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Sergio Leone

Leone’s career is remarkable in its unrelenting attention to both American culture and the American genre film, exploring the mythic America he created with each successive film examining the established characters in greater depth.

Only his second feature (a remake of Kurosawa’s Yojimbo), Leone's landmark "spaghetti western" caused a revolution and features Clint Eastwood in his breakthrough role as "The Man With No Name". This classic brutal drama of feuding families wasn’t the first spaghetti Western, but it was far and away the most successful up to that time.

Plot is of minimal interest, but character is everything to Leone, who places immense meaning in the slightest flick of an eyelid, extensively using the extreme close-up on the eyes to reveal any feeling, as demonstrated by Clint, who squints his way through this slam-bang sequel to A Fistful of Dollars as a wandering gunslinger that must combine forces with his nemesis to track down a wanted killer.

The final chapter in the groundbreaking trilogy follows Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach as they form an uneasy alliance to find a stash of hidden gold. Leone focuses on his central theme as they find themselves facing greed, treachery, and murder, showing that the desire for wealth and power turns men into ruthless creatures who violate land and family and believe that a man’s death is less important than how he faces it.

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The Early Report for June 22nd, 2014: Part One

June 22nd, 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 27 new openers in theatres between Friday, June 27 and Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

America
Logline: The director of "2016: Obama's America," recently indicted for violating federal campaign contribution laws, tries to convince you how much the world would suck without America
Directors: Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the North Point Mall 12 in Alpharetta GA and the Marq'e 23 in Houston on June 27
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent images
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Begin Again
Logline: A dejected music business executive forms a bond with a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan.
Featuring: James Corden, CeeLo Green, Catherine Keener, Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld
Director: John Carney
Writer: John Carney
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Jackpot
Logline: A man tries to figure out how he awoke in a strip club clinching a shotgun with eight dead men and the police surrounding him
Featuring: Arthur Berning, Andreas Cappelen, Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad, Mads Ousdal
Director: Magnus Martens
Writer: Magnus Martens, based on the story "Arme Riddere" by Jo Nesbo
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on June 27
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Nothing Bad Can Happen
Logline: A young Christian punk who moves in with a family and becomes the target of a cruel game designed to test his faith. In German with subtitles
Featuring: Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl, Swantje Kohlhof, Til Theinert
Director: Katrin Gebbe
Writer: Katrin Gebbe
Distributor: Drafthouse
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Alamo Drafhouse Mason Park Theatre and the Alamo Drafhouse Vintage Park Theatre in Houston, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo MI and the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Snowpiercer
Logline: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off all life on the planet except for a lucky few that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system evolves.
Featuring: Jamie Bell, Chris Evans, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Writers: Joon-ho Bong and Kelly Masterson, story by Bong, based on the graphic novel "Le Transperceneige" by Jacques Lob & Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette
Distributor: Radius/The Weinstein Company
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 27
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and drug content
Running Time: 126 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Transformers: Age of Extinction  IMAX 3D
Logline: An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them.
Featuring: Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, Titus Welliver
Director: Michael Bay
Writer: Ehren Kruger, based on Hasbro's action figures
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus playdates on June 27
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo
Running Time: 157 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger
Logline: Documents the life of the infamous alleged gangster
Director: Joe Berlinger
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge MA and the IFC Film Center in New York City on June 27
MPAA Rating: R for language and some crime scene images
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today
Citizen Koch: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Dos Lagos Cinemas in Corona CA, the SIE Fil Center in Denver, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Zeitgeist Arts Center in New Orleans, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana, the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle, the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Code Black: Opens at the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
Coherence: Opens at the Camera 12 in San Jose
The Double: Opens at the Capri Community Film Society in Montgomery AL
Evergreen: The Roady to Legalization: Opens at the SIFF Cinema in Seattle
Filth: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque
Ida: Opens at the Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Zoetropolis Theatre in Lancaster PA, the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis, the Silver Spot Theatre in Naples FL and the Burns Court Theatre in Sarasota
Ilo Ilo: Opens at the Kahala 8 in Honolulu
Korengal: Opens at the Arbor 8 in Austin, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Camelview Cinemas in Phoenix, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Miss Lovely: Opens at the Alamo Drafthose Lakeline in Austin and the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
Obvious Child: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Esquire Theatre in Cincinatti, the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia SC, the Red River 3 in Concord NH, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Carousel 15 in Greensboro NC, the Renaissance Place 5 in Highland Park IL, the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Keystone Art Cineams in Indianapolis, the Cinemapolis 5 in Ithaca NY, the Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville FL, the Enzian Theatre in Maitland FL, the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Manor 4 in Pittsburgh, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland ME, the Avon Cinema in Porvidence RI, the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Salem Cinema in Salem OR, the Del Mar 4 in Santa Cruz, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota, the Moxie Cinema in Springfield MO, the Valley View 24 in Valley View OH, the Railroad Square 3 in Waterville ME and the Aperture Cinema in Winston-Salem NC
Only Lovers Left Alive: Opens at the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale NY
Palo Alto: Opens at the Bijou Cinema Bistro in San Antonio
The Sacrament: Opens at the Grand Illusion Theatre in Seattle
Violette: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Living Room Theaters and the Shadowood Cinemas in Boca Raton FL, the Market Place 12 in Delray Beach FL, the Edina Cinemas in Edina MN, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Angelika Mosiac Cinemas in Fairfax VA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the La Jolla Village Square Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Cinemas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Living Room Theaters in Portland OR, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
We Are the Best: Opens at the Asheville 14 in Asheville NC, the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Carbon Arc Cinema Co-Op in Halifax NS, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville TN, the Roxy Theater in Missoula MT and the Melwood Screening Room in Pittsburgh

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Deliver Us From Evil
Logline: A New York City police officer joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city
Featuring: Eric Bana, Sean Harris, Joel McHale, Olivia Munn, Édgar Ramírez
Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Scott Derrickson & Paul Harris Boardman, based on the book by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool
Distributor: Screen Gems
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on July 2
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Earth to Echo
Logline: Four young friends help a small alien get back home
Featuring: Brian "Astro" Bradley, Teo Halm, Reese Hartwig, Ella Linnea Wahlestedt
Director: Dave Green
Writer: Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Andrew Panay
Distributor: Relativity Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on July 2
MPAA Rating: PG for some action and peril, and mild language
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Tammy
Logline: After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.
Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon
Director: Ben Falcone
Writers: Ben Falcone & Melissa McCarthy
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on July 2
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
America: Expands to 1000 plus playdates
Obvious Child: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

Friday, July 4, 2014

Gabrielle
Logline: A young woman with a Williams syndrome falls in love with a young man with an over-controlling mother. In English and in French with subtitles
Featuring: Benoît Gouin, Alexandre Landry, Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin
Director: Louise Archambault
Writer: Louise Archambault
Distributor: eOne Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on July 4
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

A Hard Day's Night
Logline: A "typical" day in the life of a world-famous rock band
Featuring: Wilfrid Brambell, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Victor Spinetti, Ringo Starr
Director: Richard Lester
Writer: Alum Owen
Distributor: Janus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza 4 in Atlanta, the Art Theatre in Champaign IL, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Coral Gables Art Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Hollywood Hits Theatre in Danvers MA, the Fleur Cinema in Des Moines, the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Cinestudio in Hatford CT, the Liberty Hall Theatre in Lawrence KS, the Cinemfamily at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, the Capri Theatre in Montgomery AL, the Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, the Film Forum in New York City, the Loft Cinema in Tucson AZ, the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver BC, the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE and in additional locations in select markets on July 4
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.75:1)

Life Itself
Logline: Documents the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert
Director: Steve James
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Albany Twin in Albany CA, the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Kendall Square 9 in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Calremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Living Room Cinemas in Portland OR, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ, the Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Sundance Cinemas in West Hollywood and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles on July 2
MPAA Rating: R for brief sexual images/nudity and language
Running Time: 115 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
Citizen Koch: Opens at the Myrna Loy Theatre in Helena MT and the Olympia Film Society in Olympia WA
Coherence: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tucson
Ida: Opens at the Portland Museum of Art Theatre in Portland OR
Korengal: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Varsity Theatre in Seattle
Obvious Child: Opens at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Opens in Los Angeles
Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger: Opens at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto and the VanCity Theatre in Vancouver BC

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Closed Curtain
Logline: In the darkened rooms of a seaside villa, a screenwriter goes into hiding with his dog after the regime declares dogs “impure” and bans them from walking in public. In Farsi with subtitles
Featuring: Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi, Hadi Saeedi, Azadeh Torabi
Directors: Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi
Writers: Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi
Distributor: Variance Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 9
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, July 11, 2014

And So It Goes
Logline: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed
Featuring: Michael Douglas, Andy Karl, Diane Keaton, Frances Sternhagen, Frankie Valli
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Mark Andrus
Distributor: Clarius Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus playdates on July 11
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references and drug elements
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Boyhood
Logline: Twelve years in the life of a boy as he grows from age 5 to 18
Featuring: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Ellar Salmon
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on July 11
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use
Running Time: 163 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  3D
Logline: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors
Featuring: Jason Clarke, Judy Greer, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Director: Matt Reeves
Writers: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver & Mark Bomback, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and the novel "La Planète des Singes" by Pierre Boulle
Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus playdates on July 11
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio:

The Empty Hours
Logline: On the desolated coast of Veracruz, a teenager takes over running his uncle's small, cozy rent-by-the-hour motel. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Kristyan Ferrer, Adriana Paz
Director: Aarón Fernández Lesur
Writer: Aarón Fernández Lesur
Distributor: Strand Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 11
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Land Ho!
Logline: A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth
Featuring: Alice Olivia Clarke, Karrie Crouse, Paul Eenhoorn, Elizabeth McKee, Earl Lynn Nelson
Directors: Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens
Writers: Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 11
MPAA Rating: R for some language, sexual references and drug use
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

A Long Way Down
Logline: Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.
Featuring: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Writer: Jack Thorne, based on the novel by Nick Hornby
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on July 11
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
Begin Again: Expands to 1000 plus playdates
Citizen Koch: Opens at the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE and the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver WA
Code Black: Opens at the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco
Coherence: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego
The Dance of Reality: Opens at the Cable Car Theatre in Providence RI
The Double: Opens at the Univeristy of Wisconson at Madison Cinematheque in Madison WI
Ida: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise
Korengal: Opens at the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Park Terrace Theatre in Charlotte, the Tinseltown Theatre in Colorado Springs, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio and the DeVargas 8 in Santa Fe
Life Itself: Opens at the Nightlight Cinema in Akron OH, the Art Theatre in Champaign IL, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland Heights OH, the Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Plaza Frontenac Cinema in Frontenac MO, the Renaissance Place 5 in Highland Park IL, the Keystone Art Cinema 7 in Indianapolis, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Inn on Madeline Island Theatre in La Pointe WI, the O Cinema Wynwood in Miami, the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach FL, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Cinema Du Parc in Montreal,the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa ONT, the Cinemas Palme D'Or in Palm Desert CA, the Little Cinema in Pittsfield MA, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe NM, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre in Toronto
Only Lovers Left Alive: Opens at the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM
Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures): Opens at the Art Theatre in Champaign IL, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Cinemas Palme D'Or in Palm Desert CA, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the TIFF Bell Lighthouse Theatre in Toronto
Palo Alto: Opens at the Cinestudio in Hartford CT and the Music Hall Theatre in Portsmouth NH
Stage Fright: Opens at the Liberty Theatre in Camas WA
Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger: Opens at the Shea 14 in Scottsdale

Friday, July 18, 2014

Alive Inside
Logline: Documents the effects of how connecting the elderly to the music they love not only combats memory loss but also supplements a broken health-care system often indifferent to interpersonal connections
Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett
Distributor: Bond/360
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on July 18
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 73 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

I Origins
Logline: A molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs
Featuring: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Brit Marling, Archie Panjabi, Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun
Director: Mike Chaill
Writer: Mike Cahill
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 18
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality/nudity, and language
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Mood Indigo
Logline: A wealthy, inventive bachelor endeavors to find a cure for his girlfriend after she is diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs. In English and in French with subtitles
Featuring: Romain Duris, Gad Elmaleh, Aïssa Maïga, Omar Sy, Audrey Tautou
Director: Michel Gondry
Writers: Michel Gondry & Luc Bossi, based on the novel by Boris Vian
Distributor: Drafthouse Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on July 18
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Planes: Fire and Rescue  3D
Logline: When a world-famous air racer learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting
Featuring the voices of: Julie Bowen, Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Jerry Stiller, Wes Studi
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Writer: Jeffrey M. Howard
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3650 plus playdates on July 18
MPAA Rating: PG for action and some peril
Running Time: 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39.1)

The Purge: Anarchy
Logline: A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual Purge commences
Featuring: Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Michael K. Williams
Director: James DeMonaco
Writer: James DeMonaco
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on July 18
MPAA Rating: R for strong disturbing violence, and for language
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sex Tape
Logline: A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing
Featuring: Jack Black, Rob Corddry, Cameron Diaz, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Jason Segel
Director: Jake Kasdan
Writer: Kate Angelo
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on July 18
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Wish I Was Here
Logline: A thirtysomething man is forced to re-examine his life, career and family
Featuring: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin
Director: Zach Braff
Writers: Zach Braff & Adam J. Braff
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 18
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Code Black: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas
Coherence: Opens at the Grand Illusion Theatre in Seattle
The Dance of Reality: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR
Ida: Opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Art Theatre in Fort Worth
Korengal: Opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Carmike 8 in Lawton OK and the Seth Childs 12 in Manhattan KS
Life Itself: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Amherst MA, the Asheville 14 in Asheville NC, the Flicks 4 in Boise ID, the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the Celebration Cinema Woodland and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Riverdale 10 in Little Rock, the O Cinema in Miami Shores FL, the Ruth Sokolof Theatre in Omaha, the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Palm Cinema in San Luis Obispo, the All Saints Cinema in Tallahassee, the Loft Cinema in Tucson, the Kiggins Theatre in Vacouver WA and the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs OH
A Long Way Down: Opens at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona AZ
Palo Alto: Opens at the Colonial Theatre in Keane NH
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Opens at the Clinton Street Theatre in Portland OR
A Summer's Tale: Opens at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle


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