The Early Report for June 10, 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 42 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 6/10/09 and Friday 7/3/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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 the Landmark 12 in Los Angeles on June 11

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 127 minutes

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 on June 12

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 Grand 10 in Bismark ND, the Wynnsong 12 in Cedar Rapids IA, the River Cinema 12 in East Grand Fork MN, the Helena 8 in Helena MT, the Wynnsong 16 in Johnstown IA, the Missoula 10 in Missoula MT, the Wynnsong 15 in Moundsview MN, the Oakdale 20 in Oakdale MN, the Wynnsong 12 in Provo, the Southern Hills 12 in Sioux City, the West Jordan 12 in West Jordan UT and the Connection Ritz 15 in West Valley City UT 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, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on June 12

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

The Last International Playboy

Logline: The ultimate New York City playboy sinks into a deep depression after learning his childhood sweetheart is engaged to another man

Featuring: Jason Behr, India Ennenga, Lucy Gordon, Monet Mazur, Krysten Ritter

Director: Steve Clark

Writers: Steve Clark & Thomas Moffett

Distributor: Black Note Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Empire 25, the Lincoln Square 13 and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica 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: 3500 plus locations on June 12

MPAA Rating: R for violence and pervasive language

Running Time: 121 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

War Eagle, Arkansas

Logline: After graduating high school, a young man struggles with the choice of whether to leave his family and friends for a career in baseball or stay and redeem his struggling community

Featuring: Luke Grimes, Dan McCabe, Brian Dennehy, Mary Kay Place, Mare Winningham

Director: Robert Milazzo

Writers: Graham Gordy

Distributor: Empire Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Faulkner 6 in Conway AR, the Razorback 6 in Fayetteville AR, the Fort Smith 14 in Fort Smith AR, the Hollywood 12 in Jonesboro AR, the Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock and the Pinnacle Hills 12 in Rogers AR on June 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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

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

The Narrows

Logline: A poor teen from Brooklyn takes a job with a local mob boss in order to pay for college

Featuring: Sophia Bush, Eddie Cahill, Vincent D’Onofrio, Titus Welliver, Kevin Zegers

Director: Francois A. Velle

Writer: Tatiana Blackington, based on the novel “Heart of Old Country” by Tim McLoughlin

Distributor: Mr. Nice/Cinedigm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Apple Valley 14 in Apple Valley CA, the Baton Rouge 16 in Baton Rouge LA, the Pavilion Park Slope Cinemas in Brooklyn, the Promenade 16 in Center Valley PA, the Chula Vista 10 in Chula Vista CA, the Polaris 18 in Columbus OH, the Market Fair 15 in Fayetteville NC, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Yorktown 15 in Houston, the North East Mall 18 in Hurst TX, the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, the Avenue 16 in Melbourne FL, the Great Lakes Mall 16 in Mentor OH, the Novi 18 in Novi MI, the Pensacola 18 in Pensacola, the Metropolis 18 in Plainfield IN and the Surprise Point 14 in Surprise AZ in June 19

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

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

$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: 3150 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 the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Elmwood 6 and the Oaks Twin in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Hillcrest CInemas in San Diego, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Rialto Lakeside 5 in Santa Rosa CA, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Logline: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers

Featuring: Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson, Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro

Director: Michael Bay

Writers: Ehren Kruger & Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman, based on Hasbro’s action figure line

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4200 plus locations on June 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material

Running Time: 147 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, June 26, 2009

Afghan Star

Logline: Documentary about four young finalists on an American Idol-style series in Afghanistan

Director: Havana Marking

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York on June 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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 Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on June 26

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

The Hurt Locker

Logline: Members of an army bomb squad have to seek out and disarm bombs in Baghdad

Featuring: Ralph Fiennes, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, David Morse, Guy Pearce, Jeremy Renner

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Writer: Mark Boal

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in major markets on June 26

MPAA Rating: R for war violence and language

Running Time: 131 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Life is Hot in Cracktown

Logline: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets

Featuring: Lara Flynn Boyle, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Carly Pope, Brandon Routh, Shannyn Sossamon, Kerry Washington

Director: Buddy Giovinazzo

Writer: Buddy Giovinazzo, based on his novel

Distributor: Lightning Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 26

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, rape, drug content throughout, graphic sexuality, nudity and pervasive language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

My Sister’s Keeper

Logline: A former attorney returns to the courtroom after a young teen learns the truth behind her conception, and looks to be emancipated from her parents

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Thomas Dekker

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Writers: Jeremy Leven and Nick Cassavetes, from the novel by Jodi Picoult

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on June 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality, language and brief teen drinking

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Quiet Chaos

Logline: A man deals with the death of his wife by hanging out on a park bench next to his daughter’s school. In Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Isabella Ferrari, Allesandro Gassman, Valeria Golino, Nanni Moretti, Blu Yoshimi

Director: Antonello Grimaldi

Writers: Nanni Moretti and Laura Paolucci and Francesco Piccolo, based on the novel “Caos Calmo” by Sandro Veronesi

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Stoning of Soroya M.

Logline: A French reporter in Iran stumbles across the story of a young woman whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending. In Farsi with subtitles

Featuring: Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Caviezel, Mozhan Marno, Navid Negahban, Ali Pourtash

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh

Writers: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh & Cyrus Nowrasteh, based on the book by Freidoune Sahebjam

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Landmark’s Renaissance Plaza Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in select markets on June 26

MPAA Rating: R for a disturbing sequence of cruel and brutal violence, and brief strong language

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Surveillance

Logline: An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims – all of whom have wildly different stories to tell

Featuring: Pell James, Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Ryan Simpkins, French Stewart

Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch

Writers: Kent Harper & Jennifer Chambers Lynch

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on June 26

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and a scene of aberrant sexuality

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tony Manero

Logline: A serial killer is obsessed with the John Travolta’s disco dancing character from “Saturday Night Fever.” In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Alfredo Castro, Paola Lattus, Hector Morales, Amparo Noguera, Elsa Poblete

Director: Pablo Larrain

Writers: Alfredo Castro & Mateo Iribarren & Pablo Larrain

Distributor: Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid!: This was Chile’s 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category

Expanding today

The Art of Being Straight: Opens at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, OH

Big Man Japan: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Facets Theatre in Chicago, the Palace Theatre in Hilo HI and the Detroit Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit

Burma VJ: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Great Hills in Austin and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

Cheri: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Plaza Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets

Departures: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

The End of the Line: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills and the Ritz Theatre in Austin, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Roslyn 3 in Roslyn Hights NY, the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL

The Garden: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

Il Divo: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Little Ashes: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

$9.99: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

O’Horten: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

Revanche: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Under Our Skin: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills and the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz

Unmistaken Child: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and in Denver and San Francisco

Whatever Works: 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

The Windmill Movie: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Beaches of Agnes

Logline: Autobiographal documentary about the famed Belgian filmmaker. In French with subtitles

Director: Agnes Varda

Distributor: Cinema Guild

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Logline: A group of animal friends find an underground world populated by dinosaurs

Featuring the voices of: Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Simon Pegg, Ray Romano

Directors: Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier

Writers: Michael Berg & Peter Ackerman

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus locations, including 1850 plus Digital 3D locations, on July 1

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor and peril

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Public Enemies

Logline: The Feds try to take down a trio of notorious American gangsters during a booming crime wave in the 1930s

Featuring: Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum

Director: Michael Mann

Writers: Ronan Bennett and Michael Mann & Ann Biderman, based on the book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34” by Bryan Burrough

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on July 1

MPAA Rating: R for gangster violence and some language

Running Time: 143 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Girl From Monaco

Logline: A brilliant and neurotic attorney goes to Monaco to defend a famous criminal, but instead of focusing on the case, he falls for a beautiful she-devil who turns him into a complete wreck. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Stephane Audran, Gilles Cohen, Fabrice Luchini, Alexandre Steiger, Roschdy Zem

Director: Anne Fontaine

Writers: Anne Fontaine & Benoit Graffin

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Angelika Film Center and the Beekman Twin in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on July 3

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

I Hate Valentine’s Day

Logline: A florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town

Featuring: John Corbett, Dan Finnerty, Judah Friedlander, Zoe Kazan, Nia Vardalos

Director: Nia Vardalos

Writer: Nia Vardalos, story by Nia Vardalos and Stephen David & Ben Zook

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Lion’s Den

Logline: An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Laura Garcia, Martina Gusman, Elli Medeiros, Tomas Plotinsky, Rodrigo Santoro

Director: Pablo Trapero

Writers: Alejandro Fadel & Martin Mauregui & Santiago Mitre & Pablo Trapero

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Beaches of Agnes: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Betty Blue: The Director’s Cut: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

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

Downloading Nancy: Opens at the Elmwood 3 in Berkeley, the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego and the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco

The End of the Line: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Twin Peak Cinemas in Colorado Springs, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo and the DeVargas Mall 6 in Santa Fe

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

Herb & Dorothy: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Il Divo: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver

Moon: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and in additional locations in select markets

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

24 City: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Unmistaken Child: Opens at the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Whatever Works: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

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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