New in Theaters - 7/10 - 7/15, 2009

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New in Theaters - 7/10 - 7/15, 2009
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Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:42pm

Blood: The Last Vampire



On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year old girl, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400 year-old "halfling".

Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner, obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts.

When she is sent to an American military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organization for whom she works, Saya immediately senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy Onigen, the evil patriarch of all vampires. Using her superhuman strength and her sword, she begins to rid the base of its evil infestation in a series of spectacular and elaborate showdowns.

However, it is not until she forms her first human friendship in centuries with the young daughter of the base's general that Saya learns her greatest power over Onigen may well be her ability to make a human connection.

Starring Gianna, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild, Koyuki

Directed by Chris Nahon

Running Time - 1:29
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 10th, 2009


R
strong bloody stylized violence


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Bruno



Sacha Baron Cohen calls upon yet another of his alter egos - Bruno, a gay fashionista/TV reporter from Austria, who fancies himself as "the voice of Austrian youth TV." Bruno methodically worms his way into style hot spots.

Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Alice Evans, Trishelle Cannatella, Sandra Seeling, Ben Youcef

Directed by Larry Charles

Running Time - 1:28
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 10th, 2009


R
pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language


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The Hurt Locker



A portrait of the courage under fire of the military's unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world's most dangerous places.

Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad-in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear-protect and save-but it's anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero.

This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the effects of combat and danger on the human psyche is based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. These men spoke of explosions as putting you in "the hurt locker."

Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, Brian Geraghty

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Running Time - 2:10
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 10th, 2009


R
war violence and language


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I Love You, Beth Cooper



A nerdy valedictorian who proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school -- Beth Cooper -- during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

Starring
Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter, Lauren London, Lauren Storm, Andrea Savage, Samm Levine, Alan Ruck, Lauren London

Directed by Chris Columbus

Running Time - 1:42
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 10th, 2009


PG-13
crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, and brief violence


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Soul Power



The three-day music festival Zaire ‘74 and the emerging musical crossover between Africa and America is documented.

Starring Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Celia Cruz, B.B. King, Don King

Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte

Running Time - 1:33
Genre -
Documentary
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 10th, 2009


PG-13
some thematic elements and brief strong language


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Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg



The true story of television pioneer, Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer, and star of "The Goldbergs," a popular radio show that debuted in 1929 and later became a popular television sitcom.

Starring Norman Lear, Roberta Wallach, Sara Chase, Margaret Nagle, Gertrude Berg

Directed by Aviva Kempner

Running Time - 1:30
Genre -
Documentary
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 10th, 2009


Not Rated


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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince



Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching.

Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information.

Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates!

And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one.

Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, David Bradley, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Cave, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Frank Dillane, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Helen McCrory, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Natalia Tena, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Julie Walters, David Thewlis, Bonnie Wright

Directed by David Yates

Running Time - 2:33
Genre -
SciFi/Fantasy
Opening in Theaters - Wednesday, July 15th, 2009


PG
scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality


Also available in IMAX and IMAX 3D


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Registered: 08-25-2005
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 2:38pm

I'm trying to talk DH into a date night to see Bruno. It looks HILARIOUS (and I loved borat)


and HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!! We're all going to see that, my girls LOOOVE HP.



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 3:39pm

Of this group, I only want to see Harry Potter. I think "The Halfblood Prince" was the best book of all of them, so I'm looking forward to the movie version. Hope it lives up to the book!


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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 5:35pm

Dedi, we are thinking alike today.

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 12:20pm
Harry Potter is the only one I'd see out of that list, but I will wait for the Dollar Theater.






Carrie

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 12:32pm
My 9 yr old and I have plans to see HP (we've both read all the books)


 


Mich

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 1:04pm
Ooh, how brave of you, going opening day! I didn't even go to Star Wars on opening day - or opening week!


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Registered: 08-08-2003
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 3:21pm

I'll probably skip all of these movies until dvd.


My dd and her friend are going to the midnight showing of Harry Potter. Oh to be young again.

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