Screen Rant’s 2012 Fall Movie Preview

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:09 am,

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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:





Bachelorette Poster Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

 Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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…

For a Good Time Call 2012 Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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) 

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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  

REC 3 genesis Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

words trailer bradley cooper zoe saldana Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

10 Years Movie Poster 2012 Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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 2012 Movie Poster Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

Finding Nemo 3D Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

Resident Evil Retribution Banner Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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 Movie 2012 Poster Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

Dredd Movie 2012 Banner Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

end watch red band trailer Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

House at the End of the Street 2012  Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

 Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Poster Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

Trouble With the Curve Movie Poster Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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 

Adam Sandler Andy Samberg Hotel Transylvania Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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 movie poster 2012  Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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

 Screen Rants 2012 Fall Movie Preview

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)



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  1. messed up the Master synopsis

    • Thanks. Copy/Paste #FAIL

  2. I’m definitely seeing Looper, Killing Them Softly, Skyfall, Lincoln, The Hobbit and Django Unchained. Might check out a few others too.

    I really wish I lived close to an IMAX theater because I would go see Raiders too. That’s my second favorite movie ever after Empire Strikes Back.

  3. Slim pickins for me….
    Taken 2
    Wreck-It Ralph
    Noticed a lot of guns and people on the run and scary october films are found footage(I hate found footage)….disappointing…

    • LOTS of guns.

  4. ok for me my picks for me would be…
    1. Looper
    2. Cloud Atlas
    3. Skyfall
    4. Life of pi
    5. Rise of the guardians.
    6. The Hobbit
    7. Django Unchained

  5. Definitely seeing:
    Anna Karenina
    The Hobbit
    On the Road
    Killing Them Softly
    Django Unchained

    Cloud Atlas
    The Master

  6. the hobbit is the one im looking forward to the most, it will be the one to rule them all

  7. Cold Light of Day, Dredd 30, Stolen, End of Watch, Looper, Argo, Alex Cross, Lincoln, Rise of the Guardians, Frozen Ground, Deadfall, Zero Dark Thirty, and Jack Reacher are all going into my Netflix queue (and possibly Taken 2).

  8. Just FreKit!!!….look us up on Facebook

  9. Pitch Perfect seems to cheesy for me, but those white girls can sing and I just cant get over hoe good they sound.

    Life of Pi has cinematography is just to beautiful to behold and the story is definitely thought provoking

    Lincoln of course is a must see as well as Django Unchained

    V/H/S could have the paranormal activity impact so I need to watch this

    Dredd I want to see just so the trash that is Stallone’s “Judge Dredd” can be erased from my mind pallet

    Flight has some great plane scenes and I’d like to see how a man that saved hundreds of lives can go from hero to villain in one fell swoop

    Here Comes the Boom has a great concept and its good to see Kevin James to a drama type movie

    Honorable Mention: Cloud Atlas just to see if I have some sort of intelligence to figure out the story

    Jack and Diane just to see how a Diane turning inot a werewolf is tied into the movie

  10. 1. The Hobbit Pt.1
    2. Skyfall
    3. Bourne Legacy (being released end of September in South-Africa)
    4. Looper
    5. Taken 2
    6. Django Unchained
    I might go see Dredd 3D, Argo, Cloud Atlas, Red Dawn and Rise of the Guardians as well, but I’m still on the fence about most of ‘em – guess it depends on what’s left of the movie-budget.

  11. I really want to support Dredd 3D. Its a lower budget movie that is trying to distance itself from the terrible Stallone version. It is also bucking the Hollywood trend of watering down a franchise. It’s on the top of my list.

  12. 1. the hobbit
    2. looper
    3. skyfall
    4. cloud atlas
    5. red dawn
    6. wreck it ralph?

  13. outlaw,
    Loose The Impossible trailer, it gives away the movie.

    • I can throw a Spoiler warning in front of it – but yeah, it gives away A LOT.

  14. 1.the hobbit 2.skyfall 3.django unch. 5.unisol:the reckoning. are you sure that this is no direct to d.v.d release ?

  15. uni-sol is out of my list,the trailer has looked too bad. maybe on d.v.d .

  16. ooh,how could i forget – the man with t.i.fists-,it´s on nr.5 the uni-sol reck. is out.

  17. Definitely watching:
    Taken 2
    Killing Them Softly
    Wreck-It Ralph
    Twilight (Don’t judge me… I have to. The price I pay for women)
    The Hobbit
    This is 40
    Django Unchained

    Might watch:
    Finding Nemo
    End of Watch
    The Master (VERY on the fence on this one)
    Paranormal Activity 4
    Red Dawn
    Life of Pi
    Les Miserables

    And butter… WTF?! That seems like the most boring movie ever. And I don’t like Jennifer Garner’s face

  18. Waiting for Cloud Atlas…is it true Wachowski bro’s will direct Justice league if Man of Steel succedds come next summer?