The Early Report for September 10, 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 72 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday 9/12/08 and Friday 10/17/08, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Burn After Reading

Logline: A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it

Featuring: George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton

Directors: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 12

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

David & Fatima

Logline: A Jewish young man and a Palestinian Muslim girl, meet and fall in love

Featuring: Tony Curtis, Allan Kolman, Martin Landau, Danielle Pollack, Cameron Van Hoy

Director: Alain Zaloum

Writers: Alain Zaloum & Patricia Krauss & Randala

Distributor: Karim Movies

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA and the Quad Cinema in New York City on September 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on September 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Forgiveness

Logline: An Israeli-American is committed to a mental institution after shooting a Palestinian girl while on patrol in the Israeli Army. In English and in Hebrew with subtitles

Featuring: Clara Khoury, Makram Khoury, Tamara Mansour, Moni Moshonov, Itay Tiran

Director: Udi Aloni

Writers: Udi Aloni and Paul Hond, story by Udi Aloni

Distributor: Elevation Filmworks

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on September 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Godfather

Logline: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son

Featuring: Marlon Brando, James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, Talia Shire

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Writers: Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Puzo

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on September 12

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 175 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Greetings from the Shore

Logline: Still reeling from the death of her father, a young girl spends one last summer at the Jersey Shore before heading off to college

Featuring: David Fumero, Jay O. Sanders, Andrew Shaifer, Kim Shaw, Paul Sorvino

Director: Greg Chwerchak

Writers: Gabrielle Berberich & Greg Chwerchak

Distributor: NewStyle Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Monmouth Mall 15 in Eatontown NJ, the Towne 16 in Egg Harbor NJ, the Mansfield 14 in Hackettstown NJ, the Maplewood 6 in Maplewood NJ, the Strathmore 4 in Matawan NJ, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Village VII Cinemas in New York City, the Parsippany 12 in Parsippany NJ, the Rockaway 16 in Rockaway NJ, the Hamilton 24 in Trenton and the Washington Township Cinemas in Washington Township NJ
on September 12

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Moving Midway

Logline: Documents the efforts of a family to relocate their family home off a Civil War-era plantation

Director: Godfrey Cheshire

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC FIlm Center in New York City on September 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Proud American

Logline: Half drama/half documentary about life in America

Featuring: Jonathan Banks, Grant Goodeve, Dennis Haskins, Ken Howard, Mark McClure, James B. Sikking, Yakov Smirnoff

Director: Fred Ashman

Writers: Fred Ashman & Rolland Smith

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus 35mm and IMAX locations on September 12

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Righteous Kill

Logline: Two police officers trail a serial killer who is murdering felons the duo has arrested over the years

Featuring: Robert DeNiro, Carla Gugino, Curtis Jackson, Al Pacino, Donnie Wahlberg

Director: Jon Avnet

Writers: Russell Gerwitz

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on September 12

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

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Tired of Kissing Frogs

Logline: An unlucky-in-love graphic designer catches her boyfriend cheating on her and decides it’s better to play the field than settle down. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Juan Manuel Bernal, Itati Cantoral,Jose Maria de Tavira, Ana Layevska, Miguel Rodarte, Ana Serradilla

Director: Jorge Colon

Writer: Joaquin Bissner

Distributor: Distrimax

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA and in additional locations in select markets on September 12

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and some language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Towelhead

Logline: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War

Featuring: Maria Bello, Summer Bishil, Toni Collette, Aaron Eckhart, Peter Macdissi

Director: Alan Ball

Writer: Alan Ball, based on the novel by Alicia Erian

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on September 12

MPAA Rating: R for strong disturbing sexual content and abuse involving a teen, and for language

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

Logline: Two families from different walks of life learn to work together

Featuring: Kathy Bates, Cole Hauser, Sanaa Lathan, Tyler Perry, Alfre Woodard

Director: Tyler Perry

Writers: Tyler Perry

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2150 plus locations on September 12

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Women

Logline: The friendship between a clothing designer and a fashion magazine editor is tested when the designer’s husband begins an affair with a spritzer girl at Saks Fifth Avenue

Featuring: Annette Bening, Candace Bergen, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Bette Midler, Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett Smith

Director: Diane English

Writer: Diane English, based on the play by Clare Boothe Luce and the screenplay for the 1939 film by Anita Loos and Jane Murfin

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 12

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Another Gay Sequel: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Camelot Cinemas in Palm Springs, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle

Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul: Opens at Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Milwaukee

Beautiful Losers: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Boy A: Opens at Landmark’s River Oak Theatre in Houston

Cthulhu: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR and Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota

Frozen River: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

The Grocer’s Son: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

A Girl Cut in Two: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The House of Adam: Opens at the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles

I Served the King of England: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas and in additional locations in select markets

In Search of a Midnight Kiss: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and in additional locations in select markets

Mister Foe: Opens at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco

Momma’s Man: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Ping Pong Playa: Opens at the Alderwood 16 in Alderwood WA, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, the First Colony 24 and the Marq*E 23 in Houston, and the Meridian 16 in Seattle

The Pool: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Movie City 8 in Edison NJ, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL

Stealing America: Vote by Vote: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Cobb Theatre in Jupiter FL, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Camera 12 in San Jose

Secrecy: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City

Sukiyaki Western Django: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Surfer, Dude: Opens at the Hoffman 22 in Alexandria VA, the Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 in Aliso Viejo CA, the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Parks Arlington 18 in Arlington TX, the Aventura Mall 24 in Aventura FL, the Senator Theatre and the White Marsh 16 in Baltimore, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Burbank 30 in Burbank CA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Corpus Christi 16 in Corpus Christi, the Angelika Film Center and the Northpoint 15 in Dallas, the Daly City 20 in Daly City CA, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 in Dublin CA, the Bay Street 16 in Emeryville CA, the Royal Park 16 in Gainesville FL, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Gulf Pointe 30 and the Willowbrook 24 in Houston, the Deerbrook 24 in Humble TX, the Bella Terra 20 in Huntington Beach CA, the Long Beach Stadium 26 in Long Beach CA, the Tinseltown 17 in Lubbock TX, the Tyson Corner 16 in McLean VA, the Mesa Grande 24 in Mesa AZ, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Dolphin 19 in Miami, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Tilton 9 in Northfield NJ, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Pleasure Island 24 and the Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 in Orlando, the Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix, the Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park FL, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Galleria South Bay 16 in Redondo Beach CA, the Roseville 14 in Roseville CA, the Laguna Village 12 in Sacramento, the Fashion Valley 18, the Mira Mesa 17, the Mission Valley 20 and Palm Promenade 24 in San Diego, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Oakridge 20 in San Jose CA, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara CA, the Criterion 6 in Santa Monica, the Majestic 20 in Silver Spring MD, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the River Park Square Cinemas in Spokane, the Tallahassee Mall 20 in Tallahassee, the Starlight 20 and the Veterans 24 in Tampa, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe AZ, the Towson Commons 8 in Towson MD, the Union City 25 in Union City CA, the Warrington Crossing 22 in Warrington PA, the Georgetown Cinemas in Washington DC, the Springfield 15 in West Springfield MA, the Potomac Mills 15 in Woodbridge VA and the Tinseltown 17 in The Woodlands TX (66 locations total)

Transsiberian: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

Trouble the Water: Opens at the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA and the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz

Trumbo: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

What We Do Is Secret: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

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

Young People Fucking: Opens at Landmark’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived

Logline: Documents the debate over what would have happened with the Vietnam Conflict had President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated in 1963 and had been re-elected in 1964

Director: Koji Masutani

Distributor: Koji Masutani

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on September 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, September 19, 2008

All of Us

Logline: Documents the efforts of South Bronx doctor Mehret Mandefro to research why black women are being infected with the HIV virus at an alarming rate

Director: Emily Abt

Distributor: Pureland Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on September 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Amexicano

Logline: An Italian-American and a Mexican illegal immigrant form an unlikely friendship in Queens

Featuring: Michael Aronov, Raul Castillo, Carmine Famiglietti, Jennifer Pena, Manny Perez

Director: Matthew Bonifacio

Writer: Carmine Famiglietti

Distributor: Xenon Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on September 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some violence

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Appaloosa

Logline: Two gunmen arrive in a small, dusty and lawless town suffering at the hands of a ruthless rancher

Featuring: Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons, Robert Knott, Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellweger

Director: Ed Harris

Writers: Ed Harris and Robert Knott, based on the novel by Robert B. Parker

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto on September 19

MPAA Rating: R for some violence and language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Battle in Seattle

Logline: The city of Seattle finds itself embroiled in a series of protests against the World Trade Organization which become ever-increasing in their violence and insanity

Featuring: Andre Benjamin, Chris Evans, Woody Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Ray Liotta, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron

Director: Stuart Townsend

Writer: Stuart Townsend

Distributor: Redwood Palms

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, Landmark’s Neptune Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on September 19

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Duchess

Logline: An 18th century aristocrat revels in her extravagant political and personal life

Featuring: Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, Keira Knightley, Charlotte Rampling

Director: Saul Dibb

Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher and Anders Thomas Jensen and Saul Dibb, based on the novel “Georgiana. Duchess of Devonshire” by Amanda Foreman

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 19

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

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Enlighten Up!

Logline: Documents the efforts of a documentarian to get a friend to try yoga

Director: Kate Churchill

Distributor: Kate Churchill Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA on September 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Elite Squad

Logline: A special police force in Rio de Janiero must clean up the streets and inside its own department before a Papal visit. In Portuguese with subtitles

Featuring: Caio Junqueira, Fernanda Machado, Wagner Moura, Andre Ramiro, Maria Ribeiro

Director: Jose Padilha

Writers: Braulio Mantovani & Jose Padilha & Rodrigo Pimentel, based on the book “Elite da Tropa” by Andre Batista & Rodrigo Pimentel & Luiz Eduardo Soares

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on September 19

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language and drug content

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Ghost Town

Logline: Revived after being dead for seven minutes, a man discovers he can see ghosts

Featuring: Billy Campbell, Ricky Gervias, Greg Kinnear, Tea Leoni, Kristen Wiig

Director: David Koepp

Writers: David Koepp & John Kamps

Distributor: DreamWorld Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2450 plus locations on September 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Godfather: Part Two

Logline: The son of a late Mafioso boss expands and tightens his grip on his American crime syndicate, echoing some of the struggles his father made as a young man in Italy

Featuring: John Cazale, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo, based on the novel by Puzo

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on September 19

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 200 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

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 19

MPAA Rating: R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Igor

Logline: A mad scientist’s hunchbacked assistant has big dreams of becoming a scientist and winning the covted first place award at the annual Evil Science Fair

Featuring the voices of: Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, John Cusack, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Molly Shannon, Christian Slater

Director: Anthony Leondis

Writer: Chris McKenna

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on September 19

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements, scary images, action and mild language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Lakeview Terrace

Logline: A young inter-racial couple becomes the target of their neighbor, who disapproves of their relationship

Featuring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Patrick Wilson

Director: Neil LaBute

Writers: David Loughery and Howard Korder

Distributor: Screems Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on September 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense thematic material, violence, sexuality, language and some drug references

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital/DTS/SDDS

My Best Friend’s Girl

Logline: A man faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is, only to fall for the woman himself

Featuring: Diora Baird, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, Kate Hudson

Director: Howard Deutch

Writer: Jordan Cahan

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 19

MPAA Rating: R for strong language and sexual content throughout, including graphic dialogue and some nudity

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Shoot on Sight

Logline: A London Metropolitan Police Officer of Muslim heritage must display courage and persevere in his duties in face of family conflict

Featuring: Brian Cox, Sadie Frost, Um Puri, Greta Scacchi, Naseeruddin Shah

Director: Jag Mundhra

Writer: Carl Austin, story by Jag Mundhra

Distributor: Aron Govil Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 19

MPAA Rating: R for some violence and language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

A Thousand Years Of Good Prayers

Logline: A retired widower from Beijing comes to the United States to visit his only daughter, who is going through a divorce. In English and in Mandarin and Persian with subtitles

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

Director: Wayne Wang

Writer: Michael Ray, based on the stories by Yiyun Li

Distributor: Magnolia Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle on September 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tinkerbell

Logline: A young pixie finds her true voice and discovers what she is really meant to be

Featuring the voices of: Kristin Chenoweth, America Ferrera, Anjelica Huston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, Mae Whitman

Director: Bradley Raymond

Writers: Jeffrey M. Howard, based on characters created by J.M. Barrie

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on September 19

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

12

Logline: 12 jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather. In Chechen and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Sergey Garmash, Sergei Gazarov, Nikita Makhalkov, Sergey Makovetsky, Aleksey Petrenko, Yury Stoyanov

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

Writers: Nikita Mikhalkov & Vladimir Moiseyenko & Aleksandr Novototsky, based on the play “12 Angry Men” by Reginald Rose

Distributor: Sony Pictues Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent images, disturbing content, thematic material, brief sexual and drug references, and smoking

Running Time: 159 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Another Gay Sequel: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Cinemas in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Cinemas in Detroit, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Beautiful Losers: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Chris & Don: A Love Story: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

The Edge of Heaven: Opens at the Cine Theatre in Athens GA, the New Art Cinema in Provincetown MA and the Screen Cinemas in Santa Fe

Flow: For the Love of Water: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

A Girl Cut in Two: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

I Served the King of England: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

In Search of a Midnight Kiss: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

A Jihad for Love: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

Love and Honor: Opens at the NAZ 8 Cinemas in Artesia CA, the Gardena Cinemas in Gardena CA and the Festival Cinemas in Vancouver BC

Mister Foe: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle

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

OSS 177: Cairo, Nest of Spies: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Patti Smith: Dream of Life: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH and in Denver

The Pool: Opens at the Worldgate 9 in Herndon VA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Save Me: Opens at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Secrecy: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge MA

Stealing America: Vote by Vote: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Bill Cosford Theatre in Coral Gables FL, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR and Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle

Towelhead: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional locations in select markets

Trouble the Water: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY and the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

The Unknown Woman: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

What We Do is Secret: Opens at the Zeitgeist Arts Center in New Orleans

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rent

Logline: The last Broadway performance of the long-running musical is digitally simulcast on movie screens

Director: Michael Greif

Writer: Jonathan Larsen

Distributor: Sony Hot Ticket

Opening Week Release Pattern: 700 plus locations on September 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid: This show will play once nightly on Wednesday September 24, Thursday September 25, and once during the afternoons on Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28

Friday, September 26, 2008

Alexander Nevsky

Logline: A Russian prince leads a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights in 1241. In Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Andrei Abrikosov, Nikolai Cherkasov, Vasili Novikov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Dmitri Orlov

Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein and Dmitri Vasilyev

Writers: Sergei M. Eisenstein and Pyotr Pavlenko

Distributor: Seagull Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on September 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Blindness

Logline: A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant “white blindness”

Featuring: Alice Braga, Yusuke Iseya, Don McKellar, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Writer: Don McKellar, based on the novel by Jose Saramago

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on September 26

MPAA Rating: R for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Choke

Logline: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother’s hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death

Featuring: Clark Gregg, Brad William Henke, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Sam Rockwell

Director: Clark Gregg

Writer: Clark Gregg, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Picutres

Opening Week Release Pattern: 750 plus locations on September 26

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

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Eagle Eye

Logline: Two strangers are brought together by a mysterious woman who is using them for a political assassination

Featuring: Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monoghan, Eric Christian Olsen, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: D.J. Caruso

Writers: John Glenn & Travis Wright and Hillary Seitz and Dan McDermott, story by Dan McDermott

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 26

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Fireproof

Logline: A firefighter turns to the Bible to help his failing marriage

Featuring: Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Kirk Cameron, Stephen Dervan, Jason McLeod

Director: Alex Kendrick

Writers: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 800 plus locations on September 26

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material and some peril

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Forever Strong

Logline: A talented-but-troubled rugby player must play against the team his father coaches at the national championship

Featuring: Sean Astin, Gary Cole, Sean Faris, Arielle Kebbel, Neal McDonough

Director: Ryan Little

Writer: David Piller

Distributor: Crane Movie Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving teen drug and alcohol use, and for some disturbing images

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Hashar

Logline: Love and politics between students at a university. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Gurleen Chopra, Sudesh Lehri, Babbu Maan, Mahima Mehta, Rana Ranbir

Director: Gaurav Trehan

Writer: Prof. P.S. Nirola, story by Master Tarlochan Singh

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Humboldt Country

Logline: A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself

Featuring: Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich, Frances Conroy, Brad Dourif, Jeremy Strong

Directors: Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs

Writers: Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Minor 3 in Arcata CA, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Broadway Theatre in Eureka CA, the Garberville Cinemas in Garberville CA, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle on September 26

MPAA Rating: R for drug content and language throughout

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Johnny Got His Gun

Logline: Losing his limbs after being hit by a mortal shell on the final day of World War I, a young American soldier struggles to find some way to communicate with the world

Featuring: Ben McKenzie

Director: Rowan Joseph

Writer: Bradley Rand Smith, based on the novel by Dalton Trumbo

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin on September 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Lucky Ones

Logline: Three Iraqi war veterans share a ride to see their loved ones

Featuring: Molly Hagan, Rachel McAdams, Michael Pena, Tim Robbins

Director: Neil Burger

Writers: Neil Burger &: Dirk Wittenborn

Distributor: Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in addtional locations in major markets on September 26

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Miracle at St. Anna

Logline: Four black American soldiers get trapped in a Tuscan village during World War II

Featuring: Laz Alonso, Michael Ealy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Derek Luke, Omar Benson Miller

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: James McBride, based on his novel

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1200 plus locations on September 26

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

Running Time: 166 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Nights in Rodanthe

Logline: A recently-divorved doctor traveling to see his estranged son falls for an unhappily married innkeeper

Featuring: James Franco, Richard Gere, Scott Glenn, Diane Lane, Christopher Meloni

Director: George C. Wolfe

Writers: Ann Peacock and John Romano, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Obscene

Logline: Documents the life of Barney Rosset, the influential publisher of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review and the first American publisher of acclaimed authors Samuel Beckett, Kenzaburo Oe, Tom Stoppard, Che Guevara and Malcolm X

Directors: Neil Ortenberg & Daniel O’Connor

Distributor: Arthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on September 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Smother

Logline: After he’s fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple

Featuring: Ken Howard, Diane Keaton, Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler, Mike White

Director: Vince DiMeglio

Writers: Tim Rasmussen & Vince Di Meglio

Distributor: Variance Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, some drug material and language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Trainwreck: My Life As An Idiot

Logline: A self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette’s syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan falls for a gold-digging girl who inspires him to try to get it together

Featuring: Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, Deirdre O’Connell, Denis O’Hare, Seann William Scott

Director: Tod Harrison Williams

Writer: Tod Harrison Williams, based on the novel by Jeff Nichols

Distributor: 41 Inc.

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles exclusive on September 26

MPAA Rating: R for Profanity and Sexual Situations

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Another Gay Sequel: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas

Battle in Seattle: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

Cthulhu: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Flow: For the Love of Water: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square CInemas in Cambridge MA, the Starz Film Center in Denver and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

A Girl Cut in Two: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore and the Camera 12 in San Jose

Mister Foe: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia

The Pool: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Peachtree Funplex 8 in Norcross GA, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

Stealing America: Vote by Vote: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

Sukiyaki Western Django: Opens at Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle

A Thousand Years Of Good Prayers: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Towelhead: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Trouble the Water: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA, Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Taos Film Center in Taos and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

What We Do Is Secret: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and in Minneapolis

XXY: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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: Required Viewing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, October 3, 2008

Allah Made Me Funny

Logline: Concert documentary featuring three of the top Muslim-American comics

Featuring: Mohammed Amer, Preacher Moss,Azhar Usman

Director: Andrea Kalin

Distributor: Unity Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema 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 Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Quad Cinema in New York City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Deigo, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on October 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

An American Carol

Logline: An anti-American filmmaker out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to show him the country’s good sides

Featuring: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen, Jon Voight, James Woods

Director: David Zucker

Writers: David Zucker and Lewis Friedman and Myrna Sokoloff

Distributor: Vivendi Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on October 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Logline: A pampered dog finds herself lost in Mexico

Featuring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Manolo Cardona, Piper Perabo, and the voices of Drew Barrymore, Andy Garcia, Salma Hayek, George Lopez

Director: Raja Gosnell

Writers: Analisa LaBianco and Jeff Bushell, story by Bushell

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on October 3

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Drona

Logline: A young man learns of his real identity, and how the survival of mankind is in his hands. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Abhishek Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kay Kay Menon

Director: Goldie Behl

Writers: Goldie Behl and Jaydeep Sarkar

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Logline: A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City

Featuring: Gillian Anderson, Jeff Bridges, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Simon Pegg

Director: Robert B. Weide

Writer: Peter Straughan, based on the novel by Toby Young

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on October 3

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Logline: Two young people find themselves through a chance encounter during a long night of indie club-hopping in New York City

Featuring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dzenia, Ari Graynor, Aaron Yoo

Director: Peter Sollet

Writers: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, based on the novel by Lorene Scafaria

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on October 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material including teen drinking, sexuality, language and crude behavior

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Rachel Getting Married

Logline: An ex-model fresh out of rehab struggles with her problems when she arrives home in time for her sister’s wedding

Featuring: Rosemarie DeWitt, Anne Hathaway, Bill Irwin, Debra Winger, Mather Zickel

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writers: Jenny Lumet

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 3

MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Religulous

Logline: Documents the efforts of comedian Bill Maher to talk religion with people from various beliefs from around the world

Director: Larry Charles

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 3

MPAA Rating: R for some language and sexual material

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

RocknRolla

Logline: In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, naturally attraction the attention of some of the city’s scrappiest tough guys, its more established underworld players and others — all of whom are looking to get rich quick

Featuring: Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Idris Elba, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Jeremy Piven, Tom Wilkinson

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writer: Guy Ritchie

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 3

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

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Battle in Seattle: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and the Plaza Del Oro Theatre in San Luis Obispo

Flow: For the Love of Water: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

A Girl Cut in Two: Opens at the Detroit Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Love and Honor: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Patti Smith: Dream of Life: Opens in St. Louis

The Pool: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Starz Film Center in Denver

Save Me: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Stealing America: Vote by Vote: Opens at the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT

A Thousand Years Of Good Prayers: Opens at the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Trouble the Water: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ashes of Time Redux

Logline: A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring:
Jacky Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Carina Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Brigitte Lin

Director: Kar Wai Wong

Writer: Kar Wai Wong, based on the novel “Dung Che Sai Duk” by Louis Cha

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on October 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Billy: The Early Years

Logline: A young man of faith finds himself at the crossroads of faith and doubt

Featuring: Stefanie Butler, Armie Hammer, Martin Landau, Kristoffer Polaha, Josh Turner, Lindsay Wagner

Director: Robby Benson

Writer: Jana Lyn Rutledge

Distributor: Rocky Mountain Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 300 plus locations on October 10

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Body of Lies

Logline: A former journalist injured in the Iraq war is hired by the CIA to track down an Al Qaeda leader in Jordan

Featuring: Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar Isaac, Mark Strong, Carice van Houten

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: William Monohan, based on the novel by David Ignatius

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on October 10

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

City of Ember

Logline: Two teens living in an underground city must find a new way to power their city before their way of life is extinguished

Featuring: Mackenzie Crook, Martin Landau, Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Saorise Ronan

Director: Gil Kenan

Writer: Caroline Thompson, based on the novel by Jeanne Duprau

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on October 10

MPAA Rating: PG for mild peril and some thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Express

Logline: A young man fights prejudice on many levels on his way to becoming the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy

Featuring: Clancy Brown, Rob Brown, Charles S. Dutton, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Dennis Quaid

Director: Gary Fleder

Writer: Charles Leavitt, based on the novel by Robert Gallagher

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on October 10

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Happy Go Lucky

Logline: An irrepressibly free-spirited school teacher finds her perspective on life tested when her commuter bike is stolen

Featuring: Sally Hawkins, Sinead Matthews, Andrea Riseborough, Samuel Roukin, Alexis Zegerman

Director: Mike Leigh

Writer: Mike Leigh

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 10

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Lola Montes

Logline: Tragedy befalls a great adventurer after she has a series of loves with a number of powerful men. In English and in French and German with subtitles

Featuring: Martine Carol, Lise Delamare, Henri Guisol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook

Director: Max Ophuls

Writers: Annette Wademant and Max Ophuls, based on the novel “La Vie Extraordinaire de Lola Montes” by Cecil Saint-Laurent

Distributor: Rialto Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Quarantine

Logline: A rookie news reporter and her cameraman find themselves in the middle of a quarantine while reporting on a story

Featuring: Jennifer Carpenter, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Writers: John Erick Dowdle & Drew Dowdle, based on the screenplay for the 2007 Spanish film “[REC]” by Jaume Balaguero & Luis Berdejo & Paco Plaza

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on October 10

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Battle in Seattle: Opens at the Capitol Theatre in Olympia WA

A Girl Cut in Two: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Johnny Got His Gun: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley

Mister Foe: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

Save Me: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Secrecy: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Trouble the Water: Opens at the Tivoli at Manor Square Theatre in Kansas City MO and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

What Just Happened: Opens at the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco and San Rafael 6 in San Rafel CA

What We Do Is Secret: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Frontrunners

Logline: Documents the race for Student Body President at the most prestigious public high school in the nation

Director: Caroline Suh

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, October 17, 2008

Filth and Wisdom

Logline: Three roommates from different cultures share a flat and desperate lives in London

Featuring: Richard E. Grant, Eugene Hutz, Inder Manocha, Vikcy McClure, Hollyw Waston

Director: Madonna

Writers: Dan Cadan and Madonna

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Flash of Genius

Logline: A man takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper

Featuring: Aaron Abrams, Alan Alda, Lauren Graham, Greg Kinnear, Dermot Mulroney

Director: Marc Abrahams

Writer: Philip Railsback, based on an article by John Seabrook

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: Not yet rated

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Morning Light

Logline: Documents the efforts of Roy Disney to train a group of young men and women for a 2,300 mile open-ocean sailing competition

Directors: Mark Monroe & Paul Crowder

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 17

MPAA Rating: PG for some language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Max Payne

Logline: A DEA agent whose family has been recently slain teams with an assassin out to avenge her sister’s death to hurt down those responsible for their losses

Featuring: Beau Bridges, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Mila Kunis, Donal Logue, Chris O’Donnell, Mark Wahlberg

Director: John Moore

Writer: Beau Thorne, based on the videogame created by Sam lake

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on October 17

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

W.

Logline: A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush

Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, Josh Brolin, Ellen Burstyn, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Scott Glenn, Toby Jones, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Stanley Weiser

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 17

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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

What Just Happened

Logline: Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who’s having a rough time trying to get his new picture made

Featuring: Robert De Niro, Kristen Stewart, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Bruce Willis

Director: Barry Levinson

Writer: Art Linson, based on his book

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Empire 25, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Union Square 14 in New York City on October 17

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Patti Smith: Dream of Life: Opens in Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Francisco

The Pool: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

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

A Thousand Years Of Good Prayers: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA

Trouble the Water: Opens at the Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Sunrise Cinemas in North Miami Beach, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and in Denver

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

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