The Early Report for May 24, 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 45 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 5/27/09 and Friday 6/19/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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 Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, 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, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA 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

Adoration: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Anvil: The Story of Anvil: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas

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, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and in additional locations in select markets

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

Easy Virtue: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany CA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and in additional locations in select markets

Eldorado: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago

Enlighten Up!: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Every Little Step: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

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

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Il Divo: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

The Limits of Control: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis and Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee

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 Washington DC

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

Munyurangabo: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City

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

O’Horten: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and in additional locations in select markets

Outrage: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

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

Rudo y Cursi: Opens at Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia

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

Summer Hours: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, 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 and Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver

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

American Harmony

Featuring: Documents the annual International Championships of Barbershop Harmony competition

Director: Aengus James

Distributor: Abramorama

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus OH and Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis on June 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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

Daytime Drinking

Logline: A broken-hearted man takes a drink-fueled road trip to forget about his life for a while. In Korean with subtitles

Featuring: Kang-hee Kim, Sam-dong Song, Sang-yeop Yuk

Director: Young-Seok Noh

Writer: Young-Seok Noh

Distributor: Eleven Arts

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on June 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica 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: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference

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, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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: Opens at the Town Cinemas in Collerville TN, the Cordova Cinemas in Cordova TN, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin TN, the Reel to Reel Cinemas in Johnson City TX, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Ridgeway 4 and the Wolfchase 8 in Memphis, the College Square 12 in Morristown TN, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia on June 5

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Adoration: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Anvil: The Story of Anvil: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver

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

The Brothers Bloom: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

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

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

Departures: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara and Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle

Easy Virtue: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Menlo Park CA, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional locations in select markets

Eldorado: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Enlighten Up!: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Every Little Step: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

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 Cinemas in Atlanta, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Il Divo: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Julia: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

The Limits of Control: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

Little Ashes: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Lemon Tree: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

O’Horten: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto

Outrage: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Pleasant Street Cinemas in Northampton MA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

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, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Rudo y Cursi: Opens at Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee

Shall We Kissr: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

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

Summer Hours: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

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

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

24 City: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City

Tyson: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Expanding today

Outrage: Opens at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia SC

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: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and in additional theatres in 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

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

Emelio

Logline: A teenager travels from Mexico to Los Angeles to search for his missing sister

Featuring: Danny Martinez, Alejandro Patino, Walter Perez, Jason Seitz, Wendell Wright

Director: Kim Jorgensen

Writer: Kim Jorgensen

Distributor: Landmark Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego on June 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, 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: R for pervasive language, crude sexual content and some teen drinking

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

strong>Unbeatable Harold

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

Away We Go: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue WA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Coolidge Corner Theatrein Brookline MA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Grove 14 in Los Angeles, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Chelsea 9, the Empire 25 and the Kips Bay 14 in New York City, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Centre Cinemas in San Francisco, the Santa Monica 7 in Santa Monica, the Camelview Plaza 5 in Scottsdale AZ, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the ArcLight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and Landmark’s E-Street Cinema in Washington DC

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

Departures: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Westpark 8 in Irvine, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto CA, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana and the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz CA

Easy Virtue: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA

Eldorado: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

Englighten Up!: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Every Little Step: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

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

Il Divo: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

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

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

Munyurangabo: Opens at the San Francisco Film Society in San Francisco

Outrage: Opens at the Cedar Lee THeatre in Cleveland, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

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

Seraphine: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA and in additional locations in select markets

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

The Window: Opens at the Cleveland Cinematheque in Cleveland

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Windmill Movie

Logline: Documents the life of underground filmmaker Richard P. Rogers

Director: Alexander Olch

Distributor: The Film Desk

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cheri

Logline: The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love

Featuring: Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Iben Hjejle, Felicity Jones, Anita Pallenberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, Frances Tomelty

Director: Stephen Frears

Writer: Christopher Hampton, based on the novels “Cheri” and “The Last of Cheri” by Colette

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in New York City on June 19

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content and brief drug use

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The End of the Line

Logline: Documents the impact of overfishing on our oceans

Director: Rupert Murray

Distributor: New American Vision

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Cinema Village in New York City on June 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Irene in Time

Logline: Explores the complex relationships between fathers and daughters, and the potential consequences years later on the grown women’s relationships to the men in their lives

Featuring: Karen Black, Seymour Cassel, Tanna Frederick, Lanre Idewu, Andrea Marcovicci, Victoria Tennant

Director: Henry Jaglom

Writer: Henry Jaglom

Distributor: Rainbow Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on June 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

$9.99

Logline: A broke guy still living with his parents tries to find the meaning of life in a brochure

Featuring the voices of:

Director: Tatia Rosenthal

Writers: Etgar Keret, Tatia Rosenthal, based on the short stories by Etgar Keret

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on June 19

MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality and nudity

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Proposal

Logline: A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada

Featuring: Sandra Bullock, Craig T. Nelson, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Betty White

Director: Anne Fletcher

Writer: Pete Chiarelli

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on June 19

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Under Our Skin

Logline: Documents the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic larger than AIDS

Director: Andy Abrahams Wilson

Distributor: Shadow Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Center in New York City on June 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Whatever Works

Logline: An eccentric New Yorker abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence

Featuring: Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Larry David, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood

Director: Woody Allen

Writer: Woody Allen

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, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional theatres in Los Angeles and New York City on June 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual situations including dialogue, brief nude images and thematic material

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Year One

Logline: When a couple of hunter-gatherers are banished from their village, they set off on an epic journey through an unfamiliar world

Featuring: Hank Azaria, Jack Black, Michael Cera, David Cross, Oliver Platt

Director: Harold Ramis

Writers: Harold Ramis & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg, story by Harold Ramis

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on June 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

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

The Art of Being Straight: Opens at the Sunrise Gateway in Fort Lauderdale

Away We Go: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Burma VJ: Opens at the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte

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

Departures: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Kukui Mall 4 in Kihel HI, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Every Little Step: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

Fados: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

Food, Inc.: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

The Garden: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Herb & Dorothy: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and in San Francisco

Il Divo: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Julia: Opens at the Zeitgeist Theatre in New Orleans

Mancora: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Moon: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Plaza Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Outrage: Opens at the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh and the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Revanche: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Film Streams in Omaha and Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Seraphine: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Plaza Cinemas in Highland Park IL

Street Dreams: Opens at the Regency 20 in Brandon FL, the Gulf Pointe 30 and the Marq*E 23 in Houston, the Katy 19 in Katy TX, the Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw GA, the Discover Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Hamburg Pavilion 16 in Lexington KY, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Veterans 24 in Tampa and the Lynnhaven 18 in Virginia Beach VA

Treeless Mountain: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Hollywood Cinemas in Portland OR

24 City: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Unmistaken Child: Opens at the Valley Art Theatre in Phoenix

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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