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Midlothian, VA: Regal Announces Grand Opening of Westchester Commons Stadium 16 on 4/17/2009

Regal Entertainment Group announced today that the Westchester Commons Stadium 16 in Midlothian, Virginia will celebrate its Grand Opening on Friday, April 17. View Larger Map The 16-screen location will feature stadium seating and high-back... (more)

Samsung Announces New Blu-ray Players

Samsung showed off their next generation of Blu-ray players at CES back in January, and in recent weeks, some have been seen in stores, but the company has announced pricing and availability for all three in a press release. All three players... (more)

21 New Photos and Trailer Added for "Hannah Montana: The Movie"

Hannah Montana: The Movie opens in theaters Friday, April 10th, and we have the trailer and 21 new photos from the movie to show you! The Photo Galleries page now has 24 images in all, including the movie poster and soundtrack CD cover. The... (more)

West Plano, TX: Cinemark Launches New XD3 "Big Screen" Offering

When it comes to movies, the adage is that "bigger is better" and in recent years, several movie chains have applied that to the size of their screens. Far from the closet-sized movie theater featured in Bachelor Party, Cinemark's new XD3 has... (more)

Looking for a Place to Eat Before or After the Movie? Eat This Not That! Identifies the Best/Worst Fast-Food Choices

MSN Health and Fitness is featuring a pair of articles from Men's Health Magazine that features the authors of the book Eat This Not That!, highlighting the best and the worst choices in fast food restaurants. Topping the list of best choices?... (more)

Nickelodeon's 2009 Kids' Choice Awards Show Honors Favorite Movies, Actors

The 22nd Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards ceremony aired on the cable/satellite channel on Saturday, March 28th at 8pm Eastern Time. The show was hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who has been starring in a fair number of kid-oriented... (more)

Hollywood, CA: Los Angeles Premiere of "Observe and Report" on 4/6/2009 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the Los Angeles premiere of the upcoming comedy Observe and Report will be on Monday, April 6, 2009 at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security... (more)

Hollywood, CA: World Premiere of "Hannah Montana: The Movie" on 4/2/2009 at the El Capitan Theatre

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the World Premiere of Hannah Montana: The Movie will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. Scheduled to appear from the movie are Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray... (more)

AMC to Convert All Theaters to Sony 4K Digital Cinema

AMC Entertainment announced today that it has reached an agreement to install Sony 4K Digital Cinema Projection systems in all of its theaters across the country. AMC currently has 309 theaters and 4,628 screens, according to their press release,... (more)

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

  1. Monsters vs. Aliens
  2. The Haunting in Connecticut
  3. Knowing
  4. I Love You, Man
  5. Duplicity
  6. Race to Witch Mountain
  7. 12 Rounds
  8. Watchmen
  9. Taken
  10. The Last House on the Left

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.

8x10 Tasveer
A story of Jai, a young man in his 30's that has a supernatural gift of being able to delve in the past of dead people by touching an object belonging to them. His family, friends and even he at times is skeptical of this said power but Jai manages to eke out a living in this land so steeped in belief of the supernatural.

A personal tragedy leads him to use this unique power to unravel the mystery and a nail biting finish to come up with startling answers.

Starring Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia, Sharmila Tagore, Girish Karnad, Javed Jaffrey

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Adventureland
It's the summer of 1987, and James Brennan, an uptight recent college grad, can't wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park. Forget about German beer, world-famous museums and cute French girls -- James' summer will now be populated by belligerent dads, stuffed pandas, and screaming kids high on cotton candy.

Lucky for James, what should have been his worst summer ever turns into quite an adventure as he discovers love in the most unlikely place with his captivating co-worker Em (Kristen Stewart), and learns to loosen up.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, Kristen Wiig, Wendie Malick, Jack Gilpin

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language, drug use and sexual references

Alien Trespass
Set in 1957, "Alien Trespass" chronicles a fiery object from outer space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature--the Ghota--which is bent on destroying all life forms on the planet. A benevolent alien from the spaceship, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis--a local astronomer--and with the help of Tammy, a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind.

Starring Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, Robert Patrick, Jody Thompson, Dan Lauria

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
sci-fi action and brief historical smoking

Bart Got a Room
A young boy's misadventures getting a date for the prom while his parents marriage is falling apart.

Starring William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines, Steven Kaplan, Alia Shawkat, Ashley Benson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, thematic elements and brief strong language

Billa

Starring Prabhas, Anushka, Namitha, Krishnam Raju, Jayasudha

Genre - Drama
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C Me Dance

Starring Christina DeMarco, Greg Robbins, Laura Romeo, Hugh McLean, Lesley Bowen

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG
thematic material, some violence and mild language

The Escapist
When a man who is serving a life sentence in prison receives a letter informing him that his daughter is critically ill, he decides he must see her before it is too late and concocts an escape plan.

He assembles a motley crew of unlikely companions each of whom possesses a special and necessary skill that will help with his far-fetched scheme.

Starring Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh, Damian Lewis

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Fast & Furious
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed -- Fast and Furious. Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller.

When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian OConner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmanuever him.

And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of whats possible behind the wheel.

Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz

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

Gigantic
Brian Weathersby is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents, and the youngest son in a trio of brothers, Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China.

He gets swept up in a romance with the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly when she comes in to his store one day and falls asleep on one of the beds. To win her over, he must compete with her bear of a father, Al Lolly, an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets.

"Gigantic" is a funny, surreal love story about the anxiety that comes when two people with crazy families collide unexpectedly and fall for each other.

Starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner, Robert Stanton

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

Lifelines
Set against the backdrop of suburban utopia, the Bernstein family leads a dysfunctional existence. With three foul-mouthed kids, a caffeine-addict mother on the brink, and a less than forthcoming father, they suffer an atmosphere so heavy with collective hostility and tension it seems as if the floral-papered walls will come crashing down at any minute.

Forced to the breaking point, they concede to a family therapy session, where it quickly becomes clear that what's at stake is "about a lot more than dry turkey." Repressed anger and antagonism give way to moments of self-revelation, as a patient and compassionate Dr. Livingston draws out demons and dark secrets, allowing the family to start accepting their own humanity.

Starring Jane Adams, Jacob Kogan, Josh Pais, Robbie Sublett, Dreama Walker

Genre - Comedy
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Paris 36 (Faubourg 36)
Set in a suburb of north-east Paris between December 1935 and July 1936 during the "revolutionary" period of the Popular Front (which introduced the first paid holidays and a shorter working week). Three unemployed performers decide to take over by force the music hall where they worked a few months earlier and stage a show there.

Starring Clovis Cornillac, Pierre Richard, Gérard Jugnot, Stéphane Debac, Maxence Perrin

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some sexuality and nudity, violence and brief language

Sugar
Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro De Macorís, struggles to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition.

Starring Richard Bull, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Karl Bury, Jaime Tirelli

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language, some sexuality and brief drug use

Dragonball: Evolution
Based on the popular Japanese manga created by Akira Toriyama, whose work spawned best selling graphic novels, video games and a phenomenally successful television series, DRAGONBALL centers on the heroic Goku, a powerful warrior who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the Universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name.

Starring Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura, Joon Park, Chow Yun-Fat

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG
intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language

Lymelife
A story about the dark side of suburban paradise and the loss of innocence that centers on two deeply troubled, dysfunctional families during the late 1970s.

The film revolves around an awkward, sensitive 15-year old boy, Scott Bartlett, whose family life is turned upside-down after an outbreak of Lyme disease hits the community spreading illness and paranoia. Scott's parents -- a workaholic father, Mickey and an overprotective mother, Brenda -- are on the verge of a divorce as his older brother Jim is about to ship off for war.

Scott also has a longtime crush on his next door neighbor, Adrianna Bragg, who seems to be the only person in the world to understand him. Adrianna has an equally troubled, less affluent family including an uptight mother, Melissa, carrying on a not-so-clandestine love affair, and a father, Charlie, slowly slipping away from the effects of Lyme disease.

Starring Alec Baldwin, Kieran Culkin, Rory Culkin, Jill Hennessy, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon, Emma Roberts

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

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

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