The Early Report for February 5, 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 56 known new movies opening in theatres or expanding their runs between Friday February 10 and Friday March 10.


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: 2500 plus locations release on February 10

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Fallen Idol

Logline: A young man inadvertently implicates the family butler in a murder

Featuring: Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey, Michele Morgan, Denis O’Dea, Ralph Richardson

Director: Carol Reed

Writers: Graham Greene, Lesley Storm and William Templeton, from a story by Greene

Distributor: Rialot Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

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: 2850 plus locations release on February 10

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

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Ister

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 River East 21 in Chicago, the Univeristy Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Angelika Film Center and the Empire 25 in New York City, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in Boston on February 10

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

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

National Lampoon’s Pucked

Logline: Convinced he’s hit the jackpot when he receives more than two hundred pre-approved credit cards in the mail, a longtime loser and chronic dreamer finances his dream of creating an all-women’s ice hockey league

Featuring: Jon Bon Jovi, Nora Dunn, Cary Elwes, David Faustino, Estella Warren

Director: Arthur Hiller

Writers: Matty Simmons and William Dozier & Sal Catalano & Shakes Mutlin, story by Simmons

Distributor: National Lampoon Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Greensboro NC and Milwaukee on February 10

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

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: Opens at the Arclight 14 in Hollywood, the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Metreon 15 in San Francisco and the Canada Square Cinemas in Toronto February 17: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, the CineArts Theatre in Evanston IL, the University Town Center Cinemas in Irvine CA, the Sequoia Theatre in Mill Valley, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, the Palo Alto Square Cinemas in Palo Alto CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Peekskill NY, the Ritz 5 Cinemas in Philadelphia, the CineArts Theatre in Pleasant Hill CA, the Camera 12 and Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Meridian 16 in Seattle, the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring MD, the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Vancouver BC and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC (21 locations total) on February 10

MPAA Rating: PG for some drug-related lyrics

Running Time: 103 minutes

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: 3000 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 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, the Sheepshead Bay 14 in Brooklyn, the Magic Johnson 14 Theatre in Harlem, the Magic Johnson 15 Theatre in Los Angeles, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR, the Marlow Heights 6 in Temple Hills MD, the Tigard 11 in Tigard OR and the Woodbine Centre Cinemas in Toronto 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

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

After Innocence: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

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

The Boys of Baraka: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Bubble: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Cache: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Duma: Opens at the Screenland Theatre in Kansas City MO

Elevator to the Gallows: Opens at the Key Theatre in Indianapolis

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

Go For Zucker: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Imagine Me and You: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans and in additional theatres in select markets

Manderlay: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, Landmark’s Act I & II in Berkeley, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Cinema 100 in Greenburgh NY, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Cinemas in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Movies Twin in Red Bank NJ, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Riviera Cinemas in Santa Barbara and the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ (14 additional theatres)

Marebito: Opens at the Cincinatti Film Society in Cincinatti, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

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

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in additional theatres in select markets

Transamerica: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX

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

The White Countess: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Why We Fight: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco
Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Desert Wind

Logline: Documents a trip through the Tunisian desert by twelve men of varying ages and backgrounds while a psychologist encourages them to talk about everything from what they like and don’t like about their bodies to their recollections of childhood and marriage traumas. In French with English subtitles

Director: Francois Kohler

Distributor: The National Film Board of Canada

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on February 15

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 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

Love

Logline: The paths of a Yugoslav hit man, his former lover and her police officer boyfriend cross in New York

Featuring: Didier Flamand, Peter Gevisser, Geno Lechner, Mario Padula, Sergej Trifunovic

Director: Vladan Nikolic

Writer: Vladan Nikolic

Distributor: Why Not Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre on February 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles on February 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Date Movie

Logline:

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

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: 120 minutes

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: 113 minutes

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: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles 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: Opens at the Ballston Commons 12 in Arlington VA,
the Greenbriar 12 and the the Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta, the Shiloh Crossing 18 in Avon IN, the Cedar Hills Crossing 16 in Beaverton OR, the Stadium 21 in Boise, the Brooklyn Center 20 in Brooklyn Center MN, the Crossroads 20 in Cary NC, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Chandler Fashion Center 20 in Chandler AZ, the Carolina Pavillion 22 in Charlotte, the City North 14 in Chicago, Clifton Commons 16 in Clifton NJ, the Columbiana Grande 14 and the Sandhill Stadium 16 in Columbia SC, the Easton Town Center 30, the Lennox 18 and the Polaris 18 in Columbus OH, the Coon Rapids 16 in Coon Rapids MN, the Grand 24 in Dallas, the North Dekalb Mall 16 in Decatur GA, the Colorado Center 9 in Denver, the Southpoint Cinemas 16 in Durham NC, the Eden Prairie 18 in Eden Prarie MN, the Southdale Megastar 16 in Edina MN, the Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin TN, the Coldwater Crossing 14 in Fort Wayne IN, the Celebration North 16 and the Grand Rapids 18 in Grand Rapids MI, the Rivertown 20 in Grandville MI, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Cherrydale 16 and the Hollywood 20 in Greenville SC, the Concord Mills 24 in Concord NC, the Patton Creek 15 in Hoover AL, the Gulf Pointe 30, the Marq*e 23, the Northline 12, the Studio 30 and the Willowbrook 24 in Houston, the Galaxy 14 and the Showplace 16 in Indianapolis, the Irvine Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw GA, the Pinnacle 18 and the West Town Mall 9 in Knoxville, the Pleasure Island 24 in Lake Buena Vista FL, the Colonial 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Yorktown 17 in Lombard IL, the Stonybrook 20 and the Tinseltown 19 in Louisville, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Milford 16 in Milford OH, the Southlake 9 in Morrow GA, the Nampa 14 in Nampa ID, the Greenhills 16, the Hollywood 27, the Opry Mills 20 and the Wynnsong 10 in Nashville, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Newport on the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the Oakdale 20 in North Oakdale MN, the Quail Springs Mall 24 and the Tinseltown 20 in Oklahoma City, the Waterford Lakes 20 in Orlando, the Desert Ridge 18 in Phoenix, the Legacy 24 and the Plano 20 in Plano TX, the Lloyd Mall 8 in Portland OR, the Raleigh Grand 16 in Raleigh NC, the Roseville 14 in Roseville CA, the Arden Fair 6, the Citrus Heights 16 and the Laguna Village 12 in Sacramento, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Showplace 16 in South Bend IN, the Spartan 16 in Spartanburg SC, the Showcase 18 in Springdale OH, the Starworld 16, the Southroads 20 and the Tulsa 17 in Tulsa OK, the Valley View 24 in Valley View OH, the Streets of West Chester 18 in West Chester OH, the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL and the Studio 28 in Wyoming MI (85 locations total) on February 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug references

Running Time: 102 minutes

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

April’s Showers: Opens at the Capitol Cinemas in Milwaukee

Ballet Russes: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, 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 Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Bubble: Opens at the Theatre N in Wilmington DE

Cache: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Classe Tous Risques: Opens at the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco

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

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

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

Gay Sex in the 70’s: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

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

Imagine Me and You: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis
and in additional theatres in select markets

Manderlay: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Rancho Niguel Cinemas in Laguna Niguel CA, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven and the Camelview Cinemas in Scottsdale

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

Neil Young: Heart of Gold: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Uptown Theatre in Birmingham, the Cedar Lee 6 in Cleveland, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Delray Beach 18 in Delray Beach FL, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Forum Cinemas in Montreal, the Green Hills Theatre in Nashville, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale and the Globe Theatre in Winnipeg (16 additional theatres)

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 Landmark’s Act I & II Theatre in Berkeley, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Osio Cinemas 6 in Monterey and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The White Countess: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Why We Fight: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

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

Doogal

Logline: When an evil sorcerer attempts to exact his revenge on those who imprisioned him by freezing the planet, an ordinary scruffy dog and his pals must unite to stop him

Featuring the voices of: Checy Chase, Judi Dench, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy, Ian McKellen, Kevin Smith, Jon Stewart

Directors: Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval and Frank Passingham

Writers: Paul Bassett, Tad Safran, Raolf Sanoussi and Stephane Sanoussi, based on characters created by Serge Danot

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on February 24

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

Little Fish

Logline: An ex-junkie trying to make a new life for herself finds her asperations tough to keep between her ex-boyfriend, her wannabe criminal brother and her former criminal boss. In English and in Vietnamese with English subtitles

Featuring: Cate Blanchett, Noni Hazlehurst, Martin Henderson, Dustin Nguyen, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving

Director: Rowan Woods

Writers: Jacqueline Perske

Distributor: First Look Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and in Los Angeles on February 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

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

Classe Tous Risques: Opens at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring MD

CSA: The Confederate States of America: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, the Village Art Theatre in Chicago, the Screenland Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs, the Academy Theatre in Pasadena and the Roxy Theatre in San Francisco

Dirty: Opens in Los Angeles and New York City

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

Manderlay: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Sunrise 11 Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Cinema City in Hartford, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento CA, the Bijou Cinemas in San Antonio, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Uptown Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis (13 additional locations)

Marebito: Opens at the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

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

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional theatres in select markets

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

Unknown White Male: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine 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
Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Our Brand is Crisis

Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of Democratic political advisors, lee by James Carville, to assist in the reelection of Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada. In English and in Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Rachel Boynton

Distributor: Koch/Lorber Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Sorry, Haters

Logline: In modern New York City, a series of events are set in motion resulting in the revelation of a devastating hidden truth when an American professional woman takes an interest in the life of a Muslim cab driver. In English and in Arabic with English subtitles

Featuring: Josh Hamilton, Abdellatif Kechiche, Sandra Oh, Robin Wright Penn

Director: Jeff Stanzler

Writer: Jeff Stanzler

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles, New York City and additional major markets on March 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Friday, March 3, 2006

Aquamarine

Logline: Following a storm, two teenage girls discover a mermaid

Featuring: JoJo, Jake McDorman, Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts

Director: Elizabeth Allen

Writers: John Quaintance

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on March 3

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and sensuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party

Logline: Part documentary reflection of the segregation and urban neglect that exists in modern America, part live concert film and part sketch comedy featuring the comedian and his friends

Featuring: Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wyclef Jean, Lauren Hill, Kayne West

Director: Michel Gondry

Writer: Dave Chappelle

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 400 plus locations on March 3

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Deep Sea 3-D

Logline: Documents some of strangest and exotic creatures on the planet, each who is dependent on another for survival

Director: Howard Hall

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 43 IMAX locations release on March 3

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: IMAX (1.33:1)

Sound Format: IMAX Digital Stereo

Doing Time for Patsy Cline

Logline: A young man from Australia, on his way to Nashville to seek fame and fortune in the country music scene, finds himself in a world of trouble when he picked up by a femme fatale and her drug running boyfriend

Featuring: Tony Barry, Roy Billing, Matt Day, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh

Director: Chris Kennedy

Writer: Chris Kennedy

Distributor: Chris Kennedy Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Game 6

Logline: A New York City playwright skips the opening night of his own play to watch the sixth game of the 1986 World Series

Featuring: Robert Downey Jr., Griffith Dunne, Michael Keaton, Bebe Newirth, Catherine O’Hara

Director: Michael Hoffman

Writers: Don DeLillo

Distributor: Kindred Media Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on March 3

MPAA Rating: R for some language and sexuality

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

In Cold Blood

Logline: Two men find themselves on trial for the murder of a family in rural Kansas

Featuring: Robert Blake, Jeff Corey, John Forsythe, Gerald S. O’Loughlin, Paul Stewart, Scott Wilson

Director: Richard Brooks

Writer: Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Truman Capote

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on March 3

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 134 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Joyeux Noel

Logline: On Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace, so they bury their dead and play football. In English and in French and German with English subtitles

Featuring: Dany Boon, Daniel Bruhl, Guillaume Canet, Benno Furmann, Diane Kruger, Gary Lewis

Director: Christian Carion

Writer: Christian Carion

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles on March 3

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

16 Blocks

Logline: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, only to discover there are forces at work trying to prevent them from making it

Featuring: Mos Def, David Morse, Bruce Willis

Director: Richard Donner

Writers: Richard Wenk

Distributor: Warner Brothers

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

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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 March 3

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 Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR

CSA: The Confederate States of America: Opens at the Reel Artways Cinemas in Hartford and the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz

Elevator to the Gallows: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Gay Sex in the 1970s: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Manderlay: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Osio Theatre in Monterey CA, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Trolley Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA

Music from the Inside Out: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Night Watch: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional theatres in select markets

Trudell: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The World’s Fastest Indian: Opens at the Movies at Midway Cinemas in Rehoboth Beach DE and the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME
Thursday, March 9, 2006

The Fallen

Logline: A single battle during World War II is seen through the eyes of its American, German and Italian participants. In English and in German and Italian with English subtitles

Featuring: Ron Hirt, John McVay, John O’Leary, Antonio Oliveri, Brett Smith

Director: Ari Taub

Writers: Nick Day and Caio Ribeiro

Distributor: Anthem Pictures International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pionner Theatre in New York City on March 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Friday, March 10, 2006

Ask the Dust

Logline: Two dreamers in 1930s Los Angeles fight the city and themselves to make their dreams come true

Featuring: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Val Kilmer, Idina Menzel, Donald Sutherland

Director: Robert Towne

Writer: Robert Towne, based on the novel by John Fante

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on March 10

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Beyond Honor

Logline: A young Egyptian-American woman torn between two distinct worlds: one that is haunted by a harshly violent memory and tightly bound by tradition, the other that we hardly realize exists because we are so much a part of it, that of contemporary America and its promise of personal freedom for all.

Featuring:

Director: Varun Khanna

Writer: Varun Khanna

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on March 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Devil’s Miner

Logline: Documents the lives of two brothers, aged 12 and 14, who work in the silver mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia. In Spanish with English subtitles

Directors: Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on March 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Duck Season

Logline: Two 14-year-old boys who have devised a perfect parent-free Sunday find their plans hampered by the arrival of their beautiful 16-year-old neighbor and a depressed pizza deliveryman. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Enrique Arreola, Diego Catano, Daniel Miranda, Danny Perea, Carolina Politi

Director: Fernando Eimbcke

Writers: Fernando Eimbcke and Paula Markovitch

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 10

MPAA Rating: R for language and some drug content

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Evil

Logline: After being kicked out of school for fighting, a young man tries to finish out his semester at a boarding school, with disasterous results. In Finnish and Swedish with English subtitles

Featuring: Henrik Lundstrom, Jesper Salen, Gustaf Skarsgard, Andreas Wilson, Linda Zilliacus

Director: Mikael Hafstrom

Writers: Hans Gunnarsson and Mikael Hafstrom, from the novel “Ondskan” by Jan Guillou

Distributor: Magnolia Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on March 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Failure to Launch

Logline: Desperate to get their thirtysomething son out of the house once and for all, two parents hire the gorgeous and talented girl of his dreams to get him to move on

Featuring: Justin Bartha, Kathy Bates, Terry Bradshaw, Bradley Cooper, Zooey Deschanel, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker

Director: Tom Dey

Writers: Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus locations release on March 10

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

Logline: A young boy is thrust against his will into his mother’s reckless life of turmoil and depravity, bouncing between desolate truck-stops, flea bag motels, strip joints and drug dens

Featuring: Asia Argento, Peter Fonda, Ben Foster, Michael Pitt, Jeremy Renner, Cole & Dylan Sprouse

Director: Asia Argento

Writer: Asia Argento, based on the novel by “JT LeRoy”

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on March 10

MPAA Rating: R for intense depiction of child abuse/neglect, strong sex and drug content, pervasive language, and some violence

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Hidden Blade

Logline: During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, a samurai bids farewell by his friends as he leaves their clan’s fiefdom to take an important position within the shogunate in a far away town. In Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Takako Matsu, Masatoshi Nagase, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Tomoko Tabata, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Director: Yoji Yamada

Writers: Yoshitaka Asama and Yoji Yamada

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on March 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 132 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Hills Have Eyes

Logline: A family road trip goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone.

Featuring: Emile de Ravin, Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw, Aaron Stanford

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writers: Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, based on the screenplay for the 1976 film by Wes Craven

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

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

MPAA Rating: R for strong gruesome violence and terror throughout, and for language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Libertine

Logline: A 17th century poet drinks and debauches his way to an early grave

Featuring: Jack Davenport, Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Samantha Morton

Director: Laurence Dunmore

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys, based on his play

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on March 10

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality including dialogue, violence and language

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Shaggy Dog

Logline: A lawyer more dedicated to his practice than his family finds his life turned upside down when he mysteriously becomes a sheep dog

Featuring: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Kristin Davis, Robert Downey Jr., Zena Grey

Director: Brian Robbins

Writers: Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberley and Geoff Rodkey and Jack Amiel &
Michael Begler, based on the 1959 film written by Lillie Hayward and Bill Walsh, and the novel “The Hound of Florence” by Felix Salten

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern:

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Shakespeare Behind Bars

Logline: Documents the founding of a Shakespearean acting troupe by twenty inmates at Kentucky’s Luther Correctional Complex

Director: Hank Rogerson

Distributor: International Film Circuit

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Simon

Logline: A gay dentist and a carefree cafe owner strike up a friendship after they find themselves involved in a car accident

Featuring: Eva Duijvestein, Daan Ekkel, Cees Geel, Marcel Hensema, Rifka Lodeizen

Director: Eddy Terstall

Writer: Eddy Terstall

Distributor: Strand Releasing

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Sandt: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Before the Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Theatres in Berkeley, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Classe Tous Risques: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

CSA: The Confederate States of America: Opens at the UICA Theatre in Grand Rapids, the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

Ellie Parker: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Fateless: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Garcon Stupide: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

Manderlay: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor MI, the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Museum of Fine Arts Cinemas in Fort Worth, the Enzian Theatre in Orlando, the Westhampton Cinemas in Richmond VA, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL and the Old Hyde Park Cinemas in Tampa

Neil Young: Heart of Gold: Opens at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, the Charles 5 in Baltimore, the Drexel Cinemas in Bexley, the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill, the Mariemont Cinemas in Cincinatti, the Garneau Theatre in Edmonton, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Falmouth, the Gateway Cinema 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Bytowne Theatre in Ottawa, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis (17 additional theatres)

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

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Suits on the Loose: Opens in Alaska and Hawaii

Trudell: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston and in Los Angeles

Tsotsi: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

What the Bleep!r: Down the Rabbit Hole: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Winter Passing: Opens in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington DC

A Year Without Love: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood
For MPAA Ratings, Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-March 2006 and December 2007, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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