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Save up to $65 on Blu-ray Movies at Amazon.com - Ends 6/22/2009

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is having a sale on Blu-ray movies, where you save more when you buy more, up to $65 off! Save up to $65 on Blu-ray Movies Buy 2 Blu-ray movies and at the regular price and receive $8 off your total purchase at... (more)

Oppo's New BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Gets Reviewed in Beta Form

Oppo's Blu-ray player has been highly anticipated since they announced they were working on one. Their DVD players have a very good reputation, and enthusiasts are expecting great things from the company when it comes to their high definition... (more)

DreamWorks Animation Lays Out Movie Schedule Through 2012 - Including Sequels to Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and Shrek

DreamWorks Animation has announced their line-up of movies going through the year 2012, which includes sequels to popular hits, such as Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and Shrek (including both a sequel and a spin-off). As the studio announced back in... (more)

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience" Contains IMAX-filmed Sequences

When Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens in theaters on June 24, 2009, it will also be available in IMAX theaters as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience. Like last year's release of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight: The... (more)

Trailer Now Available for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Thanks to Hulu, we have the new trailer for the upcoming sequel in the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The movie opens in theaters on Friday, November 20, 2009. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, Bella... (more)

31 New Photos and 5 New Videos Added for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

I just finished adding 31 new photos and 5 new videos for the upcoming action movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which opens in theaters on June 24, 2009. The new photos give us plenty of views of the Transformers, as well as of Shia... (more)

North Ridgeville, OH: Drive-in Sues Sports Park Over Light Pollution

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In was granted a two-week restraining order against a nearby sports park to shut off some of the lights at the park that the Drive-in contends is harming their ability to show... (more)

Zaffiro's Pizza Coming to More Marcus Theatres

The newly remodeled Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon, Wisconsin features a Zaffiro's Pizzeria and Bar that serves theater patrons as well as non-theater customers. Serving a lineup of thin-crust pizzas, sandwiches, and other items made from fresh... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of June 5, 2009

  1. The Hangover
  2. Up
  3. Land of the Lost
  4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  5. Star Trek
  6. Terminator Salvation
  7. Drag Me to Hell
  8. Angels & Demons
  9. My Life in Ruins
  10. Dance Flick

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.


Starring Jai Prakash Redd, Chandra Mohan, Naresh, Ahuthi Prasad, Sutti Velu

Genre - Drama
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Food, Inc.
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that cause illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually.

We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, "Food, Inc." reveals surprising--and often shocking truths--about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
some thematic material and disturbing images

Imagine That
A man figures out the solution to his troubles at work by consulting his 6-year-old daughter and the imaginary world she has created.

Starring Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Ronny Cox, Nicole Ari Parker, DeRay Davis

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some mild language and brief questionable behavior

The Last International Playboy
Still haunted by his mother’s recent suicide, professional charmer Jack Frost (Behr) is shattered to discover that his one true love (Monet Mazur) is about to take the plunge with another man.

As Jack begins spiraling into a self-destructive cycle of whisky and reckless behavior, his best friends Ozzy (Krysten Ritter), Scotch (Mike Landry), and Kate (Lucy Gordon) struggle to find a means of jarring their depressed pal back to reality.

Strangely enough, it isn’t Jack’s grown-up friends who offer him the most useful relationship advice, but his eleven year-old neighbor Sophie (India Ennenga), whose unusually wise and thoughtful words have a special way of helping the self-absorbed urbanite shake off the nostalgia and excess that may ultimately consume him.

Starring Jason Behr, Monet Mazur, Krysten Ritter, Lucy Gordon, Mike Landry

Genre - Comedy
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It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year
contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all
Sam can send and receive.

Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and
their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. Finally, he will leave the isolation of
"Sarang," the moon base that has been his home for so long, and he will finally have someone to talk
to beyond "Gerty," the base’s well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer.

Suddenly, Sam’s health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus
lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating
back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of
himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three year contract Sam started all those years ago.

Confined with what appears to be a clone of his earlier self, and with a "support crew" on its way to
help put the base back into productive order, Sam is fighting the clock to discover what’s going on
and where he fits into the company plans.

Starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Matt Berry, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Robin Chalk

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated R

Street Dreams
Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality. He is receiving pressure from all sides, his parents are stressing him because he is failing in school, his girlfriend thinks he is a loser, his best friend has become his rival because he is better than him.

Things come to a head after Derrick gets arrested and a fight ensues with his father resulting in him running away from home. He does the only thing he knows how to do and opts to follow his dream to the Tampa Am contest, one of the only ways an unknown skater can get noticed.

Starring Paul Rodriguez Jr., Ryan Dunn, Rob Dyrdek, Compton Ass Terry, Ryan Sheckler

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
pervasive language, crude sexual content and some teen drinking

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train.

John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour.

As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there’s one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?

Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
violence and pervasive language

Unbeatable Harold
An Elvis wannabe meets his dream girl, the best waitress in the west.

Starring Gordon Michaels, Nicole DeHuff, Dylan McDermott, Henry Winkler, Gladys Knight

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual material and a brief drug reference

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love
"Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love," is a music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man's voice to inspire change.

The highest selling African artist of all time, Ndour, has collaborated with musical superstars like Bono, Neneh Cherry and Peter Gabriel . At home in Senegal, the Grammy-award winning artist is an inspiration for generations.

The film chronicles Ndour, a devout Sufi Muslim, as he releases a deeply personal and religious album called Egypt in the hope of promoting a more tolerant face of Islam. Almost instantly, his fellow Senegalese reject the album, and denounce his actions as blasphemous. Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi follows Ndour for over two years - filming in Africa, Europe, and America--to tell the story of how he faces these challenges and eventually wins over audiences both at home and abroad.

Starring Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel, Moustapha Mbaye, Kabou Guèye, Fathi Salama

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG

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, Jun 19th

Wednesday, Jun 24th

Friday, Jun 26th

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

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