The Early Report for June 26, 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 51 known new movies opening in theatres or expanding their runs between Wednesday June 28 and Friday August 4.

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

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: 154 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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 the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the 64th & 2nd Cinemas in New York City, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA and Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica on June 28

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City and in Los Angeles on June 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Army of Shadows: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

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 Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Coastlines: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and in San Francisco

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 Landmark’s Dobie Theatre Austin, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

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

The Lost City: Opens at Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee

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, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

Mongolian Ping Pong: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago

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

Only Human: Opens at the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

Our Brand is Crisis: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

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

Shem: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles and Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena

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 Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Wassup Rockers: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Water: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at the South Coast Village 3 in Costa Mesa, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Wordplay: Opens at Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder, Landmark’s Main Art Theater in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and in addtional locations in select markets
Friday, July 7, 2006

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

Islam: What the West Needs to Know ***NEW ENTRY***

Logline: Documentary which attempts to expose Islam ss a violent, expansionary ideology that seeks the destruction or subjugation of other faiths, cultures and systems of government

Directors: Gregory M. Davis and Bryan Daly

Distributor: Quixotic Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on July 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Kill Your Idols

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

Director: Scott Crary

Distributor: Palm Pictures

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: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City 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: 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: PG-13 for intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images

Running Time: 151 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 at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles 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

Cavite: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

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

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre Austin

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 Fallen Idol: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Free Zone: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA

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

The Hidden Blade: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and in San Francisco

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

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

The King: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre Austin

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

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in additional locations in select markets

Mongolian Ping Pong: Opens at the Newburyport Screening Room in Newburyport MA

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

La Moustache: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Only Human: Opens at the Mizner Park 8 and the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana, the Sunrise Cinemas in Sunrise FL and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

The Puffy Chair: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles

The Road to Guantanamo: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the Kew Garden Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Theatre in Manhasset NY, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NU, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Camera 12 in San Jose, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Avon Film Centre in Stamford CT, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY

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

Three Times: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Wassap Rockers: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and in Boston and Washington DC

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Pipers Alley Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Sequoia Twin in Mill Valley CA, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto, the Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Empire 3 in San Francisco and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

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

Wordplay: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis and Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

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

Edmond

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 14

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

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 Groomsmen

Logline: A man facing marriage joins his attendants a week before the ceremony to hash out life’s great questions

Featuring: Ed Burns, John Leguizamo, Matthew Lillard, Donal Logue, Brittany Murphy

Director: Ed Burns

Writer: Ed Burns

Distributor: Bauer Martinez Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on July 14

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and brief nudity

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 14

MPAA Rating: Not yet set

Running Time: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor throughout, language and brief drug references

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Mini’s First Time

Logline: A rebellious teen hooks up with an escort agency where her father is a client

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, Carrie-Anne Moss, Nikki Reed, Luke Wilson

Director: Nick Guthe

Writers: Nick Guthe

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Empire 25 and Village VII in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Criterion 6 in Santa Monica on July 14

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, language, drug use and a scene of violence

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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

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

Army of Shadows: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Upstate Films Theatre in Rhinebeck NY and the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

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

The Fallen Idol: Opens at the Cleveland Cinematheque in Cleveland

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

Look Both Ways: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

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

Only Human: Opens at the Rialto Theatre in Ridgefield Park NJ

Peaceful Warrior: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Garneau Theatre in Edmonton, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, 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 Tinseltown Theatre in Vancouver, 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

The Road to Guantanamo: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano and the Rialto Cinemas in Santa Rosa

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 Albany NY, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Bethesda MD, Buffalo, Boise, Champaign IL, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Denver, Des Moines, Greensboro, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City MO, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Lexington, Louisville, Madison, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Monterey, Nashville, New Haven, New Orleans, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland OR, Providence RI, Raleigh, Rochester, Reno, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Santa Barbara, San Diego, St. Louis, Syracuse, Tallahasse, Tampa Bay, Tucson, Tulsa, Washington DC and West Palm Beach

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

Wassap Rockers: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix. Portland OR and Seattle

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at the Burbank 16 in Burbank, the Covina 30 in Covina, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Huntington 20 in Huntington Beach CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Block 30 and the Stadium 25 in Orange CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Port Chester 14 in Port Chester NY, the Avenues 13 in Rolling Hills Estate CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Plaza Del Oro Twin in Santa Barbara, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas and the Uptown 3 in Seattle, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance, the Downtown 10 in Ventura, the Palisades Center 21 in West Nyack NY and the Roosevelt Raceway 10 in Westbury NY
Friday, July 21, 2006

The Amateurs

Logline: A man in a midlife crisis gathers his friends and associates to make an adult movie.

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit, Lauren Graham, Joe Pantoliano

Director: Michael Traeger

Writer: Michael Traeger

Distributor: Bauer Martinez Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 21

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Been Rich All My Life

Logline: Documents the Silver Belles dance troupe, four women who began dancing together in the jazz clubs of Harlem in the 1930s who still dance together today

Director: Heather Lyn MacDonald

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on July 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Clerks II

Logline: Two slackers continue to complain about their lot in life, well into their mid-thirties

Featuring: Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, Kevin Smith

Director: Kevin Smith

Writer: Kevin Smith

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on July 21

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Fanfan la Tulipe

Logline: A handsome peasant joins the army to escape an arranged marriage. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Marcel Herrand, Olivier Hussenot, Gina Lollobrigida, Gerard Philipe, Henri Rollan

Director: Christian-Jaque

Writers: Rene Wheeler & Rene Fallet, adaptation by Christian-Jaque & Henri Jeanson & Rene Wheeler, dialogue by Henri Jeanson

Distributor: Rialto Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Lady in the Water

Logline: A building supervisor finds a sea nymph living in the pool of his apartment building

Featuring: Bob Balaban, Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Freddy Rodriguez, Jeffrey Wright

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writers: M. Night Shyamalan

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on July 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some frightening sequences

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Monster House

Logline: Three teens discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster

Featuring the voices of: Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Jason Lee, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Mitchel Musso, Catherine O’Hara, Kathleen Turner, Fred Willard

Director: Gil Kenan

Writers: Dan Harmon & Rob Schrab and Pamela Pettler, story by Dan Harmon & Rob Schrab

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on July 21

MPAA Rating: PG for scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor and brief language

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Logline: A superhero falls for a regular guy and when he dumps her because he can’t take her neediness, she uses her powers to turn the guy’s life into a nightmare.

Featuring: Eddie Izzard, Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson

Director: Ivan Reitman

Writer: Don Payne

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on July 21

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Shadowboxer

Logline: When a female assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing assisted by lover and stepson

Featuring: Stephen Dorff, Cuba Gooding Jr., Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Helen Mirren

Director: Lee Daniels

Writer: Will Rokos

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 21

MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Army of Shadows: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore and the Times Cinema in Milwaukee

Coastlines: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

Drawing Restaint 9: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

The Fallen Idol: Opens at the Wexner Center Theatre in Columbus OH and Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

Heading South: Opens at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Mongolian Ping Pong: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Only Human: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and the West Newton Cinema 6 in West Newton MA

Peaceful Warrior: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Ashville NC

The Road to Guantanamo: Opens at the Cinema City 4 in Hartford and the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven

Sir! No Sir!: Opens at the Flicks Cinema in Boise

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

Time to Leave: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Wassap Rockers: Opens in Ann Arbor, Austin, Baltimore, Charleston, Cincinatti, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City MO, Lincoln NE, Madison, Milwaukee, Orlando, Providence, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis and Tampa Bay

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder, the Esquire 6 and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Framingham 14 in Framingham MA, the Yorktown 18 in Lombard IL, Landmark’s Oriental Cinemas in Milwaukee, the Ritz at the Bourse 5 in Philadelphia, the Fox 10 in Portland OR, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumberg IL, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Cantera 30 in Warrenville IL and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Darshan, The Embrace

Logline: Documents the life and charitable causes of Amma, one of India’s most famous and celebrated Mahatmas. In English and in French and Malayalam with English subtitles

Director: Jan Kounen

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Little Miss Sunshine

Logline: A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus

Featuring: Steve Carrell, Toni Collette, Grek Kinnear,

Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Writer: Michael Arndt

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 26

MPAA Rating: R for language, some sex and drug content

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

Logline: Documents the life of O. Winston Link, a still photographer in the 1950s whose wife kept him captive in their basement and sold his old photos for for increasing profit while becoming sexually entangled with another man

Director: Paul Yule

Distributor: First Run/Icarus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Friday, July 28, 2006

America: Freedom to Fascism

Logline: Documentary which explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America

Director: Aaron Russo

Distributor: Cinema Libre Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Barton Creek Square 14 in Austin, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and the Esquire 6 in Chicago, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Woodlands 20 in Oldsmar FL, the Streets Of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IL, the Veterans 24 in Tampa and the Cantera 30 in Warrenville IL on July 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Another Gay Movie

Logline: Spoof of feel-good coming of age films, telling the outrageous tale of four high school graduates who make a daring pact

Featuring: Jonah Blechman, Michael Carbonaro, Jonathan Chase, Mitch Morris, Scott Thompson

Director: Todd Stephens

Writer: Todd Stephens

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and additional theatres in select markets on July 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Ant Bully

Logline: An ant colony rebels against the ten-year-old boy who torments them by shrinking him to their size and making him see how they live

Featuring the voices of: Nicolas Cage, Zach Tyler Eisen, Paul Giamatti, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep

Director: John A. Davis

Writers: John A. Davis, based on the book by John Nickle

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on July 28

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor and action

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Brothers of the Head

Logline: Conjoined twins start their own rock band

Featuring: Tom Bower, Sean Harris, Ken Russell, Harry Treadaway, Luke Treadaway

Directors: Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe

Writers: Tony Grisoni, from the novel by Brian Aldiss

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and additional theatres in select markets on July 28

MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and sexuality

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

How to Go Out On a Date In Queens

Logline: A self-proclaimed dating expert tries to get his best friend, who lost his wife two years earlier, back into the dating scene, with disastrous results

Featuring: Jason Alexander, Alison Eastwood, Rob Estes, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Director: Michelle Danner

Writer: Richard Vetere, based on his play

Distributor: Allumination Filmworks

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on July 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minues

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

I Like Killing Flies

Logline: Documents the owner, employees and patrons of the oddball Greenwich Village eatery Shopsin’s

Director: Matt Mahurin

Distributor: THINKFilms

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 28

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

John Tucker Must Die

Logline: Three girls conspire against the high school Romeo who has been three-timing them

Featuring: Sophia Bush, Ashanti Douglas, Arielle Kebbel, Jenny McCarthy, Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow

Director: Betty Thomas

Writer: Jeff Lowell

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2150 plus locations on July 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Miami Vice

Logline: Two unorthodox vice detectives attempt to bust a major drug cartel

Featuring: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Naomie Harris, Ciaran Hinds, Gong Li, Elizabeth Rodriguez

Director: Michael Mann

Writers: Michael Mann, based on the 1980s TV series created by Michael Mann

Distributor: Unviersal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3375 plus locations on July 28

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

Running Time: 146 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Scoop

Logline: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls

Featuring: Woody Allen, Romola Garai, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane

Director: Woody Allen

Writer: Woody Allen

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Beowulf and Grendel: Opens at Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

Coastlines: Opens at the Grand Illusion Theatre in Seattle

Drawing Restaint 9: Opens at the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT and Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver

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

Mongolian Ping Pong: Opens at the Court Square Theatre in Harrisonburg PA

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Only Human: Opens at Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Peaceful Warrior: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

The Road to Guantanamo: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

A Scanner Darkly: Opens in Anchorage, Annapolis, Arlington VA, Bakersfield, Bend, Charlottsville, Colorado Springs, Columbia MO, Dallas, Eugene, Fresno, Fort Meyers, Gainsville, Gaithersburg, Greenville SC, Harrisburg, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City KS, Medford, Memphis, Peoria, Philadelphia, Portland ME, Salt Lake City, Springfield MA, Springfield MO, Tempe, Toledo and Wichita

Two Drifters: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at the Albuquerque 14 in Albuquerque, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Great Lakes Crossing 25 in Auburn Hills MI, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton, the Hulen Mall 10 in Fort Worth, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Studio 30 in Lathe KS, the Laurel Park Place 10 in Livonia MI, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Green Hills Commons 16 in Nashville, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Redmond 8 in Redmond WA, the Tower 3 in Sacramento, the Fourm 30 in Sterling Heights MI and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis
Friday, August 4, 2006

Barnyard

Logline: The secret lives of talking cows are threatened when a carefree bovine has responsibility thrust upon him.

Featuring the voices of: Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Kevin James, Wanda Sykes

Director: Steve Oedekerk

Writer: Steve Oedekerk

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on August 4

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild peril and rude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Bridesmaid

Logline: A bridesmaid falls falls for a young man she meets at the wedding of his younger sister. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Solene Bouton, Aurore Clement, Bernard Le Coq, Benoit Magimel, Laura Smet

Director: Claude Chabrol

Writers: Pierre Leccia and Claude Chabrol, based on the novel by Ruth Rendell

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on August 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Descent

Logline: Six female spelunkers finds themselves pursued by a strange breed of predators

Featuring: MyAnna Buring, Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Saskia Mulder, Nora-Jane Noone, Alex Reid

Director: Neil Marshall

Writer: Neil Marshall

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on August 4

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence/gore and language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX, DTS

The L.A. Riot Spectacular

Logline: Spoof on the events surrounding the Rodney King beating and the subsequent riots in Los Angeles

Featuring: Snoop Dogg, Charles Durning, Charles Dutton, Emilio Estevez, William Forsyth Jr., George Hamilton

Director: Marc Klasfeld

Writer: Marc Klasfeld

Distributor: Rockhard Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on August 4

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

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

My Country, My Country

Logline: Documentary about life in Iraq under U.S. occupation. In English and in Arabic and Kurdish with English subtitles

Director: Laura Poitras

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on August 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Night Listener

Logline: A radio host deals with the end of a relationship while investigating the origins of a mysterious manuscript

Featuring: Bobbt Cannavale, Toni Collettee, Rory Culkin, Joe Morton, Sandra Oh, Robin Williams

Director: Patrick Stettner

Writers: Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson and Patrick Stettner, based on the novel by Armistead Maupin

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern:

MPAA Rating: R for language and some disquieting sexual content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Quinceanera

Logline: A few months before a Mexican girl’s Quinceanera, she falls pregnant

Featuring: Jesse Garcia, Chalo Gonzalez, Emily Rios, David W. Ross, Jason L. Wood

Directors: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

Writers: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: August 4

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Logline: A NASCAR racer finds his domination over the sport challenged by an upstart foreigner

Featuring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly

Director: Adam McKay

Writers: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus locations on August 4

MPAA Rating: Not yet ratd

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Army of Shadows: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the Avon Theatre in Stamford

Beowulf and Grendel: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Celestine Prophecy: Opens at the Bayview Street Cinema in Camden ME

The Fallen Idol: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore and the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Lemming: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Only Human: Opens at the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh and the Bijou @ Crossroads 6 in San Antonio

The Puffy Chair: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City

A Scanner Darkly: Opens in Abilene, Albany GA, Amarillo, Augusta, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boise, Butte, Cedar Rapids, Chattanooga, Chico, Columbia SC, Columbus GA, Columbus MS, Corpus Christi, Davenport, Des Moines, El Paso, Eureka, Evansville, Florence, Fort Smith, Fort Wayne, Grand Junction, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Greenville NC, Helena, Huntsville, Jonesboro, Kingsport, Lafayette LA, Lansing, Laredo, Little Rock, Lubbock, Macon, Missoula, Montgomery, Odessa, Panama City, Roanoke, San Antonio, Savannah, Sioux City, Spokane, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, Wilmington DE and Yuma

Three Times: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at the Diamond Center 9 in Anchorage, the Sehome 3 in Bellingham WA, the Ballantyne Village Theatre in Charlotte, the Cameo Art House Theatre in Fayetteville NC, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Rio 14 in Gaithersburg MD, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Barrington Square 6 in Hoffman Estates IL, the Studio 30 in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxille, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Desert Ridge 18 in Phoenix, the Riverside 12 in Reno, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Fiesta 16 in San Antontio, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the El Con 20 in Tucson, the City Center Cinemas in Vancouver WA and the Promenade 24 in Westminster CO
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between August 2006 and Summer 2009, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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