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Transformers Fans Can Customize Their 2010 Camaro with Appearance Package

General Motors announced yesterday at Comic-Con the availability of the 2010 Chevy Camaro Transformers Special Edition. The $995 appearance package can be ordered for LT (V6) and SS-trim Camaros in Rally Yellow with or without the optional RS... (more)

"Where the Wild Things Are" to be Released in IMAX

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation announced this week that Where the Wild Things Are will be released simultaneously to conventional and IMAX theaters when the movie opens on October 16, 2009. The movie is based on the classic book by... (more)

Boston, MA: Harry Potter: The Exhibition Coming to Museum of Science in October

The Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts will be hosting Harry Potter: The Exhibition in October, according to a recent press release by the museum. The exhibition will open on October 25, 2009 at 9am, and tickets are on sale now at mos.org... (more)

Hollywood, CA: Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre is One of Top Five "Germiest" Tourist Spots Worldwide According to TripAdvisor.com

Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California is one of the top five "germiest" tourist destinations in the world, according to the editors of TripAdvisor.com, a travel advice web site. The theater is a popular tourist destination because... (more)

Casino Royale 2-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray - $12.99

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com has the second-to-most-recent James Bond movie, Casino Royale, on Blu-ray for the great price of $12.99. Casino Royale (Two-Disc Collector's Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray] I enjoyed Casino Royale better than Quantum... (more)

Minneapolis, MN: Ashley Tisdale and Robert Hoffman to Appear at Mall of America for "Aliens in the Attic" Promotion

Ashley Tisdale and Robert Hoffman from the upcoming comedy Aliens in the Attic will be making an appearance at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, July 23, 2009. Tisdale (High School Musical movies, TV's "The Suite Life of... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of July 17, 2009

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  2. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  4. Bruno
  5. The Proposal
  6. The Hangover
  7. Public Enemies
  8. Up
  9. My Sister's Keeper
  10. I Love You, Beth Cooper

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 Answer Man
Arlen Faber is the reclusive author of "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into more than 100 languages.

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers. Arlen's life collides with Elizabeth, a single mom raising her seven-year-old son, and Kris, a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both Elizabeth and Kris are hopeful that Arlen has the answers, but the truth is, he hasn't got a clue.

Starring Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Max Antisell, Richard Barlow

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language

G-Force
A comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws.

Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of Sam Rockwell), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of Tracy Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of Penelope Cruz), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage), the computer and information specialist.

Starring Sam Rockwell, Nicolas Cage, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Kelli Garner, Steve Buscemi, Penélope Cruz, Bill Nighy

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
some mild action and rude humor

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D
A comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws.

Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of Sam Rockwell), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of Tracy Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of Penelope Cruz), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage), the computer and information specialist.

Starring Sam Rockwell, Nicolas Cage, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Kelli Garner, Steve Buscemi, Penélope Cruz, Bill Nighy

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
some mild action and rude humor

In the Loop
The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But, not everyone agrees that war is a good thing.

The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, D.C. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war.

If they don't... well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who's back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who's angry about a collapsing wall.

Starring Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, James Gandolfini, Mimi Kennedy, Anna Chlumsky

Genre - Comedy
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Luck
Ram has to payback the loan taken by his dad or else his house will be mortgaged. His mother is ill, which worries him as he does not have enough money for her treatment. To add to his woes, his US visa was rejected for the third time. During this time he meets Thapa, who takes him through various situations which make him realize that he has extraordinary luck.

Starring Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Imran Khan, Shruti K. Haasan

Genre - Drama
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Orphan
The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past.

Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther-this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be.

Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late--for everyone.

Starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language

Surviving Crooked Lake
A quartet of teenage girls embark on a canoe-and camping trip with a slightly older male guide in the endless wilderness of the Canadian Shield. His younger sister Steph -- who is desperately afraid of the water -- is one of the campers.

Once the group is underway, romantic tensions erupt and disaster strikes, forcing the girls to face a grueling and desperate trip back to civilization.

Starring Alysha Aubin, Candice Mausner, Morgan McCunn, Stephannie Richardson, Guy Yarkoni

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
some disturbing bloody images, brief strong language, drug use and smoking

The Ugly Truth
Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.

Starring Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Eric Winter, John Michael Higgins, Nick Searcy, Kevin Connolly, Cheryl Hines

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content and language

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: An IMAX 3D Experience
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

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The IMAX Experience
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

Magadheera

Starring Ram Charan Teja, Kajal Agarwal, Srihari, Sarathbabu

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Met Summer Encore: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Starring Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato, Peter Mattei

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

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