The Early Report for August 18, 2009: Part One

This first section of The Early Report features the most detailed listings on the Internet of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming four weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 42 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 8/19/09 and Friday 9/11/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Cinemas 1, 2 & 3 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

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: Opens atthe Aventura Mall 24 in Aventura FL, the Town Center 8 in Burbank, the Winnetka 21 in Chatsworth CA, the Cocowalk 16 in Coconut Grove FL, the Commerce 14 in Commerce CA, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Lakewood Center 16 in Lakewood CA, the Pike 14 in Long Beach CA, the Manhattan Village 6 in Manhattan Beach CA, the Dolphin 19 in Miami, the South Beach 16 in Miami Beach, the Montebello 10 in Montebello CA, the Empire 25 and the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Norwalk 20 in Norwalk CA, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 and the Orange 25 in Orange CA, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, the Hazard Center 7 in San Diego and the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA on August 21

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

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: Opens at the Brooklyn Heights Cinemas in Brooklyn, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cinemart Cinemas in Forest Hills NY, and the Empire 25 and the Quad Cinemas in New York City on August 21

MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence and torture, language and some sexuality

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: Daniel Bruhl, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz

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: Opens at the Eden Prairie Mall 18 in Eden Prairie MN, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Olympus Pointe 12 in Roseville CA, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami and in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, San Francisco and Seattle 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: Opens at the Grove 14 in Los Angeles, the Paris Theatre and the Village VII in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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: 1750 plus locations on August 21

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

Streetballers

Logline: Two junior college basketball players find release and therapy while competing at one of the most competitive and poetic street courts in America

Featuring: Eric Fletcher, Matt Krentz, Jimmy McKinney, Adrieanne Perez, Craig Thomas

Director: Matt Krentz

Writer: Matt Krentz

Distributor: Streetballers LLC

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Ronnies 20 and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis on August 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Adam: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee and in additional locations in Baltimore, Boca Raton, Charlotte, Cleveland, Houston, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, 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

Art & Copy: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Beaches of Agnes: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

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

Betty Blue: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

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 Landmark’s Besthesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, 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, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

The Cove: Opens at the Ashville 14 in Asheville NC, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston, the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Fiesta 5 in Santa Barbara, the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee and the Scotiabank Cinemas in Vancouver

Earth Days: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, 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

Gotta Dance: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA and the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven

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

In the Loop: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

Lorna’s Silence: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Milwaukee

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, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Camera 3 in San Jose

Paper Heart: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

Seraphine: Opens at the Thalian Hall Theatre in Wilmington NC

Soul Power: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Milwaukee

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

24 City: Opens at the Camera 3 in San Jose

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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: Exclusive to the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on August 26

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

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

Into Temptation

Logline: A priest tries to stop a prostitute from killing herself on her birthday

Featuring: Brian Baumgartner, Kristen Chenoweth, Amy Matthews, Jeremy Sisto, Bruce A. Young

Director: Patrick Coyle

Writers: Patrick Coyle

Distributor: Ten Ten Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis on August 28

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City 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

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 on August 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

Afghan Star: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas

The Baader Meinhof Complex: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

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, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, 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, the Kukui Mall 4 in Kihei HI, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and the Bijou at the Crossroad Cinemas in San Antonio

The Country Teacher: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Earth Days: Opens at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs

Five Minutes of Heaven: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Food, Inc.: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

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

Gotta Dance: Opens at the South Cove 12 in Bayonne NJ and the Cinema Chautaugua in Chautaugua NY

It Might Get Loud: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Sequoia Twin in Mill Valley CA, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, the Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

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

Know Your Mushroom: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Lorna’s Silence: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Play the Game: Opens at the Addison Cinemas in Addison IL, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Landmark’s Kendall Square in Cambridge MA, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Crossroads 20 in Cary NC, the Chatham Cinema in Chatham NJ, the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, the Concord Mills 24 in Concord NC, the Plymouth Meeting 10 in Conshohocken PA, the Danbury 16 in Danbury CT, the Towne 16 in Egg Harbor Township NJ, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Grande Stadium 16 in Greensboro NC, the Cherrydale Stadium 16 in Greenville SC, the Plaza 3 in Greenwich CT, the Gurnee Cinemas in Gurnee IL, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Colonnade 14, the Sam’s Town 18 and the Village Square Cinemas in Las Vegas, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the 72nd Street Theatre and the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the ShowPlace 12 in Niles IL, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Port Jefferson Cinemas in Port Jefferson Station NY, the Roslyn Cinema in Roslyn NJ, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, the CineArts 6 in Sausalito CA, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Entertainment Cinemas in South Dennis MA, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, the Surprise Pointe 14 in Surprise AZ, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Cantera 30 in Warrenville IL, the Warrington Crossing 22 in Warrington PA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, the West Newton 6 in West Newton MA and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY

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

Taking Woodstock: Expands to 1500 plus locations

Thirst: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, 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

Unmistaken Child: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit

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 Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Unmade Beds

Logline: Two roommates who live in the same warehouse squat never meet until fate steps in. In English and in French and Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Deborah Francois, Iddo Goldberg, Michiel Huisman, Richard Lintern, Fernando Tielve

Director: Alexis Dos Santos

Writers: Alexis Dos Santos and Marianela Maldonado

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on September 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, September 4, 2009

Aagey Se Right

Logline: A cop who loses his gun and a terrorist who loses his heart collide in a maze of chance and mayhem. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Mahie Gill, Kay Kay Menon, Shreyas Talpade

Director: Indrajit Nattoji

Writer: Indrajit Nattoji

Distributor: UTV Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

All About Steve

Logline: An eccentric crossword puzzler trails a news cameraman, convinced he is her true love

Featuring: Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong, DJ Qualls

Director: Phil Traill

Writer: Kim Barker

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including innuendos

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Amreeka

Logline: A single mother leaves the West Bank with her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois

Featuring: Hiam Abbass, Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Alia Shawkat, Yussef Abu Warda

Director: Cherien Dabis

Writer: Cherien Dabis

Distributor: National Geographic Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and in additional locatoins in major markets on September 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief drug use involving teens, and some language

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Carriers

Logline: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus

Featuring: Christopher Meloni, Piper Perabo, Chris Pine, Lou Taylor Pucci, Emily VanCamp

Directors: David Pastor and Alex Pastor

Writers: David Pastor and Alex Pastor

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus locations in select markets on September 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, disturbing content and language

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Extract

Logline: The owner of an Extract plant tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him

Featuring: Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, J.K. Simmons, Kristen Wiig

Director: Mike Judge

Writer: Mike Judge

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on September 4

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gamer

Logline: A death-row inmate becomes a part of a controlled war game in a bid to win his freedom

Featuring: Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Amber Valletta

Directors: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor

Writers: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on September 4

MPAA Rating: R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby DIgital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Afghan Star: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

The Baader Meinhof Complex: Opens at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camera 3 in San Jose and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

Cold Souls: Opens at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston

Il Divo: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

It Might Get Loud: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Jerichow: Opens at the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

The Maya Indie Film Series: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas

My One and Only: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

My Fuhrer: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Play the Game: Opens at Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA

Seraphine: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Still Walking: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Thirst: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

24 City: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

World’s Greatest Dad: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville and the Green Hills 16 in Nashville

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crude

Logline: Documents a lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Director: Joe Berlinger

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on September 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

9

Logline: A group of humanoid creations must figure out why machines ended humanity

Featuring the voices of: Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly, Elijah Wood

Director: Shane Acker

Writer: Pamela Pettler, based on the 2004 short of the same name by Shane Acker

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and scary images

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Walt & El Grupo

Logline: Documents the 1941 trip Walt Disney, his family and sixteen colleagues from his company made to Latin American countries to gather story material for a series of films

Director: Theodore Thomas

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Downtown Disney 12 in Anaheim on September 9

MPAA Rating: PG for historical smoking

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Appearance of a Man

Logline: A mysterious man shows up on the streets on Phoenix after a series of strange lights are seen in the sky above

Featuring: Thomas Basham, Richard Glover, Slade Hall, Michael Tassoni

Director: Daniel Pace

Writer: Daniel Pace

Distributor: Thompson Communications

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Valley Art Cinemas in Tempe AZ on September 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Logline: A rookie journalist frames himself for murder to prove an attorney tampers with evidence to get convictions

Featuring: Michael Douglas, Orlando Jones, Jesse Metcalfe, Joel David Moore, Amber Tamblyn

Director: Peter Hyams

Writer: Peter Hyams, based on the 1956 film written by Douglas Morrow

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a sex scene, violence and brief strong language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

No Impact Man

Logline: Documents the efforts of a high consumption Manhattan family as they attempt to abandon their wasteful ways and live one year while making no net environmental impact

Directors: Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles on September 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Other Man

Logline: A married man discovers his wife’s infidelity and sets out to track down his rival

Featuring: Antonio Bandares, Romola Garai, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson

Director: Richard Eyre

Writers: Richard Eyre & Charles Wood, based on the short story by Bernhard Schlink

Distributor: Image Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 11

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality/nudity and language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sorority Row

Logline: Sisterhood is put to the test when a sorority prank goes horribly wrong

Featuring: Jamie Chung, Briana Evigan, Carrie Fisher, Audrina Patridge, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis

Director: Stewart Hendler

Writers: Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, based on the screenplay for the 1983 film “The House on Sorority Row” written by Mark Rosman

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 11

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and partying

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All My Myself

Logline: A heavy-drinking nightclub singer must take care of her orphaned neice and nephews

Featuring: Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry, Adam Rodriguez, Brian J. White, Hope Olaide Wilson

Director: Tyler Perry

Writer: Tyler Perry, based on his play

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on September 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

White on Rice

Logline: A fortysomething man falls in love with his brother-in-law’s much younger sister. In English and in Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Lynn Chen, James Kyson Lee, Nae, Mio Takada, Hiroshi Watanabe

Director: Dave Boyle

Writers: Dave Boyle & Joel Clark

Distributor: Variance Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in Orange County on September 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent images and sex-related humor

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Whiteout

Logline: A U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica must investigate the continent’s first murder

Featuring: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Alex O’Loughlin, Shawn Doyle, Tom Skerritt

Director: Dominic Sena

Writers: Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber and Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes, based on the graphic novel written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Steve Lieber

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: September 11

MPAA Rating: R for violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Baader Meinhof Complex: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Aquarius Cinemas in Palo Alto, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

Big Fan: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Captain Abu Raed: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Earth Days: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and in Denver and San Francisco

The End of the Line: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta

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

It Might Get Loud: Opens at the Albuquerque 14 in Albuquerque, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills and Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Palm Springs 9 in Palm Springs, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Promenade 13 in Rolling Hills Estates CA, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Devargas 6 in Santa Fe, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the Downtown 10in Ventura CA

Play the Game: Opens at the Rotunda Cinemas in Baltimore, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Legacy 24 in Plano TX

Unmistaken Child: Opens at Museum of Art Theatre in Cleveland

Walt & El Grupo: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and Landmark’s Regent Theatre in Westwood

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at the Sandy Springs Theatre in Atlanta, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA and the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe

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

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