The Early Report for November 10, 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 45 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 11/11/09 and Friday 12/4/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Four Seasons Lodge

Logline: Documents the final season for a community of Holocaust survivors who come together each summer to celebrate their lives

Director: Andrew Jacobs

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on November 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dare

Logline: When a pompous actor tells a good girl high school actress she hasn’t lived, she embarks on a bold journey that takes her to unexpected places

Featuring: Sandra Bernhard, Alan Cumming, Zack Gilford, Emmy Rossum, Ashley Springer

Director: Adam Salky

Writers: David Brind

Distributor: Image Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on November 13

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and alcohol use – all involving teens

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Defamation

Logline: Documents the efforts of a controversial author to discover the realities of anti-Semitism today. In English and in Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Yoav Shamir

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco on November 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Eva

Logline: On the eve of world war, a young married woman reignites a love affair with her former lover

Featuring: Patrick Bergin, Emily Hamilton, Amy Hayes, Michael Ironside, Vincent Regan

Director: Adrian Popovici

Writer: Radu Petrescu-Aneste

Distributor: MarVista Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Logline: Documents the life of the late Canadian classical pianist

Directors: Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont

Distributor: White Pine Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Good Soldier

Logline: Documents the journeys of five combat veterans from different generations of American wars as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it means to be a good soldier

Directors: Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys

Distributor: Artistic License

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Hook Ya Crook

Logline: A young man who dreams of becoming a world famous cricket player finds his popularity soar after he is sent to prison due to his reckless behavior. In English and in Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: John Abraham, Genelia D’Souza, Kay Kay Menon, Amrita Rao, Shreyas Talpade

Director: David Dhawan

Writer: Renzil D’Silva

Distributor: UTV Motion Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 147 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Little Traitor

Logline: A British soldier forms an unlikely friendship with a young Israeli boy just prior to the formation of the state of Israel. In English and in Hebrew with subtitles

Featuring: Jake Barker, Theodore Bikel, Levana Finkelstein, Alfred Molina, Ido Port

Director: Lynn Roth

Writer: Lynn Roth, based on the novel “Panther in the Basement” by Amos Oz

Distributor: Westchester Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

London River

Logline: Two strangers from different socio-economic worlds discover their children have been living together, when they travel to London after the 2005 terror attack on the city. In English and in Arabic and French with subtitles

Featuring: Brenda Blethyn, Sami Bouajila, Sotigui Kouyate, Francis Magee, Roschdy Zem

Director: Rachid Bouchareb

Writers: Rachid Bouchareb and Zoe Galeron and Olivier Lorelle

Distributor: 3B Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 8 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Love Hurts

Logline: A newly separated father has to learn how to date again with help from his teenage son, who himself dreams of conquering one girl’s heart

Featuring: Jenna Elfman, Janeane Garofalo, Richard E. Grant, Camryn Manheim, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jeffrey Nordling, Johnny Pacar

Director: Barra Grant

Writer: Barra Grant

Distributor: Lantern Lane Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica on November 13

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Messenger

Logline: An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer

Featuring: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Samantha Morton

Director: Oren Moverman

Writers: Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman

Distributor: Oscilloscope Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on November 13

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content/nudity

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Oh My Godr

Logline: Documentary that asks people from all walks of life “What is Godr”

Director: Peter Rodger

Distributor: OMG Movie Inc.

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Pazhassi Raja

Logline: A king in the Kottayam royal family begins a guerilla revolt against the British when they impose high revenue policies. In Malayalam without without subtitles

Featuring: Manoj K Jayan, Sarath Kumar, Mammootty, Padmapriya, Kanika Subramaniam

Director: T. Hariharan

Writer: M. T. Vasudevan Nair

Distributor: Creative Film

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 210 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Pirate Radio

Logline: A group of rogue disk jockeys operate a radio station in the middle of the North Sea just off the coast of England

Featuring: Kenneth Branagh,, Nick Frost, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy

Director: Richard Curtis

Writer: Richard Curtis

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on November 13

MPAA Rating: R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Punctured Hopes

Logline: After a member of her family commits a crime, a young woman is taken by village custom to a shrine to be mutilated and sexually abused

Featuring: Joyce Akagbo, red Nii Amugi, Frost Asiedu, Ruffy Samuel Quansah, Belinda Siamey

Director: Bruno Pischiutta

Writers: Kingsley Sam Obed and Bruno Pischiutta

Distributor: Toronto Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar-qualifying run at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Ten9Eight

Logline: Documents the stories of several inner city teens from Harlem to Compton and all points in between, as they compete in an annual business plan competition run by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Director: Mary Mazzio

Distributor: 50 Eggs Films/ BET Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta, the Boston Common 19 in Boston, the River East 21 and the Ford City 14 in Chicago, the Magic Johnson 9 in Harlem, the Mainstreet 6 and the Ward Parkway 14 in Kansas City MO, the Capital Centre 12 in Largo MD, the Stonecrest 16 in Lithonia GA, the Magic Johnson 15 in Los Angeles, the Mall of the Americas 14 in Miami, the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, the Broadway 4 in Santa Monica, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami and the Georgetown 14 in Washington DC on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

2012

Logline: A group of survivors struggle with the cataclysmic end of the world

Featuring: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Amanda Peet

Director: Roland Emmerich

Writers: Roland Emmerich & Harald Kloser

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4150 plus locations on November 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language

Running Time: 158 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Uncertainty

Logline: A young couple, in love and facing a life-changing decision, find one seemingly ordinary July 4th cleaved in two by the flip of a coin on the Brooklyn Bridge

Featuring: Lynn Collins, Manoel Felciano, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nelson Landrieu, Assumpta Serna

Directors: Scott McGehee and David Siegel

Writers: Scott McGehee & David Siegel

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Logline: Documents the life of the radical 1960s lawyer, famous for fighting for civil rights alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and representing the Chicago Seven

Director: Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler

Distributor: Arthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and in Boston on November 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Women in Trouble

Logline: A day in the lives of eight women in Los Angeles

Featuring: Simon Baker, Connie Britton, Josh Brolin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sarah Clarke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carla Gugino, Adrienne Palicki, Marley Shelton,

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez

Distributor: Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 13

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content including strong dialogue, and for language

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Antichrist: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

Coco Before Chanel: Opens at the Flicks 4 in Boise, the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Gateway 3 in Columbus OH, the Coconut Point 16 in Estero FL, the Fiesta Square 16 in Fayetteville, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Elmwood Palace 20 in Harahan LA, the Tivoli at Manor Square 3 in Kansas City MO, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Oakview 24 in Omaha, the Westgate Mall 8 in Spartanburg SC, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane, the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota, the City Center 13 in Vancouver WA and the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach

Collapse: Opens at the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Crude: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and in Minneapolis

Endgame: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Five Minutes of Heaven: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

The Horse Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Paris: Opens at the Museum of Modern Art Theatre in Fort Worth and the Putnam Screening Room in Keene NH

Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire: Expands to 200 plus locations

Rashomon: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Skin: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Culver Plaza Cinemas in Culver City, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Palo Alto, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle

Splinterheads: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

Storm: Opens at the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

(Untitled): Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Bronxville Theatre in Bronxville NY, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The War on Kids

Logline: Documents the many ways the American public school system has failed children and the country’s future by robbing students of their freedoms due largely to irrational fears

Director: Cevin Soling

Distributor: Spectacle Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Logline:

Featuring: Fairuza Balk, Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Coolidge, Brad Dourif, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Michael Shannon, Xzibit

Director: Werner Herzog

Writer: William Finkelstein, based on the screenplay for the 1990 film “Bad Lieutenant” written by Victor Argo & Paul Calderon & Abel Ferrera & Zoe Lund

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional theatres in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC on November 20

MPAA Rating: R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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

The Blind Side

Logline: A homeless, oversized and under-educated African-American teenager is taken in by a well-to-do white family

Featuring: Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Tim McGraw

Director: John Lee Hancock

Writer: John Lee Hancock, based on the book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on November 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Broken Embraces

Logline: A filmmaker blinded during a brutal car accident years ago entertains his secretary’s son with tales of a long-lost love. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Penelope Cruz, Jose Luis Gomez, Lluis Homar, Ruben Ochandiano, Blanca Portillo

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Writer: Pedro Almodovar

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on November 20

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and some drug material

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Defamation

Logline: An Israeli director travels the world to find out what anti-Semitism means in the modern world. In English and in Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Yoav Shamir

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Cinema Village in New York City and the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco on November 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Mammoth

Logline: While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. In English and in Tagalog and Thai with subtitles

Featuring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Marife Necesito, Sophie Nyweide, Michelle Williams

Director: Lukas Moodysson

Writer: Lukas Moodysson

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on November 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Planet 51

Logline: An American astronaut lands on a planet thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it, to find this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world and fear it will be overrun by alien invaders

Featuring the voices of: Jessica Biel, John Cleese, Dwayne Johnson, Justin Long, Gary Oldman, Seann William Scott

Directors: Jorge Blanco and Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez

Writer: Joe Stillman

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on November 20

MPAA Rating: PG for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Red Cliff

Logline: A power hungry Prime Minister seeks permission from the Han dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush the two troublesome warlords who stand in his way. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Chen Chang, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Wei Zhao

Director: John Woo

Writers: John Woo & Chan Khan & Kuo Cheng & Sheng Heyu, based on the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” by Guanzhong Luo

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on November 20

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of epic warfare

Running Time: 148 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Logline: A young woman is torn between her love of a vampire and her friendship with a werewolf

Featuring: Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed, Michael Sheen, Kristen Stewart

Director: Chris Weitz

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on November 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and action

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Until the Light Takes Us

Logline: Documents the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal

Directors: Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell

Distributor: Variance Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on November 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Antichrist: Opens at the Alamo South Lamar Theatre in Austin and the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

Coco Before Chanel: Opens at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO, the Mindrame Theatre in Debuque IA and the Movie Cinema in Springfield MO

Collapse: Opens at the Uptown Screen in Calgary AB

Crude: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

Endgame: Opens at the USA Cinemas in Los Banos CA

The Horse Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

The Messenger: Opens at the Harbor Cinemas in Annapolis MD, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Albany Cinema in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Block E Cinemas and Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Belcort Theatre in Nashville, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Oceanside Cinemas in Oceanside CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Metreon Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camera 3 in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire: Expands to 600 plus locations

Rashomon: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Skin: Opens at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs

Storm: Opens at the Mos Art Theatre in Lake Park FL and the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL

That Evening Sun: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

(Untitled): Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in Berkeley, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Logline: A crafty and charming fox uses his wits to outfox three dimwit farmers concerning their chicken coops

Featuring the voices of: George Clooney, Michael Gambon, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Wally Wolodarsky

Director: Wes Anderson

Writers: Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach, based on the book by Roald Dahl

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on November 25

MPAA Rating: PG for action, smoking and slang humor

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gigante

Logline: A supermarket security guard becomes obsessed with a late-shift janitor. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Fernando Alonso, Diego Artucio, Horacio Camandule, Leonor Svarcas

Director: Adrian Biniez

Writer: Adrian Biniez

Distributor: Film Movement

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Me and Orson Welles

Logline: A teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of “Julius Caesar” directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937

Featuring: Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsan, Christian McKay

Director: Richard Linklater

Writers: Holly Gent and Vincent Palmo Jr., based on the novel by Robert Kaplow

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on November 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references and smoking

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ninja Assassin

Logline: A young ninja turns his back on orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan

Featuring: Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Rain, Rick Yune

Director: James McTeigue

Writers: Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski, story by Matthew Sand

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on November 25

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Old Dogs

Logline: Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins

Featuring: Seth Green, Justin Long, Kelly Preston, John Travolta, Robin Williams

Director: Walt Becker

Writers: David Diamond & David Weissman

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on November 25

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Princess and the Frog

Logline: A young princess in New Orleans has an incredible adventure after she is inadvertently turned into a frog

Featuring: Bruno Campos, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, Ritchie Montgomery, Anika Noni Rose

Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker

Writers: Ron Clements & Rob Edwards & Greg Erb & John Musker & Jason Oremland, story supervised by Don Hall

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Walt Disney Studios Theatre in Burbank and the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on November 25

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Road

Logline: A man tries to protect his family after civilization falls apart

Featuring: Robert Duvall, Viggo Mortensen, Guy Pearce, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron

Director: John Hillcoat

Writer: Joe Penhall, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy

Distributor: Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 800 plus locations on November 25

MPAA Rating: R for some violence, disturbing images and language

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Horse Boy: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Messenger: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Liberty Tree 20 in Danvers MA, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, the Roslyn Cinemas in Roslyn NY and the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

Red Cliff: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Skin: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Storm: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Logline: After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown

Featuring: Alan Arkin, Maria Bello, Mike Binder, Blake Lively, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robin Wright Penn

Director: Rebecca Miller

Writer: Rebecca Miller, based on her novel

Distributor: Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on November 27

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, brief nudity, some drug material and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Crude: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta and the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

Hannah Free: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

The Messenger: Opens at the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Criterion Theatre in Greenwich CT, the Cinema City in Hartford CT, the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Criterion Theatre in New Haven, the Hampton Town Square Cinemas in Norfolk VA, the Upstate Theatre in Rhinebeck NY, the Movieland Cinemas at Boulevard Square in Richmond VA, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Nickeolodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Oh My Godr: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz Cinemas in Philadelphia Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and in Denver and San Francisco

Red Cliff: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Storm: Opens at the Real Art Ways Theatre in Hartford

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Made for Each Other

Logline: A man tries to get his wife to cheat on him after he cheats on her

Featuring: Lauren German, Christopher Masterson, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Patrick Warburton

Director: Daryl Goldberg

Writer: Eric Lord

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on December 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, December 4, 2009

Armored

Logline: A crew of officers at an armed transport security firm plan a heist against their employers

Featuring: Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno, Columbus Short, Skeet Ulrich, Milo Ventimiglia, Fred Ward

Director: Nimrod Antal

Writer: James V. Simpson

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on December 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images and brief strong language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Brothers

Logline: A young man comforts his older brother’s wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan

Featuring: Clifton Collins Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard

Director: Jim Sheridan

Writer: David Benioff, based on the screenplay for the 2004 filn “Brodre” written by Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1850 plus locations on December 4

MPAA Rating: R for language and some disturbing violent content

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Everybody’s Fine

Logline: A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children

Featuring: Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Robert De Niro, Melissa Leo, Sam Rockwell

Director: Kirk Jones

Writer: Kirk Jones, based on the screenplay for the 1990 film “Stanno Tutti Bene” written by Massimo De Rita & Tonino Guerra & Giuseppe Tornatore

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on December 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby DIgital, DTS, SDDS

Serious Moonlight

Logline: A couple go away for a romantic weekend and things go wrong when they both trade up for younger partners

Featuring: Kristen Bell, Timothy Hutton, Justin Long, Meg Ryan

Director: Cheryl Hines

Writer: Adrienne Shelly

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on December 4

MPAA Rating: R for language and some threatening behavior

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Transylmania

Logline: A group of American college students do a semester abroad in Romania

Featuring: Patrick Cavanaugh, James DeBello, Tony Denman, Paul H. Kim, Jennifer Lyons

Directors: David Hillenbrand and Scott Hillenbrand

Writers: Patrick Casey and Worm Miller

Distributor: Full Circle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on December 4

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

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Up in the Air

Logline: A corporate hatchet man who defines himself by the air miles and perks he accumulates finds himself grounded when a new hire devises a plan to do his job via teleconferencing

Featuring: Jason Bateman, George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Danny McBride

Director: Jason Reitman

Writers: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, based on the novel by Walter Kim

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on December 4

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Antichrist: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH and Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

The Baader Meinhof Complex: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque

Collapse: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

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

The Horse Boy: Opens at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and in Denver

The Messenger: Opens at the Amherst Theatre in Amherst MA, the Amherst 3 in Buffalo NY, the Palace 9 in Burlington VT, the Park Terrace Cinemas in Charlotte, the Delray Beach Cinemas in Delray Beach FL, the Fayetteville 12 in Fayetteville NC, the Cherrydale 16 in Greenville SC, the Beach Blvd. Cinemas in Jacksonville, the Kennewick 12 in Kennewick WA, the Village 8 in Louisville, the Naro Cinemas in Norfolk VA, the Film Streams Cinema in Omaha, the Movies at the Museum Theatre in Portland ME, the Broadway 6 in Salt Lake City, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe, the Miracle Cinemas in Tallahassee, the Citrus Park Cinemas in Tampa and the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME

Red Cliff: Opens at the Manhasset 3 in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Crest Theatre and the Tower Theatre in Sacramento,, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and the Cinema 100 Quad in White Plains NY

Storm: Opens at the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and in Denver, Minneapolis and Philadelphia

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

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