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Norman Jewison

Yes, he directed “Moonstruck” and two unforgettable musicals, but Jewison is also responsible for a trilogy of films focusing on racial-injustice, a whacky Cold War comedy and a signature film of Steve McQueen’s showing that he is one of the most versatile directors since Robert Wise.

This blueprint for good investigation dramas tells the story of a black Philadelphia detective investigating a murder in Mississippi who matches wits with a redneck sheriff. Groundbreaking for it’s time, this Oscar winning film is still relevant today and offers a gripping mystery with terrific dramatic performances by a complete cast of fully realized characters.

This is an amazingly funny and entertaining irreverent "Cold War" comedy about a Russian submarine stranded outside an isolated New England town, which throws the locals into a panic. Jewison does a delightful job of utilizing his all-star cast to their fullest, deftly mixing Capra-esq characters with Mel Brooks’s type situations (and vise-versa).

A bored millionaire (Steve McQueen in his prime) masterminds a flawless bank job as Faye Dunaway (an insurance investigator out to get him) identifies him as the mastermind and falls in love along the way. This is the original and the best, with all the arch stylized movie techniques of the ‘60s (including split-screen and fuzzy shallow focus) and the most erotic chess game ever captured on screen.

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The Early Report for December 15, 2008: Part Two

December 15th, 2008

This second part of the Early Report highlights the newest release date changes and additions, title changes and MPAA ratings, as well as estimated screen counts for all films scheduled for release between mid-January 2009 and 2012


Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions
Alien Trespass (Roadside Attractions): In April 3, 2009
An American Affair (Screen Media Films): In February 27, 2009
Brotherhood V: Alumni (Regent Releasing): Out December 19. In February 2009 TBD
The Brothers Bloom (Summit Entertainment): Out December 19. In May 15, 2009
Despicable Me (Universal Studios): In July 9, 2010
Downloading Nancy (Strand Releasing): In May 2009 TBD
Echelon Conspiracy (After Dark Films): In February 20, 2009
Fast & Furious (Universal Studios): Out June 12, 2009. In April 3, 2009
500 Days Of Summer (Fox Searchlight Pictures): In July 24, 2009
Goodbye Solo (Roadside Attractions): In March 27, 2009
The Hangover (Warner Brothers Pictures): Out June 5, 2009. In June 12, 2009
The Haunting in Connecticut (Lionsgate): In June 19, 2009
The Horseman (Lionsgate): In March 13, 2009
Leather Jacket Love Story (Regent Releasing): Out December 19. In January 16, 2009
Lorna’s Silence (Sony Pictures Classics): Out May 15, 2009. In June 5, 2009
Miss February (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Out February 20, 2009. In February 13, 2009
New Moon (Summit Entertainment): In November 20, 2009
Nothing But the Truth (Yari Film Group): Out December 19. In December 17
Nottingham (Universal Studios): Out November 6, 2009. In 2010 TBD
O’Horten (Sony Pictures Classics): Out February 20, 2009. In April 24, 2009
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Twentieth Century-Fox): Out July 2, 2010. In February 12, 2010
Playing With Fire (Regent Releasing): Out December 19. In January 16, 2009
The Wolfman (Universal Studios): Out April 3, 2009. In November 6, 2009


Most Recent MPAA Ratings
The Besieged Fortress (Genius Products): G
Bride Wars (Twentieth Century-Fox): PG for suggestive content, language and some rude behavior
Discovering Deerpath (Richter Brothers Pictures): G
Foodfight! (C47 Productions Inc.): PG for rude and suggestive content, innuendo and language
Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale (Monarch Home Video): R for language and brief nudity
Hannah Montana: The Movie (Walt Disney Pictures): G
The Human Contract (The Human Contract LLC): R for strong sexual content, language and violence
Mentor (MTI Home Video): R for language, some sexuality and brief drug use
Moscow Chill (MTI Home Video): R for language, some violence and brief nudity
$9.99 (Regent Releasing): R for language and brief sexuality and nudity Offspring (Modern Offspring LLC): R for strong bloody violence and gore, disturbing situations, language, nudity and some sexuality
Perkins' 14 (After Dark Films): R for graphic bloody violence, terror, language and some sexuality
Quemar Las Naves (Distrimax): PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and some language
Ready or Not (Monarch Home Video): R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
The Scorpion (Lightning Home Entertainment): R for brutal violence, language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use
The Silence (Genius Products): R for violent images, nudity and language
10 Dead Men (MTI Home Video): R for pervasive bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
Voices (After Dark Films): R for strong bloody violence throughout, and some language


Future U.S. Theatrical Release Calendar (all location counts are FilmJerk.com estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hotel for Dogs (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Leather Jacket Love Story (Regent Releasing): Los Angeles exclusive
My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Lionsgate): 1750 plus locations
Notorious (Fox Searchlight Pictures): 1500 plus locations
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations
Playing With Fire (Regent Releasing): Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Theatre in Los Angeles
Serbis (Regent Releasing): Select markets

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Of Time And The City (Strand Releasing): New York City exclusive

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dog Eat Dog (IFC Films): New York City exclusive
Donkey Punch (Magnolia Pictures): Select markets
Inkheart (New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers Pictures): 3250 plus locations
Killshot (The Weinstein Company): 50 locations in select markets
Possession (Yari Film Group): 750 plus locations
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Screen Gems): 3250 plus locations

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Class (Sony Pictures Classics): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional theatres in Los Angeles and New York City
New In Town (Lionsgate): 2000 plus locations
Taken (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2250 plus locations
Uninvited (Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, February 6, 2009

Coraline (Focus Features): 2500 plus locations
Dance Flick (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations
Fanboys (The Weinstein Company): 50 locations in select markets
Free Style (IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films): Select markets
He's Just Not That Into You (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2000 plus locations
Medicine For Melancholy (IFC Films): New York City exclusive
Pink Panther 2 (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations
Push (Summit Entertainment): 2000 plus locations

Friday, February 13, 2009

Chocolate (Magnolia Pictures): Select markets
Confession of a Shopaholic (Touchstone Pictures): 2650 plus locations
Friday the 13th (New Line Cinema): 3500 plus locations
Miss February (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Select markets
Two Lovers (Magnolia Pictures): Select markets
Under the Sea 3D (Warner Brothers Pictures): 1000 plus locations

Friday, February 20, 2009

Echelon Conspiracy (After Dark Films): Select markets
Fall Down Dead (41Inc.): Select markets
Fired Up (Screen Gems): 1500 plus locations
The International (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations
17 Again (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2750 plus locations
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (Lionsgate): 2150 plus locations
Youth in Revolt (The Weinstein Company/MGM): 2000 plus locations

Friday, February 27, 2009

An American Affair (Screen Media Films): Select markets
Assassination Of A High School President (Yari Film Group): Major markets
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (Walt Disney Pictures): 1250 plus Digital 3D locations
Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead (Atlas Media Corporation): Select markets
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2750 plus locations

Undated February 2009

Brotherhood V: Alumni (Regent Releasing): Los Angeles exclusive

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

12 (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

Friday, March 6, 2009

All About Steve (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2500 plus locations
American Violet (Samuel Goldwyn Films: Select markets
Venus & Vegas (41Inc.): 200 plus locations
Watchmen (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Horseman (Lionsgate): Select markets
A Perfect Getaway (MGM): 1500 plus locations
Race to Witch Mountain (Walt Disney Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Tokyo Sonata (Regent Releasing): New York City exclusive

Friday, March 20, 2009

Duplicity (Universal Studios): 2650 plus locations
The Great Buck Howard (Magnolia Pictures): Select markets
I Love You Man (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations
Knowing (Summit Entertainment): 2000 plus locations
Sleep Dealer (Maya Entertainment): Select markets
Spinning Into Butter (Screen Media Films): Opens at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Accidental Husband (Yari Film Group): 1000 plus locations
Adventureland (Miramax Films): 2500 plus locations
The Informant (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2650 plus locations
Goodbye Solo (Roadside Attractions): Select markets
The Janky Promoters (The Weinstein Company): 2250 plus locations
Monsters vs. Aliens (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations
Turning Green (41Inc.): Select markets
12 Rounds (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2350 plus locations

Undated First Quarter 2009

Un Brilliante Proposito (Frontera Films): Select markets
Un Tigre En La Cama (Frontera): Select markets

Friday, April 3, 2009

Alien Trespass (Roadside Attractions): Top twenty markets
Fast & Furious (Universal Studios): 3850 plus locations
Paris 36 (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City
Sugar (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City
The Ugly Truth (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dragonball: Evolution (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2650 plus locations

Friday, April 10, 2009

Case 39 (Paramount Pictures): 2850 plus locations
The Hannah Montana Movie (Walt Disney Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Untitled Jody Hill/Seth Rogen Comedy (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 17, 2009

Crank 2 (Lionsgate): 2500 plus locations
State Of Play (Universal Studios): 2750 plus locations

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth (Walt Disney Pictures): 1000 plus locations

Friday, April 24, 2009

Every Little Steop (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City
Fighting (Universal Studios): 2500 plus locations
The Goods: The Don Ready Story (Paramount Vantage): Major markets
O'Horten (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City
Obsessed (Screen Gems): 1650 plus locations
Red Velvet (41Inc.): 250 plus locations
The Soloist (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations
Vanilla Gorilla (Freestyle Releasing): 1000 plus locations
Whiteout (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2250 plus locations
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Twentieth Century-Fox): 4000 plus locations

Friday, May 8, 2009

My Life in Ruins (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Select markets
Next Day Air (Summit Entertainment): 2000 plus locations
Star Trek (Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Wild Child (Universal Studios): 2500 plus locations

Friday, May 15, 2009

Angels and Demons (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations
The Brothers Bloom (Summit Entertainment): Select markets
Bruno (Universal Studios): 2750 plus locations

Friday, May 22, 2009

Night At The Museum II: Escape From The Smithsonian (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3850 plus locations
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (Warner Brothers Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, May 29, 2009

Drag Me To Hell (Universal Studios): 3000 plus locations
The Lonely Maiden (Yari Film Group): Select markets
Up (Walt Disney Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Undated May 2009

Downloading Nancy (Strand Releasing): Major markets

Undated Spring 2009

Lymelife (Screen Media Films): Major markets

Friday, June 5, 2009

Land of the Lost (Universal Studios): 3850 plus locations
Lorna's Silence (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Hangover (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Nowhereland (Paramount): 2750 plus locations
The Proposal (Touchstone Pictures): 2650 plus locations

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Haunting in Connecticut (Lionsgate): 2250 plus locations
Year One (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, June 26, 2009

My Sister’s Keeper (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Undated Second Quarter 2009

Fray Justica (Frontera Films): Select markets

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ice Age 3 (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3650 plus locations
Public Enemies (Universal Studios): 3250 plus locations

Friday, July 10, 2009

I Love You Beth Cooper (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2500 plus locations
2012 (Columbia Pictures): 4025 plus locations

Friday, July 17, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Warner Brothers Pictures): 4150 plus locations

Friday, July 24, 2009

500 Days Of Summer (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Major markets
G-Force (Walt Disney Films): 3850 plus locations
The Orphan (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Piranha 3D (Dimension Films): 2750 plus locations
Planet 51 (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations
The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3 (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations
Untitled Apatow/Sandler/Rogen Comedy (Universal Studios): 3650 plus locations

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bandslam (Summit Entertainment): 2000 plus locations
They Came from Upstairs (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2850 plus locations

Friday, August 7, 2009

G.I. Joe (Paramount Pictures): 3750 plus locations
Julie and Julia (Columbia Pictures): 2850 plus locations
Shorts (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 14, 2009

District 9 (Screen Gems): 2000 plus locations
Post Grad (Fox Searchlight PIctures): 1250 plus locations
Taking Woodstock (Focus Features): Major markets

Friday, August 28, 2009

Final Destination 4 (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2750 plus locations, including 1000 plus Digital 3D locations
Mardi Gras (Screen Gems): 1750 plus locations
Rob Zombie’s Tyrannosaurus Rex (Dimension Films): 3450 plus locations

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pandorum (Overture Films): 1850 plus locations

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

9 (Focus Features): 2500 plus locations

Friday, September 11, 2009

Game (Lionsgate): 2000 plus locations
Whiteout (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Crazies (Overture Films): 2000 plus locations
Fame (MGM): 2500 plus locations
Hotel Translyvania (Columbia Pictures): 3850 plus locations
The Surrogates (Touchstone Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, October 2, 2009

Shutter Island (Paramount Pictures): 2650 plus locations
Sorority Row (Summit Entertainment): 2500 plus locations
Toy Story (Walt Disney Pictures): 2000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, October 9, 2009

Zombieland (Columbia Pictures): 2850 plus locations

Friday, October 16, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, October 23, 2009

Amelia (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Major markets
The Cabin the Woods (MGM): 2850 plus locations
Saw VI (Lionsgate): 3250 plus locations

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Box (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2950 plus locations
A Christmas Carol (Walt Disney Pictures): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3500 plus locations
The Wolfman (Universal Studios): 3250 plus locations

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Tooth Fairy (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3000 plus locations

Friday, November 20, 2009

Astroboy (Summit Entertainment): 3250 plus locations
Sherlock Holmes (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3500 plus locations
The Three Stooges (MGM): 2650 plus locations

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Old Dogs (Walt Disney Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Lovely Bones (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, December 18, 2009

Avatar (Twentieth Century-Fox): 4000 plus locations, including 2000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, December 25, 2009

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3000 plus locations
Untitled Hugh Grant/Sarah Jessica Parker Film (Columbia Pictures): 3150 plus locations
Untitled Nancy Meyers Comedy (Universal Studios): 3000 plus locations

Undated December 2009 TBD

The Frog Princess (Walt Disney Pictures): 3850 plus locations
Untitled Clint Eastwood Project (Warner Brothers Pictures): Platform release

Undated 2009

Clive Barker Presents: Hellraiser (The Weinstein Company/MGM): 2500 plus locations
Crossing Over (The Weinstein Company): Major markets
Easy Virtue (Sony Pictures Classics): Major markets
Hurricane Season (The Weinstein Company): 1500 plus locations
Interstellar (Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus locations
The Marc Pease Experience (Paramount Vantage): Major markets
Ninja Assassin (Warner Brothers Picutres): 3250 plus locations
Phenom (Screen Gems): 2250 plus locations
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (MGM): 2000 plus locations
The Road (Dimension Films): Major markets
Shanghai (The Weinstein Company): Major markets

2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bone Deep (Columbia Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, January 15, 2010

Book of Eli (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2650 plus locations
Hoodwinked 2 (The Weinstein Company): 2500 plus locations
Let the Right One In (Overture Films): 2000 plus locations

Friday, January 22, 2010

Legion (Columbia Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Cabin In The Woods (MGM): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 12, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3000 plus locations
Toy Story 2 (Walt Disney Pictures): 2000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, March 5, 2010

Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ramona (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3000 plus locations

Friday, March 26, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, April 9, 2010

Root of All Evil (Screen Gems): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 16, 2010

Alpha and Omega (Lionsgate): 3000 plus locations

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Walt Disney Pictures): 4150 plus locations
Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures): 4250 plus locations

Friday, May 21, 2010

Shrek Goes Fourth (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Pictures): 4250 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, May 28, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Walt Disney Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Friday, June 11, 2010

The A-Team (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3250 plus locations

Friday, June 18, 2010

Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Pictures): 4000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Green Hornet (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Last Airbender (Paramount Pictures): 3850 plus locations

Friday, July 9, 2010

Despicable Me (Universal Studios): 2500 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thor (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, July 30, 2010

Guardians Of Ga’Hoole (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, August 13, 2010

Straw Dogs (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cats And Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, November 5, 2010

Master Mind (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus Digital 3D locations

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (Warner Brothers Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Undated November 2010

Untitled James Bond 23 (Columbia Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Friday, December 17, 2010

Smurfs (Columbia Pictures): 3850 plus locations

Undated December 2010

Rapunzel (Walt Disney Pictures): 3850 plus locations

Undated 2010

Beauty and the Beast 3-D (Walt Disney Pictures): 1500 plus Digital 3D locations
Hotel Transylvania (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Nottingham (Universal Studios): 3500 plus locations
Puss in Boots (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Pictures): 3250 plus Digital 3D locations
Robocop (MGM): 3000 plus locations

2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rango (Paramount Pictures): 3650 plus locations

Friday, May 6, 2011

The First Avenger: Captain America (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Undated May 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (Warner Brothers Pictures): 4000 plus locations
Spider-Man 4 (Columbia Pictures): 4200 plus locations

Friday, June 3, 2011

Kung Pu Panda 2: Pandamonium (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 4250 plus locations

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cars 2 (Walt Disney Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Avengers (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, September 30, 2011

Hotel Transylvania (Columbia Pictures): 3850 plus locations

Undated December 2011 TBD

The Hobbit: Part One (Warner Brothers Pictures): 4150 plus locations

Undated Winter 2011 TBD

The Bear and the Bow (Walt Disney Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Undated 2011 TBD

Madagascar 3 (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations

2012

Undated Spring 2012 TBD

Kings of the Elves (Walt Disney Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Undated Summer 2012 TBD

newt (Walt Disney Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Undated December 2012 TBD

The Hobbit: Part Two (Warner Brothers Pictures): 4150 plus locations

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