The Early Report for June 9, 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 79 known new movies opening in theatres between Monday 6/9/08 and Friday 8/1/08, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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

Haal-E-Dil

Logline: A young woman must choose between two suitors. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Nakuul Metha, Amita Pathak, Adhyanan Suman

Director: Anil Devgan

Writer: Dheeraj Rattan

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 145 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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

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

Writers:

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: Exclusive to the Exchange 10 in Glendale CA 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

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic

Logline: A nanny with surprising magical abilities comes to the aid of an industrialist and the four orphans he has been charged with taking care of. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Rishi Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Amisha Patel

Director: Kunal Kohli

Writer: Kunal Kohli

Distributor: Yash Raj Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 149 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (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: Exclusive to the Exchange 10 in Glendale CA 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: R for drug and sexual content, language and some nudity

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

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 4

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

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Kabluey

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 on July 11

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

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

Kenny

Logline: An Aussie port-a-pottie deliveryman tries to make friends despite his occuptaion

Featuring: Ronald Jacobson, Shane Jacobson, Simon Scott, Eve von Bibra, Damian Walshe-Howling

Director: Clayton Jacobson

Writers: Clayton Jacobson, Shane Jacobson

Distributor: Arcangelo Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Mehbooba

Logline: An Indian businessman living in New York City is given a hard lesson that women are not commodities. In English and in Hindi

Featuring: Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala

Director: Afzal Khan

Writer: Rumi Jaffrey

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 165 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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

Murder.com *** NEW TITLE ***

Logline: A high powered attorney takes the investigation of her sister’s death into her own hands, weathering dangerous encounters with a variety of men who answered the dead sister’s online dating site profile

Featuring: David Chokachi, Robyn Lively, Matt Mahaney, David Moretti, Alexandra Paul

Director: Rex Piano

Writers: Tom Nelson, Jake Gerhardt, Kimberly Goddard Kuskin

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 11

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Ripple Effect

Logline: After his latest failure, a would-be fashion designer goes through a personal crisis and seeks out to make peace with someone he injured in a hit and run accident

Featuring: Philippe Caland, Minnie Driver, Virginia Madsen, Kip Pardue, Forest Whitaker

Director: Philippe Caland

Writer: Philippe Caland

Distributor: Monterey Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

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

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

God Tussi Great Ho

Logline: A would-be television anchor who blames God for everything wrong in his life is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the universe

Featuring: Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Manisha Koirala

Director: Rumi Jaffrey

Writers: Rumi Jaffrey

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 155 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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

On the Other Hand, Death

Logline: A lesbian couple refuses to sell their home to a developer, facing a slew of corporate-led vandalism and bigotry

Featuring: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Margot Kidder, Gabrielle Rose, Nelson Wong

Director: Ron Oliver

Writers: Gillian Horvath and Ron McGee, based on the novel by Richard Stevenson

Distributor: here Films!/Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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

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

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: Haylet 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

CSNY: Deja Vu

Logline: Documents the members of the 1970s supergroup as they crisscross North America during their 2007 Freedom of Speech tour

Featuring: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Neil Young

Director: Neil Young

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 25

MPAA Rating: R for some language and brief war images

Running Time: 96 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

Money Hai Toh Honey Hai

Logline: Six strangers discover they are all owners of a small company, and each is under house arrest until all debts for the company are paid off. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Esha Deol, Govinda, Celina Jaitely, Kim Sharma, Aftab Shivdasani

Director: Ganesh Acharya

Writer: Muazzam Beg

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

No Regret

Logline: An art design student becomes a male prostitute in order to survive after losing his job. In Korean with subtitles

Featuring: Seung-kil Jeong, Hyeon-cheol Jo, Dong-wook Kim, Han Lee, Young-hoon Lee

Director: Leesong Hee-il

Writer: Leesong Hee-il

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 FBO 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

Thursday, July 31, 2008

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

Logline: Two strangers in New York City hook up on New Year’s Eve

Featuring: Twink Caplan, Kathleen Luong, Brian McGuire, Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds

Director: Alex Holdridge

Writer: Alex Holdridge

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, August 1, 2008

Frozen River

Logline: Two single mothers living near a small Mohawk border crossing station turn to human smuggling to make ends meet

Featuring: Mark Boone Junior, Melissa Leo, Charlie McDermott, Michael O’Keefe, Misty Upham

Director: Courtney Hunt

Writer: Courtney Hunt

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on August 1

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 August 1

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

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Logline: An adventurer brings his family to the forbidden tombs of China to unearth the mummy of the first Qin Emperor

Featuring: Maria Bello, Brendan Fraser, John Hannah, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh

Director: Rob Cohen

Writers: Miles Millar & Alfred Gough, based on characters created by Stephen Sommers and Lloyd Fonvielle & Kevin Jarre and the screenplay to the 1932 film by John L. Balderston, story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on August 1

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Rocker

Logline: A failed drummer is given a second chance at fame

Featuring: Christina Applegate, Fred Armisen, Jane Lynch, Emma Stone, Rainn Wilson

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Writers: Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky, story by Ryan Jaffe

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on August 1

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sixty Six

Logline: A British boy’s bar mitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final

Featuring: Matt Bardock, Helena Bonham Carter, Thomas Drewson, Eddie Marsan, Gregg Sulkin

Director: Paul Weiland

Writers: Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Swing Vote

Logline: A young girl accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the decision of a Presidental election coming down to one vote, her father’s, an apathetic beer-slinging loveable loser

Featuring: Madeline Carroll, Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Paula Patton

Director: Joshua Michael Stern

Writers: Joshua Michael Stern & Jason Richman

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on August 1

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Transsiberian

Logline: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers

Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley, Thomas Kretschmann, Kate Mara, Samantha Morton, Eduardo Noriega

Director: Brad Anderson

Writers: Brad Anderson & Will Conroy

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1

MPAA Rating: R for some violence, including torture and language

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

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

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