The Early Report for January 18, 2009: 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 four weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 39 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 1/21/09 and Friday 2/13/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Of Time and the City

Logline: A filmmaker looks at the history and transformation of his birthplace, Liverpool

Director: Terence Davies

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on Janaury 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Let the Right One In: Opens at the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Columbia SC

Friday, January 23, 2009

California Dreamin’

Logline: A railway chief delays a NATO train transporting military equipment during the war in Kosovo in 1999. In English and in Italian, Romanian and Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Armand Assante, Maria Dinulescu, Jamie Elman, Alexandru Margineanu, Razvan Vasilescu

Director: Cristian Nemescu

Writers: Catherine Linstrum & Cristian Nemescu & Tudor Voican

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on January 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 155 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid!: Director Nemescu was killed in a car crash five weeks after completing principal photography on this, his sole feature film

Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Logline: Documents the histories of Los Angeles’ most notorious gangs

Director: Stacy Peralta

Distributor: Balance Vector Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on January 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Dog Eat Dog

Logline: Two hoodlums unwittingly sign their own death sentence when they bungle a shakedown job. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Oscar Borda, Blas Jaramillo, Marlon Moreno, Paulina Rivas, Alvaro Rodriguez

Director: Carlos Moreno

Writers: Carlos Moreno & Alonso Torres

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on January 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Donkey Punch

Logline: Things go drastically wrong for a group of British holidaymakers in Spain

Featuring: Robert Boulter, Sian Breckin, Tom Burke, Nichola Burley, Julian Morris, Jay Taylor, Jaime Winstone

Director: Olly Blackburn

Writers: Olly Blackburn & David Bloom

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on January 23

MPAA Rating: R for a scene of strong sexual content involving an aberrant violent act, graphic nudity, violence, language and drug use

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Growing Out

Logline: A troubled songwriter discovers a human growing out of his basement floor

Featuring: Ben Bowden, Michael Hampton, Chase Hemphill, Devon Iott, Ryan Sterling

Director: Graham Ratliff

Writer: Graham Ratliff

Distributor: Cinema Epoch

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on January 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Inkheart

Logline: A father conjures characters from storybooks when he reads aloud to his daughter

Featuring: Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent, Brendan Fraser, Rafi Gavron, Sienna Guillory, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis

Director: Iain Softley

Writers: David Lindsay-Abaire, based on stories by Cornelia Funke

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus locations on January 23

MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Killshot

Logline: A married couple in a witness-protection program is targeted by hit men

Featuring: Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Thomas Jane, Johnny Knoxvile, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke

Director: John Madden

Writers: Hossein Amini, based on the book by Elmore Leonard

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Five locations in select markets on January 23

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and brief nudity

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Lodger

Logline: A Los Angeles detective investigates a series of slaughters of West Hollywood prostitutes by a perp copying Jack the Ripper

Featuring: Simon Baker, Rachael Leigh Cook, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall, Donal Logue, Alfred Molina, Shane West

Director: David Ondaatje

Writer: David Ondaatje, based on the book by Marie Belloc Lowndes

Distributor: Stage 6 Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January 23

MPAA Rating: R for violent content, language and brief nudity

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Murder in Fashion

Logline: A young man stalks one of the most famous fashion designers in the world

Featuring: Stacey Dash, Saul Herckis, Robert Miano, Jonathon Trent, Cerina Vincent

Director: Ben Waller

Writers: Linda Boroff

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on January 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Outlander

Logline: A space craft crashes into the majestic fjords of ancient Norway and into the time of the Vikings and from the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world – Kainan – and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen

Featuring: James Caviezel, John Hurt, Jack Huston, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman

Director: Howard McCain

Writers: Dirk Blackman & Howard McCain

Distributor: Third Rail Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 75 plus locations in select markets on January 23

MPAA Rating: R for violence

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

Prometheus Triumphant: A Fugue in the Key of Flesh

Logline: A man tries to find a cure when his paramour contracts a deadly case of the plague

Featuring: Josh Ebel, Kelly Lynn, Dave Yarborough

Directors: Mike McKown and Jim Towns

Writers: Mike McKown and Jim Towns

Distributor: Cinema Epoch

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on January 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Logline: A centuries-old feuds between a clan of aristocratic vampires and the lycans is reignited when the daughter of the vampire leader falls for an enemy werewolf

Featuring: Shane Brolly, Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Craig Parker, Michael Sheen

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos

Writers: Danny McBride and Dirk Blackman & Howard McCain, story by Len Wiseman & Robert Orr and Danny McBride, based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux and Len Wiseman & Danny McBride

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on January 23

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence and some sexuality

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

Che: Part One and Che: Part Two: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in additional locations in select markets

The Dark Knight: Special return engagement at 200 plus locations, including 50 plus IMAX screens

Frost/Nixon: Expands to 800 plus locations

Fuel: Opens at the the Lincoln Theatre in Mt. Vernon WA

Let the Right One In: Opens at the Carlisle Theatre in Carlisle PA, the Detroit Institute of the Arts in Detroit, the Flint Institute of the Arts in Flint MI, the Mountain Theatre in Hunter NY and the Maiden Alley Theatre in Paducah NY

Revolutionary Road: Expands to 800 plus locations

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Slumdog Millionaire: Expands to 1000 plus locations

Timecrimes: Opens at the Brattle Theatrein Cambridge MA

Waltz with Bashir: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional locations in select markets

Wendy and Lucy: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Were the World Mine: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

The Wild Child: Opens at the Film Streams in Omaha

The Wrestler: Expands to 400 plus locations

Yonkers Joe: Opens at the Living Room Theatre in Portland OR and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blessed is the Match

Logline: Documents the life of Hannah Senesh, a World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc.

Director: Roberta Grossman

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on January 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Class

Logline: A teacher prepares for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Francois Begaudeau

Director: Laurent Cantet

Writers: Francois Begaudeau & Robin Campillo & Laurent Cantet, based on the novel “Entre les murs” by Francois Begaudeau

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional theatres in Los Angeles and New York City on January 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Incendiary

Logline: An adulterous woman’s life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match

Featuring: Nicholas Gleaves, Sidney Johnston, Angus Macfayden, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams

Director: Sharon Maguire

Writer: Sharon Maguire, based on the novel by Chris Cleave

Distributor: Capitol Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles on January 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Invisible Chronicles

Logline: A college student tells his psychiatrist an incredible tale concerning a school project he is working on

Featuring: Trevor Duke, Kyle Leatherberry, Bryan Lillis, Danny Max, Oskar Rodriguez

Director: David DeCoteau

Writer: Moses Rutegar, based on the novel “The Invisible Man” by H.G. Welles

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles exclusive on January 30

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, and some violence including a rape

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Medicine For Melancholy

Logline: Two twentysomething African-Americans get to know each other after a night of passion, as they walk through their rapidly gentrifying San Francisco neighborhood

Featuring: Melissa Bisagni, Wyatt Cenec, Tracey Higgins

Director: Barry Jenkins

Writer: Barry Jenkins

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on January 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

New In Town

Logline: A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town

Featuring: Harry Connick Jr., Frances Conroy, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Renee Zellweger

Director: Jonas Elmer

Writers: Kenneth Rance and C. Jay Cox

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on January 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sam’s Town

Logline: A woman and her friends visit the scene of a murder mystery

Featuring: Salvatore Antonio, Stephen Bishop, Sandrine Holt, William Gregory Lee, Fay Masterson

Director: Andrew C. Erin

Writer: Andrew C. Erin

Distributor: Cinema Epoch

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January 30

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Serbis

Logline: A fractured Filipino family copes with each other as they operate an adult movie theatre. In Tagalog with subtitles

Featuring: Dan Alvaro, Julio Diaz, Jaclyn Jose, Kristofer King, Coco Martin, Gina Pareno

Director: Brillante Mendoza

Writers: Armando Lao and Boots Agbayani Pastor

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January 30

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity and language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

The Sky Turns

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

Director: Mercedes Alvarez

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on January 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Taken

Logline: A former government operative comes out of retirement to rescue his estranged daughter from a slave trade operation

Featuring: Katie Cassidy, Maggie Grace, Liam Neeson

Director: Pierre Morel

Writers: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on January 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Uninvited

Logline: A young girl discovers her father’s new girlfriend may be a killer

Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, Emily Browning, Ariel Kebbel, David Straithairn

Directors: Charles Guard and Thomas Guard

Writers: Craig Rosenberg and Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard, based on the screenplay for the South Korean film “Changhwa, Hongryon” by Ji-woon Kim

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on Janaury 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic material, sexual content, language and teen drinking

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Che: Part One and Che: Part Two: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore and in additional locations in select markets

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

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

Eden: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH

Fuel: Opens at the Valley River 15 in Eugene OR

Good: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

I’ve Loved You So Long: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

Let the Right One In: Opens at the International Film Series Theatre in Boulder CO, the Bijou Theatre in Chattanooga, the YES Cinemas in Columbus IN, the Mindframe 6 in Dubuque IA, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Studio on the Square Cinemas in Memphis, the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM, the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach and the River Park Square 20 in Spokane

Of Time and the City: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Otto; or, Up with Dead People: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Pool: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

The Secret of the Grain: Opens at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

The Village Barbershop: Opens at Point Cinemas in Madison WI

Waltz with Bashir: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets

Wendy and Lucy: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Were the World Mine: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seatlle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Wild Child: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Yonkers Joe: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Memorial Day

Logline: Over a wild Memorial Day weekend, a group of teenager partiers film themselves in ever more compromising positions

Featuring: Harold Kennedy German, Robert Humphrey, Neil Knox, Nick Konow, Maria McConville, Tess Nix

Director: Josh Fox

Writer: Josh Fox

Distributor: Artists Public Domain/International WOW Company

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, February 6, 2009

Chocolate

Logline: A young girl learns martial arts from watching kung fu movies in order to exact revenge on those who bankrupted her mother. In English and in Japanese and Thai with subtitles

Featuring: Hiroshi Abe, Taphon Phopwandee, Ammara Siripong, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Yanin Wismitanant

Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Writers: Chukiat Sakveerakul & Nepalee Sakweerakul

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, the International Film Series in Boulder, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle on February 6

MPAA Rating: R for violence throughout, and brief sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX

Coraline

Logline: A young girl discovers a hidden door in her house that takes her to a better mirror version of her life, with one drastic difference

Featuring the voices of: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane

Director: Henry Selick

Writer: Henry Selick, based on the story by Neil Gaiman

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations, including 1250 plus 3D theatres, on February 6

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Fanboys

Logline: A group of friends decide to drive cross-country and break into George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch, to watch “Episode One” before one of them dies

Featuring: Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Christopher Marquette

Director: Kyle Newman

Writers: Ernest Cline and Adam F. Goldberg, story by Ernest Cline and Dan Pulick

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Chinese 6 in Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets on February 6

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Free Style

Logline: An amatuer motocross racer has the opportunity to become a professional racer

Featuring: Corbin Bleu, Sandra Echeverria, Penelope Ann Miller, Madison Pettis

Director: William Dear

Writers: Jeffrey Nicholson & Joshua Leibner

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 6

MPAA Rating: PG for language, some sensuality and thematic material

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE: There are 12 producers, co-producers and executive producers listed for this film

He’s Just Not That Into You

Logline: The lives and loves of a group of twenty and thirtysomethings in Baltimore

Featuring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Gennifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Kris Kristofferson, Justin Long

Directors: Ken Kwapis

Writers: Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, based on the book by Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on February 6

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Pink Panther 2

Logline: When legendary treasures from around the world are stolen, the Paris Chief Inspector is forced to assign a bumbling detective to a team of international detectives assigned with catching the thief

Featuring: Aishwayra Ray Bachchan, Andy Garcia, Steve Martin, Alfred Molina, Emily Mortimer, Jean Reno

Director: Harold Zwart

Writers: Scott Neustatdter & Michael H. Weber and Steve Martin, story by Scott Neustatdter & Michael H. Weber, based on characters created by Maurice Richlin and Blake Edwards

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on February 6

MPAA Rating: PG for some suggestive humor, brief mild language and action

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Push

Logline: A young man and a teenage girl take on a clandestine agency in a race against time that will determine the future of civilization

Featuring: Camilla Belle, Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Djimon Hounsou

Director: Paul McGuigan

Writer: David Bourla

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on February 6

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, brief strong language, smoking and a scene of teen drinking

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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

The 2008 Oscar Nominated Short Films

Logline: The five Oscar-nominated Live Action and Animated Short Subjects for 2008, to be announced on January 22, are shown together

Distributor: Shorts International/Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets on February 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Not yet set

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Blessed is the Match: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA

The Class: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

Crips and Bloods: Made in America: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Donkey Punch: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Fuel: Opens at the Village VII in New York City

The Guatemalan Handshake: Opens at the Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles

Let the Right One In: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati and the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth

Special: Opens at the Flint Institute of the Arts in Flint MI

Timecrimes: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque, the Bijou Theatre in Chattanooga and the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco

Wendy and Lucy: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz

The Wild Child: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Friday, February 13, 2009

Billu Barber

Logline: A small town barber finds his life in upheavel after a superstar he claims to know arrives in his small town to shoot a movie. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Lara Dutta, Irrfan Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav

Director: Priyadarshan

Writer: Sreenivasan

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus locations in select markets on February 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 144 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Logline: A young woman lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City where she indulges her shopping addictions

Featuring: Joan Cusack, Hugh Dancy, Isla Fisher, John Goodman, John Lithgow, Kristen Scott Thomas

Director: P.J. Hogan

Writers: Tim Firth and Tracey Jackson and Kayla Alpert, based on the novels by Sophie Kinsella

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on February 13

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dlby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday the 13th

Logline: A young man searching for his missing sister tracks her potential whereabouts to a camp on a lake which was once terrorized by a machete-wielding psycho

Featuring: Derek Mears, Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo

Director: Marcus Nispel

Writers: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift, story by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift and Mark Wheaton, based on the 1980 film written by Victor Miller

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on February 13

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gomorrah

Logline: An inside look at Italy’s modern-day crime families. In Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Salvatore Abruzzese, Vincenzo Altamura, Vincenzo Fabricino, Salvatore Ruocco, Simone Sacchettino

Director: Matteo Garrone

Writers: Maurizio Braucci & Ugo Chiti & Gianni Di Gregorio & Matteo Garrone & Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano, based on the book by Roberto Saviano

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in major markets on February 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 137 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Two Lovers

Logline: A young man struggles deciding between the two women in his life

Featuring: Elias Koteas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Isabella Rosselinni, Vinessa Shaw

Director: James Gray

Writers: James Gray and Richard Menello

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on February 13

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

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Under the Sea 3D

Logline: An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans

Director: Howard Hall

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 75 plus IMAX 3D locations on February 13

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 40 minutes

Aspect Ratio: IMAX (1.43:1)

Sound Format: IMAX Digital Stereo

Expanding today

Ciao: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Donkey Punch: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Fuel: Opens at the Broadway 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Let the Right One In: Opens at the Fleur Cinema in Des Moines and the Rialto Lakeside 5 in Santa Rosa CA

Wendy and Lucy: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

Were the World Mine: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

The Wild Child: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-February 2009 and 2012, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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