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Think Before You Buy From Circuit City

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Circuit City is planning to close at least 150 stores and cut thousands of jobs as an alternative to filing for bankruptcy. The buzz surrounding this news (like this story from The Business Journal) ... (more)

Panasonic's New Blu-ray Players Get Reviewed by CNet

Tech web site CNet has reviewed Panasonic's new Blu-ray players, the $300 DMP-BD35 and $400 DMP-BD55. Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu-ray Player In short, they thought both players represented the best standalone players available with great performance, ... (more)

Renton, WA: Regal Cinema at The Landing Opens

The Regal Cinemas The Landing Stadium 14 opened its doors on Friday in Renton, Washington. The Renton Reporter has a story about the theater's opening and interviews local residents and the marketing manager for Regal Cinemas: Even with few nearby ... (more)

7 New Photos Added for the new "Star Trek"

Paramount Pictures has released seven new photos for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek, which opens in theaters on May 8th, 2009.     Click the Read link below to view the new photos and all 21 images we have on the Photo ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of October 17, 2008

  1. Max Payne
  2. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  3. The Secret Life of Bees
  4. W.
  5. Eagle Eye
  6. Body of Lies
  7. Quarantine
  8. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
  9. Sex Drive
  10. Nights in Rodanthe

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.

Ben X
Ben is different and his life is a universe all unto itself. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism that prevents normal communication, and while he is a courageous hero--BEN X--in the fantasy on-line gaming world that consumes him, in his daily life Ben is tormented by bullies and ignored by apathetic teachers.

As the bullies' relentless attacks push him over the edge and out of control, his on-line dream girl, Scarlite, appears to him and helps him devise a perfect plan to confront the bullies and make them pay for their torment.

Starring Greg Timmermans, Laura Verlinden, Marijke Pinoy, Pol Goossen, Titus De Voogdt

Genre - Drama
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Changeling
Los Angeles, 1928: On a Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, Christine said goodbye to her son, Walter, and left for work. When she came home, she discovered he had vanished. A fruitless search ensues, and months later, a boy claiming to be the nine-year-old is returned. Dazed by the swirl of cops, reporters and her conflicted emotions, Christine allows him to stay overnight. But, in her heart, she knows he is not Walter.

As she pushes authorities to keep looking, she learns that in Prohibition-era L.A., women don't challenge the system and live to tell their story. Slandered as delusional and unfit, Christine finds an ally in activist Reverend Briegleb, who helps her fight the city to look for her missing boy.

Starring Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
some violent and disturbing content, and language

Fear(s) of the Dark (Peur(s) du Noir)
Spiders' legs brushing against naked skin…Unexplainable noises heard at night in a dark bedroom…A big empty house where you feel a presence…A hypodermic needle getting closer and closer…A dead thing trapped in a bottle of formaldehyde…A huge growling dog, baring its teeth and staring…

So many scary moments we have experienced at some point in our lives - like the craftsmen of this journey straight to the land of fear. Six of the world's hottest graphic artists and cartoonists have breathed life into their nightmares, bleeding away color only to retain the starkness of light and the pitch black of shadows.

Their intertwined stories make up an unprecedented epic where phobias, disgust and nightmares come to life and reveal Fear at its most naked and intense…

Starring Aure Atika, Guillaume Depardieu, Nicole Garcia

Genre - Animation
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Heroes
Sammy and Ali are two bosom pals. Everything they do, they do together and are highly dependent on each other. While Sammy is an eccentric, high-spirited and has an uncanny knack of finding humor in the weirdest of situations, Ali is quieter and more mature. When the two friends travel a thousand miles to deliver three letters as a part of their film school assignment, little do they know that the journey that they have embarked on will give them a new meaning of life.

Starring Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Sohail Khan

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
language

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High school seniors Troy and Gabriella are facing the prospect of being separated from one another as they head off in different directions to college. Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

Starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Bart Johnson, Monique Coleman, Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, Jemma McKenzie-Brown

Genre - Musical
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Rated G

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Sing-a-Long

Starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu

Genre - Musical
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I've Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime)
For 15 years, Juliette has had no ties with her family who had rejected her. Although life once violently separated them, Lea, her younger sister, takes her into her home which she shares with her husband Luc, his father, and their two daughters.

Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill, Frédéric Pierrot

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic material and smoking

Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
They're back to tie the knot--or not? Noah, Alex, Ricky, Chance and their significant others travel to Martha's Vineyard for a weekend wedding getaway. Drama ensues as, one-by-one, their relationships start to crack under the pressure of closer examination.

Starring Darryl Stephens, Gary LeRoi Gray, Tonya Pinkins, Christian Vincent, Douglas Spearman

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexual content and language

Passengers
After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire (Anne Hathaway), is assigned by her mentor (Andre Braugher) to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric (Patrick Wilson), the most secretive of the passengers.

Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one.

Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.

Starring Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, Chelah Horsdal, Ryan Robbins, Andrew Wheeler

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic elements including some scary images and sensuality

Pride and Glory
An exploration of the personal and professional lives of NYPD officers told through the interwoven lives of a three generation family of cops. Their moral codes are tested when Ray Farrell, one of three sons on the job, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother.

Starring Colin Farrell, Ed Norton, Jon Voight, Jennifer Ehle, Noah Emmerich

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong violence, pervasive language and brief drug content

Roadside Romeo
A rich, cool, spoilt brat of a dog is abandoned on the wicked streets of Mumbai. He faces situations he has never faced before. He is confronted by dangerous, loony characters, the likes of which he has never met before; from mansions to streets, from five course meals to five courses of scraps, from soft beds to piles of garbage, from champagne to tap water.

Starring Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Javed Jaffery

Genre - Animation
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Saw V
In the fifth installment of the "Saw" franchise, Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But, when his secret is threatened, he must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends.

Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity

Synecdoche, New York
Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play.
His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theater in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak.

Worried about the transience of his life, he leaves his home behind. He gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in New York City, hoping to create a work of brutal honesty. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside.

Starring Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samantha Morton

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and some sexual content/nudity

Who Does She Think She Is?
In a half-changed world, women often feel they need to choose: mothering or working? Your children's well-being or your own? Responsibility or self-expression?

Five fierce women refuse to choose. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art.

Genre - Documentary
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