The Early Report for July 29th, 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 44 new openers in theatres between Friday, August 1 and Friday, August 22, 2014.

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: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the Angelika Pop-Up Theatre at Union Market in Washington DC on August 1

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

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Finding Fela

Logline: Documents the life of AfroBeat creator Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Director: Alex Gibney

Distributor: Kino Lorber Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language

Running Time: 122 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

Magic in the Moonight: Opens at the Albany Twin in Albany CA, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Maple Theatre in Bloomfield Hills MI, the Living Room Theatres, the Palace 20 and the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Boynton Beach 14 in Boynton Beach FL, the Bronxville Triplex in Bronxville NY, the Coolidge Corner Moviehouse in Brookline MA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbelll CA, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Movies Del Ray in Delray Beach FL, the Arclight Cinemas in El Segundo CA, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Arclight Cinemas and the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park CA, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Clairidge 6 in Montclair NJ, the Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Arclight Cinemas in Pasadena CA, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Pleasant Hill 16 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the CineArts at Santana Row 6 in San Jose, the Regency 6 in San Rafael CA, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Embassy 6 in Waltham MA and the Roosevelt Raceway 10 in Westbury NY

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)

Fifi Howls from Happiness

Logline: Documents the life and work of artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso,” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. In Farsi with subtitles

Director: Mitra Farahani

Distributor: Music Box Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in August 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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)

Moebius

Logline: A father is driven into desire, a son covets that of his father’s and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy. In Korean with subtitles

Featuring: Jae-hyeon Jo, Eun-woo Lee, Young-ju Seo

Director: Ki-duk Kim

Writer: Ki-duk Kim

Distributor: RAM Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles on August 8

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

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

Finding Fela: Opens at the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Mist Theatre in Harlem, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Let’s Be Cops

Logline: A pair of buddies hatch a plan to impersonate police officer but soon find themselves way in over their heads

Featuring: Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr.

Director: Luke Greenfield

Writers: Luke Greenfield and Nicholas Thomas

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2450 plus playdates on August 13

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

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Abuse of Weakness

Logline: A stroke-afflicted filmmaker is manipulated by a notorious con man. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Isabelle Huppert, Ronald Leclercq, Christophe Sermet, Kool Shen, Laurence Ursino

Director: Catherine Breillat

Writer: Catherine Breillat

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunun Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

Logline: A Korean admiral lures over 300 Japanese ships into a deadly trap where they meet their fate against only 13 battle ships. In Korean with subtitles

Featuring: Jin Goo, Lee Jung-Hyun, Choi Min-Sik, Ryoo Seung-Ryong, Kwon Yool

Director: Kim Han-Min

Writers: Kim Han-Min & Jeon Cheol-hong

Distributor: CJ Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 126 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Expendables 3

Logline: The Expendables team goes up against a ruthless arms dealer who is also the team’s co-founder

Featuring: Antonio Bandares, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer, Jet Li, Kellan Lutz, Dolph Lundgren, Ronda Rousey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham

Director: Patrick Hughes

Writers: Sylvester Stallone and Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, story by Stallone, based on characters created by David Callaham

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus playdates on August 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Frank

Logline: A young wanna-be musician discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic man who always wears a big head mask

Featuring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tess Harper, Scoot McNairy

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Writers: Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Rio Theatre in Vancouver BC and the Vic Theatre in Victoria BC on August 15

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Giver

Logline: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan, Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites

Director: Phillip Noyce

Writers: Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide, based on the novel by Lois Lowry

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on August 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Jealousy

Logline: A theater actor is torn between the woman he lives with, and the woman he loves. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Rebecca Convenant, Esther Garrel, Louis Garrel, Olga Milshtein, Anna Mouglalis

Director: Philippe Garrel

Writers: Marc Cholodenko and Caroline Deruas-Garrel and Philippe Garrel and Arlette Langmann

Distributor: Distrib Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunun Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Life After Beth

Logline: A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead

Featuring: Dane DeHaan, Cheryl Hines, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Paul Reiser, Alia Shawkat, Molly Shannon

Director: Jeff Baena

Writer: Jeff Baena

Distributor: A24

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 15

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

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Ragnarok

Logline: The ancient and modern worlds collide when an archaeologist finds the true meaning of the secret runes found in the Oseberg ship. In Norwegian with subtitles

Featuring: Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Pål Sverre Hagen, Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist

Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose

Writers: John Kåre Raake

Distributor: Magnet Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 15

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some terror/frightening images

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Red Hollywood

Logline: Using archival footage, documents Hollywood filmmaking from the 1930s to the 1950s, when “Red” screenwriters and directors worked within the studio system to make films that challenged issues of class, war, race, and gender

Directors: Thom Anderson and Noël Burch

Distributor: Thom Anderson

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunun Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

The Trip to Italy

Logline: Two famous comedic actors are asked to do a series of restaurant reviews through the Italian countryside

Featuring: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Writer: Michael Winterbottom

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today

Alive: Opens at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix and the Veterans 24 in Tampa

Boyhood: Opens at the High Ridge Theatre in Albuquerque, the Bear Tooth Theatre in Anchorage, the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR, the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Epic Theatre in Clermont FL, the Ragtag Theatre in Columbia MO, the Pocono Community Cinema in East Stroudsburg PA, the Cameo Theatre in Fayetteville NC, the Lyric Theatre in Fort Collins CO, the Belltower Theatre in Fort Myers FL, the Royal Park Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Virginia Center Theatre in Glen Allen VA, the Celebration Grand Rapids North Cinemas in Grand Rapids MI, the Midtown Cinemas in Harrisburg PA, the Myrna Loy Theatre in Helena MT, the Coligny Theatre in Hilton Head SC, the FilmScene Theatre in Iowa City IA, the Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo MI, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville TN, the BLVD Theatre in Lancaster CA, the Zoetropolis Theatre in Lancaster PA, the Liberty Hall Theatre in Lawrence KS, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington KY, the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE, the Riverdale 10 in Little Rock, the Livonia 20 in Livonia MI, the Wilma Theatre in Missoula MT, the Savoy Theater in Montpelier VT, the Hollywood 20 and the Silverspot Theatre in Naples FL, the Cine 4 in New Haven CT, the Newburyport Screening Room in Newburyport MA, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland ME, the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend WA, the Grandin Theatre in Roanoke VA, the Little Theatre and the Pittsford Plaza Cinemas in Rochester NY, the Rockford 16 in Rockford IL, the Strand Cinema in Rockland ME, the Salem Theatre in Salem OR, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Schererville 12 in Schererville IN, the Schererville 16 in South Bend IN, the Epic Village 16 in St. Augustine FL, the Staten Island 16 in Staten Island NY, the Manlius Art Cinema in Syracuse NY, the Tallahassee Mall 20 in Tallahassee FL, the Circle Cinema and the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK, and the Railraod Square Cinemas in Waterville ME

Code Black: Opens at the Park Terrance Cinemas in Charlotte

The Dog: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, the Texas Theatre in Dallas, the SIE FilmCenter in Denver, the Arena Cinema in Hollywood, the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park in Houston, the Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock TX, the Maysles Cinema in New York City, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle and the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY

Fifi Howls from Happiness: Opens at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Finding Fela: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

The Kill Team: Opens in Seattle

Land Ho!: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills and the Violet Crown Cinema in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Hollywood 20 in Naples FL, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Downtown Centre 7 in San Luis Obispo, the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota FL and the Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle

Mood Indigo: Opens at the Guild Cinemas in Albuquerque and the Bijou Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Expedition to the End of the World

Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of adverturers trying to discover to the last white areas of the world map

Director: Daniel Dencik

Distributor: Argot Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Are You Here

Logline: Two childhood best friends embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns he has inherited a large sum of money from his recently deceased estranged father

Featuring: Jenna Fischer, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Herrmann, Laura Ramsey, Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson

Director: Matthew Weiner

Writer: Matthew Weiner

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 22

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

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For  3D

Logline: A town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants

Featuring: Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Stacy Keach, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis

Directors: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller

Writer: Frank Miller, based on his graphic novels

Distributor: Dimension Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on August 22

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

If I Stay

Logline: A musical prodigy is stuck in a limbo between life and death after a car accident.

Featuring: Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lauren Lee Smith

Director: R.J. Cutler

Writer: Shauna Cross, based on the novel by Gayle Forman

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on August 22

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Kink

Logline: A documentary on fetish website Kink.com

Featuring: James Franco

Director: Christina Voros

Distributor: MPI Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 22

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Love is Strange

Logline: After they get married, two men are forced to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing

Featuring: Cheyenne Jackson, John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Charlie Tahan, Marisa Tomei

Director: Ira Sachs

Writers: Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

PRODUCER CREDIT ABUSE: There are no less than THIRTY ONE producers, executive producers and associate producers credited for this movie

May in the Summer

Logline: High off the success of her first book and planning to marry, a Jordanian-American woman is thrust back in to the chaos of her former existence

Featuring: Cherien Dabis, Bill Pullman, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Siddig

Director: Cherien Dabis

Writer: Cherien Dabis

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The One I Love

Logline: Struggling with a marriage on the brink of falling apart, a couple escapes for a weekend in pursuit of their better selves, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them

Featuring: Ted Danson, Mark Duplass, Elizabeth Moss

Director: Charlie McDowell

Writer: Justin Lader

Distributor: Radius/The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexuality and drug use

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Prince

Logline: A retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up when his daughter is kidnapped

Featuring: John Cusack, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jessica Lowndes, Jason Patric, Bruce Willis

Director: Brian A. Miller

Writers: Andre Fabrizio &Jeremy Passmore

Distributor: Grindstone Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for violence, drug content and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

That Man from Rio

Logline: An airman on a week’s leave tries to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Daniel Ceccaldi, Françoise Dorléac, Roger Dumas, Jean Servais

Director: Philippe de Broca

Writers: Jean-Paul Rappeneau & Ariane Mnouchkine & Daniel Boulanger & Philippe de Broca

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

When the Game Stands Tall

Logline: The journey of a high school football coach, who took his team from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak

Featuring: Clancy Brown, Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern, Alexander Ludwig

Director: Thomas Carter

Writer: Scott Marshall Smith, screen story by Smith and David Zelon, based on the book by Neil Hayes

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio:

Expanding today

Alive: Opens at the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Methuen 20 in Methuen MA and the Northbrook Court 14 in Northbrook IL

The Dog: Opens at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Roxy Theatre in Missoula MT, the Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace in New Braunfels TX and the Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes in San Antonio

Finding Fela: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH and the Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Jealousy: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Plahouse 7 in Pasadena and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

The Kill Team: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Land Ho!: Opens at the Spectrum 7 in Albany NY, the Amherst Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA, the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the Century 16 in Boulder CO, the Amherst 3 in Buffalo, the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Esquire 6 in Cincinatti, the Cedar Lee 6 in Cleveland Heights OH, the the Drexel East 3 and the Lennox Town Center 24 in Columbus OH, the Neon Theatre in Dayton OH, the Towne 16 in Egg Harbor Township NJ, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Kahala Mall 8 in Honolulu, the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis, the Tivoli at Manor Square 3 in Kansas City MO, the Sundance 608 CInemas in Madison WI, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar FL, the Leawood Theatre in Overland Park KS, the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Little 5 and the Pittsford 9 in Rochester NY, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre 6 in Salt Lake City, the Criterion Cinemas in Saratoga Springs NY and the City Center 12 in Vancouver WA

Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures): Opens at the Parkside Theatre in Kenosha WI

Mood Indigo: Opens at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN and the Roxy Theatre in Missoula MT

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between late-August 2014 and 2019, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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