The Early Report for July 7, 2009: Part One

This first section of The Early Report features the most detailed listings on the Internet of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming four weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 40 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday 7/10/09 and Friday 7/31/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Blood: The Last Vampire

Logline: A 400-year-old demon-hunting vampire slayer, working undercover in Japan for a secret organization, goes on a mission in the Vietnam War era

Featuring:Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild, Gianna Jun, Koyuki, Allison Miller

Director: Chris Nahon

Writer: Chris Chow, based on the television series created by Kenji Kamiyama & Katsuya Terada

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge 16 in Aiea HI, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Empire 25 and the Village VII in New York City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Metreon Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on July 10

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody stylized violence

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bruno

Logline: A flamboyant Austrian fashionista takes his show to America

Featuring: Sasha Baron Cohen

Director: Larry Charles

Writers: Sasha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Mazer & Jeff Schaffer, story by Sasha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Dan Mazer, based on characters created by Sasha Baron Cohen

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on July 10

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

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Facing Ali

Logline: Documents the life and career of the greatest boxer who ever lived, through the eyes and words of his many opponents

Director: Pete McCormack

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar-qualifying run at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA on July 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Humpday

Logline: Two old college friends get drunk and decide to make a porn together

Featuring: Alycia Delmore, Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Lynn Shelton, Trina Willard

Director: Lynn Shelton

Writer: Lynn Shelton

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle on July 10

MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexual content, pervasive language and a scene of drug use

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

I Love You, Beth Cooper

Logline: A nerdy valedictorian finds his life changing after he proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school during his graduation speech

Featuring: Jack T. Carpenter, Lauren London, Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust

Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: Larry Doyle, based on his novel

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on July 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, and brief violence

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Lake Tahoe

Logline: A teenager has an incredible adventure after crashing his family’s car into a telephone pole on the outskirts of his town. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Diego Catano, Hector Herrera, Juan Carlos Lara, Yemil Sefami, Daniela Valentine

Director: Fernando Eimbcke

Writers: Fernando Eimbcke and Paula Markovitch

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on July 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Shortkut – The Con Is On

Logline: Two former friends fight it out as they climb the ladder of Bollywood success. In English and Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Sanjay Dutt, Simi Garewal, Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Rao, Arshad Warsi

Director: Neeraj Vora

Writer: Anees Bazmee

Distributor: Anil Kapoor Film Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Soul Power

Logline: Documents the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974, on the eve of the Ali-Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle” fight. In English and in French with subtitles

Featuring: Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Celia Cruz, B.B. King, Don King, Miriam Makeba

Director: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte

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 Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on July 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Weather Girl

Logline: After learning her boyfriend cheated on her with his co-host, a television weather girl has to learn to cope with being single, unemployed, living with her brother and being locally known as the Sassy Weather Girl who lost it on live television

Featuring: Patrick Adams, Jon Cryer, Ryan Devlin, Mark Harmon, Jane Lynch, Tricia O’Kelley, Kaitlin Olson

Director: Blayne Weaver

Writers: Blayne Weaver

Distributor: Weather Girl LLC

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on July 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

Logline: Documents the forgotten early Twentieth Century Jewish radio show “The Goldbergs” and its star Gertrude Berg

Director: Aviva Kempner

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on July 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Adoration: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit

Burma VJ: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Cheri: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans and in additional locations in select markets

The Country Teacher: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley

Departures: Opens at the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

Downloading Nancy: Opens at the Angelika FIlm Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

The End of the Line: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, Merrill’s Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Cinemapolis Theatre in Ithaca NY, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Movieland 17 in Richmond VA, the Salem Cinema in Salem OR and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota

The Garden: Opens at the Mary Riepma Ross Center in Lincoln NE

The Girl From Monaco: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

Herb & Dorothy: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

The Hurt Locker: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Oahu, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto

I Hate Valentine’s Day: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

Il Divo: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Cinematheque Theatre in Miami Beach

Jerichow: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

Julia: Opens at the Cape Ann Community Cinemas in Gloucester MA and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco

Kabei: Our Mother: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Little Ashes: Opens at the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

Moon: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

$9.99: Opens at the Oaks Theatre and the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley, and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Revanche: Opens at the Salt Lake Film Society in Salt Lake City

Seraphine: Opens at the Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and the Avon Theatre in Stamford CT

Tetro: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Harbor Theatre in Muskegon MI, the Palme D’Or Cinemas in Palm Desert CA and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Tokyo Sonata: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend WA

Under Our Skin: Opens at the Real Artways Cinema in Hartford and the Museum of Art Theatre in Portland ME

An Unlikely Weapon: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Unmistaken Child: Opens at the Valley Arts Theatre in Phoenix, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Logline: As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he learns more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past

Featuring: Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson

Director: David Yates

Writers: Steven Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4150 plus locations on July 15

MPAA Rating: PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality

Running Time: 153 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Somers Town

Logline: A pair of unlikely new friends fight over the same girl. In English and Polish with subtitles

Featuring: Perry Benson, Ireneusz Czop, Kate Dickie, Piotr Jagiello, Thomas Turgoose

Director: Shane Meadows

Writer: Paul Fraser

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 71 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, July 17, 2009

Died Young, Stayed Pretty

Logline: Documents the underground world of indie rock posters

Director: Eileen Yaghoobian

Distributor: Norotomo Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on July 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

(500) Days of Summer

Logline: After his girlfriend dumps him, a hapless greeting card copywriter shifts back and forth through various periods of their five hundred days “together” to try to figure out where things went wrong

Featuring: Zooey Deschanel, Jospeh Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, Matthew Gray Gubler, Minka Kelly

Director: Marc Webb

Writers: Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Guild 45th Theatre in Seattle, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in major markets on July 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual material and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Homecoming

Logline: A former star high school quarterback returns to his small hometown over break with a new girlfriend, much to the chagrin of his former girlfriend

Featuring: Mischa Barton,Robert Haley, Michael Landes, Matt Long, Jessica Stroup

Director: Morgan J. Freeman

Writers: Jake Goldberger and Katie Fetting and Frank M. Hannah

Distributor: Paper Street Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in New York City on July 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Maya Indie Film Series

Logline: Eight films from emerging Latino filmmakers make their theatrical premieres in a traveling film series

  1. Bad Guys (USA), the story of a shrewd female attorney with a grudge against the system who schemes to produce and distribute a wicked new designer drug to earn a fortune—and a measure of respect
  2. Bajo la Sal (Mexico), about a lonely teenager who spends his time making crude animated horror films but is later suspected of a series of murders
  3. Cronicas Chilangas (Mexico), a black comedy about the adventures and entangled paths of three people who all have strong obsessions in common (This film will not play during the series’ Los Angeles run)
  4. The Line (USA), starring Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Danny Trejo, Armand Assante and Esai Morales in the tale of a veteran assassin as he tracks down the elusive head of a crime cartel
  5. Mancora (Peru), a tender and pulsating road-trip drama that delicately traces the shifting emotional boundaries between three disconnected souls
  6. Once Upon a Time in Rio (Brazil), a love story between a boy who lives in the slums of Ipanema and the daughter of a rich lawyer
  7. Sultanes del Sur (Mexico), about four high class bandits who lose the money they just robbed from a bank—and have to find out who betrayed them
  8. Vicious Circle (USA), a tragic punk rock Latino love story starring Paul Rodriguez Jr. and Emily Rios and set on the streets of modern day Venice Beach, CA

Distributor: Maya Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on July 17

MPAA Rating: “The Line” is rated R for violence, sexual material, language and drug content; “Mancora” is rated R for some strong sexual content, drug use, language and violence; all others not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: “Bad Guys”: 90 minutes, “Bajo la Sal”: 126 minutes, “Cronicas Chilangas”: 100 minutes, “The Line”: 93 minutes, “Mancora”: 100 minutes “Once Upon a Time in Rio”: 117 minutes, “Sultanes del Sur”: 90 minutes, “Vicious Circle”: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Various

Sound Format: Various

The Poker House

Logline: Three sisters in 1976 Des Moines must deal with their drug-addict mother

Featuring: Sophia Bairley, Selma Blair, Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bokeem Woodbine

Director: Lori Petty

Writers: David Alan Grier & Lori Petty

Distributor: Phase 4 Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in Des Moines on July 17

MPAA Rating: R for language, and disturbing content involving a minor including rape, sexual content and drug/alcohol abuse

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Watchmen: The Director’s Cut

Logline: When one of his former compatriots is murdered, a masked vigilante begins his own investigation, discovering a far more terrifying plot to destroy the world

Featuring: Malin Ackerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson

Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: David Hayter and Alex Tse, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Apple Valley 15 in Apple Valley MN, the Hickory Creek 16 in Hickory Creek TX, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on July 17

MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 181 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Way We Get By

Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq

Director: Aron Gaudet

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on July 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

A Woman in Berlin

Logline: A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II. In German and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Irm Hermann, Nina Hoss, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Yevgeni Sidikhin, Rudiger Vogler

Director: Max Farberbock

Writers: Max Farberbock and Catharina Schuchmann, based on the book “Eine Frau in Berlin” by Anonyma

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 131 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Adoration: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

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

Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Burma VJ: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Dead Snow: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Departures: Opens at the Cinemagic Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Hollywood 14 in Asheville NC, the Frontier Cafe Cinema in Brunswick ME, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the Crescent Theatre in Mobile Al, the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

The Girl From Monaco: Opens at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, the Greenwich Plaza 3 in Greenwich CT, the City Cinema 4 in Hartford, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Kew Gardens 6 in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne 5 in Malverne NY, the Manhasset 3 in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge 3 in Montclair NJ, the Criterion 7 in New Haven, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Red Bank Cinemas in Red Bank NJ, the Bijou at the Crossroads 6 in San Antonio, the Tenafly 4 in Tenafly NJ and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

Humpday: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

Il Divo: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

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

Julia: Opens at the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

Lemon Tree: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Little Ashes: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

$9.99: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

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

Rudo y Cursi: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Seraphine: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Stoning of Soroya M.: Opens at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany, the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills in Austin, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Greenwich Plaza 3 in Greenwich CT, the Cinema City 4 in Hartford, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Criterion 7 in New Haven, the Glenwood Arts Cinemas in Overland Park KS, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Surveillance: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Soul Power: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in San Francisco

Tetro: Opens at the Kress Cinema in Denver, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Roslyn 3 in Roslyn NY, the DeVargas Mall 6 in Santa Fe, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

Three Monkeys: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

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

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Center for Contemporary Arta Theatre in Santa Fe and in Minneapolis

Unmistaken Child: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Palace Theatre in Honolulu, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at the Avalon Theatre in Washington DC

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Answer Man

Logline: A reclusive author of spiritual books is pursued for advice by a single mother and a man fresh out of rehab

Featuring: Jeff Daniels, Kat Dennings, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby

Director: John Hindman

Writer: John Hindman

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles on July 24

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Dead Girl

Logline: Two high school misfits react differently when they come upon the dead body of a young woman, naked, chained to a table and covered in plastic

Featuring: Candice Accola, Michael Bowen, Andrew DiPalma, Shiloh Fernandez, Eric Podnar

Directors: Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel

Writer: Trent Haaga

Distributor: MPI Media Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Midnight shows at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on July 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

G-Force

Logline: A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world

Featuring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Nighy and the voices of Steve Buscemi, Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, Jon Favreau, Tracy Morgan and Sam Rockwell

Director: Hoyt Yeatman

Writers: Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberley and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Tim Firth, story by Hoyt Yeatman

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus locations, including 1500 plus Digital 3D locations on July 24

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild action and rude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

In the Loop

Logline: The US President and the UK Prime Minister want a war, but not everyone wants a war.

Featuring: Chris Addison, Anna Chlumsky, James Gandolfini, Gina McKee, David Rasche

Director: Armando Iannuci

Writers: Armando Iannuci, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Orphan

Logline: A couple adopts a young orphan and crazy shit happens

Featuring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Writer: David Leslie Johnson, story by Alex Mace

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on July 24

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Shadowland

Logline: A construction crew in St. Louis inadvertently reawaken a vampire slumbering for more than a century

Featuring: Jason Contini, Carlos Antonio Leon, Caitlin McIntosh

Director: Wyatt Weed

Writer: Wyatt Weed

Distributor: Pirate Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis on July 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Shrink

Logline: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA’s top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients

Featuring: Saffron Burrows, Jack Huston, Keke Palmer, Kevin Spacey, Mark Webber

Director: Jonas Pate

Writer: Thomas Moffett

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on July 24

MPAA Rating: R for drug content throughout, and pervasive language including some sexual references

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Ugly Truth

Logline: A straight-laced, romantically-challenged morning show television producer falls for a hardcore shock jock brought in by her bosses to goose the ratings

Featuring: Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, John Michael Higgins, Nick Searcy, Eric Winter

Director: Robert Luketic

Writers: Nicole Eastman and Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith, story by Nicole Eastman

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on July 24

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Adoration: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Afghan Star: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Opens at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver BC

Big Man Japan: Opens at the Crescent Theatre in Mobile AL

Burma VJ: Opens at the Museum of Art Theatre in Cleveland

The End of the Line: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

(500) Days of Summer: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Athens 3 in Athens OH and the Red River 3 in Concord NH

The Garden: Opens at the Center for Contemporary Arts Theatre in Santa Fe

The Girl From Monaco: Opens at the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA and the DeVargas Mall 6 in Santa Fe

Humpday: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Hurt Locker: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Il Divo: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore

Jerichow: Opens in Detroit

$9.99: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver

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

Seraphine: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota

Soul Power: Opens in Chicago

The Stoning of Soroya M.: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Lark Theatre in Larkspur CA and the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara

Tetro: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the Eastern Hills Cinema in Williamsville NY

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

Under Our Skin: Opens at the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

Unmistaken Child: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin TX, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Loft Cinema in Tucson and in San Diego

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Adam

Logline: A lonely, autistic man develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor

Featuring: Rose Byrne, Hugh Dancy, Frankie Faison, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

Director: Max Mayer

Writer: Max Mayer

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 29

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

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

You, the Living

Logline: A series of stories about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved. In Swedish with subtitles

Featuring: Bjorn Englund, Elisabeth Helander, Leif Larsson, Jessika Lundberg, Olle Olson

Director: Roy Andersson

Writer: Roy Andersson

Distributor: Palisades Tartan

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, July 31, 2009

Aliens in the Attic

Logline: A small group of children defend their vacation home from aliens who have invaded from upstairs

Featuring: Ashley Boettcher, Austin Butler, Carter Jenkins, Andy Richter, Ashley Tisdale

Director: John Schultz

Writers: Mark Burton and Adam F. Goldberg

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on July 31

MPAA Rating: PG for action violence, some suggestive humor and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Collector

Logline: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property and rigged it with a series of deadly traps

Featuring: Daniella Alonso, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth, Josh Stewart, Madeline Zima

Director: Marcus Dunstan

Writers: Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on July 31

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Cove

Logline: Documents a hidden cove in Japan, the dolphins who live there, the fisherman who hunt them to extinction and the people who want to help save them

Director: Louie Psihoyos

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 31

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing content

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Flame & Citron

Logline: Two friends fight in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group. In Danish and German with subtitles

Featuring: Mille Lehfeldt, Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Peter Mygind, Stine Stengade

Director: Ole Christian Madsen

Writers: Lars Andersen and Ole Christian Madsen

Distributor: IFC FIlms

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Funny People

Logline: A seasoned comedian forms an unlikely friendship with a relatively green performer after he is diagnosed with an inoperable health condition

Featuring: Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Leslie Mann, Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler, Jason Schwartzman

Director: Judd Apatow

Writer: Judd Apatow

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus locations on July 31

MPAA Rating: R for language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gotta Dance

Logline: Documents the first-ever, senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball team, 12 women and man – all dance team newbies, from auditions through to center court stardom

Director: Dori Berinstein

Distributor: Mitropoulos Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Beekman Twin in New York City on July 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Lorna’s Silence

Logline: Two Albanian emigrants in Belgium dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. In Albanian and French with subtitles

Featuring: Arta Dobroshi, Morgan Marinne, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Alban Ukaj

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on July 31

MPAA Rating: R for brief sexuality/nudity, and language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Love Aaj Kal

Logline: Two sets of lovers separated by continents and 44 years go through the same trials of love. In English and in Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Florence Brudenell-Bruce, Rishi Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Rahul Khanna, Deepika Padukone

Director: Imtiaz Ali

Writer: Imtiaz Ali

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Not Quite Hollywood

Logline: Documents the Australian film industry in the 1970s

Director: Mark Hartley

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on July 31

MPAA Rating: R for graphic nudity, sexuality, violence and gore, some language and drug use

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Thirst

Logline: A failed medical experiment turns a man of faith into a vampire. In Korean with subtitles

Featuring: Hae-sook Kim, Ok-vin Kim, In-hwan Park, Ha-kyun Shin, Kang-ho Song

Director: Chan-wook Park

Writers: Seo-gyeong Jeong and Chan-wook Park, based on the novel “Therese Raquin” by Emile Zola

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on July 31

MPAA Rating: R for graphic bloody violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content, nudity and language

Running Time: 133 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Afghan Star: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

The Answer Man: Opens at 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 Embarcadero Centre Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Burma VJ: Opens at Landmarks E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

(500) Days of Summer: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans and in additional locations in select markets

Food, Inc.: Opens at
Omaha, NE: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater

The Girl From Monaco: Opens at the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Colony Twin in Raleigh and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

Humpday: Opens at the Cinema City 4 in Hartford, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Criterion 7 in New Haven, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara and the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz

In the Loop: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

Julia: Opens at the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL

$9.99: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Seraphine: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Regent Square Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the West Newton Cinemas in West Newtom MA and the Town Hall Theatre in Wilton MA

Shrink: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Soul Power: Opens in Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and in additional theatres in Los Angeles

24 City: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Tetro: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills in Austin, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington

Unmistaken Child: Opens at the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento and in Minneapolis

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

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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