The Early Report for February 15, 2004

The Early Report is a weekly digest concerning the upcoming four weeks of movie releases, including theatre specific information and links to official web sites when possible, plus the latest MPAA ratings. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

The latest MPAA ratings

Adam & Evil (Velocity Home Entertainment): R for violence, language and some sexuality

Alien 51 (York Entertainment): R for violence, language, brief sexuality and some drug use.

Born To Defense (Buena Vista Home Entertainment): R for violence and some language

Cybermutt (First Look Home Entertainment): PG for action/peril, some mild sensuality, language and thematic elements

Devil Winds (Lions Gate): PG for action/peril and a scene of sensuality

I Downloaded A Ghost (MTI Home Video): PG for some mild thematic elements.

The Keeper Of Time (New Concorde Home Entertainment): PG for some fantasy/action violence

Latin Dragon (Screen Media Ventures LLC): R for violence, language, sexuality and some drug use

Lexie (York Entertainment): R for language and some drug content

Love Letters (Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment): PG-13 for language including sexual references, and for some thematic elements

Muertos De Risa (Ventura Distribution): R for language and some nudity

La Nina De Tus Ojos (Ventura Distribution, Inc): R for sexual content and language

Nine Lives (Lions Gate): R for violence

The Perfect Husband (New Concorde Home Entertainment ): R for brief violence and language

The Rage Within (Amsell Entertainment Inc): R for violence, language and nudity

Spartan (Warner Brothers): R for violence and language

Threat Of Exposure (Ardustry Home Entertainment LLC): R for sexuality, language and some violence.

Unchain My Heart (Crusader Entertainment LLC): PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements

Vampire Effect (Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment): R for some violence

Zatoichi (Miramax): R for strong stylized bloody violence.

Friday, February 20 2004

Agains the Ropes

Logline: A woman desperately looking for some meaning in her life attempts to break through the male dominated sport of boxing to become the first successful female manager of fighters

Featuring: Charles S. Dutton, Omar Epps, Meg Ryan, Tony Shalhoub

Director: Charles S. Dutton

Writer: Cheryl Edwards, based on the life story of Jackie Kallen

Distributor: Paramount

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations release on February 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude language, violence, brief sensuality and some drug material

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Clifford’s Really Big Movie

Logline: Clifford and his best friends, Cleo and T-Bone, go on a cross-country road trip

Featuring the voices of: Wayne Brady, Jenna Elfman, John Goodman, Kel Mitchell, Judge Reinhold, John Ritter, Cree Summer, Wilmer Valderrama

Director: Robert Ramirez

Writers: Robert Ramirez and Rhett Reese

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 68 locations in New York City, Atlanta, Austin and other markets on February 20

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 73 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen

Logline: A teenager from Greenwich Village is forced to move to the suburbs of New Jersey, where she finds herself in hot competition for the title of Most Popular Girl In School

Featuring: Megan Fox, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly, Carol Kane, Lindsay Lohan, Alison Pill

Director: Sarah Sugarman

Writer: Gail Parent, based on the novel by Dylan Sheldon

Distributor: Buena Vista/Touchstone

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on February 20

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Eurotrip

Logline: When an American high school boy finds out his German pen pal of the past five years is not a boy but a very hot chick, he sets off for Europe with his best friends, to find the girl of his dreams

Featuring: Jessica Bohrs, Kristin Kreuk, Lucy Lawless, Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester

Director: Jeff Schaeffer

Writers: Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer

Distributor: Dreamworks

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on February 20

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity, language and drug/alcohol content

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Greendale

Logline: A musical look at the lives and struggles of people in the small fictional town called Greendale

Featuring: Eric Johnson, Ben Keith, Elizabeth Keith, Erik Markegard, James Mazzeo, Sarah White

Director: Neil Young (as Bernard Shakey)

Writer: Neil Young

Distributor: Shakey Films

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the 5th Avenue Cinemas in Vancouver on February 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Kitchen Stories

Logline: After thoroughly mapping the Swedish housewife’s behavior in the kitchen, scientists at the Home Research Institute in Sweden send a group of observers to the rural district of Landstad, Norway, with its surplus of bachelors, to study the kitchen routines of single men. In Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles

Featuring: Reine Brynolfsson, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg, Tomas Norström

Director: Bent Hamer

Writers: Jörgen Bergmark, Bent Hamer

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at eight locations: Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 Theratres in Berkeley, the Brattle Theatre in Boston, Landmark’s NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles, the Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cineas in New York City, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Theatre in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and the South Coast Village Teatre in Santa Ana, on February 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Welcome To Mooseport

Logline: A former President, who has retired to a small New England town, finds himself running for mayor against a very popular local hardware store owner

Featuring: Christine Baranski, Gene Hackman, Marcia Gay Hardin, Ray Romano, Maura Tierney, Rip Torn

Director: Donald Petrie

Writers: Tom Schulman, based on a story by Doug Richardson

Distributor: Fox

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on February 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some brief sexual comments and nudity

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

Bubba Ho-Tep: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque and the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford

Eyes Without A Face: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

The Dreamers: Opens in 19 additional locations: the Spectrum Theatre in Albany, the Shirlington in Arlington VA, Bala 3 Theaters in Bala-cynwyd PA, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, the Eau Claire Market in Calgary, the Interchange 30 in Concord ON, Landmark’s Magnolia Cinemas in Dallas, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, the Forum Cinemas in Montreal, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Grande Theatre in North York ON, the Winston Churchill Cinemas in Oakville ON, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower in Portland OR, the Fine Arts Theatre in Scarsdale, the Kennedy Commons Theatres in Scarborough ON, and Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre and Uptown Cinema in Seattle

The Fog of War: Opens in 13 additional locations: at the Arbor Cinemas and Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin, the Galleria 10 Cinema in Birmingham, the Bonita Theatre in Bonita Springs, the Boynton Beach Theatre in Boynton Beach, the Avalon Cinema in Corvallis, the Delray 18 Cinemas in Delray Beach, the Bijou Twin in Eugene, the Bell Tower 20 Theatres in Fort Myers, the Varsity Twin Cinemas in Honolulu, the Madison Square Theatre in Huntsville, the Regal Downtown in Knoxville, the Green Hills Corn Theatre in Nashville and the Fiesta 16 Theatres in San Antonio

Japanese Story: Opens at the Charles in Baltimore, the Plaza Del Oro in Santa Barbara, and Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas and Landmark’s E Street Theatres in Washington DC

Latter Days: Opens at the Gateway Theatres in Ft. Lauderdale and the South Beach 18 in Miami

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle and the Tinseltown Theatre in Vancouver

My Architect: Opens in 15 additional locations: Madstone’s Brianwood Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, Madstone’s Cary Theatre in Cary NC, the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill, Landmark’s Century Cinema Centre and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Chicago, the Cinemas Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the York Square Cinemas in New Haven, the Red Bank Art Cinema in Red Bank NJ, the Madstone Theatre in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in San Diego, the Avon Theatre in Stamford CT, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ

Osama: Expands to additional markets

Robot Stories: Opens at the AFI Silver Theatre in Washington DC

Secret Things: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Teknolust: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City

Touching The Void: Opens in 26 additional locations: at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany, the High Ridge Theatre in Albuquerque, Landmark’s Midtown Arts Cinemas in Atlanta, The Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatres in Dallas, Laemmle’s Town Center Theatre in Encino, the Hulen 10 Theatres in Fort Worth, the Cinemopolis in Ithica NY, the Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, the Ritz Theatre in Philadelphia, the Bella Botega 11 Theatres in Redmond, the Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY, the Little Theatre in Rochester, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Del Mar Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the De Vargas Center in Santa Fe, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, the Wescott Cinema in Syracuse, the Grand Cinema in Tacoma WA, the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ and the Eastern Hills Cinema in Williamsville NY

The Triplets of Belleville: Expands to 400-700 locations

Yossi and Jagger: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Arts Cinemas in Atlanta

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

The Passion of the Christ

Logline: Explores the final hours of hours in the life of Jesus Christ. In Latin and Aramaic with English subtitles

Featuring: Monica Bellucci, James Caviezel, Hristo Jivkov, Maia Morgenstern, Hristo Naumov Shopov

Director: Mel Gibson

Writers: Benedict Fitzgerald and Mel Gibson, based on the Gospel of John passages of The Bible

Distributor: Newmarket Films

Estimated Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on February 25

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic violence

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, February 27, 2004

Alila

Logline: A day in the lives of a dozen people who inhabit an apartment complex located in a rundown neighborhood of Tel Aviv. In Hebrew with English subtitles

Featuring: Yael Abecassis, Ronit Elkabetz, Uri Klauzner, Hanna Laslo, Amos Lavie

Director: Amos Gitai

Writers: Amos Gitai and Marie-José Sanselme, based on the novel “Returning Lost Loves” by Yehoshua Knaz

Distributor: Kino International

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Broken Lizard’s Club Dread

Logline: The team that brought you “Super Troopers” is back, surrounded by limber, wanton women on a Jimmy Buffet-wannabe’s booze-soaked island resort. However, a machete-wielding killer is loose on the island, turning this tropical bacchanal into Club Dread

Featuring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Bill Paxton, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Writers: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations release on February 27

MPAA Rating: R for violence/gore, sexual content, language, and drug use.

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Confessions of a Burning Man

Logline: Documentary about the annual gathering in the Nevada desert which attracts 30,000 participants each year

Directors: Paul Barnett and Unsu Lee

Distributor: Windline Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

Logline: A naive American girl vacationing in Havana with her family falls in love with a Cuban boy on the eve of Castro’s revolution

Featuring: Romola Garai, Jonathan Jackson, Diego Luna, Mya, Sela Ward

Director: Guy Ferland

Writers: Screenplay by Boaz Yakin and Victoria Arch, based on a story by Kate Gunzinger and Peter Sagal

Distributor: Lions Gate/Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on February 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sensuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Goodbye, Lenin!

Logline: When his hard-line communist mother awakens from an eight month coma, an East German man goes to absurd extremes to hide the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany from her. In German with English subtitles

Featuring: Daniel Brühl, Chulpan Khamatova, Burghart Klaußner, Kathrin Sass, Maria Simon

Director: Wolfgang Becker

Writers: Wolfgang Becker, Hendrik Handloegten, Bernd Lichtenberg, Achim von Borries

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on February 27

MPAA Rating: R for brief language and sensuality

Running Time: 121 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Maestro

Logline: Documentary about the underground dance music culture

Director: Josell Ramos

Distributor: Artrution Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on February 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Twisted

Logline: A newly-appointed police detective is on the trail of a serial killer whose victims appear to be men with whom she has had a sexual encounter

Featuring: Andy Garcia, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd

Director: Philip Kaufman

Writers: Philip Kaufman, Sarah Thorp

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on February 27

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and sexuality

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

What Boys Like

Logline: On the way to their best friend’s wedding, three groomsmen make a bet: to try and hook up with the maids of honor

Featuring: Charisma Carpenter, Duane Martin, Alex Nesic, Michael Trucco, Christopher Wiehl

Director: Lawrence Gay

Writer: Lawrence Gay

Distributor: Innovation

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Magic Johnson Theatre in Los Angeles, the Stadium 16 in Long Beach and the AMC Block 30 in Orange on February 27

MPAA Rating: R for strong and crude sexual content, and for language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

The Battle of Algiers: Opens at the Garden Hills in Atlanta and Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

Eyes Without A Face: Opens at the AFI Silver Theatre in Washington DC

Greendale: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin, the Univeristy Town Center 6 in Irvine and Landmark’s NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles

Kitchen Stories: Opens at the West Newton Cinema 6 in West Newton, MA

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

My Architect: Opens at the Raven Cinema in Healdsburg, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert

Robot Stories: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Boston

Tokyo Godfathers: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston

Friday, March 5, 2004

Hidalgo

Logline: The true story of Frank T. Hopkins, one of the greatest long-distance endurance horse riders

Featuring: Malcolm McDowell, Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif

Director: Joe Johnston

Writer: John Fusco

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on March 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for adventure violence and some mild innuendo

Running Time: 136 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Reckoning

Logline: In 14th Century England, a fugitive priest falls in with a troupe of travelling actors, who try to help solve a crime recently commited in one small town by reinacting the murder

Featuring: Paul Bettany, Ewen Bremner, Vincent Cassel, Brian Cox, Willem Dafoe

Director: Paul McGuigan

Writer: Mark Mills, based on the novel Morality Play by Barry Unsworth

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on March 5

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and violent images

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Starsky and Hutch

Logline: The big screen adaptation of the popular 1970’s police drama, where two mismatched undercover police officers are teamed to take down a ruthless drug dealer

Featuring: Snoop Dogg, Chris Penn, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Fred Williamson, Owen Wilson

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations release on March 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, sexual situations, partial nudity, language and some violence

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Battle of Algiers: Opens at the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia

Greendale: Opens at the Madstone Theatre in Albuquerque, the Tamarac Theatre in Denver and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Kitchen Stories: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Japanese Story: Opens at the Century Downtown 14 in Albuqerque and the Loft Cinemas in Tuscon

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Arts Cinemas in Atlanta and Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

My Architect: Opens at the South Keystone Arts Cinemas in Indianapolis and the Bijou at the Crossroads in San Antonio

Robot Stories: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago

Touching The Void: Opens in 46 additional theatres: the Diamond Center 9 in Anchorage, the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Shadowwood 16 in Boca Raton, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Madstone Cary Theatre in Cary NC, the Varisty Twin in Chapel Hill, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Esquire in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee in Cleveland Heights, the Twin Peaks Cinemas in Colorado Springs, the Drexel 3 in Columbus OH, the Avalon Cinema in Corvallis OR, the Delray 18 in Delray Beach FL, the Fleur in Des Moines, Landmark’s Maple Arts Theatre in Detroit, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Bijou Arts Cinema in Eugene OR, the Gateway Theatre in Ft. Lauderdale, the Gainesville Cinema 14 in Gainesville FL, the Cinema City 4 in Hartford, the Castelton Square in Indianapolis, the Tivoli at Manor Square in Kansas City, the Downtown West Cinema 18 in Knoxville, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, the Baxter Avenue 8 in Louisville, the Westgate Cinemas in Madison WI, the South Beahc 18 in Miami Beach, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, the York Square Cinemas in New Haven, Landmark’s Canal Place in New Orleans, the Naro in Norfolk, the Nickelodeon Cinema 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Academy of Music in Northampton MA, the Winter Park Village 20 in Orlando, the Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, the Rose Twin in Port Townsend WA, the Nickelodeon in Portland ME, the Avon Cinema in Providence, the Colony Twin in Raleigh, the Century Riverside in Reno, the Huebner Oaks 24 in San Antonio, the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota, the Channelside Cinemas in Tampa, the Catalina in Tucson and the Railroad Square in Waterville ME

Friday, March 12, 2004

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Logline: Young Agent Banks is sent to England, where he must pose as a prep school student to find the whereabouts of a stolen top secret mind-control device

Featuring: Anthony Anderson, Frankie Muniz, Daniel Roebuck, Hannah Spearritt

Director: Kevin Allen

Writer: Don Rhymer, based on characters created by Jeffrey Jurgensen, Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz, Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Wide release on March 12

MPAA Rating: PG for action violence and some crude humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Broken Wings

Logline: An Israeli family struggles to deal with the death of the patriarch, several months later. in Hebrew with English subtitles

Featuring: Orly Silbersatz Banai, Nitai Gaviratz, Daniel Magon, Eliana Magon, Maya Maron

Director: Nir Bergman

Writer: Nir Bergman

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive release on March 12

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

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dobly

The Girl Next Door

Logline: A straight-arrow high-school senior falls in love with the perfect ‘girl-next-door’, only to discover she is a former porn star

Featuring: Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch

Director: Luke Greenfield

Writers: Stuart Blumberg, Luke Greenfield, Chris McKenna

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: Wide release on March 12

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

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

NASCAR 3D

Logline: 3D film set against America’s most popular spectator sport

Featuring: Narration by Keifer Sutherland

Director: Simon Wincer

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 56 locations in IMAX and other Large Format theatres on March 12

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 40 minutes

Aspect Ratio: IMAX (1.33:1)

Sound Format: IMAX Digital Sound

Secret Window

Logline: A famous writer is menaced by a psychotic stranger who claims all his stories have been stolen by the writer

Featuring: Maria Bello, Johnny Depp, Charles S. Dutton, Timothy Hutton, John Turturro

Director: David Koepp

Writer: David Koepp, based on the novella “Secret Window, Secret Garden” by Stephen King

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on March 12

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence/terror, sexual content and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Spartan

Logline: A government agent, assigned to rescue the kidnapped daughter of the president, discovers the kidnapping is only a small portion of a much larger plot within the White House.

Featuring: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy

Director: David Mamet

Writers: David Mamet

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 850 plus locations release on March 12

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself

Logline: A young man tires of spending his life trying to prevent the suicide of his brother

Featuring: Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay, Adrian Rawlins, Jamie Sives

Director: Lone Scherfig

Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen and Lone Scherfig

Distributor: THINKfilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on March 12

MPAA Rating: R for language and some disturbing images

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Expanding today

The Fog of War: Opens at the Manor Twin in Charlotte and the Miracle Five in Tallahasse

Greendale: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Japanese Story: Opens at the Putnam Screening Rooms in Keene NH, the Music Hall in Portsmouth NH and the Broadway Center Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Kitchen Stories: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Nickelodeon Cinema 5 in North Falmouth MA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Opens at an additional 27 locations: the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Mariemont in Cincinatti, the Cedar Lee in Cleveland, the Drexel in Columbus OH, the Neon Movies in Dayton, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Hulen Theatre in Fort Worth, the Castelton Theatre and Key Cinema in Indianapolis, the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City, the Downtown West in Knoxville, the Village Square in Las Vegas, the Baxter in Louisville, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Green Hills in Nashville, the Valley Art in Phoenix, the Oaks in Pittsburgh, the Avon Cinema in Providence, the Crest in Sacramento, the Fiesta in San Antonio, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Hollywood in Sarasota, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Channelside in Tampa and a theatre to be determined in Houston

My Architect: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque, Landmark’s Midtown Arts Cinemas in Atlanta, the Key Cinemas in Columbus IN, Landmark’s Maple Arts Theatre in Detroit, the Winter Park 20 in Orlando, the Avon Theatre in Providence, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Burnscourt Theatre in Sarasota

Touching The Void: Opens at the Minor 3 in Arcata CA, the New Neon Movies in Dayton, the Wilma Four in Missoula MT and the Bijou in Worcester MA

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