Director: Tom Hooper.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and others.
Plot Summary: Prisoner 24601, known as Jean Valjean, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in early revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion.
Director: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Michael Pitt, Abbie Cornish and others.
Plot Summary: 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.
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald, Aaron Johnson, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Watson, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Skarsgard and others.
Plot Summary: Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Director: Rich Moore
Cast: Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly, Ed O'Neill, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling and others.
Plot Summary: Wreck-It Ralph (voice of Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan -- win a medal -- but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Silverman), a young troublemaking "glitch" from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it's "Game Over" for the entire arcade?
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski & Tom Tykwer
Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandom, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving and others.
Plot Summary: Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his friend; a thriller about a murder at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living in post-apocalyptic Hawaii, far in the future.
Release Date: November, 9.
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and others.
Plot Summary: Bond's loyalty to M 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.
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey|
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom and others.
Plot Summary: Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome 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...
Release Date: November, 16.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field, Lee Pace, Adam Driver, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Stuhlbarg, Julie White and others.
Plot Summary: As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
|Silver Linings Playbook|
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, Dash Mihok and others.
Plot Summary: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Clea DuVall, Alan Arkin, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Zeljko Ivanek, Scoot McNairy and others.
Plot Summary: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
'Already out' movies that deserve a special mention: Pitch Perfect and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.