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11 More Photos for "Swing Vote" Added to Photo Gallery

Rounding out our Photo Gallery additions for today are 11 new photos for the new Kevin Costner movie Swing Vote, which opens tomorrow. Costner plays an apathetic but lovable loser-type that gets thrust into the national spotlight when his vote ... (more)

40 New Photos Added to Photo Gallery for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

Check out the 40 new photos we have for the upcoming animated feature Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which opens in theaters on Friday, August 15th! Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi comes face-to-face with arch-nemesis Asajj Ventress during a climactic ... (more)

28 New Photos Added for "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2"

Warner Bros. has supplied us with 28 new photos for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, which opens tomorrow in theaters nationwide. Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel continue the journey of four young women toward ... (more)

Trailer Now Available for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

The trailer for the next Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is now available on the Trailers & Videos page for the movie! The trailer is your typical teaser trailer, showing scenes and snippets of dialog, but it doesn't ... (more)

Mequon, WI: 450-seat UltraScreen and Other Upgrades Coming to Marcus North Shore Cinema

The planning commission in Mequon, Wisconsin has cleared the way for Marcus Theatres Corp. to upgrade the Marcus North Shore with a 450 seat UltraScreen auditorium, a Zaffiro's pizza counter, a redesigned lobby and outdoor dining area, and a ... (more)

"The Dark Knight" is Proving to be a Very Good Thing for IMAX

The IMAX version of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience is proving to be a very good thing for IMAX theaters across the country! IMAX Corporation has just issued a press release stating that the movie has brought in $16.3 ... (more)

Find Classic Movies Easily with New Now Showing "Classics" Page

Some movie theaters specialize in showing classic movies, while other theaters run classic movies as special shows at midnight or some other time of day. While the "All Movies" page showed movies by release date, we decided that it would ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of July 25, 2008

  1. The Dark Knight
  2. Step Brothers
  3. Mamma Mia!
  4. The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  5. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  6. Hancock
  7. WALL-E
  8. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  9. Space Chimps
  10. Wanted

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.

Brideshead Revisited
An evocative story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the pre-WWII era. Charles Ryder becomes entranced with the noble Marchmain family, first through the charming and provocative Sebastian Flyte, and then his sophisticated sister, Julia. The rise and fall of Charles' infatuations reflect the decline of a decadent era in England between the wars.

Starring Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Greta Scacchi

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some sexual content

Frozen River
Frozen River is the story of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border.

Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

Starring Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior, Charlie McDermott

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language

In Search of a Midnight Kiss
Twenty-nine-year old Wilson has just had the worst year of his life. He is new to Los Angeles; and on this special night; he has no date, no concrete plans and every intention of locking the doors and forgetting that the past year ever happened--that is until his best friend, Jacob, browbeats him into posting a personal ad on ''Craig's List''.

When Vivian, a strong-willed woman hell-bent on being with the right guy at the stroke of midnight responds, a chaotic, comedic journey through streets of L.A. begins.

Starring Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds, Brian McGuire

Genre - Comedy
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Midnight Meat Train
When Leon Kaufman's latest body of work--a collection of provocative, nighttime studies of the city and its inhabitants--earns the struggling photographer interest from prominent art gallerist Susan Hoff, she propels him to get grittier and show the darker side of humanity for his upcoming debut at her downtown art space.

Believing he's finally on track for success, Leon's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer--Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late-night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable. With his concerned girlfriend Maya fearing for his life, Leon's relentless fascination with Mahogany lures him further and further into the bowels of the subways and ultimately into an abyss of pure evil--inadvertently pulling Maya right along with him.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Vinnie Jones, Brooke Shields, Leslie Bibb, Roger Bart

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
sequences of strong bloody gruesome violence, grisly images involving nudity, sexual content and language

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Rick and Evelyn O'Connell and their full-grown son are back in this third installment of the Mummy movie series. This time, they travel to the Himalayas and the forbidden tombs in China where they battle another mummy and a former Chinese emperor who has been cursed by a wizard.

Starring Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li, Luke Ford, Michelle Yeoh, John Hannah

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
adventure action and violence

Sixty Six
It is the summer of '66, and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12-year-old Bernie though, the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah, and the day he becomes a man.

However, Bernie's family is increasingly distracted by the threat of losing their business and their wayward older son, and the scale of Bernie's Bar Mitzvah diminishes daily.

Worst of all the Cup Final is scheduled to take place on the same day and when England makes it through the qualifying rounds, Bernie's longed-for Bar Mitzvah looks set to be a complete disaster.

Starring Eddie Marsan, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Rea, Catherine Tate, Peter Serafinowicz

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
language, some sexual content and brief nudity

Stealing America: Vote by Vote
"Stealing America: Vote by Vote" brings together behind-the-scenes perspectives from the U.S. presidential election of 2004 - plus startling stories from key races in 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2006.

Unbiased and nonpartisan, the film sheds light on a decade of vote counts that don't match votes cast - uncounted ballots, vote switching, under-votes and many other examples of election totals that warrant serious investigation.

Starring Peter Coyote

Genre - Documentary
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Swing Vote
Bud Johnson, an apathetic, beer-slinging, lovable loser, is coasting through a life that has passed him by. The one bright spot is his precocious, over-achieving twelve year-old daughter Molly.

She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote--her dad's.

Starring Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13

Bottle Shock
In 1976, a small American winery bested the exalted French wines of the time and sent the wine industry into a tizzy--putting California wines on the map for good.

Based on a true story, "Bottle Shock" chronicles the events leading up to the famous "Judgment of Paris" tastings, told through the lives of father and son, Jim and Bo Barrett. A former real estate attorney, Jim has sacrificed everything to realize his dream of creating the perfect hand-crafted chardonnay. His business, however, is struggling, and he's not only trying to overcome differences with his slacker son, but is also fighting off the creditors.

Meanwhile in Paris, unwitting British wine shop owner Steven Spurrier hopes to revive his own failing business by sponsoring a competition which will pit the traditional French powerhouse against the California upstarts. Little did Steven and Jim realize that they were both on course to change the history of wine forever.

Starring Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, Rachael Taylor, Eliza Dushku, Freddy Rodríguez

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
brief strong language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use

Patti Smith: Dream of Life

Starring Patti Smith

Genre - Documentary
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The Pineapple Express
Lazy stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver (James Franco): to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop (Rosie Perez) and the city's most dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole), he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene.

Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him. And it is.

As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia; incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express.

Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants."

Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, but remain in touch by sharing their experiences with each other as they always have--with honesty and humor.

Discovering their individual strengths, fears, talents and capacity for love through the choices they make, they come to value more than ever the bond they share and the immeasurable power of their friendship.

Starring Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, Rachel Nichols, Kyle MacLachlan

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
mature material and sensuality

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

Coming Soon

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Friday, Aug 8th

Wednesday, Aug 13th

Friday, Aug 15th

Friday, Aug 22nd

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

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