The Early Report for March 28, 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 and release date changes. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

Most Recent Release Date Changes

The Agronomist (THINKfilm): Jonathan Demme’s documentary has been delayed one week, now opening on April 23

Shade (RKO Pictures/Innovation Film Group): This is the third straight week in which the Burt Reynolds/Jamie Foxx gambling drama has been delayed. Film will now open in Los Angeles on April 9 before opening in regional release on May 7

Spider-Man 2 (Sony): The film will open two days earlier than antipicated, on June 30, 2004

Spider-Man 3 (Sony): Even before the second has been released, Sony has already announced a May 4, 2007 release date

Springtime In A Small Town (Palm Pictures): Zhuangzhuang Tian’s first film since 1993’s “The Blue Kite” will arrive on American shores on May 28

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

The Agronomist (THINKfilm): PG-13 for some violent images and brief nudity

Around The World In 80 Days (Buena Vista Pictures): PG for action violence, some crude humor and mild language

Bobby Jones – Stroke Of Genius (Film Foundry Releasing): PG for language

Hillside Strangler (Silver Nitrate Releasing): R for strong violence/grisly images, sexuality/nudity, drug use and language

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King – Special Extended Edition (New Line Home Entertainment): PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening images

Man On Fire (Twentieth Century Fox): R for language and strong violence

Method (DEJ Productions): R for violence, language and some sexuality

One Eyed King (Velocity Home Entertainment): R for violence, pervasive language and some drug content

Seeing Other People (Sundance Video): R for strong sexual content, language and some drug material

She Hate Me (Sony Pictures Classics): R for strong graphic sexuality/nudity, language and a scene of violence

Two Brothers (Universal): PG for mild violence

2 Days (Hart Sharp Video): R for language, brief sexuality and disturbing thematic elements

Vampires vs Zombies (Asylum Home Entertainment): R for horror violence and gore, sexuality/nudity and language

Friday, April 2, 2004

Hellboy

Logline: A demon from hell, conjured up by Nazi paranormal researchers near the end of World War II, learns to use his powers for the benefit of mankind.

Featuring: Selma Blair, John Hurt, Ron Perlman

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Writer: Guillermo del Toro, based on the comic book by Mike Mignola

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 forsci-fi action violence and frightening images

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Home on the Range

Logline: When an eviction notice shows up at the gates of the Patch of Heaven dairy farm, three cows take it upon themselves to prevent their home from being taken away, by kidnapping a famed cattel rustler

Featuring the voices of: Steve Buscemi, Judi Dench, Cuba Gooding Jr., Randy Quaid, Roseanne, Jennifer Tilly

Director: Will Finn and John Sanford

Writers: Will Finn and John Sanford

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 locations release on April 2

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild rude humor

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dobly Digital, DTS

Marathon

Logline: A young New Yorker with an obsession for crossword puzzles decides to try and complete 77 puzzles in 24 hours, while riding the subways and buses of the city

Featuring: Trevor Moore, Sara Paul

Director: Amir Naderi

Writer: Amir Naderi

Distributor: Alphaville Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 74 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono

The Middle of the World

Logline: An unemployed truck driver, with his wife and five children, pedals from Paraíba, a small city in the poverty-stricken Northeast of Brazil, all the way to Rio de Janeiro, in pursuit of a better life. In Portuguese with English subtitles

Featuring: Cláudia Abreu, Carol Castro, Laís Corrêa, Manoel Sebastião Alves Filho, Claudio Jaborandy, Wagner Moura

Director: Vicente Amorim

Writer: David França Mendes

Distributor: Film Movement

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Prince and Me

Logline: A pre-med student falls in love with one of her classmates, unaware he is Danish prince

Featuring: James Fox, Luke Mably, Miranda Ricahrdson, Julia Stiles

Director: Martha Coolidge

Writers: Katherine Fugate and Jack Amiel & Michael Begler, based on a story by Mark Amin and Katherine Fugate

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 locations release on April 2

MPAA Rating: PG for some sex-related material and language

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Shaolin Soccer

Logline: A Shaolin expert believes he can chance the ways of the world, if he can only introduce his discipline to the masses. He teams up with a group of childhood friends to enter a worldwide soccer tournament to further his beliefs

Featuring: Stephen Chow, Mna Tat Ng, Vicki Zhao

Director: Stephen Chow

Writers: Stephen Chow, Kan-Cheung Tsang

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Theatre in New York, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco on April 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for action violence and thematic elements

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Son Frère

Logline: Two brothers with a problematic relationship in the past find together again when the elder one gets a dangerous disease and asks his brother to accompany him to several doctors. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Nathalie Boutefeu, Eric Caravaca, Catherine Ferran, Maurice Garrel, Bruno Todeschini

Director: Patrice Chéreau

Writers: Patrice Chéreau and Anne-Louise Trividic, based on the novel by Philippe Besson

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring

Logline: The life of a Buddhist monk from when he was a child taken in by the temple to his last days as an old man. In Korean with English subtitles

Featuring: Yeo-jin Ha, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jae-kyeong Seo

Director: Ki-duk Kim

Writer: Ki-duk Kim

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Six locations in New York City and Los Angeles on April 2

MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexuality

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Thousand Clouds of Peace

Logline: A gay teenager roams the streets of Mexico City, in search of someone able to reveal the secret hidden between the lines of a goodbye letter from his ex-lover. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Salvador Alvarez, Gloria Andrade, Llane Fragoso, Martha Gómez

Director: Julián Hernández

Writer: Julián Hernández

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

United States of Leland

Logline: An aspiring writer and prison teacher tries to connect to a fifteen year old juvenile detention detainee who committed a senseless murder

Featuring: Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling, Jena Malone, Kevin Spacey

Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge

Writer: Matthew Ryan Hoge

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: 13 locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington DC on April 2

MPAA Rating: R for language and some drug content

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Walking Tall

Logline: A retired soldier returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town’s resources towards his own criminal gains

Featuring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Kristen Wilson

Director: Kevin Bray

Writer: David Klass and Channing Gibson and David Levien & Brian Koppelman, based on the screenplay for the 1973 film by Mort Briskin and Stephen Downing

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on April 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, sexual content, drug material and language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Battle of Algiers: Opens at Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee

Broken Wings: Opens in additional markets

Crimson Gold: Opens at the Carmike Bijou 7 in Chattanooga, the Triplex in Great Barrington MA and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Games People Play: New York: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Good Bye Lenin!: Opens in additional markets

Greendale: Opens at the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Triplex in Great Barrington MA, the Cinema 21 Theatre in Portland OR and the Avon Theatre in Providence RI

Intermission: Opens at the Amherst Theatre in Amherst NY, the Tara Theatre in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Hulen Theatre in Fort Worth, the Cinema City 4 in Hartford, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Fall Creek Theatre in Ithaca NY, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Malverne Theatre in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Theatre in Manhasset NY, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Theatre in Montclair NJ, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Red Bank Cinemas in Red Bank NJ, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Tower Cinema in Sacramento, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale and the Washington Township Cinema in Washington Township NJ

James’ Journey to Jerusalem: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

Kitchen Stories: Opens at the Madstone San Mateo 8 in Albuquerque, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Cedar Lee in Cleveland Heights, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the Key Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Downtown West Cinema 8 in Knoxville TN, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville and the Madstone Hazard Theatre in San Diego

Latter Days Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark Oriental Theatre in Minneapolis, the Regal Winter Park Stadium 20 in Orlando, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embarcadero Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and the Regal Channelside Stadium 9 in Tampa

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Opens at the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Castleton Square Theatre in Indianapolis, the Oaks Cinema in Pittsburgh and the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

Maestro: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles

The Mayor of Sunset Strip: Opens at the Ranco Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel, AMC Empire 25 and the Angelika Film Center in New York City and the Laemmle Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs

Monsieur Ibrahim: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

My Architect: Opens at the Pickford Theatre in Bellingham WA, the Roxy Cinema in Burlington VT, the Bayview Street Cinema in Camden ME, the Cameo Art House in Fayetteville NC, the Tivoli Manor Square in Kansas City, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Edina Cinema in Minneapolis, the Naro Theatre in Norfolk VA and the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

Red Trousers: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver, the State 4 Theatre in Monterey and Landmark’s E Street Theatre in Washington DC

Robot Stories: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Same River Twice: Opens at the Laguna Village Theatre in Chandler AZ

Shade: Opens in Los Angeles

Trilogy One: On The Run: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself: Opens in additional markets

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Johnson Family Vacation

Logline: The comic misadventures of a man taking his estranged wife and his children halfway cross-country, to an annual family reunion

Featuring: Bow Wow, Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa Williams, Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Harvey, Solange Knowles, Gabby Soleil

Director: Christopher Erskin

Writers: Earl Richey Jones and Todd R. Jones

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1650 plus locations release on April 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references, crude humor and brief drug material

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, April 9, 2004

The Alamo

Logline: A small band of Texans defend a mission turned fort against a vastly more powerful Mexican army.

Featuring: Jason Patric, Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: John Lee Hancock

Writers: Stephen Gaghan, John Lee Hancock, John Sayles

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sustained intense battle sequences

Running Time: 137 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Ella Enchanted

Logline: In a bid to regain control of her life, a young woman who lives in a fanciful and magical world where all children are given a “gift” from a fairy Godmother at the moment of their birth, goes on a quest to free herself from hers, the gift of obedience

Featuring: Minnie Driver, Cary Elwes, Vivica A. Fox, Anne Hathaway, Eric Idle

Director: Tommy O’Haver

Writers: Laurie Cragi and Karen McCullugh Lutz & Kristen Smith and Jennifer Heath & Michelle Wolff, based on the novel by Gail Carson Levine

Distributors: Fox Searchlight/Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations release on April 9

MPAA Rating: PG for some crude humor and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Girl Next Door

Logline: A straight-arrow high-school senior falls in love with the perfect ‘girl-next-door’, only to discover she is a former porn star

Featuring: Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch

Director: Luke Greenfield

Writers: Stuart Blumberg, Luke Greenfield, Chris McKenna

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on April 9

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

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

I’m Not Scared

Logline: While on vacation with his parents in a remote southern Italian village, a ten year old boy makes a chance discovery which leads to a shocking revelation that his parents may be behind what’s quickly becoming the country’s most nefarious crime. In Italian with English subtitles

Featuring: Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia, Giuseppe Cristiano, Mattia DiPierro, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon

Director: Gabriele Salvatore

Writers: Niccolo Ammaniti and Francesca Marciano

Distributor: Miramax

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

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images and language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Shade

Logline: A group of card sharks team together to sting a major player

Featuring: Gabriel Byrne, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith, Hal Holbrook, Thandie Newton, Sylvester Stallone

Director: Damian Nieman

Writer: Damian Nieman

Distributor: RKO Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Los Angeles on April 9

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Twentynine Palms

Logline: A French photographer and his girlfriend have a series of adventures while scouting the Joshua Tree area for a photo shoot

Featuring: Katia Golubeva, David Wissak

Director: Bruno Dumont

Writer: Bruno Dumont

Distributor: Wellspring

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City and Landmark’s NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles on April 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Whole Ten Yards

Logline: A former hit man who faked his own death in order to retire to Mexico must come out of retirement who help a friend save his wife from the Hungarian mob

Featuring: Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Matthew Perry, Kevin Pollak, Bruce Willis

Director: Howard Deutch

Writers: George Gallo, based on characters created by Mitchell Kapner

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on April 9

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

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Battle of Algiers: Opens at the Madstone San Mateo Cinemas in Albuquerque

Crimson Gold: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas and the Madstone Old Hyde Park in Tampa

Games People Play: New York: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC

Greendale: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Intermission: Opens at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany NY, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Crossroads Cinemas in Boulder, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Castleton Square 3 in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Nickelodeon Cinema 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland ME, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Broadways Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City, the Riviera Theatre in Santa Barbara, the De Vargas Center in Santa Fe, Avon Twin Theatre in Stamford CT, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis and the Railroad Square Theatre in Waterville ME

Kitchen Stories: Opens at the Madstone Theatre in Cary NC, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Nickelodeon Theatres in Santa Cruz and the Catalina Theatre in Tucson

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Opens at the Neon Movies in Dayton and the Royal Theatre in Stockton

The Mayor of Sunset Strip: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 Cinemas in Berekley, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, Landmark’s Lumiere 3 in San Francisco, the Camera 3 in San Jose and the Cine Arts 3 in Sausalito

My Architect: Opens at the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Pablo 9 Theatre in Jacksonville and the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI

Nói Albinói: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre in Los Angeles and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

The Reckoning: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Robot Stories: Opens at the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh

The Same River Twice: Opens at the Madstone Theatres in Cary NC and the Village Square Theatre in Las Vegas

Secret Things: Opens at the Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Trilogy Two: An Amazing Couple: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

The United States of Leland: Opens in additional markets

Friday, April 16, 2004

Connie and Carla

Logline: Two struggling dinner theatre performers in Chicago accidentally witness a mafia hit, fleeing to Los Angeles to hide out… as drag queens!

Featuring: Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Nia Vardalos

Director: Michael Lembeck

Writer: Nia Vardalos

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on April 16

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

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Kill Bill Volume 2

Logline: After dispensing with two former colleagues, the Bride resumes her quest for justice, focusing on the two remaining foes on her ‘Death List,’ before moving on to her ultimate goal… to kill Bill!

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

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3050 plus locations release on April 16

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

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Klezmer on Fish Street

Logline: A group of young Jewish-Americans klezmer musicians, traveling to Poland on a “goodwill tour,” explore their roots with the help of the singer’s grandmother, who lost her family during World War II and searches her childhood neighborhood for any remaining vestiges of Jewish life. In Yiddish and Polish with English subtitles.

Director: Yale Strom

Distributor: Castle Hill Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on April 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

MC5: A True Testimonial

Logline: Profiles the famed Detroit band of the 1960s

Director: David C. Thomas

Distributor: Avatar

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on April 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Paper Clips

Logline: An eighth grade class in rural Tennessee chooses paper clips to symbolize each of the 6,000,000 Jews exterminated in the Holocaust, and set out to collect 6,000,000 to demonstrate the vast number of human souls lost to humanity through acts of intolerance and hate. In English and in German with English subtitles

Directors: Elliot Berlin, Joe Fab

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 16

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Punisher

Logline: After his wife and family are killed, a man takes it upon himself to rid America of crime by acting as judge, jury and executioner

Featuring: Ben Foster, Laura Harring, Thomas Jane, Samantha Mathis, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, John Travolta

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Writers: Michael France and Jonathan Hensleigh, based on the Marvel comic series created by Garth Ennis

Distributor: Lions Gate

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

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Young Adam

Logline:

Featuring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Mortimer, Peter Mullan, Tilda Swinton

Director: David MacKenzie

Writer: David MacKenzie

Distributor: Sony Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York and Los Angeles on April 16

MPAA Rating: NC-17 for some explicit sexual content

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Battle of Algiers: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinema in Austin, the Cinestudio in Hartford CT, the Madstone Trolley Square in Salt Lake City and the Madstone Old Hyde Park Theatre in Tampa

Crimson Gold: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore and the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Games People Play: New York: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Greendale: Opens at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill, the Bijou Cinema in Eugene OR and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

I Vitelloni Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Intermission: Opens at the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Flicks in Boise, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte OH, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, the New Neon Movies in Dayton, the Delray Beach 18 in Delray Beach FL, the Fleur Cinemas in Des Moines, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Royal Park Stadium 16 in Gainesville FL, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, the Tivoli at Manor Square in Kansas City, the Downtown West Cinema 8 in Knoxville TN, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, the Baxter Avenue 8 in Louisville, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Pleasant Street Theatre in Northampton MA, the Rio Theatre in Overland Park KS, the Squirrel Hill Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Colony Twin in Raleigh, the Miracle Theatre in Tallahassee, the Channelside Cinemas Stadium 9 in Tampa, the Images Cinemas in Williamstown MA and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL

Kitchen Stories: Opens at the Madstone Theatres in Chandler AZ, the Drexel 3 Theatre in Columbus OH, the Tivoli at Manor Square in Kansas City, Landmark’s Downer Cinema in Milwaukee, the Madstone at Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa

Lana’s Rain: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles

Latter Days Opens at the Key Cinemas in Indianapolis

The Same River Twice: Opens at the the Rijou Cinemas in Eugene OR and the Village Park Cinemas in Indianapolis

A Thousand Clouds of Peace: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre in Los Angeles, the Quad Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Trilogy Three: After The Life: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

This So-Called Disaster

Logline: Documents the creation and inspiration of Sam Shepard’s play “The Late Henry Moss,” and the actors who perform in its world premiere

Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Cheech Marin, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Sam Shepard

Director: Michael Almereyda

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Sacred Planet

Logline: Travelogue visiting some of the most wonderous natural locations of Earth

Narrator: Robert Redford

Director: Jon Long

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at IMAX and other large format screen locations on April 22

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 45 minutes

Aspect Ratio: IMAX (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, April 23, 2004

The Agronomist

Logline: The true story of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist

Director: Jonathan Demme

Distributor: THINKfilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York exclusive on April 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Close Your Eyes”>

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

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

Director: Nick Willing

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

Distributor: First Look Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on April 16

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Man on Fire

Logline: When an ex-Marine fails his job protecting the young daughter of a wealthy family from kidnappers, he sets out on a revenge mission of his own.

Featuring: Marc Anthony, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, Denzel Washington

Director: Tony Scott

Writer: Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by A.J. Quinnell

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: Wide release on April 23

MPAA Rating: R for language and strong violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

13 Going On 30

Logline: After a humiliating game of “Seven Minutes In Heaven” at her 13th birthday party, a young girl discovers her wish of being an adult has come true

Featuring: Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis

Director: Gary Winnick

Writers: Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith and Niels Mueller, based on a story by Yuspa & Goldsmith

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 23

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Clifford’s Really Big Movie: Opens on 400+ screens

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