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Milwaukee, WI: 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival to be held September 24 - October 4th

Milwaukee Film, a new organization dedicated to hosting Milwaukee, Wisconsin's premier film festival, has set the date for the 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival. Showcasing more than 100 movies at venues across the city, the festival will begin on ... (more)

Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Art Museum Hosting "Paul Newman Film Retrospective"

The Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be hosting what they are calling a "Paul Newman Film Retrospective," which showcases seven of the late actor's movies over three days beginning Friday, March 20, 2009. The schedule is as ... (more)

Soundtrack CD for "Hannah Montana: The Movie" to be Released March 24th

If you have a 'tween, pre-teen, or pre-'tween girl in your vicinity, you are probably very aware of the sensation that is Miley Cyrus and her on-screen and on-stage personna of Hannah Montana. Last year, fans were treated to Hannah Montana/Miley ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of March 13, 2009

  1. Race to Witch Mountain
  2. Watchmen
  3. The Last House on the Left
  4. Taken
  5. Madea Goes to Jail
  6. Slumdog Millionaire
  7. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  8. He's Just Not That Into You
  9. Coraline
  10. Miss March

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.

Duplicity
CIA officer Claire Stenwick and MI6 agent Ray Koval have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations.

Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers-industry titan Howard Tully and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik--nothing is out of bounds. But, as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction.

And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can't cheat their way out of: love.

Starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Tom Wilkinson, Billy Bob Thornton

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
language and some sexual content

The Great Buck Howard
Once upon a time, Buck Howard spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire--not to be confused with those of a mere magician--earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand - he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people!

But nowadays, it's clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn't sold out a theater in years. Yet, with a hearty handshake and a trademark "I love this town!" Buck Howard perseveres, confident in his own celebrity, convinced his comeback is imminent. He just needs a new road manager and personal assistant.

As it turns out, recent law school drop-out and unemployed, would-be writer Troy Gable needs a job and a purpose. Working for the pompous, has-been mentalist fills the former requirement, but how it satisfies the latter is questionable, especially to his father, who still assumes Troy is in law school. Nonetheless, with the aid of a fiery publicist and a bold stroke of fate, Buck surprisingly lands back into the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life.

Starring John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt, Matthew Gray Gubler, Steve Zahn

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
some language including suggestive remarks, and a drug reference

I Love You, Man
Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, (Rashida Jones), discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man.

Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward “man-dates,” before meeting Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds.

But the closer the two men get, the more Peter’s relationship with Zooey suffers, ultimately forcing him to choose between his fiancée and his new found "bro," in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a "friend."

Starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Jon Favreau, Jaime Pressly, Jane Curtin

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
pervasive language, including crude and sexual references

Knowing
In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.

Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Myles. But it is Caleb's father, professor Ted Myles, who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years.

As Ted further unravels the document's chilling secrets, he realizes the document foretells three additional events--the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son.

When Ted's attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place. With the reluctant help of Diana Whelan and Abby, the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies, Ted's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster--and the ultimate sacrifice.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Ben Mendelsohn, Adrienne Pickering

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language

Mncora
A grieving young man journeys to a beach town in Peru called Mancora.

Starring Elsa Pataky, Enrique Murciano, Phellipe Haagensen, Liz Gallardo, Jason Day

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some strong sexual content, drug use, language and violence

The New Twenty

Starring Bill Sage, Terry Serpico, Nicole Bilderback

Genre - Drama
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Sin Nombre
Sayra, a teenager living in Honduras, hungers for a brighter future. A reunion with her long-estranged father gives Sayra her only real option--emigrating with her father and her uncle into Mexico and then the United States, where her father now has a new family.

Meanwhile, Casper, is a teenager living in Tapachula, Mexico. A member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang brotherhood, he has just brought to the Mara a new recruit, 12-year-old Smiley. While Smiley quickly takes to gang life, Casper tries to protect his relationship with girlfriend Martha Marlene, keeping their love a secret from the Mara. But when Martha encounters Tapachula's Mara leader Lil' Mago, she is brutally taken from Casper forever.

Sayra and her relatives manage to cross over into Mexico and join other immigrants waiting at the Tapachula train yards. When a States-bound freight train arrives one night, they successfully rush to board--riding atop it, rather than in the cars--as does Lil' Mago, who has commandeered Casper and Smiley along to rob immigrants. When day breaks, Lil' Mago makes his move and Casper in turn makes a fateful decision. Casper must now navigate the psychological gauntlet of his violent existence and the physical one of the unforgiving Mara, but Sayra bravely allies herself with him as the train journeys through the Mexican countryside towards the hope of new lives.

Starring Edgar Flores, Paulina Gaitan, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Mejia, Diana Garcia

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence, language and some sexual content

Skills Like This
Max Soloman has faced the awful truth that he will never be a writer. But, that doesn't mean all his creative energy has to go to waste. In this inventive comedy three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that larceny might be his best skill.

Starring Spencer Berger, Brian D. Phelan, Gabriel Tigerman, Kerry Knuppe, Jennifer Batter

Genre - Comedy
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Super Capers
Ed Gruberman, a normal guy with superhero aspirations, is sued for superhero brutality and ordered by a judge to join a team of heroes-in-training. The Super Capers, a misfit group including the semi-capable likes of Felicia Freeze, Will Powers, Herman Brainard and Puffer Boy. In his first mission with the team, Ed and the Capers must stop an armored car heist and prevent Super-Villians from getting away with the gold. The Super Capers end up saving the day, or so they seem, when mysterious forces frame Ed for the heist. Ed confronts the criminal mastermind behind the plot, and learns a disturbing secret about his parents. Ed must travel back in time to confront his past if he is to save the team and expose the true villain!

Starring Doug Jones, Tom Sizemore, Christine Lakin, Adam West, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
mild language, some rude humor and brief smoking

The Metropolitan Opera: La Sonnambula

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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