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Los Angeles, CA: Premiere of "Love Happens" to be Held at Mann Village Theater on September 15, 2009

Universal Pictures announced this week that the Premiere of Love Happens will be held at Mann Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Appearing at the event from the movie are writer/director Brandon Camp; cast... (more)

"The Lord of the Rings" on Blu-ray Delayed Until March 2010

Bill Hunt at The Digital Bits is saying that the Blu-ray release of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy has been delayed until 2010: We've been talking throughout the afternoon with our sources at Warner Home Video (and elsewhere in the industry) to... (more)

Photos Added for Matt Damon's "The Informant!"

I just added 18 new photos to the Photo Galleries page for Matt Damon's comedy The Informant!, which opens in theaters next Friday, September 18, 2009. When you read the plot summary for the movie, it doesn't sound all that interesting. Damon... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: U.S. Premiere of "The Invention of Lying" to be Held at Chinese Theater on September 21, 2009

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the U.S. Premiere of the upcoming comedy The Invention of Lying will be held at Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Monday, September 21, 2009. Expected to attend the event from the... (more)

Tolkien Trust and New Line Cinemas Settles "Lord of the Rings" Dispute, Clears Way for "The Hobbit"

The Tolkien Trust has resolved their lawsuit with New Line Cinema, according to a press release issued today. Along with HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. and the trustees of the JRR Tolkien Estate, they had sued New Line over proceeds owed to them from... (more)

Toshiba Announces BDX2000 Blu-ray Player- HD DVD Support Not Included

Toshiba took a big hit on the chin back in 2008 when its high definition HD DVD format suffered a surprising death at the hands of the deal makers from the rival Blu-ray format. They thought they had the format war all but wrapped up right before... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 4, 2009

  1. The Final Destination
  2. Inglourious Basterds
  3. All About Steve
  4. Gamer
  5. District 9
  6. Julie & Julia
  7. Halloween II
  8. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  9. Extract
  10. The Time Traveler's Wife

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 Appearance of a Man

Starring Michael Tassoni, Slade Hall, Thomas Basham, Richard Glover, Katherine Stewart

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
High profile lawyer, Mark Hunter (Michael Douglas) has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoo-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. Nicholas (Jesse Metcalfe) begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney’s perfect record is up for scrutiny.

Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the corrupt D.A. in the act.

Romantically involved with C.J. but unaware of his assignment, assistant D.A. Ella Crystal (Amber Tamblyn) becomes caught between her boss’s political ambitions and C.J.'s dangerous exposé. As mounting evidence stacks up against both men, Ella's own life becomes threatened when she discovers incriminating proof that puts the fate of both Nicholas’ innocence and Hunter’s reputation in her hands.

Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas, Joel Moore, Orlando Jones

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
a sex scene, violence and brief strong language

The Big Gay Musical

Starring Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding, Jeff Metzler, Liz McCartney, Brent Corrigan

Genre - Program
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Broken Hill
Tommy McAlpine was born and raised on a drought ridden sheep station in the middle of the Australian Outback into a world of sheep and football. He is torn between the legacy of his deceased mother, who instilled in him a passion for music, and a desire to appease his father, who believes his future is on the family farm.

A series of events forces him to participate in community service at the local jail alongside his unrequited high school crush Kat Rogers. This opportunity allows him to use prisoners to perform his music in a prison band competition which he has also organized to be his audition to the elite Sydney Music Conservatorium.

Starring Luke Arnold, Alexa Vega, Timothy Hutton, Rhys Wakefield, Che Timmins

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
thematic elements and some language

The Horse Boy
The Isaacsons raised their autistic son with patience and hope. Unlike any other loving family, the Isaacsons travelled to another continent in search of a remedy that Western medicine could not provide them.

Genre - Documentary
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I Can Do Bad All by Myself
When Madea, America’s favorite pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April.

A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April’s basement room.

Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith…and even true love.

Starring Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White, Hope Olaide Wilson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking

No Impact Man: The Documentary
A look at the personal fallout resulting from one man's decision to eliminate his family's impact on the environment in downtown Manhattan.

Starring Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin

Genre - Documentary
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Not Forgotten
Jack Bishop lives the life of every man's dream with his beautiful wife, Amaya, and a happy, healthy daughter, Toby.

When Toby goes missing, Jack knows his past has come back to haunt him. He also knows the only way he can find her is to use the powers of his long forgotten faith, La Santa Muerte, protectors of the sinner, the worshippers of the dead.

Accompanied by the insecure newly-appointed sheriff and a pair of wary FBI agents, Jack's search takes him deep into his past, to a psychic who visualizes Jack's secret in terrifying detail, to the squalid barrios and seediest brothels in Mexico City's underbelly.

But, the power of the La Santa Muerte is stronger then he ever imagined, as it reaches out to touch his family and reveals an even darker and unexpected web of lies and deceit.

Starring Paz Vega, Simon Baker, Mark Rolston, Chloe Moretz, Ken Davitian

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and language

The Other Man
After many years of marriage a man's wife dies. Shortly afterwards, a letter arrives for her from another man. Obsessed with finding out the truth, the husband writes back, impersonating his dead wife. Soon he discovers a love which he cannot understand.

Starring Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Romola Garai, Abigail Canton, Amanda Drew, Kas Graham

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some sexuality/nudity and language

The River Within

Starring Josh Odor, Craig Luttrell, Craig Morris, Jaclyn Friedlander, Maurice Mejia

Genre - Drama
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Sankham

Starring Gopichand, Trisha, Satya Raj, Chandra Mohan, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam

Genre - Drama
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Sorority Row
When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives.

This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret.

Starring Jamie Chung, Carrie Fisher, Rumer Willis, Briana Evigan, Audrina Patridge

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and partying

Walt & El Grupo
For ten weeks in 1941, Walt Disney, his wife Lilly, and 16 colleagues from his studio visited nations in Latin America to gather story material for a series of films with South American themes.

The feature documentary film "Walt & El Grupo" uses this framing device to explore inter-American relations, provide a rare glimpse into the artists who were part of the magic of Disney's "golden age", and give an unprecedented look at the 39-year-old Walt Disney during one of the most challenging times of his entire life.

Starring Janet Lansburgh

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
historical smoking

Whiteout
Carrie Stetko, the lone U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, is investigating the continent's first murder, which draws her into a shocking mystery.

Now, with only three days until winter, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into darkness and she is stranded with the killer.

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Alex O'Loughlin, Shawn Doyle, Tom Skerritt

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity

Bionicle: The Legend Reborn

Starring Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Michael Dorn, Mark Famiglietti, David Leisure

Genre - Drama
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35 Shots of Rum (35 rhums)
A widower is cared for by his daughter, who also becomes a "step-wife" for him.

Starring Grégoire Colin, Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogue, Eriq Ebouaney

Genre - Drama
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Warped Tour 15th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate 15 years of VANS Warped Tour with an exclusive One Night Event taking place on Sept. 17 in select movie theaters nationwide.

This theatrical event will feature a two-hour compilation of the best performances from the 15th Anniversary Celebration which will be originally performed and recorded in Los Angeles on Sept. 6.

The theatrical event will feature larger-than-life performances on the big screen by The All-American Rejects, The Aggrolites, Bad Religion, Blink 182, NoFx, Ozomatli, Pennywise, The Decaydance All Stars, Rise Against and Underoath. PLUS, Katy Perry is teaming up with VANS Warped Tour for this one performance only. This event is not rated but should be treated at PG13.

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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