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Linking to BigScreen Just Got Easier! Link icons for Google, Facebook, and others added.

I just finished adding some features that will make it easier for you to bookmark various pages on personalized sites like Google and Yahoo, as well as sharing links for sites like Facebook, Digg, and others. The new links will appear on movie ... (more)

Animation World Magazine Interviews WALL-E Director Andrew Stanton

The web site for Animation World Magazine has an interview that they did with Andrew Stanton, the director for Disney/Pixar's upcoming movie WALL-E. The movie opens on June 27th. In the interview, Stanton related some of their experiences with ... (more)

Win Free Tickets to an Advanced Screening of "Wanted"

The Science Fiction/Fantasy movie Wanted, which stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie, is opening in theaters on June 27th, but if you would like to see it ahead of time, Universal Studios is showing advanced screenings in 10 cities ... (more)

Six James Bond Movies to Appear on Blu-ray October 21st

MGM and Fox Home Entertainment have announced that they will be releasing six movies from the James Bond franchise on the high definition Blu-ray format on October 21, 2008. This release is timed with the theatrical release of the latest ... (more)

Exclusive 7 Minute Sneak Preview Clip for "Get Smart" Now Available

We have a seven minute sneak preview of the upcoming comedy Get Smart, starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway. Both stars offer an introduction before the preview begins. It's being offered via iTunes through this link: Get Smart opens in theaters ... (more)

Disney Streams "Wonderful World of Disney" Movies Online After ABC Airing

Walt Disney will be streaming full-length versions of the movies that appear on ABC as part of the "Wonderful World of Disney" series, according to a press release issued by Disney last week. You can find them on the Disney web site, ... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: World Premiere of "WALL-E" at the Greek Theatre on June 21

Walt Disney Studios announced that the World Premiere for the Disney/Pixar movie WALL-E will be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. Scheduled to attend the premiere from the movie are Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John ... (more)

Rent and buy movies from Amazon.com and download them immediately with Unbox

With all the press that boxes like the Vudu and Roku Netflix Player are getting, you may not realize that you can buy and rent movies and TV shows and download them right away, without any extra hardware, from Amazon.com. Amazon's Unbox service ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of June 13, 2008

  1. The Incredible Hulk
  2. Kung Fu Panda
  3. The Happening
  4. You Don't Mess With the Zohan
  5. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  6. Sex and the City
  7. Iron Man
  8. The Strangers
  9. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  10. What Happens in Vegas

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.

Brick Lane

Starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Harsh Nayyar, Harvey Virdi

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13

The sight of a dark-suited municipal employee doling out parking violations stirs a primal hate in all but the most enlightened souls. And, the heroine of our film, Expired, the meter maid Claire, knows it.

The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, it being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations.

Coming both from a place of despair and loneliness, Claire and Jay meet and engage in a tumultuous and twisted relationship, which will eventually teach them that love can spread magic seeds of redemption and hope, even in the most unlikely of souls. By the end, Claire is faced with the question of whether to engage or to run...

Starring Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr, Illeana Douglas, Sonia Iris Lozada

Genre - Comedy
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Get Smart
Secret agent Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is on his most dangerous and important mission: to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS.

It also happens to be his very first mission.

When the headquarters of secret U.S. spy agency CONTROL is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside his idol, stalwart superstar Agent 23 (Dwayne Johnson). Smart is partnered instead with the only other agent whose identity has not been compromised: the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway).

As Smart and 99 get closer to unraveling KAOS' master plan--and each other--they discover that key KAOS operative Siegfried (Terence Stamp) and his sidekick, Shtarker (Ken Davitian), are scheming to cash in with their network of terror. With no field experience and little time, Smart--armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm--must defeat KAOS if he is to save the day.

Starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, The Rock, Terence Stamp, Alan Arkin, Ken Davitian, Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, David Koechner, Terry Crews

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
some rude humor, action violence and language

The Love Guru
Pitka is an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus. He moves back to the U.S. to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality, specializing in settling intimacy issues between couples.

His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle a rift between major league star hockey player Darren Roanoke (ROMANY MALCO) and his estranged wife.

After the split, Roanoke's wife starts dating the star member of a rival team, out of revenge, sending her husband into a major professional skid -- to the horror of the team's owner Jane Bullard (JESSICA ALBA) and Coach Cherkov (VERNE TROYER). Pitka must return the couple to marital nirvana and get Roanoke back on his game so the team can break the 40-year-old "Bullard Curse" and win the championship.

Starring Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Verne Troyer, Romany Malco

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
crude and sexual content throughout, language, some comic violence and drug references

The Sleeping Beauty: Royal Ballet/London

Starring Alina Cojocaru, Federico Bonelli

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 27th

Wednesday, Jul 2nd

Thursday, Jul 3rd

Friday, Jul 4th

Friday, Jul 11th

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

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