September 2, 2011 in Features

Fall list includes ‘Lion King’ in 3-D


Among the other highlights of this fall’s film schedule (release dates subject to change):

“Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” (Sept. 9): A grocery bagger (Nick Swardson) learns his parents were porn stars and aims to follow their path. With Christina Ricci.

“Warrior” (Sept. 9): Estranged brothers (Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton) are on a collision course in a mixed martial-arts tournament. With Nick Nolte.

“Drive” (Sept. 16): A stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway wheelman takes on ruthless mobsters. With Carey Mulligan.

“I Don’t Know How She Does It” (Sept. 16): Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured at right) is a working mom juggling office, family and the temptations of a new co-worker. With Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear.

“The Lion King” (Sept. 16): The 1994 animated blockbuster returns in a 3-D version for a limited two-week run.

“Straw Dogs” (Sept. 16): A writer (James Marsden) is forced to fight back against Southern thugs that menace his family in this update of the 1971 film. With Kate Bosworth.

“Abduction” (Sept. 23): Assassins come after a young man (“Twilight” werewolf Taylor Lautner) as he tries to unravel his own mysterious past.

“Dolphin Tale” (Sept. 23): Compassionate humans team up to rescue an injured dolphin in a family tale featuring Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr. and Morgan Freeman.

“Killer Elite” (Sept. 23): A former special ops agent (Jason Statham) takes on assassins to rescue his mentor (Robert De Niro). With Clive Owen.

“50/50” (Sept. 30): A cancer patient (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) tries to cope with help from a raunchy pal (Seth Rogen) and a novice therapist (Anna Kendrick). With Bryce Dallas Howard.

“Courageous” (Sept. 30): Four cops deal with fatherhood and faith in this Christian-themed police drama.

“What’s Your Number?” (Sept. 30): A regretful woman (Anna Faris) goes in search of the perfect man among her ex-lovers. With Chris Evans.

“Trespass” (Oct. 14): A husband and wife (Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman) are taken hostage in their home by a band of crooks. Joel Schumacher directs.

“The Mighty Macs” (Oct. 21): Women’s basketball coach Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino) leads her college team from obscurity to national triumph. With David Boreanaz.

“Paranormal Activity 3” (Oct. 21): The micro-budgeted horror sensation sparks another follow-up examining the supernatural happenings.

“The Three Musketeers” (Oct. 21): Alexandre Dumas’ swashbucklers ride again in a 3-D update from director Paul W.S. Anderson. With Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom.

“Anonymous” (Oct. 28): An Elizabethan-era drama asks the question, who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays? With Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave.

“Johnny English Reborn” (Oct. 28): The disaster-prone British spy (Rowan Atkinson) aims to stop the assassination of a Chinese leader.

“The Rum Diary” (Oct. 28): Johnny Depp stars in an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s tale of a journalist caught up in booze, seduction and corruption in 1950s Puerto Rico.

• “Safe” (Oct. 28): An ex-elite operative (Jason Statham) rescues an abducted Chinese girl and finds himself caught in a showdown between mobsters and corrupt authorities.

“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” (Nov. 4): John Cho and Kal Penn reunite as the whip-smart party guys stumble through the holidays.

“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” (Nov. 18): John Le Carre’s spymaster George Smiley (Gary Oldman) tries to ferret out a Cold War Soviet mole in British intelligence.

“Piranha 3DD” (Nov. 23): The ravenous flesh-eating fish return for a feeding frenzy at a water park.

“We Bought a Zoo” (Dec. 23): Matt Damon stars in the story of a single father who buys a rundown zoo for his family. With Scarlett Johansson, directed by Cameron Crowe.

“The Darkest Hour” (Dec. 25): Five people stranded in Moscow struggle to survive an alien attack. With Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby.

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (Dec. 25, limited release): A boy searches for a message he believes was left for him by his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks. With Sandra Bullock.

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