The Early Report for August 14th, 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 63 new openers in theatres between Wednesday, August 15 and Friday, September 7, 2012.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Teddy Bear

Logline: A Danish bodybuilder looking for love travels to Thialand in search of a bride. In English and in Danish and Thai with subtitles

Featuring: Lamaiporn Hougaard, Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, David Winters

Director: Mads Matthiesen

Writers: Mads Matthiesen & Martin Zandvliet

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hit and Run

Logline: A former getaway driver jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles

Featuring: Tom Arnold, Kristen Bell, Beau Bridges, Kristin Chenoweth, Bradley Cooper, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Dax Shepard

Directors: Dax Shepard and David Palmer

Writer: Dax Shepard

Distributor: Open Road Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus playdates on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Apparition

Logline: A young couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment

Featuring: Tom Felton, Ashley Greene, Julianna Guill, Luke Pasqualino, Sebastian Stan

Director: Todd Lincoln

Writer: Todd Lincoln

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2950 plus playdates on August 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for terror, frightnening images and some sensuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

General Education

Logline: A young man tries to scam the system by attending a local college on a tennis scholarship when he did not graduate from high school

Featuring: Bobby Campo, Janeane Garofalo, Larry Miller, Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh

Director: Tom Morris

Writers: Elliot Feld and Jaz Kalkat and Tom Morris

Distributor: Pelican House Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on August 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex references and a drug-related gesture

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Hermano

Logline: In the most dangerous place in the world, two brothers dream of salvation by playing professional soccer. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Eliu Armas, Beto Benites, Gonzalo Cubero, Marcela Giron, Fernando Moreno

Director: Marcel Rasquin

Writers: Marcel Rasquin & Rohan Jones

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Latino de Aurora in Aurora CO, the Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale AZ, the Ford City 14 in Chicago, the Cicero 14 in Cicero IL, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Paragon Grove 13 in Coconut Grove FL, the Valley View 16 in Dallas TX, the Parkway Plaza 18 in El Cajon CA, the Cinema Latino Ft. Worth in Fort Worth TX, the Hialeah 12 in Hialeah FL, the Hickory Creek 16 in Hickory Creek TX, the Gulf Pointe 30, the Marquee 23, the Studio 30 and the Willowbrook 24 in Houston, the Deerbrook 24 in Humble TX, the Irving Mall 14 in Irving TX, the Boulder Station 11, the Rainbow Promenade 10 and the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Live Oak 18 in Live Oak TX, the Crenshaw Plaza 15 and the Rave 18 in Los Angeles, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Mall of the Americas 14 in Miami, the Cinema Village and the Empire 25 in New York City, the Texas Station 18 in North Las Vegas NV, the Norwalk 20 in Norwalk CA, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Cinema Latino Pasadena in Pasadena TX, the Arizona Center 24 and the Cinema Latino Phoenix in Phoenix AZ, the Cielo Vista 18 in San Antonio TX, the Palm Promenade 24 in San Diego CA, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the San Marcos 18 in San Marcos CA, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the South Gate 20 in South Gate CA, the Arizona Mills 25 in Tempe AZ, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Spectrum 18 in Tucson AZ and the City Walk 19 in Universal City CA on August 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Knight Knight

Logline: Two out-of-work knights find themselves expected to save a kidnapped princess

Featuring: Christina Bucher, Tom Eykelhof, Jonathan Hansler, Nick Von Schlippe, David Wayman

Director: Christina Bucher

Writers: Nicholas Horwood

Distributor: Hermit Film

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Little White Lies

Logline: Secrets and personal grief threaten to drive a group of friends apart after a near-fatal accident leaves one of them in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. In French with subtitles

Featuring: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Benoit Magimel

Director: Guillaume Canet

Writer: Guillaume Canet

Distributor: MPI Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 154 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Neighboring Sounds

Logline: Life in a middle-class Brazilian neighborhood takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. In English and in Mandarin and Portuguese with subtitles

Featuring: Irma Brown, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, W.J. Solha

Director: Kleber Mendonca Filho

Writer: Kleber Mendonca Filho

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Premium Rush

Logline: A bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop

Featuring: Jamie Chung, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez, Michael Shannon

Director: David Koepp

Writers: David Koepp & John Kamps

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus playdates on August 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Revenant

Logline: A young man comes back to life as a revenant, an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body

Featuring: David Anders, Louise Griffiths, Jacy King, Chris Wylde

Director: D. Kerry Prior

Writer: D. Kerry Prior

Distributor: Lightning Entertainment Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Drafthouse South Lamar Theatre in Austin, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Denver Film Center in Denver, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City, the Valley Art Theatre in Phoenix and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR on August 24

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

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Samsara

Logline: Documents the sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders of Earth

Director: Ron Fricke

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Cinerama Theatre in Seattle on August 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing and sexual images

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.20:1)

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

Logline: A middle aged Parsi couple find love at the most unexpected places. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Kavin Dave, Kurush Deboo, Boman Irani, Farah Khan, Shammi

Director: Bela Bhansali Sehgal

Writers: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sleepwalk With Me

Logline: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore

Featuring: Lauren Ambrose, Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Kristen Schaal

Directors: Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish

Writers: Mike Birbiglia & Joe Birbiglia & Ira Glass & Seth Barrish

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Somewhere Between

Logline: Documents the lives of four Chinese teenagers who were adopted by American couples as babies

Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton

Distributor: Ladylike Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Thunderstruck

Logline: A basketball star switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan

Featuring: Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, Brandon T. Jackson, William Ragsdale, Doc Shaw

Director: John Whitesell

Writers: Eric Champnella and Jeff Farley

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Oklahoma and Texas regional release on August 24

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and rude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Victim

Logline: A man lives who alone in a remote cabin is surprised by a pair of female visitors

Featuring: Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc, Danielle Harris, Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood

Director: Michael Biehn

Writer: Michael Biehn, story by Reed Lackey

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on August 24

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

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Wild Horse, Wild Ride

Logline: Documents the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals

Directors: Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus

Distributor: Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on August 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today

Compliance: Opens at the the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Death by China: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City

The Imposter: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

It is No Dream: The Life of Theodore Herzl: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA and the Wilmette Theatre in Wilmette IL

Killer Joe: Opens at the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Capital Theatre in Cleveland, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Red Bridge Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and in Miami

The Queen of Versailles: Opens at the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO and the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC

Red Hook Summer: Opens at the the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta, the Bowie 14 in Bowie MD, the Cherry Hills 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Chatham 14, the City North 14 and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Crestwood 18 in Crestwood IL, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Capital Center 12 in Largo MD, the Crenshaw Plaza 15 and the Rave 18 in Los Angeles, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the CityPlex 12 in Newark NJ, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Owings Mills 17 in Owings Mills MD, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Riverview Plaza 17 and the University 6 in Philadelphia, the Broadway 4 in Santa Monica, the Majestic 20 in Silver Spring MD and the West End Cinema in Washington DC

Robot and Frank: Opens at the Albany Twin in Albany CA, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Coolidge Corner Cinemas in Brookline MA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the CineArts 8 in Evanston IL, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Kew Garden Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NU, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Garden Cinemas in Newark NJ, the Palo Alto Square Twin in Palo Alto CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena CA, the CineArts 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Montgomery 6 in Rocky Hill NJ, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Regency 8 in San Rafael CA, the Avon Twin in Stamford CT, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles, the West Newton Cinemas in West Newton MA and the Cinema 100 Quad in White Plains NY

Union Square: Opens at the Center for Comtemporary Arts in Santa Fe

The Well Digger’s Daughter: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Ambassador

Logline: Documents a European filmmaker as he heads to Africa for diplomatic purposes. In English and in Danish and French with subtitles

Director: Mads Brugger

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on August 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Day

Logline: A group of five survivors wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge

Featuring: Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Michael Eklund, Cory Hardrict, Dominic Monaghan, Shannyn Sossamon

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski

Writer: Luke Passmore

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 29

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some nudity

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Lawless

Logline: A bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits

Featuring: Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska

Director: John Hillcoat

Writer: Nick Cave, based on the novel “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus playdates on August 29

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

PRODUCER CREDIT ABUSE!: There are NINETEEN producers, co-producers, executive producers and co-executive producers credited for this movie

Little Birds

Logline: Two young girls face a life-changing event after they leave their small-town home and follow the boys they meet back to the big city

Featuring: Kate Bosworth, Leslie Mann, Neal McDonough, Kay Panabaker, Juno Temple

Director: Elgin James

Writer: Elgin James

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Los Angeles and New York City on August 29

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon

Logline: Plans for a birthday party goes awry when one friend loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville

Featuring: Toni Braxton, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Cloris Leachman, Chazz Palminteri, Jaime Pressly

Director: Matthew Diamond

Writer: Scott Stabile, based on characters created by Kenn Viselman

Distributor: Kenn Viselman Presents

Opening Week Release Pattern: 750 plus playdates on August 29

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate  IMAX 3D

Logline: Freedom fighters try to save the life of a young woman who has been impregnated by an evil emperor. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Chen Kun, Jet Li, Gwei Lun-Mei, Zhou Xun, Li Yuchun

Director: Tsui Hark

Writer: Tsui Hark

Distributor: Indomnia Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Santa Anita 16 in Arcadia CA, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Burbank 16 in Burbank CA, the Northpark 15 in Dallas, the Bay Street 16 in Emeryville CA, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Tysons Corner 16 in McLean VA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara CA, the Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL, the Del Amo 18 in Torrance CA and the Southcenter 16 in Tukwila WA on August 31

MPAA Rating: R for some violence

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

For a Good Time, Call…

Logline: Former college frenemies start a phone sex line together after moving into a fabulous apartment

Featuring: Ari Graynor, Justin Long, Lauren Miller, Mimi Rogers, Seth Rogen, Nia Vardalos, Mark Webber, James Wolk

Director: Jamie Travis

Writers: Lauren Miller and Katie Anne Naylon

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 31

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

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Good Doctor

Logline: An ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues, becomes obsessed with a teenage patient

Featuring: Orlando Bloom, Taraji P. Henson, Riley Keough, Rob Morrow, Michael Pena

Director: Lance Daly

Writer: John Enbom

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on August 31

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing situations and some crude sexual content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Hollywood to Dollywood

Logline: Documents the efforts of two brothers to get their screenplay to Dolly Parton

Director: John Lavin

Distributor: Bloodrush Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Joker

Logline: A researcher probing the existence of aliens in the universe returns to his small little native village to continue his explorations. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Farah Khan, Akshay Kumar, Minissha Lamba, Chitrangda Singh, Sonakshi Sinha

Director: Shirish Kunder

Writer: Shirish Kunder

Distributor: UTV Communications

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Ornette: Made in America

Logline: Documents the life of Ornette Coleman, one of jazz’s greatest masters

Director: Shirley Clarke

Distributor: Milestone Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

The Possession

Logline: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit

Featuring: Natasha Calis, Madison Davenport, Matisyahu, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Grant Show

Director: Ole Bornedal

Writers: Juliet Snowden & Stiles White

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on August 31

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

PRODUCER CREDIT ABUSE!: There are FIFTEEN producers, co-producers, line producers and executive producers credited for this movie

Rebirth

Logline: Two decades after witnessing his parents’ brutal murder, a Thai combat expert tracks down the killer to deliver justice. In English and in Thai with subtitles

Featuring: Michael Cohen, Caroline Ducey, Jon Foo, Winai Kraibutr, Aphiradi Phawaphutanon

Director: Jean-Marc Mineo

Writer: Jean-Marc Mineo

Distributor: China Lion

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Until They Are Home

Logline: Documents the efforts of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command to locate the remains of missing Marines killed at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943

Narrator: Kelsey Grammer

Director: Steven C. Barber

Distributor: Vanilla Fire Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today

Compliance: Opens at the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Cinefamily Theatre in Los Angeles, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Death by China: Opens at the EpiCenter Theatres in Charlotte

General Education: Opens at the Pageant Theatre in Chico CA, the Feather River Cinemas in Oroville CA and the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe AZ

Hermano: Opens at the Cosford Cinemas in Coral Gables FL

Killer Joe: Opens at the the Spectrum Theatre in Albany NY, the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo NY, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston SC, the Ballantyne Theatre in Charlotte NC, the Drexel Theatre in Columbus OH, the Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Midtown Theatre in Harrisburg PA, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville TN, the Studio Square Cinemas in Memphis, the Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Quail Springs Cinemas in Oklahoma City, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe and the Manlius Theatre in Syrcuse NY

Red Hook Summer: Opens at the the Parks at Arlington 18 in Arlington TX, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Patton Creek 14 in Birmingham AL, the Charles Towne Square Cinemas in Charleston SC, the Concord Mills 24 and the Northlake 14 in Charlotte NC, the Richmond Town Square 20 in Cleveland, the Severance Town Center 14 in Cleveland Heights OH, the Southpark 16 in Colonial Heights VA, the Sandhill 16 in Columbia SC, the Mesquite 30 and the the Texas Theatre in Dallas, the Fairlane 21 in Dearborn MI, the Bay Street 16 in Emeryville CA, the Virginia Center 20 in Glen Allen VA, the Hollywood 16 in Greenville SC, the Hampton Town Centre 24 in Hampton VA, the Elmwood Palace 20 in Harahan LA, the Westbank Palace 16 in Harvey LA, the Greenway Grande Palace 24, the Gulf Pointe 30 and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Stonecrest 16 in Lithonia GA, the O Cinema in Miami, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the Commonwealth 20 in Midlothian VA, the Theatres at Canal Place in New Orleans, the Laguna Village 12 in Sacramento CA, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose CA, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Lynnhaven 18 in Virginia Beach VA and the Cantera 17 in Warrenville IL

Robot and Frank: Opens at the the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Sandy Springs 8 and the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas 8 and the Violet Crown Cinemas in Austin, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, the Bethel 4 in Bethel CT, the Uptown 8 in Birmingham MI, the Palace 20 and the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Manor Twin in Charlotte NC, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Coral Gables Art Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Magnolia 5 in Dallas, the Delray Beach 18 in Delray Beach FL, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Edina 4 in Edina MN, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Jefferson Pointe 18 in Fort Wayne IN, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Palace 17 in Hartford CT, the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Keystone Art Cineams in Indianapolis, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Enzian Theatre in Maitland FL, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the Moviehouse Theatre in Millerton NY, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Criterion 7 in New Haven CT, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Leawood Theatre Overland Park KS, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the River 12 in Rancho Mirage CA, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Bistro 6 in San Antonio, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz CA, the Summerfield 5 in Santa Rosa CA, the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota FL, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ, the Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the Baywalk 20 in St. Petersburg FL, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa FL, the El Con 20 in Tucson, the Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and the Westlake Village Twin in Westlake Village CA

Samsara: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles

Side by Side: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle

Union Square: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Boca Raton FL

The Well Digger’s Daughter: Opens at the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Girl Model

Logline: Documents the life of a teenager from Siberia sent to become a model in Japan. In English and in French, Japanese and Russian with subtitles

Directors: David Redmon & Ashley Sabin

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bachelorette

Logline: Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school

Featuring: Hayes MacArthur, Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, James Marsden, Adam Scott, Rebel Wilson

Director: Leslye Headland

Writer: Leslye Headland, based on her play

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 7

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Beauty is Embarrassing

Logline: Documents the life and work of artist Wayne White

Director: Neil Berkeley

Distributor: Tremolo Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Branded

Logline: In a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man’s effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy leads to an epic battle to control the world

Featuring: Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Leelee Sobieski, Ed Stoppard, Jeffrey Tambor, Max von Sydow

Directors: Jamie Bradshaw and Aleksandr Dulerayn

Writers: Aleksandr Dulerayn & Jamie Bradshaw

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: 300 plus playdates on September 7

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Cold Light of Day

Logline: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible

Featuring: Henry Cavill, Verónica Echegui, Joseph Mawle, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri

Writers: Scott Wiper &amp John Petro

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Desperate Endeavors

Logline: An Indian immigrant tries to find his place on the mean streets of New York City in 1973

Featuring: Ismail Bashey, Samrat Chakrabarti, Robert Clohessy, Gulshan Grover, Michael Madsen

Director: Salim Khassa

Writers: Salim Khassa & Don L. Wilhelm

Distributor: LBYL Films & Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cobble Hill Cinemas and the Williamsburg Cinemas in Brooklyn, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Chartier Valley 21 in Bridgeville PA, the Movie City 8 in Edison NJ, the Fremont 7 in Fremont CA, the Manhattan BIG Cinema, the Quad Cinema and the Scandinavia House Theatre in New York City, the Golf Glen Theatre in Niles IL, the Peachtree Cinemas in Norcross GA, the Columbia Park 12 in North Bergen NJ, the Towne 3 in San Jose CA and the Willoughby Hills Cinemas in Willoughby Hills OH on September 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Detropia

Logline: Documents the city of Detroit and its current woes

Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Distributor: Loki Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Hello, I Must Be Going

Logline: Circumstances force a young divorcée to move back in with her parents

Featuring: Christopher Abbott, Blythe Danner, Melanie Lynskey, John Rubinstein, Julie White

Director: Todd Louiso

Writer: Sarah Koskoff

Distributor: Oscilloscope Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on September 7

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

A Lonely Place for Dying

Logline: In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, a KGB mole holding explosive evidence against the CIA waits for his contact

Featuring: James Cromwell, Ross Marquand, Michael Scovotti, Michael Wincott

Director: Justin Eugene Evans

Writers: Justin Eugene Evans & Catherine Doughty

Distributor: Humble Magi

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Logline: An archeologist and adventurer is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis

Featuring: Karen Allen, Denholm Elliott, Paul Freeman, Harrison Ford, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan, story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: One week only release in 250 plus IMAX digital locations on September 7

MPAA Rating: PG

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

REC 3

Logline: A couple’s wedding day turns into a horrific events as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness

Featuring: Javier Botet, Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin, Alex Monner, Mireia Ros

Director: Paco Plaza

Writers: Luiso Berdego & Paco Plaza, story by Berdego & David Gallart & Plaza, based on characters created by Jaume Balaguero & Berdejo & Plaza

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Denver Film Center i Denver, the Alamo Mason Park 6 in Katy TX, the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City and the Grand Illusion Theatre in Seattle on September 7

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody horror violence and some language

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Southern Girls

Logline: Three women devote their lives to honoring God’s glory by living their lives exactly as he instructed in the Bible

Featuring: Sarah Allsup, Celeste Collins, Teri Galvan, Allen Warchol

Director: Carl Jackson

Writer: Carl Jackson

Distributor: Carl Jackson Motion Pictures Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Berkeley, Boston, Dallas, Denver, DetroitHouston, Indianapolis, , Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, St. Louis and Washington DC on September 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Words

Logline: A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work

Featuring: Ben Barnes, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde

Directors: Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal

Writers: Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal

Distributor: CBS Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on September 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today

Death by China: Opens at the Independence 10 in Akron OH, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland and the Austintown 10 in Youngstown OH

Hermano: Opens at the Osio Cinemas in Monterey CA

Killer Joe: Opens at the Cinemapolis Theatre in Ithaca NY and the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI

Red Hook Summer: Opens at the Denver Film Center in Denver, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR, the SIFF Cinema in Seattle and the St. Louis Mills 18 in St. Louis

Robot and Frank: Opens at the the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Amherst Theatre in Amherst NY, the Pilot Butte 6 in Bend OR, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston SC, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Celveland Heights OH, the Gateway Film Center 8 in Columbus OH, the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Kahala Theatres in Honolulu, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Little Theatre and the Pittsford Plaza 9 in Rochester NY, the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe and the Grand Cinema in Tacoma WA

Samsara: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Stattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Lagoon Thearte in Minneapolis, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and in Denver and St. Louis

The Well Digger’s Daughter: Opens at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK

Wild Horse, Wild Ride: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful (Clinica Estetico/American Documentary): Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City

Friday, September 14, 2012

Arbitrage (Roadside Attractions): Major markets

Barfi! (UTV Pictures): Select markets

Finding Nemo  3D (Walt Disney Pictures): 2650 plus playdates

Heroine (UTV Pictures): Select markets

The Last Ounce of Courage (Rocky Mountain Pictures): 500 plus playdates

Liberal Arts (IFC Films): Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City

The Master (The Weinstein Company): Los Angeles and New York City

Resident Evil: Retribution  IMAX 3D (Screen Gems)

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-September 2012 and 2016, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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