The Early Report for January 22, 2006: Part One

This first section of The Early Report will give detailed coverage of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming five weeks, including screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s Early Report covers the 51 known new movies opening in theatres or expanding their runs between Tuesday January 24 and Friday February 24.


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Coachella

Logline: Documents the six year history of the California-based alternative music and arts festival

Featuring: Belle and Sebastian, Bjork, The Chemical Brothers, Iggy & The Stooges, Morrissey, Oasis, The Pixies, The Polyphonic Spree, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Stripes

Director: Drew Thomas

Distributor: Palisades Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 115 plus locations on January 24

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Friday, January 27, 2006

Annapolis

Logline: A young man from the wrong side of the tracks gets to live out his dream of attending the famed Naval Academy

Featuring: Jordana Brewster, James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg

Director: Justin Lin

Writer: Dave Collard

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1650 plus locations release on January 27

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Big Momma’s House 2

Logline: An FBI agent once again goes undercover as a corpulent septuagenarian, working as a nanny for an unhappy woman who is under investigation for murder

Featuring: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Emily Procter

Director: John Whitesell

Writers: Don Rhymer, based on characters created by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations release on January 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual humor and a humorous drug reference

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Bubble

Logline: A doll-factory worker finds herself imbrolied in a small town murder mystery

Featuring: Dustin Ashley, Debbie Doebereiner, K. Smith, Misty Wilkins

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writers: Coleman Hughes

Distributor: Magnolia Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Act I & II Theatres in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Capitol Center Theater in Charleston WV, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatres in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Bijou Theatre in Iowa City, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg WV, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Cinematheque Theatre in Santa Fe, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the Shaker Square Cinemas in Shaker Heights OH, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Circle Theatre in Tulsa OK, the Loft Cinemas in Tucson, Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles (27 locations total) on January 27

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Imagine Me and You

Logline: A young woman falls in love with another woman on her wedding day

Featuring: Matthew Goode, Anthony Head, Lena Headey, Celia Imrie, Piper Perabo

Director: Ol Parker

Writer: Ol Parker

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional theatres in select markets on January 27

MPAA Rating: R for some language and sexual material

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Nanny McPhee

Logline: A magical but unsightly woman is hired to be the nanny for a recently widowed man’s seven unruly children

Featuring: Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson

Director: Kirk Jones

Writer: Emma Thompson, based on the “Nurse Matilda” series of books by Christianna Brand

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on January 27

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, some rude humor and brief language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

La Petite Jerusalem

Logline: First-generation Jewish immigrants from North Africa find themselves in the middle of a Muslum/Hebrew conflict in their new French hometown

Featuring: Michael Cohen, Hedi Tillette de Clermont-Tonnerre, Bruno Todeschini, Fanny Valette, Elsa Zylberstein

Director: Karin Albou

Writer: Karin Albou

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on January 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Manderlay

Logline: In 1930s Alabama, a young woman finds a group of people living as if slavery had not been abolished seventy years earlier

Featuring: Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Davies, Isaach De Bankole, Danny Glover, Bryce Dallas Howard, Zeljko Ivanek, Udo Kier, Chloe Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgard

Director: Lars von Trier

Writer: Lars von Trier

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on January 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 139 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Roving Mars

Logline: Documents the planning, launching and landing activities of two Martian land rovers, leading to the exploration of the surface of the planet

Director: George Butler

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 100+ IMAX and other large format locations on January 27

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 40 minutes

Aspect Ratio: IMAX (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

10th District Court

Logline: Documents the happening inside a Parisian courtroom. In French with English subtitles

Director: Raymond Depardon

Distributor: Koch/Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle on January 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Logline: A filmmaker attempts to create the adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s essentially unfilmable novel, “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.”

Featuring: Gillian Anderson, Steve Coogan, Stephen Fry, Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald, Jeremy Northam

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Writer: Martin Hardy, based on the novel “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman” by Laurence Sterne

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on January 27

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

April’s Shower: Opens at the Highland Park Village Cinemas in Dallas, the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI and the Galaxy Cinema in Raleigh NC

Ballet Russes: Opens at the Ritz 5 Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Boys of Baraka: Opens at Landmark’s Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles

Cache: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin Cinemas in Albany CA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose, Landmark’s Guild 45th Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional theatres in select markets

Classe Tous Risques: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Darwin’s Nightmare: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Electric Shadows: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

Fateless: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Garcon Stupide: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

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

Marebito: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Cinestudio Theatre in Hartford

The Matador: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder CO and in additional locations in select markets

Mrs. Henderson Presents: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

On the Outs: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin and the University Town Center in Irvine

The Real Dirt on Farmer John: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and the Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose

24 Hours on Craigslist: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

The White Countess: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinema in Minneapolis, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis and in additional theatres in select markets

Why We Fight: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional theatres in select markets
Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Who Gets to Call it Artr

Logline: Documents the New York City pop art movement in the 1960s through the eyes of first Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Director: Peter Rosen

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on February 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Bubble: Opens at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus OH
Friday, February 3, 2006

FAQs

Logline: A group of outcasts come together with the help of a West Hollywood drag queen

Featuring: Lance Lee Davis, Tera Greene, Adam Larson, Joe Lia, Allan Louis

Director: Everett Lewis

Writer: Everett Lewis

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles on February 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

A Good Woman

Logline: A seductress lures away the husband of a younger woman

Featuring: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson

Director: Mike Barker

Writer: Howard Himelstein, based on the play “Lady Windermere’s Fan” by Oscar Wilde

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on February 3

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, sensuality and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Something New

Logline: A successful African-American businesswoman finds herself in hot water with her circle of friends when she falls for a Caucasian landscaper

Featuring: Simon Baker, Mike Epps, Donald Faison, Sanaa Latham, Blair Underwood

Director: Sanaa Hamri

Writer: Kriss Turner

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on February 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual references

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Suits on the Loose *** Newly added entry***

Logline: Two rebellious teens break out from a military academy, steal the car of two Mormon missionaries and dress up as the missionaries in the hopes of passing through any road blocks. Their guise works so well, police insist upon escorting the escapees directly to New Harmony, the town that’s been anxiously awaiting their Mormon missionaries

Featuring: Brandon Beemer, Fred Dryer, Eric ‘Ty’ Hodges II, Charles Napier, Robert Prosky, Reginald VelJohnson, Shaun Weiss, Jason Winer

Director: Rodney Henson

Writer: Rodney Henson

Distributor: Halestorm Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Gateway 8 in Bountiful UT, the walker 8 in Brigham City UT, the Cinema 8 in Cedar City UT, the Towne Theatre in Ephraim UT, the Coral Cliffs 8 in Hurricane UT, the Layton 17 in Layton UT, the Thanksgiving Point 8 in Lehi UT, the Providence 8 in Logan UT, the New Gate 14 in Ogden UT, the Stadium 6 in Payson UT, the Towne Centre 16 in Provo UT, the Megaplex 12 and the Salt Lake City 16 in Salt Lake City, the Jordan Commons 17 and the Union Station 10 in Sandy UT, the South Jordan 10 in South Jordan UT, the Spanish 8 in Spanish Fork UT, the Pineview 10 and the Stadium 8 in St. George UT, the Cinema 6 in Tooele UT, the Vernal Theatre in Vernal UT, the Jordon Landing 24 in West Jordan UT and the Ritz 15 in West Valley City UT (24 locations total) on February 3

MPAA Rating: PG for some language and brief violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Tamara

Logline: A high-school outcast, killed in a prank gone wrong, rises from the grave as a seductive vixen with supernatural powers, which she uses to get revenge on her enemies

Featuring: Jenna Dewan, Chad Faust, Gil Hacohen, Matthew Marsden, Claudette Mink

Director: Jeremy Haft

Writers: Jeffrey Reddick

Distributor: City Lights Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 25 locations in the greater New York City area on February 3

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong bloody violence, language, sexuality and teen drinking

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Tenants

Logline: A rivalry is sparked between two writers squatting in a rundown New York City apartment building

Featuring: Rose Byrne, Seymour Cassel, Nikki J. Crawford, Snoop Dogg, Dylan McDermott

Director: Danny Green

Writers: David Diamond and Danny Green, based on the novel by Bernard Malamud

Distributor: Millenium Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Empire 25 in New York City on February 3

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

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Logline: A ranch hand looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico. In English and in Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Julio Cesar Cedillo, January Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Writers: Guillermo Arriaga

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional theatres in select markets on February 3

MPAA Rating: R for language, violence and sexuality

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Toolbooth *** Newly added entry***

Logline: A young Jewish woman questions the values of her Orthodox upbringing in modern-day Brooklyn

Featuring: Tovah Feldshuh, Ronald Guttman, Rob McElhenney, Idina Menzel, Marla Sokoloff

Director: Debra Kirschner

Writer: Debra Kirschner

Distributor: Castle Hill Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on February 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Trudell

Logline: Documents the revolutionary life and art of Native American poet John Trudell

Director: Heather Rae

Writer: B. Russel Friedenberg

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Red Vic Movie House in San Francisco on February 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

What the Bleep!r: Down the Rabbit Hole *** Newly added entry***

Logline: A reformulated version of the surprise hit 2004 film “What the Bleep Do We Know!r” with new interviews, new animation, and dives deeper into the Rabbit Hole of self-realization

Featuring: Robert Bailey, Jr., Elaine Hendrix, Marlee Matlin, Barry Newman, Armin Shimerman

Directors: Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente

Writers: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Varisty Theatre in Ashland OR, Landmark’s Act I & II Theatres in Berkeley, the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas CA, the Quad Cinemas in New York City, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz, the Uptown 3 in Seattle and the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe on February 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

When a Stranger Calls

Logline: During an otherwise routine babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller

Featuring: Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Tommy Flanagan, Brian Geraghty. Tessa Thompson

Director: Simon West

Writer: Jake Wade Wall, based on the screenplay for the 1979 film by Steve Feke and Fred Walton

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on February 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense terror, violence and some language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The World’s Fastest Indian

Logline: A New Zealander invests several decades rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, with the intent of traveling to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to set a land-speed world record

Featuring: Bruce Greenwood, Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Chris Lawford, Paul Rodriguez

Director: Roger Donaldson

Writer: Roger Donaldson

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin Cinemas in Albany CA, the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills and Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Aventura Mall 24 in Aventura FL, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Bantam Cinema in Bantam CT, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Movies at Boynton Beach Cinemas in Boynton Beach FL, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland Heights OH, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Delray Beach 18 in Delray Beach FL, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Evanston 12 in Evanston IL, the Mansfield Cinema 15 in Hackettstown NJ, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema in Highland Park IL, the Angelika Film Center and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Century 20 in Huntington Beach CA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Manhasset Cinemas in Manhasset NY, the Holiday 10 in Meriden CT, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Headquarters 10 Theatres in Morristown NJ, the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Chelsea 9 Cinemas, the Empire 25, the First and 62nd Street Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Stadium 25 Theatre in Orange CA, the Glenwood Arts Center in Overland Park KS, the Owins Mills 14 in Owings Mills MD, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the River Cinemas in Rancho Mirage CA, the Montgomery 6 in Rocky Hill NJ, the Rye Ridge Cinema in Rye NY, the Broadway Centre Cinemas and the Salt Lake City 16 in Salt Lake City, the Bijou at the Crossroads 6 and the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Cinearts at Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Movies 9 in Sandy UT, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL, the Camelview 5 Theatre in Scottsdale AZ, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle, the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Springs MD, the Sunrise Cinema in Sunrise FL, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa FL, the Tenafly 4 in Tenafly NJ, the Catalina Theater and the El Con 20 Theatre in Tucson, the Downtown 10 in Ventura CA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles and the the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL (74 locations total) on February 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language, drug use and a sexual reference

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

After Innocence: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Starz Film Center in Denver

Ballet Russes: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatres in Gainesville FL, the Fall Creek Theatre in Ithaca NY, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Theatres in Berkeley and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Before the Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Cache: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and in additional theatres in select markets

Capote: Expands to 1000 plus locations

Far Side of the Moon: Opens at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Garcon Stupide: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Good Night, and Good Luck: Expands to 500 plus locations

Imagine Me and You: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional theatres in select markets

Loggerheads: Opens at the Baxter Avenue Theatre in Louisville and the Trolley Square 4 in Salt Lake City

Manderlay: Opens at Landmark’s NuArt Theatre in West Los Angeles

Mrs. Henderson Presents: Opens at Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA and in additional theatres in select markets

Music from the Inside Out: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Theatre in Washington DC

Naked in Ashes: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

On the Outs: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Pullman Square 16 in Huntington WV, the Wakeforest 12 in Raleigh NC, the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee and the Westbrook 12 in Westbrook CT

The Overture: Opens at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz

The Syrian Bride: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada: Opens at the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional theatres in select markets

Transamerica: Opens at Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional theatres in select markets

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Friday, February 10, 2006

Cowboy del Amor

Logline: Documents the efforts of Ivan Thompson, a self-proclaimed “Cowboy Cupid,” as he helps lonely American men find their ideal wife across the Mexican border

Director: Michele Ohayon

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on February 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Curious George

Logline: An adventurer, returning from Africa, finds himself the owner of a very curious simian who has followed him home

Featuring the voices of: Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Will Ferrell, Joan Plowright, Eugene Levy, Dick Van Dyke

Director: Matthew O’Callaghan

Writers: Ken Kaufman, screen story by Ken Kaufman and David Werb, based on the children’s book series by H. A. Rey and Margaret Rey

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations release on February 10

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Final Destination 3

Logline: A group of high school friends who survive a rollercoaster accident are forced to deal with the repercussions of escaping their fate

Featuring: Alex Johnson, Kris Lemche, Ryan Merriman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Director: James Wong

Writers: Glen Morgan and James Wong

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on February 10

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some nudity

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Firewall

Logline: A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he’s protecting, as a bid to pay off his family’s ransom

Featuring: Paul Bettany, Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen, Robert Patrick

Director: Richard Loncraine

Writer: Joe Forte

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on February 10

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Ister *** Newly added entry***

Logline: Documents the history behind the epic poem by Martin Heidegger, one of the most influential and controversial philosopher of the 20th century, concerning a portion of the Danube River

Directors: David Barison and Daniel Ross

Distributor: First Run/Icarus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on February 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 189 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

London

Logline: When a young man learns that his ex-girlfriend is leaving town without telling him, he responds by impulsively crashing her going away party and holing up in the bathroom with a pile of cocaine and an enigmatic Englishman he barely knows, working up the nerve to talk to London before it’s too late

Featuring: Jessica Biel, Joy Bryant, Dane Cook, Chris Evans, Isla Fisher, Jason Stratham

Director: Hunter Richards

Writer: Hunter Richards

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films/Destination Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional theatres in select markets on February 10

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

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Neil Young: Heart Of Gold

Logline: Documents the iconoclastic rocker’s 2005 concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

Director: Jonathan Demme

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto on February 10

MPAA Rating: PG for some drug-related lyrics

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Pink Panther

Logline: A bumbling French detective is on the case when a famous soccer coach is murdered and his priceless diamond ring stolen

Featuring: Kevin Kline, Beyonce Knowles, Steve Martin, Emily Mortimer, Jean Reno

Director: Shawn Levy

Writers: Len Blum and Steve Martin, story by Len Blum and Michael Saltzman, from the film series created by Blake Edwards and Maurice Richlin

Distributor: MGM/Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on February 10

MPAA Rating: PG for occasional crude and suggestive humor and language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Through the Fire

Logline: Documents the journey of Coney Island basketball star Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA

Director: Jonathan Hock

Distributor: Cinema Libre Studio

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City and Portland on February 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Whatever Happened to Alicer

Logline: A young woman finds her life intertwined with an older woman who is quite possibly crazy

Featuring: Carl Darchuk, Becca Gardner, Linda L. Larson, Nancy Lincors

Director: Linda L. Larson

Writer: Linda L. Larson

Distributor: Action Cat Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles on February 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

A Year without Love *** Newly added entry***

Logline: A writer dying of AIDS searches for a cure and human interaction in the hospitals and sex clubs of Buenos Aires. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Mimi Ardu, Carlos Echevarria, Barbara Lombardo, Juan Minujin, Javier Van de Couter

Director: Anahi Berneri

Writers: Anahi Berneri and Pablo Perez

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on February 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Ballet Russes: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theater in Atlanta and Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

Before the Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Greenway Cinemas in Houston

Bubble: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Ellie Parker: Opens at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI

Film Geek (First Run Features): Opens at the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR and the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Gilles’ Wife: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Imagine Me and You: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans and in additional theatres in select markets

Marebito: Opens at the Cincinatti Film Society in Cincinatti and the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu

On the Outs: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Protocols of Zion: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Suits on the Loose: Opens at the Pineridge 10 in Pocatello ID, the American Family Cinemas in Rexburg ID, the Twin Cinemas 12 in Twin Falls ID and in Boise, Idaho Falls and Nampa ID

Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional theatres in select markets

Why We Fight: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and the Tower Theatre in Sacramento
Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Expanding today

Bubble: Opens at the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center in Buffalo and the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale

CSA: The Confederate States of America: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
Thursday, February 16, 2006

Expanding today

Bubble: Opens at Stage West at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth FL and the Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton PA
Friday, February 17, 2006

Battle in Heaven

Logline: Haunted by the tragic outcome of a kidnapping he perpetrated with his wife, a driver confesses his crime to his boss’s daughter. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: David Bornstien, Marcos Hernandez, Anapola Mushkadiz, Rosalinda Ramirez, Bertha Ruiz

Director: Carlos Reygadas

Writer: Carlos Reygadas

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on February 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Date Movie

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Featuring: Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Griffin, Fred Willard

Directors: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

Writers: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on February 17

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

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Dr. Dolittle 3

Logline: The daughter of the doctor who can talk to animals discovers she too has the family gift, and uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save a small dude ranch from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch

Featuring: John Amos, Walker Howard, Kyla Pratt, Kristen Wilson

Director: Rich Thorne

Writers: Nina Colman

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on February 17

MPAA Rating: PG for some crude humor and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Eight Below

Logline: Members of a scientific expedition to Antartica are torn over the need to rescue a group of sled dogs who were left behind after a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions forced the group to abandon their post

Featuring: Jason Biggs, Moon Bloodgood, Wendy Crewson, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Walker

Director: Frank Marshall

Writers: David DiGilio

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on February 17

MPAA Rating: PG for some peril and brief mild language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Freedomland

Logline: An African-American detective and a white newspaper reporter team up to investigate a racial controversy, created when a single white mother blames an African-American man from the projects for the kidnapping and murder of her daughter

Featuring: Ron Eldard, Edie Falco, William Forsythe, Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore

Director: Joe Roth

Writer: Richard Price, based on his novel

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on February 17

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violent content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Illusion

Logline: A legendary film director is shown three visions of the life of the son he never knew, and as he lies dying, is given one last chance to affect his son’s life

Featuring: Richmond Arquette, Bryan Cranston, Kirk Douglas, Michael A. Goorjian, Karen Tucker

Director: Michael Goorjian

Writers: Michael Goorjian, Chris Horvath, Tressa diFiglia

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Night Watch

Logline: The forces of light and darkness battle in modern-day Moscow.

Featuring: Konstantin Khabensky, Dima Martynov, Vladimir Menshov, Maria Poroshina, Galina Tunina, Victor Verzhbitsky, Valery Zolotukhin

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Writers: Timur Bekmambetov and Sergei Lukyanenko, based on the novel by Lukyanenko

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 17

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, disturbing images and language

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Second Chance

Logline: A white minister and a black street preacher must work together to save their shared community

Featuring: Lisa Arrindell, Jeff Carr, J. Don Ferguson, Michael W. Smith

Director: Steve Taylor

Writers: Chip Arnold, Ben Pearson and Steve Taylor

Distributor: Provident Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: 78 locations in on February 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug references

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Unknown White Male

Logline: Documents the strange case of Doug Bruce, who woke up on Coney Island one morning with no memory of any day of his entire life

Director: Rupert Murray

Distributor: Wellspring Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on February 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug references and brief strong language

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85;1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Winter Passing

Logline: A struggling actress is offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away

Featuring: Zooey Deschanel, Rachel Dratch, Will Ferrell, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Amelia Warner

Director: Adam Rapp

Writer: Adam Rapp

Distributor: Yari Film Group Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in New York City on February 17

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Expanding today

Ballet Russes: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and in additional theatres in select markets

The Boys of Baraka: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Bubble: Opens at the Theatre N in Wilmington DE

Ellie Parker: Opens at the Trolley Square 4 in Salt Lake City

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

Gay Sex in the 70’s: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Go for Zucker!: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Marebito: Opens at the High Ridge Theatre in Albuquerque and the Devargas Theatre in Santa Fe

Music from the Inside Out: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

On the Outs: Opens at the Towne Stadium 16 in Egg Harbor Township NJ

Suits on the Loose: Opens in Arizona and Nevada

24 Hours on Craigslist: Opens at the Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose

What the Bleepr!: Down the Rabbit Hole: Opens at the Osio Cinemas 6 in Monterey and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The World’s Fastest Indian: Opens at the Spectrum Cinemas in Albany NY, the Bonita Springs 12 in Bonita Springs FL, the Darkside Theater in Corvallis OR, the Fleur Cinemas in Des Moines, the Pocono Cinema in East Stroudsburg PA, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Gainesville Cinema 14 in Gainesville FL, the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg PA, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Oak view 24 in Omaha NE and the Riverside 12 in Reno NV
Friday, February 24, 2006

Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Logline: Documents the struggle one Holocaust survivor goes through when she decides to forgive the man who committed barbaric atrocities to her in the Auschwitz concentration camp sixty years before

Director: Bob Hercules

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on February 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Madea’s Family Reunion

Logline: While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces

Featuring: Maya Angelou, Jenifer Lewis, Tyler Perry, Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood

Director: Tyler Perry

Writers: Tyler Perry, based on his one-person play

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations release on February 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, domestic violence, sex and drug references

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Running Scared

Logline: A low level mob flunkie gets in hot water when one of the guns he was supposed to dispose of is used in a murder

Featuring: Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Johnny Messner, Chazz Palminteri, Paul Walker

Director: Wayne Kramer

Writer: Wayne Kramer

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on February 24

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

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

Logline: A young woman in Nazi Germany joins the “WeiSse Rose” resistance group, becoming a fearless activist as she works towards the downfall of the monolithic Third Reich war machine. In German with English subtitles

Featuring: Johanna Gastdorf, Gerald Alexander Held, Andre Hennicke, Fabian Hinrichs, Julia Jentsch

Director: Marc Rothemund

Writer: Fred Breinersdorfer

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY and the Film Forum in New York City on February 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tsotsi

Logline: A young ruthless hoodlum in Johannesburg finds his humanity when he accidentally kidnaps a baby during a car-jacking. In Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu with English subtitles

Featuring: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe, Percy Matsemela, Jerry Mofokeng

Director: Gavin Hood

Writer: Gavin Hood, based on the novel by Athol Fugard

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles on February 24

MPAA Rating: R for language and some strong violent content

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Ultraviolet

Logline: In the late 21st century, a genetically modified woman finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to the human race

Featuring: Sebastien Andrieu, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, William Fichtner, Milla Jovovich

Director: Kurt Wimmer

Writer: Kurt Wimmer

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on February 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violent action throughout, partial nudity and language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Ballet Russes: Opens at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI, the Bijou at the Crossroad Cinemas in San Antonio, the Catamount Arts Theatre in St. Johnsbury VT and the Circle Cinemas in Tulsa OK

Before the Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit

The Boys of Baraka: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Fateless: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Garcon Stupide: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Gilles’ Wife: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Marebito: Opens at the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas

On the Outs: Opens at Fox Theatre 10 in Portland OR

39 Pounds of Love: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional theatres in select markets

Trudell (Balcony Releasing): Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City

What the Bleepr!: Down the Rabbit Hole: Opens at the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

The World’s Fastest Indian: Opens at the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Baxter Avenue 8 in Louisville KY and the Rialto Cinema in Raleigh NC
For MPAA Ratings, Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between late February 2006 and December 2007, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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