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This fall's movies run the gamut

Here's a rundown of the movies opening this fall. As always, the opening dates are subject to change.


CRONICAS — John Leguizamo plays a television journalist on the trail of a serial killer in this dramatic thriller. Spanish with subtitles.

THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE — Horror film based on the alleged true story of a priest tried in court for a fatal exorcism.

THE MAN — Comedy pairing Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy as a special agent and a bumbling innocent who must pose as his partner.

MOBSTERS AND MORMONS — This locally made comedy follows a Mafia family sent to Utah as part of the Witness Protection Program.

THE TALENT GIVEN US — Part documentary, part scripted comedy, this film follows a retired New York couple driving cross-country to reconcile with their son.

TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE — Mark Wexler's documentary profiles his father, acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest").

AN UNFINISHED LIFE — Drama starring Jennifer Lopez as a single mother trying to reconcile with her father-in-law (Robert Redford).

SEPT. 16

JUST LIKE HEAVEN — Romantic fantasy starring Reese Witherspoon as a ghost who falls for the man (Mark Ruffalo) she's haunting.

LORD OF WAR — Thriller about the cat-and-mouse game between an arms dealer (Nicolas Cage) and the Interpol agent (Ethan Hawke) pursuing him.

PROOF — Drama starring Gwyneth Paltrow as a woman who fears she may have inherited her father's mental instability. Anthony Hopkins co-stars.

SEPT. 23

CRY WOLF — Serial killer thriller, loosely based on the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" fable.

FLIGHTPLAN — Thriller starring Jodie Foster as a woman trying to find her missing daughter aboard a passenger jet.

ROLL BOUNCE — Bow Wow (minus the Li'l) stars in this '70s-period comedy-drama about roller skating.

TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE — Johnny Depp voices a character who accidentally weds a dead woman in this animated fantasy.

SEPT. 30

THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED — Bill Paxton directed this golf drama, based on the true story of the 1913 U.S. Open.

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE — David Cronenberg adapts the graphic novel, about a diner owner (Viggo Mortensen) who kills a man in self defense.

INTO THE BLUE — Paul Walker and Jessica Alba play divers who run afoul of a drug lord in this underwater adventure/thriller.

MIRRORMASK — Acclaimed comics creators Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean join forces with the Jim Henson company for this "Alice in Wonderland"-like fantasy.

THE NINTH DAY — Director Volker Schlondorff's drama explores connections between the Catholic Church and the Nazi regime in World War II. German with subtitles.

OLIVER TWIST — Ben Kingsley plays Fagin in director Roman Polanski's adaptation of this much-filmed Dickens novel.

SERENITY — Fox's canceled (but cultily adored) television series "Firefly" gets a big-screen spin-off with this science-fiction thriller.

THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS — Paul Reiser wrote and stars in this comedy about the relationship between father and son. Peter Falk co-stars.

OCT. 7

THE GOSPEL — Musical drama about an R&B singer (Clifton Powell) who discovers a love of gospel music when he returns home.

IN HER SHOES — Curtis Hanson's adaptation of the best-selling novel stars Cameron Diaz and Shirley MacLaine as daughter and mother.

LAST HOLIDAY — Comedy-drama about a terminally ill woman (Queen Latifah) who decides to go on a European vacation.

TWO FOR THE MONEY — Matthew McConaughey plays a former football player involved with gambling in this comedy-drama. Al Pacino co-stars.

WAITING . . . Comedy about the employees of a chain restaurant. Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris star.

WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT — The beloved characters open their own pest-control business in this clay-animated comedy.

OCT. 14

DOMINO — Keira Knightley plays real-life bounty hunter Domino Harvey in Tony Scott's action-thriller.

ELIZABETHTOWN — Cameron Crowe's latest stars Orlando Bloom as a young man who returns home for his father's funeral. Kirsten Dunst co-stars.

THE FOG — This remake of the 1980 John Carpenter horror film features television stars Tom Welling ("Smallville") and Maggie Grace ("Lost").

OCT. 21

DOOM — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in this science-fiction thriller based on the smash hit video game.

SHOPGIRL — Steve Martin co-stars and wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of his best-seller. Claire Danes stars as the title character.

THE WORK AND THE GLORY: AMERICAN ZION — Adaptation of the second of LDS General Authority Gerald N. Lund's best-selling novels about early church history.

OCT. 28

THE LEGEND OF ZORRO — Antonio Banderas reprises his role as the title character in this long-anticipated sequel. Catherine Zeta-Jones co-stars.

PRIME — Romantic comedy about a woman (Uma Thurman) who discovers her new boyfriend (Bryan Greenberg) is the son of her therapist (Meryl Streep).

SAW II — The Jigsaw killer returns and is being pursued by detectives in this sequel to last year's horror hit.

THE WEATHER MAN — Dark comedy about a television weatherman (Nicolas Cage) torn between his professional and personal life.

NOV. 4

CHICKEN LITTLE — Zach Braff (TV's "Scrubs") voices the title character in Disney's latest animated comedy.

THE FAMILY STONE — Ensemble comedy about a disastrous family holiday, starring Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Luke Wilson.

JARHEAD — Sam Mendes' scathing dark comedy about U.S. Marines serving in Operation Desert Storm stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx.

NOV. 9

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' — Partly based on his real-life experiences, this drama marks the acting debut of rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

NOV. 11

BEE SEASON — Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche star in this drama about a couple torn apart by the husband's obsession with his daughter's spelling talents.

KISS, KISS, BANG, BANG — Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr. star in this cheeky thriller about a murder mystery involving a private eye and an actor.

ZATHURA — Director Jon Favreau's follow-up to "Elf" is this fantasy about two boys who find a board game that takes them on an outer space adventure.

NOV. 18

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE — The fourth adventure finds the young sorcerer (Daniel Radcliffe) entered in a wizardry contest.

WALK THE LINE — Joaquin Phoenix stars as the late Johnny Cash in director James Mangold's biographical drama. Reese Witherspoon co-stars.


ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL — Director Terry Zwigoff returns to comic-book fare with this dark comedy, based on another "Ghost World" story by creator Dan Clowes.

THE BEST OF YOUTH — This sprawling Italian epic follows two brothers over the course of 50 years. Italian with subtitles.

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED — Elijah Wood stars as a young Jewish-American who retraces the path of his grandfather in Europe in this comedy-drama.

GOD'S ARMY 2: STATES OF GRACE — Richard Dutcher's follow-up to his 2000 breakthrough film is an ensemble drama set in Southern California.

GRIZZLY MAN — Werner Herzog's already controversial documentary profiles late wildlife researcher Timothy Treadwell.

IDIOCRACY — Luke Wilson stars as a man out of time in Mike Judge's futuristic science-fiction comedy.

THE LIBERTINE — Johnny Depp stars as 17th-century poet John Wilmot, better known as the Earl of Rochester, in this biographical drama.

NIGHT WATCH — The Russian hit, a science-fiction thriller, comes to the United States. Russian with subtitles.

NORTH COUNTRY — Charlize Theron stars in this drama based on the nation's first sexual harassment case.

SEPARATE LIES — Screenwriter and playwright Julian Fellowes adapts the bestseller about infidelity. Rupert Everett and Tom Wilkinson star.

WHERE THE TRUTH LIES — Atom Egoyan's already controversial drama stars Kevin Bacon and Jeremy Northam as a disgraced comedy team.

WOLF CREEK — The 2005 Sundance Film Festival hit is a thriller about unfortunate twentysomethings who fall prey to a serial killer.