The Early Report for February 10, 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 21 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday 2/12/09 and Friday 3/5/10, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

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

Order of Chaos

Logline: A mild-mannered businessman becomes paranoid and obsessed with uncovering the truth about those who are intent on ruining his life

Featuring: Rhys Corio, Samantha Mathis, Mimi Rogers, Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Ward

Director: Vincent Vieluf

Writer: Vincent Vieluf

Distributor: Cinema Epoch

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 12

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

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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: 120 minutes

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: 121 minutes

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: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Broken Embraces: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

Creation: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Phialdelphia, Landmark’s Hillcrest Theatre in San Diego, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK

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

North Face: Opens at the Lascaux Micro Theatre in Buckhanoon WV, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

The Last Station: Opens at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

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

Terribly Happy: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 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, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, 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

Blood Done Sign My Name

Logline: Unrest blankets a community after a local white businessman is exonerated of the murder of a local black Vietnam-era veteran

Featuring: Afemo Omilami, Nate Parker, Lela Rochon, Michael Rooker, Ricky Schroder, Nick Searcy

Director: Jeb Stuart

Writer: Jeb Stuart, based on the novel by Tim Tyson

Distributor: Paladin

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: PG-13 for an intense scene of violence, thematic material involving racism and for language

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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 Ghost Writer

Logline: A gifted author hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of a controversial former British Prime Minister becomes a hunted man when he uncovers explosive secrets about the politician’s past

Featuring: Pierce Brosnan, Kim Catrall, Timothy Hutton, Ewan McGregor, Eli Wallach, Olivia Williams

Director: Roman Polanski

Writers: Roman Polanski and Robert Harris, based on the novel “The Ghost” by Robert Harris

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on February 19

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, brief nudity/sexuality, some violence and a drug reference

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

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: R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Creation: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver and in Seattle

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

North Face: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Cinema City Theatre in Hartford, the Cinema Arts Centre 3 in Huntington NY, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Madison Art Cinemas in Madison WI, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Avon Theatre in Stamford CT, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, and the Avalon Theatre and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cop Out

Logline: Cult darling filmmaker sells out to big studio to make a buddy cop comedy. Wasn’t his last movie the biggest grosser of his career, and wasn’t he supposed to make a cheapo horror movie nextr What the hell happenedr

Featuring: Rashida Jones, Jason Lee, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott, Michelle Trachtenberg, Bruce Willis

Director: Kevin Smith

Writers: Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on February 26

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Did you knowr: The original title for this film was the far better, and funnier, A Couple of Dicks

The Crazies

Logline: The inhabitants of a small Iowa town are suddenly plagued by insanity

Featuring: Joe Anderson, Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Christie Lynn Smith

Director: Breck Eisner

Writers: Scott Kosar and Ray Wright, based upon the screenplay for the 1973 movie written by Paul McCollough and George A. Romero

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on February 26

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence and language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Formosa Betrayed

Logline: An FBI agent investigates the brutal murder of a Taiwanese-American professor on U.S. soil

Featuring: Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Leslie Hope, Will Taio, James Van Der Beek

Director: Adam Kane

Writers: Adam Kane and Will Taio

Distributor: Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 26

MPAA Rating: R for some violent content

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

A Prophet

Logline: A young Corsican man becomes a mafia kingpin after he is sent to a French prison. IN Arabic, Corsican and French with subtitles

Featuring: Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb, Tahar Rahim, Hichem Yacoubi

Director: Jacques Audiard

Writers: Thomas Bidegain & Jacques Audiard, original story and screenplay by Abdel Raouf Dafri & Nicolas Peufaillit

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City in February 26

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and drug material

Running Time: 149 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby DIgital

The Red Canvas

Logline: A young fighter finds his place in the mixed martial-arts world

Featuring: Maria Conchita Alonso, Ernie Reyes Jr., Ernie Reyes Sr., John Savage, George Takei, Ken Takemoto

Directors: Kenneth Chamitoff and Adam Boster

Writer: Kenneth Chamitoff

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates on February 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and pervasive martial arts action

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Fish Tank: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

44 Inch Chest: Opens in Minneapolis and St. Louis

Police, Adjective: Opens at the Bill Cosford Cinemas and the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami

The Red Riding Trilogy: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

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

A Town Called Panic: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the George Eastman House in Rochester NY

The White Ribbon: Opens at the Fireweed 7 in Anchorage, the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Darkside Cinemas in Ocrvallis OR, the Fiesta Squate 16 in Fayetteville AR, the Cherrydale 16 in Greenville SC, the Beach Blvd. 12 in Jacksonville, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane WA, the Loft Cinemas in Tucson, the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK and the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach

Friday, March 5, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Logline: A young woman returns to a whimsical world she previously encountered as a child

Featuring: Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen, Mia Wasikowska

Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Linda Woolverton, based on the novels by Lewis Carroll

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus playdates, including 2250 plus Digital 3D playdates, on March 5

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Brooklyn’s Finest

Logline: Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths

Featuring: Ellen Barkin, Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Will Patton, Wesley Snipes, Lili Taylor

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Writer: Michael C. Martin

Distributor: Overture Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus playdates on March 5

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

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Stolen

Logline: A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years

Featuring: Jimmy Bennett, Jon Hamm, Josh Lucas, Rhona Mitra, James Van Der Beek

Director: Anders Anderson

Writer: Glenn Taranto

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on March 5

MPAA Rating: R for a scene of sexuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Creation: Opens at the Valley Art Theatre in Phoenix and the Spectrum 18 in Tucson

Fish Tank: Opens at the Palm Cinemas in San Luis Obispo and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

44 Inch Chest: Opens in Denver

Police, Adjective: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

The Red Riding Trilogy: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

The White Ribbon: Opens at the Market Street Cineas in Little Rock

Wonderful World: Opens at the Cinema 3 in Salem MA

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

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