The Early Report for September 6, 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 78 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday September 6 and Friday October 13, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

A Cantor’s Tale

Logline: Documents the tradition of Eastern European Jewish cantorial music through the eyes of Brooklyn-born Cantor Jacob Mendelson, as he travels from New York to Jerusalem examiningg the American roots of “hazzanut” (Jewish liturgical music). In English and in Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou

Distributor: Anjou-LeGasse Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on September 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Saint of 9/11

Logline: Documents the life of NYPD Chaplain Mychal Judge, a gay Franciscan priest who was killed during the collapse of the World Trade Center

Director: Glenn Holsten

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on Septeber 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, September 8, 2006

American Blackout

Logline: Documents the career of U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney (GA) and the historical suppression of black voters in the United States

Director: Ian Inaba

Distributor: Guerilla News Network

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Magic Johnson Crenshaw 15 in Crenshaw, the Magic Johnson Randall Park Mall 12 in Cleveland and the Angelika Film Center in Houston on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Opens at the Hollywood 16 in Amarillo TX, the Beachwood Stadium 11 in Athens GA, the Perimeter Pointe 10 in Atlanta, the Augusta Stadium 20 in Augusta GA, the Austell 22 in Austell GA, the Barton Creek Cinemas and the Tinseltown 17 in Austin, the Shiloh Crossing Cinemas in Avon IN, the Mall of Georgia Cinemas in Buford GA, the Burlington 20 in Burlington NJ, the Stadium 24 in Chamblee GA, the Stonecrest at Piper Glen 22 in Charlotte, the Movies 16 in Corpus Christi, the Cypress 12 in Cypress TX, the Tinseltown 20 in East El Paso, the Cobblestone 20 in Elvira OH, the Fiesta Square 16 in Fayetteville AR, the Tinseltown 17 in Fayetteville GA, the Hulen 10 in Fort Worth, the Stadium 14 in Gainesville FL, the Stadium Cinemas in Gainesville GA, the North Star 8 in Garland TX, the Movies 17 in Grapevine TX, the Movies 16 in Grand Prairie TX, the Stadium 20 in Greenville SC, the Gulfport 16 in Gulfport MS, the Brook Highland 10 in Inverness AL, the Greenway 24 and the Westchase Cinemas in Houston, the Tinseltown Cinemas in Jacinto City TX, the Katy 19 in Katy TX, the Town Center 16 in Kennesaw GA, the North Creek 10 in Laredo TX, the Movies 12 in Lewisville TX, the Stadium 20 in Lincolnshire IL, the Movies 16 in Lubbock, the Movies 8 in Mankato MN, the Movies 14 in McKinney TX, the Tinseltown 15 in Medford OR, the Myrtyle Beach 14 in Myrtle Beach SC, the Hollywood 27 and the Opry Mills Stadium Cinemas in Nashville, the Tinseltown USA Cinemas in North Aurora IL, the Marketplace 24 in Oaks PA, the Tinseltown Cinemas in Oklahoma City, the Richmond Mall 3 in Ontario OH, the Festival Bay 20 and the Waterford Lake 20 in Orlando, the Hollywood USA Cinemas in Pasadena TX, the Pearland 12 in Pearland TX, the Tinseltown USA Cinemas in Pflugerville TX, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Movies 10 in Redding CA, the Rosenberg 12 in Rosenberg TX, the Royal Palm Beach 18 in Royal Palm Beach FL, the Tinseltown Cinemas in Salisbury NC,the Tinseltown 14 in San Angelo TX, the Washington Township Cinemas in Sewell NJ, the Citrus Park 20 in Tampa, the Pittsburgh Mills 18 in Tarentum PA, the Movies 8 in Tupelo MS, the Valdosta Stadium 16 in Valdosta GA, the Cleveland 24 in Valley View OH, the Parkway Cinemas 6 in Warner Robin GA, the Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 in Warrington PA, the Wichita Falls 14 in Wichita Falls TXthe Village 20 in Winter Park FL, the Woodridge Cinemas in Woodridge IL and the Colony 10 in Zanesville OH (70 locations total) on September 8

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent and sexual content, and teen drinking

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, sexual content, partial nudity and language

Running Time: 97 minutes

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

Hurricanes on the Bayou *** NEW RELEASE DATE***

Logline: Documents what happened to the Louisiana Bayou by utilizing before and after Hurricane Katrina footage

Director: Greg MacGillivray

Distributor: MacGillivray-Freeman Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the California ScienCenter in Los Angeles on September 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 40 minutes

Aspect Ratio: IMAX (1.33:1)

Sound Format: IMAX Digital Sound

I Trust You to Kill Me

Logline: Actor Keifer Sutherland takes time off his hit television show to become the tour manager for one of the bands signed to his record label, with disastrous results

Director: Manu Boyer

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on September 8

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston and 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: R for pervasive strong violence and some sexual content

Running Time: 81 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, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica 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

Half Nelson: Opens at the Bantam IV in Bantam CT, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Huntington Beach Cinemas in Huntington Beach, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey, the Stadium 25 in Orange CA, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Little Theatre in Rochester, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz, the Downtown 10 in Ventura, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

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

I Like Killing Flies: Opens at the Market Arcade Cinemas in Buffalo, the Little Theatre in Pittsfield MA and the Theatre N in Wilmington DE

The Illusionist: Expands to 1400 plus locations

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

Mutual Appreciation: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

The Photographer, His Wife and Her Lover: Opens at the Roxie Film Center 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

Strangers With Candy: Opens at the Star 14 in Amarillo TX, the Carlisle Theatre in Carlisle PA, the Strand Theatre in Delaware OH, the Grandview 17 in Madison MS, the Melwood Screening Room in Pittsburgh, the Stadium Cinemas in Visalia CA, the Railraod Square Cinemas in Waterville ME and the Images Cinema in Williamstown MA

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 Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, the Manhasset Cinemas sin Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Empire 25 and the 1st & 62nd Street Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Unidentified: Opens at the Movie Palace Cinemas in Elizabethtown KY, the Cameo Theatre in Farmington NM, the Franklin Square 14 in Gastonia NC, the Greensboro 18 in Greensboro NC, the Grand Theatre 16 in Lafayette LA, the Lake Charles 10 in Lake Charles LA, the Dixie Dozen Cinemas in Louisville, the Raleigh 15 in Raleigh, the Campbell 16 in Springfield MO, the Tallahassee Mall Cinemas in Tallahassee, the Galaxy 16 in Waco TX and the Wynnsong 12 in Winston-Salem

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: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on September 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Mutual Appreciation: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Boston

Friday, September 15, 2006

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: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional theatres in 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

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: PG-13 for some discussions of mature subject matter

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: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

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: PG-13 for some strong language, violent images and drug references

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Valley of the Wolves, Iraq

Logline: Eleven Turkish soldiers at an Iraqi outpost, expecting a normal visit from their American allies, discover things will not be typical when they learn the US forces expect to have the last word on power in the region

Featuring: Ghasson Mossoud, Necati Sasmaz, Billy Zane

Director: Serder Akar

Writers: Serder Akar

Distributor: Pana Film

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

We Go Way Back

Logline: A twentysomething actress has a crisis of conscious when she meets her thirteen-year-old self

Featuring: Aaron Blakely, Maggie Brown

Director: Lynn Shelton

Writer: Lynn Shelton

Distrbutor: Cyan Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

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

Edmond: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

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

Half Nelson: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NM, the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Hollywood Hits Theatre in Danvers MA, the Cape Cinemas in Dennis MA, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Nugget Theatre in Hanvover NH, the Cinema City in Hartford, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Hilldale Cinemas in Madison WI, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Lincoln Square 16 in Redmond WA, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Bijou Cinemas in San Antonio and the Grand 3 in Tacoma WA

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

I Like Killing Flies: Opens at the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale and the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth FL

I Trust You to Kill Me: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

The Puffy Chair: Opens at the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco

Strangers With Candy: Opens at the Grand 11 in Bismark ND and the Paradise Theatre in West Bend IN

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 Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Unidentified: Opens at the Grand Palace 24 and the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Deerbrook 24 in Humble TX and the Fiesta 16 and the Live Oak 18 in San Antonio

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

Colin Fitz Lives!

Logline: Two security guards are hired by the widow of a late rock star to guard his gravesite on the anniversary of his death

Featuring: Andy Fowle, William H. Macy, Mary McCormack, John C. McGinley, Matt McGrath, Julianne Phillips, Martha Plimpton

Director: Robert Bella

Writer: Tom Morrissey

Distributor: Baby Shark

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Atlantic Stage Two Theatre in New York City on September 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Home

Logline: Documents the struggles of a single mother of six, as she tries to buy her first home and get her kids out of the drug-infested, crime-ridden, and gang-controlled neighborhood in which they live

Director: Jeffrey Togman

Distributor: Kikker Arts

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on September 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis

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

Strangers With Candy: Opens at the Movies at the Exchange in Portland ME

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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional theatres in 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: Select markets 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 at the Allen 8 Theatres in Albuquerque, the Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Bala Theatre in Bala Cynwyd PA, the Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 in Bangor ME, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder, the Coolidge Corner Cinemas in Brookline MA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Crossroads 20 in Cary NC, the Ballantyne Village Cinemas and the Park Terrace Cinemas in Charlotte, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Columbiana Grand 14 in Columbia SC, the Concord 14 in Concord CA, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Hollywood Hits Theatre in Danvers MA, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Mega Movies at Brunswick Square Cinemas in East Brunswick NJ, the Grande 16 in Greensboro NC, the Cherrydale 16 in Greenville SC, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the San Marco Theatre in Jacksonville, the Legends 14 in Kansas City MO, the Palm 14 in Las Vegas, the Avi 8 in Laughlin NV, the Market Street 5 in Little Rock, the Lejune 6 in Miami, the Metro Square 12 in Middletown CT, the Cinema 7 in Middletown RI, the Rosebud Theatre in Milwaukee, the Modesto 18 in Modesto, the Palmetto Grand 16 in Mount Pleasant CT, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, the New Windsor 12 in New Windsor NY, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Colonial Promenade 6 and the Southchase 7 in Orlando, Landmark’s Aquarias Theatre in Palo Alto, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Creative Garden Theatre in Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh 16 in Pittsburgh CA, the North Versailles Theatre in Pittsburgh PA, the Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington NY, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the Grande 16 in Raleigh NC, the Richmond 20 in Richmond VA, the Valley View Grande Cinemas in Roanoke VA, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Theatre in San Diego, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, the Palace 9 in South Burlington VT, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Vacaville 16 in Vacaville CA, the Galaxy 16 in Waco, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, the Westbrook Cinemas in Westbrook ME and the Palace 10 in Wichita (64 locations total) on September 22

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

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Flyboys

Logline: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots

Featuring: Jennifer Decker, David Ellison, James Franco, Martin Henderson, Tcheky Karyo, Tyler Labine, Jean Reno

Director: Tony Bill

Writers: Phil Sears & Blake T. Evans and David S. Ward, story by Blake T. Evans

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on September 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for war action violence and some sexual content

Running Time: 139 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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: 95 minutes

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: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional theatres in 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 22

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

My Suicidal Sweetheart

Logline: Two young lovers escape from their mental institution in search of new ways to die

Featuring: Rosanna Arquette, Lorraine Bracco, David Krumholtz, Natasha Lyonne, Tim Blake Nelson

Director: Michael Parness

Writer: Michael Parness

Distributor: Full Glass Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

They’re Just My Friends

Logline: After being incarcerated, a would-be boxer realizes the mistakes he made in life and tries to rebuild his life from the inside

Featuring: Bruce Altman, Thom Christopher, Patrick Nwamu, Jr., Al Snow, Malik Yoba

Director: Attika J. Torrence

Writers: Patrick Nwamu, Jr. and Charles Messina

Distributor: Punchin’ Pat Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and Philadelphia on September 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Aurora Borealis: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Theatre in Minneapolis

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

Fratricide: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Gabrielle: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Half Nelson: Opens at the Ambler Theatre in Ambler PA, the Sandy Springs Cinemas in Atlanta, the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem NH, Landmark’s Crossroads Cinemas in Boulder CO, the North Park Theatre in Buffalo, the Ballyntine Village Cinemas in Charlotte, the Esquire Cinemas in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Drexel Theatre in Columbus OH, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Grand Theatre in East Stroudsberg PA, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Midtown Theatre in Harrisburg PA, the Fall Creek Cinemas in Ithaca NY, the Glenwood Arts Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck NY, the Studio Theatre in Memphis, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Oriental 3 in Milwaukee, the Colonial 9 in Phoenixville PA, the Salem Cinema in Salem OR, the Broadway 6 in Salt Lake City, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the DeVargas Theatre in Santa Fe, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota, the Moxie Theatre in Springfield MO, the El Con 20 in Tucson, the West Boylston 5 in West Boyleston MA and the PGA Gardens Cinemas in West Palm Beach

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

I Like Killing Flies: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago and the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

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

The Puffy Chair: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

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

Strangers With Candy: Opens at the Magic Lantern Theatre in Ketchum ID

This Film Is Not Yet Rated: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle

Unidentified: Opens at the Cinema 8 in Searcy AR

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Last King of Scotland

Logline: A Scottish doctor on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin

Featuring: Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy, Simon McBurney, Kerry Washington, Forest Whitaker

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Writers: Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Giles Foden

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 27

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, September 29, 2006

Broken Sky

Logline: Three new college students find themselves embroiled in a passionate love triangle. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Klaudia Aragon, Fernando Arroyo, Miguel Angel Hoppe, Ignacio Pereda, Alejandro Rojo

Director: Julian Hernandez

Writer: Julian Hernandez

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on September 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Facing the Giants

Logline: A high school football coach uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure

Featuring: Bailey Cave, Shannen Fields, Tracy Goode, Alex Kendrick, Chris Willis

Director: Alex Kendrick

Writers: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 400 plus locations on September 29

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby 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 29

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

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Logline: As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, a young man comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints

Featuring: Rosario Dawson, Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Weist

Director: Dito Montiel

Writer: Dito Montiel

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional theatres in select markets on September 29

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Open Season

Logline: A laid-back grizzly and a nervous mule deer are released in the woods against their wills and must rally their fellow wildlife against the approaching hunters.

Featuring the voices of: Jon Favreau, Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise

Directors: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi

Writers: Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on September 29

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

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

School for Scoundrels

Logline: A shy young man enrolls in a class to help build his confidence so he can win over his dream girl, only to find his teacher also has his eyes on her

Featuring: Jacinda Barrett, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Heder, Sarah Silverman, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Scot Armstrong and Todd Phillips, based on the book “School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating!” by Stephen Porter and the screenplay for the 1960 movie by Hal Chester and Patricia Moyes

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on September 29

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Wondrous Oblivion

Logline: A young boy in 1950s London with a passion for cricket but none of the skills to play gets a lesson in the game, and life, from his new West Indian neighbors

Featuring: Dominic Barklem, Leagh Conwell, Delroy Lindo, Sam Smith, Jo Stone-Fewings, Emily Woof

Director: Paul Morrison

Writer: Paul Morrison

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on September 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

Confetti: Opens at the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel and in additional locations in select markets

Darshan: The Embrace: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Drawing Restraint 9: Opens at the Mary Ross Theatre in Lincoln NE and the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

Half Nelson: Opens at the Isis 3 in Aspen, the Flicks Cinemas in Boise, the Latchis 3 in Brattleboro VT, the Palace 9 in Burlington VT, the Galaxy 6 in Cary NC, the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill NC, the Neon Theatre in Dayton OH, the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines, the Abeey Theatre in Durango CO, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Studio 30 in Kansas City MO, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rockthe Baxter Avenue Cinemas in Louisville, the Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Squirrel Hill Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC and the Riverside 12 in Reno

Heading South: Opens at the Uptown Theatre in Birmingham MI, the Palace 9 in Burlington VT, the Varsity Theatre in Davis CA, the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento and Landmark’s Tivoli Theater in St. Louis

I Like Killing Flies: Opens at Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

I Trust You to Kill Me: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Jesus Camp: Opens at the South Coast Village 3 in Costa Mesa, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

King Leopold’s Ghost: Opens at the Culver 6 in Culver City and the Chinese 6 in Hollywood

loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Lunacy: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Rice Media Center in Houston and the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

La Moustache: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Oak Street Cinema in Minneapolis

Mutual Appreciation: Opens at the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco

My Country, My Country: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Queens: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

The Science of Sleep: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional theatres in the top twenty-five markets

This Film Is Not Yet Rated: Opens at the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Camera 12 in San Jose and the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

The U.S. vs. John Lennon: Opens at the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional theatres in select markets

Vajra Sky Over Tibet: Opens at Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Queen

Logline: The Queen of England and Prime Minister Tony Blair struggle with keeping the nation united in the days after the death of Princess Diana

Featuring: James Cromwell, Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, Sylvia Syms

Director: Stephen Frears

Writer: Peter Morgan

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opnes at the Angeila Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on September 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Shortbus

Logline: A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its belnd of art, music, politics, and carnality

Featuring: Raphael Barker, Lindsey Beamish, Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy, Sook-Yin Lee

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Writer: John Cameron Mitchell

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on October 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA (Would be rated NC-17 for strong sexual content)

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Logline: On one last road trip before they’re sent to serve in Vietnam, two friends and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene, beginning a terrifying experience which leads them to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured

Featuring: Diora Baird, Matthew Bomer, Jordana Brewster, Andrew Bryniarski, R. Lee Ermey, Taylor Handley

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Writer: Sheldon Turner, story by David J. Schow and Sheldon Turner, based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on October 4

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

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, October 6, 2006

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

Logline: After the death of his super-spy uncle, a teenager is pressed into service for Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Featuring: Sara Bolger, Stephen Fry, Damian Lewis, Bill Nighy, Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Andy Serkis, Alicia Silverstone

Director: Geoffrey Sax

Writer: Anthony Horowitz, based on his novel

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus locations on October 6

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action violence and some peril

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Departed

Logline:Two men from opposite sides of the law, who have been deep undercover within the Boston State Police department and the Irish mafia for years, are charged with finding the mole within their respective organizations

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Ray Winstone

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writers: William Monohan, based on the “Infernal Affairs” movies written by Felix Chong and Siu Fai Mak

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on October 6

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Employee of the Month

Logline: A slacker box boy at a warehouse store becomes determined to win Employee of the Month to impress the store’s new beautiful checkout clerk

Featuring: Dane Cook, Efren Ramirez, Dax Shephard, Jessica Simpson, Harland Williams

Director: Greg Coolidge

Writer: Greg Coolidge

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on October 6

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

49 Up

Logline: Seventh in an ongoing series of documentaries which revisits a group of Brits every seven years, all whom are approaching their Golden birthday

Director: Michael Apted

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Starz Film Center in Denver, Landmark’s Keystone Art THeatre in Indianapolis, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia, the Little Theatre in Rochester, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe, the Rutgers Film Co-Op in Somerset NJ, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Loft Cinema in Tucson, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on October 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Ritchie Boys

Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of young German men who escaped Nazi Germany and trained with the American forces at Camp Ritchie in Maryland in order to stop the Third Reich. In German and Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Christian Bauer

Distributor: Christian Bauer Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on October 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at the Lefont Garden Hills Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa

Another Gay Movie: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

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

Heading South: Opens at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland and the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas

Jesus Camp: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel East Theatre in Columbus OH, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

Monster House: Re-release in 200 plus 3D locations

The Science of Sleep: Expands into 250 plus locations

Shortbus (THINKFilm): Opens in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Unidentified: Opens at the Hollywood 12 in Jonesboro AR and the Cinema 8 in Paragould AR

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Little Children

Logline: In a suburban town where perfect parents rear perfect children by day and have affairs by night, a woman has a flight with a stay-at-home dad

Featuring: Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet

Director: Todd Field

Writers: Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, from the novel by Perrotta

Distributor: New Line Cinema

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

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare

Logline: A brilliant young scientist finds himself falling into an abyss of personal turmoil and professional stress after a female patient dies while under his care

Featuring: Wade Best, Nathan Burns, John R. Hand, Amy Olivastro

Director: John R. Hand

Writers: John R. Hand

Distributor: JRH Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on October 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

So Much So Fast

Logline: A man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease deals with the woman falling for him and a brother who becomes obsessed with finding a cure

Directors: Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, October 13, 2006

California Split

Logline: A down on his luck gambler goes on a road trip with his free spirited buddy

Featuring: Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, George Segal, Edward Walsh, Joseph Walsh, Gwen Welles

Director: Robert Altman

Writer: Joseph Walsh

Distributor: Sony Repertory

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Copying Beethoven

Logline: A fictionalized account of the last year of the composer’s life

Featuring: Joe Anderson, Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Phyllida Law

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Writers: Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual elements

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dlby Digital

Deliver Us From Evil

Logline: Documents the life of Father Oliver O’Grady, who unbeknownst to most of his congregation, a dangerously active pedophile that Church hierarchy, aware of his predilection, had harbored for over 30 years

Director: Amy Berg

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Driving Lessons

Logline: A shy teenage boy, trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother, finds his world changing when he begins to work for a retired actress

Featuring: Nicholas Farrell, Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Oliver Milburn, Julie Walters

Director: Jeremy Brock

Writers: Jeremy Brock

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on October 13

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Grudge 2

Logline: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister, a supernatural force which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim

Featuring: Jennifer Beals, Edison Chen, Arielle Kebbel, Teresa Palmer, Amber Tamblyn

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Writer: Stephen Susco, based on characters created by Takashi Shimizu

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Highway Courtesans

Logline: Documents the lives of a group of young women in India who live in a village that still practices a mostly abandoned tradition which sanctioned prostitution of every family’s oldest girl. In Hindi with subtitles

Director: Mystelle Brabbee

Distributor: Women Make Movies

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 71 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Infamous

Logline: A famous New York City writer of fiction travels to the middle of the country to research the murder of a well to do farming family, only to find his ideas change when he forms an intense relationship with one of the murderers

Featuring: Peter Bogdonovich, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Toby Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Sigourney Weaver

Director: Douglas McGrath

Writer: Douglas McGrath, based on the book “Truman Capote” by George Plimpton

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Top Twenty Markets on October 13

MPAA Rating: R for language, violence and some sexuality

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Man of the Year

Logline: A popular and acerbic talk show host announces his candidacy for President, only to find himself elected to the highest office in the land

Featuring: Lewis Black, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Linney, Robin Williams, Christopher Walken

Director: Barry Levinson

Writer: Barry Levinson

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Marine

Logline: A Marine returns from battle to find that his girlfriend is ensnared in a kidnapping plot

Featuring: Kelly Carlson, John Cena, Jeff Chase, Robert Patrick

Director: John Bonito

Writers: Michell Gallagher and Alan McElroy, story by Michell Gallagher

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Nearing Grace

Logline: A high school student is unable to see his female friend is the best match for him, as he pursues one of the most popular girls in schill

Featuring: Jordana Brewster, Chad Faust, Ashley Johnson, David Moscow, Gregory Smith

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Writers: Jacob Aaron Estes, based on the novel “Nearing’s Grace” by Scott Sommer

Distributor: Whitewater Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

One Night with the King

Logline: In ancient times, a young girl rises from peasant to princess by going against the culture and seeking the King’s heart rather than the riches of the kingdom

Featuring: James Callis, Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, Peter O’Toole, John Rhys-Davies, Omar Sharif

Director: Michael O. Sajbel

Writer: Stephan Blinn, based on the novel by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen

Distributor: Gener8Xion Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sweet Land

Logline: In 1920, a woman travels from Norway to rural Minnesota to meet the man destined to be her husband, but bureaucracy and social morality cause major complications in their relationship

Featuring: Ned Beatty, Alan Cumming, John Heard, Alex Kingston, Elizabeth Reaser, Lois Smith

Director: Ali Selim

Writer: Ali Selim

Distributor: SenArt Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Har Mar Theatre in St. Paul on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG for brief partial nudity and mild language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tideland

Logline: A young girl living in her father’s childhood home has a unique adventure with a mentally challenged neighbor when both her parents pass away

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Jodelle Ferland, Brendan Fletcher, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Tilly

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writers: Terry Gilliam and Tony Grisoni, from the novel by Mitch Cullin

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Zerophilia

Logline: After an intense romantic encounter with a bewitching stranger, a young man becomes plagued by a rare genetic condition, Zerophilia, which threatens to transform him into a female

Featuring: Gina Bellman, Marieh Delfino, Alison Folland, Taylor Handley, Rebecca Mozo, Kyle Schmid

Director: Martin Curland

Writer: Martin Curland

Distributor: Microangelo Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Oaks Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the Little Theatre in Rochester

Darshan: The Embrace: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Drawing Restraint 9: Opens at the Drexel Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

49 Up: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Market Arcade Theatre in Buffalo, the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, the Lark Theatre in Larkspur CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle, the Theatre N in Wilmington DE and the Winnipeg Film Group in Winnipeg

Heading South: Opens at the Drexel East Theatre in Columbus OH and the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO

The Last King of Scotland: Opens at the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel and in additional theatres in select markets

Lunacy: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

My Country, My Country: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Queens: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin

Shortbus: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in

Strangers With Candy: Opens at the Putnam Screening Room in Keene NH

The War Tapes: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-October 2006 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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