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Hollywood, CA: World Premiere of "Race to Witch Mountain" on 3/11/2009 at the El Capitan Theatre

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the World Premiere of the upcoming action/adventure movie Race to Witch Mountain will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. Scheduled to appear from the ... (more)

Carmike Cinemas Launches "Stimulus Tuesdays" Offering Discounted Drinks and Popcorn

Carmike Cinemas announced yesterday that they were launching what they call "Stimulus Tuesdays," which is a promotion where guests can purchase 16 ounce drinks and 46 ounce popcorns on Tuesdays for just $1.00. Carmike Director of Marketing Dale ... (more)

Blu-ray Sales at Amazon

Martin Scorcese's gripping crime thriller won four Oscars, including Best Picture. The current sale offers this title at 49% off the $34.99 list price! Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is known for offering Blu-ray discs for some really good ... (more)

Hollywood, CA: World Premiere of "The Last House on the Left" at ArcLight Hollywood on 3/10

The world premiere of the horror movie The Last House on the Left will be held at the ArcLight Hollywood in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, according to a press release issued by Universal Pictures. Scheduled to attend are cast ... (more)

New "Star Trek" Trailer to Appear Before "Watchmen" in Theaters

If you are going to see Watchmen this weekend, get there early if you want to see a new trailer for the upcoming J.J. Abrams production of Star Trek, which is due to be released on May 8th. The new trailer will be available online on Monday, March ... (more)

Blu-ray Review: Body of Lies

Body of Lies Warner Home Video 128 Minutes List Price: $35.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available on DVD and video on demand (rental and purchase). Available 2/17/2009 Click here for additional movie details, ... (more)

Blu-ray Review: Nights in Rodanthe

Nights in Rodanthe Warner Home Video 97 Minutes List Price: $35.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available on DVD Available 2/10/2009 Click here for additional movie details, including the full plot summary, cast ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 27, 2009

  1. Madea Goes to Jail
  2. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
  3. Slumdog Millionaire
  4. Taken
  5. He's Just Not That Into You
  6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  7. Coraline
  8. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
  9. Confessions of a Shopaholic
  10. Fired Up

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.

Dhoondte Reh Jaoge
"The concept is simple, brilliant, failsafe, unique and guaranteed to work," says Anand to Raj Chopra. All they need to do is raise a lot more money than they need to produce the film. Then, they would make a film that will never work, a film that will be hooted out on the first day itself. And then, they run away with all the supposed losses!

Starring Zayed Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Celina Jaitley, Kunal Khemu, Paresh Rawal

Genre - Comedy
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Disney Matinee Club: Mulan

Genre - Program
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Everlasting Moments (Maria Larssons eviga ogonblick)
Sweden, early 1900s. In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

The camera grants Maria new eyes with which to see the world, and brings the charming photographer "Piff Paff Puff" into her life. Trouble ensues when Maria's alcoholic, womanizing husband, feels threatened by the young man and his wife's newfound outlook on life.

Starring Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Emil Jensen, Ghita N°rby

Genre - Drama
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Explicit Ills
Four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.

Babo, an asthma ridden seven-year-old lives with his mother in the badlands of North Philly. His neighbor Demetri transforms himself into a well-read "smart" boy in order to get the girl. Michelle, a well-off art student is quick to fall into a drug-induced love-affair with her dealer Jacob. Kaleef and Jill's marriage is strained as they pursue their dreams of bringing "produce to the people," while their teenage son Heslin focuses on competing in the World's Strongest Man competition.

Starring Rosario Dawson, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Dano, Naomie Harris, Tariq Trotter

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and some drug use

Fados

Starring Chico Buarque de Hollanda, CamanÚ, Carlos do Carmo, Lila Downs, Cesßria ╔vora

Genre - Musical
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Horsemen
At home, hardened police detective Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid) has grown increasingly distant from his two young sons Alex (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Sean (Liam James) since the death of his wife. At work, he finds himself thrust into an investigation of perverse serial killings rooted in the Biblical prophecy of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The White Horsemen, a master of deception and the unexpected leader hell-bent on conquest; The Red Horsemen, a sharp-witted warrior intent on turning man against man, with an innocence that hides a burning rage within; The Black Horsemen, a manipulative and dark tyrant, unbalanced but always one step ahead; and The Pale Horsemen, an executioner with disarming strength, determined to spread death through surgical precision.

As Breslin grapples with each new revelation in the case, he slowly discovers a shocking connection between himself and the four suspects.

Starring Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang, Lou Taylor Pucci, Liam James, Clifton Collins Jr., Patrick Fugit

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
grisly and disturbing content, some sexual images and language

Phoebe in Wonderland
A young girl longs to be in her school's production of "Alice in Wonderland." After being cast in the lead role of Alice by her eccentric drama teacher, Phoebe reveals a unique talent but, much like Alice herself, is increasingly at odds with the world around her and begins to retreat into a world of her imagination.

Though her parents initially see their daughter's unusual behavior as signs of creativity, they gradually realize that Phoebe is at risk of falling "through the looking glass."

Starring Felicity Huffman, Elle Fanning, Bill Pullman, Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic material and brief strong language

Sherman's Way
Two strangers are forced into a road trip of convenience only to veer off the path into a quirky exploration of friendship, fatherhood and the universal task of finding one's place in the world - a world in which one wrong turn can change your destination.

The discord begins when Sherman, a young, uptight Ivy-Leaguer, finds himself stranded on the West Coast with an eccentric stranger and washed-up, middle-aged former athlete Palmer in an attempt to make it down to Beverly Hills in time for a career-making internship at a prestigious law firm.

The two couldn't be more incompatible. Palmer is a reckless charmer with a zest for life; Sherman is an arrogant snob with a sense of entitlement. Palmer is content reliving his past; Sherman is focused solely on his future. Despite their differences, their 'friendship' starts to change when a romance starts budding between Addy and Sherman as he discovers what he's made of and what life is really all about.

Starring James LeGros, Enrico Colantoni, Michael Shulman, Brooke Nevin, Lacey Chabert, Donna Murphy

Genre - Comedy
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13B
In today's world of unrelenting pressures, challenged survivals and super fast lifestyles, the major source of relief, information and entertainment is... the TV. So much so, that it has moved up from its modest position of being just another 'household appliance' to actually determining the power equation in a family.

It is easy to identify the hierarchy in the family depending on who controls the remote control. So what happens when the TV realizes this power and begins to take control? What happens when instead of showing you the facts, the TV, begins to show you what it wants you to see?

What happens when Manohar, to his great horror, realizes that this is exactly what is happening with his wonderful family, which has just moved into a sweet new home at 13B.

Starring Madhavan, Neetu Chandra, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma, Poonam Dhillon

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Tokyo!
Triptych feature telling three separate tales set in Tokyo, Japan.

"Shaking Tokyo" centers on a man who has lived for 10 years as a hikikomori, (a term used in Japan for people unable to adjust to society and so they never leave their homes) and what happens when he falls in love one day with a pizza delivery girl.

"Interior Design" follows the story of a wannabe movie director who arrives in Tokyo with his girlfriend only to find that parts of her bones are turning into wood.

"Merde" concerns a hideous, Gollum-like humanoid that emerges from the sewers of Tokyo. After wreaking some mild havoc, the creature is captured and interrogated by the authorities. Merde, as this terrorist calls himself, baldly indicts the people of Japan as "disgusting," and the ending suggests that future cities are ripe for harassment.

Starring Nao Omori, Yű Aoi, YosiYosi Arakawa, Jean-Franšois Balmer, Julie Dreyfus

Genre - Drama
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Watchmen
Set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock"--which charts the tension between the United States and the Soviet Union--is permanently set at five minutes to midnight.

When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion--a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers--Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.

Their mission is to watch over humanity, but who is watching the watchmen?

Starring Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language

Watchmen: The IMAX Experience
"Watchmen" has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience« through IMAX's DMR« (Digital Re-Mastering) technology.

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock"--which charts the U.S.A.'s tension with the Soviet Union--is set at five minutes to midnight.

When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion--a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers--Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity, but who is watching the Watchmen?

Starring Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language

The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor Encore II

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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