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Stanley Kubrick

A filmmaker of international importance, Kubrick was one of the only directors to work within the Studio System and still have full artistic control over his films from scripting through post-production, prompting Time Magazine to compare Kubrick’s early independence with the magnitude of Orson Welles.

An uncompromising antiwar film, this gut-wrenching drama depicts a World War I officer as he labors with an ultimately futile defense for three painfully sympathetic men tried for cowardice. Kubrick artistically utilizes a beautifully washed-out black and white photography to represent the muddied boundaries of right and wrong, and the many gray areas that lay between.

A fabulous and inspiring adventure, this visually stunning epic stars Kirk Douglas as the heroic slave who fights to lead his people to freedom from Roman rule. Although a clear departure from Kubrick’s oeuvre, “Spartacus” is an all time classic helmed by a man with a precise vision who is equally capable of crafting colossal spectacle, tense tête-à-têtes, and a tender moment between lovers.

This film is so stylish it’s easy to forget it’s a horror film at heart. Considered to be the thinking man’s thriller, Kubrick molds this very particularly “Stephan King” material into the portfolio of his films about human failure, as the hero’s desperate desire to become somebody ends in frustration and tragedy.

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The Early Report for June 30th, 2014: Part One

June 30th, 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 30 new openers in theatres between Friday, July 2 and Friday, July 25, 2014

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: 3000 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: 3250 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 1,025 plus playdates
Begin Again: Expands to 500 plus playdates
Obvious Child: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Expanding today
Cinemanovels: Opens at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles
The Girl on the Train: Opens at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles

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
Le Chef: Opens at the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Elmwood 3 in Berkeley, the Manor Cinemas in Charlotte, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe
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
Venus in Fur: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West 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

Affluenza
Logline: An aspiring young photographer finds himself caught up in a heady world of money, sex, and privilege when he moves to wealthy Long Island in the summer of 2008
Featuring: Grant Gustin, Steve Guttenberg, Samantha Mathis, Nicola Peltz, Ben Rosenfield, Gregg Sulkin
Director: Kevin Asch
Writer: Antonio Macia, story by Asch and Macia
Distributor: FilmBuff
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on July 11
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles, 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)

Underwater Dreams
Logline: Documents the efforts of four teenage boys from the desert who built an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and went up against engineering powerhouse MIT in a NASA contest
Director: Mary Mazzio
Distributor: 50 Eggs Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Burbank 30 in Burbank CA and the Empire 25 in New York City on July 11
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today
Begin Again: Expands to 1000 plus playdates
Le Chef: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Camera 3 in San Jose and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL
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
Venus in Fur: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets
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)

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 18
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references and drug elements
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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 been uploaded to the cloud
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: R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
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
Affluenza: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills
Le Chef: Opens at the Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City and the Enzian Cinemas in Orlando
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
The Girl on the Train: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City
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
Land Ho!: Opens at the South Coast Village Cinemas in Costa Mesa CA
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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Master Builder
Logline: A successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act
Featuring: Andre Gregory, Julie Hagerty, Lisa Joyce, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn
Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Wallace Shawn, based on the play "The Master Builder" by Henrik Ibsen
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on July 23
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Fluffy Movie
Logline: Documents the comedic stylings of the comedian Gabriel Iglesias
Director: Manny Rodriguez
Distributor: Open Road Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus playdates on July 25
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material and sexual references
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Happy Christmas
Logline: The life of a budding novelist and a filmmaker is overturned when the writer's comes to live with them after a breakup
Featuring: Lena Dunham, Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber
Director: Joe Swanberg
Writer: Joe Swanberg
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on July 25
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and some sexual content
Running Time: 78 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Hercules  3D
Logline: Having endured his legendary twelve labors, a Greek demigod has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when a King and his daughter seek aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord
Featuring: Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Irina Shayk
Director: Brett Ratner
Writers: Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on the graphic novel by Steve Moore
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3850 plus playdates on July 25
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Lucy
Logline: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors as she transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic
Featuring: Min-sik Choi, Morgan Freeman, Scarlett Johansson, Analeigh Tipton
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates on July 25
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Magic in the Moonlight
Logline: An English magician is brought in to help unmask a psychic medium as a fake
Featuring: Elieen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on July 25
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment and smoking throughout
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Most Wanted Man
Logline: When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest
Featuring: Daniel Brühl, Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright
Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer: Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John le Carré
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 25
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Very Good Girls
Logline: Home for one last New York summer, two friends make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college
Featuring: Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Dakota Fanning, Clark Gregg, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Sarsgaard
Director: Naomi Foner
Writer: Naomi Foner
Distributor: Tribeca Film/Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Jersey Garden 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Eden Prairie Mall 18 in Minneapolis, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Roxy Theatre in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego and the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL on July 25
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Affluenza: Opens at the Solon Cinemas in Cleveland and the Renaissance Cinemas in Houston
Cannibal: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Miami, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Society in Minneapolis and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle
Le Chef: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Angelika Pop-Up Cinema in Washington DC and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Citizen Koch: Opens at the Tallahassee Film Society Theatre in Tallahassee FL
Code Black: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego
Land Ho!: Opens at the Elmwood 3 in Berkeley, the La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Cinearts Palo Alto Square Cinemas in Palo Alto CA, the Century 16 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ
Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures): Opens at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the Peoria 10 in Peoria IL, the Cinema Salem in Salem MA, the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona AZ, the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport and the Princess Waterloo Theatre in Waterloo ONT
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Opens at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle


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