The summer movie season of 2012 brought us some truly epic (and tragic) moments, but fall will soon be blowing in upon winds of change, bringing with it some new awards-hopeful arthouse entries, along with a new dose of big-budget blockbusters, prequels, reboots and sequels.

Big titles like James Bond’s Skyfall or the Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have pretty much sold themselves already – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great movies waiting to be discovered by the masses, such as PT Anderson’s Oscar-contender The Master, or the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s ambitious (and controversy-sparking) adaption of David Mitchell’s bestselling novel, Cloud Atlas.

Thankfully, we’ve got THE fall 2012 movie preview that will tell you what you need to know about the movies blowing our way as we head into the long-sleeve season.

Jump to any one month via the links below – and be sure to check out the trailers for all of the upcoming fall films:

SEPTEMBER 2012 MOVIES

 

Bachelorette

September 7th

Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school. Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden, Isla Fisher, Adam Scott and Lizzy Caplan star.

(Bachelorette Trailer)

Cold Light of Day

September 7th (Limited)

After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader (Henry Cavill) is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase. Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver co-star.

(Cold Light of Day Trailer)

For a Good Time, Call…

September (7th, 14, 21st  – Expanded Release)

Former college frenemies Lauren (Lauren Powell) and Katie (Ari Graynor) move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together. Justin Long and James Wolk co-star, with cameo appearances by Nia Vardalos, Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen.

(For a Good Time, Call… Trailer)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) 

September 7th (IMAX)

Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. IMAX re-release of the Steven Spielberg classic.

(Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX Trailer)

[REC] 3: Genesis  

September 7th (U.S. – Limited)

[REC] 3: Genesis follows a young couple’s wedding (and subsequent reception) where all hell breaks loose when guests complain of a mysterious infection. Eventually, the newlyweds are forced to fight for their lives against hordes of zombies.

([REC] 3: Genesis Trailer)

The Words

September 7th

A writer at the peak of his literary success (Bradley Cooper) discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work. Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Saldana co-star.

(The Words Trailer)

10 Years

September 14th (Limited)

The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven’t quite grown up in some ways. Rosario Dawson, Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Lynn Collins, Kate Mara, Chris Pratt, Jusitn Long, Ari Graynor, Anthony Mackie, Oscar Isaac, Aubrey Plaza and Ron Livingston star. Jenna Dewan-Tatum directs.

(10 Years Trailer)

Arbitrage

September 14th

A troubled hedge fund magnate (Richard Gere) desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Tim Roth, Susan Sarandon, William Friedkin, Monica Raymund and Brit Marling co-star.

(Arbitrage Trailer)

Finding Nemo 3D

September 14th

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. 3D re-release of the Pixar hit film.

(Finding Nemo 3D Trailer)

Resident Evil: Retribution

September 14th

Alice (Milla Jovovich) fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

(Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer)

Stolen

September 14th

A former thief (Nic Cage) frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi. Malin Akerman, Josh Lucas and Danny Huston co-star, Simon West (Expendables 2) directs.

(Stolen Trailer)

Dredd 3D

September 21st

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) teams with a trainee (Olivia Thirlby) to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

(Dredd Trailer)

End of Watch

September 21st

Two young officers (Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña) are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop. Anna Kendrick, Cody Horn, America Ferrera and Frank Grillo co-star.

(End of Watch Trailer)

House at the End of the Street

September 21st

A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over. Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, and Max Thieriot star.

(House at the End of the Street Trailer)

The Master

September 21st

A Naval veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). Amy Adams and Laura Dern co-star.

(The Master Trailer)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

September 21st

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) and Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) star; Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh and Dylan McDermott co-star.

(Perks of Being a Wallflower Trailer)

Trouble With the Curve

September 21st

An ailing baseball scout (Clint Eastwood) in his twilight years takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along for one last recruiting trip.

(Trouble With the Curve Trailer)

Hotel Transylvania 

September 28th

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter. Directed by animation icon Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack) with voice work by Adam Sandler, Miley Cyrus, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, David Spade, Andy Sambert, Molly Shannon, Cee-Lo, David Keochner and Fran Drescher.

(Hotel Transylvania Trailer)

Looper

September 28th

In this Rian Johnson (Brick) film, a killer who works for the mob of the future recognizes one of his targets as his future self. Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels and Garret Dillahunt star.

(Looper Trailer)

Won’t Back Down

September 28th

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher look to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Ving Rhames, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac and Rosie Perez star.

(Won’t Back Down Trailer)

OCTOBER 2012 MOVIES…

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