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Full Cast List Announced for "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"

Dreamworks Animation has announced the full cast listing for the upcoming animated comedy Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa which will open in theaters November 7, 2008. Joining David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron ... (more)

View a chat transcript with Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro talking about the Hobbit movies

The web site Weta Holics held a chat session with Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro where the executive producer and director (respectively) of the two upcoming movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (the book that came before The Lord of ... (more)

WalMart to offer $100 gift cards with purchase of Blu-ray players - including PS3's - June 8-14

News agency Reuters is reporting that WalMart will be offering $100 gift cards with each Blu-ray player purchased between June 8, 2008 and June 14, 2008. This includes the PlayStation 3 game console, which is our pick for the best Blu-ray player ... (more)

Universal City, CA: World Premiere of "The Incredible Hulk" at the Gibson Amphitheatre on June 8th

Universal Pictures has announced that the world premiere for The Incredible Hulk will be held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Sunday, June 8, 2008. Cast and crew from the movie will be attending, including director Louis ... (more)

26 New Photos Added for Mike Myers and Jessica Alba Comedy "The Love Guru"

Paramount Pictures has supplied with 26 new photos for the upcoming comedy The Love Guru, starring Mike Myers and Jessica Alba, which opens in theaters on June 20, 2008. The new photos show many scenes from the movie and some of the crew during the ... (more)

Videos for "Kung Fu Panda"

The following are a collection of videos for Kung Fu Panda, which opens in theaters this Friday, June 6, 2008. To play a video, just click on the video window. Adobe's free Flash player is required to view these videos. "Nothing is ... (more)

22 New Photos for "Kung Fu Panda"

Paramount Pictures just made available 22 new photos for the upcoming animated movie Kung Fu Panda, which opens in theaters on Friday. The new photos include still from the movie as well as portraits of the major characters with their voice actor ... (more)

Sacramento, CA: Rats Create a Problem for the Century Stadium 14

The Century Stadium 14 movie theater in Sacramento, California has been ordered to shut down two of its three snack bars by the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department, and the theater voluntarily shut down two of its screens to deal ... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: World Premiere of "Get Smart" Held at Mann Village Theatre on June 16th

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the World Premiere of the upcoming action comedy Get Smart will be held on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the Mann Village Theatre - Westwood in Los Angeles, California. Cast members from the movie that are ... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: World Premiere of "Journey to the Center of the Earth - 3D" Held During LA Film Festival June 29th

The upcoming 3-D adventure movie Journey to the Center of the Earth - 3D will have its world premiere in Los Angeles, California on June 29th at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival. The special 3D screening is part of the Festival's annual Family Day ... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: 2008 LA Film Festival to Screen "Peter Pan" in Honor of Late Animator Ollie Johnston

In addition to the other activities during the Family Day celebration on June 29th at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival, there also will be a screening of Walt Disney's beloved classic, Peter Pan. The special screening will be done as tribute to ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of May 30, 2008

  1. Sex and the City
  2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  3. The Strangers
  4. Iron Man
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  6. What Happens in Vegas
  7. Speed Racer
  8. Baby Mama
  9. Made of Honor
  10. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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 Go-Getter
A teenage boy steals a car in order to go on a road trip to find his long-lost brother and tell him that their mother has died. The boy ends up finding his brother and himself as well.

Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone, Giuseppe Andrews, Kathleen M. Darcy, Judy Greer, Maura Tierney

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language, some sexual content and drug use

Kung Fu Panda
In Kung Fu Panda, martial arts masters must turn gentle, lazy Po the Panda into a Kung Fu fighter to save their valley when it is discovered that he bears the mark of a hero foretold in an ancient prophesy.

Starring Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
sequences of martial arts action

Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience
Kung Fu Panda, from DreamWorks Animation, has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology. Enthusiastic, big and a bit clumsy, Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols.

Starring Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
sequences of martial arts action

Mongol
In his early life, Genghis Khan was a slave before he conquered half the world during the 13th century.

Starring Tadanobu Asano

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sequences of bloody warfare

The Mother of Tears
An ancient urn chained to a coffin is unearthed by chance by some men at work along the road bordering Rome's Viterbo cemetery. The urn contains an age-old tunic and some objects belonging to Mater Lacrimarum, the Third Mother.

The only survivor of the Three Mothers - three powerful witches who had been shedding blood and terror for aeons - Mater Lacrimarum has been hiding in Rome for centuries and her awakening triggers a chain of mysterious and terrible events: the Evil is back to cast its dark shadow over the city.

Sarah Mandy, a young student of restoration, co-worker and love's interest of Michael Pierce, the curator of the Museum of Ancient Art of Rome, is involved in the escalating and increasingly frantic episodes of violence. Sarah tries to run away but she cannot: the Third Mother is looking for her and Sarah is not aware of the fact that her mother Elisa Mandy was a powerful white witch brutally killed by Mater Suspiriorum, the witch from Fryeburg.

Helped by the spirit of her mother, by an eminent esoterism academic, Guglielmo De Witt, and by the Chief Constable Marchi, Sarah realizes that she has no way out and that she must face the impending threat…

Starring Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James, Moran Atias, Valeria Cavalli

Genre - Horror
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On the Rumba River (Le Batelier de la Rumba)
A portrait of the beloved musician Wendo Kolosoy, whose music has come to embody the spirit of the Congolese people.

Starring Wendo Kolosoy, Mbinga Kabata, Antoine Moundanda, Joseph Munange, Mukubuele Nzoku

Genre - Documentary
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The Promotion
Two mid-level Chicago supermarket employees compete ruthlessly for a coveted managerial post at a new store location. They could not be more different, but going head-to-head in a contest of wits and will reveals how they have more in common than they once suspected.

Starring Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Gil Bellows, Fred Armisen, Nathan Adloff

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language including sexual references, and some drug use

Sarkar Raj

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Tanisha Mukherjee, Govind Namdeo

Genre - Drama
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When Did You Last See Your Father?
As Blake Morrison deals with his father's terminal illness and imminent death his memories of everything funny, embarrassing and upsetting about his childhood and teens are interspersed with the present.

As he struggles to come to terms with his father, and their history of conflict, he learns to accept that one's parents are not always accountable to their children.

Starring Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Gina McKee, Carey Mulligan

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, thematic material and brief strong language

You Don't Mess With the Zohan
A Mossad agent fakes his own death so he can move to New York and become a hair stylist.

Starring Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rob Schneider, Mariah Carey

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
crude and sexual content throughout, language and nudity

The Tales of Beatrix Potter: Royal Ballet/London

Genre - Musical
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Bleach: Memories of Nobody

Genre - Program
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Encounters at the End of the World

Genre - Documentary
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Rated G

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 13th

Friday, Jun 20th

Friday, Jun 27th

Wednesday, Jul 2nd

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

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