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Blu-ray Review: Inkheart

Inkheart Blu-ray/DVD Combo Warner Home Video 106 Minutes List Price: $35.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available from Amazon on DVD and video on demand (rental or purchase), and from iTunes for rental and purchase. ... (more)

Mountlake Terrace, WA: Cinebarre Mountlake Terrace Opens on May 29, 2009

The Cinebarre Mountlake Terrace opened on May 29, 2009 in Mountlake, Washington in the former Regal Mountlake Terrace 9. The new theater is operated by Cinebarre, a joint-effort between Regal Cinemas and a Texas movie executive, according to the... (more)

Academy Awards to Have 10 Nominees for Best Picture

The Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the people behind the Academy Awards® ceremony each spring, has announced that there will be twice as many nominees for Best Picture than before. President Sid Ganis announced at a press conference... (more)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Adding In-Movie Information to Blu-ray Releases via BD-Live

Remember how I've been saying that if you're going to buy a Blu-ray player, make sure that it has BD-Live capability? Sony just announced plans to integrate some new BD-Live features into upcoming releases that should prove to be an innovative use... (more)

Grand Rapids, MN: Free Screening of "The Wizard of Oz" June 27th as Part of Judy Garland Festival

There will be a free outdoor screening of The Wizard of Oz (1939) on June 27, 2009 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota as part of the Judy Garland Festival. The movie will be shown under the stars on June 27, at dusk around 10 p.m. on a huge screen at the... (more)

New Berlin, WI: Summer Movies in the Park Begin June 26, 2009

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department of New Berlin, Wisconsin (a suburb of Milwaukee) will be holding its annual "Movies in the Park" at the Malone Park gazebo beginning on June 26, 2009. The G and PG-rated movies will be held Friday... (more)

Fairfax, VA: "Cox Movies Under the Moon" Offers Free Movies in Van Dyck Park

Press Release Cox Movies Under the Moon(R) Offers Big-Screen Hits Under the Stars Free family-friendly film festival benefits Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children HERNDON, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In Northern Virginia, some things in life... (more)

Hollywood, CA: U.S. Premiere of "Bruno" on 6/25/2009 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Universal Pictures announced today that the U.S. premiere of the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen comedy Bruno will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. The celebrity guest list has not been finalized... (more)

Blu-ray Review: Striking Distance

Striking Distance Sony Pictures Home Entertainment #29529 102 Minutes List Price: $28.95 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available from Amazon on DVD and video on demand (rental or purchase). Available 6/16/2009 ... (more)

Buy a Ticket Online for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and Get a Free Song Download and Enter to Win a Signed IMAX Poster

Our online ticketing partner, MovieTickets.com, is offering a promotion for the upcoming release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen where you will receive a free download from the movie's soundtrack on iTunes. When you purchase a movie ticket... (more)

Bonita Springs, FL: Regal Bonita Springs 12 Closes Its Doors

The Naples Daily News is reporting that that the Regal Bonita Springs 12 in Bonita Springs, Florida closed its doors last night. Merchants and customers of The Prado at Spring Creek shopping center on U.S. 41 were stunned to learn the theater... (more)

New Photos and Interviews for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

Thanks to Paramount, we now have eleven more photos and five new interviews from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to share with you today! The photos give us a few more looks at the robots as well as scenes featuring Megan Fox and Shia... (more)

Soundtrack for "My Sister's Keeper" Available on June 23 on CD and digital download

The soundtrack for the upcoming movie My Sister's Keeper will be available on CD and for digital download through services like AmazonMP3 starting tomorrow, June 23, 2009. The movie opens on Friday (6/26) and stars Cameron Diaz, Academy Award®... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of June 19, 2009

  1. The Proposal
  2. The Hangover
  3. Up
  4. Year One
  5. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  6. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  7. Star Trek
  8. Land of the Lost
  9. Imagine That
  10. Terminator Salvation

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.

Chéri
A turn-of-the-century tale of an experienced French courtesan and her young lover.

Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Frances Tomelty

Genre - Romance
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Rated R
some sexual content and brief drug use

The Hurt Locker
A portrait of the courage under fire of the military's unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world's most dangerous places.

Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad-in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear-protect and save-but it's anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero.

This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the effects of combat and danger on the human psyche is based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. These men spoke of explosions as putting you in "the hurt locker."

Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, Brian Geraghty

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
war violence and language

Local Color
A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life.

The two form, what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live.

Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again.

Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Trevor Morgan, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Samantha Mathis

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language

My Sister's Keeper
After their daughter is stricken with leukemia, a couple conceives a younger sister who can provide a donor match, but the family is torn apart when, after years of medical procedures, the healthy younger sibling sues her parents for the right to decide how her body is used.

Starring Alec Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Thomas Dekker, Abigail Breslin, Jason Patric, Joan Cusak

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality, language and brief teen drinking

New York
A contemporary story of friendship set against the larger than life backdrop of a city often described as the center of the world. For most of us, larger events in the world are just headlines in the newspapers but these events can change our lives... forever.

"New York" is one such story of three young friends whose beautiful lives are turned upside down by larger events beyond their control.

Starring John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irrfan Khan

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Quiet Chaos (Caos calmo)
A Milan paybox executive helps his 10-year-old daughter come to terms with the death of her mother, his wife.

Starring Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Gassman, Isabella Ferrari, Silvio Orlando

Genre - Drama
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The Stoning of Soraya M.
"The Stoning of Soraya M" tells the story of what happened to Soraya a kind, spirited woman whose bad marriage leads her cruel, divorce-seeking husband to conspire against her, trumping up charges of infidelity, which carry an unimaginable penalty.

Moving through a minefield of scheming, lies and deceit, Soraya and Zahra will attempt to prove Soraya's innocence in a legal system stacked against her. But when all else fails, Zahra will risk everything to use the sole weapon she has left - the fearless, passionate voice that can share Soraya's story with a shocked world.

Starring Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò, James Caviezel, Navid Negahban, Ali Pourtash, David Diaan

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
a disturbing sequence of cruel and brutal violence, and brief strong language

Surveillance
An FBI agent encounters three would-be victims of a serial killer, all of whom have very different stories of their experiences.

Starring Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Ryan Simpkins

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and a scene of aberrant sexuality

The Beaches of Agnes (Les Plages d’Agnes)

Starring Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier, Andrée Vilar

Genre - Documentary
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
The sub-zero heroes are back, on an incredible adventure... for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while maybe finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he's growing too "soft" hanging with his pals, and Sid the sloth gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs.

On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious
underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora and fauna, run amuck - and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck.

Starring John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Chris Wedge

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
some mild rude humor and peril

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D
The sub-zero heroes are back, on an incredible adventure... for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while maybe finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he's growing too "soft" hanging with his pals, and Sid the sloth gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs.

On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora and fauna, run amuck - and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck.

Starring Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
some mild rude humor and peril

Public Enemies
Set during the Depression-era's great crime wave, the story of the government's attempt to stop legendary criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. This operation transformed the FBI into the first federal police force from the powerless agency it once was.

Starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Billy Crudup, Emilie de Ravin, Giovanni Ribisi

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
gangster violence and some language

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!

Saturday, Jul 4th

Friday, Jul 10th

Wednesday, Jul 15th

Friday, Jul 17th

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

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