Entertainment Weekly: 20 Must See Fall Movies

There are several great movies coming out during the second half of the year. Entertainment Weekly has picked a list of their favorites — “20 Fall Movies We Can’t Wait to See.” Some of their picks are featured below, but be sure to check out EW.com for the entire list.

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In theaters September 9, 2009

The time is the too-near future. Powered and enabled by the invention known as the Great Machine, the world’s machines have turned on mankind and sparked social unrest, decimating the human population before being largely shut down. But as our world fell to pieces, a mission began to salvage the legacy of civilization; a group of small creations was given the spark of life by a scientist in the final days of humanity, and they continue to exist post-apocalypse. With their group so few, these “stitchpunk” creations must summon individual strengths well beyond their own proportions in order to outwit and fight against still-functioning machines, one of which is a marauding mechanized beast.

9 boasts an impressive line up with legendary producer Tim Burton, visionary director Shane Acker, and the voice talents of Elijah Wood (9), John C. Reilly (5), Jennifer Connelly (7), Cripsin Glover (6), Martin Landall (2), and Christopher Plummer (1).

Check out the 9 Movie Page

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon

In theaters November 20, 2009

In the second installment of Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenally successful TWILIGHT series, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as BELLA SWAN (Kristen Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of—only to find herself in greater peril than ever before. Following Bella’s ill-fated 18th birthday party, EDWARD CULLEN (Robert Pattinson) and his family abandon the town of Forks, Washington, in an effort to protect her from the dangers inherent in their world. As the heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year of high school, numb and alone, she discovers Edward’s image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. Her desire to be with him at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.
With the help of her childhood friend JACOB BLACK (Taylor Lautner), Bella refurbishes an old motorbike to carry her on her adventures. Bella’s frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob, a member of the mysterious Quileute tribe, who has a supernatural secret of his own. When a chance encounter brings Bella face to face with a former nemesis, only the intervention of a pack of supernaturally large wolves saves her from a grisly fate, and the encounter makes it frighteningly clear that Bella is still in grave danger. In a race against the clock, Bella learns the secret of the Quileutes and Edward’s true motivation for leaving her. She also faces the prospect of a potentially deadly reunion with her beloved that is a far cry from the one she’d hoped for. With more of the passion, action and suspense that made TWILIGHT a worldwide phenomenon, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON is a spellbinding follow-up to the box office hit.

Directed by Chris Weitz, New Moon stars: Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black), and many more — check out the official Twilight Saga site for the full cast list.

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The Lovely Bones

In theaters December 11, 2009

Susie Salmon, a young girl who has been murdered, watches over her family — and her killer — from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Based on the best selling novel by Alice Sebold and directed by Academy Award wining Director Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones stars: Saoirse Ronan (Susie Salmon), Mark Wahlberg (Jack Salmon), Rachel Weisz (Abigail Salmon), Susan Sarandon (Grandma Lynn), and Stanley Tucci (George Harvey).

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In theaters December 18, 2009

A paraplegic ex-marine war veteran is unwillingly sent to establish a human settlement on the distant planet of Pandora, only to find himself battling humankind alongside the planet’s indigenous Na’vi race.

Avatar was shot on the proprietary FUSION digital 3-D cameras developed by James Cameron in collaboration with Vince Pace, and will offer a groundbreaking mix of live-action dramatic performances and computer-generated effects — that are being supervised by Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning Weta Digital visual effects house.

The film stars: Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine), Joel Moore (Norm Spellman), Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch), and Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy Chacon).

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Sherlock Holmes

In theaters December 25, 2009

Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters are dynamically portrayed in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes set in 1891. Sherlock Holmes is brought to life by a hilarious Robert Downey Jr., along with his stalwart partner Dr. John Watson, played by Jude Law. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman to have ever trounced Holmes — and yet maintains a tempestuous relationship wi th him. Holmes and Watson’s mysterious new adversary, Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) has promised to return from the dead and exact his revenge on Britain as he is led off to the gallows. Kelly Riely plays Mary Morstan — Watson’s love interest — and Eddie Marsan plays Inspector Lestrade.

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