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Disney Releases Details about Upcoming "High School Musical 3" Soundtrack CD

The Disney Channel movies High School Musical and High School Musical 2 were a surprise hit, and it's no surprise that High School Musical 3: Senior Year is making its debut on the big screen. While the teen soap opera scripts and kid-stars were ... (more)

Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Players Get BD-Live Update

Tech blog EngadgetHD is reporting that the Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray player finally received its promised BD-Live update this week. Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Player Back in April, I posted about the fact that the release of this player had been ... (more)

More Photos, New Poster Artwork, and New Trailer Added for "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"

We just received 18 new photos, a new poster, and the second theatrical trailer for the upcoming animated comedy Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which opens in theaters November 7, 2008. The photo above is a smaller version of what's available when ... (more)

Hollywood, CA: World Premiere of "Morning Light" on 10/7/2008 at the El Capitan Theatre

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the World Premiere of the new documentary Morning Light will be held today, October 8, 2008 at the El Capitan Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Scheduled to attend the premiere Roy E. Disney ... (more)

Buy a Panasonic Blu-ray Player, Get Two Movies Free

Tucked into the bottom of the press release from Disney about today's release of Sleeping Beauty on Blu-ray is a mention about a promotion from Panasonic and Disney. I followed the link provided (http://www.panasonicsleepingbeauty.com/), and it ... (more)

Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" Released Today on Blu-ray High Definition

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment marks a milestone today with the release of Sleeping Beauty, its first Platinum series title, on the Blu-ray high definition disc format.  The movie opened in theaters in January 1959 and it still ranks ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of October 3, 2008

  1. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  2. Eagle Eye
  3. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
  4. Nights in Rodanthe
  5. Appaloosa
  6. Lakeview Terrace
  7. Burn After Reading
  8. Fireproof
  9. An American Carol
  10. Religulous

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.

Ashes of Time Redux

Starring Jacky Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Carina Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R

Body of Lies
Roger Ferris is one of the CIA's soldiers in the war on terrorism. After an injury ends a tour of duty in Iraq, Ferris is assigned an intense espionage mission in Jordan--to infiltrate the cell of a master terrorist known only as al-Saleen.

In order to get inside al-Saleen's network, Ferris hatches a dangerous and elaborate scheme: he creates an imaginary Jihadist in the guise of an innocent Arab architect with no known terrorist ties, who appears to be the leader of a rival cell.

By sowing these seeds of deception, Ferris hopes to flush out al-Saleen, drawing him to the bogus organization--and right into the arms of the CIA.

Before setting his manipulative plan in motion, Ferris must win the backing of a cynical CIA veteran, Ed Hoffman, and a wily, urbane but suspect Jordanian intelligence office, Hani Salaam. But can Ferris trust either of these men who appear to be his allies in the war on terrorism?

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Vince Colosimo, Carice Van Houten

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
strong violence including some torture, and for language throughout

Breakfast With Scot
Eric is an ex-hockey player turned sportscaster, who is not "out" at work, but he is living the perfect gay life at home with his lawyer boyfriend, Sam. Their closeted paradise is threatened when a friend dies and grants them custody of her 11-year-old son. Eric fears the arrival of a rude and messy brute, but instead they get Scot, who turns out to be a bigger sissy than either of his new dads.

Starring Thomas Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Noah Bernett, Megan Follows, Graham Greene, Colin Cunningham

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13

City of Ember
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing--and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.

Now, two teenagers in a race against time must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.

Starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Toby Jones

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
mild peril and some thematic elements

The Express
The life story of Ernie Davis, the first black football player to win the Heisman Trophy, whose NFL career was cut short by leukemia.

Starring Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Omar Benson Miller, Clancy Brown, Charles S. Dutton

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality

Poppy is a teacher from north London whose life, at first glance, seems to be full of complications. It is hard to figure if she is a little crazy and irresponsible or deeply sane and sensible. Either way, everybody falls in love with her for better or for worse.

Starring Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough, Sinead Matthews, Kate O'Flynn

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R

Hello (Hallo)

Starring Mohanlal, Parvathi Melton

Genre - Comedy
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Nights and Weekends
Mattie and James are in love. But too many mornings and too many miles apart have taken a toll on them. As they struggle with the distance between New York and Chicago, their visits become reminders of the difficulties, not the pleasures, of their relationship.

Starring Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg, Alison Bagnall, Elizabeth Donius, Jay Duplass

Genre - Drama
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Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station.

After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building.

Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape.

Starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, Rade Sherbedgia, Jonathon Schaech

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language

Talento de Barrio
Daddy Yankee, stars as Edgar Dinero, a misunderstood product of the slums of Puerto Rico who becomes torn between the street life of his childhood neighborhood and his ambition to become something more.

Entangled within the strong ties of a violent barrio underworld, "Dinero" falls for a girl who brings positivity to his life. He then decides to conceal his connection to the hood from her. Soon, Edgar has the opportunity to make a run for it, but he fears he will never be able to hide from the scores of corrupt cops or shake the full-blown turf war that consumes his crew.

"Dinero" is asked the ultimate question: Will he succumb to the violence of the barrio, or will he listen to the beat of his heart and fulfill his goal of becoming a star in his own right?

Starring Daddy Yankee, Maestro, Katiria Soto, César Farrait, Angélica Alcaide

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality

The Metropolitan Opera: Salome

Genre - Program
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Death Note II: The Last Name
Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as "Kira."

While L still strongly suspects that Light is "Kira," Light Yagami continues to seek out the real name of L so he can kill him with his Death Note. Making things even more unpredictable are the "Eyes of Death," given to the second Kira, enabling the owner to know the true identity and lifespan of any person.

Genre - Program
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The campaign for student body president at Stuyvesant, perhaps the most prestigious public high school in the country, is almost as sophisticated as any presidential election. But unlike presidential candidates, they also have to do their homework, take their SATs and write their college applications.

Starring George Zisiadis, Hannah Freiman, Michael Zaytsev, Matt Polazzo, John Edelman

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

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