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Megan Fox Out of "Transformers 3"

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Megan Fox will not reprise her role of Mikaela Banes, the fanboy-magnet and girlfriend of Shia LaBeouf's character, in Transformers 3. According to the article, Paramount has not picked up her option to appear... (more)

Sun Prairie, WI: Marcus Theatres Takes One More Step Towards New Movie Theater

Marcus Theatres is one step closer to building a proposed 16-screen movie theater in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The Business Journal of Milwaukee is reporting that they have closed on the sale of the property in Prairie Lakes, a 107-acre retail and... (more)

Photos Added for "Shrek Forever After"

We just added 26 new images for Shrek Forever After, including stills from the movie, character portraits, and photos from the movie's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. View these photos and more on the Photo Gallery page... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of May 14, 2010

  1. Iron Man 2
  2. Robin Hood
  3. Letters to Juliet
  4. Just Wright
  5. How to Train Your Dragon
  6. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  7. Date Night
  8. The Back-up Plan
  9. Furry Vengeance
  10. Clash of the Titans

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.

After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United
There are over 1.4 million Arabs who are citizens of Israel, facing the challenge of living in a Jewish state while maintaining their Arabic heritage.

In Israel, soccer is king, and Bnei Sakhnin has become the first team from an Arab town to win the prestigious Israeli Cup- and represent Israel in European competition. Fielding Arab, Jewish and foreign-born players, owned by an Arab, and coached by a Jew, Bnei Sakhnin's success has begun to represent a symbol of coexistence, a potential bridge between Arabs and Jews in Israel.

The film tells the story of a soccer team that couldn't create a new Middle East, but showed the world what it could look like.

Starring Abas Suan, Mazen Ghanayem, Eyal Lachman, Waji Abboud

Genre - Documentary
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Holy Rollers
"Holy Rollers" is inspired by actual events in the late 1990s when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.

It is the story of a young Hasid from an Orthodox Brooklyn community whose neighbor propositions him to transport "medicine" for an Israeli dealer and his girlfriend. He is exposed to the exciting and gritty worlds of Manhattan and Amsterdam nightlife, and as the business grows, his double life begins to rip his family apart and the community becomes suspicious of his illegal activities.

Caught between life as a smuggler and the path back to God, he goes on the run, forced to make a fatal decision that could bring the entire operation crashing down.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser, Ari Graynor, Jason Fuchs

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
drug content and language throughout, and brief sexual material

John Rabe

Starring Ulrich Tukur, Daniel BrŁhl, Steve Buscemi, Dagmar Manzel, Anne Consigny

Genre - Drama
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Kites

Starring Hrithik Roshan, BŠrbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Nicholas Brown, Luce Rains

Genre - Action/Adventure
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MacGruber
Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL, and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live’s clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber.

In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.

Assembling an elite team of experts — Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) — MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox. His crime scenes may get messy. But if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.

Starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Powers Boothe, Val Kilmer, Maya Rudolph

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong crude and sexual content, violence, language and some nudity

Perrier's Bounty
Three fugitives are on the run from a big-time gangster out for revenge following the accidental death of one of his gang members.

Starring Jim Broadbent, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Jodie Whittaker, Conleth Hill

Genre - Comedy
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Racing Dreams

Genre - Documentary
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Shrek Forever After
After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man.

Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin.

Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Paul McCartney, Julie Andrews, Eric Idle, Justin Timberlake

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
mild action, some rude humor and brief language

Shrek Forever After 3D
After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man.

Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin.

Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Paul McCartney, Julie Andrews, Eric Idle, Justin Timberlake

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
mild action, some rude humor and brief language

Shrek Forever After: An IMAX 3D Experience
After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man.

Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin.

Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Paul McCartney, Julie Andrews, Eric Idle, Justin Timberlake

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
mild action, some rude humor and brief language

Solitary Man
A once successful Manhattan mogul who owned a chain of car dealerships finds himself on the brink of a fantastic comeback. His marriage and businesses were lost to him through a series of indiscretions of romantic and financial natures. His new girlfriend has a father that is offering him a second lease on life, but the one catch is he has to take his girlfriend's daughter on a weekend college visit where he absolutely must behave himself or lose everything.

Starring Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Danny DeVito, Jenna Fischer

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language and some sexual content

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez
In the early hours of March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker runs aground in Alaska. It discharges millions of gallons of crude oil.

The incident becomes the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history. Dramatic images shoot across the planet, showing thousands of dead seabirds and sea otters covered in oil. A black tide covers the beaches of Prince William Sound.

For 20 years, Riki Ott and the fishermen of Cordova, Alaska, have waged the longest legal battle in U.S. history against the world's most powerful oil company -- ExxonMobil. They tell us all about the environmental, social and economic consequences of the black wave that changed their lives forever. This is the legacy of the Exxon Valdez.

Starring Riki Ott, Evelyn D. Browne, John Devens, Duane A. Gill, Dan Lawn

Genre - Documentary
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The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants)
Grégoire Canvel has everything a man could want. A wife he loves, three delightful children and a stimulating job. He's a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema-free and true to life-is precisely his reason for living. His vocation. It fulfils him and Grégoire devotes almost all his time and energy to his work. He's hyperactive, he never stops. Except on weekends, which he spends in the country with his family-gentle interludes, as precious as they are fragile.

With his bearing and exceptional charisma, Grégoire commands admiration. He seems invincible. Yet his prestigious production company, Moon Films, is on its last legs. Too many productions, too many risks, too many debts. Storm clouds are gathering. But Grégoire ploughs on at all costs. Where will his blind obstinacy lead him?

One day, he is obliged to face the facts. In one word: failure. He is overwhelmed by fatigue. Which soon, secretly, turns into despair.

Starring Chiara Caselli, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Alice de Lencquesaing, MichaŽl Abiteboul, Manelle Driss

Genre - Drama
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Destination: Outer Space
During a test flight of Earth's first faster-than-light-speed rocket, an incident occurs that throws test pilot Captain Mike Jackson (originally introduced in 2008's "Cave Women on Mars") halfway across the galaxy! Lost in deep space, Captain Jackson must use all his wits and derring-do to find a way back to his beloved home world.

Starring Josh Craig, Catherine Hansen, M. Scott Taulman, Stephanie Mihm, Michael G. Kaiser

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Sex and the City 2
The continuing story of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha as they struggle to manage their love lives, friendships and careers in New York City.

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Mario Cantone, Willie Garson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
some strong sexual content and language

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

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