The Early Report for May 15, 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.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

Donnie Darko (Newmarket): The Director’s Cut version will open in Seattle on June 2, before hitting New York City on July 23

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

Awake To Danger (SNP Inc): PG-13 for violence

Dixie Lanes (Trinity Home Entertainment): PG-13 for some sexual content and language

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Twentieth Century Fox): PG-13 for rude and sexual humor, and language

Expecting Mercy (Gator Home Entertainment): R for sexuality, violence and language

Gettysburg: Three Days Of Destiny (Ardustry Home Entertainment): PG for mild combat scenes

The Ghosts Of Edendale (Lightyear Entertainment/Warner Home Video): R for language

Hairy Tale (Warner Brothers): PG for some action violence, language and crude humor

Hood Copz (SNP Inc): R for violence, drug content, language and brief sexuality

Incident At Loch Ness (Fox Home Entertainment): PG-13 for brief strong language

Intimate Strangers (Paramount Classics): R for sexual dialogue

Man-Thing (Lions Gate): R for violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality

Nicotina (Arenas Entertainment): R for violence and language

Scandal At Oxford (Buena Vista Home Entertainment): R for language

Soccer Dog: European Cup (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment): PG for language and some thematic elements

Springtime In A Small Town (Palm Pictures): PG for some thematic elements

Westender (Lightyear Entertainment): PG-13 for violence

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

Logline: Documents the visit of two former Cambodian political prisoners to the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, code-named S21, now a genocide museum where former Khmer Rouge are employed as guides. In Khmer with English subtitles

Director: Rithy Panh

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Shrek 2

Logline: The ogre and his new bride return from their honeymoon, only to learn their wedding has foiled her father’s plans for her future, and his own

Featuring the voices of: Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon

Writers: J. David Stem, Joe Stillman and David N. Weiss, based on characters created by William Steig

Distributor: DreamWorks

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations release on May 19

MPAA Rating: PG for some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, May 21, 2004

Control Room

Logline: An Arab-American filmmaker looks at both sides of the cultural clash between Western and
Arab worlds, through the prism of satellite television’s impact on how viewers receive information worldwide. In English and in Arabic with English subtitles

Director: Jehane Noujaim

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Love Me If You Dare

Logline: A pair of Parisian lovers play a game of Truth or Dare

Featuring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Joséphine Lebas-Joly, Thibault Verhaeghe, Gérard Watkins

Director: Yann Samuell

Writers: Jacky Cukier, Yann Samuell

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, and Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatres in Los Angeles, on May 21

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Rage in Lake Placid (site closed)

Logline: A strange Australian teen decide to change his life around after a bizarre graduation day accident finds him breaking every bone in his body

Featuring: Rose Byrne, Claire Danes, Ben Lee, Garry McDonald, Miranda Richardson

Director: Tony McNamara

Writer: Tony McNamara

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: 175 screens in major markets on May 21

MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexuality/nudity and underage drinking

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Stateside

Logline: An angry rich kid finds himself in the Marine Corps, where he is trained by a hard-biting Drill Instructor

Featuring: Ed Begley Jr., Agnes Bruckner, Rachael Leigh Cook, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, Joe Mantegna, Jonathan Tucker, Diane Venora

Director: Reverge Anselmo

Writer: Reverge Anselmo

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Strayed

Logline: A widowed schoolteacher flees Nazi-occupied Paris with her children

Featuring: Emmanuelle Béart, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Clémence Meyer, Gaspard Ulliel

Director: André Téchiné

Writers: Gilles Taurand and André Téchiné, based on the novel by Gilles Perrault

Distributor: Wellspring

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Twist

Logline: On the streets of modern-day Toronto, Oliver Twist and Dodge turn tricks to survive

Featuring: Joshua Close, Gary Farmer, James Gilpin, Josh Holliday, Mike Lobel, Nick Stahl

Director: Jacob Tierney

Writer: Jacob Tierney, loosely based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on May 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Union Square

Logline: Documents the world of homeless heroin addicts who live in New York’s Union Square

Director: Stephen J. Szklarski

Distributor: Alliance International Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on May 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

The Agronomist: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

Godzilla: Opens at Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia and the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring MD

Monty Python’s Life of Brian: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the California Theatre in Berkelely, Landmark’s Crossroads Commons Theatre in Boulder, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, Ladnark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Nickelodeon Cinema 5 in North Falmouth, the Crest Cinema in Sacramento, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose and the Rafael Film Center 3 in San Rafael

Since Otar Left: Opens at the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY and the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

Son Frere: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie: Opens in additional theatres in the New England area

Super Size Me: Opens at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany, the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Showplace 7 Cinema in Beckley WV, the Bronxville Triplex in Bronxville NY, the Cinemas Southridge 11 in Charleston WV, the Esquire Art Theatre in Cincinatti, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, the Drexel East Theatre in Columbus OH, the Cape Cin Theatre in Dennis MA, the Triplex Theatre in Great Barrington MA, the Raven Theatre in Healdsburg CA, the Tivoli Manor Square in Kansas City, the Suncoast 16 Theatre in Las Vegas, the Westgate Cinemas im Madison WI, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Cinema in Monterey CA, the York Square Cinema 1-2-3 in New Haven, Landmark’s Canal Place in New Orleans, the Academy Of Music Theatre in Northampton MA, the New Art Cinema in Provincetown MA, the Westhampton Theater in Richmond and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

A Thousand Clouds of Peace: Opens at the Madstone San Mateo 8 in Albuquerque and Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Chez Artiste in Denver, Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Menlo Park, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle

La Vie Promise: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

What the #$*! Do We Know?!: Opens at the Loews Catalina in Tuscon

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The Five Obstructions

Logline: Filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenges one of his mentors, Jørgen Leth, to remake Leth’s 1967 short film “The Perfrect Human” five different times, with increasingly difficult sets of “obstructions.” In English and in Danish, French and Spanish with English subtitles

Directors: Lars von Trier and Jørgen Leth

Distributor: Koch/Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Super Size Me: Opens at the Movies @ The Exchange in Portland ME

Friday, May 28, 2004

Baadasssss!

Logline: In the early 1970s, pioneering African-American filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles attempts to make “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”

Featuring: Joy Bryant, T.K. Carter, Ossie Davis, David Alan Grier, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Schiavelli, Mario Van Peebles, Adam West

Director: Mario Van Peebles

Writers: Dennis Haggerty and Mario Van Peebles, based on the book “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” by Melvin Van Peebles

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 28

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and some strong sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Burial Society

Logline: An overworked and underappreciated loan manager at the Hebrew National Bank is drawn into the underworld of money laundering in a desperate attempt to overcome his mediocre existence

Featuring: Seymour Cassel, Rob LaBelle, Bill Meilen, David Paymer, Allan Rich, Jan Rubes

Director: Nicholas Racz

Writer: Nicholas Racz

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Deerfield FL, North Miami Beach FL and Sunrise FL on May 28

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Day After Tomorrow

Logline: A climatological disruption of inconceivable proportions ravages the world, sending millions of terrified survivors surging South. Heading in the other direction, however, is a brilliant paleoclimatologist whose own son may still be alive in New York City, now a frozen wasteland

Featuring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Sela Ward

Director: Roland Emmerich

Writers: Roland Emmerich, Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations release on May 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense situations of peril

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Forces of Nature

Logline: Documents how natural disasters occur, and what scientists and engineers are doing to predict and prepare for events and to minimize damage in the future

Director: George Casey

Distributor: Destination Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on IMAX and other large format screens on May 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 40 minutes

Aspect Ratio: IMAX (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Digital Stereo

Frankie And Johnny Are Married

Logline: A TV director/producer mounts a production of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune” starring his wife, but their attempts to stage the play and work on their marriage keep running afoul, and everything’s threatened by their difficult male lead

Featuring: Lisa Chess, Michael Pressman, Alan Rosenberg

Director: Michael Pressman

Writer: Michael Pressman

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles on May 28

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Mother

Logline: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her married daughter

Featuring: Daniel Craig, Anne Reid, Peter Vaughan, Anna Wilson-Jones

Director: Roger Michell

Writer: Hanif Kureishi

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on May 28

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content including graphic images of sexuality, language and brief drug use

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Raising Helen

Logline: After the death of her sister and brother-in-law, a top fashion executive must take care of her nephew and two nieces

Featuring: Abigail Breslin, Spencer Breslin, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, Kate Hudson, Helen Mirren, Hayden Panettiere

Director: Garry Marshall

Writers: Jack Amiel & Michael Begler, based on a story by Patrick J. Clifton & Beth Rigazio

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on May 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic issues involving teens

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Saved!

Logline: A girl becomes an outcast at her religious high school when becomes pregnant

Featuring: Eva Amurri, Macaulay Culkin, Martin Donovan, Patrick Fugit, Jena Malone, Heather Matarazzo, Mandy Moore, Mary-Louise Parker

Director: Brian Dannelly

Writers: Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on May 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for strong thematic issues involving teens – sexual content, pregnancy, smoking and language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Soul Plane

Logline: After winning a multi-million dollar settlement due to a humiliating experience on an airplane, a young African-American man decides to start his own airline. Hilarity ensues when anything that can go wrong on the maiden flight does

Featuring: Tom Arnold, Snoop Dogg, D.L. Hughley, Method Man, Stacey Travis, John Witherspoon

Director: Jessy Terrero

Writers: Chuck Wilson, Bo Zenga

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on May 28

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

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wake

Logline: An older writer, working on his latest manuscript, remembers his younger days with his three brothers

Featuring: Blake Gibbons, Gale Harold, Martin Landau, Dihlon McManne, John Winthrop Philbrick

Director: Henry LeRoy Finch

Writer: Henry LeRoy Finch

Distributor: Echelon Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Regent Theatre in Hollywood on May 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

The Agronomist: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa

Love Me If You Dare: Opens at the Cal Theatre in Berkeley, the Copley Plaza Cinemas, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas and the West Newton Theatre in Boston, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas, Cine Arts Theatre and Westlake Twin Theatre in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center Theatre in Encino, the University 6 in Irvine, the Art Theatre in Long Beach, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, Landmark’s Aquarias Theatre in Palo Alto, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, ther Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embarcadero Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose, the Lakeside Theatre in Santa Rosa, the Cumberland Theatre in Toronto, the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ and Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas and the Shirlington Theatre in Washington DC

Monty Python’s Life of Brian: Opens at the Glenwood Arts in Kansas City, the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinema in New Orleans, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego, the Camera 3 in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, and Landmark’s Bethesda Theatre and Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Madstone Chandler Theatre in Chandler AZ, the Castleton Square 3 in Indianapolis, the Tivoli @ Manor Square in Kansas City, the Broadway Centre in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Super Size Me: Opens at the Bala Theatre in Bala Cynwyd PA, the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, the New Neon Movies in Dayton, the Green Hills 16 Theatre in Nashville, the Riverside 12 Theatre in Reno, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Camelview Plaza in Scottsdale, the Grand Cinema 3 in Tacoma, the Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven MA and the Wilton Town Hall Theatre in Wilton NH

A Thousand Clouds of Peace: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis and the Plaza Del Oro Theatre in Santa Barbara

La Vie Promise: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut

Logline: A high schooler is plagued by visions of a giant evil rabbit who orders him to commit acts of violence and predicts the impending end of the world

Featuring: Drew Barrymore, Daveigh Chase, James Duval, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle

Director: Richard Kelly

Writer: Richard Kelly

Distributor: Newmarket

Opening Week Release Pattern: Seattle excluisve on June 4

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

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, June 4, 2004

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Logline: A blind swordsman enters a remote mountain town, where he discovers that the Ginzo gang are extorting the townsfolk with the aid of a mighty samurai ronin. In Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Tadanobu Asano, Yuko Daike, Takeshi Kitano, Daigoro Tachibana, Guadalcanal Taka

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Writer: Takeshi Kitano, based on a short story by Kan Shimozawa

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York and Los Angeles on June 4

MPAA Rating: R for strong stylized bloody violence

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Firedancer

Logline: Two young Afghan-born New Yorkers, an artist and an aspiring fashion designer, cope with their Americanization

Director: Jawed Wassel

Distributor: Silk Road Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on June 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Logline: Harry and his friends must defend themselves from an escaped wizard who wants to destroy Harry

Featuring: Julie Christie, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Rubert Grint, Gary Oldman, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Writers: Steven Cloves, based on the novel by JK Rowling

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 7500 prints in 3750 locations on June 4

MPAA Rating: PG for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language

Running Time: 139 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

I’ll Sing For You

Logline: Documentary about the strange career of musician Boubacar “Kar Kar” Traore, the Malian Elvis.

Director: Jacques Sarasin

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

My Mother Likes Women

Logline: Divorced from their father for years, a woman gathers her three daughters to celebrate her birthday and to make a startling announcement. In Spanish and Czech with English subtitles

Featuring: Silvia Abascal, María Pujalte, Rosa María Sardà, Eliska Sirová, Leonor Watling

Directors: Daniela Fejerman and Inés París

Writers: Daniela Fejerman and Inés París

Distributor: Lauren Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax Cinemas in Los Angeles and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on June 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Story of the Weeping Camel

Logline: A rural Mongolian family of herders must travel to the nearest city to find an expert to save their newborn camel calf who has been rejected by its mother

Directors: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni

Distributor: THINKfilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on June 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

The Agronomist: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Squirrel Hill Theatre in Pittsburg, the Fox Tower Theatre in Portland and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis

Love Me If You Dare: Opens at the Garden Hills Theatre in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Nickelodeon Cinema in Falmouth ME, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Downer Cinema in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Avon Theatre in Providence, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Plaza Del Oro Theatre in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Camelview Cinemas in Scottsdale and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Vancouver

Monty Python’s Life of Brian: Opens at the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota

The Mudge Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 Theatres in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Flicks in Boise, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Plaza in Monterey, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Avon Twin in Stamford

Super Size Me: Opens at the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at the Garden Hills Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, the Moving Image Arts Theatre in Santa Fe, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Twist: Opens at the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle`s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

La Vie Promise: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland

What the #$*! Do We Know?!: Opens at the Columbian Theatre in Astoria OR and the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon WA

Friday, June 11, 2004

Bright Future

Logline: Two young men who work in an oshibori plant bond based on their uncontrollable rage. In Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji, Jô Odagiri, Takashi Sasano, Marumi Shiraishi

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York and Los Angeles on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

Logline: Salute to New York theater includes archival footage of stage performances, and scenes from classic plays.

Featuring: Jeremy Irons, Angela Lansbury, Shirley MacLaine, Stephen Sondheim, Elaine Stritch, Tommy Tune

Director: Rick McKay

Distributor: Dada Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Chronicles of Riddick

Logline: In a sequel to “Pitch Black,” Riddick, a 26th-century fugitive, is imprisoned on a planet that has been overthrown by a despot and his warriors.

Featuring: Alexa Davalos, Dame Judi Dench, Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Linus Roache

Director: David Twohy

Writer: David Twohy

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on June 11

MPAA Rating: R for violence (Rating is being appealed)

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Garfield

Logline: When Garfield’s owner takes in a sweet but dimwitted pooch, the cat does what he can to rid the pup out of his home and life. But when the hapless dog is kidnapped by a nasty dog trainer, Garfield springs into action to save the mutt

Featuring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Breckin Meyer, plus the voices of Alan Cumming, Debra Messing, Bill Murray

Director: Peter Hewitt

Writers: Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on June 11

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Hunting of the President

Logline: Documents the 10-year campaign by the political right to systematically destroy the political legacy of Bill and Hillary Clinton, from his gubernatorial days in Arkansas leading up to and including his impeachment trial

Narrated by: Morgan Freeman

Directors: Nickolas Perry and Harry Thomason

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Napoleon Dynamite

Logline: An eccentric young man from Idaho uses his odd ways to help his best friend win the class presidential election

Featuring: Haylie Duff, Jon Gries, Jon Heder, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Efren Ramirez, Aaron Ruell

Director: Jared Hess

Writers: Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Stepford Wives

Logline: A new woman in the town of Stepford is baffled and horrified by the passivity of her female neighbors.

Featuring: Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Faith Hill, Nicole Kidman, Jon Lovitz, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken

Director: Frank Oz

Writer: Paul Rudnick, based on the novel by Ira Levin

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: Wide release on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

The Agronomist: Opens at The Flicks in Boise

Control Room: Opens in Los Angeles

Godzilla: Opens at the

Brattle Theatre in Boston

Love Me If You Dare: Opens at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany, the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Madstone Theatre in Atlanta, the Arbor Theatre in Austin, the Mizner Theatre and the Shadowood Cinemas in Boca Raton, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Globe Cinemas in Calgary, the Delray 180 in Delray Beach, the Garneau Cinemas in Edmonton, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Cinema City Theatre in Hartford, the Castleton Theatre in Indianapolis, the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City, the Westgate Cinemas in Madison WI, the Intracoastal Theatre and the Soutbeach Theatre in Miami, the Osio Theatre in Monterey, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland, the Little Theatre in Rochester, the Crest Cinemas in Sacramento, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis and the Manlius Theatre in Syracuse

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, the Westgate Cinemas in Madison, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Avon Cinema in Providence, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, the DeVargas Center in Santa Fe and the Grand Cinema Tacoma in Tacoma WA

Saved!: Expands into additional markets

Since Otar Left…: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley, Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

The Story of the Weeping Camel: Opens in Los Angeles

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at the Raven Theatre in Healdsburg CA and the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh

Yves St. Laurent: His Life and Times: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland

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