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Hollywood movies to watch out in 2012

hollywood Updated: Jan 01, 2012 01:32 IST

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From big franchises to adaptations, we select this year's must-watch films on the basis of their brand and recall value.

January
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Director: David Fincher
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara
USP: Fincher brings Steig Larsson's grungy orphan, Lisbeth Salander, to life in a retelling of the Swedish novel and film.

Underworld: Awakening
Director: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Cast: Kate Beckinsale
USP: Selene returns for the fourth time as the vampire warrioress to save the immortals.

February
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance 3D
Director:
Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba
USP: Johnny Blaze is back in the sequel as the antihero who turns criminals into ashes. And this time he won't be eating jelly beans, he'll be getting drunk.

April
The Avengers
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson
USP: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury come together to save the Earth from an unexpected enemy.

Titanic 3D
Director:
James Cameron
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
USP: The epic romance will be resurrected in 3D. Lovers, Jack and Rose, will relive their story in the fictionalised account of the sinking vessel in this re-release.

May
Men in Black III
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones
USP: Agent J (Smith) travels back in time in the much-awaited third installment to save a younger Agent K (Jones) and human existence from an alien.

July
The dark knight rises
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy
USP: The revered saviour of Gotham City, Batman, returns in the final franchise flick to face two of his arch rivals - Selina Kyle and the menacing Bane.

The Amazing Spider-Man: The Untold Story
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
USP: The web-slinging superhero goes to high school in the franchise reboot. Watch Peter Parker shoulder 'great responsibilities' with 'great powers'.

September
Resident Evil: Retribution
Director:Paul W. S. Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich
USP: Alice (Jovovich) resurfaces for the fifth time in the sci-fi action horror. With a chance to change her tainted past, she's ready for a new future.

November
Skyfall
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig , Naomie Harris , Bérénice Marlohe
USP: 007 comes on screen for the 23rd time and this time to question his loyalty to his superior