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More Photos Added for "Iron Man"

Three more photos have been added to the Photo Galleries page for Iron Man, starring Robert Downey, Jr., which opens on May 2, 2008. That brings the total number of photos to 35. You can check them all out by clicking on the Read link below! 

TV Spot Added for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

The latest TV Spot has been added to the Trailers & Videos page for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This new video joins the others that we already have on that page: Featurette - Comic-Con Preview Featurette - First Day of ... (more)

Videos Added for "The Ruins"

I just added two new videos for The Ruins, which opens in theaters tomorrow, April 4, 2008. The new videos are interviews with stars Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, Shawn Ashmore, and Jonathan Tucker. They join the movie trailer, the restricted "red ... (more)

Want to See "Speed Racer" First? You'll Have to Go to the Tribeca Film Festival.

Speed Racer doesn't open in theaters until May 9th, but if you want to get a jump on everyone, you can see it on May 3rd, when it closes out the Tribeca Film Festival held in New York City. According to the press release by Warner Bros. last night, ... (more)

Independent Theaters are One Step Closer to Installing Digital Projection Systems

One of the obstacles to installing digital projection systems for smaller theaters is the cost of doing so. Many figures have been tossed around, anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 per screen, depending on who you ask. Even at the lower number, an ... (more)

Vanity Fair Showcases Classic Hitchcock Moments in Photo Portfolio

Vanity Fair magazine is featuring a portfolio of 11 photos that are recreations of famous scenes from movies done by directory Alfred Hitchcock. Stars from Jodie Foster doing a scene from The Birds and Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem recreating ... (more)

Buy Your Tickets for "Prince Caspian" Today!

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian doesn't open in theaters until May 16th, but you can buy your tickets today at select theaters! The first theaters started offering tickets back on March 17th, but more theaters have joined the fun, so I ... (more)

Myrtle Beach, SC: Consolidated Theatres Grand 14 at Market Common Opens April 3

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is about to get a new movie theater! Consolidated Theatres will be opening the Grand 14 at Market Common on Thursday, April 3rd. The new theater features 14 screens that boast stadium seating and Dolby Digital and DTS ... (more)

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards Show Honors Favorite Movies, Slimes Actors

The 2008 Kids' Choice Awards show was broadcast on Nickelodeon Saturday night, hosted by actor Jack Black, and Johnny Depp, Jessica Alba, Eddie Murphy, Miley Cyrus, and others captured the orange Blimps. More than 86.7 million votes were cast ... (more)

Hollywood, CA: World Premiere of "Leatherheads" at Grauman's Chinese on 3/31

Universal Pictures has announced that the World Premiere for the upcoming comedy Leatherheads, starring George Clooney, John Krasinski, and Renee Zellweger, will be held later today, March 31, 2008 at Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of March 28, 2008

  1. 21
  2. Horton Hears a Who
  3. Superhero Movie
  4. Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns
  5. Drillbit Taylor
  6. Shutter
  7. 10,000 B.C.
  8. Stop-Loss
  9. College Road Trip
  10. The Bank Job

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 Flight of the Red Balloon (Le Voyage du ballon rouge)
A precious young boy named Simon must deal with the increasing fragility of his mother, the loving yet preoccupied Suzanne. Completely immersed in her own tribulations, Suzanne hires a Taiwanese film student to help care for Simon.

Together, a unique extended family is formed, utterly interdependent yet lost in separate thoughts and dreams mirrored by a delicate, shiny red balloon.

Starring Juliette Binoche, Hippolyte Girardot, Simon Iteanu, Fang Song

Genre - Drama
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Jellyfish (Meduzot)

Starring Sarah Adler, Tsipor Aizen, Bruria Albek, Ilanit Ben-Yaakov, Assi Dayan

Genre - Drama
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Oscar winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger match wits in this romantic comedy set against the backdrop of Americas nascent pro-football league in 1925. John Krasinski plays a young hotshot college player who was a war hero.

Clooney and Krasinski compete for Zellweger's affections while she attempts to dig up the truth about Krasinki's war stories.

Starring George Clooney, John Krasinski, Renee Zellweger, Ezra Buzzington, Wayne Duvall

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language

My Blueberry Nights
After a rough break-up, Elizabeth sets out on a journey across America, leaving behind a life of memories, a dream and a soulful new friend; a cafe owner--all while in search of something to mend her broken heart.

Waitressing her way through the country, Elizabeth befriends others whose yearnings are greater than hers, including a troubled cop and his estranged wife and a down-on-her luck gambler with a score to settle. Through these individuals, Elizabeth witnesses the true depths of loneliness and emptiness, and begins to understand that her own journey is part of a greater exploration within herself.

Starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material including violence, drinking and smoking

Nim's Island
Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover - the world's greatest adventurer.

But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. They rely on the steadfast courage of their fictional hero, Alex Rover, to inspire them to save the day.

Starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
mild adventure action and brief language

The Ruins
A group of friends become entangled in a brutal struggle for survival after visiting a remote archaeological dig in the Mexican jungle -- where they discover something deadly living among the ruins.

Starring Joe Anderson, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong violence and gruesome images, language, some sexuality and nudity

Sex and Death 101
One Man. One List. 101 Women. Some fantasies are too true to be good. Roderick Blank is a successful executive and ladies man, who has finally found 'the one,' and is getting married in a little over a week.

His life, however, is turned upside down when he receives a strange email that includes the names of everyone he's had sex with--and ever will have sex with. The list throws Roderick into a dilemma, as it doesn't end with the name of his wife-to-be, but counts 72 more potential sex partners.

His situation goes from bad to worse when he encounters 'Death Nell,' a mysterious femme fatale who becomes an urban folk hero as she targets men guilty of sex crimes against women.

Starring Simon Baker, Winona Ryder, Leslie Bibb, Tanc Sade, Patton Oswalt

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong sexual content and language

Shine a Light
This Rolling Stones documentary focuses on the two concerts from the group's "A Bigger Bang" tour and includes scenes from a recent concert in Austin, Texas. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

Starring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, Christina Aguilera, Bill Clinton

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language, drug references and smoking

Shine a Light: The IMAX Experience
A Rolling Stones concert film directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology.

Starring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Rollingstones

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language, drug references and smoking

Water Lillies (Naissance des pieuvres)

Starring Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adele Haenel, Warren Jacquin, Christelle Baras

Genre - Drama
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The Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme Encore

Genre - Program
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Body of War

Starring Cathy Smith, Tomas Young

Genre - Documentary
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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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