The Early Report for September 29, 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 Friday 10/2/09 and Friday 10/23/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Afterschool

Logline: After accidentally capturing the horrific death of two girls on camera, a student is tasked with memorializing their lives in a film meant to help speed up the school’s healing process

Featuring: Rosemarie Dewitt, Ezra Miller, Michael Stuhlbarg, Addison Timlin, Jeremy Allen White

Director: Antonio Campos

Writer: Antonio Campos

Distributor: IFC 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: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

The Baker

Logline: A hit man has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village

Featuring: Kate Ashfield, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Dyfan Dwyfor, Damian Lewis, Anthony O’Donnell

Director: Gareth Lewis

Writer: Gareth Lewis

Distributor: Panorama Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR on October 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 at the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, the Quad Cinema in New York City, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in 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: 99 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: Opens at the Montrose 12 in Akron OH, the Capitol Theatre and the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Bridge Cinemas, the Grove 14 and the Magic Johnson 15 in Los Angeles, the Empire 25, the Lincoln Square Cinemas, the Magic Johnson 9 and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Valley View 24 in Valley View OH, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and the Crocker Park 16 in Westlake OH 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: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the First & 62nd Street Cinemas, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Amreeka: Opens at the DeVargas Mall 6 in Albuquerque, the Amherst Cinemas in Amherst MA, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Rialto Theatre in The Villages FL and the Winter Park 20 in Winter Park FL

The Beaches of Agnes: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

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

The Boys Are Back: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in additional locations in select markets

The Burning Plain: Opens at the Bronxville 3 in the Bronx NY, the Hollywood Hits Cinemas in Danvers MA, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Kew Gardens 6 in Kew Gardens NY, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Palms 14 in Las Vegas, the Malverne 5 in Malverne NY, the Manhasset 3 in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Criterion 7 in New Haven, 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

Coco Before Chanel: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Clay Theatre and the San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco and the West Newton 6 in West Newton MA

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

The Damned United: Opens at Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

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

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

Paris: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston and Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Araya

Logline: Documents a day in the life of three families living in one of the harshest places on earth, an arid peninsula in northeastern Venezuela. In Spanish with subtitles

Director: Margot Benacerraf

Distributor: Milestone Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on October 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Mono

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: PG-13 for some sexual content and language

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

Humble Pie

Logline: A large thirtysomething man still living at home with his mother searches for a purpose in his life

Featuring: William Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Hubbel Palmer, Kathleen Quinlan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Director: Chris Bowman

Writers: Hubbel Palmer and Nathan Scott, story by Hubbel Palmer

Distributor: Monterey Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR on October 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

One Good Man

Logline: A family man is bombarded with a series of major events after being called upon to be the bishop of his ward

Featuring: Talon G. Ackerman, Lindsay Bird, Pam Eichner, Tim Threlfall, Aley Underwood

Director: Christian Vuissa

Writer: Christian Vuissa

Distributor: Mirror Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Utah regional release on October 9

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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 El Morro Theatre in Gallup NM, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Hollywood Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego and the Village 8 in St. Matthews KY 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 listed for this film, including two people listed as both a producer and executive producer

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Logline: Documents the life and work of the photographer of the world’s greatest architectural photographer

Narrator: Dustin Hoffman

Director: Eric Bricker

Distributor: Arthouse Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Amreeka: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Camelview 5 in Phoenix

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

The Burning Plain: Opens at the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Coco Before Chanel: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany CA, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Sequoia Twin in Mill Valley CA, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Santana Row 6 in San Jose, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

Earth Days: Opens at the Athens Cine in Athens GA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City and the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz

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

More Than a Game: Opens at the Bay Plaza 13 in Bronx NY, the Court Street 12 in Brooklyn, the Burbank 16 in Burbank CA, the Beach Cities 16 in El Segundo CA, the Jersey Garden 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Farmingdale 10 in Farmingdale NY, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Roc City 18 in New Rochelle NY, the Paseo 14 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the Bow Tie 9 in Stamford CT, the Del Amo 18 in Torrance and the Palisades Center 21 in West Nyack NY

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, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Play the Game: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

A Serious Man: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Grove 14 in Los Angeles, the 86th Street Cinemas, the Empire 25, the Kips Bay Cinemas and the 19th Street Cinemas in New York City, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’a Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA

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

Friday, October 16, 2009

Black Dynamite

Logline: Some crazy black dude fights all the way to Honky House when The Man kills his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor

Featuring: Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Nicole Sullivan, Bokeem Woodbine, Arsenio Hall

Director: Scott Sanders

Writers: Michael Jai White & Byron Minns & Scott Sanders

Distributor: Apparition

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on October 16

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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

Law Abiding Citizen

Logline: An everyday guy decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family’s killers free

Featuring: Leslie Bibb, Gerard Butler, Viola Davis, Jamie Foxx, Bruce McGill

Director: F. Gary Grey

Writer: Kurt Wimmer

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on October 16

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape and pervasive language

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Diigtal, DTS, SDDS

The Maid

Logline: A maid tries to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Claudia Celedon, Alejandro Goic, Andrea Garcia-Huidobro, Mariana Loyola, Catalina Saavedra

Director: Sebastian Silva

Writers: Sebastian Silva & Pedro Peirano, story by Sebastian Silva

Distributor: Elephant Eye Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on October 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

New York, I Love You

Logline: An anthology film joining several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world

Featuring: Orlando Bloom, James Caan, Julie Christie, Bradley Cooper,Andy Garcia, Ethan Hawke, Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Christina Ricci, Eli Wallach, Robin Wright Penn

Directors: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner

Writers: Hall Powell and Israel Horovitz & James C. Strouse and Shunji Iwai & Hu Hong & Yao Meng and Joshua Marston and Xan Cassavetes & Stephen Winter and Jeff Nathanson and Anthony Minghella and Natalie Portman and Fatih Akin and Yvan Attal and Olivier Lecot and Suketu Mehta

Distributor: Vivendi Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and in additional locations in major markets on October 16

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Opa!

Logline: The arrival of a straight-laced, high-tech American archaeologist upsets the inhabitants of a small Greek Isle

Featuring: Alki David, Richard Griffiths, Matthew Modine, Agni Scott

Director: Udayan Prasad

Writers: Christina Concetta and Raman Singh

Distributor: Cinedigm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 16

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

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Stepfather

Logline: A military school student becomes suspicious about his mother’s new boyfriend

Featuring: Penn Badgley, Amber Heard, Sherry Springfield, Sela Ward, Dylan Walsh

Director: Nelson McCormick

Writer: J.S. Cardone, based on the screenplay for the 1987 film written by Donald E. Westlake, story by Carolyn Smith & Brian Garfield and Donald E. Westlake

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on October 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Logline: Tinker Bell journey far North of Never Land to patch things up with her friend Terence and restore a Pixie Dust Tree

Featuring the voices of: Kristen Chenoweth, Angelica Huston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, Mae Whitman

Director: Klay Hall

Writer: Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on characters created by J.M. Barrie

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on October 16

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Where the Wild Things Are

Logline: A young boy sent to his room and the fanciful creatures he imagines there.

Featuring: Catherine Keener, Max Records and the voices of: Paul Dano, Benicio Del Toro, James Gandolfini, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams

Director: Spike Jonze

Writers: Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze, based on the book by Maurice Sendak

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on October 16

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Adventures of Power: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5in West Hollywood

Amreeka: Opens at the Kahala Cinemas in Honolulu

Art & Copy: Opens at the Manor Theatre in Charlotte

Beeswax: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Big Fan: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson

The Burning Plain: Opens at the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Pocono Theatre in East Stroudsburg PA, the Midtown 3 in Harrisburg and the Eastern Hills Cinema in Williamsville NY

Coco Before Chanel: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth, the Huntington Beach 20 in Huntington Beach CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Orange 25 in Orange CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Promenade 13 in Rolling Hills Estate CA, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle and the Downtown 10 in Ventura CA

Crude: Opens at the Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and in Denver

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

Earth Days: Opens at the Bijou 7 in Chattanooga, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

The Horse Boy: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in San Francisco

In Search of Beethoven: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

It Might Get Loud: Opens at the Athens Cine in Athens GA, the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO, the Wilma 4 in Missoula MT and the Browning Cinema in Notre Dame IN

More Than a Game: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Tinseltown 18 in Canton OH, the Lennox Town Center 24 in Columbus OH, the Piper Glenn 22 in Charlotte, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas, the Chatham 14 and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Country Club Hills 16 in Country Club Hills IL, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Denver Pavilions 15 in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Bay Street 16 in Emeryville CA, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Angelika FIlm Center in Houston, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas and the Showplace 16 in Indianapolis, the Univeristy Town Center 6 in Irvine, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Ridgeway Cinemas in Memphis, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Newport on the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Plano 24 in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Sacramento 14 in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Metreon 15 in San Francisco, the Santana Row 6 in San Jose, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Shea Plaza 14 in Scottsdale, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Ronnies 20 and Landmark’s Tvioli Theatre in St. Louis, the Franklin Park 16 in Toledo, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Winter Park 20 in Winter Park FL

No Impact Man: Opens at the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO

Paris: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford

Rashomon: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

A Serious Man: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Theatre and the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, Landmark’s California Theatre in Berkeley, the Palace 20 in Boca Raton, the BAM Rose Cinemas and the Cobble Hill 5 in Brooklyn, the Hollywood Hits Cinemas in Danvers MA, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theeatre in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Sequoia Twin in Mill Valley CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Palo Alto Square Twin in Palo Alto CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the CineArts 6 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Willow Creek 8 in Plymouth MN, the Red Bank Twin in Red Bank NJ, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the the Santana Row 6 in San Jose, the Metro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Lakeside 5 in Santa Rosa CA, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis and the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ

Still Walking: Opens at the Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Trucker: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Towne 16 in Egg Harbor Township NJ, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

The Way We Get By: Opens at the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

Friday, October 23, 2009

Amelia

Logline: The life of famed 20th Century aviator Amelia Earhart

Featuring: Joe Anderson, Christopher Eccelston, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Hilary Swank

Director: Mira Nair

Writers: Ron Bass and Anna Hamilton Phelan

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on October 23

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Antichrist

Logline: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse

Featuring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe

Director: Lars Von Trier

Writer: Lars Von Trier

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the IFC Film Center in New York City, Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on October 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are twelve producers, co-producers, line producers, executive producers and even an executive co-producer listed for this film

Eulogy for a Vampire

Logline: A remote rural monastery is overtaken by a mysterious drifter

Featuring: Wilson Hand, David McWeeny, Ryan G. Metzger, Damacio Ruiz, Angelo Tursi

Director: Patrick McGuinn

Writer: Andre Salas

Distributor: Willing Suspension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Killing Kasztner

Logline: Docments the life and trial of Israel Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who negotiated with Adolf Eichmann for the lives of thousands during the Holocaust. In English and in Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Gaylen Ross

Distributor: GR Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 129 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Ministers

Logline: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers

Featuring: Wanda De Jesus, Harvey Keitel, John Leguizamo, Florencia Lozano, Diane Venora

Director: Franc. Reyes

Writer: Franc. Reyes

Distributor: Maya Reelasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 23

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Motherhood

Logline: In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter’s sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she’s about to face in order to pull off the event

Featuring: Minnie Driver, Alice Drummond, Anthony Edwards, Clea Lewis, Uma Thurman

Director: Katherine Dieckmann

Writer: Katherine Dieckmann

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, sexual references and a brief drug comment

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ong Bak 2

Logline: A Thai fighter who travels the world to win illegal underground fighting contests finds cause to question his dangerous lifestyle when he falls for a beautiful woman. In Thai with subtitles

Featuring: Sorapong Chatree, Tony Jaa, Santisuk Promsiri, Nirut Sirijanya, Sarunyu Wongkrachang

Directora: Tony Jaa and Panna Rittikrai

Writer: Panna Rittikrai, based on characters created by Prachya Pinkaew, Panna Rittikrai and Suphachai Sithiamphan

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge West 16 in Aiea HI, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on October 23

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of violence

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Saw VI

Logline: More death and dismemberment and improbable contraptions to facilitate those deaths and dismemberments

Featuring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Peter Outerbridge, Betsy Russell, Shawnee Smith

Director: Kevin Greutert

Writers: Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton, based on characters created by James Wan & Leigh Whannel

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on October 23

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Logline: The King of the Pumpkin Patch tries to eliminate his boredom with his current Halloween holiday by deciding to take over Christmas

Featuring the voices of: Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Reubens, Chris Sarandon

Director: Henry Selick

Writer: Catherine Thompson, story by Tim Burton

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets on October 23

MPAA Rating: PG for some scary images

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Logline: A teenager looking for a different lease on life is given the opportunity to assist a vampire who runs a traveling show

Featuring: Willem Dafoe, Patrick Fugit, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe

Director: Paul Weitz

Writers: Paul Weitz and Brian Helgeland, based on the series of books by Darren Shan

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on October 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense supernatural violence and action, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Adventures of Power: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin and the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Art & Copy: Opens at the Reel Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Bronson: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

The Burning Plain: Opens at the Tivoli at Manor Square Theatre in Kansas City MO and the Glenwood Arts Cinemas in Overland Park KS

Coco Before Chanel: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

Crude: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

An Education: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in select markets

Five Minutes of Heaven: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver

The Horse Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in San Luis Obispo

No Impact Man: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Still Walking: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Trucker: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Mos Art Theatre in Lake Park FL and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

The Way We Get By: Opens at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg VA

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

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