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Win a DVD of "Management" Starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn!

The comedy Management, starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn, was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, September 29th, and we have a copy of the DVD to give away to one lucky reader! Click here to enter the Giveaway of Management on DVD ... (more)

Oak Ridge, TN: Cinemark Tinseltown Adds Digital Cinema Projection and 3D Capability

The Cinemark Tinseltown USA - Oak Ridge in Oak Ridge, Tennessee has just been upgraded with Digital Cinema Projection equipment and the ability to show 3D movies, according to an article in the Oak Ridger: Movie-goers will now be able to see 3D... (more)

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Premiere of "Couples Retreat" to be Held at Mann Village Theater on October 5, 2009

Universal Pictures announced this week that the Premiere of Couples Retreat will be held at Mann Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Monday, October 5, 2009. Appearing at the event from the movie are director Peter Billingsley; cast... (more)

Oberlin, OH: Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman to Attend Re-opening of the Apollo Theatre on Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an article that mentions that married actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman will be attending the grand re-opening of the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin, Ohio on Saturday, October 3, 2009. DeVito and Perlman became... (more)

Cleveland, OH: Capitol Theatre Re-opens on October 2, 2009

The Capitol Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio will be re-opening on Friday, October 2, 2009, according to an article published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer: For the city's cultural and nightlife scene, the theater represents something film fans have... (more)

Lynchburg, VA: Regal Announces Grand Opening for River Ridge Stadium 14 on October 9, 2009 with Preview Events to Benefit Charity

Details for the Grand Opening of the new Regal Cinemas River Ridge Stadium 14 in Lynchburg, Virginia have been announced by Regal Entertainment Group in a press release yesterday. The 14-screen theater will open officially to the public on Friday,... (more)

Naperville, IL: Hollywood Palms Opens with Thematic Auditoriums, Unique Lobby, Celebrity Events

The Hollywood Palms movie theater opened last week in Naperville, Illinois, and it's not your average run-of-the-mill multiplex! The lobby is decorated with wooden archways, antique statues, and a large waterfall, and the auditoriums have themes,... (more)

Chicago, IL: Replacing the Screen at Navy Pier IMAX (Video)

Chicago's WGN-TV has a video segment that shows the screen being replaced at the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. That video appears below. You can also click the Read link to view the video on WGN's web site!

Blu-ray Review: Observe and Report

Observe and Report Warner Home Video 86 Minutes List Price: $35.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com) This movie is also available from Amazon on DVD and video on demand (rental or purchase), and from iTunes for rental and purchase. Available... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 25, 2009

  1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  2. Surrogates
  3. Fame
  4. The Informant!
  5. I Can Do Bad All by Myself
  6. Pandorum
  7. Love Happens
  8. Jennifer's Body
  9. 9
  10. Inglourious Basterds

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.

Capitalism: A Love Story
This documentary explores the root causes of the global economic meltdown and takes a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as: "the biggest robbery in the history of this country"--the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.

Starring Michael Moore

Genre - Documentary
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Rated R
some language

Do Knot Disturb
A rich businessman tries to hide his extramarital affair with a supermodel. To save his skin, he bribes a waiter into pretending to be the supermodel's boyfriend. What follows is a series of mistaken identities and misunderstandings.

Starring Govinda, Lara Dutta, Sushmita Sen, Rajpal Yadav, Ritesh Deshmukh

Genre - Comedy
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The Invention of Lying
In an alternate reality, lying -- even the concept of a lie -- does not exist. Everyone -- from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street -- speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences.

But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark suddenly develops the ability to lie, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune. But lies have a way of spreading, and Mark begins to realize that things are getting a little out of control when some of his tallest tales are being taken as, well, gospel.

With the entire world now hanging on his every word, there is only one thing Mark has not been able to lie his way into: the heart of the woman he loves.

Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Tina Fey, Martin Starr

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

More Than a Game
Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in this remarkable true-life coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity.

Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player's father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the "Fab Five's" improbable seven-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship.

Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested--both on and off the court--as James' exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they've set out to achieve together. "More Than a Game" combines a series of unforgettable one-on-one interviews with rare news footage, never-before-seen home videos, and personal family photographs to bring this heart-wrenching and wholly American story to life.

Starring LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
brief mild language and incidental smoking

A Serious Man
"A Serious Man" is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and "F-Troop" is on TV.

It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry.

Larry's unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.

While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry's chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude.

Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person -- a mensch -- a serious man?

Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Sari Lennick, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Aaron Wolff

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence

Toy Story 2 in 3D
Remastered by the original creators in 3-D.

The exciting all-new sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios. This time around, the fun and adventure continues when Andy goes off to summer camp and the toys are left to their own devices.

Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Joan, Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Knight

Genre - Animation
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Rated G

Toy Story in 3D
Remastered by the original creators in 3-D.

The toys in Andy's room live a good life, and cowboy doll Woody is Andy's favorite. Things change, however, when Andy has a birthday party and gets a new Buzz Lightyear space toy, and the new toy fast becomes the object of Andy's attention.

When Woody is accused of knocking Buzz out the window, he sets out to rescue the space ranger, only to embark on an adventure as they attempt to get back home.

Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jim Varney, Annie Potts

Genre - Family
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Rated G

Toy Story/Toy Story 2 in 3D Double Feature
See both Toy Story movies in a 3D double feature! A special 2-week engagement.

Ever wonder what toys do when people aren't around? Disney/Pixar's TOY STORY answers that question with a fantastic fun-filled journey, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys- Woody, the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear, the fearless space ranger. Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the comically-mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences, and they find themselves on a hilarious adventure-filled mission where the only way they can survive is to form an uneasy alliance.

In the second installment, Buzz, Woody, and their friends return as Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin, owner of Al's Toy Barn, kidnaps Woody. At Al's apartment, Woody discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s TV show called "Woody's Roundup," and he meets the other prized toys from that show - Jessie the cowgirl, Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the Prospector. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match, and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.

Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts

Genre - Animation
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Rated G

Wake Up Sid
A coming-of-age story about Sid, a young fun-loving guy who falls in love with an unlikely woman.

Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Khanna, Kainaz Motivala

Genre - Romance
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Whip It
Bliss is a rebellious Texas teen who throws in her small-town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller derby.

Starring Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern

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

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living butt.

In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, Amber Heard

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
horror violence/gore and language

The Yes Men Fix the World
A screwball true story that follows a couple of gonzo political activists as they infiltrate the world of big business and pull off outrageous pranks that highlight the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet.

Along the way the duo discover the culprits behind the cult of greed, and in a wildly uplifting ending, they find a way for everyone to defeat the cult and save civilization from its own worst excesses.

Starring Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno

Genre - Documentary
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RiffTrax: Plan 9 From Outer Space Encore

Genre - Program
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Rated PG-13

Stark Raving Black

Starring Lewis Black

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

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