Hollywood movies to watch out in 2012
From big franchises to adaptations, we select this year's must-watch films on the basis of their brand and recall value.Updated: Jan 01, 2012 01:32 IST
From big franchises to adaptations, we select this year's must-watch films on the basis of their brand and recall value.
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.
Director: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Cast: Kate Beckinsale
USP: Selene returns for the fourth time as the vampire warrioress to save the immortals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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
First Published: Dec 31, 2011 19:27 IST