The Early Report for January 20, 2010: 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 24 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday 1/22/09 and Friday 2/12/10, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Extraordinary Measures

Logline: A couple searches for a doctor to help find a cure for their two children’s rare genetic disorder

Featuring: Meredith Droeger, Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Diego Velazquez

Director: Tom Vaughan

Writer: Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the book by Geeta Anand

Distributor: CBS Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus playdates on January 22

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, language, and a mild suggestive moment

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Legion

Logline: After a terrifying biblical apocalypse descends upon the world, a group of strangers stranded in a remote truck stop diner in the Southwest unwittingly become humanity’s last line of defense when they discover the diner’s young waitress is pregnant with the messiah

Featuring: Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Kevin Durand, Charles S. Dutton, Tyrese Gibson, Willa Holland, Doug Jones, Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid, Jon Tenney, Kate Walsh

Director: Scott Stewart

Writers: Peter Schink and Scott Stewart

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on January 22

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Misconceptions

Logline: A religiously conservative, married southern woman receives a message from God instructing her to act as a surrogate mother for a married gay couple

Featuring: Sam Ball, Sarah Carter, A.J. Cook, Orlando Jones, David Moscow, David Sutcliffe

Director: Ron Satlof

Writers: Ira Pearlstein & Ron Satlof

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Murder in Fashion: The Andrew Cunanan Story

Logline: An aging gay boy toy goes on a nationwide murder spree

Featuring: Stacey Dash, Robert Miano, Jonathan Trent, Cerina Vincent

Director: Ben Waller

Writer: Linda Boroff

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January 22

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Paranoids

Logline: A failing screenwriter in Buenos Aires who lives in an almost intense state of paranoia is thrown into a near desperate funk when he discovers his childhood friend has unflatteringly modeled him as the lead character on a successful TV show. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Miguel Dedovich, Martin Feldman, Daniel Hendler, Walter Jakob, Jazmin Stuart

Director: Gabriel Medina

Writers: Nicolas Gueilburt and Gabriel Medina

Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on January 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

To Save a Life

Logline: After a childhood friend’s death, an all-star athlete must change his life and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others

Featuring: Steven Crowder, Deja Kreutzberg, D. David Morin, Randy Wayne, Joshua Weigel

Director: Brian Baugh

Writer: Jim Britts

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus playdates on January 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tooth Fairy

Logline: A minor league hockey player known as “The Tooth Fairy” is sentenced to one week community service as a real tooth fairy

Featuring: Julie Andrews, Bill Crystal, Brandon T. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd

Director: Michael Lembeck

Writers: Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on January 22

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language, some rude humor and sports action

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Watercolors

Logline: When a gifted, young artist arrives at the opening of his first New York exhibition, his erotic paintings trigger memories of his first love, a troubled athlete whose depression and self-denial led to suicide

Featuring: Ellie Araiza, Karen Black, Kyle Clare, Greg Louganis, Tye Olson

Director: David Oliveras

Writer: David Oliveras

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Crazy Heart: Opens in Albany, Ann Arbor, Boca Raton, Buffalo, Columbus OH, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Kansas City MO, Las Vegas, Madison, Miami, Milwaukee, Montreal, Orlando, Rochester, Sacramento and St. Louis

A Single Man: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis and in additional playdates in select markets

35 Shots of Rum: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

A Town Called Panic: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and in San Francisco and Seattle

The White Ribbon: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany CA, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Sequoia Twin in Mill Valley CA, Landamrk’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Century Five in Pleasant Hill CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Friday, January 29, 2010

After Dark Horrorfest 2009

Logline: Fourth festival of eight independent horror films: Dread, The Final, The Graves, Hidden, Kill Theory, Lake Mungo, The Reeds, Zombies of Mass Destruction

Featuring: Laura Donnelly, Shaun Evans, Clare Grant, Taryn Manning, Bill Moseley, Jillian Murray, Jackson Rathbone, Tony Todd, Amanda Wyss

Distributor: After Dark Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arnold 14 in Arnold MO, the Galaxy 14 in Bloomington IL, the Metroplex 18 in Buena Park CA, the Canton 18 in Canton MI, the Galaxy 14 in Chesterfield MO, the Showplace East 18 in Evansville IN, the Farmingdale Multiplex in Farmingdale NY, the Animas 10 in Farmington NM, the Rivertown 20 in Grandville MI, the Cinemagic Theatre in Hooksett NH, the Hamilton 16 in Indianapolis, the Legends 14 in Kansas City KS, the Telshor 12 in Las Cruces NM, the Lansing 20 in Lansing MI, the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles, the Great Lakes 16 in Mentor OH, the Village VII in New York City, the O’Fallon 15 in O’Fallon IL, the Mission Market 13 in Oceanside CA, the Melbourne 16 in Orlando, the Village Walk 15 in Pico Rivera CA, the Plymouth Meeting 12 in Plymouth Meeting PA, the Pompano 18 in Pompano FL, the Revere Cinemas in Revere MA, the Galaxy 14 in Rochester MN, the Rosemont 18 in Rosemont IL, the Cinemagic Theatre in Saco ME, the Eastern Shore 14 in Spanish Fort AL, the Magic Lantern Theater in Spokane, the Campbell 16 in Springfield MO, the Ronnie’s 20 in St. Louis, the Surprise Pointe 14 in Surprise AZ, the Highland 14 in Triadelphia WV , the Silverado 16 in Tomball TX, the South Center 16 in Tukwila WA, the Warwick 12 in Warwick RI, the Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel FL and the Cinemagic 16 in Westbrook ME on January 29

MPAA Rating: All films rated R

Running Time: Dread: 94 minutes, The Graves: 88 minutes, Hidden: 85 minutes, Lake Mungo: 87 minutes, Kill Theory: 85 minutes, The Final: 92 minutes, The Reeds: 86 minutes, Zombies of Mass Destruction: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (The Final, The Graves, Kill Theory, Lake Mungo, The Reeds, Zombies of Mass Destruction), Anamorphic (Dread, Hidden)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Edge of Darkness

Logline: A homicide detective investigating the murder of his daughter uncovers not only her secret life but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence

Featuring: Mel Gibson, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Shawn Roberts, Ray Winstone

Director: Martin Campbell

Writers: William Monohan and Andrew Bovell, based on the BBC series written by Troy Kennedy Martin

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus playdates on January 29

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence and language

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

North Face

Logline: Nazi propagandists urges a group of Alpinists to conquer the unconquered north face of the Eiger for the glory of the Fatherland. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Benno Furmann, Florian Lukas, Simon Schwarz, Ulrich Tukur, Johanna Wokalek

Director: Philipp Stolzl

Writers: Christoph Silber, Philipp Stolzl, Rupert Henning and Johannes Naber, story by Benedikt Roeskau

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe on January 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Saint John of Las Vegas

Logline: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator

Featuring: Steve Buscemi, John Cho, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Peter Dinklage, Romany Malco, Tim Blake Nelson, Sarah Silverman

Director: Hue Rhodes

Writer: Hue Rhodes, loosely based on “Inferno” by Dante Alegheri

Distributor: IndieVest Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on January 29

MPAA Rating: R for language and some nudity

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

When in Rome

Logline: After stealing some coins from a reputed fountain of love, a New York party planner finds herself pursued by the men who threw those coins in

Featuring: Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Jon Heder, Anjelica Huston, Dax Shepard

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Writers: David Diamond & David Weissman

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on January 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Broken Embraces: Opens at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO and the Moxie Cinema in Springfield MO

Crazy Heart: Opens in Albuquerque, Calgary, Champagne IL, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Des Moines, Edmonton, Knoxville, Lansing, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk VA, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Providence RI, Richmond VA, San Antonio, Springfield IL, Tucson and Tulsa OK

44 Inch Chest: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in San Diego

The Maid: Opens at the Museum Theatre in Fort Worth

Misconceptions: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Murder in Fashion: The Andrew Cunanan Story: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Police, Adjective: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

35 Shots of Rum: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

A Town Called Panic: Opens at the Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in Denver

Watercolors: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

The White Ribbon: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Twin in Seattle

Wonderful World: Opens at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dear John

Logline: A soldier falls for a conservative college student while he’s home on leave

Featuring: Richard Jenkins, Scott Porter, Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Henry Thomas

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Writer: Jamie Linden, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on February 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality and violence

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

District 13: Ultimatum

Logline: An undercover cop and an ex-thug team to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city’s secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem

Featuring: David Belle, Daniel Duval, Cyril Raffaelli, Philippe Torreton, Elodie Yung

Director: Patrick Alessandrin

Writer: Luc Besson, based on characters created by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Lumiere 3 in San Francisco, the Screen Cinemas in Santa Fe, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on February 5

MPAA Rating: R for some violence, language and drug material

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

From Paris with Love

Logline: A young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city

Featuring: Richard Durden, Johnathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, John Travolta

Director: Pierre Morel

Writer: Adi Hasak, story by Luc Besson

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus playdates on February 5

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Red Riding: 1974

Logline: A rookie journalist looks to solve the increasingly vexing case of a serial killer on the loose

Featuring: Sean Bean, John Bradshaw, Andrew Garfield, Rebecca Hall, David Morrissey

Director: Julian Jarrold

Writer: Tony Grisoni, based on the novel by David Peace

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on February 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Red Riding: 1980

Logline: Police corruption interferes with the search for a killer

Featuring: Warren Clarke, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, David Morrissey, Maxine Peake

Director: James Marsh

Writer: Tony Grisoni, based on the novel by David Peace

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on February 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Red Riding: 1983

Logline: A police superintendent believes he may have helped convict an innocent man after noticing similarities between a recent disappearance and a rash of abductions nearly a decade before

Featuring: Mark Addy, Sean Bean, Warren Clarke, Shaun Dooley, David Morrissey

Director: Anand Tucker

Writer: Tony Grisoni, based on the novel by David Peace

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on February 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Broken Embraces: Opens at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Crazy Heart: Opens in Anchorage, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boise, Charlottesville, Colorado Springs, Corpus Christi, Dayton OH, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Grand Rapids, Halifax, Harrisburg PA, Ithaca NY, Jacksonville, Kitchener, Lexington, Ottawa, Portland ME, Raleigh NC, Reno, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Sarasota, Spokane, St. John, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa,
Victoria BC and Winnipeg

44 Inch Chest: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and in San Francisco

M. Hulot’s Holiday: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Police, Adjective: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

35 Shots of Rum: Opens at the Cinematheque in Cleveland

A Town Called Panic: Opens at the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA and at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

The White Ribbon: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Friday, February 12, 2010

My Name Is Khan

Logline: An unconventional hero embarks on an incredible journey across America in order to win back the love of his life

Featuring: Christopher B. Duncan, Steffany Huckaby, Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, Carl Marino

Director: Karan Johar

Writers: Shibani Bathija and Niranjan Iyengar

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

October Country

Logline: Documents an American family struggling for stability while haunted by the ghosts of war

Directors: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on February 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Logline: A trouble-prone teen suspected of stealing Zeus’ ligtning thief must return the god’s property and find out who the real culprit is

Featuring: Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson, Logan Lerman, Uma Thurman

Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: Craig Titley, based on the novel by Rick Riordan

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on February 12

MPAA Rating: PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Valentine’s Day

Logline: Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day

Featuring: Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift

Director: Garry Marshall

Writer: Katherine Fugate, story by Katherine Fugate and Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on February 12

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual material and brief partial nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Wolfman

Logline: Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, a man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf

Featuring: Emily Blunt, Benecio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

Director: Joe Johnston

Writers: Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self, based on the 1941 film written by Curt Siodmak

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus playdates on February 12

MPAA Rating: R for bloody horror violence and gore

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Broken Embraces: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

District 13: Ultimatum: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

44 Inch Chest: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and in Seattle

Police, Adjective: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz

35 Shots of Rum: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR and in St. Louis

A Town Called Panic: Opens at the Wexner at the Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The White Ribbon: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Century 16 in Boulder, the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Plaza Del Oro Theatre in Santa Barbara, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee

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

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