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Gift Cards to Amazon.com and iTunes are Great Last-Minute Gifts - Print Them Now!

If you're searching for last-minute gift ideas, don't forget the convenience and speed of Amazon.com and iTunes Gift Cards/Certificates! Using the links below, you can order Gift Cards to be sent to any address you desire, or you can print out a ... (more)

Roku's Netflix Player Now in HD

The Netflix Player by Roku, which was introduced back in May as a solution for watching Netflix "Instant Watch" content, is now able to stream high definition movies and videos in addition to the standard definition content that was available at ... (more)

Check out the Trailer for Night at the Museum 2!

McDonalds is promoting the upcoming comedy Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian with a trailer and a line of Happy Meals timed with its launch in May 2009. Many of the original cast is back (no sign of Dick van Dyke or Mickey Rooney, ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of December 19, 2008

  1. Yes Man
  2. Seven Pounds
  3. The Tale of Despereaux
  4. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  5. Four Christmases
  6. Twilight
  7. Bolt
  8. Slumdog Millionaire
  9. Australia
  10. Quantum of Solace

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.

Revolutionary Road
Adapted from the landmark novel by Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road is an incisive portrait of an American marriage seen through the eyes of Frank (three-time Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio) and April (five-time Academy Award® nominee Kate Winslet) Wheeler. Yates’ story of 1950’s America poses a question that has been reverberating through modern relationships ever since: can two people break away from the ordinary without breaking apart?

Frank and April have always seen themselves as special, different, ready and willing to live their lives based on higher ideals. So, as soon as they move into their new house on Revolutionary Road, they proudly declare their independence from the suburban inertia that surrounds them and determine never to be trapped by the social confines of their era.

Yet for all their charm, beauty and irreverence, the Wheelers find themselves becoming exactly what they didn’t expect: a good man with a routine job whose nerve has gone missing; a less-than-happy homemaker starving for fulfillment and passion; an American family with lost dreams, like any other.

Driven to change their fates, April hatches an audacious plan to start all over again, to leave the comforts of Connecticut behind for the great unknown of Paris. But when the plan is put in motion, each spouse is pushed to extremes – one to escape whatever the cost, the other to save all that they have, no matter the compromises.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, Ryan Simpkins

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

Defiance
Based on an extraordinary true story, "Defiance" is an epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands.

Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense surrounding woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis.

Starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schrieber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence and language

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!

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

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