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Watch Exclusive Footage for "Terminator Salvation" and Win Prizes from Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut and Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up to provide some exclusive footage, photos, and wallpapers for the upcoming action movie Terminator Salvation, which opens in theaters Thursday, May 21, 2009. Additionally, you can enter a... (more)

Seattle, WA: Regal Announces Details for Grand Opening of Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX on 5/22/2009

Regal Entertainment Group has announced that the grand opening of the Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX in Seattle, Washington will take place on Friday, May 22, 2009. The new location will play host to preview events in the preceding days... (more)

Turner Classic Movies Holding 36-Movie Marathon Memorial Day Weekend

Feel like staying in over Memorial Day weekend? Turner Classic Movies, a cable/satellite movie channel, has a movie marathon that will keep you glued to your seat and your DVR begging for mercy with 72 hours of great movies! The marathon starts on... (more)

Encore Westerns to Air 28-Hour John Wayne Marathon on Memorial Day

Cable/satellite channel Encore Westerns will be presenting a 28-hour marathon of John Wayne movies on Memorial Day, May 25, 2009. The marathon will be interspersed with interviews featuring George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, John McCain, Ethan Wayne... (more)

Soundtrack for "Angels & Demons" Available Now

Sony Classical yesterday released the original motion picture soundtrack for Angels & Demons, featuring an original score by Academy Award® winning Hans Zimmer and solos by Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell. The movie opens in theaters on... (more)

Irvine, CA: Enjoy a Movie on the Lawn - "Transformers" on 5/30 at The Great Park

The Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California has announced that it will be showing the 2007 hit movie Transformers under the stars on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 8pm. Admission and parking are free. "The Great Park is pleased to present... (more)

Franklin, WI: Showtime Cinema Announces 2009 Summer Movie Series

Showtime Cinema in Franklin, Wisconsin has announced the schedule for their 6th annual Kids Series of Movies, which will begin on Tuesday, June 16th and continue every Tuesday morning at 10:00am through August 18th. The dates and movies are as... (more)

Logitech Harmony Adaptor Finally Allows Full Control of PS3 for Blu-ray Playback

For a long time after its debut, the Sony PlayStation 3 game console reigned supreme over all others when it came to playing Blu-ray movies. Many people bought the system and never bought any games for it, fully intending it to be a movie player... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of May 8, 2009

  1. Star Trek
  2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  4. Obsessed
  5. 17 Again
  6. Next Day Air
  7. The Soloist
  8. Monsters vs. Aliens
  9. Earth
  10. Hannah Montana: The Movie

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.

Angels & Demons
When Robert Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati - the most powerful underground organization in history - he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization's most despised enemy: the Catholic Church.

When Langdon learns that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb, he jets to Rome, where he joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican's only hope for survival.

Starring Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgĺrd, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material

The Big Shot-Caller
Meet Jamie Lessor. His life is a bit out of focus. Abandoned by his runaway sister, and raised by his grumpy poker-playing father, Jamie is beginning to wonder if true happiness is out of reach.

That is, until he meets Elissa. Blinded by love, he can't see that it's a mismatch from the start. When she suddenly stops texting him back, Jamie is left broken hearted and alone again. After ten years of separation, he reluctantly calls his older sister for advice. But, Lianne Lessor has her own problems.

She presses her personal philosophy on him, "It's not up to you- God is the big shot caller. Maybe he's trying to tell you to love yourself first." She pushes him to come to terms with his fears and begin the search for himself through his last resort- his childhood dream of salsa dancing!

Starring David Rhein, Marlene Rhein, Laneya Wiles, Leslie Eva Glaser, Robert Costanzo

Genre - Drama
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The Brothers Bloom
The younger of two brothers, who are the world's best con artists, decides to quit their life of crime. However, he's persuaded to do one more job, swindling an eccentric millionaire, but she turns the table on the duo.

Starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Robbie Coltrane, Rinko Kikuchi

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violence, some sensuality and brief strong language

Off the beaten track, three people stumble into a fateful encounter. Thomas, young and fit, has been dishonorably discharged from the army. Ali, an affable Turkish businessman, has experienced some hard times but now his primary concern is making sure his employees do not cheat him.

Laura, an attractive woman with a dark past, finds refuge in the shadows of her marriage to Ali. Thomas, Ali, and Laura keep an eye on each other and keep their secrets to themselves. They all desire love but also security. They consider themselves independent, and what they desire can only be achieved by betrayal.

Starring Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer, André Hennicke, Claudia Geisler

Genre - Drama
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A romantic comedy that chronicles a chance meeting between Mike Cranshaw (Steve Zahn) and Sue Claussen (Jennifer Aniston). When Sue checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona, what starts with a bottle of wine "compliments of MANAGEMENT" soon evolves into a multi-layered, cross-country journey of two people looking for a sense of purpose.

Mike, an aimless dreamer, bets it all on a trip to Sue's workplace in Maryland – only to find that she has no place for him in her carefully ordered life.

Buttoned down and obsessed with making a difference in the world, Sue goes back to her yogurt mogul ex-boyfriend Jango (Woody Harrelson), who promises her a chance to head his charity operations.

Having found something worth fighting for, Mike pits his hopes against Sue's practicality, and the two embark on a twisted, bumpy, freeing journey to discover that their place in the world just might be together.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R

Not Forgotten
Jack Bishop lives the life of every man's dream with his beautiful wife, Amaya, and a happy, healthy daughter, Toby.

When Toby goes missing, Jack knows his past has come back to haunt him. He also knows the only way he can find her is to use the powers of his long forgotten faith, La Santa Muerte, protectors of the sinner, the worshippers of the dead.

Accompanied by the insecure newly-appointed sheriff and a pair of wary FBI agents, Jack's search takes him deep into his past, to a psychic who visualizes Jack's secret in terrifying detail, to the squalid barrios and seediest brothels in Mexico City's underbelly.

But, the power of the La Santa Muerte is stronger then he ever imagined, as it reaches out to touch his family and reveals an even darker and unexpected web of lies and deceit.

Starring Paz Vega, Simon Baker, Mark Rolston, Chloe Moretz, Ken Davitian

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated R
strong bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and language

Still Green
A group of high school graduates rent a beach house the summer before going their separate ways. An accident in the ocean tests their friendship. The teens respond to the tragedy in a way some people find disturbing and others see as a beautiful act of loyalty.

Starring Sarah Jones, Ryan Kelley, Douglas Spain, Noah Segan, Paul Costa

Genre - Drama
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Summer Hours (L'Heure d'ete)
Two brothers and a sister witness the gradual disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.

Starring Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond

Genre - Drama
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Stand-Up 360 Edition 2

Genre - Comedy
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Big Man Japan (Dai-Nipponjin)
A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato's job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters.

But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And, Daisato has his own problems--an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits.

A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, "Big Man Japan" is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero.

Starring Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, Ua, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Haruka Unabara

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sci-fi action and crude humor

Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country

Genre - Documentary
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The Metropolitan Opera: La Cenerentola Encore

Genre - Program
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Terminator Salvation
Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators.

But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past.

As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

Starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Common, Jadagrace

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated PG-13

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

Coming Soon

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