The Early Report for July 22, 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 64 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 7/23/08 and Friday 9/5/08, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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: R for language, sexuality, some disturbing content and brief drug use

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: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA and in additional locations in 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

Bustin’ Down the Door

Logline: Documents the efforts of a group Australian and South African surfers in 1975 to turn their sport into an international phenomenon

Narrator: Edward Norton

Director: Jeremy Gosch

Distributor: Screen Media Ventures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’a La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapols, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Centre Cinemas in San Francisco, the Nickelodoeon 4 in Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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

Man on Wire

Logline: Documents French performance artist Philippe Petit’s miraculous high wire walk between New York City’s World Trade Center Towers in 1974. In English and in French with subtitles

Director: James Marsh

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on July 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, and drug references

Running Time: 94 minutes

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: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and Laeemle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on July 25

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

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: 2850 plus locations on July 25

MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, and perverse language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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: 3100 plus locations on July 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent and disturbing content and thematic material

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Alexandra: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore and the Webster Film Center in St. Louis

The Animation Show 4: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City

Baghead: Opens in Los Angeles and New York City

Chris & Don: A Love Story: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, 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

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Eight Miles High: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Elsa & Fred: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Manor 4 in Pittsburgh, the Plimouth Cinemas in Plymouth MA, the DeVargas Cinemas in Santa Fe and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

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

Kabluey: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

The Last Mistress: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

Live and Become: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA

Love Comes Lately: Opens at Landmark’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA

A Man Named Pearl: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 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

My Father, My Lord: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose and the SIFF Cinema in Seattle

Shelter: Opens at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia SC

The Stone Angel: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

Take: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

Tell No One: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Naro Expanded Cinemas in Norfolk VA and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

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

The Wackness: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and in additional locations in select markets

When Did You Last See Your Fatherr: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH

Yella: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

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: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5in West Hollywood and in additional locations in major markets on August 1

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 August 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: 100 plus locations in select marlets 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: PG-13 for adventure action and violence

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in major 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

Stealing America: Vote by Vote    *** NEW TITLE ***

Logline: Documents seemingly unrelated anomalies of the U.S. electoral puzzle, which paints a chilling picture of widespread “glitches” that have the capacity to alter election results

Director: Dorothy Fadiman

Distributor: Mitropoulos Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Excluisve to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 69 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

Expanding today

Alexandra: Opens at the Browning Cinema in Notre Dame IN

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

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

Before I Forget: Opens at the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco

Bustin’ Down the Door: Opens at Landmark’s Oaks Theater in Berkeley, the Flower Hill 4 in Del Mar CA, the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas CA, the Maui Mall 12 in Honolulu, the Dole Cannery 18 in Kahului HI, the Rancho Laguna 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Osio 6 in Monterey, the Big Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Metro 4 in Santa Barbara, the Del Mar 3 in Santa Cruz CA, and the Downtown 10 in Ventura CA

Chris & Don: A Love Story: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Contempt: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

CSNY: Deja Vu: Opens at the Beach Theatre in St. Petersburg Beach FL

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Cinemagic Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh

Jellyfish: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA

Love and Honor: Opens at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City

No Regret: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired: Opens at the Flix Cinema in Denver, the Key Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Osio 6 in Monterey, the Palme D’Or Cinemas in Palm Desert CA, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Broadway 6 in Salt Lake City and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

Tell No One: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK and the West Newton Cinemas in West Newton RI

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Theatre in Grand Rapids and the Screen in Santa Fe

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bottle Shock

Logline: A small California winery dares to compete in a Paris wine tasting contest

Featuring: Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, Alan Rickman, Freddy Rodriguez, Rachael Taylor

Director: Randall Miller

Writers: Jody Savin & Randall Miller and Ross Schwartz, story by Ross Schwartz & Lannette Pabon and Jody Savin & Randall Miller

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the North Pointe Market 8 in Alpharetta GA, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, the Glen 10 in Glenview IL, the Grapevine 30 in Grapevine TX, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the King of Prussia Cinemas in King of Prussia PA, the Livonia 20 in Livonia MI, the Cinema 1 2 3, the Empire 25, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Palo Alto Square Cinemas in Palo Alto CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center and the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Fiesta 5 in Santa Barbara, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Guild 45th Theatre and the Meridian 16 in Seattle, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
on August 6

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

Patti Smith: Dream of Life

Logline: Documents the life and works of the musical artist and poet

Director: Steven Sebring

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Pineapple Express

Logline: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder

Featuring: James Franco, Bill Hader, Amber Heard, Rosie Perez, Seth Rogen

Director: David Gordon Green

Writers: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, story by Rogen & Goldberg & Judd Apatow

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on August 6

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Logline: The continuing adventures of four friends and the pair of blue jeans that bind them together

Featuring: Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn

Director: Sanaa Hamri

Writer: Elizabeth Chandler, based on the novels by Ann Brashares

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on August 6

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature material and sensuality

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

CREDIT ABUSE: There are nine producers and executive producers credited for this film

Friday, August 8, 2008

Beer for My Horses

Logline: Two best friends defy the law and head off on an outrageous road trip to save a girlfriend from drug lord kidnappers

Featuring: Rodney Carrington, Toby Keith, Brit Morgan, Ted Nugent, Greg Serano

Director: Michael Salomon

Writers: Rodney Carrington and Toby Keith

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Buffalo, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tulsa on August 8

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, sexual humor and dialogue, language, drug content and brief nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Elegy

Logline:

Featuring: Patricia Clarkson, Penelope Cruz, Deborah Harry, Dennis Hopper, Ben Kingsley, Peter Sarsgaard

Director: Isabel Coixet

Writer: Nicholas Meyer, based on the novel by Philip Roth

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on August 8

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Fly Me to the Moon

Logline: Three flies stowaway on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon

Featuring the voices of: Buzz Aldrin, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Begley Jr., Philip Daniel Bolden, Tim Curry, Trevor Gagnon, David Gore, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Nicolette Sheridan

Director: Ben Stassen

Writer: Domonic Paris

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus Digital 3D and IMAX 3D locations on August 8

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Hell Ride

Logline: A gorup of bikers set out to avenge the death of one of their own at the hands of a rival gang

Featuring: Eric Balfour, David Carradine, Dennis Hopper, Vinnie Jones, Michael Madsen

Director: Larry Bishop

Writer: Larry Bishop

Distributor: Third Rail Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 8

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

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Perfect Game

Logline: A group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico try to become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series

Featuring: Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin, Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Gabriel Morales

Director: William Dear

Writer: W. William Winokur

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on August 8

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Red

Logline: A reclusive man sets out for justice and redemption when three troublesome teens kill his dog for no good reason

Featuring: Brian Cox, Shiloh Fernandez, Noel Fisher, Kyle Gallner, Tom Sizemore

Directors: Trygve Allister Diesen & Lucky McKee

Writer: Stephen Susco, based on the novel by Jack Ketchum

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on August 8

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

What We Do Is Secret

Logline: The true-life story of Darby Crash, who became an LA punk music icon as the front-man for The Germs before taking his own life in 1980

Featuring: Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez, Tina Majorino, Noah Segan, Shane West

Director: Rodger Grossman

Writer: Rodger Grossman, story by Rodger Grossman and Michelle Baer Ghaffari

Distributor: Peace Arch Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on August 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

FilmJerk.com Review: Read Edward Havens’s review of “What We Do Is Secret”

Expanding today

Alexandra: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the George Eastman House in Rochester NY

Baghead: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional locations in select markets

Boy A: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Bustin’ Down the Door: Opens at the Oaks 10 in Melbourne FL

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill NY

Love and Honor: Opens at the Angelika FIlm Center in Dallas

Man on Wire: Opens at the Albany Twin in Albany NY, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas in Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Harbor East 7 in Baltimore, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemaa in Malverne NY, Landmark’s Uptown Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ, Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

The Order of Myths: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired: Opens at the Cleveland Cinematheque in Cleveland and the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Tell No One: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Flicks Movie Theatre in Boise and the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville FL

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR, the Bantam Cinemas in Bantam CT, the Bethel Cinemas in Bethel CT, the Real Art Ways in Hartford CT and the Circle Cinemas in Tulsa OK

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tropic Thunder

Logline: A group of actors making a war movie find themselves in the middle of a real war

Featuring: Jack Black, Steve Coogan, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Ben Stiller

Director: Ben Stiller

Writers: Ben Stiller & Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen, story by Ben Stiller & Justin Theroux

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on August 13

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bachna ae Haseeno

Logline: A womanizer learns the hard way about the dangers of his actions. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Bipasha Basu, Ranbir Kapoor, Minissha Lamba, Deepika Padukone

Director: Siddharth Anand

Writers: Siddharth Anand

Distributor: Yash Raj Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select marktes on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

A Girl Cut In Two

Logline: A television weather girl is pursued by two very different men. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Francois Berleand, Benoit Magimel, Mathilda May, Ludivine Sagnier, Caroline Sihol

Director: Claude Chabrol

Writers: Claude Chabrol and Cecile Maistre

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Henry Poole is Here

Logline: A man believing he is dying finds renewed faith in life when a nosy neighbor spots what she believes to be an image of Jesus in a water stain on his garage wall

Featuring: Cheryl Hines, George Lopez, Radha Mitchell, Luke Wilson

Director: Mark Pellington

Writer: Albert Torres

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on August 15

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Mirrors

Logline: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home

Featuring: Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Kiefer Sutherland

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writers: Alexandre Aja & Gregory Levasseur, based on the Korean motion picture “Geoul Sokeuro” written by Sung-ho Kim

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on August 15

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Logline: As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace

Featuring the voices of: Anthony Daniels, Ashley Drane, Seth Green, Tom Kane, Matthew Wood

Director: Dave Filoni

Writers: Henry Gilroy and Steven Melching and Scott Murphy, story by George Lucas

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on August 15

MPAA Rating: PG for sci-fi action violence throughout, brief language and momentary smoking

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Vicky Christina Barcelona

Logline: Two American women find themselves falling for the same guy while on vacation in Spain

Featuring: Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, Penelope Cruz, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson

Director: Woody Allen

Writer: Woody Allen

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material involving sexuality and smoking

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Alexandra: Opens at the Angelika FIlm Center in Houston

Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor

Bottle Shock: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany CA, the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Aliso Viejo 20 in Aliso Viejo CA, the Quality 16 in Ann Arbor, the Parks 18 in Arlington TX, the Great Lake Crossing 25 in Auburn Hills MI, Landmark’s Harbor East 7 in Baltimore, the Neshaminy 24 in Belsalem PA, Landmark’s California Theatre in Berkeley, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Fenway 13 in Boston, the Bronxville Cinemas in Bronxvile NY, the Pavilion 9 in Brooklyn, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Burbank 16 in Burbank CA, the Emagine 20 in Canton MI, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Mariemont Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Showplace 16 in Coon Rapids MN, the Cranford Theatre in Cranford NJ, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the East Hampton Theatre in East Hampton NY, the Monmouth Mall 15 in Eatontown NJ, the Eden Prarie 18 in Eden Prairie MN, the Edgewater Cinemas in Edgewater NJ, the Greenburgh Cinemas in Elmford NY, the Fairfax Corner 14 in Fairfax VA, the Farmingdale 14 in Farmingdale NY, the Foothill Center 22 in Foothill Ranch CA, the Framingham 15 in Framingham MA, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Firewheel 18 in Garland TX, the Hollywood 20 in Greenville SC, the Hamilton 24 in Hamilton NJ, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Island 16 in Holtsville NY, the Marq*E 23 in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Showplace 16 in Inver Grove Heights MN, the Palace 15 in Kansas City MO, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Marketplace 6 in Long Beach CA, the Baxter Avenue 8 in Louisville, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Cinemas in Manhasset NY, the Manhattan Village 5 in Manhattan Beach CA, the Manville 12 in Manville NJ, the Tysons Corner 16 in Mclean VA, the Studio on the Square 5 in Memphis, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Edina 4 in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Osio 6 in Monterey, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Kips Bay 15 in New York City, the Island 7 in Newport Beach, the Tilton 6 in Northfield NJ, the Garden Cinemas in Norwalk CT, the Novi 18 in Novi MI, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Glenwood Arts Cinemas in Overland Park KS, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Rialto Cinema in Raleigh, the Showcase Cinemas in Randolph MA, the Rockaway 16 in Rockaway NJ, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota FL, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ, the Southgate 20 in Southgate MI, the Town Square 14 in Southgate TX, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane WA, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, the Grandview Twin and the Highland Twin in St. Paul, the Marketplace 20 in Sterling Heights MI, the Stony Brook 17 in Stony Brook NY, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the Sunrise Cinemas in Sunrise FL, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Warrington Crossing 22 in Warrington PA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, the Palisades Center 21 in West Nyack NY, the Parisian 20 in West Palm Beach, the Raceway 10 and the Westbury 12 in Westbury NY, the Village 20 in Winter Park FL, the Tinseltown 17 in The Woodlands TX and the Showcase Cinemas in Ypsilanti MI

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at the Broadway Center Cinemas in Salt Lake City and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Holding Trevor: Opens at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus OH

Love and Honor: Opens at the South Dekalb Funplex 12 in Atlanta and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Man on Wire: Opens at the Bantam Cinema in Bantam CT, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinema 7 in Indianapolis, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis

Murder.com: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired: Opens at the Key Cinema in Indianapolis

Stealing America: Vote by Vote: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota

What We Do Is Secret: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Yella: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet

Logline: Documents the life and works of the American artist of steel sculptures. In English and in German with subtitles

Director: Maria Anna Tappeiner

Distributor: German United Distributors

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug and sexual references, nudity and language

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cthulhu

Logline: A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother’s estate, discovers aspects of his father’s New Age cult which take on a dangerous and apocalyptic significance

Featuring: Cara Buono, Jason Cottle, Scott Patrick Green, Robert Padilla, Tori Spelling

Director: Dan Gildark

Writers: Grant Cogswell and Dan Gildark, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Death Race

Logline: A famed stock car driver convicted of murdering his wife is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world’s most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory

Featuring: Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Robin Shou, Jason Statham

Director: Paul WS Anderson

Writer: Paul WS Anderson, based on the screenplay to the 1975 film “Death Race 2000” by Robert Thom and Charles B. Griffith, story by Ib Melchoir

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Errand of Angels

Logline: A wide-eyed sister missionary arrives in Austria to begin her 18-month-long mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, finding herself teamed with another missionary she neither understands nor particularly likes

Featuring: Erin Chambers, Rachel Emmers, Eunicia Jones, Katrin Mayer, Bettina Schwarz

Director: Christian Vuissa

Writer: Christian Vuissa, story by Heidi Johnson

Distributor: Excel Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Utah regional release on August 22

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic material

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Flow: For the Love of Water

Logline: Documents the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and how greed just may be the cause

Director: Irena Salina

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on August 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Hamlet 2

Logline: A struggling high school drama teacher writes a kooky musical sequel to Shakespeare’s play, in the hopes it will save his program

Featuring: David Arquette, Marshall Bell, Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Elisabeth Shue

Director: Andrew Fleming

Writers: Pam Brady and Andrew Fleming

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The House Bunny

Logline: A disgraced Playboy Bunny must become the ward of a sorority house after being kicked out of the Playboy mansion

Featuring: Kat Dennings, Anna Faris, Dana Goodman, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone

Director: Fred Wolf

Writers: Karen McCullah & Kirsten Smith

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on August 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex-related humor, partial nudity and brief strong language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

I.O.U.S.A

Logline: Documents the current fiscal crisis in America

Director: Patrick Creadon

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on August 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

I Served the King of England

Logline: A young man enjoys the privledges of the glamorous life at an old-world Prague hotel in the days leading up to World War II. In Czech with subtitles

Featuring: Ivan Barnev, Martin Huba, Julia Jentsch, Oldrich Kaiser, Marian Labuda

Director: Jiri Menzel

Writer: Jiri Menzel, based upon the novel “Obsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale” by Bohumil Hrabal

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and nudity

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Momma’s Man

Logline: A thirtysomething man finds new ways to stay at his parents’ loft in New York City after a consulting job is over, causing friction between himself, his parents and his wife, still at their home with their newborn child

Featuring: Matt Boren, Richard Edson, Flo Jacobs, Ken Jacobs, Dana Varon

Director: Azazel Jacobs

Writer: Azazel Jacobs

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on August 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Bottle Shock: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Greene 14 in Beavercreek OH, the Summit 16 in Birmingham AL, the Flicks in Boise, Landmark’s Gateway 8 in Columbus OH, the Carousel 15 in Greensboro NC, the Beach Boulevard 18 in Jacksonville, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Village Square Cinemas in Las Vegas, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Century Park Lane 18 in Reno NV, the Empire 3 in San Francisco and the El Con 20 in Tucson

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at the Red River Theatre in Concord NH, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME

Eight Miles High: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

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

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

A Man Named Pearl: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Man on Wire: Opens at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL

No Regret: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired: Opens at the Lyric Theatre in Fort Collins CO

Stealing America: Vote by Vote: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Ross Media Art Center in Lincoln NE and the Film Streams Theatre in Omaha

What We Do Is Secret: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Wedensday, August 27, 2008

Traitor

Logline: A special operative working with a terrorist group becomes the target of the CIA

Featuring: Don Cheadle, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough, Guy Pearce, Said Taghmaoui

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Writer: Jeffrey Nachmanoff, story by Steve Martin and Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on August 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense violent sequences, thematic material and brief language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, August 29, 2008

Babylon A.D.

Logline: A mercenary is hired to deliver a “package” – an innocent young woman raised in a monestary – from the ravages of a post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe to New York

Featuring: Gerard Depardieu, Vin Diesel, Charlotte Rampling, Melanie Thierry, Michelle Yeoh

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Writers: Eric Besnard and Mathieu Kassovitz and Joseph Simas, based on the novel by Maurice G. Dantec

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on August 29

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

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

College

Logline: A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen

Featuring: Drake Bell, Haley Bennett, Andrew Caldwell, Kevin Covais, Gary Owen, Nick Zano

Director: Deb Hagan

Writers: Dan Callahan and Adam Ellison

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on August 29

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive crude and sexual content, nudity, language, drug and alcohol abuse

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Disaster Movie

Logline: Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events

Featuring: Carmen Electra, Kim Kardashian, Roland Kickinger, Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Parker

Directors: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

Writers: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on August 29

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Goal 2: Living The Dream

Logline: After gaining experience with the football club Newcastle United, a young American soccer phenom gets a huge break when he’s transferred to Real Madrid

Featuring: Kuno Becker, David Beckham, Stephen Dillane, Anna Friel, Rutger Hauer, Alessandro Nivola

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers: Mike Jefferies and Adrian Butchart and Terry Loane, story by Mike Jefferies

Distributor: Peace Arch Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus locations on August 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for for some sexual content

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Hijack

Logline: A man goes into action when he discovers the plane his daughter is flying on has been hijacked. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Shiney Ahuja, Mona Ambegaonkar, Esha Deol, Kaveri Jha, K K Raina

Director: Kunal Shivdasani

Writers: Kunal Shivdasani and Gavendra Agarwal, story by Kunal Shivdasani

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Sukiyaki Western Django

Logline: Two gangs face off in a small town while a gunman comes to the aid of its townfolk

Featuring: Masanobu Ando, Yusuke Iseya, Takaaki Ishibashi, Hideaki Ito, Koichi Sato, Quentin Tarantino

Director: Takashi Miike

Writera: Takashi Miike & Masa Nakamura, inspired by Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 film “Django”

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on August 29

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, including a rape

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

>Year of the Fish

Logline: An optimistic young girl travels alone to New York City where she hopes to earn money to send home to her ailing father, only to find herself working for a distant cousin who runs a seedy massage parlor

Featuring: Tsai Chin, Randall Duk Kim, Ken Leung, An Nguyen

Director: David Kaplan

Writer: David Kaplan

Distributor: Gigantic Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on August 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and the Film Streams Cinemas in Omaha NE

Love and Honor: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena

Man on Wire: Opens at the Varsity Twin in Chapel Hill, the Red River 3 in Concord NH, the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, the Colonial Theatre in Keene NH, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Capitol Theatre in Olympia WA, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME

No Regret: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Stealing America: Vote by Vote: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the DeVargas Mall 6 in Santa Fe and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

What We Do Is Secret: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Accidental Husband

Logline: When a talk radio host advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge

Featuring: Colin Firth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Isabella Rossellini, Sam Shepard, Uma Thurman

Director: Griffin Dunne

Writers: Mimi Hare & Clare Naylor and Bonnie Sikowitz

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 5

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Ballast

Logline: One man’s suicide affects the lives of three people

Featuring: Johnny McPhail, Tarra Riggs, JimMyron Ross, Micheal J. Smith Sr.

Director: Lance Hammer

Writer: Lance Hammer

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bangkok Dangerous

Logline: A hitman in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy

Featuring: Nicolas Cage, Chakrit Yamnam, Charlie Yeung

Directors: Oxide Pang and Danny Pang

Writers: Jason Richman, based on the screenplay for the 1999 film by Oxide Pang and Danny Pang

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 5

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexuality

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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 September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Mister Foe

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

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

Director: David Mackenzie

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

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ping Pong Playa

Logline: A kid dreams of playing professional basketball in order to escape his dead-end job, living in the suburbs, his bossy older brother and running his Mom’s ping pong classes

Featuring: Roger Fan, Jim Lau, Khary Payton, Jimmy Tsai, Andrew Vo

Director: Jessica Yu

Writers: Jessica Yu & Jimmy Tsai

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on September 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, including some sexual remarks and drug references

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Secret

Logline: A 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Mathieu Amalric, Patrick Bruel, Cecile De France, Julie Depardieu, Ludivine Sagnier

Director: Claude Miller

Writer: Claude Miller, based on the novel by Philipe Grimbert

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center and the Paris Theatre in New York City on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Surfer, Dude

Logline: A pro surfer finds life becoming more complicated when he is offered his own television show

Featuring: Matthew McConaughey

Director: Rob Bindler

Writer: S.R. Bindler, based on the books “Surfer Dude” by Mark Gustawes and “Killer Surf” by George Mays

Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Austin exclusive on September 5

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive drug use, language and nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

CSNY: Deja Vu: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH and the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY

Man on Wire: Opens at the Majestic 3 in Gettysburg PA

Stealing America: Vote by Vote: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere 3 in San Francisco and Landmark’s Varsity 3 in Seattle

Up the Yangtze: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

What We Do Is Secret: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

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

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