The Early Report for July 22, 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 46 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 7/22/09 and Friday 8/14/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Gold Retrievers

Logline: A boy and his dog must go in search of a fabled local treasure in an effort to save the family house from foreclosure

Featuring: Curtis Armstrong, Courtney Biggs, Noah Centineo, Steve Guttenberg, Thomas Wiseman, Billy Zane

Director: James D.R. Hickox

Writer: Aaron Pope

Distributor: Alpine Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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 Five 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: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

How to Be a Serial Killer

Logline: A serial killer takes on an apprentice

Featuring: Mary Jo Catlett, Matthew Gray Gubler, Gonzalo Menendez, Laura Regan, George Wyner

Director: Luke Ricci

Writer: Luke Ricci

Distributor: Monsterey Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego on July 24

MPAA Rating: R for violence, grisly images and language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: 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 Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washginton DC, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in New York City on July 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

One Minute to Nine

Logline: Documents a mother’s last few days at home with her family before she heads off to prison for killing the husband and father who abused and terrorized them all

Director: Tommy Davis

Distributor: HBO Documentary Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar-qualifying run at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on July 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Orphan

Logline: A couple who adopts a young orphan slowly discovers things might be different about her

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

Paraiso Travel

Logline: Love drives two young lovers from Medellin, Colombia to seek fortune in New York City. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Angelica Blandon, Aldemar Correa, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, Ana de la Reguera, John Leguizamo,

Director: Simon Brand

Writer: Juan Manuel Rendon, based on the novel by Jorge Franco Ramos

Distributor: Peace Arch Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Jackson Triplex in Jackson Heights NY, the New Coliseum Theatre and the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Hadley 16 in South Plainfield NJ and the Summit Quad in Union City NJ on July 24

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, brief drug use and some violence

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

Surviving Crooked Lake

Logline: A quartet of teenage girls embark on a canoe-and-camping trip with a slightly older male guide in the endless wilderness of the Canadian Shield

Featuring: Alysha Aubin, Candice Mausner, Morgan McCunn, Stephannie Richardson, Guy Yarkoni

Directors: Sascha Drews and Matthew Miller and Ezra Krybus

Writers: Sascha Drews & Matthew Miller & Ezra Krybus

Distributor: NeoClassics Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Olde Town 14 in Arvada CO, the Southlands Stadium 16 in Aurora CO, the Brighton Pavilions 12 in Brighton CO, the Castle Rock 12 in Castle Rock CO, the Chapel Hill 15 in Colorado Springs, the Cherry Creek 8 and the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Greenwood Plaza 12 in Engelwood CO, the Bergen Park 12 in Evergreen CO, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Fort Collins 10 in Fort Collins CO, the Canyon View Stadium 14 in Grand Junction CO, the Colorado Mills 16 in Lakewood CO, the Colony Square 12 in Louisville CO, the Chief Plaza 4 in Steamboat Springs CO and the Westminster Promenade 24in Westminster CO on July 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing bloody images, brief strong language, drug use and smoking

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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 Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH and 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

Captain Abu Raed: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

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

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 Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in Austin, Cleveland, Detroit, Madison WI, Montreal, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland OR, St. Louis and Vancouver

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Athens 3 in Athens OH, the Red River 3 in Concord NH and Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

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

Homecoming: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

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, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

The Hurt Locker: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orlenas, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

Il Divo: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore

Jerichow: Opens in Detroit

Local Color: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, El Morro Theatre in Gallup NM and Angelika Film Center in Houston

$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 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and 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 Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jola CA, 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, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Cinema Arts 8 in Fairfax VA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Roslyn Cinemas in Roslyn NY, the Sag Harbor Cinemas in Sag Harbor NY, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

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: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in 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

Expanding today

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone: Opens at the Apple Valley 14 in Apple Valley CA, the Chula Vista 10 in Chula Vista CA, the University Village 10 in Riverside, and the Mission Marketplace 13 and Mission Valley 3 in San Diego

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: 86 minutes

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: 85 minutes

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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Beekman Twin in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on July 31

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing content

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The English Surgeon

Logline: Documents the life of Henry Marsh, a London neurosurgeon who travels to Ukraine to treat desperate patients with no access to modern medical facilities

Director: Geoffrey Smith

Distributor: Ro*Co Films International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Cinema Village 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

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: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City 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: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in 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

Sergio

Logline: Documents the life of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed in 2003

Director: Greg Barker

Distributor: HBO Documentary Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar-qualifying run at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on July 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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 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 Albany NY, Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Boca Raton, Buffalo, Calgary, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus OH, Edmonton, Fresno, Halifax, Hartford, Honolulu, Kansas City MO, Kitchener, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Richmond VA, Rochester NY, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, St. John, Tampa, Tucson, Victoria BC and Winnipeg

Captain Abu Raed: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Departures: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

Food, Inc.: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis and the Ruth Sokolof Theatre in Omaha

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

The Hurt Locker: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH and in additional locations in select markets

In the Loop: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz Five Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in additional locations in select markets

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

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

Local Color: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana and Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

$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, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, 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, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz Five Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in San Diego

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

Soul Power: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and in Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis 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

Tulpan: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

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

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

Friday, August 7, 2009

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

Logline: Documents the former Senator from Illinois, from the announcement of his candidacy to his historic election and inauguration as the first African American president of the United States

Directors: Amy Rice and Alicia Sams

Distributor: HBO Documentary Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar-qualifying run at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on August 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Casi Divas

Logline: Four ambitious actresses are caught up in the frenzy when one of Mexico’s most powerful producers dreams up a nationwide talent search to cast the lead in his next big movie, much to the surprise of the producer’s lover, a diva of epic proportions, who expected to get the part. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Julio Bracho, Ana Layevska, Patricia Llaca, Daniela Schmidt, Maya Zapata

Director: Issa Lopez

Writer: Issa Lopez, story by Ignacio Darnaude

Distributor: Maya Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets om August 7

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Cloud 9

Logline: A 67-year old married woman rediscovers passion and her sexuality when she falls in love with a 76-year old man. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Horst Rehberg, Ursula Werner, Horst Westphal

Director: Andreas Dresen

Writers: Andreas Dresen and Jorg Hauschild and Laila Stieler and Cooky Ziesch

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on August 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Major Awards: Un Certain Regard Prize: 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Best Director and Best Actress: 2008 German Film Awards

Cold Souls

Logline: A New York actor trades his soul in for one of a Russian poet, in order to better play a role in a Chekov play

Featuring: Lauren Ambrose, Paul Giamatti, Dina Korzun, David Strathairn, Emily Watson, Katheryn Winnick

Director: Sophie Barthes

Writer: Sophie Barthes

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on August 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for nudity and brief strong language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Logline: An elite military unit comprised of special operatives takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer

Featuring: Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans

Director: Stephen Sommers

Writers: Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett, story by Michael B. Gordon and Stuart Beattie & Stephen Sommers

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations on August 7

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

I Sell the Dead

Logline: A grave robber reflects on his life of crime

Featuring: Larry Fessenden, Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm, John Speredakos

Director: Glenn McQuaid

Writer: Glenn McQuaid

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Julie & Julia

Logline: A government secretary spices up her life when she decides to master the art of French cooking, just as her idol Julia Childs did forty years earlier

Featuring: Amy Adams, Linda Emond, Chris Messina, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci

Director: Nora Ephron

Writer: Nora Ephron

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1850 plus locations on August 7

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

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Paper Heart

Logline: A young comedy actress makes a documentary about her inability to fall in love

Featuring: Michael Cera, Jake M. Johnson, Demetri Martin, Seth Rogen, Paul Rust, Charlyne Yi

Director: Nicholas Jasenovec

Writers: Charlene Yi & Nicholas Jasenovec

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on August 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for strong language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

A Perfect Getaway

Logline: A Hawaiian honeymoon turns dangerous for newlyweds who discover they are being stalked by a pair of killers

Featuring: Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez, Marley Shelton, Steve Zahn

Director: David Twohy

Writer: David Twohy

Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on August 7

MPAA Rating: R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Shorts

Logline: A magic rock falls into a town that has the power to grant wishes

Featuring: Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader, Jimmy Bennett

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Writer: Robert Rodriguez

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on August 7

MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and some rude humor

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby DIgital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Afghan Star: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

The Answer Man: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Burma VJ: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Captain Abu Raed: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

The Cove: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Aventura Mall 24 in Aventura FL, Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, the Lincoln Square Stadium 16 in Bellevue WA, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Nickelodeon 5 in Boston, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Menlo Park CA, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz, the De Vargas Mall 6 in Santa Fe, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami and Landmark’s E-Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The End of the Line: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

(500) Days of Summer: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and in Anchorage, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boise, Champaign IL, Charlottesville, Colorado Springs, Corpus Christi, Dayton OH, Des Moines, El Paso, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Grand Rapids, Harrisburg PA, Ithaca, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Lansing, Las Vegas, Lexington, Louisville, Memphis, Norfolk VA, Northampton MA, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Portland ME, Providence, Raleigh, Reno, Sarasota, Santa Fe, Spokane, Syracuse, Tallahassee and Tulsa OK

Food, Inc.: Opens at Majestic 3 in Gettysburg PA and the Keene Theatre in Keene NH

The Garden: Opens at the Grand Illusion Theatre in Seattle

The Girl From Monaco: Opens at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene OR and the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth

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

Il Divo: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque

In the Loop: Opens at Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

Jerichow: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Local Color: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

The Maya Indie Film Series: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Dolphin Mall Cinemas in Miami and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

$9.99: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

O’Horten: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

Revanche: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Seraphine: Opens at the Galaxy Cinemas in Cary NC, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill NY, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle and the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs OH

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

Tetro: Opens at the Cine Theatre in Athens GA, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago and the Wexner Center Theatre in Columbus OH

Under Our Skin: Opens at the Newburyport Screening Room in Newburyport MA

Unmistaken Child: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and in San Francisco

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Yasukuni (The Film Library): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bandslam ():

Logline: A new teen in town assembles a fledgling rock band to compete in a Battle of the Bands event

Featuring: Vanessa Hudgens, Lisa Kudrow, Alyson Michalka, Scott Porter, Charlie Saxton

Director: Todd Graff

Writers: Josh A. Cagan and Todd Graff, story by Cagan

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on August 14

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements and mild language

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

District 9

Logline: An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology

Featuring: Jason Cope, Sharito Copley, Mandla Gaduka, David James, William Allen Young

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Writers: Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell, based on Blomkamp’s 2005 short “Alive in Joburg”

Distributor: Tri-Star Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on August 14

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence and pervasive language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Logline: A specialist is asked to help save an ailing car dealership from bankruptcy

Featuring: James Brolin, Kathryn Hahn, David Koechner, Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames

Director: Neal Brennan

Writers: Adam Stock & Rick Stempson

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1850 plus locations on August 14

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

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

It Might Get Loud

Logline: Documents the lives of three of rock’s most influential guitarists, and a private music summit between them

Featuring: The Edge, Jimmy Page, Jack White

Director: Davis Guggenheim

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 14

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ponyo

Logline: A young boy finds a goldfish princess who longs to be human

Featuring the voices of: Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Liam Neeson, Lilly Tomlin, Betty White

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 800 plus locations on August 14

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX, DTS

The Pool Boys

Logline: A pool boy and a gardener turn an empty mansion into a home for women who belong to the world’s oldest profession

Featuring: Brett Davern, Rachelle Lefevre, Matthew Lillard, Efren Ramirez, George Takei

Director: J.B. Rogers

Writers: Stuart Gibbs and Julie O’Hara and Justin Ware

Distributor: Seven Arts Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markest on August 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are seventeen producers, supervising producers, executive producers and line producers listed for this film

Spread

Logline: A serial womanizer who is living in the Hollywood Hills thanks to a crush of his finds himself falling in love with a young woman who wants nothing to do with him

Featuring: Rachel Blanchard, Anne Heche, Ashton Kutcher, Margarita Levieva, Sebastian Stan

Director: David Mackenzie

Writers: Jason Deal Hall and Paul Kolsby

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 14

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

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Taxidermia

Logline: Three generations of men suffer from unique maladies. In English and in Hungarian and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Marc Bischoff, Csaba Czene, Istvan Gyuricza, Adel Stanczel, Gergely Trocsanyi

Director: Gyorgy Palfi

Writers: Gyorgy Palfi and Zsofia Ruttkay, based on the stories of Lajos Parti Nagy

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on August 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Logline: A woman falls for a librarian who involuntarily travels through time

Featuring: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston

Director: Robert Schwentke

Writer: Bruce Joel Rubin, based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: August 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Captain Abu Raed: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City

Cold Souls: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Palo Alto Square Twin in Palo Alto CA, the Cinearts 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, Landmark’s Embarcadeo Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Santana Row 6 in San Jose and the Marin 3 in Sausalito CA

The Cove: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst PA and Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

Departures: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

The End of the Line: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Boston and the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Garden: Opens at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg VA

The Girl From Monaco: Opens at the Red River 3 in Concord NH

Homecoming: Opens at the Eastgate Cinemas and the Point Cinemas in Madison WI

In the Loop: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Jerichow: Opens at the Cleveland Cinematheque in Cleveland

Local Color: Opens at the All Saints Cinemas in Tallahassee

The Maya Indie Film Series: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

$9.99: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Seraphine: Opens at Merrill’s Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA and the Fountain Theatre in Mesa NM

Shrink: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Tetro: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and the Maiden Alley Cinemas in Paducah NY

Thirst: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Kahala Mall 8 in Honolulu, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Throw Down Your Heart: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago
Honolulu, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark Varsity Cinemas in Seattle and Landmark’s E-Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Unmistaken Child: Opens at the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI and the Center for Contemporary Arts Theatre in Santa Fe

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, the Camera 3 in San Jose and the West Newton Cinemas in West Newton MA

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

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