The Early Report for June 2, 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 eight weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 76 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 6/4/08 and Friday 7/25/08, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Expanding today

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation: One night only screening at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Go-Getter

Logline: A teenager steals a car to search for his long-lost brother after the death of their mother, discovering a profound connection with the car’s owner

Featuring: Zooey Deschanel, Judy Greer, Jena Malone, Lou Taylor Pucci, Nick Offerman, William Lee Scott

Director: Martin Hynes

Writer: Martin Hynes

Distributor: Peace Arch Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Los Angeles, New York City, Portland OR and Toronto on June 6

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby 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: 4000 plus locations on June 6

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of martial arts action

Running Time: 91 minutes

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: Opens at Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena CA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and Laeemle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood 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: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in 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 Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on June 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

On the Rhumba Rive

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 Poet

Logline: At the dawn of World War II, a Rabbi’s daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war

Featuring: Zachary Bennett, Kim Coates, Nina Dobrev, Colm Feore, Daryl Hannah, Jonathan Scarfe, Roy Scheider

Director: Damian Lee

Writers: Jack Crystal

Distributor: American World Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on June 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Polar Opposites

Logline: A series of rogue nuclear tests in Iran set off a series of dangerous events which could lead the world into total destruction

Featuring: Ken Barnett, Beth Grant, Tracy Nelson, Charles Shaughnessy, Ian Patrick Williams

Director: Fred Olen Ray

Writer: Paolo Mazzucato

Distributor: here! Films/Regent Releasing

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a disturbing image

Running Time: 85 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: 200 plus locations in select markets on June 6

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

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Solar Flare

Logline: An evil businessman tries to stop a math genius from warning the world about a destructive solar flare which could fry the planet’s power grid

Featuring: Kasan Butcher, Michele Clunie, Cliff de Young, Tracey Gold, Ted Monte

Director: Fred Olen Ray

Writer: Ernest Fogelberg

Distributor: here! Films/Regent Releasing

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

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 Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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

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: 3500 plus locations on June 6

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

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Before the Rains: Opens at Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, 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 Five 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

Body of War: Opens at the Doris Duke Theatre in Honolulu

Bomb It!: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Children of Huang Shi: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and in additional locations in select markets

The Duchess of Langeais: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and in additional locations in select markets

Emma Smith: My Story: Opens at the Olympus Pointe 12 in Sacramento

The Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

The Foot Fist Way: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and in additional locations in select markets

Jellyfish: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz and the Screen in Santa Fe

A Four Letter Word: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

Mister Lonely: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and in additional locations in select markets

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

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

Reprise: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Ritz Five in Philadelphia and in additional locations in select markets

Roman de Gare: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapols

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

Standard Operating Procedure: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and in additional locations in select markets

Stuck: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and in additional locations in select markets

Surfwise: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston SC, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Montrose 12 in Akron OH, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Cine Athens in Athens GA, the Athena Theatre in Athens OH, the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Showcase Art Cinemas in Burton MI, the Cinema Center in Camp Hill PA, the Ballantyne Theatre and the Manor Cinemas in Charlotte, the Pageant Theatre in Chicao CA, the Yes Cinemas in Columbus IN, the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Red River Theatre in Concord NH, the Varsity Theatre in Davis CA, the Neon Cinemas in Dayton OH, the Mindframe Cinemas in Dubuque IA, the Broadway Cinemas in Eureka CA, the Coligny Theatre in Hilton Head SC, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Beach Blvd. 18 in Jacksonville, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Movies 16 in Lubbock TX, the Harbour Cinemas in Muskegon MI, the Screening Room in Newburyport MA, the Maiden Alley Cinemas in Paducah KY, the Westgate Mall Cinemas in Spartanburg SC, the Magic Lantern Cinemas in Spokane, the Red Cliff Cinemas in St. George UT, the Levis Commons Cinemas in Toldeo, the Circle Cinemas in Tulsa OK, the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME, the 13th Avenue Cinemas in Wichita and the Cinema Center in Williamsport PA

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA, the MFA Theatre in Boston, the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL and the Nemours Theatre in Wilmington DE

Monday, June 9, 2008

Genesis: When In Rome

Logline: Documents the July 2007 concert by the legendary musical group, performing in front of a half million fans in Italy

Featuring: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

Director: David Mallet

Distributor: D & E Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: One night only engagements at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Emagine Cinemas in Canton MI, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Emagine Cinemas in Novi MI, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle and in Apple Valley CA, Asheville NC, Birch Run MI, Birmingham, Chicago, Coon Rapids MN, Denver, Des Moines, El Paso, Evansville IN, Grand Rapids, Hackettstown NJ, Indianapolis, Inner Grove Heights MN, Kalamazoo MI, Lansing MI, Long Island City NY, Meadville PA, Mobile, Muskegon MI, Naperville IL, Nashville, New York City, Niles IL, Parsippany NJ, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond VA, Roanoke VA, San Diego, Schereville IN, Scranton PA, Skokie IL, Surprise AZ and Yorktown Heights NY on June 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 156 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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: G

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, June 13, 2008

Baghead

Logline: Four struggling actors head to a secluded family cabin for the weekend to write a film that they can produce and star in, about a thing lurking in the woods with a paper bag over its head

Featuring: Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller, Ross Partridge, Steve Zissis

Directors: Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass

Writers: Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Excluisve to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Theatre in Austin on June 13

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

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Ballou

Logline: Documents the efforts of a Washington, D.C. high school marching band – from an impoverished community just three miles away from the U.S. Capitol building – as they overcome a negative environment filled with guns, drugs and violence to uplift their community with music, dedication and personal sacrifice on their way to the national band competition

Director: Michael Patrei

Distributor: Garden Thieves Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY and 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: R for for violent and disturbing images

Running Time: 90 minutes

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: PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive content

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Kicking It

Logline: Documents the 2006 Homeless World Cup, which began in 2001 as a wild idea to give homeless people a chance to change their lives through an international street soccer competition

Narrator: Colin Farrell

Directors: Susan Koch and Jeff Werner

Distributor: Elephant Eye Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Love Comes Lately

Logline: An 80-year-old man continues to pursue his love life with youthful vigor, risking his relationship with the woman he loves

Featuring: Caroline Aaron, Barbara Hershey, Rhea Perlman, Otto Tausig, Olivia Thirlby

Director: Jan Schutte

Writers: Jan Schutte, based on the short stories “Alone,” “The Briefcase” and “Old Love” by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA 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

The Animation Show 4: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Before the Rains: Opens at Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee

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 Barrett Commons 24 Theatres in Kennesaw GA, the Movies in Portland ME, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Movies in Portland ME, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Varsity Cinemas in Seattle and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Bra Boys: Opens at the Angelika FIlm Center in Houston

The Children of Huang Shi: Opens at Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia and in additional locations in select markets

The Duchess of Langeias: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

Fugitive Pieces: Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

A Four Letter Word: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

The House of Usher: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

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

Jellyfish: Opens at the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO and Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis

Kiss Me Deadly: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Kiss the Bride: Opens at the Village 8 in Louisville

Mongol: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia and at additional locations in select markets

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and in additional locations in select markets

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Promotion: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Ritz Five in Philadelphia and in additional locations in select markets

Roman de Gare: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and in additional locations in select markets

Savage Grace: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz Five in Philadelphia, Laeemle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

Surfwise: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Downtown 10 in Albuquerque NM, the Varsity Theatre in Ames IA, the State Theatre in Auburn CA, the Evening Star Theatre in Brunswick ME, the Beverly 18 in Champaign IL, the Museum of Modern Art Theatre in Fort Worth, the Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg PA, the Cinema 8 in Hermitage PA, the Colonial Theatre in Keene NH, the Baxter Avenue Cinemas in Louisville, the Wilma Twin in Missoula MT, the Savoy Theatre in Montpelier VT, the Warner 3 in Morgantown WV, the A.J. Downing Cinemas in Newburgh NY, the Strand Theatre in Rockland ME, the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK and the Yakima 10 in Yakima WA

Time and Winds: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

The Tracey Fragments: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Up the Yangtze: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Camera 12 in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and in San Francisco

War, Inc.: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Reniassance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and i nadditional locations in select markets

When Did You Last See Your Fatherr: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Friday, June 20, 2008

Brick Lane

Logline: A young Bangladeshi woman arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life

Featuring: Naeema Begum, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Lana Rahman, Christopher Simpson

Director: Sarah Gavron

Writers: Laura Jones and Abi Morgan, based on the novel by Monica Ali

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in New York City on June 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expired

Logline: A resentful meter maid and an anrgy traffic officer start up a tumultuous relationship

Featuring: Illeana Douglas, Teri Garr, Sonia Iris Lozada, Samantha Morton, Jason Patric

Director: Cecilia Miniucchi

Writer: Cecilia Miniucchi

Distributor: Truly Indie

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Get Smart

Logline: A bumbling spy is assigned to thwart the latest plot for world domination by an evil crime syndicate

Featuring: Alan Arkin, Steve Carrell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp

Director: Peter Segal

Writers: Tom Astle & Matt Ember, based on the TV series created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on June 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are ten credited producers and executive producers on this film

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Logline: A young girl finds adventure while growing up during the Great Depression

Featuring: Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Jane Krakowski, Chris O’Donnell, Stanley Tucci

Director: Patricia Rozema

Writer: Ann Peacock, based on the Mattel toy line and the Kit Kittredge stories by Valerie Tripp

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the North Point Market 8 in Alpharetta GA, the 600 North Michigan 9 in Chicago, the Northpark 15 in Dallas, the Grove 14 in Los Angeles and the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on June 20

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Love Guru

Logline: A self-help guru comes to America to help a settle a rift between a hockey player and his wife

Featuring: Jessica Alba, Meagan Good, Ben Kingsley, Romany Malco, Mike Myers, Justin Timberlake

Director: Marco Schnabel

Writers: Mike Myers & Graham Gordy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on June 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some comic violence and drug references

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

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

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*: Opens at the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA and the De Vargas Center Cinemas in Santa Fe

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

The Children of Huang Shi: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and in additional locations in select markets

A Four Letter Word: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Jellyfish: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

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

Mongol: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and in additional locations in select markets

The Mother of Tears: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Camera 12 in San Jose

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

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

Surfwise: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento and the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz

The Singing Revolution: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

Then She Found Me: Opens at the Court Square Theatre in Harrisonburg VA, the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM, the Orchard Theatre in Port Orchard WA, the Salem Cinema in Salem OR, the State Theatre in Traverse City MI and the Towngate Cinemas in Wheeling WV

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA

War Inc.: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

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

Friday, June 27, 2008

Elsa and Fred *** NEW TITLE ***

Logline: Two seniors find love in Madrid. In English and in Italian and Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Manuel Alexandre, Jose Angel Egido, Omar Munoz, Blanca Portillo, China Zorrilla

Director: Marcos Carnevale

Writers: Marcos Carnevale & Marcela Guerty & Lily Ann Martin

Distributor: Mitropoulos Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Paris Theatre in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on June 27

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements and language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Finding Amanda

Logline: A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab

Featuring: Matthew Broderick, Steve Coogan, Peter Facinelli, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney

Director: Peter Tolan

Writer: Peter Tolan

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset in West Hollywood on June 27

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot!

Logline: Documents eight of the top 24 high school basketball players of 2006 as they prepare to showcase their skills at the most legendary playground in the world, Harlem’s Rucker Park

Featuring: Jerryd Bayless, Michael Beasley, Tyreke Evans, Donte Greene, Brandon Jennings, Kevin Love, Lance Stephenson, Kyle Singler

Director: Adam Yauch

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arrowhead 14 in Glendale AZ, the Magic Johnson 9 in Harlem, the Magic Johnson 15 in Los Angeles, the Mesa Grand 24 in Mesa AZ, the Empire 25 and the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Owings Mills 17 in Owings Mills MD, the Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia on June 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Insanitarium

Logline: A young man banned from seeing his sister in an asylum hatches a plot to be committed himself, only to discover the horrific real reasons why he should have stayed away

Featuring: Jesse Metcalfe, Kiele Sanchez, Armin Shimerman, Peter Stormare

Director: Jeff Buhler

Writer: Jeff Buhler

Distributor: Sony Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on JUne 27

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

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Last Mistress

Logline: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Fu’ad Ait Aatou, Asia Argento, Michael Lonsdale, Roxane Mesquida, Yolande Moreau, Claude Sarraute

Director: Catherine Breillat

Writer: Catherine Breillat, based on the novel “Une Vieille Maitresse” by Jules-Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly

Distributor: IFC FIlms

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Razzle Dazzle

Logline: An experimental filmmaker takes a 1903 short by Thomas Edison and manipulates the images to create something new and unique

Director: Ken Jacobs

Distributor: Ken Jacobs

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on June 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Red Roses and Petrol

Logline: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.

Featuring: Max Beesley, Greg Ellis, Heather Jurgenson, Susan Lynch, Malcolm McDowell, Olivia Tracey

Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs

Writers: Tamar Simon Hoffs, based on the play by Jospeh O’Connor

Distributor: World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles, Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena and in New York City on June 27

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual references

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Tell No One

Logline: A pediatrician who was the prime suspect in his wife’s murder eight years previous is suspected of two new murders, the bodies of which are dumped in the same place his wife’s body was found. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Francois Berleand, Francois Cluzet, Marie-Josee Croze, Andre Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Guillaume Canet

Writers: Guillaume Canet and Phillipe Lefebvre, based on the novel by Harlan Coben

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Chicago and in Los Angeles and New York City on June 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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 June 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a sex-related commentary

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

WALL-E

Logline: Seven hundred years after man has left Earth, a Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth Class robot charged with cleaning up the planet falls in love with another robot who has come to check the otherwise dead planet out

Featuring the voices of: Jeff Garlin, John Ratzenberger, Sigourney Weaver

Director: Andrew Stanton

Writers: Andrew Stanton

Distributor: Pixar/Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4100 plus locations on June 27

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set, plus five minute short “Presto!”

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Wanted

Logline: A young man is initiated into a secret society for assassins after his estranged father is killed

Featuring: Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Kretschmann, James McAvoy, Terence Stamp

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Writers: Michael Brandt & Derek Haas and Chris Morgan, based on the comic book by J.G. Jones and Mark Millar

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on June 27

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

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*: Opens at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Chris & Don: A Love Story: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Encounters at the End of the World: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Expired: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Flight of the Red Balloon: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Jellyfish: Opens at the Bantam Cinemas in Bantam CT, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, the Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City and the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA

Kicking It: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Mother of Tears: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Starz Film Center in Denver and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Savage Grace: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Surfwise: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hancock

Logline: A superhero in existential crisis embarks on an affair with the wife of the public

Featuring: Jason Bateman, Will Smith, Charlize Theron

Director: Peter Berg

Writers: Vince Gilligan and Vincent Ngo

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus locations on July 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and language

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Wackness

Logline: A soon-to-be college student trades dope with his shrink for therapy, while crushing on the doctor’s step-daughter

Featuring: Famke Janssen, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen, Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby

Director: Jonathan Levine

Writer: Jonathan Levine

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on July 3

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive drug use, language and some sexuality

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, July 4, 2008

Diminished Capacity

Logline: A man suffering from memory loss takes a trip to a memorabilia expo with his Alzheimer’s-impaired relative and his high school flame, where the trio plans to finalized their scheme to sell a rare baseball card

Featuring: Alan Alda, Dylan Baker, Matthew Broderick, Bobby Cannavale, Virginia Madsen

Director: Terry Kinney

Writer: Sherwood Kiraly

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

Felon

Logline: A family man convicted of killing a home intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system

Featuring: Nick Chinlund, Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer, Harold Perrineau, Sam Shepard

Director: Ric Roman Waugh

Writer: Ric Roman Waugh

Distributor: Sony Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 4

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Logline: Documents the adventures of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson

Director: Alex Gibney

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, 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 Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on July 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are THIRTEEN producers, executive producers, co-executive producers and associate producers credited for this film

Kabluey *** NEW TITLE ***

Logline: An inept young man comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while his brother is off fighting in Iraq

Featuring: Conchata Ferrell, Teri Garr, Lisa Kudrow, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Parnell, Christine Taylor

Director: Scott Prendergast

Writer: Scott Prendergast

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on July 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual material including a crude reference, and brief strong language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

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

The Animation Show 4: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Birck Lane: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

Chris & Don: A Love Story: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Jellyfish: Opens at the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC

The Mother of Tears: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Tell No One: Opens at Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle and in additional locations in select markets

Up the Yangtze: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA

When Did You Last See Your Father: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Friday, July 11, 2008

August

Logline: Two brothers fight to keep their dotcom start-up afloat on Wall Street during the closing days of Summer 2001

Featuring: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Naomie Harris, Josh Hartnett, Adam Scott, Rip Torn, Robin Tunney

Director: Austin Chick

Writer: Howard A. Rodman

Distributor: First Look Studios

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

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Exiles

Logline: A day in the life of a group of twenty-something Native Americans who left reservation life in the 1950s to live in Los Angeles

Featuring:

Director: Kent Mackenzie

Writer: Kent Mackenzie

Distributor: Milestone Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

FACTOID!: This is the first official theatrical release for this 1961 film, which was recently restored by the UCLA Film & Tevelvision archives

Garden Party

Logline: A fifteen-year-old girl falls in with a group of confused teens struggling to chase their dreams of stardom in Los Angeles

Featuring: Fiona Dourif, Patrick Fischler, Richard Gunn, Willa Holland, Vinessa Shaw

Director: Jason Freeland

Writer: Jason Freeland

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in major markets on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Logline: After an ancient truce between humankind and the invisble realm of the fantastic is broken, it is up to the planet’s roughest, toughest superhero to keep both worlds from destroying each other

Featuring: Selma Blair, Luke Goss, John Hurt, Doug Jones, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor

Director: Guillermo Del Toro

Writer: Guillermo Del Toro, story by Guillermo Del Toro and Mike Mignola, based on the comic book by Mike Mignola

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Holding Trevor

Logline: Entangled in an unhealthy relationship with a self-destructive heroin addict, a telemarketer tries to find even scant comfort in Los Angeles’ vapid party scene

Featuring: Jay Brannan, Brent Gorski, Eli Kranski, Melissa Searing, Chris Wyllie

Director: Rosser Goodman

Writers: Brent Gorski

Distributor: here! Films/Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Logline: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth

Featuring: Anita Briem, Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson

Director: Eric Brevig

Writers: Michael Weiss and Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin, based upon the novel by Jules Verne

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations, including 1000 plus Digital 3D theatres, on July 11

MPAA Rating: PG for intense adventure action and some scary moments

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Meet Dave

Logline: Seeking a way to save their doomed world, a crew of tiny, human-looking aliens arrive on Earth in a spaceship shaped like an ordinary man

Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, Scott Caan, Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union

Director: Brian Robbins

Writers: Rob Greenberg & Bill Corbett

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Midnight Meat Train

Logline: A New York photographer hunts down a serial killer

Featuring: Roger Bart, Leslie Bibb, Bradley Cooper, Peter Jacobson, Vinnie Jones

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura

Writer: Jeff Buhler, based on the short story by Clive Barker

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on July 11

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong bloody gruesome violence, grisly images involving nudity, sexual content and language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are twelve producers, co-producers and executive producers listed for this film

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Logline: Documents the life of the Oscar-winning filmmaker

Director: Marina Zenovich

Distributor: THINKFilm

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

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

Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Opens at the Gateway 8 in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz, the Screen in Santa Fe and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Holding Trevor: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

Jellyfish: Opens at the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh and the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland

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

The Mother of Tears: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Planet B-Boy: Opens at the Bijou Theatre in Iowa City

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, the Colony Theatre in Raleigh and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mad Detective

Logline: A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer. In English and in Cantonese with subtitles

Featuring: Kwok-Lun Lee, Kelly Lin, Andy On, Lam Ka Tung, Lau Ching Wan

Director: Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai

Writers: Wai Ka Fai & Au Kin Yee

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on July 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Knight

Logline: A vigilante and a police commissioner join forces to take down a common enemy

Featuring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer, based on the comic book series created by Bob Kane

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus locations on July 18

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Doorman *** NEW TITLE ***

Logline: A documentary crew follows around one of the country’s best known club doormen

Featuring: Lucas Akoskin, Brian Blessinger, Peter Bogdanovich, Melinda Esquibel, Claudia Mediza

Director: Wayne Price

Writers: Lucas Akoskin and Wayne Price

Distributor: Gigantic Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on July 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Hounddog

Logline: A troubled 12-year-old girl who finds solace from an abusive life through the blues and the music of Elvis Presley

Featuring: Dakota Fanning, Piper Laurie, David Morse, Robin Wright Penn

Director: Deborah Kampmeier

Writers: Deborah Kampmeier

Distributor: Empire Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on July 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Lou Reed’s Berlin

Logline: Documents the first-ever live performances of Lou Reed’s 1973 album

Director: Julian Schnabel

Distributor: Third Rail Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Mamma Mia

Logline: On the eve of her wedding, a young woman invites three men from her mother’s past to discover the identity of her father

Featuring: Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard, Meryl Streep

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Writer: Catherine Johnson, based on the Broadway musical, book by Catherine Johnson, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on July 18

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

A Man Named Pearl

Logline: Documents the life and work of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar

Directors: Scott Galloway and Brent Pierson

Distributor: Shadow Distribution

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Space Chimps

Logline: Three space-traveling simians must defend a distant planet from an evil dictator

Featuring the voices of: Omid Abtahi, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, Andy Samberg, Patrick Warburton

Director: Kirk De Micco

Writers: Kirk De Micco and Robert Moreland

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on July 18

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

Alexandra: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Chris & Don: A Love Story: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and in San Francisco

Encounters at the End of the World: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Opens at the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA and the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA

Jellyfish: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Ballantyne Village Theatre in Charlotte, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis and the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE

Surfwise: Opens at the Bijou Theatre in Iowa City

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Boy A

Logline: A young man must acclimate himself to society after being released from prison for a heinous crime he committed as a child

Featuring: Victoria Brazier, Siobhan Finneran, Andrew Garfield, Petr Mullan, Alfie Owen

Director: John Crowley

Writer: Mark O’Rowe, based on the novel by Jonathan Trigell

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 23

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, July 25, 2008

American Teen

Logline: Documents the lives of five teenagers going through their senior year in a small town Indiana school

Director: Nanette Burstein

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking–all involving teens

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Brideshead Revisited

Logline: A young British captain stationed at a castle during World War II becomes involved with owners of the estate

Featuring: Hayley Atwell, Michael Gambon, Matthew Goode, Emma Thompson, Ben Wishaw

Director: Julian Jarrold

Writers: Andrew Davies and Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Longshots

Logline: A pre-teen girl becomes the first female to play in a Pop Warner football tournament

Featuring: Matt Craven, Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Glenn Plummer, Tasha Smith

Director: Fred Durst

Writers: Doug Atchison and Nick Santora

Distributor: Dimension Films/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Order of Myths

Logline: Documents the racial division in Mobile, Alabama as seen through the city’s twin Mardi Gras celebrations

Director: Margaret Brown

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Severed Ways

Logline: On the coast of North America in AD 1007, two Norsemen are stranded when their expedition is attacked and they are left for dead. In Abenaki and Old Norse with subtitles

Featuring: Noelle Bailey, Gaby Hoffman, David Perry, Tony Stone, Fiore Tedesco

Director: Tony Stone

Writer: Tony Stone

Distributor: Magnet Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York exclusive on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Step Brothers

Logline: Slackers become step-brothers when their parents marry

Featuring: Will Ferrell, Richard Jenkins, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen

Director: Adam McKay

Writers: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay, story by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay & John C. Reilly

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

A Thousand Good Years Of Prayers

Logline: A Chinese man and his thirtysomething daughter have troubles reestablishing their lines of communications after twelve years apart. In English and in Farsi and Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Vida Ghahremani, Pasha Lychnikoff, Henry O, Faye Yu

Director: Wayne Wang

Writer: Yiyun Lee, based on her short story

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Logline: An FBI agent, a long-time believer of paranormal phenomena, finds his faith shaken by a new case

Featuring: Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, David Duchovny, Amanda Peet, Xzibit

Director: Chris Carter

Writers: Frank Spotnitz & Chris Carter, based on characters created by Chris Carter

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Baghead: Opens in Los Angeles and New York City

Chris & Don: A Love Story: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

A Man Named Pearl: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center in Encino, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA and Laemmle’s One Colorado in Pasadena

Jellyfish: Opens at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Theatre in Grand Rapids, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY and the

Up the Yangtze: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

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

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