The Early Report for July 16th, 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 39 new openers in theatres between Friday, July 18 and Friday, August 8, 2014.

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: Opens at the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue WA, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Boulder 16 in Boulder CO, the Williamsburg Cinemas in Brookln NY, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Esquire Theatre in Denver, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the La Jolla 12 in La Jolla CA, the Malverne Cinema in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Theater in Manhasset NY, the South Beach 16 in Miami Beach FL, the Clairidge Theatre in Montclair NJ, the Empire 25, the Kips Bay 15, the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the CineArts at Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto CA, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Kabuki 8 and the San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco, the Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, the Guild 45th Theatre and the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles, the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA, the West Plano Cinemas in West Plano TX, the Raceway 10 in Westbury NY, the Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills CA and in additional locations in select 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 “Master Builder Solness” 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: 130 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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Web Junkie

Logline: Documents the lives of a group of people in a Beijing rehab center where teenagers are “deprogrammed” from spending so much time online. In English and in Mandarin with subtitles

Directors: Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia

Distributor: Kino Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, August 8, 2014

About Alex

Logline: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown

Featuring: Max Greenfield, Maggie Grace, Jane Levy, Max Minghella, Nate Parker, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Ritter

Director: Jesse Zwick

Writer: Jesse Zwick

Distributor: Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Valley View 16 in Dallas, the Fairlane 21 in Dearborn MI, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Universal Cineplex 20 in Orlando, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood and the Whitby 24 in Whitby ONT on August 8

MPAA Rating: R for language and drug use

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

After

Logline: A middle class family struggles with the financial consequences of a failing family business and a series of intergenerational conflicts and rivalries

Featuring: John Doman, Sabrina Gennarino, Kathleen Quinlan, Adam Scarimbolo, Pablo Schreiber

Director: Pieter Gasperz

Writer: Sabrina Gennarino

Distributor: Virgil Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Barrett Commons 24 in Atlanta, the Mesquite 30 in Dallas, the Studio 30 in Houston and the Empire 25 in New York City on August 8

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Deepsea Challenge  3D

Logline: Documents filmmaker James Cameron’s voyage in a submersible to the deepest spot on earth, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench

Directors: John Bruno, Ray Quint, Andrew Wight

Distributor: DisruptiveLA/National Geographic Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 8

MPAA Rating: PG for language and brief disaster images

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Dog

Logline: Documents the life of John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon

Directors: Allison Berg and Frank Kerauden

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, and the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Film Center in New York City on August 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat 91.85:1)

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Logline: An Indian family moves to France and opens an eatery across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant

Featuring: Rohan Chand, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Helen Mirren, Om Puri

Director: Lasse Hallström

Writer: Steven Knight, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1850 plus playdates on August 8

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Into the Storm

Logline: A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.

Featuring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Matt Walsh

Director: Steven Quale

Writer: John Swetnam

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on August 8

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense destruction and peril, and language including some sexual references

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Step Up: All In  3D

Logline: It’s time for everyone from the previous installments not named Tatum to be in it to win it

Featuring: Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Briana Evigan, Misha Gabriel, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner

Director: Trish Sie

Writer: John Swetnam, based on characters created by Duane Adler

Distributor: Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2550 plus playdates on July 25

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

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  3D

Logline: Four mutant warriors fight to save their city from an evil kingpin

Featuring: Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Megan Fox, Whoopi Goldberg and the voices of Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Writers: Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, based on the comic book series created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates oon August 8

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

What Now? Remind Me

Logline: Documents a year in the life of the director, who endured an experimental clinical trial for HIV patients. In Portuguese with subtitles

Director: Joaquim Pinto

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 164 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Expanding today

Boyhood: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the North Point Cinemas in Alpharreta GA, the Amherst Theatre in Amherst NY, the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor MI, the Parks at Arlington Cinemas in Arlington TX, the Carolina Theatre in Asheville NC, the Bloomington 11 in Bloomington IN, the Flicks Theatre in Boise ID, the Regency 20 in Brandon FL, the Hollywood Cinemas in Chamblee GA, the Carolina Pavilion Cinemas in Charlotte NC, the Downtown Mall 6 in Charlottesville VA, the Mariemont Theatre in Cincinnati OH, the Capital Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel Cinemas, the Gateway Film Center and the Lennox Theatre in Columbus OH, the Concord Mills Cinemas in Concord Mills NC, the Varsity Theatre in Davis CA, the Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Fluer Cinemas in Des Moines, the Bijou Art Theatre in Eugene OR, the Stonebriar Theatre in Frisco TX, the Denver West Village Cinemas in Golden CO, the Carousel Cinema in Greensboro NC, the Hampton Town Center Cinemas in Hampton VA, the Palace 17 in Hartford CT, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Cinemapolis Theatre in Ithaca NY, the Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville FL, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Baxter Theatre in Louisville, the Merchant’s Walk 12 in Marietta GA, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Canal Place Cinemas and the Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, the Downing Film Center in Newburgh NY, the Kiln Creek Theater in Newport News VA, the Woodland Square Cinemas in Oldsmar FL, the Park Place CInemas in Pinellas Park FL, the Cable Car Theatre in Providence RI, the Criterion Cinemas at Movieland and the Westhampton Cinema in Richmond, VA, the Sandy Springs Theatre in Sandy Springs GA, the CCA Cinematheque in Sante Fe NM, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL, the Grand Cinema in Tacoma WA, the Citrus Stadium in Tampa, the Lynnhaven Theatre in Virginia Beach and the Aperture Cinema in Winston-Salem NC

Code Black: Opens at the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

Happy Christmas: Opens at the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA and the Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Kill Team: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Land Ho!: Opens at the Living Room Theatres, the Palace 20 and the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton, the Boynton Beach Theatre in Boynton Beach FL, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Edina 4 in Edina MN, the Cinema City at the Palace in Hartford CT, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ and the West Newton 6 in West Newton MA

Mood Indigo: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Alamo Drafthouse Richardson in Dallas, the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park Theatre in Houston, the Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo MI, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet 6 in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock TX, the O Cinema in Miami, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace in New Braunfels TX, the Cinemas Plame D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes in San Antonio, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe and the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol CA

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