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Find a Movie to See at All Your Favorite Theaters

After getting a suggestion from one of our readers, I just put the finishing touches on a new feature that I hope is the first of quite a few advanced search features on the site. This new tool searches all of your Favorite Theaters and displays a... (more)

Blu-ray Review: Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men Warner Home Video 104 Minutes List Price: $28.99 (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. Available... (more)

New Harry Potter Podcast and iPhone App Released

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution announced today that an exclusive video clip and iPhone App are now available in conjunction with next week's release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Wednesday, July 15th. The new video clip is... (more)

Photo Galleries Added for Many Theaters

One of the great features of this site that you may not be aware of is the Photo Gallery page for movie theaters. On this page, we feature photos that have been provided by theaters, taken by our staff, and submitted by our readers. For an... (more)

Racine, WI: Closed Regency Value Cinema Building Demolished

The Marcus Regency Value Cinemas in Racine, Wisconsin closed in April 2009, and the Racine Journal Times is reporting that the building was demolished yesterday, July 6, 2009 by wrecking crews as onlookers watched, including former employees of the... (more)

Michael Jackson Memorial to be Broadcast to Many Theaters Across the Country

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. and AEG Network LIVE announced yesterday that they are working together to broadcast the Memorial Service for Michael Jackson to Cinedigm digital cinema equipped theatres in 31 states live today, Tuesday, July 7 at 10am... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of July 3, 2009

  1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  2. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  3. Public Enemies
  4. The Proposal
  5. The Hangover
  6. Up
  7. My Sister's Keeper
  8. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  9. Year One
  10. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

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.

Blood: The Last Vampire
On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year old girl, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400 year-old "halfling".

Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner, obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts.

When she is sent to an American military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organization for whom she works, Saya immediately senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy Onigen, the evil patriarch of all vampires. Using her superhuman strength and her sword, she begins to rid the base of its evil infestation in a series of spectacular and elaborate showdowns.

However, it is not until she forms her first human friendship in centuries with the young daughter of the base's general that Saya learns her greatest power over Onigen may well be her ability to make a human connection.

Starring Gianna, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild, Koyuki

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong bloody stylized violence

Sacha Baron Cohen calls upon yet another of his alter egos - Bruno, a gay fashionista/TV reporter from Austria, who fancies himself as "the voice of Austrian youth TV." Bruno methodically worms his way into style hot spots.

Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Alice Evans, Trishelle Cannatella, Sandra Seeling, Ben Youcef

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language


Starring Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some strong sexual content, pervasive language and a scene of 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

I Love You, Beth Cooper
A nerdy valedictorian who proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school -- Beth Cooper -- during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

Starring Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter, Lauren London, Lauren Storm, Andrea Savage, Samm Levine, Alan Ruck, Lauren London

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, and brief violence

Short Kut

Starring Nigar Khan, Dimple Asrani, Sahil Khan, Monalisa, Rajat Bedi

Genre - Comedy
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Short Kut - The Con Is On (2009 II)
"Shortkut" is a young and heart-warming slice-of-life comedy about the trials and tribulations of the two con artists as they face some truly zany situations in the pursuit of their tinsel town dreams. Set in the thick of the buzzing Bollywood industry, the film is about two strugglers, Chandu and Shekhar, one who makes it big as a superstar after stealing a movie script, and the other, whose struggle as a director continues after his script gets stolen!

Destiny again brings the two face to face when Shekhar is set to direct his first film with Chandu. A fight of egos ensues, and what happens next as the real-life drama of the reel unfolds, is the crux of the plot.

Starring Akshaye Khana, Arshad Waris, Amrita Rao, Sanjay Dutt, Simi Garewal

Genre - Comedy
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Soul Power
The three-day music festival Zaire ‘74 and the emerging musical crossover between Africa and America is documented.

Starring Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Celia Cruz, B.B. King, Don King

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
some thematic elements and brief strong language

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
The true story of television pioneer, Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer, and star of "The Goldbergs," a popular radio show that debuted in 1929 and later became a popular television sitcom.

Starring Norman Lear, Roberta Wallach, Sara Chase, Margaret Nagle, Gertrude Berg

Genre - Documentary
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching.

Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information.

Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates!

And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one.

Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, David Bradley, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Cave, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Frank Dillane, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Helen McCrory, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Natalia Tena, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Julie Walters, David Thewlis, Bonnie Wright

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG
scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality

Somers Town
In the area of London called Somers Town, a young Polish immigrant named Marek strikes up a friendship with a runaway teen from the Midlands. An unlikely friendship begins and a love triangle unfolds as they both develop romantic feelings for a French girl who works in the local cafe.

Starring Perry Benson, Risade Campbell, Ireneusz Czop, Kate Dickie, Ryan Ford

Genre - Comedy
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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, Jul 17th

Friday, Jul 24th

Wednesday, Jul 29th

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

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