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The dramedy follows a 25-year-old (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he deals with a cancer diagnosis.Sept. 30

From the creators of the Christian drama Fireproof, the movie centers on police officers in various stages of fatherhood and their struggles with faith.Sept. 30

Dream House
A family — which includes Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz — moves into a new house without knowing it was the scene of some grisly murders. Sept. 30

What's Your Number?
A woman (Anna Faris) decides to try to find the man of her dreams among her 20 ex-boyfriends to avoid increasing her "sex number." Sept. 30

Gambit Pick The Ides of March
In the political thriller based on an acclaimed play by Beau Willimon, Ryan Gosling plays a staffer who is introduced to the dark side of politics while working on a presidential campaign. Oct. 7

Real Steel
In the near future, where giant robots have replaced humans in the sport of boxing, a washed-up former fighter (Hugh Jackman) teams up with his estranged son to build and train their own high-tech fighter. Oct. 7

The Big Year
Three men (Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson) face off in a bird-watching competition in 1998, when El Nino brought an influx of species to North America. Oct. 14

The 1980s classic is re-imagined in a modern setting with eye-catching choreography. Oct. 14

The Thing
An experiment on a research site in Antarctica frees a dangerous alien that had been trapped under ice, putting the team of scientists in danger. Oct. 14

Gambit Pick Martha Marcy May Marlene
Elizabeth Olsen stars in the Sundance hit about a young woman struggling to readjust to normal life after fleeing a cult. Oct. 21

Paranormal Activity 3
The latest installment of the night vision-horror franchise takes place before the other two films, when the main protagonists were children dealing with supernatural occurrences. Oct. 21

A 10-year-old and his misfit friends attempt to set a world record in the family comedy. Oct. 21

The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas' classic swashbuckling tale gets a big-screen reboot. Oct. 21

Gambit Pick Take Shelter
An ordinary family man is haunted by apocalyptic visions, compelling him to obsessively work on building a storm shelter in his backyard — which heightens the suspicion of everyone around him. Oct. 21

Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and others star in the French film remake, where a young man steals a dead person's identity and becomes embroiled in an underground crime world. Oct. 28

click to enlarge Anonymous explores intrigues in Elizabethan England and the question of whether Edward de Vere wrote the plays attributed to William Shakespeare. - © COLUMBIA PICTURES 2011
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  • Anonymous explores intrigues in Elizabethan England and the question of whether Edward de Vere wrote the plays attributed to William Shakespeare.

The film explores the theory that Edward de Vere was the true author of the works credited to William Shakespeare, set amid a time of scandal in Elizabethan England.Oct. 28

In Time
Justin Timberlake stars in the sci-fi thriller about a world where everyone is programmed to die at age 25 — unless they can pay to live longer (aka Rick Perry's America). Oct. 28

Johnny English
Reborn British comedian Rowan Atkinson returns as the inept British Intelligence agent in the James Bond spoof.Oct. 28

Gambit Pick Like Crazy
College lovers deal with a long-distance relationship and a love triangle in the romantic indie-drama. Oct. 28

Gambit Pick The Rum Diary
Johnny Depp stars in the adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel, an unhinged account of a journalist's stint at a Puerto Rican newspaper. Oct. 28

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
The stoner romp is back with more hijinx and Neil Patrick Harris cameos. Nov. 4

Gambit Pick My Week With Marilyn
A portrait of Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) at the peak of her fame is framed through the account of a 23-year-old's weeklong romance with the star. Nov. 4

Puss in Boots
The popular character from the Shrek series gets his own big-screen adventure. Nov. 4

Tower Heist
When staff members from a Manhattan high-rise become victims of a Ponzi scheme, the group plots to pull off a heist to get their money back. Nov. 4

Gambit Pick J. Edgar
Clint Eastwood directs Leonardo DiCaprio in a candid look at life of the FBI director, who harbored many of his own secrets. Nov. 11

The horror-thriller is set on Nov. 11, 2011, the day the film says Heaven's 11th gate is predicted to open and unleash a deadly entity from another world. Nov. 11

Jack and Jill
A man's twin sister visits him and refuses to leave in the comedy starring Adam Sandler, who plays both twins. Nov. 11

Gambit Pick Melancholia
In the Lars von Trier drama, Kirsten Dunst is a depressed bride whose wedding becomes a fiasco; at the same time, a newly discovered planet is hurtling toward Earth. Nov. 11

Gambit Pick The Descendants
In Alexander Payne's (Sideways) movie, a recently widowed father (George Clooney) tries to reconnect with his daughters while in Hawaii. Nov. 18

Happy Feet Two
The dancing CGI penguins are back for a sequel. Nov. 18

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
The mythical creature romance series nears its end with the first part of the conclusion. Nov. 18

Gambit Pick The Artist
The black-and-white, silent French romance depicts Hollywood during the time when silent cinema was being replaced by talkies. Nov. 23

Gambit Pick A Dangerous Method
David Cronenberg's historical film is about psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and the beautiful woman who catches both men's attention. Nov. 23

Arthur Christmas
The 3-D computer animated film follows Santa Claus' son Arthur, who must deliver an important present before Christmas morning. Nov. 23

Gambit Pick Hugo
Martin Scorsese's family-friendly film is a fantasy/adventure about an orphan who lives inside the walls of a magical train station in 1930s Paris. Nov. 23

Gambit Pick The Muppets
Some fans (Amy Adams and Jason Segel) team up with the Muppets to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon (Chris Cooper). Nov. 23

Piranha 3DD
The sequel to the schlocky horror-comedy finds those pihanhas making their way into a new waterpark. Nov. 23

Gambit Pick We Need to Talk About Kevin
In the adaptation of Lionel Shriver's gripping novel about a fictional Columbine-esque school shooting, Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly play the parents of a teenager responsible for a high school killing spree. Dec. 2

New Year's Eve
The romantic comedy's star-stuffed cast includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele and many others. Dec. 9

The Sitter
Jonah Hill is a reluctant babysitter who doesn't know what he's getting into when he takes on three challenging charges. Dec. 9

Gambit Pick Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman stars in the adaptation of John le Carre's British spy novel. Dec. 9

Madonna directs a biopic of Wallis Simpson — the American socialite whom King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry — intercut with a modern-day story.Dec. 9

Gambit Pick Young Adult
Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman — the duo behind Juno — return for the comedy starring Charlize Theron as a divorced fiction writer who hopes to rekindle a romance with a married ex. Dec. 16

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
The trio finds itself marooned in a tropical paradise. Dec. 16

Gambit Pick Carnage
Roman Polanski directs the adaptation of the Tony-winning Yasmina Reza play about parents who enter an immature conflict over an altercation between their sons. Dec. 16

Gambit Pick The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep portrays Margaret Thatcher in the intimate biopic of the first and only female United Kingdom Prime Minister. Dec. 16

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Robert Downey Jr. reprises the title role in the sequel, where the detective must try and stop a cunning criminal mastermind. Dec. 16

Gambit Pick The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
David Fincher (The Social Network) directs the English-language adaptation of the wildly successful film and book series about a troubled computer hacker. Dec. 21

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Tom Cruise returns — and stars alongside Jeremy Renner — in the latest installment of the thriller series, in which the IMF is implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin. Dec. 21

The Adventures of Tintin
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the classic comic book series is a vivid animated adventure. Dec. 23

Gambit Pick In the Land of Blood and Honey
Angelina Jolie makes her directorial debut with a love story set amid the Bosnian War. Dec. 23

Gambit Pick We Bought a Zoo
Cameron Crowe directs Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in the true story of a family that purchases and moves into a dilapidated zoo and works to get it reopened. Dec. 23

The Darkest Hour
A group of young people in Russia fights to survive an invasion of invisible electric aliens. Dec. 25

Gambit Pick Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star in the screen adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's quirky novel, in which a precocious boy whose father died during 9/11 embarks on an ambitious journey that takes him through New York. Dec. 25

Gambit Pick Pariah
A 17-year-old African-American girl begins to quietly accept her identity as a lesbian while living with her parents in Brooklyn. Dec. 25

Gambit Pick War Horse
Steven Spielberg adapts the Tony Award-winning stage play that follows a boy looking for his pet horse during World War I. Dec. 28


Gambit Pick The Skin I Live In
Pedro Almodovar directs Antonio Banderas in the drama about a plastic surgeon who uses a human guinea pig to perfect his invention — synthetic skin that can withstand all damage.


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