The Early Report for June 20, 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

Blackball (First Look Home Entertainment): R for language

Face Value (New Concorde Home Entertainment): PG-13 for violence

G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (Hasbro Inc): PG for action violence

The Kids Who Saved Summer (MTI Home Video): G

Lightning In A Bottle (Sony Pictures Classics): PG-13 for brief strong language

Little Black Book (Columbia Pictures): PG-13 for sexual content/humor and language

Mafioso: The Father, The Son (Ardustry Home Entertainment): R for language, violence, sexuality and drug use

Marilyn’s Man (ITN Distribution): PG for language and thematic elements

Return Of The Soldier (Trinity Home Entertainment): PG for some violent images and language

Spin (Innovation Film Group/Turtles Crossing, LLC): PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images

Wasabi Tuna (Cafe Entertainment Studios): R for sexual content

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Fahrenheit 911

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 own private agenda

Director: Michael Moore

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

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Village VII Cinemas in New York City on June 23, expands to 650+ locations on June 25

MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images and language (Rating is being appealed)

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ghostlight

Logline: Filmed performance art piece, which examines the world of dance legend Martha Graham

Featuring: Deborah Harry, Ann Magnuson, Isaac Mizrahi, Mark Morris, Ricahrd Move

Director: Christopher Hermann

Distributor: Lot 47

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer in New York City on June 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

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 for some drug content

Running Time: 109 minutes

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

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: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kaena: The Prophecy

Logline: When the people of a tree world start to lose all their sap, a young teenage girl defies the high priest to prevent the imminent disaster.

Featuring the voices of: Kirsten Dunst, Richard Harris, Anjelica Huston

Directors: Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon

Writers: Chris Delaporte and Tarik Hamdine

Distributor: Sameul Goldwyn Films/Destination Films/IDP

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on June 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sensuality and some frightening images

Running Time: 81 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: 2150 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: Opens at the Brattle Theater in Boston, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY and the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City 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: 1750 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 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 (40 additional locations)

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

The Hunting of the President: Opens at the Visions Cinemas in Washington D.C.

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: Opens at the Pipers Alley Cinemas in Chicago, the University Theatre in Irvine and the ArcLight Cinemas 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 and Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Napoleon Dynamite: Opens in additional locations

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

The Story of the Weeping Camel: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Rafael Film Center in Mill Valley CA, Landmark’s Aquarius Cinema in Palo Alto, the Camelot Cinemas in Palm Springs and the Angelika Film Center in Plano

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

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the Bijoux Theatre in San Antonio and the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota FL

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

La Vie Promise: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

You’ll Get Over It: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax Cinemas in Los Angeles

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, J.K. Simmons

Director: Sam Raimi

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

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 8500 prints in 3750 plus locations on June 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for stylized action violence

Running Time: 128 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

Friday, July 2, 2004

America’s Heart and Soul

Logline: Documentary about America, made by traveling the states and talking to (mostly) ordinary Americans about their stories.

Director: Louis Schwartzberg

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 96 locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconson on July 2

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Before Sunset

Logline: Nine years after meeting in Vienna, an American man and a French woman catch up in Paris

Featuring: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Director: Richard Linklater

Writers: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater, based on characters created by Kim Krizan and Richard Linklater

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 2

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual references

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Clearing

Logline: An executive is taken hostage by a disgruntled employee

Featuring: Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Alessandro Nivola, Robert Redford

Director: Pieter Jan Brugge

Writer: Justin Haythe

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: 51 locations in the New York metro area, the Los Angeles metro area, the San Francisco Bay Area region, the Miami metro area, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, Toronto and Vancouver on July 2

MPAA Rating: R for breif strong language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 July 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Zhou Yu’s Train

Logline: A ceramics artist is torn between two lovers

Featuring: Tony Leung Ka Fai, Gong Li, Honglei Sun

Director: Sun Zhou

Writers: Cun Be, Zhou Sun, Mei Zhang

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Baadasssss!: Opens at the Gainsville Theatre in Gainsville FL, the Great Barrington Triplex in Great Barrington MA, the Varsity Twin in Honolulu, the Premiere Cinemas in Kinston NC, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in North Falmouth MA, the Premiere Cinemas in Rocky Mount NC, the Fiesta Cinemas in San Antonio, the Hollywood Cinemas in Sarasota and the Premiere Cinemas in State College PA

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills and the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Broadway: The Golden Age: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset Theatre in Los Angeles

Control Room: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Cinema 21 in Portland and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Corporation: Opens at the Pickford Cinema in Bellingham WA and Cinema 21 in Portland

Godzilla: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Intended: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 Theatre in Berkeley, Landmark’s Main Art Theatres in Detroit and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Love Me If You Dare: Opens at the Images Cinema in Williamstown MA

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

The Mudge Boy: Opens at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs

The Return: Opens at the Capri Theatre in Montgomery AL

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Key Cinemas in Columbus IN, the Collins Road Theatre in Marion IA, the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk VA and the Crossroads Theatre in San Antonio

Seducing Dr. Lewis: Opens at Landmark’s Fine Arts in Los Angeles, the Paris Theatre in New York City and the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana

Since Otar Left: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville and the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME

The Story of the Weeping Camel: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Cape Cinema in Cape Cod, the Cinema City Theatres in Hartford, the NARO Cinema in Norfolk VA, the Pleasant Street Cinemas in Northampton MA, the New Art Theatre in Provincetown MA, the Upstate Films Theatre in Rhinebeck NY, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, The Crest Cinemas in Sacramento, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa, the Holiday Cinemas in Waterbury CT and the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME (14 additional locations)

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

Time of the Wolf: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, the Carolina Theatre in Durhama and Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

Twist: Opens at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs and the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia

La Vie Promise: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

King Arthur

Logline: The legend of King Arthur is told based on factual historical information

Featuring: Hugh Dancy, Stephen Dillane, Sean Gilder, Ioan Gruffudd, Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Winstone

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Writer: David Franzoni

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on July 7

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, July 9, 2004

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Logline: A sexist anchorman feels threatened when a woman joins his television news team in 1970’s San Diego

Featuring: Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn, Fred Willard

Director: Adam McKay

Writers: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

Distributor: Dreamworks

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on July 9

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

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Logline: Documentary following the rock band during the production of their 2003 album “St. Anger”

Director: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the AMC Empire 25 and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, and Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco, on July 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Riding Giants

Logline: Documentary about big-wave surfing, including a history of the sport.

Director: Stacy Peralta

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: 15 locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Hawaii on July 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sleepover

Logline: In the summer before their freshman year in high school, four friends have a slumber party, which turns into an all-night scavenger hunt against their “popular girl” rivals

Featuring: Mika Boorem, Kalli Flynn Childress, Scout Taylor-Compton, Alexa Vega

Director: Joe Nussbaum

Writer: Elisa Bell

Distributor: MGM/UA

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

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements involving teen dating, some sensuality and language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Agronomist: Opens at the San Mateo Theatres in Alburquerque, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, the Ross Film Theatre in Lincoln NE, the Baxter Avenue Cinemas in Louisville and the Catalina Theatre in Tuscon

Baadasssss!: Opens at the Flicks in Boise, the Chartiers Cinemas in Bridgeville PA, the Pablo Theatre in Jacksonville Beach FL, the Liberty Hall Cinemas in Lawrence KS, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Baxter Avenue Theatres in Louisville, the Hilledale Theatre in Madison, the Enzian Theatre in Maitland FL, the Wilma Theatres in Missoula MT, the Plaza East Cinemas in North Versailles PA, the Riverside Theatres in Reno, the Miracle Theatres in Tallahassee and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa

Bukowski: Born Into This: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Control Room: Opens at the Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Tivoli Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City, the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk VA, the Squirrel Hill Theater in Pittsburgh and the Wilton Town Hall Theatre in Wilton NH

The Corporation: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles

Divan: Opens at the the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem NH

Father and Son: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

The Five Obstructions: Opens at the Madison Cinematheque in Madison WI

The Intended: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Fox Tower Theatres in Portland and Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Love Me If You Dare: Opens at the Southroads Cinemas in Tulsa

Monty Python’s Life of Brian: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Tivoli at Manor Square Theatre in Kansas City, the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM, the Maiden Alley Theatre in Paducah KY, the Grandin Theatre in Roanoke VA and the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs OH

Since Otar Left: Opens at the Savoy Theatre in Montpelier and the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

The Story of the Weeping Camel: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Shadowoods Cinemas in Boca Raton, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel Cinemas in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Great Barrington Triplex in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the South Beach Cinemas in Miami, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Little Art Theatre in Pittsfield MA, the Avon Theatre in Providence and Landmark’s Varsity Cinemas in Seattle (14 additional locations)

Strayed: Opens at the Bijou Theatre in San Antonio and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

A Thousand Clouds of Peace: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema in Boston

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey CA, the Academy Of Music Theatre in Northampton MA, the Spangenberg Theatre in Palo Alto and the Denis Cinemagic Theatre in Pittsburgh

Wednesday, July 14, 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 July 14

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

Friday, July 16, 2004

A Cinderella Story

Logline: A Valley girl who finds her Prince Charming despite the best (or worst) efforts of her evil stepsisters

Featuring: Jennifer Coolidge, Hilary Duff, Julie Gonzalo, Regina King, Chad Michael Murray

Director: Mark Rosman

Writers: Leigh Dunlap, Jennifer Konner, Alexandra Rushfield

Distributor: Warner Brothers

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

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and innuendo

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are eight producers and executive producers credited on this film

I, Robot

Logline: A robo-phobic cop investigates a murder that appears to have been committed by a robot, a violation of the Laws of Robotics, an act which could lead to global anarchy

Featuring: Bruce Greenwood, Chi McBride, Bridget Moynahan, Will Smith, Alan Tudyk

Director: Alex Proyas

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Hillary Seitz and Jeff Vintar, suggested by the novel by Issac Asimov

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations release on July 16

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Maria Full of Grace

Logline: A 17-year old worker on a rose plantation in Columbia eagerly accepts a lucrative new job that involves travel; as a drug mule

Featuring: Catalina Sandino Moreno

Director: Joshua Marston

Writer: Joshua Marston

Distributor: Fine Line

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

MPAA Rating: R for drug content and language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Touch of Pink

Logline: The ghost of Cary Grant advises a gay South Asian-Canadian who lives in London

Featuring: Kristen Holden-Ried, Kyle MacLachlan, Suleka Matthew, Jimi Mistry

Director: Ian Iqbal Rashi

Writer: Ian Iqbal Rashi

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and brief language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Baadasssss!: Opens at the Fleur Cinemas in Des Moines, the Osio Plaza Cinemas in Monterey and the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz

Bukowski: Born Into This: Opens at the Loft Theatre in Tucson

Control Room: Opens at the Shadowood Square Cinemas in Boca Raton, the Delray Beach Cinemas in Delray Beach FL, the South Beach Cinemas in Miami, the Sunrise Cinemas in Sunrise FL and the Carefree Theatre in West Palm Beach

The Corporation: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Coolidge Corner, the Embassy Cinema and Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Olympia Film Society in Olympia WA, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo and Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC

De-Lovely: Expands into additional markets

The Five Obstructions: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Godzilla: Opens at the Detroit Film Center in Detroit and the Times Cinema in Milwaukee

The Hunting of the President: Opens at the Roxie Cinemas in San Francisco

The Intended: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster: Opens at the California Cinemas in Berkeley, the Camera 7 Cinemas in Campbell and the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles

My Mother Likes Women: Opens at the Tower Theater in Sacramento

The Mudge Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Riding Giants: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Theatres in La Jolla, the Cinearts at Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto, the Mission Valley Theatre in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadeo Square Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas and Landmark’s Uptown Cinemas in Seattle, and the Westlake Village Twin in Westlake Village CA

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Market Place Cinema in Little Rock

Seducing Dr. Lewis: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Boston, the Kew Garden Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Marlverne Cinema in Marlverne NY, the York Square Cinemas in New Haven, the Ritz Theatres in Philadelphia, the Ritz Theatres in Voorhees NJ and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Since Otar Left: Opens at the Music Box in Chicago and the Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury VT

The Story of the Weeping Camel: Opens at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, the Pickford Cinema in Bellingham WA, the Colonial Theater in Bethlehem NH, The Flicks in Boise, the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Castleton Arts Theatre in Indianapolis, the Tivoli 3 in Kansas City, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Studio on the Square Theatre in Memphis, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinema in New Orleans, the Winter Park Village Cinemas in Orlando, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Colony Cinema in Raleigh, the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City, the Fiesta 16 Theatre in San Antonio, the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and the Old Hyde Park Theatre in Tampa (24 additional locations)

Strayed: Opens at the Cinemagic Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh

A Thousand Clouds of Peace: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theater in Seattle and Landmark’s E-Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Time of the Wolf: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 Theatres in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore and the Capri Cinemas in Montgomery AL

Twist: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

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