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08.31.2012by: Alex Maidy

JoBlo.com's Top 25 Fall Movies to see!

With the summer coming to a close, it is time for the weather to get colder and the movies to get classier. Normally the time for the studios to trot out their awards contenders, this fall has no shortage of blockbuster quality films. Featuring new movies from directors like Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Zemeckis, The Wachowskis, Paul Thomas Anderson, and more, this looks to be one holiday season crammed full of movies that will be remembered for a long time along with a few sleepers that may surprise everyone.

#25 Monsters, Inc. 3D (December 21)/Finding Nemo 3D (September 14)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Two of Pixar's top grossing films are getting the 3D treatment.

OUR TAKE: Two of the best animated films of the last decade are getting the unneeded 3D conversion process. But, if the conversions for both TOY STORY 1 and 2 are any indication, these will be the best post-converted films you will see. The painstaking animation in both of these movies should look amazing in 3D. Since both have sequels coming soon (MONSTERS UNIVERSITY hits next year), these should be perfect family films to check out during the holiday season.

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#24 Silent Hill Revelation 3D (October 26)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

OUR TAKE: The first SILENT HILL was a creepy and surreal film aided by the direction of Christophe Gans and the screenplay by Roger Avary. This sequel has the handicap of being directed and written by Michael J. Bassett, whose SOLOMON KANE is being universally panned. But, the footage released so far looks to hold up the creepy quality of the first film. If anything, this should be a nice Halloween romp.

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#23 Red Dawn (November 21)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

OUR TAKE: Stuck in legal limbo for almost two years, the new version of RED DAWN is finally making it to theaters. With the villain updated from the Russians to the North Koreans, the movie looks to follow the original very closely. Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson have found their Hollywood stock skyrocket since they made RED DAWN, so here is to hoping they turned in that same level of quality before they hit the big time.

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#22 Flight (November 2)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something more troubling about the pilot's exact condition during the flight.

OUR TAKE: Robert Zemeckis has been making craptastic motion capture movies for so long that I almost forgot he was still alive. Hopefully FLIGHT marks a consistent return to film for the director. Denzel Washington seems to be playing a variation on the same role he has been routinely been portraying since he won his Oscar for TRAINING DAY. But, routine Denzel is better than a lot of actors on their best days. The story looks like it may have a few twists awaiting viewers and that is enough to get me into a theater to check it out.

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#21 Frankenweenie (October 5)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

OUR TAKE: If there is one thing that we know Tim Burton is good for, it is stop-motion animation. With the excellent PARANORMAN already released this year, FRANKENWEENIE has some competition for the sub-genre. A black and white movie for kids may be a tough sell, but FRANKENWEENIE looks like an inspired homage to the classic Universal monster movies. It remains to be seen how the 3D will appear without color, but you can be sure the movie will be vibrant, funny, and above all, weird.

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#20 Rise of the Guardians (November 21)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? More than a collection of the well-known childhood legends, Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. This epic 3D adventure stars Chris Pine as Jack Frost, Alec Baldwin as North (Santa Claus), Hugh Jackman as Bunnymund (Easter Bunny), Isla Fisher as Tooth (Tooth Fairy) and Jude Law as Pitch (The Boogeyman).

OUR TAKE: The last Dreamworks animated film to be distributed by Paramount, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS looks to be the kickstart to another lucrative franchise. Based on a series of novels, William Joyce's film is a dark fantasy that should appeal to adults as much as children. The animation looks top notch and the voice cast is excellent. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS should be a big hit for fans of animation and rich fantasy.

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#19 Life of Pi (November 21)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Based on Yann Martel's coming-of-age survival tale. The novel revolves around a youth who is the lone survivor of a sunken freighter and winds up sharing a lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal tiger.

OUR TAKE: The novel has a huge fan-base, but there is a lot you can do with the written word that does not translate to the big screen. Ang Lee had quite the task in bringing this adventure to life and early buzz indicates he has done so in an amazing way. LIFE OF PI could be this year's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE: a quirky, feel good story that surprises everyone and takes the big awards by storm.

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#18 Killing Them Softly (October 19)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. KILLING THEM SOFTLY also features Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn and Vincent Curatola. Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances. KILLING THEM SOFTLY is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade.”

OUR TAKE: Movies about hitmen with unique principles and rules have become somewhat commonplace in recent years. What sets KILLING THEM SOFTLY apart is the timely economic backdrop of the story which gives the tale a unique presence. Add Brad Pitt in the title role and you have a movie worth checking out. Director Andrew Dominik's THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD was a nice lead-off to a film-making career. Lets see if he can go two for two.

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#17 This is 40 (December 21)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are reprising their characters of husband and wife from Judd Apatow's KNOCKED UP in a new story by the writer-director-producer. Many of the character details are being kept secret but it is understood that Ryan Lee will play the son of Melissa McCarthy, a mom at the school that Rudd and Mann's children attend.

OUR TAKE: Judd Apatow's name has become synonymous with a particular brand of comedy and yet after FUNNY PEOPLE, he seems to have gained more detractors than fans. THIS IS 40 aims to capitalize on the success of KNOCKED UP while continuing to tell more a more adult story. Paul Rudd is always welcome in a starring role and Leslie Mann looks to be pretty funny. This will likely not be a blockbuster but it should be a good movie.

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#16 Wreck-It Ralph (November 2)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Walt Disney Animation Studios and director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

OUR TAKE: Disney has turned out some good non-Pixar animated films in the last few years and WRECK-IT RALPH looks to continue that trend. Any movie with John C. Reilly is a good movie, but when you add video game characters you have something all the more interesting. WRECK-IT RALPH looks like it wants to be TOY STORY meets MONSTERS, INC., which could be very good or very bad. From the trailers released so far, I say WRECK-IT RALPH will be a contender for best family film of the season.

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#15 Seven Psychopaths (October 12)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Written and Directed by Oscar®-winner Martin McDonagh, the comedy Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek.

OUR TAKE: IN BRUGES was a really good movie that most audiences didn't get to see until it hit DVD. Martin McDonagh has a nice feel for the darkly humorous side of the criminal mindset. Bringing back Colin Farrell along with a cast of heavy hitters, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS should succeed where IN BRUGES did not. Christopher Walken and Tom Waits look to have the kookiest roles in the film, but Sam Rockwell has my vote for the character we will all probably be quoting for years to come.

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#14 Jack Reacher (December 21)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? A city is thrown into chaos following a sniper shooting that leaves five dead. What at first seems like a simple case to solve becomes complicated when the accused requests that Jack Reacher be put on the case.

OUR TAKE: Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie are enough to get me interested in a movie, but for some reason JACK REACHER just does not click for me yet. Maybe it was the less than stellar trailer or the outcry from fans of the Lee Child novels who don't think Cruise is the right fit for the role. I think the deciding factor will be a toss up between what the MPAA rating ends up being and whether a second trailer can redeem this poorly titled film.

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#13 Les Miserables (December 14)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

OUR TAKE: Ever since MOULIN ROUGE, I have been waiting for a movie musical to actually live up to the potential of the format. So far, none of succeeded. But, LES MISERABLES has always been the one musical that took itself completely seriously without sacrificing the story. Tom Hooper will have a lot to prove after winning his Best Director Oscar. If he is able to deliver on the quality seen in the trailer, LES MISERABLES will be a definite Oscar contender.

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#12 Dredd 3D (September 21)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

OUR TAKE: DREDD 3D hopes to erase any memory of the Stallone version of the film and utilizing a similar story to THE RAID: REDEMPTION may do the trick. Karl Urban looks like he was born to play the Judge and the no holds barred quality of the film should make for a gritty action adventure worth seeing a second time.

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#11 The Man with the Iron Fists (November 2)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.

OUR TAKE: I was completely prepared to ignore this movie as another rapper making a lackluster vanity project. Instead, we got a trailer for a movie starring Russel Crowe and Lucy Liu that also features the Quentin Tarantino seal of approval. I should have trusted The RZA seeing as he has always been the most cinematic member of the Wu-Tang Clan. This should be one hell of a fun movie.

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#10 Zero Dark Thirty (December 19)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? The Navy SEAL Team 6 tracks down wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden.

OUR TAKE: Kathryn Bigelow's film seems like it will be a companion to THE HURT LOCKER and yet has much more riding on it. There was no news story in the past couple of years as significant as the death of Osama Bin Laden and yet almost nothing is known about what actually happened. It seems hard to believe that the government would reveal details for a Hollywood movie, but whether completely true or not, ZERO DARK THIRTY will be a must see movie.

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#9 Argo (October 12)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? ased on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

OUR TAKE: ARGO and ZERO DARK THIRTY have a lot in common: both are based on major historic events and both were classified. What ARGO has going for it is that it's star is also one of the best young directors in Hollywood. Ben Affleck has proven that he has the chops to take on bigger and bigger projects and the globetrotting nature of this film looks to signal that Affleck is not content until he gets some hardware above his fireplace.

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#8 Taken 2 (October 5)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

OUR TAKE: Reuniting Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace from TAKEN, Olivier Megaton and Luc Besson have crafted a direct sequel that picks up the story where the first film left off. Essentially, if you loved TAKEN you will probably love TAKEN 2 as it seems to be the same story in a different setting. Based on the positive feedback from the trailers, TAKEN 2 will be number one when it opens in October.

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#7 Lincoln (November 16)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? The political collision of Abraham Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.

OUR TAKE: LINCOLN comes to theaters will the highest pedigree behind it. Steven Spielberg is a master director and Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the finest actors of all time. Combine that with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, music by John Williams, and a supporting cast to amazing to list, LINCOLN is already the film to beat at the Oscars and we have not seen a single clip from the movie. I have no doubt that this film will go down as one of Spielberg's best, but will it be good enough to be considered "the" best?

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#6 Looper (September 28)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.

OUR TAKE: Rian Johnson's BRICK was one of the best all-time directorial debuts. It was unique, smart, and surprised everyone. Here, he reteams with Levitt to make an unconventional science fiction action drama. Adding Bruce Willis to the mix just gives me echoes of TWELVE MONKEYS and any semblance to that film would be a big plus. I look forward to the original time travel conceit that functions as the center of this movie. Here's hoping it lives up to the quality of it's predecessor.

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#5 Skyfall (November 9)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

OUR TAKE: Daniel Craig returns to a Bond movie that finally feels like a Bond movie. We finally get Q and a villain (Javier Bardem) that looks like he could hold his own with a Blofeld or Auric Goldfinger. Bardem plays stunning bad guys so this should make for a memorable showdown. Could this be the final bow for Judi Dench's M? Rumors abound, but we will all have to find out together this November.

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#4 The Master (September 21)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.

OUR TAKE: Whether it is about Scientology or not (it is), THE MASTER looks to be a companion piece to THERE WILL BE BLOOD, both in message and execution. Anderson has become the master himself of making films about men who live in their own shadow. Will music composed by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, everything about THE MASTER exudes greatness. With the buzz already through the roof, this movie will be yet another masterpiece from one of the best directors we have today.

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#3 Cloud Atlas (October 26)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? CLOUD ATLAS explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

OUR TAKE: With a trailer that runs close to five minutes and runs the gamut of every conceivable genre, CLOUD ATLAS looks to be the triumphant return of the Wachowskis. Along with director Tom Tykwer, they have crafted what looks to be a film unlike anything we have seen from Hollywood. Spanning centuries and featuring an all-star cast playing multiple characters of every race, gender, and age, CLOUD ATLAS is going to blow everyone away. With such a complicated and intertwining story, it may turn off some viewers. But those of us adventurous to give it a shot are going to have something to talk about the next day.

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#2 Django Unchained (December 25)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...

OUR TAKE: The ultimate Christmas present, DJANGO UNCHAINED is another genre attempt by Tarantino. His "southern" features the trailer-stealing DiCaprio, a badass Foxx, and the always awesome Waltz chewing the scenery with the best of them. Fully expect another eclectic soundtrack from QT along with some of the most quotable lines of the year. If you aren't excited for DJANGO UNCHAINED, you are on the wrong website.

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#1 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (December 14)

WHAT'S THE DEAL? "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

OUR TAKE: Do we really need to go into any detail on this? Peter Jackson is returning to Middle Earth with quite a number of the original cast members in tow. Add in Martin Freeman as young Bilbo and the promise of even better effects than last time and you have more than enough reasons why this is our number one most anticipated movie of the season. Plus there is the whole 48fps debacle which will be enough to keep the most ardent cinephiles and fanboys talking until 2013.

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12:05AM on 09/04/2012

Vishal

Excellent choice of movie, sir. You should write for Time.
Excellent choice of movie, sir. You should write for Time.
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12:20PM on 09/02/2012
" This sequel has the handicap of being directed and written by Michael J. Bassett, whose SOLOMON KANE is being universally panned."
Um, what? Solomon Kane had an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes until recently. Now it's at 79% but probably won't drop much. Not sure which universe you're finding universally bad reviews for this film in.
" This sequel has the handicap of being directed and written by Michael J. Bassett, whose SOLOMON KANE is being universally panned."
Um, what? Solomon Kane had an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes until recently. Now it's at 79% but probably won't drop much. Not sure which universe you're finding universally bad reviews for this film in.
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5:29AM on 09/02/2012
Skyfall
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Django Unchained

That is my must see at the cinema selection from this list, a few others can wait for DVD. Flight has an interesting premise though.
Skyfall
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Django Unchained

That is my must see at the cinema selection from this list, a few others can wait for DVD. Flight has an interesting premise though.
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5:27AM on 09/02/2012

Not sure why...

but I am as excited about this as I was The Dark Knight Rises. We have to wait till January in the UK though. Oh well, we did get The Avengers before you. ;o)
but I am as excited about this as I was The Dark Knight Rises. We have to wait till January in the UK though. Oh well, we did get The Avengers before you. ;o)
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8:03AM on 09/01/2012
I believe thejoker is right.
I believe thejoker is right.
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8:01AM on 09/01/2012
I believe thejoker is right.
I believe thejoker is right.
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8:00AM on 09/01/2012
YES.
YES.
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7:58AM on 09/01/2012
blegh.
blegh.
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7:58AM on 09/01/2012
An intriguing premise, Zemeckis' return to the land of real-life movies, Denzel Washington in another great blue-collar role, and a thriller about what happens after the miraculous landing instead of during it - so many reasons to see this one. "Whip Whitaker", the name of Denzel's character, also seems to be a play on "Sully Sullengerger", the pilot who performed the 'miracle on the Hudson' landing.
An intriguing premise, Zemeckis' return to the land of real-life movies, Denzel Washington in another great blue-collar role, and a thriller about what happens after the miraculous landing instead of during it - so many reasons to see this one. "Whip Whitaker", the name of Denzel's character, also seems to be a play on "Sully Sullengerger", the pilot who performed the 'miracle on the Hudson' landing.
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7:55AM on 09/01/2012
They had me at Tom Waits with a bunny.
They had me at Tom Waits with a bunny.
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7:55AM on 09/01/2012
Now this one I'm curious about.
Now this one I'm curious about.
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7:53AM on 09/01/2012
LOL. Seriously dude? Top 25 movies to see...lol.
LOL. Seriously dude? Top 25 movies to see...lol.
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1:57AM on 09/01/2012

I've seen this before...

Tom Cruise is getting a role in a film that is based on a popular series of books. The people that know the series don't thinks he is the right person for this role because he physically doesn't fit the part. If only the original author would come out and say he would rather run naked through Times Square, than see Cruise play him. But wait he doesn't!!!!
I’m going out there to say hi to everybody and take a look, but I believe in letting specialists do what they do without interference. To
Tom Cruise is getting a role in a film that is based on a popular series of books. The people that know the series don't thinks he is the right person for this role because he physically doesn't fit the part. If only the original author would come out and say he would rather run naked through Times Square, than see Cruise play him. But wait he doesn't!!!!
I’m going out there to say hi to everybody and take a look, but I believe in letting specialists do what they do without interference. To put the shoe on the other foot, if they were calling me telling me how to write my books, I wouldn’t like that very much. I’m not going to do that to them about their movie.
When asked what he thought of Cruise and how involved would he be with the film he said:
"The movie is always different from the book. My approach is simple: I look for the best qualified people. In the case of Tom Cruise, the best actor. I’ve worked with actors all my life. I was in television. I know actors very well. And I believe that Cruise is the best actor of his generation. He’s a great actor and he’s also a very reliable professional. He’s going to show up and do a good job. "
Cruise is a force to be reckoned with on the screen. He is a freak in real life, but great on screen. He can play the drifter perfectly. And even the creator of the source material says so.
As for the trailer, it definitely got me interested.
Link to the article I foud the quote in: [link]page)/2
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8:03PM on 08/31/2012

Pretty good Top 25

Except RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION should be No. 24, instead of SILENT HILL: REVELATION.

If you're gonna put one of them on the list, that's one that deserves it more.
Except RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION should be No. 24, instead of SILENT HILL: REVELATION.

If you're gonna put one of them on the list, that's one that deserves it more.
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4:54PM on 08/31/2012
this has already been rated PG-13
this has already been rated PG-13
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4:12PM on 08/31/2012
1)Django unchained 2)skyfall 3)The hobbit 4)cloud atlas 5)looper 6)jack reacher 7)lincoln
1)Django unchained 2)skyfall 3)The hobbit 4)cloud atlas 5)looper 6)jack reacher 7)lincoln
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4:09PM on 08/31/2012
No thanks. Third time is not the charm for this turkey.
No thanks. Third time is not the charm for this turkey.
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4:06PM on 08/31/2012
#1 of the year in my book.
#1 of the year in my book.
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4:05PM on 08/31/2012
#1 of the year in my book.
#1 of the year in my book.
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4:05PM on 08/31/2012
No thanks. Third time is not the charm for this turkey.
No thanks. Third time is not the charm for this turkey.
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2:53PM on 08/31/2012

Ahem..

I think you confused the number four and the number one. :)
I think you confused the number four and the number one. :)
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1:33PM on 08/31/2012
I don't necessarily agree with the order of some of this list, but great list nonetheless! This list totally helps me come to turms with summer blockbuster season being over! I'm ready for some good dramas and Oscar flicks!
I don't necessarily agree with the order of some of this list, but great list nonetheless! This list totally helps me come to turms with summer blockbuster season being over! I'm ready for some good dramas and Oscar flicks!
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12:58PM on 08/31/2012

Decent list for any year

... but there are three movies you are missing here that are coming out this fall and sound amazing. look here:
1) Only God Forgives - Gosling and Refn reunite
2) Place Beyond the Pines - Gosling and Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance reunite in what seems to be Drive on bikes
3) Stoker - a mysterious new movie by the great Chan-wook Park based on a supposedly great script

As for what you got here, I'm most excited for Django, Lincoln, Master and Looper
... but there are three movies you are missing here that are coming out this fall and sound amazing. look here:
1) Only God Forgives - Gosling and Refn reunite
2) Place Beyond the Pines - Gosling and Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance reunite in what seems to be Drive on bikes
3) Stoker - a mysterious new movie by the great Chan-wook Park based on a supposedly great script

As for what you got here, I'm most excited for Django, Lincoln, Master and Looper
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11:39AM on 08/31/2012
Jack Reacher is a Six Foot five , former MP in the U.S. Army who's now a drifter wandering into trouble on a fairly consistent basis . The only people who are going to buy into this , are the ones who've NEVER READ any of Lee Child's brilliant novels . WTF ?? If you're at all interested Kids , don't read any of the books beforehand .
Jack Reacher is a Six Foot five , former MP in the U.S. Army who's now a drifter wandering into trouble on a fairly consistent basis . The only people who are going to buy into this , are the ones who've NEVER READ any of Lee Child's brilliant novels . WTF ?? If you're at all interested Kids , don't read any of the books beforehand .
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2:11AM on 09/01/2012
Hollywood magic made Cruise (5'7") the same height as Val Kilmer (6'), Brad Pitt (5'11"), and most impressive Nicole Kidman (5'10").

Do you really think that the core of the character is in the fact that he has to duck when he enters a basement? In fact, one of the little quirks about the character is that once his close get dirty he doesn't wash them, he throws them away and buys new ones, usually from a second hand store. As a man that is 6 foot 4 inches tall I know this to be a load
Hollywood magic made Cruise (5'7") the same height as Val Kilmer (6'), Brad Pitt (5'11"), and most impressive Nicole Kidman (5'10").

Do you really think that the core of the character is in the fact that he has to duck when he enters a basement? In fact, one of the little quirks about the character is that once his close get dirty he doesn't wash them, he throws them away and buys new ones, usually from a second hand store. As a man that is 6 foot 4 inches tall I know this to be a load of crap. I can not buy off the rack in a regular store, let alone in a second hand store.

And every other character trait named above, Cruise has done. He has played multiple military men, he has played a drifter, and he has played a man who wanders into trouble.

So why do you think he can't do it?
11:15AM on 08/31/2012
Kinda scratching my head as to why this is #1. Oh well..
Kinda scratching my head as to why this is #1. Oh well..
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11:13AM on 08/31/2012
Extremely excited for this one. It's gonna be quite interesting.
Extremely excited for this one. It's gonna be quite interesting.
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11:13AM on 08/31/2012
No Thank You.
No Thank You.
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11:12AM on 08/31/2012
One of my most anticipated movies!
One of my most anticipated movies!
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11:11AM on 08/31/2012
I really do want to see this, mostly because Kit Harrington (Jon Snow from Game of Thrones) and Sean Bean (Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones) is in it. Hopefully Sean Bean doesn't die in this movie like he has in every movie lol.
I really do want to see this, mostly because Kit Harrington (Jon Snow from Game of Thrones) and Sean Bean (Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones) is in it. Hopefully Sean Bean doesn't die in this movie like he has in every movie lol.
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10:45AM on 08/31/2012
I don't like the setup for this one right now. I'll still probably see the film as I believe it's an interesting story worth learning more about. However, they tell the story in a way to pass it off as if the Americans came up with the plan of how to extract the 6 Americans. It was actually members of the Canadian government that came up with the entire plan and executed it. Albeit, they utilized members of the CIA to pull it off. But this seems like a case of America re-writing history to
I don't like the setup for this one right now. I'll still probably see the film as I believe it's an interesting story worth learning more about. However, they tell the story in a way to pass it off as if the Americans came up with the plan of how to extract the 6 Americans. It was actually members of the Canadian government that came up with the entire plan and executed it. Albeit, they utilized members of the CIA to pull it off. But this seems like a case of America re-writing history to brag about themselves some more.
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10:00AM on 08/31/2012
Ugghhh. The Hobbit number 1, ahead of The Master or Django? Thanks but no thanks.
Ugghhh. The Hobbit number 1, ahead of The Master or Django? Thanks but no thanks.
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9:58AM on 08/31/2012
I was skeptical at first, but the trailer looks pretty good. I guess I'm officially on board.
I was skeptical at first, but the trailer looks pretty good. I guess I'm officially on board.
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9:57AM on 08/31/2012
One of my most anticipated movies of the year. Hopefully I'll be able to catch it at TIFF.
One of my most anticipated movies of the year. Hopefully I'll be able to catch it at TIFF.
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9:55AM on 08/31/2012
I have zero interest in this.
I have zero interest in this.
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9:53AM on 08/31/2012
Cloud Atlas looks fucking terrible
Cloud Atlas looks fucking terrible
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9:39AM on 08/31/2012
Damn, RE didn't even make the list. I guess Resident Evil gets no love around joblo... Not even as a guilty pleasure. Well, I'll be watching it, along with the other million fans who make these movies possible. What can I say, I'm a die hard zombie fan.
Damn, RE didn't even make the list. I guess Resident Evil gets no love around joblo... Not even as a guilty pleasure. Well, I'll be watching it, along with the other million fans who make these movies possible. What can I say, I'm a die hard zombie fan.
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12:09PM on 09/01/2012
Yoshiokun13, while I do not agree with you on your view of Silent Hill, RE should have been on here. I would have put both on the list and pretty high.
Yoshiokun13, while I do not agree with you on your view of Silent Hill, RE should have been on here. I would have put both on the list and pretty high.
9:37AM on 09/01/2012
It should have at least been on this list over the fuckin' SILENT HILL movie.

If you're gonna put one of the two on it, anyways...

It should have at least been on this list over the fuckin' SILENT HILL movie.

If you're gonna put one of the two on it, anyways...

8:03AM on 09/01/2012
Stop please. The trailers for those shitty movies make me die a little inside.
Stop please. The trailers for those shitty movies make me die a little inside.
7:46PM on 08/31/2012
It should definitely be on the list over SILENT HILL: REVELATION.
It should definitely be on the list over SILENT HILL: REVELATION.
9:00AM on 08/31/2012
This is ranked over Silent Hill?... Do people even want to see this movie? It looks like a direct to dvd movie or something you'll get out of the 5 dollar bin.
This is ranked over Silent Hill?... Do people even want to see this movie? It looks like a direct to dvd movie or something you'll get out of the 5 dollar bin.
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8:55AM on 08/31/2012
Yes sir!!!.. Can't wait!... But to be honest, I hope it's better than what the trailers show.
Yes sir!!!.. Can't wait!... But to be honest, I hope it's better than what the trailers show.
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8:06AM on 08/31/2012
I think this will take everyone by surprise and be a sleeper hit, critically if not commercially. The real-life basis is just too extraordinary not to have a film made on it, and the trailers have been very impressive thus far.
I think this will take everyone by surprise and be a sleeper hit, critically if not commercially. The real-life basis is just too extraordinary not to have a film made on it, and the trailers have been very impressive thus far.
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8:05AM on 08/31/2012
I've been looking forward to this for a long time; grew up with the music and watching the tenth anniversary concert filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, and got to see it on stage - it's a very compelling version of Hugo's tale, and made the epic and reportedly rather hard to read novel feel accessible, and there was a grandeur in its melancholy that was very cinematic and I hope translates well. Please, please let this be better than Phantom of the Opera - which was actually already better than
I've been looking forward to this for a long time; grew up with the music and watching the tenth anniversary concert filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, and got to see it on stage - it's a very compelling version of Hugo's tale, and made the epic and reportedly rather hard to read novel feel accessible, and there was a grandeur in its melancholy that was very cinematic and I hope translates well. Please, please let this be better than Phantom of the Opera - which was actually already better than many people give it credit for. Also, Wolverine and Catwoman.
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8:04AM on 08/31/2012

Truly surprised by the craptastic offerings this Fall :(

Aside from Flight and Hobbit, the rest of this looks like shit. And all you Tarantino fanboys can take your thumbs out of your asses and give me thumbs down, but he hasn't made anything worth watching since Pulp Fiction, and Django Unchained looks to continue that trend.
Aside from Flight and Hobbit, the rest of this looks like shit. And all you Tarantino fanboys can take your thumbs out of your asses and give me thumbs down, but he hasn't made anything worth watching since Pulp Fiction, and Django Unchained looks to continue that trend.
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2:32AM on 08/31/2012

RESDIENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION

Deserves this spot.
Deserves this spot.
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