The Early Report for February 6, 2018

The Early Report features the most detailed listings on the Internet of the independent and foreign films scheduled to be released in the upcoming week, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings, when available. This week’s report covers 23 new openers in theatres for the week of February 9th, 2018.

Friday February 9, 2018

Aiyaary
Logline: A respected colonel hunts down a military intelligence officer who threatens to bring down the Government. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Sidharth Malhotra, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Writer: Neeraj Pandey
Distributor: Reliance Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 137 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Basmati Blues
Logline: A brilliant scientist is plucked out of the company lab and sent to India to sell the genetically modified rice she created – which she doesn’t realize will destroy the farmers she thinks she’s helping. In English and in Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Tyne Daly, Brie Larson, Donald Sutherland
Director: Danny Baron
Writers: Danny Baron and Jeffrey Dorchen, story by Danny Baron and Jeffrey Dorchen and Danny Thompson
Distributor: Shout! Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Katy Mills 20 in Katy TX, the Lakewood Center 16 in Lakewood CA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Arclight Cinemas in Santa Monica, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL and the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Becks
Logline: After a crushing breakup with her girlfriend, a Brooklyn musician moves back in with her Midwestern mother.
Featuring: Dan Fogler, Lena Hall, Christine Lahti, Mena Suvari, Michael Zegen
Directors: Daniel Powell and Elizabeth Rohrbaugh
Writers: Rebecca Drysdale and Daniel Powell and Elizabeth Rohrbaugh
Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Deer Valley 16 in Antioch CA, the Plaza Cinemas in Atlanta, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Galewood Crossings 14 in Chicago, the Kent Station 14 in Kent WA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Universal Cineplex 20 in Orlando, the Pompano Beach 18 in Pompano Beach FL and the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minues
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bhaagmathie
Logline: An IAS officer is imprisoned in a haunted house, while she is interrogated by law enforcers investigating a politician they suspect of corruption. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Asha Sarath, Anushka Shetty
Director: G. Ashok
Writer: G. Ashok
Distributor: UV Creations
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 133 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Black Hollow Cage
Logline: A girl who lives secluded in a house in the woods with the only company of her father and a wolfhound finds among the trees a mysterious cubic device with the ability to change the past.
Featuring: Daniel M. Jacobs, Haydee Lysander, Lowena McDonell, Julian Nicholson, Lucy Tillett
Director: Sadrac González-Perellón
Writer: Sadrac González-Perellón
Distributor: Level Film
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bomb City
Logline: An ongoing feud between punk rockers and a more affluent clique in a small Texas town leads to a hate crime.
Featuring: Dave Davis, Henry Knotts, Logan Huffman, Lorelei Linklater, Marilyn Manson, Glenn Morshower
Director: Jameson Brooks
Writers: Sheldon R. CHick and Jameson Brooks
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Allentown 16 in Allentown PA, the Westgate 6 in Amarillo TX, the Deer Valley 16 in Antioch CA, the Athens 12 in Athens GA, the AFS Cinema in Austin, the Gratiot 21 in Clinton Township MI, the Alamo Drafthose Sloans Lake Cinemas in Denver, the Oakwood 12 in Eau Claire WI, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in El Paso TX, the UICA Cinema in Grand Rapids MI, the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Lubbock TX, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Warrensburg 10 in Warrensburg MO and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Entanglement
Logline: While recovering from a suicide attempt, a young man accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his adopted sister
Featuring: Diana Bang, Nicole LaPlaca, Thomas Middleditch, Johannah Newmarch, Jess Weixler
Director: Jason James
Writer: Jason Filiatrault
Distributor: Dark Star Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens atthe Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas in Calgary AB, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall 8 in Cote Saint-Luc QC, the Gateway 8 in Federal Way WA, the Grapevine 30 in Grapevine TX, the Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane in Halifax NS, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Lexington Park 6 in Lexington Park MD, the Quartier Latin 17 in Montréal, the Southlake Pavillion 24 in Morrow GA, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Roxy Theater in Philadelphia, the Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill in Oakville ON, the Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas in Ottawa, the Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough in Peterborough ON, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, the SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas in Sudbury ON, the Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas in Toronto, the Park Theatre in Vancouver BC, the SilverCity Windsor Cinemas in Windsor ON and the Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas in Winnepeg MB
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Fake Blood
Logline: Two filmmakers receive a disturbing fan video inspired by their previous horror movie, motivating them to investigate the responsibility of filmmakers in portraying violence in movies and are unwittingly introduced to the real world of violent criminals and their victims.
Director: Rob Grant
Distributor: Level Film
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Female Brain
Logline: A doctor tries to understand the science behind romantic missteps.
Featuring: Whitney Cummings, Blake Griffin, Toby Kebbell, James Marsden, Lucy Punch, Cecily Strong, Sofía Vergara
Director: Whitney Cummings
Writers: Neal Brennen and Whitney Cummings, based on the novel by Louann Brizendine
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Deer Valley 16 in Antioch CA, the Apple Valley 15 in Apple Valley MN, the Cinematique of Daytona in Daytona Beach FL, the Screenland Crossroads Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Oakview Plaza 24 in Omaha, the Ahwatukee 24 in Phoenix AZ, the Pompano Beach 18 in Pompano Beach FL, the Raleigh 15 in Raleigh NC, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

First We Take Brooklyn
Logline: An ex-con sets gets dragged into a brutal turf war with the Russian mob.
Featuring: Danny A. Abeckaser, Sasha Feldman, Harvey Keitel, Annalynne McCord, Guri Weinberg
Director: Danny A. Abeckaser
Writers: Jon Carlo and Danny A. Abeckaser
Distributor: 2B Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sheepshead Bay 14 in Brooklyn, the New Roc 18 in New Rochelle NY, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Seaford Cinemas in Seaford NY and the Teaneck Cinemas in Teaneck NJ
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Gayatri
Logline: A dreaded gangster comes up with a master plan to beat his rivals, the other gangs and the law, once and for all. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam, Vishnu Manchu, Shriya Saran
Director: Madan
Writer: Diamond Ratna Babu
Distributor: Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 125 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 150 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Golden Exits
Logline: An Australian woman upsets the precarious balance that holds two families together in Brooklyn.
Featuring: Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman, Chloe Sevingy, Analeigh Tipton
Director: Alex Ross Perry
Writer: Alex Ross Perry
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for some language and sexual references
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Inttelligent
Logline: The life of a playful, joyful, dutiful and successful software engineer goes off the rails. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Rahul Dev, Sayaji Shinde, Sai Dharam Tej, Lavanya Tripathi, Ashish Vidyarthi
Director: V. V. Vinayak
Writer: V. V. Vinayak
Distributor: CK Entertainments
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 155 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

La Boda de Valentina
Logline: A Mexican woman must come to terms with her family and her ex when she takes her American fiance home. In English and in Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Ryan Carnes, Omar Chaparro, Marimar Vega, Kate Vernon, Jesús Zavala
Director: Marco Polo Constandse
Writers: Santiago Limón and Issa López, based on a story by Beto Gómez
Distributor: Pantelion
Opening Week Release Pattern: 350 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Last Movie Star
Logline: An aging movie star accepts an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award at a film festival, but the ceremonies are far from the glamour he anticipated.
Featuring: Nikki Blonsky, Chevy Chase, Ellar Coltrane, Clark Duke, Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter
Director: Adam Rifkin
Writer: Adam Rifkin
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality/partial nudity
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Monster Family
Logline: When a witch activates her magic, it turns a family into the monsters they were portraying at the local monster costume party.
Featuring the voices of: Jessica Brown Findlay, Emily Watson, Nick Frost, Celia Imrie, Jason Issacs, Catherine Tate
Director: Holger Tappe
Writers: David Safier and Catharina Junk, based on the book by Safier
Distributor: Viva Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Southwest Lake Creek 7 in Austin, the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Cooble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn, the Texas Theatre in Dallas, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco and the Tempe Cinemas in Tempe AZ
MPAA Rating: PG for some rude humor and thematic elements
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018
Logline: Showcases of the Live Action, Animation and Documentary short-film nominees.
Distributor: ShortsTV/Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Times: 54 minutes (Animated Shorts), 178 minutes (Live Action Shorts), 96 minutes (Documentary Shorts)
Aspect Ratio: Various (1.78:1, 1.85:1 and 2.39:1)

Padman
Logline: Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India. In English and in Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Radhika Apte, Amitabh Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Akshay Kumar
Director: R. Balki
Writer: R. Balki
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Peacemaker
Logline: Documents the life of international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.
Director: James Demo
Distributor: Central Square Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Permission
Logline: A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.
Featuring: Gina Gershon, Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis
Director: Brian Crano
Writer: Brian Crano
Distributor: Good Deed Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman 22 in Alexandria VA, the Higland Cinemas in Austin, the Freshpond 10 in Boston, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Shea 14 in Phoenix, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL and the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Seeing Allred
Logline: Documents the life and career of one of the most public crusaders against the war on women.
Directors: Roberta Grossman and Sophie Sartain
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Still/Born
Logline: After giving birth to twins where only one child surivived, a new mother suspects a supernatural entity has chosen her child and will stop at nothing to take it from her.
Featuring: Christie Burke, Jesse Moss, Rebecca Olson
Director: Brandon Christensen
Writers: Brandon Christensen and Colin Minihan
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Neshimany 24 in Bensalem PA, the Galewood Crossings 14 in Chicago, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the BarryWoods 24 in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park Cinemas in Katy TX, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Veterans 24 in Tampa and the CityWalk 19 in Universal City CA
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images, some violence and language
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Toli Prema
Logline: A young man falls in love with a girl at first sight but can’t find a way to get to know her.
Featuring: Raashi Khanna, Sapna Pabbi, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Varun Tej
Director: Venky Atluri
Writer: Venky Atluri
Distributor: Creative Cinemas LLC
Opening Week Release Pattern: 175 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 150 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Bombshell: Opens at the Living Room Theaters in Boca Raton FL and the Hopewell Theater in Hopewell NJ
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: Opens at the Century 14 in Albuquerque, the the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Living Room Theaters, the Palace 20 and the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Boynton Beach 14 in Boynton Beach FL, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Movies Del Ray in Delray Beach FL, the Movies of Lake Worth 4 in Lake Worth FL, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Madison 6 in Madison WI, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the Green Hills Commons 16 in Nashville, the Tower 3 in Sacramento, and the El Con 20 and the Foothill 15 in Tucson AZ
Happy End: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Limelight Cinema in Bellingham WA, the Tin Pan Theatre in Bend OR, the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Beach Boulevard 12 in Jacksonville, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville TN, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Madison 6 in Madison WI, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Glenwood Arts Theater in Overland Park KS and the Governor’s Square 12 in Tallhassee FL
Have a Nice Day: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Yonkers NY
In the Fade: Opens at the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville
The Road Movie: Opens at the Area 31 Theatre in Frederick MD
Signature Move: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel: Opens at the 4 Star Cinema in San Francisco
Vazante: Opens at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH

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