: winning--at sport, at business and at war. Metaphorically, we are a nation on steroids. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs?

"Bigger, Stronger, Faster" explores our win-at-all-cost culture through the lens of a personal journey. It is a collision of pop culture, animated sequences and first-person narrative, with a diverse cast including US Congressmen, professional athletes, medical experts and everyday gym rats. At its heart, this is the story of director Christopher Bell and his two brothers, who grew up idolizing muscular giants like Hulk Hogan, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and who went on to become members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream.

When you discover that your heroes have all broken the rules, do you follow the rules, or do you follow your heroes?

Starring Chris Bell

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
thematic material involving drugs, language, some sexual content and violent images

The Foot Fist Way
Self-control, perseverance, integrity, indomitable spirit--that's what it's supposed to be all about at the Concord Tae Kwon Do Studio, where boys are turned into black-belts and suburbanites are chiseled into great warriors, all under the watchful tutelage of proud sensei Fred Simmons. That is, until Fred discovers his wife has been unfaithful and instantly descends into a blubbering mess.

OK, so maybe Fred is far more blowhard than kick-ass hero. But, when he sets out on a last-ditch quest to meet his kung-fu idol--the eight-time undefeated champ and star of the "Seven Rings of Pain" trilogy, Chuck "The Truck" Wallace--Fred winds up on a wild, comic journey that will take him from egomaniacal bluster all to the way to becoming the stand-up man of his delusional dreams.

Starring Danny McBride, Mary Jane Bostwick, Spencer Moreno, Carlos Lopez, Ben Best

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong language and some sexual content

Hastey Hastey Follow Your Heart!

Starring Jimmy Shergill, Rajpal Yadav, Shakti Kapoor, Nisha Rawal, Sarah Therese Thomas

Genre - Comedy
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Savage Grace
The incredible true story of Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, the dashing heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune.

Beautiful, red-headed and charismatic, Barbara is still no match for her well-bred husband. The birth of the couple's only child, Tony, rocks the uneasy balance in this marriage of extremes. Tony is a failure in his father's eyes.

As he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for a tragedy of spectacular decadence are sown. Spanning 1946 to 1972, the film unfolds in six acts. The Baekelands' pursuit of social distinction and the glittering "good life" propels them across the globe. We follow their heady rise and tragic fall against the backdrop of New York, Paris, Cadaques, Mallorca and London.

Starring Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Dancy, Elena Anaya

Genre - Drama
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Sex and the City
Sex and the City is coming to the big screen in a feature film adaptation of the hit HBO television series. The film will follow the continuing adventures of the series four main characters - Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda - as they live their lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended.

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Chris Noth, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

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

The Strangers
A couple in a remote vacation home is targeted by three dangerous masked strangers. The resulting clashes force the couple to go well beyond what they thought themselves capable of in order to survive.

Starring Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Glenn Howerton, Kip Weeks, Laura Margolis

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
violence/terror and language

Brandi is a compassionate young retirement-home caregiver in-line for a promotion. Tom is a victim of the downsized economy, out of work and newly homeless.

Their worlds collide when Brandi, driving home from a club after too many drinks and pills, accidentally hits Tom, the impact smashing his body head-first through her car's windshield. If discovered, this "accident" will extinguish her bright future, so instead of saving him, her plan is to let him pass and dispose of the body later.

Faced with this reality, Tom knows he must escape if he wants to survive.

Starring Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby, Rukiya Bernard, John Dartt

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong violence, disturbing content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use

The Unknown Woman (La Sconosciuta)
A young East European prostitute-turned-cleaning lady is intent on carrying out a mysterious mission in Italy.

Starring Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino

Genre - Drama
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Big Screen Safari (National Geographic Kids)

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, Jun 6th

Friday, Jun 13th

Friday, Jun 20th

Friday, Jun 27th

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

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