The Early Report for May 4, 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 40 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday 5/8/09 and Friday 5/29/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in 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

Autism: Made in the U.S.A.

Logline: Documents the role of mercury contained in medicines that causes autism

Director: Gary Null

Distributor: Gary Null and Associates

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on May 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Hindsight

Logline: Unexpectedly pregnant with no means to raise a child, a woman convinces her boyfriend they should sell their baby on the black market

Featuring: Miranda Bailey, Jeffrey Donovan, Waylon Payne, Leonor Varela

Director: Paul Holahan

Writer: Brooke Purdy

Distributor: Echo Bridge Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on May 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Julia

Logline: A woman tries to extort money, using a co-worker’s child as bait

Featuring: Jude Ciccolella, Kate Del Castillo, Aiden Gould, Saul Rubinek, Tilda Swinton

Director: Erick Zonca

Writers: Aude Py & Erick Zonca

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica on May 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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 Clay 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 Chandler Crossroads Towne Center 12 in Chandler AZ, the Rancho Del Rey Cinemas in Chula Vista CA, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, 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, the Horton Plaza 14 and the Palm Promenade 24 in San Diego, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the District 20 and the Jordan Commons 17 in South Jordan UT, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood 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 Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood 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

Prom Night in Mississippi

Logline: Documents the efforts of a high school in the South as it prepares for its first integrated prom

Director: Paul Saltzman

Distributor: HBO Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on May 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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: 75 plus 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

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 Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH and Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis

Enlighten Up!: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Every Little Step: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Embarcadeo Centre Cinemas in San Francisco

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 Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Is Anybody Therer: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Cinemapolis Twin in Ithaca NY and in additional locations in select markets

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

Lemon Tree: Opens at Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco

The Limits of Control: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Embarcadero Centre Cinemas in San Francisco and in additional locations in select markets

Lymelife: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Triplex Theatre in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Glenwood Arts Theatre in Kansas City MO, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Enzian Theatre in Orlando, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Sag Harbor Cinemas in Sag Harbor NY, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

The Merry Gentleman: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Landmark’s Kendall 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

Our City Dreams: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

The Perfect Sleep: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

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

Shall We Kissr: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

Sin Nombre: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, 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

Tokyo Sonata: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Treeless Mountain: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Bevelry Hills

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

Tyson: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in additional locations in select markets

Valentino: The Last Emperor: Opens at the Bantam Cinema in Bantam CT, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Cinemapolis Twin in Ithaca NY, the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis, the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport RI, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR and the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle

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

Baby on Board

Logline: Life for a successful power couple get thrown for a loop when the wife finds out she’s pregnant

Featuring: Lara Flynn Boyle, John Corbett, Katie Finneran, Heather Graham, Jerry O’Connell

Director: Brian Herzlinger

Writers: Michael Hamilton-Wright and Russell Scalise

Distributor: Angry Monkey Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on May 15

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional theatres in major 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, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on May 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Kassim: The Dream

Logline: Documents the life of the Ugandan boxing champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma.

Director: Kief Davidson

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on May 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Management

Logline: A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won’t leave her alone

Featuring: Jennifer Aniston, Gavin Bristol, Woody Harrelson, Fred Ward, Steve Zahn

Director: Stephen Belber

Writer: Stephen Belber

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 140 plus locations in AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TX, VA and WA on May 15

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in 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

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: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Unbroken Will

Logline: Documents the life and travels of 101-year-old Leopold Engleitner, one of the oldest living Concentration Camp survivors. In English and in German with subtitles

Director: Bernhard Rammerstorfer

Distributor: Rammerstorfer Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on May 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

The Yes Men Fix the World

Logline: Documents the efforts of troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, to expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal and other shocking events

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno and Kurt Engfher

Distributor: HBO Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on May 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Adoration: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Embarcadero Centre Cinemas in San Francisco and in additional locations in select markets

Every Little Step: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia

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

Il Divo: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

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

Lemon Tree: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit

The Limits of Control: Opens at Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in additional locations in select markets

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

Love N’ Dancing: Opens at the Riverstone 15 in Canton GA, the Crossroads 16 in Conyers GA, the Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw GA, the Bellevue 12 and the Hollywood 27 in Nashville, and the Snellville 12 in Snellville GA

The New Twenty: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

Outrage: Opens at the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

Paris 36: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

Rudo y Cursi: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Greenwood Village Cinemas in Greenwood Village CO, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

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

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

Sugar: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

Tokyo Sonata: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

Treeless Mountain: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

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

Tyson: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Valentino: The Last Emperor: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets

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: 115 minutes

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 Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Angelika FIlm Center in Houston, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, 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 South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, 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: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Stripped Down

Logline: Life quickly self-destructs for a one-time stripper who manages her husband’s club

Featuring: Lisa Arturo, Bree Blair, Elana Krausz, Marcus Jean Pirae, Ian Ziering

Director: Elana Krausz

Writer: Elana Krausz

Distributor: Walking Shadows LLC

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on May 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Adoration: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

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

The Brothers Bloom: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

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

Every Little Step: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

Fados: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

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

The Limits of Control: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and in additional locations in select markets

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

Outrage: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Nickelodeon Cinemas 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

Summer Hours: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pressure Cooker

Logline: Documents the efforts of a culniary teacher to help students at a Philadelphia inner-city school find hope through cooking

Directors: Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker

Distributor: Bev Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, May 29, 2009

Departures (Regent Releasing): Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Cinemas 1 2 3, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

Drag Me To Hell (Universal Studios): 3000 plus locations

Munyurangabo (Film Movement): New York City exclusive

Pontypool (IFC Films): New York City exclusive

Up

Logline: A retired balloon salesman fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America

Featuring the voices of: Ed Asner, Delroy Lindo, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger

Directors: Pete Docter and Bob Peterson

Writer: Bob Peterson

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus locations, including 1500 plus Digital 3D theatres, on May 29

MPAA Rating: PG for some peril and action

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

What Goes Up

Logline: An emotionally damaged reporter from a major New York City newspaper becomes a substitute mentor for a group of confused youths in a small town he’s been sent to write about

Featuring: Steve Coogan, Hilary Duff, Josh Peck, Molly Shannon, Olivia Thirlby

Director: Jonathan Glatzer

Writers: Jonathan Glatzer and Robert Lawson

Distributor: Three Kings Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City, Toronto and Vancouver on May 29

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, language and some drug use, all involving teens

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

The Brothers Bloom: Opens at Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in select markets

Burma VJ: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Easy Virtue: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

Enlighten Up!: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

The Girlfriend Experience: Opens at the Palms 14 in Las Vegas and the Camera 3 in San Jose

Little Ashes: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washginton DC

Not Forgotten: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

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

The Song of Sparrows: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Summer Hours: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets

Tokyo!: Opens at the Peachtree 8 in Columbus GA and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids

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

Valentino: The Last Emperor: Opens at the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

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

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