The Early Report for April 17, 2005: Part One

This first section of The Early Report will give detailed coverage of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming four weeks, including screen counts, running times and ratings.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Save the Green Planet

Logline: A sensitive, blue collar sad sack, hopped up on conspiracy theories and sci-fi films, is convinced disgusting aliens have infiltrated human society and are planning to destroy our planet at the next lunar eclipse. In Korean with English subtitles

Featuring: Yun-shik Baek, Jeong-min Hwang, Jae-yong Lee, Ju-hyeon Lee, Ha-kyun Shin

Director: Jun-hwan Jeong

Writer: Jun-hwan Jeong

Distributor: Koch Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Expanding today

The Girl from Monday: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Friday, April 22, 2005

Double Dare

Logline: The lives of Zoe Bell and Jeannie Epper, two Hollywood stuntwomen who struggle to succeed in a male-dominated field

Featuring: Zoe Bell, Lynda Carter, Jeannie Epper, Lucy Lawless, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino

Director: Amanda Micheli

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Duma

Logline: A boy comes of age as he escorts the cheetah he and his family raised back out into the wild

Featuring: Hope Davis, Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Eamonn Walker

Director: Carroll Ballard

Writers: Karen Janszen and Mark St. Germain, story by Carol Flint and Karen Janszen

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 50 locations in Phoenix, Sacramento and San Antonio on April 22

MPAA Rating: PG for mild adventure peril

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Logline: Documents the downfall of the energy trading company

Director: Alex Gibney

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, and the Lincoln Plaza and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, on April 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Finding Eléazar: Portrait of a Tenor and a Role

Logline: An intimate portrait of renowned tenor Neil Shicoff as he prepares for the role of Eléazar in Fromental Halevy’s 1836 French opera “La Juive” (“The Jewess”), as it is performed for the first time since the Nazis banned it in 1936 for its timeless message about intolerance and fanaticism

Director: Paula Heil Fisher

Distributor: Millennial Arts Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on April 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Game of Their Lives

Logline: The true story of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 – 0 in the small town of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Featuring: Wes Bentley, Gerald Butler, Richard Jenik, Gavin Rossdale, John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Stewart

Director: David Anspaugh

Writers: Angelo Pizzo, based on the book by Geoffrey Douglas

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 56 locations in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus OH, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City MO, the Los Angeles metro area, the New York tri-state area, Salt Lake City, San Jose, St. Louis and Washington DC on April 22

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and thematic elements

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Interpreter

Logline: A UN interpret accidentally uncovers a plot to assassinate a high ranking official

Featuring: Catherine Keener, Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn

Director: Sydney Pollack

Writers: Charles Randolph, Scott Frank and Steven Zaillian, based on a story by Martin Stellman and Brian Ward

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on April 22

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

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

King’s Ransom

Logline: A wealthy and arrogant businessman plans his own kidnapping to avoid getting taken for everything he’s worth in his upcoming divorce settlement, only to discovers he is not the only one with a scheme to kidnap and hold him for ransom

Featuring: Anthony Anderson, Loretta Devine, Donald Faison, Regina Hall, Jay Mohr, Nicole Ari Parker

Director: Jeff Byrd

Writer: Wayne Conley

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1400 plus locations release on April 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

A Lot Like Love

Logline: A young man and a young woman keep finding love at the wrong times in their lives

Featuring: Kathyrn Hahn, Ashton Kutcher, Ali Larter, Gabriel Mann, Amanda Peet, Kal Penn

Director: Nigel Cole

Writer: Colin Patrick Lynch

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus locations reelase on April 22

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Madison

Logline: The hopes of a dying small town in Indiana rides on the success of their entry in the Gold Cup of hydroplane racing

Featuring: James Caviezel, Bruce Dern, Reed Diamond, Jake Lloyd, Mary McCormack

Director: William Bindley

Writers: William Bindley & Scott Bindley

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 85 locations in Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinatti, Dayton, Evansville IN, Fort Wayne IN, Indianapolis, Lafayette IN, Los Angeles, Louisville, Nashville, New York City, St. Louis, Seattle/Tacoma, San Diego and Terre Haute IN on April 22

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and sports peril

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Man Who Copied

Logline: A bored copy machine operator leaves work every night and returns home and draw comic book art, where his artistic fantasies transport him to a perfect world with a beautiful wife and lots of money. In Portuguese with English subtitles

Featuring: Pedro Cardoso, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani, Lázaro Ramos

Director: Jorge Furtado

Writers: Jorge Furtado

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on April 22

MPAA Rating: R for language and some brief nudity

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

One Missed Call

Logline: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. In Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Kazue Fukiishi, Renji Ishibashi, Goro Kishitani, Kou Shibasaki, Shin’ichi Tsutsumi

Director: Takashi Miike

Writers: Yasushi Akimoto and Minako Daira

Distributor: Media Blasters

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City and the Four Star Theatre in San Francisco on April 22

MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images and brief nudity

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Waqt

Logline: The bonds between a father and son in modern-day India. In Hindi with English subtitles

Featuring: Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Akshay Kumar, Rajpal Yadav

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah

Writers: Aatish Kapadia

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select Bollywood-specialty theatres on April 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Animation Show 2005: Opens at the Key Cinemas in Indianapolis

Assisted Living: Opens at the Tamarac Square Cinemas in Denver

The Ballad of Jake and Rose: Opens at the Diamond Theatre in Anchorage AK, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL and the Old Hyde Park Village in Tampa FL

Born Into Brothels: Opens at the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Hunter THeatre in Hunter NY, the Magic Theatre in Ketchum ID, the Market Street Cinema in Little Rock and the Wilma Twin in Missoula MT

The Boys and Girl of County Clare: Opens at Newburyport Screening Room in Newburyport MA

Chrystal: Opens at the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill NC, the Wynnsong Cinemas in Durham NC, the Eastern Federal Movies at Birkdale in Huntersville NC, the Raliegh 15 in Raleigh NC and the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK

Dallas 362: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and the Lennox Town Center 24 Cinemas in Columbus OH

Dot the I: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Downfall: Opens at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany NY and the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Dust to Glory: Opens at the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder CO, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Shaker Square 6 Cinemas in Cleveland, the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Las Olas Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Kaleidoscope Theatre in Mission Viejo CA, the Del Monte Theatre in Monterey CA, Landmark’s Canal Place Theatre in New Orleans, the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, the Century 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Riverside Theatre in Reno, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Fiesta Theatre in Santa Barbara, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz CA, Landmark’s Hi Pointe Theatre in St. Louis, the El Con Theatre in Tucson, the Ritz 16 Movies in Voorhees NJ and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA (24 additional locations)

Eating Out: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver

Happily Ever After: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

Head On: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Kung Fu Hustle: Expands to 2500+ locations

Never Been Thawed: Opens at the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Arrowhead Fountains 18 in Peoria AZ and the Scottsdale 101 in Scottsdale AZ

Nobody Knows: Opens at the Cape Theatre in Dennis MA, the Bijou Theatre in Portland OR and the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

Off the Map: Opens at the Cape Cinema Theater in Dennis MA, the Valley River Cinemas 6 in Eagle River AK, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington KY and the Wilton Town Hall Theater in Wilton NH

Oldboy: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland, the Upstate Film Center in Rhinebeck NY and Landmark’s Neptune Theatre in Seatlle

The Other Side of the Street: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

Schizo: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Short Cut to Nirvana: Opens at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR and Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago

Travellers and Magicians: Opens at the Drexel Theater in Columbus OH and the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford CT

Turtles Can Fly: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit

Up for Grabs: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinema in Berkeley, the Cinearts Hyatt 3 in Burlingame CA, the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Cinearts Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Cinearts Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and the Cameo Theatre in St. Helena CA

Voices in Wartime: Opens at Landmark Century Center Cinemas in Chicago and in Dallas

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Grand Theatre in Tacoma WA

Friday, April 29, 2005

Another Road Home

Logline: Documents an Israeli filmmaker’s quest to find the Palestinian man who helped raise her from the time she was a baby until she joined the Israeli army

Director: Danae Elon

Distributor: GeoQuest Entertainment Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center and the New Metro Twin in New York City on April 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Death of a Dynasty

Logline: A young journalist for a hip-hop magazine inadvertently starts a tiff between a record label owner and his biggest star

Featuring: Devon Aoki, Capone, Rashida Jones, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Robert Stapleton

Director: Damon Dash

Writer: Adam Moreno

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Potomac Yards Cinemas in Alexandria VA, the Bowie 14 in Bowie MD, the Concourse Plaza Tenplex and Whitestone Multiplex 14 in the Bronx, the Court Street Stadium 12 and the Linden Boulevard 14 in Brooklyn, the College Point Multiplex 12 in Farmingdale NY, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Mount Vernon 10 in Mount Vernon VA, the New Roc City Stadium Cinemas in New Rochelle NY, the State 4 Cinemas in New York City, the All Jersey Multiplex 12 in Newark, the Cheltenham Square 8, Movies at 69th Street 9 and the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the Jamaica Multiplex in Queens NY, the Amboy Multiplex 12 in Sayreville NJ and the Sunrise 14 in Valley Stream NY (18 locations total) on April 29

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some drug and sexual content

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Funny Ha Ha

Logline: After graduating from college, a young woman still has trouble with drinking, men and not keeping a permanent job

Featuring: Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Myles Paige, Christian Rudder, Jennifer L. Schaper

Director: Andrew Bujalski

Writer: Andrew Bujalski

Distributor: Funny Ha Ha Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Calvin Coolidge Theatre in Boston and the Cinema Village in New York City on April 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Logline: An Earth man is taken for a fantastic journey across the Universe after the Earth is destroyed to make room for a new hyperspace route

Featuring: Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Martin Freeman, John Malkovich, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy

Director: Garth Jennings

Writers: Douglas Adams and Karey Kirkpatrick, based on the book by Adams

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 29

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, action and mild language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Holy Girl

Logline: A sixteen year old girl looks to save the soul of a middle-aged doctor. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Maria Alche, Carlos Belloso, Mercedes Moran, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Julieta Zylberberg

Director: Lucrecia Martel

Writer: Lucrecia Martel

Distributor: Fine Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 29

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content and brief nudity

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kaal

Logline: The National Geographic sends a top tiger expert to a nature reserve to find out why there have been a rash of deaths in the park in the preceding few months. In Hindi with English subtitles

Featuring: John Abraham, Esha Deol, Ajay Devgan, Lara Dutta, Vivek Oberoi

Director: Soham Shah

Writers: Karan Johar

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select Bollywood-specialty theatres on April 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ladies in Lavender

Logline: Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930’s Cornish seaside village

Featuring: Daniel Bruhl, Judi Dench, Natascha McElhone, Maggie Smith, David Warner

Director: Charles Dance

Writer: Charles Dance, based on a story by William J. Locke

Distributor: Roadside Attractions/IDP

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinema in Malverne NY, the Paris Theater in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Rialto Theatre in Ridgefield NJ, and the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Westside Pavillion in West Los Angeles on April 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Stalin’s Wife

Logline: Documents the life of Nadezhda Alliluyev, who married the leader of Soviet Russia at the age of sixteen

Director: Slave Tsukerman

Distributor: Unknown as of this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on April 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

3 Iron

Logline: A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents’ lives for a few days. In Korean with English subtitles

Featuring: Jae Hui, Hee Jae, Seung-yeon Lee, Seung-yun Lee

Director: Ki-duk Kim

Writer: Ki-duk Kim

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 29

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

À Tout de Suite

Logline: A sexy, free-spirited Parisian art student falls for a charismatic bank robber and runs away with him after a botched bank job. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Emmanuelle Bercot, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Ouassini Embarek, Isild Le Besco

Director: Benoît Jacquot

Writer: Benoît Jacquot, based on a story by Elisabeth Fanger

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on April 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Tunnel

Logline: A champion German swimmer, who escaped to West Berlin before the construction of the Berlin Wall, plans to tunnel under the wall to rescue the family members he left behind. In German with English subtitles

Featuring: Felix Eitner, Heino Ferch, Sebastian Koch, Nicolette Krebitz, Mehmet Kurtulus

Director: Roland Suso Richter

Writer: Johannes W. Betz

Distributor: Roxie Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on April 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 157 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

XXX: State of the Union

Logline: A new XXX agent must help save the President from an assassination attempt

Featuring: Ice Cube, Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss, Xzibit

Director: Lee Tamahori

Writers: Simon Kinberg

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250+ locations release on April 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence and some language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Assisted Living: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

The Ballad of Jake and Rose: Opens at the Downtown Theatre in Albuquerque, the Athena Cinemas in Athens OH, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Cape Cinemas in Dennis MA, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Riverside Theatre in Reno, the De Vargas Theatre in Santa Fe and the El Con Cinemas in Tucson

Beautiful Boxer: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Born Into Brothels: Opens at the Carlisle Theater in Carlisle PA, the Palace Theatre in Hilo HI, the Kenworthy Theatre in Moscow ID and the Westhampton Performing Arts Center in Westhampton NY

Dot the I: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Dust to Glory: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin

Eating Out: Opens at Landamrk’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s California Theater in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Crossroad Theatre in Boulder CO, the Camera 7 Cinemas in Campbell CA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theater in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Raven Theater in Healdsburg CA, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Cinema 21 Theatre in Portland OR, the Bijou @ the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s Embassy Cinema in Waltham MA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood (28 additional locations)

The Girl from Monday: Opens at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco

Happily Ever After: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Head On: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

The Man Who Copied: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Masculine/Feminine: Opens at the Starz FilmCenter in Denver and the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Nobody Knows: Opens at the Bay View Theatre in Camden ME, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Triplex Theatre in Great Barrington MA, the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE, the Colony Cinemas in Raleigh NC and the Catamount Theatre in St. Johnsbury VT

Off the Map: Opens at the Hollywood Theater in Appleton WI, the Bay Park Square Cinema in Green Bay, the Market Street Cinema in Little Rock and the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara

Oldboy: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin, the Broadway Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

One Missed Call: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin

The Other Side of the Street: Opens at the Intracoastal 8 in Miami, the Sunrise Cinemas in Sunrise FL and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Palindromes: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Harvard Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Center Cinemas in Chicago, the Cinearts 6 in Evanston IL, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Clairdge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, the Red Bank Art Cinema in Red Bank NJ, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Plaza De Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, Landmark’s Varsity Cinemas in Seattle, the Ritz 16 Movies in Voorhees NJ, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Primo Amore: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills

Schizo: Opens at the Starz FilmCenter in Denver

Short Cut to Nirvana: Opens at the Avalon Theatre in Corvallis OR and in Seattle

Travellers and Magicians: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA and the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

Watermarks: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Opens at the Guild Theater in Albuquerque, Landmark’s Crossroads Cinemas in Boulder CO, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Triplex Theatre in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s Edina Theatre in Minneapolis, the Bella Bodega Theater in Redmond WA and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Expanding today

The Girl from Monday: Opens at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City

Friday, May 6, 2005

Brothers

Logline: A woman whose husband has been lost in Afghanistan and is presumed dead finds comfort in her brother-in-law. In Dutch with English subtitles

Featuring: Solbjørg Højfeldt, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Bent Mejding, Connie Nielsen, Niels Olsen, Ulrik Thomsen

Director: Susanne Bier

Writers: Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on May 6

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and brief nudity

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Citizen Verdict

Logline: After a highly publicized slaying of a well known celebrity chef, the accused murderer is tried on national TV, with the final verdict in the hands of the viewing public

Featuring: Armand Assante, Raffaello Degruttola, Roy Scheider, Jerry Springer

Director: Philippe Martinez

Writers: Tony Clarke, Kristina Hamilton, Philippe Martinez, Frank Rehwaldt

Distributor: Bauer Martinez/Freestyle Releasing/Innovation Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Tampa FL regional release on May 6

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and violence

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Crash

Logline: A group of Los Angeles people are brought together around two disturbing car accidents, a carjacking, vicious workplace vandalism, and the suspicious shooting death of one police officer by another

Featuring: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillipe, Larenz Tate

Director: Paul Haggis

Writers: Paul Haggis

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1350 plus locations release on May 6

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and some violence

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fighting Tommy Riley

Logline: An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past and chase the dreams of their future

Featuring: Scot Belsky, Christina Chambers, J.P. Davis, Eddie Jones, Diane Tayler

Director: Eddie O’Flaherty

Writer: J.P. Davis

Distributor: Innovation Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco on May 6

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Le Grand Rôle

Logline: A struggling Parisian actor, who earns a meager income dubbing foreign films with the help of his pals, tries out for an American superstar film director who is prepping a big-budget Yiddish version of “The Merchant of Venice.” In French and Yiddish with English subtitles

Featuring: Lionel Abelanski, Bérénice Bejo, François Berléand, Peter Coyote, Stéphane Freiss

Director: Steve Suissa

Writers: Daniel Cohen, Steve Suissa and Sophie Tepper, based on the book by Daniel Goldenberg

Distributor: Unknown as of this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on May 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

A Hole In One

Logline: A 1950s woman covets the lastest rage, a transorbital lobotomy

Featuring: Tim Guinee, Meat Loaf, Bill Raymond, Michelle Williams, Louis Zorich

Director: Richard Ledes

Writer: Richard Ledes

Distributor: Beech Hill Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on May 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

House of Wax

Logline: A group of friends on their way to a college football game falls prey to a pair of murderous brothers in an abandoned small town

Featuring: Elisha Cuthbert, Paris Hilton, Chad Michael Murray, Jared Padalecki, Brian Van Holt

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers: Carey W. Hayes and Chad Hayes

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on May 6

MPAA Rating: R for horror violence, some sexual content and language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Jiminy Glick in La La Wood

Logline: A talk show host gets tied up in a murder case at the Toronto Film Festival

Featuring: Linda Cardellini, Janeane Garofalo, John Michael Higgins, Jan Hooks, Elizabeth Perkins, Martin Short

Director: Vadim Jean

Writers: Paul Flaherty & Martin Short & Michael Short

Distributor: Sony/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 6

MPAA Rating: R for language and crude sexual content

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kingdom of Heaven

Logline: A young blacksmith from Jerusalem rises to protect his people from foreign invaders during the Crusades

Featuring: Orlando Bloom, Brendan Gleeson, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, David Thewlis

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: William Monohan

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations release on May 6

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and epic warfare

Running Time: 145 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Modigliani

Logline: The story of artist Amedeo Modigliani and his bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso

Featuring: Omid Djalili, Andy Garcia, Eva Herzigova, Udo Kier, Elsa Zylberstein

Director: Mick Davis

Writer: Mick Davis

Distributor: Bauer Martinez/Freestyle Releasing/Innovation Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and Washington DC on May 6

MPAA Rating: R for some language and drug use

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Mysterious Skin

Logline: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth

Featuring: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Bill Sage, Elisabeth Shue, Michelle Trachtenberg

Director: Gregg Araki

Writer: Gregg Araki, based on the novel by Scott Heim

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 6

MPAA Rating: NC-17 for extreme sexual content, some involving children, including dialogue and a rape scene

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Animation Show 2005: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC

Another Road Home: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills

Assisted Living: Opens at the Downtown Media Arts Center in Orlando and the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs

The Ballad of Jake and Rose: Opens at the Manor Theatre in Charlotte NC, the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey CA, the Winterpark Cinemas in Orlando, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME

Beautiful Boxer: Opens at the Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Dallas 362: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Double Dare: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Dust to Glory: Opens at the Flicks Cinemas in Boise ID and the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

Eating Out: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room: Opens at Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans and the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia

Masculine/Feminine: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Nobody Knows: Opens at the Avalon Theatre in Corvalis OR and the Burns Court Theatre in Sarasota FL

One Missed Call: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles

Palindromes Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theater in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s California Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theater in Detroit, the Gateway Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Cine Arts Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, the Cinearts Santana Row in San Jose and the Cinearts Marin 3 in Sausalito CA (20 additional locations)

Schizo: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

Turtles Can Fly: Opens at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Up for Grabs: Opens at the Cinema Village Theatre and the Empire 25 in New York City

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Maple Art Theater in Detroit, the Ritz 5 Theatres in Philadelphia, the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend WA and the Ritz 16 Theatres in Voorhees NJ

Winter Solstice: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Friday, May 13, 2005

Crazy Like A Fox

Logline: A seventh generation Virginian gentleman farmer wages a one-man war against the destruction of historical property after he loses his family farm to a pair of land speculators

Featuring: Paul Fitzgerald, Mark Joy, Mary McDonnell, Roger Rees, Christina Rouner

Director: Richard Squires

Writer: Richard Squires

Distributor: Innovation Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Southern regional release on May 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Kicking and Screaming

Logline: An average man has to deal with his hyper-competitive father, when he decides to coach his son’s soccer team

Featuring: Mike Ditka, Robert Duvall, Will Ferrell, Kate Walsh

Director: Jesse Dylan

Writers: Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations release on May 13

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, language and some crude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Kings and Queen

Logline: The converging lives of a man who is whisked away to a mental hospital, and a woman who has survived her lover’s suicide. In French with English subtitles.

Featuring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos, Maurice Garrel, Valentin Lelong, Jean-Paul Roussillon

Director: Arnaud Desplechin

Writers: Roger Bohbot, Arnaud Desplechin

Distributor: Wellspring

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on May 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Layer Cake

Logline: A London drug dealer looks to go straight, only to find himself pulled deep in

Featuring: Daniel Craig, Kenneth Cranham, George Harris, Colm Meaney, Sienna Miller

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writer: J.J. Connelly

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on May 13

MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence, sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and drug use

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

Ma Mère

Logline: After his father dies in a car crash, a teenager’s worship of his mother intensifies in disquieting ways, as she opens the door to a world of forbidden desire. In English and in French, German and Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Emma de Caunes, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Baptiste Montagut, Joana Preiss

Director: Christophe Honoré

Writer: Christophe Honoré, based on the book by Georges Bataille

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New Yok City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on May 13

MPAA Rating: NC-17 for strong and aberrant sexual content

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Mad Hot Ballroom

Logline: Documents a group of eleven-year-old New York City schoolchildren who are taught ballroom dancing

Director: Marilyn Agrelo

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on May 13

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Mindhunters

Logline: On an isolated island used for training purposes, a group of young FBI agents must use their profiling skills to figure out which amongst them is a serial killer

Featuring: Eion Bailey, LL Cool J, Val Kilmer, Jonny Lee Miller, Christian Slater, Patricia Velasquez

Director: Renny Harlin

Writers: Kevin Brodbin, Wayne Kramer

Distributor: Dimension

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on May 13

MPAA Rating: R for violence/strong graphic images, language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Monster In Law

Logline: After finally finding the man of her dreams, a woman must work hard to please her future mother-in-law

Featuring: Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Michael Vartan

Director: Robert Luketic

Writers: Anya Kochoff

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on May 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex references and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Saint Ralph

Logline: A ninth grader outruns everyone’s expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon

Featuring: Adam Butcher, Shauna MacDonald, Gordon Pinsent, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Tilly

Director: Michael McGowan

Writer: Michael McGowan

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on May 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tell Them Who You Are

Logline: The son of legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler tries to get to know his father better from his friends and those who have worked with him

Featuring: Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Ron Howard, George Lucas, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Sheen, Haskell Wexler, Mark Wexler

Director: Mark Wexler

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles on May 13

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual images

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Unleashed

Logline: A blind piano tuner helps teach a man raised as a prisoner/enforcer to a local gangster a new perspective on life

Featuring: Kerry Condon, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li

Director: Louis Leterrier

Writers: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen

Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on April 8

MPAA Rating: R for strong violent content, language and some sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

The Animation Show 2005: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Another Road Home: Opens at the Avalon Theatre in Washington DC

Assisted Living: Opens at the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

The Ballad of Jake and Rose: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill, the Movies 8 in Clovis CA, the Carolina Theatre in Durham and the Colony Theatre in Raleigh NC

Born Into Brothels: Opens at the Fountain Theater in Mesilla NM

Days of Being Wild: Opens at the Oak Street Cinema in Minneapolis

A Hole In One: Opens at the Laemmle Fairfax in Los Angeles

Nobody Knows: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC

Off the Map: Opens at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene OR

One Missed Call: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago

Palindromes: Opens at the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill NC, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee in Cleveland, the Drexel East in Columbus, the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford, the Tivoli Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, the Studio on the Square Cinemas in Memphis, the Osio Cinema in Monterey, the Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton MA, the Dundee Theatre in Omaha, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Broadway Center Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St Louis and the Sunrise Cinemas @ Old Hyde Park in Tampa Bay (18 additional locations)

À Tout de Suite: Opens at the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA

Turtles Can Fly: Opens at the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey CA, the Regent Square Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz

Up for Grabs: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Opens at the Varsity Theaters in Ashland OR, Landmark’s Dobie Theater in Austin, the Linwood Theater in Bainbridge Island WA, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Abbey Theatre in Durango CO, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Miwaukee, the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton MA and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

You I Love: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Star Wars Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith

Logline: Towards the end of the Clone Wars, Senator Palpatine seduces Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force, upsetting the balance of the Republic order

Featuring: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman

Director: George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 6500 prints in 3250 locations on May 19, 2005

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and some intense images

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX, DTS, SDDS

For MPAA Ratings, Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between late-April 2005 and June 2007, please visit the second section of The Early Report.

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