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Foxboro, MA: National Amusements Debuts New Upscale Cinema Concept at Patriot Place

The Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place opens to the public on Friday, August 8, 2008. The full press release from National Amusements appears below. Tickets can be purchased online for this theater. Artist's rendering of the exterior of the ... (more)

Foxboro, MA: Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place Opens Friday

The Foxboro, Massachussetts area is getting a brand new theater on Friday in the form of the Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place, located at the Patriot Place shopping complex near Gillette Stadium. The Providence Journal has a story about the ... (more)

Madison, WI: Robbery Attempt at Marcus Eastgate Cinema Foiled

A robbery at the Marcus Eastgate Cinemas in Madison, Wisconsin was interrupted by two off-duty police officers and a security patrol Sunday evening. NBC 15 has a story with video: Embedded video supplied courtesy nbc15.com Click the Read ... (more)

Photos Added for More Theaters

I have just processed photos that have been taken or received recently for the following theaters: IllinoisMuvico Rosemont 18 Rosemont, IL Portage Theatre Chicago, IL Massachussetts AMC Loews Boston Common 19 Boston, MA Falmouth Cinema Pub East ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 1, 2008

  1. The Dark Knight
  2. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  3. Step Brothers
  4. Mamma Mia!
  5. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  6. Swing Vote
  7. Hancock
  8. WALL-E
  9. The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  10. Space Chimps

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.

Beautiful Losers
Follows a loose-knit group of like-minded and creative outsiders in the 1990s who found common ground at a little NYC storefront art gallery. Rooted in the do-it-yourself subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip-hop and graffiti, these individuals created art that reflected the lifestyles they led.

The documentary speaks to the collective memory of the 1990s and sheds new light on those that were unbeknownst to mainstream America, but in the end, left an indelible mark on the worlds of fashion, music, art, design, film and ironically, sports.

Starring Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Jo Jackson

Genre - Documentary
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Beer for My Horses
A rough-ridin', beer-swillin', sheriff-dodgin', trouble-chasin', good ol' boys comedy-adventure written by and co-starring superstar Toby Keith and popular comedian/recording artist Rodney Carrington.

This fun-filled action-adventure careens onto the open road with two buddies - Rack and Lonnie - who have quietly been pursuing justice as deputies in a small Southern town. But when Rack's irresistible girlfriend is kidnapped by a particularly nasty drug lord as revenge for the arrest of his brother Tito, the duo decide to defy their boss, Sheriff Landry, and chase them down; by any means necessary.

Starring Toby Keith, Rodney Carrington, Ted Nugent, Brit Morgan, Greg Serano, Barry Corbin

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some violence, sexual humor and dialogue, language, drug content and brief nudity

Elegy
David Kepesh is an eminent 70-year-old cultural critic and lecturer at a New York college who's womanizing ways were ended by a devastating, all-consuming affair he had eight years before with voluptuous 24-year-old Consuela Castillo, a graduate student and daughter of a prosperous Cuban family.

Starring Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Dennis Hopper

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexuality, nudity and language

Hell Ride
Pistolero, the leader of the biker gang The Victors, sets out to exact revenge on a rival gang known as the 666ers. But there's dissention amongst the ranks when his members begin to question his leadership.

Starring Larry Bishop, Dennis Hopper, Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Eric Balfour, David Carradine, Julia Jones

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong violence, sexual content including graphic nudity and dialogue, language and drug use

Red
Avery Allan Ludlow (Brian Cox), a Korean War vet with a tragic past, lives alone in a small town, where he runs the local hardware store. Av’s only companion is a 14 year-old ginger-haired dog, aptly named Red by Av’s late wife. One day, Av and Red are enjoying a placid outing at their favorite fishing spot when three boys and a shotgun come along. In an instant, Av’s lifelong friend is gone, the victim of a cruel, senseless act.
Devastated, Av determines to find out who the boys are and why they did it. Helped by a local reporter (Dickens), Av tries to expose the truth, but his efforts are ignored by authorities and mocked by the teenagers.

The boys’ parents, a rich local businessman (Sizemore) and, across town, a hardscrabble laborer (Englund) and his wife (Plummer), are just as determined to keep Av down. But, faithful to the memory of his best friend, Av single-mindedly presses for justice—with or without the law on his side.

Starring Brian Cox, Tom Sizemore, Kim Dickens, Kyle Gallner, Shiloh Fernandez, Robert Englund, Amanda Plummer

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence and language

Tropic Thunder
Everything goes wrong during the making of a big budget war movie and the actors end up becoming the commandos they are playing.

Starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Nick Nolte, Bill Hader, Justin Theroux, Tom Cruise

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material

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, Aug 15th

Friday, Aug 22nd

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

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