The Early Report for August 3, 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 41 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday 8/7/09 and Friday 8/28/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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: 118 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 Ballston Commons 12 and the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue WA, the Elmwood Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Uptown Theatre in Birmingham MI, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Evanston 12 in Evanston IL, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Greenway Palace 24 in Houston, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Angelika Film Center, the Empire 25 and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto CA, Landmark’s Ritz At The Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego, the Kabuki 8 and the San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco, the Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, Landmark’s Guild 45th Theatre and the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas and the Georgetown 14 in Washington DC and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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

Adam: Opens in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington D.C.

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 Downtown 14 and the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, 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 Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Nickelodeon 5 in Boston, the Boulder 16 in Boulder CO, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Delray Beach 18 in Delray Beach FL, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, 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, the Dolphin 19 in Miami, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, Landmark’s Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Mall Gardens 16 in Palm Beach Gardens FL, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, 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 Camera 3 in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz, the De Vargas Mall 6 in Santa Fe, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota, Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, Landmark’s E-Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL

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

(500) Days of Summer: Expands to 1000 plus locations

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Latchis 3 in Brattleboro VT, the Cinema in Chautauqua NY, the Majestic 3 in Gettysburg PA, the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester MA, the Cherrydale Grande 15 in Greenville SC, the Colonial Theatre in Keene NH, the Berkshire Museum Little Cinema in Pittsfield MA, the Arena Theatre in Point Arena CA, the Westgate Mall 8 in Spartanburg SC and the Magic Lantern Theatre in Spokane

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

Not Quite Hollywood: Opens at 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: 111 minutes

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

Adam: Opens in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Hartford, Montreal, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Seattle and Vancouver

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, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Moica the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, the Baywalk 20 in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa

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

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Bijou Theatre in Beach ND, the Speakeasy Theatre in Breckenridge CO, the Plaza 8 in Cuyahoga Falls OH, the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Carousel 15 in Greensboro NC, the Palace Theatre in Hilo HI, the Northridge 10 in Hilton Head Island SC, the Firehouse Twin in Kingston WA, the Wilma 4 in Missoula MT, the State Theatre in Modesto, the Harbor Theatre in Muskegon MI, the Screening Room in Newburyport MA, the Peoria 12 in Peoria, the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA, the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, the Grand Cinema in Tacoma and the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs OH

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

Not Quite Hollywood: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Paper Heart: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Palace 20 in Boca Raton, the Boulder 16 in Boulder CO, the Brea Stadium East 12 in Brea CA, the Burbank 16 in Burbank CA, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Flower Hill Cinema 4 in Del Mar CA, the Tamarac Square 6 in Denver, the Greenwood Plaza 12 in Englewood CO, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the West Village 12 in Golden CO, the Cinema City 4 in Hartford, the Waterfront 22 in Homestead PA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Palace At The Plaza Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Marketplace 6 in Long Beach CA, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhattan Village 6 in Manhattan Beach CA, the Aventura 24 in Miami, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NY, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Beekman Twin in New York City, the Marketplace 24 in Oaks PA, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Downtown 16 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Roslyn Cinemas in Roslyn NY, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Regency 6 in San Rafael CA, the Fiesta 5 in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Route 6 Cinemas in Seekonk MA, the Glenwoods Arts Theatre in Shawnee Mission KS, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI, the Cantera 30 in Warrenville IL, the Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, the Palisades Center 21 in West Nyack NY and the Crocker Park 16 in Westlake OH

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Headless Woman

Logline: After running into something with her car, a woman experiences a particular psychological state. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Guillermo Arengo, Cesar Bordon, Claudia Cantero, Daniel Genoud, Maria Onetto

Director: Lucrecia Martel

Writers: Lucrecia Martel

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, August 21, 2009

Art & Copy

Logline: Documents the revolutions in advertising caused by such campaigns as Apple’s “1984” Mac introduction, the Nike “Just Do It” campaign and “Where’s the Beefr”

Director: Doug Pray

Distributor: Arthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver, IFC Film Center in New York City and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle on August 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Baader Meinhof Complex

Logline: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy in the 1970’s. In English and in French, German and Swedish with subtitles

Featuring: Moritz Bleibtreu, Bruno Ganz, Martina Gedeck, Nadja Uhl, Johanna Wokalek

Director: Uli Edel

Writers: Bernd Eichinger and Uli Edel, based on the book by Stefan Aust

Distributor: Vitagraph Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on August 21

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

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Major Awards: Best Foreign Language Film (Nominee): 2009 Academy Awards and 2009 Golden Globes

Fifty Dead Men Walking

Logline: A young man from West Belfast is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA

Featuring: Ben Kingsley, Rose McGowan, Natalie Press, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers

Director: Kari Skogland

Writer: Kari Skogland, based on the book by Nicholas Davies and Martin McGartland

Distributor: Phase 4 Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are fifteen producers, associate producers, executive producers and line producers listed for this film

Five Minutes of Heaven

Logline: Two men linked by a murder agree to appear on television together after one of them is released from prison

Featuring: Anamaria Marinca, Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Writer: Guy Hibbert

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on August 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Inglourious Basterds

Logline: An American lieutenant organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution against the Nazis

Featuring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth, Samm Levine, B.J. Novak, Til Schweiger, Mike Meyers

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino, loosely based on the 1978 film “Quel Maledetto Treno Blindato” by Enzo G. Castellari

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3350 plus locations on August 21

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

Running Time: 152 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Marc Pease Experience

Logline: Ten years after graduating high school, a man stalks his former music teacher in the hopes of getting a record deal

Featuring: Anna Kendrick, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jay Paulson, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Stiller

Director: Todd Louiso

Writers: Jacob Koskoff & Todd Louiso

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief sexual material

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

My One and Only

Logline: A self-absorbed woman leaves her philandering band-leader husband and takes her two teen-aged sons across the country, searching for a new husband who’s worthy-and capable-of supporting her and her family

Featuring: Kevin Bacon, Logan Lerman, Eric McCormack, Chris Noth, Renee Zellweger

Director: Richard Loncraine

Writer: Charlie Peters

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Passing Strange

Logline: Documents the creation and success of the eponymous Broadway musical

Director: Spike Lee

Distributor: 40 Acres and a Mule

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Perfect Game

Logline: A group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico aim to become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series

Featuring: Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin, Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Gabriel Morales

Director: William Dear

Writer: W. William Winkour, based on the book

Distributor: IBTSL

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 21

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are EIGHTEEN producers, associate producers, executive producers, co-executive producers and line producers listed for this film

Post Grad

Logline: Frustrated and confused about how her life is supposed to turn out, a young woman out of grad school must move back home after she has trouble getting a job

Featuring: Alexis Bledel, Carol Burnett, Zach Gilford, Michael Keaton, Rodrigo Santoro

Director: Vicky Jenson

Writer: Kelly Fremon

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus locations

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual situations and brief strong language

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

World’s Greatest Dad

Logline: A man struggles with being a lonely single father to a nerdy kid

Featuring: Alexie Gilmore, Geoff Pierson, Daryl Sabara, Henry Simmons, Robin Williams

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA on August 21

MPAA Rating: R for language, crude and sexual content, some drug use and disturbing images

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

X-Games: The 3D Movie

Logline: Documents the yearly extreme sports competition

Director: Steve Lawrence

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus Digital 3D locations on August 21

MPAA Rating: PG for extreme sports action and accidents

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Adam: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in Baltimore, Boca Raton, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Milwaukee, Richmond VA and St. Louis

Afghan Star: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and in San Francisco

Captain Abu Raed: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Cold Souls: Opens at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Kew Gardens Cinema in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Cinemas in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Upstate Films Theatre in Rhinebeck NY, the Paseo Nuevo Cinemas in Santa Barbara CA and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

The Cove: Opens at the Galaxy Theatre in Cary NC, the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill, the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Bijou at the Crossroad Cinemas in San Antonio, the Fiesta 5 in Santa Barbara and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

Food, Inc.: Opens at the Cine Theatre in Athens GA, the Public Theatre in Auburn NY, the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins CO, the Mary Ross Theatre in Lincoln NE, the Cinematheque in Miami Beach and the State Theatre in State College PA

Humpday: Opens at the Ruth Sokolof Theatre in Omaha, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Local Color: Opens at the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio and the Old Mill Playhouse in The Villages FL

The Maya Indie Film Series: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Not Quite Hollywood: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Seraphine: Opens at the Thalian Hall Theatre in Wilmington NC

Soul Power: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Taxidermia: Opens at the Northwest Film Center in Portland OR

Tetro: Opens at the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

Thirst: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Unmistaken Child: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit

Friday, August 28, 2009

Big Fan

Logline: A hardcore New York Giants football fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player

Featuring: Gino Cafarelli, Kevin Corrigan, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Patton Oswalt, Michael Rapaport

Director: Robert D. Siegel

Writer: Robert D. Siegel

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia on August 28

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Final Destination

Logline: After a teen’s premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end

Featuring: Krista Allen, Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Mykelti Williamson, Nick Zano

Director: David R. Ellis

Writer: Eric Bress, based on characters and situations created by Jeffrey Reddick

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations, including 1650 plus Digital 3D locations, on August 28

MPAA Rating: R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Halloween 2

Logline: A mass murderer goes on another killing spree to bring closure to the secrets of his past

Featuring: Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Sheri Moon Zombie

Director: Rob Zombie

Writer: Rob Zombie, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill

Distributor: Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3450 plus locations on August 28

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Open Road

Logline: The adult son of a baseball legend embarks on a road trip with his girlfriend and estranged father

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Kate Mara, Harry Dean Stanton, Mary Steenburgen, Justin Timberlake

Director: Michael Meredith

Writer: Michael Meredith

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The September Issue

Logline: Documents the creation of the most anticipated issue of the Vogue each year, and its star edtior Anna Wintour

Director: R.J. Cutler

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on August 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

St. Trinian’s

Logline: A school for young ladies, with its anarchic doctrine of free expression, brings together a motley crew of ungovernable girls who, using their wit and ingenuity, will try to save the school from bankruptcy

Featuring: Mischa Barton, Russell Brand, Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Lena Headey

Directors: Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson

Writers: Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft, inspired by the comic strip “The Girls of St. Trinians” by Ronald Searle

Distributor: NeoClassics Films

Opening Week Release Pattern:

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

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Still Walking

Logline: On the anniversary of their brother’s death, the remaining siblings gather at their family home to remember the past. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, Kazuya Takahashi, Shohei Tanaka, You

Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu

Writer: Kore-eda Hirokazu

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Taking Woodstock

Logline: A young man stuck helping his eccentric parents run their failing Catskills motel sets in a motion a seismic shift in the world’s cultural landscape when he offers up the motel grounds to a group of people planning a concert nearby

Featuring: Dan Folger, Henry Goodman, Jonathan Groff, Emile Hirsch, Eugene Levy, Demetri Martin, Liev Schreiber, Imelda Staunton

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: James Schamus, based on the book by Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on August 28

MPAA Rating: R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

We Live in Public

Logline: Documents the life of early internet pioneer Josh Harris and his 1999 and 2001 attempts to live his life in public view thanks to the web

Director: Ondi Timoner

Distributor: Interloper Films/Abramorama Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Adam: Opens at Albany, Albuquerque, Anchorage, Ann Arbor, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boise, Buffalo, Calgary, Champaign IL, Charlottesville, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Columbus OH, Corpus Christi, Dayton, Des Moines, Edmonton, El Paso, Fort Myers, Fresno, Gainesville, Grand Rapids, Halifax, Harrisburg PA, Honolulu, Ithaca, Jacksonville, Lansing, Kansas City, Kitchener, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Lexington, Louisville, Madison, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk VA, Northampton MA, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Portland, ME, Providence, Raleigh, Reno, Rochester, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Santa Fe, Sarasota, Spokane, St. John, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tucson, Tulsa, Victoria BC and Winnipeg

Burma VJ: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Captain Abu Raed: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Cloud 9: Opens at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Cold Souls: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, the Osio 6 in Monterey CA, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Camelview Cinemas in Scottsdale AZ and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Cove: Opens at the Kahala 8 in Honolulu and the Kukui Mall 4 in Kihei HI

The Girl From Monaco: Opens at the Majestic 3 in Gettysburg PA

Jerichow: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Seraphine: Opens at the Museum of Art Theatre in Portland ME

Thirst: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the Mesilla Valley Film Society in Mesilla NM

World’s Greatest Dad: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Varsity Theatre in Des Moines, the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Cinemas Palme D’or in Palm Desert CA, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and in San Diego

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

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