Other movies this fall: zombies, surfers and more
BY CINDY PEARLMAN August 31, 2012 6:43PM
This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from the action thriller "Looper." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Updated: October 3, 2012 6:09AM
“Resident Evil: Retribution”: Those darn zombies. Can’t live with ’em. Can’t kill ’em, as Milla Jovovich finds out (again).
“10 Years”: Man of the moment Channing Tatum is ready to pop the question to the love of his life (real-life wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum), but before he gets out the ring, he runs into his high-school girlfriend (Rosario Dawson) for the first time in 10 years.
“House at the End of the Street”: Jennifer Lawrence takes a break from playing those “Hunger Games” to star in a story of a mother and daughter who move to a rural town where there are shadows and secrets.
“Dredd 3D”: Karl Urban takes the law into his own hands as Hollywood reinvents Sly Stallone’s 1995 original based on the hit comic book.
“Liberal Arts”: It girl Elizabeth Olsen stars as a young student who falls in love with an older man played by Josh Radnor.
“How to Survive a Plague”: It’s a documentary about the workers and activists who against the odds helped to stop AIDS epidemic from being a death sentence.
“Looper”: Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as an assassin in a time-traveling future who must close the circle by killing the 30-year-old version of himself played by Bruce Willis.
“Taken 2”: After saving his daughter from a sex slave trade in the first movie, Liam Neeson and family must face some angry Albanians who want to teach him that you do not mess with Albanians. First stop: Kidnap his ex-wife played by Famke Janssen.
“Pitch Perfect”: Anna Kendrick stars in a film about college a cappella singing competitions.
“Butter”: Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Ty Burrell and Alicia Silverstone star in the story of an orphan who is adopted and then finds out that she is amazing at butter carving. She butts knives and cholesterol with the mean wife of the retired butter-carving champ.
“V/H/S”: A group of misfits are hired to rob a desolate house in the country and grab a rare tape. What they find in the dwelling is a dead body, old TVs and cryptic footage.
“Here Comes the Boom”: A high school music teacher (Henry Winkler) is on his way out due to budget cuts, which means a biology teacher (Kevin James) must get some cash by signing up for a mixed martial arts contest.
“Seven Psychopaths”: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell star in a film about a dog kidnapped from a crime boss (Harrelson) who wants payback.
“Paranormal Activity 4”: The plot is a secret, but it’s safe to say it’s not a comedy. Or Oscar bait.
“Killing Them Softly”: Brad Pitt is a hitman who gets involved in the fallout of a mob poker game. It doesn’t hurt that James Gandolfini is also along for the ride.
“Alex Cross”: Morgan Freeman is out and Tyler Perry is in as detective and psychologist Alex Cross, who must bring down a crazy hitman named Picasso played by Matthew Fox.
“Chasing Mavericks”: Or why Gerard Butler got so trim. He plays Frosty Hesson, mentor of surfing icon Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), in this surf’s-up biography that also stars Elisabeth Shue.
“The Big Wedding”: Here come the parents of the groom — Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton — who are divorced and fighting. The all-star cast also includes a dose of Katherine Heigl, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams.
“The Man with the Iron Fists”: RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan directs Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu in a martial arts saga in 19th century China where everyone vies for a shipment of gold.
“Life of Pi”: Ang Lee directs Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan in the film version of author Yann Martel’s beloved book about a young Indian boy who finds himself drifting in a lifeboat with a famished tiger.
“Silver Linings Playbook”: A high school teacher (Bradley Cooper) who does a stint at a mental hospital gets sprung and has to move in with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver). Jennifer Lawrence plays a young widow.
“Red Dawn”: Before they were stars, Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, along with Connor Cruise (Tom’s kid), remade the 1984 action flick about an invasion of the United States and the hometown heroes who become guerrilla fighters.
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