The Early Report for February 22, 2007: 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, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 67 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 2/21/06 and Friday 3/30/07, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Rape of the Sabine Women

Logline: The founding of Rome by Romulus, who devised a plan to ensure the future of his empire by stealing the daugthers of the neighboring clan, reimagined in the 1960s at a summer home in an affluent coastal region

Featuring: Popi Alkouli-Troianou, Fergus Baumann, Kostas Beveratos, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Marlisa Chronea, Stergios Ioannou, Grayson Millwood, Katarina Oikonomopoulou, Helen Pickett, Annette Previti, Rosa Prodromou, Walter Sipser, Antonis Spinoulas, Christos Syrmakezis, Sotiris Tsakomidis, Jeff Wood, Sofie Zamchick, Zack Zamchick

Director: Eve Sussman

Writer: Eve Sussman

Distributor: Creative Time

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on February 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX

Friday, February 23, 2007

The Abandoned

Logline: An adopted woman returns to her home country to the family home that she never knew and must face to mystery that lies there

Featuring: Paraskeva Djukelova, Valentin Ganev, Anastasia Hille, Carlos Reig, Karel Roden

Director: Nacho Cerda

Writers: Nacho Cerda, Karim Hussain and Richard Stanley

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 950 plus locations on February 23

MPAA Rating: R for violence/gore, some disturbing images, nudity and language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Amazing Grace

Logline: An idealist maneuvers his way through Parliament in 18th century England, endeavoring to end slavery in the empire

Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Ioan Gruffudd

Director: Michael Apted

Writer: Steven Knight

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: 750 plus locations on February 23

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material involving slavery, and some mild language

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Astronaut Farmer

Logline: An astronaut-in-training has to leave NASA to save the family farm, but just can’t give up on his dream of shooting into space, even if he has to do it all by himself

Featuring: Bruce Dern, Virginia Madsen, Tim Blake Nelson, J.K. Simmons, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Michael Polish

Writers: Michael Polish and Mark Polish

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2150 plus locations on February 23

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, peril and language

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Glastonbury

Logline: Documents the annual rock festival

Director: Julien Temple

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional theatres in select markets on February 23

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

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Gray Matters

Logline: A sister and brother, so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating, agree to find each other their true soul mate

Featuring: Tom Cavanagh, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon, Sissy Spacek

Director: Sue Kramer

Writer: Sue Kramer

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arapahoe Crossing 16 in Aurora CO, the Cherry Creek 8 and the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Colorado Mills 16 in Lakewood CO, the Century 18, the Colonnade 14, the Orleans 18 and the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Empire 25 and the Village VII in New York City, the Metreon Cinemas in San Francisco, the Broadway 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Holllywood and the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO on February 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Number 23

Logline: A man becomes obsessed with a book revolving around the number 23 that seems to be about his life, which seemingly ends with his murder

Featuring: Jim Carrey, Danny Huston, Logan Lerman, Virginia Madsen, Rhona Mitra

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writer: Fernley Phillips

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on February 23

MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, sexuality and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Reno 911!: Miami

Logline: A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during Spring Break

Featuring: Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Cedric Yarbrough

Director: Ben Garant

Writers: Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on February 23

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language and drug use

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Starter for Ten

Logline: A working-class young man navigates his first year at a mid-ranking English university, as his fellow academics try to beat perennial powerhouses Oxford and Cambridge at the annual University Challenge

Featuring: Dominic Cooper, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, James McAvoy, Catherine Tate

Director: Tom Vaughan

Writer: David Nicholls, based on his novel

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Aliso Viejo 20 in Aliso Viejo CA, the Arbor at Great Hills Cinemas, the Barton Creek Cinemas and Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Media Center 6 in Burbank, the Century City 15 in Century City, the Winnetka Cinemas in Chatsworth CA, the Foothill Ranch 22 in Foothill Ranch CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the University Town Center in Irvine CA, the Manhattan Village 6 in Manhattan Beach, the Chelsea Cinemas, the Empire 25, the Lincoln Square Cinemas and the Village VII in New York City, the Block 30 and the Stadium 25 in Orange CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Galleria 16 in Sherman Oaks CA and Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA (21 locations total) on February 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, language and a scene of drug use

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Taste of Tea

Logline: Years after giving up her anime career to raise a family, a woman whose family has just moved to the country from the urban sprawl of Tokyo decides to single-handedly make a new film that she hopes will give her re-entry into the world she left behind. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Tadanobu Asano, Maya Banno, Tatsuya Gashuin, Takahiro Sato, Satomi Tezuka

Director: Katsuhito Ishii

Writer: Katsuhito Ishii

Distributor: Viz Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City on February 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 143 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Wayward Cloud

Logline: Two old friends meet again after several years, unaware of the changes in each other’s lives. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Shiang-chyi Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sumomo Yozakura

Director: Ming-liang Tsai

Writer: Ming-liang Tsai

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on February 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Back Stage: Opens at the Hollywood Triplex in Portland OR

Days of Glory: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel and in additional locations in major markets

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

God Grew Tired of Us: Opens at the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

The Lives of Others: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Le Petit Lieutenant: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

The Situation: Opens at the Upstate Films Cinema in Rhinebeck NY

Sweet Land: Opens at the Yes Cinema in Columbus IN and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Tears of the Black Tiger: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Unconscious: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

An Unreasonable Man: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wild Tigers I Have Known

Logline: A 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school

Featuring: Lydia Lunch, Kim Dickens, Fairuza Balk, Hailey Anne Nelson, Max Paradise

Director: Cam Archer

Writer: Cam Archer

Distributor: IFC First Take

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, March 2, 2007

Black Snake Moan

Logline: A young white nymphomaniac tries to get “cured” of her problem with the help of an older black blues man

Featuring: John Cothran Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake

Director: Craig Brewer

Writer: Craig Brewer

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on March 2

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

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Cats of Miriktani    *** NEW TITLE ***

Logline: Documents the life of 85-year-old Japanese-American artist Jimmy Miriktani, a survivor of Hiroshima who was living on the streets of New York City during the 9/11 attacks

Director: Linda Hattendorf

Distributor: lucid dreaming inc

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on March 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 74 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Encounter Point

Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of everyday leaders in the Middle East who refuse to sit back as the Israeli/Palestinian conflict escalates

Directors: Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha

Distributor: Just Vision/Earthways

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on March 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Full of It

Logline: A teenager is suddenly forced to live out all of the outrageous lies he told in order to become more popular

Featuring: Craig Kilborn, John Carroll Lynch, Kate Mara, Ryan Pinkston, Teri Polo, Cynthia Stevenson

Director: Christian Charles

Writers: Ytan Berkovitz, Tony Dreannan, Jon Lucas, Mark Perez

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on March 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug references, teen partying and crude humor

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary

Logline: A trio of over-the-hill rappers try to make it through the tumultuous world of modern hip-hop music

Featuring: Howie Bell, Tom’ya Bowden, Damon “Coke” Daniels, Sam Maccarone, Clifton Powell

Director: Damon “Coke’ Daniels

Writers: Damon “Coke” Daniels and Edward Laird

Distributor: Illville Films/Big Business

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles regional release on March 2

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

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Two Weeks

Logline: Four adult siblings travel home to spend time with their mother, who is dying of cancer

Featuring: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Chaplin, Clea DuVall, Sally Field, Julianne Nicholson

Director: Steve Stockman

Writers: Steve Stockman

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on March 2

MPAA Rating: R for language, including some sexual references

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wild Hogs

Logline: A group of frustrated middle-aged biker wannabees hit the open road in search of adventure, only to encounter a real Hell’s Angels group

Featuring: Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, Ray Liotta, William H. Macy, John Travolta

Director: Walt Becker

Writer: Brad Copeland

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on March 2

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

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Zodiac

Logline: A serial killer terrorizes San Francisco with a string of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s

Featuring: Brian Cox, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

Director: David Fincher

Writer: James Vanderbilt, based on the book “Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America’s Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed” by Robert Graysmith

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on March 2

MPAA Rating: R for some strong killings, language, drug material and brief sexual images

Running Time: 165 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Back Stage: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta

Days of Glory: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert

God Grew Tired of Us: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Bijou Theatre in Chattanooga, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Wexner Arts Center in Minneapolis and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

The Lives of Others: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional locations in select markets

Old Joy: Opens at the Tamarac Square Cinemas in Denver

Puccini for Beginners: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas

Seraphim Falls: Opens at the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

The Situation: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theater in Chicago, the
Ritz 5 Theatres in Philadelphia, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo and the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ

Sweet Land: Opens at the the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington and the Times Cinema in Milwaukee

Tears of the Black Tiger: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

An Unreasonable Man: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Exterminating Angels

Logline: A film director finds himself in legal trouble following the shooting of a highly erotic scene. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Marie Allan, Lise Bellynck, Sophie Bonnet, Maroussia Dubreuil, Frederic van den Driessche

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Writer: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center on March 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Friday, March 9, 2007

Believe in Me

Logline: A coach temporarily hired to lead a small Oklahoma high school’s female squad inspires his players to make a run at the State Championship

Featuring: Bruce Dern, Jeffrey Donovan, Bob Gunton, Samantha Mathis

Director: Robert Collector

Writer: Robert Collector, based on the novel “Brief Garland” by Harold Keith

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on March 9

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements and language

Running Time: 131 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Beyond the Gates

Logline: When a Rwandan school becomes a haven for thousands of Rwandans fleeing the genocide, a teacher promises his brightest pupil that the UN soldiers will protect her. But when the UN abandon the refugees, the teacher and the school’s headmaster face an agonizing dilemma: should they leave or should they stand firm with the Rwandans.

Featuring: Claire-Hope Ashitey, Hugh Dancy, John Hurt

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Writers: David Wolstencroft, story by Richard Alwyn and David Belton

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Ex

Logline: A New York couple adjusts to their new home in Madison, Wisconsin, where he goes to work with his father-in-law at an ad agency.

Featuring: Jason Bateman, Zach Braff, Mia Farrow, Donal Logue, Amanda Peet

Director: Jesse Peretz

Writers: Jesse Peretz

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on March 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, brief language and a drug reference

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Host

Logline: A creature emerges from the waters of the Han River and terrorizes the citizens of Seoul. In English and in Korean with subtitles

Featuring: Du-na Bae, Hie-bong Byeon, Ah-sung Ko, Hae-il Park, Kang-ho Song

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Writers: Baek Chul-hyun, Bong Joon-ha, Hah Joon-won

Distributor: Magnolia Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Atlantic Palace 10 in Alhambra CA, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, Landmark’s California Theatres in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD, the Brea 22 in Brea CA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cerritos 10 in Cerritos CA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Fairfax Towne Center Cinemas in Fairfax VA, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Exchange 10 in Glendale CA, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Marketplace 6 in Long Beach CA, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Empire 25 and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Terrace 6 in Rancho Palos Verdes CA, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA, Landmark’s Neptune Theatre in Seattle, the Crown Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC (36 locations total) on March 9

MPAA Rating: R for creature violence and language

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Islander

Logline: On a small fishing island off the coast of Maine, one lobsterman, tired of watching outsiders haul in his territory, turns to enforcing territorial lines himself, even if it means angering some of the other fishermen including his own father

Featuring: Ron Canada, Philip Baker Hall, Thomas Hildreth, Amy Jo Johnson, Larry Pine

Director: Ian McCrudden

Writers: Ian McCrudden and Thomas Hildret

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA on March 9

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Maxed Out

Logline: Documents how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of “preferred customer” and tells us why the poor are getting poorer and the rich getting richer

Director: James D. Scurlock

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Cinema Village in New York City, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Namesake

Logline: Though parents Ashoke and Ashima long for the family and culture that enveloped them in India, they take great pride in the opportunities their sacrifices have afforded their children. Paradoxically, their son Gogol is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage. In English and in Bengali and Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Jacinda Barrett, Glenne Headley, Irfan Khan, Kal Penn, Zuleikha Robinson, Brooke Smith, Tabu,

Director: Mira Nair

Writers: Sooni Taraporevala based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in major markets on March 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Nomad

Logline: In 18th-century Kazakhstan, where a young man is destined to unite the country’s three warring tribes. In Kazakh with subtitles

Featuring: Kuno Becker, Mark Dacascos, Jay Hernandez, Jason Scott Lee, Doskhan Zholzhaxynov

Directors: Sergei Bodrov and Ivan Passer

Writer: Rustam Ibragimbekov

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on March 9

MPAA Rating: R for violence

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Red Road

Logline: A CCTV operator sees a man on her monitor she thought she would never see again, and becomes compelled to confront him

Featuring: Martin Compston, Tony Curran, Kate Dickie, Natalie Press

Director: Andrea Arnold

Writer: Andrea Arnold

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Theatres in New York City on March 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

300

Logline: Set in the midst of the Persian-Greco war during the Battle of Thermopylae, where Spartan king Leonidas led his army of 300 soldiers into battle against the invading Persian army

Featuring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Dominic West

Director: Zach Snyder

Writers: Kurt Johnston, Zach Snyder, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on March 9

MPAA Rating: R for graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Tortilla Heaven

Logline: The business of a small town restaurant explodes when the face of Jesus Christ appears on one of their hand-made tortillas

Featuring: Elpidia Carrillo, Alexis Cruz, Olivia Hussey, George Lopez, Miguel Sandoval, Jose Zuniga

Director: Judy Hecht Dumontet

Writers: Judy Hecht Dumontet and Julius Robinson, story by Mitchell Leib

Distributor: Archangel Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles regional release on March 9

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Ultimate Gift

Logline: When his rich grandfather passes away, a young man must complete a series of tasks as set up in the will before he can inherit his portion of his family fortune

Featuring: Abigail Breslin, Brian Dennehy, Drew Fuller, James Garner, Lee Meriwether

Director: Michael O. Sajbel

Writer: Cheryl McKay, based on the book by Jim Stovall

Distributor: Fox Faith Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 800 plus locations on March 9

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

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Aura: Opens at the Loft Cinema Twin in Tucson

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Matthew Barney: No Restraint: Opens at the Tivoli at Manor Square Theatre in Kansas City MO

Puccini for Beginners: Opens at the Camelot 3 in Palm Springs

The Rules of the Game: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Situation: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and the Plaza Del Oro Theatre in Santa Barbara

Friday, March 16, 2007

Adam’s Apples

Logline: A neo-nazi is sentenced to community service at a church, where he clashes with the blindly devotional priest. In Danish with subtitles

Featuring: Ali Kazim, Mads Mikkelsen, Paprika Steen, Ole Thestrup, Ulrich Thomsen

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen

Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen

Distributor: Outsider Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Chelsea Cinemas in New York City on March 16

MPAA Rating: R for language and violence

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

American Cannibal

Logline: Documents the creation and undoing of a reality television show

Directors: Perry Grebin and Michael Nigro

Distributor: Lifesize Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and in additional theatres in select markets on March 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Caffiene

Logline: Wacky hijinks will ensue when a group of unrelated strangers collide together in a London coffee house

Featuring: Katherine Hiegl, Breckin Meyer, Mena Suvari, Marsha Thomason, Mike Vogel

Director: John Cosgrove

Writer: Dean Craig

Distributor: Steaming Hot Coffee LLC

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Good-Bye Momo

Logline: A young Uruguayan street urchin who is taught to read by a charismatic watchman of the local newspaper’s office. IN Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Mathias Acuna, Jorge Esmoris, Washington Luna

Director: Leonardo Ricagni

Writer: Leonardo Ricagni

Distributor: Fabrication Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on March 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

I Think I Love My Wife

Logline: A married man who daydreams about being with other women finds his will and morals tested after he’s visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend

Featuring: Eliza Coupe, Chris Rock, Gina Torres, Kerry Washington

Director: Chris Rock

Writers: Chris Rock and Louis C.K., based on the 1972 film “Chloe in the Afternoon” by Eric Rohmer

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on March 16

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and some sexual content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Premonition

Logline: A Midwest housewife sees a premonition of her husband dying in a car crash, and will do anything she can to keep it from coming true

Featuring: Sandra Bullock, Mark Famiglietti, Nia Long, Tobey Maguire, Julian McMahon, Kate Nelligan, Amber Valletta

Director: Mennan Yapo

Writer: Bill Kelly

Distributor: Tri-Star Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on March 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent content, disturbing images, thematic material and brief language

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Salon

Logline: A Beautyshop owner finds romance as she struggles to save her business

Featuring: Brooke Burns, Vivica A. Fox, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Terrence Howard, Garrett Morris, Kym Whitley

Director: Mark Brown

Writer: Mark Brown

Distributor: The Bigger Picture

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on March 16

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

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Shooter

Logline: A master sniper is lured out of a reclusive existence to prevent the assassination of the President, only to become the pawn in a much larger plot to overthrow the government

Featuring: Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra, Michael Pena, Mark Wahlberg

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Writers: Jonathan Lemkin, based on the novel “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on March 16

MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sunshine

Logline: Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. Things don’t go as planned. Duh.

Featuring: Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh

Director: Danny Boyle

Writer: Alex Garland

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on March 16, 2007

MPAA Rating: R for violent content and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Logline: Two brothers are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion in early 20th Century Ireland. In English and in Gaelic with subtitles

Featuring: Liam Cunningham, Padraic Delaney, Gerard Kearney, Cillian Murphy, William Ruane

Director: Ken Loach

Writer: Paul Laverty

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the First and 62nd Street Cinemas and the IFC Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Avenue Montaigne: Opens at the Paseo Camarillo Art Cinemas in Camarillo CA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

Beyond the Gates: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the University Town Center in Irvine, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Black Book: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Puccini for Beginners: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theater in Detroit, Landmark’s Greenway 3 in Houston, the Newburyport Screening Room in Newburyport MA, Landmark’s Varsity Theater in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Situation: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and the Screen in Santa Fe

Sweet Land: Opens at the Wheeler Film Society in Aspen

Tears of the Black Tiger: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

An Unreasonable Man: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Wind That Shakes the Barley: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided: Opens in California

Friday, March 23, 2007

Boy Culture

Logline: A wildly successful male escort gets romantically entangled with his two hot roommates and a reclusive elderly client

Featuring: Patrick Bauchau, Peyton Hinson, George Jonson, Derek Magyar, Darryl Stephens

Director: Q. Allan Brocka

Writers: Philip Pierce and Q. Allan Brocka, based on the novel by Matthew Rettenmund

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Color Me Kubrick

Logline: A man poses as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick’s last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him

Featuring: Jim Davidson, Richard E. Grant, Luke Mably, John Malkovich, Marc Warren

Director: Brian Cook

Writers: Brian Cook and Michael Fitzgerald

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the IFC Film Center in New York City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on March 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Dead Silence

Logline: A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife’s murder, only to discover an ancient curse

Featuring: Ryan Kwanten, Judith Roberts, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg

Director: James Wan

Writers: James Wan and Leigh Whannell

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on March 23

MPAA Rating: R for horror violence and images

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

First Snow

Logline: A psychic’s ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin

Featuring: William Fichtner, Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, J.K. Simmons, Shea Whigham

Director: Mark Fergus

Writers: Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on March 23

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

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

The Hills Have Eyes 2

Logline: A group of young National Guard trainees are attacked by mutants during a training mission in the New Mexico desert, in this sequel to “The Hills Have Eyes”

Featuring: Danielle Alonso, Michael McMillen, Michael Bailey Smith, Reshad Strik, Jessica Stroup, Lee Thomson Young

Director: Martin Weisz

Writer: Wes Craven and Jonathan Craven

Distributor: Fox Atomic

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on March 23

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Journey From the Fall

Logline: The untold story of the millions of Vietnamese in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. In English and in Vietnamese with English subtitles

Featuring: Kieu Chinh, Diem Lien, Long Nguyen, Nguyen Thai Nguyen , Preston Tri Nguyen

Director: Ham Tran

Writer: Ham Tran

Distributor: ImaginAsian Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City and in Los Angeles on March 23

MPAA Rating: R for some violence

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Last Mimzy

Logline: Two young siblings discover a box filled with highly sophisticated toys, which empower them with a series of remarkable abilities

Featuring: Michael Clarke Duncan, Timothy Hutton, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson

Director: Robert Shaye

Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin and Toby Emmerich, screen story by James V. Hart & Carol Skilken, based on the short story “Mimsy Were the Borogoves” by Lewis Padgett

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on March 23

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Offside

Logline: Six Iranian girls who disguise themselves as boys in order to enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch the 2006 World Cup Asian zone qualifier between Iran and Bahrain. In Persian with subtitles

Featuring: Golnaz Farmani, Shayesteh Irani, M. Kheyrabadi, Ida Sadeghi, Safar Samandar, Nazanin Sedighzadeh, Sima Mobarak Shahi, Mahnaz Zabihi

Director: Jafar Panahi

Writers: Jafar Panahi and Shadmehr Rastin

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on March 23

MPAA Rating: PG for language throughout and some thematic elements

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Page Turner

Logline: A gifted piano player waits a decade to get her revenge on the jury president of a prestigious music conservatory who rejected her as a young child. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Christine Citti, Deborah Francois, Catherine Frot, Pascal Greggory, Xavier De Guillebon

Director: Denis Dercourt

Writers: Denis Dercourt and Jacques Sotty

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on March 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Pride

Logline: A man starts a swim team for troubled teens

Featuring: Tom Arnold, Kimberly Elise, Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kevin Phillips, Scott Reeves, Evan Ross

Director: Sunu Gonera

Writers: Michael Gozzard and Kevin Michael Smith

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on March 9

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

Logline: Documents the treatment of an Iraqi journalist held at Abu Ghraib concerning a plot to kill the Prime Minister of Britian, something he maintains he knew nothing about

Directors: Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and in additional theatres in major markets on March 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language and mature thematic elements

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Reign Over Me

Logline: A doctor is determined to help his college roommate comes to grips with losing his family on September 11

Featuring: Don Cheadle, Adam Sandler

Director: Mike Binder

Writer: Mike Binder

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on March 23

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual references

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

TMNT

Logline: CGI adaptation of the live-action franchise featuring tae kwon do tortoises named after Renaissance painters.

Featuring the voices of: Chris Evans, Laurence Fishburne, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mikey Kelley, Mako, Nolan North, Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, James Arnold Taylor, Mitchell Whitfield, Ziyi Zhang

Director: Kevin Munroe

Writers: Kevin Munroe, based on the comic book series created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on March 23

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

What Love Is

Logline: A man gathers his friends together to help him through the night after he is dumped by his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, the day he was going to propose marriage

Featuring: Sean Astin, Gina Gershon, Cuba Gooding Jr., Anne Heche, Matthew Lillard

Director: Mars Callahan

Writer: Mars Callahan

Distributor: Big Sky Motion Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on March 23

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including graphic sexual dialogue, and some erotic dancing

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Black Book: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and in additional theatres in select markets

God Grew Tired of Us: Opens at the Hollywood Cinemas in Portland OR

The Host: Opens at the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Alamo South Lamar and the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Palladium 12 in Birmingham MI, the Varsity Cinema Twin in Chapel Hill NC, the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland, the Gateway 8 in Columbus OH, the Fleur Cinema in Des Moines, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Cinema City 4 in Hartford, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Bow Tie Cinemas in New Haven, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the Colony Twin in Raleigh, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Matthew Barney: No Restraint: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

The Namesake: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Westlake Village Twin in Westlake Village CA and in additional locations in select marekts

Sacco And Vanzetti (First Run): Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

The Situation: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

Tears of the Black Tiger: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Exterminating Angels

Logline: A filmmaker finds himself in legal trouble after shooting a highly erotic scene with his female star. In French with subitles

Featuring: Marie Allan, Lise Bellynck, Sophie Bonnet, Maroussia Dubreuil, Frederic van den Driessche

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Writer: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, March 30, 2007

After the Wedding

Logline: To save the orphanage he runs in India, a man must return to Denmark and marry. In English and in Danish, Hindi and Swedish with subtitles

Featuring: Stine Fischer Christensen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgard, Mona Malm, Mads Mikkelsen

Director: Susanne Bier

Writers: Ander Thomas Jensen and Susanne Bier

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City on March 30

MPAA Rating: R for some language and a scene of sexuality

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid: Denmark’s official entry for the 2007 Foreign Language Oscar and one of the five final nominees

Blades of Glory

Logline: Two former skating rivals, permanently banned from competing in Olympic singles competition, exploit a loophole in their suspensions to compete in the pairs category

Featuring: Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Bill Fischer, Jenna Fischer, Jon Heder, Romany Malco, Craig T. Nelson, Amy Poehler, Nick Swardson

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Writers: Craig Cox & Jeff Cox and Dave Krinsky & John Altschuler

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on March 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Killer of Sheep

Logline: A slaughterhouse worker from Watts copes with the duties of his job and his life by finding the beauty in moments of simple beauty

Featuring: Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Kaycee Moore, Henry Gayle Sanders

Director: Charles Burnett

Writer: Charles Burnett

Distributor: Milestone Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on March 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Factoid!: Despite being one of the first films added to the National Film Registry and being named one of the 100 Most Essential Movies of All Time by the National Society of Film Critics, Burnett’s 1977 masterpiece never enjoyed a proper theatrical release until now

Live Free or Die

Logline: A group of lackluster criminals look to pull a job in New Hampshire

Featuring: Zooey Deschanel, Kevin Dunn, Judah Friedlander, Michael Rapaport, Paul Schneider, Aaron Stanford

Directors: Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin

Writers: Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on March 30

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sex references

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Lookout

Logline: After nearly being killed in a car accident, an All-American athlete soon finds himself in a world where he can no longer trust anyone or anything he knows

Featuring: Jeff Daniels, Isla Fisher, Matthew Goode, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carla Gugino

Director: Scott Frank

Writer: Scott Frank

Distributor: Miramax Films

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

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Meet the Robinsons

Logline: A boy genius has incredible adventures after he creates a time machine

Featuring the voices of: Angela Bassett, Jamie Isaac Conde, Spencer Fox, Jordan Fry, Tom Kenny, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Harland Williams

Director: Stephen J. Anderson

Writers: V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, based on the book by William Joyce

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus locations, including 200 plus REAL D Digital locations, on March 30

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Race You to the Bottom

Logline: A bisexual travel writer examines his increasingly complex feelings for his best female friend as they travel through California’s wine country on assignment

Featuring: Amber Benson, Danielle Harris, Jeremy Lelliott, Cole Williams

Director: Russell Brown

Writer: Russell Brown

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood on March 30

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

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Skinwalkers

Logline: A twelve year old boy and his mother become the center of an ancient war between two warring werewolf tribes

Featuring: Jason Behr, Sarah Carter, Kim Coates, Matthew Knight, Elias Koteas, Natassia Malthe, Rhona Mitra

Director: James Isaac

Writers: James DeMonaco, Todd Harthan, James Roday

Distributor: After Dark Films/Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on March 30

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Ten ’til Noon

Logline: A home invasion is seen through the eyes of the assailants and its victim

Featuring: Alfonso Freeman, Rayne Guest, Thomas Kopache, Jenya Lano, Rick D. Wasserman

Director: Scott Storm

Writer: Paul Osborne

Distributor: Hand Stamp Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The Host: Opens at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, the Palace 9 in South Burlington VT and Miracle Theatre in Tallahassee

The Namesake: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional locations in select marekts

The Situation: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Osio Theatre in Monterey CA, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA and the Lakeside Rialto Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA

Tears of the Black Tiger: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided: Opens in Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between March 2007 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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