As 2010 approaches, it’s time to bid farewell to the cinematic happenings of 2K9 – but what does the near-future hold for movie lovers? Luckily for you guys, we here at Screen Rant are dusting off our crystal ball and looking ahead… all the way to the year 2010.

Be sure to read through our entire 2010 movie preview (of over 70 movies!) to get the scoop on when you’ll be able to catch big flicks like Iron Man 2, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Shutter Island, Freddy Krueger’s return to Elm Street, a comic book adaptation that’s sure to Kick-Ass, an animated showdown between Dreamworks’ Shrek Forever After and Pixar’s Toy Story 3 – and for the ladies, a second helping of Sex In The City and an obscure little film called The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

…And that’s just the preview of the preview. Let’s get to the full list of 2010 movies.

You can click on any one of the movie titles to see our archive of coverage on that film.

If you’re impatient and want to skip around, here’s where you can find:




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January 8th

Synopsis: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher  (Ethan Hawke) works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.


Youth In Revolt

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January 8th

Synopsis: Nick Twisp (Michael Cera), a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life falls hopelessly in love with free-spirited Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday). But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. With Sheeni’s encouragement, Nick abandons his dull, predictable life and develops a rebellious alter ego who leads him on a path of destruction with uproarious consequences.


The Book of Eli

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January 15th

Synopsis: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man (Denzel Washington) fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis co-star.


The Lovely Bones

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January 15th

Synopsis: Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar-winner Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones centers on a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) who has been murdered and watches over her family and her killer from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.



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January 22nd

Synopsis: After a terrifying biblical apocalypse descends upon the world, a group of strangers stranded in a remote truck stop diner in the Southwest unwittingly become humanity’s last line of defense when they discover the diner’s young waitress is pregnant with the messiah.


Tooth Fairy

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January 22nd

Synopsis: A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy.


Edge of Darkness

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January 29th

Synopsis: As homicide detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.



From Paris with Love

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February 5th

Synopsis: In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.


Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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February 12th

Synopsis: A young boy discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. Based on the book by Rick Riordan.


The Wolfman

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February 12th

Synopsis: Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro), a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate when his brother’s fiancée (Emily Blunt) tracks him down to help find her missing love. Reunited with his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins), Talbot learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate.


Shutter Island

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February 19th

Synopsis: Up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Hospital. Teddy’s shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals “escape” in the confusion, and as the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything – his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.


Cop Out

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February 26th

Synopsis: A comedy about two cops (Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan) whose adventures include locating a stolen baseball card, rescuing a woman, and dealing with gangsters and their laundered money. Kevin Smith directs. Formerly titled “A Couple of Dicks” and then “A Couple of Cops”. Now it’s called Cop Out.


The Crazies

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February 26th

Synopsis: The inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

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Alice In Wonderland

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March 5th

Synopsis: In Tim Burton’s reboot/sequel, 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.


Green Zone

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March 12th

Synopsis: Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer (Matt Damon) to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons on Mass Destruction in an unstable region.


Hot Tub Time Machine

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March 19th

Synopsis: After a night of drinking Red Bull and vodkas, a group of guys travel back in time to when they were younger cads.


Clash of The Titans

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March 26th

Synopsis: The mortal son of the god Zeus (Sam Worthington) embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.


How to Train Your Dragon

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March 26th

Synopsis: The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe in directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois’ adaptation of Cressida Cowell’s popular children’s book. Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse provide voices.



Date Night

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April 9th


In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple’s attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous. Steve Carell and Tina Fey star.

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April 9th

Synopsis: After being betrayed and left for dead, members of a CIA black ops team root out those who targeted them for assassination.



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April 16th

Synopsis: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a real-life super hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.


Death At A Funereal

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April 16th

Synopsis: American remake of a popular British film. A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.



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April 16th

Synopsis: A comedy based on Will Forte’s bumbling secret agent whose lack of skill and abundance of personal problems serve as a detriment to him — and those around him.


Piranhas 3D

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April 16th

Synopsis: A tremor under the surface of Lake Victoria unleashes scores of prehistoric piranhas, an event which rallies the local sheriff (Elisabeth Shue) who will risk everything to save her townsfolk.


Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps


April 23rd

Synopsis: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader (Shia LaBeouf) partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader’s mentor (Frank Langella).


A Nightmare On Elm Street

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April 30th

Synopsis: A re-imagining of horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality. Oscar-nominee Jackie Earle Haley plays Krueger.


Iron Man 2

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May 7th

Synopsis: Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the wealthy playboy whose exploits as Iron Man are now public knowledge after his admission at the close of the first film. In the follow-up, Stark is pitted against his Russian arch nemesis, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), and corporate rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). Also making their Marvel debuts are Scarlett Johansson as the sexy Russian spy Black Widow, and Don Cheadle, who takes over the role of Colonel James Rhodes from Terrence Howard.


Robin Hood (Official Title TBD)

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May 14th

Synopsis: In this Ridley Scott adaptation of the classic tale, an archer (Russell Crowe) in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion fights against the Norman invaders and becomes the legendary hero known as Robin Hood.


Shrek Forever After

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May 21st

Synopsis: Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal-maker, Rumpelstiltskin and finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

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May 28th

Synopsis: Based on the video game, the film  follows an adventurous prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) who teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.


Sex and the City 2

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May 28th

Synopsis: Series runner Michael Patrick King returns to pen the sequel, re-teaming the vivacious stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis for another glitzy romp through New York City high-life living.



The A-Team

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June 11th

Synopsis: In this re-imagining of the classic 80s TV series, a group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime they were framed for.


Karate Kid

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June 11th

Synopsis: Work pressures cause a single mother moves to China with her young son (Jaden Smith). In his new home, the boy embraces karate, taught to him by a master of the self-defense form (Jackie Chan).


Toy Story 3

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June 18th

Synopsis: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and the rest of the gang return, with voice cameos by Michael Keaton, Timothy Dalton and others.


Jonah Hex

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June 18th

Synopsis: In the Wild West, a scarred bounty hunter (Josh Brolin) tracks a voodoo practitioner (John Malkovich) bent on liberating the South by raising an army of the undead.




June 18th

Synopsis: Kevin Bacon’s beloved ’80s film Footloose gets a musical reboot with this Paramount Pictures production. Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford steps into the shoes of Kevin Bacon in the lead role after Zac Efron left the production.


Grown Ups

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June 25, 2010

Synopsis: Thirty years after their high school graduation, five good friends reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. Kevin James, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Chris Rock play the friends.


The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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June 30th

Synopsis: In this third installment, lovestruck teenager Bella (Kristen Stewart) must choose between her vampire boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Meanwhile, an all-out war between vampires and werewolves erupts. Director David Slade (30 Days of Night) is at the helm this time.



Knight & Day


July 2nd

Synopsis: An action-comedy centered on a fugitive couple (Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz) who embark on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth vs. trust.


The Last Airbender

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July 2nd

Synopsis: In this M. Night Shyamalan adaptation of the popular anime, 12-year-old Aang (Noah Ringer), the new “Avatar,” must return peace and balance to his world and master all four elements – Fire, Water, Earth, Air – in order to stop the warring Fire Nation and defeat the Fire Lord.



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July 7th

Synopsis: A group of elite warriors are abducted from Earth to be hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators. A reboot of the popular sci-fi/horror franchise. Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Danny and Derek Mears are the hunted humans.



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July 16th

Synopsis:  In Chris Nolan’s (The Dark Knight) mysterious new film, A CEO-type (Leonardo DiCaprio) becomes involved in a blackmailing scandal. Of course his company specializes in entering people’s minds to extract and implant thoughts, so you know things are going to get twisted.


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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July 16th

Synopsis: Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé.



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July 23rd

Synopsis: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture.


Little Fockers

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July 30th

Synopsis: In this third installment of the Meet The Parents franchise, The Focker and the Byrnes families brace themselves for the arrival of a baby. Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand all return.



Step Up 3-D

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August 6th

Synopsis: More street meets elite dancing, this time in 3D.


The Expendables

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August 13th

Synopsis: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. Sounds simple, but add the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin and cameos from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and you have one kick-ass throwback action flick on your hands.


Friday the 13th Part 2 in 3D

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August 13th

Synopsis: Jason Voorhees is back and this time he’s in 3D! Better be ready to duck a machete!



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August 27th

Synopsis: A priest (Paul Bettany) disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.


The American

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September 1st

Synopsis: Alone among assassins, Jack (George Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.



The Social Network

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October 15th

Synopsis: A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. Stars Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Rashida Jones.




October 22nd

Synopsis: Training Day Director Antoine Fuqua (above) and star Russell Crowe unite for this story of a small-town carpenter (Crowe) who turns vigilante after his daughter and her best friend are kidnapped.



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October 22nd

Synopsis: In this seventh chapter, Detective Hoffman is the last man standing and Jigsaw’s work is now complete. That is until an old Detective returns to the case and closes in on Jigsaw’s accomplice. However, one last game is already in motion and will truly reveal the fate of Jigsaw’s master plan. More gruesome deaths to ensue.


The Howling: Reborn

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October 29th (tentative date)

Synopsis: A remake of the 80s horror franchise about werewolves.



Due Date

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November 5th

Synopsis: Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) directs an ensemble cast in a story about an expectant dad  and his unlikely travel companion, who race cross-country in hopes of making it home for the birth of his first child. Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, and RZA star.



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November 5th

Synopsis: A satirical take on superhero movies, in which a notorious villain loses his oomph after he accidentally kills his nemesis. Dreamworks’ fall CGI Animated feature. Formerly titled ‘Oobermind’.




November 12th

Synopsis: A rail company frantically works to prevent an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city. Tony Scott directs, Denzel Washington and Star Trek‘s Chris Pine star.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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November 19th

Synopsis: Voldemort’s power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for them, so everything they do must go as planned.




November 19th

Synopsis: In this adaptation of a Warren Ellis comic, a former black-ops agent (Bruce Willis) is forced back into action when a high-tech assassin comes shows up to threaten him and his girlfriend. Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker star.


Red Dawn

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November 24th

Synopsis: A group of American teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of Chinese and Russian soldiers.



The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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December 10th

Synopsis: Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.


The Mechanic

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December 15th

Synopsis: A remake of The Mechanic, the 1972 movie about a hit-man and his ruthless new apprentice, which starred  Charles Bronson. The new ‘Mechanic’ is Jason Statham and Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Pandorum) plays the apprentice.


Tron Legacy

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December 17th

Synopsis: In this sequel, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.


Yogi Bear

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December 17th

Synopsis: In this CGI adaptation fo the classic cartoon, A documentary filmmaker (Anna Faris) travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear (Dan Aykroyd), his sidekick Boo-Boo (Justin Timberlake), and Ranger Smith.


The Green Hornet

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December 22nd

Synopsis: By night, newspaper publisher Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) fights crime as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. At his side is martial arts expert Kato (Jay Chou).


Gulliver’s Travels


December 22nd

Synopsis: Jack Black stars in this re-imagining of the classic tale. Lemuel Gulliver, a free-spirited travel writer on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of industrious, yet tiny, people.



Finally, here are some movies slated for 2010 that don’t have confirmed release dates:

Black Hole

Synopsis: A remake of the Disney award-winning classic about a crew who discovers  missing vessel piloted by a mysterious scientist hovering on the edge of a black hole.

The Conspirator

Synopsis: Mary Surratt (Robin Wright Penn) is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer (James McAvoy) to uncover the truth and save her life.


Synopsis: In this new film by Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale), Ben Stiller plays a New Yorker who moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother, and he soon sparks a relationship with his brother’s assistant.


Synopsis: Two British comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play the geeks, Seth Rogen voices the titular alien, Paul. Expect comedic cameos galore.

The Rum Diary

Synopsis: Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) is a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.

The Three Stooges

Synopsis: The Farrelly Brothers (There’s Something About Mary) direct this re-imagining of the classic series about three half-wits named Moe, Larry and Curly.

True Legend

Synopsis: Yeun Woo-Ping (The Matrix) directs Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet) and Cung Le (Pandorum) in a kung-fu epic.

[Be sure to click the links of any movie title to see Screen Rant‘s archive of news about the film. See you in 2010!]