The Early Report for January 24, 2004

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. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

The latest MPAA ratings

The Attendant (York Entertainment): R for horror violence, language and brief sexuality

Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen (Buena Vista): PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

D.E.B.S. (Screen Gems): PG-13 for sexual content and language

Ghosts Of The Abyss (Buena Vista): PG for thematic elements (This rating is for a 90 minute version created exclusively For The DVD By James Cameron)

Jericho Mansions (Monarch Home Video): R for violence, language, sexuality and drug use

Lorenzo (Buena Vista): G (“Lorenzo” is an animated short that was believed to be a part of “Fantasia 2006.”)

Moto X Kids (Motocross, The Movie LLC): PG for mild violence and language

THX 1138: The George Lucas Director’s Cut (Warner Brothers): R for some sexuality/nudity (Film wasoriginally rated GP in 1971)

Friday, January 30, 2004

The Big Bounce

Logline: A drifter con-man who has been recently hired to help a judge in Hawaii finds himself falling for the lover of a local real estate tycoon

Featuring: Sara Foster, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen, Gary Sinese, Owen Wilson

Director: George Armitage

Writer: George Armitage and Sebastian Gutierrez, based on the novle by Elmore Leonard

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on January 30

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

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Eat This, New York

Logline: Documents the struggles two friends trying to open a new restaurant, in a city where 80% of the eateries close within five years

Directors: Andrew Rossi and Kate Novack

Distributor: Fern Berman Communications

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on January 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Latter Days

Logline: A hunky West Hollywood party boy gets more that he bargains for when he tries to seduce a sexually confused teenage Mormon missionary who moves into his apartment complex

Featuring: Amber Benson, Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Erik Palladino, Mary Kay Place, Wesley A. Ramsey, Steve Sandvosss

Director: C. Jay Cox

Writer: C. Jay Cox

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the University 6 in Irvine, the Quad Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Madstone Theatres in Salt Lake City and the Regent Showcase Cinema in West Hollywood on January 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 68 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

On The Run: Trilogy One

Logline: The first of three films focusing on the same characters in the same situations, told from differentpoints of view. In this first film, the focus in on an leftist revolutionary who is looking to settle some old scores after escapeing from prison. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Lucas Belvaux, Dominique Blanc, Ornella Muti

Director: Lucas Belvaux

Writer: Lucas Belvaux

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on January 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Perfect Score

Logline: A group of high school seniors decide to steal the answers to their upcoming SAT test, in order to schieve perfect scores

Featuring: Erica Christensen, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Darius Miles, Leonardo Nam

Director: Brian Robbins

Writer: Mark Schwann, Marc Hyman and Jon Zack, based on a story by Hyman and Zack

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on January 30

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

You Got Served

Logline: In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends must first win their city’s dance contest, a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers

Featuring: Jennifer Freeman, Steve Harvey, J-Boog, Lil’ Kim, Omarion

Director: Chris Stokes

Writer: Chris Stokes

Distributor: Screen Gems

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations release on January 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and sexual references

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer: Opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

The Battle of Algiers: Opens at the University 6 Cinemas in Irvine

Bubba Ho-Tep: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Madstone Theaters in Cary NC, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City and the Bijou Community Cinema in Worchester MA

Bus 174: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinema in Austin

Eyes Without A Face: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinema in Austin

The Fog of War: Opens at Landmark’s Act I and II Theatres in Berkeley, the Ritz in Philadelphia, Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY, The Avenues Theatres in Rolling Hills Estate CA and the Rtiz 16 in Vorhees NJ

Girl With A Pearl Earring: Expands to 350+ locations

Japanese Story: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, the Pipers Alley Cinemas in Chicago, the Detroit Institute of the Arts in Detroit, the Garden Cinema 1 and 2 in Norwalt CT, the Fox 10 Theatres in Portland OR, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle, Landmark’s Bethesda Row and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the West Newton Cinemas in West Newton MA

Made Up: Opens at the the University 6 in Irvine, the Arclight Theatre in Los Angeles, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 inPasadena and the Pacific Galleria in Sherman Oaks

Master and Commander: Expands to 850+ locations

Monster: Expands to 400+ locations

My Architect: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

My Flesh and Blood: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Secret Things: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

To Be and To Have: Opens at Landmark’s Act I and II Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Touchez Pas Au Grisbi: Opens at the Oak Street Cinemas in Minneapolis

The Triplets of Belleville: Expands to additional markets

Friday, February 6, 2004

An Amazing Couple: Trilogy Two

Logline: The second of three films focusing on the same characters in the same situations, told from different points of view. In this second film, the focus in on a teacher who mistakes her husband’s silence about his illness as a sign of his having an affair. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Lucas Belvaux, Dominique Blanc, François Morel, Ornella Muti

Director: Lucas Belvaux

Writer: Lucas Belvaux

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on February 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Barbershop 2

Logline: Another day in the life of a Chicago barbershop, now fighting against urban developers looking to replace “mom & pop” establishments with name-brand chains

Featuring: Garcelle Beauvais, Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kenan Thompson

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Writers: Don D. Scott, Kevin Rodney Sullivan and Norman Vance Jr., based on characters created by Mark Brown

Distributor: MGM

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on February 6

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

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Catch That Kid

Logline: When her father is taken ill, a young girl recruits two friends to rob the bank where her mother works

Featuring: Jennifer Beals, Corbin Bleu, Sam Robards, Kristen Stewart, Max Thieriot

Director: Bart Freundlich

Writers: Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, based on the 2001 film “Klatretøsen” by Nikolaj Arcel, Hans Fabian Wullenweber and Erlend Loe

Distributor: Fox

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on February 6

MPAA Rating: PG for some language, thematic elements and rude humor

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Dreamers

Logline: Three young cineastes are drawn together through their passion for film, during the political uprisings in Paris in 1968. In English and French with English subtitles

Featuring: Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Michael Pitt

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writer: Gilbert Adair

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on February 6

MPAA Rating: NC-17 for explicit sexual content

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Gypsy 83

Logline: Two misfit Goth kids from Ohio decide to take a trip to New York City, in order to compete in a Stevie Nicks impersonation contest

Featuring: Karen Black, John Doe, Sara Rue, Kett Turton

Director: Todd Stephens

Writer: Todd Stephens, based on a story by Tim Kaltenecker and Todd Stephens

Distributor: Velvet Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on February 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

Logline: Spoof of 1950s grade-Z horror movies, as a scientist searching for a rare element, Atmosphereum, must fight off an evil genius bent on resurrecting the lost skeleton of Cadavra for his own evil ways

Featuring: Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire, Fay Masterson, Brian Howe

Director: Larry Blamire

Writer: Larry Blamire

Distributor: Tri-Star Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre on February 6

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language

Running Time: 90 minutes, plus six minute Ub Iwerks cartoon “Skeleton Frolics”

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Miracle

Logline: The story of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team, whose decisive victory against a seemingly unbeatableRussian team was one of the greatest upsets in sports history

Featuring: Eddie Cahill, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Kurt Russell

Director: Gavin O’Connor

Writer: Eric Guggenheim

Distributor: Buena Vista

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on February 6

MPAA Rating: PG for language and some rough sports action

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Osama

Logline: After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, women were forbidden to leave their homes without being accompanied by a male. One Afghani family, who has no living males in their household, disguise the younger girl in the home as a boy named Osama, so she can escort her mother as she leaves the house, looking for work. Based on a true story. In Afghan with English subtitles

Featuring: Marina Golbahari, Mohamad Nader Khajeh, Zobeydeh Sahar, Mohamad Aref Harat

Director: Siddiq Barmak

Writer: Siddiq Barmak

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on February 6

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Monaural

Perfect Opposites

Logline: A young couple, just out of college, experiences the troubles of being committed to each other while living and working in Hollywood

Featuring: Martin Henderson, Artie Lange, Joe Pantoliano, Piper Perabo, Jennifer Tilly

Director: Matt Cooper

Writer: Matt Cooper, Terri Minsky and Stewary Zully, based on the stage play “Heart” by Matt Cooper

Distributor: MAC Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Fresno CA and Richmond VA on February 6

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

Running Time: Unknown

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Return

Logline: In contemporary Russia, two young brothers must deal with their abssent father’s return home after a twelve year absense. In Russian with English subtitles

Featuring: Ivan Dobronravov, Vladimir Garin, Konstantin Lavronenko, Natalia Vdovina

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Writers: Vladimir Moiseenko and Alexander Novototsky

Distributor: Kino

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatres and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on February 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin

Bubba Ho-Tep: Opens at theNeon Movies in Dayton and the Carmike Cinemas 10 in Fort Collins CO

City of God: Expands to 250+ locations

Crimson Gold: Opens in Los Angeles

The Fog of War: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Arts Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Inwood Theatres in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Cinema 21 in Portland, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle and the City Center Cinemas in Vancouver

Japanese Story: Opens at the Tara Cinemas in Atlanta, the Anglekia Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis

My Architect: Opens at Landmark’s Act I and II Cinemas in Berkeley

My Flesh and Blood: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

The Same River Twice: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Secret Things: Opens in Berkeley, Minneapolis and San Francisco

Touchez Pas Au Grisbi: Opens at the Music Box Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Touching The Void: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Bethesda Row in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Crossroads Cinemas in Boulder, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, the Pipers Alley Theatre in Chicago, theClairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Jacob Burns Center in Pleasantville NY, the Cinema 21 in Portland, the Red Bank Cinemas in Red Bank NJ, Landmark’s Bridge Cinema in San Francisco, Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Toyko Godfathers: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington, DC

The Triplets of Belleville: Expands to additional markets

The Weather Underground: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St, Louis

Friday, February 13, 2004

After The Life: Trilogy Three

Logline: The third of three films focusing on the same characters in the same situations, told from different points of view. In this final film, a disgraced cop seeks redemption by capturing a fugitive with a strange connection toofficer’s heroin-addicted wife. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Lucas Belvaux, Dominique Blanc, Gilbert Melki

Director: Lucas Belvaux

Writer: Lucas Belvaux

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on February 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charlie Chaplin

Logline: Documentary about the life of the famed actor and filmmaker, and his influences on the world of cinema

Featuring: Woody Allen, Richard Attenborough, Claire Bloom, Geraldine Chaplin, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.,Milos Forman, Bill Irwin, Norman Lloyd, Marcel Marceau, Andrew Sarris, Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Sydney Pollack

Director: Richard Schickel

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on February 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Code

Logline: After serving four years for honoring his “family’s” code of silence, a man is released from prison and finds himself torn between trying to provide for his wife and being drawn back into his life of crime. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Clotilde Courau, Marie Guillard, Samuel Le Bihan, Samy Naceri

Director: Manuel Boursinhac

Writers: Manuel Boursinhac and Bibi Naceri

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Union Square 14 in New York City on February 13

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language and sexuality

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Face

Logline: After giving birth to a daughter conceived during a rape by a family friend, an Asain woman leaves her child with her grandmother and heads out of town, only to try and reconnect with her family many years later

Featuring: Kieu Chinh, Genie Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss, Will Yun Lee, Ken Leung, Bai Ling, Kristy Wu

Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Writers: Oren Moverman and Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Distributor: Indican Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on February 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

50 First Dates

Logline: An animal doctor in Hawaii falls in love with a woman after a memorable encounter, only to find that she suffers from severe short-term memory loss and has no idea who he is, forcing him to get her to fall in love with him all over again every day

Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider

Director: Peter Segal

Writers: George Wing

Distributor: Sony

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on February 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual humor and drug references

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Highwaymen

Logline: The lone survivor of a serial killer teams with the widowed husband of another victim, who has spent years hunting the madman, to stop the killer once and for all

Featuring: Jim Caviezel, Frankie Faison, Colm Feore, Rhona Mitra

Director: Robert Harmon

Writers: Craig Mitchell and Hans Bauer

Distributor: New Line

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus locations regional release in the Southwest on February 13

MPAA Rating: R for violence, some gore and brief language

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Kitchen Stories

Logline: After thoroughly mapping the Swedish housewife’s behavior in the kitchen, scientists at the Home Research Institute in Sweden send a group of observers to the rural district of Landstad, Norway, with its surplus of bachelors, to study the kitchen routines of single men. In Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles

Featuring: Reine Brynolfsson, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg, Tomas Norström

Director: Bent Hamer

Writers: Jörgen Bergmark, Bent Hamer

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City onFebruary 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Monsieur Ibrahim

Logline: An elderly convenience store owner takes a young Jewish man under his wing, teaching him the mystic ways of Sufism.

Featuring: Pierre Boulanger, Omar Sharif

Director: Francois Dupeyron

Writer: Francois Dupeyron, based on the novel by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on February 13

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Robot Stories

Logline: Four short films about man’s struggle to connect in a world of robot babies and android office workers

Featuring: Wai Ching Ho, Greg Pak, Sab Shimono, Tamlyn Tomita

Director: Greg Pak

Writer: Greg Pak

Distributor: Pak Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on February 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Seagull’s Laughter

Logline: A young woman who had gone to America as an officer’s bride, returns home to Iceland to begin a new life. In Icelandic with English subtitles

Featuring: Ugla Egilsdóttir, Heino Ferch, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir

Director: Ágúst Guðmundsson

Writer: Ágúst Guðmundsson, based on the novel by Kristin Marja Baldursdóttir

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on February 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer: Opens at Landmark’s Act I Theatre in Berkeley, the Starz Cinema Center in Denver and Landmark’s E Street Theatre in Washington DC

Au Hasard Balthazar: Opens at the AFI Silver Theatre in Washington DC

The Battle of Algiers: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston and the Castro Theatre in SanFrancisco

Bubba Ho-Tep: Opens at the Spectrum 7 in Albany NY, the Castle Theater in Bloomington IL and the Tinseltown 12 in Vancouver

The Dreamers: Expands into additional markets

The Fog of War: Opens at the Shirlington Theatre in Arlington VA, the Shadowood Cinemas in Boca Raton, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Tower Angelika in Sacramento and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Latter Days: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Opens at Landmark’s Act I Theatre in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose

My Architect: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin

Touching The Void: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Renaissance Place Theatres in Chicago, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Manhasset Theatre in Manhasset NY, the Manhattan Village Theatres in Manhattan Beach, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Broadway Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinema in San Diego, the Camera 7 Cinemas in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, the Camelview 5 Theatres in Scottsdale, the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ and the EmbassyCinemas in Waltham MA

Toyko Godfathers: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Friday, February 20 2004

Against The Ropes

Logline: A woman desperately looking for some meaning in her life attempts to break through the male dominated sport of boxing to become the first successful female manager of fighters

Featuring: Charles S. Dutton, Omar Epps, Meg Ryan, Tony Shalhoub

Director: Charles S. Dutton

Writer: Cheryl Edwards, based on the life story of Jackie Kallen

Distributor: Paramount

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations release on February 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude language, violence, brief sensuality and some drug material

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Clifford’s Really Big Movie

Logline: Clifford and his best friends, Cleo and T-Bone, go on a cross-country road trip

Featuring the voices of: Wayne Brady, Jenna Elfman, John Goodman, Kel Mitchell, Judge Reinhold, John Ritter, Cree Summer, Wilmer Valderrama

Director: Robert Ramirez

Writers: Robert Ramirez and Rhett Reese

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta and Dallas on February 20

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen

Logline: A teenager from Greenwich Village is forced to move to the suburbs of New Jersey, where she finds herself in hot competition for the title of Most Popular Girl In School

Featuring: Megan Fox, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly, Carol Kane, Lindsay Lohan, Alison Pill

Director: Sarah Sugarman

Writer: Gail Parent, based on the novel by Dylan Sheldon

Distributor: Buena Vista/Touchstone

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on February 20

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Eurotrip

Logline: When an American high school boy finds out his German pen pal of the past five years is not a boy but a very hot chick, he sets off for Europe with his best friends, to find the girl of his dreams

Featuring: Jessica Bohrs, Kristin Kreuk, Lucy Lawless, Joanna Lumley, Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester

Director: Jeff Schaeffer

Writers: Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer

Distributor: Dreamworks

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2400 plus locations release on February 20

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity, language and drug/alcohol content

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Welcome To Mooseport

Logline: A former President, who has retired to a small New England town, finds himself running for mayor against a very popular local hardware store owner

Featuring: Christine Baranski, Gene Hackman, Marcia Gay Hardin, Ray Romano, Maura Tierney, Rip Torn

Director: Donald Petrie

Writers: Tom Schulman, based on a story by Doug Richardson

Distributor: Fox

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on February 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some brief sexual comments and nudity

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

Bubba Ho-Tep: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque and the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

Eyes Without A Face: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

The Fog of War: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas and Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin, the Galleria 10 Cinema inBirmingham, the Bonita Theatre in Bonita Springs, the Boynton Beach Theatre in Boynton Beach, the Avalon Cinema in Corvallis, the Delray 18 Cinemas in Delray Beach, the Bijou Twin in Eugene, the Bell Tower 20 Theatres in Fort Myers, the Varsity Twin Cinemas in Honolulu, the Madison Square Theatre in Huntsville, the Regal Downtown in Knoxville, the Green Hills Corn Theatre in Nashville and the Fiesta 16 Theatres in San Antonio

Latter Days: Opens at the Gateway Theatres in Ft. Lauderdale and the South Beach 18 in Miami

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle

Robot Stories: Opens at the AFI Silver Theatre in Washington DC

Secret Things: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Teknolust: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City

Touching The Void: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Arts Cinemas in Atlanta, The Arbor Cinemas in Austin, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatres in Dallas, the Hulen 10 Theatres in Fort Worth, Landmark’s River Oaks Cineams in Houston, the Cinemopolis in Ithica NY, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, the Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Del Mar Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the De Vargas Center in Santa Fe, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, the Grand Cinema in Tacoma WA and the Eastern Hills Cinema in Williamsville NY

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

The Passion of the Christ

Logline: Explores the final hours of hours in the life of Jesus Christ. In Latin and Aramaic with Englishsubtitles

Featuring: Monica Bellucci, James Caviezel, Hristo Jivkov, Maia Morgenstern, Hristo Naumov Shopov

Director: Mel Gibson

Writers: Benedict Fitzgerald and Mel Gibson, based on the Gospel of John passages of The Bible

Distributor: Newmarket Films

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on February 25

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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