Here are some of the films that will light up movie theatre screens this fall:

By Published On: August 30, 2010

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The latest installment of the Harry Potter saga deals with the hero’s efforts to thwart the evil Voldemort’s Death Eaters who have seized control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts school.

This thriller starts with a truck driver waking up six feet (1.8 metres) underground, having no idea of his location, who put him there or why. He has only a lighter and a cellphone, whose battery is draining, to help him.

Resident Evil 4: Afterlife
The latest sequel in the popular sci-fi series, will see the heroine Alice (Mila Jovavich) continuing her journey to locate and rescue survivors in a world where a virus infection is transforming victims into the Undead.

The Town
Ben Affleck stars as an unrepentant criminal who leads a group of bank robbers who have built up a reputation for stealing what they want and getting away with it.

In this feature, the lead character is a horse – and not just any horse. It relays the true story of arguably the greatest race horse of all time and winner of the 1973 Triple Crown, breaking records in two of the three races.

Nowhere Boy
In another inspired by real-life film, this one is set in the music scene and focuses on Beatle John Lennon when he was 15 years old and just beginning his career.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
This Swedish film is the final installment of the Millennium trilogy from the novel by the late Stieg Larsson. The thriller starts off with lead female character Lisbeth Salander in intensive care and charged with three murders.

Among the various animated movies coming up this fall is:
Among several animated films to be released this fall, this deals with the latest effort of supervillain Megamind to conquer Metro City, only to be stymied each time by caped superhero Metro Man. But in this attempt, the villain ends up with more success and problems than he anticipated.

Morning Glory
After going through a streak of bad luck, TV producer Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) lands a job on Daybreak, a morning talk show. She decides to rejuvenate the show by hiring legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) to join the show. However, everything starts to unravel when Pomeroy refuses to cover typical morning show fare like fashion, celebrity gossip and crafts.

Gulliver’s Travels
The Jonathan Swift classic will be brought up to contemporary times this fall, in which Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) is an under-achiever who wants to be a travel writer for a New York newspaper. He finally gets his chance, only to end up in a storm at sea. As a result, he gets shipwrecked on an island inhabited by little people known as Lilliputians.

The Tempest
Starring Helen Mirren and based on the Shakespearean classic, the sorceress Prospera reigns over a magical island, while looking after her young daughter Miranda. And she unleashes her powers against shipwrecked foes in this romantic, supernatural story.

Yogi Bear
In December, a whole new generation of youngsters will have the chance to discover that Yogi is smarter than the average bear as the animated TV character takes a trip to the big screen. This time around, a documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project only to come in contact with Yogi Bear, his buddy Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

For fans of intrigue and suspense, this CIA thriller promises both. Frank, Joe, Marvin and Victoria are former top agents with The Central Intelligence Agency, but the secrets they know make them targets for the CIA. After being framed for an assassination, they have to employ all their guile, experience and team work to stay ahead of those pursuing them. The film’s all-star cast include Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.

The Social Network
Hooking into the era of computer blogging and programming, the story involves programming genius Mark Zuckerman developing a social network with 500 million friends. He also becomes the youngest billionaire in history. But he soon discovers that he has also made some enemies along with his network’s friends.

Red Dawn
Believe it or not, the brat pack flick from the ’80s gets the remake treatment. This time, the teenage ‘Wolverines’ try to save their town from an invasion by Chinese and Russian soldiers. Chris Hemsworth and Adrianne Palicki lead the teenage soldiers, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan taking over the Powers Boothe role.

The Romantics
Seven friends reunite for a wedding but problems arise because the bride and her maid of honor have had a long-held rivalry over the groom. Starring Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Ackerman, Adam Brody and Elijah Wood.

Twenty-five year after the original, the story continues as Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce computer programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Bruce Boxleitner also returns.

The Tourist
Angeline Jolie and Johnny Depp co-star in this thriller about an American tourist visiting Italy in the wake of a romantic break-up and the mysterious woman who crosses his path. Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton and Rufus Sewell also star.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Greed is still good as Michael Douglas returns to his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko. Charlie Sheen is back on board as Bud Fox and Shia LeBeouf and Josh Brolin also star. Director Oliver Stone makes his customary cameo.

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