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Photos and Videos Added for "The Switch"

I've just added several photos and video clips for the comedy The Switch, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, which opens tomorrow, August 20th. (L-R) Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston in "THE SWITCH". Photo credit : Macall Polay, 2010... (more)

Hollywood, CA: Los Angeles Premiere of "Going the Distance" at Chinese Theater on August 23, 2010

Warner Bros. Pictures announced yesterday that the Los Angeles premiere of the upcoming Drew Barrymore / Justin Long romantic comedy Going the Distance will be held at Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on Monday, August 23,... (more)

Anaheim, CA: CinemaFusion - Anaheim GardenWalk Re-Opens as UltraStar GardenWalk Cinemas August 20, 2010

In July, a news article mentioned that the CinemaFusion - Anaheim GardenWalk in Anaheim, California closed their IMAX auditorium, and the future of the theater in general was in doubt. It also mentioned that there was a possibility of the theater... (more)

50% Off The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is offering The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray for 50% off the list price! The Bourne Trilogy (The Bourne Identity | The Bourne Supremacy | The Bourne Ultimatum) (Slim Packaging) [Blu-ray] There's no indication of how... (more)

Lubbock, TX: Showplace 6 Theatres to Close August 22, 2010

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is reporting that the Showplace 6 Theatres - Lubbock in Lubbock, Texas will be closing its doors for good after the last movie plays on Sunday, August 22, 2010: Cindy Noret, with Noret Theaters, told me that next... (more)

Special Edition of Avatar Returns to Theaters for Limited Engagement Starting August 27th

Avatar 3D made a huge impact on audiences and the movie industry in general after it was released in December 2009, and its theatrical run was actually limited by the need to bring new movies that were being released into IMAX and 3D theaters. When... (more)

Star Wars Saga Set for Blu-ray Release in Fall 2011

LucasFilm and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today at the "Star Wars Celebration V" fan convention that the six movies that comprise the Star Wars saga will be coming to the high definition Blu-ray format in Fall 2011! According to... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 13, 2010

  1. The Expendables
  2. Eat Pray Love
  3. The Other Guys
  4. Inception
  5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  6. Despicable Me
  7. Step Up 3D
  8. Dinner for Schmucks
  9. Salt
  10. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

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.

Altiplano
War photographer Grace, devastated by a violent incident in Iraq, renounces her profession. Her Belgian husband, Max, is a cataract surgeon working at an eye clinic in the high Andes of Peru. Nearby, the villagers of Turubamba succumb to illnesses caused by a mercury spill from a local mine. Saturnina, a young woman in Turubamba, loses her fiancé to the contamination. The villagers turn their rage on the foreign doctors, and in the ensuing riot Max is killed.

Saturnina takes drastic measures to protest against the endless violations towards her people and their land. Grace sets out on a journey of mourning to the place of Max’s death.

Starring Magaly Solier, Jasmin Tabatabai, Edgar Condori, Sonia Loaiza, Norma Martínez

Genre - Drama
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Happy Happy Ga

Genre - Drama
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Hiding Divya
A daughter who vowed never to return home is forced to confront her past...and discover that some family secrets shouldn't be hidden.

HIDING DIVYA is a generational story of the three women who have inherited much more than they could have ever realized... each other.

Starring Pooja Kumar, Madhur Jaffrey, Deep Katdare, Madelaine Massey, Kunal Sharma

Genre - Drama
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Lottery Ticket
Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects, wins $370 million in a nationwide lottery. When his opportunistic neighbors discover he has the winning ticket in his possession, Kevin must survive their greedy and sometimes even threatening actions over a three-day holiday weekend before he can claim his prize.

Starring Bow Wow, Ice Cube, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Keith David, Charles Q. Murphy, Loretta Devine, Terry Crews

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking

Mao's Last Dancer
The inspirational true story of a small boy’s extraordinary journey from poverty to international stardom. From a grueling apprenticeship as a classical dancer in communist China, to the glory of creative freedom in America. But, there is a painful price to be paid for his quest for self expression.

Mao’s Last Dancer captures the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity, the pain of exile, and ultimately the triumph of individual endeavour over ideology. Filmed in China, the US and Australia and with a brilliant performance from Chi Cao as Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer is an exhilarating exploration of what it means to be free.

Starring Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Amanda Schull, Joan Chen, Alice Parkinson

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
a brief violent image, some sensuality, language and incidental smoking

Nanny McPhee Returns
In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But, once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Maggie Smith, Rhys Ifans

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements

Piranha 3D
Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria.

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Starring Eli Roth, Jerry O'Connell, Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Jessica Szohr, Steven R. McQueen, Adam Scott, Brooklynn Proulx, Christopher Lloyd, Richard Dreyfuss, Dina Meyer

Genre - Horror
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Rated R

Soul Kitchen
The owner of a Greek restaurant in Germany has a relationship with a basketball player.

Starring Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Jan Fedder, Peter Lohmeyer

Genre - Comedy
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The Switch
A smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally's objections, decides it's time to have a baby—even if it means doing it by herself... with a little help from a charming sperm donor.

But, unbeknownst to her, her plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn't discovered until seven years later when Wally finally gets acquainted with her cute—though slightly neurotic—son.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Juliette Lewis, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language

10-20
When EJ Henderson discovers the truth about his mother, his life begins to spiral out of control. EJ realizes that he can only control the present when he learns to deal with his past. Inspired by true events.

Starring Jah Shams, Bee-Be Smith, Denise Dowse, Toy Connor, Billy Mayo

Genre - Drama
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The Tillman Story
Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002 and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately far more heroic, than the caricature created by the media.

And when the government tried to turn his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in the Santa Cruz mountains, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son’s life and death.

Featuring candid and revelatory interviews with Pat's fellow soldiers as well as his family, Amir Bar-Lev’s film not only shines a light on the shady aftermath of Pat's death and calls to task the entire chain of command, but also examines themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself.

Starring Josh Brolin

Genre - Documentary
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What If...
The story of Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo), who fifteen years ago left his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and his calling to be a preacher, in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying executive gig, a trophy fiancé, and a new Mercedes, he hasn’t considered a family nor felt the need to set foot in a church in fifteen years.

But God has other plans. While on a thrill ride outside the city, his new car mysteriously breaks down, and he’s visited by a tow truck driver named Mike (John Ratzenberger) who claims to be an angel sent to show Ben what his life would look like had he followed his true calling. Suddenly Ben wakes up in the middle of domestic chaos as his “wife” Wendy and daughters (including Disney Channel’s Debby Ryan) are getting ready for church, where Ben is the new pastor.

Before he can get back to his old life, Ben must first embrace this reality and discover the value of faith and family, and perhaps restore his love for those who were heartbroken fifteen years ago: Wendy…and God. In the tradition of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Family Man,” What If… is a story of finding your true purpose in life.

Starring Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger, Debby Ryan, Kristin Minter

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG

Vanishing of the Bees
"The Vanishing of the Bees" takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The documentary examines our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and honeybee. The film also highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to a tragic phenomenon known as "Colony Collapse Disorder."

Starring Ellen Page

Genre - Documentary
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RiffTrax ENCORE: Reefer Madness

Genre - Program
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The Genesis Code
Kerry, a college journalist, seeks an interview with Blake, the college's very popular hockey star. They start a relationship that is challenged by Blakes mothers' life threatening illness, academic pressures and struggles with their faith. Does science or faith hold the answers they both seek?

Starring Logan Bartholomew, Kelsey Sanders, C.R. Lewis, Ernest Borgnine, Louise Fletcher

Genre - Drama
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