Fall Arts Preview: Movies

The 10 movies we're most looking forward to checking out this season

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From the Fall Arts Preview: Movies edition

"Buried"

Sept. 24

Want to get your claustrophobia on? This buzzed-up thriller stars Ryan Reynolds as a U.S. contractor in Iraq who awakens to find himself buried alive with just a lighter and a cell phone. Hope he's got good service ...

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

Sept. 24

Oliver Stone returns to his world of greed and excess nearly two decades after the original. A weathered Michael Douglas is joined by the talented Shia LaBeouf and breakout Carey Mulligan.

"The Social Network"

Oct. 1

The cutthroat story of the Harvard whiz kids who founded Facebook boasts a stellar pedigree, from writer Aaron Sorkin to director David Fincher to star Jesse Eisenberg. And I'm personally geeked that Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor is producing the score.

"Let Me In"

Oct. 1

Americanized remakes are almost never a good idea, but this take on the excellent Swedish vampire flick "Let the Right One In" looks to be an exception. Having the "Kick-Ass" breakout Chloe Moretz in the lead doesn't hurt.

"Jackass 3D"

Oct. 15

The "Jackass" movies were more fun than they had any right to be, mostly because there's something about watching all that gag-inducing silliness with a room full of strangers. How do you top that? 3-D.

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"

Oct. 15

The rapid-fire release of the Millennium Trilogy has been an unexpected thrill, with all three Swedish-language films hitting local theaters this year. Enjoy the amazing acting of Noomi Rapace, and see it before the upcoming American remakes.

"It's Kind of a Funny Story"

October

A depressed teen who checks himself into a psych ward doesn't sound like the most life-affirming movie subject, but this looks like a smart and heartwarming "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Look for Zach Galifianakis to steal the show.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1"

Nov. 19

You could look at the decision to split the final Potter book into two films in one of two ways: Either it's a shrewd business move to separate fans from more money, or it's a shrewd storytelling move that means they won't have to hack out all your favorite bits.

"Fair Game"

November

"Bourne Identity" director Doug Liman turns to some based-on-reality thrills with the story of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame. The pairing of Naomi Watts and Sean Penn in the leads should be electric.

"Black Swan"

Dec. 1

Director Darren Aronofsky follows the success of "The Wrestler" with a creepy thriller about ... rival ballerinas? Because the ballerinas are Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, we're on board.