The Early Report for March 9, 2003

The Early Report is a weekly digest concerning the upcoming four weeks of movie releases, including theatre specific information and links to official web sites when possible, and the most recent release date changes. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

Latest Release Date Changes

Alex & Emma (Warner Brothers): Moves to June 20, 2003. Formerly scheduled for September 12 2003

Blackout (Paramount): Title is changed to “The Blackout Murders” and scheduled for a Fall 2003 TBD release. Formerly scheduled for September 19, 2003

Bukowski: Born Into This (Magnolia): Scheduled for a September 2003 TBD release

Dracula: Pages From A Virgin’s Diary (Zeitgeist): Moves to May 14, 2003. Formerly scheduled for May 16, 2003

Envy (DreamWorks): Moves to June 6, 2003. Formerly scheduled for May 30, 2003

Grind (WB): Scheduled for August 22, 2003

Highwaymen (New Line): Scheduled for August 27, 2003

In America (Fox Searchlight): Moved to November 26, 2003. Formerly scheduled for May 21, 2003

L’Auberge Espagnole (Fox Searchlight): Moved to May 16, 2003. Formerly scheduled for May 23, 2003

Only In America (7th Art): Scheduled for a Fall 2003 TBD release

The Perfect Score (Paramount): Scheduled for September 19, 2003

Prozac Nation (Miramax): Moved to May 30, 2003. Formerly scheduled for March 14, 2003

Reno: Rebel Without A Pause (7th Art): Scheduled for an April 2003 TBD release

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (Paramount): Scheduled for a November 19, 2004 release

A Woman Is A Woman (Rialto): Scheduled for a May 16, 2003 release

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Bend It Like Beckham

Logline: An Indian girl in London dreams of life on a more even playing field, whether it be her beloved game of soccer or an opportunity to experience more than what her parents and culture might be ready to accept. In English and Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Keira Knightley, Parminder K. Nagra, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Writers: Paul Mayeda Berges, Guljit Bindra, Gurinder Chadha

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pipers Alley in Chicago, the Grove Stadium 14 and Laemmle Monica 4 in Los Angeles, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York and the Varsity Theatre in Toronto on March 12

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some sexual situations

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, March 14, 2003

Agent Cody Banks

Logline: A young man is trained in the ways of covert operations that require younger

participantsFeaturing: Keith David, Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Frankie Muniz

Director: Harald Zwart

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, based on a story by Jeffrey Charles Jurgensen

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3399 locations release on March 14

MPAA Rating: PG for action violence, mild language and some sensual content

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Hunted

Logline: A tracker teams up with an FBI agent to hunt down a trained assassin

Featuring: Benecio Del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, Connie Nielsen

Director: William Friedken

Writers: David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths and Art Monterastelli

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2516 locations release on March 14

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence and some language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Platform

Logline: The death of Chairman Mao affects the performers of the theater group in late 1970s China

Featuring: Jing Dong Liang, Bo Wang, Hong Wei Wang, Tian Yi Yang, Tao Zhao

Director: Zhang Ke Jia

Writer: Zhang Ke Jia

Distributor: Celluloid Dreams

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on March 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 155 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Spun

Logline: An out-of-control crystal meth freak gets hired on as a driver for the local cook of his drug of choice

Featuring: Patrick Fugit, Deborah Harry, John Leguizamo, Brittany Murphy, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Jason Schwartzman, Mena Suvari, Peter Stormare

Director: Jonas Akerlund

Writers: Will De Los Santos, Creighton Vero

Distributor: Newmarket

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on March 14

MPAA Rating: R rating surrendered. Film will be released unrated

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Under the Skin of the

CityLogline: A woman who works at a grueling textile factory in Iran comes home every evening to confront the problems of her family. In Farsi with subtitles

Featuring: Golab Adineh, Baran Kosari, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Ebrahin Sheibani

Director: Rakhshan Bani Etemad

Writers: Rakhshan Bani Etemad, Farid Mostafavi

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Quad Cinemas in New York City on March 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Willard

Logline: A man with an unusual relationship to rodents uses the creatures to exact his revenge on the people who have hurt him

Featuring: R. Lee Ermey, Crispin Glover, Laura Elena Herring

Director: Glen Morgan

Writer: Glen Morgan, based on the book and screenplay for the 1971 feature by Gilbert Ralston

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1761 locations release on March 14

MPAA Rating: PG13 for terror/violence, some sexual content and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding this day

All The Real Girls: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver; Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit; Landmark’s Oriental in Milwaukee and Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis

Amandla – A Revolution In Four Part Harmony: Opens at Regal’s Westgate 11 in Austin TX; the Magnolia in Dallas; Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Lumiere in San Francisco

Chihwaseon: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

City Of God: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin TX and Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in

MilwaukeeGerry: Opens at the Charles Thearte in Baltimore; the DIA in Detroit; the Cinema City in Hartford; the Avon in Providence RI and the Rialto Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Opens at Kendall Square Cinema in Boston

Irreversable: Expands to top ten markets including Landmark’s California Theatre in Berkeley; Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema in Boston; Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago; Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Laurel Canyon: Expands into additional markets including Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco

Le Cercle Rouge: Opens at the Plaza in Atlanta and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles

Morvern Callar: Opens at the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE; the Village Square in Las Vegas; the Ritz 5 inPhiladelphia and Landmark’s Metro in Seattle

Nowhere In Africa: Opens at the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn; the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY; the Kew Garden Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY; the Laemmle Encino Town Center 5, Laemmle Pasadena Playhouse 7, Laemmle Royal, Landmark Cecchi Gori Fine Arts Theatre and Regency Lido in Los Angeles; the Claridge Cinemas in Montclair NJ and the Rialto Theatre in Ridgefield Park NJ

Open Hearts: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie in Austin TX; the Charles Theatre in Baltimore; Landmark’s Century CentreCinema in Chicago; Landmark’s Inwood in Dallas; Landmark’s Maple Art in Detroit; the Harkins Camelview in Phoenix; Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis and Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in San Diego

River and Tides: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago; Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles; the Cinema 21 in Portland Or and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

The Safety Of Objects: Expands into additional markets including Landmark’s Inwood in Dallas; Landmark’s Mayan and Esquire Theatres in Denver; Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston; Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis

Talk To Her: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinema in New Orleans

The Trials Of Henry Kissinger: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR; Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and the Railroad Square in Waterville ME

Friday, March 21, 2003

Boat Trip

Logline: Two men looking for love in all the wrong places accidentally find themselves on a gay cruise. General wackiness ensues

Featuring: Will Ferrell, Vivica A. Fox, Cuba Gooding Jr., Roger Moore, Roselyn Sanchez, Horatio Sanz

Director: Mort Nathan

Writer: Walter Bigelow

Distributor: Artisan

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1700 plus locations release on March 21

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, language and some drug material

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Down And Out With The Dolls

Logline: The rise and fall of a four-piece girl rock group from Portland

Featuring: Nicole Barrett, Melody Moore, Zoe Poledouris, Kinnie Starr

Director: Kurt Voss

Writer: Kurt Voss, based on a story by Nalini Cheriel and Kurt Voss

Distributor: Indican

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Three Penny Cinema in Chicago, the Real Art Ways Theatre in Hartford, Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Harkins Valley Art Theater in Phoenix, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland and the Camera 3 Cinema in San Jose on March 21

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, language and some drug/alcohol use

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Dreamcatcher

Logline: Four young friends perform a heroic act and are changed forever by the uncanny powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they are overtaken by a blizzard, a vicious storm in which something much more ominous moves. Challenged to stop a deadly force, they confront an unparalleled horror, with the fate of the world in the balance

Featuring: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Damian Lewis, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Sizemore, Donnie Wahlberg

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Writers: William Goldman and Lawrence Kasdan, based on the novel by Stephen King

Distributor: Warners

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on March 21

MPAA Rating: R for violence, gore and language

Running Time: 134 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Full Time

KillerLogline: A flamboyant new assassin who sets out to become the #1 Killer by taking down a disciplined and isolated killer. In English and in Cantonese, Japanese and Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Andy Lau, Kelly Lin, Takashi Sorimachi

Director: Johnny To

Writers: Wai Ka Fai, Joey O’Bryan

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City, and in Los Angeles, on March 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Gaudi Afternoon

Logline: An American translator eking out a living in Barcelona accepts the offer of a mysterious and glamorous stranger to help track down her missing husband

Featuring: Judy Davis, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Lewis, Lili Taylor

Director: Susan Seidelman

Writer: James Myhre, based on the novel by Barbara Wilson

Distributor: Lolafilms

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on March 21

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Piglet’s Big Movie

Logline: The gang from the Hundred Acre Wood must find their small friend when he disappears, after he is told he is too small to help with their honey harvest

Featuring the voices of: Peter Cullen, James Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Samson

Director: Francis Glebas

Writer: Unknown at this writing, based on characters created by A.A. Milne

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on March 21

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

A View From The Top

Logline: In the 1970s, a young woman from Smalltown USA gets to live her dreams as a flight attendant

Featuring: Christina Applegate, Candice Bergen, Rob Lowe, Mike Myers, Gwyneth Paltrow

Director: Bruno Baretto

Writer: Eric Wald

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on March 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language/sexual references

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding this day

All The Real Girls: Opens at the Castleton Square Cinemas in Indianapolis

Amandla – A Revolution In Four Part Harmony: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinema in Berkeley; Loews Harvard Square in Cambridge MA; the Cedar Lee 6 in Cleveland Heights OH; Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit; the Cinemagic Theatre in Portland OR and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens at the Century Laguna 16 in Elk Grove CA; the Pleasure Island Theatre in Lake Buena Vista FL; the Brenden 18 and Modesto Stadium 10 in Modesto CA’ the Square One Cinemas in Mississauga ONT; the Festival Bay Cinema, Pointe Theatre, Universal Cineplex and Waterford Lakes Theatre in Orlando; the Marketplace Theatre in Oviedo FL; the Century 14 and Olympus Point 12 in Roseville CA; the Natomas Marketplace 16 and Tower Theatre in Sacramento; the AMC Kennedy Commons in Scarborough ONT; the Holiday Cinemas in Stockton; the CinemaWorld in West Melbourne FL and the Winter Park Village Theatre in Winter Park FL

Gerry: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor MI; Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin TX; the Centrum Theatre in Cleveland; the Drexel 3 in Columbus OH; the Angelika Film Center in Dallas; Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver; Landmark’s Greenway 3 in Houston; the Cinema 21 in Portland OR; the Little Theatre in Rochester NY; the Riviera Theatre in Santa Barbara CA and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis

Morvern Callar: Opens at the Coligny on Hilton Head Island SC

Nowhere In Africa: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago; the Renaissance Place Cinema in Highland Park IL and the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY

Open Hearts: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks in Houston and Landmark’s Lagoon in Minneapolis

Poolhall Junkies: Opens in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Providence, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington DC

River and Tides: Opens at Landmark’s Reniassance Place in Chicago and Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Washington DC

The Safety Of Objects: Expands into top twenty markets, including Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis

Spun: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles

The Trials Of Henry Kissinger: Opens at the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Unknown Pleasures

Logline: Nineteen years old and jobless best friends Xiao Ji and Bin Bin spend lots of time just hanging around, part of a nonchalant generation that sees the future dictated by financial gain who live for the moment because they don’t see the point of living past 30. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Tao Zhao, Wei Wei Zhao

Director: Zhang Ke Jia

Writer: Zhang Ke Jia

Distributor: New Yorker

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in New York City on March 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Friday, March 28, 2003

The Assassination Tango

Logline: An aging hit man travels to Buenos Aires to assassinate a retired general responsible for many deaths during Argentina’s troubled past

Featuring: Kathy Baker, Ruben Blades, Robert Duvall

Director: Robert Duvall

Writer: Robert Duvall

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on March 28

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Basic

Logline: A DEA agent is brought to a basic training camp in Louisiana to investigate the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger drill instructor and several of his cadets during a training exercise

Featuring: Harry Connick, Jr., Taye Diggs, Andy Garcia, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, John Travolta

Director: John McTiernan

Writer: James Vanderbilt

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on March 28

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Credit Abuse!: There are 12 producers, co-producers, associate producers and executive producers on this film

The Core

Logline: A group of terranuats must travel to the center of the Earth, in hopes that detonating a nuclear device will get the core of a planet spinning again, in order to avoid a global catastrophe

Featuring: Aaron Eckhart, Delroy Lindo, Hilary Swan, Stanley Tuccik

Director: Jon Amiel

Writers: Cooper Layne, John Rogers

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on March 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi life/death situations and brief strong language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Good Old Naughty Days

Logline: A compilation featuring a dozen hardcore shorts made in France between 1905 and 1930

Director: Michel Reilhac

Distributor: IDP

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on March 28

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 67 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Sound Format: Silent

Head of State

Logline: A down-on-his-luck Washington DC Alderman who aspires to make a difference is plucked from obscurity and thrust into the media spotlight as the new candidate when a presidential hopeful suddenly passes away

Featuring: Robin Givens, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock

Director: Chris Rock

Writers: Ali LeRoi and Chris Rock

Distributor: Dreamworks

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus locations release on March 28

MPAA Rating: PG13 for language, some sexuality and drug references

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Marooned In Iraq

Logline: In the final days of the Iran/Iraqi war, an Iranian Kurd travels with his two sons into Iraq to bring his estranged wife home. In Farsi with subtitles

Featuring: Shahab Ebrahimi, Iran Ghobadi, Faegh Mohamadi, Allah-Morad Rashtian

Director: Bahman Ghobadi

Writer: Bahman Ghobadi

Distributor: Wellspring

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on March 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Raising Victor Vargas

Logline: A young man from the Lower East Side sets out to salvage his “rep” by winning the hand of the hottest girl in the neighborhood

Featuring: Melonie Diaz, Judy Marte, Victor Rasuk

Director: Peter Sollett

Writer: Peter Sollett

Distributor: IDP

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on March 28

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Stevie

Logline: A documentary filmmaker goes back to his rural Southern Illinois home to reconnect with a troubled young boy he had been an ‘Advocate Big Brother’ to ten years earlier

Director: Steve James

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on March 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby

Expanding this day

All The Real Girls: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA; the Amherst 3 Theatre in Buffalo; the UA Imperial Cinema in Cary NC; the Manor Twin in Charlotte; the Cinema Arts in Fairfax VA; the Varsity Twin in Honolulu; the Fall Creek Cinema in Ithaca NY; the Village Square in Las Vegas; the Hilldale 2 in Madison WI; the Camelot in Palm Springs; the Cinearts in Palo Alto CA; the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia; the Music Hall in Portsmouth NH; Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis; the Palm Theatre 2 in San Luis Obispo; the Camelview Plaza in Scottsdale; the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and the Dupont 5 in Washington DC

Amandla – A Revolution In Four Part Harmony: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste in Denver

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema in Boston; the River East 21 and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema in Chicago; the AMC Interchange 30 in Concord ONT; the Angelika Mockingbird Station Cinema in Dallas; Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver; Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit; the Queensway Cinemas in Etobicoke ONT; the Roosevelt Field in Garden City NY; the Cinema Arts in Huntington NY; Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7, the Sherman Oaks Galleria Stadium 16, Edwards’ University Town Center and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in Los Angeles; the Malverne Theatre in Malverne NY; Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis; the Clairidge in Montclair NJ; the AMC Forum in Montreal QC; the AMC Empire 25 and Clearview’s First and 62nd Cinemas in New York; the Fox Tower in Portland OR; the Fine Arts in Scarsdale NY; Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinema in San Diego; Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco; Landmark’s Neptune Cinemas in Seattle; the Fifth Avenue in Vacouver BC and the Dupont Circle in Washington DC

The Blue Collar Comedy Tour: Opens in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles,Nashville, Orlando and St. Louis

Down And Out With The Dolls: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre in Los Angeles

Fidel: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore

Gerry: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA; the Gateway in Fort Lauderdale; the Village Square in Las Vegas; the South Beach 18 in Miami; Landmark’s Downer Cinema in Milwaukee; the Academy of Music in Northampton MA; the New Art Cinemas in Provincetown MA; the Tower Theatre in Sacramento; Landmakr’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis; Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego; the Plan B Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Images Theatre in Williamstown MA

Morvern Callar: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver; the Restaurant Row in Honolulu; Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston; the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the Loft in Tucson

Nowhere In Africa: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD; Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema in Boston; the Sunrise Cinemas Mizner Park in Boca Raton FL; the Coolidge Corner Movie Theatre in Brookline MA; the Cinema Arts Theater in Fairfax VA; the Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal Mall in North Miami Beach; Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle; the Sunrise 11 in Sunrise FL; the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ and the Embassy Cinema in Waltham MA

Open Hearts: Opens at Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee and Landmark’s Canal Place in New Orleans

River and Tides: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in St. Louis

Spun: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston; Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago; the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia; Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego; Loews Meridian in Seattle and Loews Dupont Circle in WashingtonDC

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Cet Amour-Là

Logline: Based on the true story of the affair between Marguerite Duras and a young man forty three years her junior. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Aymeric Demarigny, Jeanne Moreau

Director: Josée Dayan

Writers: Josée Dayan and Gilles Taurand , based on the novel by Yann Andréa

Distributor: New Yorker

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Fellini: I’m A Born Liar

Logline: Documentary about working with the film maestro. In English and in Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Roberto Benigni , Federico Fellini, Donald Sutherland, Terence Stamp

Director: Damian Pettigrew

Distributor: First Look

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

The Good Thief

Logline: A casino heist in Monaco might be the only chance for an American thief to make the one big score that will set him up for life

Featuring: Ralph Fiennes, Tcheky Karyo, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Nick Nolte

Director: Neil Jordan

Writer: Neil Jordan

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the AMC Empire 25, Loews Lincoln Square and Loews Village VII in New York on April 2

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexuality, drug content and some violence

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Waiting For Happiness

Logline: On his way to start a new life in Europe, a teenager visiting his mother in a small Northwest African nation finds himself a stranger in his own country when he is unable to speak the local dialect. In French and Mauritania with subtitles

Featuring: Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako

Distributor: New Yorker

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Friday, April 4, 2003

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Logline: The cult anime series comes to the big screen, as Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed try to stop a bio-terrorist fromkilling the entire world. Dubbed.

Featuring the voices of:: Beau Billingslea, Melissa CharlesNicholas Guest, Wendee Lee, David

LucasDirector: Shinichirô Watanabe

Writers: Keiko Nobumoto, based on a story by Hajime Yatate

Distributor: IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin TX, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, Loews Harvard Square in Boston, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Main Art in Detroit, Landmark’s Nuart and Edwards’ Irvine University 6 in Los Angeles, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Angelika Film Center and Loews E-Walk in New York, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, Landmark’s Opera Plaza in SanFrancisco, the Towne Theatre in San Jose, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Loews Dupont Circle in Washington DC on April 4

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

DysFunkTional Family

Logline: A comedy concert movie with the popular African-American comic, mixed with scenes of his actual Kansas City family, including two unlces: one a porno director, the other a pimp

Featuring: Eddie Griffin

Directors: George Gallo, Eddie Griffin

Writer: Eddie Griffin

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, language and drug-related humor

Running Time: 84 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Guys

Logline: After the tragedies on September 11th, a journalist agrees to help a NYFD captain write eulogies for eight of the men he lost in the collapse of the World Trade Cetner towers

Featuring: Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia

Director: Jim Simpson

Writers: Anne Nelson and Jim Simpson, based on the one act play by Anne Nelson

Distributor: Focus

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Hypnotic

Logline: A hypnotherapist with the ability to see flashes into the minds of others teams with a detective in pursuit of a serial killer

Featuring: Paddy Considine, Miranda Otto, Corin Redgrave, Goran Visnjic

Director: Nick Willing

Writers: William Brookfield and Nick Willing, based on the novel by Madison Smartt Bell

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Lansing MI on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Levity

Logline: Freed from prison nineteen after killing a teenager during a robbery, an ex-con seeks salvation in his life from the family of his victim

Featuring: Kirsten Dunst, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Ed Solomon

Writer: Ed Solomon

Distributor: Sony Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

A Man Apart

Logline: After his wife is murdered, a US narcotics officer takes on a Tijuana-based drug cartel

Featuring: Vin Diesel, Jacqueline Obradors, Timothy Olyphant, Larenz Tate

Director: F. Gary Gray

Writers: Christian Gudegast, Paul Sheuring

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Man Without A Past

Logline: A man is so badly beaten after his arrival arrives in Helsinki, he develops amnesia. Without any knowledge of his previous life, he begins living on the outskirts of the city as he attempts to put his former life back together

Featuring: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Writer: Aki Kaurismäki

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Phone Booth

Logline: A slimy ad man finds himself trapped in a phone booth after being told by a caller – a serial killer with a sniper rifle – that he’ll be shot dead if he hangs up

Featuring: Colin Farrell, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writer: Larry Cohen

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and some violence

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

What A Girl Wants

Logline: A spirited young American girl travels to London in search of her long-lost father, an influential aristocratic politician

Featuring: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Pryce

Director: Dennie Gordon

Writers: Elizabeth Chandler, Jenny Hicks

Distributor: Warners

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding this day

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens at the State Theatre in Ann Arbor MI; the Shirlington Theatre in Arlington VA; the Phipps Plaza Cinema in Atlanta; Landmark’s Dobie Theatre and Westgate Cinema in Austin TX; the Charles Theatre in Baltimore; Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley; the Bethel Cinema in Bethel CT; the Mizner Park Theatre and the Shadowood Square Theatre in Boca Raton; the Coolidge Corner and Loews Copley Place in Boston; the Bronxville Theatre in Bronxville NY; the Pavilion Theatre in Brooklyn; the AMC Burbank 14 in Burbank CA; the Globe Cinema in Calgary AB; the Madstone Cary Theater in Cary NC; the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill NC; the Manor Theatre in Charlotte; the Winnetka Theatre in Chatsworth CA; the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati; the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights OH; the Drexel Theatre in Columbus OH; the Flower Hill Cinema 4 in Del Mar CA; the Carolina Durham Cinema in Durham NC; the South Edmonton Common Cinemas in Edmonton AB; theCinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA; the Farmingdale 10 in Farmingdale NY; the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD; the Palace Elmwood Cinema in Harahan LA; the Cinema City in Hartford; the Angelika Film Center and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston; the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY; the La Jolla Village 4 in La Jolla CA; the Sunrise Cinema in Lauderhill FL; the Baxter 8 in Louisville; the Manhattan Village 6 in Manhattan Beach CA; the South Beach Theatre and the Sunset Theatre in Miami; Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee; the York Square Cinemas in New Haven CT; the Canal Place Cinema in New Orleans; the Garden Cinema in Norwalk CT; the AMC Block 30 in Orange CA; the World Exchange Plaza Cinemas in Ottawa ONT; Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto; the Ritz Five in Philadelphia; the Tinseltown in Plano TX; the Rialto Theatre inRaleigh NC; the Movies Twin in Red Bank NJ; Regal’s The Avenues 13 in Rolling Hills Estate CA; the Little Theatre in Rochester NY; Syufy Century 25 in San Jose; AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara; the Camelview Plaza in Scottsdale AZ; Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac in St Louis; the Ritz Sixteen in Voorhees NJ; Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Washington DC; the Pacific Place in Seattle; the Odeon Theatre in Victoria BC; the Westlake Village Twin in Westlake Village CA; the Cinema in West Newton MA and the Parisian Theatre in West Palm Beach

Spun: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Share