The Early Report for May 30, 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 MPAA Ratings

Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid (Screen Gems): PG-13 for action violence, scary images and some language

Around The Bend (Warner Brothers): R for language

The Chronicles Of Riddick (Universal Studios): PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language

Emotional Backgammon (Obsidian Home Entertainment): R for strong sexuality, some graphic dialogue and language

Festival Express (THINKfilm): R for some language

Ike: Countdown To D-Day (Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment): PG for mild language

Inside I’m Dancing (Universal): R for language

Levelland (Hart/Sharp Video): R for language and sexual content

Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas (Buena Vista Home Entertainment): G

Monsoon Wife: Return To The Kama Sutra (SNP Inc): R for sexual content, language and some drug material

Monster Island (Regent International): PG for language, violence and sensuality

The Plague Dogs (Trinity Home Entertainment): PG-13 for violent images and thematic elements

The Stepford Wives (Paramount Pictures): PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and language

Underclassman (Miramax): PG-13 for violence, sexual references, drug material and some teen drinking

White Chicks (Columbia Pictures): PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content

Without A Paddle (Paramount Pictures): PG-13 for drug content, sexual material, language, crude humor and some violence

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: Opens at the Bella Botega Cinema in Redmond WA, the East Valley Cinemas in Renton WA, the Uptown Cinemas and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale WA and the Grand Cinema in Tacoma on June 4

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

Running Time: 133 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Return: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge

Friday, June 4, 2004

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Originally set to open on June 4, the film has been pushed back to a July 2004 date to be determined

The Corporation

Logline: Documents the inner working of what a corporation is, featuring interviews with CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus and employees. Based on the book “The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power” by Joel Bakan

Directors: Jennifer Abbot, Mark Achbar, Joel Bakan

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Castro Theatre in San Francisco and the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose on June 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 145 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Dobly 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

Writer: Steven Cloves, based on the novel by J.K. 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: 142 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust

Logline: Documents the travels of a New York City Orthodox Jew who tries to alert his adult Orthodox Jewish sons, whose views have shifted considerably from his own, to the dangers of insularity and intolerance of those outside the faith, by visiting the Polish towns where his parents grew up and to try to find the Catholic farmers who hid his father-in-law from the Germans. In English and in Yiddish and Polish with English subtitles

Directors: Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills on June 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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 Paría

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

Alila: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center in Encino and Laemmle’s Music Hall in Los Angeles

Baadasssss!: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 Theatres in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Theatre in La Jolla, the Jack London Cinemas in Oakland, the Cinearts at Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto, the Century 5 Theatres in Pleasant Hill CA, the AMC Kabuki Cinemas and UA Stonestown Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose, the Marin 3 Theatres in Sausalito CA, and the Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

Bukowski: Born Into This: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City

Carandiru: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Cinemas in Houston, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Divan: Opens at the Madstone Theatres in Atlanta and the Madstone Theatres in Tampa

The Five Obstructions: Opens at Landmark’s NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City

I’m Not Scared: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans and the Images Cinema in Williamstown MA

James’ Journey to Jerusalem: Opens at the Laguna Village Theatre in Chandler AZ and the Old Hyde Park Village Theatre in Tampa

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 Mother: Opens in additional markets

The Mudge Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 Theatres in Berkeley and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

The Return: Opens at the Rialto Cinema in Bozeman MT, the Deerfield Cinemas in Deerfield Beach FL, the Fleur Cinemas in Des Moines, the Baxter Avenue Theatre in Louisville, the Times Cinema in Milwaukee and the Cinema 21 in Portland

S21, The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine: Opens at the Ritz 5 Theatres in Philadelphia

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

Strayed: Opens at Landmark’s Century Center Cinemas and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema in Chicago, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia and the Ritz Theatre in Voorhees NJ

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

Valentin: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Imelda

Logline: Documentary about Imelda Marcos, former beauty queen, enthusiastic consumer, and first lady of the Philippines. In English and in Tagalog with English subtitles

Director: Ramona S. Diaz

Distributor: Filmsource

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language

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, based upon the short film “Peluca” by Jared 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: 2500 plus locations release on June 11

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Word Wars

Logline: Documents four top Scrabble players as they prepare to compete in the 2003 Scrabble All-Stars tournament

Directors: Eric Chaikin and Julian Petrillo

Distributor: Seventh Art

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

You’ll Get Over It

Logline: A popular high schooler, star of the swim team and dating the most beautiful girl in school, finds himself attracted to the new boy in school, and has to deal with the consequences of being labelled “gay.” In Italian with English subtitles

Featuring: Julien Baumgartner, Patrick Bonnel, François Comar, Jérémie Elkaïm, Julia Maraval

Director: Fabrice Cazeneuve

Writer: Vincent Molina

Distributor: Picture This! Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

The Agronomist: Opens at The Flicks in Boise

Baadasssss!: Opens at the Shirlington Theatres in Arlington, the Aurora 16 Theatres in Aurora CO, the Pipers Alley 3 in Chicago, the Country Club Hills 16 in Country Club Hills CO, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Cinearts 16 Theatres in Evanston, the Angelika Film Center and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the Garden Cinema in Norwalk CT, the Ritz 5 Theatres and Riverview Plaza Theatres in Philadelphia, the Red Bank Arts Cinema in Red Bank NJ, the Avenue 13 Theatres in Rolling Hills Estates CA, the Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford CT, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Ritz 16 Theatres in Voorhees and Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas, Loews Georgetown 16 and Visions Theatres in Washington DC

Bukowski: Born Into This: Opens at the Art Theatre in Long Beach and the Cinema 21 in Portland

Coffee and Cigarettes: Opens at the Rotunda Theatre in Baltimore, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatres in St. Louis and the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Control Room: Opens at the Arbor Cinema in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Garden Cinemas 1 & 2 in Norwalk CT, the Ritz 5 Theatre in Philadelphia, the Upstate Theatre in Rhinebeck NY, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose, the Avon Film Center in Stamford CT and the Ritz 16 Theatre in Voorhees NJ

The Corporation: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Theatre in Berkeley, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa

Divan: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY and the Palme D’Or Cinemas in Palm Desert

The Five Obstructions: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Theatre in Boston

Frankie and Johnny are Married: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York

Godzilla: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Boston

Imelda: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Cinema in Denver, the Consolidated Pearl Ridge West Cinemas in Honolulu, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

James’ Journey to Jerusalem: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY

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 Mother: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany CA and Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Menlo Park

My Mother Likes Women: Opens at the Shadowood Theatre in Boca Raton, the South Beach Cinemas in Miami and the Ritz Theaters in Philadelphia

The Return: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Gold Town Nickelodeon in Juneau AK and the Ross Film Theatre in Lincoln NE

Robot Stories: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, the Westgate Cinemas in Madison, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, 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 to 300-400 locations

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

Strayed: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Center in Chicago, Landmark Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Edina Theatre in Minneapolis, the Rialto Theatre in Ridgefield Park and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Tamala 2010; Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago

This So-Called Disaster: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

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

Twentynine Palms: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at the Raven Theatre in Healdsburg CA, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Around the World in 80 Days

Logline: A mad Englishman bets that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

Featuring: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecile De France

Director: Frank Coraci

Writers: Adaptation of the novel by Jules Verne

Distributor: Buena Vista

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

MPAA Rating: PG for action violence, some crude humor and mild language

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

L.A. Twister

Logline: Two would-be Los Angeles filmmakers, unable to catch a break, take matters into their own hands

Featuring: Jennifer Aspen, Susan Blakely, Colleen Camp, Tony Daly, Zack Ward

Director: Sven Pape

Writer: Geoffrey Saville-Read

Distributor: Indican Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles exclusive on June 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Seducing Doctor Lewis

Logline: In order for an economically crappy fishing town to get the factory that could revive them all, they have to convince a doctor from the city to take up residence. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Raymond Bouchard, David Boutin, Benoît Brière, Pierre Collin, Lucie Laurier

Director: Jean-Francois Pouliot

Writer: Ken Scott

Distributor: Wellspring

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago on June 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, June 18, 2004

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Logline: A small local gym is threatened with extinction by a gleaming sports and fitness palace unless a group of social rejects can rise to victory in a dodgeball competition

Featuring: Gary Cole, Justin Long, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn, Vince Vaughn

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on June 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for rude and sexual humor, and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Facing Windows

Logline: A young woman who works in a bakery meets an older gentleman, and by trying to help him with his life, she begins to view life differently. In Italian with English subtitles

Featuring: Raoul Bova, Massimo Girotti, Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Writers: Ferzan Ozpetek and Gianni Romoli

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York and Los Angeles on June 18

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Father and Son

Logline: A young man’s girlfriend is jealous of his relationship with his father. In Russian with English subtitles

Featuring: Fedor Lavrov, Aleksey Neymyshev, Alexander Razbash, Andrey Schetinin, Marina Zasukhina

Director: Alexander Sokurov

Writer: Sergei Potepalov

Distributor: Wellspring

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Grand Theft Parsons

Logline: After country-rock star Gram Parsons dies, several friends and family members try to claim his body to either honor his wishes, or their own

Featuring: Christina Applegate, Robert Forster, Johnny Knoxville, Gabriel Macht, Marley Shelton

Director: David Caffrey

Writer: Jeremy Drysdale

Distributor: Swipe Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles and Laemmle’s One Colorado Cinemas in Pasadena on June 18

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

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

Logline: A British gangster who has escaped to an isolated forest to order to leave his life of crime behind, only to have to return to his former life when his younger brother dies under mysterious circumstances

Featuring: Malcolm McDowell, Clive Owen, Charlotte Rampling, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Director: Mike Hodges

Writer: Trevor Preston

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Two locations in New York City on June 18

MPAA Rating: R for language, a rape scene, violent images and brief drug use

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Oasis

Logline: after serving a prison term for a crime that was actually committed by his brother, a man seeks out the family of the person killed in the hit-and-run accident. In Korean with English subtitles

Featuring: Nae-sang Ahn, Kwi-Jung Chu, So-ri Moon, Seung-wan Ryoo, Kyung-gu Sol

Director: Chang-dong Lee

Writer: Chang-dong Lee

Distributor: Life Size Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax Cinemas in Los Angeles and Laemmle’s Playhouse Theatres in Pasadena on June 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 133 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Saints and Sinners

Logline: Documentary about Edward DeBonis and Vincent Maniscalco, a gay couple trying to get married in a Roman Catholic church

Director: Abigail Honor

Distributor: Avatar Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York on June 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

The Terminal

Logline: Due to the conflicts around his homeland and changing national boundaries, a Balkan
immigrant in America is forced to make the local airport his home

Featuring: Tom Hanks, Diego Luna, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Sacha Gervasi and Jeff Nathanson

Distributor: DreamWorks

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on June 18

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Agronomist: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR, the Suncoast 18 in Las Vegas, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City and the Huebner Oaks in San Antonio

Baadasssss!: Opens at the Tara Cinemas in Atlanta, the Brooklyn Center Theatres in Brooklyn Center MN, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Plaza De Oro Twin in Santa Barbara, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas, the Meridian Theatres and Landmark’s Uptown Cinemas in Seattle, and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Bukowski: Born Into This: Opens at the Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Coffee and Cigarettes: Opens at the Village Square Cinemas in Las Vegas, the Riviera Cinema in Santa Barbara and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Control Room: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Camera 12 Theatre in San Jose, the Nicklelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC

The Corporation: Opens at the Crest Theater in Sacramento and Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle

Father and Son: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City

Frankie and Johnny are Married: Opens at the Esquire Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s Varsity Cinemas in Seattle

Godzilla: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Oak Street Theatre in Minneapolis

The Hunting of the President Opens at the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock

James’ Journey to Jerusalem: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Love Me If You Dare: Opens at Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder, the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Madstone Theatre in Cary NC, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Bijou in Eugene OR, the Abacoa Theatre in Jupiter FL, the Downtown Theatre in Knoxville, the Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Theatre in New Orleans, the Bytowne Theatre in Ottawa, the Colony Cinema in Raleigh, the Westhampton Theatre in Richmond, the Huebner Oaks in San Antonio, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Seattle, the Madstone Theatre in Tampa, the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME and the Bijou Cinema in Worcester MA

Modern Times: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Fleur Cinemas in Des Moines and the Osio Theatre in Monterey

Monty Python’s Life of Brian: Opens at the Music Box Theatre and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema in Chicago

The Mudge Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

My Mother Likes Women: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Robot Stories: Opens at The Bijou at Crossroads Theatre in San Antonio

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the San Mateo Theatre in Albuquerque, the Madstone Theatre in Cary NC, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle, the Channelside Cinemas in Tampa and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park

Since Otar Left: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and the Loft Theatre in Tucson

Strayed: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theater and Landmark’s Metro Theatre in Seattle

Super Size Me: Opens at the Pickford Cinema in Bellingham WA and the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem NH

This So-Called Disaster: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge and Laemmle’s Monica Theatre in Santa Monica

A Thousand Clouds of Peace: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theater in Austin, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Twentynine Palms: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA and the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs

What the #$*! Do We Know?!: Opens at the Cineplex Beverly Center in Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

The Door in the Floor

Logline: A successful children’s-book author and his wife find their marriage in trouble after a family tragedy

Featuring: Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Elle Fanning, Jon Foster

Director: Tod Williams

Writer: Tod Williams, based on the novel “A Widow For One Year” by John Irving

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 23

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality and graphic images, and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

White Chicks

Logline: Two male African-American FBI agents must disguise themselves as Caucasian sisters to stop a kidnapping

Featuring: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans

Director: Keenan Ivory Wayans

Writers: Xavier Cook, Andy McElfresh, Michael Anthony Snowden, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans, based on a story by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on June 23

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Cinestudio in Hartford

Friday, June 25, 2004

De-Lovely

Logline: American composer Cole Porter looks back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage

Featuring: Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Ashley Judd, Kevin Kline, Alanis Morissette, Jonathan Pryce, Robbie Williams

Director: Irwin Winkler

Writer: Jay Cocks

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 15 locations in ten top markets on June 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Fahrenheit 9/11

Logline: One man examines what happened to the United States after the September 11th terrorist attacks, and how the Bush Administration used the tragic event to push its agenda

Director: Michael Moore

Distributor: Fellowship Adventure Group in association with IFC Films and Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations release on June 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Intended

Logline: A surveyor and his fiancée arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post, encountering a closed-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family

Featuring: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Janet McTeer

Director: Kristian Levring

Writers: Kristian Levring, Janet McTeer

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York, Laemmle’s Playhouse Theatres in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Monica Theatre in Santa Monica on June 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Notebook

Logline: A nursing home patient is visited by a man who reads to her from an old notebook.

Featuring: James Garner, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Writers: Jeremy Leven (screenplay) and Jan Sardi (adaptation), based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on June 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Time of the Wolf

Logline: Heading to their country house, an affluent Parisian family encounter violent squatters

Featuring: Patrice Chereau, Beatrice Dalle, Olivier Gourmet, Isabelle Huppert

Director: Michael Heneke

Writer: Michael Heneke

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on June 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Two Brothers

Logline: Two tiger cubs born in an exotic temple are separated, as one is sold to the circus, which slowly steals his spirit, and the other is sold to a man who turns him into a fighter

Featuring: Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Guy Pearce

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Writer: Jean-Jacques Annaund and Alain Godard, from a story by Annaud

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on June 25

MPAA Rating: PG for mild violence

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

The Agronomist: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Cary Theatre in Cary NC, the Key Theatre in Indianapolis and the Orpheum Twin in Madison WI

Baadasssss!: Opens at the Century 14 Cinemas and the San Mateo Cinemas in Albuquerque, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills Theatre and Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Shadowood Cinemas and the Siegen Village Theatre in Baton Rouge, the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center in Buffalo, the Village Park Cinemas in Carmel IN, the Cary Theatres in Cary NC, the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill, the Starlight Cinemas in Charlotte, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinatti, the Cedar Lee Cinemas and the Severance Town Center Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel Arts Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Del Ray Cinemas in Del Ray Beach FL, the Bijou Arts Cinema in Eugene OR, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Hulen Mall Theatre in Fort Worth, the Castleton Square Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Fall Creek Cinemas in Ithaca NY, the Tivoli at Manor Square Theatre in Kansas City, the Suncoast Cinemas in Las Vegas, the South Beach Theatres in Miami, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert, the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Fox Theatre in Portland, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Colony Cinemas in Raleigh, the Westhampton Theatre in Richmond, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Angelika Film Center in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Camelview Plaza in Scottsdale, the Eclon Cinemas in Tucson, the Cinemark 24 in Valley View OH and the City Center Cinemas in Vancouver

Control Room: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel Grandview Theater in Columbus OH, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the Triplex Theater in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s Downer Theatres in Milwaukee, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Avon Theatre in Providence, the Colony Twin @ Colony Center in Raleigh, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Crimson Gold: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Father and Son: Opens at Landmark’s NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles

The Five Obstructions: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Frankie and Johnny are Married: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square in Boston and Fox Tower Theatre in Portland

Godzilla: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano, the Cinema 21 in Portland and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: Opens in Los Angeles

Imelda: Opens at the Edwards Cerritos Theatres in Cerritos and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Theatre in Los Angeles

James’ Journey to Jerusalem: Opens at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence

Love Me If You Dare: Opens at the San Mateo Cinemas in Albuquerque, the Siegen Village Theatre in Baton Rouge, the Pocono Theatre in East Stroudsberg PA, the Royal Park Cinemas in Gainesville FL, the Mid-Town Theatre in Harrisburg PA, the Pablo Theatre in Jacksonville, the Colonial Cinema in Keene NH, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, the Market Street Theatre in Little Rock, the Baxter Theatre in Louisville, the Studio Theatre in Memphis, the Wilma Theatre in Missoula MT, the DeVargas Theatre in Santa Fe, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota, the Miracle Theatre in Tallahassee and the Globe Theatre in Winnipeg

The Mudge Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta

The Return: Opens at the Mesilla Valley Film Society in Las Cruces NM, the Hilldale Cinema in Madison, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Little Cinema in Pittsfield MA and the Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY

Since Otar Left: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Strayed: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art in Atlanta and Landmark’s Tivoli Theater in St. Louis

Union Square: Opens at the Madstone Theatres in Atlanta, Laemmle’s Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles and the Madstone Theatres in San Diego

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Spider-Man 2

Logline: Spider-Man takes on the villainous Dr. Octopus.

Featuring: Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris, Tobey Maguire, Alfred Molina

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Alvin Sargent, from a story by Michael Chabon & Alfred Gaugh & Miles Millar, based on the comic book by Stan Lee

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 8500 prints in 4000 plus locations on June 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for stylized action violence

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Corporation: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO and the Munson Cinema in Utica NY

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