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CNet Reviews Panasonic's New Flagship Blu-ray Player, the DMP-BD55

Technology web site CNet has one of the first reviews we've seen of the new Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray player. Panasonic DMP-BD55K Blu-ray Player Panasonic has built a good reputation for itself in making solid standalone Blu-ray players at prices ... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: Premiere of "RocknRolla" to be held on Monday, October 6th at Cinerama Dome

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the Los Angeles Premiere of the new action comedy RocknRolla will be held on Monday, October 6, 2008 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, California. Scheduled to attend the premiere are cast ... (more)

Disney Extending the "Cars" Franchise with Cartoons, Sequel in 2011, Theme Park Exhibits, and More.

Disney-Pixar is taking the franchise they built with the 2006 animated movie Cars and going for a spin to see what's under the hood! The company announced last week that they will be releasing Animated TV Series Coming in October 2008 A series of ... (more)

Have You Seen the New Trailer for "Quantum of Solace" Yet?

If you haven't seen the new trailer for the next James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, head on over to our Trailers & Videos page and give it a look! The new 2 minute 27 second video takes the bitterness of James Bond a little further, but it ... (more)

Michael Bay to Film Part of "Transformers 2" Using IMAX Cameras

Transformers: The IMAX Experience took the movie and blew it up for the IMAX screen, but some sequences in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be filmed using IMAX cameras, providing for better resolution and a bigger impact on IMAX screens.No ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 26, 2008

  1. Eagle Eye
  2. Nights in Rodanthe
  3. Lakeview Terrace
  4. Fireproof
  5. Burn After Reading
  6. Igor
  7. My Best Friend's Girl
  8. Righteous Kill
  9. Miracle at St. Anna
  10. The Family That Preys

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.

Allah Made Me Funny

Starring Mohammed Amer, Azhar Usman, Preacher Moss

Genre - Comedy
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An American Carol
A cynical, Anti-American "Hollywood" filmmaker sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America.

Starring Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Robert Davi, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen, Trace Adkins, James Woods, Geoffrey Arend, Serdar Kalsin

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material

Appaloosa
Set in the Old West territory of New Mexico, "Appaloosa" revolves around a pair of hired guns who come to clean up a dangerous town run by a ruthless, powerful rancher and his band of outlaws.

While boldly bringing new order to the town, the two fearless lawmen meet a provocative outsider whose unconventional ways threaten to destroy their decade-old bond.

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons, Lance Henriksen

Genre - Western
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Rated R
some violence and language

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Chloe (voice of DREW BARRYMORE), a diamond-clad, bootie wearing Beverly Hills Chihuahua enjoys her luxurious lifestyle so much, she hardly notices Papi (voice of GEORGE LOPEZ), a hilarious Chihuahua who happens to be crazy for Chloe.

But when the most pampered pooch gets lost in Mexico with only a street-wise German Shepherd (voice of ANDY GARCIA) to help her find her way home, Papi heads south of the border -- joining forces with a motley crew: three dogs (voices of PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, LUIS GUZMAN and EDDIE “PIOLIN” SOTELO), two humans (PIPER PERABO, MANOLO CARDONA), a sly rat (voice of CHEECH MARIN) and a nervous iguana (voice of PAUL RODRIGUEZ) – to rescue his true love.

Starring Piper Perabo, Drew Barrymore, Salma Hayek, Jamie Lee Curtis, George Lopez, Andy Garcia

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some mild thematic elements

Flash of Genius
Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns’s (Greg Kinnear) long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win.

Starring Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
This fish-out-of-water tale tracks the escapades of Sidney Young, a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist. After disrupting one black-tie event by allowing a wild pig to run rampant, Sidney catches the attention of Clayton Harding, editor of Sharp, and accepts a job with the magazine in New York City. Clayton warns Sidney that he'd better impress and charm everyone he can, if he wants to succeed.

Instead, Sidney instantly insults and annoys fellow writer Alison Olsen. He dares to target the star clients of power publicist Eleanor Johnson. He upsets his direct boss Lawrence Maddox and tries to make amends by hiring a stripper to dance for Lawrence during a staff meeting. Sidney, of course, doesn't stop there, finding creative ways to annoy nearly everyone.

Starring Simon Pegg, Megan Fox, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson, Danny Huston

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language, some graphic nudity and brief drug material

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
A comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and live, loud music.

Nick (Michael Cera) frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat Dennings) is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world.

Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming the first date in a romance that could change both their lives.

Starring Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Aaron Yoo, Ari Graynor, Matt Burns

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material including teen drinking, sexuality, language and crude behavior

Rachel Getting Married
When KYM (Anne Hathaway) returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister RACHEL (Rosemarie Dewitt), she brings a long history of personal crisis, family conflict and tragedy along with her.

The wedding couple’s abundant party of friends and relations have gathered for a joyful weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym—with her biting one-liners and flair for bombshell drama—is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic.

Starring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mather Zickel, Bill Irwin, Anna Deavere Smith, Tunde Adebimpe, Anisa George, Debra Winger

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and brief sexuality

Religulous
Follow political humorist and author Bill Maher (“Real Time With Bill Maher,” “Politically Incorrect”) as he travels around the globe interviewing people about God and religion.

Starring Bill Maher

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
some language and sexual material

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