The Early Report for June 27, 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 release date changes and MPAA ratings. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

The Adventures of Shark Boy And Lava Girl (Miramax): Despite not having finished shooting on his current film, “Sin City,” Robert Rodriguez’s next film has already set a release date of June 10, 2005

Assault On Precinct 13 (Focus Features): Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne star in the remake of John Carpenter’s 1983 feature, which will open in theatres on January 21, 2005

Assisted Living (Economic Projections, Inc.): Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival, this drama will open in limited release on February 4, 2005

Birth (New Line): The controversial Nicole Kidman drama will open in the fall

A Dirty Shame (Fine Line): John Waters’ newest will open in theatres on September 24

Duma (Warner Brothers): This African adventure featuring Campbell Scott, previously schedueld for September 17, will now open sometime in the spring of 2005

Flavors (Net Effect Media): The lives of a group of Indian-Americans will open in select locations on July 16

Gozu (Pathfinder Pictures): Takashi Miike’s 2003 Yakuza drama opens in New York on July 30 and in Los Angeles on August 13

The House Of Flying Daggers (Sony Classics): Zhang Yimou’s next, after “Hero,” will open in New York City and Los Angeles on December 3

House Of Wax (Warner Brothers): After a fire on the set this past weekend, what was meant to be the annual horror film from Dark Castle Pictures will now be released during the second quarter of 2005

The New World (New Line): Colin Farrell will star in this period romanctic drama, which will open in the fall of 2005

Overnight (THINKfilm): Documents the making, and unmaking, of the 1999 film “The Boondock Saints” and its filmmaker, which will open in theatres this November

The Polar Express (Warner Brothers): Robert Zemeckis’ latest teaming with Tom Hanks, based on the book by “Jumanji” author Chris Van Allsburg, will open on November 10, nine days earlier than expected

Raise Your Voice (New Line): The Hilary Duff drama, previously known as “Heart Of Summer” will open on October 8

The Shawshank Redemption (Warner Brothers): Before its early October release as a two DVD Special Edition, Frank Darabont’s 1994 drama will open in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle and Austin on September 24 for two week runs, to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary

She Hate Me (Sony Pictures Classics): Spike Lee’s newest will open on July 28, two days earlier than previously scheduled

Syriana (Warner Brothers): George Clooney stars in this new CIA drama based on the novel by Robert Baer, previously set to open in July 2005, will now open in the fourth quarter of 2005

Vera Drake (Fine Line): The new film from filmmaker Mike Leigh will hit American theatres beginning October 8

What’s It All About, Alfie? (Paramount): The remake of the 1960s Michael Caine film, starring Jude Law, will open in theatre on October 22

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

The Adventures Of Ned Blessing: Dead Man’s Revenge (Trinity Home Entertainment): PG-13 for western violence and some sexual references

Blind (Ardustry Home Entertainment): R for violence and language

Bloom (MTI Home Video): R for sexual content including dialogue

Brave New Girl (Lions Gate Entertainment): PG-13 for thematic elements including teen drug and sexual content

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (Universal Studios): R for language and some sexual content

Faster (Slamdance On The Road): PG-13 for brief strong language and sports related accidents

Female American Rap Stars (Ardustry Home Entertainment): PG-13 for some language and drug references

Fort Doom (SNP Inc): R for violence and sexual content

King Of Kings (Warner Home Video): PG-13 for some violent content

The Manchurian Candidate (Paramount Pictures): R for violence and some language

National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers (Lady Killers Productions): PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and some drug related material

Open Water (Lions Gate Films): R for language and some nudity

The Secret Lives Of Adult Stars (Xenon Pictures): R for strong sexual content/nudity and language

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures): PG for sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language

Stuey (New Line Home Entertainment): R for language, some drug content and brief nudity

Time Of The Wolf (Palm Pictures): R for some violence, language and sexuality/nudity

We Don’t Live Here Anymore (Warners Independent Pictures): R for sexual content and language

While Justice Sleeps (SNP Inc): PG-13 for thematic elements and some violence

Zelary (Sony Pictures Classics): R for violence and some sexual content

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: 9000 prints in 4000 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: 20 locations in the top ten 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 brief 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 the 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

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

Fahrenheit 9/11: Opens in an additional 250 theatres

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: PG-13 for intense battle sequences, a scene of sensuality and some language

Running Time: 125 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: 18 locations in major markets markets on July 14

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

Running Time: 111 minutes

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

Flavors

Logline: The lives of a group of Indian-American friends

Featuring: Bharati Achrekar, Reef Karim, Pooja Kumar, Rishma Malik, Anjan Srivastava

Director: Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru

Writers: Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru

Distributor: Net Effect Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select locations on July 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: 113 minutes

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

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 16

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 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

Friday, July 23, 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 July 23

MPAA Rating: R for strong stylized bloody violence

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Bourne Supremacy”>

Logline: Assassin Jason Bourne continues to find himself plagued by splintered nightmares from his former life, as he maneuvers through the dangerous waters of international espionage, replete with CIA plots, turncoat agents and ever-shifting covert alliances, while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and answers to his own fragmented past

Featuring: Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Matt Damon, Gabrielle Mann, Franka Potente, Julia Stiles

Director: Paul Greengrass

Writers: Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: Wide release on July 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and intense action, and brief language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Catwoman

Logline: A meek, mild-mannered artist working at a mammoth cosmetics company is killed after she discovers a dark secret her employer is hiding, getting a second chance at life and endowed with the strength, speed, agility and ultra-keen senses of a cat

Featuring: Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Massee, Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson

Director: Pitof

Writers: John Brancato, Michael Ferris and John Rogers, based on the comic book character

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations release on July 30

MPAA Rating:

Running Time:

Aspect Ratio:

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Festival Express

Logline: Documents the 1970 travelling rock and roll caravan which featured, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Buddy Guy, Janis Joplin and others

Director: Bob Smeaton

Distributor: THINKfilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco on July 23

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

A Home at the End of the World

Logline: From 1960s Cleveland to 1980s New York City, the lives of two friends and their dealings with the same woman

Featuring: Wendy Crewson, Colin Farrell, Matt Frewer, Dallas Roberts, Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright-Penn

Director: Michael Mayer

Writer: Michael Cunningham

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on July 23

MPAA Rating: R for strong drug content, sexuality, nudity, language and a disturbing accident

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ju-On: The Grudge

Logline: The owners of a house experience a series of unexplained supernatural encounters. In Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Yui Ichikawa, Misaki Ito, Megumi Okina, Kanji Tsuda, Misa Uehara

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Writer: Takashi Shimizu

Distributor: Vitagraph Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on July 23

MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing images

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: DTS

Expanding today

Baadasssss!: Opens at the Green Hills Theatre in Nashville and the Southroads Cinemas in Tulsa

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi: Opens at the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia and the Ritz 12 in Voorhees NJ

Control Room: Opens at the Fleur 4 Cinema & Cafe in Des Moines and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa

The Corporation: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut: Opens in New York City, Los Angeles and other major markets

Godzilla: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and the Orpheum Theatre in Madison

The Hunting of the President: Opens at the Coolidge Center Theatre in Boston and the Regent Showcase Cinema in Los Angeles

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

The Intended: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster: Opens at Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz, Laemmle’s Monica Fourplex in Santa Monica and the Roxy 14 Cinemas in Santa Rosa

The Mudge Boy: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Riding Giants: Opens at the East Hampton Theatres in East Hampton NY

The Saddest Music in the World: Opens at the Pickford Cinema in Bellingham WA, the Hippdrome Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Gold Town Nickelodeon in Juneau AK, the Pol Theatre in Lakeland FL, the Downer Cinema in Milwaukee, the Crest Cinema in Sacramento and the Lamphouse Theatre in Twin Falls ID

Seducing Dr. Lewis: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s La Jolla Village in La Jolla, the Angelika Film Center in Plano, Landmark’s Embarcadero Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and in Minneapolis and Seattle

Since Otar Left: Opens at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland and the Starz Film Center in Denver

Time of the Wolf: Opens at the Visions Theatre in Washington DC

The Twilight Samurai: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

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

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