The Early Report for September 14, 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 44 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 9/16/09 and Friday 10/9/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fatal Promises

Logline: Documents the lives of several peoplen who were kidnapped and trafficked into the sex trade, and the efforts of activists trying to help those who are saved. In English and in German, Russian and Ukranian with subtitles

Director: Kat Rohrer

Distributor: GreenKat Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on September 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Disgrace

Logline: After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics. In English and in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu with subtitles

Featuring: Paula Arundell, Eriq Ebouaney, Jessica Haines, John Malkovich, Charles Tertiens

Director: Steve Jacobs

Writer: Anna Maria Monticelli, based on the novel by J.M. Coetzee

Distributor: Paladin Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on September 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

If One Thing Matters – A Film about Wolfgang Tillmans

Logline: Documents the life and work of the famed photographer. In English and in German with subtitles

Director: Heiko Kalmbach

Distributor: WhyMakeThings Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on September 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: 2350 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: 1750 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: Opens at the Crossgates Mall 18 in Albany NY, the Four Hills 10 in Albuquerque, the Cinema City Theatres in Anaheim Hills CA, the Augusta 20 in Augusta GA, the Gateway 16 in Austin, the Baton Rouge 16 in Baton Rouge, the Summit 16 in Birmingham AL, the Louisiana Boardwalk Theatre in Bossier City LA, the Great Escape 12 in Bowling Green KY, the Royal Palm 20 in Bradenton FL, the Regency 20 in Brandon FL, the Strand Theater in Brockport NY, the Redwood Theater in Brookings OR, the Bryan 16 in Bryan TX, the Mall of Georgia 20 in Buford GA, the Carrollton 10 in Carrollton GA, the Big Horn Cinemas in Cody WY, the Grand 14 in Conroe TX, the Crossroads 16 in Conyers GA, the Highland 12 in Cookeville TN, the Dayton Mall Cinemas in Dayton OH, the River Oaks 8 in Decatur AL, the Destin Commons 14 in Destin FL, the Easley 8 in Easley SC, the Edinburg 20 in Edinburg TX, the Towne 16 in Egg Harbor Township NJ, the College Cinema in Enterprise AL, the Coconut Point 16 in Estero FL, the Evans 14 in Evans GA, the Animas 10 in Farmington NM, the Market Fair 15 in Fayetteville NC, the Foothill Towne Center 22 in Foothill Ranch CA, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Ruby Cinemas in Franklin NC, the Middletown Cinemas in Franklin OH, the Westview 16 in Frederick MD, the Southpoint 9 in Fredericksburg VA, the Fullerton 20 in Fullerton CA, the Grand Haven 9 in Grand Haven MI, the Agana Center Theatres in Hagatna Guam, the Hampton Towne Centre 24 in Hampton VA, the Shenango Valley Cinemas in Hermitage PA, the Hickory Creek 16 in Hickory Creek TX,the Liberty 9 in Hinesville GA, the Houma Palace 10 in Houma LA, the Arnot Mall 10 in Horseheads NY, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Huber Heights Cinemas in Huber Heights OH, the Pullman Square 16 in Huntington WV, the Valley Bend 18 in Huntsville AL, the Jacksonville 16 in Jacksonville NC, the Hollywood 12 in Jonesboro AR, the Starmount Crossing 5 in Jonesville NC, the Wynnsong 16 in Knoxville TN, the Lake Havasu 10 in Lake Havasu AZ, the Brazos 14 in Lake Jackson TX, the Lakeside Village 18 in Lakeland FL, the Lebanon Valley Mall 10 in Lebanon PA, the Penn Cinema in Lititz PA, the Live Oak 18 in Live Oak TX, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Berkeley Plaza Theatre in Martinsburg WV, the Maysville 4 in Maysville KY, the McDonald 12 in McDonald TN, the Avenue 16 in Melbourne FL, the Bonita Lakes 9 in Meridian MS, the Grand 24 in Mesa, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Commonwealth 20 in Midlothian VA, the Minot 9 in Minot ND, the Missoula 10 in Missoula MT, the Wynnsong 16 in Mobile AL, the Hollywood 20 in Naples FL, the Southgate 6 in New Bern NC, the Boulevard Centre 14 in Niles OH, the Great Escape 12 in Nitro WV, the Normal 14 in Normal IL, the Colonial 12 in North Myrtle Beach SC, the Crossroads Mall 16 and the Quail Springs Mall 24 in Oklahoma City, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Orange 25 in Orange CA, the Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 in Orlando, the Oviedo Marketplace 22 in Oviedo FL, the Owasso 10 in Owasso OK, the Owensboro 16 in Owensboro KY, the Paragould Cinema in Paragould AR, the W Street 18 in Pensacola, the Willow Knolls 14 in Peoria, the Ellis Theater in Perryton TX, the Portsmouth Cinemas in Portsmouth OH, the Raleigh 15 in Raleigh NC, the Rapid City 10 in Rapid City SD, the Riverside 16 in Riverside CA, the Henrietta 18 in Rochester NY, the Manchester 14 in Rock Hill SC, the Movies at Mount Berry Square in Rome GA, the Galaxy 8 in Roswell NM, the Saco 12 in Saco ME, the Alamo Quarry 16, the Embassy 14, the Huebner Oaks 24 and the Silverado 16 in San Antonio, the Canyon Country 10 in Santa Clarita CA, the Seneca Cinemas in Seneca SC, the Main Place Cinema in Seven Points TX, the Snellville 12 in Snellville GA, the Somerset 8 in Somerset KY, the Southlake Town Center 14 in Southlake TX, the Citrus Park 20, the Starlight 20 and the Veterans 24 in Tampa, the Searstown 10 in Titusville FL, the Silverado 19 in Tomball TX, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Southroads 20 and the Starworld 20 in Tulsa OK, the Hollywood Jewel 16 in Waco TX, the Cinema 1 Plus in Washington MO, the Webster 18 in Webster TX, the Parkway Theatre in West Jefferson NC, the Cinema World 16 in West Melbourne FL, the Westbrook 16 in Westbrook ME and the Winston-Salem 12 in Winston-Salem (122 locations total) on September 18

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wanted

Logline: A hardcore gangster tries to balance his murderous lifestyle with new love. In English and in Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Salman Khan, Vinod Khanna, Mahesh Manjrekar, Om Puri, Ayesha Takia

Director: Prabhu Deva

Writers: Prabhu Deva

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

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

American Casino: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Amreeka: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Palo Alto Square Cinemas in Palo Alto, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Santana Row 6 in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and in additional locations in select markets

Art & Copy: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta

The Baader Meinhof Complex: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

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

Big Fan: Opens at the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles and in Denver

Cold Souls: Opens at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany NY, the Ambler Theatre in Ambler PA, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Tara 4 and the Sandy Springs 8 in Atlanta, the Mizner Park 8 in Boca Raton, the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville VA, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Tivoli Theatre at Manor Square in Kansas City MO, the Intracoastal 8 and the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota

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

Died Young, Stayed Pretty: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

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

The Horse Boy: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Bijou 7 in Chattanooga and the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

In the Loop: Opens at the Putnam Screening Room in Keene NH

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, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, 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

Rashomon: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Still Walking: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

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

The Way We Get By: Opens at the Columbus 15 in Columbus GA

White on Rice: Opens at the Metreon 16 in San Francisco and the Camera 12 in San Jose

World’s Greatest Dad: Opens at the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Capitalism: A Love Story

Logline: Documents the efforts of a filmmaker to find out how the recent global economic meltdown occured

Director: Michael Moore

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on September 23

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

In Search of Beethoven

Logline: Documents the life of the famed composer through his musical output

Director: Phil Grabsky

Distributor: Seventh Art Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on September 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 139 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Blue Tooth Virgin

Logline: A long-time friendship comes apart after one friend gives the other bad feedback on his latest screenplay

Featuring: Tom Gilroy, Bryce Johnson, Roma Maffia, Austin Peck, Lauren Stamile

Director: Russell Brown

Writer: Russell Brown

Distributor: here Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on September 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and brief drug use

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Blind Date

Logline: Affected by tragedy, a married couple decide to role play a blind date

Featuring: Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci

Director: Stanley Tucci

Writers: David Schechter and Stanley Tucci, based on the screenplay for the 1996 film written by Tom Erisman, Renee Fokker, Theo van Gogh, Kim van Kooten and Peer Mascini

Distributor: Variance Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City onSeptember 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Logline: A graduate student copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men

Featuring: Will Arnett, Will Forte, John Krasinski, Chris Messina, Julianne Nicholson

Director: John Krasinski

Writer: John Krasinski, based on the novel by David Foster Wallace

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on September 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Boys Are Back

Logline: A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances

Featuring: Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George MacKay, Clive Owen, Erik Thomson

Director: Scott Hicks

Writer: Allan Cubitt, based on the novel by Simon Carr

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika FIlm Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on September 25

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

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Coco Before Chanel

Logline: The story of Coco Chanel’s rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Emmanuelle Devos, Marie Gillain, Alessandro Nivola, Benoit Poelvoorde, Audrey Tautou

Director: Anne Fontaine

Writers: Anne Fontaine and Camille Fontaine, based on the book by Edmonde Charles-Roux

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Paris Theatre in New York City and in Los Angeles on September 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and smoking

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fame

Logline: The lives of the students and teachers at the New York Academy for Performing Arts

Featuring: Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullaly, Bebe Newirth

Director: Kevin Tancharoen

Writer: Allison Burnett, based on the screenplay for the 1980 movie written by Christopher Gore

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 25

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material including teen drinking, a sexual situation and language

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

Logline: A guy tries to patch things up with his soon-to-be-married pal after botching things up at his bachelor party

Featuring: Jesse Bradford, Matt Czuchry, Marika Dominczyk, Keri Lynn Pratt, Geoff Stults

Director: Bob Gosse

Writers: Tucker Max and Nils Parker, based on the book by Tucker Max

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 450 plus locations on September 25

MPAA Rating: R for nudity, strong sexual content including graphic dialogue throughout, language and some crude material

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are fourteen producers, associate producers, line producers and executive producers, including two people listed as both a producer and executive producer

Pandorum

Logline: Two astronauts awaken in from hyper-sleep, unaware of who they are or what their mission is

Featuring: Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Cung Le, Dennis Quaid, Antje Traue

Director: Christian Alvart

Writer: Travis Milloy, story by Milloy and Christian Alvart

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1850 plus locations on September 25

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence and language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Paranormal Activity

Logline: A young middle class couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a presence in their new house

Featuring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Friedrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer

Director: Oren Peli

Writers: Oren Peli

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 25

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Providence Effect

Logline: Documents an inner-city school in an impoverished, high-crime area of Chicago that has been able to place 100% of its graduating seniors to four-year colleges and universities

Director: Rollin Binzer

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Alexandria VA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas, the Chatham Theaters, the Country Club Hills 16, the Ford City 14 and the Galewood Crossings 14 in Chicago, the Capital Center 12 in Largo MD, the Empire 25 and the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Newark Screens in Newark, the Crown Village Crossing Cinemas in Skokie IL and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on September 25

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Surrogates

Logline: In a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates

Featuring: James Cromwell, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Ving Rhames, Bruce Willis

Director: Jonathan Mostow

Writers: Michael Ferris & John Brancato, based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on September 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violences, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a drug-related scene

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

American Casino: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Albuquerque

Art & Copy: Opens at the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO

The Baader Meinhof Complex: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Big Fan: Opens at the Detroit Institute of the Arts Theatre in Detroit

The Burning Plain: Opens at Landmark’s California 3 in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle

Cold Souls: Opens at the Manor Theatre in Charlotte NC, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Winter Park 20 in Orlando, the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe, the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

Crude: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and in San Diego

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta

Five Minutes of Heaven: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

In Search of Beethoven: Opens at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY

It Might Get Loud: Opens at the Flicks in Boise, Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Fluer 4 in Des Moines, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Kahala Mall 8 in Honolulu, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, the Palace 14 in Kansas City MO, the Ridgeway Quartet in Memphis, the Green Hills Commons 16 in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Riverside 12 in Reno, the Westhampton 12 in Richmond VA, the Broadway Centre 6 in Salt Lake City, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota, the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee, the Loft Cinemas in Tuscon and the City Center Cinema 12 in Vancouver WA

No Impact Man: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in Denver

Not Quite Hollywood: Opens at the Cinematheque in Cleveland

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

Still Walking: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

24 City: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

The Way We Get By: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and the Starz Film Center in Denver

We Live in Public: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets

White on Rice: Opens at the Provo 16 in Provo and the Salt Lake City 16 in Salt Lake City

Friday, October 2, 2009

As Seen Through These Eyes

Logline: Documents the lives of a brave group of concentration camp prisoners who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds

Featuring: Maya Angelou, Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, Tony Kushner, Simon Wiesenthal

Director: Hilary Helstein

Distributor: Menemsha Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on October 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 70 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

A Beautiful Life

Logline: Escaping her abusive past, a woman stays the night with an illegal immigrant friend of a friend

Featuring: Ling Bai, Dana Delany, Jonathan LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Walter Perez

Director: Alejandro Chomski

Writers: Wendy Hammond & Deborah Calla, based on the play by Hammond

Distributor: New Films International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle on October 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Invention of Lying

Logline: In a world where everyone speaks the truth with no thought of the consequences, a down on his luck loser develops the ability to lie and finds dishonesty has its rewards

Featuring: Tina Fey, Jennifer Garner, Ricky Gervais, Christopher Guest, Jonah Hill, Rob Lowe, Jeffrey Tambor

Directors: Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson

Writers: Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including some sexual material and a drug reference

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

More Than a Game

Logline: Documents NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James’ journey to fame

Director: Kristopher Belman

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 2

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language and incidental smoking

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Serious Man

Logline: A Minnesota professor finds his perfect life falling apart

Featuring: Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aaron Wolff

Director: Joel Cohen and Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 2

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

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Double Feature

Logline: The much-beloved Pixar movies are remastered for Digital 3D presentation

Featuring the voices of: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Jim Varney

Directors: John Lasseter

Writers: Joss Whedon & Andrew Stanton & Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow, story by John Lasseter & Pete Docter & Andrew Stanton & Joe Ranft (Toy Story), Andrew Stanton & Rita Hsiao & Doug Chamberlain & Chris Webb, story by John Lasseter & Pete Docter & Ash Brannon & Andrew Stanton (Toy Story 2)

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1850 plus Digital 3D locations on October 2

MPAA Rating: G (both films)

Running Time: 81 minutes (Toy Story), 92 minutes (Toy Story 2)

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Whip It

Logline: An indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin

Featuring: Drew Barrymore, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Lewis, Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Kristen Wiig

Director: Drew Barrymore

Writer: Shauna Cross, based on her novel

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on October 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Zombieland

Logline: After America is ravaged by a zombie plague, a lone band of survivors fights the living dead while they cross the nation

Featuring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Writers: Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on October 2

MPAA Rating: R for horror violence/gore and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Amreeka: Opens at the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Rialto Theatre in The Villages FL and the Winter Park 20 in Winter Park FL

Big Fan: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore and the Manor Twin in Charlotte

The Burning Plain: Opens at the Bronxville 3 in the Bronx NY, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, the Kew Gardens 6 in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne 5 in Malverne NY, the Manhasset 3 in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the Tenafly 4 in Tenafly NJ and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

Capitalism: A Loce Story: Expands to 1500 plus locations

Le Combat dans L’Ile: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Earth Days: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA

Five Minutes of Heaven: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

The Horse Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz

I Sell the Dead: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

In Search of Beethoven: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

In the Loop: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque

It Might Get Loud: Opens at the Fireweed 7 in Anchorage AK, the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Fiesta Square 16 in Fayetteville AR, the Beach Blvd 12 in Jacksonville FL, the Regal Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Oakview 24 in Omaha, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane WA, the Trussville 16 in Trussville AL, the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK and the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL

My Fuhrer: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

No Impact Man: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Park Terrace Cinemas in Charlotte, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City and in San Diego and St. Louis

Play the Game: Opens at the Varsity Theatre in Des Moines, the Glenwood Arts Cinemas in Overland Park KS and the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara

The Way We Get By: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA

A Woman of Berlin: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Avon Theatre in Providence, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Loft Cinema in Tucson

Friday, October 9, 2009

Adventures of Power

Logline: A small-town mine worker seeks fame by joining an underground air drumming crew

Featuring: Ari Gold, Adrian Grenier, Chiu Chi Ling, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Shoshannah Stern

Director: Ari Gold

Writers: Ari Gold

Distributor: Variance Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village VII in New York City on October 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including sexual references

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Bronson

Logline: A young man sentenced to 7 years for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement

Featuring: Tom Hardy, Matt King, Terry Stone, Amanda Burton, Hugh Ross

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer: Brock Norman Brock

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Couples Retreat

Logline: Four couples go together on a retreat meant to help with their relationships

Featuring: Malin Akerman, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Jon Favreau, Kristin Davis, Ken Jeong, Jean Reno, Vince Vaughn

Director: Peter Billingsley

Writers: Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn & Dana Fox

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on October 9

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual material

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Damned United

Logline: A new coach takes over England’s top football team

Featuring: Jim Broadbent, Henry Goodman, Colm Meaney, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall

Director: Tom Hooper

Writer: Peter Morgan, based on the novel by David Pearce

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on October 9

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

An Education

Logline: A teenage girl in 1960s suburban London finds her life changing with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age

Featuring: Dominic Cooper, Alfred Molina, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike, Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson, Olivia Williams

Director: Lone Scherfig

Writer: Nick Hornby, based on an article by Lynn Barber

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on October 9

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Free Style

Logline: An amatuer motocross racer has the opportunity to become a professional racer

Featuring: Corbin Bleu, Sandra Echeverria, Penelope Ann Miller, Madison Pettis

Director: William Dear

Writers: Jeffrey Nicholson & Joshua Leibner

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, IL, NJ, NM, NY, TX and WA on October 9

MPAA Rating: PG for language, some sensuality and thematic material

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE: There are 12 producers, co-producers and executive producers listed for this film

Good Hair

Logline: When Chris Rock’s daughter came up to him crying and asked, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hairr” the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl’s head

Director: Jeff Stilson

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language including sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Night of the Demons

Logline: A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons

Featuring: Diora Baird, John F. Beach, Shannon Elizabeth, Edward Furlong, Monica Keena

Director: Adam Gierasch

Writers: Adam Gierasch & Jace Anderson, based on the screenplay for the 1988 film by

Distributor: Seven Arts Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on October 9

MPAA Rating: R for bloody horror violence/gore and language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and drug use

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Peter and Vandy

Logline: The relationship of two New Yorkers, from strangers to lovers to a twisted couple

Featuring: Noah Bean, Jesse L. Martin, Jason Ritter, Tracie Thoms, Jess Weixler

Director: Jay DiPietro

Writers: Jay DiPietro

Distributor: Paper Street Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on October 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Public Sex

Logline: An aspiring journalist drops his inhibitions to research the UK’s outdoor sex scene

Featuring: Sammy Dobson, Kate Heppell, Richard Riddell, Michael Socha, Luke Treadaway

Director: Simon Ellis

Writer: Brock Norman Brock, based on the novel “Dogging: A Love Story” by Michael Groom

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Trucker

Logline: A truck driver looks to turn her carefree life around after she takes in her estranged 11-year-old son

Featuring: Joey Lauren Adams, Jimmy Bennett, Benjamin Bratt, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Monoghan

Director: James Mottern

Writer: James Mottern

Distributor: Monterey Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on October 9

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality, language, brief drug use involving minors, and a sexual assault

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are thirteen producers, co-producers, line producers and executive producers, including two people listed as both a producer and executive producer

Expanding today

Art & Copy: Opens at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO

The Baader Meinhof Complex: Opens at the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe

Beeswax: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Crude: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Earth Days: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

The Horse Boy: Opens at the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angels

In Search of Beethoven: Opens at the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA

It Might Get Loud: Opens at the Mindframe Theater in Dubuqe IA

No Impact Man: Opens at the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland and the Hawthorne Valley Cinemas in Ghent NY

Not Quite Hollywood: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Paris: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Play the Game: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

Still Walking: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

24 City: Opens at the George Eastman House in Rochester NY

The Way We Get By: Opens at the Oceanside 16 in Oceanside CA and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Opens at the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Delray 18 in Delray Beach FL and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

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

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