The Early Report for April 1, 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 81 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 4/4/06 and Friday 5/11/07, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Are We Done Yet?

Logline: The Persons family decides to move from the big city to the idyllic suburbs, and their house renovation leads to chaos in this sequel to “Are We There Yet” and re-make of the 1948 Cary Grant film “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.”

Featuring: Aleisha Allen, Philip Bolden, Ice Cube, Nia Long, John C. McGinley

Director: Steve Carr

Writers: Hank Nelken, J. David Stem and David N. Weiss, based on characters created by Claudia Grazioso and the screenplay for the 1948 film “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama and the novel of the same name by Eric Hodgins

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG for some innuendos and brief language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Black Book

Logline: A young Jewish woman falls for a Gestapo officer while seeking revenge for her family’s murder. In Dutch, German and Hebrew with subtitles.

Featuring: Thom Hoffman, Waldemar Kobus, Sebastian Koch, Halina Reijn, Carice van Houten

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Writers: Gerard Soeteman and Paul Verhoeven, story by Soeteman

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on April 4

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

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Firehouse Dog

Logline: Pampered pooch gets separated from his owner and ends up the mascot of some hapless firefighters

Featuring: Steven Culp, Bruce Greenwood, Josh Hutcherson, Dash Mihok, Bree Turner

Director: Todd Holland

Writers: Claire Dee-Lim

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action peril, some mild crude humor and language

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Reaping

Logline: A Christian missionary who has become a debunker of religious phenomena after losing her faith after an accident killed her family must find answers outside science when she is brought to a small Louisiana town suffering from a Biblical-like plague

Featuring: Idris Elba, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb, Hilary Swank

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Writers: Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes and Jacob Estes and Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 5

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

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Friday, April 6, 2007

The Cop, The Criminal and The Clown

Logline: A small-time crook finds himself on the run from vicious gangsters after he steals a seemingly worthless painting which had $250,000 hidden inside it. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Anemone, Roy Dupuis, Lucie Laurier, Michel Muller, Alan Shearman

Director: Alain Zaloum

Writers: Luis Furtado and Fred de Fooko

Distributor: Lonely Seal

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco on April 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Dance

Logline: Three couples who live in Cambridge meet at a Harvard University dance

Featuring: Stefania Burr, K.C. Clyde, Joyce Cohen, Michael Flynn, Kari Hawker, Monique Lanier

Director: McKay Daines

Writer: McKay Daines, based on the play by Carol Lynn Pearson

Distributor: Halestorm Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Gateway 8 in Bountiful UT, the Coral Cliffs 8 in Hurricane UT, the Thanksgiving Point 8 in Lehi UT, the Xango Grand Theatre in Orem UT, the Walker Cinemas in Perry UT, the Wynnsong 12 in Provo UT, the Gateway 12 in Salt Lake City, the Jordan Commons 17 in Sandy UT, the Spanish 8 in Spanish Fork UT, the Five Star Cinemas in South Magna UT, the District 20 in South Jordan UT, the Fox Park 12 in West Jordan UT and the Ritz 15 in West Valley City UT on April 6

MPAA Rating: PG for some language including a mild drug reference, brief violence and thematic elements

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Grindhouse

Logline: Two top directors pay homage to the 1970s exploitation films that signifigantly influenced them, Tarantino’s Death Proof (a killer pursues his victims with his car) and Rodriguez’s Planet Terror (a young woman finds herself on an alien planet that is eerily familiar to Earth)

Featuring: Michael Biehn, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Jeff Fahey, Stacy Ferguson, Rose McGowan, Kurt Russell, Marley Shelton

Directors: Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino

Writers: Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino

Distributor: Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 6

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

Running Time: 191 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Hoax

Logline: In the 1960s, a writer gets away with publishing an “autobiography” of Howard Hughes based on a series of interviews which turned out to be fake

Featuring: Hope Davis, Julie Delpy, Richard Gere, Marcia Gay Harden, Alfred Molina

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Writer: William Wheeler, based on the book by Clifford Irving

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on April 6

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Los Muertos

Logline: After being released from prison, an older man makes his way down a jungle river to the place to his youth, looking for absolution along the way. In Guarani and Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Argentino Vargas

Director: Lisandro Alonso

Writer: Lisandro Alonso

Distributor: Facets Multimedia

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on April 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The T.V. Set

Logline:An idealistic writer tries to navigate his TV pilot down the mine-laden path from script through production to the madness of prime-time scheduling, all while trying to stay true to his vision

Featuring: Justine Bateman, David Duchovny, Judy Greer, Ioan Gruffudd, Lindsey Sloane, Sigourney Weaver

Director: Jake Kasdan

Writer: Jake Kasdan

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional theatres in select markets on April 6

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Whole New Thing

Logline: When a precocious home-schooled boy enrolls in the local junior high, he develops a crush on his gay teacher

Featuring: Daniel MacIvor, Aaron Webber

Director: Amnon Buchbinder

Writers: Amnon Buchbinder and Daniel MacIvor

Distributor: Picture This! Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on April 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

After the Wedding: Opens at the University Town Center 6 in Irvine and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Becket: Opens at the Charles 5 in Baltimore, the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines, the County Theatre in Doyleston PA, the Tropic Cinemas in Key West FL, the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Premiere 10 in Wichita

Black Book: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets

First Snow: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Theaters in Cleveland, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Cinearts 6 in Evanston IL, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Intracoastal 8 in North Miami FL, the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Cinearts at Santana Row in San Jose, the Burns Court Cinemass in Sarasota, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, the University 16 in Tampa, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL

The Host: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

Into Great Silence: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Islander: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe

Killer of Sheep: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Mafioso: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

The Page Turner: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The Prisoner: Or How I Planned To Kill Tony Blair: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Puccini for Beginners: Opens at the Tivoli Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theater in St. Louis

Sacco & Vanzetti: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

The Situation: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Real Artways Cinemas in Hartford, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Wild Tigers I Have Known: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Camelot Cinemas in Palm Springs, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Logline: A small-time criminal, fresh from prison, is drawn back into the underworld. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Gottfried John, Gunter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, based on the novel by Alfred Doblin

Distributor: The Museum of Modern Art

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Museum of Modern Art’s Titus Theatre in New York City on April 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 931 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis

Logline: Documents the life and work of the underground filmmaker, whose 1963 film “Flaming Creatures” was banned by the Supreme Court

Director: Mary Jordan

Distributor: Tongue Press

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

Logline: The members of the ATHF become pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment while searching for their long-lost member, Chicken Bittle

Featuring the voices of: Bruce Campbell, C. Martin Croker, Matt Maiellaro, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis

Directors: Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis

Writers: Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on April 13

MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual humor, violent images and language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Disturbia

Logline: A young man under house arrest believes he has witnessed a neighbor killing a young woman

Featuring: Shia LaBeouf, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse, Sarah Roemer

Director: D.J. Caruso

Writers: Christopher Landon and Carl Ellsworth, story by Christopher Landon

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of terror and violence, and for some sensuality

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Dreaming Lhasa

Logline: A Tibetan filmmaker from New York goes to Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama’s exile headquarters in northern India, to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. In English and in Tibetan with subtitles

Featuring: Phuntsok Namgyal Dhumkhang, Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso, Jampa Kalsang, Tenzin Jigme, Tsering Topgyal Phurpatsang

Directors: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

Writer: Tenzing Sonam

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City on April 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Everything’s Gone Green

Logline: A man in his late twenties, feeling his life is fading away without his ever having done anything important, is tempted into a money-laundering scheme but struggles with his ill-gotten gains while trying to find happiness

Featuring: JR Bourne, Paulo Costanzo, Auden Devine, Susan Hogan, Steph Song

Director: Paul Fox

Writers: Douglas Coupland

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas on April 13

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai

Logline: A call girl gets psychic powers after being shot in the head, and discovers international spies are chasing her when she comes to possess a cylinder containing George W. Bush’s finger, whose fingerprint is designed to launch a nuclear missile. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Kyoko Hayami, Yukijiro Hotaru, Takeshi Ito, Emi Kuroda

Director: Mitsuru Meike

Writers: Takao Nakano

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on April 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

In Search of Mozart

Logline: Documents the life of the famed composer

Director: Phil Grabsky

Distributor: Direct Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on April 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Lonely Hearts

Logline: Two cops are on the hunt for the Lonely Hearts murderers

Featuring: Scott Cann, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, John Travolta

Director: Todd Robinson

Writer: Todd Robinson

Distributor: Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camrillo CA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets on April 13

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Pathfinder

Logline: A young Norse boy left behind when his Viking clan shipwrecks on the eastern shore of North America, is raised by Native Americans, and fights with them later on when the Vikings come again

Featuring: Moon Bloodgood, Clancy Brown, Russell Means, Ralph Moeller, Karl Urban

Director: Marcus Nispel

Writer: Laeta Kalogridis

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on April 13

MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence throughout

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Perfect Stranger

Logline: As she goes undercover to crack the case of her friend’s murder, a woman gets caught up in the world of obsessive love online

Featuring: Halle Berry, Gary Dourdan, Giovanni Ribisi, Bruce Willis

Director: James Foley

Writer: Todd Komarnicki, story by Jon Bokenkamp

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 13

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

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Private Fears in Public Places

Logline: In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azema, Andre Dussollier, Laura Morante, Lambert Wilson

Director: Alain Resnais

Writer: Jean-Michel Ribes, based upon the play “Coeurs” by Alan Ayckbourn

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on April 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Redline

Logline: A group of people try to break the unofficial speed record during an illegal race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, spurred by a large cash prize

Featuring: Nadia Bjorlin, Eddie Griffin, Angus MacFadyen, Tim Matheson, Nathan Phillips

Director: Andy Cheng

Writer: Robert Foreman, story by Daniel Sadek

Distributor: Chicago Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 13

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Factoid!: All the exotic sports cars driven and destroyed in this film come from the personal collection of producer/story writer Sadek

Bonus Factoid!: “Redline” was the working title for “The Fast and the Furious”

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, and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles on April 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Slow Burn

Logline: A district attorney finds himself involved in a showdown with a gang leader and, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger

Featuring: Jolene Blalock, Taye Diggs, LL Cool J, Ray Loitta, Mehki Phifer

Director: Wayne Beach

Writers: Wayne Beach, story by Wayne Beach and Anthony Walton

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on April 13

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, violence and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Year of the Dog

Logline: A happy-go-lucky woman finds her life changing in unexpected ways after her dog dies

Featuring: Laura Dern, Regina King, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Shannon

Director: Mike White

Writer: Mike White

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on April 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive references

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Adam’s Apple: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena

After the Wedding: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn NY, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Cinema Art Center in Fairfax VA, the Angelika Film Center, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre and Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Cinemas in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel, the Garden Cinemas in Norwalk NJ, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Jacob Burns Center in Pleasantville NY, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Rialto Theatre in Ridgefield NY, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and the Montgomery Theatre in Rocky Hill NJ

Becket: Opens at the Bonita 12 in Bonita Springs FL, the Starz Filmcenter in Denver, the Ambler Theatre in Philadelphia and the Burns Court Cinemas in Tampa

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta

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

Boy Culture: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Cinemas Palme d’Or in Palm Springs, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Exterminating Angels: Opens at the Cleveland Cinematheque in Cleveland and Landmark’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

First Snow: Opens at the State Theater in Ann Arbor, the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Amherst Theatre in Amherst NY, the Alamo South Lamar Theatre in Austin, the Bala Theatre in Bala Cynwyd PA, the Bedford Playhouse in Bedford NY, the Bronxville Cinemas in Bronxville NY, the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, the Drexel Grandview Cinemas in Columbus OH, the County Theater in Doylestown PA, the Cameo Theater in Fayetteville NC, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Larchmont Playhouse in Larchmont NY, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Art Theater in Long Beach CA, the Westgate Cinemas in Madison WI, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh PA, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Bijou at the Crossroads 6 in San Antonio, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz CA, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Marin Theatre in Sausalito CA, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ, the Somerville Cinemas in Somerville MA, the Grand Cinemas in Tacoma WA and the Eastern Hills Cinemas in Williamsville NY

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Host: Opens at the Athens Cine in Athens GA, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Columbia SC and the Liberty Hall Cinemas in Lawrence KS

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Mafioso: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in Berkeley and San Francisco

Puccini for Beginners: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor

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

Unconscious: Opens at the Hippodrome Cinemas in Gainesville FL

Wild Tigers I Have Known: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge MA

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz

The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided: Opens in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia and Wisconson

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Syndromes and a Century

Logline: A young boy grows up in a hospital environment, thanks to both his parents being doctors. In Thai with subtitles

Featuring: Arkaane Cherkam, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Nu Nimsomboon, Sophon Pukanok, Nantarat Sawaddikul

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

West of the Tracks

Logline: Three part documentary studying the industrial atrophy and its aftermath set in the northeastern provincial city of Shenyang, China. The first part, Ruse, details the final days of three failing smelting plants in Shenyang’s Tie Xi district; the second, Remnants, follows families in a soon-to-be-demolished neighborhood called Rainbow Row; the third, Rails, narrows the focus to a single family of scavengers. In Mandarin with subtitles

Director: Wang Bing

Distributor: Wang Bing Film Workshop

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 545 minutes (Rust: 240 minutes, Remnants: 175 minutes, Rails: 130 minutes)

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, April 20, 2007

Alice Neel

Logline: Documents the life of the painter who captured some of New York’s legendary icons of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

Director: Andrew Neel

Distributor: See Think Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on April 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Civic Duty

Logline: A recently laid-off accountant has a sudden surplus of home-alone time, which causes him to be extremely paranoid of a “Middle Eastern guy” who has moved in across the courtyard

Featuring: Peter Krause, Kari Matchett, Kaled Abol Naga, Richard Schiff, Ian Tracey

Director: Jeff Renfroe

Writer: Andrew Joiner

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 20

MPAA Rating: R for language and some threatening situations

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Hot Fuzz

Logline: A top cop from London gets moved to a small town because he makes all his colleagues look bad

Featuring: Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Steve Coogan, Timothy Dalton, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg

Director: Edgar Wright

Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright

Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on April 20

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

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

I Fought the Law

Logline: Documents the efforts of rap mogul Russell Simmons, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and others to end the “War” on drugs and repeal the state’s Rockefeller Drug Laws

Directors: Micheal Skolnik and Rebecca Chaiklin

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on April 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

In the Land of Women

Logline: A brokenhearted and depressed young man moves to care for his ailing grandmother, and stumbles into the lives of the family living across the street.

Featuring: Elena Anaya, Adam Brody, Olympia Dukakis, Clark Gregg, Carol Kane, Meg Ryan, Kristen Stewart, Makenzie Vega

Director: Jonathan Kasdan

Writer: Jonathan Kasdan

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on April 20

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

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Plagues & Pleasures On The Salton Sea

Logline: Documents the area once known as the “California Riviera,” accidentally created by an engineering error in 1905, reworked in the 50’s as a world class vacation destination for the rich and famous, and then suddenly abandoned after a series of hurricanes, floods and fish die-offs

Featuring: Sonny Bono, Leonard Knight, Petre Melvin, Norm Niver. Narrated by John Waters

Directors: Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer

Distributor: Tilapia Corp

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar qualifying run at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on April 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 71 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Severance

Logline: A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead

Featuring: Claudie Blakley,Babou Ceesay, Tim McInnerny, Andy Nyman, Toby Stephens

Director: Christopher Smith

Writers: James Moran and Christopher Smith, story by James Moran

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX

Smiley Face

Logline: After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate’s pot brownies, her day becomes a series of misadventures

Featuring: Adam Brody, John Cho, Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Danny Trejo

Director: Gregg Araki

Writer: Dylan Haggerty

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on April 20

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Stephanie Daley

Logline: A Pregnant forensic psychologist is hired to learn the truth behind the case of 16-year-old Stephanie Daley, who is accused of concealing her pregnancy and murdering her infant

Featuring: Timothy Hutton, Melissa Leo, Denis O’Hare, Tilda Swinton, Amber Tamblyn

Director: Hilary Brougher

Writer: Hilary Brougher

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on April 20

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing material involving teen pregnancy, sexual content and language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Tripper

Logline: A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert

Featuring: David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Lukas Haas, Thomas Jane, Jaime King, Jason Mewes, Paul Reubens

Director: David Arquette

Writers: David Arquette and Joe Harris

Distributor: ReelSource

Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus locations on April 20

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Vacancy

Logline: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room, and come to realize that unless they escape, they’ll be the next victims of a snuff film

Featuring: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley

Director: Nimrod Antal

Writer: Mark L. Smith

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on April 20

MPAA Rating: R for brutal violence and terror, brief nudity and language

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Valet

Logline: A married CEO is photographed in bed with his lover, and he tries to convince his wife that she’s not really his lover, but the lover of the porter. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Daniel Auteuil, Richard Berry, Gad Elmaleh, Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Francis Veber

Writer: Francis Veber

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on April 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Expanding today

Angel-A: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

After the Wedding: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landamrk’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Cape Theatre in Dennis MA, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Evanston Cinemas in Evanston IL, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Falmouth MA, the Cinema City Theatre in Hartford, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Pleasant Hill Cinemas in Pleasant Hill CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and in San Francisco

Avenue Montaigne: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor

Becket: Opens at the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Colony Twin in Raleigh and the Town Hall Theatre in Wilton NH

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon: Opens at the San Marco Theatre in Jacksonville

Dreaming Lhasa: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Everything’s Gone GreenOpens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Chelsea Cinemas in Raleigh, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

The Host: Opens at the Majestic 3 in Gettysburg PA

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend WA

Mafioso: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

Puccini for Beginners: Opens at the Drexel Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH and the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

The Situation: Opens at the Fluer Theatre in Des Moines

Summer in Berlin: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Wild Tigers I Have Known: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Snow Cake

Logline: An odd friendship between an autistic woman and a quiet brooding man who comes into her life through a twist of personal fate

Featuring: Jayne Eastwood, David Fox, Carrie-Anne Moss, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver

Director: Marc Evans

Writer: Angela Pell

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and in additional theatres in select markets on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Triad Election

Logline: As election time nears, a Triad chairman faces stiff competition from his godsons, including one who looks to increase their business relations with mainland China. In Cantonese and Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Nick Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung, Louis Koo, Ka Tung Lam, Simon Yam

Director: Johnny To

Writers: Nai-Hoi Yau and Tin-Shing Yip

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Zoo

Logline: Documents the life of a Seattle man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse

Director: Robinson Devor

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, April 27, 2007

Banished

Logline: After his former boss has his pregnant wife killed, the world’s most skilled assassin targets the entire organization for termination

Featuring: Peter Banifaz, Robert Costanzo, Liron Gerti, Nariman Norouz

Director: Omid Shabkhiz

Writers: Peter Banifaz and Omid Shabkhiz

Distributor: ITN Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Condemned

Logline: A select group of death row inmates are offered the opportunity to compete in a deadly game on an abandoned island for one week, where the winner of the game will have his or her sentence dropped down to life imprisonment

Featuring: Steve Austin, Nathan Jones, Vinnie Jones, Trent Sullivan

Director: Scott Wiper

Writers: Andy Hedden, Rob Hedden

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on April 27

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong brutal violence, and for language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Diggers

Logline: A group of thirtysomething friends watch as the local clamdigging industry slowly fades away

Featuring: Lauren Ambrose, Ron Eldard, Josh Hamilton, Sarah Paulson, Paul Rudd

Director: Katherine Dieckmann

Writer: Ken Marino

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at 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, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema 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 April 27

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

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fracture

Logline: When a structural engineer is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife, the young district attorney who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice

Featuring: Billy Burke, Embeth Davidtz, Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike, David Stathairn

Director: Gregory Hoblit

Writers: E. Max Frye, Glenn Gers, Tom Pabst, Dan Pyne

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus locations on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Invisible

Logline: After getting beaten close to death by street thugs, a young man finds himself trapped between the living and the after-life

Featuring: Justin Chatwin, Marcia Gay Harden, Margarita Levieva, Chris Marquette

Director: David S. Goyer

Writers: Mick Davis and Christine Roum, based on the novel “Den Osynlige” by Mats Wahl

Distributor: Hollywood Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, criminality, sensuality and language – all involving teens

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Jindabyne

Logline: Four men on a fishing holiday find a corpse in a river

Featuring: Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Howard, Laura Linney, Leah Purcell

Director: Ray Lawrence

Writers: Beatrix Christian, based on the short story “So Much Water So Close To Home” by Raymond Carver

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on April 27

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

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kickin’ It Old School

Logline: A breakdancer who has been in a coma for twenty years had to get used to life today

Featuring: Jamie Kennedy, Christopher McDonald, Maria Menounos, Michael Rosenbaum

Director: Harvey Glazer

Writers: Trace Slobotkin and Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 27

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

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

Next

Logline: When a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, a government agent seeks the help of a man who has the ability to see into the future

Featuring: Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Peter Falk, Thomas Kretschmann, Julianne Moore

Director: Lee Tamahori

Writers: Gary Goldman and Jonathan Hensleigh and Paul Bernbaum, screen story by Gary Goldman, based on the novel story “The Golden Man” by Philip K. Dick

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 27

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

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Poison Friends

Logline: A group of college intellectuals are duped by a seductive and charming pathological liar. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Thomas Blanchard, Alexandre Steiger, Thibault Vincon, Malik Zidi

Director: Emmanuel Bourdieu

Writers: Emmanuel Bourdieu and Marcia Romano

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez

Logline: Documents the life of a Guatamalan immigrant who became the first U.S. soldier to die in the American-led war in Iraq. In English and in German and Spanish with subtitles

Director: Heidi Specogna

Distributor: Atopia Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

Logline: A group of guys who sang a cappella together in college reunite 15 years later to perform at a friend’s wedding

Featuring: David Alan Basche, Chris Bowers, Samrat Chakrabarti, Alexander Chaplin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Feuerstein, Elizabeth Reaser, Molly Shannon

Director: Bruce Leddy

Writer: Bruce Leddy

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in major markets on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Factoid!: The film showed at various festivals last spring under the title “Shut Up and Sing,” needing to change their title when the Dixie Chicks documentary was released theatrically first

Something to Cheer About

Logline: Documents the Crispus Attucks Tigers, the first all-black high school basketball team to win a US state championship in the 1950s, and how their victory helped to spark the Civil Rights Movement

Director: Betsy Blankenbaker

Distributor: Lantern Lane Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar qualifying run at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 65 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Ta Ra Rum Pum

Logline: A NASCAR driver from India and his family have trouble coping with his injury after a bad crash. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Shruti Seth

Director: Siddharth Raj Anand

Distributor: Yash Raj Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wind Chill

Logline: Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but break down on a deserted stretch of road, where they are menaced by the ghosts of all those who died there

Featuring: Emily Blunt, Martin Donovan, Ashton Holmes

Director: Greg Jacobs

Writers: Joe Gangemi and Steven Katz

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 27

MPAA Rating: R for some violence and disturbing images

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

After the Wedding: Opens at the Ambler Theatre in Ambler PA, the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville VA, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Sunrise 11 in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Fine Art Theatre in Fort Worth, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota

Becket: Opens at the Terrace Theatre in Charleston

Boy Culture: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Everything’s Gone GreenOpens at the Drexel Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA the Westgate Art Cinemas in Madison WI and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

The Host: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta and the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin

Mafioso: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis and at the Performing Arts Center Theatre in Westhampton Beach NY

Stephanie Daley: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Wild Tigers I Have Known: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Waitress

Logline: A pregnant waitress in an unhappy marriage finds love with a handsome strangers

Featuring: Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith, Cheryl Hines, Keri Russell, Adrienne Shelly, Jeremy Sisto

Director: Adrienne Shelly

Writer: Adrienne Shelly

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on May 2

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

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, May 4, 2007

Away From Her

Logline: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer’s disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home

Featuring: Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Kristen Thomson

Director: Sarah Polley

Writers: Sarah Polley, based on the short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in major markets on May 4

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Civic Duty

Logline: After losing his job and his house, a seemingly normal man quickly sinks into a media-fueled obsession with his country’s war on terrorism, spying on a Muslim student who has moved in to his neighborhood

Featuring: Peter Krause, Khaled Abol Naga, Richard Schiff

Director: Jeff Renfroe

Writer: Andrew Joiner

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 4

MPAA Rating: R for language and some threatening situations

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Flying Scotsman

Logline: A young man who dreams of being a cycling champion builds a new bike out of parts from old washing machines

Featuring: Billy Boyd, Morven Christie, Brian Cox, Laura Fraser, Jonny Lee Miller

Director: Douglas Mackinnon

Writers: John Brown and Declan Hughes and Simon Rose

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC on May 4

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

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

L’Iceberg

Logline: After being locked in a walk-in fridge overnight, a disappearance her husband and children did not even notice, a fast-food restaurant manager develops an obsession for everything cold and icy, and decides to leave everything behind to move on to an iceberg. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Philippe Martz, Ophelie Rousseau, Lucy Tulugarjuk

Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy

Writers: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy

Distributor: First Run Features

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Lucky You

Logline: A professional poker player gets a lesson in life from a struggling singer as he collides with his estranged father at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

Featuring: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writers: Eric Roth and Curtis Hanson, story by Eric Roth

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on May 4

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

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Paris je t’aime

Logline: Twenty directors tackle eighteen of Paris’ most distinctive neighborhoods. In French and English, with subtitles.

Featuring: Melchior Besion, Steve Buscemi, Sergio Castellitto, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Emily Mortimer, Natalie Portman, Miranda Richardson, Rufus Sewell, Leonor Watling, Elijah Wood

Directors: Oliver Assaya, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel & Ethan Coen, Isabelle Coixet, Wes Craven, Gerard Depardieu & Frederic Aubertin, Vicenzo Natali, Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant

Writers: Oliver Assayas, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel & Ethan Coen, Isabelle Coixet, Wes Craven, Vicenzo Natali, Gena Rowlands, Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 4

MPAA Rating: R for language and brief drug use

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Rock the Bells

Logline: Documents the efforts of one man to reunite all the members of the Wu-Tang Clan for a performance at the 2004 Rock the Bells Festival in San Bernadino CA

Directors: Casey Suchan and Denis Henry Hennelly

Distributor: Seventh Art Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar qualifying run at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on May 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

September Dawn

Logline: A tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group becomes America’s first act of religious terrorism

Featuring: Dean Cain, Lolita Davidovich, Trent Ford, Terence Stamp, Jon Voight

Director: Christopher Cain

Writers: Christopher Cain and Carole Whang Schutter

Distributor: Black Diamond Pictures/Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on May 4

MPAA Rating: R for violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Spider-Man 3

Logline: Peter Parker considers settling down with Mary Jane when the appearance of several new bad guys makes him re-evaluate his priorities

Featuring: Thomas Haden Church, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Topher grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tobey Maguire

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Alvin Sargent, story by Ivan Raimi and Sam Raimi, based on characters created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4150 plus locations on May 4

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 134 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

After the Wedding: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Paseo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey CA, the Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Camelot Cinemas in Palm Springs, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz

Boy Culture: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA

Dreaming Lhasa: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Boston, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Everything’s Gone GreenOpens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattles

Exterminating Angels: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Host: Opens at the Hunter Theatre in Hunter NY

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Cabot Street Cinema in Beverly MA, the Detroit Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit, the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and the Railroad Square Cinemass in Waterville ME

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

Puccini for Beginners: Opens at the Hollywood Triplex in Portland OR

Waitress: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in major markets

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Zoo: Opens in Los Angeles

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Day Night Day Night

Logline: A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square

Featuring: Tschi Hun Kim, Nyambi Nyambi, Gareth Saxe, Josh Phillip Weinstein, Luisa Williams

Director: Julia Loktev

Writer: Julia Loktev

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

Logline: A gambler, beaten to near death after a con game gone wrong, falls for a local waitress after being nursed back to health by a mysterious stranger. In Bengali, Malay, Mandarin and Taiwanese with subtitles

Featuring: Norman Bin Atun, Shiang-chyi Chen, Pearlly Chua, Kang-sheng Lee

Director: Ming-liang Tsai

Writer: Ming-liang Tsai

Distributor: Strand Releasing

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Looking for an Icon

Logline: Documents the stories behind four iconic images of the 20th Century, inclucing the pointblank shooting of a Vietnamese at the height of the Vietnam War and a solitary Chinese student facing an onslaught of tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square

Directors: Hans Pool and Maaik Krijsman

Distributor: First Run/Icarus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 55 minutes, plus 30 minute documentary “The Day You’ll Love Me”

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, May 11, 2007

Blind Dating

Logline: A visually impaired young man falls in love with his East Indian nurse after he signs up for experimental brain surgery to restore his sight

Featuring: Frank Gerrish, Anjali Jay, Jayma Mays, Chris Pine, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Director: James Keach

Writer: Christopher Theo

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Casting About

Logline: Documents the experience of casting for a dramatic film, weaving together footage from auditions with 350 actresses in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and Los Angeles

Featuring: Madchen Amick, Nicole Eggert

Director: Barry J. Hershey

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Delta Farce

Logline: Three bumbling Army reservists bound for Iraq are accidentally dropped at Mexican village besieged by hostile forces

Featuring: Larry the Cable Guy, Keith David, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls, Danny Trejo

Director: CB Harding

Writers: Bear Aderhold & Thomas F.X. Sullivan

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Flock

Logline: A hyper-vigilant government agent must train a new recruit as they try to bring a deadly killer to justice

Featuring: Claire Danes, Richard Gere

Director: Andrew Lau

Writers: Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell

Distributor: Bauer Martinez Studios/Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for perverse content involving aberrant sexuality and strong violence, and for language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Georgia Rule

Logline: A rebellious, uncontrollable teenager is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother in Idaho

Featuring: Cary Elwes, Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman, Lindsey Lohan, Dermot Mulroney

Director: Gary Marshall

Writer: Mark Andrus

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and some language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Hip Hop Project

Logline: Documents a formerly homeless New York teenager who inspires a group of NYC teens to transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop

Director: Matt Ruskin

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Home of the Brave

Logline: Three soldiers return home after a lengthy tour in Iraq, and find re-entering “normal” life is not an easy task

Featuring: Jessica Biel, Curtis Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Presley

Director: Irwin Winkler

Writer: Mark Friedman, story by Mark Friedman and Irwin Winkler

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for war violence and language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are eleven producers, executive producers and line producers credited for this film

The Parallel

Logline: A high school student suspects he is living parallel lives at the same time, his current life and one in the future when he is approaching 40

Featuring: Darla Gordon, Taylor Gerard Hart, Elliot V. Kotek, Margaret Scarborough

Director: Jack Piandaryan

Writer: Jack Piandaryan

Distributor: Piandaryan Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino on May 11

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Show Business: The Road to Broadway

Logline: Documents four musicals (Wicked, Avenue Q, Taboo, and Caroline, or Change) from inception to the Tony Awards

Featuring: Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Boy George, Idina Menzel, Rosie O’Donnell

Director: Dori Berinstein

Writers: Dori Berinstein and Richard Hankin

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG for language and some sexual references

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

28 Weeks Later

Logline: With the help of American forces, the British government tries to repopulate London after a mysterious viral outbreak left the area ravaged and inhospitable

Featuring: Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Catherine McCormack, Harold Perrineau, Jeremy Renner

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Writers: Rowan Joffe and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and E.L. Lavinge and Jesus Olmo, based on characters and situations created by Alex Garland

Distributor: Fox Atomic

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Adam’s Apples: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

After the Wedding: Opens at the Pilot Butte Cinemas in Bend OR, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston SC, the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR, the Studio Cinemas in Memphis, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Dundee Theatre in Omaha, the Colony Theatre in Raleigh NC, the Westhampton Theatre in Richmond VA, the Bijou @ the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio, the Carolina Theatre in Santa Cruz NC, and the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME

Exterminating Angels: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

In Search of Mozart: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Bijou At the Crossroads in San Antonio and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Mafioso: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles

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

Summer in Berlin: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at the Bill Cosford Cinemas in Coral Gables, the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Fort Worth, the Tivoli @ Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-May 2007 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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