The Early Report for April 13, 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.

Most Recent Release Date Changes

Armaan (Eros): Scheduled for May 16, 2003

And Now Ladies And Gentleman (Paramount Classics): Moves to August 1, 2003. Previously scheduled for August 8,2003

Autumn Spring (First Look): Scheduled for July 25, 2003

Blizzard (Premiere): Scheduled for December 6, 2003

Blue Car (Miramax): Moves to May 2, 2003. Previously scheduled for April 25, 2003

Bonhoeffer (First Run): Scheduled for June 20, 2003

The Butterfly Effect (New Line): Moves to February 6, 2004. Previously scheduled for September 12, 2003

Chalte Chalte (Eros): Scheduled for June 16, 2003

Cool And Crazy On The Road (First Run): Scheduled for Fall 2003 To Be Determined

demonlover (Palm): Scheduled for September 12, 2003

Drancy: The Voices Of The Mute (First Run): Scheduled for Fall 2003 To Be Determined

50 First Kisses (Sony/Columbia): Scheduled for February 13, 2004

A Hairy Tale (Warner Brothers): Removed from release schedule

The Human Stain (Miramax): Moves to September 26, 2003. Previously scheduled for November 21, 2003

Interstate 60 (IDP): Removed from release schedule

Johnson Family Vacation (Fox Searchlight): Scheduled for April 9, 2004

Kart Racer (Premiere): Scheduled for August 25, 2003

Langrishe, Go Down (Castle Hill): Scheduled for July 18, 2003

Line Of Control (Eros): Scheduled for August 15, 2003

The Matrix Revolutions (Warner Brothers): Moves to Novembr 5, 2003. Previously scheduled for November 7, 2003

The Missing (Sony): Scheduled for January 16, 2004

Mondays In The Sun (Lions Gate): Moves to July 25, 2003. Previously scheduled for April 25, 2003

The Notebook (New Line): Moves to 2004 To Be Deteremined. Previously scheduled for Fall 2003 TBD

Only The Strong Survive (Miramax): Moves to May 9, 2003. Previously scheduled for May 2, 2003

People I Know (Miramax): Moves to April 25, 2003. Previously scheduled for April 23, 2003

The Quest (Universal): Moves to 2003 To Be Determined. Previously scheduled for May 9, 2003

The Real Cancun (New Line): Scheduled for April 25, 2003

The Sea (Palm): Moved to May 16, 2003. Previously scheduled for May 23, 2003

Secret Things (First Run): Scheduled for Fall 2003 To Be Determined

Slap Her, She’s French (Premiere): Scheduled for September 12, 2003

Tere Naam (Eros): Scheduled for Jule 27, 2003

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (New Line): Moves to January 16, 2004. Previously scheduled for October 17, 2003

Who’s Your Daddy? (Premiere): Scheduled for October 24, 2003

You Got Served (Sony/Screen Gems): Scheduled for January 9, 2004

Yu-Gi-Oh (Warner Bros.): Scheduled to open October 10, 2003

Newest MPAA Ratings

Confidence (Lions Gate): R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity

Family Reunion: The Movie (Barenholtz Entertainment): PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor including language and drug references

Fulltime Killer (Palm Pictures): R for pervasive strong violence, some language and brief nudity

Out Of Time (MGM/UA): PG-13 for sexual content, violence and some language

Passionada (IDP/Samuel Goldwyn): PG13 for some sensuality and a conversation about drugs

Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas (DreamWorks): PG for adventure action, some mild sensuality and brief language

28 Days Later (Fox Searchlight): R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity

Whale Rider (Newmarket Films): PG-13 for brief language and a momentary drug reference

Wrong Turn (20th Century Fox): R for strong violence and gore, some language and drug use

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: 2955 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: 583 locations release on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG for mild sensuality and language

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Love and Diane

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: 133 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: PG13 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

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: 2331 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: Four 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: 2503 locations release on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG13 for sexual humor, language and violence

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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 of change

Directors: Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats, Jacques Perrin

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Paris Theatre in New York City 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

Better Luck Tomorrow: Opens in 29 additional theatres

The Good Thief: Opens in 40 additional locations

Stevie: Opens in two additional locations

Friday, April 25, 2003

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: Six locations in 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

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: Three locations in 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

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: 1250 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: PG13 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: Exclusive to City Cinema’s Village East Theatre in New York City 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

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: Four locations in New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

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

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Real Cancun

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: 2250 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality/nudity, language and partying

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Returning Mickey Stern

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: PG13 for some sexual references

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: DTS

Expanding This Day

The Good Thief: Opens in 11 additional locations

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

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 May 2

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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: 10 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: PG13 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: PG13 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

Friday, May 9, 2003

Buffalo Soliders

Logline: Just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, an Army specialist stationed in West Germany finds his black market deals begin to crumble with the arrival of a new base commander

Featuring: Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Anna Paquin, Joaquin Phoenix

Director: Gregor Jordan

Writers: Mora MacCoby and Eric Alex Weiss, based upon the novel by Robert O’Connor

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on May 9

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Daddy Day Care

Logline: After being laid off from their jobs in product development as a large food company, two fathers decides to open thir own day care facility

Featuring: Angelica Huston, Regina King, Eddie Murphy

Director: Steve Carr

Writer: Geoff Rodkey

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on May 9

MPAA Rating: PG for language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Man On The Train

Logline: A teacher and a gangster meet in an abandoned train station, each realizing their lives might have been better had they lived the other’s life. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Johnny Halladay, Jean Rochefort

Director: Patrice LeConte

Writer: Claude Klotz

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York and Los Angeles on May 9

MPAA Rating: R for some language and brief language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Shape Of Things

Logline: The lives of four college students are followed, as the friendship between Adam and his friends Alex and Jenny comes under strain when Adam begins dating Eveyln

Featuring: Gretchen Mol, Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Frederick Weller

Director: Neil LaBute

Writer: Neil LaBute, based on his play

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York and Los Angeles on May 9

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding This Day

Blue Car: Opens in top ten markets

Manic: Five additonal screens in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle

A Mighty Wind Expands to 1000 plus screens

Thursday, May 15, 2003

The Matrix Reloaded

Logline: In the second chapter of the Matrix trilogy, freedom fighters Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construct of The Matrix and Neo’s pivotal role in the fate of mankind

Featuring: Monica Bellucci, Laurence Fishburne, Nona Gaye, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Jada Pinkett-Smith, Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

Directors: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 9000 plus prints in 3750 locations on May 15

MPAA Rating: R for sci-fi violence and some sexuality

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Formats: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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