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Photos Added for "Lakeview Terrace"

Samuel L. Jackson stars in the thriller drama Lakeview Terrace, which opens on Friday, September 19th, and we have 21 new photos from the movie for your viewing pleasure! In the movie, Jackson stars as a Los Angeles police officer who disapproves of ... (more)

Disney Announces Blu-ray Platinum Release Schedule

Disney's second animated feature, Pinocchio, hasn't been seen on home video since 2002, but it's coming to Blu-ray high definition in Spring 2009. As I mentioned in yesterday's Journal article When You Buy a Blu-ray Player, Demand BD-Live, Disney ... (more)

"The Incredible Hulk" to Appear on DVD and Blu-ray October 21, 2008

Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced last week that the hit action movie The Incredible Hulk will be released on DVD and Blu-ray high definition disc on October 21, 2008. Blu-ray High Definition Pre-order the Blu-ray ... (more)

When You Buy a Blu-ray Player, Demand BD-Live

I've said in this space before that if you are going to spend money on a Blu-ray player, you should only get one that is capable of delivering two features of the format that weren't available right away: Bonus View and BD-Live. Bonus View (formerly ... (more)

Looking to Buy a Blu-ray Player? Wait a Few Weeks. Here's Why.

While talking with some associates last week about the state of Blu-ray players on the market, I recommended holding off on making a purchase until later in September. My reasoning was that the CEDIA trade show is taking place in Denver starting ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 29, 2008

  1. Tropic Thunder
  2. Babylon A.D.
  3. The Dark Knight
  4. The House Bunny
  5. Traitor
  6. Death Race
  7. Disaster Movie
  8. Mamma Mia!
  9. The Pineapple Express
  10. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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.

Ankith Pallavi & Friends

Starring Nikhil, Megha Burman, Naresh, Seetha, Santhosh Pavan, Venu

Genre - Romance
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Ashta Chemma

Starring Swati, Mahesh Babu

Genre - Comedy
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Bangkok Dangerous
The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat.

He hires Kong, a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl.

As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok's intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard â¦just as Surat decides it's time to clean house.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Charlie Yeung, James With, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee, Philip Waley

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence, language and some sexuality

Everybody Wants To Be Italian
In a case of mistaken ethnicity, a lovelorn fishmonger struggling to let go of a long past romance pretends to be Italian in order to date a beautiful woman--and finds himself learning to love again.

Starring Jay Jablonski, Cerina Vincent, John Kapelos, John Enos III, Marisa Petroro

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
some sexual references

The Little Red Truck
Imagine sixty kids staging a full-scale musical in six days. "The Little Red Truck," a new, award-winning documentary film, records the emotional highs, lows and in-betweens of more than 250 kids in five communities when Missoula Children's Theatre, via its signature little red truck, comes to town.

It's magic and mayhem captured through the lens as the kids, under the direction of the two professional tour actor/directors who come with the touring truck, audition, rehearse, mess up, have the occasional meltdown, overcome personal obstacles, jump for joy, don costumes, and eventually grace the stage for a one-hour performance.

Starring J.K. Simmons

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
some thematic elements

Save Me
The story follows Mark, a drug-addicted young man who overdoses and finds himself at the mercy of his disapproving family. Their solution to Mark's problems is to check him into a Christian run ministry overseen by Gayle, who believes she can help cure young men of their 'gay affliction' through spiritual guidance.

At first, Mark resists the efforts of Gayle and her loving husband Ted, but soon finds solace and brotherhood with several of the members, including Scott, who is battling family demons of his own.

When Mark and Scott begin to find their friendship developing into an unexpected romance, both are forced to confront the new attitudes they're beginning to accept, and Gayle finds the values she holds as an absolute truth to be threatened.

Starring Chad Allen, Robert Gant, Judith Light, Stephen Lang, Robert Baker

Genre - Drama
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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, Sep 12th

Friday, Sep 19th

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

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