The Early Report for April 8th, 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 three weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 23 major new openers in theatres between Friday 4/9/10 and Friday 4/30/10.

Friday, April 9, 2010

After.Life

Logline: A young woman is caught between life and death discovers her funeral director appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but might just be intent on burying her alive

Featuring: Josh Charles, Justin Long, Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci, Celia Weston

Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo

Writers: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo and Paul Vosloo & Jakub Korolczuk

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in at the Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Mall of Georgia 20 in Buford GA, the Media Center 8 in Burbank, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Winnetka 21 in Chatsworth CA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherrly Hill NJ, the Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, the Paradise Park 24 in Davie FL, the Emery Bay 10 in Emeryville CA, the Westgate 20 in Glendale AZ, the Americana 18 in Glendale CA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Greenway 24, the Gulf Pointe 30, the Marq*e 23 and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Discover Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Beverly Center 13 and the Rave 18 in Los Angeles, the Mesa Grande 24 and the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the E-Walk 13 and the Village VII in New York City, the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Metreon 15 in San Francisco, the Criterion 6 in Santa Monica, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, the Sawgrass 23 in Sunrise FL, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe AZ, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA, the Cantera 30 in Warrenville IL and the Warrington Crossing 22 in Warrington PA on April 9th

MPAA Rating: R for nudity, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Date Night

Logline: A case of mistaken identity hurtles a married couple through a bizarre night of crooked cops, mob leaders and crazy cab drivers

Featuring: Steve Carrel, Tina Fey, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg

Director: Shawn Levy

Writer: Shawn Levy

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus playdates on April 9

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Everyone Else

Logline: A young couple’s relationship is pushed to the brink while on vacation in the Mediterranean. In German and Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Lars Eidinger, Nicole Marischka, Birgit Minichmayr, Mira Partecke, Hans-Jochen Wagner

Director: Maren Ade

Writer: Maren Ade

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on April 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fresh

Logline: Documents the efforts of farmers across America who are forging healthier, sustainable alternatives to the mass marketed high-fat, high-calorie, low-nutritional fast food most Americans eat

Director: Ana Sofia Joanes

Distributor: Specialty Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on April 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Letters to God

Logline: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood

Featuring: Maree Cheatham, Jeffrey Johnson, Robyn Lively, Baliee Madison

Directors: David Nixon and Patrick Doughtie

Writers: Patrick Doughtie and Art D’Alessandro and Sandra Thrift and Cullen Douglas, story by Patrick Doughtie

Distributor: Vivendi Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus playdates on April 9

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Square

Logline: A man’s life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash

Featuring: Joel Edgerton, Anthony Hayes, David Roberts, Claire van der Boom

Director: Nash Edgerton

Writers: Joel Edgerton and Matthew Dunbar, story by Joel Edgerton

Distributor: Apparition

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 9

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

When You’re Strange

Logline: Documents the history of the iconic 1960s rock band The Doors

Director: Tom DiCillo

Distributor: Abramorama Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinefest Film Theater in Atlanta, the Davis Theatre in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Puff Theater in Phildelphia, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA, the Somerville Theatre in Somerville MA, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Who Do You Love

Logline: A young man in the South starts a record company to promote blues music

Featuring: Jon Abrahams, Chi McBride, Keb’ Mo’, Alessandro Nivola, Robert Randolph

Director: Jerry Zaks

Writers: Peter Martin Wortmann & Robert Conte

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the 1st and 62nd Street Cinemas, the ImageNation Cinema and the Village East Cinemas in New York City on April 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Ca$h: Opens at the Tinseltown 17 in Austin, the Bloomfield 8 in Bloomfield CT, the Bridgeport 12 in Bridgeport CT, the Burlington 20 in Burlington NJ, the Fresh Pond Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Galaxy Theatre in Cary NC, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the North DeKalb 16 in Decatur GA, the Barn Plaza 14 in Doylestown PA, the Movies 8 in Edison NJ, the Laguna 16 in Elk Grove CA, the Bay 10 in Emeryville CA, the Loehmanns Twin in Falls Church VA, the Bombay Cinema in Flushing NY, the Fremont 7 in Fremont CA, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Virginia Center 20 in Glen Allen VA, the Bollywood 6 and the Studio 30 in Houston, the MacArthur 16 in Irving TX, the Totem Lake Cinemas in Kirkland WA, the NAZ 8 in Lakewood CA, the Laurel 6 in Laurel MD, the Commerce Center 18 and the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Empire 25 and the Village VII in New York City, the Golf Glen 5 in Niles IL, the Peachtree Corners 8 in Norcross GA, the Columbia Park 12 in North Bergen NJ, the Town Center 8 in Novi MI, the Parsippany 12 in Parsippany NJ, the Richardson 3 in Richardson TX, the Towne 3 in San Jose, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Hadley 16 in South Plainfield NJ, the St. Methuen 20 in St. Methuen MA, the Countryside 20 in Sterling VA, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the Britton 8 in Tampa, the Valley Art Cinemas in Tempe AZ and the Cantera 30 in Warrenville IL

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Back-Up Plan

Logline: A New York woman who has stopped believing in love finds the man of her dreams on the same day she discovers she has concieved twins through artificial insemenation

Featuring: Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen, Michaela Watkins

Director: Alan Poul

Writer: Kate Angelo

Distributor: CBS Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus playdates on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, including references, some crude material and language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Cartel

Logline: Documents the efforts of parents, teachers, administrators and students to fight corruption in school boards nationwide

Director: Bob Bowdon

Distributor: Moving Picture Institute

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Death at a Funeral

Logline: A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies

Featuring: Loretta Devine, Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Luke Wilson

Director: Neil LaBute

Writers: Dean Craig, based on the screenplay for the 2007 film written by Dean Craig

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus playdates on April 16

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Logline: A French baker decides to make a documentary about the elusive street artist Banksy, only to find the cameras turned on himself

Narrator: Rhys Ifans

Director: Banksy

Distributor: Producers Distribution Agency

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on April 16

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Kick-Ass

Logline: An unnoticed high school student and comic book fan decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so

Featuring: Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mark Strong

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writers: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book series created by Mike Millar

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on April 16

MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use – some involving children

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

No One Knows About Persian Cats

Logline: Two Iranian musicians try to obtain visas in order to play a gig in London. In Persian with subtitles

Featuring: Hamed Behdad, Ashkan Koshanejad, Negar Shaghaghi

Director: Bahman Ghobadi

Writers: Bahman Ghobadi & Hossein Mortezaeiyan &Roxana Saberi

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on April 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Secret in Their Eyes

Logline: A man wants to solve a murder committed many years ago. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Ricardo Darin, Guillermo Francella, Javier Godino, Pablo Rago, Soledad Villamil

Director: Juan Jose Campanella

Writers: Juan Jose Campanella

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on April 16

MPAA Rating: R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

When You’re Strange: Opens at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport LA

Who Do You Love: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Oceans

Logline: Documents the vanishing wonders of our sub-aquatic world

Directors: Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud

Distributor: DisneyNature

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus playdates on April 22

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, April 23, 2010

Behind the Burly Q

Logline: Documents the history of burlesque entertainment in America

Director: Leslie Zemeckis

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on April 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

In My Sleep

Logline: A parasomniac tries to piece his previous night together after he wakes up one morning with blood on his hands, a knife at his side, and a good friend stabbed to death

Featuring: Lacey Chabert, Tim Draxl, Kelly Overton, Abigail Spencer, Philip Winchester

Director: Allen Wolf

Writer: Allen Wolf

Distributor: Morning Star Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, violence and bloody images

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Losers

Logline: After being betrayed and left for dead, members of a CIA black ops team root out those who targeted them for assassination

Featuring: Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Oscar Jaenada, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Patric, Zoe Saldana, Columbus SHort

Director: Sylvian White

Writers: Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt, based on the comic book series created by Andy Diggle

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus playdates on April 23

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Please Give

Logline: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in apartment the couple owns

Featuring: Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Writer: Nicole Holofcener

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on April 23

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Cartel: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

When You’re Strange: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

Friday, April 30, 2010

Furry Vengeance

Logline: A real estate developer’s new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protesters: local woodland creatures who don’t want their homes disturbed

Featuring: Brendan Fraser, Ken Jeong, Angela Kinsey, Matt Prokop, Brooke Shiels

Director: Roger Kumble

Writers: Michael Carnes & Josh Gilbert

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus playdates on April 30

MPAA Rating: PG for some rude humor, mild language and brief smoking

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Good Heart

Logline: Determined to drink himself to death, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar befriends a homeless young man to take over his establishment

Featuring: Brian Box, Paul Dano, Islid LeBesco

Director: Dagur Kari

Writer: Dagur Kari

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on April 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Logline: A group of teenagers are haunted by nightmares about a boogeyman

Featuring: Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kyle Gallner, Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara

Director: Samuel Bayer

Writers: Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer, story by Wesley Strick, based on characters created by Wes Craven

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on April 30

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Cartel: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

In My Sleep: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

Who Do You Love: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

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

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