The Early Report for April 26, 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 41 known new movies opening in theatres between Monday 4/27/09 and Friday 5/22/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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: 1000 plus locations, including 650 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

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story

Logline: Documents the lives of songwriters Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, who wrote many of the beloved songs from Disney movies from the 1950s and 1960s

Director: Gregory V. Sherman and Jeffrey C. Sherman

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive engagements in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco on May 1

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, smoking images and brief language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Easy Rider

Logline: 40th anniversary restoration of the classic 1960s film about two counterculture bikers who travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America

Featuring: Karen Black, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

Director: Dennis Hopper

Writers: Peter Fonda & Dennis Hopper & Terry Southern

Distributor: Sony Pictures Repertory

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

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

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: 3000 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: An R-Rated Look at an X-Rated Industry

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: R for pervasive strong sexual content, nudity and language

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

Not Forgotten

Logline: In a Tex-Mex border town, a man and his wife must face their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter

Featuring: Simon Baker, Michael DeLorenzo, Claire Forlani, Chloe Moretz, Paz Vega

Director: Dror Soref

Writers: Tomas Romero & Dror Soref

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin on May 1

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

Running Time: 96 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: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity

Running Time: 110 minutes

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

Kabei: Our Mother

Logline: A writer in pre-World War II Japan is held in jail for thought crimes against the Imperial will. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Tadanobu Asano, Rei Dan, Miku Sato, Mirai Shida, Sayuri Yoshinaga

Director: Yoji Yamada

Writers: Yoji Yamada & Emiko Hiramatsu, based on the autobiography of Teruyo Nogami

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Hawaii regional release on May 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 133 miutes

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

Objectified

Logline: Documents the complex relationship humans have with manufactured objects. In English and in Dutch, French and Japanese with subtitles

Director: Gary Hustwit

Distributor: Swiss Dots

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

Powder Blue

Logline: Four Los Angelenos — a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper — are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances

Featuring: Jessica Biel, Kris Kristofferson, Lisa Kudrow, Ray Liotta, Patrick Swayze, Forest Whitaker

Director: Timothy Linh Bui

Writer: Timothy Linh Bui, story by Timothy Linh Bui and Stephane Gauger

Distributor: Speakeasy Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Ballantyne Village Cinemas in Charlotte, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Beekman Twin and the Village East Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in Los Angeles on May 8

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

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

Friday, May 15, 2009

Angels & Demons

Logline: Cryptographer Robert Langdon has to stop a plot to blow up the Vatican

Featuring: Pierfrancesco Favino, Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Ayelet Zurer

Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Dan Brown

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on May 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Big Man Japan

Logline: A lonely man daydreams about growing large and saving his town from monsters. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, Ua, Haruka Unabara

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto

Writers: Hitoshi Matsumoto & Mitsuyoshi Takasu

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 May 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action and crude humor

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Big Shot Caller

Logline: A young man has trouble finding love in the Big Apple

Featuring: Robert Costanzo, Leslie Eva Glaser, David Rhein, Marlene Rhein, Laneya Wiles

Director: Marlene Rhein

Writer: Marlene Rhein

Distributor: Stella Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on May 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Brothers Bloom

Logline: Two con men take on a new partner, a woman both men are attracted to

Featuring: Adrian Brody, Robbie Coltrane, Rinko Kikuchi, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz

Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Rian Johnson

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, some sensuality and brief strong language

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Jerichow

Logline: After returning home for his mother’s funeral, a young man becomes a driver for a snack food mogul and possibly a lover to his new boss’s wife. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Benno Furmann, Andre Hennicke, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sozer

Director: Christian Petzold

Writer: Christian Petzold

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City and in Los Angeles on May 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

O’Horten

Logline: A retiring train engineer finds his life changing in unexpected ways. In Norwegian with subtitles

Featuring: Bjorn Floberg, Henny Moan, Ghita Norby, Bard Owe, Espen Skjonberg

Director: Bent Hamer

Writer: Bent Hamer

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on May 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief nudity

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Vighnaharta Shree Siddhivinayak

Logline: A man on the brink of financial ruin finds hope in his parents’ stories of the miracles of Shree Siddhivinayak. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Ashalata, Divya Datta, Ramesh Dev, Parmit Seth

Director: Yashwant Ingavale

Writer: Rajesh Johari

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

Every Little Step: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Fados: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

Gigantic: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Goodbye Solo: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Home: Opens at the El Morro Theatre in Gallup NM

Jazz in the Diamond District: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Little Ashes: Opens at the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara and in Seattle

Not Forgotten: Opens at the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA and in additional locations in selected Southwestern markets

Skills Like This: Opens at the Park Terrace Cinemas in Charlotte

The Song of Sparrows: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Tulpan: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

A Wink and a Smile: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Burma VJ

Logline: Documents the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks, mostly told through footage smuggled out during the protest. In English and in Burmese with subtitles

Director: Anders Ostergaard

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Terminator Salvation

Logline: After a computer system has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job

Featuring: Jane Alexander, Christian Bale, Moon Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Carter, Common, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin

Director: McG

Writers: John Brancato & Michael Ferris, based on characters created by James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4100 plus locations on May 21

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, May 22, 2009

As Seen Through These Eyes

Logline: Documents the efforts a group of Jewish prisoners who fought the Nazis with the only weapons they had at their disposal: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds

Narrator: Maya Angelou

Director: Hilary Helstein

Distributor: Menemsha Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on May 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 70 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Dance Flick

Logline: An African-American street dancer from the wrong side of the tracks bonds with a beautiful Caucasian dancer to realize their dreams by entering the mother of all dance battles

Featuring: Shoshana Bush, David Alan Grier, Craig Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Keenan Ivory Wayans

Director: Damien Dante Wayans

Writers: Keenan Ivory Wayans & Shawn Wayans & Marlon Wayans & Craig Wayans & Damien Dante Wayans

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on May 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, and language

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Easy Virtue

Logline: A young Englishman marries a glamorous American, causing much dismay for his parents when he brings her home to meet them

Featuring: Ben Barnes, Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Stephan Elliot

Writers: Stephan Elliot & Sheridan Jobbins, based on the play by Noel Coward

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on May 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, brief partial nudity, and smoking throughout

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ghosts of the Heartland

Logline: A Chinese-American reporter returns to his small hometown during the McCarthy-era red scare to investigate the suicide of a man in front of City Hall

Featuring: Bill Cain, Roseanne Ma, Phil Moon, James Saito, Michael Santoro

Director: Allen Blumberg

Writer: Allen Blumberg

Distributor: ABL Communications

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on May 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Girlfriend Experience

Logline: A high-end Manhattan call girl tries to meet the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients and her work

Featuring: Sasha Grey, Mark Jacobson, Glenn Kenny, Chris Santos

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writers: Brian Koppelman & David Levien

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Nickelodeon Theatres in Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on May 22

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity and language

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

Logline: Documents the life of the famed graphic artist who co-founded New York Magazine and created the enduring I Love New York advertising campaign

Director: Wendy Keys

Distributor: Arthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on May 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 73 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Night at the Museum: Battle of The Smithsonian

Logline: A New York City museum security guard heads to the Smithsonian to rescue two exhibits which were mistakenly shipped out

Featuring: Amy Adams, Hank Azaria, Ricky Gervais, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson

Director: Shawn Levy

Writers: Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

Distributor: Twenieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus locations on May 22

MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and brief language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Anvil: The Story of Anvil: Opens at the Town Center Theatre in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

Fados: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Gigantic: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Little Ashes: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey and the Living Room Theatre in Portland OR

Newcastle: Opens at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz CA

Revanche: Opens at the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL and the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE

The Song of Sparrows: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

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

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

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