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Feel the Action in "Fast & Furious" at Select Theaters with D-BOX Seating

D-BOX Technologies announced this week that the release of Fast & Furious on April 3, 2009 will mark the debut of its D-BOX Motion Code™ technology in a theatrical setting. The technology has been available for home theaters, where the ... (more)

Hollywood, CA: "Star Trek" USS Enterprise Models on Display at ArcLight Theater

Three replicas of the USS Enterprise from the upcoming movie Star Trek are on display at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, California. The 34" long models were cast from 3D digital models created for the movie by special effects house ... (more)

Marcus Theatres Adding More Digital 3D Screens in Time for "Monsters vs. Aliens"

Marcus Theatres Corp. announced today that it will be adding 13 new installations of RealD's Digital 3D projection systems in time for the March 27th release of the highly anticipated Monsters vs. Aliens 3D. Advance tickets will go on sale for the ... (more)

"Pinocchio" Blu-ray Provides an Option to Those Against Seeing Black Bars

Since way back in the days when VHS was the dominant home video format, the issue of how to watch movies on TV has been one of watching the pan & scan version, which cuts off the sides of a widescreen movie and pans the video to follow the ... (more)

Trailers & Videos Pages Enhanced

After receiving a message from a reader that couldn't find the new Star Trek trailer on the movie's Trailers & Videos page, I realized that it would be handy to see quickly which videos have been updated recently. Since the small yellow flag ... (more)

Blu-ray Sales at Amazon

Martin Scorcese's gripping crime thriller won four Oscars, including Best Picture. The current sale offers this title at 49% off the $34.99 list price! Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is known for offering Blu-ray discs for some really good ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of March 6, 2009

  1. Watchmen
  2. Madea Goes to Jail
  3. Taken
  4. Slumdog Millionaire
  5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  6. He's Just Not That Into You
  7. Coraline
  8. Confessions of a Shopaholic
  9. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
  10. Fired Up

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.

Brothers at War
An intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time, this documentary film follows Jake Rademacher in his directorial debut as he sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq.

Unprecedented access to U.S. and Iraqi combat units take Jake behind the camouflage curtain with secret reconnaissance troops on the Syrian border; into sniper "hide sites" in the Sunni Triangle; through raging machine gun battles with the Iraqi Army.

"Brothers at War" is a rare look at the bonds and service of our soldiers on the frontlines and the profound effects their service has on the loved ones they leave behind.

Starring Jake Rademacher, Robert Smallwood, Jenny Rademacher, Mahmoud Hamid Ali, Claus Rademacher

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
language and a brief war image

Carmen and Geoffrey
This film is about the American artists Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, who in the 1950's broke into the modern dance scene. The story also follows their forty-seven year long marriage and creative partnership.

Starring Carmen De Lavallade, Geoffrey Holder

Genre - Documentary
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The Edge of Love
This beautifully drawn love story explores the bohemian underworld of war-torn London and the intimate complexities of two young couples whose lives and loves become dangerously intertwined.

Starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Camilla Rutherford

Genre - Drama
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The Last House on the Left
The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, Mari and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari's only hope is to make it back to parents John and Emma.

Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to "The Last House on the Left."

Starring Monica Potter, Sara Paxton, Garret Dillahunt, Tony Goldwyn, Martha MacIsaac

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
sadistic brutal violence including a rape and disturbing images, language, nudity and some drug use

Miss March
A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his sex-crazed best friend decide to take a cross-country road trip in order to crash a party at the magazine's legendary mansion headquarters and win back the girl.

Starring Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi, Molly Stanton, Holly Hindman

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
strong crude and sexual content, nudity, prevasive language and some drug use

Race to Witch Mountain
For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena and strange sightings. Itís called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver (Dwayne Johnson) finds two teens with supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he canít explain.

They work together to discover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch Mountain, and the race begins.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Carla Gugino, Christine Lakin, Ciaran Hinds, Cheech Marin, Tom Everett Scott

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG
sequences of action and violence, frightening and dangerous situations, and some thematic elements

Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America
In 1007 AD on the mainland of North America, two stranded Vikings search against all odds to find their way home. As they struggle to survive in the vast forests of the New World, their paths diverge as one pursues a spiritual quest and the other reverts to his primal instincts. An inward adventure set entirely in the Northern American Woodlands.

Starring Clare Amory, Noelle Bailey, Nathan Corbin, Sean Dooley, James Fuentes

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Sunshine Cleaning
Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski now finds herself a 30-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah is still living at home with their dad Joe, a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes.

Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and otherÖspecialized situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find a true respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms. By building their own improbable business, Rose and Norah open the door to the joys and challenges of being there for one another--no matter what--while creating a brighter future for the entire Lorkowski family.

Starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Eric Christian Olsen, Steve Zahn

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language, disturbing images, some sexuality and drug use

Tokyo Sonata
A portrait of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family. The father who abruptly loses his job conceals the truth from his family; the eldest son in college hardly returns home; the youngest son furtively takes piano lessons without telling his parents; and the mother, who knows deep down that her role is to keep the family together, cannot find the will to do so.

From the exterior, all is normal and the same. But, somehow, a single, unforeseeable chasm has appeared within the family, only to spread ever so quietly and quickly to disintegrate them.

Starring Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyoko Koizumi, Yu Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki, Haruka Igawa

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic elements and brief strong language

Waiting for Dublin
On New Year's Eve 1944, American pilot Mike Clarke inadvertently bets Al Capone's nephew $10,000 that he can shoot down five enemy aircraft. Later, forced to land near a remote village in Ireland after running out of fuel, Mike learns that he is cut off from the rest of the world with no way to rejoin the war and shoot down his fifth plane, which is the only way he can win the bet and save his own life. With nowhere to go, he eventually befriends the colorful villagers and meets a fiery red-head named Maggie who shows this pilot that combat can take place on the ground just as well as in the air. It doesn't take long for Mike and Maggie to grow close as she helps him figure out how to win his bet while winning her heart in the process.

Starring Des Braiden, Jenne Decleir, Guido De Craene, Sheila Flitton, Kevin Flood

Genre - Romance
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The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly Encore

Genre - Program
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Valentino: The Last Emperor
Provides a first-time glimpse into Valentino's world of bygone glamour. Filmed from June 2005 to July 2007, the crew shot over 250 hours of footage with exclusive, unprecedented access to Valentino and his entourage.

The resulting non-fiction film is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership, the longest running in fashion, and a dramatic story about a master confronting the final act of his celebrated career.

Starring Giancarlo Giammetti, Valentino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claudia Schiffer

Genre - Documentary
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The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly Encore II

Genre - Program
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Motley Crue: Crue Fest

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

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