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Madison, WI: Westgate Cinema to Close in December

According to articles in the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times, the Marcus Westgate Cinema in Madison, Wisconsin will close on or around December 14, 2008. The location faced competitive pressure from the nearby Sundance Cinemas 608 ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of November 7, 2008

  1. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  2. Role Models
  3. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  4. Changeling
  5. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  6. Soul Men
  7. Saw V
  8. The Haunting of Molly Hartley
  9. The Secret Life of Bees
  10. Eagle Eye

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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.

The Beautiful Truth
Hailing from a small town in Alaska, 15-year-old Garrett sets out to investigate the direct link between diet and disease, and in the process he learns about world's simplest cure for cancer.

Starring Dr. Stephen Barrett, Dr. Russell Blaylock, Dr. Dean Edell, Dr. Roger Eichmann, Dr. Hall Huggins

Genre - Documentary
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A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noel)
Abel and Junon had two children, Joseph and Elizabeth. Victim of a rare genetic condition, Joseph's only hope was a bone marrow transplant. As they and Elizabeth were incompatible, his parents conceived a third child in the hope of saving their son. But, little Henri too was unable to help his brother, and Joseph died at the age of seven. The Vuillard family has never recovered.

Many years have passed, and family relationships are more strained than ever - In particular, those between Elizabeth, authoritarian head of the family and Henri, a cynical drop out who divides his time between women and drink.

After a violent argument, Elizabeth banishes her feckless brother, cutting him off from his nephew, her son Paul - a tortured adolescent beset by serious mental problems.

Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Emile Berling, Françoise Bertin

Genre - Drama
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Dostana
It's all happening in the Beach Party Capital of the world. Miami is the setting for "Dostana"--serving a cocktail of all ingredients to do with friendship, fun, frolic and that thing called Love--but with a slight twist. There is a small case of pretending to be gay!

When Sameer and Kunal are turned down for an apartment because the landlady doesn't want two strapping young men to corrupt her young sexy niece Neha, they go to plan "G"--they pretend to be gay to secure the apartment.

All is well until they meet the sexy siren Neha and thus begins a journey of fun, frolic and a test of friendship like never before. When Neha's boss Abhimanyu enters the fray as the third contender for her affections, it gets even hotter under everyone's vests and bikinis and the boys get down and dirty, in sunny Miami.

Starring Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty, Bobby Deol

Genre - Romance
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The Dukes
A comic tale of a down-and-out doo-wop band that takes a bumbling detour into burglary in the endless quest to make good on their dreams.

The film is a rollicking caper that is also deeply candid about life, love, friendship and the heart it takes to keep on struggling to find meaning and connection as life takes one absurd turn after another. For when these middle-aged buddies are forced to become mid-life bandits--and think they've hit on a sure-fire plan for the score of a lifetime--it accidentally results in far greater pleasures than loot.

Starring Chazz Palminteri, Robert Davi, Peter Bogdanovich, Miriam Margolyes, Elya Baskin

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
brief sexuality and drug references

Eden
Breda and Billy Farrell are a seemingly happy, normal couple approaching their 10th anniversary. In private, however, their marriage shows signs of strain. As Billy begins to obsess over a younger woman, Breda desperately searches for a way to preserve their bond.

Starring Aidan Kelly, Eileen Walsh, Padraic Delaney, Karl Sheils, Lesley Conroy

Genre - Drama
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Fashion

Starring Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mugda Godse, Arbaaz Khan

Genre - Drama
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Fuel
Record high oil prices, global warming, and an insatiable demand for energy: these issues will be the catalyst for heated debates and positive change for many years to come.

2008 Sundance award-winning film "Fuel" exposes shocking connections between the auto industry, the oil industry and the government, while exploring alternative energies such as solar, wind, electricity and non-food-based biofuels. Josh Tickell and his Veggie Van take us on the road as we discover the pros and cons of biofuels, how America's addiction to oil is destroying the U.S. economy and how green energy can save us, but only if we act now.

Starring Richard Branson, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Sheryl Crow

Genre - Documentary
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How About You
Ellie is a footloose and fearless young woman who is left in charge of a residential home for senior citizens owned and run by her older sister over the Christmas holiday season.

Ellie’s heartwarming friendship with wheelchair bound Alice, in the twilight of her life, begins Ellie’s journey into adulthood. Her youth and inexperience brings her into bitter conflict with the four grumpy old residents known as the “hardcore”: retired screen beauty Georgia (Vanessa Redgrave), spinster sisters Hazel (Imelda Staunton) and Heather (Brenda Fricker), and a reformed alcoholic judge, Donald (Joss Ackland).

The film deals with the hilarious antics of these uncivilized seniors, and the gradual solidarity that develops between the residents and Ellie.

Starring Joss Ackland, Hayley Atwell, Orla Brady, Brenda Fricker, Elizabeth Moynihan

Genre - Comedy
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Quantum of Solace
Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (JUDI DENCH) interrogate Mr White (JESPER CHRISTENSEN) who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (OLGA KURYLENKO), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (MATHIEU AMALRIC), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organization.

On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world's most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (JOAQUIN COSIO). Using his associates in the organization, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.

In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene's sinister plan and stop his organization.

Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
For the first time since 1909, the football teams of both Yale and Harvard are undefeated as they meet for their final game. Yale's captain and quarterback, Brian Dowling, has not lost a game since the 7th grade. Their halfback, Calvin Hill, will be the first round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys, Rookie of the Year and eventual inductee into the NFL Hall of Fame. Yale is ranked 16th in the nation.

The characters are based on individual members of the football team. The Yale fullback is dating Meryl Streep. A tackle has been George Bush's roommate for three years. Meanwhile, Harvard had been expected to have a rebuilding year. Their only returning offensive lineman is Al Gore's roommate Tommy Lee Jones. Their safety had been fighting in the siege of Khe Sanh six months earlier. Nonetheless, they surprise everyone, including themselves, by patching together an undefeated season going into the Yale game.

Yale is heavily favored. The game proceeds as expected. Yale dominates. With five minutes left in the first half Yale leads 22-0. Harvard makes a desperate move. They bench their starting quarterback and insert Frank Champi, a shy, introspective and virtually unknown (even to his teammates) back-up who can throw the ball long with either hand.

With 42 seconds remaining in the game the score is Yale 29, Harvard 13. What happens next is...

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Frank Champi, Vic Gatto, J.P. Goldsmith

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG

The Metropolitan Opera: Doctor Atomic Encore

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

Coming Soon

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Friday, Nov 21st

Wednesday, Nov 26th

Friday, Dec 5th

Friday, Dec 12th

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

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