The Early Report for June 13, 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 66 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 6/13/06 and Friday 7/20/07, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lights in the Dusk

Logline: A lonely nightwatchman finds himself getting caught up with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman. In Finnish and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Maria Heiskanen, Janne Hyytiainen, Maria Jarvenhelmi, Ilkka Koivula

Director: Aki Kaurismaki

Writers: Aki Kaurismaki

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Noriko’s Dinner Table

Logline: From the director of the cult hit “Suicide Club,” which takes a look at the situations in the first film from a different angle, focusing on one disillusioned girl who runs away from home to join the cult that will eventually take their own lives. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Kazue Fukiishi, Ken Mitsuishi, Shiro Namiki, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka

Director: Sion Sono

Writer: Sion Sono

Distributor: Eleven Arts

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Thursday June 14, 2007

South by Southwest Live

Logline: Live performances by The Bravery, Rocco Deluca, Peter Bjorn & John and the Polyphonic Spree, taped during the 2007 South by Southwest Music Festival

Director: Unknown

Distributor: The Bigger Picture

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Ridgmar Theatre in Fort Worth, the Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin TN and the Revere Cinemas in Revere MA

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid: This is the first in a planned series of events featuring shows filmed at South by Southwest. The next series is tentatively set for September

Friday, June 15, 2007

And Then Came Love

Logline: A successful New York City columnist opens a Pandora’s Box when she seeks out the anonymous sperm donor of her six-year-old son

Featuring: Michael Boatman, Kevin Daniels, Eartha Kitt, Stephen Spinella, Ben Vereen, Vanessa Williams

Director: Richard Schenkman

Writers: Caytha Jentis

Distributor: Fox Meadows Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Beyond Hatred

Logline: After their gay son, Francois Chenu, is beaten to death by 3 skinheads, a close-knit French family tries to move toward understanding and even forgiveness so that their fight for tolerance and respect for others can continue. In French with subtitles

Director: Olivier Meyrou

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Logline: Documents the origins of the confrontation, and challenges the most deep-rooted myths of this tragic conflict. In Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Isidore Rosmarin

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 73 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

DOA: Dead or Alive

Logline: Four beautiful women who begin as rivals team together when to fight a common sinister force

Featuring: Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jamie Pressley, Eric Roberts, Holly Valance

Director: Corey Yuen

Writers: J.F. Lawton and Adam Gross & Seth Gross, story by J.F. Lawton, based on the Tecmo videogame series

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 504 locations on June 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for pervasive martial arts and action violence, some sexuality and nudity

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Logline: An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop

Featuring: Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, George C. Scott, Peter Sellers, Keenan Wynn

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick & Terry Southern & Peter George, based on the novel “Red Alert, aka Two Hours to Doom” by Peter George

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on June 15

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some violent content, sexual humor and mild language

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Factoid: This will be the first in a series of reissues of classic Columbia Pictures films restored, scanned and projected in 4K Digital. Future films will include “Easy Rider” and “From Here to Eternity”

Eagle vs. Shark

Logline: Two socially awkward misfits find love through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers and video games

Featuring: Loren Horsley, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Rachel House, Brian Sergent

Director: Taika Waititi

Writer: Taika Waititi

Distributor: Miramax Films

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

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Logline: The Fantastic Four learn that they aren’t the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the power Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus

Featuring: Jessica Alba, Andre Braugher, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Beau Garrett, Ioan Gruffudd, Doug Jones, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington

Director: Tim Story

Writer: Don Payne, story by Mark Front, based on characters created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on June 15

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action violence, some mild language and innuendo

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Fido

Logline: A young boy finally gets the zombie companion he’s always been hoping for

Featuring: Dylan Baker, Billy Connolly, Henry Czerny, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tim Blake Nelson, K’Sun Ray

Director: Andrew Currie

Writers: Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie and Dennis Heaton, story by Dennis Heaton

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in major markets on June 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of zombie violence and gore, and comic horror situations

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Gypsy Caravan

Logline: Documents the European and American tour of five Gypsy bands from around the world

Director: Jasmine Dellal

Distributor: Shadow Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Helvetica

Logline: Documents the history of the type font which has, for many, become the universal default modern font over the past half-century

Director: Gary Hustwit

Distributor: Veer Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Macbeth

Logline: Driven by a prophecy, a loyal henchman for a Melbourne crime family plots to assume control

Featuring: Steve Bastoni, Victoria Hill, Lachy Hulme, Gary Sweet, Sam Worthington

Director: Geoffrey Wright

Writers: Geoffrey Wright and Victoria Hill, based on the play by William Shakespeare

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Nancy Drew

Logline: Accompanying her father to Los Angeles on one of his business trips, a young woman stumbles across evidence about a long-unsolved crime involving the mysterious death of a beautiful movie star

Featuring: Barry Bostwick, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tate Donovan, Josh Flitter, Emma Roberts, Max Thieriot

Director: Andrew Fleming

Writers: Tiffany Paulsen and Andrew Fleming, based on the young adult book series by Carolyn Keene

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on June 15

MPAA Rating: PG for mild violence, thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Quadro Pink

Logline: Four angry women form their own spy agency to compete with the man who spurned them all, a certain English spy

Featuring: Karalee Austin, Cassandra Cade, Jane Lee, Eddie Ed O’Brien, Jamie Terwilliger

Director: Carrie Cain-Sparks

Writer: Carrie Cain-Sparks

Distributor: New Society Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Strike!

Logline: A shipyard welder and crane operator advocates tirelessly for workers’ rights, becoming a thorn in the side of her Communist Party bosses. In Polish with subtitles

Featuring: Andrzej Chyra, Andrzej Grabowski, Dominique Horwitz, Dariusz Kowalski, Katharina Thalbach

Director: Volker Schlondorff

Writer: Andreas Pfluger

Distributor: Red Envelope Entertainment/Laemmle Zeller Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid!: Based on the life of a little-known woman who, along with Lech Walesa, was integral in beginning the Solidarity movement and setting Poland on the course to democracy

Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion

Logline: Documents the pro-life movement in America

Directors: Stephen Fell and Will Thompson

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on June 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Amu: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA

Angel-A: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Bamako: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

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

Crazy Love: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills and Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle

Day Watch: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City and in additional locations in select markets

The Golden Door: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and in additional locations in select markets

Hollywood Dreams: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Killer of Sheep: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Houston and in Minneapolis

La Vie En Rose: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Pierrepoint – The Last Hangman: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and in additional locations in select markets

Severance: Opens at the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Gateway 8 in Columbus OH, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Oak View 24 in Omaha, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe and the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

Steel City: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

The Treatment: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Trials Of Darryl Hunt: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Manufactured Landscapes

Logline: Documents the travels of a photographer who is recording the changes in the world’s landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing

Director: Jennifer Baichwal

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minuntes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Expanding today

Killer of Sheep: Opens at Merrill’s Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT

Friday, June 22, 2007

Black Sheep

Logline: A group of ordinary sheep become flesheaters thanks to genetic experimentation

Featuring: Tammy Davis, Peter Feeney, Glenis Levestam, Danielle Mason, Nathan Meister

Director: Jonathan King

Writer: Jonathan King

Distributor: IFC Films/The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on June 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Broken English

Logline: An unhappy thirtysomething concierge is torn when a dashing Frenchman she meets at a party asks her to run away with him to Paris

Featuring: Drea de Matteo, Tim Guinee, Josh Hamilton, Melvil Poupaud, Parker Posey, Gena Rowlands

Director: Zoe R. Cassavetes

Writer: Zoe R. Cassavetes

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on June 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content, brief drug use and language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Colma: The Musical

Logline: Strange things are afoot in a small town south of San Francisco where the dead outnumber the living by a thousand to one

Featuring: H.P. Mendoza, Jake Moreno, Brian Raffi, L.A. Renigen, Sigrid Sutter

Director: Richard Wong

Writer: H.P. Mendoza

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco on June 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

1408

Logline: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel, to find himself confronting genuine terror

Featuring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack

Director: Mikael Hafstrom

Writers: Matt Greenburg and Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, based on the short story by Stephen King

Distributor: MGM/Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on June 22

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Evan Almighty

Logline: Sequel to “Bruce Almighty,” with Carrell’s newscaster character convinced of an imminent biblical flood.

Featuring: Jimmy Bennett, Steve Carrell, Morgan Freeman, John Goodman, Lauren Graham, Ed Helms, Wanda Sykes

Director: Tom Shadyac

Writer: Steve Oedekerk, story by Steve Oedekerk and Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow, partially based on the original screenplay “The Passion of the Ark” by Bobby Florsheim & Josh Stolberg and characters created for “Bruce Almighty” by Steve Koren & Mark O’Keefe

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus locations on June 22

MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor and some peril

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Klimt

Logline: A portrait of the Austiran painter Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings have come to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Featuring: Saffron Burrows, Stephen Dillane, Veronica Ferres, Paul Hilton, John Malkovich

Director: Raoul Ruiz

Writers: Raoul Ruiz, English translation by Gilbert Adair, based on an idea by Herbert Vesely

Distributor: Outsider Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on June 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Lady Chatterley

Logline: Bored with her listless marriage to her much older husband, a young noblewoman starts an affair with her estate gamesman. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Helene Alexandridis, Jean-Louis Coullo’ch, Helene Fillieres, Hippolyte Girardot, Marina Hands

Director: Pascale Ferran

Writers: Roger Bohbot & Pascale Ferran & Pierre Trividic, based on the novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” by D.H. Lawrence

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on June 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 168 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Longing

Logline: After a night of drinking with his firefighter buddies, a married man wakes up in bed with the tavern waitress, reluctantly and unexpectedly in love with both women. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Anett Dornbusch, Erika Lemke, Andreas Muller, Ilka Welz, Markus Werner

Director: Valeska Grisebach

Writer: Valeska Grisebach

Distributor: Hollywood Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on June 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

A Mighty Heart

Logline: A woman deals with the kidnapping of her journalist husband while pregnant with their child

Featuring: Jillian Armenante, Dan Futterman, Angelina Jolie, Archie Panjabi, Will Patton

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Writers: Michael Winterbottom and Lawrence Coriat and John Orloff, based on the book “A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl” by Mariane Pearl and Sarah Crichton

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: 750 plus locations on June 22

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

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Yellow

Logline: A young woman with dreams of being a ballet dancer must turn to stripping to survive when she moves to New York City. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Bill Duke, Erika Michels Brown, Nancy Millan, Richard Petrocelli, Roselyn Sanchez, D.B. Sweeney

Director: Alfredo De Villa

Writer: Nacoma Whobrey, story by Nacoma Whobrey & Roselyn Sanchez

Distributor: Sony Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 22

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

You Kill Me

Logline: A New York City hitman is sent by mob bosses to clean up his drinking problem in Los Angeles, where he falls in love with a woman he meets in AA, who happens to be related to his next hit

Featuring: Dennis Farina, Philip Baker Hall, Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoni, Bill Pullman, Marcus Thomas, Luke Wilson

Director: John Dahl

Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on June 29

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Crazy Love: Opens at the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in North Falmouth MA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Dreaming Lhasa: Opens at the Roxie New College Cinema in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

Eagle vs. Shark: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and in additional locations in select markets

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

The Golden Door: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

The Iceberg: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

Killer of Sheep: Opens at the Melwood Screening Room in Pittsburgh and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Manufactured Landscapes: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Boston

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

Severance: Opens at the Bijou Theater in Iowa City, the Green Movies 8 in Lexington and the Market Street Cinema in Little Rock

Show Business: The Road to Broadway: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Steel City: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenec Cinemas in St. Louis and the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe

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

The Trials Of Darryl Hunt: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

La Vie En Rose: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional locations in select markets

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ghosts of Cite Soleil

Logline: Documents the lives of two Haitan gang leaders, brothers who love each other but are also fierce rivals in business and for the affections of a French relief worker. In English and in French and Haitan with subtitles

Directors: Asger Leth and Milos Loncarevic

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York exclusive on June 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Live Free or Die Hard

Logline: A computer hacker sets up an attack on the country’s computer infrastructure, crippling the nation, but he never expected an old-fashioned cop to mess up his plans

Featuring: Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q, Bruce Willis, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Director: Len Wiseman

Writers: Mark Bomback, story by Mark Bomback and David Marconi, based on characters created in the novel “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Roderick Thorp and the screenplay for the film “Die Hard” by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on June 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Over the GW

Logline: A cult-like rehabilitation center abuses, brainwashes and imprisons vulnerable teens

Featuring: Kether Donohue, George Gallagher, Albert Insinni, Minnie Krakowsky, Nicholas Serra

Director: Nick Gaglia

Writer: Nick Gaglia

Distributor: Seventh Art Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on June 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, June 29, 2007

Death At a Funeral

Logline: A dystfunctional British family gathers for the patriarch’s funeral

Featuring: Ewen Bremner, Peter Dinklage, Matthew MacFayden

Director: Frank Oz

Writer: Dean Craig

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on June 29

MPAA Rating: R for language and drug content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox

Logline: Documents the creation of the peppermint-infused, all-natural, multi-purpose liquid that can be found today in every American health food store

Director: Sara Lamm

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Evening

Logline: As a woman lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life when she was a young woman

Featuring: Glenn Close, Toni Collette, Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep, Patrick Wilson

Director: Lajos Koltai

Writers: Susan Minot and Michael Cunningham, based on the book by Susan Minot

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on June 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements, sexual material, a brief accident scene and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Falling

Logline: A group of schoolmates reunite after fifteen years to attend the funeral of their beloved teacher, reflecting on their lives that have changed over the years. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Gabriela Hegedus, Birgit Minichmayr, Nina Proll, Kathrin Resetarits, Ursula Strauss

Director: Barbara Albert

Writer: Barbara Albert

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on June 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Le Doulos

Logline: After being released from prison, a gangster continues with his wicked ways, unaware one of his most trusted confidants is a police informant. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Cuvelier, Jean Desailly, Rene Lefevre, Serge Reggiani

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville

Writer: Jean-Pierre Melville, based on the novel by Pierre Lesou

Distributor: Rialto Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

The Method

Logline: Seven eager businesspeople are called upon at the same time to be interviewed for a vacancy at a mysterious corporation. In English and in French and Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Ernesto Alterio, Pablo Echarri, Eduard Fernandez, Najwa Nimri, Eduardo Noriega

Director: Marcelo Pineyro

Writers: Mateo Gil and Marcelo Pineyro, based on the play “El Metodo” by Jordi Galceran

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Bill Cosford Cinemas in Miami on June 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

One To Another

Logline: After her brother is mysteriously murdered, a young woman uses her feminine ways to enlist his friends to investigate what happened. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Guillaume Bache, Lizzie Brochere, Arthur Dupont, Nicolas Nollet, Pierre Perrier

Directors: Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold

Writers: Pascal Arnold

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ratatouille

Logline: A rat dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession

Featuring the voices of: Brian Dennehy, Janeane Garofalo, Brad Garrett, Ian Holm, Patton Oswalt, Peter O’Toole, John Ratzenberger, Adam Scott

Directors: Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava

Writer: Brad Bird

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus locations on June 29

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sicko

Logline: Documents the effects on the lives of forty five million Americans who live without health insurance

Director: Michael Moore

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on June 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Vitus

Logline: A young Swiss boy is gravely burdened by his parents’ desire to capitalize on his being a piano virtuouso. In English and in Swiss German with subtitles

Featuring: Bruno Ganz

Director: Fredi M. Murer

Writers: Peter Luisi, Fredi M. Murer, Lukas B. Suter

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 Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in major markets on June 29

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Gypsy Caravan (Shadow Distribution): Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Killer of Sheep: Opens at the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Macbeth: Opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Manufactured Landscapes: Opens at the Upstate Films Theatre in Rhinebeck NY

Paprika: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional locations in select markets

Severance: Opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI

Show Business: The Road to Broadway: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Stephanie Daley: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

License to Wed

Logline: A minister insists a young couple pass a prenup course before he’ll marry them

Featuring: John Krasinski, Mandy Moore, Eric Christian Olsen, Peter Strauss, Christine Taylor, Robin Williams

Director: Ken Kwapis

Writers: Kim Barker and Tim Rasmussen & Vince Di Meglio, story by Kim Barker & Wayne Lloyd

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on July 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual humor and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Transformers

Logline: Machines from another world come to Earth, hellbent on destroying humanity

Featuring: Anthony Anderson, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson, Shia LaBeouf, Bernie Mac, Michael O’Neill, Rachel Taylor, John Turturro, Jon Voight

Director: Michael Bay

Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, John Rogers

Distributor: Dreamworks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus locations on July 3

MPAA Rating: Not yet set

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Flying: Confessions Of A Free Woman

Logline: Two part film which documents the world of female life and sexuality today

Director: Jennfier Fox

Distributor: Artistic License

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 175 minutes (each part)

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Introducing the Dwights

Logline: A shy and awkward young man finds his home becoming a battleground between his new girlfriend, who can’t help but be inadvertently funny, and his mother, a bawdy and risque comedienne still hoping to make it big

Featuring: Brenda Blethyn, Emma Booth, Khan Chittenden, Russel Dykstra, Katie Wall

Director: Cherie Nowlan

Writers: Keith Thompson

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on July 4

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Rescue Dawn

Logline: A US Fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. In English and in Vietnamese with subtitles

Featuring: Christian Bale, Jeremy Davies, Galen Yuen, Steve Zahn

Director: Werner Herzog

Writer: Werner Herzog

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sequences of intense war violence and torture

Running Time: 126 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Broken English: Opens at the Bronxville Cinemas in Bronxville NY, the Manhasset Cinemas in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Red Bank Cinemas in Red Bank NJ and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

Friday July 6, 2007

Dynamite Warrior

Logline: A young man riddled with grief becomes bent on revenge after witnessing his parents’ murder by a callous and malicious killer. In Thai with subtitles

Featuring: Dan Chupong, Samart Payakarun, Leo Putt, Panna Ritthikrai

Director: Chalerm Wongpim

Writer: Chalerm Wongpim

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on July 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Joshua

Logline: The perfect Manhattan parents in a perfect Manhattan apartment find their perfect life beginning to crack after the birth of their second child, when the dark side of prodigy son slowly begins to reveal itself

Featuring: Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Michael McKean, Dallas Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Celia Weston

Director: George Ratliff

Writers: George Ratliff and David Gilbert

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 6

MPAA Rating: R for language and some disturbing behavior by a child

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Angel-A: Opens at the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Black Sheep: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia

Broken English: Opens at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Crazy Love: Opens at the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Drexel East Theatre in Columbus OH, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL, the DeVargas Center Cinemas in Santa Fe, the Miracle Theatre in Tallahassee and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa Bay

Eagle vs. Shark: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Killer of Sheep: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Lady Chatterley: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

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

The Method: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City

Severance: Opens at the Mary R. Ross Film Theatre in Lincoln NE

Snow Cake: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Treatment: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

You Kill Me: Expands to 1000 plus locations

Wednesday July 11, 2007

Drama/Mex

Logline: Four people deal with the moral ambiguity of their actions in a Mexican resort. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Fernando Becerril, Juan Pablo Castaneda, Diana Garcia, Martha Claudia Moreno, Miriana Moro, Emilio Valdes

Director: Gerardo Naranjo

Writer: Gerardo Naranjo

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Logline: The young wards of Hogswart must fend for themselves when Lord Voldemort and his minions make mince meat of the faculty

Featuring: Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Rupert Grint, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson

Director: David Yates

Writers: Michael Goldenberg, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on July 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday July 13, 2007

Captivity

Logline: A man and a woman awaken to find themselves chained to each other in a cellar, slowly being driven mad by their kidnapper as the truth about their abduction is revealed

Featuring: Laz Alonso, Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Michael Harney, Pruitt Taylor Vince

Director: Roland Joffe

Writer: Larry Cohen

Distributor: After Dark Films/Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on July 13

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, torture, pervasive terror, grizzly images, language and some sexual material

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Interview

Logline: After a falling out with his editor, a respected political journalist is forced to interview a bimbo actress

Featuring: Steve Buscemi, Sienna Miller

Director: Steve Buscemi

Writers: Steve Buscemi and David Schechter, based on the Theo van Gogh film written by Theodor Holman

Distributor: Sony Picture Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on July 13

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

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Fla (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Laura Smiles

Logline: A young woman falls into a mental breakdown

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

Director: Jason Ruscio

Writer: Jason Ruscio

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

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

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Manhattan

Logline: A divorced New York TV writer currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead

Featuring: Woody Allen, Mariel Hemingway, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Meryl Streep

Director: Woody Allen

Writers: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman

Distributor: MGM

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

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

My Best Friend

Logline: After making a foolish bet with his partner, an art dealer has ten days to produce a best friend who does not exist. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet

Director: Patrice Leconte

Writer: Patrice Leconte

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong languages

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Shortcut to Happiness

Logline: A down-and-out writer sells his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune

Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Kim Cattrall, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anthony Hopkins, Jason Patric, John Savage

Director: Alec Baldwin

Writers: Pete Dexter and Bill Condon & Nancy Cassaro, screen story by Pete Dexter, based on the play “Scratch” by Archibald Macleish and the screenplay for the 1941 film by Stephen Vincent Benet

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid!: This movie was shot in early 2001, and its release was held up for several years due to a lack of finishing funds

Talk to Me

Logline: In the 1960s, an ex-convict becomes a radio DJ in Washington, D.C., using his voice to speak out about social injustice, racial pride, and self-love

Featuring: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mike Epps, Taraji P. Henson, Martin Sheen

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Writers: Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa & Kasi Lemmons

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 13

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and some sexual content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

Black Sheep: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz

Broken English: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and in San Francisco

Dynamite Warrior: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis on July 13

I Have Never Forgotten You: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA

The Iceberg: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Lights in the Dusk: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Macbeth: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

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

Show Business: The Road to Broadway: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Treatment: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Live-In Maid

Logline: A wealthy woman and her live-in housekeeper must adjust their entrenched routine and relationship when Buenos Aires is plunged into economic crisis. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Norma Aleandro, Norma Argentina, Elsa Berenguer, Claudia Lapaco, Marcos Mundstock

Director: Jorge Gaggero

Writer: Jorge Gaggero

Distributor: The Film Sales Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday July 20, 2007

Cashback

Logline: A young man tries to cope with the loss of a girlfriend by imagining a fantasy world all his own while working the night shift at a local supermarket

Featuring: Sean Biggerstaff, Shaun Evans, Emilia Fox, Stuart Goodwin, Michelle Ryan

Director: Sean Ellis

Writer: Sean Ellis

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC on July 20

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

David & Layla

Logline: Despite his about to be married, a Jewish New York cable access host falls in love with a Muslim dancer who has come to America as a refugee from the Middle East

Featuring: Polly Adams, David Moscow, Shiva Rose, Callie Thorne, Peter Van Wagner

Director: Jay Jonroy

Writer: Jay Jonroy

Distributor: Economic Projections Inc.

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Annapolis Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemasa in Bethesda MD, Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA on July 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Goya’s Ghosts

Logline: A painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk

Featuring: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Dennis Quaid, Stellan Skarsgard

Director: Milos Forman

Writers: Jean-Claude Carriere and Milos Forman

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 20

MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, some sexual content and nudity

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Hairspray

Logline: A starstruck but socially unacceptable teenager tries to get on a local Baltimore dance show

Featuring: Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Allison Janney, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

Director: Adam Shankman

Writer: Leslie Dixon, based upon the 1988 film written by John Waters and the 2002 Broadway musical by Thomas Meehan, Mark O’Donnell (book) and Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Whittman (lyrics)

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on July 20

MPAA Rating: PG for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Logline: Firefighters fake a gay marriage to qualify for domestic-partner benefits

Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Biel, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, Ving Rhames, Adam Sandler

Director: Dennis Dugan

Writers: Barry Fanaro and Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on July 20

MPAA Rating: R for some crude sexual humor and nudity

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sunshine

Logline: A team of astronauts are sent to re-ignite the dying sun 50 years into the future, only to discover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the previous team sent to complete this mission

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: 2500 plus locations on July 20

MPAA Rating: R for violent content and language

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Black Sheep: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

Broken English: Opens at the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Crazy Love: Opens at the Polk Theatre in Lakeland FL

Manufactured Landscapes: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between July 2007 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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