The Early Report for May 17, 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 5/20/09 and Friday 6/12/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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: 3500 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

Adrift in Tokyo

Logline: A student who owes money to loan sharks has to agree to take a loan shark to the police station to cancel his debt. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Featuring: Kyoto Koizumi, Tomokazu Miura, Jo Odagiri

Director: Satoshi Miki

Writer: Satoshi Miki, based on the novel by Yoshinaga Fujita

Distributor: Evokative Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinemark Tinseltown in Vancouver on May 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

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: Opens at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Regent Theatre in Westwood and in 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

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: 2350 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 the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in 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: 4000 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

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, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in New York City on May 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief nudity

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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, 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 Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

The Garden: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA and the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA

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, the Living Room Theatre in Portland OR and in Toronto

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

Rudo y Cursi: Expands to 250 plus location

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

Logline: A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Ryoko Hirosue, Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Director: Yojiro Takita

Writer: Kundo Koyama

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 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 on May 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Drag Me To Hell

Logline: A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse

Featuring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, David Paymer, Dileep Rao, Lorna Raver

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on May 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Munyurangabo

Logline: After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, a young man leaves his town to seek justice for his parents who were killed in a genocide. In Kinyarwanda with subtitles

Featuring: Jean Pierre Harerimana, Eric Ndorunkundiye, Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka, Narcicia Nyirabucyeye, Jeff Rutagengwa

Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Writers: Samuel Gray Anderson & Lee Isaac Chung

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on May 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Pontypool

Logline: A deadly virus infects a small Ontario town

Featuring: Hrant Alianak, Lisa Houle, Stephen McHattie, Georgina Reilly, Rick Roberts

Director: Bruce McDonald

Writers: Tony Burgess

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on May 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Offshore

Logline: Three Indian phone banks workers are sent to Detroit to be trained by the people whom they will soon be replacing

Featuring: Neil Bhoopalam, Marty Bufalini, Satish Shah, Deb Tunis

Director: Diane Cheklich

Writer: Diane Cheklich

Distributor: Big Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City and the Adlabs Cinemas in Phoenix on May 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Rashomon

Logline: A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Minoru Chiaki, Machiko Kyo, Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa & Shinobu Hashimoto, based on the stories “Rashomon” and “In a Grove” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Distributor: Janus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

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 plus six minutes short “Partly Cloudy”

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 the Amherst Theatre, the Eastern Hills Cinemas, the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, the McKinley 6 and the North Park Theatre in Buffalo, the Culver Plaza 6 in Culver CIty CA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Boulder Station 11, the Colonnade 14, the Texas Station 18 and the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Quad Cinema in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood 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

Big Man Japan: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle

The Brothers Bloom: Opens at Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, 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 Garden: Opens at the Amherst Cinemas in Amherst MA and the Broadway 6 in Salt Lake City

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, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, 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

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the Angelika FIlm Center in Houston and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

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

Tyson: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Unmistaken Child

Logline: Documents the journey of a Tibetan monk in search for the reincarnation of his master. In English and in Hindi, Nepali and Tibetan with subtitles

Director: Nati Baratz

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Friday, June 5, 2009

After Last Season

Logline: The end of another season brings more than the usual change in temperature to the residents of a city

Featuring: Joan-Marie Dewsnap, Jason Kulas, Peggy McClellan, Casey McDougal, Scott Winters

Director: Mark Region

Writers: Mark Region

Distributor: Index Square

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City on June 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Art of Being Straight

Logline: A twenty-something moves to LA after a breakup to start fresh, and along with his old friends and lovers, explores his sexuality

Featuring: Rachel Castillo, Jared Grey, Johnny Ray Rodriguez, Jesse Rosen

Director: Jesse Rosen

Writer: Jesse Rosen

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Away We Go

Logline: An expecting couple hit the road to find the perfect town to put down roots in and raise their family

Featuring: Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph

Director: Sam Mendes

Writers: Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on June 5

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Downloading Nancy

Logline: A woman leaves her husband for a man she met in an internet chat room

Featuring: Maria Bello, Amy Brennenman, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell

Director: Johan Renck

Writers: Lee Ross and Pamela Cuming

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on June 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Hangover

Logline: Three groomsmen try to retrace their steps after they lose their about-to-be-wed buddy in Las Vegas during a night of heavy partying

Featuring: Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Jeffrey Tambor

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on June 5

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Herb & Dorothy

Logline: Documents the life-long efforts of two middle-class workers as they amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections in history

Director: Megumi Sasaki

Distributor: Arthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minugtes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Land of the Lost

Logline: An eccentric doctor and his research assistant are sucked into an alternate universe

Featuring: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Sierra McCormick, Jorma Taccone

Director: Brad SIlberling

Writers: Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas, based on the 1970s television series by Sid & Marty Kroft

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus locations on June 5

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

My Life in Ruins

Logline: Discouraged by her lack of direction in life, a woman goes to work as a travel guide, leading a rag-tag group of tourists as she tries to show them the beauty of her native Greece

Featuring: Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Drath, Alexis Georgoulis, Nia Vardalos, Harland Williams

Director: Donald Petrie

Writer: Mike Reiss

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Picturs

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on June 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Seraphine

Logline: A female painter struggles to find acceptance in turn of the 20th Century France. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich, Yolande Moreau, Nico Rogner, Ulrich Tukur

Director: Martin Provost

Writer: Martin Provost

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets on June 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby DIgital

Tennessee

Logline: Two brothers embark on a journey from New Mexico to find their estranged father in the hopes of saving one of them, who has been diagnosed with terminal leukemia

Featuring: Mariah Carey, Ethan Peck, Lance Reddick, Adam Rothenberg, Bill Sage

Director: Aaron Woodley

Writer: Russell Schaumburg

Distributor: Vivendi Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 5

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Winifred Moore Auditorium in St. Louis

Burma VJ: Opens at the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

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

Easy Virtue: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and in additional locations in select markets

Enlighten Up!: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Fados: Opens at the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco

The Garden: Opens at the UICA Theatre in Grand Rapids MI

The Girlfriend Experience: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Julia: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

Little Ashes: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

O’Horten: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

Pressure Cooker: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Revanche: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and in Minneapolis and San Francisco

Skills Like This: Opens at the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta and the Kahala City Cinemas in Honolulu

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

Valentino: The Last Emperor: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Expanding today

Pressure Cooker: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Valentino: The Last Emperor: Opens at the the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tetro

Logline: A young man goes to Brazil to find his older brother, and discovers his brother’s nearly-completed play might hold the answer to their shared past and renewing their bond. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Alden Ehrenreich, Vincent Gallo, Carmen Maura, Maribel Verdu

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola

Distributor: American Zoetrope

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, June 12, 2009

Betty Blue: The Director’s Cut

Logline: A handyman falls for a beautiful but troubled young woman. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Clementine Celarie, Beatrice Dalle, Gerard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix

Writer: Jean-Jacques Beineix, based on the novel “37 degree 2 le matin” by Philippe Djian

Distributor: Cinema Libre

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 186 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Blast

Logline: A documentary filmmaker follows his PhD brother as he leads a tenacious team of scientists hoping to figure out how all the galaxies formed by launching a revolutionary new telescope under a NASA high-altitude balloon

Director: Paul Devlin

Distributor: Paul Devlin Productions

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 74 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Call Of The Wild 3D

Logline: A young girl attracts the attention of an evil stranger after she rescues a hurt wolf

Featuring: Timoth Bottoms, Veronica Cartwright, Ariel Gade, Christopher Lloyd, Wes Studi, Aimee Teegarden

Director: Richard Gabai

Writer: Leland Douglas, based on the novel by Jack London

Distributor: Vivendi Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Apple Valley 15 in Apple Valley MN, the Shiloh 14 and the Wynnsong 10 in Billings MT, the Wynnsong 12 in Cedar Rapids IA, the Wynnsong 16 in Johnstown IA, the Missoula 10 in Missoula MT, the Wynnsong 15 in Moundsview MN and the Southern Hills 12 in Sioux City on June 12

MPAA Rating: PG for some violence, language, thematic material, and brief smoking

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Dead Snow

Logline: A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by Nazi zombies. In Norwegian with subtitles

Featuring: Charlotte Frogner, Orjan Gamst, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Writers: Stig Frode Henriksen and Tommy Wirkola

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on June 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Dim Sum Funeral

Logline: A group of estranged Chinese-American siblings reunite after the death of their mother

Featuring: Bai Ling, Lisa Lu, Julia Nickson-Soul, Talia Shire, Steph Song

Director: Anna Chi

Writer: Donald Martin

Distributor: Kidlat Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on June 12

MPAA Rating: R for brief drug use and sexuality

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Food, Inc.

Logline: An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industries

Director: Robert Kenner

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic material and disturbing images

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Imagine That

Logline: A financial executive whose career is in trouble finds the solution to all his problems in his young daughter’s imaginary world

Featuring: Thomas Haden Church, Ronny Cox, Eddie Murphy, Nicole Ari Parker, Yara Shahidi, Martin Sheen

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick

Writers: Ed Solomon & Chris Matheson

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on Juen 12

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and brief questionable behavior

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Moon

Logline: An astronaut alone on the moon may be going insane in his solitude

Featuring: Dominique McElligott, Sam Rockwell, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin Spacey, Benedict Wong

Director: Duncan Jones

Writer: Nathan Parker, story by Duncan Jones

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 and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on June 12

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sex Positive

Logline: Documents the life of Richard Berkowitz, a revolutionary gay S&M sex worker turned AIDS activist in the 1980s

Director: Daryl Wein

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on June 12

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue and images, and for language

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Street Dreams

Logline: A stakeboarder stuck in a dead-end life in the Midwest dreams of turning pro

Featuring: Ryan Dunn, Rob Dyrdek, Terry Kennedy, Paul Rodriguez Jr., Ryan Sheckler

Director: Chris Zamoscianyk

Writers: Elisa Delson & Rob Dyrdek & Nino Scalia

Distributor: Berkala Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Burbank 30 in Burbank, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the Parkway Plaza 18 in El Cajon CA, the Merey Bay 10 in Emeryville CA, the Westgate 20 in Glendale AZ, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles, the Superstition 25 in Mesa AZ, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Arrowhead Fountains 18 in Peoria AZ, the Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix, the Cantera 30, the Horton Plaza 14 and the Mira Mesa 18 in San Diego, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the San Marcos 18 in San Marcos CA, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA and the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA on June 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Logline: The life of a New York City subway dispatcher is thrown into chaos when a train is hijacked by a group of criminals who are demanding a large ransom in exchange for the hostages onboard

Featuring: James Gandolfini, Luis Guzman, John Travolta, John Turturro, Denzel Washington

Director: Tony Scott

Writer: Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by John Godey

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on June 12

MPAA Rating: R for violence and pervasive language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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Logline: A wannabe Elvis meets his true love, the best waitress in the West

Featuring: Nicole DeHuff, Gladys Knight, Dylan McDermott, Gordon Michaels, Henry Winkler

Director: Ari Palitz

Writer: Gordon Michaels, based on the play by Randy Noojin

Distributor: Screenvision

Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations on June 12

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual material and a brief drug reference

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love

Logline: Documents two years in the life of the acclaimed Senegalese singer and activist as he deals with the backlash of releasing an album that dared to present a more tolerant face of Islam. In English and in Arabic, French and Wolof with subtitles

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and brief smoking

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Art of Being Straight: Opens at the Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Opens at the Savoy Theatre in Montpelier VT

Big Man Japan: Opens at Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver and the Dryden Theatre in Rochester NY

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

The Garden: Opens at the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte and the Hollywood Cinemas in Portland OR

Kabei: Our Mother: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Lemon Tree: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

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

The Song of Sparrows: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin and the Broadway 6 in Salt Lake City

Unmistaken Child: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

A Wink and a Smile: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

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