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Wichita, KS: Newly Remodeled Warren OldTown Theatre Grille Has Grand Opening

Movie enthusiasts in Wichita, Kansas have a new way to enjoy dinner and a movie with the opening of the newly remodeled Warren OldTown Theatre Grille on July 29, 2009. Located in the OldTown Plaza in Wichita, the theater renovated the Oscar Sports... (more)

Deluxe Edition of "(500) Days of Summer" Available On iTunes

The romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer is now playing in theaters and iTunes has a deluxe edition of the soundtrack, featuring three tracks not available anywhere else. The standard version of the soundtrack is also available at retailers and for... (more)

Waukesha, WI: Marcus Majestic to Host VIP Wine Dinner and Showing of "Julie and Julia" on August 6

The Marcus Majestic Cinema in Waukesha, Wisconsin will be hosting a special VIP Wine Dinner and showing of the movie Julie & Julia on Thursday, August 6, 2009. The movie intertwines the lives of two women, Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julie... (more)

New York, NY: World Premiere of The Time Travelers Wife at Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, August 12

Warner Bros. Pictures announced yesterday that the World Premiere of The Time Traveler's Wife will be held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Scheduled to attend are Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of July 24, 2009

  1. G-Force
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  3. The Ugly Truth
  4. Orphan
  5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  6. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  7. The Hangover
  8. The Proposal
  9. Public Enemies
  10. Bruno

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.

Aliens in the Attic
An adventure/comedy about kids who are home -- but definitely not alone, on a family vacation. The youngsters must fight off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-destroying ambitions -- while the kids' parents remain clueless about the battle.

It’s the Pearsons versus the aliens who "came from upstairs," in an all-out battle that will decide the fate of the Earth – and kick-off the ultimate summer vacation.

Starring Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Austin Robert Butler, Doris Roberts, Gillian Vigman

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
action violence, some suggestive humor and language

The Collector
"The Collector" follows the story of handyman and ex-con Arkin, who aims to repay a debt to his ex-wife by robbing his new employer's country home. Unfortunately for Arkin, a far worse enemy has already laid claim to the property--and the family.

As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked "Collector" in a maze of lethal invention--the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg--while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob.

Starring Josh Stewart, Daniella Alonso, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth, Madeline Zima

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity

The Cove
In the 1960's, Richard O'Barry was the world's leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O'Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end.

"The Cove" tells the amazing true story of how Psihoyos, O'Barry and an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg

Starring Richard O'Barry, Joe Chisholm, Mandy-Rae Cruikshank, Charles Hambleton, Kirk Krack

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
disturbing content

Flame and Citron (Flammen & Citronen)
Copenhagen 1944. Denmark is occupied by Nazi Germany. While the Danish population hopes for a swift end to the war, freedom fighters Bent Faurschou-Hviid, alias Flame and Jørgen Haagen Schmith, alias Citron, secretly put their lives at stake fighting for the Resistance.

The fearless and uncompromising Flame is a dedicated anti-fascist who dreams of the day when their group will reassemble and openly launch an armed counterattack at the occupying power. The more sensitive family man Citron primarily works as a driver for Flame, but now finds himself becoming more deeply involved in clandestine activities.

When their immediate superior, Aksel Winther, orders them into action against two German Abwehr officers, events start to get out of hand. Flame confronts the talented and intelligent Colonel Gilbert and for the first time hesitates to carry out his orders to kill. Something feels terribly wrong.

Starring Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Peter Mygind, Christian Berkel

Genre - Drama
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Funny People
A comedian has a near-death experience.

Starring Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler, Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality

Love Aaj Kal
The process of relationship might be different in different eras, but the experience of being in love remains the same. So there is the frolic and despair of modern living. The liberation and confusion. And there is the past - the times of innocence and compulsion. And there is distance, and the fondness that increases with distance. Gaps widen between two people, but bridges keep growing too.

Starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor, Fagun Thakrar, Rahul Khanna

Genre - Drama
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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation
In 1971, with the introduction of the R-certificate, Australia's censorship regime went from repressive to progressive virtually overnight.

This cultural explosion gave birth to art house classics, such as "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "My Brilliant Career," but also spawned a group of demon-children: maverick filmmakers who braved assault from all quarters to bring films like "Alvin Purple, "The Man From Hong Kong," Patrick," "Turkey Shoot," and "Mad Max" to the big screen.

As explicit, violent and energetic as their northern cousins, Aussie genre movies presented a unique take on established conventions. In England, Italy and the grind houses and drive-ins of America, audiences applauded Australian homegrown marauding "rev heads" with brutish cars, spunky well-stacked heroines and stunts -- unparalleled in their quality and extreme danger.

Starring Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dennis Hopper, Henry Thomas, George Lazenby

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
graphic nudity, sexuality, violence and gore, some language and drug use

Thirst (Bakjwi)
Sang-hyun is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But, the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him.

The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives -- but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun's faith is further strained when a childhood friend's wife, Tae-ju, comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.

Starring Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-gyun, Kim Ok-bin

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated R
graphic bloody violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content, nudity and language

MET Summer Encore: The Magic Flute

Genre - Program
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DCI 2009: Big, Loud & Live 6

Genre - Program
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Sugarland Live on the Inside

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

Coming Soon

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

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