FilmJerk Favorites

A group of unique directors and the essential works that you've got to see.

||| Frank Capra |||
Frank Capra

It goes without saying that Capra is one of the greatest and most beloved directors of all time, especially renowned for his madcap romantic comedies. He is one of the few directors who ever managed to balance whimsy with meaningfulness without loosing the ability to entertain.

Only Frank Capra, with his light hand and good sense of allowing the actors to be their roles, could carry off this tale of a naive average American used by an unscrupulous politician through a nationwide goodwill drive. No one was ever better at having strong yet vulnerable women not only aid, but often come to the rescue, of the leading man.

Frank Capra's final film is a hilarious translation of a Damon Runyon tale set in 1930s New York, as gangster Glenn Ford repays street peddler Bette Davis for her "good luck" apples by passing her off as a well-to-do society lady for her visiting daughter (Ann-Margret in her film debut). This excellent and thoroughly enjoyable remake of his own 1933 "Lady for a Day" is a beautiful swan song to a master storyteller. Widescreen!

In this black comedy about two sweet old ladies whose basement holds a murderously funny secret, Capra utilizes star Cary Grant to his zany, patented “double take” best. Capra’s brilliance in comic casting is demonstrated with such reliable character actors as Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre and Jack Carson who manage to play their parts to the hilt without chewing up the scenery.

Recommended by CarrieSpecht

Advertisement

The Early Report for May 25th, 2014: Part One

May 25th, 2014

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 52 new openers in theatres between Wednesday, May 28 and Friday, June 20, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne
Logline: Documents the life of an 83 year old recidivist jewel thief with a 60-year career in crime, 32 aliases,10 birth dates, 11 social security numbers, and 9 passports
Directors: Kirk Marcolina and Matthew Pond
Distributor: Films Transit
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 28
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 74 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas
Logline: A respected, well-to-do horse merchant resorts to extremes after a ruthless nobleman steals his horses. In French, German and Occitan with subtitles
Featuring: Delphine Chuillot, Bruno Ganz, David Kross, Denis Lavant, Melusine Mayance, Mads Mikkelsen
Director: Arnaud des Pallieres
Writers: Christelle Berthevas and Arnaud des Pallieres, based on the novella "Michael Kohlhaas" written by Heinrich von Kleist
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Tower Theatre in Miami, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the FilmBar Theatre in Phoenix on May 30
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 122 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Big Ask
Logline: Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother.
Featuring: Ned Beatty, Dale Dickey,Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Ahna O'Reilly, Jason Ritter, French Stewart
Directors: Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman
Writer: Thomas Beatty
Distributor: Tribeca Film
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood on May 30
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Delivery: The Beast Within
Logline: After a young couple agrees to document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show, a series of unexplained events lead them to believe that a malevolent spirit has possessed their unborn child.
Featuring: Danny Barclay, Rob Cobuzio, Laurel Vail
Director: Brian Netto
Writers: Brian Netto & Adam Schindler
Distributor: The Collective
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and San Diego
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Emoticon ;)
Logline: Trying to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age, a woman and her boyfriend's teenage children become unlikely guides in each others relationships.
Featuring: Sonia Braga, Miles Chandler, Michael Cristofer, Livia De Paolis, Carol Kane
Director: Livia De Paolis
Writers: Livia De Paolis and Sarah Nerboso
Distributor: Indican Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Cinema Village in New York City on May 30
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 79 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Filth
Logline: A bipolar, bigoted junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Featuring: Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, James McAvoy, Imogen Poots
Director: Jon S. Baird
Writer: Irvine Welsh, based on his novel
Distributor: Magnet Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Violet Crown Cinema in Austin, the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City, the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the Carlton Theatre in Toronto, the Rio Theatre in Vancouver BC, the Vic Theatre in Victoria BC and the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood on May 30
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language and some violence
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Grand Seduction
Logline: The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin.
Featuring: Liane Balaban, Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Gordon Pinsent, Rhonda Rodgers
Director: Don McKellar
Writers: Michael Dowse and Ken Scott
Distributor: eOne Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on May 30
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive material and drug references
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Korengal
Logline: Documents how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it.
Director: Sebastian Junger
Distributor: Saboteur Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on May 30
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and brief nude images
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Lucky Them
Logline: A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.
Featuring: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Johnny Depp, Ahna O'Reilly, Oliver Platt, Lynn Shelton, Joanne Woodward
Director: Megan Griffiths
Writers: Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel, story by Caroline Sherman
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and additional locations in select markets on May 30
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual content and drug use
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Maleficent  IMAX 3D
Logline: A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.
Featuring: Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Angelina Jolie, Leslie Manville, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple
Director: Robert Stromberg
Writer: Linda Wolverton, based on the stories "La Belle au Bois Dormant" by Charles Perrault and "Dornroschen" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus playdates on May 30
MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Million Ways to Die in the West
Logline: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Featuring: Neil Patrick Harris, Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Charlize Theron
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Writers: Alec Sulkin & Seth MacFarlane & Wellesley Wild
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus playdates on May 30
MPAA Rating: R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material
Running Time: 116 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Night Moves
Logline: Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Featuring: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, James Le Gros, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Writers: Kelly Reichardt & Jonathan Raymond
Distributor: Cinedigm Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and in Los Angeles on May 30
MPAA Rating: R for some language and nudity
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sorcerer
Logline: Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.
Featuring: Amidou, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Roy Scheider
Director: William Friedkin
Writer: Walon Green, based on the novel "The Wages of Fear" by Georges Arnaud
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 30
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 122 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

We Are the Best
Logline: Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. In Swedish with subtitles.
Featuring: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Johan Liljemark, Mattias Wiberg
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Writer: Lukas Moodysson, based on the comic book by Coco Moodysson
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema du Parc in Montreal, the Angelika Film Center and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City, the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre in Toronto, the VanCity Theatre in Vancouver BC and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on May 30
MPAA Rating: Not raed by the MPAA
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
Chinese Puzzle: Opens at the Midtown Art Teatre in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Living Room Cinemas and the Shadowood 18 in Boca Raton FL, the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Ballantyne Cinemas in Charlotte, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Cedar Lee 6 in Cleveland Heights OH, the Movies at Delray Beach in Delray Beach FL, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Tivoli Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Movies at Lake Worth in Lake Worth FL, the Coral Gables Art Cinema in Miami, the Cinemas Palme D'Or in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the Living Room Cinemas in Portland OR, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Camera 3 in San Jose and the Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle
The Dance of Reality: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
The Double: Opens at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn NY, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL, the Roxy Theatre in Missoula MT and the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE
For No Good Reason: Opens at the Spectrum 7 in Albany NY, the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Amherst 3 in Buffalo, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth TX, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Enzian Theatre in Maitland FL, the Hollywood 20 in Naples FL, the Green Hills Commons 16 in Nashville, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond VA, the Little Cinema and the Pittsbford 9 in Rochester NY, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and the Criterion Cinemas in Saratoga Springs NY
Ida: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Tara Cinemas in Atlanta, the Bantam Cinemas in Bantam CT, the Bethel Cinemas in Bethel CT, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo NY, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Mariemont Theatre in Cincinnati, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Cinema Arts 6 in Fairfax VA, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Fine Arts Theatre in New City NY, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Cine 4 and the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Film Streams Theatre in Omaha, the Enzian Theater in Orlando, the Palme D'Or Cinemas in Palm Desert CA, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, the Ritz Five in Philadelphia, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY, the Cameo Cinema in St. Helena CA, the Sandy Springs Cinemas in Sandy Springs GA, the Riviera Theatre in Santa Barbara, the CCA Theatre in Santa Fe, the Century 10 in Ventura CA, Ritz Center 16 Voorhees NJ and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
The Lunchbox: Opens at the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester MA, the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM, the Strand Theatre in Rockland ME and the Art Center Cinema in Salina KS
Only Lovers Left Alive: Opens at Kimball's Peak Theatre in Colorado Springs, the Fleur Cinema in Des Moines IA, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the FilmScene Theatre in Iowa City, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the State Theatre in Modesto, the Strand Theatre in Rockland ME, the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME and the Worcester North 18 in Worcester MA
Palo Alto: Opens at the Downtown 14 and the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Cinema City 13 in Anaheim Hills CA, the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Arbor 8 and the Violet Crown Cinemas in Austin, the Progress Ridge 14 in Beaverton OR, the Indiana University Cinema in Bloomington IN, the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte NC, the Downtown Mall 6 in Charlottesville VA, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee 6 in Cleveland Heights OH, the Dos Lagos 15 in Corona CA, the Varsity Theater in Davis CA, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Hampshire Mall in Hadley MA, the Cinema City at the Palace in Hartford, the Palace at the Plaza Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville TN, the Harbor Cinema in Muskegon MI, the Magic Theatre in Nevada City CA, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Zeitgeist Arts Center in New Orleans, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Movieland at Boulevard Square in Richmond VA, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Sag Harbor Cinema in Sag Harbor NY, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Best Years of Our Lives
Logline: Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Featuring: Dana Andrews, Hoagy Carmichael, Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Harold Russell, Teresa Wright
Director: William Wyler
Writer: Robert E. Sherwood, based on the novel by MacKinlay Kantor
Distributor: Park Circus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 168 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Borgman
Logline: A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. In English and in Dutch with subtitles.
Featuring: Jan Bijvoet, Tom Dewispelaere, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Writer: Alex van Warmerdam
Distributor: Drafthouse
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on June 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Burt's Buzz
Logline: Documents the world of Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt's Bees.
Director: Jody Shapiro
Distributor: Area23a
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the O Cinema in Miami, the Cinema Village in New York City and the FilmBar Theatre in Phoenix on June 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Citizen Koch
Logline: Documents the rise of the Tea Party and people who fund the movement.
Directors: Carl Deal and Tia Lessin
Distributor: Variance Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC FIlm Center in New York City on June 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Edge of Tomorrow  IMAX 3D
Logline: A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.
Featuring: Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Lara Pulver, Noah Taylor
Director: Doug Liman
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel "All You Need is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on June 6
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Fault in our Stars
Logline: A teenager with terminal cancer finds new hope when she falls for a cancer survivor.
Featuring: Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Shailene Woodley
Director: Josh Boone
Writers: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, based on the book by John Green
Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus playdates on June 6
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language
Running Time: 125 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Moment
Logline: A war photojournalist's precarious sanity comes under threat when the clues to the disappearance of her writing partner lead her to the last place she would ever expect.
Featuring: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Martin Henderson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Meat Loaf, Alia Shawkat
Director: Jane Weinstock
Writers: Gloria Norris & Jane Weinstock
Distributor: Dada Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Obvious Child
Logline: On Valentine's Day, a would-be comedian gets dumped by her boyfriend, fired from her day job and discovers she's pregnant.
Featuring: David Cross, Gaby Hoffmann, Richard Kind, Jake Lacy, Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Writer: Gillian Robespierre, story by Karen Maine and Elisabeth Holm, based on the short film written by Anna Bean and Karen Maine and Gillian Robespierre
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on June 6
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content
Running Time: 83 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Only Real Game
Logline: Documents the lives of a group of youngsters in an embattled border state in northeast India, defying civil war, drugs, gun traffic and HIV/AIDS through love of baseball.
Director: Mirra Bank
Distributor: The Only Real Game Movie
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on June 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Ping Pong Summer
Logline: A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong.
Featuring: Marcello Conte, Judah Friedlander, John Hannah, Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris, Lea Thompson
Director: Michael Tully
Writer: Michael Tully
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures/Millennium Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Clayton Theatre in Dagsboro DE, the Texas Theatre in Dallas, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Mall of America 14 in Minneapolis, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Empire 25 and the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Fox 8 in Ocean City MD, the Owings Mills 17 in Owings Mills MD, the Movies at Midway Cinemas in Rehoboth Beach DE, the NW Film Forum in Seattle, the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring MD, the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, the City Walk 19 in Universal City CA, the Sundance Cinemas in West Hollywood and the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE on June 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Rigor Mortis
Logline: A public housing tenement is plunged into a dark storm of supernatural chaos. In Cantonese with subtitles
Featuring: Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, Kara Hui, Hoi-Pang Lo, Richard Ng, Nina Paw
Director: Juno Mak
Writers: Jill Leung and Philip Yung
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge West 16 in Aiea HI, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco and the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle on June 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Sacrament
Logline: A fashion photographer discovers there is a sinister edge to a commune that belies the seemingly peaceful setting.
Featuring: AJ Bowen, Gene Jones, Amy Seimetz, Kate Lyn Sheil, Joe Swanberg
Director: Ti West
Writer: Ti West
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City, the Screenland Armour Theatre in North Kansas City MO, the Carlton Theatre in Toronto and the Sundance Cinemas in West Hollywood on June 6
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content including bloody images, language and brief drug use
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Logline: Documents the life of a Hollywood insider
Director: Mike Myers
Distributor: Radius/The Weinstein Company
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in select markets on June 6
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual references, nudity and drug use
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Trust Me
Logline: A former child star becomes an agent for child stars
Featuring: Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Niecy Nash, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Molly Shannon
Director: Clark Gregg
Writer: Clark Gregg
Distributor: Starz Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and additional locations in select markets on June 6
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago
Chinese Puzzle: Opens at the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville and the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA
Cold in July: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta
The Dance of Reality: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline Theatre in Austin, the the Texas Theatre in Dallas, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park Theatre in Houston, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Cinema in Kansas City MO, the Cinematheque in Miami and the Uptwon Theatre in Minneapolis
The Double: Opens at the Art Theatre in Champaign IL, the Little Cinema in Pittsifeld MA and the Music Hall Theatre in Portsmouth NH
Filth: Opens at the Shea 14 in Scottsdale
For No Good Reason: Opens at the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Manor Twin in Charlotte, the Pageant Theatre in Chico CA, the Cedar Lee 6 in Cleveland Heights OH, the Fleur Cinema in Des Moines, the Bijou Art Cinema and the Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Gainesville 14 in Gainesville FL, the Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Beach Blvd. 12 in Jacksonville FL, the Glenwood at Red Bridge Cinemas and the Tivoli at Manor Square 3 in Kansas City MO, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Village Square 16 in Las Vegas, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach, the Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey, the Theatres in Canal Place in New Orleans, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar FL, the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Bijou Cinema Bistro in San Antonio, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL, the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle, the Governor's Square 12 in Tallahassee, the Loft Cinemas in Tucson and the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK
Ida: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the Amherst Cinema in Amherst MA, the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem PA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Capitol Theatre in Cleveland, the Cedar Lee 6 in Cleveland Heights OH, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Pocono Theatre in East Stroudsburg PA, the Midtown Theatre in Harrisburg PA, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Tivoli Cinema in Kansas City MI, the Madison Art Theatre in Madison CT, the Osio 6 in Monterey CA, the Savoy Theater in Montpelier VT, the Plimoth Cinema in Plymouth MA, the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR, the Little Rochester Theatre in Rochester NY, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks MI, the Loft Theatre in Tucson and the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK
The Lunchbox: Opens at the Coligny Theatre in Hilton Head Island SC, the Acme Screening Room in Lambertville NJ, the Liberty Hall Theatre in Lawrence KS, the Wilma 4 in Missoula MT, the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport RI and the Avon Theatre in Providence RI
Night Movies: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional location in select markets
Only Lovers Left Alive: Opens at the Varsity 5 in Ashland OR, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Hollywood 18 in Huntsville AL, the Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo 10 in Kalamazoo MI, the Mary Riepma Ross Theatre in Lincoln NE, the Magic Theatre in Nevada City CA, the Westhampton Twin in Richmond WA and the 13th Avenue Warren East Cinemas in Wichita
Palo Alto: Opens at the Carolina Theatre in Asheville NC, the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, the Globe Cinema in Calgary AB, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Bijou Metro Theatre in Eugene OR, the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Carousel Cinemas in Greensboro NC, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Village 8 in Louisville, the Ridgeway Cinema in Memphis, the Cinema du Parc in Montreal, the Landmark Cinemas in Peoria, the Colony Theatre in Raleigh NC, the Riverside 12 in Reno, the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon SK, the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, the Loft Cinema in Tucson, and the Rio Theatre and the VanCity Theatre in Vancouver BC
We Are the Best: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

Friday, June 13, 2014

22 Jump Street
Logline: After making their way through high school twice, big changes are in store for two police officers when they go deep undercover at a local college
Featuring: Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Jonah Hill, Nick Offerman, Rob Riggle, Peter Stormare, Channing Tatum
Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Writers: Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman, story by Michael Bacall & Jonah Hill, based on the television series "21 Jump Street" created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus playdates on June 13
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Amazing Catfish
Logline: A lonely young supermarket worker finds a family to call her own after a visit to the hospital. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Ximena Ayala, Andrea Baeza, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillen, Alejandro Ramírez Munoz, Lisa Owen
Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce
Writer: Claudia Sainte-Luce
Distributor: Strand Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 13
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Burning Bush
Logline: The lives of a group of young people during the Prague Spring of 1969. In Czech with subtitles
Featuring: Patrik Dergel, Vojtech Kotek, Tatiana Pauhofova, Jaroslava Pokorna, Petr Stach
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Writer: Stepan Hulik
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on June 13
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: Part 1: 160 minutes. Part 2: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

A Coffee in Berlin
Logline: A twenty-something college dropout drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. In German with subtitles
Featuring: Marc Hosemann, Friederike Kempter, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schuttler, Justus von Dohnanyi
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
Writer: Jan Ole Gerster
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 13
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Evergreen: The Road to Legalization
Logline: Documents how Washington State legalized recreational marijuana and the effects of this decision on the state, the nation and the world
Director: Riley Morton
Distributor: First Run Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 13
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Heli
Logline: A teenager must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Armando Espitia, Linda Gonzalez, Juan Eduardo Palacios, Reina Torres, Andrea Vergara
Director: Amat Escalante
Writers: Gabriel Reyes and Amat Escalante and Zumrut Cavusoglu & Ayhan Ergursel
Distributor: Mantarraya Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 13
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Hellion
Logline: When a motocross and heavy metal obsessed 13-year-old's delinquent behavior results in the authorities placing his little brother with their aunt, he and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other in order to bring the brother home.
Featuring: Augustine Frizzell, Juliette Lewis, Jonny Mars, Aaron Paul, Josh Wiggins
Director: Kat Candler
Writers: Kat Candler
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 13
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

How to Train Your Dragon 2  3D
Logline: A boy and his dragon have a new adventure
Featuring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Kit Harington, Jonah Hill, Djimon Hounsou, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig
Director: Dean DeBlois
Writer: Dean DeBlois, based upons the book series written by Cressida Cowell
Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox
Opening Week Release Pattern: 4250 plus playdates on June 13
MPAA Rating: PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Policeman
Logline: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals. In English and in Hebrew with subtitles
Featuring: Michael Aloni, Yiftach Klein, Michael Mushonov, Menashe Noi, Yaara Pelzig
Director: Nadav Lapid
Writer: Nadav Lapid
Distributor: Corinth Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 13
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

The Rover
Logline: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened, ruthless ex-soldier tracks down the men who stole his only possession.
Featuring: David Field, Anthony Hayes, Scoot McNairy, Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce
Director: David Michod
Writer: David Michod, story by Joel Edgerton
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on June 13
MPAA Rating: R for language and some bloody violence
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio:

See You Next Tuesday
Logline: An odd pregnant girl disrupts the lives of her campy recovering alcoholic mother and vulgar lesbian sister during a nervous breakdown.
Featuring: Dana Eskelson, Eleanore Pienta, Molly Plunk, Keisha Zollar
Director: Drew Tobia
Writer: Drew Tobia
Distributor: Devolver Digital Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 13
MPAA Rating:
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio:

The Signal
Logline: A group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker.
Featuring: Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne, Robert Longstreet, Brenton Thwaites
Director: William Eubank
Writers: Carlyle Eubank & William Eubank & David Frigerio, story by William Eubank & Frigerio
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 13
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements, violence and language
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Violette
Logline: Two young female writers start an intense love affair in early 20th Century France. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Jacques Bonnaffe, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Hiegel, Sandrine Kiberlain
Director: Martin Provost
Writers: Martin Provost & Marc Abdelnour & René de Ceccatty
Distributor: Adopt Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on June 13
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 138 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
Borgman: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane Theatre in Austin, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the SIFF Cinema in Seattle
Burt's Buzz: Opens at the SIFF Cinema in Seattle and the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre in Toronto
Chinese Puzzle: Opens at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport
Citizen Koch: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Harbor CInema in Muskegon MI and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY
The Dance of Reality: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Zeitgeistinc Theater in New Orleans, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Loft Cinema in Tucson
The Double: Opens at the Ryder Cinema Bloomington IN, the Mountain Theatre in Hunter NY and the Mos' Art Theatre in Lake Park FL
Filth: Opens at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Texas Theatre in Dallas, the SIE Film Center in Denver and the Loft Cinema in Tucson
For No Good Reason: Opens at the Century 16 in Anchorage, the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Downtown Mall 6 in Charlottesville VA, the Drexel East 3 in Columbus OH, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Fiesta Square 16 in Fayetteville AR, the Cherrydale 16 in Greenville SC, the Kahala Mall 8 in Honolulu, the Hollywood 18 in Huntsville AL, the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis, the Oakview 24 in Omaha BE, the Oro Valley Marketplace Cinemas in Oro Valley AZ, the Riverside 12 in Reno, the Sundial 19 in St. Petersburg FL, the Salem Cinema in Salem OR, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane and the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach
Ida: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Fine Arts Cinema in Asheville NC, the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Coolidge Corner Cinemas in Brookline MA, the Hollywood Hits Theatre in Danvers MA, the Fleur 4 in Des Moines, the Plaza Media Arts Center in East Patchogue NY, the Bijou Art Theatre in Eugene OR, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI, the Downtown West 16 in Knoxville, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Village 8 in Louisville, the Rialto Cinemas in Macomb IL, the SIFF Cinema and the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle and the West Newton Cinemas in West Newton MA
Korengal: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
The Lunchbox: Opens at the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg PA and the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE
Obvious Child: Opens at the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the BAM Rose Cinemas and the Nitehawk Theatre in Brooklyn, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Evanston 12 in Evanston IL, the Angelika Film Center in Fairfax VA, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Embarcadero Centre Cinemas and the Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco, the the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Only Lovers Left Alive: Opens at the Neon Theatre in Dayton OH and the Music Hall Theatre in Portsmouth NH
Palo Alto: Opens at the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Cinema 16 in El Paso TX, the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville FL, the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Aventura 24 and the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Silverspot Cinema in Naples FL, the Enzian Cinema in Orlando, the Regent Square Theater in Pittsburgh, the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota, the Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the Veterans 24 in Tampa and the Circle Cinema in Tulsa FL
The Sacrament: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge MA, the SIE Film Center in Denver and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets
We Are the Best: Opens at the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO, the Hyland Cinema in London ONT, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Bytowne Theatre in Ottawa ONT, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinema in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Friday, June 20, 2014

Le Chef
Logline: A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy. In English and in Frence, Japanese and Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Raphaelle Agogue, Julien Boisselier, Jean Reno, Salome Stevenin, Michael Youn
Director: Daniel Cohen
Writer: Daniel Cohen
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 20
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Code Black
Logline: Documents the workers and incidents inside a trauma bay in an inner-city emergency room
Director: Ryan McGarry
Distributor: Long Shot Factory
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City June 20
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 78 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Ananorphic (2.39:1)

Coherence
Logline: On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.
Featuring: Nicholas Brendon, Emily Foxler, Elizabeth Gracen, Alex Manugian, Maury Sterling
Director: James Ward Byrkit
Writer: James Ward Byrkit, story by Byrkit & Alex Manugian
Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles and the Village East Cinemas in New York City on June 20
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Jersey Boys
Logline: The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.
Featuring: Erich Bergen, Michael Lamenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken, John Lloyd Young
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, based on the Broadway musical written by Brickman & Elice
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on June 20
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout
Running Time: 134 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Last Sentence
Logline: A journalist atempts to alert the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s. In Swedish with subtitles
Featuring: Pernilla August, Jesper Christensen, Bjorn Granath, Kenneth Milldoff, Ulla Skoog
Director: Jan Troell
Writers: Klaus Rifbjerg and Jan Troell, based on the book "Dom Over Dod Man" by Kenne Fant
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 20
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 126 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Miss Lovely
Logline: Two brothers produce sleazy horror films in mid-1980s Bombay. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Zeena Bhatia, Anil George, Menaka Lalwani, Niharika Singh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia
Writer: Ashim Ahluwalia
Distributor: Dada Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Downtown Indepedent Theatre in Los Angeles, the Cinema Village in New York City and the Serra Theatre in San Jose on June 20
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Norte, the End of History
Logline: An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder, while a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence and a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption. In English and in Filipino with subtitles
Featuring: Archie Alemania, Angeli Bayani, Miles Canapi, Soliman Cruz, Sid Lucero, Hazel Orencio
Director: Lav Diaz
Writers: Lav Diaz & Rody Vera
Distributor: Cinema Guild
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on June 20
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 250 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Summer's Tale
Logline: A shy maths graduate takes a holiday before starting his first job. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Amanda Langlet, Aurelia Nolin, Melvil Poupaud, Gwenaelle Simon
Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Distributor: Big World Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on June 20
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Think Like a Man Too
Logline: While in Las Vegas for a wedding, plans for a romantic weekend go awry when two groups of friends' various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
Featuring: Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Dennis Haysbert, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gabrielle Union
Director: Tim Story
Writers: Keith Merryman & David A. Newman, based upon the book by Steve Harvey
Distributor: Screen Gems
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus playdates on June 20
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual content including references, partial nudity, language and drug material
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Third Person
Logline: Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.
Featuring: Kim Basinger, Maria Bello, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde
Director: Paul Haggis
Writer: Paul Haggis
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on June 20
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality/nudity
Running Time: 137 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Venus in Fur
Logline: An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.
Featuring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner
Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Roman Polanski & David Ives, based on Ives' play and the novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 20
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas: Opens at the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL
Borgman: Opens at the Midtown Cinemas in Atlanta, the Alamo Drafthouse Richardson Cinemas in Dallas, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park Cinemas and the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park Cinemas in Houston, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock TX, the Cinematheque Theatre in Miami Beach, the Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace Cinemas in New Braunfels TX, the Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes Theatre in San Antonio, the Loft Cinema in Tucson, the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles, the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY and in San Francisco
Chinese Puzzle: Opens at the Loft Theatre in Tucson
Citizen Koch: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque, the Brattle Theatre in Boston, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Real Art Ways Theatre in Hartford CT, the Roxy Theater in Missoula MT, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe NM, the Webster University Theatre in St. Louis and the West End Cinema in Washington DC
The Dance of Reality: Opens at the Alamo Drafhouse in Austin, the Indiana University Cinema in Bloomington, the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Cinema in Kansas City MO, the Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Grand Illusion Theatre in Seattle
The Double: Opens at the Smith Opera House in Geneva NY, the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh and the Jean Cocteau Theatre in Santa Fe
Evergreen: The Roady to Legalization: Opens at the SIE Film Center in Denver
Filth: Opens at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver WA
For No Good Reason: Opens at the Mary Riepma Ross Theatre in Lincoln NE
Ida: Opens at the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Living Room Cinemas and the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, the Downtown Mall 6 in Charlottesville VA, the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MS, the Coral Gables Art Theatre in Coral Gables FL, the Movies of Delray at Delray Beach FL, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Movies of Lake Worth in Lake Worth FL, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison WI, the Avon Cinema in Providence RI, the Colony Theater in Raleigh NC, the Movieland Blvd. Cinemas in Richmond VA and the perture Cinema in Winston-Salem
Korengal: Opens at the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the University 6 in Irvine CA
The Lunchbox: Opens at the Cinestudio in Hartford CT and the Mos' Art Thatre in Lake Park FL
Obvious Child: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the California Theatre in Berkeley, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laugna Niguel CA, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Kips Bay 15 in New York City, the Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Avon Twin in Stamford CT, the Guild 45th Theatre in Seattle and the Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA
The Only Real Game: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Beverly Hills
Palo Alto: Opens at the Kahala Theatre in Honolulu, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Phi Centre in Montreal QC and the Magic Lantern Theatre in Spokane
Ping Pong Summer: Opens at Bill Cosford Cinema in Miami and the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco
The Rover: Expands to additional markets
The Sacrament: Opens at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Loft Cinema in Tucson
Violette: Opens at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY and the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY
We Are the Best: Opens at the High Ridge Theatre in Albuquerque, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Metro Cinema in Edmonton ALB, the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins CO, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Moxie Cinema in Springfield MO, the All Saints Cinema in Tallahassee FL, the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe and the Loft Cinema in Tucson


For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between late-June 2014 and 2018, please visit the second section of The Early Report

Have corrections or additional info about this edition of the Early Report or a future version? Feel free to submit it via our Feedback Form. Thanks!