Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:22:50 GMT | By AP

Highlights of Hollywood's fall, holiday lineup

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

Highlights of Hollywood's fall, holiday lineup (© AP)


-- '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).

-- 'Looper': 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.

-- 'Sinister': 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.

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