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Blu-ray Review: Pride and Glory

Pride and Glory Warner Home Video 130 Minutes List Price: $35.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available on DVD Available 1/27/2008 Click here for additional movie details, including the full plot summary, cast listing, ... (more)

Photos Added for "Friday the 13th (2009)"

The fashion trends from the 80's are back, so it makes sense that we would see a movie franchise from the 80's come back for another round! A man named Jason Vorhees has temper control issues, and whenever some teenagers decide to visit Camp Crystal ... (more)

80GB PlayStation 3 On Sale at Amazon for $349.98 - Today (1/27) Only!

While the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) is not the only Blu-ray player worth buying any longer (there are quite a few respectable standalone players at reasonable prices these days), it's still the fastest at loading discs and it's the only Blu-ray ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 23, 2009

  1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  2. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  3. Gran Torino
  4. Hotel for Dogs
  5. Slumdog Millionaire
  6. My Bloody Valentine 3D
  7. Inkheart
  8. Bride Wars
  9. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  10. Notorious

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.

Luck by Chance
The fantasy sellers and the devoted audience, the insane love for cinema mixed with the eccentric notion of divinity and archaic beliefs--these are the contradictions that keep this world spinning.

The stark reality of living in India juxtaposed with the fantastical world depicted on screen suddenly begins to make sense… "Luck By Chance" is about a slice of Bollywood life, in which Kismet plays a huge role.

Here, notions of superstition, fate and destiny underline every life, as grand desires and opportunity converge to form strange patterns. In such an unpredictable climate, is success and failure what others define for you or is it something you decide for yourself? This is a contemporary tale set in a world desperate to escape its own reality.

Starring Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Rishi Kapoor, Konkona SenSharma, Isha Sharwani

Genre - Comedy
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Medicine for Melancholy
Two African-American twenty-somethings, Micah and Jo, wake up in bed together having no recollection of how they arrived there. From the appearance of things it's clear they've had sex. Realizing neither knows the other's name they introduce themselves over coffee, share a cab, and part ways. Hours later, however, Micah shows up at Jo's apartment to return the purse she had left on the backseat of the cab. Soon a connection is born.

Starring Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins, Melissa Bisagni, Emily Taplin, Erin Klenow

Genre - Drama
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New in Town
Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger) is an ambitious, up and coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment - in the middle of nowhere - to restructure a manufacturing plant, she jumps at the opportunity, knowing that a big promotion is close at hand.

What begins as a straight forward job assignment becomes a life changing experience as Lucy discovers greater meaning in her life and most unexpectedly, the man of her dreams (Harry Connick, Jr.).

Starring Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Fillion, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
language and some suggestive material

An ex-government operative has less than four days to find his kidnapped daughter, who has been taken on her first day of vacation in Paris.

Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice and rescue his daughter.

Starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Katie Cassidy, Famke Janssen, Xander Berkeley

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language

The Uninvited
Based on Kim Jee-Woon's 2003 Korean horror film, "Changhwa Hongryon," "The Uninvited" revolves around Anna, who returns home after spending time in the hospital following the tragic death of her mother. Her recovery suffers a setback when she discovers her father has become engaged to her mother's former nurse, Rachel.

That night, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her of Rachel's intentions. Together, Anna and her sister try to convince their father that his current fiancée is not who she pretends to be, and what should have been a happy family reunion becomes a lethal battle of wills between stepdaughters and stepmother.

Starring Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, John Prowse

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violent and disturbing images, thematic material, sexual content, language and teen drinking

The Metropolitan Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice Encore

Genre - Program
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Our City Dreams

Starring Marina Abramovic, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Swoon

Genre - Documentary
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Sword of the Stranger Event

Genre - Program
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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, Feb 6th

Friday, Feb 13th

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

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