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Louisville, KY: Kenwood Drive-In Fails to Re-open for the Summer

The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky is reporting that the Kenwood Drive-In will not open this summer. Owner National Amusements has deemed the last Louisville-area drive-in to be "no longer financially viable." "The (Kenwood) drive-in... (more)

Blockbuster Rolls Out "Summer Escape Pass" Rental Promotion - Makes Netflix Look Like the Bargain It Is

Blockbuster has introduced a new promotion they are calling the "Summer Escape Pass," which allows renters a week of unlimited rentals of movies and games for $10. "During the summer, people have more downtime to spend together with friends or... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of June 12, 2009

  1. The Hangover
  2. Up
  3. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  5. Land of the Lost
  6. Imagine That
  7. Star Trek
  8. Terminator Salvation
  9. Angels & Demons
  10. Drag Me to Hell

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.

The Narrows
"The Narrows" is the story of a young man facing one of life's most important crossroads.

Mike Manadoro, a 19-year-old from Brooklyn, will do almost anything to get out of his neighborhood and to study photography at a Manhattan university. The problem is Mike's father Vinny, a retired sanitation worker, does not have the financial means to support his son's dream.

So when local mob boss Tony offers Mike a high paying job, he takes it. Mike enters college at the same time as he begins delivering mysterious packages for Tony.

Juggling new friendships, old loyalties, a new romance and the world of small-time crime, Mike's choices begin to result in dangerous and potentially fatal consequences for himself and everyone around him.

Starring Kevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sophia Bush, Eddie Cahill, Monica Keena

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

The Proposal
A book editor is forced to marry her male assistant in order to stay in the country. When they travel to Alaska to meet his family, the new couple has to fake their way through a surprise wedding thrown by his parents.

Starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Malin Akerman, Mary Steenburgen

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, nudity and language

Under Our Skin
About the one of the most controversial illnesses in America today: Lyme disease. Most people think of Lyme disease as that thing you can catch from a tick bite, but few know the true graveness of one of the most dangerous epidemics currently afflicting people across the nation. Here, we examine not just the science of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease and the politics of the controversy but also the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected and nearly destroyed.

Starring Dana Walsh, Jordan Fisher Smith, Mandy Hughes

Genre - Documentary
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Whatever Works
An eccentric New Yorker abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south and her family and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow.

Starring Larry David, Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood, Carolyn McCormick

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual situations including dialogue, brief nude images and thematic material

Year One
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.

Starring Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, David Cross, Vinnie Jones, Juno Temple, June Diane Rapheal, Eden Riegel, Paul Rudd

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence

Stand-Up 360 Edition 4

Genre - Comedy
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots return for the live-action follow up to the 2007 blockbuster "Transformers."

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro, Rainn Wilson, Josh Duhamel, Matthew Marsden, Tyrese Gibson, Peter Cullen

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug use

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience
In the highly-anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots® against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons®.

Director Michael Bay will shoot key sequences of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with IMAX® cameras. Bay will integrate the IMAX footage with state of the art CGI to create an unprecedented look and feel for the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s box office hit, Transformers.

The movie sequences shot in traditional 35mm will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The IMAX DMR scenes will appear in the traditional “letterbox” shape, while scenes shot with IMAX’s cameras will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro, Rainn Wilson, Josh Duhamel, Matthew Marsden, Tyrese Gibson, Peter Cullen

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug use

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

Coming Soon

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Friday, Jun 26th

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

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