Screen Rant’s 2010 Fall Movie Preview

Published 5 years ago by , Updated October 4th, 2010 at 9:50 am,


Black Swan

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December 1st

Synopsis: Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well.  As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.


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 Fighter

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December 10th

Synopsis: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s (Mark Wahlberg) unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky (Christian Bale), a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.


The Tempest

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December 10th

Synopsis: In Julie Taymor’s (Titus) version of ‘The Tempest,’ the gender of Prospero has been switched to Prospera. Going back to the 16th or 17th century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft. In Taymor’s version, Prospera (Helen Mirren)  is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship. She ends up on an island; it’s a tabula rasa: no society, so the mother figure becomes a father figure to Miranda (Felicity Jones). This leads to the power struggle and balance between Caliban (Djimon Hounsou) and Prospera; a struggle not about brawn, but about intellect.


The Tourist

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December 10th

Synopsis: The Tourist is a remake of the 2005 French thriller “Anthony Zimmer.” The thriller concerns an American tourist (Johnny Depp) who finds his life in danger when a female Interpol agent (Angelina Jolie) uses him as a dupe to flush out an elusive criminal with whom she once had an affair.


How Do You Know

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December 17th

Synopsis: Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former athlete Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis (Paul Rudd) competes with Lisa’s current, baseball-playing beau (Owen Wilson). Jack Nicholson co-stars in this comedy, which was written and directed by James L. Brooks.


Tron Legacy

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December 17th

Synopsis: In this sci-fi 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: Jellystone Park has been losing business, so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors — and, even worse, Yogi (Dan Aykroyd) and Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake) will be tossed out of the only home they’ve ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with their old nemesis Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh) to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing forever.


Country Strong

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December 22nd (Limited Release)

Synopsis: A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Gwyneth Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Leighton Meester).


Gulliver’s Travels

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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.


Little Fockers

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December 22nd

Synopsis: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Teri Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg (Ben Stiller) to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro). After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan — including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson) — descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house.



Somewhere Sofia Coppola Trailer Screen Rants 2010 Fall Movie Preview

December 22nd

Synopsis: A hard-living Hollywood actor (Sephen Dorff) re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning – Dakota’s little sister) surprises him with a visit. Directed by Sofia Coppola (Lost In Translation).


True Grit

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December 25th

Synopsis: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn (Jeff Bridges).  Against Cogburn’s wishes, Mattie joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested. Directed by the Coen Brothers.


The Debt

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December 29th

Synopsis: In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth. Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson star.


Blue Valentine

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December 31st

Synopsis: A major hit at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, this film centers on a contemporary married couple (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams), charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.


That wraps up our Fall 2010 Movie Preview. Which films on the list are you excited to see? Anything we missed?

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  1. damn, looks like some fine movies coming out, and some not so fine ones lol, i guess we gotta take the good with the bad

  2. Going the distance looks like crap.. im in a long distance relationship so i know how it is, but that just looks bad.

  3. I dunno Anthony, looks like alot more duds than studs in those films.

  4. Dangit, you guys beat me to it. I guess I’ll hold off watching your trailer until I finish mine. :)

  5. everything is either a re-boot/remake, or garbage.

  6. Looking forward to;

    The Town.

    Tron Legacy.

    Black Swan.

    Harry Potter.

    Morning Glory.


    That’s about it for me. Nice selection. The rest is meh.

  7. The synopsis of MegaMind gave away far more than the trailers have. Oops to me for reading that haha.

    This will be an interesting Fall, but to me the more watchable movies are occurring in September/October, which is odd considering most of the time that’s when studios dump their horrible movies.

  8. WOW. Theres alot of movies i have to see ;)

  9. What about Harry potter???

  10. Movies here that I want to see:
    Black Swan
    The Tempest
    Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
    Paranormal Activity 2
    The Social Network
    Easy A
    The Towm
    Maybe Devil

    Glaring Ommision:
    Never Let Me Go

    • Nah, I saw that. Didn’t know how many people who read us would be interested in it. But Jose, I’m adding it just for you!

      • Really? Thanks.

  11. I forgot about a lot of these movies. Thanks for the roundup, looks like I’ll be blowing lots of cash this fall in the theaters.

  12. Alpha and Omega
    Never Let Me Go
    Love and Other Drugs

    Have all been added. Never thought I’d hear the SR crowd inquiring about those films :-)

  13. The King’s Speech?

  14. Tree of Life?

    • It’s probably not on here since its not official whether or not its even going to be released this year.

  15. Waaaay too many movies in that list I want to see. I will most likely have to wait for the smaller movies to come out on DVD or Blu Ray as I doubt a movie like Black Swan for example, will play up here in Alaska.

  16. As usual, you Screen Ranters have gone the extra mile and given us all stuff to look forward to…or avoid completely! lol
    Personally, I can’t wait to see RED (I’m regfering to the film…not anger)

    Thank you ScreenRant!

  17. “Honey want to catch a movie tonight?


    sure what’s playing?

    “I Spit On Your Grave: Unrated”

    ,,, 8-)

    Cool list,,,

    I’m down for Machette and Monsters. Maybe Skyline and that train flick.

  18. Danny Trejo is A list in my book!

    • he is THE MAN..i was at comic-con a few years back and RR was there doing a panel of the now defunked Red Sonja remake/reboot/ and someone in the audience went off topc and asked him about Machete. so RR goes off in a perfect trejo imitation, it was spot on and very funny.

  19. EDIT: The synopsis for Burlesque is incorrect. Christina Aguilera is playing the small-town girl who moves to LA. Kristen Bell co-stars.

    • Thanks Elisabeth,

      Edit made.

  20. “The Romantics” (I haven’t wanted to see Katie Holmes in something in a long time)

    “Easy A” (just love Emma Stone)

    “The Town” (Ben Affleck is finally looking good again)

    “Case 39″ (for Ian McShane)

    “Never Let Me Go”

    “Let Me In” (just to compare to original)

    “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger” (Woody Allan has been hit or miss for me lately… we’ll just have to see)

    “Nowhere Boy” (Kick-Ass is looking good)

    “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” (Noomi Rapace blows me away as Lisbeth Salander)

    “Unstoppable” (because I like to see a movie with virtually no CGI, thank you Tony Scott)

    “Harry Potter…” (here comes the end of my childhood)

    “The Next Three Days” (I like Russell Crow well enough and am curious if the wife did it or not)

    “Black Swan” (looks effing amazing)

    “Somewhere” (haven’t Stephen Dorff in a good role in a while)

    “True Grit” (I want to like Westerns… this might help)

    “Blue Valentine” (I really like Michelle Williams and hope Ryan Gosling is in “Half-Nelson” form)

  21. I still do not know….2010 has thus far been so dissapointing. Alot of fluff and bad, bad films. Perhaps the Fall can save this year, but I see only a handfull to attend, a few to rent. To me the choices are obvious. However staying true to form….I can ALLWAYS count on SR to help me with these decisons. Thank you for the complete list.

  22. Tron, Skyline, Wall Street,Spit On Grave, Saw 3d,
    and one of the biggest omissions RED DAWN.
    Still seems up in the air as to whether RED DAWN
    will be released this November. Time will tell.

  23. Harry potter is the only movie im DYING to see but also wanna see machete,megamind,unstoppable,case 39,paranormal activity,little fockers,gullivers travels,etc….

  24. Tron :D

  25. Okay, now which one of you taking me to the movies? 790? Anthony? The Rickster?

    I will go half’s on the popcorn & soda? Buy your own Milk Duds.


  26. Wow… got some tough choices here, guys.

    Here are the movies I’m looking forward to seeing…

    Due Date — I’d watch Robert Downey Jr. read the phone book out loud. (LOL!) Seriously, I hope this will be as funny as The Hangover.

    Unstoppable — Even though I’m getting a strong Pelham 1-2-3 vibe, this looks pretty cool, with no 3D or CGI involved.

    RED — Can’t wait to see Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman kick some serious butt.

    Tron Legacy — Absolutely!

    Hereafter — Will be interesting to see how Clint Eastwood tackles the supernatural.

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps — Normally, I’m not a Shia LeBeouf fan, but he may be tolerable in this one.

    The Social Network — Another interesting film I’m looking forward to seeing.

    Paranormal Activity 2 — They’d better not hurt that baby…. :)

    Movies I’ll wait for on DVD/Blu-Ray…

    Skyline — This film didn’t excite me for some reason.
    Little Fockers — see above.
    The Next Three Days — This is one of those movies I’d have to watch a second time, and the movie-going budget doesn’t allow for repeat watchings.
    Burlesque — This has “cult classic” written all over it. :)

  27. Does anybody know what tools Mike Eisenburg used to make this Anthemic short?

  28. AIDys
    LOL well i can get u in for free :)

    • Sweet! Now that’s what I’m talking about ;D

      • HAHAH and free popcorn too ;)