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John Sturges

Helming the “Magnificent Seven” should be reason enough, demonstrating that Sturges had the happy talent of taking what was considered strictly “male” oriented stories and making them sexy enough and humorous enough to appeal to female movie-goer as well.

Sturges takes this star-studded gunslinger film based on the Japanese favorite "The Seven Samurai", and makes it a bone fide all-American classic featuring Yul Brynner. At the request of Mexican peasants, Brynner recruits a band of fellow mercenaries, half of whom Sturges introduces as the next generation of action film super-stars including Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and Steve McQueen. Widescreen!

Sturges is responsible for what is renowned as one of the greatest war films ever made, featuring Steve McQueen and his unforgettably daring motorcycle jumps in the face of the enemy. Allied prisoners escape from a German POW camp in this superior effort, noted for a brilliant international cast and Elmer Bernstein's triumphant score. Widescreen!

This day in the life of a stranger in an isolated town has since been done to death, and this is why. In the hands of a lesser director the talents of this exceedingly manly cast (Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan) would otherwise overwhelm this compelling drama with a prejudice theme, but Sturges is able to maintain a firm grasp of the reigns, keeping his actors this side of mellow drama. Widescreen!

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The Early Report for November 10, 2009: Part Two

November 10th, 2009

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 early December 2009 and 2013


Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (Twentieth Century-Fox): Out December 25. In December 23
Born to Be a Star (Columbia Pictures): In September 3, 2010
Crazy Heart (Fox Searchlight Pictures): In December 11
Hotel Transylvania (Columbia Pictures): Out September 30, 2011. In February 17, 2012
Letters To Juliet (Summit Entertainment): Out May 14, 2010. In May 7, 2010
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (Industrial Entertainment): In December 11
Pirates! (Columbia Pictures): In September 21, 2012
Rapunzel (Walt Disney Pictures): In November 24, 2010
Remember Me (Summit Entertainment): Out February 12, 2010. In March 12, 2010


Most Recent MPAA Ratings
$5 A Day (Image Entertainment): PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and language
Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans (First Look Studios): R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality
City of Life and Death (National Geographic Entertainment): R for wartime violence and atrocities including sexual assault, and for some sexuality and brief nudity
The Donner Party (First Look Studios): R for some violence
Frozen (Anchor Bay Films): R for some disturbing images and language
Hidden (After Dark Films): R for violence, disturbing images and language
The Joneses (The Joneses, LLC): R for language, some sexual content, teen drinking and drug use
Let God Be The Judge (Phase 4 Films): PG for thematic elements, language and violence
The Lovely Bones (Paramount Pictures): PG-13 for mature thematic material involving disturbing content and images, and some languages
Perfect Life (Phase 4 Films): R for drug use throughout, sexuality, violence, and pervasive language
Selfless (Lightning Media): R for language, some sexual content and violence
Shadows of The Past (Barnholtz Entertainment): PG for language, mild thematic material and brief sexuality
Shoot First And Pray You Live (Grindstone Entertainment): R for bloody violence
Tricks Of A Woman (Mutressa Movies, LLC): R for brief sexual references


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

Friday, December 11, 2009

Crazy Heart (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (Columbia Pictures): 3150 plus locations
Invictus (Warner Brothers Pictures): Major markets
The Lovely Bones (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): Major markets
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (Industrial Entertainment): Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
A Single Man (The Weinstein Company): Major markets

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ricky (IFC Films): New York City exclusive
A Town Called Panic (Zeitgeist Films): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, December 18, 2009

Avatar (Twentieth Century-Fox): 4000 plus locations, including 2000 plus Digital 3D locations
Nine (The Weinstein Company): Major markets
The Young Victoria (Apparition): Major markets

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3000 plus locations
Police, Adjective (IFC Films): New York City exclusive

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnussus (Sony Pictures Classics): Major markets
It's Complicated (Universal Studios): 3000 plus locations
The Other Side of Paradise (Striped Socks Productions): Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
Sherlock Holmes (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (Paladin): Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
The White Ribbon (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Case 39 (Paramount Pictures): 1500 plus locations

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bitch Slap (Epic Slap): Select markets
Crazy on the Outside (Freestyle Releasing): Select markets
Daybreakers (Lionsgate): 2500 plus locations
Leap Year (Universal Studios): 2500 plus locations
Youth in Revolt (The Weinstein Company): 1750 plus location

Friday, January 15, 2010

Book of Eli (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2650 plus locations
Dreamkiller (Delaware Pictures): Exclusive to the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles
Hoodwinked 2 (The Weinstein Company): 2500 plus locations
The Last Station (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles
Mine (Film Movement): Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
The Spy Next Door (Lionsgate): 2350 plus locations

Friday, January 22, 2010

Extraordinary Measures (CBS Films): 1750 plus locations
Legion (Columbia Pictures): 2750 plus locations
The Tooth Fairy (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3000 plus locations

Friday, January 29, 2010

After Dark Horrorfest 2009 (After Dark Films): Select markets
Edge Of Darkness (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations
When in Rome (Touchstone Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dear John (New Line Cinema): 2650 plus locations
From Paris With Love (Lionsgate): 1950 plus locations
I Love You, Phillip Morris (Freestyle Releasing): 500 plus locations

Friday, February 12, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3000 plus locations
Valentine’s Day (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations
The Wolfman (Universal Studios): 3250 plus locations

Friday, February 19, 2010

Shutter Island (Paramount Pictures): 2650 plus locations

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Couple of Cops (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations
The Crazies (Overture Films): 2000 plus locations
A Prophet (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City
The Red Canvas (Freestyle Releasing): 500 plus locations
Takers (Screen Gems): 2000 plus locations

Undated February 2010

Night of the Demons (Seven Arts Films): 1000 plus locations

Friday, March 5, 2010

Alice in Wonderland 3D (Walt Disney Pictures): 2750 plus Digital 3D locations
Brooklyn's Finest (Overture Films): 2000 plus locations

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss (Zeitgeist Films): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
Hubble 3D (Warner Brothers Pictures): 100 plus IMAX 3D locations

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Backup Plan (CBS Films): 750 plus locations
Green Zone (Universal Studios): 3000 plus locations
Hard 10 (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations
Remember Me (Summit Entertainment): 2000 plus locations

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Bounty Hunter (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations
Hot Tub Time Machine (MGM): 1500 plus locations
Last Night (Miramax Films): Select markets
Our Family Wedding (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Major markets
Piranha 3D (Dimension Films): 2750 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, March 26, 2010

Clash of the Titans (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3650 plus locations
Grown Ups (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations
How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, April 2, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2650 plus locations
Furry Vengeance (Summit Entertainment): 2000 plus locations
The Last Song (Walt Disney Pictures): 3150 plus locations
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too (Lionsgate): 2100 plus locations

Friday, April 9, 2010

Date Night (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2850 plus locations
The Losers (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3150 plus locations

Friday, April 16, 2010

Death At A Funeral (Screen Gems): 2000 plus locations
Kick Ass (Lionsgate): 2500 plus locations
MacGruber (Rogue Pictures): 2750 plus locations
Nerveracker (Dimension Films): 3250 plus locations

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Oceans (DisneyNature): 1850 plus locations

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wall Street 2 (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street (New Line Cinema): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 7, 2010

Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures): 4250 plus locations
Letters To Juliet (Summit Entertainment): 2500 plus locations

Friday, May 14, 2010

Untitled Robin Hood Project (Universal Studios): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 21, 2010

Shrek Forever After (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
Sex and the City 2 (New Line Cinema): 3250 plus locations

Friday, June 4, 2010

Killers (Lionsgate): 2750 plus locations
Marmaduke (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 11, 2010

The A-Team (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3250 plus locations
Get Him to the Greek (Universal Studios): 2800 plus locations
The Karate Kid (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 18, 2010

Footloose (Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Jonah Hex (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3250 plus locations
Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Pictures): 4000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, June 25, 2010

Grown Ups (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment): 3500 plus locations

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Last Airbender (Paramount Pictures): 3850 plus locations
Untitled Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz Movie (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3500 plus locations

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Robert Rodriguez's Predators (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3650 plus locations

Friday, July 9, 2010

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

Friday, July 16, 2010

Inception (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Walt Disney Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dinner for Schmucks (Paramount Pictures): 2850 plus locations
Salt (Columbia Pictures): 2850 plus locations
The Zookeeper (MGM): 2500 plus locations

Friday, July 30, 2010

Beastly (CBS Films): 2000 plus locations
Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations
Morning Glory (Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Untitled Meet the Fockers Sequel (Universal Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Other Guys (Columbia Pictures): 3750 plus locations
Step Up 3-D (Touchstone Pictures): 2750 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th Part 2 3D (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations
Ramona and Beezus (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Expendables (Lionsgate): 2750 plus locations

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lottery Ticket (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Undated Summer 2010

Should Not (First Run Features): Major markets

Friday, September 3, 2010

Born to Be a Star (Columbia Pictures): 2850 plus locations

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Town (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2650 plus locations

Friday, September 17, 2010

Flipped (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations
Resident Evil: Afterlife (Screen Gems): 2850 plus Digital 3D locations
The Roommate (Screen Gems): 2650 plus locations

Friday, September 24, 2010

Guardians Of Ga’Hoole (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations
You Again (Walt Disney Pictures): 2800 plus locations

Friday, October 1, 2010

Alpha and Omega (Lionsgate): 2750 plus Digital 3D locations
Priest (Columbia Pictures): 2850 plus locations
Your Highness (Universal Pictures): 2850 plus locations

Friday, October 8, 2010

Going the Distance (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2950 plus locations
Secretariat (Walt Disney Pictures): 2800 plus locations
The Zookeeper (MGM): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 15, 2010

Your Highness (CBS Films): 2000 plus locations

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Prisoners (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, November 5, 2010

Due Date (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3250 plus locations
Oobermind (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

Friday, November 12, 2010

Unstoppable (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3250 plus locations

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Burlesque (Screen Gems): 2500 plus locations
Rapunzel (Walt Disney Pictures): 3850 plus locations
Red Dawn (MGM): 2500 plus locations

Undated November 2010

Untitled James Bond 23 (Columbia Pictures): 3750 plus locations
Tron Legacy (Walt Disney Pictures): In December 10, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3750 plus locations
Tron: Legacy (Walt Disney Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Untitled James L. Brooks Movie (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations
Yogi Bear (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Green Hornet (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Gulliver's Travels (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3750 plus locations
Life as We Know It (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Undated 2010

Let the Right One In (Overture Films): 2000 plus locations
Mardi Gras (Screen Gems): 1750 plus locations
Robocop (MGM): 3000 plus locations
The Three Stooges (MGM): 2650 plus locations
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations

2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Cabin In The Woods (MGM): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, January 21, 2011

Underworld 4 (Screen Gems): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Factory (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2850 plus locations

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bobbie Sue (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 11, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, February 25, 2011

Straw Dogs (Screen Gems): 2500 plus locations

Friday, March 4, 2011

I HOP (Universal Studios): 3000 plus locations

Friday, March 11, 2011

Beautiful Girl (Screen Gems): 2000 plus locations

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rango (Paramount Pictures): 3650 plus locations

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sucker Punch (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rio 3D (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3650 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stretch Armstrong (Universal Studios): 3250 plus locations

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hidden Beauty (DisneyNature): 1850 plus locations

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spider-Man 4 (Columbia Pictures): 4200 plus locations

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thor (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday May 27, 2011

The Hangover 2 (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3650 plus locations

Friday, June 3, 2011

Kung Pu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, June 17, 2011

Green Lantern (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cars 2 (Walt Disney Pictures): 4000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, July 1, 2011

Battleship (Universal Studios): 3650 plus locations

Friday, July 15, 2011

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

Friday, July 22, 2011

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

Friday, July 29, 2011

Smurfs (Columbia Pictures): 3850 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Mistaken (Screen Gems): 2250 plus locations

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Intruder (Screen Gems): 2250 plus locations

Friday, October 7, 2011

Marvin the Martian (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, November 4, 2011

Puss in Boots (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, November 11, 2011

Arthur Christmas (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Feet 2 (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3850 plus Digital 3D 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 Digital 3D locations

Undated 2011 TBD

Beauty and the Beast 3D (Walt Disney Pictures): 2500 plus Digital 3D locations
Frankenweenie (Walt Disney Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Walt Disney Pictures): 4150 plus locations
Poltergeist (MGM): 2500 plus locations

2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hotel Transylvania (Columbia Pictures): 3850 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Lorax (Universal Studios): 4000 plus Digital 3D locations

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Croods (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus DIgital 3D locations

Undated Spring 2012 TBD

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

Sunday, April 22, 2012

African Cats: Kingdom of Courage (DisneyNature): 1850 plus locations

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Avengers (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, May 25, 2012

Madagascar 3 (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus Digital 3D locations

Undated Summer 2012 TBD

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pirates! (Columbia Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Guardians (Paramount Pictures): 3750 plus Digital 3D locations

Undated December 2012 TBD

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

Undated 2012 TBD

John Carter of Mars (Walt Disney Pictures): 3500 plus locations

2013

Monday, April 22, 2012

Chimpanzee (DisneyNature): 1850 plus locations

Undated 2013 TBD

Shrek 5 (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus Digital 3D locations

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