The Early Report for August 13, 2006: Part One

This first section of The Early Report features the most detailed listings on the Internet of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming six weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts (including screen-specific listings for select openers), running times and ratings. This week’s Early Report covers 69 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday August 18 and Friday September 22, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Accepted

Logline: After being rejected by every college he applies to, a high school graduate and his misfit friends start their own fake university to fool their parents.

Featuring: Lewis Black, Adam Herschman, Jonathan Hill, Blake Lively, Justin Long

Director: Steve Pink

Writers: Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Mark Perez, story by Mark Perez

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on August 11

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Factotum

Logline: A would-be writer wanders around Los Angeles trying to live off jobs which don’t interfere with his primary interest

Featuring: Matt Dillon, Didier Flamand, Fisher Stevens, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei

Director: Bent Hamer

Writers: Bent Hamer and Jim Stark, from the novel by Charles Bukowski

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on August 18

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Illusionist

Logline: In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing

Featuring: Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Edward Norton, Rufus Sewll

Director: Neil Burger

Writer: Neil Burger, based on the short story Eisenheim the Illusionist by Steven Millhauser

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Landmark’s NuWilshire Twin in Santa Monica and in additional theatres in select markets (40 locations total) on August 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and violence

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

Material Girls

Logline: Two wealthy sisters, both heiresses to their family’s cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth

Featuring: Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff, Lukas Haas, Anjelica Huston, Brent Spiner

Director: Martha Coolidge

Writers: John Quaintance and Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on August 18

MPAA Rating: PG for language and rude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

CREDIT ABUSE!!!: There are no less than TWENTY producers, co-producers, executive producers, co-executive producers and line producers listed for this film

My First Wedding

Logline: Just days before her wedding, a bride-to-be begins to experience uncontrollable and wild fantasies about every male she lays her eyes on

Featuring: Caroline Carver, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kenny Doughty, Paul Hopkins, Valerie Mahaffey

Director: Laurent Firode

Writer: Joan Carr-Wiggin

Distributor: Cinema Libre Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Regal Brooklyn 20 in Minneapolis and the Willow Knolls 14 in Peoria IL on August 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Pusher 3

Logline: After a complicated heroin deal goes wrong and he loses both the money and the merchandise, a small time drug dealer finds himself massively in debt to a Balkan drug baron. In Serbo-Croatian with subtitles

Featuring: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbaek, Slavko Labovic, Mads Mikkelsen

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Writers: Nicolas Winding Refn and Jens Dahl

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on August 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Snakes on a Plane

Logline: An FBI agent who is escorting a witness on a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles runs into some trouble when an assassin releases hundreds of deadly motherfucking snakes on a motherfucking plane in order to eliminate the witness

Featuring: Flex Alexander, Bobby Cannavale, Julianna Marguiles, Nathan Phillips, Samuel L. Jackson

Director: David R. Ellis

Writers: John Heffernan and Sebastian Guiterrez, story by David Dallesandro and John Heffernan

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on August 18

MPAA Rating: R for language, a scene of sexuality and drug use, and intense sequence of terror and violence

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

10th & Wolf

Logline:A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military, where he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier

Featuring: Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, James Marsden, Piper Perabo, Brad Renfro, Giovanni Ribisi, Lesley Ann Warren

Director: Bobby Moresco

Writer: Bobby Moresco, story by Bobby Moresco and Chazz Palminteri

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Towne Stadium 16 in Atlantic City, the City Place 14 in Dallas, the Brooklyn Center 20 in Minneapolis, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia and the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ on August 18

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Trust the Man

Logline: The romantic escapades of two couples: a successful actress and her stay at home husband; and her slacker younger brother and his aspiring novelist girlfriend

Featuring: Billy Crudup, David Duchovny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Le Gros, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore

Director: Bart Freundlich

Writer: Bart Freundlich

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 18

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Vajra Sky Over Tibet

Logline: Documents the endangered Buddhist tradition of Tibet, its contemporary relevance and the spiritual and political stories of Tibet which are inextricably bound together. Now occupied by China, with The Dalai Lama in exile and the completion of a rail system linking Beijing to Lhasa, the film showcases an endangered culture worth saving

Director: John Bush

Distributor: Direct Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA on August 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Factoid: The Dalai Lama has given this film his blessing, wishing it every success

Expanding today

Another Gay Movie: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Army of Shadows: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Azumi: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Boynton Beach Club: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and Angelika Film Center in Plano TX

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymorer: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Darshan: The Embrace: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, Roxie Film Center in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Wilma Twin in Missoula MT

Drawing Restraint 9: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Edmond: Opens at the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Expiration Date: Opens at Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

Half Nelson: Opens at the Park Slope Pavilion Cinemas in Brooklyn

Heading South: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, the Plaza de Oro Theatre in Santa Barbara and the Avalon Theater and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

I Like Killing Flies: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Lunacy: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man: Opens at the Athena Theatre in Athens GA, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven

Little Miss Sunshine: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans and in Albany, Albuquerque, Anchorage, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Buffalo, Calgary, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dayton OH, Des Moines, Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Grand Rapids, Halifax, Honolulu, Ithaca NY, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lansing, Las Vegas, Lexington, Louisville, Madison, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Norfolk, Northampton, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Ottowa, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond VA, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Santa Fe, St. John, Sarasota, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay, Tucson, Tulsa, Victoria, West Palm Beach and Winnipeg (600 plus locations total)

Lower City: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

My Country, My Country: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

The OH in Ohio: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle

Once in a Lifetime: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Peaceful Warrior: Opens at the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT and the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon WA

Poster Boy: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

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

The Science of Sleep: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston and in additional locations in select markets

Time to Leave: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

The War Tapes: Opens at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas and the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at the Concord Mills Cinemas in Concord NC, the Delray 18 in Delray Beach FL, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville, the Beach Boulevard 12 and the Regency Square 24 in Jacksonville, the Jupiter Mall 18 in Jupiter FL, the Kentucky Twin in Lexington and the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Fratricide

Logline: Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of their new home. In German, Kurdish and Turkish with subtitles

Featuring: Bulent Buyukasik, Erdal Celik, Nurretin Celik, Xevat Gectan, Xhiljona Ndoja

Director: Yilmaz Arslan

Writer: Yilmaz Arslan

Distributor: Koch Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

LOL

Logline: Three twentysomething men struggle to balance their online fantasies and addictions with the demands of real life

Featuring: Kevin Bewersdorf, Tipper Newton, Brigid Reagan, Joe Swanberg, C. Mason Wells

Director: Joe Swanberg

Writers: Joe Swanberg, C. Mason Wells and Kevin Bewersdorf

Distributor: Film Brats

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on August 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Princesas

Logline: Two young prostitutes find friendship in modern day Spain. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Llum Barrera, Mariana Cordero, Micaela Nevarez, Candela Pena, Violeta Perez

Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa

Writers: Fernando Leon de Aranoa

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, August 25, 2006

Beerfest

Logline: After getting beaten up by zealous Germans after stumbling upon a super-secret centuries-old beer games competition at an Oktoberfest, two American brothers assemble an all-star team back home with the purpose of kicking some butt

Featuring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Herrernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Writers: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Herrernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on August 25

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language, nudity and substance abuse

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Buzz

Logline: Documents the life of Hollywood screenwriter and novelist A.I. ‘Buzz’ Bezzerides, known as ‘the King of Noir’ and one of the many people blacklisted during the McCarthy era

Director: Spiro Taraviras

Distributor: Outsider Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles on August 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

How to Eat Fried Worms

Logline: An 11-year-old inadvertently challenges the school bully on his first day at a new school

Featuring: Luke Benward, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Adam Hicks, Ty Panitz

Director: Bob Dolman

Writers: Bob Dolman, based on the novel by Thomas Rockwell

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus locations on August 25

MPAA Rating: PG for mild bullying and some crude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Idlewild

Logline: A speakeasy owner and his piano playing friend try to keep their club out of the hands of the local gang boss

Featuring: Andre Benjamin, Terrence Howard, Antwan Andre Patton, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames

Director: Bryan Barber

Writer: Bryan Barber

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus locations on August 25

MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Invincible

Logline: A blue-collar guy from South Philadelphia attends an open tryout for the Eagles, to prove to himself and everyone else he is not a failure

Featuring: Kirk Acevedo, Elizabeth Banks, Greg Kinnear, Mark Wahlberg

Director: Ericson Core

Writers: Bradley Gann

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on August 25

MPAA Rating: PG for sports and some mild language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Old Joy

Logline: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains

Featuring: Daniel London, Keri Moran, Will Oldham, Robin Rosenberg, Tanya Smith

Director: Kelly Reichardt

Writers: Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema 21 in Portland OR on August 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Queens

Logline: Five headstrong mothers cope with the personal family conflicts surrounding the impending marriages of their gay sons. In Spanish with subtitles.

Featuring: Veronica Forque, Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes, Mercedes Sampietro

Director: Manuel Gomez Pereira

Writers: Yolanda Garcia Serrano, Manuel Gomez Pereira and Joaquin Oristrell

Distributor: here! Films / Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood and the Angelika Film Center in New York City on August 25

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, brief nudity and language

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Quiet

Logline: The life of a popular and beautiful young woman changes when a deaf orphan teenager comes to live with her family

Featuring: Shawn Ashmore, Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, Martin Donovan, Edie Falco

Director: Jamie Babbit

Writers: Abdi Nazemian, Micah Schraft

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on August 25

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Surviving Eden

Logline: A documentary crew captures the capitalistic trappings a reality show winner falls into during his short-lived stint with fame and fortune

Featuring: Peter Dinklage, Jane Lynch, Cheri Oteri, Michael Panes, Sam Robards

Director: Greg Pritikin

Writers: Greg Pritikin and Joanne Storkan

Distributor: Cineville

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on August 25

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Expanding today

Another Gay Movie: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston and the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa

Army of Shadows: Opens at Landmark’s Edina 4 in Minneapolis

The Bridesmaid: Opens at the Market Arcade Theatre in Buffalo, the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth FL and the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE

Brothers of the Head: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Darshan: The Embrace: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Down in the Valley: Opens at the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction CO and Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

Edmond: Opens at the Parkway Theatre in Minneapolis

Factotum: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional theatres in select markets

The Fallen Idol: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Gabrielle: Opens at the Garden Hills Cinemas in Atlanta, the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

The Great New Wonderful: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

The Groomsmen: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX

Half Nelson: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Cobble Hill 5 in Brooklyn, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the Malverne 5 in Malverne NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Queens, the Roslyn 4 in Roslyn NY, the Sag Harbor Cinemas in Sag Harbor NY, Landmark’s Embarcadero Film Center in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Avon Theatre in Stamford CT, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Heading South: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Little Theatre and the Pittsford Cinemas in Rochester NY, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

I Like Killing Flies: Opens at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison

An Inconvenient Truth: Opens at the Strand Theatre in Rockland ME

Lemming: Opens at the Bill Cosford Cinemas in Coral Gables

Little Miss Sunshine: Expands to 1500 plus locations

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man: Opens at the Cabot Street Cinema in Beverly MA, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Drexel 3 in Columbus OH and the Rose Twin in Port Townsend WA

Lunacy: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

La Moustache: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Boston

My Country, My Country: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

The OH in Ohio: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

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

Psychopathia Sexualis: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

The Puffy Chair: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco

Quinceanera: Opens at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

The War Tapes: Opens at the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem PA, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia and the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ

Who Killed the Electric Carr: Opens at the Madison Square 12 in Huntsville AL

Friday, September 1, 2006

Captain Sabertooth

Logline: In a world where magic and the impossible happen everyday one man rules — the meanest, baddest pirate of them all, the original king of the Seven Seas: Captain Sabertooth

Featuring the voices of: Gabriel Byrne, Oystein Dolmen, Terje Formoe, Brit Elisabeth Haagensli, Helge Jordal

Director: Stig Bergqvist

Writer: Terje Formoe

Distributor: Indican Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Crank

Logline: A hitman must keep his adrenaline up, lest he allows a poison he has unwillingly ingested to kill him

Featuring: Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Amy Smart, Jason Statham, Dwight Yoakam

Directors: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor

Writers: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on September 1

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Crossover

Logline: A naturally talented basketball player is determined to use his basketball scholarship to get into medical school

Featuring: Wayne Brady, Wesley Jonathan, Anthony Mackie, Eva Pigford, Kristen Wilson

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II

Writer: Preston A. Whitmore II

Distributor: Tri-Star Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1350 plus locations on September 1

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Flannel Pajamas

Logline: A story of one couple falling in and out of love

Featuring: Chelsea Altman, Jamie Harrold, Justin Kirk, Julianne Nicholson, Rebecca Schull

Director: Jeff Lipsky

Writer: Jeff Lipsky

Distributor: Gigantic Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on September 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Idiocracy

Logline: The most average man on the planet is cryogenically frozen in an experiment which accidentally lasts a thousand years, awakening to discover society has become so dumbed down he is the smartest man on the planet

Featuring: Maya Rudolph, Luke Wilson

Director: Mike Judge

Writer: Mike Judge and Etan Cohen, stoory by Mike Judge

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC on September 1

MPAA Rating: R for language and sex-related humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Lassie

Logline: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell their beloved dog, who escapes from her new owners and sets out to travel the hundreds of miles to return to her true family

Featuring: Peter Dinklage, John Lynch, Jonathan Mason, Samantha Morton, Peter O’Toole

Director: Charles Sturridge

Writers: Charles Sturridge, based on characters created by Eric Knight

Distributor: Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Bentonville AR, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus OH, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Louisville, Minneapolis, New York City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Seattle on September 1

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild violent content and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby digital

Looking for Kitty

Logline: After his wife disappears, an Upstate New York high school baseball coach travels to the Big Apple to investigate a potential lead

Featuring: Edward Burns, Rachel Dratch, David Krumholtz, Chris Parnell

Director: Edward Burns

Writer: Edward Burns

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on September 1

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual references

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Mutual Appreciation

Logline: A young man leaves a busted-up band for New York, trying to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend’s girlfriend

Featuring: Andrew Bujalski, Rachel Clift, Pamela Corkey, Seung-Min Lee, Justin Rice

Director: Andrew Bujalski

Writer: Andrew Bujalski

Distributor: Goodbye Cruel Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles

Logline: An aging man attempts to repair his strained relationship with his grown son.

Featuring: Li Jiamin, Qiu Lin, Kiichi Nakai, Ken Takakura, Shinobu Terajima

Director: Zhang Yimou

Writer: Zou Jingzhi, story by Zhang Yimou

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on September 1

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

This Film is Not Yet Rated

Logline: A documentarian examines the MPAA rating system, using scenes excised from other films to illustrate a distinct bias of films of a sexual nature, and attempts to find those responsible for creating the ratings

Director: Kirby Dick

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Wesy Los Angeles on September 1

MPAA Rating: NC-17 for some graphic sexual content (Rating is being appealed)

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Wicker Man

Logline: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there’s a larger mystery to solve among the island’s secretive, neo-pagan community

Featuring: Ellen Burstyn, Nicolas Cage, Diane Delano, Erika Shaye Gair, Michael Wiseman

Director: Neil LaBute

Writer: Neil LaBute, based on the novel by Anthony Schaffer

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on September 1

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images and violence, language and thematic issues

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Another Gay Movie: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cedar Lee 6 in Cleveland, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Southside Works Cinemas in Pittsburgh, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle, the Loft Cinemas in Tucson and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Bridesmaid: Opens at the PGA Cinemas in West Palm Beach

Darshan: The Embrace: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Edmond: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore and Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA

Gabrielle: Opens at the Honolulu Academy Theatre in Honolulu

Heading South: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin Theater in Albany CA, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, the Rose Theater in Port Townsend WA, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz and the Rialto Lakeside Theatre in Santa Rosa CA

The Illusionist: Expands to 600 plus locations

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man: Opens at the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon WA and the Strand Theatre in Rockland ME

The Motel: Opens at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City

La Moustache: Opens at the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia and the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ

My Country, My Country: Opens at the Avalon Theatre in Washington DC

The OH in Ohio: Opens at the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines, the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale and the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

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

Queens: Opens at Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Quiet: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional locations in select markets

Quinceanera: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Surviving Eden: Opens at the Pipers Alley Cinemas in Chicaog

Time to Leave: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Trust the Man: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional theatres in select markets

The War Tapes: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI

Friday, September 8, 2006

Broken Bridges

Logline: A fading country music star returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time

Featuring: Steve Coulter, Lindsey Haun, Toby Keith, Daniel Newman, Kelly Preston, Burt Reynolds

Director: Steven Goldmann

Writers: Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 55 locations in 20 Southern markets on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Brooklyn Rules

Logline: Three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty in 1985 Brooklyn

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Scott Caan, Jerry Ferrara, Freddie Prinze Jr, Mena Suvari

Director: Michael Corrente

Writer: Terence Winter

Distributor: Hannover House

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 8

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Covenant

Logline: Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are charged with stopping the evil force they released into the world years earlier

Featuring: Chace Crawford, Toby Hemingway, Taylor Kitsch, Sebastian Stan, Steven Strait

Director: Renny Harlin

Writer: J.S. Cardone

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus locations on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Hollywoodland

Logline: A private detective investigating the mysterious death of “Superman” star George Reeves uncovers unexpected connections to his own life

Featuring: Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins, Diane Lane, Kathleen Robertson

Director: Allen Coulter

Writers: Paul Bernbaum and Howard Korder

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on September 8

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

Running Time: 126 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

Logline: Documents the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of corporate greed in the reconstruction of Iraq

Director: Robert Greenwald

Distributor: Brave New Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Man Push Cart

Logline: A one-time rock star in his native Pakistan, a man now ekes out a modest living in New York City by selling coffee on street corners. In English and in Urdu with subtitles

Featuring: Leticia Dolera, Ahmad Razvi, Ali Reza, Charles Daniel Sandoval

Director: Ramin Bahrani

Writers: Ramin Bahrani

Distributor: Films Philos

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

La Petite Lieutenant

Logline: An ambitious young Parisian police officer strikes up an unusual relationship with his much older female superior. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Nathalie Baye, Antoine Chappey, Jalil Lespert, Jacques Perrin, Roschdy Zem

Director: Xavier Beauvois

Writers: Cedric Anger, Xavier Beauvois, Guillaume Breaud and Jean-Eric Troubat

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Protector

Logline: A young man from the country must deal with a vicious gang when his father’s prized pachyderms are kidnapped

Featuring: David Asavanond, Tony Jaa, Bongkod Kongmalai, Petchthai Wongkamlao, Jin Xing

Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Writers: Napalee, Piyaros Thongdee, Joe Wannapin and Kongdeg Jaturanrasmee, story by Prachya Pinkaew

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Red Doors

Logline: After the father of a Chinese-American family living in New York retires, dysfunctions abound between him, his wife, and their three daughters. In English and Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Jayce Bartok, Freda Foh Shen, Elaine Kao, Jacqueline Kim, Tzi Ma, Mia Riverton, Kathy Shao-Lin Lee, Rossif Sutherland

Director: Georgia Lee

Writer: Georgia Lee

Distributor: Polychrome Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and at the ImaginAsian Theater in New York City on September 8

MPAA Rating: R for brief sexual content

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo.

Sherrybaby

Logline: Just released from prison, a young woman tries to reconnect with the daughter who no longer remembers her

Featuring: Gioncarlo Esposito, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brad William Henke, Ryan Simpkins, Danny Trejo

Director: Laurie Collyer

Writers: Laurie Collyer

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Another Gay Movie: Opens at the Drexel Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

Beowulf and Grendel: Opens at the Whitefish Theatre in Whitefish MT

The Bridesmaid: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Drawing Restraint 9: Opens at the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco

Flannel Pajamas: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Gabrielle: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Heading South: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the Miracle Theatre in Tallahassee

The Heart of the Game: Opens at the Strand Theatre in Rockland ME

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man: Opens at the Yes Cinemas in Columbus IN

My Country, My Country: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Poster Boy: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Puffy Chair: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Queens (here! Films/Regent Releasing): Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Surviving Eden: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin

This Film Is Not Yet Rated: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Vajra Sky Over Tibet: Opens at the Market Arcade Film and Art Centre in Buffalo, Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

The War Tapes: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin and Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Al Franken: God Spoke

Logline: Documents the life of the comedic actor turner liberal talk show host during his 2004 national book tour and that year’s Presidential race

Director: Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, September 15, 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: Opens in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City on September 15

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Aurora Borealis

Logline: An unemployable guy grapples with painful, unresolved family baggage that keeps him from being a successful participant in the game of life

Featuring: Louise Fletcher, Joshua Jackson, Juliette Lewis, Stephen Pasquale, Donald Sutherland

Director: James Burke

Writer: Brent Boyd

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on September 15

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Beer League

Logline: An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won’t get kicked out of the local league

Featuring: Cara Buono, Seymour Cassel, Artie Lang, Ralph Macchio, Laurie Metcalfe

Director: Frank Sebastiano

Writers: Frank Sebastiano and Artie Lang

Distributor: Echo Bridge Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Cleveland, New York City and Philadelphia on September 15

MPAA Rating: R for non-stop language including strong sexual references, sexuality, nudity and drug use

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Black Dahlia

Logline: Two LAPD detectives investigate the grisly murder of an unknown actress

Featuring: Aaron Eckhart, Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Mia Kirshner, Hilary Swank

Director: Brian DePalma

Writers: Josh Friedman, based on the novel by James Ellroy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations September 15

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

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Confetti

Logline: Three couples compete for most original wedding in a bridal magazine contest.

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Martin Freeman, Felicity Montagu, Stephen Mangan, Alison Steadman

Director: Debbie Isitt

Writer: Debbie Isitt

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 15

MPAA Rating: R for nudity and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Everyone’s Hero

Logline: A boy travels cross-country to return Babe Ruth’s bat in time for the 1932 World Series.

Featuring the voices of: Brian Dennehy, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy, Mandy Patinkin, Rob Reiner

Directors: Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve and Dan St. Pierre

Writers: Jeff Hand and Rob Kurtz

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 15

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format:Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gridiron Gang

Logline: A detention camp probation officer creates a high-school-level football team from a ragtag group of dangerous teenage inmates, as a means to teach them self-respect and social resposibility

Featuring: Kevin Dunn, Vanessa Ferlito, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Leon Rippy, Xzibit

Director: Phil Joanou

Writer: Jeff Maguire

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Ground Truth

Logline: Documents the daily horrors of the current Iraqi war from the American soldier’s point of view

Director: Patricia Foulkrod

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Embarcadeo Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on September 15

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, and language

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Guardian

Logline: After losing his crew in a fatal crash, a Coast Guard commander becomes a mentor to a new trainee at their elite training program

Featuring: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Neal McDonough, Melissa Sagemiller, Sela Ward

Director: Andrew Davis

Writer: Ron L. Brinkerhoff

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/peril, brief strong language and some sensuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Haven

Logline: Two shady businessmen flee to the Cayman Islands to avoid federal prosecution, an action that starts a chain reaction which leads a British native to commit a crime that changes the nation

Featuring: Razaaq Adoti, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Dillane, Bill Paxton, Zoe Saldana

Director: Frank E. Flowers

Writer: Frank E. Flowers

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 15

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Jesus Camp

Logline: Documents the lives of a group of kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham

Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Distributor:

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Independence Commons 20 in Independence MO, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO and the Studio 20 in Olathe KS on September 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Keeping Mum

Logline: A murderous old housekeeper helps solve the problems of a small British village

Featuring: Rowan Atkinson, Tamsin Egerton, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Kristen Scott Thomas

Director: Niall Johnson

Writers: Niall Johnson and Richard Russo, story by Richard Russo

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on September 15

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

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Last Kiss

Logline: A young man starts to have second thoughts about his perfect relationship when he meets a free spirited woman

Featuring: Casey Affleck, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Zach Braff, Blythe Danner

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Writer: Paul Haggis, based on the 2001 Italian film “L’Ultimo Bacio” by Gabriele Muccino

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 15

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The U.S. vs. John Lennon

Logline: Documents the life of John Lennon during the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he became an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, which led him to be spied upon by members of the Nixon governmen

Directors: David Leaf and John Scheinfeld

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 15

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Zen Noir

Logline: A nameless ‘noir’ detective, still mourning the loss of his wife, investigates a mysterious death in a Buddhist temple, but his logical, left-brained crime-solving skills are useless in the intuitive, non-linear world of Zen

Featuring: Ezra Buzzington, Kim Chan, Howard Fong, Debra Miller, Jennifer Siebel, Duane Sharp

Director: Marc Rosenbush

Writer: Marc Rosenbush

Distributor: Magic Lamp Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco on September 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 71 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Another Gay Movie: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

The Bridesmaid: Opens at the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia and the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ

Gabrielle: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise and the Starz Film Center in Denver

Heading South: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Newburyport Screening Room in Newburyport MA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI and the Westhampton Theatre in Richmond VA

Lunacy: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

My Country, My Country: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3in Beverly Hills and the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

This Film Is Not Yet Rated: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Vajra Sky Over Tibet: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and the Cinema Village 3 in New York City

The War Tapes: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Solo Con Tu Pareja

Logline: The life of a womanizing yuppie is upended when he is falsely diagnosed with AIDS. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Luis de Icaza, Astrid Hadad, Dobrina Liubomirova, Claudia Ramirez

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Writers: Alfonso Cuaron and Carlos Cuaron

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on September 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Expanding today

Old Joy: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, September 22, 2006

All The King’s Men

Logline: The spectacular rise and fall of a charismatic Southern politician, “Boss” Willie Stark.

Featuring: James Gandolfini, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Sean Penn, Mark Ruffalo, Kate Winslet

Director: Steven Zaillian

Writers: Steven Zaillian based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for an intense sequence of violence, sexual content and partial nudity

Running Time: 129 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

American Hardcore

Logline: Documents the hard core punk rock music movement of the early to mid 1980s

Director: Paul Rachman

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 22

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sex and drug references

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Bandidas

Logline: In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town. In English and in Spanish with sutitles

Featuring: Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Sam Shepard, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Zahn

Directors: Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg

Writers: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on September 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and violence

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Feast

Logline: Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters

Featuring: Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Judah Friedlander, Clu Gulager, Navi Rawat

Director: John Gulager

Writers: Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton

Distributor: Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Midnight shows in select markets on September 22

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Jackass: Number Two

Logline: The whole crew are back to hurt themselves for your amusement

Featuring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

Director: Jeff Tremaine

Writers: Sean Cliver and Preston Lacy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 22

MPAA Rating: R for extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, sexual content, nudity and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Jet Li’s Fearless

Logline: A martial arts expert faces an incredible personal tragedy, ultimately fighting his way out of darkness and into history, forever defining himself at a tournament for the honor of his country

Featuring: Nathan Jones, Jet Li, Nakamura Shidou, Betty Sun, Dong Yong

Director: Ronny Yu

Writer: Chris Chow

Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on September 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and martial arts action throughout

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Laura Smiles

Logline: A former actress turned suburban mom is now growing distracted, withdrawn, dissatisfied, and needs more than just an affair

Featuring: Mark Derwin, Kip Pardue, Jonathan Silverman, Petra Wright

Director: Jason Ruscio

Writer: Jason Ruscio

Distributor: Kindred Media Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 22

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Renaissance

Logline: A police offier assigned to find a kidnapped female scientist discovers something that happened back in 2006 which casts a long, mysterious shadow over his investigation

Featuring the voices of: Daniel Craig, Romola Garai, Ian Holm, Catherine McCormack, Jonathan Pryce

Director: Christian Volckman

Writers: Alexandre de La Patelliere, Mathieu Delaporte, Jean-Bernard Pouy and Patrick Raynal, story by Alexandre de La Patelliere and Mathieu Delaporte, English Dialogue by Michael Katins

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 22

MPAA Rating: R for some violent images, sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Science of Sleep

Logline: A graphic artist with a hyperactive imagination and little luck with women tries to connect with his new next-door neighbor. In English and in French with subtitles

Featuring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Alain Chabat, Charlotte Gainesbourg, Miou-Miou, Pierre Vaneck

Director: Michael Gondry

Writer: Michael Gondry

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in Austin, Boston, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC on September 15

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

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymorer: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Darshan: The Embrace: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

Drawing Restraint 9: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor

Gabrielle: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Heading South: Opens at the Arbor Theatre in Austin, the Pilot Butte Theatre in Bend OR, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Belcourt Theater in Nashville, the Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Wilton Town Hall Cinema in Wilton NH and the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs OH

Jesus Camp: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City

La Moustache: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Mutual Appreciation: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston

My Country, My Country: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Queens (here! Films/Regent Releasing): Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

The Science of Sleep: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional theatre in the top ten markets

This Film Is Not Yet Rated: Opens at Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle

Vajra Sky Over Tibet: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

The War Tapes: Opens at the Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit and the Flint 10 in Flint MI

Zen Noir: Opens at Landmark’s Westwide Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between late-September 2006 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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