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Francis Ford Coppola

Coppola is an amazing talent whose inspiration and influence spans many generations. Virtually the link between the studio system of yesteryear and the independent minded filmmaker of the modern age, Coppola became the first major film director to emerge from a university degree program in filmmaking, thus legitimizing a now common route for many future filmmakers.

This Academy Award winner continues to enjoy an enormous critical and popular success due in large part to Coppola’s ability to break down an epic saga of crime and the struggle for power into the basic story of a father and his sons, punctuating the prevalent theme throughout Coppola’s oeuvre: the importance of family in today’s world. His personal portrait mixed tender moments with harsh brutality and redefined the genre of gangster films.

This intense, yet unassuming thriller has an impact that touches the viewer on a personal level and raises the question of privacy and security in a world of technology – thirty years ago! Coppola’s then virtually unknown cast is a roster of inevitable superstars, including Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, and Robert Duvall. This Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Sound lost out to Coppola’s other great effort of the year, The Godfather: Part II.

Coppola's masterful Vietnam War-updating of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" was the first major motion picture about the infamous “conflict”. This colossal epic was shot on location in the Philippines over the course of more than a year and contains some of the most extraordinary combat footage ever filmed. Unforgettable battle sequences and sterling performances from every cast member (including Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, Scott Glenn, and Martin Sheen) mark this Academy Award-winning drama as a must-see for any true film fanatic.

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The Early Report for July 20th, 2014: Part One

July 20th, 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 46 new openers in theatres between Wednesday, July 23 and Friday, August 15, 2014

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 "Master Builder Solness" 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: 400 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: 3500 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 Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles 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)

My Man is a Loser
Logline: Two married friends employ a single playboy to help them get their mojo back to save their marriages
Featuring: Bryan Callen, Diane Guerrero, Michael Rapaport, John Stamos, Tika Sumpter, Sean Young
Director: Mike Young
Writer: Mike Young
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 25
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, sexual content and some graphic nudity
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

She's Dating the Gangster
Logline: A high school student and a rebellious teenager reputed to be a member of a local school gang start a false romance to spite his ex-girlfriend. In English and in Tagalog with subtitles
Featuring: Sofia Andres, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Pamu Pamorada, Khalil Ramos
Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Writer: Carmi Raymundo, based on the novel by Bianca Bernardino
Distributor: Star Cinemas
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on July 25
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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
Wish I Was Here: Expands to 600+ locations

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: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the Angelika Pop-Up Theatre at Union Market in Washington DC on August 1
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing aberrant sexual content, nudity, language and some violence
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Finding Fela
Logline: Documents the life of AfroBeat creator Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Director: Alex Gibney
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on August 1
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 119 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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: 130 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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Web Junkie
Logline: Documents the lives of a group of people in a Beijing rehab center where teenagers are "deprogrammed" from spending so much time online. In English and in Mandarin with subtitles
Directors: Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on August 6
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 79 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday, August 8, 2014

About Alex
Logline: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown
Featuring: Max Greenfield, Maggie Grace, Jane Levy, Max Minghella, Nate Parker, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Ritter
Director: Jesse Zwick
Writer: Jesse Zwick
Distributor: Screen Media Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Valley View 16 in Dallas, the Fairlane 21 in Dearborn MI, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Universal Cineplex 20 in Orlando, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood and the Whitby 24 in Whitby ONT on August 8
MPAA Rating: R for language and drug use
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

After
Logline: A middle class family struggles with the financial consequences of a failing family business and a series of intergenerational conflicts and rivalries
Featuring: John Doman, Sabrina Gennarino, Kathleen Quinlan, Adam Scarimbolo, Pablo Schreiber
Director: Pieter Gasperz
Writer: Sabrina Gennarino
Distributor: Virgil Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Barrett Commons 24 in Atlanta, the Mesquite 30 in Dallas, the Studio 30 in Houston and the Empire 25 in New York City on August 8
MPAA Rating: R for some language
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Deepsea Challenge  3D
Logline: Documents filmmaker James Cameron's voyage in a submersible to the deepest spot on earth, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench
Directors: John Bruno, Ray Quint, Andrew Wight
Distributor: DisruptiveLA/National Geographic Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 8
MPAA Rating: PG for language and brief disaster images
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Dog
Logline: Documents the life of John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon
Directors: Allison Berg and Frank Kerauden
Distributor: Drafthouse Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, and the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Film Center in New York City on August 8
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat 91.85:1)

Fifi Howls from Happiness
Logline: Documents the life and work of artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso,” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. In Farsi with subtitles
Director: Mitra Farahani
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in August 8
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Hundred-Foot Journey
Logline: An Indian family moves to France and opens an eatery across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant
Featuring: Rohan Chand, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Helen Mirren, Om Puri
Director: Lasse Hallström
Writer: Steven Knight, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1850 plus playdates on August 8
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Into the Storm
Logline: A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.
Featuring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Matt Walsh
Director: Steven Quale
Writer: John Swetnam
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on August 8
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense destruction and peril, and language including some sexual references
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Moebius
Logline: A father is driven into desire, a son covets that of his father's and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Jae-hyeon Jo, Eun-woo Lee, Young-ju Seo
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Writer: Ki-duk Kim
Distributor: RAM Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles on August 8
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Step Up: All In  3D
Logline: It's time for everyone from the previous installments not named Tatum to be in it to win it
Featuring: Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Briana Evigan, Misha Gabriel, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner
Director: Trish Sie
Writer: John Swetnam, based on characters created by Duane Adler
Distributor: Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2550 plus playdates on July 25
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language and suggestive material
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  3D
Logline: Four mutant warriors fight to save their city from an evil kingpin
Featuring: Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Megan Fox, Whoopi Goldberg and the voices of Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Writers: Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, based on the comic book series created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates oon August 8
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

What Now? Remind Me
Logline: Documents a year in the life of the director, who endured an experimental clinical trial for HIV patients. In Portuguese with subtitles
Director: Joaquim Pinto
Distributor: Cinema Guild
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 8
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 164 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Expanding today
Boyhood: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the North Point Cinemas in Alpharreta GA, the Amherst Theatre in Amherst NY, the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor MI, the Parks at Arlington Cinemas in Arlington TX, the Carolina Theatre in Asheville NC, the Bloomington 11 in Bloomington IN, the Flicks Theatre in Boise ID, the Regency 20 in Brandon FL, the Hollywood Cinemas in Chamblee GA, the Carolina Pavilion Cinemas in Charlotte NC, the Downtown Mall 6 in Charlottesville VA, the Mariemont Theatre in Cincinnati OH, the Capital Theatre in Cleveland, the Drexel Cinemas, the Gateway Film Center and the Lennox Theatre in Columbus OH, the Concord Mills Cinemas in Concord Mills NC, the Varsity Theatre in Davis CA, the Neon Movies in Dayton OH, the Fluer Cinemas in Des Moines, the Bijou Art Theatre in Eugene OR, the Stonebriar Theatre in Frisco TX, the Denver West Village Cinemas in Golden CO, the Carousel Cinema in Greensboro NC, the Hampton Town Center Cinemas in Hampton VA, the Palace 17 in Hartford CT, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Cinemapolis Theatre in Ithaca NY, the Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville FL, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Baxter Theatre in Louisville, the Merchant's Walk 12 in Marietta GA, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Canal Place Cinemas and the Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, the Downing Film Center in Newburgh NY, the Kiln Creek Theater in Newport News VA, the Woodland Square Cinemas in Oldsmar FL, the Park Place CInemas in Pinellas Park FL, the Cable Car Theatre in Providence RI, the Criterion Cinemas at Movieland and the Westhampton Cinema in Richmond, VA, the Sandy Springs Theatre in Sandy Springs GA, the CCA Cinematheque in Sante Fe NM, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL, the Grand Cinema in Tacoma WA, the Citrus Stadium in Tampa, the Lynnhaven Theatre in Virginia Beach and the Aperture Cinema in Winston-Salem NC
Code Black: Opens at the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR
Finding Fela: Opens at the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Mist Theatre in Harlem, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Happy Christmas: Opens at the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA and the Varsity Theatre in Seattle
The Kill Team: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
Land Ho!: Opens at the Living Room Theatres, the Palace 20 and the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton, the Boynton Beach Theatre in Boynton Beach FL, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Edina 4 in Edina MN, the Cinema City at the Palace in Hartford CT, the Sundance Cinemas in Houston, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ and the West Newton 6 in West Newton MA
Mood Indigo: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Alamo Drafthouse Richardson in Dallas, the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park Theatre in Houston, the Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo MI, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet 6 in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock TX, the O Cinema in Miami, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace in New Braunfels TX, the Cinemas Plame D'Or in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes in San Antonio, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe and the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol CA

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Let's Be Cops
Logline: A pair of buddies hatch a plan to impersonate police officer but soon find themselves way in over their heads
Featuring: Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr.
Director: Luke Greenfield
Writers: Luke Greenfield and Nicholas Thomas
Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2450 plus playdates on August 13
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Abuse of Weakness
Logline: A stroke-afflicted filmmaker is manipulated by a notorious con man. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Isabelle Huppert, Ronald Leclercq, Christophe Sermet, Kool Shen, Laurence Ursino
Director: Catherine Breillat
Writer: Catherine Breillat
Distributor: Strand Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunun Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 15
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Admiral: Roaring Currents
Logline: A Korean admiral lures over 300 Japanese ships into a deadly trap where they meet their fate against only 13 battle ships. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Jin Goo, Lee Jung-Hyun, Choi Min-Sik, Ryoo Seung-Ryong, Kwon Yool
Director: Kim Han-Min
Writers: Kim Han-Min & Jeon Cheol-hong
Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on August 15
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 126 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Expendables 3
Logline: The Expendables team goes up against a ruthless arms dealer who is also the team's co-founder
Featuring: Antonio Bandares, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer, Jet Li, Kellan Lutz, Dolph Lundgren, Ronda Rousey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham
Director: Patrick Hughes
Writers: Sylvester Stallone and Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, story by Stallone, based on characters created by David Callaham
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus playdates on August 15
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Frank
Logline: A young wanna-be musician discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic man who always wears a big head mask
Featuring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tess Harper, Scoot McNairy
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Writers: Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Rio Theatre in Vancouver BC and the Vic Theatre in Victoria BC on August 15
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Giver
Logline: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world
Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan, Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites
Director: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide, based on the novel by Lois Lowry
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates on August 15
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Running Time: Not yet set
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Jealousy
Logline: A theater actor is torn between the woman he lives with, and the woman he loves. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Rebecca Convenant, Esther Garrel, Louis Garrel, Olga Milshtein, Anna Mouglalis
Director: Philippe Garrel
Writers: Marc Cholodenko and Caroline Deruas-Garrel and Philippe Garrel and Arlette Langmann
Distributor: Distrib Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunun Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 15
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 77 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Life After Beth
Logline: A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead
Featuring: Dane DeHaan, Cheryl Hines, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Paul Reiser, Alia Shawkat, Molly Shannon
Director: Jeff Baena
Writer: Jeff Baena
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 15
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some horror violence, sexual content, nudity and brief drug use
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Ragnarok
Logline: The ancient and modern worlds collide when an archaeologist finds the true meaning of the secret runes found in the Oseberg ship. In Norwegian with subtitles
Featuring: Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Pål Sverre Hagen, Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist
Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
Writers: John Kåre Raake
Distributor: Magnet Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on August 15
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some terror/frightening images
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Red Hollywood
Logline: Using archival footage, documents Hollywood filmmaking from the 1930s to the 1950s, when “Red” screenwriters and directors worked within the studio system to make films that challenged issues of class, war, race, and gender
Directors: Thom Anderson and Noël Burch
Distributor: Thom Anderson
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Elinor Bunun Munroe Film Center in New York City on August 15
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

The Trip to Italy
Logline: Two famous comedic actors are asked to do a series of restaurant reviews through the Italian countryside
Featuring: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writer: Michael Winterbottom
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on August 15
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today
Alive: Opens at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix and the Veterans 24 in Tampa
Boyhood: Opens at the High Ridge Theatre in Albuquerque, the Bear Tooth Theatre in Anchorage, the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR, the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Epic Theatre in Clermont FL, the Ragtag Theatre in Columbia MO, the Pocono Community Cinema in East Stroudsburg PA, the Cameo Theatre in Fayetteville NC, the Lyric Theatre in Fort Collins CO, the Belltower Theatre in Fort Myers FL, the Royal Park Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Virginia Center Theatre in Glen Allen VA, the Celebration Grand Rapids North Cinemas in Grand Rapids MI, the Midtown Cinemas in Harrisburg PA, the Myrna Loy Theatre in Helena MT, the Coligny Theatre in Hilton Head SC, the FilmScene Theatre in Iowa City IA, the Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo MI, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville TN, the BLVD Theatre in Lancaster CA, the Zoetropolis Theatre in Lancaster PA, the Liberty Hall Theatre in Lawrence KS, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington KY, the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE, the Riverdale 10 in Little Rock, the Livonia 20 in Livonia MI, the Wilma Theatre in Missoula MT, the Savoy Theater in Montpelier VT, the Hollywood 20 and the Silverspot Theatre in Naples FL, the Cine 4 in New Haven CT, the Newburyport Screening Room in Newburyport MA, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland ME, the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend WA, the Grandin Theatre in Roanoke VA, the Little Theatre and the Pittsford Plaza Cinemas in Rochester NY, the Rockford 16 in Rockford IL, the Strand Cinema in Rockland ME, the Salem Theatre in Salem OR, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Schererville 12 in Schererville IN, the Schererville 16 in South Bend IN, the Epic Village 16 in St. Augustine FL, the Staten Island 16 in Staten Island NY, the Manlius Art Cinema in Syracuse NY, the Tallahassee Mall 20 in Tallahassee FL, the Circle Cinema and the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK, and the Railraod Square Cinemas in Waterville ME
Code Black: Opens at the Park Terrance Cinemas in Charlotte
The Dog: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, the Texas Theatre in Dallas, the SIE FilmCenter in Denver, the Arena Cinema in Hollywood, the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park in Houston, the Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock TX, the Maysles Cinema in New York City, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle and the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY
Fifi Howls from Happiness: Opens at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Finding Fela: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
The Kill Team: Opens in Seattle
Land Ho!: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills and the Violet Crown Cinema in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Hollywood 20 in Naples FL, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Downtown Centre 7 in San Luis Obispo, the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota FL and the Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle
Mood Indigo: Opens at the Guild Cinemas in Albuquerque and the Bijou Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR


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