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Fall and holiday movies list

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Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 10:06 am

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

SEPTEMBER:

— "Arbitrage": Richard Gere stars in a Wall Street thriller about a deceitful hedge-fund manager negotiating a merger.

— "Dredd": An executioner (Karl Urban) fights a drug epidemic in post-apocalyptic America.

— "End of Watch": Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are cops minding the mean streets of Los Angeles.

— "Finding Nemo": The beloved father-son animated fish tale returns in a 3-D version.

— "Hotel Transylvania": Adam Sandler provides the voice of Dracula in an animated monster mash.

— "The House at the End of the Street": A dream house becomes a place of terror for a mom and her daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence).

— "Looper": Joseph Gordon-Levitt's a hitman assigned to bump off his future self (Bruce Willis) in a time-travel thriller.

— "The Master": A World War II Navy veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) falls under the spell of a charismatic cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

— "The Perks of Being a Wallflower": Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller star in a teen coming-of-age tale.

— "Resident Evil: Retribution": Milla Jovovich resumes her battle against a plague of zombies.

— "Trouble with the Curve": An aging baseball scout (Clint Eastwood) enlists his daughter (Amy Adams) on his latest talent trip.

— "Won't Back Down": Two moms (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) fight to save their kids' inner-city school.

— "The Words": A writer (Bradley Cooper) must face the music after plagiarizing a novel.

OCTOBER:

— "Alex Cross": A homicide investigator (Tyler Perry) squares off against a serial killer (Matthew Fox).

— "Argo": Ben Affleck directs and stars in a rescue thriller set against the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.

— "Cloud Atlas": Tom Hanks and Halle Berry lead an ensemble of stars in multiple roles for an epic saga that spans centuries.

— "Chasing Mavericks": Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston star in the true-life story of surfer Jay Moriarity.

— "Frankenweenie": Tim Burton updates his early short film with an animated feature about a boy resurrecting his dead dog.

— "Fun Size": A girl and her little brother get a lesson in school popularity on Halloween.

— "Here Comes the Boom": A teacher and ex-wrestler (Kevin James) moonlights as a mixed martial-arts fighter to save his school's music program.

— "Killing Them Softly": Brad Pitt's an enforcer tracking three hoods who robbed a mob-protected card game.

— "Paranormal Activity 4": The supernatural franchise makes its annual return for Halloween.

— "Pitch Perfect": Anna Kendrick and her college chums compete in the warbling world of a cappella singing.

— "The Sessions": A polio patient (John Hawkes) in an iron lung enlists a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) so he can lose his virginity.

— "Sinister": A collection of home movies unleashes horror on a crime novelist (Ethan Hawke) and his family.

— "Taken 2": Liam Neeson's back as a fierce ex-agent protecting his kin against a crime boss.

NOVEMBER:

— "Anna Karenina": Keira Knightley and Jude Law star in a new take on Leo Tolstoy's romantic epic.

— "Flight": Denzel Washington's a pilot hailed as a hero after miraculously landing his damaged jetliner.

— "Life of Pi": Ang Lee directs a 3-D story of a man stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.

— "Lincoln": Steven Spielberg directs, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the 16th president.

— "The Man with the Iron Fists": Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu star with director RZA in a martial-arts battle for gold in China.

— "Red Dawn": Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are among U.S. youths battling overseas invaders.

— "Rise of the Guardians": An animated tale pits Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and other mythical beings against an evil spirit.

— "Silver Linings Playbook": An ex-con (Bradley Cooper) rebuilds his life with help from a mysterious woman (Jennifer Lawrence). With Robert De Niro.

— "Skyfall": Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in a thriller sparked by secrets out of the past of his boss, M (Judi Dench).

— "This Must Be the Place": Sean Penn's a reclusive former rock star on a road trip of revenge over his late father.

— "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2": Kristen Stewart adjusts to her after-life as a vampire in the finale of the supernatural fantasy.

— "Wreck-It-Ralph": A second-banana video game character (voiced by John C. Reilly) sets out on his own in this animated comedy.

DECEMBER:

— "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away": Executive producer James Cameron presents a 3-D saga set amid the dreamy acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil.

— "Django Unchained": Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz star in Quentin Tarantino's pre-Civil War bounty-hunter adventure.

— "The Guilt Trip": Seth Rogen's on a cross-country road trip with his overbearing mom (Barbra Streisand).

— "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey": "The Lord of the Rings" mastermind Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth for chapter one of his three-part prelude.

— "Hyde Park on Hudson": Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Murray) is host to Britain's king and queen on the eve of World War II.

— "Jack Reacher": Tom Cruise is an ex-military cop chasing a deadly sniper.

— "Les Miserables": Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway croon in the big-screen adaptation of the musical based on Victor Hugo's classic.

— "Monsters, Inc.": John Goodman and Billy Crystal's cartoon creature-feature is back on screen in 3-D.

— "Parental Guidance": Grandparents (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler) clash with their daughter (Marisa Tomei) over raising her three kids.

— "This Is 40": Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their "Knocked Up" roles in Judd Apatow's marital comedy.

— "Zero Dark Thirty": Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") directs a saga about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.