The Early Report for August 11th, 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 46 new openers in theatres between Wednesday, August 13 and Friday, September 5, 2014.

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: 2950 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: 2850 plus playdates on August 15

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

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)

Septic Man

Logline: A sewage worker gets trapped inside a septic tank during a water contamination crisis and undergoes a hideous transformation

Featuring: Jason David Brown, Tim Burd, Molly Dunsworth, Robert Maillet, Stephen McHattie, Julian Richings

Director: Jesse Thomas Cook

Writer: Tony Burgess

Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 15

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing vile and gruesome images, violence and language

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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)

We Are Mari Pepa

Logline: Four teenage friends in Guadalajara start a band to compete in a local punk rock contest. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Moises Galindo, Alex Gallardo, Jaime Miranda, Rafael Andrade Munoz, Arnold Ramirez, Petra Iniguez Robles

Director: Samuel Kishi Leopo

Writers: Samuel Kishi Leopo and Sofia Gomez Cordova

Distributor: Fandor

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on August 15

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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)

14 Blades

Logline: A secret service agent in the emperor’s court is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Yuwu Qi, Kate Tsui, Chun Wu, Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao

Director: Daniel Lee

Writers: Daniel Lee & Kwong Man Wai & Tin Shu Mak & Ho Leung Lau, story by Lee

Distributor: Radius/The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 22

MPAA Rating: R for violence and bloody images

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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 Possession of Michael King

Logline: Following the sudden death of his wife, a documentary filmmaker decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural

Featuring: Ella Anderson, Shane Johnson, Cara Pifko

Director: David Jung

Writer: David Jung, story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian

Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 22

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

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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: Flat (1.85:1)

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The November Man

Logline: An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission

Featuring: Luke Bracey, Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Will Patton, Eliza Taylor

Director: Roger Donaldson

Writers: Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek, based on the novel “There Are No Spies” by Bill Granger

Distributor: Relativity Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus playdates on August 27

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: R for strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use.

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

PRODUCER CREDIT ABUSE: There are EIGHTEEN producers, executive producers and associate producers credited for this movie

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Logline: Documents how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change

Director: Thomas Allen Harris

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, August 29, 2014

As Above, So Below

Logline: Two archaeologists search for a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris

Featuring: Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, James Pasierbowicz, Perdita Weeks

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Writers: Drew Dowdle & John Erick Dowdle

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus playdates on August 29

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, terror and language throughout

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Cantinflas

Logline: A young man from the mean street of Mexico City grows up to become the biggest comedy stars in world cinema. In English and in Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Joaquín Cosio, Michael Imperioli, Óscar Jaenada, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Teresa Ruiz

Director: Sebastian del Amo

Writers: Sebastian del Amo & Edui Tijerina

Distributor: Pantelion Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 29

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, language, smoking and some suggestive material

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Conformist

Logline: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. In Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Fosco Giachetti, Gastone Moschin, Stefania Sandrelli, Enzo Tarascio, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writer: Bernardo Bertolucci, based on the novel “Il Conformista” by Alberto Moravia

Distributor: Kino Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 29

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

The Congress

Logline: An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider

Featuring: Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robin Wright

Director: Ari Folman

Writer: Ari Folman, based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Rialto Elmwood Cinemas in Berkeley, the Village Park Cinemas in Houston, the SIFF Uptown Cinema in Seattle and the Sunnset Cinemas in West Hollywood on August 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Ghostbusters

Logline: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service

Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver

Director: Ivan Reitman

Writers: Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates on August 29

MPAA Rating: PG

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Last Weekend

Logline: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family

Featuring: Zachary Booth, Patricia Clarkson, Joseph Cross, Devon Graye, Judith Light, Jayma Mays, Chris Mulkey

Directors: Tom Dolby and Tom Williams

Writer: Tom Dolby

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Life of Crime

Logline: The wife of a wealthy man is kidnapped, but he doesn’t want to pay her ransom

Featuring: Jennifer Aniston, Yaslin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, John Hawkes, Mark Boone Junior, Tim Robbins

Director: Daniel Schechter

Writer: Daniel Schechter, based on the book by Elmore Leonard

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 29

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

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering

Logline: Documents the life of Ralph W. Moss Ph.D, an American author whose writings promote complementary and alternative cancer treatments

Director: Eric Merola

Distributor: Merola Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on August 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Starred Up

Logline: A troubled and explosively violent teenager is transferred to adult prison where he finally meets his match

Featuring: David Ajala, Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn, Jack O’Connell, Sam Spruell

Director: David Mackenzie

Writer: Jonathan Asser

Distributor: Tribeca Film

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunun Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today

Finding Fela: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Houston, the Acme Screening Room in Lambertville NJ, the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Oklahoma City and the Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Jealousy: Opens at the Real Artways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach FL, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs and the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA

Land Ho!: Opens at the Century 12 in Abilene TX, the Century 14 in Albuquerque, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Downtown Mall 6 in Charlottesville VA, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Cielo Vista 14 in El Paso, the Fiesta Square 16 in Fayetteville AR, the Folsom 14 in Folsom CA, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Beach Blvd. 12 in Jacksonville FL, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Premiere 16 in Lubbock TX, the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis, the Osio Plaza Cinemas in Monterey CA, the Odessa 12 Odessa TX, the Oakview 24 in Omaha, the Marketplace Cinemas in Oro Valley AZ, the Riverside 12 in Reno, the Bijou Cinema Bistro in San Antonio, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane, the Sundial 19 in St. Petersburg FL, the Governor’s Square 12 in Tallahassee, the Loft Cinema in Tucson, the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK, the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL, the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME and the Cinemark 14 in Wichita Falls TX

Mood Indigo: Opens at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO, the Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins CO and the Moxie Cinema in Springfield MO

Friday, September 5, 2014

But Always

Logline: Two Chinese school friends who’ve lost touch over the years rekindle their romance in New York City. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Yuanyuan Gao, Dawei Tong, Nicholas TseXian Zhou

Director: Snow Zou

Writer: Snow Zou

Distributor: China Lion

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Century 20 in Daly City CA, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco and in additional locations in select markets on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Fedora

Logline: A down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer attempts to lure a famous but reclusive film actress out of retirement

Featuring: José Ferrer, Henry Fonda, William Holden, Marthe Keller, Frances Sternhagen

Director: Billy Wilder

Writers: Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond, based on the story by Thomas Tryon

Distributor: Olive Films

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

MPAA Rating: PG

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Forrest Gump   IMAX

Logline: A simple man stumbles his way through forty years of history while searching for his one true love

Featuring: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, , Gary SInese, Mykelti Williamson, Robin Wright

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Eric Roth, based on the novel by Winston Groom

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 300 plus IMAX playdates on September 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence

Running Time: 141 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1) matted in to IMAX digital (1.90:1)

Frontera (Magnolia Pictures): Select markets

Logline: A former sheriff helps to find the killer of his iwfe

Featuring: Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Amy Madigan, Michael Peña

Director: Michael Berry

Writers: Louis Moulinet and Michael Berry

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ on September 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence including a sexual assault, and brief strong language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

God Help the Girl

Logline: A young woman turns to songwriting to help her through an emotional period

Featuring: Olly Alexander, Cora Bisset, Pierre Boulanger, Emily Browning, Hannah Murray

Director: Stuart Murdoch

Writer: Stuart Murdoch

Distributor: Amplify

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Identical

Logline: The path of a musical family from the Be Bop 1950s through the Glam Rock 1970s

Featuring: Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Joe Pantoliano

Director: Dustin Marcellino

Writers: Howard Klausner

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates on September 5

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material and smoking

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Kelly and Cal

Logline: A mother suffering from post-partum depression strikes up a friendship with a teenage neighbor confined to a wheelchair

Featuring: Margaret Colin, Josh Hopkins, Juliette Lewis, Lucy Owen, Cybill Shepherd, Jonny Weston

Director: Jen McGowan

Writer: Amy Lowe Starbin

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Last Days in Vietnam

Logline: Documents the final weeks of the Vietnam War

Director: Rory Kennedy

Distributor: American Experience Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on September 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Rocks in My Pockets

Logline: Five women from the same family battle depression and madness

Featuring the voice of: Signe Baumane

Director: Signe Baumane

Writer: Signe Baumane

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today

The Congress: Opens at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Bijou Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Roxy Theatre in Missoula MT, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City, the Hollywood Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol CA and the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY

Jealousy: Opens at the Tower Cinema in Miami

Land Ho!: Opens at the Century 16 in Anchorage, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Chelsea Theatre in Chapel Hill NC, the Carolina 3 in Durham NC, the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth, the Hollywood 19 in Huntsville AL, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Rialto Theatre in Raleigh NC, the Salem Cinema in Salem OR and the Aperture Cinema in Winston-Salem NC

Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills

For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-September 2014 and 2020, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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