The Early Report for August 25, 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 35 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 8/26/09 and Friday 9/18/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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 II

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: R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing graphic images, language, and some crude sexual content and nudity

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

Friday, September 18, 2009

Burning Plain

Logline: A mother and daughter try to form a bond after the young woman’s difficult childhood. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Kim Basinger, Joaquim de Almeida, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Jose Maria Yazpik

Director: Guillermo Arriaga

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 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, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, 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 on September 18

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bright Star

Logline: Two poets embark on a romance

Featuring: Samuel Barnett, Abbie Cornish, Thomas Sangster, Paul Schneider, Ben Whishaw

Director: Jane Campion

Writers: Jane Campion

Distributor: Apparition

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 18

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Logline: An eccentric inventor creates a machine that turns rain into food

Featuring the voices of: James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg

Directors: Chris Miller and Phil Lord

Writers: Phil Lord & Chris Miller, based on the children’s book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations, including 1500 plus Digital 3D locations on September 18

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Informant!

Logline: The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, a vice president turned informant

Featuring: Clancy Brown, Matt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt, Frank Welker

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Scott Z. Burns, based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on September 18

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Jennifer’s Body

Logline: A small town hottie becomes possessed by a hungry demon

Featuring: Adam Brody, Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, J.K. Simmons

Director: Karyn Kusama

Writers: Diablo Cody

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on September 18

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, bloody violence, language and brief drug use

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Love Happens

Logline: A self-help guru finds himself at a loss when he comes across a broken-hearted flower delivery girl

Featuring: Sasha Alexander, Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart, Judy Greer, Martin Sheen

Director: Brandon Camp

Writers: Brandon Camp & Mike Thompson

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on September 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language including sexual references

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Paris

Logline: A professional dancer with a serious heart disease watches the world from his balcony as he waits for a transplant. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Juliette Binoche, Francois Cluzet, Albert Dupontel, Romain Duris, Melanie Laurent, Fabrice Luchini

Director: Cedric Klapisch

Writer: Cedric Klapisch

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in New York City on September 18

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual references

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Secrets of Jonathan Perry

Logline: An older gentleman tutors a young boy who mows in lawn in the ways to woo a woman

Featuring: Robert Guillaume, Allen Isaacson, Gavin MacLeod, Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Jansen Panettiere

Director: Rich Christiano

Writers: Dave Christiano & Rich Christiano

Distributor: Five and Two Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 18

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Afghan Star: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Amreeka: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL

The Baader Meinhof Complex: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Beeswax: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston and in Detroit

Big Fan: Opens in Denver

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

Earth Days: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Camera 3 in San Jose and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

It Might Get Loud: Opens at the Boulder 16 in Boulder CO, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Lorna’s Silence: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

No Impact Man: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Camera 3 in San Jose and in San Francisco

Not Quite Hollywood: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

The Other Man: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

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

Treeless Mountain: Opens at the Union Theatre in Milwaukee

24 City: Opens at the Museum of Art Theatre in Cleveland and the Union Theatre in Milwaukee

White on Rice: Opens at the Camera 3 in San Jose

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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