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DVD Review: 10,000 B.C.

10,000 B.C. Warner Home Video 109 Minutes List Price: $28.98 (Check Price at Amazon.com) Available 6/24/2008 Click here for additional movie details, including the full plot summary, cast listing, trailers and videos, photos, reviews of the movie, ... (more)

Photo Gallery Created for "Journey to the Center of the Earth"

Thanks to the kind people at Walt Disney Studios, we have 32 photos to share with you from the upcoming Brendan Fraser movie Journey to the Center of the Earth, which opens this Friday in both traditional and 3D theaters. (left to right) Anita ... (more)

Batman's Tumbler and Bat-pod Cycle on National Tour

When Batman Begins was released in theaters in 2005, fans were treated to a very different version of the superhero, and they were also treated to a new Batmobile, the tumbler. Now, with The Dark Knight being released next Friday, fans will get ... (more)

Dozens of Photos Added for the New Batman Movie "The Dark Knight"

 Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Rachel Dawes in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action drama "The Dark Knight.The next Batman movie, The Dark Knight, is opening in theaters on July 18th, and the anticipation is ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of July 4, 2008

  1. Hancock
  2. WALL-E
  3. Wanted
  4. Get Smart
  5. Kung Fu Panda
  6. The Incredible Hulk
  7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  8. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
  9. Sex and the City
  10. You Don't Mess With the Zohan

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.

August
Tom Sterling (Josh Hartnett) is an aggressive, young dot-com entrepreneur fighting to keep his start-up company afloat.

Tom finds himself on a personal and professional downward spiral as he struggles to reunite with girlfriend, Sarrah (Naomie Harris), regain control of his company from his apathetic investor Ogilvie (David Bowie), and deal with age-old family wounds with his father, David (Rip Torn) and his brother Joshua (Adam Scott).

Starring Josh Hartnett, Adam Scott, Naomie Harris, David Bowie, Rip Torn, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Andre Royo, Robin Tunney

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and some sexual content

Days and Clouds (Giorni e nuvole)
A happy, middle-aged married woman, Elsa, lives in the beautiful seaport city of Genoa. She suddenly finds she must adapt to an entirely new way of life as the carpet is pulled out from under her comfortable middle-class existence.

Starring Margherita Buy, Antonio Albanese, Giuseppe Battiston, Alba Rohrwacher, Carla Signoris

Genre - Drama
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Death Defying Acts
It is 1926, and Harry Houdini is the most famous performer in the world. Audiences flock to watch him perform his amazing stunts. But the man behind the legend is a tortured soul, having been unable to hear his mother’s dying words. He offers a $10,000 reward to anyone who can contact his mother from beyond the grave.

When a beautiful but deceptive psychic, Mary McGregor, and her sidekick daughter, Benji, take the challenge, Harry is initially skeptical, but is soon captivated by her charms. The more time he spends with the mysterious woman, the more attracted he is, and what began as a con soon evolves into a passionate and complicated love affair, as Houdini attempts the most dangerous stunt of his career.

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan, Jack Bailey

Genre - Drama
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Garden Party
Fifteen-year-old April is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that doesn't involve taking off her clothes. As April navigates Los Angeles, she falls in with a group of confused kids struggling to chase their dreams. The black widow at the centre of this web is a sexy, pot-dealing realtor named Sally St. Claire, and anyone who gets too close falls victim to her kinky entanglements.

Starring Vinessa Shaw, Willa Holland, Tierra Abbott, Christopher Allport, Lisa Arturo, Erik Bragg, Candice A. Buenrostro

Genre - Drama
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army
After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, its up to the planets toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, its time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman).

Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defensepyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann, the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who's accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.

Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss, David Hyde Pierce

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language

Journey to the Center of the Earth - 3D
A science professor (Brendan Fraser) whose somewhat radical theories have been met with skepticism from the academic community, is determined to find out what happened to his missing brother.

On an expedition in Iceland with his nephew (Josh Hutcherson) and their local guide (Anita Briem), he stumbles upon a thrilling discovery that leads them deep beneath the Earth's surface into a fantastic and dangerous lost world.

Starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
intense adventure action and some scary moments

Kabluey
The mother of two rambunctious young boys is barely holding things together while her husband's National Guard unit is off fighting in Iraq. Desperate for some help, she lets her husband's brother, Salman move in and act as make-shift nanny. But his parenting skills are lacking and soon all hell breaks loose.

In order to keep the family afloat, Salman takes a job as a corporate mascot, spending his days baking in the heat of a ridiculous giant blue costume. However, the suit's anonymity offers him a fresh start and surprising new opportunities to keep the family together.

Starring Lisa Kudrow, Scott Prendergast, Christine Taylor, Conchata Ferrell, Patricia Buckley, Teri Garr

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual material including a crude reference, and brief strong language

Meet Dave
A massive fireball from space hits New York's Central Park and an ordinary man emerges unscathed. The man turns out to be a spaceship operated by 100 human-looking aliens who are one-quarter inch tall and seeking a way to save their planet; complications ensue when their captain falls in love with an Earth woman who's always picked losers for previous romances.

Starring Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
bawdy and suggestive humor, action and some language

Mehbooba

Starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Manisha Koirala

Genre - Drama
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Reopening a case that has inspired curiosity, controversy, and confusion for over three decades, Zenovich's film is an extensive exploration of the circumstances that led up to--and the circus that followed--Polanski's conviction for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

Zenovich had unprecedented access to several of the key players in the case, including the lawyers representing the case, the media covering it, and the unusually clear-eyed and candid victim. Unearthing a trove of telling footage from the past, and combining it with insightful interviews from today, she brings comprehension and clarity to events long clouded by myth and misconception.

A thrilling examination of a trial that became the prototype for innumerable Hollywood courtroom scandals to follow, the film becomes a brilliant discourse on the attraction/repulsion that defines celebrity culture in contemporary America.

Starring Marilyn Beck, Michael Caine, Dick Cavett, Joan Collins, Faye Dunaway

Genre - Documentary
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Glenn Beck '08 Live

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, Jul 18th

Wednesday, Jul 23rd

Thursday, Jul 24th

Friday, Jul 25th

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

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