The Early Report for April 14, 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 47 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 4/15/09 and Friday 5/8/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oblivion

Logline: Documents the vast economic gap between the rich and poor in Peru, and how many of its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis, terrorism and government violence, denial of workers’ rights, and political corruption. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Director: Heddy Honigman

Distributor: Icarus Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, April 17, 2009

American Violet

Logline: A young African-American woman is unjustly accused of being a drug pusher

Featuring: Nicole Beharie, Charles S. Dutton, Tim Blake Nelson, Michael O’Keefe, Will Patton, Alfre Woodard

Director: Tim Disney

Writer: Bill Haney

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Mansell Crossing 14 in Alpharetta GA, the Parks 18 in Arlington TX, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas, the Movies ATL 14, the Parkway Pointe 15 and the Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Bowie Crossing 14 in Bowie MD, the Chatham Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Country Club 16 in Country Club Hills IL, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Beach Cities 16 in El Segundo CA, the Jersey Garden Cinemas in Elizabeth NJ, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Roosevelt Field 8 in Garden City NY, the Firewheel 18 in Garland TX, the Grapevine 30 in Grapevine TX, the Magic Johnson Cinemas in Harlem, the Bowtie Palace 17 in Hartford, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Town Center 16 in Kennesaw GA, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Magic Johnson Cinemas in Largo MD, the Stonecrest Mall 16 in Lithonia GA, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Bridge Cinemas and the Magic Johnson Cinemas in Los Angeles, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Southlake Pavilion 24 in Morrow GA, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Angelika Film Center, the Empire 25 and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Majestic 20 in Silver Spring MD, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Gallery Place 14 in Washington DCthe Palisades Centers 21 in West Nyack NY and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY (47 locations total) on April 17

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

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ante Up

Logline: A notorious teller of tall-tales discovers a light switch in his new house that he believes controls the sex-drive of his virgin girlfriend

Featuring: Kace Campbell, Angela DeMalignon, Scott Harris, Murphy Lynch, Erin Stutland

Director: Jonathan Salemi

Writer: Jonathan Salemi

Distributor: On the Fly Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Butterfly Tattoo

Logline: Two teenage lovers from the gritty side of Oxford find themselves in the crosshairs of a gangster with a grudge

Featuring: Jessica Blake, Christopher Dane, Aidan Magrath, Dan Morgan, Duncan Stuart

Director: Phil Hawkins

Writer: Stephen Potts, from the novel by Philip Pullman

Distributor: Cinema Epoch

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on April 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Chasing the Green

Logline: Two brothers find themselves millionaires at a young age, and targets for the government for their business practices

Featuring: William Devane, Ryan Hurst, Jeremy London, Heather McComb, Robert Picardo

Director: Russ Emanuel

Writers: Craig Frankel and Emilio Iasiello, story by Frankel

Distributor: Cinema Epoch

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on April 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Cody: The First Step

Logline: Documents the life of Cody Unser, a young woman struck with Transverse Myelitis at the age of 12

Narrator: Glenn Close

Director:

Distributor: Christopher Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on April 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 66 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Crank: High Voltage

Logline: A professional assassin faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working

Featuring: David Carradine, Clifton Collins Jr., Bai Ling, Amy Smart, Jason Statham

Directors: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor

Writers: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on April 17

MPAA Rating: R for frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Every Little Step

Logline: Documents the struggles of a group of dancers trying out for the recent Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line,” while investigating the history of the show

Directors: Adam Del Deo & James D. Stern

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on April 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language including sexual references

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Golden Boys

Logline: On Cape Cod in 1905, three older retired sea captains try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marrying one of them

Featuring: David Carradine, Bruce Dern, Charles Durning, Julie Harris, Mariel Hemmingway, JohN Savage, Rip Torn

Director: Daniel Adams

Writer: Daniel Adams, based on the novel “Cap’n Eri” by Joseph C. Lincoln

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Adventura Mall 24 in Adventura FL, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Bonita Springs 12 in Bonita Springs FL, the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, the Delray Beach 18 in Delray Beach FL, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Meyers FL, the Cape Cod Mall Cinemas in Hyannis MA, the Beach Boulevard 18 in Jacksonville, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, the Pleasure Island 24 in Lake Buena Vista FL, the Hollywood 20 in Naples FL, the Quad Cinemas in New York City, the Merchants Crossing 16 in North Fort Meyers FL, the Orange Park 24 in Orange Park FL, the Gardens Mall Cinemas in Palm Beach Gardens FL, the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota, the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee, the Citrus Park 20, the Starlight 20 and the Veterans Expressway 24 in Tampa, and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL on April 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Gooby

Logline: A young boy terrified at the thought of moving finds companionship in a child’s teddy bear come to life

Featuring: David James Elliott, Ingrid Kavelaars, Matthew Knight, Eugene Levy and the voice of Robbie Coltrane

Director: Wilson Coneybeare

Writer: Wilson Coneybeare

Distributor: Monterey Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at , the Fashion Center 20 in Chandler AZ, the Independence Commons 20 in Independence MO, the BarryWoods 24 in Kansas City MO, the Town Center 20 in Leawood KS, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Ahwatukee 24, the Arizona 24 and the Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix and the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe on April 17

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor and bullying

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Is Anybody Therer

Logline: A retired magician strikes up a friendship with one of his caretaker’s children after he reluctantly enters a family-run old age home

Featuring: Michael Caine, Anne-Marie Duff, Rosemary Harris, Bill Milner, David Morrissey

Director: John Crowley

Writer: Peter Harness

Distributor: Big Beach Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on April 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some disturbing images

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Lemon Tree

Logline: A Palestinian widow must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her grove torn down. In English and in Arabic, French and Hebrew with subtitles

Featuring: Hiam Abbass, Tarik Kopty, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory

Director: Eran Riklis

Writers: Suha Arraf and Eran Riklis

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on April 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

17 Again

Logline: A man on the edge of divorce finds himself given the chance to rewrite his life when he wakes up as a teenager

Featuring: Zac Efron, Thomas Lennon, Leslie Mann, Matthew Perry, Michelle Trachtenberg

Director: Burr Steers

Writer: Jason Filardi

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3017 plus locations on April 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexual material and teen partying

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sleep Dealer

Logline: In a militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Luis Fernando Pena, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas, Giovanna Zacarias

Director: Alex Rivera

Writers: Alex Rivera & David Riker

Distributor: Maya Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 8 in Burbank CA, the Winnetka 21 in Chatsowrth CA, the Commerce 14 in Commerce CA, the Glendale 18 in Glendale CA, the Park Twin in Huntington Park CA, the Lakewood Center 16 in Lakewood CA, the Pike 16 in Long Beach CA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Norwalk 20 in Norwalk CA, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 and the Orange 25 in Orange CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Village Walk 15 in Pico Rivera CA, the Puente Hills 20 in Rowland Heights CA, the Fiesta Theatre and the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, the South Gate 20 in South Gate CA, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA, and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood (21 locations total) on April 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

State of Play

Logline: A reporter tries to untangle a murder mystery involving an old friend, an unflappable Congressman who is the future of his party

Featuring: Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan and Tony Gilroy and Bill Ray, based on the 2003 BBC miniseries created by Paul Abbott

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on April 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Absurdistan: Opens at the International Film Series Theatre in Boulder

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

Anvil: The Story of Anvil: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

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

The Black Balloon: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley

Blessed is the Match: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

The Edge of Love: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Enlighten Up!: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

Fados: Opens at the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA and the Screen in Santa Fe

Gigantic: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Goodbye Solo: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

The Great Buck Howard: Opens at the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint MI and the Railroad Square 3 in Waterville ME

Hunger: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

In a Dream: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Lymelife: Opens at the BAM Cinemas in Brooklyn, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the Avon Theatre in Stamford CT, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional locations in select markets

Paris 36; Opens at Landmark’s Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia

The Secrets: Opens at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady NY

Shall We Kissr: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Menlo Park CA, Landmark’s Ritz Five in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and in additional locations in select markets

Sin Nombre: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Skills Like This: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin

The Song of Sparrows: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

Sugar: Opens at Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto and in additional locations in select markets

Tokyo!: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Tulpan: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY

Valentino: The Last Emperor: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth

Logline: Documents a year in the life of our planet, focusing on three creatures from different walks of life

Directors: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield

Distributor: DisneyNature

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on April 22

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Treeless Mountain

Logline: Two sisters must look after one another when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father. In Korean with subtitles

Featuring: Hee-yeon Kim, Mi-hyang Kim, Song-hee Kim, Soo-ah Lee

Director: So Yong Kim

Writer: So Yong Kim

Distributor: Oscilloscope Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Ararat: Opens at the Exchange 10 in Glendale CA

Friday, April 24, 2009

Empty Nest

Logline: A married couple deals with the realities of their relationship after the youngest child leaves home. In Hebrew and Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Eugenia Capizzano, Ines Efron, Arturo Goetz, Oscar Martinez, Cecila Roth

Director: Daniel Burman

Writer: Daniel Burman

Distributor: Outsider Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on April 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fighting

Logline: A young ticket scalper is introduced to the world of underground street fighting

Featuring: Luis Guzman, Terrence Howard, Cung Le, Channing Tatum, Brian J. White

Director: Dito Montiel

Writers: Robert Munic and Dito Montiel

Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

$5 a Day

Logline: The conservative son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road, after being released from jail for one of his dad’s earlier crimes

Featuring: Dean Cain, Peter Coyote, Alessandro Nivola, Amanda Peet, Sharon Stone, Christopher Walken

Director: Nigel Cole

Writers: Neal H. Dobrofsky & Tippi Dobrofsky

Distributor: Capitol Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 400 plus locations on April 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Informers

Logline: In the early 1980s, a group of

Featuring: Kim BasingerJon Foster, Amber Heard, Rhys Ifans, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Gregor Jordan

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis & Nicholas Jarecki, based on the novel by Ellis

Distributor: Senator Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on April 24

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, pervasive language and some disturbing images

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Jazz in the Diamond District

Logline: When a woman loses her mother to a long-time battle with lung cancer, she can only focus on becoming a famous singer

Featuring: Monique Cameron, Erica Chamblee, Wood Harris, Clifton Powell, Andre’ Strong

Director: Lindsey Christian

Writers: Sia Barnes and Lindsey Christian and Erica Chamblee & Andre’ Strong

Distributor: Soblu Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on April 24

MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and a scene of sexual assault

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Julia

Logline: A woman tries to extort money, using a young boy as bait. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Jude Ciccolella, Kate del Castillo, Aidan Gould, Saul Rubinek, Tilda Swinton

Director: Erick Zonca

Writers: Michael Collins and Camille Natta and Aude Py and Erick Zonca

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on April 24

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

Running Time: 144 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Mutant Chronicles

Logline: Two battle-hardened soldiers for a corporation locked in a four-way war find themselves battle a new and far deadlier opponent: a group of hideous necromutants bent on destroying all life on Earth

Featuring: Devon Aoki, Benno Fuhrmann, Thomas Jane, John Malkovich, Ron Perlman, Sean Pertwee

Director: Simon Hunter

Writers: Philip Eisner

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Chinese 6 in Hollywood and the Village East Cinemas in New York City on April 24

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence and language throughout

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Obsessed

Logline: A temp worker begins to stalk a recently promoted asset manager

Featuring: Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, Christine Lahti, Ali Larter, Jerry O’Connell

Director: Steve Shill

Writer: David Loughery

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on April 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue, some violence and thematic content

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Red Velvet

Logline: A man and a young woman have a chance encounter at a laundry mat which leads to a story about a birthday party where everyone has been killed by a madman in a white jumpsuit

Featuring: Cristen Coppen, Kelli Garner, Jordan Hagan, Michelle Nordin, Henry Thomas

Director: Bruce Dickson

Writers: Anthony Burns and Joe Moe, story by Burns

Distributor: 41Inc.

Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus locations on April 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Soloist

Logline: A writer for the Los Angeles Times befriends a former musical prodigy, who now lives on the streets and plays for spare change

Featuring: Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Catherine Keener, Stephen Root

Director: Joe Wright

Writer: Susannah Grant, based on the book by Steve Lopez

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Tyson

Logline: Documents the life of the controversial heavyweight boxer

Director: James Toback

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in major markets on April 24

MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Anvil: The Story of Anvil: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and in San Francisco

Fados: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

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

Gigantic: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

Goodbye Solo: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Lifelines: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 iN West Hollywood

Lymelife: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cinema Arts Center in Fairfax VA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Sin Nombre: Opens at the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA

Skills Like This: Opens at the North Falmouth 5 in North Falmouth MA and the DeVargas Mall 6 in Santa Fe

The Song of Sparrows: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Tokyo!: Opens at the Ballentyne Village Theatre in Charlotte, Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Detroit Institute of the Arts in Detroit and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

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

Monday, April 27, 2009

Expanding today

Gooby: Opens at the Park Central 6 in Abeline TX, the Wynnsong 16 in Albany GA, the Allentown 16 in Allentown PA, the Apple Valley 15 in Apple Valley MN, the Athens 12 in Athens GA, the AHN Cinema in Battle Creek MI, the Sugar Creek 10 in Bellavista AR, the Wynnsong 10 in Billings MT, the Summit 16 in Birmingham AL, the Bismark 8 in Bismark ND, the Palace 10 in Bloomington IL, the Royal Palm 20 in Bradenton FL, the Riverstone 15 in Canton GA, the Wynnsong 12 in Cedar Rapids IA, the Beverly 18 in Champaign IL, the James Island 8 in Charlestown SC, the Frontier 9 in Cheyenne WY, the Pineridge 10 in Chubbuck ID, the Chapel Hill 15 in Colorado Springs, the Wynnsong 10 in Columbia SC, the Columbus 15 in Columbus GA, the Crossroads 16 in Conyers GA, the Corvallis 12 in Corvallis OR, the Decatur 8 in Decatur AL, the Wynnsong 12 in Delmont PA, the Southridge 12 in Des Moines, the Dover 14 in Dover DE, the Wynnsong 15 in Durham NC, the Oakwood 12 in Eau Clair WI, the Edinburg 20 in Edinburg TX, the El Paso 16 in El Paso, the Market Square 15 in Fayetteville NC, the Amelia Island 7 in Fernandina FL, the Findlay 12 in Findlay OH, , he Regency Square 12 in Florence AL, the Fort Collins 10 in Fort Collins CO, the Birchwood 10 in Fort Gratiot MI, the Fort Smith 14 in Fort Smith AR, the Fort Wayne 20 in Fort Wayne IN, the Thoroughbred 20 in Franklun TN, the Grand Fork 10 in Grand Fork ND, the Grand Junction 7 in Grand Junction CO, the Greenburg 15 in Greenburg PA, the Greensboro 18 in Greensboro NC, the Hickory 14 in Hickory NC, the Northgate 14 in Hixon TN, the Central City 10 in Hot Springs AR, the Huntsville 10 in Huntsville AL, the Jacksonville 16 in Jacksonville NC, the Johnson City 14 in Johnson City TN, the Wynnsong 16 in Johnston IA, the Oakwood 12 in Kennewick WA, the Wynnsong 16 in Knoxville, the Lafayette 10 in Lafayette LA, the Lagrange 10 in Lagrange GA, the Longview 10 in Longview TX, the Sethchilds 12 in Manhattan KS, the Mankato 6 in Mankato MN, the Foothills 12 in Maryville TN, the Minot 9 in Minot ND, the Missoula 10 in Missoula MT, the Wynnsong 16 in Mobile, the Morganville Mall 12 in Morganville WV, the Park Place 16 in Morrisville NC, the Wynnsong 15 in Moundsview MN, the Nacogdoches 6 in Nacogdoches TX, the Newnan 10 in Newnan GA, the Oakdale 20 in Oakdale MN, the Panama City 10 in Panama City FL, the Pittsburgh 10 in Pittsburgh, the Wynnsong 12 in Provo UT, the Raleigh 15 in Raleigh NC, the Rapid City 10 in Rapid City SC, the Fashion Square 10 in Saginaw MI, the Plaza 8 in Sandusky OH, the Wynnsong 11 in Savannah GA, the Southern Hills 12 in Sioux City IA, the Snellville 12 in Snellville GA, the Ohio Valley Mall 11 in St. Clairsville OH, the Statesboro 12 in Stateboro GA, the Stillwater 10 in Stillwater OK, the Grand 9 in Traverse City MI, the Tyler 14 in Tyler TX, the West Jordan 12 in West Jordan UT, the Wilmington 16 in Wilmington NC and the Winston-Salem 12 in Winston-Salem NC

Friday, May 1, 2009

Battle for Terra

Logline: A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on their planet

Featuring the voices of: Brian Cox, David Cross, Chris Evans, James Garner, Justin Long, Amanda Peet, Dennis Quaid, Luke Wilson, Evan Rachel Wood

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas

Writer: Evan Spiliotopoulos, story by Aristomenis Tsirbas

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations, including 1500 plus Digital 3D theatres, on May 1

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Logline: A bachelor is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends at his younger brother’s wedding

Featuring: Lacey Chabert, Michael Douglas, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone

Director: Mark Waters

Writers:Jon Lucas & Scott Moore

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on May 1

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Home

Logline: A woman dealing with breast cancer realizes she is putting her young daughter at the same risk her own mother put her through as a child

Featuring: Michael Gaston, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul L. Nolan, Eulala Scheel, Marian Seldes

Director: Mary Haverstick

Writer: Mary Haverstick

Distributor: Monterey Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne CA and the Quad Cinemas in New York City on May 1

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing thematic material

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Limits of Control

Logline: A mysterious stranger is in the process of completing a job outside the law

Featuring: Hiam Abbass, Gael Garcia Bernal, Isaach De Bankole, Paz de la Huerta, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Writer: Jim Jarmusch

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 1

MPAA Rating: R for graphic nudity and some language

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Merry Gentleman

Logline: A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms unlikely and ironic relationships with a suicidal hit man and a worn, alcoholic detective

Featuring: Tom Bastounes, Bobby Canavale, Darlene Hunt, Michael Keaton, Kelly MacDonald

Director: Michael Keaton

Writer: Ron Lazzeretti

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Movies 10 in Bourbonnais IL, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the 1st and 62nd Cinemas, the Roslyn Trio and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and the Tenafly Cinemas in Tenafly NJ on May 1

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Naked Ambition

Logline: Documents noted celebrity photographer Michael Grecco as he sets out to capture the essence of the AVN Awards and Convention, where the best in American Pornography is displayed, celebrated and honored

Director: Charles Holland

Distributor: Lantern Lane Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on May 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Newcastle

Logline: An Aussie teen surfer tries to get out from the shadow of his big brother, a once-promising surfer who failed to become the Next Big Thing in the sport

Featuring: Lachlan Buchanan, Anthony Hayes, Kirk Jenkins, Barry Otto, Xavier Samuel, Reshad Strik

Director: Dan Castle

Writer: Dan Castle

Distributor: Jour de Fete Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach, Landmark’s Hillcrest Theatre in San Diego and Laemmle’s Susnet 5 in West Hollywood on May 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Revanche

Logline: In a ragged section of Vienna, a hardened ex-con working at a brothel attempts to escape his low life with one of the hookers at his job. In German and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Johannes Krisch, Andreas Lust, Irina Potapenko, Ursula Strauss, Johannes Thanheiser

Director: Gotz Spielmann

Writer: Gotz Spielmann

Distributor: Janus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, the IFC Film Center in New York City and the SIFF Cinema in Seattle on May 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Skeptic

Logline: A tormented man reluctantly searches for greater meaning in his life

Featuring: Tom Arnold, Timothy Daly, Edward Herrmann, Andrea Roth, Zoe Saldana

Director: Tennyson Bardwell

Writer: Tennyson Bardwell

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on May 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Wink and a Smile

Logline: Documents the efforts of ten women who learn the art of striptease

Director: Deirdre Allen Timmons

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on May 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Logline: A soldier signs up for a super secret human weapon program

Featuring: Danny Huston, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Liev Schreiber, will.i.am

Director: Gavin Hood

Writer: David Benioff, based on the comic book series created by

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus locations on May 1

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

American Violet: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellvue, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Framingham 15 in Framingham MA, the Greenway 24, the Gulf Pointe 30, the Studio 30 and the Willowbrook 24 in Houston, the Deerbrook 24 in Humble TX,
the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Neshaminy 24 in Neshaminy PA, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Downtown 16 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Downtown 20 in Redwood City CA, the Oakridge 20 in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Fountains 18 in Stafford TX, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the Union City 25 in Union City CA and the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA

Anvil: The Story of Anvil: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Cody: The First Step: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City

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

Gigantic: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

Goodbye Solo: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

The Great Buck Howard: Opens at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI

Is Anybody Therer: Opens at Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle

Jazz in the Diamond District: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

Lemon Tree: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Lymelife: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Evanston 12 in Evanston IL and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

Paris 36: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and in additional locations in select markets

Sin Nombre: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Broadway Center Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

Tokyo!: Opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI and the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

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

Z: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Friday, May 8, 2009

Adoration

Logline: A high school French teacher gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend

Featuring: Rachel Blanchard, Yuval Daniel, Arsinee Khanjian, Scott Speedman, Jeremy Wright

Director: Atom Egoyan

Writer: Atom Egoyan

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on May 8

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Little Ashes

Logline: The young lives and loves of artist Salvador Dali, filmmaker Luis Bunuel and writer Federico Garcia Lorca

Featuring: Javier Beltran, Marina Gatell, Arly Jover, Matthew McNulty, Robert Pattinson

Director: Paul Morrison

Writers: Philippa Goslett

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Chelsea 9 and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood CA on May 8

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and a brief disturbing image

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Love N’ Dancing

Logline: A former swing dance champion and a bored teacher who once dreamed of being a Broadway dancer team for a competition

Featuring: Tom Malloy, Caroline Rhea, Amy Smart, Betty White, Billy Zane

Director: Robeer Iscove

Writers: Tom Malloy

Distributor: Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale AZ, the Riverstone 15 in Canton GA, the Chandler Crossroads Towne Center 12 in Chandler AZ, the Crossroads 16 in Conyers GA, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw GA, the Mesa Grand 24 and the Superstitions Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Deer Valley 30 and the North Valley 16 in Phoenix, the Provo 16 in Provo UT, the Fashion Valley 18 and the Palm Promenade 24 in San Diego, the Snellville 12 in Snellville GA, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the District 20 and the Jordan Commons 17 in South Jordan UT, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe and the Jordan Landing 24 in West Jordan UT on May 8

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Next Day Air

Logline: A hapless delivery man finds himself at the center of a drug deal gone wrong

Featuring: Mos Def, Mike Epps, Donald Faison, Omari Hardwick, Wood Harris

Director: Benny Boom

Writers: Blair “Butta” Cobbs

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on May 8

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Outrage

Logline: Documents the efforts of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislations in the United States

Director: Kirby Dick

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC on May 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Rudo y Cursi

Logline: Two soccer-playing brothers find themselves on opposite sides when they sign with different teams. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Diego Luna, Jessica Mas

Director: Carlos Cuaron

Writer: Carlos Cuaron

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on May 8

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

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Star Trek

Logline: A troublemaker finds his purpose in life when he is assigned to helm a new starship

Featuring: Eric Bana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin

Director: J.J. Abrams

Writers: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, based on the television series created by Gene Roddenberry

Distributor: Paramount Picutres

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on May 8

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Summer Hours

Logline: Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother’s succession. In English and in French with subtitles

Featuring: Charles Berling, Juliette Binoche, Jeremie Renier, Dominique Reymond, Edith Scob

Director: Olivier Assayas

Writer: Olivier Assayas

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

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

American Violet: Opens at the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

Anvil: The Story of Anvil: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Goodbye Solo: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Park Terrace Cinemas in Charlotte, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Jazz in the Diamond District: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Julia: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

The Merry Gentleman: Opens at the Harvard Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco

Newcastle: Opens at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinatas CA, the Cinema Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs

Revanche: Opens at the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Sin Nombre: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe

Skills Like This: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

Tokyo!: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Tulpan: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and in San Francisco

A Wink and a Smile: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-May 2009 and 2013, please visit the second section of The Early Report

Share