List of films and release dates in summer 2012

List of films and release dates in summer 2012
A scene from "Ice Age: Continental Drift," opening July 13. (Blue Sky Studios / 20th Century Fox)

May 4

The Avengers


A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With

Robert Downey Jr.


Chris Evans


Mark Ruffalo


Chris Hemsworth

. Written and directed by

Joss Whedon

. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney Pictures


Movie listings: The April 29 Summer Sneaks list of films gave the name of a documentary about Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as "Higher Ground." The Aug. 17 release is called "High Ground." —

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A group of British retirees travel to


to spend their golden years at a newly restored hotel but find the accommodations to be less than palatial. With

Judi Dench


Bill Nighy


Dev Patel


Tom Wilkinson

. Written by Ol Parker. Directed by John Madden. Fox Searchlight Pictures

First Position



follows six young dancers as they prepare for and compete in the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious ballet competition. Directed by Bess Kargman.



Jannat 2

A smooth-talking gun runner and a maverick cop take down a network of criminals. With Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda and Esha Gupta. Written by Shagufta Rafique. Directed by Kunal Deshmukh. In Hindi with English subtitles. Fox International

Last Call at the Oasis

A documentary exploring the potential causes and consequences of a global water crisis. Directed by Jessica Yu. ATO Pictures

A Little Bit of Heaven

A lively but commitment-averse young woman has her life changed, in more ways than one, by a visit to the doctor. With

Kate Hudson

, Gael García Bernal and Rosemarie Dewitt. Written by Gren Wells. Directed by Nicole Kassell. Millennium Entertainment

Mother's Day

After purchasing a foreclosed home, a young couple and their guests are taken hostage by the sadistic sons of the previous owner, who soon shows up herself and raises the stakes. With

Rebecca De Mornay

. Written by Scott Milam. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Anchor Bay Films

The Perfect Family

A suburban wife and mother is nominated for the Catholic Woman of the Year Award at her local parish and must face the truth about her imperfect nonconformist family, whom she has to introduce to the church board. With

Kathleen Turner


Jason Ritter


Emily Deschanel

. Written by Paula Goldberg and Claire V. Riley. Directed by Anne Renton. Variance Films

May 11

Dark Shadows

In 1772, after breaking a witch's heart, an inveterate playboy is turned into a vampire and buried alive for 200 years, at which point he is inadvertently freed and emerges into a very different world. With

Johnny Depp


Michelle Pfeiffer


Helena Bonham Carter


Eva Green

. Written by Seth Grahame-


. Directed by

Tim Burton

. In Imax.Warner Bros. Pictures

Girl in Progress

While a busy single mom juggles work, bills and romance, her neglected teenage daughter is eager to skip over adolescence into adulthood. With

Eva Mendes


Matthew Modine


Patricia Arquette

and Cierra Ramirez. Written by Hiram Martinez. Directed by Patricia Riggen. Pantelion Films

God Bless America

With nothing left to live for, a man divorced, fired and possibly terminally ill decides to take out his frustration by hunting down irritating celebrities. With

Joel Murray

and Tara Lynne Barr. Written and directed by

Bobcat Goldthwait

. Magnet Releasing


Fleeing her abusive, alcoholic parents, a smalltown teenager lights out to Las Vegas, where she crosses paths with a drifter and a rebel. With Chloe Grace Moretz,

Blake Lively


Eddie Redmayne


Juliette Lewis

. Written by Andrea Portes. Directed by

Derick Martini

. Phase 4 Films

I Wish

Two young brothers in


separated by their parents' divorce believe that the secret to reuniting their family lies in the impending opening of a new bullet train line. With Koki Maeda, Nene Ohtsuka and Ohshiro Maeda. Written and directed byHirokazu Kore-Eda. In Japanese with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures


A thirtysomething married couple try to rekindle their relationship by visiting, and eventually squatting in, their old apartment in a hip Los Angeles neighborhood. With Todd Grinnell,

Ali Hillis

, Kevin Linehan and Erin Chambers. Written and directed by John Chuldenko. PMK-BNC / Danger Train Films

The Road

Investigators reopen a 12-year-old cold case when three teenagers vanish along a notorious abandoned road. With Carminga Villaroel, Rhian Ramos and T.J. Trinidad. Written by Yam Laranas and Aloy Adlawan. Directed by Laranas. In Tagalog with English subtitles. Freestyle Releasing

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

A middle-aged Brooklyn nurse and grad school student enlists the help of two streetwise young Orthodox Jews to help her translate Shakespeare from arcane to modern Yiddish. With Lazer Weiss, Melissa Weisz and Mendy Zafir. Written and directed by Eve Annenberg. In English and Yiddish, with English subtitles. Nancy Fishman Film Releasing

Tonight You're Mine

Two feuding musicians must survive a weekend music festival after being accidentally handcuffed to each other. With Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena and Mathew Baynton. Written by Thomas Leveritt. Directed by David Mackenzie. Roadside Attractions

Where Do We Go Now?

In a remote village where a church and a mosque stand side by side, the town's women come up with clever ruses to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. With Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim and Nadine Labaki. Written by Labaki, Jihad Hojeily and Rodney Al Haddad. Directed by Labaki. In Arabic, Russian and English, with English subtitles.

Sony Pictures


May 16

The Dictator

A political strongman will stop at nothing to keep democracy out of his oppressed nation. With

Sacha Baron Cohen


Anna Faris

andJohn C. Reilly. Written by Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer. Directed by Larry Charles. Paramount Pictures

May 18


Naval officers participate in a global effort to fight off invading aliens. With

Taylor Kitsch


Brooklyn Decker


Alexander Skarsgard



. Written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber. Directed by

Peter Berg

. Universal Pictures


In Victorian


, a forward-thinking young doctor deals with a job treating hysterical women, an engagement to his employer's demure daughter, a secret attraction to her outspoken older sister and an affliction that threatens his career. With

Maggie Gyllenhaal


Hugh Dancy


Jonathan Pryce

and Felicity Jones. Written by Jonah Lisa Dyer, Stephen Dyer and Howard Gensler. Directed by Tanya Wexler. Sony Pictures Classics

Lovely Molly

When a newlywed wife and her husband move into the young woman's long-abandoned childhood home, she encounters frightening reminders of a nightmarish upbringing. With Gretchen Lodge,

Alexandra Holden


Johnny Lewis

. Written and directed by Eduardo Sanchez. Image Entertainment

Natural Selection

A barren Christian housewife in suburban Texas is shocked by her husband's near-death revelation that he has an illegitimate adult son in Florida, whom she then sets out to reunite with him before he passes. With

Rachael Harris


Matt O'Leary

, Jon Gries and

John Diehl

. Written and directed by Robbie Pickering. Cinema Guild


A close-knit team of officers working in the child-protection unit of the Parisian police force deal with their demanding line of work and its toll on their personal lives. With Karin Viard, Marina Fois and Nicolas Duvauchelle. Written by Emmanuelle Bercot and Maiwenn. Directed by Maiwenn. In French with English subtitles. Sundance Selects


The intertwining relationships between a mentally unstable mother, her illegitimate teenage son, the local sheriff and his daughter threaten to reveal the secrets of a boardwalk town. With

Jennifer Connelly


Ed Harris


Toby Jones


Amy Madigan

. Written and directed by Dustin Lance Black. Entertainment One

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Five couples have their interconnected lives turned upside down by impending parenthood. With

Cameron Diaz


Jennifer Lopez


Elizabeth Banks

and Chace Crawford. Written by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach. Directed by

Kirk Jones

. Lionsgate

May 25



Six young tourists in search of adventure abroad hire an extreme tour guide, who takes them to a ghost town thought to have been deserted in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. With Devin Kelley,

Jonathan Sadowski

and Ingrid Bolso Berdal. Written by Oren Peli, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke. Directed by Brad Parker.Warner Bros. Pictures


When a sudden illness strikes, an uneasy marriage between a wealthy sixtysomething businessman and his dowdy former nurse threatens to unravel over inter-family tensions, with dangerous consequences. With Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov and Elena Lyadova. Written by Oleg Negin and Andrey Zvyagintsev. Directed by Zvyagintsev. In Russian with English subtitles. Zeitgeist Films

Hide Away

A once-successful businessman retreats to an idyllic harbor town to escape his dark past and possibly find redemption. With

Josh Lucas


Ayelet Zurer


James Cromwell

. Written by Peter Vanderwall. Directed by Chris Eyer. MMC Joule Films

The Intouchables



, a rich white quadriplegic and his new caretaker, a poor Senegalese man from the projects, strike up an unlikely friendship. With Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy. Written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. In French with English subtitles. The Weinstein Co.

Men in Black 3

With his partner's life and the fate of the planet at stake, a special agent travels back in time to set things right. With Will Smith,

Tommy Lee Jones


Josh Brolin


Jemaine Clement

. Written by Etan Cohen. Directed by

Barry Sonnenfeld

. In Imax 3-D. Columbia Pictures

Mighty Fine

In the 1970s, a high-spirited husband and father relocates his family from Brooklyn to New Orleans in search of a better life, but his lavish spending jeopardizes their livelihood. With

Chazz Palminteri


Andie MacDowell

. Written and directed by Debbie Goodstein. Adopt Films

Moonrise Kingdom

In a 1960s New England town, a young boy and girl run away together, prompting the locals to mobilize and track them down. With

Bruce Willis


Edward Norton

. Written by

Wes Anderson

and Roman Coppola. Directed by Anderson. Focus Features

Oslo, August 31st

A recovering drug addict on the verge of completing rehab treatment is allowed to travel to a job interview in Oslo, where he also visits old friends and haunts and wrestles with his demons. With Anders Danielsen Lie, Malin Crepin and Aksel M. Thanke. Written by Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier. Directed by Trier. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Strand Releasing

June 1

For Greater Glory

Against the backdrop of the Cristero War in 1920s


, a retired general is reluctantly drawn into conflict against a ruthless government. With

Andy Garcia


Eva Longoria


Peter O'Toole


Oscar Isaac

. Written by Michael Love. Directed by Dean Wright. Arc Entertainment

For the Love of Money

Based on the true account of a Jewish immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream over two decades. With Yehuda Levi,

James Caan


Edward Furlong


Jeffrey Tambor

. Written by Jenna Mattison. Directed by Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman. Archstone Distribution.

High School

When a high school's exacting principal orders a schoolwide drug test, the future valedictorian, who has just tried marijuana for the first time, schemes to cover his tracks. With

Matt Bush


Sean Marquette


Adrien Brody


Michael Chiklis

. Written by Eric Linthorst, John Stalberg Jr. and Stephen Susco. Directed by Stalberg. Anchor Bay Films

Pink Ribbons

This documentary about the ubiquitous pink-ribbon campaign to support

breast cancer

research and awareness asks whether its focus has shifted from activism to consumerism. Directed by Lea Pool. First Run Features

Piranha 3DD

A school of prehistoric flesh-eating fish return to terrorize a bustling summer water park. With

Christopher Lloyd


Paul Scheer


Danielle Panabaker


David Hasselhoff

. Written by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan and Joel Soisson. Directed by John Gulager. In 3-D. The Weinstein Co.

Snow White

and the Huntsman

A young woman threatens the reign of a wicked queen with her beauty and bravery in this re-imagining of the Snow White fairy tale. With

Kristen Stewart


Charlize Theron

and Chris Hemsworth. Written by Evan Daugherty,

John Lee Hancock

and Hossein Amini. Directed by Rupert Sanders. Universal Pictures

June 8

6 Month Rule

A bachelor follows a set of rules to avoid emotional attachment, until he meets a girl who changes everything. With Blayne Weaver,

Natalie Morales

, Patrick J. Adams and

Jaime Pressly

. Written and directed by Weaver. Abramorama.

Bel Ami

In 1890s Paris, a rogue uses his wits and powers of seduction to climb from poverty to wealth and influence. With

Robert Pattinson


Uma Thurman


Kristin Scott Thomas


Christina Ricci

. Written by Rachel Bennette. Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Magnolia Pictures

Lola Versus

A 29-year-old woman leans on her close friends and tries to regain her footing when her longtime boyfriend dumps her three weeks before their wedding. With Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister-Jones and Joel Kinnaman. Written by Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein. Directed by Wein. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

In this animated film, a group of animals trying to return to their home in a New York zoo get waylaid in Europe, where they join a traveling circus. With the voices of

Ben Stiller


Chris Rock


David Schwimmer


Jada Pinkett Smith

. Written by

Noah Baumbach

. Directed by

Eric Darnell


Conrad Vernon

and Tom McGrath. Paramount Pictures

Nobody Else But You

A bestselling French crime novelist suffering from writer's block investigates the presumed suicide of a local beauty. With Jean-Paul Rouve,

Sophie Quinton

and Guillaume Gouix. Written and directed by Gerald Hustache-Mathieu. In French with English subtitles. First Run Features

OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie

This documentary explores mental illness through the lens of the personal experiences of one of its makers. With Bud Clayman, Dan Fisher and

Maurice Benard

. Directed by Clayman, Glenn Holsten and Scott Johnston. Fisher Klingenstein Films

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

An uptight


lawyer takes her teenage son and adult daughter to visit their estranged hippie grandmother, whom they've never met. With

Jane Fonda


Catherine Keener

, Elizabeth Olsen and Chace Crawford. Written by Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski. Directed by

Bruce Beresford





While investigating a clue to the origin of mankind on Earth, a team of space explorers become embroiled in a battle to save the future of the human race. With

Noomi Rapace


Michael Fassbender


Idris Elba


Logan Marshall-Green

. Written by Jon Spaihts and

Damon Lindelof

. Directed by

Ridley Scott

. In Imax 3-D. 20th Century Fox

Safety Not Guaranteed

Intrigued by a bizarre classified ad, three magazine employees track down an eccentric man who thinks he's solved the mystery of time travel. With

Aubrey Plaza


Mark Duplass

. Written by Derek Connolly. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. FilmDistrict


June 15


After the death of his mother, a Frenchman returns to his childhood home in Los Angeles to settle her estate, which involves tracking down a mysterious woman mentioned in her will. With Mathieu Demy,

Salma Hayek


Geraldine Chaplin

. Written and directed by Demy. In French, English and Spanish, with English subtitles. MPI Media Group

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story

A documentary portrait of Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu, an Israeli soldier killed in action at age 30 while leading a daring hostage rescue mission in Uganda in 1976. Directed by Ari Daniel Pinchot and Jonathan Gruber. International Film Circuit

Rock of Ages

A smalltown girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. With

Julianne Hough

, Diego Boneta,

Russell Brand


Paul Giamatti

. Written by

Justin Theroux

, Chris D'Arienzo and Allan Loeb. Directed by

Adam Shankman

. New Line Cinema

That's My Boy

Estranged for years from the son he had and raised as a young man, a father shows up uninvited on the eve of the son's wedding. With

Adam Sandler


Andy Samberg


Leighton Meester

and James Caan. Written by David Caspe. Directed by Sean Anders. Columbia Pictures

The Woman in the Fifth

A struggling American writer who has recently moved to Paris to be closer to his young daughter begins a romance with a mysterious woman, and soon people start dying all around him. With

Ethan Hawke

, Kristin Scott Thomas and Joanna Kulig. Written by Pawel Pawlikowski and

Douglas Kennedy

III. Directed by Pawlikowski. ATO Pictures

Your Sister's Sister

A slacker reeling from the death of his brother goes to spend time alone at the family cabin of his late sibling's ex-girlfriend, but while there he begins an unlikely relationship with her older sister. With

Emily Blunt


Rosemarie DeWitt

and Mark Duplass. Written and directed by Lynn Shelton. IFC Films

June 22

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

This alternate-history tale imagines the secret life of the 16th president, who moonlights as a vampire hunter. With

Benjamin Walker


Dominic Cooper


Anthony Mackie


Mary Elizabeth Winstead

. Written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Simon Kinberg. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox


Determined to follow her own path in life, a headstrong young princess defies an age-old tradition and unwittingly unleashes chaos in her kingdom, which will require all her skills and resourcefulness to fix. With the voices of

Kelly Macdonald


Emma Thompson


Billy Connolly


Julie Walters

. Written by

Mark Andrews

, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi. Directed by Andrews and Chapman. Walt Disney Pictures

The Invisible War

This documentary investigates widespread sexual assault and subsequent cover-ups within theU.S. military. Directed by Kirby Dick. Cinedigm Entertainment / Docurama Films

To Rome With Love

In Italy, the romances and adventures of a number of residents and visitors overlap and intersect. With

Woody Allen


Alec Baldwin


Roberto Benigni


Penelope Cruz

. Written and directed by Allen. Sony Pictures Classics

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

In the near future, sparks fly between a man and woman who are facing the imminent end of the world. With

Steve Carell


Keira Knightley

. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. Focus Features

June 27

Beasts of the Southern Wild

In an isolated Southern bayou town, an independent 6-year-old girl with a vivid imagination faces an ailing alcoholic father, a missing mother and a series of catastrophes. With Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry. Written by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin. Directed by Zeitlin. Fox Searchlight Pictures

June 29

G.I. Joe

: Retaliation

Members of an elite special-ops force face off against an international terrorist organization while dealing with threats from within their own government. With

Channing Tatum

and Dwayne Johnson. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Paramount Pictures

Magic Mike

An experienced male stripper takes a young dancer under his wing. With Channing Tatum,

Alex Pettyfer


Matthew McConaughey


Olivia Munn

. Written by Reid Carolin. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.Warner Bros. Pictures

Neil Young


This documentary chronicles Neil Young's road trip last year from his hometown of Omemee, Ontario, to Toronto for the closing two nights of his world tour. Directed by

Jonathan Demme

. Sony Pictures Classics

People Like Us

When his estranged father dies suddenly, a fast-talking twentysomething salesman returns home to help put things in order and is shocked to discover he has an older sister. With

Chris Pine

, Elizabeth Banks,

Olivia Wilde

and Michelle Pfeiffer. Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert. Directed by Kurtzman.



Take This Waltz

A twentysomething woman finds her happy marriage to a good-natured cookbook writer thrown into doubt upon meeting a handsome artist who lives across the street. With Michelle Williams,

Seth Rogen


Luke Kirby


Sarah Silverman

. Written and directed by

Sarah Polley

. Magnolia Pictures

Tyler Perry

's Madea's Witness Protection

After being set up as the fall guy for a mob-backed Ponzi scheme, a mild-mannered investment banker enters the federal witness protection program with his family and heads to the South. With

Eugene Levy


Doris Roberts


Tom Arnold

and Tyler Perry. Written and directed by


. Lionsgate

June TBA

The Loved Ones

When a crazed teen is turned down by the boy she asks to the prom, she kidnaps him and holds her own demented dance with help from her father. With Xavier Samuel,


McLeavy, John Brumpton and

Richard Wilson

. Written and directed by Sean Byrne. Paramount Pictures

July 3

The Amazing Spider-Man

A teenager grapples with the trials of high school, the mysterious disappearance of his parents years ago and a transformation that leaves him with superpowers. With

Andrew Garfield


Emma Stone


Rhys Ifans


Denis Leary

. Written by James Vanderbilt. Directed by Marc Webb. In Imax 3-D. Columbia Pictures

July 5

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D

This concert documentary follows pop star Katy Perry's life both onstage and off. Directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz. In 3-D. Paramount Pictures

July 6

Crazy Eyes

A divorced playboy with a 5-year-old son is forced to reevaluate his carefree lifestyle when new family concerns coincide with him meeting an intriguing woman. With

Lukas Haas


Madeline Zima


Jake Busey

. Written by Adam Sherman, Rachel Hardisty and David Reeves. Directed by Sherman. Strand Releasing

The Do-Deca Pentathalon

During a weekend family reunion, two adult brothers rekindle a homemade competitive sporting event from their childhood while trying to keep it a secret from their relatives. With Steve Zissis, Mark Kelly and Jennifer Lafleur. Written and directed by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass. Red Flag Releasing

The Magic of Belle Isle

A famous Western novelist struggling with his writing and the bottle takes up in a lakeside cabin, where he befriends the family next door. With

Morgan Freeman


Virginia Madsen


Madeline Carroll


Kenan Thompson

. Written by Guy Thomas. Directed by

Rob Reiner

. Magnolia Pictures


Three small-time Southern California pot dealers run afoul of a Mexican drug cartel. With Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively,

Aaron Johnson


John Travolta

. Written by Shane Salerno, Don Winslow and

Oliver Stone

. Directed by Stone. Universal Pictures

July 11

Easy Money

A poor student leading a double life amongStockholm'selite falls for an upper-class girl and is lured into the criminal underworld. With Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin and Dragomir Mrsic. Written by Maria Karlsson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. In Swedish, Spanish, Serbian and English, with English subtitles. The Weinstein Co.

July 13

Farewell, My Queen

A look at the first three days of the French Revolution, as seen through the eyes of Marie Antoinette's private reader at Versailles. With

Diane Kruger

, Lea Seydoux and

Virginie Ledoyen

. Written by Benoit Jacquot and Gilles Taurand. Directed by Jacquot. In French with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

The Happy Poet

An unemployed bohemian in Austin, Texas, puts everything he has into an organic, vegetarian-friendly food stand, but his new venture is not without challenges. With Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars and Chris Doubek. Written and directed by Gordon. Cinema Libre Studio

Ice Age: Continental Drift

A group of Paleolithic animal pals try to survive a continental cataclysm in the fourth installment of the "Ice Age" series. With the voices of Ray Romano,

John Leguizamo

, Denis Leary and

Queen Latifah

. Directed by Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

Red Lights

Two scientists who study and debunk paranormal hoaxes begin investigating a famous blind psychic who has mysteriously reappeared after a 30-year absence. With

Cillian Murphy


Sigourney Weaver


Robert De Niro

and Elizabeth Olsen. Written and directed by Rodrigo Cortes. Millennium Entertainment


A grown man has to put up with his ever-present teddy bear, who was brought to life by a childhood wish and has remained by his side ever since. With

Mark Wahlberg


Mila Kunis


Giovanni Ribisi


Joel McHale

. Written by

Seth MacFarlane

, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Directed by MacFarlane. Universal Pictures


In India, a wealthy young man and a woman who works at a resort fall for each other and move to Mumbai together, but family issues endanger the young couple's happiness. With Frieda Pinto,

Riz Ahmed


Roshan Seth

. Written and directed by

Michael Winterbottom

. Sundance Selects

The Queen of Versailles

This documentary follows a billionaire family on a quest to build the largest house in America when the economy takes a nosedive. Directed by Lauren Greenfield. Magnolia Pictures

July 20


An overworked manager at a fast-food restaurant receives a call from a police officer accusing one of her employees of stealing from a customer, leading to a situation that quickly spirals out of control. With Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy and Bill Camp. Written and directed by Craig Zobel. Magnolia Pictures

The Dark Knight Rises

The masked vigilante Batman must save Gotham City from dangerous new threats, including the mysterious villain Bane. With

Christian Bale


Michael Caine


Anne Hathaway

and Tom Hardy. Written by Jonathan


and Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. In Imax.

Warner Bros. Pictures

July 25

Ruby Sparks

A young novelist who was successful early in his career finds himself struggling until he invents an inspiring new character — who shocks him by appearing in the flesh shortly thereafter. With

Paul Dano


Zoe Kazan


Antonio Banderas


Annette Bening

. Written by Kazan. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Fox Searchlight Pictures

July 27

Killer Joe

In debt to a drug lord, a 22-year-old plots to have his mother killed for her life insurance policy, but things go badly awry. With

Emile Hirsch


Juno Temple

, Matthew McConaughey and

Gina Gershon

. Written by Tracy Letts. Directed by

William Friedkin

. LD Entertainment

Little White Lies

In the wake of a tragic accident involving one of their own, a group of longtime friends reunite for their annual beach vacation, where they must confront the lies they've been telling one another and themselves. With Francois Cluzet,

Marion Cotillard


Benoit Magimel


Jean Dujardin

. Written and directed by

Guillaume Canet

. In French with English subtitles. MPI Media Group

Neighborhood Watch

Four average Joes form a neighborhood watch to escape the boredom of their suburban lives and accidentally stumble upon an alien invasion. With Ben Stiller,

Vince Vaughn


Jonah Hill

and Rosemarie DeWitt. Written by Jared Stern, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Directed by Akiva Schaffer. 20th Century Fox

Searching for Sugar Man

In this documentary, two South African fans set out to learn what became of their hero, the 1970s rock icon Rodriguez. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Sony Pictures Classics

Step Up Revolution

Newly arrived in Miami, an aspiring dancer falls for the leader of a local dance crew, and together they battle a wealthy developer. With Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel and

Peter Gallagher

. Written by Amanda Brody. Directed by Scott Speer. Summit Entertainment


After a power-hungry general wipes out his rival and seemingly his entire family, one newborn secretly survives and is raised as an instrument of revenge. With Ge You, Wang Xueqi and Huang Xiaoming. Written and directed by Chen Kaige. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

Samuel Goldwyn


July TBA


In 2001 Seattle, an unknown politician enlists a recently fired alt-weekly reporter to help campaign for a monorail system and against a councilman. With

Jason Biggs

, Joel

David Moore


Lauren Ambrose


Cedric the Entertainer

. Written by Justin Rhodes and Stephen Gyllenhaal. Directed by Gyllenhaal. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Aug. 3


Against the backdrop of international economic and political instability, the relationships and actions of an array of people from different backgrounds ripple across the globe. With

Anthony Hopkins


Ben Foster


Jude Law


Rachel Weisz

. Written by

Peter Morgan

. Directed by

Fernando Meirelles

. Magnolia Pictures

The Bourne Legacy

Another mysterious black-ops agent follows in the footsteps of Jason Bourne in this fourth installment of the espionage franchise. With

Jeremy Renner

, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton and

Albert Finney

. Written by

Tony Gilroy

and Dan Gilroy. Directed by Tony Gilroy. Universal Pictures

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

An adolescent boy tries to survive his summer misadventures in such fraught situations as swimming at the public pool and going camping. With

Zachary Gordon


Devon Bostick

, Rachael Harris and

Robert Capron

. Written by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky. Directed by David Bowers. 20th Century Fox

Hello I Must Be Going

Recently divorced and facing an uncertain future, a woman moves back in with her parents in suburban Connecticut and begins an affair with a 19-year-old actor. With

Melanie Lynskey


Blythe Danner

. Written by Sarah Koskoff. Directed by

Todd Louiso

. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Total Recall

In the future, a factory worker's role-playing mental vacation as a super-spy goes wrong, leaving him a hunted man and blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. With

Colin Farrell


Kate Beckinsale


Jessica Biel

and Bryan Cranston. Written by

Kurt Wimmer

and Mark Bomback. Directed by Len Wiseman. Columbia Pictures

Aug. 10

2 Days in New York

A Frenchwoman and her American boyfriend, each with a child from a previous relationship, try to survive a surprise visit from her family in this sequel to the 2007 film "2 Days in Paris." With

Julie Delpy

and Chris Rock. Written by Delpy, Alexia Landeau and Alexandre Nahon. Directed by Delpy. Magnolia Pictures

The Awakening


In post-

World War I

England, an expert at debunking supernatural hoaxes visits a boarding school to investigate a series of ghost sightings. With

Rebecca Hall


Dominic West


Imelda Staunton

. Written by Stephen Volk and Nick Murphy. Directed by Murphy. Cohen Media Group

The Campaign

When a long-running congressman commits a public gaffe ahead of an upcoming election, two wealthy CEOs arrange for a puppet candidate to challenge him. With

Will Ferrell


Zach Galifianakis


Jason Sudeikis

. Written by

Chris Henchy

and Shawn Harwell. Directed by

Jay Roach

. Warner Bros. Pictures

Hope Springs

Decades into a devoted marriage, a wife persuades her skeptical husband to see a renowned couple's therapist in hopes of re-igniting their spark. With

Meryl Streep

, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. Written by Vanessa Taylor. Directed by

David Frankel

. Columbia Pictures

Aug. 15

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

A childless married couple who can't conceive fantasize about what their child would be like, and shortly afterward a mysterious young boy enters their lives. With

Jennifer Garner


Joel Edgerton


Dianne Wiest

and C.J. Adams. Written and directed by Peter Hedges. Walt Disney Pictures

Aug. 17

The Expendables 2

After a seemingly routine mission is botched, a band of mercenaries seek revenge against an adversary and discover a global threat along the way. With

Sylvester Stallone


Jason Statham


Jet Li


Dolph Lundgren

. Written by Richard Wenk, Ken Kaufman, David Agosto and Stallone. Directed by

Simon West

. Lionsgate

Higher Ground

This documentary follows 11 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as they attempt to scale a Himalayan mountain and cope with their traumatic experiences on the battlefield. Directed by Michael Brown. Red Flag Releasing


In this animated film, a misunderstood boy who can communicate with the dead is called upon to save the day when his small town is overrun by zombies. With the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi and

Casey Affleck

. Written by Chris Butler. Directed by Butler and Sam Fell. In 3-D. Focus Features


In Motown-era Detroit, a talented young singer tries to balance a new romance with her manager, her family life and her ambition to become a star. With

Jordin Sparks


Whitney Houston


Derek Luke


Mike Epps

. Written by Mara Brock Akil. Directed by Salim Akil. TriStar Pictures

Aug. 24

The Apparition

When a young couple are haunted by a presence conjured during a university parapsychology experiment, they enlist an expert in the supernatural to try to save themselves. With Ashley Greene,

Sebastian Stan


Tom Felton

. Written and directed by Todd Lincoln. Warner Bros. Pictures

Chicken With Plums

Distraught since his treasured violin was broken, a renowned musician in 1950s Tehran confines himself to bed, where he awaits death and enters a deep reverie. With

Mathieu Amalric

, Edouard Baer and

Maria de Medeiros

. Written and directed by Marjane Satrapi. In French with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

Hit & Run

A former getaway driver ditches a witness protection program to drive his girlfriend to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job, but federal agents and criminals are after them. With

Dax Shepard


Kristen Bell


Bradley Cooper

and Tom Arnold. Written by Shepard. Directed by Shepard and David Palmer. Open Road Films

Premium Rush

For an intrepid

New York City

bike messenger, a routine delivery turns into a life-or-death chase. With

Joseph Gordon-Levitt


Michael Shannon


Dania Ramirez


Jamie Chung

. Written by

David Koepp

and John Kamps. Directed by Koepp. Columbia Pictures

Robot & Frank

In the near future, an aging former cat burglar's two adult children buy him a humanoid robot helper, with whom he forms an unexpected friendship. With

Frank Langella


Susan Sarandon


James Marsden


Liv Tyler

. Written by Christopher Ford. Directed by Jake Schreier. Samuel Goldwyn Films


This documentary devoid of dialogue and descriptive text explores the wonders of the modern world, including sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural spectacles. Directed by Ron Fricke. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Sleepwalk With Me

A stand-up comedian grapples with a stalled career, a stale relationship and wild spurts of severe sleepwalking. With Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and Kevin Barnett. Written by Mike Birbiglia,

Ira Glass

, Joe Birbiglila and Seth Barrish. Directed by Barrish and Mike Birbiglia. IFC Films

Aug. 29

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

A group of friends tries to recover five magical balloons in time for a surprise birthday party. With

Toni Braxton


Cloris Leachman

, Christopher Lloyd and Chazz Palminteri. Written by Scott Stabile. Directed Matthew Diamond. Kenn Viselman Presents

Aug. 31

The Good Doctor

An ambitious but anxious young doctor gets a boost of self-esteem when he successfully treats a young woman for a

kidney infection

, but his enthusiasm soon turns into an obsession. With

Orlando Bloom

and Riley Keough. Written by John Enbom. Directed by Lance Daly. Magnolia Pictures


In Depression-era rural Virginia, three bootlegger brothers living on the edge of the law try to make something of their family moonshining operation. With Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Shia LeBeouf and

Gary Oldman

. Written by Nick Cave. Directed by John Hillcoat. The Weinstein Co.

The Possession

The divorced parents of a 10-year-old girl are troubled by her increasingly erratic behavior, which seems to be linked to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. With

Jeffrey Dean Morgan


Kyra Sedgwick

. Written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Directed by Ole Bornedal. Lionsgate