15 most anticipated fall movies of 2012
From much-heralded awards-bait fare ("Les Miserables," "Life of Pi") to crowd-pleasing tentpoles ("The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Skyfall") to heavily-hyped, 'tween-targeted finales ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"), this fall season has a little something for everyone.
Of course, titles carrying the "most-anticipated" banner are those that come preceded by an inordinate amount of buzz, be it thanks to a healthy run on the festival circuit ("Argo"), a red-hot cast ("The Silver Linings Playbook"), a brand-name director (Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained") or simply because, well, what the heck is that movie supposed to be about, anyway ("Cloud Atlas")?
To celebrate this upcoming crop of would-be blockbusters/Oscar contenders, we put together a list of the 15 titles that have arguably been the subject of the most advance buzz - some of which will live up to the sky-high expectations set for them, others of which will disappoint, and all of which have a sizable number of moviegoers salivating with anticipation.
You can check out the full list in the gallery below. If you think we missed any, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments.
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
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