Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “Billy Elliot”) offers his take on Jonathan Safran Foer’s cloying 2005 novel about a boy (“Jeopardy” winner Thomas Horn) trying to connect with his dad (Tom Hanks).
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “Billy Elliot”) offers his take on Jonathan Safran Foer’s cloying 2005 novel about a boy (“Jeopardy” winner Thomas Horn) trying to connect with his dad (Tom Hanks), who perished in the Sept. 11 attacks. Sandra Bullock and Max von Sydow co-star.
Steven Soderbergh’s latest is being called a feminine version of the Jason Bourne movies with mixed martial arts star Gina Carano as a spook on the run from fellow CIA members out to kill her. Joining in the chase are Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton and Michael Douglas.
George Lucas concludes a decade-long fight to bring to the screen the inspiring true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a dedicated group of black pilots who overcame hate and prejudice to prevail as some of the greatest heroes of World War II. Leading the all-star cast are Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard.
Director Wim Wenders incorporates 3-D technology to profile legendary choreographer Pina Bausch, who died during the filming in 2009.
Kate Beckinsale is back as the vampire warrior Selene, who finds herself in a world where humans are determined to eradicate both the Vampire and Lycan clans.
YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE
Director Philipp Stölzl adapts a big-screen version of Johann Goethe's autobiographical tale of first love, “The Sorrows of Young Werther,” with Alexander Fehling filling the author’s 18th-century shoes.
THE FLOWERS OF WAR
Zhang Yimou ("House of Flying Daggers") directs Christian Bale in a hopeful tale about the tragedy that befell the city of Nanjing in 1837.