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Highlights of Hollywood's fall, holiday lineup

Updated: August 23, 2012, 12:45 PM IST
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Highlights of Hollywood's fall, holiday lineup
There're a lot of exciting Hollywood films for everyone this fall-winter season.

Los Angeles: Here are highlights of Hollywood's fall and holiday movie lineup:


Arbitrage: Richard Gere stars in a Wall Street thriller about a deceitful hedge-fund manager negotiating a merger.

Dredd: An executioner (Karl Urban) fights a drug epidemic in post-apocalyptic America.

End of Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are cops minding the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Finding Nemo: The beloved father-son animated fish tale returns in a 3-D version.

Hotel Transylvania: Adam Sandler provides the voice of Dracula in an animated monster mash.

The House at the End of the Street: A dream house becomes a place of terror for a mom and her daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence).

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's a hitman assigned to bump off his future self (Bruce Willis) in a time-travel thriller.

The Master: A World War II Navy veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) falls under the spell of a charismatic cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller star in a teen coming-of-age tale.

Resident Evil: Retribution: Milla Jovovich resumes her battle against a plague of zombies.

Trouble with the Curve:
An aging baseball scout (Clint Eastwood) enlists his daughter (Amy Adams) on his latest talent trip.

Won't Back Down: Two moms (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) fight to save their kids' inner-city school.

The Words: A writer (Bradley Cooper) must face the music after plagiarizing a novel.


Alex Cross: A homicide investigator (Tyler Perry) squares off against a serial killer (Matthew Fox).

Argo: Ben Affleck directs and stars in a rescue thriller set against the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.

Cloud Atlas: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry lead an ensemble of stars in multiple roles for an epic saga that spans centuries.

Chasing Mavericks: Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston star in the true-life story of surfer Jay Moriarity.

Frankenweenie: Tim Burton updates his early short film with an animated feature about a boy resurrecting his dead dog.

Fun Size: A girl and her little brother get a lesson in school popularity on Halloween.

Here Comes the Boom: A teacher and ex-wrestler (Kevin James) moonlights as a mixed martial-arts fighter to save his school's music program.

Killing Them Softly: Brad Pitt's an enforcer tracking three hoods who robbed a mob-protected card game.

Paranormal Activity 4: The supernatural franchise makes its annual return for Halloween.

Pitch Perfect: Anna Kendrick and her college chums compete in the warbling world of a cappella singing.

The Sessions: A polio patient (John Hawkes) in an iron lung enlists a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) so he can lose his virginity.

A collection of home movies unleashes horror on a crime novelist (Ethan Hawke) and his family.

Taken 2: Liam Neeson's back as a fierce ex-agent protecting his kin against a crime boss.


Anna Karenina: Keira Knightley and Jude Law star in a new take on Leo Tolstoy's romantic epic.

Flight: Denzel Washington's a pilot hailed as a hero after miraculously landing his damaged jetliner.

Life of Pi: Ang Lee directs a 3-D story of a man stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.

Lincoln: Steven Spielberg directs, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the 16th president.

The Man with the Iron Fists: Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu star with director RZA in a martial-arts battle for gold in China.

Red Dawn: Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are among U.S. youths battling overseas invaders.

Rise of the Guardians: An animated tale pits Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and other mythical beings against an evil spirit.

Silver Linings Playbook:
An ex-con (Bradley Cooper) rebuilds his life with help from a mysterious woman (Jennifer Lawrence). With Robert De Niro.

Skyfall: Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in a thriller sparked by secrets out of the past of his boss, M (Judi Dench).

This Must Be the Place: Sean Penn's a reclusive former rock star on a road trip of revenge over his late father.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2: Kristen Stewart adjusts to her after-life as a vampire in the finale of the supernatural fantasy.

Wreck-It-Ralph: A second-banana video game character (voiced by John C. Reilly) sets out on his own in this animated comedy.


Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away: Executive producer James Cameron presents a 3-D saga set amid the dreamy acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil.

Django Unchained: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz star in Quentin Tarantino's pre-Civil War bounty-hunter adventure.

The Guilt Trip: Seth Rogen's on a cross-country road trip with his overbearing mom (Barbra Streisand).

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: 'The Lord of the Rings' mastermind Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth for chapter one of his three-part prelude.

Hyde Park on Hudson: Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Murray) is host to Britain's king and queen on the eve of World War II.

Jack Reacher: Tom Cruise is an ex-military cop chasing a deadly sniper.

Les Miserables: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway croon in the big-screen adaptation of the musical based on Victor Hugo's classic.

Monsters, Inc.: John Goodman and Billy Crystal's cartoon creature-feature is back on screen in 3-D.

Parental Guidance: Grandparents (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler) clash with their daughter (Marisa Tomei) over raising her three kids.

This Is 40: Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their Knocked Up roles in Judd Apatow's marital comedy.

Zero Dark Thirty: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) directs a saga about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

First Published: August 23, 2012, 12:45 PM IST
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