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1. "The Dark Knight Rises"
In theaters: July 20, 2012
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Matthew Modine, Juno Temple
Lowdown: It's the final film in the best Batman series, and Christopher Nolan's following up one of the biggest films of all time, no easy feat. Bane may well break the Bat, and Hathaway's Catwoman looks like an interesting take on the character, a sort of accidental emblem for the 99%.
Drew McWeeny says: The IMAX prologue and the new trailer are both intriguing because we have no idea how the pieces we're seeing all connect. That's exciting. There are certainly things to be nervous about, like Bane's mfflnhgh ghggbbtz, but if Nolan sticks the landing, he can write his own ticket with Warner Bros. for eternity, and if I'd bet on anyone this year, I'd bet on him.