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Disney Going All-BD-Live on Future Blu-ray Releases

Video Business is reporting that Walt Disney will be utilizing BD-Live functionality of the high definition Blu-ray format on all of its Disney-branded discs after Sleeping Beauty is release in October. Studio president Bob Chapek is referenced as ... (more)

Johnny Depp's "Public Enemies" is Filming in Milwaukee - Got Photos?

Production crews and acting talent arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday for the filming of some scenes for Johnny Depp's Public Enemies, a movie about John Dillinger and his gang. Filming is taking place in the Milwaukee County Historical ... (more)

Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres Locations to Offer Summer Movie Program

Select movie theaters operated by Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres will be offering a summer movie program for six weeks this summer. Starting on June 18th and running through July 31st, they will be offering free admission to 10am movies on Wednesday ... (more)

Secaucus, NJ: 14-Screen Theater Planned for Harmon Meadow Development

Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC. will build a 14-screen movie theater at the Harmon Meadow shopping, entertainment, and dining center in Secaucus, New Jersey, according to a press release issued by the developer. Kerasotes operates 100 locations ... (more)

Brandywine, MD: Kerasotes Theatres to Build First Maryland Location at Brandywine Crossing

Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC. will build a 71,000 square foot movie theater at the Brandywine Crossings shopping and entertainment center in Brandywine, Maryland, according to a press release issued by the developer. The 16-screen location will ... (more)

Reedsburg, WI: Flooding Closes Star Cinema 6 Temporarily

The Star Cinema 6 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin is closed temporarily due to the flooding of the Baraboo River, according to news reports yesterday. While the theater's message recording and the answering machine that picks up when calling the voice phone ... (more)

Blu-ray Review: The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn GirlSony Pictures Home Entertainment115 Minutes List Price: $38.96 (Check Price at Amazon.com) Available 6/10/2008 Click here for additional movie details, including the full plot summary, cast listing, trailers and videos, photos, ... (more)

Video Clips and Photos Added for "The Other Boleyn Girl"

In conjunction with my review of the Blu-ray of The Other Boleyn Girl, which was released on both Blu-ray and DVD today, we also have nine new photos and six new videos to share. The photos include stills from the movie showing Natalie Portman and ... (more)

Demand for Ethanol Blamed as Popcorn Prices Rise

The Milwaukee Business Journal has a short article about the rising prices you may be seeing at the concession stand of your favorite theater: Rising demand for corn for ethanol is one reason theater operators are paying more for popcorn, which ... (more)

Hermitage, PA: Hermitage Cinema Re-opens

The Carmike Hermitage Plaza 8 in Hermitage, Pennsylvania closed in April, but we have heard that the theater has reopened sans the Carmike nameplate. The doors of the Hermitage Cinema 8 re-opened on May 30th, using the film projectors that were ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of June 6, 2008

  1. Kung Fu Panda
  2. You Don't Mess With the Zohan
  3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  4. Sex and the City
  5. The Strangers
  6. Iron Man
  7. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  8. What Happens in Vegas
  9. Baby Mama
  10. Made of Honor

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.

Chris & Don. A Love Story
The true-life story of the passionate three-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood and American portrait painter Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior.

From Isherwood's Kit-Kat-Club years in Weimar-era Germany (the inspiration for his most famous work) to the couple's first meeting on the sun-kissed beaches of 1950s Malibu, their against-all-odds saga is brought to dazzling life by a treasure trove of multimedia.

Bachardy's contemporary reminiscences artfully interact with archival footage, rare home, reenactments, and, most sweetly, whimsical animations based on the cat-and-horse cartoons the pair used in their personal correspondence. With Isherwood's status as an out-and-proud gay maverick, and Bachardy's eventual artistic triumph away from the considerable shadow of his life partner, the film is above all a joyful celebration of a most extraordinary couple.

Genre - Documentary
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The Happening
In this paranoid thriller, a family goes on the run from an apocalyptic crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violent and disturbing images

The Incredible Hulk
Scientist Bruce Banner desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk.

Living in the shadows, cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross, Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross, and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power.

As all three grapple with the secrets that led to The Hulk's creation, they are confronted with a monstrous new adversary known as The Abomination (Tim Roth), whose destructive strength exceeds even The Hulk's own.

Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content

Kicking It
The film follows seven players in their own tough worlds as they confront the daily challenges of life on the streets, battle drug and alcohol addiction, and fight for the right to be recognized as human beings.

We witness their struggles, hopes, and determination. The teams are greeted by the South African President, as they make their spirited entrance in to two newly built street soccer "pitches", located at the precise spot where Nelson Mandela was released from prison-with the glorious Table Mountain as the backdrop.

Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu joins the players, declaring homelessness the new "apartheid." For 7 days of fiercely competitive matches, the teams vie for the championship cups. Despite the fact that they may not have a home, the players wear the colors of their country with pride. From shattering misconceptions about the homeless to seeing people living at the edge of society discover that they also can be winners, the film shows in a real and powerful way that sports can and does change lives.

As the Russian coach observes, "To me, football is the best model for real life. There is no last game in football and there is no last game in real life. You always have another chance to win."

Genre - Drama
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Love Comes Lately
Despite his age, an old man pursues with vigor multiple real and imaginary love lives.

Starring Otto Tausig, Rhea Perlman, Barbara Hershey, Tovah Feldshuh, Elizabeth Peņa

Genre - Drama
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Mere Baap Pahle Aap

Starring Om Puri, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Genelia D'Souza, Rajpal Yadav

Genre - Comedy
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My Winnipeg
Have you ever wanted to relive your childhood and do things differently? Guy Maddin attempts to answer that question in a hilariously wacky and profoundly touching goodbye letter to his childhood hometown. A documentary (or "docu-fantasia" as Maddin proclaims) that inventively blends local and personal history with surrealist images and metaphorical myths, the film covers everything from the fire at the local park which lead to a frozen lake of distressed horse heads to pivotal and factually heightened scenes from Maddin's own childhood, all laced with a startling emotional honesty.

Starring Cory Cassidy, Darcy Fehr, Louis Negin, Ann Savage, Amy Stewart

Genre - Documentary
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Quid Pro Quo
A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into a very strange subculture and on a journey that ultimately leads him to the disturbing truth about himself.

Starring Nick Stahl, Vera Farmiga, Ashlie Atkinson, Rachel Black, Dylan Bruno

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some sexuality and language

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

Coming Soon

Watch for these movies coming to a theater near you!

Friday, Jun 20th

Friday, Jun 27th

Wednesday, Jul 2nd

Thursday, Jul 3rd

Friday, Jul 11th

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

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