The Early Report for November 5, 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 86 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 11/7/06 and Friday 12/28/07, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Glass Lips

Logline: A young poet, whose violent father’s shadow looms over him, silently recalls the traumatic episodes from his life while locked away in an asylum

Featuring: Patryk Czajka, Joanna Litwin, Grzegorz Przybyl

Director: Lech Majewski

Writers: Lech Majewski

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on November 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Factoid!: The thirty-three short films which make up “Glass Lips” was originally presented as a series of video art pieces during a Majewski retrospect at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art in 2006

Note for Note: The Making of Steinway L1037

Logline: Documents the creation of a Steinway concert grand piano, from forest floor to concert hall

Narrated by: Harry Connick, Jr.

Director: Ben Niles

Distributor: Plow Productions

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minute

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My Name is Albert Ayler

Logline: Documents the life of the jazz saxophonist, who died in 1970 at the age of 34 and today is seen as one of the most important innovators in jazz

Director: Kasper Collin

Distributor: Kasper Collin Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on November 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, November 9, 2007

After Dark’s Horrorfest 2

Logline: Eight more indie horror films you may or may not die for: “Borderland” (written and directed by Zev Berman), “Crazy Eights” (written by James Koya Jones and Dan DeLuca, directed by James Koya Jones), “The Deaths of Ian Stone” (written by Brendan Hood, directed by Dario Piana), “Lake Dead” (written by Daniel P. Coughlin, directed by George Bessudo), “Mulberry Street” (written by Nick Damici and Jim Mickle, directed by Jim Mickle), “Nightmare Man” (written and directed by Rolfe Kanefksy), “Tooth & Nail,” (written and directed by Mark Young) and “Unearthed” (written and directed by Matthew Leutwyler).

Distributor: After Dark Films/Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 350 plus locations on November 9

Choking Man

Logline: Newcomers to America find work and solace in each other’s company at a shabby diner in Queens

Featuring: Octavio Gomez Berrios, Mandy Patinkin, Aaron Paul, Eugenia Yuan

Director: Steve Barron

Writer: Steve Barron

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on November 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Christmas in Wonderland

Logline: A family shopping for Christmas finds a stash of counterfeit cash

Featuring: Cameron Bright, Carmen Electra, Chris Kattan, Matthew Knight, Patrick Swayze

Director: James Orr

Writers: Wanda Birdsong Shope and James Orr & Jim Cruickshank

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 9

MPAA Rating: PG for rude language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Cocalero

Logline: Documents the union formed by Bolivian farmers in response to their government’s effort to eradicate their coca crops, and the man who would come to represent them, Evo Morales. In Quechua and Spanish with subtitles

Director: Alejandro Landes

Distributor: Cinema Tropical

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on November 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Fred Claus

Logline: Santa Claus bails his wayward brother out of jail, on the condition that he works off his debt making toys at the North Pole

Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, Kathy Bates, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Ludacris, Trevor Peacock, Miranda Richardson, Kevin Spacey, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Weisz

Director: David Dobkin

Writer: Dan Fogelman

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on November 9

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and some rude humor

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Holly

Logline: An American dealer of stolen artifacts pursues a 12 year old Cambodian girl who has been sold to a child trafficker

Featuring: Udo Kier, Virginie Ledoyen, Ron Livingston, Thuy Nguyen, Chris Penn

Director: Guy Moshe

Writers: Guy Jacobson and Guy Moshe

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the 62nd & Broadway Cinemas in New York City on November 9

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing sexual situations involving children, and for language

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

I’ll Believe You

Logline: A late-night radio host’s usual line up of odd-ball, conspiracy-obsessed callers is interrupted by a panicked phone call in an indecipherable language

Featuring: David Alan Basche, Siobhan Fallon, Patrick Gallo, Patrick Warburton, Fred Willard

Director: Paul Francis Sullivan

Writers: Paul Francis Sullivan & Sean McPharlin & Ted Sullivan

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on November 9

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Lions for Lambs

Logline: A professor deals with the ramifications of inspiring two of his best students to sign up to fight in Afghanistan, while a television journalist attempts to get a story out of a cocky Senator, who has information that may affect the fates of the two students

Featuring: Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Pena, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep

Director: Robert Redford

Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan

Distributor: United Artists

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on November 9

MPAA Rating: R for some war violence and language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

No Country for Old Men

Logline: An antelope hunter decides to keep $2 million worth of heroin he finds while on an expedition, with disastrous results

Featuring: Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Stephen Root

Directors: Joel Cohen and Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Cohen and Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in major markets on November 9

MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence and some language

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Om Shanti Om

Logline: An aspiring actor, murdered in the 1970s, discovers he has been reincarnated into the present dayand attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find the love of his previous life. In English and in Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kirron Kher, Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade

Director: Farah Khan

Writers: Farah Khan and Mayur Puri

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 154 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Factoid!: “Om Shanti Om” features a number of Bollywood stars playing themselves, including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty

P2

Logline: A woman finds herself pursued by a psycho as she is trapped inside a public parking garage

Featuring: Wes Bentley, Grace Lynn Kung, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Rachel Nichols, Simon Reynolds

Director: Franck Khalfoun

Writers: Alexandre Aja & Gregory Levasseur and Franck Khalfoun

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on November 9

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence/gore, terror and language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Saawariya

Logline: A shy dreamer, who spent most of his time isolated in his apartment creating riddles for his own amusement, becomes smitten with a young lady he meets by chance. In Hindi and Urdu with subtitles

Featuring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji, Zohra Sehgal

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Writer: Prakash Kapadia, based on the short story “White Nights” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 85 locations in select markets on November 9

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, some language and incidental smoking

Running Time: 160 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

War/Dance

Logline: Documents the lives of three Ugandan children living in a displacement camp in who are training to compete in their country’s national music and dance festival

Directors: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles on November 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material involving description of war atrocities

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead: Opens at the Harbour 9 in Annapolis, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Shadowoods 16 in Boca Raton, the Harvard Square Cinemas in Boston, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Del Ray 18 in Del Ray FL, the Uptown 8 in Detroit, the Nickelodeon 5 in Falmouth MA, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey CA, the Palme D’Or Cinemas in Palm Desert CA, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Fiesta 5 in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz CA, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA the PGA Gardens Cinemas in West Palm Beach FL

Bella: Opens at the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Fleur Cinemas in Des Moines, the Eastgate Cinemas and the Point Cinemas in Madison WI, the Eagan 16 in Minneapolis and the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City

The Bubble: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Control: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and in additional locations in select markets

Darfur Now: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianpolis and in Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Halifax, Minneapolis, Montreal, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Washington DC and Winnipeg

Fat Girls: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

Great World of Sound: Opens at the State Theatre in State College PA

In Between Days: Opens at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle

It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE!: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains: Opens at Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee and in additional locations in select markets

Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana and in additional locations in select markets

Khadak: Opens at the Four Star Theatre in San Francisco

Kurt Cobain: About a Son: Opens at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia SC

Lake of Fire: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Bell Museum Auditorium in Minneapolis

The Life of Reilly: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Music Within: Opens in Houston, Miami, Montreal, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland OR, Rochester NY, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto and Vancouver

My Kid Could Paint That: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis and Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee

The Price of Sugar: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Rails and Ties: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets

The Rape of Europa: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Steal a Pencil for Me: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA and the Quad Cinema in New York City

Strange Culture: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles

Wristcutters: A Love Story: Opens at the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Lloyd Mall 8 in Portland OR, the East Valley 13 in Renton WA and the Premiere 12 in State College PA

Monday, November 12, 2007

Battlestar Galactica: Razor

Logline: On the eve of a devastatiing alien attack, a new officer is reshaped into a tool of war

Featuring: Jamie Barber, Michelle Forbes, Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff

Director: Felix Enriquez Alcala

Writer: Michael Taylor

Distributor: SciFi Channel/National CineMedia

Opening Week Release Pattern: One night only screenings at the Auburn 17 in Auburn WA, the Fenway 13 in Boston, the Bay Plaza 13 in the Bronx, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Deer Park 16 in Deer Park IL, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, the Framingham 15 in Framingham MA, the Grapevine 17 in Grapevine TX, the Huntington Beach 20 in Huntington Beach CA, the King of Prussia 16 in King of Prussia PA, the Vista Ridge 15 in Lewisville TX, the Mansfield 12 in Mansfield TX, the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Commerce Center 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Empire 25 and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Promenade 25 in Orange CA, the Antelope Valley Mall 16 in Palmdale CA, the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Bella Botega 11 in Redmond WA, the San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco, the Santana Row 6 in San Jose, the Downtown 12 in San Mateo CA, the Northgate 15 in San Rafael CA, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Ventura 16 in Ventura CA and the Walnut Creek 14 in Walnut Creek CA on November 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I for India

Logline: Documents 40 years of 8mm film history of an Indian ex-patriot who filmed his life in New York City and sent the films to his parents in India

Director: Sandhya Suri

Distributor: First Run Icarus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on November 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 70 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Southland Tales

Logline: A three-day heat wave in Los Angeles just before the Fourth of July sets off a chain of events that could lead to the end of the world

Featuring: Nora Dunn, Janeane Garofalo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jon Lovitz, Miranda Richardson, Seann William Scott, Kevin Smith, Justin Timberlake

Director: Richard Kelly

Writer: Richard Kelly

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on November 14

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

Running Time: 144 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Expanding today

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation: Reopens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City

Friday, November 16, 2007

Beowulf

Logline: A Scandinavian hero saves the Danes from the indomitable monster Grendel

Featuring the voices of: Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Alison Lohman, John Malkovich, Ray Winstone, Robin Wright Penn

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Neil Gaiman & Roger Avary, based on the epic poem

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus locations, including 1000 plus REAL D Digital locations and 75 plus IMAX 3D locations, on November 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material and nudity

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Eleven Men Out

Logline: The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team. In Icelandic with subtitles

Featuring: Helgi Bjornsson, Arnaldur Ernst, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, Lilja Nott Porarinsdottir, Sigurour Skulason

Director: Robert I. Douglas

Writer: Robert I. Douglas

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood on November 16

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

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE!

Logline: A man with severe cerebral palsy and a fetish for girls with long hair

Featuring: Margit Carstensen, Jami Ferrell, Lauren German, Bruce Glover, Steven C. Stewart, Carrie Szlasa

Directors: David Brothers and Crispin Glover

Writers: Steven C. Stewart

Distributor: Volcanic Eruptions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on November 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 74 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Love in the Time of Cholera

Logline: A man pursues the woman he loves for five decades

Featuring: Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt, Angie Cepeda, Hector Elizondo, Laura Elena Harring, John Leguizamo, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Rubria Negrao, Liev Schreiber, Ana Claudia Talancon

Director: Mike Newell

Writers: Ronald Harwood, based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on November 16

MPAA Rating: R for sex content/nudity and brief language

Running Time: 129 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Margot at the Wedding

Logline: A woman and her son decide to visit her sister after she announces that she is getting married to a less-than-impressive man

Featuring: Jack Black, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Zane Pais, John Turturro

Director: Noah Baumbach

Writers: Noah Baumbach

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on November 16

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Logline: A magical toy store becomes unhappy when its 243-year-old eccentric owner decides to bequeath the store to his awkward and insecure manager

Featuring: Jason Bateman, Dustin Hoffman, Zach Mills, Natalie Portman

Director: Zach Helm

Writer: Zach Helm

Distributor: Fox Walden

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on November 16

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Redacted

Logline: The lives of a platoon of American soldiers are captured by news crews and their own video cameras, including the rape and murder of a fourteen year old girl and her family

Featuring: Patrick Carroll, Izzy Diaz, Mike Figueroa, Ty Jones, Daniel Stewart Sherman

Director: Brian DePalma

Writer: Brian DePalma

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s One Colorado Cinemas in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on November 16

MPAA Rating: R for strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual references/images

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Smiley Face

Logline: A young actress has a series of increasingly comical and surreal adventures after she unknowingly eats her roommate’s pot brownies

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

Director: Greg Araki

Writers: Dylan Haggerty

Distributor: First Look Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on November 16

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

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead: Opens at the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Amherst 3 in Buffalo, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Grand Cinema in East Stroudsberg PA, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg PA, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianpolis, the Fall Creek Cinemas in Ithaca NY, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, the Glenwood Arts Theatre and the Tivoli Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Ridgeway Cinemas in Memphis, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Belcourt Cinemas in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Winter Park 20 in Orlando, the Southside Works Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

The Bubble: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Darfur Now: Expands into additional locations

DarkBlueAlmostBlack: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

Exiled: Opens at the Bijou Theatre in Chattanooga

Finishing the Game: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

How to Cook Your Life: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With: Opens at Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE!: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City

Khadak: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Kurt Cobain: About a Son: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta

The Life of Reilly: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Naked Boys Singing: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

No Country For Old Men: Expands into 250 plus locations

O Jerusalem: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

Park: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

The Price of Sugar: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Southland Tales: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in major markets

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

August Rush

Logline: An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents

Featuring: Freddie Highmore, Terrence Howard, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, William Sadler, Liv Tyler, Robin Williams

Director: Kirsten Sheridan

Writers: Nick Castle, James V. Hart and Kirsten Sheridan, story by Paul Castro and Richard Barton Lewis

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on November 21

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Enchanted

Logline: A cartoon princess is banished to present-day New York

Featuring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Susan Sarandon, Timothy Spall

Director: Kevin Lima

Writer: Bill Kelly

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on November 21

MPAA Rating: PG for some scary images and mild innuendo

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Hitman

Logline: A secret agent becomes a wanted man when he is set up during a political takeover

Featuring: Robert Knepper, Olga Kurylenko, Tim Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Ulrich Thomsen

Director: Xavier Gens

Writers: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on November 21

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

I’m Not There

Logline: A young man from Minnesota becomes the unofficial musical Poet Laureate of his generation

Featuring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Richard Gere, Julianne Moore

Director: Todd Haynes

Writers: Todd Haynes and Oren Moverman

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Midtown Art Theater in Atlanta, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Film Forum in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, the Landmark 12 in West Hollywood and in an additional theatre in New York City on November 21

MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexuality and nudity

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Mist

Logline: A guy tries to protect his son, and his town, against monsters brought on by a mysterious storm.

Featuring: Andre Braugher, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Thomas Jane, Toby Jones

Director: Frank Darabont

Writers: Frank Darabont, based on the novella by Stephen King

Distributor: Dimension Films/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on November 21

MPAA Rating: R for violence, terror and gore, and language

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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: Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood on November 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Yiddish Theatre: A Love Story

Logline: Documents the battle to keep Yiddish Theater alive into the 21st Century

Director: Dan Katzir

Distributor: New Love Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on November 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Christmas in Wonderland: Expands to 1500 plus locations

Margot at the Wedding: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and in additional locations in major markets

No Country For Old Men: Expands to 800 plus locations

Rails and Ties: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX

Redacted: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Friday, November 23, 2007

Dus Kahaniyaan

Logline: An omnibus of short films from six top Bollywood directors, featuring many top Bollywood stars

Featuring: Sanjay Dutt, Arbaaz Khan, Dia Mirza, Dino Morea, Suniel Shetty

Directors: Jasmeet Dhodi, Meghna Gulzar, Sanjay Gupta, Apoorva Lakhia, Hansal Mehta, Rohit Roy

Writers: Javed Akhtar, Vishal Bharadwaj, S. Farhan, Rajiv Gopalkrishnan, Meghna Gulzar, Sampooran Singh Gulzar, Sanjay Gupta, Gautam Kohli, Suresh Nair, Shivani Tibrewala, Raj Vasant

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 157 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Starting Out in the Evening

Logline: A once-famous New York writer is both shaken and emboldened when a graduate student invades his solitude to mine his life for her thesis about his novels

Featuring: Lauren Ambrose, Frank Langella, Adrian Lester, Lili Taylor

Director: Andrew Wagner

Writers: Andrew Wagner and Fred Parness, based on the novel by Brian Morton

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in New York City on November 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, language and brief nudity

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Bubble: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia

Finishing the Game: Opens at Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

Holly: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Uptown Birmingham Theatre in Detroit, the Garden Grove 16 in Garden Grove CA, the Angelika Film Center and the Westchase 24 in Houston, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Dupont Circle 5 in Washington DC and the Westminster 10 in Westminster CA

I’m Not There: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston and in additional locations in select markets

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Savages

Logline: Two middle-aged siblings face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Featuring: Philip Bosco, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Cara Seymour

Director: Tamara Jenkins

Writer: Tamara Jenkins

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on November 28

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and language

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Be My Oswald

Logline: A militant vegetarian recruits a clueless socialite for a little holiday activism at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Featuring: Katha Cato, Mary Huner, Jeannie Not, Ben Oliver, Tom Pagano

Director: Don Cato

Writer: Don Cato

Distributor: Don Cato Films

Opening Week Release Pattern:

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Friday, November 30, 2007

Aaja Nachle

Logline: During the making of a play, an aging actress, her director (and ex-lover) and a young actress discuss love, life, aging and their work. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Madhuri Dixit, Divya Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Konkona Sen Sharma

Director: Anil Mehta

Writer: Jaideep Sahni

Distributor: Yash Raj Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 145 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Awake

Logline: A young man finds himself cognizant yet paralyzed during heart transplant surgery

Featuring: Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin

Director: Joby Harold

Writer: Joby Harold

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on November 30

MPAA Rating: R for language, an intense disturbing situation, and brief drug use

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Badland

Logline: A Gulf War veteran comes home a changed man to his wife and children, after he returns from his most recent deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan

Featuring: Grace Fulton, Joe Morton, Vinessa Shaw, Jamie Traven, Chandra West

Director: Francesco Lucente

Writer: Francesco Lucente

Distributor: Badland Corporation

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

MPAA Rating: R for some strong disturbing violence and pervasive language

Running Time: 160 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Chaos Theory

Logline: An obsessive organizer is compelled to record the trivialities of his life

Featuring: Sarah Chalke, Michael Erwin, Emily Mortimer, Ryan Reynolds, Stuart Townsend

Director: Marcos Siega

Writer: Daniel Taplitz

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Phoenix and Sacramento on November 30

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Logline: After suffering a storke, the editor at French Vogue finds himself only able to communicate with the outside world by blinking his left eye. In English and in French with subtitles

Featuring: Mathieu Amalric, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Consigny, Marie-Josee Croze, Emmanuelle Seigner

Director: Julian Schnabel

Writer: Ron Harwood, based on the novel “Le Scaphandre et le Papillon” by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on November 30

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

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Flawless

Logline: A soon-to-retire janitor works up a scheme to steal a handful of diamonds from his employer

Featuring: Joss Ackland, Michael Caine, Demi Moore, Lambert Wilson

Director: Michael Radford

Writer: Edward Anderson

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on November 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Oswald’s Ghost

Logline: Documents the deep psychic wounds inflicted by the assassination of John F. Kennedy on American politics and culture

Director: Robert Stone

Distributor: Seventh Art Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on November 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Sex and Breakfast

Logline: Two young couples experiment with anonymous group sex as a way to revitalize their troubled relationships

Featuring: Kuno Becker, Macaulay Culkin, Eliza Dushku, Alexis Dziena, Joanna Miles

Director: Miles Brandman

Writer: Miles Brandman

Distributor: First Look Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

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

For the Bible Tells Me So: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Freshman Orientation: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Great World of Sound: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA and the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth

Holly: Opens at Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Boulder Station 11 and the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Meridian 16 in Seattle and the Valley Art Cinema in Tempe

It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE!: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Kurt Cobain: About a Son: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

Manda Bala: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Redacted: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Colony Twin in Raleigh, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA and the Theater N at Demours in Wilmington DE

Romance and Cigarettes: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

The Savages: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in major markets

Yiddish Theatre: A Love Story: Opens in Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Chronicle of an Escape

Logline: A group of young men are kidnapped by paramilitary gangs and secretly held in an abandoned villa outside Buenos Aires. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Nazareno Casero, Lautaro Delgado, Pablo Echarri, Matias Marmorato, Rodrigo De La Serna

Director: Israel Adrian Caetano

Writers: Israel Adrian Caetano, Julian Loyola, Esteban Student based on a book by Claudio Tamburrini

Distributor: IFC First Take

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

MPAA Rating: R for brutality and torture, nudity and language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Juno

Logline: A teenager deals with her unexpected pregnancy

Featuring: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Allison Janney, Ellen Page, J.K. Simmons, Rainn Wilson

Director: Jason Reitman

Writer: Diablo Cody

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in major markets on December 5

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding

Logline: Two young lovers get married during the wacky days that were the Summer of 1988

Featuring: Krista Allen, Adrian Grenier, Mila Kunis, Joey McIntyre, Richard Portnow

Director: Roger Paradiso

Writer: Roger Paradiso, based on the off-Broadway show by Artificial Intelligence (Thomas Michael Allen, James Altuner, Mark Campbell, Nancy Cassaro, Patricia Cregan, Elizabeth Dennehy, Chris Fracchiolla, Jack Fris, Kevin Alexander Leonidas, Mark Nassar, Larry Pellegrini, Sue Varon and Moira Wilson)

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on December 5

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

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Undoing

Logline: One year after the death of his best friend, a young man returns to Los Angeles determined to find redemption from the past

Featuring: Tom Bower, Kelly Hu, Sung Kang, Russell Wong, Jose Zuniga

Director: Chris Chan Lee

Writers: Chris Chan Lee

Distributor: EK Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on December 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

El Violin

Logline: An aging musician fiddles his way through the front lines of Mexico’s peasant revolts during the 1970’s. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Dagoberto Gama, Mario Garibaldi, Fermin Martinez, Gerardo Taracena, Don Angel Tavira

Director: Francisco Vargas

Writers: Francisco Vargas

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on December 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Amateurs

Logline: A man in a midlife crisis gathers his friends and associates to make an adult movie

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit, Lauren Graham, Joe Pantoliano

Director: Michael Traeger

Writer: Michael Traeger

Distributor: First Look Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Dallas and Los Angeles on December 7

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Atonement

Logline: A young girl irrevocably changes the courseof several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit

Featuring: Brenda Blethyn, Romola Garai, Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave

Director: Joe Wright

Writers: Christopher Hampton, based on the novel by Ian McEwan

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional locations in select markets on December 7

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Band’s Visit

Logline: A brass band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in a foreign city. In English and in Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles

Featuring: Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Khalifa Natour

Director: Eran Kolirin

Writer: Eran Kolirin

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar qualifying run at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on December 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 December 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, brief strong language and teen smoking

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Golden Compass

Logline: Two kids interact across parallel universes inhabited by fantastical creatures

Featuring: Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Nicole Kidman, Ian McShane, Dakota Blue Richards

Director: Chris Weitz

Writers: Tom Stoppard, Chris Weitz, based on the novel by Philip Pullman

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on December 7

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Looking for Cheyenne

Logline: A young unemployed journalist whose welfare payments are about to be cut off decides to leave Paris to live a marginal life in the country, only to find herself unable to forget her lover. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Mila Dekker, Christine Dory, Luc Leclerc du Sablon, Aurelia Petit, Malik Zidi

Director: Valerie Minetto

Writers: Valerie Minetto and Cecile Vargaftig, story by Vargaftig

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood on December 7

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Revolver

Logline: A gambler enters into a double-cross with a casino owner, with potentially deadly consequences

Featuring: Andre Benjamin, Ray Liotta, Terrence Maynard, Vincent Pastore, Jason Statham

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writer: Guy Ritchie, story by Ethan Gross, Paul Todisco and Guy Ritchie, adaptation by Luc Besson

Distributor: IDP Distribution

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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 December 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Timber Falls

Logline: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals

Featuring: Beth Broderick, Brianna Brown, Josh Randall, Sascha Rosemann, Nick Searcy

Director: Tony Giglio

Writer: Dan Kay

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA and in additional locations in select markets on December 7

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Walker

Logline: A professional escort who caters to Washington D.C.’s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case

Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Lily Tomlin, Ned Beatty, Willem Dafoe, Moritz Bleibtreu, Mary Beth Hurt

Director: Paul Schrader

Writer: Paul Schrader

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional location in major markets on December 7

MPAA Rating: R for language, some violent material and nude images

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX

Expanding today

It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE!: Opens at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

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

Oswald’s Ghost: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles

Redacted: Opens at the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Romance and Cigarettes: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Nanking

Logline: Letters, diaries and other reports are read and documented in the 1937 “rape of Nanking” by the incading Japanese army. In English and in Japanese and Mandarin with subtitles

Directors: Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on December 12

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images and descriptions of wartime atrocities, including rape

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Perfect Holiday

Logline: A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother

Featuring: Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah, Charlie Murphy, Gabrielle Union, Katt Williams

Director: Lance Rivera

Writers: Lance Rivera & Marc Calixte and Nat Mauldin & Jeff Stein, story by Lance Rivera & Marc Calixte

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on December 12

MPAA Rating: PG for brief language and some suggestive humor

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jones

Logline: A genial young father-to-be from South Carolina arrives for the first time to New York City on business

Featuring: Trey Albright, Amy Chiang, Adnil Ramos

Director: Preston Miller

Writer: Preston Miller

Distributor: Preston Miller Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on December 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, December 14, 2007

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Logline: A songwriter discovers three singing chipmunks

Featuring: David Cross, Jason Lee, Cameron Richardson and the voices of Matthew Gray Gubler, Justin Long and Jesse McCartney

Director: Tim Hill

Writers: Jon Vitti and Will McRobb & Chris Viscardi, based upon characters created by Ross Bagdasarian

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on December 14

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Arranged

Logline: Two young women — one an Orthodox Jew, the other Muslim — meet and become friends as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn, connecting through their discovery of the similarities of their lives, including both going through an arranged marriage

Featuring: Francis Benhamou, Mimi Lieber, Zoe Lister-Jones, Laith Nakli, John Rothman

Directors: Stefan Schaefer and Diane Crespo

Writer: Stefan Schaefer

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on December 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

I Am Legend

Logline: The lone healthy survivor of a biological war faces off against a new breed of nocturnal mutants

Featuring: Alice Braga, Dash Mihok, Paradox Pollack, Salli Richardson, Will Smith, Willow Smith

Director: Francis Lawrence

Writer: Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman, from the novel by Richard Matheson

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations, including 75 IMAX locations, on December 14

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Kite Runner

Logline: A Californian returns to his Afghani homeland to rescue the son of a childhood friend. In English and in Dari with subtitles

Featuring: Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni, Said Taghmaori, Shaun Toub

Director: Marc Forster

Writers: David Benioff, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

Distributor: Dreamworks Pictures/Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in major markets on December 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Look

Logline: The hidden lives of a disseperate group of Angelinos is seen through the “eyes” of surveillance cameras

Featuring: Giuseppe Andrews, Rhys Coiro, Miles Dougal, Sebastian Feldman, Jennifer Fontaine, Hayes MacArthur, Spencer Redford, Paul Schackman, Ben Weber

Director: Adam Rifkin

Writer: Adam Rifkin

Distributor: Vitagraph Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in Chicago and New York City on December 14

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Youth Without Youth

Logline: A timid professor regains his youth after he is struck by lightning

Featuring: Bruno Ganz, Andre Hennicke, Marcel Iures, Alexandra Maria Lara, Tim Roth

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novella by Mircea Eliade

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality, nudity and a brief disturbing image

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Amateurs: Expands into additional markets

Atonement: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Great World of Sound: Opens at the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Columbia SC

It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE!: Opens at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Juno: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Flakes

Logline: The slacker manager of a New Orleans cereal bar must face his adulthood when a rival cereal shop threatens to steal his business and his girlfriend

Featuring: Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd, Izabella Miko, Aaron Stanford

Director: Michael Lehmann

Writers: Chris Poche & Karey Kirkpatrick

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on December 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, December 21, 2007

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Logline: An adventurer on the hunt for the missing diary pages of John Wilkes Booth discovers one of his own family members may have been a part of a conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln

Featuring: Justin Bartha, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Harvey Keitel, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren, Jon Voight

Director: Jon Turtletaub

Writers: Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberley, story by Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberleys & Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Jim Kouf and Oren Aviv & Charles Segars

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on December 21

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

P.S. I Love You

Logline: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life

Featuring: Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Gina Gershon, Lisa Kudrow, Hilary Swank

Director: Richard LaGravanese

Writers: Richard LaGravanese and Steve Rogers, based on the novel by Cecelia Ahern

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on December 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual references and brief nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Steep

Logline: Documents the legacy of extreme skiing from its early pioneers to the daredevils of today

Director: Mark Obenhaus

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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 theatres in major markets on December 21

MPAA Rating: PG for extreme sports action and brief language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Logline: After being pardoned from prison, a barber takes revenge upon the community which unjustly sent him away

Featuring: Helena Bonham Carter, Sasha Baron Cohen, Johnny Depp, Christopher Lee, Timothy Spall

Director: Tim Burton

Writers: John Logan, adaptation by Christopher Bond, based on the Broadway show by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on December 21

MPAA Rating: R for graphic bloody violence

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Logline: A singer overcomes adversity to become a musical legend

Featuring: Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz, John C. Reilly, Kristen Wiig

Director: Jake Kasdan

Writers: Judd Apatow & Jake Kasdan

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on December 21

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX

Juno: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

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

Youth Without Youth: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional locations in select makets

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

Logline: Two evil alien races wage war in an American Midwestern town, with the residents caught in the middle

Featuring: Reiko Aylesworth, Shareeka Epps, Johnny K. Lewis, John Ortiz, Steven Pasquale

Directors: Colin Strause and Greg Strause

Writer: Shane Salerno, based on the Alien character created by Dan O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett and the Predator character created by Jim Thomas & John Thomas

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on December 25

MPAA Rating: R for violence, gore and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Bucket List

Logline: Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die

Featuring: Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Rob Morrow, Jack Nicholson, Beverly Todd

Director: Rob Reiner

Writer: Justin Zackham

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto on December 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Charlie Wilson’s War

Logline: A Texas congressman and rogue CIA operative funds Afghan rebels during the 1980s invasion by the Soviet Union

Featuring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts

Director: Mike Nichols

Writer: Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by George Crile

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on December 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Great Debaters

Logline: In 1935, an African-American professor at a small Texas college inspires students to form the school’s first debate team

Featuring: Kimberly Elise, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jermaine Williams

Director: Denzel Washington

Writers: Robert Eisele and Suzan-Lori Parks

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on December 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Persepolis

Logline: A young girl comes-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In English and in French, German and Persian with subtitles

Featuring the voices of: Simon Abkarian, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni

Directors: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

Writer: Marjane Satrapi, based on her novel

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on December 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid!: Kathleen Kennedy, who has also produced such films as “E.T.,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Seabiscuit” and “Munich,” helped get this animated feature produced

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

Logline: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend

Featuring: Ben Chaplin, Alexander Nathan Etel, David Morrisey, Emily Watson

Director: Jay Russell

Writer: Terry George, Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the novel by …

Distributor: Columbia Pictres

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on December 25

MPAA Rating: PG for some action/peril, mild language and brief smoking

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional locations in select makets

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

There Will Be Blood

Logline: After buying a family ranch during the Great Depression, a man strikes gold but finds himself destroyed by his riches

Featuring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier, Ciaran Hinds, Kevin J. O’Connor

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel “Oil!” by Upton Sinclair

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on December 26

MPAA Rating: R for some violence

Running Time: 158 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, December 28, 2007

Cassandra’s Dream

Logline: Two brothers find themselves in big trouble when their jet-setting uncle asks them for a favor

Featuring: Hayley Atwell, Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson

Director: Woody Allen

Writers: Woody Allen

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on December 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexual material and brief violence

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Honeydripper

Logline: A desperate owner of a failing juke joint panics when the guitar player he has hired to help pack his club goes missing

Featuring: Vondie Curtis-Hall, Yaya DaCosta, Charles S. Dutton, Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton

Director: John Sayles

Writer: John Sayles

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on December 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief violence and some suggestive material

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Orphanage

Logline: A woman returns to the house where she was raised, and decides to transform it into an orphanage. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Montserrat Carulla, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep, Mabel Rivera, Belen Rueda

Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

Writer: Sergio G. Sanchez

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on December 28

MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing content

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Factoid!: Picturehouse is hoping to have the same success with “The Orphanage” as they did last year with producer Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Bonus Factoid!: Spain’s Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards

Expanding today

DarkBlueAlmostBlack: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Nina’s Heavenly Delights: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between January 2008 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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