The Early Report for July 25th, 2012: Part One

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 55 new openers in theatres between Wednesday, July 25 and Friday, August 17, 2012.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Iron Sky

Logline: Seventy years after fleeing the final days of World War II, the remaining members of a secret Nazi space program decide it is time to return from the Moon to retake Earth

Featuring: Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, Christopher Kirby, Tilo Prückner, Udo Kier

Director: Timo Vuorensola

Writers: Johanna Sinisalo and Jarmo Puskala

Distributor: eOne Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: One night only screenings at the Rave 18 in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco and the Studio Movie Grille in Wheaton IL on July 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Ruby Sparks

Logline: A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance by creating a female character he thinks will love him and willing her into existence

Featuring: Antonio Banderas, Annette Benning, Steve Coogan, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina

Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Writer: Zoe Kazan

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Evanston 12 in Evanston IL, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Square Cinemas and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the E Street Cinemas and the Georgetown 14 in Washington DC, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on July 25

MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references, and for some drug use

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Met Opera Summer Encore Series: Der Rosenkavalier

Logline: An older woman watches as her younger lover falls in love with another woman. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Renee Fleming, Susan Graham, Christine Schafer, Eric Cutler, Thomas Allen, Kristinn Sigmundsson

Distributor: Fathom Events

Opening Week Release Pattern: One night only release at 400 plus playdates on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 200 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Logline: Documents the life of the Chinese artist and activist. In English and in

Director: Alison Klayman

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on July 27

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Logline: Documents the efforts of the Dole Food Company as they wage a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish filmmakers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company. In English and in Swedish with subtitles

Director: Fredrik Gertten

Distributor: WG Film

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on July 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Falling Overnight

Logline: Two new lovers go on an intimate and exhilarating journey through their city the night before one of them goes in for brain surgery

Featuring: Parker Croft, Emilia Zoryan

Director: Conrad Jackson

Writers: Conrad Jackson & Parker Croft & Aaron Golden

Distributor: DPO Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on July 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Killer Joe

Logline: When a debt puts a young man’s life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance

Featuring: Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple

Director: William Friedkin

Writers: Tracy Letts, based on his play

Distributor: LD Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Chelsea 9, the Empire 25, Lincoln Square Cinemas and the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on July 27

MPAA Rating: NC-17 for graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Klown

Logline: In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, a man ‘kidnaps’ her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend debauched weekend canoe trip. In Danish with subtitles

Featuring: Casper Christensen, Iben Hjejle, Frank Hvam, Mia Lyhne, Marcuz Jess Petersen

Director: Mikkel Norgaard

Writers: Casper Christensen & Frank Hvam, story by Christensen & Hvam & Norgaard

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 27

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Nuit #1

Logline: Two strangers involved in a one night stand attempt to evolve into a potentially longterm relationship. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Catherine de Lean, Dimitri Storoge

Director: Anne Emond

Writer: Anne Emond

Distributor: Adopt Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on July 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Runaway Slave

Logline: Documents the Tea Party viewpoint about welfare in America

Director: Pritchett Cotten

Distributor: Rocky Mountain Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinatti, Dallas, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Philadelphia and Shreveport on July 27

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sacrifice

Logline: A doctor, the only surviving child of a clan massacred at the hands of a nefarious minister, becomes intent on seeking his vengeance. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Bingbing Fan, You Ge, Xiaoming Huang, Xueqi Wang, Wenzhuo Zhao

Director: Kaige Chen

Writer: Ningyu Zhao

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Denver Film Center in Denver, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Tower Theatre in Miami, the St. Anthony Theatre in Minneapolis, the Criterion 7 in New Haven CT, the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego, the Film Society Cinema in San Francisco, the Monica 4 in Santa Moica, the Uptown Theatre in Seattle and the West End Cinema in Washington DC

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2>39:1)

Searching For Sugar Man

Logline: Documents the efforts of two South Africans to find their musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller Rodriguez

Director: Malik Bendjelloul

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles on July 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Step Up Revolution   3D

Logline: A young woman moves to Miami to become a professional dancer

Featuring: Stephen Boss, Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Mia Michaels, Adam G. Sevani

Director: Scott Speer

Writer: Jenny Mayer, based on characters created by Duane Adler

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus playdates on July 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive dancing and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Watch

Logline: Four everyday suburban guys come together one night a week as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives discover their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites

Featuring: Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn

Director: Akiva Schaffer

Writers: Jared Stern and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus playdates on July 27

MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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A Cat in Paris: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Elena: Opens at the CinemaSalem in Salem MA

Farewell, My Queen: Opens at the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle, and in Dallas

Music from the Big House: Opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Houston and the Zeitgeist Arts Center in New Orleans

Pink Ribbons Inc.: Opens at the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Camelview 5 in Phoenix

Paul Williams Still Alive: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford and the Valley Art Cinemas in Phoenix

The Queen of Versailles: Opens at the the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, the CineArts 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, the Santana Row 6 in San Jose, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Ruby Sparks: Opens at the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Take This Waltz: Opens at the Mountain Theatre in Hunter NY, the Cinemapolis 5 in Ithaca NY, the Loft Cinema in Tucson and the Theatre N in Wilmington DE

Union Square: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

The Well Digger’s Daughter: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera Cinemas in San Jose CA, the Monica 4 in Santa Monica and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Where Do We Go Now: Opens at the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH and the Market Street Cinema in Little Rock

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Craigslist Joe

Logline: Documents the efforts of one man to see if he could survive solely on the support of Craigslist

Director: Joseph Garner

Distributor: CLJ Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Assassin’s Bullet

Logline: When an unknown vigilante begins killing high-priority terrorists from America’s Most Wanted list in Europe, a former FBI field agent is brought in by a U.S. Ambassador to discover the identity of the assassin

Featuring: Elika Portnoy, Christian Slater, Timothy Spall, Donald Sutherland

Director: Isaac Florentine

Writers: Nancy L. Babine and Hans Feuersinger, story by Elika Portnoy

Distributor: XLerator Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 3

MPAA Rating: R for violence

Running Time: 91 miutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Babymakers

Logline: After failing to get his wife pregnant, a guy recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago

Featuring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Wood Harris, Kevin Heffernan, Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Writers: Peter Gaulke & Gerry Swallow

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Diego on August 3

MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Logline: A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people

Featuring: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Will McCormack, Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Writers: Rashida Jones and Will McCormack

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 3

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Logline: During his summer vacation, a teenage boy hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club

Featuring: Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Zachary Gordon, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

Director: David Bowers

Writers: Maya Forbes & Wallace Wolodarsky, based on the book by Jeff Kinney

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on August 3

MPAA Rating: PG for some rude humor

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Dreams of a Life

Logline: A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of a woman who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003 and whose body wasn’t discovered for three years

Featuring: Zawe Ashton , Neelam Bakshi, Jonathan Harden, Ki’juan Whitton

Director: Carol Morley

Writer: Carol Morley

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Girlfriend Boyfriend

Logline: Three close Taiwanese friends contend with the divisive ramifications of social upheaval over the course of three tumultuous decades. In Taiwanese with subtitles

Featuring: Lun Mei Gwei, Joseph, Hsiao-Chuan Chang, Rhydian, Fon Yuen Vaughan

Director: Ya-Che Yang

Writer: Ya-Che Yang

Distributor: China Lion

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Soldiers of Fortune

Logline: Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don’t go exactly to plan

Featuring: Sean Bean, James Cromwell, Colm Meaney, Dominic Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Christian Slater

Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky

Writers: Alexandre Coscas & Robert Crombie & Joe Kelbley

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 3

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sushi: The Global Catch

Logline: Documents the history, problems and future of this popular cuisine. In English and in Japanese with English subtitles

Director: Mark Hall

Distributor: Alive Mind Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

360

Logline: A businessman faces temptation to be unfaithful to his wife, setting into motion a series of events which ripple around the globe with dramatic consequences

Featuring: Ben Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Writer: Peter Morgan

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on August 3

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Total Recall

Logline: A factory worker finds himself on the run after a mishap at a memory implant shop reveals he may be a sleeper agent

Featuring: Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Colin Farrell, Bill Nighy

Director: Len Weisman

Writers: Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback, screen story by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Jon Povill and Wimmer, based on the short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on August 3

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

You’ve Been Trumped

Logline: Documents the efforts of Donald Trump to build a golf resort on an environmentally sensitive coastline in Scotland

Director: Anthony Baxter

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on August 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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A Cat in Paris: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise ID

Elena: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Falling Overnight: Opens at the Downtown Indepedent Theatre in Los Angeles

Farewell, My Queen: Opens at the Tara Cinemas in Atlanta, the Tower Theatre in Boca Raton, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Camelview Cinemas in Scottsdale and in San Diego

The Imposter: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in San Francisco

Killer Joe: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills and the Violet Crown Cinemas in Austin, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Camera 3 in San Jose, the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Springs MD, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

Music from the Big House: Opens at the Glenwood Arts Theatre in Kansas City KS

Nobody Else But You: Opens at the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Queen of Versailles: Opens at the the The ShowRoom Theatre in Asbury Park NJ, the Arbor Cinemas, the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Theatre and the Violet Crown Cinemas in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Manor 4 in Pittsburgh, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Nickelodeon Theatres in Santa Cruz CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL

Ruby Sparks: Opens at the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Midtown Art Theatre and the Phipps Plaza 13 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue WA, the Uptown 8 in Birmingham MI, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Magnolia Cinemas in Dallas, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Arclight Beach Cities Cinemas in El Segundo CA, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Greenway Grand Palace Cinemas and the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the University Town Center Cinemas in Irvine CA, the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Oriental Cinemas in Milwaukee, the Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Empire 25, the First & 62nd Cinemas and the Kips Bay 15 in New York City, the CineArts Theatre in Palo Alto CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Pasadena, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the CineArts 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Hillcrest Art Cinema in San Diego, the Santana Row Cineams in San Jose, the San Rafael Cinemas in San Rafael CA, the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz CA, the Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Summerfield Art Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Camelview Plaza Cinemas in Scottsdale AZ, the Meridian Cinemas in Seattle, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas and the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Varsity Theater in Toronto, the Fifth Avenue Cinemas in Vancouver, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Valley View 24 in Valley View OH and the Crocker Park Cinemas in Westlake OH

Union Square: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT

The Well Digger’s Daughter: Opens at the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Ken Cinema in San Diego

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nitro Circus the Movie   3D

Logline: Another group of adrenaline “junkies” do stupid stunts for your amusement

Featuring: Travis Pastrana, Street Bike Tommy, Jolene Van Vugt

Directors: Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle

Writers: Gregg Godfrey & Travis Pastrana & Jeremy Rawle

Distributor: ARC Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for depection of extreme and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today

Iron Sky: One night only screening at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta

Thursday, August 9, 2012

DCI 2012: Big, Loud & Live 9 (NCM Fathom ): 450 plus playdates

Logline: The second part of the Drum Corps International’s 40th anniversary season, where the most elite marching music ensembles in America compete to win the DCI 2012 Championship

Featuring: Ildar Abdrazakov, Piotr Beczala, Mariusz Kwiecien, Michaela Martens, Anna Netrebko

Distributor: Fathom Events

Opening Week Release Pattern: One night only release at 400 plus playdates on August 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 315 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Bourne Legacy

Logline: An agent goes on the run with a doctor who create agents like him, when The Agency shuts down his operation

Featuring: Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz

Director: Tony Gilroy

Writers: Tony Gilroy & Dan Gilroy, based on the novel by Eric Van Lustbader and characters created by Robert Ludlum

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on August 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and action sequences

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Campaign

Logline: Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another

Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, John Lithgow, Jason Sudeikis

Director: Jay Roach

Writers: Shawn Harwell and Chris Henchy

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on August 10

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Green Wave

Logline: Documents Iran’s 2010 Green Revolution. In English and in Farsi and German with subtitles

Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi

Distributor: Red Flag Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on August 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Hope Springs

Logline: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship

Featuring: Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Rappaport, Jean Smart, Meryl Streep

Director: David Frankel

Writer: Vanessa Taylor

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on August 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

It is No Dream: The Life of Theodore Herzl

Logline: Documents how a well known journalist and playwright, an assimilated Budapest born Jew, took upon himself the task of attempting to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine against all odds

Featuring: Narration by Sir Ben Kingsley, with Christoph Waltz as the voice of Herzl

Director: Richard Trank

Distributor: Moriah Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Lion of Judah

Logline: Documents the story of Holocaust survivor Leo Zisman, who leads a group of young adults on a journey back to Poland and through humanity’s darkest period

Director: Matt Mindell

Distributor: Matt Mindell

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 60 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

This Time

Logline: Documents the lives of The Sweet Inspirations, back-up singers for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield

Director: Victor Mignatti

Distributor: Inspiration 101 LLC

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

True Wolf

Logline: Documents the efforts of a Montana couple to domesticate a wolf pup

Director: Rob Whitehair

Distributor: Shadow Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Denver Film Center in Denver on August 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

2 Days In New York

Logline: A mixed-race couple with who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from her relatives. In English and in French and Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Dylan Baker, Daniel Bruhl, Kate Burton, Albert Delpy, Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon, Chris Rock

Director: Julie Delpy

Writers: Julie Delpy & Alexia Landeau & Alexandre Nahonm, story by Landeau & Nahonm

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on August 10

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

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today

Elena: Opens in St. Louis

Falling Overnight: Opens at Merrill’s Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT

Farewell, My Queen: Opens at the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

The Imposter: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Camelview Theatre in Scottsdale, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle, and in Denver and Minneapolis

Killer Joe: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Boston Commons Cinemas in Boston, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the University Town Square Cinemas in Irvine CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Bijou Cinemas in San Antonio and the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ

Nobody Else But You: Opens at the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

The Queen of Versailles: Opens at the Living Room Cinemas in Boca Raton FL, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Enzian Theatre in Maitland FL, the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City CA, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ, the Guild 45th Theatre in Seattle and the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Ruby Sparks: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the State Theatre in Ann Arbor MI, the Mansell Crossing Cinemas in Alpharetta GA, the Sherlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Lefont Sandy Springs Cinemas in Atlanta, the Esquire 6 in Cincinnati, the Lennox Town Center Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Fairfax Town Center 10 in Fairfax VA, the Belltower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Framingham 16 in Framingham MA, the Palace 17 Cinema City in Hartford, the Town Center Cinemas in Kennesaw GA, the Merchant’s Walk Cinemas in Marietta GA, the Hollywood 20 and the Silverspot Cinemas in Naples FL, the Criterion 7 in New Haven CT, the Majestic 20 in Silver Springs MD, the Countryside 20 in Sterling VA, the Embassy 6 in Waltham MA and the Waterfront 22 in West Homstead PA

Take This Waltz: Opens at the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC and the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC

Union Square: Opens at the Uptown Theatre in Seattle

The Well Digger’s Daughter: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ek Tha Tiger

Logline: The Indian government sends a secret agent to find out about the activities of a scientist suspected of selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan. In English and in Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Salman Khan, Roshan Seth, Ranveer Shorey

Director: Kabir Khan

Writers: Kabir Khan & Neelesh Misra, story by Aditya Chopra

Distributor: Yash Raj Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 160 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Logline: A childless couple find themselves with a six-year-old who is not all he appears

Featuring: Rosemarie DeWitt, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Garner, Ron Livingston, David Morse, Dianne Wiest

Director: Peter Hedges

Writer: Peter Hedges, story by Ahmet Zappa

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus playdates on August 15

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Thursday, August 15, 2012

RiffTrax Live: Manos – The Hands of Fate

Logline: The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are coming back to select movie theaters nationwide for only one night to take on one of the worst films of all time

Featuring: Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Tom Neyman, John Reynolds

Director: Harold P. Warren

Writer: Harold P. Warren

Distributor: Fathom Events

Opening Week Release Pattern: One night only release at 400 plus playdates on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Awakening

Logline: A hoax exposer visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost

Featuring: Lucy Cohu, Rebecca Hall, John Shrapnel, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West

Director: Nick Murphy

Writers: Stephen Volk and Nick Murphy

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 17

MPAA Rating: R for some violence and sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Beloved

Logline: A mother and daughter follow similar paths with different results. In English and in Czech and French with subtitles

Featuring: Catherine Deneuve, Louis Garrel, Milos Forman, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Paul Schneider

Director: Christophe Honore

Writer: Christophe Honore

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 145 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar

Logline: Documents the socioeconomic realities of the Great Depression era and compares it to our current recession-ridden society

Director: Thom Hoffman

Distributor: Ray Adell Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 70 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Chicken with Plums

Logline: A talented musician loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. In English and in French with subtitles

Featuring: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Eric Caravaca, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani, Chiara Mastroianni

Directors: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

Writers: Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, based on Satrapi’s graphic novel

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on August 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug content, violent images, sensuality and smoking

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Compliance

Logline: A high-strung fast food joint manager is prompted by a policeman on the phone to invasively investigate one of her employees

Featuring: Bill Camp, Ann Dowd, Pat Healy, Dreama Walker

Director: Craig Zobel

Writer: Craig Zobel

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Cosmopolis

Logline: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a twentysomething billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart

Featuring: Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Robert Pattinson

Director: David Cronenberg

Writer: David Cronenberg, based on the novel by Don DeLillo

Distributor: eOne Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on August 17

MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexual content including graphic nudity, violence and language

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Death by China

Logline: Documents America’s increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with China

Director: Peter Navarro

Distributor: DBC Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream

Logline: Documents how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy

Directors: Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher

Distributor: Connecting the Dots Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Expendables 2

Logline: A group of mercenaries goes deep in to enemy territory for revenge when one of their own is killed

Featuring: Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis

Director: Simon West

Writers: Richard Wenk and Sylvester Stallone, story by Ken Kaufman & David Agosto and Richard Wenk, baed on characters created by David Callaham

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus playdates on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

ParaNorman  3D

Logline: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse

Featuring: Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jodelle Ferland, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elaine Stritch

Directors: Chris Butler and Sam Fell

Writer: Chris Butler

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on August 17

MPAA Rating: PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed

Logline: Three American isolated paratroopers sent to support the Allied Troops marching to Berlin try to liberate a group of captive Parisians from their Nazi oppressors

Featuring: Corbin Allred, Lincoln Hoppe, David Nibley, Jasen Wade

Director: Ryan LIttle

Writers: Lamont Gray and Lincoln Hoppe

Distributor: Go Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Utah regional release on August 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for war violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Side by Side

Logline: Documents the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation

Featuring: Michael Ballhaus, Danny Boyle, James Cameron, Michael Chapman, Anthony Dod Mantle, Lena Dunham, David Fincher, Richard Linklater, George Lucas, David Lynch, Walter Murch, Dennis Muren, Christopher Nolan, Wally Pfister, Keanu Reeves, Robert Rodriguez, Tom Rothman, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Vittorio Storaro, Lars von Trier, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Vilmos Zsigmond

Director: Christopher Kenneally

Distributor: Tribeca Film

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sparkle

Logline: A musical prodigy struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart

Featuring: Carmen Ejogo, Mike Epps, CeeLo Green, Omari Hardwick, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter

Director: Salim Akil

Writer: Mara Brock Akil, based on the story by Howard Rosenman and the screenplay for the 1976 film by Joel Schumacher

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus playdates on August 17

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Speak

Logline: Documents the world of public speaking and how the best public speakers avoid stage fright, extreme shyness and other communication disorders which have tortured and frightened our species throughout time

Directors: Paul Galichia and Brian Weidling

Distributor: Tumbleweed Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Why Stop Now

Logline: When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure

Featuring: Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Ramos, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Directors: Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner

Writers: Phil Dorling & Ron Nyswaner, story by Nyswaner

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on August 17

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today

The Imposter: Opens at the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphis and the Bijou Cinemas in San Antonio

It is No Dream: The Life of Theodore Herzl: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Town Center 5 in Encino CA

Killer Joe: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue WA, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Huntington NY, the Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Osio Plaza Cinemas in Monterey, the Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Metro Theatre in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz and the Egyptian Theatre in Seattle

The Matchmaker: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

The Queen of Versailles: Opens at the the Carolina 14 in Asheville NC, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland, the Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Cinemapolis 5 in Ithaca NY, the Tallahassee Film Society Theatre in Tallahassee and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Ruby Sparks: Opens at the Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

Take This Waltz: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Portsmouth NH

True Wolf: Opens at the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City

Union Square: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ

The Well Digger’s Daughter: Opens at the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between August 2012 and 2014, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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