The Early Report for May 7, 2012

The Early Report features the most detailed listings on the Internet of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 19 new openers in theatres for the week of Friday, May 11th through Thursday May 17th.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bonsai

Logline: A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Gabriela Arancibia, Nathalia Galgani, Trinidad Gonzalez, Diego Noguera, Andres Waas

Director: Cristian Jimenez

Writer: Cristian Jimenez, based on the novel by Alejandro Zambra

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Changing the Game

Logline: A young African-American man discovers Wall Street isn’t all that much different from the mean streets of North Philadelphia

Featuring: Suzzanne Douglas, Irma P. Hall, Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones, Sean Riggs, Tony Todd

Director: Rel Dowdell

Writers: Rel Dowdell & Aaron R. Astillero

Distributor: Barnholtz Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Bay Plaza 13 in Bronx NY, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Country Club Hills 16 in Country Club Hills IL, the Capital Center 12 in Largo MD and the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some drug content, sexuality/nudity and violence

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Cup

Logline: A jockey must take the place of his brother in the Melbourne Cup after the latter is killed during a freak racing accident

Featuring: Tom Burlinson, Andrew Curry, Stephen Curry, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel MacPherson

Director: Simon Wincer

Writers: Simon Wincer and Eric O’Keefe

Distributor: Myriad Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern:

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Dangerous Ishhq

Logline: A supermodel attempts to unravel her past in order to save the life of her kidnapped boyfriend. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Rajniesh Duggall, Divya Dutta, Karisma Kapoor, Sameer Kochar, Jimmy Shergill

Director: Vikram Bhatt

Writer: Vikram Bhatt

Distributor: Big Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Dark Shadows

Logline: An imprisoned vampire is set free is set free after 200 years and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection

Featuring: Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Michelle Pfeiffer

Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Seth Graheme-Smith, story by John August and Seth Graheme-Smith, based on the television series created by Dan Curtis

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus playdates on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Datasat Digital, Dolby Digital, SDDS

Girl In Progress

Logline: As a single mom juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she’s reading for school

Featuring: Patricia Arquette, Eugenio Derbez, Landon Liboiron, Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine, Cierra Ramirez, Raini Rodriguez

Director: Patricia Riggen

Writer: Hiram Martinez

Distributor: Pantelion Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 275 plus playdates on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content including crude references, and drinking – all involving teens

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Datasat Digital, Dolby Digital

God Bless America

Logline: A possibly terminally ill man takes on a teenage accomplice after he decides to kill repugnant members of society

Featuring: Tara Lynne Barr, Melinda Page Hamilton, Rich McDonald, Joel Murray, Mackenzie Brooke Smith

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait

Distributor: Magnet Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas West Oaks in Houston, the Screenland Crossroads Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Enzian Theatre in Maitland FL, the Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles, the Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Pleasant Street Theatre in Northampton MA, the Ritz at the Bourse CInemas in Philadelphia, the Bridge Theatre in San Francisco and the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe AZ on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language including some sexual sequences

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

I Wish

Logline: A twelve year old boy, whose family has been torn apart by divorce, hopes a new bullet train will reunite him with his younger brother. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Kanna Hashimoto, Ryoga Hayashi, Koki Maeda, Ohshiro Maeda, Cara Uchida

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, language and smoking

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kalakalappu

Logline: Two brothers struggle to keep their cafe open. In Tamil without subtitles

Featuring: Anjali, Oviya, Santhanam, Shiva, Vimal

Director: Sundar C

Writer: Sundar C

Distributor: UTV Motion Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Nobody Else But You

Logline: A crime novelist investigates the suspicious death of a young model. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Guillaume Gouix, Clara Ponsot, Sophie Quinton, Olivier Rabourdin, Jean-Paul Rouve

Director: Gerald Hustache-Mathieu

Writers: Gerald Hustache-Mathieu and Juliette Sales

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the Varsity Theatre in Seattle on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Otter 501

Logline: Documents the efforts of a young woman to return a sea otter separated from its mother back in to the wild

Director: Bob Talbot

Distributor: Paladin

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey and the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco on May 11

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Sterep

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog

Logline: Documents the life of a guide dog in Japan. In Japanese with subtitles

Director: Yoichi Sai

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Road

Logline: A 12 year old cold case is reopened after three teens go missing in an old abandoned road where a gruesome murder was left undiscovered for three decades. In English and in Filipino and Tagalog with subtitles

Featuring: Lexi Fernandez, Barbie Forteza, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Carmina Villaroel

Director: Yam Laranas

Writers: Aloy Adlawan & Yam Laranas, story by Laranas

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge West 16 in Aiea HI, the AMC Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Movie Tavern 10 in Aurora CO, the Aventura Mall 24 in Aventura FL, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Bergenfield Cinema 5 in Bergenfield NJ, the Town Center 8 in Burbank CA, the Buena Park 18 in Buena Park CA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the 600 N. Michigan Avenue 9 in Chicago, the Allwood Cinemas in Clifton NJ, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the AMC Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Main Street Quad 6 in Flushing NY, the Firewheel 18 in Garland TX, the Westgate 20 in Glendale AZ, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood CA, the Premiere Renaissance 15 and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Regency 24 in Jacksonville FL, the Kapolei 16 in Kapolei HI, the Brenden Palms 14 and the Tropicana Cinemas in Las Vegas, the Marina Pacifica 12 in Long Beach CA, the Palace 18 in Miami, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena CA, the Rosemont 18 in Rosemont IL, the Gaslamp 15 , the Mission Valley 20 and the Palm Promenade 24 in San Diego, the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose CA, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara CA, the Kitsap Mall 8 in Silverdale WA, the Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane WA, the Center Cinema 5 in Sunnyside NY, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe AZ, the Southcenter 16 in Tukwila WA, the Lynnhaven 18 in Virginia Beach VA on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for violence, terror and some disturbing images

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sleepless Night

Logline: A good cop who steals a massive bag of cocaine finds himself in a cat-and-mouse game in order to save his son from a mob boss. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Julien Boisselier, Serge Riaboukine, Tomer Sisley, Joey Starr, Laurent Stocker

Director: Frederic Jardin

Writers: Frederic Jardin & Nicolas Saada

Distributor: Tribeca Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Theatre in Austin and the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tonight You’re Mine

Logline: Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform

Featuring: Matthew Baynton, Alastair Mackenzie, Gavin Mitchell, Natalia Tena, Luke Treadway

Director: David Mackenzie

Writer: Thomas Leveritt

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village 7 in New York City and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual material

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Where Do We Go Now?

Logline: A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. In English and in Arabic and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Layla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Antoinette Noufaily

Director: Nadine Labaki

Writers: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily and Rodney Al Haddad, with the collaboration of Thomas Bidegain

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Los Angeles and New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic drug material, some sensuality and violent images

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

First Position: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camera 3 in San Jose CA and the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

Last Call at the Oasis: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the E Street Cinema in Washington DC

The Perfect Family: Opens at the River East 21 in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Cinematique Theaters in Daytona Beach, the Denver FilmCenter in Denver, the Mountain Cinema in Hunter NY, the Art Theatre in Lake Park FL, the ACME Screening Room in Lambertville NJ, the Aventura 24 and the Sunset Place 24 in Miami, the Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City, the Cinemas Palme D’or in Palm Desert CA, the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill NY, the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona AZ, the Rialto Theater in The Villages FL and the Theatre N in Wilmington DE

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Sound of My Voice: Opens at the Midtown Cinemas in Atlanta, the Elwood Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley CA, the Brea 22 in Brea CA, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the CineArts 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Santana Row 6 in San Jose CA, the Regency Cinemas in San Rafael CA, the Plaza de Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara CA, the Bell Lightbox Theatre in Toronto and the Embassy 6 in Waltham MA

Monday, May 14, 2012

Die Walkure: Met Opera Ring Cycle Encore

Logline: An encore performance of the first part of Wagner’s Ring cycle, which finds Wotan violating his own laws, his twin offspring attempting to save the gods, and his heroic Valkyrie daughter making a fateful decision that shatters her world. Conducted by James Levine

Featuring: Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Hans-Peter König

Distributor: NCM Fathom Events

One Night Event: 425 plus playdates on May 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Datasat Digital, Dolby Digital

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Dictator

Logline: A dictator risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed

Featuring: Sasha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly

Director: Larry Charles

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen & Alec Berg & David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on May 16

MPAA Rating: R for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Datasat Digital, Dolby Digital, SDDS

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Beatles: The Lost Concert

Logline: Documents the first American concert by The Beatles, weeks before their appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show

Director: Steve Cole

Distributor: Screenvision

Opening Week Release Pattern: 465 plus locations on May 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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