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Celebrating 14 Years of Publication!

At the end of January, The BigScreen Cinema Guide marked the end of its 14th year of publication! Back in January 1995, this site was launched as the "Penguin Cinema Guide" and it delivered showtimes for every theater in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin ... (more)

Hollywood, CA: Premiere of "Friday the 13th" on 2/9/2009 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures announced yesterday that the Los Angeles premiere for the upcoming horror movie Friday the 13th (2009) will be held on February 9, 2009 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. This new movie is ... (more)

Check Out the 3D Trailer and Posters for "Monsters vs. Aliens"

Did you pick up your 3D glasses to watch the 3D trailer for Monsters vs. Aliens during the Super Bowl, er, Big Game on Sunday? If you'd like to see it again, be sure to check out the link to the 3D trailer that we have on the Trailers & ... (more)

Madison, WI: Marcus Theater/Entertainment Complex Approved by City Council

Last May, Marcus Theatres Corp. announced plans for a new theater and entertainment complex for the East side of Madison, Wisconsin, to replace the aging Marcus Eastgate Cinemas. In November, those plans hit a snag when the Madison Plan Commission ... (more)

Buy More, Save More (up to 50%) on Blu-ray Discs at Amazon!

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is having a sale on Blu-ray high definition discs, where the more you buy, the more you save! Buy More, Save More on Blu-rays When you pick from a list of 70 available titles (number and selection may vary), you can ... (more)

Win a Copy of "Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway" on DVD!

Thanks to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we have a copy of the DVD release of Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway, which was released today on DVD and Blu-ray high definition disc. To enter the drawing, just go to the following link: DVD Giveaway ... (more)

Select AMC Theatres Locations to Host All-Day "Best Picture Showcase" on Feb 21st - See All 5 Oscar-nominated Movies

As they have in 2007 and 2008, select AMC theatre locations across the country will be hosting a special "Best Picture Showcase," where all five movies nominated for Best Picture will be played back-to-back, on Saturday, February 21, 2009. ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of January 30, 2009

  1. Taken
  2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  3. The Uninvited
  4. Hotel for Dogs
  5. Gran Torino
  6. Slumdog Millionaire
  7. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  8. New in Town
  9. My Bloody Valentine 3D
  10. Inkheart

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.

An autistic girl with intense fighting skills discovers a list of debtors in her horribly ill mother's diary and decides to go collecting, only to find herself up against an organized crime ring.

Starring JeeJa Yanin, Ammara Siripong, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Dechawut Chuntakaro

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violence throughout, and brief sexuality/nudity

Coraline Jones is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment.

She is befriended--or, as she sees it, is annoyed--by a local boy close to her age, Wybie Lovat and visits her older neighbors, eccentric British actresses Miss Spink and Forcible as well as the arguably even more eccentric Russian Mr. Bobinsky. After these encounters, Coraline seriously doubts that her new home can provide anything truly intriguing to her, but it does; she uncovers a secret door in the house.

Walking through the door and then venturing through an eerie passageway, she discovers an alternate version of her life and existence. On the surface, this parallel reality is similar to her real life--only much better. The adults, including the solicitous Other Mother, seem much more welcoming to her. Coraline is more the center of attention there--even from the mysterious Cat.

She begins to think that this Other World might be where she belongs. But when her wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous and Other Mother schemes to keep her there, Coraline musters all of her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home--and save her family.

Starring Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Keith David

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor

Coraline 3D
The story of a young girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her new home, and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. On the surface, this other world eerily mimics her own life--though much more fantastical.

In it, Coraline encounters such off-kilter inhabitants as the morbidly funny Miss Forcible and Miss Spink, and a counterfeit mother--who attempts to keep her. Ultimately, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home.

Starring Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ian McShane

Genre - Animation
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Rated PG
thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor

Four extreme Star Wars fans and childhood friends drive across America to Skywalker Ranch in order to sneak a peak at the yet unreleased Episode 1: Phantom Menace as one last hurrah for their dying friend.

Starring Dan Fogler, Kristen Bell, Sam Huntington, Jay Baruchel, William Shatner

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
pervasive crude and sexual material, language and drug content

He's Just Not That Into You
The stories of a group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings as they navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life.

Trying to read the signs of the opposite sex, each hopes to be the exception to the "no exceptions" rule.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Connolly, Justin Long

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content and brief strong language

Love Me Again
After working for several years in Manila, Migo returns to Bukidnon, to its magnificent rolling hills and lush pasture lands, to reclaim the ranch that his family had lost after his father's death. During the famous Kaamulan festival, Migo sees his first love, Arah, who also happens to be the beautiful and fearless rodeo queen of Bukidnon. He falls in love with her all over again and resolves to win back her heart as well. However, Arah is already engaged to Brian Sullivan, an Australian rancher. Being the eldest daughter of a poor cowboy, she feels compelled to accept this man's offer of marriage in order to give her family a better life, no matter how much she still loves Migo. Arah leaves Bukidnon, along with a group of Pinoy cowboys who have been hired to work in the vast and lonely Australian ranch, which is even bigger than Bukidnon. Arah thinks it's all over between her and her great love, but two years later, Migo arrives in Australia to work as a cowboy and more importantly, to get Arah back. Can their love bloom again in the dry landscape of the Outback? Will Migo be able to reclaim the love he has lost, or will he learn to let her go and start anew?

Starring Piolo Pascual, Angel Locsin

Genre - Drama
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The Pink Panther 2
Inspector Clouseau teams up with a squad of international detectives to stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

Starring Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Aishwarya Rai, Alfred Molina, Andy Garcia, Yuki Matsuzaki

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some suggestive humor, brief mild language and action

Burrowing deep into the deadly world of psychic espionage where artificially enhanced paranormal operatives have the ability to move objects with their minds, see the future, create new realities and kill without ever touching their victims. Against this setting, a young man and a teenage girl take on a clandestine agency in a race against time that will determine the future of civilization.

Starring Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Djimon Hounsou, Joel Gretsch

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13
intense sequences of violence and action, brief strong language, smoking and a scene of teen drinking

The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

Genre - Program
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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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