The Early Report for April 6, 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.

Friday, April 11, 2003

Anger Management

Logline: Dave Kessler, a guy whose low self-esteem has set him on a career path that is less than stellar, gets sentenced to an anger management program after a misunderstanding erupts into criminal charges. Dave’s new anger “guru,” Buddy Rydell, an expert in the field, immediately takes over Dave’s life, dogging his every footstep and intruding in Dave’s every personal and professional situation. But whether Buddy has Dave’s best interests at heart, or whether he is a volatile nutjob who is trying to steal Dave’s girlfriend Linda, remains to be seen

Featuring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Woody Harrelson

Director: Peter Segal

Writers: David Dorfman, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3551 plus locations release on April 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual content and language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Better Luck Tomorrow

Logline: The lives of four Asian-American high school teens follow a downward spiral of excitement, excess, fun and lurking danger when they inadvertently start a “gang”

Featuring: Karin Anna Cheung , John Cho, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Parry Shen, Jason Tobin

Director: Justin Lin

Writers: Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin, Fabian Marquez

Distributor: Paramount/MTV Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 13 screens in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles on April

11MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, drug use and sexuality

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ghosts of the Abyss

Logline: James Cameron returns to the site of the sunken Titanic, with a team of the world’s foremost historic and marine experts, to explore the wreckage more in-depth than any person has before

Featuring: James Cameron, Bill Paxton

Director: James Cameron

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 97 IMAX 3-D screens on April 11

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 61 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.44:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Hero

Logline: Not to be confused with Zhang Yimou’s upcoming Chinese epic, this is a Bollywood action/thriller in which a spy finds his work in jeopardy when he finds himself in a love triangle. Naturally, there is much dancing and singing. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Kabir Bedi, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Rajpal Yadav, Preity Zinta

Director: Anil Sharma

Distributor: Unknown at this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 35 screens in specialty locations on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 160 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

House of 1000 Corpses

Logline: Two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics.

Featuring: Karen Black, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon, Bill Moseley

Director: Rob Zombie

Writer: Rob Zombie

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 595 plus locations release on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Marion Bridge (site closed)

New addition to the Report

Logline: Three sisters finds themselves returning to their small home town in Nova Scotia as

adultsFeaturing: Rebecca Jenkins, Marguerite McNeil, Molly Parker, Stacy Smith

Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Writer: Daniel MacIvor

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: Six locations in major markets on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest, 1964-1974
New addition to the Report

Logline: Rerelease of the 1974 decoumentary about the greatest boxer of the modern age

Featuring: Muhammad Ali, Stepin Fetchit, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Don King, Sonny Liston, Malcolm

XDirector: William Klein

Distributor: Faces Multimedia

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Mono

XX/XY

LoglineThree friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later

Featuring: Kathleen Robertson, Mark Ruffalo, Maya Stange

Director: Austin Chick

Writer: Austin Chick

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 5 screens in New York City and Los Angeles on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, language, and brief drug use

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Young Unknowns

New addition to the Report

Logline: The spoiled-rotten son of a successful commercial director goes for his fifteen minutes of fame when his father leaves town for a shoot

Featuring: Eion Bailey, Leslie Bibb, Devon Gummersall, Arly Jover

Director: Catherine Jelski

Writer: Catherine Jelski, based on the play Magic Afternoon by Wolfgang Bauer

Distributor: Indican Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolbty SR

Expanding This Day

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 79 additional theatres

The Good Thief: Opens in 11 additional locations

Nowhere In Africa: Opens at the Lefont Plaza Theatre in Atlanta; the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland; the Charles Theatre in Baltimore; Landmark’s Albany Twin Theatre in Berkeley; the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs and the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose

The Man Without A Past: Opens in Los Angeles

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

Stevie: Expands into top ten markets

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Bulletproof Monk

Logline: A streetwise young man inadvertently becomes the assistant to a mysterious monk in the protection of an ancient scroll that holds the key to unlimited power

Featuring: Sean William Scott, Chow Yun-Fat

Director: Paul Hunter

Writers: Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and some sexual content

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Chasing Papi

Logline: Three disparate women – a buttoned down lawyer from Chicago, a Miami cocktail waitress, and a wealthy, sheltered New Yorker – discover they have something in common: the irresistible lothario who has been three-timing

themFeaturing: DL Hughely, Roselyn Sanchez, Jaci Velasquez, Eduardo Verastegui, Sofia Vergara

Director: Linda Mendoza

Writers: Steven Antin, Alison Balian, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Laura Angélica Simón

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 550 plus locations release on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG for mild sensuality and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Love and Diane

New addition to the Report

Logline: Documentary examining the lives of three generations within one New York African-American family, focusing on Love, an HIV-positive 18 year old girl who once taken away from her mother Diane due to comments she made to a teacher a decade before, now finding her own newborn child being removed from the home when Diane reports Love for child neglect

Director: Jennifer Dworkin

Distributor: Women Make Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 155 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

A Mighty Wind

Logline: After the death of a legendary manager, several folk music group travel to New York City to be a part of a memorial concert at Carnegie Hall

Featuring: Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, , Michael McKean, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard

Director: Christopher Guest

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 130 locations release in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex related humor

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl

New addition to the Report

Logline: When a yakuza rebel rips off his mafia buddies and escapes with $1 million in cash, destiny pairs him up with a runaway schoolgirl, who embark on an escape from deranged yakuza members and a violent unibrow assassin hired by the girl¹s perverted uncle to track her down. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Tadanobu Asano, Ittoku Kishibe

Director: Katsuhito Ishii

Writer: Katsuhito Ishii, based on the comic book series by Minetaro Mochizuki

Distributor: Tidepoint Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on April 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, April 18, 2003

Holes

Logline: A warden at a juvenile detention center has children dig large holes, claiming it builds character, but isreally looking for a legendary hidden treasure

Featuring: Patricia Arquette, Shia LaBeouf, Tim Blake Nelson, Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver, Henry

WinklerDirector: Andrew Davis

Writer: Louis Sachar, based on his novel

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2200 plus locations release on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG for violence, mild language and some thematic elements

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Lilya4ever

Logline: A poverty stricken Russian teen must live with her conniving aunt after her mother takes off for a new life in America with her boyfriend

Featuring: Lyubov Agapova, Oksana Akinshina, Elina Benenson, Artyom Bogucharsky, Pavel Ponomaryov

Director: Lukas Moodysson

Writer: Lukas Moodysson

Distributor: Newmarket Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Two screens in New York City and Los Angeles on April 18

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, a rape scene, drug use and language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Malibu’s Most Wanted

Logline: The rap star desires of a rich kid from Malibu begin to conflict with his father’s bid to become Governor. The father hires two actors to play homeboys, kidnap the son and show him what gangsta life is really

likeFeaturing: Anthony Anderson, Bo Derek, Taye Diggs, Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O’Neal

Director: John Whitesell

Writers: Fax Bahr, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Small and Nick Swardson

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2400 plus locations release on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual humor, language and violence

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Mondays In The Sun

Logline: A group of Spanish dockworkers find their shipyard is being closed to make room for a luxury apartment building. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Javier Bardem, Nieve de Medina, Luis Tosar

Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa

Writers: Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Ignacio Del Moral

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Venus and Mars

Logline: A fortune-teller gives hope to the citizens of a small German village

Featuring: Julie Bowen, Ryan Hurst, Julia Sawalha, Lynn Redgrave

Director: Harry Mastrogeorge

Writer: Ben taylor

Distributor: Innovation Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 18

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Winged Migration

Logline: Oscar-nominated documentary following different flocks of migratory birds through their seasons ofchange

Directors: Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats, Jacques Perrin

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 18

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding This Day

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 58 additional theatres

The Good Thief: Opens in 11 additional locations

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

People I Know

Logline: A New York press agent must deal with his major client, who finds himself involved in a major scandal

Featuring: Kim Basinger, Tea Leoni, Al Pacino, Ryan O’Neal

Director: Daniel Algrant

Writer: John Robin Baitz

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 23

MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and brief sexual images

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, April 25, 2003

Blue Car

Logline: A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest

Featuring: Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Frances Fisher, David Strathairn

Director: Karen Moncrieff

Writer: Karen Moncrieff

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

City of Ghosts

Logline: Suspecting his partner has double crossed him, a con man heads to Southeast Asia when their scam falls apart

Featuring: James Caan, Gérard Depardieu, Matt Dillon, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

Director: Matt Dillon

Writers: Matt Dillon, Barry Gifford

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Confidence

Logline: A grifter with gift for duplicity and a natural charm cooks up the con of a lifetime, all part of a plan to even the score for the murder of a buddy, pay back those he owes and get the hell out of the business

Featuring: Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz

Director: James Foley

Writer: Doug Jung

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1700 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Cremaster Cycle

Logline: An epic cycle of birth and sexual separation, told across five films made over an eight year

periodFeaturing: Ursula Andress, Matthew Barney, Norman Mailer, Richard Serra

Director: Matthew Barney

Writer: Matthew Barney

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Running Time: 90 minutes

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 398 minutes for all five films

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Mono, Stereo and Dolby Digital

A Decade Under The Influence

Logline: Shortly before his death last year, director Ted Demme completed this documentary about the 1970s American film revolution, interviewing dozens of the actors and filmmakers who shaped the last major film

renaissanceFeaturing: Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Bruce Dern, Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Milos Forman, William Friedken, Pam Grier, Dennis Hopper, Sydney Lumet, Albert Maysles, Paul Mazursky, Martin Scorsese, Robert Towne, Jon Voight

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Dirt

Logline: Two simple-hearted brothers search to find a replacement Mom when their mother passes

awayFeaturing: Michael Covert, Trace Fraim, Luke Perry, Jennifer Tilly, Patrick Warburton

Directors: Michael Covert, Trace Fraim

Writer: Michael Covert

Distributor: Mac Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday Night

Logline: A young woman moving to Paris finds herself struck in the middle of a massive traffic jam due to a transit strike

Featuring: Valerie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon

Director: Claire Denis

Writers: Emmanuelle Bernheim, Claire Denis

Distributor: Wellspring

Running Time: 90 minutes

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

House of Fools

Logline: A satirical look at war as seen through the eyes of a beautiful young woman in a mental institution. The Russian entry into the 2003 Oscar race for Best Foreign Language film. In Russian with subtitles.

Featuring: Vladas Bagdonas, Sultan Islamov, Stanislav Varkki, Yuliya Vysotskaya and Bryan Adams as

himselfDirector: Andrei Konchalovsky

Writer: Andrei Konchalovsky

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language, some violence and nudity

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Identity

Logline: A group of strangers are forced to take refuge in a roadside motel due to a severe rainstorm, and discover they all have something in common, as something slowly begins to kill them off, one by one

Featuring: Jake Busey, John Cusack, Rebecca De Mornay, Clea DuVall, Ray Liotta, John C. McGinley, Alfred Molina, Amanda Peet

Director: James Mangold

Writers: Michael Cooney, James Mangold

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Interstate 60

Logline: After leaving his law practice to follow his dreams of being an artist, a young man finds himself travelling down an imaginary highway with a strange gentleman

Featuring: Chris Cooper, Christopher Lloyd, James Marsden, Gary Oldman

Director: Bob Gale

Writer: Bob Gale

Distributor: IDP Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select major markets on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual references

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

It Runs In The Family

Logline: A father tries to avoid the mistakes his father made raising him, while dealing with the ones he’s already passed on his own sons

Featuring: Rory Culkin, Cameron Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters

Director: Fred Schepisi

Writer: Jesse Wigutow

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, sexual material and language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Jersey Guy

Logline: A young man from the Garden State, stuck in traditional suburban malaise, stumbles across a sophisticated New York lifestyle

Featuring: Arthur J. Nascarella, Steve Parlavecchio, Jill Wolfe

Director: Elia Zois

Writers: Christ Zois, Elia Zois

Distributor: Castle Hill

Opening Week Release Pattern: Two screens in New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language, including some sexual dialogue

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Manic

Logline: After a series of violent, unprovoked outburst, a teenage boy finds himself committed to a mental institution

Featuring: Michael Bacall, Don Cheadle, Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eldon Henson

Director: Jordan Melamed

Writers: Michael Bacall, Blayne Weaver

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, strong language and some drug use

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Real Cancun

New addition to the Report

Logline: The first of two Spring Break-themed reality features shot in the famed Mexican vacation spot, featuring a group of non-actors as they party their way through a week off school

Featuring: Not yet announced

Director: Rick De Oliveira

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Returning Mickey Stern

New addition to the Report

Logline: Fifty years after leaving, a man returns to the Fire Island home of his youth, only to encounter the seventeen year old versions of himself and his long-lost love

Featuring: Joseph Bologna, Tom Bosley, Connie Stevens, Renee Taylor

Director: Michael Prywes

Writer: Michael Prywes

Distributor: Metroscape Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Three screens in New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: DTS

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Spellbound

Logline: Documentary that follows eight children from varying ethnic and class backgrounds as they work their way towards the annual National Spelling Bee Finals in Washington D.C. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards

Director: Jeffrey Blitz

Distributor: THINKfilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 30

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Mono

Friday, May 2, 2003

The Dancer Upstairs

Logline: A policeman must find a legendary guerilla leader who is planning to overthrow the corrupt government

Featuring: Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto, Laura Morante

Director: John Malkovich

Writer: Nicholas Shakespeare based on his novel

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: 11 screens in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles on May 2

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language

Running Time: 133 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Logline: Lizzie McGuire and her pals Gordo, Kate, and Ethan, pack their bags and plan to live la dolce vita while on a class trip to Italy

Featuring: Ashlie Brillault, Robert Carradine, Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Clayton Snyder

Director: Jim Fall

Writers: Susan Estelle Jansen, Terri Minsky

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on May 2

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements

Running Time: 90 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 May 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Only The Strong Survive

Logline: Documents the behind the scenes happenings of the famed Stax record label of the 1960s and

1970sFeaturing: Isaac Hayes, Sam Moore, Wilson Pickett, Mary Wilson

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on May 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language and a drug reference

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Owning Mahowny

Logline: In the heart of Toronto’s financial district, a mild-mannered bank assistant manager begins to execute the largest bank fraud case in Canadian history to cover his gambling debts

Featuring: Maury Chaykin, Minnie Driver, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Hurt

Director: Richard Kwietniowski

Writer: Maurice Chauvet, based on the book Stung: The Incredible Obsession of Brian Molony by Gary Stephen Ross

Distributor: Sony Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on May 2

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

X2

Logline: Mutants continue their struggle against a society that fears and distrusts them. Their cause becomes even more desperate following an incredible attack by an undetermined assailant possessing extraordinary abilities. The shocking attack renews the political and public outcry for both a Mutant Registration Act, and an anti-mutant movement, now led by William Stryker. A vocal and wealthy former commander for the Army, Stryker is rumored to have experimented on mutants. Stryker’s dubious mutant “work” is somehow tied to Wolverine’s mysterious and forgotten past. As Wolverine searches for clues to his origin, Stryker puts into motion his anti-mutant program, launching a severe attack on Professor Xavier’s mansion. Magneto, newly escaped from his plastic prison, proposes a partnership with Professor Xavier and the X-Men to combat their common and formidable enemy… Stryker.

Featuring: Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, David Hayter, Zak Penn and Bryan Singer, based on characters created by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and Len Wein

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 8500 plus prints in 3500 locations on May 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action/violence, some sexuality and brief language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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