The Early Report for January 28, 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 26 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 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

Falling Awake

Logline: A young Latino musician in the Bronx struggles to find his identity in a home crowded with family members and a neighborhood of loyal friends and dangerous enemies

Featuring: Julie Carmen, Andrew Cisneros, Jenna Dewan, Nicholas Gonzalez, Nestor Serrano

Director: Augustin

Writers: Agustin & Doug Klozzner & Michael Baez

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami on January 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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

Off and Running

Logline: Documents the efforts of a teenager to find her birth parents

Director: Nicole Opper

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on January 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Paintball

Logline: Eight strangers convene in a remote forest for an expensive experts-only paintball retreat

Featuring: Brendan Mackey, Neil Maskell, Jennifer Matter, Felix Pring, Patrick Regis

Director: Daniel Benmayor

Writer: Mario Schoendorff

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on January 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:)

Sound Format: Stereo

Preacher’s Kid

Logline: Raised by a controlling, widowed preacher father, a young woman runs away with an actor in a touring gospel play hoping this will land her the successful career of her dreams

Featuring: Sharif Atkins, Durrell Babbs, LeToya Luckett, Clifton Powell, Kiki Sheard, Gregalan Williams

Director: Stan Foster

Writer: Stan Foster

Distributor: Gener8xion Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Rio 24 in Albuquerque, the Hoffman Center 22 and the Potomac Yard 16 in Alexandria VA, the Altamonte 18 in Altamonte FL, the Parks 18 in Arlington TX, the Movies ATL 14 and the Atlantic Station 16 in Atlanta, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Summit 16 in Birmingham AL, the Bowie Crossing 14 in Bowie MD, the Town Center 8 in Burbank, the Wynnsong 10 in Chattanooga, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Greenbriar 13 in Chesapeake VA, the Chatham 14, the Ford City 14 and the Galewood Yards 14 in Chicago, the Chicago Heights Cinema in Chicago Heights IL, the Cincinnati Mall 10 and Western Hills 14 in Cincinnati, the Severance Town Center 14 in Cleveland Heights, the Corpus Christi 16 in Corpus Christi, the Country Club Hills 16 in Country Club Hills IL, the Crestwood 18 in Crestwood IL, the Grand 24 in Dallas, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Arbor Place 18 in Douglasville GA, the Beach Cities 16 in El Segundo CA, the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Westgate 20 in Glendale AZ, the Grand Prairie 10 in Grand Prairie TX, the Towne Centre 24 in Hampton VA, the Oakwood 18 in Hollywood FL, the Greenway Palace 24, the Gulf Pointe 30, the Studio 30, the USA 290 16 and the Willowbrook 24 in Houston, the Deerbrook 24 in Humble TX, the Independence Commons 20 in Independence MT, the Eagle Highlands 10, the Glendale Mall 12 and the Washington Square 12 in Indianapolis, the River City Marketplace 14 in Jacksonville FL, the Legends 14 in Kansas City KS, the Ward Parkway 14 in Kansas City MT, the Capital Centre 12 in Largo MD, the Lakewood Center 16 in Lakewood CA, the Bel Mar 16 in Lakewood CO, the Movies 14 in Lancaster TX, the Town Center 20 in Leawood KS, the Stonecrest 16 in Lithonia GA, the Live Oak 18 in Live Oak TX, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Magic Johnson 15 in Los Angeles, the Cordova Cinema, the Majestic 20 and the Paradiso 14 in Memphis, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Southland Mall 16 in Miami, the Hialeah Grand 18 in Miami Lakes, the Hollywood 18 in Mobile AL, the Eastdale 8 in Montgomery AL, the Southlake Pavilion 24 in Morrow GA, the Hollywood 27 and the Opry Mills 20 in Nashville, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Newport on the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the Macarthur Park 18 in Norfolk VA, the Bricktown 16, the Quail Springs 24 and the Tinseltown 20 in Oklahoma City, the Orange Park 24 in Orange Park FL, the Festival Bay Mall 20 and the Waterford Lakes 20 in Orlando, the Franklin Mills 14 and the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the Eastport 16 and the Lloyd Mall 8 in Portland OR, the Town Square 20 in Richmond Heights OH, the Huebner Oaks 24 in San Antonio, the Majestic 20 in Silver Springs MD, the Roxy 14 in Smyrna, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the Sawgrass 23 in Sunrise FL, the Arizona Mills 25 in Tempe, the Parkway Plaza 12 in Tukwila WA, the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK, the Hollywood 16 in Tuscaloosa AL, the Lynnhaven 18 in Virginia Beach (93 locations total) on January 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving some sexual content, violence and brief drug use

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Rann

Logline: A television news anchor tries to expose the truth about the network he works for. In English and in Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Paresh Rawal, Sudeep

Director: Ram Gopal Varma

Writer: Rohit Banawlikar

Distributor: S18 Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on January 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

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: 2250 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

Fish Tank: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

Fish Tank: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

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

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

The Red Riding Trilogy: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

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

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dreamkiller

Logline: Two doctors embark on a research project to cure fear-ridden, phobic patients of all varieties

Featuring: Kelly Chambers, 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: Opens at the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on February 19

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The 2009 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

Logline: The five Oscar-nominated Animated Short Subjects for 2009 are shown together, with bonus showings of additional short films

Distributor: Shorts International/Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The 2009 Oscar Nominated Live-Action Short Films

Logline: The five Oscar-nominated Live Action Short Subjects for 2009 are shown together

Distributor: Shorts International/Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Red Baron

Logline: A famous World War I pilot discovers there is more to life than war

Featuring: Joseph Fiennes, Lena Headey, Maxim Mehmet, Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighofer

Director: Nikolai Mullerschon

Writer: Nikolai Mullerschon

Distributor: monterey media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the El Morro Theatre in Gallup NM and the Museum of Art Theatre in Portland ME on February 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for war violence, some disturbing images, and brief suggestive material

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Shutter Island

Logline: Two U.S. marshals are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane

Featuring: Patricia Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on February 19

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

District 13: Ultimatum: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Fish Tank: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz

44 Inch Chest: Opens in Dallas

The Red Riding Trilogy: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

A Town Called Panic: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

The White Ribbon: Opens at the Fleur 4 in Des Moines, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Riverside 12 in Reno, the Salem Cinema in Salem OR, the Bijou Theatre and the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, and the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport

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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