The Early Report for June 4, 2006: Part One

This first section of The Early Report will give detailed coverage of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming six weeks, including screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s Early Report covers 62 known new movies opening in theatres or expanding their runs between Tuesday June 6 and Friday July 14.


Tuesday, June 6, 2006

The Omen

Logline: An American diplomat discovers his child might be the son of Satan

Featuring: Mia Farrow, Michael Gambon, Pete Postlethwaite, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, David Thewlis

Director: John Moore

Writer: David Seltzer, based on the screenplay for the 1976 film by David Seltzer

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on June 6

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, graphic images and some language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The Heart of the Game

Logline: Documents the development of a high school girls basketball team in Seattle over several years

Director: Ward Serrill

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on June 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Academy of Art Theatre in Honolulu
Thursday, June 8, 2006

Fallen Angel: Gram Parsons

Logline: Documentary about the 1970s musician, his exceptional life, bizarre death, and impact on music history

Director: Gandulf Hennig

Distributor: Gandulf Hennig Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco on June 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Psychopathia Sexualis

Logline: An ambitious doctor not only studies his sexually preverse patients, but uses them as pawns and playthings

Featuring: Jane Bass, Bryan Davis, Veronika Duerr, Sandra L. Hughes, Ted Manson, Daniel May, Rob Nixon, Lisa Paulsen, Daniel Pettrow, Rachel Sorsa

Director: Bret Wood

Writer: Bret Wood

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on June 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Friday, June 9, 2006

Agnes and his Brothers

Logline: A transsexual and his brothers deal with how their eccentric father may be the cause of their continual relationship problems. In German with English subtitles

Featuring: Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Katja Riemann, Martin Weiss

Director: Oskar Roehler

Writer: Oskar Roehler

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Autumn

Logline: Three childhood friends are reunited in adulthood, all of them are pursuing criminal careers. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Michel Aumont, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Dinara Drukarova, Samuel Dupuy, Irene Jacob

Director: Ra’up McGee

Writers: Ra’up McGee

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bombon, El Perro

Logline: A recently laid off man takes his new dog,a pure breed Dogo Argentino and potential dog show winner, on a trip across Argentine Patagonia in the hopes of finding his fortune in competition. In Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Carlos Sorin

Distributor: Cinema Tropical

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Cars

Logline: A hot-shot NASCAR stock car gets waylaid in a small town on his way to a big race, and learns the true meaning of family and friendship

Featuring the voices of: Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Paul Newman, Richard Petty, John Ratzenberger, Owen Wilson

Director: John Lasseter

Writer: John Lasseter

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus locations on June 9

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 117 minutes, including 5 minute Pixar short “One Man Band”

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

Logline: Documentary about German musician Alexander Hacke as he roams the thriving streets of Istanbul with his mobile recording studio, collecting many kinds of musical inspiration. In English and in German and Turkish with English subtitles

Director: Fatih Akin

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Long Weekend

Logline: An overworked ad executive has to contend with his oversexed brother while trying to complete an important ad campaign that could cost him his job

Featuring: Brendan Fehr, Chris Klein, Nicole McKay, Cobie Smulders, Chandra West

Director: Pat Holden

Writer: Tad Safran

Distributor: Lantern Lane Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles, Laemmle’s One Coloardo Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA on June 9

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, gross-out humor, language and brief drug use

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads

Logline: Documentary about the “Texican” musical group

Director: Hector Galan

Distributor: Lone Wolf Bridge Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Brownsville TX, Corpus Christi, Harlingen TX, McAllen TX, Mission TX, San Angelo TX and Weslaco TX on June 9

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and some thematic elements

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Mary

Logline: An actress becomes obsessed with Mary Magdelene after playing her in a film

Featuring: Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Heather Graham, Matthew Modine, Forest Whitaker

Director: Abel Ferrera

Writers: Abel Ferrara, Mario Isabella, Simone Lageoles and Scott Pardo

Distributor: Unknown at this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Prarie Home Companion

Logline: Behind-the-scenes of the final broadcast of a long-running radio show

Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsey Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin

Director: Robert Altman

Writer: Garrsion Keillor, based on his stories

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: 650 plus locations on June 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for risque humor

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Slow Jam King *** NEW ENTRY ***

Logline: Brought together by a carjacking, a motley multiracial trio head for an escapist roadtrip to Nashville, where they discover truth, love, and the dirty underbelly of the country music scene

Featuring: Beresford Bennett, D.K. Bowser, Ron Domingo, Rona Figueroa, Whitney Melton

Director: Steven E. Mallorca

Writer: Steven E. Mallorca

Distributor: Slow Jam King Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Imaginasian Theatre in New York City on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Uncut

Logline: A man, stuck at home with a fractured pelvis, tries every means possible to attract a woman into his bed, including a beautiful policewoman investigating the disappearance of the young man’s fiancee. In Italian with English subtitles

Featuring:

Director: Gionata Zarantonello

Writer: Gionata Zarantonello

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village 3 in New York City on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: DTS

For the Record…: The film claims to have the Guinness World Record for the longest continual single shot of the male genitalia

Expanding today

The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay Stole Congress: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Clean: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Coastlines: Opens at the Bala Theatre in Bala Cynwyd PA

Dead Man’s Shoes: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Varisty Theatre in Ashland OR, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel Cinemas in Columbus, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Orleans 18 in Las Vegas, the Westgate 4 in Madison WI, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Colony Cinemas in Raleigh and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

The Fallen Idol: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

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

The Heart of the Game: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood

I Am A Sex Addict: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

An Inconvenient Truth: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Mizner Cinemas in Boca Raton, the Esquire Cinemas in Chicago, the Delray 18 in Delray Beach FL, Landmark’s Mayan Theater in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Cinema Arts Center in Fairfax VA, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, Landmark’s River Oaks Cinemas in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Rancho Niguel Cinemas in Laguna Niguel CA, the Movies 6 in Long Beach CA, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Uptown Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Forum 22 in Montreal, the Intracostal 8 in North Miani, the Chelsea 9, the Cinema 1 2 3 and the 86th Street East Cinemas in New York City, the Intra Coastal Cinemas in North Miami, the Bytowne Theatre in Ottawa, the Bryn Mawr Theatre in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Paseo Nuevo Theatre in Santa Barbara, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and the Fifth Avenue Theatre and the Tinseltown 8 in Vancouver BC

Iron Island: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Keeping Up With the Steins: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The King: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Lady Vengeance: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Look Both Ways: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

The Lost City: Opens at the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

The Proposition: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Psychopathia Sexualis: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle

Sir! No Sir!: Opens at the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia and the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ

Sketches of Frank Gehry

Somersault (Magnolia Films): Opens at the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville and the Little Theater in Rochester NY

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy: Opens at the Hippodrome Cinema in Gainesville FL

Three Times: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City
Wednesday, June 14, 2006

a/k/a Tommy Chong

Logline: Documents the arrest and conviction of the 1970s comedian for making bongs

Featuring: Tommy Chong, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Cheech Marin, George Thorogood

Director: Josh Gilbert

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Thursday, June 15, 2006

Going Under

Logline: A married psychotherapist begins to see his dominatrix outside of their sessions

Featuring: Brian Keane, Geno Lechner, Miho Nikaido, Roger Rees, Blake Robbins

Director: Eric Werthman

Writers: Eric Werthman & Jessica Gohlk

Distributor: Frontier Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Friday, June 16, 2006

Beowulf and Grendel

Logline: A Scandinavian hero attempts save the Danes from an indomitable monster

Featuring: Gerard Butler, Sarah Polley, Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson, Stellan Skarsgard

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson

Writer: Andrew Rai Berzins, based on the epic poem

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle on June 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Dog Lover’s Symphony

Logline: A troubled young man with a checkered past is taken in by a defense attorney who sees something in the young man no else sees

Featuring: Jesse Berns, Maxwell Caulfield, Alania Kalanj

Director: Ted Fukuda

Writer: Ted Fukuda

Distributor: Dog Lover’s Symphony LLC

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema City Theatres in Anaheim and Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles on June 16

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, including some drug issue

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fall to Grace

Logline: A young Georgian emigrant, tries to make his way in a new country, a new school and onto the varsity basketball squad, against the wishes of his father

Featuring: Bhagirit Crow, Gabriel Luna, Kira Pozehl, Jessica Roque, David Stokey

Director: Mari Marchbanks

Writer: Mari Marchbanks

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin on June 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Logline: A hot dog street racer finds new challenges when he is sent to live with his father in Tokyo after getting in trouble with the law back home

Featuring: Lucas Black

Director: Justin Lin

Writers: Chris Morgan and Kario Salem and Alfredo Botello

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus locations on June 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for reckless and illegal behavior involving teens, violence, language and sexual content

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Garfield’s A Tail of Two Kitties

Logline: The big orange furball visits England. Wackiness, and much lasagna eating, will surely ensue

Featuring: Billy Connolly, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Breckin Meyer and the voice of Bill Murray

Director: Tim Hill

Writers: Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow, based on the comic strip by Jim Davis

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on June 16

MPAA Rating: PG for some off-color elements

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Lake House

Logline: A lonely lady doctor begins exchanging letters with a frustrated architect, only to find more than physical distance separates them

Featuring: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Keanu Reeves, Dylan Walsh

Director: Alejandro Agresti

Writer: David Auburn, based on the screenplay for the 2000 film “Siworae” by Ji-na Yeo

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on June 16

MPAA Rating: PG for some language and a disturbing image

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Land of the Blind *** NEW RELEASE DATE***

Logline: An idealistic soldier strikes up an illicit friendship with a political prisoner, who wishes to recruit the soldier for a bloody coup d’etat

Featuring: Lara Flynn Boyle, Mark Dymond, Ralph Fiennes, Laura Fraser, Donald Sutherland

Director: Robert Edwards

Writer: Robert Edwards

Distributor: Bauer Martinez Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 16

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

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Loverboy

Logline: A woman who was smothered with love as a child makes the same mistakes as a mother with her own child

Featuring: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Oliver Platt, Kyra Sedgwick, Marisa Tomei

Director: Kevin Bacon

Writers: Hannah Shakespeare, based on the novel by Victoria Redel

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on June 16

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Lower City

Logline: Two Brazilian fisherman find their lifelong friendship in ruins after they both fall for the same woman. In Portuguese with English subtitles

Featuring: Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Lazaro Ramos

Director: Sergio Machado

Writers: Karim Ainouz, Sergio Machado, Adriana Rattes and Gil Vicente Tavares

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on June 16

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Logline: An adorable young gay man looks for love in all the wrong places

Featuring: Scott Atkinson, Meredith Baxter, Daniel Letterle

Director: George Bamber

Writer: David Vernon

Distributor: here! Films/Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood and the Quad Cinemas in New York City on June 16

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content and language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Nacho Libre

Logline: A Mexican monk-in-training moonlights as a lucha libre wrestler to raise money for his orphanage

Featuring: Jack Black, Efren Ramirez

Director: Jared Hess

Writers: Jared Hess & Jerusha Hess & Mike White

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on June 16

MPAA Rating: PG for rough action, and crude humor including dialogue

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Only Human *** NEW ENTRY ***

Logline: When a young woman comes home to introduce her fiance to her idiosyncratic Jewish family, everything goes smoothly until the lovers belatedly reveal the man is Palestinian. In English and in Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Marian Aguilera, Norma Aleandro, Maria Botto, Guillermo Toledo

Directors: Dominic Harari and Teresa de Pelegri

Writers: Dominic Harari and Teresa de Pelegri

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Center Cinemas and the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wordplay

Logline: Documents the world of competitive crossword puzzle solving

Director: Patrick Creadon

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 16

MPAA Rating: PG for some language and mild thematic elements

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Adam & Steve: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Army of Shadows: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco

Cavite: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The Celestine Prophecy: Opens at the Darkside Cinema in Corvallis OR

Clean: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Coastlines: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Starz Film Center in Denver

District B13: Opens at the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS and the El Con 20 in Tucson

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Amherst 3 in Buffalo, the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines, the Riverside 12 in Reno, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway 6 in Salt Lake City, the Fiesta Cinemas in San Antonio, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Center for Contemporary Arts Theatre in Santa Fe and the El Con 20 in Tucson

Drawing Restraint 9: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Evil: Opens at the Cleveland Cinematheque in Cleveland

The Fallen Idol: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Forgiving Dr. Mengele: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Giuliani Time: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Frnacisco and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

The Heart of the Game: Opens at Landmark’s Guild 45th Theatre in Seattle and in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington DC

An Inconvenient Truth: Opens at the Spectrum 7 in Albany NY, the Albuquerque 14 in Albuquerque NM, the Aliso Viejo 20 in Aliso Viejo CA, the Amherst Cinemas in Amherst NY, the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue WA, the Burbank 30 in Burbank, the Globe Theatre in Calgary, the Paseo Camarillo Theatre in Camarillo CA, the Chelsea Theatre in Chapel Hill, the Ballyntyne Theatre in Charlotte, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Drexel Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Hollywood Hits Theatre in Danvers MA, the Dedham Commons Cinemas in Dedham MA, the Flower Hill 4 in Del Mar CA, the Carolina 3 in Durham, the Princess Theatre in Edmonton, the Bay Street 16 in Emeryville, the Foothill 22 in Foothill Ranch CA, the Parklane Cinemas in Halifax, the Crown City Cinema in Hartford CT, the Varsity Theatre in Honolulu, the Huntington 20 in Huntington Beach, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis, the Tivoli at Manor Square Theatre in Kansas City MO, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Alderwood Theatre in Lynwood WA, the Westgate Theatre in Madison WI, the Mariemont Theatre in Mariemont OH, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Studio Cinemas in Olathe KS, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 and the Stadium 20 in Orange CA, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC, the River Theatre in Rancho Mirage CA, the Bella Bottega 11 in Redmond WA, the East Valley 13 in Renton WA, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale NY, the Broadway 6 in Salt Lake City, the Saratoga Cinemas in San Jose, the Palm Theatre in San Louis Obispo, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara, the River Park 20 in Spokane, the Sunrise at Old Hyde Park Cinemas in Tampa, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance, the Downtown 10 in Ventura CA, the Parisian Theatre in West Palm Beach, the Westlake Village Theatre in Westlake CA, the Globe Theatre in Winnipeg, the Winter Park 20 in Winter Park FL and the Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills CA

The King: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Greenway Cinemas in Houston, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Lemming: Opens at Landmark’s Greenway 3 in Houston

The Lost City: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Mongolian Ping Pong: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

La Petite Jerusalem: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

Psychopathia Sexualis: Opens at the Clinton Street Theatre in Portland OR

Russian Dolls: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

Sir! No Sir!: Opens at the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Brattle Theatre in Cambrdige MA, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, the Screenland Theatre in Kansas City MO and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Sketches of Frank Gehry: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

States of Grace: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Stolen: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Typhoon: Opens at the Studio 30 in Chamblee GA, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia and the Grande at Sheppard Center Cinemas in Toronto

Wah-Wah: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston
Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Expiration Date

Logline: A young man whose father and grandfather were killed by milk trucks on their 25th birthdays finds a reason to break out of his malaise just before his 25th birthday by meeting an unconventional young woman

Featuring: Robert A. Guthrie, David Keith, Sascha Knopf, Dee Wallace Stone, Brandon Whitehead

Director: Rick Stevenson

Writers: Hamish Gunn & Rick Stevenson

Distributor: Roadkill Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle on June 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man

Logline: Documents a concert honoring the prolific singer and songwriter, with performances by Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton, U2 and Rufus Wainwright

Director: Lian Lunson

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sex-related material

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Logline: An art historian specializing in the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch decides to spend her final days in Venice after discovering she has cancer

Featuring: Barry Chipperfield, Maria Novella Martinoli, Chris Nightingale, Claudine Spiteri

Director: Lech Majewski

Writer: Lech Majewski, based on his story “Metaphysics”

Distributor: Mestiere Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on June 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR
Friday, June 23, 2006

Click

Logline: An overworked architect buys a magic remote control that begins to take over his life. Wackiness, and many life lessons, will surely ensue

Featuring: Sean Astin, Kate Beckinsale, Adam Sandler, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler

Director: Frank Coraci

Writers: Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on June 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, crude and sex related humor and some drug references

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Great New Wonderful

Logline: Five separate stories set in the aftermath of New York City’s omnipresent, but unmentioned, tragedy

Featuring: Stephen Colbert, Olympia Dukakis, Edie Falco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Naseeruddin Shah, Tony Shaloub

Director: Danny Leiner

Writer: Sam Catlin

Distributor: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on June 23

Opening Week Release Pattern: First Independent Pictures

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Hidden Blade

Logline: A samurai takes leave of his lifelong friends to take an important position within a shogunate far away. In Japanese with English subtitles

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

Director: Yoji Yamada

Writers: Yoji Yamada and Yoshitaka Asama, based on the stories of Shuuhei Fujisawa

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 132 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Road to Guantanamo

Logline: Four British Muslim boys who go to Pakistan for a wedding and end up in Cuba as tortured prisoners of the U.S. Army.

Featuring: Rizwan Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Afran Usman

Directors: Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross

Writers: No screenwriter credited

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional theatres in select markets on June 23

MPAA Rating: R for language and disturbing violent content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Say Uncle

Logline: When Paul’s godson moves with his family to Japan, Paul starts a desperate search to replace his lost relationship with his godson.

Featuring: Anthony Clark, Lisa Edelstein, Melanie Lynskey, Kathy Najimy, Peter Paige, Gabrielle Union

Director: Peter Paige

Writer: Peter Paige

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles and the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 23

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Two Drifters

Logline: A handsome young man and an unstable young woman find an uneasy friendship based on their mutual misery. In Portuguese with English subtitles

Featuring: Joao Carreira, Carloto Cotta, Ana Cristina DeOliveira, Nuno Gil, Teresa Madruga

Director: Joao Pedro Rodrigues

Writers: Paulo Rebelo and Joao Pedro Rodrigues

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Wassup Rockers

Logline: A skateboarding odyssey about a group of Latino teens who leave their east Los Angeles neighborhood to explore the wilds of Beverly Hills.

Featuring: Yunior Usualdo Panameno, Francisco Pedrasa, Eddie Velasquez, Jonathan Velasquez, Milton Velasquez

Director: Larry Clark

Writer: Larry Clark, story by Larry Clark and Matthew Frost

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on June 23

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

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Waist Deep

Logline: An ex-convict gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside

Featuring: The Game, Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate, Arnold Vosloo

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall

Writer: Vondie Curtis-Hall, story by Michael Mahern and Darin Scott

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on June 23

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and pervasive language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

The Almost Guys: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Autumn: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Beauty Academy of Kabul: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Clean: Opens at the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Triplex Theatre in Great Barrington MA and the Palace 9 in South Burlington VT

Coastlines: Opens at the Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables FL

The Conrad Boys: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

District B13: Opens at the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Riverside 12 in Reno and the Crocker Park 16 in Westlake OH

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Abilene 10 in Abilene TX, the Palace 9 in Burlington VT, Paseo Camarillo Theatre in Camarillo CA, the Twin Peaks Cinemas in Colorado Springs, the Corpus Christi 16 in Corpus Christi, the Gainsville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Myrna Loy Center Theatre in Helena MT, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Fall Creek Theatre in Ithaca NY, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, the Odessa 14 in Odessa TX, the Winter Park 20 in Orlando, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota, the Miracle Theatre in Tallahassee

Fall to Grace: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Fallen Idol: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Forgiving Dr. Mengele: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Giuliani Time: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

I Am a Sex Addict: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Academy of Arts Theatre in Honolulu, the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE and the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco

An Inconvenient Truth: Opens at the Anchorage 16 in Anchorage, the Isis Theatre in Aspen, the Athena 3 in Athena OH, the Colonial Theatre in Belfast ME, the Gardens Cinema in Binghampton NY, the Village 4 in Boulder, the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the New Neon Theatre in Dayton OH, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Tamarac 9 in Denver, the Fleur Cinemas in Des Moines, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Super Cinema in Holland OH, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Kentucky Twin in Lexington, the baxter 8 in Louisville, the Ridgeway Cinemas in Memphis, the Golden West Village 12 in Monterey, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in North Falmouth MA, the Island Theatre in Oak Bluffs MA, the Quail Springs Cinemas in Oklahoma City, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the Riverside Theatre in Reno, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Pittsford Plaza Cinemas in Rochester NY, the Plaza Theatre in Rutland VT, the Saginsaw Theatr in Saginaw MI, the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe, the Fine Arts Theatre in Santucre PR, the Brns Court Cinemas in Sarasota, the Visulite Theatre in Staunton VA, the Catalina Cinemas and the El Con 20 in Tucson, the Southroads Cinemas in Tulsa OK, the Princess Theatre in Waterloo ON, the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME, the West Boylston Cinemas in West Boylston MA and the Westminster 24 in Westminster CO

Iron Island: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

The King: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Ritz Theatres in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ

Lemming: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere 3 in San Francisco

The Lost City: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

Quality of Life: Opens at the Real Artways Cinema in Hartford

Peaceful Warrior: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Crossroads Cinemas in Boulder CO, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Evanston 12 in Evanston IL, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Edina 4 in Minneapolis, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the CineArts at Santana Row in San Jose, the El Con 20 in Tucson and the Downtown 10 in Ventura CA

The Proposition: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Wah-Wah: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

Wordplay: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional theatres in select markets
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Motel

Logline: A thirteen-year-old boy, who lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel, befriends a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean man who has checked in

Featuring: Jeffrey Chyau, Stephen Chen, Samantha Futerman, Sung Kang, Jade Wu

Director: Michael Kang

Writer: Michael Kang

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Rank

Logline: Documents the struggle of the three highest ranking bull riders competing for the title of Professional Bull Riding World Champion

Director: John Hyams

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Strangers With Candy

Logline: A 46 year-old ex-junkie and ex-con returns to high school in a bid to start her life over

Featuring: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Dan Hedaya, Ian Holm, Amy Sedaris

Director: Paul Dinello

Writers: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Chelsea Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on June 28

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

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Superman Returns ***NEW RELEASE DATE***

Logline: The Man of Steel returns to Earth after a six-year absense to discover a world much darker than the one he left behind

Featuring: Kate Bosworth, Sam Huntington, Hugh Laurie, James Marsden, Brandon Routh, Eva Marie Saint, Kevin Spacey

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, story by Bryan Singer & Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris, based on the comic book created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus locations on June 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense action violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

An Inconvenient Truth: Opens at the Movie Exchange in Portland ME

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Moxie Theatre in Springfield MO

Room: Opens at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City
Friday, June 30, 2006

The Blood of My Brother

Logline: Documents the choice of a young Iraqi to seek vengeance on American troops after his brother is shot and killed by US forces while guarding an ancient mosque in Kadhimiya. In English and in Arabic with English subtitles

Director: Andrew Berends

Distributor: LifeSize Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on June 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Devil Wears Prada

Logline: A put-upon assistant must deal with her high maintenance fashion magazine editrix boss.

Featuring: Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep

Director: David Frankel

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna and Don Roos, based on the book by Lauren Weisberger

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on June 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Great Yokai War

Logline: A young boy with a troubled home life becomes “chosen,” and he stumbles into the middle of a great spirit war. In Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Ryuunosuke Kamiki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kaho Minami, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Bunta Sugawara

Director: Takashi Miike

Writers: Hiroshi Aramata, Takashi Miike and Mitshuiko Sawamura, based on the comic “Yokai Daisenso” by Shigeru Mizuki

Distributor: Media Blasters

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on June 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Who Killed the Electric Carr

Logline: Documents the rise and death of the EV-1 electrical car, which threatened the status quo of the oil industry

Director: Chris Paine

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets on June 30

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Beowulf and Grendel: Opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Cavite: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Clean: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Coastlines: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

Drawing Restaint 9: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre Austin and the Museum of Fine Arts Cinema in Fort Worth

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Majestic Theatre in Crested Butte CO and the Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg PA

The Fallen Idol: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

An Inconvenient Truth: Opens at the Varsity Theater in Ames IA, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Augusta Exchange 20 in Augusta GA, the Bantam Cinema in Bantam CT, the Lakeview Square Cinemas in Battle Creek MI, the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Flicks Theatre in Boise ID, the Bayview Street Cinemas in Camden ME, the Art Theatre in Champaign IL, the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville VA, the Bijou Theatre in Chatanooga TN, the Pageant Theatre in Chico CA, the Twin Peaks Theatre in Colorado Springs CO, the Columbiana Theatre in Columbia SC, the Darkside theatre in Corvalis OR, the Pocono Films Center in East Stroudsburg PA, the Towne Stadium 16 in Egg Harbor Township NJ, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR, the Cinema 10 in Flint MI, the Butler Plaza Cinemas in Gainesville FL, the Geneva Movieplex in Geneva NY, the Studio 28 Cinemas in Grand Rapids MI, the Mahawie Triplex in Great Barrington MA, the Carousel 15 in Greensboro NC, the Nugget Theatre in Hanover NH, the Mid Town Cinemas in Harrisburg PA, the Palace Theatre in Hilo HI, the Campus Cinema in Iowa City IA, the Fall Creek Cinema in Ithaca NY, the Colonial Theatre in Keene NH, the Kennewick 12 in Kennewick WA, the Celebration Theatre in Lansing MI, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Galleria Theatre in London ON, the Loveland 14 in Loveland CO, the Megaplex 12 in Maui, the Wilma Theatre in Missoula MT, the Savoy Theatre in Montpelier VT, the Moosic Cinemas in Moosic PA, the Naro Theatre in Norfolk VA, the Academy Theater in Northampton MA, the Redstone 8 in Park City UT, the Willow Knolls Cinemas in Peoria, the Grandin 5 in Roanoke VA, the Bijoux Theatre in San Antonio, the Catamount Street Theater in Johnsbury VT, the Westcott Cinemas in Syracuse NY, the Horizon Theatre in Traverse City MI, the Holiday Theatre in Waterbury CT, the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg VA, the Images Cinema in Williamstown MA, the Town Hall Theatre in Wilton NH, the Wynnsong Cinemas in Winston-Salem NC, the Cinema 10 in Yakima WA and the Austintown 3 in Youngstown OH

Iron Island: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

The King: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Lady Vengeance: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets

Loverboy: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA and the Esquire 6 in Chicago

Lower City: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Russian Dolls: Opens at the Academy of Art Theatre in Honolulu

Shem: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles

Sisters in Law: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

Stolen: Opens at the Bill Cosford Cinema in Miami and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Two Drifters: Opens at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Three Times: Opens at the Academy of Art Theatre in Honolulu

The War Tapes: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Water: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

Wordplay: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theater in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and in addtional locations in select markets
Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Little Man

Logline: A man is so desperate to be a father, he mistakes a child-like fugitive for his newly adopted son.

Featuring: Tracy Morgan, Kerri Washington, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans

Director: Keenan Ivory Wayans

Writers: Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on July 5

MPAA Rating: Not yet set

Running Time: Not yet rated

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Friday, July 7, 2006

Edmond ***NEW RELEASE DATE***

Logline: A businessman becomes an unexpected sociopath in the course of one evening

Featuring: Jeffrey Combs, Dule Hill, Bai Ling, William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna

Director: Stuart Gordon

Writer: David Mamet

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and in Los Angeles on July 7

MPAA Rating: R for violence, strong language, and sexual content including nudity and dialogue

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Heading South

Logline: Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti. In English and in French with English subtitles

Featuring: Lys Ambroise, Menothy Cesar, Louise Portal, Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young

Director: Laurent Cantet

Writers: Robin Campillo and Laurent Cantet, based on the novel “La Chair du Maitre” by Dany Laferriere

Distributor: Shadow Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on July 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kill Your Idols

Logline: Documents the “No Wave” music movement in New York City in the late 1970s

Director: Scott Crary

Distributor: Hunger Artist Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on July 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Once in a Lifetime

Logline: Documents the rise and fall of professional soccer in the United States in the late 1970s, focusing on the New York Stars and their international star, Pele

Directors: Paul Crowder and John Dower

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some nudity

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest

Logline: Jack Sparrow enlists the help of his friends who help pay an old debt to the legendary Davy Jones, before Jack becomes one of Davy’s army of undead sea phantoms

Featuring: Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Bil Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writers: Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3875 plus locations on July 7

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 145 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

A Scanner Darkly

Logline: Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an undercover cop is one of many agents hooked on a popular drug which causes its users to develop split personalities, leaving the officer chasing a notorious drug dealer who may or may not be himself

Featuring: Rory Cochrane, Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Director: Richard Linklater

Writer: Richard Linklater, based on the book by Philip K. Dick

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City San Francisco and Seattle on July 7

MPAA Rating: R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format:Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Beowulf and Grendel: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

The Celestine Prophecy: Opens at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene OR

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock

Fall to Grace: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis

The Heart of the Game: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in Atlanta, Detroit and Houston

An Inconvenient Truth: Opens at the Hunter Theatre in Hunter NY

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Lemming: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose

Look Both Ways: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Only Human: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

Russian Dolls: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Strangers with Candy: Opens at Landmark’s California Theatre in Berkeley, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, Landmark’s Century Centre Theatres in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the University Town Center 6 Cinemas in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s NuWilshire Twin in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Wassap Rockers: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

The Whore’s Son: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Yang Ban Xi: The Eight Model Works: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Excellent Cadavers

Logline: Documents the efforts of Italian prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who brought hundreds of Sicialian mobsters to trial beginning in the 1980s, until they themselves were murdered in 1992. In English and in Italian with English Subtitles

Director: Marco Turco

Distributor: Fist Run/Icarus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Friday, July 14, 2006

Gabrielle

Logline: The marriage between a French aristocrat and his trophy wife begins to fray after he discovers a letter of her handwriting that expresses her displeasure. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Claudia Coli, Pascal Greggory, Thierry Hancisse, Isabelle Huppert, Chantal Neuwirth

Director: Patrice Chereau

Writers: Patrice Chereau and Anne-Louise Trividic, based on the novel “The Return” by Joseph Conrad

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The OH in Ohio

Logline: When her husband unexpectedly leaves her to regain his manhood, a woman who has never experienced an orgasm embarks on a wild journey that leads her to satisfaction and love in the most unlikely place

Featuring: Mischa Barton, Danny DeVito, Liza Minnelli, Parker Posey, Paul Rudd

Director: Billy Kent

Writers: Adam Wierzbianski, story by Sarah Bird and Billy Kent

Distributor: Cyan Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets on July 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Pulse

Logline: After the mysterious death of one of their classmates, a group of college friends begin to experience some strange supernatural phenomenons

Featuring: Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Christina Milian, Ian Sommerhalder, Christina Milian

Director: Jim Sonzero

Writers: Wes Craven, Tim Day, Vince Gilligan, Stephen Susco and Ray Wright, based on the film “Kairo” written by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on July 14

MPAA Rating: R for some violent images

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Time to Leave

Logline: A young photographer, diagnosed with terminal cancer and with only 3 months to live, proceeds to isolate himself from his family and boyfriend, instead finding solace in his grandmother and an affable female waitress who he meets at a roadside cafe. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Daniel Duval, Jeanne Moreau, Melvil Poupaud, Marie Riviere, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Director: Francois Ozon

Writer: Francois Ozon

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on July 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

You, Me and Dupree

Logline: Hilarity ensues when the best man at a friend’s wedding ends up wreaking havoc on the newly betrothed when he moves in with them after losing his job, his home and his car

Featuring: Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson

Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Writer: Mike LeSieur

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on July 14

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Beowulf and Grendel: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

The Celestine Prophecy: Opens at the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon WA

Drawing Restaint 9: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Cinema in Houston and Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

Favela Rising: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

The Heart of the Game: Opens in Baltimore, Charlotte, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford, Indianpolis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Haven, Phoenix, Portland OR, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego and St. Louis

The King: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Peaceful Warrior: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Ritz 5 Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Devargas Center 6 in Santa Fe, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, Landmark E-Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the West Newton Cinema 6 in West Newton MA

Police Beat: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

A Scanner Darkly: Opens at the Drexel Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Main Art Theater in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in addtional locations in select markets

Strangers with Candy: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional theatres in select markets

Three Days of Rain: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles

Time to Leave: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmar’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas and in additional locations in select markets
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-July 2006 and Summer 2009, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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