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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 July 8th, 2014: Part One

July 8th, 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 37 new openers in theatres between Wednesday, July 9 and Friday, August 1, 2014

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 BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theatre and the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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)

Persecuted
Logline: An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform
Featuring: Bruce Davison, James Remar, Dean Stockwell, Fred Dalton Thompson, Raul Trujillo
Director: Daniel Lusko
Writer: Daniel Lusko
Distributor: Millennium Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus playdates on July 18
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and thematic elements
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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
Boyhood: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane Theatre, the Arbor 8 and the Violet Crown Cinemas in Austin TX, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, 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 Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Chelsea Cinemas and the Empire 25 in New York Cit, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale and the E Street Cineams in Washington DC
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

Cannibal
Logline: A prestigious tailor lives a secret life as a murderer. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Antonio de la Torre, Florin Fildan, Olimpia Melinte, María Alfonsa Rosso, Manolo Solo
Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Writers: Alejandro Hernández and Manuel Martín Cuenca, based on the novel by Humberto Arenal
Distributor: Film Movement
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Valley Plaza 16 in Bakersfield, the Angelika Film Center in Fairfax VA, the Cal Oaks 17 in Murrieta CA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Rohnert Park 16 in Rohnert Park CA and the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego on July 23
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 116 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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)

Expanding today
Life Itself: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Bend OR

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beneath
Logline: Six high school seniors celebrating with day's excursion find themselves on rowboat attacked by man-eating fish and must decide who must be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore
Featuring: Chris Conroy, Bonnie Dennison, Griffin Newman, Jonny Orsini, Mackenzie Rosman, Daniel Zovatto
Director: Larry Fessenden
Writers: Tony Daniel and Brian D. Smith
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on July 25
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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  IMAX 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: PG-13 for epic battles sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Kill Team
Logline: Documents the efforts of one soldier to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing in Afghanistan
Director: Dan Krauss
Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City on July 25
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 79 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City 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
Boyhood: Opens at the Hoffman Center Cinemas in Alexandria VA, the Ballston Commons Cinemas and the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the California Theatre in Berkeley, the Centur 16 in Boulder CO, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn NY, the Burbank Town Center 8 in Burbank CA, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, the Claremont Cinemas in Claremont CA, the Coral Gables Art Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Liberty Tree Mall Cinemas in Danvers MA, the Dedham Community Theatre in Dedham MA, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the East Hampton Cinema in East Hampton NY, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Lincolnshire Theatre in Lincolnshire IL, the Methuen Cinemas in Methuen MA, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Kips Bay 15 in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Ritz East Twin in Philadelphia, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Paseo Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA, the Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Springs MD, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Embassy Cinema in Waltham MA the Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills CA
Cannibal: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, the Tower Theatre in Miami, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Society in Minneapolis, the Film Bar in Phoenix 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
Mood Indigo: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Nitehawk Theatre in Brooklyn NY, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA and in San Francisco
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Opens at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Almost Man
Logline: A child-expecting 35-year old man refuses to grow up. In Norwegian with subtitles
Featuring: Kim Eidhagen, Janne Heltberg Haarseth, Henrik Rafaelsen, Tov Sletta, Anne Ma Usterud
Director: Martin Lund
Writer: Martin Lund
Distributor: Big World Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Behaving Badly
Logline: Two teenagers form a friendship and embark on a rock n' roll journey together while one of them deals with her overbearing boyfriend
Featuring: Cary Elwes, Selena Gomez, Heather Graham, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Nat Wolff
Director: Tim Garrick
Writers: Tim Garrick & Scott Russell, based on the book "While I'm Dead... Feed the Dog" by Ric Browde
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1
MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nudity, and drug material
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Calvary
Logline: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him
Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Brendan Gleeson, Dylan Moran, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Writer: John Michael McDonagh
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 1
MPAA Rating: R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Child of God
Logline: A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order
Featuring: James Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Ciera Parrack, Jim Parrack
Director: James Franco
Writers: James Franco and Vince Jolivette, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy
Distributor: WellGo USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing aberrant sexual content, nudity, language and some violence
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Get On Up
Logline: A young singer rises from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history
Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Tika Sumpter
Director: Tate Taylor
Writers: Jez Butterworth & John Butterworth, story by Steven Baigelman and Jez Butterworth & John Butterworth
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus playdates on August 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations
Running Time: 138 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Guardians of the Galaxy  IMAX 3D
Logline: In the far reaches of space, an American pilot finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by a very bad man
Featuring: David Bautista, Josh Brolin, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Benicio Del Toro, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Chris Pratt, John C. Reilly, Zoe Saldana
Director: James Gunn
Writers: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman, based on the comic book series created by Dan Abnett and Andy lanning
Distributor: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 4000 plus playdates on August 1
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Running Time: 135 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Louder than Words
Logline: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process
Featuring: Xander Berkeley, Craig Bierko, Hope Davis, David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton
Director: Anthony Fabian
Writer: Benjamin Chapin
Distributor: ARC Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some thematic material and smoking
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Strange Little Cat
Logline: A family spread out throughout Germany gets together for dinner. In German with subtitles
Featuring: Matthias Dittmer, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff, Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel
Director: Ramon Zürcher
Writer: Ramon Zürcher
Distributor: KimStim
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 1
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 72 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

What If
Logline: A medicine school dropout falls for an animator, who lives with another man
Featuring: Mackenzie Davis, Adam Driver, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Daniel Radcliffe, Rafe Spall
Director: Michael Dowse
Writer: Elan Mastai, based on the play by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi
Distributor: CBS Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on August 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including references throughout, partial nudity and language
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
Affluenza: Opens at the Quality 16 in Ann Arbor MI, the Randall 15 in Batavia IL, the Tiffany Plaza Cinemas in Denver, the Montgomeryville 12 in Montgomeryville PA, the Fashion Square Cinemas in Orlando and the Sunrise 11 in Sunrise FL
Alive Inside: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
Boyhood: Opens at the Ambler Theatre in Ambler PA, the Harbor Theatre in Annapolis MD, the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Aventura Mall 24 in Aventura FL, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Bethel Cinema in Bethel CT, the Living Room Cinemas and the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, the Chelsea Theatre in Chapel Hill NC, the Ballantyne Village Theatre in Charlotte NC, the Cherry Hill Theatre in Cherry Hill NJ, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland Heights OH, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Fairfield Cinemas in Fairfield CT, the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Art Theatre in Fort Worth TX, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Hamilton Theatre in Hamilton NJ, the Studio 30 and the Willowbrook Cinemas in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntingon NY, the Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Kew Gardens Theatre in Kew Gardens NY, the Yorktown Theatre in Lombard IL, the Art Theatre in Long Beach CA, the Enzian Theater in Maitland FL, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Ridgeway Theatre in Memphis, the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Showplace Cinemas in Naperville IL, the Belcourt Cinemas in Nashville, the Fine Arts 6 in New City NY, the Noro Cinemas in Norfolk VA, the Garden Cinemas in Norwalk CT, the Glenwood Arts Theatre in Overland Park KS, the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, the Regent Square Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Plymouth Meeting 12 in Plymouth Meeting PA, the Princeton Gardens Cinemas in Princeton NJ, the Grande Theatre in Raleigh NC, the River Theatre in Rancho Mirage CA, the Upstate Theatre in Rhinebeck NY, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Bijou Cinema Bistro in San Antonio, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the 309 Cinema 9 in Springhouse PA, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Countryside Theatre in Sterling VA, the First Colony 24 in Sugar Land TX, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa FL, the Bridgeport Cinemas in Tigard OR, the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL, the Palisades Cinemas in West Nyack NY, the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY and the Showcase Worcester North Cinemas in Worcester MA
Code Black: Opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Houston
Happy Christmas: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Flicks Cinemas in Boise ID, the Sunshine Cinemas in New York Cit, the Cinemas Palme D'Or in Palm Desert CA, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe AZ and the Loft Cinema in Tuscon AZ
The Kill Team: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco
Korengal: Opens at the the Ritz 13 in Columbus GA, the Wynnsong 10 in Fort Benning GA, the Carmike 16 in Jacksonville NC and the Marrket Fair 16 in Fayetteville NC
Land Ho!: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Media Center 8 in Burbank CA, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, the Cinema 100 Quad in Greenburgh NY, the Century 20 in Huntington Beach, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Triplex in Manhasset NY, the Clairidge Cinema in Montclair NJ, the Garden Cinema in Norwalk CT, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 and the Century 25 in Orange CA, the Cinemas Palme D'Or in Palm Desert CA, the Upstate Films in Rhinebeck NY, the Mongomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, the Promenade 13 in Rolling Hills Estate CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Century 10 in Ventura CA, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills CA
Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures): Opens at the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM
Mood Indigo: Opens at the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR, the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale AZ, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY and in Austin, Denver, Minneapolis and Seattle


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