Fall Sneaks list

The 2012 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through early November. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.



On the eve of their old friend’s wedding, three bridesmaids go out looking for fun and end up on a wild adventure. With Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, James Marsden and Lizzy Caplan. Written and directed by Leslye Headland. Radius-TWC

Beauty Is Embarrassing

A documentary portrait of the prolific artist, designer and puppeteer Wayne White. Directed by Neil Berkeley. Future You Pictures

Blinky & Me

This documentary tells the story of the animator Yoram Gross, from his childhood in Nazi-occupied Poland to his success in Australia. Directed by Tomasz Magierski. Smoking Mirror Productions


In a dystopian future ruled by mega-corporations, a man tries to unravel a global mind-control conspiracy based on subliminal advertising. With Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski and Jeffrey Tambor. Written and directed by Jamie Bradshaw and Alexander Doulerain. Roadside Attractions


The Cold Light of Day

While on a sailing vacation in Spain, a man has his world turned upside down when his family is kidnapped by intelligence agents searching for a mysterious briefcase. With Henry Cavill, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Echegui and Bruce Willis. Written by Scott Wiper and John Petro. Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri. Summit Entertainment

The Eye of the Storm

As a domineering socialite lies on her deathbed in a Sydney mansion, her estranged expatriate son and daughter convene at her side. With Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling. Written by Judy Morris. Directed by Fred Schepisi. Sycamore Entertainment Group

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, Christopher Abbott and John Rubinstein. Written by Sarah Koskoff. Directed by Todd Louiso. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Hollywood to Dollywood

In this documentary, gay twin brothers embark on a journey to hand-deliver a script to country star Dolly Parton. Directed by John Lavin. Hollywood to Dollywood

The Inbetweeners

Four socially inept British teenagers go on vacation to Greece in search of wild times. With Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas. Written by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley. Directed by Ben Palmer. Wrekin Hill Entertainment

Keep the Lights On

In New York City, a closeted lawyer and a documentary filmmaker deal with love, addiction and dysfunction throughout a decade-long relationship. With Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth and Julianne Nicholson. Written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias. Directed by Sachs. Music Box Films

Raaz 3

A fading Bollywood movie diva turns to black magic to thwart the aspirations of a rising starlet. With Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta. Written by Shagufta Rafique. Directed by Vikram Bhatt. In Hindi with English subtitles. Fox International

The Right to Love: An American


A documentary about a gay married couple and their two adopted children who fight discrimination via home videos posted on YouTube. Directed by Cassie Jaye. Jaye Bird Productions

Toys in the Attic

In this animated film set in a secret world inhabited by toys, a beautiful doll is kidnapped and must be rescued from a land of evil. With the voices of Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack and Cary Elwes. Written and directed by Vivian Schilling. Hanover House

The Victim

A young woman finds herself in a life-and-death situation when she witnesses a violent act by two sheriff’s deputies, and her best chance for survival might be a recluse she meets in the woods. With Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc, Ryan Honey and Tanya Newbould. Written and directed by Biehn. Anchor Bay Films

The Words

A struggling writer finds and claims another man’s long-lost work as his own and begins repeating the mistakes of someone in the past. With Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid and Zoe Saldana. Written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. CBS Films

Sept. 14

10 Years

On the night of their 10-year high school reunion, friends catch up and revisit relationships and old haunts. With Channing Tatum, Lynn Collins, Justin Long and Rosario Dawson. Written and directed by Jamie Linden. Anchor Bay Films


On the eve of his 60th birthday, a hedge-fund manager scrambles to unload his troubled empire before his fraud is discovered while keeping his duplicity from his wife and daughter. With Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling and Nate Parker. Written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki. Roadside Attractions


When a tsunami strikes a sleepy beach town, survivors trapped in a submerged grocery store have to face another threat in the form of hungry great white sharks. With Julian McMahon, Xavier Samuel and Sharni Vinson. Written by Russell Mulcahy and John Kim. Directed by Kimble Rendall. In 3-D. Anchor Bay Films

Liberal Arts

A nostalgic college admissions counselor returns to his alma mater to speak at an old professor’s retirement dinner and connects with a precocious sophomore. With Zac Efron, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen and Richard Jenkins. Written and directed by Radnor. IFC Films

Little Birds

Two teenage girls who have grown up on the shores of the Salton Sea follow a group of boys on an adventure in Los Angeles. With Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth. Written and directed by Elgin James. Millennium Entertainment

The Master

A young drifter is taken under the wing of a charismatic intellectual whose new spiritual organization is catching on in postwar America. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Jesse Plemons. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The Weinstein Co.

Planet of Snail

A documentary about the unique bond between a deaf and blind poet and his wife, who has a spinal disability and serves as her husband’s eyes and ears. Directed by Seungjun Yi. In Korean with English subtitles. Cinema Guild

Resident Evil: Retribution

In a world devastated by a zombie virus, one woman scours the globe to save humanity and stop an evil corporation. With Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory and Kevin Durand. Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. In Imax 3-D. Screen Gems

Somewhere Between

This documentary about Chinese adoption follows four teenage girls growing up in America and trying to make sense of their identities. Directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton. In English, Mandarin and Spanish, with English subtitles. Long Shot Factory


After being locked up for eight years, a master thief tries to go straight but first has to save his kidnapped daughter from his backstabbing ex-partner while evading the FBI. With Nicolas Cage and Malin Akerman. Written by David Guggenheim. Directed by Simon West. Millennium Entertainment

Sept. 21

17 Girls

In a quiet French coastal town, 17 girls from the same high school make a pact to get pregnant at the same time. With Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche and Roxane Duran. Written and directed by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin. In French with English subtitles. Strand Releasing


After coming up short by being named an Olympic alternate, a rower takes a coaching job at her old high school and mentors two girls. With Sarah Megan Thomas, James Van Der Beek and Glenn Morshower. Written by Thomas. Directed by Ben Hickernell. Dada Films

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

A documentary portrait of the influential fashion editor Diana Vreeland of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Dredd 3D

In a dystopian East Coast megalopolis, a futuristic cop and his rookie trainee take on a ruthless drug lord and her clan. With Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey and Wood Harris. Written by Alex Garland. Directed by Pete Travis. In 3-D. Lionsgate

End of Watch

Two ambitious young LAPD officers patrol a gang-ridden slice of South Los Angeles. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick. Written and directed by David Ayer. Open Road Films

House at the End of the Street

A recent divorcee and her daughter move into a dream house in an upscale town, only to find that their new home hides dark secrets. With Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot and Gil Bellows. Written by David Loucka. Directed by Mark Tonderai. Relativity Media

How to Survive a Plague

A documentary about the AIDS activist groups ACT UP and TAG and their efforts in the 1980s and ‘90s to bring attention to the AIDS epidemic. Directed by David France. Sundance Selects

My Uncle Rafael

A desperate TV producer persuades an elderly Armenian man to star in a new reality series that puts him in charge of a dysfunctional American household. With Vahik Pirhamzei, John Michael Higgins and Missi Pyle. Written by Pirhamzei and Scott Yagemann. Directed by Marc Fusco. Sister Brothers Entertainment

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A high school freshman with dark secrets befriends two misfit seniors and navigates the pitfalls of adolescence. With Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Mae Whitman. Written and directed by Stephen Chbosky. Summit Entertainment

Serving Up Richard

Newly transplanted to Los Angeles, a silver-tongued Wall Streeter finds himself in the clutches of a cannibal couple and tries to talk his way out. With Ross McCall, Susan Priver, Jude Ciccolella. Written and directed by Henry Olek. Dance On Productions

Tears of Gaza

This documentary chronicles the bombing of Gaza in 2008 and ’09 by the Israeli military. Directed by Vibeke Lokkeberg. Rhizome Intermedia

Trouble With the Curve

An aging baseball scout and his daughter, an ambitious young lawyer, join forces on an important recruiting mission. With Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman. Written by Randy Brown. Directed by Robert Lorenz. Warner Bros. Pictures

War of the Buttons

The children of two neighboring villages in the French countryside wage a ruthless play war while the real horrors of World War II begin to creep into their lives. With Jean Texier, Clement Godefroy, Theophile Baquet and Louis Dussol. Written by Christophe Barratier, Stephane Keller and Thomas Langmann. Directed by Barratier. The Weinstein Co.

Sept. 28

Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best

After being dumped by his girlfriend, an underachieving musician embarks on an impromptu road trip with his eccentric new band mate. With Ryan O’Nan, Michael Weston and Arielle Kebbel. Written and directed by O’Nan. Oscilloscope Laboratories


A documentary examining the traditional view of hell through interviews with authors, theologians, clergymen and social commentators. Directed by Kevin Miller. Area 23A

Hotel Transylvania

In this animated film, Dracula has his hands full with a birthday for his daughter at his monster resort, and things get complicated when an ordinary human stumbles onto the scene. With the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James and Selena Gomez. Written by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. In 3-D. Columbia Pictures

The Iran Job

A documentary about an American basketball player who signs with an upstart Iranian Super League team, forms unexpected friendships with three outspoken Iranian women and has his apartment become an unlikely haven for free speech. Directed by Till Schauder. Paladin


In the future, a low-level hired gun who disposes of mob targets sent back in time has to chase down an escaped target — a future version of himself. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Paul Dano. Written and directed by Rian Johnson. Tristar Pictures / FilmDistrict

The Other Dream Team

A documentary about the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team, which won the bronze medal and became a symbol of the country’s newfound independence. Directed by Marius Markevicius. The Film Arcade / Lionsgate

Solomon Kane

A 16th century English mercenary destined for eternal damnation tries to redeem himself by vanquishing an evil sorcerer. With James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Mackenzie Crook and Philip Winchester. Written and directed by Michael J. Bassett. Radius-TWC

Stars in Shorts

A program of original narrative short films of different genres. With Judi Dench, Jason Alexander, Kenneth Branagh and Lily Tomlin. Multiple writers and directors. Shorts HD

They Call It Myanmar

This documentary traces the history of Myanmar, formerly Burma, from its ancient beginnings through colonial times and into the present. Directed by Robert H. Lieberman. Photosynthesis Productions

Won’t Back Down

Two determined mothers take on a bureaucracy and try to transform their children’s failing inner-city school. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter and Oscar Isaac. Written by Brin Hill and Daniel Barnz. Directed by Barnz. 20th Century Fox

Oct. 5


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 and Jennifer Garner. Written by Jason A. Micallef. Directed by Jim Field Smith. Radius-TWC


This documentary examines the city of Detroit as an emblem of the social and economic challenges facing post-industrial America. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Loki Films

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American


A documentary exploring the widespread problems of the American healthcare system, including rising costs, limited access and poor results. Directed by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke. Roadside Attractions


When his dog unexpectedly dies, a boy does some tinkering and uses science to bring his beloved pooch back to life. With the voices of Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Charlie Tahan. Written by John August. Directed by Tim Burton. In 3-D. Walt Disney Pictures


When friends on a camping trip pass by a derelict cemetery, one of them defies an urban legend and becomes the unwitting host of an evil spirit. With Katrina Bowden and Randy Wayne. Written by Geoff Meed. Directed by Jared Cohn. The Asylum

The House I Live In

A documentary casting a critical eye on the war on drugs and its fallout over the past 40 years. Directed by Eugene Jarecki. Abramorama

The Oranges

Two neighboring families have their comfortable suburban lives upended when the twentysomething daughter of one household returns home and strikes up an affair with the middle-aged husband of the other. With Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt. Written by Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss. Directed by Julian Farino. ATO Pictures

The Paperboy

In a muggy Florida backwater, an idealistic reporter enlists his hotshot writing partner, his aimless younger brother and a sexpot death-row groupie to investigate the case of a convicted killer. With Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo and Nicole Kidman. Written by Pete Dexter and Lee Daniels. Directed by Daniels. Millennium Entertainment

Pitch Perfect

An introverted college freshman is persuaded to join an all-girls a cappella group and helps enliven its old-fashioned approach to performing. With Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson. Written by Kay Cannon. Directed by Jason Moore. Universal Pictures


After discovering a box of mysterious old home movies at his family’s new home, a true-crime novelist unleashes an evil supernatural presence. With Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio and James Ransone. Written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Directed by Derrickson. Summit Entertainment

Taken 2

Having saved his daughter from a European sex slave ring, an ex-CIA agent is targeted for revenge and must once again fight to protect his family. With Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Directed by Olivier Megaton. 20th Century Fox


A group of misfits are hired to retrieve a videotape from a deserted house, where they encounter a corpse and a surplus of cryptic footage. With Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Sophia Takal and Kate Lyn Sheil. Multiple writers and directors. Magnet Releasing

Oct. 12

3, 2, 1 … Frankie Go Boom

A young man comes home to welcome his prankster brother back from rehab and begins a cautious but promising relationship with a woman, only to get caught up once again in his sibling’s shenanigans. With Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan and Ron Perlman. Written and directed by Jordan Roberts. Variance Films


During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, a CIA agent leads a daring mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats by disguising them as members of a Hollywood film crew. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman. Written by Chris Terrio. Directed by Affleck. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Art of Flight 3D

A documentary following snowboarders as they take on mountains in Chile, Alaska, Wyoming, British Columbia and elsewhere. Directed by Curt Morgan. Arc Entertainment

The First Time

Sparks fly as two high-schoolers — a lovelorn senior guy and an attached but unfulfilled junior girl — meet at a party and spend a weekend hanging out. With Dylan O’Brien, Britt Robertson and Victoria Justice. Written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan. Samuel Goldwyn Films / Sony Pictures

The Happy Poet

An unemployed bohemian in Austin rolls the dice and puts everything he has into an organic, vegetarian-friendly food stand. With Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars and Chris Doubek. Written and directed by Gordon. Cinema Libre Studio

Here Comes the Boom

An apathetic biology teacher and erstwhile college wrestler moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money for his flagging school. With Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler. Written by James and Allan Loeb. Directed by Frank Coraci. Columbia Pictures

Least Among Saints

When his neighbor suffers a drug overdose, a troubled Iraq war veteran takes the woman’s 10-year-old son on an ill-advised quest to find the boy’s absentee father. With Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu and Audrey Marie Anderson. Written and directed by Papazian. Brainstorm Media

Middle of Nowhere

A nurse puts her plans to attend medical school on hold when her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison. With Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick and David Oyelowo. Written and directed by Ava DuVernay. AFFRM / Participant Media

Seven Psychopaths

A frustrated screenwriter inadvertently gets mixed up with the criminal underworld when his friends kidnap a gangster’s dog. With Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh. CBS Films


In the shadow of a posh Swiss ski resort, a scheming 12-year-old boy lives with his jobless drifter of a sister and steals gear from rich tourists to get by. With Kacey Mottet-Klein, Lea Seydoux and Gillian Anderson. Written and directed by Ursula Meier. In French with English subtitles. Adopt Films


A young married couple whose bond is based on a shared love of alcohol have their relationship tested when the wife decides to get sober. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer and Nick Offerman. Written by James Ponsoldt and Susan Burke. Directed by Ponsoldt. Sony Pictures Classics

Wuthering Heights

A young black man is taken in by a Yorkshire farmer and develops a close relationship with the man’s teenage daughter in this adaptation of the classic Emily Bronte novel. With Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave and Shannon Beer. Written and directed by Andrea Arnold. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Oct. 19

Alex Cross

A homicide detective and psychologist matches wits with a serial killer and tries to keep his family safe. With Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns and Rachel Nichols. Written by Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson. Directed by Rob Cohen. Summit Entertainment

Big Foot: The Lost Coast Tapes

Complications ensue when a disgraced TV journalist leads a film crew to Northern California to debunk a man’s claim that he possesses the body of a dead sasquatch. With Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald and Ashley Wood. Written by Brian Kelsey and Bryan O’Cain. Directed by Corey Grant. XLrator Media

Brooklyn Castle

This documentary tells the story of an inner-city public school in Brooklyn struggling with budget cuts while grooming some of the country’s most promising young chess players. Directed by Katie Dellamaggiore. Producers Distribution Agency

The Flat

This documentary sparked by a filmmaker cleaning out his deceased grandmother’s apartment in Tel Aviv traces a family’s complicated history and how it was affected by World War II and its aftermath. Directed by Arnon Goldfinger. Sundance Selects

Killing Them Softly

When some hoods rob a high-stakes mob-protected card game, a mob enforcer is called in to track them down and restore order. With Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins and Scoot McNairy. Written and directed by Andrew Dominik. The Weinstein Co.

Lost Angels

This documentary about life on the streets of skid row in Los Angeles tells the stories of eight current and former residents. Narrated by Catherine Keener. Directed by Thomas Napper. Cinema Libre Studio

Nobody Walks

The arrival of a New York artist, a friend of a friend working to finish a film, disrupts the equilibrium of a laid-back Los Angeles household. With John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, Rosemarie DeWitt and Justin Kirk. Written by Ry Russo-Young and Lena Dunham. Directed by Russo-Young. Magnolia Pictures


Activity 4

The arrival of new neighbors coincides with the advent of strange phenomena that are captured on video. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Paramount Pictures

Simon and the Oaks

A bookish young man from a working-class family in Sweden befriends a young Jewish man fleeing Nazi persecution in Germany. With Bill Skarsgard, Helen Sjoholm and Jan Josef Liefers. Written by Marnie Blok. Directed by Lisa Ohlin. In Swedish and German, with English subtitles. The Film Arcade

Tai Chi 0

A young man with great potential who is teased as the town fool travels to a distant village to learn martial arts. With William Feng, Eddie Peng and Angelababy. Written by Kuo-fu Chen. Directed by Stephen Fung. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Well Go USA

That’s What She Said

A hopeless romantic, her cynical friend and a loopy stranger undertake a daylong misadventure. With Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis and Alia Shawkat. Written by Kellie Overbey. Directed by Carrie Preston. Phase 4 Films

Three Stars

This documentary follows 10 high-profile chefs, each of whom has been bestowed the Michelin guide’s coveted three-star rating, as they work in the kitchen, hunt for ingredients and manage their business. Directed by Lutz Hachmeister. First Run Features

A Whisper to a Roar

This documentary follows democracy activists in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Directed by Ben Moses. Appleseed Entertainment

Oct. 26

Chasing Mavericks

A young surfer under the tutelage of a local legend aspires to surf Northern California’s most dangerous wave. With Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer. Written by Kario Salem. Directed by Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted. 20th Century Fox

Cloud Atlas

Six separate but interlocking stories unfold across the globe and over centuries. With Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Hugo Weaving. Written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Expatriate

An ex-CIA agent tries to thwart an insidious international conspiracy targeting him and his daughter. With Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko. Written by Arash Amel. Directed by Philipp Stolzl. Radius-TWC

Fun Size

On Halloween night, a high school girl’s social standing is jeopardized when she has to look after her kid brother instead of attending the best party of the year. With Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Thomas McDonell and Thomas Middleditch. Written by Max Werner. Directed by Josh Schwartz. Paramount Pictures

The Other Son

Two 18-year-old men — one Israeli, one Palestinian — learn that they were inadvertently switched at birth, a revelation that turns both their families upside down. With Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbe and Jules Sitruk. Written by Nathalie Saugeon, Lorraine Levy and Noam Fitoussi. Directed by Levy. In French with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Sassy Pants

A recent home-school graduate struggles to break free from her perky, smothering mother and deadbeat gay father to attend fashion school. With Ashley Rickards, Anna Gunn, Haley Joel Osment and Diedrich Bader. Written and directed by Coley Sohn. Phase 4 Films

The Sessions

A 38-year-old man confined to an iron lung enlists a therapist and a priest to help him lose his virginity. With John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy. Written and directed by Ben Lewin. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

On the eve of her 18th birthday, a young woman troubled by nightmares and the disappearance of her father is transported to a demonic realm. With Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Radha Mitchell and Adelaide Clemens. Written by directed by Michael J. Bassett. In 3-D. Open Road Films


This documentary about energy sources and consumption explores current trends and challenges and what the future may hold. Directed by Harry Lynch. Arcos Films


A documentary examining the popularity of yoga among modern women, both as students and teachers. Narrated by Annette Bening. Directed by Kate McIntyre Clere and Saraswati Clere. Shadow Distribution

Nov. 2

The Details

A family of hungry raccoons threatens a suburban husband’s perfectly manicured yard and his struggling marriage. With Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney and Ray Liotta. Written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. Radius-TWC


A seasoned airline pilot is hailed as a hero after miraculously crash-landing a malfunctioning plane, but questions arise as to who or what really caused the accident. With Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman and Don Cheadle. Written by John Gatins. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Paramount Pictures

High 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

Jack and Diane

Two teenage girls — one a tomboy, the other a bubbly young lady — meet and quickly fall for each other, but their newfound feelings are soon tested. With Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Cara Seymour and Jena Malone. Written and directed by Bradley Rust Gray. Magnolia Pictures

A Late Quartet

Four members of a renowned string quartet struggle to stay together as the adversities of life overcome their art. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Imogen Poots, Catherine Keener. Written and directed by Yaron Zilberman. eOne Entertainment

A Liar’s Autobiography

A 3-D animated documentary about the late Graham Chapman, a member of the British comedy group Monty Python. Directed by Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson and Ben Timlett. Brainstorm Media

The Man With the Iron Fists

In a village in feudal China, warriors, assassins and a lone blacksmith clash over a fortune in gold. With Russell Crowe, Rza, Lucy Liu and Rick Yune. Written by Rza and Eli Roth. Directed by Rza. Universal Pictures

This Must Be the Place

An aging former rock star returns from Dublin to New York and carries on his deceased father’s quest to seek revenge on an old Nazi tormentor. With Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch and Eve Hewson. Written by Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello. Directed by Sorrentino. The Weinstein Co.


Two ageless vampire party girls struggle with love as one falls for the son of a vampire hunter and the other encounters an old flame. With Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Sigourney Weaver and Richard Lewis. Written and directed by Amy Heckerling. Anchor Bay Films


Tired of playing the bad guy, a disgruntled video game character embarks on a journey to prove he has what it takes to be a hero. With the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch. Directed by Rich Moore. In 3-D. Walt Disney Pictures