The Early Report for December 16, 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 29 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 12/11/09 and Friday 1/15/10, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Crazy Heart

Logline: A broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times, can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Beth Grant, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Director: Scott Cooper

Writer: Scott Cooper, based on the novel by Thomas Cobb

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, and the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City on December 16

MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Ricky

Logline: An extraordinary child is born of two ordinary people. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Alexandra Lamy, Sergi Lopez, Melusine Mayance, Arthur Peyret

Director: Francois Ozon

Writer: Francois Ozon

Distributor: IFC Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

A Town Called Panic

Logline: Three toy figures share a rambling house in a rural town which never fails to attract the weirdest events. In French with subtitles

Featuring the voices of: Stephane Aubier, Jeanne Balibar, Bruce Ellison, Vincent Patar, Benoit Poelvoorde

Directors: Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar

Writers: Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on December 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, December 18, 2009

Avatar

Logline: A wounded ex-Marine is recruited to take part in an exploration of an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity

Featuring: Michelle Rodriquez, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington

Director: James Cameron

Writer: James Cameron

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus playdates, including 2000 plus Digital 3D playdates, on December 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking

Running Time: 160 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Did You Hear About the Morgansr

Logline: An estranged New York City couple witness a murder and are relocated to a small town in Wyoming as part of a witness protection program

Featuring: Sam Elliott, Hugh Grant, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary Steenburgen

Director: Marc Lawrence

Writer: Marc Lawrence

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus playdates on December 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references and momentary violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Don’t Fade Away

Logline: A troubled music manager on the edge returns from Los Angeles to North Carolina to care for his sick father

Featuring: Misha Barton, Beau Bridges, Ryan Kwanten, Ja Rule

Director: Luke Kasdan

Writer: Luke Kasdan

Distributor: New Films International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on December 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are no less than FOURTEEN producers, co-producers, associate producers and executive producers listed for this film

The Lightkeepers

Logline: A lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer

Featuring: Blythe Danner, Bruce Dern, Richard Dreyfuss, Maggie Gummer, Tom Wisdon

Director: Daniel Adams

Writer: Daniel Adams

Distributor: New Films International

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week Oscar Qualifying run at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on December 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are no less than THIRTEEN producers, co-producers, associate producers, line producers and executive producers listed for this film, including one person listed as both a co-producer and a line producer

The New Daughter

Logline: A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior

Featuring: Ivana Baquero, Kevin Costner, Gattlin Griffith, Samantha Mathis, Noah Taylor

Director: Luis Berdejo

Writer: John Travis, based on the novel by John Connelly

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Fairfax Cinemas in Los Angeles on December 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including violence, disturbing images and brief strong language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Nine

Logline: A film director finds the women in his life distracting while he works on his latest movie

Featuring: Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Stacy Ferguson, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren

Director: Rob Marshall

Writers: Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella, based on the stage show by Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston and Mario Fratti

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on December 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and smoking

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Other Side of Paradise

Logline: A young artist embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she travels with her brother and her unrequited love on her way to her first solo gallery opening

Featuring: John Elliott, Susana Gibb, Arianne Martin, Jodie Moore, Frank Mosely

Director: Justin D. Hillard

Writers: Justin D. Hillard & Arianne Martin & Ryan Hartsell

Distributor: Striped Socks Productions

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Young Victoria

Logline: The new queen of Britian finds her new reign to be troubled, in part from her romance with her first cousin

Featuring: Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent, Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Miranda Richardson

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee

Writer: Julian Fellowes

Distributor: Apparition

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and in additional locations in major markets on December 18

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild sensuality, a scene of violence, and brief incidental language and smoking

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

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

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit

Broken Embraces: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD, the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, Landmark’s Century Centre CInemas in Chicago, the Cinearts 6 in Evanston IL, the Madison Art Theatre in Madison CT, the Manhasset Triplex in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge 6 in Montclair NJ, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Red Bank Arts Cinema in Red Bank NJ, Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Collapse: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the Princess Theatre in Waterloo ON

Endgame: Opens at the Real Art Ways Theatre in Hartford, the Hollywood Theatre in Pittsburgh and the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR

In Search of Beethoven: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Francisco

The Maid: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe

The Messenger: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

The Sun: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver

The Vicious Kind: Opens at the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Logline: The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes

Featuring: David Cross, Jason Lee, Zachary Levi and the voices of Christina Applegate, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Jesse McCartney and Amy Poehler

Director: Betty Thomas

Writers: Jon Vitti and Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, based on characters created by Ross Bagdasarian

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on December 23

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

Police, Adjective

Logline: A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends. In Romanian with subtitles

Featuring: Dragos Bucur, Marian Ghenea, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu, Ion Stoica

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on December 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus

Logline: A mysterious man with amnesia helps an old man help win a bet with the devil for the soul of his daughter

Featuring: Lily Cole, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writers: Terry Gilliam & Charles McKeown

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on December 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

It’s Complicated

Logline: A divorcee finds herself having an affair with her re-married ex-husband while starting a new relationship with her architect

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Steve Martin, Meryl Streep, Rita Wilson

Director: Nancy Meyers

Writer: Nancy Meyers

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on December 25

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sherlock Holmes

Logline: A detective and his stalwart partner engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England

Featuring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Eddie Marsan, Mark Strong

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Michael Robert Johnson and Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg, screen story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson, based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on December 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material

Running Time: 129 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Broken Embraces: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Bethel 4 in Bethel CT, the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Cinema 100 4 in Greenburgh NY, the Plaza Tri Cinema in Greenwich CT, the Cinema City 4 in Hartford, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the Garden Cinema in Norwalk CT, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Upstate Films Theatre in Rhinebeck NY, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Cinearts at Santana Row in San Jose CA, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Camelview Plaza 5 in Scottsdale, Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA

Crazy Heart: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and in additional locations in select markets

The Lovely Bones: Expands into additional markets

The Maid: Opens at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg VA and Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit

Nine: Expands to 2000 plus playdates

A Single Man: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and in additional locations in select markets

Serious Moonlight: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Up in the Air: Expands to 2500 plus playdates

The Young Victoria: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

Logline: A young and rebellious socialite causes a sensation in 1920s Memphis when she falls for poor farm hand

Featuring: Ellen Burstyn, Chris Evans, Mamie Gummer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ann-Margret, Will Patton

Director: Jodie Markell

Writer: Tennessee Williams

Distributor: Paladin

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and in Los Angeles on December 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and drug content

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The White Ribbon

Logline: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I. In German, Italian, Latin and Polish with subtitles

Featuring: Leonie Benesch, Christian Friedel, Ursina Lardi, Ulrich Tukur

Director: Michael Haneke

Writer: Michael Haneke

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City and in Los Angeles on December 30

MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing content involving violence and sexuality

Running Time: 144 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Friday, January 1, 2010

Expanding today

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

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bitch Slap

Logline: Three bodacious babes unite to unearth a cache of stolen diamonds in a remote desert

Featuring: Zoe Bell, Erin Cummings, Lucy Lawless, Ron Melendez, America Olivo, Kevin Sorbo, Julia Voth

Director: Rick Jacobson

Writers: Rick Jacobson & Eric Grudenmann

Distributor: Epic Slap

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on January 8

MPAA Rating: R for brutal violence, strong sexual content and language throughout, and brief drug use

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Crazy on the Outside

Logline: An ex-con finds all his former problems amplified after he is released from prison

Featuring: Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Kelsey Grammer, Ray Liotta, J.K. Simmons, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Director: Tim Allen

Writers: Judd Pillot & John Peaslee

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on January 8

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Daybreakers

Logline: Ten years after a plague transformed ordinary people into vampires, a group of rebel vampres battle military forces to save the last vestiges of humanity

Featuring: Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Claudia Karvan, Sam Neill, Isabel Lucas

Directors: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig

Writers: Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus playdates on January 8

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Leap Year

Logline: An American woman travels to Ireland to take advantage of an old Irish law that allows women to propose to their boyfriends on February 29th

Featuring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, John Lithgow, Kaitlin Olson, Adam Scott

Director: Anand Tucker

Writers: Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus playdates on January 8

MPAA Rating: PG for sensuality and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Mine

Logline: Documents the essential bond between humans and animals, told against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history

Director: Geralyn Pezanoski

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco on January 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Wonderful World

Logline: A misanthropic divorcee finds love despite all his efforts against it

Featuring: Matthew Broderick, Jodelle Ferland, Philip Baker Hall, Sanaa Lathan, Michael K. Williams

Director: Joshua Goldin

Writer: Joshua Goldin

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and in additional locations in select markets on Jaunary 8

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Youth in Revolt

Logline: A sixteen year old boy finds himself getting deeper in trouble with his parents and the law as he tries to lose his virginity

Featuring: Steve Buscemi, Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Jean Smart, Fred Willard

Director: Miguel Arteta

Writer: Gustin Nash, based on the novel by C.D. Payne

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus playdates on January 8

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and drug use

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Broken Embraces: Opens at the Albuquerque 14 and Highridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Sandy Springs Cinemas in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Boulder 16 in Boulder CO, the Paseo Camarillio Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Esquire 6 in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Delray 18 in Delray Beach FL, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth, the Kahala Mall 8 in Honolulu, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Tower Theatre in Miami, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Green Hills Commons 16 in Nashville, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Promenade 13 in Rolling Hills Estates CA, the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Plaza de Oro Twin in Santa Barbara, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Miracle Five in Tallahassee, the Downtown 10 in Ventura and Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL

The Maid: Opens at the Burns Court Theatre in Sarasota

The Sun: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Book of Eli

Logline: A loner traveling through a post-apocalyptic world comes across an egotistical tyrant who rules over a town and its people with an iron fist

Featuring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Gambon, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman, Ray Stevenson, Denzel Washington

Director: Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes

Writer: Gary Whitta

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on January 15

MPAA Rating: R for some brutal violence and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Dream Killer

Logline: A young doctor is linked to a series of mysterious and brutally executed murders while performing a controversial medical experiment with a mysterious origins

Featuring: John Colton, Dario Deak, Penny Drake, Diandra Newlin, Tyrone Power Jr., John Savage

Director: Catherine C. Pirotta

Writer: Clyde Ware

Distributor: Delaware Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles on January 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Last Station

Logline: Leo Tolstoy struggles to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things

Featuring: James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff, Paul Giamatti, Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer

Director: Michael Hoffman

Writer: Michael Hoffman, basedon the novel by Jay Parini

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Los Angeles and in New York City on January 15

MPAA Rating: R for a scene of sexuality and nudity

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE!: There are no less than EIGHTEEN producers, co-producers, associate producers, assistant producers, line producers and junior producers (rrr) listed for this film

The Spy Next Door

Logline: A former CIA spy finds his cover blown by one of his girlfriend’s children

Featuring: Madeline Carroll, Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, George Lopez, Will Shadley, Amber Valletta

Director: Brian Levant

Writers: Jonathan Bernstein & James Greer and Gregory Poirier, story by Jonathan Bernstein & James Greer

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2350 plus playdates on January 15

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Broken Embraces: Opens at the Spectrum 7 in Albany NY, the Fireweed 7 Anchorage, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Cine Theatre in Athens GA, the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Amherst 3 in Buffalo, the Galaxy Cinema in Cary NC, the Chelsea Theatre in Chapel Hill NC, the Manor Twin in Charlotte NC, the Gateway Theatre in Columbus OH,the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Fleur 4 in Des Moines, the Carolina 3 in Durham NC, the Fiesta Square 16 in Fayetteville AR, the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins CO, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Cherrydale 16 in Greenville SC, the Elmwood Palace 20 Harahan LA, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Beach Blvd. 12 in Jacksonville FL, the Palace 14 in Kansas City MO, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Mary Riepma Ross Theatre in Lincoln NE, the Ridgeway Quartet in Memphis, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Oakview 24 in Omaha, the Leawood Theatre in Overland Park KS, the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC, the Riverside 12 in Reno, the Little Cinemas and the Pittsford Plaza 6 in Rochester NY, the Bijou Theater and the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport LA, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane WA, the El Con 20 in Tucson, the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK, the City Center 12 in Vancouver WA, the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL and the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME

The Maid: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Mine: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City

Police, Adjective: Opens at the Elwood Theatre in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between late-January 2010 and 2013, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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