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Five New Videos Added for "Eagle Eye"

We just received five new videos for the upcoming thriller Eagle Eye, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan.     You can check out all the videos for Eagle Eye on the Trailers & Videos page for the movie, and don't forget to ... (more)

Win an "Igor" Movie Storybook!

MGM Studios has been kind enough to provide us with three Igor Movie Storybooks to give away to our readers! Here's the cover of the book (as supplied by MGM): According to the description on Amazon.com: Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 72 pages ... (more)

Fredericksburg, VA: Regal to Remodel Fredericksburg 15

Regal Cinemas announced this week that it will be remodeling their 15-screen cinema in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Construction is due to begin this fall and will continue while the theater remains open, with completion scheduled for next summer. ... (more)

Soundtracks for All Four Indiana Jones Movies Being Released This Fall

Reader Ron H. sent us a note about the fact that the soundtracks for all four Indiana Jones movies are being re-released in conjunction with the home video release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The record label issued a ... (more)

18 Photos Added for "My Best Friend's Girl"

The Dane Cook - Kate Hudson - Jason Biggs comedy My Best Friend's Girl is opening in theaters tomorrow, and the studio just provided us with 18 new photos from the movie! Kate Hudson and Jason Biggs star in "My Best Friend's Girl" which ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 12, 2008

  1. Burn After Reading
  2. The Family That Preys
  3. Righteous Kill
  4. The Women
  5. Tropic Thunder
  6. The House Bunny
  7. The Dark Knight
  8. Bangkok Dangerous
  9. Traitor
  10. Death Race

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.

Amexicano
An Italian-American and a Mexican illegal immigrant form an unlikely friendship in Queens, New York.

Bruno is lazy, out of work and late with his rent. When an opportunity for work comes along Bruno is hesitant because it involves hiring undocumented day laborers on street corners. He is convinced it is not safe and sure enough the first guy he hires is Diego, a fast talking hustler who could be dangerous.

It's not until Bruno hires Ignacio and meets his wife Gabriela that his attitude changes despite language barriers and racial prejudices.

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13

Battle in Seattle
It’s November 1999, and five days are about to rock the world as tens of thousands of demonstrators take to the streets of Seattle in protest of the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Meeting. Among them are Django (Andre Benjamin), Sam (Jennifer Carpenter), Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) and Jay (Martin Henderson). Each has a unique story, but they’re united in a common desire to be heard and to make a difference in the world. For these four protesters, this is very personal and the stakes are higher than mere politics.

A peaceful demonstration to stop the WTO talks quickly escalates into a full-scale riot, and soon a State of Emergency is declared by the Mayor of Seattle. The streets are mayhem, and the WTO is paralyzed. Caught in the crossfire of civil liberties and keeping the peace are Seattle residents, including its beleaguered mayor (Ray Liotta), a riot cop on the streets (Woody Harrelson) and his pregnant wife (Charlize Theron). The choices they all make will change their lives forever.

Starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, Ivana Milicevic, Michelle Rodriguez, Andre Benjamin, Martin Henderson, Channing Tatum

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
language and some violence

The Duchess
The story of an extraordinary woman who rose to fame by staying true to her passions in a world of protocol, gossip and social rules--and paid the price.

Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell

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

Elite Squad
"Elite Squad" is an intense and astonishing look at Rio de Janeiro's notorious favelas, the volatile slums on the edge of the city, presenting an intimate look at the city's vast and intricate web of corruption.

The elite BOPE force (State Police Special Operations Battalion) combats drug trafficking, keeping order has its price though and their actions make it difficult to distinguish right from wrong and justice from revenge.

BOPE Captain Nascimento is facing a crisis: in addition to the pressures of fighting within war zones, the Captain must find and train his own replacement so he can escape the day to day violence and be close to his wife who is about to give birth to their first child. Two of the force's newest recruits, are childhood friends: one is quick on the trigger to maintain order and the other refuses to compromise his ideals. Together they are the perfect replacement. Alone they may not have what it takes to survive.

Starring Wagner Moura, Caio Junqueira, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz, Luiz Gonzaga de Almeida

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong violence, pervasive language and drug content

Ghost Town
Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy, who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen.

Starring Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni, Greg Kinnear, Billy Campbell, Kristen Wiig

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13
some strong language, sexual humor and drug references

Hounddog
In rural Alabama in the late 1950s, spirited young girl Lewellen struggles to rise above the repression that surrounds her.

Lewellen lives with her stern religious zealot grandmother, but spends most of her time down the hill with her much-adored Daddy in his falling down shack.

Daddy is wild and rough and frequently brings home a beautiful but troubled woman who has a mysterious history with him and comes and goes when his drink and abuse becomes too much for her. But while she's around, Lewellen's longing heart reaches for her love.

Lewellen is deeply talented and finds comfort and safety, as well as a place to put her hurt and rage, in the music of Elvis Presley. It is only the caretaker Charles who can see the spirit in Lewellen and save her soul. He teaches her to use The Blues to turn her tragedy into a gift.

Lewellen ultimately finds her true voice, giving her the strength and courage to walk away from her past and into her future.

Starring Dakota Fanning, Isabelle Fuhrman, Cody Hanford, Piper Laurie, David Morse, Robin Wright Penn

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality

Igor
In a land of mad scientists and diabolical inventions, what do you do when you're born with a hunch on your back?

You become an Igor.

A hilarious twist on the classic monster movie, "Igor" tells the story of one Igor who's sick of being a lowly lab assistant with a Yes Master's degree and dreams of becoming a scientist. When his cruel master kicks the bucket a week before the annual Evil Science Fair, Igor finally gets his chance.

Starring John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jeremy Piven, Jennifer Coolidge, Eddie Izzard

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
some thematic elements, scary images, action and mild language

Lakeview Terrace
A young couple (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their interracial relationship.

A stern, single father, this tightly wound LAPD officer (Samuel L. Jackson) has appointed himself the watchdog of the neighborhood. His nightly foot patrols and overly watchful eyes bring comfort to some, but he becomes increasingly harassing to the newlyweds.

These persistent intrusions into their lives ultimately turn tragic when the couple decides to fight back.

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Jay Hernandez, Regine Nehy, Jaishon Fisher

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
intense thematic material, violence, sexuality, language and some drug references

My Best Friend's Girl
A man faces a challenge when his best friend wants him to take his girlfriend out on a really bad date so she will see how good he is.

Starring Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs, Lizzy Caplan

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong language and sexual content throughout, including graphic dialogue and some nudity

Walking on Dead Fish
In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the tiny town of LaPlace was overrun with thousands of displaced New Orleans residents.

Their already bursting-at-the-seams high school, East St. John, took in over 450 new students. Twenty of them were football players. In order to make them feel more welcome, the coach declared all positions were open (even those help by ESJ seniors).

For some, that meant the opportunity to play the sport they lived for, but for others, it put their scholarship chances (for many, their only chance at a college education) in jeopardy.

But, rather than fight or turn bitter, these young men banded together in the face of tragedy to create a team.

Starring Terry Bradshaw, Larry Dauterive

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language

David Gilmour Live in Gdansk

Genre - Concert
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The Metropolitan Opera: Opening Night Gala

Genre - Program
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Rent Filmed Live on Broadway
Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera "Rent" tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.

"Rent" is Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, one of the longest running shows on Broadway.

Genre - Program
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For a complete list of recent movies playing in theaters, please see our "New Movies" page.

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