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Victor brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life in Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie.”

Here is when you can expect those fall and holiday movies:


“The Words” – A writer (Bradley Cooper) must face the music after plagiarizing a novel. (Opened Sept. 7)

“Arbitrage” – Richard Gere stars in a thriller about a hedge-fund manager negotiating a merger. (Opened Friday in some cities)

“Finding Nemo” – The beloved father-son animated fish tale returns in a 3-D version. (Opened Friday)

“Resident Evil: Retribution” – Milla Jovovich resumes her battle against a plague of zombies. (Opened Friday)

“Dredd” – An executioner (Karl Urban) fights a drug epidemic in post-apocalyptic America. (Opens Friday)

“End of Watch” – Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are cops minding the mean streets of Los Angeles. (Opens Friday)

“The House at the End of the Street” – A dream house becomes a place of terror for a mom and her daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence). (Opens Friday)

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller star in a teen coming-of-age tale. (Opens Friday)

“The Master” – A World War II Navy veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) falls under the spell of a charismatic cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman). (Opens Sept. 21)

“Looper” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s a hitman assigned to bump off his future self (Bruce Willis) in a time-travel thriller. (Opens Sept. 28)

“Hotel Transylvania” – Adam Sandler provides the voice of Dracula in an animated monster mash. (Opens Sept. 28)

“Trouble with the Curve” – An aging baseball scout (Clint Eastwood) enlists his daughter (Amy Adams) on his latest talent trip. (Opens Sept. 28)

“Won’t Back Down” – Two moms (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) fight to save their kids’ inner-city school. (Opens Sept. 28)


“Frankenweenie” – Tim Burton updates his early short film with an animated feature about a boy resurrecting his dead dog. (Opens Oct. 5)

“Pitch Perfect” – Anna Kendrick and her college chums compete in the warbling world of a cappella singing. (Opens Oct. 5)

“Sinister” – A collection of home movies unleashes horror on a crime novelist (Ethan Hawke) and his family. (Opens Oct. 5)

“Taken 2” – Liam Neeson’s back as a fierce ex-agent protecting his kin against a crime boss. (Opens Oct. 5)

“Argo” – Ben Affleck directs and stars in a rescue thriller set against the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. (Opens Oct. 12)

“Here Comes the Boom” – A teacher and ex-wrestler (Kevin James) moonlights as a mixed martial-arts fighter to save his school’s music program. (Opens Oct. 12)

“Killing Them Softly” – Brad Pitt’s an enforcer tracking three hoods who robbed a mob-protected card game. (Opens Oct. 19)

“Paranormal Activity 4” – The supernatural franchise makes its annual return for Halloween. (Opens Oct. 19)

“Alex Cross” – A homicide investigator (Tyler Perry) squares off against a serial killer (Matthew Fox). (Opens Oct. 19)

“Cloud Atlas” – Tom Hanks and Halle Berry lead an ensemble of stars in multiple roles for an epic saga that spans centuries. (Opens Oct. 26)

“Chasing Mavericks” – Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston star in the true-life story of surfer Jay Moriarity. (Opens Oct. 26)

“Fun Size” – A girl and her little brother get a lesson in school popularity on Halloween. (Opens Oct. 26)

“The Sessions” – A polio patient (John Hawkes) in an iron lung enlists a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) so he can lose his virginity. (Opens Oct. 26)


“Flight” – Denzel Washington’s a pilot hailed as a hero after miraculously landing his damaged jetliner. (Opens Nov. 2)

“The Man with the Iron Fists” – Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu star with director RZA in a martial-arts battle for gold in China. (Opens Nov. 2)

“This Must Be the Place” – Sean Penn’s a reclusive former rock star on a road trip of revenge over his late father. (Opens Nov. 2)

“Wreck-It-Ralph” – A second-banana video game character (voiced by John C. Reilly) sets out on his own in this animated comedy. (Opens Nov. 2)

“Lincoln” – Steven Spielberg directs, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the 16th president. (Opens Nov. 9)

“Skyfall” – Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in a thriller sparked by secrets out of the past of his boss, M (Judi Dench). (Opens Nov. 9)

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” – Kristen Stewart adjusts to her afterlife as a vampire in the finale of the supernatural fantasy. (Opens Nov. 16)

“Anna Karenina” – Keira Knightley and Jude Law star in a new take on Leo Tolstoy’s romantic epic. (Opens Nov. 16)

“Red Dawn” – Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are among U.S. youths battling overseas invaders. (Opens Nov. 21)

“Life of Pi” – Ang Lee directs a 3-D story of a man stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. (Opens Nov. 23)

“Rise of the Guardians” – An animated tale pits Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and other mythical beings against an evil spirit. (Opens Nov. 23)

“Silver Linings Playbook” – An ex-con (Bradley Cooper) rebuilds his life with help from a mysterious woman (Jennifer Lawrence). With Robert De Niro. (Opens Nov. 23)


“Hyde Park on Hudson” – Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Murray) is host to Britain’s king and queen on the eve of World War II. (Opens Dec. 7)

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” – “The Lord of the Rings” mastermind Peter Jackson returns to Middle-Earth for chapter 1 of his three-part prelude. (Opens Dec. 14)

“Les Miserables” – Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway croon in the big-screen adaptation of the musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic. (Opens Dec. 14)

“Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” – Executive producer James Cameron presents a 3-D saga set amid the dreamy acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil. (Opens Dec. 21)

“This Is 40” – Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their “Knocked Up” roles in Judd Apatow’s marital comedy. (Opens Dec. 21)

“Zero Dark Thirty” – Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) directs a saga about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. (Opens Dec. 21)

“Jack Reacher” – Tom Cruise is an ex-military cop chasing a deadly sniper. (Opens Dec. 21)

“Monsters, Inc.” – John Goodman and Billy Crystal’s cartoon creature-feature is back on screen in 3-D. (Opens Dec. 21)

“Django Unchained” – Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz star in Quentin Tarantino’s pre-Civil War bounty-hunter adventure. (Opens Dec. 28)

“The Guilt Trip” – Seth Rogen’s on a cross-country road trip with his overbearing mom (Barbra Streisand). (Opens Dec. 28)

“Parental Guidance” – Grandparents (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler) clash with their daughter (Marisa Tomei) over raising her three kids. (Opens Dec. 28)