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Get Free Movie Money to See "Angels & Demons" with Blu-ray Purchase

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is offering a free ticket to see Angels & Demons when you purchase a Blu-ray disc from the selection of 18 movies between May 5, 2009 and June 1, 2009. For more information, please see Amazon.com Movies & TV:... (more)

Kerasotes Theaters Offer Free Summer Movies

Kerasotes Theatres has announced a series of free movies for families this summer. The movies will be shown on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am starting on June 24, 2009 with Igor. Doors open at 9am and seating is first-come, first-served basis. ... (more)

Get Free Movie Cash to See "Star Trek" with DVD or Blu-ray Purchase

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is offering a free ticket to see Star Trek when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray disc from the selection of 17 movies between May 5, 2009 and June 15, 2009. For more information, please see Amazon.com Movies & TV:... (more)

AMC Theatres Offering Movies for $1 During "Summer MovieCamp"

AMC Entertainment has announced that their 2009 "Summer MovieCamp" series will begin on June 17, 2009 with Space Chimps. The series plays family-oriented movies on Wednesday mornings at select AMC locations for $1.00 admission fees, with the... (more)

Regal Announces Free Film Series

Regal Entertainment Group announced yesterday the details for their "2009 Free Family Film Festival," which offers guests G and PG rated movies for free on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings this summer. This family-oriented film series will show... (more)

Joliet, IL: New Cinemark Theater Opens in Joliet Mall Friday, May 8, 2009

Cinemark USA announced Friday that the new Cinemark Louis Joliet Mall Theatre in Joliet, Illinois will open this Friday, May 8, 2009. The new 14-screen movie theater is located at 3440 Mall Loop Drive in the Westfield Louis Joliet Mall and will... (more)

New Trailer and Photos Added for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

Paramount Pictures just released two new photos and the newest trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which opens in theaters Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The best part of the new Transformers Trailer One of the new photos shows Megan... (more)

New Photos and Video Clips Added for "Star Trek"

Paramount Pictures just supplied us with four new videos and 10 new photos for the highly anticipated reboot of the Star Trek franchise, aptly named Star Trek. You can get an idea of just how much Paramount has riding on this movie by the sheer... (more)

Charlottesville, VA: Regal Expanding Seminole Square Cinema

Regal Cinemas announced yesterday that it will be expanding the Seminole Square Cinema 4 in Charlottesville, Virginia to a total of nine screens, with a new lobby and entrance, new seats, and new restrooms. Part of the renovations will include... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of May 1, 2009

  1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  2. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  3. Obsessed
  4. 17 Again
  5. Monsters vs. Aliens
  6. The Soloist
  7. Earth
  8. Hannah Montana: The Movie
  9. Fighting
  10. State of Play

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.

Adoration
A high school French teacher gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend.

The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon, who lives with his uncle. In the course of translating, Simon re-imagines that the news item is his own family's story, with the terrorist standing in for his father.

Years ago, Simon's father crashed the family car, killing both himself and his wife, making Simon an orphan. Simon has always feared that the accident was intentional.

Simon reads his version to the class and then takes it to the Internet. In essence, he has created a false identity which allows him to probe his family secret. As Simon uses his new persona to journey deeper into his past, the public reaction is swift and strong.

Then an exotic woman reveals her true identity. The truth about Simon's family emerges. The mystery is solved and a new family is formed.

Starring Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostick, Aaron Poole

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language

Disney Matinee Club: Winnie the Pooh

Genre - Program
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Julia
A man and his family are eliminated by the mob after informing to the FBI. The youngest member of the family, a six-year-old kid, escapes with the help of a neighbor named Julia, who is the former girlfriend of one of the gangsters that executed his parents.

Starring Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo, Aidan Gould, Jude Ciccolella

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
pervasive language, some violent content and brief nudity

Little Ashes
In the midst of the repression and political unrest of pre-Spanish Civil War, eccentric artist Salvador Dalí and renowned poet and revolutionary Federico García Lorca find their artistic and sexual freedom. The two form a bond challenged by their fierce ambitions, their friends, the struggle between a love for Spain and a love for each other

Starring Javier Beltran, Robert Pattinson, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell, Esther Nubiola

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
sexual content, language and a brief disturbing image

Love N' Dancing
When a bored-with-life English teacher meets a former West Coast Swing dance champion, they have an instant connection. Both feel that the other can fulfill what was missing in their lives.

But Jessica's got a workaholic fiancée who loves her and provides for her, and Jake's got his former partner in crime Corinne, who just won't let Jake away from the dangling carrot of a rekindled relationship.

Jake and Jessica must try to elude all obstacles, romantic or otherwise, to stay focused on the goal… winning the world title and winning each other. Will they give in to the pressure or come out like champs?

Starring Amy Smart, Tom Malloy, Billy Zane, Nicola Royston, Caroline Rhea

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some sexual references

Next Day Air
Life isn't going smoothly for Leo Jackson. He still lives at home, he just broke up with his co-worker girlfriend and he's had so many complaints about his sloppy work habits that his own mother is threatening to fire him.

But Leo isn't one to let a few bad breaks ruin his day--as long as he's got plenty of weed to take his mind off his troubles. But when the wacked-out courier accidentally delivers a box containing 10 kilos of high quality cocaine to the wrong apartment, it sets in motion a hilarious and harrowing chain of events that could cost him his life.

Starring Donald Faison, Mike Epps, Mos Def, Darius McCrary, Lauren London, Wood Harris

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
pervasive language, drug content, some violence and brief sexuality

Outrage (2009-II)
A searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community, "Outrage" boldly reveals the hidden lives of some of our nation's most powerful policymakers, detailing the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans and the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.

Starring Barney Frank, Tanner Barklow

Genre - Documentary
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Rudo y Cursi
Beto and Tato are a pair of rivaling, dim-witted brothers who work on a dusty banana ranch and play soccer for their local team. Beto, a goalie whose hot temper on the field earns him the nickname of Rudo, dreams of becoming a professional soccer player, while Tato wants to be a famous singer. They both share the dream of building a big house for their mother, Elvira, but all of their desires seem completely out of reach, that is, until a talent scout, Batuta, discovers their skill on the field.

To Beto's chagrin, it is Tato, whose curlicue field play earns him the nickname of Cursi, who is chosen to become a star player. Not to be bested, Beto scores a goalie position on a rival team, further intensifying the competition between them.

But success makes the brothers confront their own personal demons and sets them on a chase for more than just soccer balls. Cuaron keeps the energy high and the laughter rolling even as he crafts a moral into the story. But even if the dueling brothers do find a way out of the banana ranch, will the banana ranch ever find a way out of them?

Starring Diego Luna, Dolores Heredia, Armando Hernández, Jessica Mas, Guillermo Francella

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
pervasive language, sexual content and brief drug use

Star Trek
The 11th installment in the Star Trek movie series. This will be a prequel, covering the time when a young James T. Kirk meets Mr. Spock at Starfleet Academy and take their first mission together.

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Anton Yelchin, Leonard Nimoy

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13
sci-fi action and violence and brief sexual content

Star Trek: The IMAX Experience
Explores the early Starfleet careers of future Enterprise officers Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Amanda Grayson, Uhura, McCoy, Sulu, and Chekhov. Digitally re-mastered with the proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Anton Yelchin, Leonard Nimoy

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13
sci-fi action and violence and brief sexual content

The Metropolitan Opera: La Cenerentola

Genre - Program
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DCI 2009: The Countdown

Genre - Program
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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!

Friday, May 15th

Thursday, May 21st

Friday, May 22nd

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

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