2012 Spring Movie Preview

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in this action comedy based on the hit television series about cops who use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. The duo trades in their guns and badges for backpacks to investigate a drug ring but face another kind of terror--being a teenager again. (credit: Scott Garfield/Columbia Pictures)
21 Jump Street (March 16) Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in this action comedy based on the hit television series about cops who use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. The duo trades in their guns and badges for backpacks to investigate a drug ring but face another kind of terror--being a teenager again. (credit: Scott Garfield/Columbia Pictures)
Will Ferrell sets out to prove he can be funny in two languages with Casa de Mi Padre, a Spanish-language comedy about the Alvarez brothers (Ferrell and Diego Luna), who try to save their father's ranch and end up in a war with the Mexican drug lord Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). (credit: NALA Films/Gary Sanchez Productions)
Casa de Mi Padre (March 16) Will Ferrell sets out to prove he can be funny in two languages with Casa de Mi Padre, a Spanish-language comedy about the Alvarez brothers (Ferrell and Diego Luna), who try to save their father's ranch and end up in a war with the Mexican drug lord Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). (credit: NALA Films/Gary Sanchez Productions)
This highly anticipated adaptation of the futuristic, young adult novel by Suzanne Collins stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, who is forced to participate in the annual "Hunger Games," a live televised event where 12 teenage boys and girls fight each other to the death. Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Elizabeth Banks also star. (credit: Lionsgate)
The Hunger Games (March 23) This highly anticipated adaptation of the futuristic, young adult novel by Suzanne Collins stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, who is forced to participate in the annual "Hunger Games," a live televised event where 12 teenage boys and girls fight each other to the death. Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Elizabeth Banks also star. (credit: Lionsgate)
Julia Roberts plays the Evil Queen in the retelling of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, directed by Tarsem Singh. Lily Collins plays Snow White, an exiled princess who, with the help of seven rebels, takes on the queen, who has assumed control of the kingdom. (credit: Relativity Media)
Mirror, Mirror (March 30) Julia Roberts plays the Evil Queen in the retelling of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, directed by Tarsem Singh. Lily Collins plays Snow White, an exiled princess who, with the help of seven rebels, takes on the queen, who has assumed control of the kingdom. (credit: Relativity Media)
Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson star once again as gods at war in Wrath of the Titans. In this sequel to the Clash of the Titans, Perseus (Worthington) embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus (Neeson), who has been targeted for capture by his traitorous son, Ares, and his brother, Hades (Fiennes). (credit: Jay Maidment/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Wrath of the Titans (March 30) Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson star once again as gods at war in Wrath of the Titans. In this sequel to the Clash of the Titans, Perseus (Worthington) embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus (Neeson), who has been targeted for capture by his traitorous son, Ares, and his brother, Hades (Fiennes). (credit: Jay Maidment/Warner Bros. Pictures)
The original American Pie gang are back in East Great Falls, Michigan for a high school reunion. In one weekend, they'll discover how adulthood has changed each other, explore the bonds of friendship, and get involved in new shenanigans. Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Mena Suvari, and Eddie Kaye star. (credit: Universal Pictures)
American Reunion (April 6) The original American Pie gang are back in East Great Falls, Michigan for a high school reunion. In one weekend, they'll discover how adulthood has changed each other, explore the bonds of friendship, and get involved in new shenanigans. Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Mena Suvari, and Eddie Kaye star. (credit: Universal Pictures)
The Farrelly Brothers direct this comedy starring Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos as Larry, Curly and Moe, who become embroiled in a murder plot and end up starring a TV reality show. Jane Lynch, Jennifer Hudson, and Sofia Vergara also star. (credit: C3 Entertainment)
The Three Stooges (April 13) The Farrelly Brothers direct this comedy starring Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos as Larry, Curly and Moe, who become embroiled in a murder plot and end up starring a TV reality show. Jane Lynch, Jennifer Hudson, and Sofia Vergara also star. (credit: C3 Entertainment)
A buff Sylvester Stallone stars in this action-thriller as a hitman who teams up with a New York detective (Sung Kang) after both their partners are viciously murdered. The film, directed by Walter Hill, is based on  Alexis Nolent's French graphic novel Du plomb dans la tête and also stars Christian Slater and Jason Momoa. (credit: Frank Masi/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Bullet to the Head (April 13) A buff Sylvester Stallone stars in this action-thriller as a hitman who teams up with a New York detective (Sung Kang) after both their partners are viciously murdered. The film, directed by Walter Hill, is based on Alexis Nolent's French graphic novel Du plomb dans la tête and also stars Christian Slater and Jason Momoa. (credit: Frank Masi/Warner Bros. Pictures)
In this romantic drama based on a Nicholas Sparks' novel,  Zac Efron plays a Marine who finds a photograph of a woman named Beth (Taylor Schilling) while doing his tour in Iraq, and travels to North Carolina to find here. Blythe Danner also stars. (credit: Alan Markfield/Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Lucky One (April 20) In this romantic drama based on a Nicholas Sparks' novel, Zac Efron plays a Marine who finds a photograph of a woman named Beth (Taylor Schilling) while doing his tour in Iraq, and travels to North Carolina to find here. Blythe Danner also stars. (credit: Alan Markfield/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Guy Pearce stars in this sci-fi/action movie as a falsely convicted ex-government agent who is sent to rescue the president's daughter from an outer space maximum security prison. The film also stars Maggie Grace and Peter Stormare. (credit: Open Road Films)
Lockout (April 20) Guy Pearce stars in this sci-fi/action movie as a falsely convicted ex-government agent who is sent to rescue the president's daughter from an outer space maximum security prison. The film also stars Maggie Grace and Peter Stormare. (credit: Open Road Films)
In theaters in time for Earth Day, Chimpanzee takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Arica to tell the true-life story of a curious and lively chimp named Oscar. For every moviegoer who sees Chimpanzee during the film’s opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to Jane Goodall Institute through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in order to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. (credit: Disneynature)
Chimpanzee (April 20) In theaters in time for Earth Day, Chimpanzee takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Arica to tell the true-life story of a curious and lively chimp named Oscar. For every moviegoer who sees Chimpanzee during the film’s opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to Jane Goodall Institute through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in order to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. (credit: Disneynature)
In this dark, gritty thriller, John Cusack is Edgar Allan Poe, who joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) to hunt down a serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis in a series of brutal murders. (credit: Relativity Media)
The Raven (April 27) In this dark, gritty thriller, John Cusack is Edgar Allan Poe, who joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) to hunt down a serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis in a series of brutal murders. (credit: Relativity Media)
Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. This animated adventure also features the voices of Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton and David Tennant. (credit: Aardman Animation for Sony Pictures Animation)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (April 27) Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. This animated adventure also features the voices of Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton and David Tennant. (credit: Aardman Animation for Sony Pictures Animation)
The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the comedy The Five-Year Engagement. The new film from director Nicholas Stoller looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. (credit: Universal Pictures)
The Five-Year Engagement (April 27) The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the comedy The Five-Year Engagement. The new film from director Nicholas Stoller looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. (credit: Universal Pictures)
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, The Avengers features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. In this Joss Whedon-directed film, Nik Fury and the agency S.H.I.E.L.D bring together a team of super humans to help save the Earth from destruction. (credit: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures)
The Avengers (May 4) Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, The Avengers features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. In this Joss Whedon-directed film, Nik Fury and the agency S.H.I.E.L.D bring together a team of super humans to help save the Earth from destruction. (credit: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures)
Based on the cult TV series, this gothic-horror tale directed by Tim Burton features a star-studded cast that includes Johnny Depp (who plays the vampire Barnabas Collins), Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jonny Lee Miller and Chloe Grace Moretz. (credit: Leah Gallo/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Dark Shadows (May 11) Based on the cult TV series, this gothic-horror tale directed by Tim Burton features a star-studded cast that includes Johnny Depp (who plays the vampire Barnabas Collins), Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jonny Lee Miller and Chloe Grace Moretz. (credit: Leah Gallo/Warner Bros. Pictures)
In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.  (credit: Wilson Webb/Columbia Pictures)
Men in Black 3 (May 25) In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. (credit: Wilson Webb/Columbia Pictures)
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