‘Haywire,’ January
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The Year in Movies: 101 films of 2012

‘Haywire,’ January
An elite black-ops soldier seeks vengeance after being betrayed and set up during a mission. With Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor. Directed by Steven Soderbergh(Claudette Barius)
‘Miss Bala,’ January
In northern Mexico, a young woman who aspires to be a beauty queen unwillingly gets caught up with a violent drug cartel. With Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez and James Russo. Directed by Gerardo Naranjo. (Juan Carlos Polanco / 20th Century Fox)
‘Red Tails,’ January
This World War II historical drama tells the story of the black fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. With Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo and Terrence Howard. Directed by Anthony Hemingway.  (FOX)
‘Underworld Awakening,’ January
After 12 years in captivity, the vampire warrior Selene escapes and enters a new world in which humans are waging war on her kind and werewolves. With Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy and Theo James. Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein.  (Joe Lederer)
‘Man on a Ledge,’ January
As a police negotiator tries to talk a fugitive former cop off a ledge, she discovers he may have a plan to prove his innocence and reveal an NYPD conspiracy. With Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell and Anthony Mackie. Directed by Asger Leth.  (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment)
‘One for the Money,’ January
A newly divorced, recently laid-off woman lands a job with a shady bail-bond business and gets swept up in a world of murder and deception. With Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara and Daniel Sunjata. Directed by Julie Ann Robinson.  (Ron Batzdorff / Lionsgate)
‘Big Miracle,’ February
In the midst of the Cold War, a small-town reporter and his environmentalist ex-girlfriend lead an unlikely international coalition in an effort to save a family of gray whales trapped in the Arctic circle. With Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell and Dermot Mulroney. Directed by Ken Kwapis.  (Universal Pictures)
‘The Innkeepers,’ February
In the final days before a 100-year-old inn closes, two employees who are amateur ghost hunters try to find proof the hotel is haunted. With Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Alison Bartlett. Written and directed by Ti West. (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Kill List,’ February
Months after a botched job, an out-of-work hit man has an opportunity to get back in the game and earn a big payoff, but things go south quickly. With Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley and MyAnna Buring. Directed by Ben Wheatley. (Tracey Welch / IFC Midnight)
‘W.E.’ (national release), February
In 1998, an unhappily married woman in New York City becomes obsessed with the love story of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, whose estate is being auctioned off. With Andrea Riseborough, Abbie Cornish, James D’Arcy and Oscar Isaac. Co-written and directed by Madonna.  (Ken Regan / The Weinstein Co.)
‘In Darkness,’ February
In Nazi-occupied Poland, a sewer worker and petty thief begins sheltering Jews in underground tunnels for profit. With Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Furmann and Agnieszka Grochowska. Directed by Agnieska Holland. In German and Polish, with English subtitles. (Jasmin Marla Dichant / Sony Pictures Classics)
‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,’ February
A family embarks on an adventure to a mysterious island in this sequel to the 2008 film “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” With Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens. Directed by Brad Peyton.  (Ron Phillips / Warner Bros. Pictures)
‘Return,’ February
After returning from a military tour of duty, a woman goes home to her Rust Belt town but finds it difficult to reassimilate into everyday life. With Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon and John Slattery. Written and directed by Liza Johnson.  (IFC MIDNIGHT)
‘Star Wars Episode I -- The Phantom Menace 3-D,’ February
A 3-D version of the space-faring adventure about Jedi knights and interplanetary intrigue. With Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Jake Lloyd. Written and directed by George Lucas(Lucasfilm Ltd.)
‘The Vow,’ February
After waking from a coma caused by a car accident, a newlywed wife copes with severe memory loss while her husband tries to win her heart again. With Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill and Scott Speedman. Directed by Michael Sucsy.  (Kerry Hayes / Sony Pictures)
‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,’ February
Still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter, the supernatural antihero Ghost Rider risks everything to team up with a rebel monk to save a young boy and himself. With Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido and Johnny Whitworth. Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. (Columbia Pictures)
‘The Lady’ (national release), February
A biopic about the Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi. With Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett and Jonathan Woodhouse. Directed by Luc Besson.  (Magali Bragard / Left Bank Pictures)
‘This Means War,’ February
Two deadly CIA partners and best friends fall for the same woman and employ their skills and arsenals against one another to win her over. With Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. Directed by McG.  (Kimberley French / FOX)
‘Act of Valor,’ February
After the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of Navy Seals is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt to foil the attack. With Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle and Nestor Serrano. Directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh.  (Relativity Media)
‘Gone,’ February
A woman who escaped a kidnapping a year before comes home from a night shift to find her sister missing and suspects the same serial killer, whom she then races to track down and stop before it’s too late. With Amanda Seyfried, Daniel Sunjata, Jennifer Carpenter and Sebastian Stan. Directed by Heitor Dhalia.  (Saeed Adyani / Summit Entertainment)
‘Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,’ February
A successful businessman with a restless fiancee is jolted out of his routine after meeting a struggling single mother who works for the cleaning crew at his office building. With Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White and Rebecca Romijn. Written and directed by Perry. (Quantrell Colbert / Lionsgate)
‘Wanderlust,’ February
A stressed-out Manhattan couple leave the big city and stumble upon an unusual freewheeling community populated by colorful characters. With Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux and Malin Akerman. Directed by David Wain.  (Gemma LaMana / Universal Pictures)
‘Cirkus Columbia,’ February
After the fall of the communist regime in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1991, a man returns home from 20 years of exile in Germany but encounters personal tumult and a country on the edge of war. With Miki Manojlovic, Mira Furlan and Boris Ler. Written and directed by Danis Tanovic. (Strand Releasing)
‘Dr. Suess’ The Lorax,’ February
In this animated film, a 12-year-old boy searching for the key to winning over his dream girl must confront a mysterious grumpy creature who is protective of his homeland. With the voices of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift. Directed by Chris Renaud.  (Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment)
‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home,’ February
A 30-year-old man-child hunkered down in his mother’s basement ventures out into the real world on an errand, where he winds up on an adventure with his brother. With Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon and Judy Greer. Written and directed by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass.  (Hilary Bronwyn Gayle / Paramount)
‘Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,’ February
A comedy duo blow the billion dollars they’ve been given by a sinister corporation to make a movie, then skip town and try to find a way to pay the money back. With Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Directed by Heidecker and Wareheim. (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Footnote,’ March
A father and son, both eccentric professors of Talmudic studies, are torn by their personal relationship and their professional rivalry. With Shlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenazi and Alisa Rosen. Written and directed by Joseph Cedar. In Hebrew with English subtitles. (Ren Mendelson / Sony Pictures Classics)
‘John Carter,’ March
A former military captain is mysteriously transported to Mars, where he reluctantly becomes involved in an epic conflict among the planet’s inhabitants. With Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton and Mark Strong. Directed by Andrew Stanton. (Disney)
‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ March
A documentary portrait of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by some to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. Directed by David Gelb. In Japanese with English subtitles.  (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Playback,’ February/March
A group of high-school students digging into their town’s infamous past unwittingly awakens an evil spirit. With Christian Slater (pictured), Ambyr Childers, Toby Hemingway and Jonathan Keltz. Written and directed by Michael A. Nickles.  (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Silent House,’ March
A young woman panics and tries to escape after she finds herself locked inside her family’s secluded lake house. With Elizabeth Olsen (pictured), Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer Stevens. Directed by Laura Lau and Chris Kentis. (Will Hart / Open Road Films)
‘Sound of Noise,’ March
A police officer who hates music tries to catch a band of anarchic musicians staging renegade performances across the city. With Bengt Nilsson, Sanna Persson Halapi, Magnus Borjeson and Johannes Bjork. Directed by Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson. In Swedish with English subtitles. (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Think Like a Man,’ March
Four men have their love lives shaken up when the women they are pursuing read a relationship-advice book and take its lessons to heart. With Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good and Regina Hall. Directed by Tim Story. (Alan Markfield / Sony Pictures)
‘21 Jump Street,’ March
Two young police officers and ex-classmates go undercover at a local high school to investigate a drug ring. With Channing Tatum (left), Jonah Hill (right), , Brie Larson and Dave Franco. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.  (Scott Garfield / Columbia Pictures)
‘Butter,’ March
After her husband, a long-reigning butter-carving champion, is pressured into retiring from competition, a woman steps forward to try to follow in his footsteps. With Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner (center) and Ty Burrell (right). Directed by Jim Field Smith.  (Steve Dietl / The Weinstein Co.)
‘Casa de Mi Padre,’ March
In Mexico, a rancher’s younger brother shows up at the family farm with a new fiancee and promises of financial success, but soon all parties are embroiled in a feud with a feared drug lord. With Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Genesis Rodriguez. Directed by Matt Piedmont. In Spanish with English subtitles.  (John Estes / Pantelion Films)
‘Delicacy (La Delicatesse),’ March
A French office worker still mourning the accidental death of her husband three years earlier is courted by a Swedish colleague. With Audrey Tatou and Francois Damiens. Directed by David Foenkinos. In French with English subtitles. (Cohen Media Group)
‘Mirror Mirror’
An exiled princess enlists the help of seven diminutive bandits to take back her usurped throne from an evil queen in this retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. With Julia Roberts, Lily Collins (pictured), Armie Hammer and Sean Bean. Directed by Tarsem Singh.  (Jan Thijs)
‘Damsels in Distress,’ March
Three do-gooder young women at an East Coast college welcome a transfer student into their group while trying to reform their school’s boorish male population. With Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton and Megalyn Echikunwoke. Written and directed by Whit Stillman.  (Kerry Brown / Sony Pictures Classics)
‘The Hunger Games,’ March 23
In the post-apocalyptic ruins of North America, a teenage girl competes in a nationally televised battle to the death against 23 of her peers. With Jennifer Lawrence (right), Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks (left) and Woody Harrelson (center). Directed by Gary Ross.  (Murray Close / Lionsgate)
‘A Thousand Words,’ March
A long-shelved comedy about a huckster Hollywood type who is cursed to die after he speaks a thousand more words. With Eddie Murphy. Directed by Brian Robbins. (Bruce McBroom / DreamWorks Pictures)
‘The Island President,’ limited release in March
This documentary tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, who led a pro-democracy movement for 20 years before facing his greatest challenge in rising sea levels. Directed by Jon Shenk. (Chiara Goia / Samuel Goldwyn Films)
‘The Deep Blue Sea,’ March
In postwar England, a woman trapped in a lifeless marriage to a judge begins an affair with a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, which throws her life into turmoil. With Rachel Weisz, right, Tom Hiddleston, left, and Simon Russell Beale. Written and directed by Terence Davies. (Music Box Films)
‘Genius on Hold,’ March
A documentary about telecommunications innovator Walter L. Shaw, his battle against AT&T, his links to organized crime and his embittered son. Narrated by Frank Langella. Directed by Gregory Marquette.  (Cinema Libre Studio)
‘Goon,’ March
A slacker with a talent for brawling finds success as the muscle on a minor league hockey team, until he attracts the attention of the league’s reigning goon. With Seann William Scott, above, Jay Baruchel and Allison Pill. Directed by Michael Dowse. (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Attenberg,’ March
A withdrawn young woman living in a small factory town in Greece comes of age while preparing for the impending death of her father, a visionary architect who has returned to spend his last days. With Ariane Labed, left, Vangelis Mourikis, right, and Evangelia Randou. Written and directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari. In Greek with English subtitles. (Strand Releasing)
‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits,’ March
The enthusiastic captain of a pirate ship seeks to best his rivals and win the coveted Pirate of the Year award in this animated tale. With the voices of Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton and Martin Freeman. Directed by Peter Lord. (Aardman Animation)
‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,’ March
A visionary sheik will spare no expense in making his dream of bringing salmon fishing to the desert a reality. With Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom.  (Laurie Sparham / CBS Films)
‘American Reunion,’ April
A decade after their teen adventures in “American Pie,” a group of lifelong friends returns home for a high school reunion. With Jason Biggs, right, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein and Eugene Levy, left. Written and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.  (Hopper Stone / Universal)
‘Hick,’ April
A Nebraska teenager seeks out a life in fabulous Las Vegas but gets more than what she bargained for. With Chloe Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne and Juliette Lewis. Directed by Derick Martini.  (Phase 4 Films)
‘The Hunter,’ April
A European mercenary sets out for Tasmania to hunt an elusive Tasmanian tiger. With Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor. Directed by Daniel Nettheim.  (Matt Nettheim / Magnolia Pictures)
‘Titanic 3D,’ April
A 3-D release of the 1997 film that will go on and on. With Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Directed by James Cameron.  (Paramount Pictures)
‘The Prey,’ April
A Belgian action thriller. With Albert Dupontel. Directed by Eric Valette. In French with English subtitles. (Cohen Media Group)
‘Darling Companion,’ April
A man loses his wife’s beloved dog. With Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest and Richard Jenkins. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.  (Wilson Webb / Sony Pictures Classics)
‘The Three Stooges,’ April
Three infants left on a nun’s doorstep grow up to be knuckleheads who get embroiled in a strange murder plot and also stumble into a reality TV show. With Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jane Lynch. Directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly.  (Peter Iovino / FOX)
‘The Lucky One,’ April
An adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book “The Lucky One” tells the story of a Marine trying to find a mystery woman who he believes was his good-luck charm during the war in Iraq. With Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson and Blythe Danner. Directed by Scott Hicks(Alan Markfield / Warner Bros.)
‘Monsieur Lazhar,’ April
An Algerian immigrant becomes a substitute teacher who brings emotional stability to a Montreal middle school class shaken by the suicide of their well-liked teacher. With Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nelisse and Emilien Neron. Written and directed by Philippe Falardeau. In French with English subtitles. (Music Box Films)
‘Where Do We Go Now?’ April
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. Directed by Nadine Labaki. In Arabic, Russian and English, with English subtitles. (Rudy Bou Chebel / Sony Pictures Classics)
‘The Five-Year Engagement,’ April
Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the film looks at what happens when an engaged couple keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. With Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt and Alison Brie. Directed by Nicholas Stoller.  (Glen Wilson / Universal)
‘Girl in Progress,’ April
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. Directed by Patricia Riggen.  (Pantelion Films)
‘Bonsai,’ April
A writer recounts a previous romance to attract another love interest. With Diego Noguera, Natalia Galgani and Gabriela Arancibia. Written and directed by Cristian Jimenez. (Strand Releasing)
‘The Monk,’ April
In the 16th century, a pious monk raised by Capuchin friars struggles against temptation and sin after the appearance of a mysterious apprentice. With Vincent Cassel and Sergi Lopez. Directed by Dominik Moll. In French with English subtitles. (ATO Pictures)
‘The Avengers,’ May
Nick Fury helps form the international super squad S.H.I.E.L.D, which includes superheros Iron-Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Green Arrow and Black Widow. With Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cobie Smulders and Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Joss Whedon(Marvel)
‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ May
A group of British retirees travel to India 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 and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by John Madden.  (Ishika Mohan / FOX)
‘Dark Shadows,’ May
A film adaptation of the gothic-horror TV series about vampire Barnabas Collins’ encounters with monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. With Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter and Eva Green. Directed by Tim Burton(Warner Bros.)
‘Men In Black 3,’ May
Agents J and K are back running around after all kinds of aliens on the loose in New York City. But this time, Agent J travels back in time to the 1960s, where he encounters a much younger version of his partner. With Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson and Bill Hader. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld(Wilson Webb / Columbia Pictures)
‘The Dictator,’ May
A dictator puts his life on the line to avoid democracy overtaking his beloved country. With Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly, B.J. Novak, Kevin Corrigan and J.B. Smoove. Directed by Larry Charles.  (Mark Seliger / Paramount)
‘Battleship,’ May
A screen adaptation of the children’s game. With Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna. Directed by Peter Berg(Industrial Light & Magic / Universal)
‘Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,’ May
Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. (Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe; courtesy of Louise Dahl-Wolfe Archive, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, (C) ’89 Board of Regents.)
‘Hysteria,’ May
In 1880s London, a hapless doctor stumbles upon inventing the vibrator. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce and Felicity Jones. Directed by Tanya Wexler. (Liam Daniel / Sony Pictures Classics)
‘Jack and Diane,’ June
Two teenage girls fall for each other in New York City. With Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Cara Seymour and Jena Malone. Directed by Bradley Rust Gray.  (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Rock of Ages,’ June
Set in L.A. in 1987, the movie follows an aspiring rocker as he finds his way in the competitive music scene of the Sunset Strip. With Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Adam Shankman. (David James / Warner Bros. Pictures)
‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ June
The Brothers Grimm fairytale gets a another darker, adventurous adaptation. With Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin. Directed by Rupert Sanders.  (Alex Bailey / Universal)
‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,’ June
The characters from the animated film take on Europe with new friends. With Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and Jada Pinkett Smith . Directed by Eric Darnell. (DreamWorks Animation)
‘Prometheus,’ June
A team of space explorers becomes embroiled in a battle to save the future of the human race. With Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Logan Marshall-Green. Directed by Ridley Scott.  (Kerry Brown / 20th Century Fox’)
‘Donny’s Son,’ June
A father moves in with his son and his fiancee and they don’t see eye-to-eye. With Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester and James Caan. Directed by Sean Anders.  (Tracy Bennett / Sony Pictures)
‘Jack the Giant Killer,’ June
Giants and humans clash when a princess is kidnapped in this retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. With Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane and Bill Nighy. Directed by Bryan Singer.  (Warner Bros. Pictures)
‘Just Like a Woman,’ June
A housewife from Chicago sets out for Las Vegas to compete in a belly-dancing competition. With Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani and Roschdy Zem. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb.  (Roger Arpajou / Cohen Media Group)
‘The Woman in the Fifth,’ June
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. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski.  (ATO Pictures)
‘Brave,’ June
A princess has to rely on her bravery and archery skills to break a curse that befalls her kingdom. With the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly and Julie Walters. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman.  (Pixar)
‘Magic Mike,’ June
This film chronicles the shenanigans of a pack of male strippers, based on the life experiences of Channing Tatum in his pre-Hollywood days. With Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Olivia Munn. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.  (Glen Wilson / Warner Bros)
‘Take This Waltz,’ June
A woman struggles between two loves. With Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman. Written and directed by Sarah Polley.  (Magnolia Pictures)
‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ July
Peter Parker deals with arachnid super-powers in this new reboot of the comic book. With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Chris Zylka and Sally Field. Directed by Marc Webb. (Sony)
‘Neil Young Journeys,’ June
A documentary on the legendary singer and the Massey Hall in Toronto. Directed by Jonathan Demme(Sony Pictures Classics)
‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ July
Bane and Catwoman take on Gotham in the final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. With Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy. Written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan.  (Ron Phillips / Warner Bros.)
‘Step Up 4,’ June
A girl moves to Miami and wants to join a dance crew, but the neighborhood they hail from is being threatened her father’s development company. With Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel and Peter Gallagher. Written by Jenny Mayer. Directed by Scott Speer.  (Sam Emerson / Summit Entertainment)
‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,’ August
Greg gears up for summer, but things don’t go according to plan. With Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris and Robert Capron(Diyah Pera / Fox)
‘The Awakening,’ August
A woman goes to an English boarding school to explain ghost sightings. With Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton. Directed by Nick Murphy.  (Cohen Media Group)
‘Premium Rush,’ August
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 and Jamie Chung. Directed by David Koepp .  (Sarah Shatz / Columbia Pictures)
‘Sinister,’ August
With Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio and James Ransone. Directed by Scott Derrickson.  (Phil Caruso / Summit Entertainment)
‘360,’ Summer
Various stories are woven together to demonstrate love and romance in the 21st century. With Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Fernando Meirelles(Magnolia Pictures)
‘The Good Doctor,’ Summer
A young doctor tampers with his patient’s treatment to keep her nearby. With Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Rob Morrow and Troy Garity. Directed by Lance Daly.  (Magnolia Pictures)
‘I Wish,’ Summer
With Maeda Koki, Ohtsuka Nene and Maeda Ohshiro. Written and directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu. (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Argo,’ September
At the height of the Iranian hostage crisis, artist-turned CIA technical officer Tony Mendez pulls off a stunning ploy to help six American diplomats in the Canadian embassy in Tehran escape by disguising them as members of a Hollywood film crew. With Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. Directed by Affleck. (Claire Folger / Warner Bros)
‘The Oranges,’ September
A New Jersey father strikes up a romance with the twentysomething daughter of his best friend and throws the lives of two families into disarray. With Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt and Allison Janney. Written by Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss. Directed by Julian Farino. (Myles Aronowitz / ATO Pictures)
‘Frankenweenie,’ October
An attempt to bring a dog back to life has unforeseen consequences. With the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Landau. Directed by Tim Burton.  (Disney Enterprises)
‘The Gangster Squad,’ October
The LAPD fights to keep the East Coast Mafia out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s. With Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and Robert Patrick. Directed by Ruben Fleischer.  (Wilson Webb / Warner Bros.)
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ December
The first installment of the “Lord of the Rings” prequel chronicles the journey of hobbit Bilbo Baggins to the Lonely Mountain. With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom. Directed by Peter Jackson.  (James Fisher / Warner Bros.)
‘This Is 40,’ December
A spin-off of 2007’s “Knocked Up” that follows the married lives of Pete and Debbie. With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox and Albert Brooks. Written and directed by Judd Apatow.  (Suzanne Hanover / Universal Pictures)
‘The Great Gatsby,’ December
A retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s novel set in the 1920s. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.  (Warner Bros. Pictures)
‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ December
Two seniors take an introverted freshman under their wing. With Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Mae Whitman. Written and directed by Stephen Chbosky.  (John Bramley / Summit Entertainment)
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