The Early Report for September 21, 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, plus the latest MPAA ratings and release date changes and additions. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

The most recent release date additions and changes

After The Sunset (New Line): Added to 2004 calendar, date to be determined

Alien: The Director’s Cut (Fox): Moves to October 29, 2003, from October 31, 2003

Anything But Love (Samuel Goldwyn): Moves to November 7, 2003, October 3, 2003

Bad Education (Sony Classics): Added to 2004 calendar, date to be determined

Blade: Trinity (New Line): Officially scheduled for August 13, 2004

The Butterfly Effect (New Line): Moves to January 23, 2004, from February 6, 2004

Cellular (New Line): Added to 2004 calendar, date to be determined

Concert For George (Arenaplex): Officially scheduled for October 3, 2003

The Fog Of War (Sony Classics): Moves to December 19, 2003, from December 26, 2003

Gothika (Warners): Moves to November 21, 2003, from October 24, 2003

High Times’ Potluck (David Keith Co.): Officially scheduled for October 17, 2003

Honey (Universal): Moves to December 5, 2003, from November 14, 2003

The Human Stain (Miramax): Moved to October 31, 2003, from October 3, 2003

Johnson Family Vacation (Fox Searchlight): Moves to April 7, 2004, form April 9, 2004

Laws Of Attraction (New Line): Officially scheduled for April 16, 2004

Madagascar (DreamWorks): Officially scheduled for May 27, 2005

Monster In Law (New Line): Added to July 2004 calendar, date to be determined

Returner (Samuel Goldwyn/Destination): Officially scheduled for October 17, 2003

Saraband (Sony Classics): Added to 2004 calendar, date to be determined

A Series Of Unfortunate Events (Paramount): Officially scheduled for December 17, 2004

21 Grams (Focus Features): Moves to November 21, 2003, from November 14, 2003

Untitled Mask Sequel (New Line): Officially scheduled for October 8, 2004

Walking Tall (MGM): Moved to April 9, 2004, from April 16, 2004

Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself (THINKfilm): Added to March 2004 calendar, date to be determined

The World Of Tomorrow (Paramount): Moves to Summer 2004 to be determined, from May 14, 2004

Zhou Yu’s Train (Sony Classics): Added to 2004 calendar, date to be determined

The most recent MPAA ratings

Devil’s Pond (Artisan): R for language and some violence

Elephant (Fine Line Features): R for disturbing violent content, language, brief sexuality and drug use – all involving teens

Envy (Dreamworks): PG-13 for language and sexual/crude humor

Fellini: I’m A Born Liar (First Look Pictures): R for some language and sexual content

Girl With A Pearl Earring (Lions Gate): PG-13 for some sexual content

Gospel Of John (THINKfilm): PG-13 for violence involving the crucifixion

House Of Sand And Fog (Dreamworks): R for some violence/disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality

The Housekeeper (Palm Pictures): R for some sexuality/nudity and brief language

In America (Fox Searchlight): PG-13 for some sexuality, drug references, brief violence and language Previously rated R, edited to get PG-13 rating

Jersey Girl (Miramax Films): PG-13 for language and sexual content including frank dialogue Previously rated R, PG-13 rating achieved on appeal without edits

Love Don’t Cost A Thing (Warner Brothers): PG-13 for sexual content/humor Previously rated R, edited to get PG-13 rating

The Notebook (New Line): PG-13 for some sexuality

Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Yossi and Jagger

Logline: Romance blooms between two soldiers stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border. In Hebrew with subtitles

Featuring: Assi Cohen, Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Aya Steinovitz

Director: Eytan Fox

Writer: Avner Bernheimer

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on September 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 67 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, September 26, 2003
Dorm Daze

Logline: In the days before Christmas vacation, at a co-ed university dorm, general wackiness ensues when a French foreign exchange student is mistaken for a prostitute hired to devirginize one of the dorm mates

Featuring: Tatyani Ali, Danielle Fishel, Courtney Gains, Randy Spelling

Director: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand

Writers: Patrick Casey, Worm Miller

Distributor: National Lampoon/120 Degree Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Kansas City, Manhattan KS, Minneapolis and Tallahassee (40 locations total) on September 26

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity and language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

Duplex

Logline: A newly married New York couple will have the home of their dreams… if they simply kill the little old lady who lives there

Featuring: Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essel, Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux

Director: Danny DeVito

Writers: Larry Doyle

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 locations release on on September 26

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gospel of John

Logline: An exacting dramatic retelling of the 21 chapters of the Gospel of John, which documents the final hours in the life of Christ

Featuring: Lynsey Baxter, Diana Berriman, Henry Ian Cusick, Christopher Plummer (narrator)

Director: Philip Saville

Writers: John Goldsmith

Distributor: THINKfilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Charlotte/Huntersville NC, Colorado Springs and Dallas/Ft. Worth (13 locations total) on September 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 180 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Logline: A fascistic, mentally unbalanced police chief murders his mistress, then plants evidence against himself to test his subordinates and prove he is “above suspicion.” In Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Florinda Bolkan, Orazio Orlando, Gianni Santuccio, Gian Maria Volonté

Director: Elio Petri

Writers: Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro

Distributor: Sony Repetory

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles on September 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Luther

Logline: Martin Luther, a 16th Century German monk, challenges the political and religious authorities of his time with nothing more than faith and his quick wit

Featuring: Bruno Ganz, Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Peter Ustinov

Director: Eric Till

Writers: Bart Gavigan and Camille Thomasson, based on the play by John Osbourne

Distributor: R.S. Entertianment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in select locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvaia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washingon, Wisconson and Wyoming (398 locations total) on September 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images of violence

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

My Life Without Me

Logline: A young wife mother of two reacts to the news when she is given three months to live

Featuring: Amanda Plummer, Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Scott Speedman, Leonor Watling

Director: Isabel Coixet

Writer: Isabel Coixet, based on the story “Pretending the Bed Is a Raft” by Nanci Kincaid

Distributor: Sony Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on September 26

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Prey For Rock and Roll

Logline: The story of an all-girl rock band trying to make it in the LA club scene of the late

1980’sFeaturing: Marc Blucas, Drea de Matteo, Gina Gershon, Lori Petty

Director: Alex Steyermark

Writers: Cheri Lovedog and Robin Whitehouse

Distributor: MAC Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre in Los Angeles on September 26

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

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Rundown

Logline: When the son of an underworld kingpin disappears in the Amazon in search of a priceless artifact, the kingpin’s retrieval expert is sent to bring him home

Featuring: Rosario Dawson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken

Director: Peter Berg

Writers: R.J. Stewart and James Vanderbilt

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 locations release on September 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for adventure violence and some crude dialogue

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

7 Year ZigZag

Logline: A man deals with lost love and chasing his dreams while trying to do the right thing

Featuring: Robin Banks, Carrie Davis, Richard Green

Director: Richard Green

Writer: Richard Green

Distributor: Next Step

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on September 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Under the Tuscan Sun

Logline: After a bad divorce has left her depressed and with writer’s block, an author heads off to Tuscany for a vacation, who decides to buy a residence shortly after arrival to start a new life

Featuring: Raoul Bova, Diane Lane, Sandra Oh

Director: Audrey Wells

Writer: Audrey Wells, based on the novel by Francis Mayes

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1200 locations release on September 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Autumn Spring: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

Bubba Ho-Tep: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City

demonlover: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Gasoline: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago

The Housekeeper: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinema in San Diego

Hotel: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago and Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

Km. 0: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Lost In Translation: Adds an additional 150 screens in top 50 markets

Madame Sata: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Centern in Houston, the Belcourt in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place in New Orleans and the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Theatre in Pittsburgh

Marooned in Iraq: Opens at the Bijou Theatre in Chattanooga, the Fountain Theatre in Las Crusas NM and the Union Theatre in St. Louis

Masked and Anonymous: Opens at the Detroit Institute in Detroit, the Royal Park Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Cinema City in Hartford CT, the Hilldale Twin in Madison WI, the Quail Theatres in Oklahoma City, the Camelview Plaza in Scottdale and the Wescott Cinema in Syracuse NY

New Suit: Opens at the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Metro Cinema in Seattle

O Fantasmo: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Party Monster: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

So Close: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Step Into Liquid: Opens in Jacksonville FL, Norfolk VA, Rhinebeck NY, Sarasota FL and Syracuse NY

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Restaurant Row 9 in Honolulu and the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington KY

Thirteen: Expands into additional markets

The Weather Underground: Opens at the Minor Theater in Arcata CA, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Marietta Star Cinema and Tara 4 Theater in Atlanta, Landmark’s Greenway Theater in Houston and the the Crest Theater in Sacramento

Friday, October 3, 2003
Anything But Love
Originally scheduled to open on October 3, film has been rescheduled for November 7

Bounce Ko Gals

Logline: Three secondary-school girls from Japan gather after class to earn extra funds as ‘ko

gals’Featuring: Hitomi Sato, Yasue Sato, Yukiko Okamoto

Director: Masato Harada

Writer: Masato Harada

Distributor: Media Blasters Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on October 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Concert For George

Logline: Documents the November 29, 2002, tribute concert held at Royal Albert Hall in London, celebrating the life and music of George Harrison

Featuring: Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Tom Hanks, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Michael Palin, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ringo Starr

Director: David Leland

Distributor: ArenaPlex

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on October 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some risque humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Event

Logline: A district attorney investigates a series of unexplained suicide-like deaths amongst the gay community in New York City’s Chelsea district

Featuring: Olympia Dukakis, Jane Leeves, Don McKellar, Sarah Polley, Parker Posey

Director: Thom Fitzgerald

Writer: Thom Fitzgerald

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco on October 3

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

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Out of Time

Logline: The chief of police in a small Florida town finds himself in a race against time to solve a double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion

Featuring: Dean Cain, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Mendes, Denzel Washington

Director: Carl Franklin

Writer: Dave Collard

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on October 3

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

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

School of Rock

Logline: Desperate for work, a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur impersonates a substitute music teacher after he has been kicked out of his band

Featuring: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White

Director: Richard Linklater

Writer: Mike White

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on October 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Station Agent

Logline: After the death of his only friend, a dwarf tries to find solitude in an abandoned train

stationFeaturing: Bobby Cannavale, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Williams

Director: Tom McCarthy

Writer: Tom McCarthy

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, and the Laemmle Monica 4 and Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles (four locations total), on October 3

MPAA Rating: R for language and some drug content

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wonderland

Logline: Based on the true story of the 1981 Wonderland Avenue murders in Los Angeles, crimes which porn star Johnny Holmes was arrested and tried for

Featuring: Kate Bosworth, Janeane Garofalo, Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Josh Lucas

Director: James Cox

Writers: James Cox, Captain Mauzner, Todd Samovitz, D. Loriston Scott

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on October 3

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence/grisly images, pervasive drug use and language, some sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Bubba Ho-Tep: Opens at the University 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Nuart Theater in Los Angeles and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Casa De Los Babys: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Theatre in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Bethel Theatre in Bethel NY, the Shadowood Theatre in Boca Raton FL, Landmark’s Kendall Sqaure Cinemas and the Copley Plaza Theatre in Boston, the Bronxville Theatre in Bronxville NY, the Renaissance Place and the Pipers Alley Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Cinema Art in Fairfax VA, the Kew Gardens Theatre in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Theatre in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Theatre in Manhasset NY, the Strathmore Theatre in Matawan NJ, the South Beach Theatre in Miami, Landmark’s Edina Cinema in Minneapolis, the Claridge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower in Portland OR, Landmark’s Hillcrest Theatre in San Diego, the Camera Cinemas in San Jose, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside Theatre in Santa Rosa, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Seattle, the Ritz Theatre in Voorhees NJ, the Embassy Theatre in Waltham MA and a theatre to be named later in San Francisco (28 locations total)

demonlover: Opens at the Westgate 11 in Austin, Landmark’s Main Art Theater in Detroit, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Friday Night: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI

The Holy Land: Opens at the Crossroads Common in Boulder

Madame Sata: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta and the Restaurant Row Theatre in Honolulu

Masked and Anonymous: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sal Lake City

Party Monster: Opens at the Ritz 5 Theatre in Philadelphia, the Madstone Cinemas in Phoenix and the Visions Cinema in Washington DC

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator: Opens at the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the South Beach 18 in Miamo and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Weather Underground: Opens at the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville FL, the Times Cinema in Milwaukee, the Academy of Music in Northampton MA, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Bus 174

Logline: Documentary about the hijacking of a public bus on the streets of Rio De Janiero on June 12, 2000. In Portuguese with subtitles

Directors: Felipe Lacerda, José Padilha

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Mystic River

Logline: The dark, interwoven history of three men and their families collide as they come to terms with a brutal murder on the mean streets of south Boston

Featuring: Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writer: Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive engagements in top ten markets (12 locations total) on October 8

MPAA Rating: R for language and violence

Running Time: 137 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Weather Underground: Opens at the Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Center in New Orleans

Friday, October 10, 2003
Dopamine

Logline: A San Franciscan computer animator falls in love with one his creations in the days after the dot.com boom

Featuring: Bruno Campos, Rueben Grundy, John Livingston, Sabrina Lloyd

Director: Mark Decana

Writers: Tim Breitbach, Mark Decana

Distributor: Sundance

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Loews White Marsh in Baltimore, the Loews Copley Place in Boston, the Loews Pipers Alley in Chicago, the Loews Cityplace in Dallas, the Star Theatres Great Lakes in Detroit, the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center in Los Angeles, the Loews 34th Street in New York City, the Loews Metreon in San Francisco, the Cineplex Odeon Uptown Cinemas in Seattle and the Loews Georgetown in Washington D.C. (10 locations total) on October 10

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

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Girls Will Be Girls

Logline: Three actresses (all played by men) at various places on the Hollywood food chain navigate the minefield of love, aging, and ambition

Featuring: Clinton Leupp, Jack Plotnick, Jeffery Roberson

Director: Richard Day

Writer: Richard Day

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre in Los Angeles and the Chelsea Cinema in New York City on October 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Gloomy Sunday

Logline: In 1930s Budapest, a restaurant owner hires a piano player to entertain his customers. Both men fall in love with a waitress at the restaurent, who inspires the piano player to write his first original composition

Featuring: Ben Becker, Stefano Dionisi, Joachim Król, Erika Marozsán

Director: Rolf Schübel

Writers: Rolf Schübel and Ruth Toma, based on the novel by Nick Barkow

Distributor: Arrow Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Good Boy

Logline: 10 year old Owen Baker is a born dog-lover who’s thrilled when he finally adopts his very own dog from the animal shelter. To his amazement, he soon learns that his new pet, whom he’s called Hubble, is no ordinary dog. Apparently, Hubble is on a mission from the faraway dog star, hoping to ready a group of local canines for the visit of the Greater Dane

Featuring: Liam Aiken, Kevin Nealon, Molly Shannon

Director: John Robert Hoffman

Writers: John Robert Hoffman and Zeke Richardson

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations release October 10

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild crude humor

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

House of the Dead

Logline: A group of teens arrive on an island for a rave, only to discover the island has been taken over by zombies

Featuring: Jonathan Cherry, Ellie Cornell, Clint Howard, Jürgen Prochnow, Will Sanderson

Director: Uwe Boll

Writers: Mark A. Altman and Dave Parker

Distributor: Artisan

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release October 10

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong violence/gore, language and some nudity

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Intolerable Cruelty

Logline: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce

Featuring: George Clooney, Edward Herrmann, Geoffrey Rush, Billy Bob Thornton, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Director: Joel Coen

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 locations release on October 10

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Kill Bill

Logline: A female assassin attacked on her wedding day by her husband and group leader, Bill, wakes up from a coma and seeks revenge

Featuring: David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Uma Thurman

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 locations release on October 10

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Porn Theatre

Logline: In a Parisian porn theater, a cashier, a 50-year-old man and a young projectionist are drawn into a complex love affair

Featuring: Jacques Nolot, Vittoria Scognamiglio, Sébastien Viala

Director: Jacques Nolot

Writer: Jacques Nolot

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on October 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Expanding today

Bubba Ho-Tep: Opens at the Landmark’s California Theater in Berkeley, the Castro Theater in San Francisco and the Roxy 14 Theaters in Santa Rosa

Casa De Los Babys: Opens at the Lefont Plaza in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre and the Westgate Theatre in Austin, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Hulen Theatre in Ft. Worth, the Angelika Film Center and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the Academy of Music in Northampton MA and the Images Theatre in Williamstown MA (10 locations total)

demonlover: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta

The Holy Land: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas and Embassy Cinemas in Boston, the Drexel East 3 in Columbus OH, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Kathleen P. Westby Playhouse and Cinema in Tulsa OK

Km. 0: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta

Mambo Italiano: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta

Masked and Anonymous: Opens at the Century 14 and Highridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Amherst Theatres in Buffalo, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston, the Vinegar Hill in Charlottesville, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Pocono Films in East Stroudsburg PA, the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg PA, the Fall Creek in Ithaca NY, the Fountain Theatre in La Cruces NM, the Little Cinema in Rochester NY, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa and the Eastern Hills in Williamsville NY

Party Monster: Opens at the Gateway 4 Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the South Beach Cinemas 18 in Miami Beach and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

The Weather Underground: Opens at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, the Varsity Theater in Ashland OR and the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Expanding today

Mystic River: Expands to 1500 plus locations

Friday, October 17, 2003

Khachaturian

Logline: Documentary about the life of the Armenian-born Soviet composer Aram Khachaturian, who life was a series of contradictions: Was Khachaturian playing the fool for Stalinism, or composing music that cried out against its evils? Was he a Soviet favorite musical son, or a sacrificial lamb? A loyal subject of the Kremlin, or a secret dissident? An Armenian composer, rooted to his heritage, or the New Socialist Man?

Narrated by: Eric Bogosian

Director: Peter Rosen

Distributor: Seventh Art Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAAs

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Nine Dead Gay Guys

Logline: Two Irish lads stumble through London’s gay scene

Featuring: Steven Berkoff, Vas Blackwood, Brendan Mackey, Glen Mulhern, Karen Sharman

Director: Ky Mo Lab

Writer: Ky Mo Lab

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Pieces of April

Logline: A young woman invites her family to Thanksgiving dinner at her teeny apartment on New York’s Lower East Side

Featuring: Patricia Clarkson, Alice Drummond, Sean Hayes, Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Oliver Platt,

SisqoDirector: Peter Hedges

Writer: Peter Hedges

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on October 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, sensuality, drug content and images of nudity

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Returner

Logline: A “returner” (solitary killer-for-hire) finds he must work with a young woman he has accidentally shot, who has come from the future to eliminate the same enemy. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kirin Kiki, Goro Kishitani, Ann Suzuki

Director: Takashi Yamazaki

Writer: Takashi Yamazaki

Distributor: IDP Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on October 17

MPAA Rating: R for violence

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Runaway Jury

Logline: A member of the jury for an explosive trial against a gun manufacturer joins forces with a beautiful woman to subtly manipulate the panel

Featuring: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz

Director: Gary Fleder

Writers: Brian Koppleman and David Levien, based on the novel by John Grisham

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on October 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and thematic elements

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Singing Detective

Logline: A crime novelist, languishing in his hospital bed, occupies his time by mapping out a screenplay in his head about a cynical private investigator who doubles as a singer in a dance band

Featuring: Robert Downey, Jr., Mel Gibson, Carla Gugino, Katie Holmes, Jeremy Northam, Robin Wright

PennDirector: Keith Gordon

Writer: Dennis Potter

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on October 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and thematic elements

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Sylvia

Logline: The story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

Featuring: Daniel Craig, Blythe Danner, Lucy Davenport, Michael Gambon, Jared Harris, Gwyneth

PaltrowDirector: Christine Jeffs

Writer: John Brownlow

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York, and Laemmle’s Royal in Los Angeles, on October 17

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality/nudity and language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Logline: A group of teenagers travel South to score drugs down in Mexico, only to end up wandering into an isolated farmhouse inhabited by a cannibalistic family, led by a chainsaw wielding psycho

Featuring: Jessica Biel, Eric Balfour, David Dorfman, R. Lee Ermey, Erica Leerhsen

Director: Marcus Nispel

Writers: Eric Bernt and Scott Kosar, based on the screenplay by Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on October 17

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence/gore, language and drug content

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Veronica Guerin

Logline: An Irish reporter tries to expose Dublin’s drug underworld

Featuring: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarind Hinds, Gerard McSorley

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writers: Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue, based on a story by Carol Doyle

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 locations release on October 17

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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