The Early Report for July 8th, 2014: 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 37 new openers in theatres between Wednesday, July 9 and Friday, August 1, 2014.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Closed Curtain

Logline: In the darkened rooms of a seaside villa, a screenwriter goes into hiding with his dog after the regime declares dogs “impure” and bans them from walking in public. In Farsi with subtitles

Featuring: Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi, Hadi Saeedi, Azadeh Torabi

Directors: Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi

Writers: Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi

Distributor: Variance Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Affluenza

Logline: An aspiring young photographer finds himself caught up in a heady world of money, sex, and privilege when he moves to wealthy Long Island in the summer of 2008

Featuring: Grant Gustin, Steve Guttenberg, Samantha Mathis, Nicola Peltz, Ben Rosenfield, Gregg Sulkin

Director: Kevin Asch

Writer: Antonio Macia, story by Asch and Macia

Distributor: FilmBuff

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Boyhood

Logline: Twelve years in the life of a boy as he grows from age 5 to 18

Featuring: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Ellar Salmon

Director: Richard Linklater

Writer: Richard Linklater

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theatre and the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles in major markets on July 11

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

Running Time: 163 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  3D

Logline: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors

Featuring: Jason Clarke, Judy Greer, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Director: Matt Reeves

Writers: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver & Mark Bomback, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and the novel “La Planète des Singes” by Pierre Boulle

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus playdates on July 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Empty Hours

Logline: On the desolated coast of Veracruz, a teenager takes over running his uncle’s small, cozy rent-by-the-hour motel. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Kristyan Ferrer, Adriana Paz

Director: Aarón Fernández Lesur

Writer: Aarón Fernández Lesur

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Land Ho!

Logline: A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth

Featuring: Alice Olivia Clarke, Karrie Crouse, Paul Eenhoorn, Elizabeth McKee, Earl Lynn Nelson

Directors: Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens

Writers: Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles, on July 11

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

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

A Long Way Down

Logline: Four people meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.

Featuring: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots

Director: Pascal Chaumeil

Writer: Jack Thorne, based on the novel by Nick Hornby

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on July 11

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Underwater Dreams

Logline: Documents the efforts of four teenage boys from the desert who built an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and went up against engineering powerhouse MIT in a NASA contest

Director: Mary Mazzio

Distributor: 50 Eggs Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Burbank 30 in Burbank CA and the Empire 25 in New York City on July 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today

Begin Again: Expands to 1000 plus playdates

Le Chef: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Camera 3 in San Jose and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL

Citizen Koch: Opens at the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE and the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver WA

Code Black: Opens at the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Coherence: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

The Dance of Reality: Opens at the Cable Car Theatre in Providence RI

The Double: Opens at the Univeristy of Wisconson at Madison Cinematheque in Madison WI

Ida: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

Korengal: Opens at the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Park Terrace Theatre in Charlotte, the Tinseltown Theatre in Colorado Springs, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio and the DeVargas 8 in Santa Fe

Life Itself: Opens at the Nightlight Cinema in Akron OH, the Art Theatre in Champaign IL, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland Heights OH, the Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Plaza Frontenac Cinema in Frontenac MO, the Renaissance Place 5 in Highland Park IL, the Keystone Art Cinema 7 in Indianapolis, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Inn on Madeline Island Theatre in La Pointe WI, the O Cinema Wynwood in Miami, the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach FL, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Cinema Du Parc in Montreal,the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa ONT, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Little Cinema in Pittsfield MA, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe NM, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre in Toronto

Only Lovers Left Alive: Opens at the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM

Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures): Opens at the Art Theatre in Champaign IL, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the TIFF Bell Lighthouse Theatre in Toronto

Palo Alto: Opens at the Cinestudio in Hartford CT and the Music Hall Theatre in Portsmouth NH

Stage Fright: Opens at the Liberty Theatre in Camas WA

Venus in Fur: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets

Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger: Opens at the Shea 14 in Scottsdale

Friday, July 18, 2014

Alive Inside

Logline: Documents the effects of how connecting the elderly to the music they love not only combats memory loss but also supplements a broken health-care system often indifferent to interpersonal connections

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett

Distributor: Bond/360

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on July 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 73 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

And So It Goes

Logline: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed

Featuring: Michael Douglas, Andy Karl, Diane Keaton, Frances Sternhagen, Frankie Valli

Director: Rob Reiner

Writer: Mark Andrus

Distributor: Clarius Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus playdates on July 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references and drug elements

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

I Origins

Logline: A molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs

Featuring: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Brit Marling, Archie Panjabi, Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun

Director: Mike Chaill

Writer: Mike Cahill

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 18

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

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Mood Indigo

Logline: A wealthy, inventive bachelor endeavors to find a cure for his girlfriend after she is diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs. In English and in French with subtitles

Featuring: Romain Duris, Gad Elmaleh, Aïssa Maïga, Omar Sy, Audrey Tautou

Director: Michel Gondry

Writers: Michel Gondry & Luc Bossi, based on the novel by Boris Vian

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on July 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Persecuted

Logline: An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator’s proposition calling for sweeping religious reform

Featuring: Bruce Davison, James Remar, Dean Stockwell, Fred Dalton Thompson, Raul Trujillo

Director: Daniel Lusko

Writer: Daniel Lusko

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus playdates on July 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and thematic elements

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Planes: Fire and Rescue  3D

Logline: When a world-famous air racer learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting

Featuring the voices of: Julie Bowen, Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Jerry Stiller, Wes Studi

Director: Roberts Gannaway

Writer: Jeffrey M. Howard

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus playdates on July 18

MPAA Rating: PG for action and some peril

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39.1)

The Purge: Anarchy

Logline: A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual Purge commences

Featuring: Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Michael K. Williams

Director: James DeMonaco

Writer: James DeMonaco

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on July 18

MPAA Rating: R for strong disturbing violence, and for language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sex Tape

Logline: A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has been uploaded to the cloud

Featuring: Jack Black, Rob Corddry, Cameron Diaz, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Jason Segel

Director: Jake Kasdan

Writer: Kate Angelo

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on July 18

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Wish I Was Here

Logline: A thirtysomething man is forced to re-examine his life, career and family

Featuring: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin

Director: Zach Braff

Writers: Zach Braff & Adam J. Braff

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 18

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today

Affluenza: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Boyhood: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane Theatre, the Arbor 8 and the Violet Crown Cinemas in Austin TX, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Chelsea Cinemas and the Empire 25 in New York Cit, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale and the E Street Cineams in Washington DC

Le Chef: Opens at the Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City and the Enzian Cinemas in Orlando

Code Black: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Coherence: Opens at the Grand Illusion Theatre in Seattle

The Dance of Reality: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

The Girl on the Train: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Ida: Opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Art Theatre in Fort Worth

Korengal: Opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Carmike 8 in Lawton OK and the Seth Childs 12 in Manhattan KS

Land Ho!: Opens at the South Coast Village Cinemas in Costa Mesa CA

Life Itself: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA, the Asheville 14 in Asheville NC, the Flicks 4 in Boise ID, the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the Celebration Cinema Woodland and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Riverdale 10 in Little Rock, the O Cinema in Miami Shores FL, the Ruth Sokolof Theatre in Omaha, the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Palm Cinema in San Luis Obispo, the All Saints Cinema in Tallahassee, the Loft Cinema in Tucson, the Kiggins Theatre in Vacouver WA and the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs OH

A Long Way Down: Opens at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona AZ

Palo Alto: Opens at the Colonial Theatre in Keane NH

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Opens at the Clinton Street Theatre in Portland OR

A Summer’s Tale: Opens at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cannibal

Logline: A prestigious tailor lives a secret life as a murderer. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Antonio de la Torre, Florin Fildan, Olimpia Melinte, María Alfonsa Rosso, Manolo Solo

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca

Writers: Alejandro Hernández and Manuel Martín Cuenca, based on the novel by Humberto Arenal

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Valley Plaza 16 in Bakersfield, the Angelika Film Center in Fairfax VA, the Cal Oaks 17 in Murrieta CA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Rohnert Park 16 in Rohnert Park CA and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego on July 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Master Builder

Logline: A successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act

Featuring: Andre Gregory, Julie Hagerty, Lisa Joyce, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writer: Wallace Shawn, based on the play “The Master Builder” by Henrik Ibsen

Distributor: Abramorama

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today

Life Itself: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Bend OR

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beneath

Logline: Six high school seniors celebrating with day’s excursion find themselves on rowboat attacked by man-eating fish and must decide who must be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore

Featuring: Chris Conroy, Bonnie Dennison, Griffin Newman, Jonny Orsini, Mackenzie Rosman, Daniel Zovatto

Director: Larry Fessenden

Writers: Tony Daniel and Brian D. Smith

Distributor: IFC Midnight

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Fluffy Movie

Logline: Documents the comedic stylings of the comedian Gabriel Iglesias

Director: Manny Rodriguez

Distributor: Open Road Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus playdates on July 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material and sexual references

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Happy Christmas

Logline: The life of a budding novelist and a filmmaker is overturned when the writer’s comes to live with them after a breakup

Featuring: Lena Dunham, Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber

Director: Joe Swanberg

Writer: Joe Swanberg

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on July 25

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

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Hercules  IMAX 3D

Logline: Having endured his legendary twelve labors, a Greek demigod has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when a King and his daughter seek aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord

Featuring: Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Irina Shayk

Director: Brett Ratner

Writers: Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on the graphic novel by Steve Moore

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus playdates on July 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for epic battles sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Kill Team

Logline: Documents the efforts of one soldier to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing in Afghanistan

Director: Dan Krauss

Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City on July 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Lucy

Logline: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors as she transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic

Featuring: Min-sik Choi, Morgan Freeman, Scarlett Johansson, Analeigh Tipton

Director: Luc Besson

Writer: Luc Besson

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on July 25

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Magic in the Moonlight

Logline: An English magician is brought in to help unmask a psychic medium as a fake

Featuring: Elieen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver

Director: Woody Allen

Writer: Woody Allen

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on July 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment and smoking throughout

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Most Wanted Man

Logline: When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest

Featuring: Daniel Brühl, Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright

Director: Anton Corbijn

Writer: Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John le Carré

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 25

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time:

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Very Good Girls

Logline: Home for one last New York summer, two friends make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college

Featuring: Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Dakota Fanning, Clark Gregg, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Sarsgaard

Director: Naomi Foner

Writer: Naomi Foner

Distributor: Tribeca Film/Well Go USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Jersey Garden 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Eden Prairie Mall 18 in Minneapolis, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Roxy Theatre in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego and the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL on July 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today

Affluenza: Opens at the Solon Cinemas in Cleveland and the Renaissance Cinemas in Houston

Boyhood: Opens at the Hoffman Center Cinemas in Alexandria VA, the Ballston Commons Cinemas and the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the California Theatre in Berkeley, the Centur 16 in Boulder CO, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn NY, the Burbank Town Center 8 in Burbank CA, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, the Claremont Cinemas in Claremont CA, the Coral Gables Art Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Liberty Tree Mall Cinemas in Danvers MA, the Dedham Community Theatre in Dedham MA, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the East Hampton Cinema in East Hampton NY, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Lincolnshire Theatre in Lincolnshire IL, the Methuen Cinemas in Methuen MA, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Kips Bay 15 in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Ritz East Twin in Philadelphia, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Paseo Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA, the Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Springs MD, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Embassy Cinema in Waltham MA the Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills CA

Cannibal: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, the Tower Theatre in Miami, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Society in Minneapolis, the Film Bar in Phoenix and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Le Chef: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Angelika Pop-Up Cinema in Washington DC and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Citizen Koch: Opens at the Tallahassee Film Society Theatre in Tallahassee FL

Code Black: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego

Land Ho!: Opens at the Elmwood 3 in Berkeley, the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Cinearts Palo Alto Square Cinemas in Palo Alto CA, the Century 16 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ

Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures): Opens at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Peoria 10 in Peoria IL, the Cinema Salem in Salem MA, the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona AZ, the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport and the Princess Waterloo Theatre in Waterloo ONT

Mood Indigo: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Nitehawk Theatre in Brooklyn NY, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA and in San Francisco

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Opens at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Almost Man

Logline: A child-expecting 35-year old man refuses to grow up. In Norwegian with subtitles

Featuring: Kim Eidhagen, Janne Heltberg Haarseth, Henrik Rafaelsen, Tov Sletta, Anne Ma Usterud

Director: Martin Lund

Writer: Martin Lund

Distributor: Big World Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Behaving Badly

Logline: Two teenagers form a friendship and embark on a rock n’ roll journey together while one of them deals with her overbearing boyfriend

Featuring: Cary Elwes, Selena Gomez, Heather Graham, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Nat Wolff

Director: Tim Garrick

Writers: Tim Garrick & Scott Russell, based on the book “While I’m Dead… Feed the Dog” by Ric Browde

Distributor: Vertical Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1

MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nudity, and drug material

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Calvary

Logline: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him

Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Brendan Gleeson, Dylan Moran, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly

Director: John Michael McDonagh

Writer: John Michael McDonagh

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 1

MPAA Rating: R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Child of God

Logline: A dispossessed, violent man’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order

Featuring: James Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Ciera Parrack, Jim Parrack

Director: James Franco

Writers: James Franco and Vince Jolivette, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy

Distributor: WellGo USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1

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

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Get On Up

Logline: A young singer rises from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history

Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Tika Sumpter

Director: Tate Taylor

Writers: Jez Butterworth & John Butterworth, story by Steven Baigelman and Jez Butterworth & John Butterworth

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on August 1

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Guardians of the Galaxy  IMAX 3D

Logline: In the far reaches of space, an American pilot finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by a very bad man

Featuring: David Bautista, Josh Brolin, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Benicio Del Toro, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Chris Pratt, John C. Reilly, Zoe Saldana

Director: James Gunn

Writers: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman, based on the comic book series created by Dan Abnett and Andy lanning

Distributor: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus playdates on August 1

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Louder than Words

Logline: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children’s hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process

Featuring: Xander Berkeley, Craig Bierko, Hope Davis, David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton

Director: Anthony Fabian

Writer: Benjamin Chapin

Distributor: ARC Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some thematic material and smoking

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Strange Little Cat

Logline: A family spread out throughout Germany gets together for dinner. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Matthias Dittmer, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff, Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel

Director: Ramon Zürcher

Writer: Ramon Zürcher

Distributor: KimStim

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

What If

Logline: A medicine school dropout falls for an animator, who lives with another man

Featuring: Mackenzie Davis, Adam Driver, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Daniel Radcliffe, Rafe Spall

Director: Michael Dowse

Writer: Elan Mastai, based on the play by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi

Distributor: CBS Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 1

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including references throughout, partial nudity and language

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today

Affluenza: Opens at the Quality 16 in Ann Arbor MI, the Randall 15 in Batavia IL, the Tiffany Plaza Cinemas in Denver, the Montgomeryville 12 in Montgomeryville PA, the Fashion Square Cinemas in Orlando and the Sunrise 11 in Sunrise FL

Alive Inside: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Boyhood: Opens at the Ambler Theatre in Ambler PA, the Harbor Theatre in Annapolis MD, the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Aventura Mall 24 in Aventura FL, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Bethel Cinema in Bethel CT, the Living Room Cinemas and the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Chelsea Theatre in Chapel Hill NC, the Ballantyne Village Theatre in Charlotte NC, the Cherry Hill Theatre in Cherry Hill NJ, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland Heights OH, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Fairfield Cinemas in Fairfield CT, the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Art Theatre in Fort Worth TX, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Hamilton Theatre in Hamilton NJ, the Studio 30 and the Willowbrook Cinemas in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntingon NY, the Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Kew Gardens Theatre in Kew Gardens NY, the Yorktown Theatre in Lombard IL, the Art Theatre in Long Beach CA, the Enzian Theater in Maitland FL, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Ridgeway Theatre in Memphis, the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Showplace Cinemas in Naperville IL, the Belcourt Cinemas in Nashville, the Fine Arts 6 in New City NY, the Noro Cinemas in Norfolk VA, the Garden Cinemas in Norwalk CT, the Glenwood Arts Theatre in Overland Park KS, the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, the Regent Square Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Plymouth Meeting 12 in Plymouth Meeting PA, the Princeton Gardens Cinemas in Princeton NJ, the Grande Theatre in Raleigh NC, the River Theatre in Rancho Mirage CA, the Upstate Theatre in Rhinebeck NY, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Bijou Cinema Bistro in San Antonio, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the 309 Cinema 9 in Springhouse PA, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Countryside Theatre in Sterling VA, the First Colony 24 in Sugar Land TX, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa FL, the Bridgeport Cinemas in Tigard OR, the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL, the Palisades Cinemas in West Nyack NY, the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY and the Showcase Worcester North Cinemas in Worcester MA

Code Black: Opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Houston

Happy Christmas: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Flicks Cinemas in Boise ID, the Sunshine Cinemas in New York Cit, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe AZ and the Loft Cinema in Tuscon AZ

The Kill Team: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Korengal: Opens at the the Ritz 13 in Columbus GA, the Wynnsong 10 in Fort Benning GA, the Carmike 16 in Jacksonville NC and the Marrket Fair 16 in Fayetteville NC

Land Ho!: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Media Center 8 in Burbank CA, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, the Cinema 100 Quad in Greenburgh NY, the Century 20 in Huntington Beach, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Triplex in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinema in Montclair NJ, the Garden Cinema in Norwalk CT, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 and the Century 25 in Orange CA, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY, the Mongomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, the Promenade 13 in Rolling Hills Estate CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Century 10 in Ventura CA, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills CA

Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures): Opens at the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM

Mood Indigo: Opens at the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY and in Austin, Denver, Minneapolis and Seattle

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-August 2014 and 2018, please visit the second section of The Early Report