The Early Report for May 6, 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 60 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday 5/9/08 and Friday 6/13/08, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Friday, May 9, 2008

America the Beautiful

Logline: Documents America’s unhealthy obsession with beauty

Featuring: Ted Casablanca, Eve Ensler, Paris Hilton, Anthony Kiedes, Jessica Simpson

Director: Darryl Roberts

Distributor: Arenas Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, and the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL on May 9

MPAA Rating: R for some language including sexual references

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Babysitters

Logline: After starting an affair with one of her clients, a high school girl starts to set up her schoolmates with family men in her neighborhood

Featuring: Lauren Birkell, Andy Comeau, John Leguizamo, Cynthia Nixon, Katerine Waterston

Director: David Ross

Writer: David Ross

Distributor: Peace Arch Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on May 9

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Before the Rains

Logline: An idealistic young Indian man finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to the past, when people in his village learn of an affair between his British boss and a village woman. In English and in Malayalam with subtitles

Featuring: Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Linus Roache

Director: Santosh Sivan

Writer: Cathy Rabin, based on the 2001 film Asphalt Zahov by Dany Vert

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, Laemlle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent content and a scene of sexuality

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bhoothnath

Logline: A recently deceased grandfather returns as a ghost to help his grandson move forward with his grief. In Hindi and Urdu with subtitles

Featuring: Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Juhi Chawla, Shahrukh Khan, Aman Siddiqui

Director: Vivek Sharma

Writer: Vivek Sharma

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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

Edgar Allen Poe’s House of Usher

Logline: A young man invited to spend time with an old friend and his sister in their family mansion discovers a terrifying secret which keeps them alive

Featuring: Michelle Cardelle, Jack Carlisle, Dan Fugardi, Jaimyse Haft, Frank Mentier

Director: David DeCoteau

Writer: Simon Savory, based by the story by Edgar Allen Poe

Distributor: here! Films/Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Theatre in Los Angeles on May 9

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Fall

Logline: In a hospital, a little girl with a broken collar bone meets a bedridden man who starts telling her a fantastical story which reflects his state of mind

Featuring: Leo Bill, Julian Bleach, Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell

Director: Tarsem Singh

Writers: Dan Gilroy and Nico Soultanakis & Tarsem Singh, based on the screenplay for the 1981 Bulgarian film Yo Ho Ho by Valery Petrov

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Empire 25 and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on May 9

MPAA Rating: R for some violent images

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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: Opens at the Highland 10 in Austin, the Circle Cinemas in Boston, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Southgate 20 in Detroit, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Bridge Cinemas in Los Angeles, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

I for India

Logline: Documents forty years in the lives of a Hindu family who has moved to the United Kingdom with hopes of improving his family’s life. In English and in Hindi with subtitles

Director: Sandhya Suri

Distributor: First Run/Icarus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 70 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Kuruvi

Logline: A smuggler is tasked to deliver a mysterious package to a woman. In Tamil without subtitles

Featuring: Ilayathalapathy, Malavika, Suman, Trisha, Vivek

Director: Dharani

Writers: Dharani

Distributor: Tamil Padam

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 180 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Memory Thief

Logline: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor

Featuring: Jerry Adler, Peter Jacobson, Rachel Miner, Allan Rich, Mark Webber

Director: Gil Kofman

Writer: Gil Kofman

Distributor: Seventh Art Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Noise

Logline: A Manhattan man is slowly driven mad by all the noise that surrounds him

Featuring: Gabrielle Brennan, William Hurt, Margarita Levieva, Bridget Moynahan, Tim Robbins

Director: Henry Bean

Writer: Henry Bean

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Empire 25 and the Village VII in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 and Jean-Francois Halin and Michel Hazanavicius

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations 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

A Previous Engagement

Logline: A Seattle librarian talks her husband into taking a vacation in Malta, without telling him she is keeping a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love

Featuring: Tcheky Karyo, Valerie Mahaffey, Daniel Stern, Juliet Stevenson

Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

Writer: Joan Carr-Wiggin

Distributor: Palisades Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 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 on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: PG for sequences of action, some violence and languag

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Surfwise

Logline: Documents the life of surfer Dorian Paskowitz and the unorthodox ways he raised his children

Director: Doug Pray

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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

Unsettled

Logline: Documents the lives of three Jewish friends who are forced from their home in the Gaza Strip when the Israeli government announces its withdrawl from the region. In English and in Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Adam Hootnick

Distributor: Resonance Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Vice

Logline: An unhinged police detective, still haunted by the death of his wife, must fight off gangs and corrupt officers when his team is involved in a major drug bust

Featuring: Mark Boone Junior, Daryl Hannah, Kurupt, Michael Madsen, Mykelti Williamson

Director: Raul Inglis

Writer: Raul Inglis

Distributor: 41 Inc.

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens atthe Addison 20 in Addison IL, the Burbank 30 in Burbank, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Chicago Heights 14 in Chicago Heights IL, the Country Club Hills 16 in Country Club Hills IL, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the Grand 24 in Dallas, the Fiesta Square 16 in Fayetteville AR, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Gurnee 20 in Gurnee IL, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Arbor Lakes 16 in Maple Grove MN, the Marina Del Rey 6 in Marina Del Rey CA, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Mall of America 14 in Minneapolis, the Forum 22 in Montreal, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Twenty Grand 19 in Omaha, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Rogers Towne Cinemas in Rogers AR, the Valencia 12 Santa Clarita CA, the Santa Monica 7 in Santa Monica, the Sharman Oaks 5 in Sherman Oaks CA, the Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Granville 7 Cinemas in Vancouver BC, the Cantera 30 in Warrenville IL on May 9

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digitall

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: PG-13 for some sexual and crude content, and language, including a drug reference

Running Time: 102 minutes

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 Diego

The Dhamma Brothers: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

Mister Lonely: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Redbelt: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

Refusenik: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

Roman De Gare: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Theater in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Showcase 16 in Voorhees NJ, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY

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

Son of Rambow: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in select markets

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington CA, Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Mizner Park Cinemas, the Palace 20 and the Shadowoods 16 in Boca Raton, the Mariemont Cinemas in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Hollywood Hits 7 in Danvers MA, the Deerfield Mall 8 in Deerfield FL, the Delray 18 in Delray FL, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Cinema Arts 6 in Fairfax VA, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Falmouth MA, the Sunrise 11 in Fort Lauderdale, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Glenwood Arts Cinemas and the Tivoli 3 in Kansad City MO, Landamrk’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Intracoastal Cinemas and the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio 6 in Monterey, the Cine 4 in New Haven, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Camelview Cinemas in Phoenix, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland, the Garden Cinema in Princeton NJ, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway 6 in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Holiday 10 in Waterbury CT and the Parisian 20 in West Palm Beach

The Visitor: Opens at the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Ambler Theater in Ambler PA, the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA, the Rotunda Cinematheque in Baltimore, the Flicks Cinema in Boise, the Bonita Springs 12 in Bonita Springs FL, the Eveningstar Cinema in Brunswick ME, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston, the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville VA, the Twin Peak Theater in Colorado Springs, the Red River Theaters in Concord NH, the Neon Cinema in Dayton OH, the Cameo Art House Theatre in Fayetteville NC, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Green Movies 8 in Lexington, the Baxter Avenue Filmworks in Louisville, the Manilus Theater in Manlius NY, the Studio on The Square Cinemas in Memphis, the Green Hills Commons 16 in Nashville, the Naro Expanded Cinemas in Norfolk VA, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Levis Commons Cinemas in Perrysburg OH, the Nickelodeon 6 in Portland ME, the Reston Multiplex Cinemas in Reston VA, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Empire 3 and the Kubuki 8 in San Francisco, the DeVargus Center 6 in Santa Fe, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, the Baywalk 20 in St. Petersburg, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, the Rialto 8 in The Villages FL, the Loft Cinema in Tucson, the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME, the Wilton Town Hall Theater in Wilton NH and the Worcester North Cinemas in Worcester MA

The War on Democracy: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

Annan Thampi

Logline: Friends of two brothers, long-time enemies separated by their father during their youth, try to reunite the warring siblings. In Malayalam without subtitles

Featuring: Gopika, Janardhanan, Mammootty, Lakshmi Rai, Siddique

Director: Anwar Rasheed

Writer: Benny P. Nayarambalam

Distributor: Creative Film

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 180 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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: PG for epic battle action and violence

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: Opens at the Addison 20 in Addison IL, the Atlantic Palace Cinemas in Alhambra CA, the Hollywood USA Cinemas and the Amarillo Star Cinemas in Amarillo, the Parks Arlington 18 in Arlington, the Gateway Pavillions 18 in Avondale AZ, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Town Centre 6 in Burbank, the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City CA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas, the Ford City 14 and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Rancho Del Rey Cinemas in Chula Vista CA, the Corona Crossings Cinemas in Corona CA. the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the Grand 24 in Dallas, the El Monte Cinemas in El Monte CA, the Bay Street 16 in Emeryville CA, the Escondido Stadium Cinemas in Escondido CA, the Paradise Park 24 in Fort Lauderdale, the Exchange 10 in Glendale CA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Gurnee Cinemas in Gurnee IL, the Gulf Pointe 30, the Marq*E Cinemas and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Katy Mills 20 in Katy TX, the Mesa Grande 24 in Mesa AZ, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Palace 18 in Miami, the Modesto 18 in Modesto, the Norwalk 20 in Norwalk CA, the Ontario Mills 30 and the Ontario Palace 22 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Plaza 14 in Oxnard CA, the Bianchi Theatre in Paramount CA, the Hollywood USA 20 in Pasadena TX, the Arizona Center 24 and the the Christown 14 in Phoenix, the Jurupa Stadium Cinemas in Riverside, the Rohnert Park Cinemas in Rohnert Park CA, the Maya Cinemas in Salinas CA, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the Eastridge 15 in San Jose, the San Marcos Cinemas in San Marcos CA, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IL, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the South Gate Cinemas in South Gate CA, the Valley Art Theater in Tempe, the Cantera 30 in Warrenville IL, the West Covina Cinemas in West Covina, the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL 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

Yella

Logline: A woman flees her abusive husband in the former East Germany for a new life in the West, only to find her happiness threatened just as she finds love with a handsome business executive. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Barbara Auer, Nina Hoss, Burghart Klaubner, Hinnerk Schonemann, Devid Striesow

Director: Christian Petzold

Writers: Simone Baer and Christian Petzold

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on May 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

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

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

Edgar Allen Poe’s House of Usher: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

Flawless: Opens at the Mindframe 6 in Dubuque IA

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

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

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

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena

Quantum Hoops: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

Roman De Gare: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY, the Plaza De Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

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

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany NY, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Pilot Butte Cinemas in Bend OR, the Eastern Hills 3 and the North Park Cinemas in Buffalo, the Galaxy 6 in Cary NC, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston, the Ballantyne Cinemas and the Manor Cinemas in Charlotte, the Neon Theatre in Dayton OH, the Fleur Cinemas in Des Moines, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Art on the Green Cinemas in Lexington, the Studio on the Square Cinemas in Memphis, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, the Pleasant Street Cinemas in Northampton MA, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Winter Park 20 in Orlando, the Manor Cinemas and the Southside Works Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Colony Theatre in Raleigh, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Bijou Cinemas in San Antonio, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe, the Sandy Springs 8 in Sandy Springs GA, the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota and the Circle Cinemas in Tulsa OK

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

Up the Yangtze: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Edge of Heaven

Logline: A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father’s former girlfriend. In English and in German and Turkish with subtitles

Featuring: Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Nurgul Yesilcay, Patrycia Ziolkowska

Director: Fatih Akin

Writer: Fatih Akin

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Jihad for Love
Logline: Documents the unique struggles of gay, lesbian and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds. In English and in Arabic, Farsi, French, Hindi, Persian, Turkish and Urdu with subtitles

Director: Parvez Sharma

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Logline: A professor and archeologist becomes involved with saving ancient artifacts from agents of the Soviet Union

Featuring: Karen Allen, Cate Blanchett, Jim Broadbent, Harrison Ford, John Hurt, Shia LeBeouf, Ray Winstone

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: David Koepp, story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman and Lawrence Kasdan

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4150 plus locations on May 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Children of Huang Shi

Logline: A young British journalist works with a courageous Australian nurse to save a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937

Featuring: Guang Li, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Writers: Jane Hawksley and James MacManus

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Paris Theatre in New York City, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on May 23

MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing and violent content

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Insidious

Logline: A young would-be New York filmmaker is dragged deep into a seductive ambush that turns his world upside down

Featuring: Brenda Cooney, Augustus Diorio, Lou Martini Jr., James Schram, Karen Sours

Director: Jerry Schram

Writer: Jerry Schram

Distributor: Romantic Troubadour Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on May 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Postal

Logline: A recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park, unaware the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus but a far more sinister intent

Featuring: Michael Benyaer, Chris Coppola, Dave Foley, Jackie Tohn, Zack Ward

Director: Uwe Boll

Writers: Uwe Boll and Bryan C. Knight, based on the videogame by Running With Scissors

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 23

MPAA Rating: R for extremely crude humor throughout, including strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language and some drug use

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

War, Inc.

Logline: In an effort to monopolize the opportunities a war-torn nation offers, the CEO of corporation who has invaded a Middle Eastern country hires a troubled hit man to kill a powerful oil minister

Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Sir Ben Kingsley, Marisa Tomei

Director: Joshua Seftel

Writers: Mark Leyner & Jeremy Pikser & John Cusack

Distributor: First Look Studios

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 May 23

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Blindsight: Opens in Los Angeles

Flawless: Opens at the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth

Roman De Gare: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Tivoli Theatre at Manor Square in Kansas City MO, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinema in San Diego, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

The Singing Revolution: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Surfwise: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach CA and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR, the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Red River Cinemas in Concord NH, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Varsity Theatre in Davis CA, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR, the Broadway Theatre in Eureka CA, the Majestic Cinemas in Gettysburg PA, the Ross Film Theatre in Lincoln NE, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Wilma Twin in Missoula MT, the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale NY, the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee and the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK

Friday, May 30, 2008

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

Logline: Documents the causes and effects of steroid use in American sports

Director: Christopher Bell

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on May 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Foot Fist Way

Logline: After he discovers his wife is cheating on him, a tae kwon do instructor takes out his frustrations on his students

Featuring: Ben Best, Mary Jane Bostic, Jody Hill, Danny McBride

Director: Jody Hill

Writers: Jody Hill & Danny McBride & Ben Best

Distributor: MTV Films/Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 30

MPAA Rating: R for strong language and some sexual content

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Savage Grace

Logline: Upper-class New York City society is rocked when one of their own is murdered by his wife

Featuring: Elena Anaya, Hugh Dancy, Stephen Dillane, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne

Director: Tom Kalin

Writer: Howard Rodman

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC FIlm Center and the 62nd & Broadway Theatre in New York City on May 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sex and the City

Logline: A New York City-based author and her friends continue to struggle to juggle their jobs and relationships while navigating motherhood, marriage and Manhattan real estate

Featuring: Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Sarah Jessica Parker

Director: Michael Patrick King

Writer: Michael Patrick King, based on the book by Candice Bushnell and the television series created by Darren Star

Distributor: New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on May 30

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

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Strangers

Logline: A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants

Featuring: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks

Director: Bryan Bertino

Writer: Bryan Bertino

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on May 30

MPAA Rating: R for violence/terror and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Stuck

Logline: A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim

Featuring: Rukiya Bernard, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Rea, Mena Suvari

Director: Stuart Gordon

Writer: John Strysik, story by Stuart Gordon

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in major markets on May 30

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, disturbing content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Unknown Woman

Logline: A Russian woman calculatingly imposes herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. In Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudia Gerini, Alessandro Haber, Michele Placido, Ksenia Rappoport

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore and Massimo De Rita

Distributor: Outsider Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on May 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

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

The Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in North Falmouth MA, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Flawless: Opens at the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM, the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon WA and the Maiden Alley Cinemas in Paducah KY

Indestructable: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Surfwise: Opens at Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Tuya’s Marriage: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Operation Filmmaker

Logline: Documents the efforts of actor/director Liev Schreiber to rescue an Iraqi film student from the rubble of his country and bring him to the West to intern on his movie “Everything Is Illuminated”

Director: Nina Davenport

Distributor: Rossier Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, June 6, 2008

And When Did You Last See Your Fatherr

Logline: A man renews his relationship with his dying father

Featuring: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson

Director: Anand Tucker

Writers: David Nicholls, based on the memoir by Blake Morrison

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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 June 6

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

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Doly Digital

Kung Fu Panda

Logline: Five martial arts masters attempt to teach a panda Kung Fu

Featuring the voices of: Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane

Director: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson

Writers: Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, story by Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus locations on June 6

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of martial arts action

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Miss Conception

Logline: An ambitious young London professional learns she has only one month left in which to conceive a child

Featuring: Tom Ellis, Heather Graham, Mia Kirshner, Will Mellor, Orlando Seale

Director: Eric Styles

Writers: Camilla Leslie and Katherine Chandler

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles exclusive on June 6

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Mongol

Logline: A young slave becomes a conqueror of half the world in the early 1200s. In Mongolian with subtitles

Featuring: Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun, Asano Tadanobu

Director: Sergei Bodrov

Writers: Arif Aliyev, Sergei Bodrov

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco on June 6

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of bloody warfare

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Mother of Tears

Logline: A young American art student in Rome unwittingly opens an ancient urn that unleashes the demonic power of the world’s most powerful witch

Featuring: Asia Argento, Moran Atias, Valeria Cavalli, Adam James, Cristian Solimeno

Director: Dario Argento

Writers: Jace Anderson & Dario Argento & Walter Fasano & Adam Gierasch & Simona Simonetti

Distributor: Mitropoulos Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on June 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Mister Foe

Logline: A young man spies on people to find out why his mother died

Featuring: Jamie Bell, Ewen Bremner, Claire Forlani, Ciaran Hinds, Sophia Myles

Director: David Mackenzie

Writers: David Mackenzie and Ed Whitmore, based on the novel “Hallem Foe” by Peter Jinks

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on June 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

On the Rhumba River

Logline: Documents the life of Congolese musician Antonie “Wendo” Kolosoy, whose songs have inspired his countrymen for sixty years. In Lingala with English Subtitles

Director: Jacques Sarasin

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on June 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Promotion

Logline: Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion

Featuring: Fred Armisen, Gil Bellows, Jenna Fischer, John C. Reilly, Seann William Scott

Director: Steve Conrad

Writer: Steve Conrad

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 6

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Take Out

Logline: An illegal Chinese immigrant who is behind on his payments to those who helped smuggle him into America is given until the end of the day to pay up. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles

Featuring: Charles Jang, Wang-Thye Lee, Justin Wan, Jeng-Hua Yu

Directors: Shih-Ching Tsou and Sean Baker

Writers: Shih-Ching Tsou and Sean Baker

Distributor: Cavu Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

To the Limit

Logline: Documents the efforts of the Huber Brothers, considered two of the best mountain climbers in the world, as they attempt to break the record in speed climbing at the wall of all walls, the 1,000 foot vertical “Nose” of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. In English and in German with subtitles

Director: Pepe Danquart

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Logline: An Israeli commando fakes his own death so he may pursue his dream of being a hair stylist in New York City

Featuring: Mariah Carey, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Henry Winkler

Director: Dennis Dugan

Writers: Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on June 6

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills 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 Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles

Surfwise: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Screening Room in Newburyport MA

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Encounters at the End of the World

Logline: Documents the lives of the men and women who dedicate their lives to exploring scientific work in Antarctica

Director: Werner Herzog

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, June 13, 2008

Beauty in Trouble

Logline: In Prague, a young woman deals with the dilemma of loving two men at the same time. In Czech with subtitles

Featuring: Josef Abrham, Jana Brejchova, Asa Geislerova, Jiri Schmitzer, Emilia Vasaryova

Director: Jan Hrebejk

Writer: Petr Jarchovsky

Distributor: Menemsha Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Chris & Don: A Love Story

Logline: Documents the relationship between author Christopher Isherwood and painter Don Barchady

Directors: Tina Mascara and Guido Santi

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Happening

Logline: A family goes on the run from an apocalyptic crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity

Featuring: Spencer Breslin, Betty Buckley, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Mark Wahlberg

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Incredible Hulk

Logline: A physicist takes flight in order to understand, and hopefully cure, the condition that turns him into a monster

Featuring: William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Liv Tyler

Director: Louis Leterrier

Writers: Zak Penn and Edward Harrison, based on the comic book created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Quid Pro Quo

Logline: A paraplegic radio reporter meets a mysterious woman while investigating a strange subculture where able-bodied people want to become paralyzed

Featuring: Kate Burton, Vera Farmiga, Aimee Mullins, Jacob Pitts, Nick Stahl

Director: Carlos Brooks

Writer: Carlos Brooks, based on his novel

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Sky Turns

Logline: Documents a year in the life of a tiny village in northern Spain. In Spanish with subtitles

Director: Mercedes Alvarez

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

My Winnipeg

Logline: An acclaimed filmmaker makes a movie about his soon-to-be-former home town

Featuring: Brendan Cade, Darcy Fehr, Louis Negin, Ann Savage, Amy Stewart

Director: Guy Maddin

Writers: Guy Maddin and George Toles

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Alexandra: Opens at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg VA

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Movies in Portland ME and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-June 2008 and 2012, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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