The Early Report for April 7, 2008: Part One

This first section of The Early Report features the most detailed listings on the Internet of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming six weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 66 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 4/9/08 and Friday 5/16/08, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Art of Travel

Logline: A young man goes on his honeymoon across Central America despite the fact his wedding plans have fallen apart

Featuring: Brooke Burns, James Duval, Christopher Masterson, Johnny Messner, Shalim Ortiz

Director: Thomas Whelan

Writers: Thomas Whelan and Brian LaBelle

Distributor: Brenster Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills in April 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Young@Heart

Logline: Documents a group of senior citizens who performing contemporary and classic rock and pop songs

Director: Stephen Walker

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on April 9

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and thematic elements

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Body of War: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City

Friday, April 11, 2008

Alexandra

Logline: An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya. In Chechen and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Raisa Gichaeva, Vasily Shevtsov, Galina Vishnevskaya

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov

Writer: Aleksandr Sokurov

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bra Boys

Logline: Documents the cultural evolution of the inner-Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra and the social struggles of its youth, a tattooed, much-maligned community of surfers known as the Bra Boys.

Narrator: Russell Crowe

Director: Sunny Abberton

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the La Costa 6 in Carlsbad CA, the Prince Kuhio Cinemas in Hilo HI, the Charter Centre Cinemas in Huntington Beach CA, the Maui Mall Megaplex in Kahului HI, , the Makalapua Cinemas in Kona HI, the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach, the Quad Cinemas in New York City, the Mission Marketplace 13 in Oceanside CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Redondo Beach 3 in Redondo Beach CA, the San Clemente 6 in San Clemente CA, the Del Mar Highlands 8 and the Mission Valley Cinemas in San Diego, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo CA, the Fiesta 5 in Santa Barbara, the Del Mar 3 in Santa Cruz CA, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Buenaventura 6 in Ventura CA and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Dark Matter

Logline: A Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics. In English and in Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Aidan Quinn, Meryl Streep, Liu Ye

Director: Chen Shi-Zeng

Writers: Billy Shebar

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Village East Cinemas in New York City on April 11

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Devil Girl

Logline: A small town girl gets lost on a deserted highway while trying to escape her own reality after the death of her father

Featuring: Jessica Graham, Vanessa Kay, Joe Wanjai Ross, Jeff Swarthout, Ruben Terrones

Director: Howie Askins

Writers: Howie Askins & Tracy Wilcox

Distributor: Monkey Man Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Dhamma Brothers

Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of prisoners to find salvation in an overcrowded Alabama maximum security prison by studying ancient Eastern meditation programs

Director: Jenny Phillips

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Emma Smith: My Story

Logline: The founding of the Mormon Church, told from the point of view of the wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Featuring: Rick Macy, Nathan Mitchell, Katherine Nelson, Patricia Place

Directors: Gary Cook and T.C. Christensen

Writers: Gary Cook

Distributor: Candlelight Media Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Regional release in Idaho and Utah on April 11

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief violence

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Jack and Jill vs. the World

Logline: A thirtysomething advertising executive in New York City stuck in a rut finds excitement when he falls for a fiery twentysomething woman

Featuring: Robert Forster, Taryn Manning, Vanessa Parise, Freddie Prinze Jr., Kelly Rowan

Director: Vanessa Parise

Writers: Peter Stebbings & Vanessa Parise

Distributor: Lantern Lane/Urbantone Media Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Krazzy 4

Logline: Four men are driven crazy by money, power, greed and stress. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Juhi Chawla, Boman Irani, Irrfan Khan, Dia Mirza, Om Puri, Hrithik Roshan, Arshad Warsi

Director: Jaideep Sen

Writer: Aswani Dhir

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Never Forever

Logline: A suburban housewife tries to get impregnated by a Korean immigrant after her husband tries to kill himself over his sterility

Featuring: Vera Farmiga, Jung-woo Ha, David McInnis

Director: Gina Kim

Writer: Gina Kim

Distributor: Arts Alliance Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Prom Night

Logline: A sadistic killer terrorizes a group of students at their high school prom

Featuring: Jana Kramer, Kellan Lutz, Johnathon Schaech, Brittany Snow, Jessica Stroup

Director: Nelson McCormick

Writers: J.S. Cardone, based on the 1980 film, screenplay by William Gray, story by Robert Guza, Jr.

Distributor: Scree Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and terror, some sexual material, underage drinking, and language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Refusenik

Logline: Documents the thirty year human rights campaign to allow Soviet Jews to leave Russia, to live in freedom to practice their beliefs. In English and in Hebrew and Russian with subtitles

Director: Laura Bialis

Distributor: Foundation for Documentary Projects

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Remember the Daze

Logline: A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24-hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school in the last year of the past millennium

Featuring: Katrina Begin, Charles Chen, Melonie Diaz, Amber Heard, Alexa Vega

Director: Jess Manafort

Writer: Jess Manafort

Distributor: First Look Studios/Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Village VII in New York City, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive drug and alcohol use, strong language and some sexual content – all involving teens

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Smart People

Logline: Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother

Featuring: Thomas Haden Church, Ashton Holmes, Ellen Page, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Quaid

Director: Noam Murro

Writers: Mark Jude Poirier

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus locations on April 11

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are no less than FOURTEEN producers, co-producers and executive producers credited for this film!

Street Kings

Logline: An LAPD officer is forced to go up against the cop culture he’s been a part of his entire career, when evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer

Featuring: Common, Chris Evans, Hugh Laurie, Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker

Director: David Ayer

Writers: James Ellroy and Kurt Wimmer and Jamie Moss

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and pervasive language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Super High Me

Logline: Documents the efforts of one pothead to stay off marijuana for thirty days before getting very wasted for thirty days

Director: Michael Blieden

Distributor: Red Envelope Entertainment/Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco and the Admiral Twin in Seattle on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive drug content and language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Take
Logline: After he’s shot during a heist in East L.A., an armored-truck driver wrestles with rehabilitation and tracking down the man who committed the crime

Featuring: Bobby Cannavale, Tyrese Gibson, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez

Director: Brad Furman

Writers: Jonas Pate & Josh Pate

Distributor: Destination Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and the Criterion 6 in Santa Monica on April 11

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

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

U Me Aur Hum

Logline: A man and a woman meet and fall in love on a cruise. In English and in Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Ajay Devgan, Divya Dutta, Karan Khanna, Isha Sharvani

Director: Ajay Devgan

Writer: Aswani Dhir

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Visitor

Logline: A chance encounter with a homeless Syrian man who has taken residence in his New York City apartment revitalizes a Connecticut professor who has lost his passion for teaching and writing

Featuring: Hiam Abbass, Danai Guirra, Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman

Director: Tom McCarthy

Writer: Tom McCarthy

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on April 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

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

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

Backseat: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Blindsight: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle

Boarding Gate: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Body of War: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Caramel: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Edina Cinema in Minneapolis

Chaos Theory: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embarcadeo Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Guild 45th Theatre in Seattle and the Varsity Theatre in Toronto

Chapter 27: Opens at the Claridge Cinemas in Claridge NJ, the Squire Cinemas in Great Neck NY, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Chicago 10: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

CJ7: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Counterfeiters: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

The Duchess of Langeias: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Flawless: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Calremont CA, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Deerfield 8 in Deerfield Beach FL, the Flower Hill 4 in Del Mar CA, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Varsity Theatre in Des Moines, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Intracoastal 8 in North Miami FL, the PGA Cinemas in Palm Beach Gardens FL, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Sunrise Cinemas in Sunrise FL, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, the Avalon Twin in Washington DC and the Town Hall Theatre in Wilton MA

A Four Letter Movie: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

The Grand: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Rio Theatre in Overland Park KS and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Irina Palm: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and in San Francisco

My Brother Is an Only Child: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Roslyn 4 in Roslyn NY, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA, the Avon Theatre in Stamford CT, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY

Note for Note: The Making of Steinway L1037: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Ortodox Stance: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Planet B-Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Priceless: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Greenwood Village 6 in Denver, the Cinearts 6 in Evanston IL, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Menlo Park CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA

Sex and Death 101: Opens at Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle

Shelter: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

The Singing Revolution: Opens at the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE

Snow Angels: Opens at Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore

Sunflower: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles

The Unforeseen: Opens in Denver

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and in Seattle

Young and Restless in China: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles and the Cinema Village in New York City

Friday, April 18, 2008

Beyond the Call

Logline: Documents the efforts of three men to bring humanitarian aid to some of the most dangerous war zones in the world

Director: Adrian Belic

Distributor: Adrian Belic Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Constantine’s Sword

Logline: Documents the exploration of the dark side of Christianity by a former priest for the truth about persecution and violence in the name of God

Director: Oren Jacoby

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Quad Cinema in New York City on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

88 Minutes

Logline: A college professor who also works for the FBI is told he has 88 minutes to live

Featuring: Amy Brenneman, Ben McKenzie, Al Pacino, Leelee Sobieski, Deborah Kara Unger, Alicia Witt

Director: Jon Avnet

Writer: Gary Scott Thompson

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 18

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language.

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Logline: Documents the efforts of Ben Stein to bring the views of intelligence design to classrooms

Director: Nathan Frankowski

Distributor: Premise Media/Rocky Mountain Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 800 plus locations on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic materials, some disturbing images and brief smoking

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The First Saturday in May

Logline: Documents the efforts of six trainers as they prepare for the 2006 Kentucky Derby

Director: Brad Hennegan and John Hennegan

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Logline: An average schlub tries to get over losing his famous movie star girlfriend by going on vacation to Hawaii, only to find himself in the same hotel as her and her new boyfriend

Featuring: Kristen Bell, Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, Mila Kunis, Jason Segel

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Writer: Jason Segel

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 18

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

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Forbidden Kingdom

Logline: A kung fu-obsessed American teenager finds himself back in ancient China, where he teams with a group of martial arts warriors in order to free an imprisoned king

Featuring: Michael Angarano, Jackie Chan, Collin Chou, Jet Li, Crystal Liu

Director: Rob Minkoff

Writer: John Fusco

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Logline: Documents the life of the life of the iconoclastic composer

Director: Scott Hicks

Distributor: Koch Lorber Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kiss the Bride

Logline: A gay man tries to rescue a former lover from marrying a woman

Featuring: Joanna Cassidy, Robert Foxworth, Tess Harper, Philipp Karner, James O’Shea, Tori Spelling

Director: C. Jay Cox

Writer: Ty Lieberman

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis on April 18

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

The Life Before Her Eyes

Logline: A woman’s survivor’s guilt from a school massacre twenty years earlier causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart

Featuring: Eva Amurri, Gabrielle Brennan, Brett Cullen, Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood

Director: Vadim Perelman

Writer: Emil Stern, based on the novel by Laura Kasischke

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on April 18

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Now & Later

Logline: A former golden boy of the banking industry, suicidal and on the run from prison, begins a passionate affair with free spirited Latina

Featuring: Luis Fernandez-Gil, Adrian Quinonez, Shari Solanis, Marcellina Walker, Keller Wortham

Director: Philippe Diaz

Writer: Philippe Diaz

Distributor: Cinema Libre Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Pathology

Logline: A group of medical students devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder

Featuring: Dan Callahan, Lauren Lee Smith, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Weston, Johnny Whitworth

Director: Marc Schoelermann

Writers: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Syracuse NY and Watertown NY on April 18

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing and perverse behavior throughout, including violence, gruesome images, strong sexual content, nudity, drug use and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Tiger’s Tail

Logline: After a chance encounter, a Dubliner is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself

Featuring: Kim Cattrall, Brendan Gleeson, Ciaran Hinds, Sean McGinley, Sinead Cusack

Director: John Boorman

Writer: John Boorman

Distributor: Outsider Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Where in the World Is Osama Bin Ladenr

Logline: A documentarian decides to find the leader of Al-Qaeda

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz East in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadeo Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Criterion 6 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in major markets (100 plus locations total) on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Zombie Strippers

Logline: A ecret government re-animation chemo-virus accidentally gets released in an underground strip club near a small conservative town

Featuring: Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz, Roxy Saint

Director: Jay Lee

Writer: Jay Lee

Distributor: Triumph Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Durham 15 in Durham NC, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Palms Casino Cinemas in Las Vegas, the Hamburg Cinemas in Lexington KY, the Westgate 4 in Madison WI, the Intracoastal 8 in Miami, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Valley Art Cinemas in Phoenix, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on April 18

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

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Backseat: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Boarding Gate: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Body of War: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle and in San Francisco

Chapter 27: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Bijou Cinemas in San Antonio and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco

CJ7: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Dark Matter: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Duchess of Langeais: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Flawless: Opens at the Amherst Theatre in Amherst NY, the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, the Red River 3 in Concord NH, the Majestic 3 in Gettysburg PA, the Fall Creek Cinemas in Ithaca NY, the Mystic Village 3 in Mystic CT, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Plimoth Twin in Plymouth MA, the Palace 9 in South Burlington VT and the Visulite Cinema in Staunton VA

Flight of the Red Balloon: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Girls Rock!: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and the Webster University Film Theatre in St. Louis

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

The Life Before Her Eyes: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

Married Life: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

My Blueberry Nights: Opens at Landmark’s California Theatre in Berkeley, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz East in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional locations in select markets

My Brother is an Only Child: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Upstate Films Theatre in Rhinebeck NY and the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara

My Name is Albert Ayler: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City

Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Planet B-Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Priceless: Opens at the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, the Mizner Park Theatres and the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Intercoastal Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Edina 4 in Minneapolis, the PGA Cinemas in Palm Beach, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, the Uptown Cinemas in Seattle and the Sunrise Cinemas in Sunrise FL

Shotgun Stories: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Singing Revolution: Opens at the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Summer Palace: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

The Unforeseen: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

The Visitor: Opens at Landamrk’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Cine Arts 6 in Evanston IL, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

Water: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

Young@Heart: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Ritz Five in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets

Friday, April 25, 2008

Baby Mama

Logline: A successful single businesswoman discovers she is unable to become pregnant, and hires a lower class working girl to be a surrogate

Featuring: Tina Fey, Romany Malco, Amy Poehler, Dax Shepard, Sigourney Weaver

Director: Michael McCullers

Writer: Michael McCullers

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on April 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a drug reference

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Dare Not Walk Alone

Logline: Documents the lives of the African-American citizens of St. Augustine, Florida, during the civil rights movement of the early 1960s and today

Director: Jeremy Dean

Distributor: Indican Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Deal

Logline: An ex-gambler finds himself pulled into the World Series of Poker, where his new protege has become his toughest competition

Featuring: Charles Durning, Shannon Elizabeth, Bret Harrison, Burt Reynolds, Vincent Van Patten

Director: Gil Cates Jr.

Writers: Gil Cates Jr. and Mark Weinstock

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 25

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Deception

Logline: An accountant becomes the prime suspect in a multi-million dollar heist after he introduced to a mysterious sex club by a friend

Featuring: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Q, Michelle Williams

Director: Marcel Langenegger

Writer: Mark Bomback

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on April 25

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Logline: Two stoner buddies find themselves on the run from the government when they try to toke up on a flight to Amsterdam

Featuring: Roger Bart, John Cho, Rob Corddry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kal Penn

Directors: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

Writers: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, based on characters created by

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

A Plumm Summer

Logline: Two young brothers from a distressed home go head-to-head with the FBI to crack the kidnapping case of a beloved TV puppet

Featuring: William Baldwin, Jeff Daniels, Lisa Guerrero, Brenda Strong, Henry Winkler

Director: Caroline Zelder

Writers: T.J. Lynch and Frank Antonelli & Caroline Zelder

Distributor: Newstyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Exchange 10 in Glendale CA, the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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: Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and some creature violence

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Roman De Gare

Logline: A popular novelist researches unlikely sources to find characters for her next bestseller. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Fanny Ardant, Michele Bernier, Myriam Boyer, Audrey Dana, Dominique Pinon

Director: Claude Lelouch

Writers: Claude Lelouch and Pierre Uytterhoeven

Distributor: IDP Distribution/Samuel Goldwyn

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for brief language and sexual references

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Standard Operating Procedure

Logline: Documents the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison

Director: Errol Morris

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in major markets on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity, and for language

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Then She Found Me

Logline: A New York City schoolteacher finds her life turned upside-down when her husband leaves her, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother re-enters her life, in quick succession

Featuring: Matthew Broderick, Lynne Cohen, Colin Firth, Helen Hunt, Bette Midler

Director: Helen Hunt

Writers: Alice Arlen and Victor Levin and Helen Hunt, based on the book by Elinor Lipman

Distributor: THINKFilm

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 April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Without the King

Logline: Documents the lives of the King of Swaziland and his subjects, many who feel the king is out of touch with the realities of his land and are plotting his downfall. In English and in siSwati with subtitles

Director: Michael Skolnik

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Bab’Aziz: The Prince That Contemplated His Soul: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Body of War: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Chapter 27: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia

Constantine’s Sword: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Dark Matter: Opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI

The Duchess of Langeais: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The First Saturday in May: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Flawless: Opens at the Varsity Twin in Chapel Hill NC, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Colonial Theatre in Keene NH, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Glenwood Arts Theatre in Overland Park KS, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento and Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota

Girls Rock!: Opens at the Real Artways Cinema in Hartford

Jellyfish: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s One Colorado Cinemas in Pasedena, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Kiss the Bride: Opens at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs

The Life Before Her Eyes: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Great Hills in Austin, the Bronxville Cinemas in Bronxville NY, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landamrk’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the Tenafly 4 in Tenafly NJ, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

Planet B-Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

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

The Singing Revolution: Opens at the Carlton Theatre in Toronto

Tuya’s Marriage: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

The Visitor: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany CA, the Harbour 9 in Annapolis, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, the Montgomery Center 6 in Belle Mead NJ, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theater in Detroit, the Cinema Arts 6 in Fairfax VA, the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, Landmark’s Edina 4 in Minneapolis, the Intercoastal Cinemas in North Miami Beach, the Garden 4 in Norwalk CT, the Cinearts at Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto CA, Landamrk’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Manor 4 in Pittsburgh, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Cinearts at Santana Row in San Jose, the Regency Cinemas in San Rafael CA and the Showcase at the Ritz Cinemas in Voorhees NJ

Woman on the Beach: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Young@Heart: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Plaza Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, the Westlake Village Twin in Westlake Village CA and in additional locations in select markets

Zombie Strippers: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Friday, May 2, 2008

Fugitive Pieces

Logline: A child escapes from Poland during World War II, first heading to Greece before coming of age in Canada

Featuring: Stephen Dillane, Robbie Kay, Rade Serbedzija, Rosamund Pike, Ayelet Zurer

Director: Jeremy Podeswa

Writer: Jeremy Podeswa, based on the novel by Anne Michaels

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 2

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Iron Man

Logline: When an industrialist is forced to create a life support suit to keep him alive after an accident, he decides to use the technology in his suit to fight crime

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow

Director: Jon Favreau

Writers: Mark Fergus, Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, Hawk Ostby, based on the comic book by Larry Lieber

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on May 2

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Made of Honor

Logline: A man is talked into being the maid of honor for his unrequited love

Featuring: Kelly Carlson, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin McKidd, Michelle Monoghan, Kathleen Quinlan

Director: Paul Weiland

Writers: Adam Sztykiel and Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont, story by Adam Sztykiel

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on May 2

MPAA Rating: R for some sex-related material (Rating to be appealed)

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Mister Lonely

Logline: A Michael Jackson impersonator, living alone in Paris and performing on the streets to make ends meet, falls for a beautiful Marilyn Monroe look-alike who suggests he move to a commune of impersonators in the Scottish Highlands

Featuring: James Fox, Werner Herzog, Dennis Lavant, Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Anita Pallenberg

Director: Harmony Korine

Writer: Harmony Korine

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Redbelt

Logline: A mixed martial artist who refuses to compete in prize bouts uncovers a conspiracy which forces him to enter a competition to save everything he cares about

Featuring: Tim Allen, Alice Braga, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro

Director: David Mamet

Writer: David Mamet

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 2

MPAA Rating: R for strong language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Son of Rambow

Logline: A young boy forbidden from watching TV watches “Rambo” at a classmate’s house and becomes a weirdo.

Featuring: Neil Dudgeon, Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jules Sitruk, Jessica Stevenson, Charlie Thrift

Director: Garth Jennings

Writer: Garth Jennings

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 May 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and reckless behavior

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Swimming in Auschwitz

Logline: Documents the lives of six women who survived the notorious Nazi concentration camp

Director: Jon Kean

Distributor: Bala Cynwyd Productions

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 63 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Trumbo

Logline: Documents the life of the blacklisted Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

Director: Peter Askin

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Alexandra: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Body of War: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia

Chapter 27: Opens at the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC

Dark Matter: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere 3 in San Francisco

Flawless: Opens at the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME

Girls Rock!: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta and the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington

Hats Off: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Irina Palm: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Jellyfish: Opens at the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA

Kiss the Bride: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

Last Year in Marienbad: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

The Life Before Her Eyes: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Planet B-Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Refusenik: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

The Singing Revolution: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Standard Operating Procedure: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Plaza Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

Swimming in Auschwitz: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, Landmark’s Renaissance Plaza Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA and in additional locations in select markets

The Visitor: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

Young@Heart: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA and in additional locations in select markets

Friday, May 9, 2008

Bloodline

Logline: Documents the mysterious secret society, the Priory of Sion, and its claims to protect a Holy Bloodline, the descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Director: Bruce Burgess

Distributor: Cinema Libre Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Frontier(s)

Logline: A group of young punks fleeing from the law in Paris find themselves at the mercy of a family of rural neo-Nazi cannibal psychopaths. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Maud Forget, Samuel Le Bihan, Patrick Ligardes, David Saracino, Karina Testa, Aurelien Wiik

Director: Xavier Gens

Writer: Xavier Gens

Distributor: After Dark Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Logline: After a coworker and good friend is murdered, a bumbling French spy is sent to Cairo to investigate the circumstances of the death. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Constantin Alexandrov, Aure Atika, Berenice Bejo, Jean Dujardin, Philippe Lefebvre

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Writers: Jean Bruce & Jean-Francois Halin & Michel Hazanavicius

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Speed Racer

Logline: A young race car driver attempts to obtain glory with the help of his family and an advanced car created by his father

Featuring: Matthew Fox, John Goodman, Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon

Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, based on the television series created by Tatsuo Yoshida

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus locations on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Surfwise

Logline: Documents the life of surfer Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz

Director: Doug Pray

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 9

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual material

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Tracey Fragments

Logline: A troubled 15-year-old girl, naked under a shower curtain, travels around her hometown by bus to find her missing brother, who thinks he is a dog

Featuring: Ari Cohen, Max McCabe-Lokos, Erin McMurtry, Ellen Page, Slimtwig

Director: Bruce McDonald

Writer: Maureen Medved, based on her novel

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

What Happens in Vegas

Logline: Two strangers who find themselves married after a wild night in Sin City find they must stay together when they hit a multi-million dollar jackpot on the way to an annulment

Featuring: Lake Bell, Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Krysten Ritter

Director: Tom Vaughan

Writer: Dana Fox

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not yet set

Running Time: Not yet rated

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphis (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

Chapter 27: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Gaslamp 15 in San Disgo

Flawless: Opens at the Cine Theatre in Athens GA and the Yes Cinemas in Columbus IN

A Four Letter Movie: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Jellyfish: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs and Landmark’s E-Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Kiss the Bride: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

The Life Before Her Eyes: Opens at the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis and the DeVargas Center in Santa Fe

Live and Become: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Refusenik: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

Shotgun Stories: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

The Singing Revolution: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Tamarac Square Cinemas in Denver

The Visitor: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Padre Nuestro

Logline: A Mexican boy smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father – only to have his identity stolen upon arrival by an impostor who seeks to steal the fathers’ fortune. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Eugenio Derbez, Jorge Adrian Espindola, Armando Hernandez, Paola Mendoza, Jesus Ochoa

Director: Christopher Zalla

Writer: Christopher Zalla

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

Paraguayan Hammock

Logline: In a sleepy village deep in a forest clearing, an elderly couple wait for their son to come home from war. In Guarani with subtitles

Featuring: Ramon Del Rio, Georgina Genes

Director: Paz Encina

Writer: Paz Encina

Distributor: Scalpel Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on May 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Logline: The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land’s throne, Prince Caspian

Featuring: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Tilda Swinton

Director: Andrew Adamson

Writers: Andrew Adamson & Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3950 plus locations on May 16

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

Logline: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer

Featuring: Steven Bauer, American Ferrera, Lucy Gallardo, Elizabeth Pena

Director: Georgina Riedel

Writer: Georgina Riedel

Distributor: Maya Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 16

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and some language

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Reprise

Logline: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers. In Norwegian with subtitles

Featuring: Henrik Elvestad, Espen Klouman-Hoiner, Anders Danielsen Lie, Christian Rubeck, Viktoria Winge

Director: Joachim Trier

Writer: Joachim Trier

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 16

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality and language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Expanding today

Alexandra: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Bloodline: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Flawless: Opens at the Mindframe 6 in Dubuque IA

The Life Before Her Eyes: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor and the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Shotgun Stories: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Son of Rambow: Opens at the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Westlake Village Twin in Westlake Village CA and in additional locations in select markets
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-May 2008 and 2011, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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