The Early Report for August 26, 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 88 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 8/29/06 and Friday 10/12/07, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Balls of Fury

Logline: In the unsanctioned, underground, and utterly unhinged world of clandestine Ping-Pong tournaments, a down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom is sucked into this maelstrom when an FBI agent recruits him for a secret mission

Featuring: Diedrich Bader, Dan Fogler, James Hong, George Lopez, Robert Patrick, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Christopher Walken

Director: Ben Garant

Writers: Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on August 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Friday, August 31, 2007

Changing the Odds

Logline: A man and a woman from different ethnic groups face serious trials and tribulations in the South after they are brought together by fate

Featuring: Anthony D. Colby, Allison Lane, Andrea Morton, Marco J. Ramirez

Director: Willie E. Simmons Jr.

Writers: Anthony D. Colby

Distributor: Andeco Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on August 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Death Sentence

Logline: A mild-mannered executive seeks revenge after his eldest son is killed in a gang initiation ceremony

Featuring: Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, Leigh Whannell

Director: James Wan

Writer: Ian Mackenzie Jeffers

Distributor: Fox Atomic

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2150 plus locations on August 31

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

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Exiled

Logline: In Macau during the Portuguese turnover of Macau to the Chinese, a hit man is targeted by his former buddies. In Cantonese with subtitles

Featuring: Nick Cheung, Roy Cheung, Francis Ng, Lam Suet, Anthony Wong, Simon Yam

Director: Johnnie To

Writers: Kam-Yuen Szeto and Tin-Shing Yip

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on August 31

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and some sexual content

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digitals

Freshman Orientation

Logline: A college freshman adopts a gay persona to get close to the woman of his dreams, with unintended results

Featuring: Rachel Dratch, Mike Erwin, John Goodman, Sam Huntington, Marla Sokoloff, Heather Matarazzo

Director: Ryan Shiraki

Writer: Ryan Shiraki

Distributor: here! Films/Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood on August 31

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

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Halloween

Logline: A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood escapes on a mindless rampage while his doctor chases him through the streets

Featuring: Brad Dourif, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Scout Taylor-Compton

Director: Rob Zombie

Writers: Rob Zombie, based on the 1978 film written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill

Distributor: Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on August 31

MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal bloody violence and terror throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity and language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ladron Que Roba a Ladron

Logline: Two former thieves reunite to rob the biggest thief they know, a TV infomercial guru who’s made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Fernando Colunga, Saul Lisazo, Ivonne Montero, Oscar Torres, Miguel Varoni

Director: Joe Menendez

Writer: JoJo Henrickson

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 31

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Nines

Logline: A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways

Featuring: Hope Davis, Elle Fanning, Melissa McCarthy, Ryan Reynolds, Dahlia Salem

Director: John August

Writer: John August

Distributor: Newmarket Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in major markets on August 31

MPAA Rating: R for language, some drug content and sexuality

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Self-Medicated

Logline: A Las Vegas teen falls into a deep descent of drugs and violence after the loss of his father

Featuring: Kristina Anapau, Michael Bowen, Greg Germann, Monty Lapica, Diane Venora

Director: Monty Lapica

Writer: Monty Lapica

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, the Cityplace 14 in Dallas, the Tamarac Square Cinemas in Denver, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Key Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Green Valley Ranch Cinemas and the Village Square 16 in Las Vegas, the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Shea 14 in Phoenix, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Horton Plaza Cinemas in San Diego, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Meridian 16 in Seattle and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on August 31

MPAA Rating: R for substance abuse, language and some sexual material

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Vanaja

Logline: The 15 year old daughter of a financially troubled fisherman goes to work in the local landlady’s house. In Telugu with subtitles

Featuring: Mamatha Bhukya, Urmila Dammannagari, Krishnamma Gundimalla, Ramachandriah Marikanti, Karan Singh

Director: Rajnesh Domalpalli

Writer: Rajnesh Domalpalli

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on August 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX

Expanding today

The Boss of It All: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Cut Sleeve Boys: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Delirious: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

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

The 11th Hour: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations on select markets

Gypsy Caravan: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and in Dallas, Fort Lauderdale and Kansas City MO

Klimt: Opens at Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena and Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica

Manda Bala: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Manufactured Landscapes: Opens at Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

No End in Sight: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin

Once: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Pierrot Le Fou: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Punk’s Not Dead: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

The Real Dirt on Farmer John: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Ten Canoes: Opens at the Cinematheque in Cleveland

Them: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

This Is England: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Good Night

Logline: A former pop star who now writes commercial jingles for a living experiences a mid-life crisis

Featuring: Penelope Cruz, Danny DeVito, Martin Freeman, Michael Gambon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Pegg

Director: Jake Paltrow

Writer: Jake Paltrow

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

Logline: A heavy-set man finds he has trouble relating to the opposite sex

Featuring: Dan Castellaneta, Jeff Garlin, Bonnie Hunt, Mina Kolb, Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman

Director: Jeff Garlin

Writers: Jeff Garlin

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Salvador Allende

Logline: Documents the life of the late Chilean President, whose committed suicide after the Pinochet military coup in September 1973. In Spanish with subtitles

Director: Patricio Guzman

Distributor: First Run/Icarus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman: Opens at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

Friday, September 7, 2007

The Brothers Solomon

Logline: Two good-hearted but romantically-challenged brothers set off to fulfill their dying father’s last wish: to have a grandchild

Featuring: Malin Akerman, Will Arnett, Will Forte, Chi McBride, Kristen Wiig

Director: Bob Odenkirk

Writer: Will Forte

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 7

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Bubble

Logline: A group of friends in Tel-Aviv finds their lives disrupted when a young Palestinian man enters their life. In English and in Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles

Featuring: Alon Friedman, Miki Kam, Ohad Knoller, Yousef Sweid, Daniela Virtzer

Director: Eytan Fox

Writers: Eytan Fox and Gal Uchovsky

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Angelika Film Center and the Chelsea 9 in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Cruising

Logline: A New York City police officer is sent undercover onto the streets as a decoy to catch a serial killer who is brutally slaying gay men in New York’s S&M and leather districts

Featuring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino,

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: William Friedkin, based upon the novel by Gerald Walker

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Chinese 6 in Hollywood and the Chelsea 9 in New York City on September 7

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fierce People

Logline: After her son has a brush with the law, a mother relocates her family to the estate of an eccentric millionaire for the summer

Featuring: Paz de la Huerta, Diane Lane, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Stewart, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin

Director: Griffin Dunne

Writer: Dirk Wittenborn

Distributor: Autonomous Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC on September 7

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

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Hatchet

Logline: When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare

Featuring: Tamara Feldman, Kane Hodder, Mercedes McNab, Joel Moore, Deon Richmond

Director: Adam Green

Writers: Adam Green

Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Chinese 6 in Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets on September 7

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

The Hunting Party

Logline: A reporter and a young journalist search for a Bosnian war criminal. In English and in Serbo-Croatian with subtitles

Featuring: James Brolin, Jesse Eisenberg, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Diane Kruger

Director: Richard Shepard

Writer: Richard Shepard, based on the Esquire article “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” by Scott Anderson

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

In the Shadow of the Moon

Logline: Documents the surviving members of the Apollo missions as they tell their story of walking on the moon in their own words.

Director: David Sington

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood and additional theatres in major markets on September 7

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language, brief violent images and incidental smoking

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Inner Life Of Martin Frost

Logline: A writer is rubbed raw by the mechanics of finishing his latest novel in the hustle and bustle of New York City

Featuring: Sophie Auster, Michael Imperioli, Irene Jacob, David Thewlis

Director: Paul Auster

Writers: Paul Auster

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Jungle Book

Logline: A panther and a Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization

Featuring the voices of: Sebastian Cabot, Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway, Louis Prima, George Sanders

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Writers: Larry Clemmons and Ralph Wright and Ken Anderson and Vance Gerry, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on September 7

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint

Logline: A young boy in 11th Century Tibet is destined to become one of the nation’s greatest mystics. In Bhutan with subtitles

Featuring: Jamyang Lodro, Jamyang Nyima Tashi, Kelsang Chukie Tethtong, Orgyen Tobgyal

Director: Neten Chokling

Writers: Neten Chokling and Tenzing Choyang Gyari

Distributor: Luminous Velocity Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Romance and Cigarettes

Logline: A family goes through a crisis when the father is discovered to have a mistress

Featuring: Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, Kate Winslet

Director: John Turturro

Writer: John Turturro

Distributor: John Turturro

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on September 7

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content including some strong dialogue, and language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Shoot ‘Em Up

Logline: A mysterious loner teams up with a woman to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal

Featuring: Monica Bellucci, Breg Bryk, Paul Giamatti, Stephen McHattie, Clive Owen, Daniel Pilon

Director: Michael Davis

Writer: Michael Davis

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

3:10 to Yuma

Logline: A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who’s awaiting a train to go to court

Featuring: Christian Bale, Russell Crowe

Director: James Mangold

Writers: Michael Brandt & Derek Haas and Stuart Beattie and James Mangold, based on the 1957 film written by Halstead Welles and the short shory by Elmore Leonard

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 7

MPAA Rating: R for violence and some language

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Unknown Soldier

Logline: Documents the Wehrmacht Exhibition, which toured in Germany between 1999 and 2004 and challenged ordinary Germans to rethink what their fathers and grandfathers did during the war. In German with subtitles

Director: Michael Verhoeven

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Deep Water: Opens at the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Exiled: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Hannah Takes the Stairs: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge MA

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and the Meredith 3 in Meredith NH

Moliere: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

No End in Sight: Opens at the Abbey Theatre in Durango CO

Pierrot le fou: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Varisty Theater in Seattle

Punk’s Not Dead: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre in Williamsville NY

Ten Canoes: Opens at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus OH

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Them: Opens at the Birmingham 8 in Birmingham MI and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

This Is England: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

12:08 East of Bucharest: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Friday, September 14, 2007

Across the Universe

Logline: A pair of star-crossed lovers are torn apart by the tumultuous 1960s

Featuring: Joe Anderson, Bono, Dana Fuchs, Eddie Izzard, Evan Rachel Wood

Director: Julie Taymor

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence and language

Running Time: 133 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Angels in the Dust

Logline: Documents the life of Marion Cloete, an Afrikaner woman who, with her husband and two daughters, fearlessly walked away from a privileged life in a wealthy Johannesburg suburb to establish Boikarabelo, an extraordinary village and school that provide shelter, food, and education to more than 550 South African children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Director: Louise Hogarth

Distributor: Cinema Libre Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on September 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Brave One

Logline: A woman who was brutally attacked tries to recover by going on a mission to get revenge

Featuring: Naveen Andrews, Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Mary Steenburgen

Director: Neil Jordan

Writers: Roderick Taylor & Bruce A. Taylor and Cynthia Mort, story by Roderick Taylor & Bruce A. Taylor

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 14

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

December Boys

Logline: Four orphans who have bonded over their similar circumstances find their friendship torn apart when they are sent on their first seaside visit and encounter a couple who would make the perfect parents

Featuring: Christian Byers, Lee Cormie, Teresa Palmer, Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Thompson

Director: Rod Hardy

Writers: Marc Rosenberg

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on September 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, underage drinking and smoking

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Dragon Wars

Logline: An investigative reporter looks into some strange happenings concerning dragons in modern-day Los Angeles

Featuring: Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Chris Mulkey, Elizabeth Pena

Director: Shim Hyeung-rae

Writers: Shim Hyeung-rae

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on September 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and creature action

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Eastern Promises

Logline: A mysterious and ruthless hitman, who is tied to one of London’s most notorious organized crime families, find his carefully maintained existence in jeopardy when he crosses paths with an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family

Featuring: Vincent Cassel, Sinead Cusack, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Naomi Watts

Director: David Cronenberg

Writer: Steve Knight

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 750 plus locations on September 14

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Great World of Sound

Logline: A man answers an ad to become a “music producer” and travels the country to audition musicians and signing them up, for a fee.

Featuring: Pay Healy, Kene Holliday, Rebecca Mader, Tricia Paoluccio

Director: Craig Zobel

Writers: George Smith, Craig Zobel

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on September 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolvy Digital

In the Valley of Elah

Logline: A war veteran father searches for his son, an exemplary soldier, who recently returned from Iraq and has mysteriously gone AWOL

Featuring: Frances Fisher, James Franco, Tommy Lee Jones, Tim McGraw, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker

Director: Paul Haggis

Writer: Paul Haggis

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 14

MPAA Rating: R for violent and disturbing content, language and some sexuality/nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Ira and Abby

Logline: A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents and therapy

Featuring: Frances Conroy, Robert Klein, Judith Light, Chris Messina, Jennifer Westfeldt

Director: Robert Cary

Writer: Jennifer Westfeldt

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles in select markets on September 14

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

King of California

Logline: After getting out of a mental institution, an unstable man tries to convince his daughter there’s Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia

Featuring: Willis Burke II, Michael Dogulas, Laura Kachergus, Evan Rachel Wood

Director: Mike Cahill

Writer: Mike Cahill

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in select markets on September 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, mature thematic elements and brief drug references

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Moondance Alexander

Logline: A young girl living on a remote farm discovers a lost pinto pony, whom she becomes convinced is a champion jumper in disguise, determined to help him realize his full potential

Featuring: James Best, Sasha Cohen, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, Kay Panabaker

Director: Michael Damian

Writers: Janeen Damian and Michael Damian

Distributor: The Bigger Picture

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Mr. Woodcock

Logline: A chubby boy who grows up to be a successful self-help author discovers his mom is about to marry his junior high gym teacher, the man whose constant torment cemented his life choices

Featuring: Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Seann William Scott, Ethan Suplee, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Craig Gillespie

Writers: Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Return with Honor

Logline: A returning Mormon missionary, anxious to reunite with his long time sweetheart-fiancee, awakens from a near fatal accident with the new priority of saving his wayward mother.

Featuring: Joey Jalalian, Tayva Patch, Javen Tanner, Ryan Wood, Raymond Zeiters

Director: Michael Amundsen

Writer: Tracy Garner

Distributor: Excel Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Utah regional release on September 14

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements including some mild sensuality, bullying and brief smoking

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Silk

Logline: In the 19th Century Japan, a silkwood merchant finds romance with a mysterious, sensual woman

Featuring: Keira Knightley, Alfred Molina, Michael Pitt, Koji Yakusho

Director: Francois Girard

Writers: Francois Girard and Michael Golding, based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 14

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality and nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

What’s Up, Scarletr

Logline: A successful Los Angeles matchmaker finds herself still living in the shadow of her overbearing mother

Featuring: Jere Burns, Sally Kirkland, Timothy Murphy, Susan Priver, Musetta Vander

Director: Anthony Calderella

Writers: Anthony Calderella and Susan Priver

Distributor: Open City Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on September 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Bamako: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Deep Water: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Delirious: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose

The Devil Came on Horseback: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Freshman Orientation: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

The Hottest State: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Klimt: Opens at the Metro Cinema in Edmonton and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

Mala Noche: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Manda Bala: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia

The Method: Opens at the George Eastman House in Rochester NY

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

The Rape of Europa: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Paris Theatre in New York City

Summer ’04: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Summercamp!: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Them: Opens at the Tamarac Square Cinemas in Denver and the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

These Foolish Things: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

Monday, September 17, 2007

Turn Around

Logline: The lives of two teens are changed when they find themselves involved in a car accident

Featuring: Jason Osmond, Dayne Rockwood, Jace Rowley, Jordon Sorenson, Jaci Twiss

Director: Brian Brough

Writer: Brittany Wiscombe

Distributor: Candlelight Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Gateway 8 in Bountiful UT, the 5 Star Cinemas in Magna UT, the Jordan Commons in Sandy UT, the Spanish 8 Cinemas in Spanish Fork UT and the Showcase 6 in Taylorsville UT on September 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Last Winter

Logline: After one team member is found dead, a disorientation slowly claims the sanity of an oil company’s advance team in the farthest reaches of Northern Alaska, as each of them succumbs to a mysterious fear

Featuring: Connie Britton, Kevin Corrigan, Jamie Harrold, James LeGros, Ron Perlman

Director: Larry Fessenden

Writers: Larry Fessenden and Robert Leaver

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on September 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Logline: Robert Ford joins Jesse James’s gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West

Featuring: Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Renner, Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard

Director: Andrew Dominik

Writers: Andrew Dominik, based on the novel by Ron Hansen

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 21

MPAA Rating: R for some strong violence and brief sexual references

Running Time: 160 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Read This!: FilmJerk.com publisher Edward Havens’ Observations on “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”

The Beauty Remains

Logline: Two sisters are bound together by the will of their late father and their shared love for a charismatic ex-boxer. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Xue Ju, Lisa Lu, Zhiwen Wang, Vivian Wu, Lixin Yang, Xun Zhou

Director: Ann Hu

Writers: Michael Eldridge and Beth Schacter

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village and the ImaginAsian Cinema in New York City on September 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Good Luck Chuck

Logline: A man becomes wildly popular with women, after a curse which causes a woman to find her true love after sleeping with him becomes public knowledge

Featuring: Jessica Alba, Dane Cook, Dan Folger, Lonny Ross

Director: Mark Helfrich

Writer: Josh Stolberg

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 21

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong sexual content including crude dialogue, nudity, language and some drug use

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Into the Wild

Logline: A college graduate decides to abandon his possessions and live in the remote Alaskan wilderness

Featuring: Marcia Gay Harden, Emile Hirsch, William Hurt, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn

Director: Sean Penn

Writers: Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 21

MPAA Rating: R for language and some nudity

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Jane Austen Book Club

Logline: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships — both old and new — begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels

Featuring: Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Kevin Zegers

Director: Robin Swicord

Writer: Robin Swicord, based upon the novel by Karen Joy Fowler

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on September 21

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Quixotic

Logline: An elderly knight and his companion pass the time bathing, bickering and bumming around. In Catalan with subtitles

Featuring: Lluis Carbo, Lluis Serrat

Director: Albert Serra

Writer: Albert Serra, inspired by novel “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra

Distributor: Notro Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on September 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Resident Evil: Extinction

Logline: Now in hiding in the Nevada desert, a genetically-altered warrior teams with a group of survivors to eliminate a deadly virus that threatens to make every human undead

Featuring: Mike Epps, Oded Fehr, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Spencer Locke

Director: Russell Mulcahy

Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson, based on the Capcom series of videogames

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on September 21

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence throughout and some nudity

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sydney White

Logline: After failing to pledge at her mother’s sorority, a college freshman finds herself becoming the den mother to seven socially awkward campus outcasts

Featuring: Amanda Bynes, Matt Long, Sara Paxton, John Schneider, Danny Strong

Director: Joe Nussbaum

Writer: Chad Creasey

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 21

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Trade

Logline: Two different girls from very different backgrounds are both sold into prostitution and the sex slave industry

Featuring: Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Paulina Gaitan, Kathleen Gati, Kevin Kline

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner

Writers: Peter Landesman and Jose Rivera, based on the NY Times Magazine article by Landesman

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 21

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing sexual material involving teenagers, violence including a rape, language and some drug content

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

Across the Universe: Expands to 1000 plus locations

Deep Water: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Delirious: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Freshman Orientation: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and the Starz Film Center in Denver

Hannah Takes the Stairs: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

In the Shadow of the Moon: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

In the Valley of Elah: Expands to 300 plus locations

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Klimt: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

The Last Winter (IFC Films): Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Mala Noche: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Manda Bala: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA and in San Francisco

Pierrot le fou: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Protagonist

Logline: Documents the relationship between human life and Euripidean dramatic structure by weaving together the stories of four men: a German terrorist, a bank robber, an “ex-gay” evangelist, and a martial arts student.

Director: Jessica Yu

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on September 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Banished: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, September 28, 2007

Bordertown

Logline:

Featuring: Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez

Director: Gregory Nava

Writer: Gregory Nava

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 28

MPAA Rating: R for violence including a brutal rape, sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time:

Aspect Ratio:

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Feast of Love

Logline: Friends in Oregon navigate the painful incarnations of love

Featuring: Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell

Director: Robert Benton

Writers: Allison Burnett, based on the novel by Charles Baxter

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on September 28

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

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Four Minutes

Logline: Two women, one serving time in jail and the other a piano teacher, find comfort and love in each other’s company. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Traude Kruger, Sven Pippig, Jenny von Loeben

Director: Chris Kraus

Writer: Chris Kraus

Distributor: Wolfe Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on September 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Game Plan

Logline: A football player discovers he has a daughter

Featuring: Morris Chestnut, Gordon Clapp, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Roselyn Sanchez, Kyra Sedgwick, Paige Turco

Director: Andy Fickman

Writers: Nichole Millard & Kathryn Price, story by Nichole Millard & Kathryn Price and Audrey Wells

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 28

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Goal 2: Living The Dream

Logline: After gaining experience with the football club Newcastle United, a young American soccer phenom gets a huge break when he’s transferred to Real Madrid.

Featuring: Kuno Becker, David Beckham, Stephen Dillane, Anna Friel, Rutger Hauer, Alessandro Nivola

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers: Mike Jefferies and Adrian Butchart and Terry Loane, story by Mike Jefferies

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 800 plus locations on September 28

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Logline: A recent high school graduate finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Featuring: Melonie Diaz, Melanie Mayron, Carly Pope, Daniela Sea, Guinevere Turner, Nicole Vicius

Director: Jamie Babbit

Writers: Tina Mabry and Abigail Shafran

Distributor: Power Up Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on September 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Kingdom

Logline: U.S. counter-terrorism operatives hunt for the perpetrators of a horrific attack in the Middle East

Featuring: Jason Bateman, Chris Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner

Director: Peter Berg

Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 20

MPAA Rating: R for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Lust, Caution

Logline: In World War II-era Shanghai, a young woman gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Joan Chen, Wang Lee Hom, Tony Leung, Tang Wei

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: Wang Hui-Ling and James Schamus, based on short stories by Eileen Chang

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on September 28

MPAA Rating: NC-17

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Rocket

Logline: A working class French-Canadian leads his hockey team to greatness, and helped inspire the “Quiet Revolution” for equal rights by French-speaking Canadians. In English and in French with subtitles

Featuring: Roy Dupuis, Francois Langlois-Vallieres, Julie LeBreton, Stephen McHattie

Director: Charles Biname

Writer: Ken Scott

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on September 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Angels in the Dust: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Bubble: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Deep Water: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

Exiled: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

Freshman Orientation: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Great World of Sound: Opens at the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

Hannah Takes the Stairs: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Into the Wild: Opens at Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Ira and Abby: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the South Beach 18 in Miami

Manda Bala: Opens at the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Uptown 3 in Seattle and the Dupont Circle 5 in Washington DC

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint: Opens at the Screen Cinemas in Santa Fe

The Rape of Europa: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Shaker Square Cinemas in Cleveland, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited

Logline: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other

Featuring: Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson

Director: Wes Anderson

Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Kurt Cobain: About a Son

Logline: Documents the life of the late rock icon, using Cobain’s own audio transripts

Director: AJ Schnack

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on October 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Lake of Fire

Logline: Documents the abortion rights debate from both sides

Director: Tony Kaye

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 153 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, October 5, 2007

Feel the Noise

Logline: The hip-hop stardom dreams of a young Bronx man are dashed when a run-in with local thugs forces him to hide in Puerto Rico with the father he never knew

Featuring: Melonie Diaz, Giancarlo Esposito, Omarion Grandberry, James McCaffrey, Victor Rasuk

Director: Alejandro Chomski

Writer: Albert Leon

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 700 plus locations on October 5

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

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid!: Your intrepid Early Report writer worked as an assistant director on Chomski’s AFI thesis film, Dry Martini

Finishing the Game

Logline: After the death of Bruce Lee, the producers of the unfinished “Game of Death” try out several actors to replace the legendary martial artist and actor

Featuring: McCaleb Burnett, Roger Fan, James Franco, Sung Kang, Jim Parrack

Director: Justin Lin

Writers: Josh Diamond and Justin Lin

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on October 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

For the Bible Tells Me So

Logline: Documents the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community

Director: Daniel G. Karslake

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Grace is Gone

Logline: Unable to tell his daughters their mother was killed in the Iraq war, a distraught father takes them on a road trip to their favorite amusement park

Featuring: Gracie Bdenarczyk, John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Shelan O’Keefe

Director: James C. Strouse

Writer: James C. Strouse

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 5

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Heartbreak Kid

Logline: A newlywed who believes he’s just gotten hitched to the perfect woman falls for another woman on his honeymoon

Featuring: Malin Akerman, Rob Corddry, Michelle Monaghan, Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller

Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly

Writers: Scot Armstrong and Leslie Dixon and Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly & Kevin Barnett, based on the screenplay for the 1972 film by Neil Simon and the short story “A Change of Plan” by Bruce Jay Friedman

Distributor: Dreamworks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on October 5

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and a scene of drug use involving a minor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Michael Clayton

Logline: An attorney known as “The Janitor” cleans up messy personal problems of high-profile clients

Featuring: George Clooney, Jennifer Ehle, Sydney Pollack, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

Director: Tony Gilroy

Writer: Tony Gilroy

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto on October 5

MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual dialogue

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

My Kid Could Paint That

Logline: Documents the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars

Director: Amir Bar-Lev

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Nina’s Heavenly Delights

Logline: A conflicted young Scottish Asian woman finds a purpose in her life when she discovers her father’s secret life after his death

Featuring: Shelley Conn, Laura Fraser, Ronny Jhutti, Art Malik, Veena Sood

Director: Pratibha Parmar

Writer: Andrea Gibb

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

Logline: A boy’s life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark

Featuring: Wendy Crewson, Christopher Eccleston, Jonathan Jackson, Ian McShane, Gregory Smith

Director: David L. Cunningham

Writers: John Hodge, based on the novel by Susan Cooper

Distributor: Fox Walden

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on October 5

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Skid Marks

Logline: Two rival ambulance companies fight for one contract in a small town

Featuring: Scott Dittman, Les Jennings, Tyler Poelle, Mikey Post, Kathy Uyen

Director: Karl Kozak

Writers: Karl Kozak and Don J. Rearden and Kraig Wenman

Distributor: Pathological Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Mission Valley Cinemas in San Diego on October 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Weirdsville

Logline: A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices

Featuring: Wes Bentley, Greg Bryk, Matt Frewer, Taryn Manning, Scott Speedman

Director: Allan Moyle

Writer: Willem Wennekers

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin on October 5

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Bubble: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville FL and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

The Darjeeling Limited: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

December Boys: Opens at Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Deep Water: Opens at the Osio Cinemas in Monterey, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Delirious: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Jane Austen Book Club: Opens at Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis and the Catamount Arts Theatre in St. Johnsbury VT

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Control

Logline: The troubled, enigmatic lead singer of a critically successful post-punk band battles his inner demons

Featuring: Joe Anderson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Sam Riley

Director: Anton Corbijn

Writer: Matt Greenhalgh, based on the book “Touching From the Distance” by Deborah Curtis

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 10

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, October 12, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Logline: In the 1580s, the famed explorer Sir Walter Raleigh strikes up a curious friendship with the Queen of England

Featuring: Cate Blanchett, Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush,

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Writers: Michael Hirst and William Nicholson

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on October 12

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Final Season

Logline: A young man puts his life on hold to help keep a struggling small town high school baseball team from shutting down

Featuring: Michael Angarano, Tom Arnold, Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook

Director: David M. Evans

Writer: Art D’Alessandro

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 12

MPAA Rating: PG for language, thematic elements and some teen smoking

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamoorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

King Corn

Logline: Documents the efforts of two men to learn where their food comes from

Director: Aaron Woolf

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman

Logline: A middle class girl who takes to prostitution to support herself. In English and in Bengali and Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Abhishek Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Kunal Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Konkona Sen Sharma

Director: Pradeep Sarkar

Writer: Pradeep Sarkar

Distributor: Yash Raj Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Lars and the Real Girl

Logline: A delusional young man develops an unconventional relationship with a lifelike doll he finds online.

Featuring: Patricia Clarkson, Kelli Garner, Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider

Director: Craig Gillespie

Writers: Nancy Oliver

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern:

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sex-related content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Rogue

Logline: An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile

Featuring: John Jarratt, Radha Mitchell, Geoff Morrell, Michael Vartan, Sam Worthington

Director: Greg McLean

Writer: Greg McLean

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1650 plus locations on April 20

MPAA Rating: R for language and some creature violence

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sleuth

Logline: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife’s heart.

Featuring: Michael Caine, Jude Law

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writer: Harold Pinter, based on the play by Anthony Shaffer

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on October 12

MPAA Rating: R for strong language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Terror’s Advocate

Logline: Documents the life of Jacques Verges, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy. In English and in French, German and Khmer with subtitles

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

We Own the Night

Logline: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men

Featuring: Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes, Tony Musante, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg

Director: James Gray

Writer: James Gray

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus locations

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Why Did I Get Marriedr

Logline: A young woman, through a strong friendship and her belief in God, finds solutions for dealing with her cheating husband

Featuring: Janet Jackson, Richard T. Jones, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott, Michael Jai White

Director: Tyler Perry

Writer: Tyler Perry, based on his stage play

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2150 plus locations on October 12

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Bubble: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA

Deep Water: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

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

For the Bible Tells Me So: Opens at Landmark’a Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia, the New Art Cinema in Provincetown MA, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Ira and Abby: Opens at the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota and the Village 20 in Winter Park

Lake of Fire: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Manda Bala: Opens at the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas and the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis

The Rape of Europa: Opens at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between late-October 2007 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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