Pix in the pipeline

Film: Brother Bear (animated)
Release date: Oct. 24
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Rick Moranis, Hope Levy
Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Genre: FamilyStoryline: A young American Indian hunter seeks vengence against a bear, only to be magically changed into a bear himself who needs a cub’s help for redemption. Songs by Phil Collins.

Film: The Haunted Mansion
Release date: Nov. 26
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp, Wallace Shawn
Director: Rob Minkoff
Genre: Comedy
Storyline: Inspired by the Disneyland attraction, “Mansion” follows the exploits of a real estate agent and family who unravel the mysteries of a decrepit antebellum manse with links to his wife’s past.

Film: Calendar Girls
Release date: Dec. 19
Cast: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett
Director: Nigel Cole
Genre: Comedy
Storyline: Based on a true story involving the Rylstone Women’s Institute in North Yorkshire, “Girls” chronicles a group of ladies who put together a nudie calendar to raise money for charity.

Film: The Alamo
Release date: Dec. 25
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric
Director: John Lee Hancock
Genre: Drama
Storyline: A re-creation of the 1836 standoff between a small band of legendary Texans (including Davy Crocket and Jim Bowie) and Mexican general Santa Ana’s army at the Alamo in San Antonio.

Film: The Young Black Stallion
Release date: Dec. 25
Cast: Biana Tamimi, Richard Romanus, Patrick Elyas
Director: Simon Wincer
Genre: Family
Storyline: A young girl befriends a wild stallion to compete in a high-stakes race and restore her grandfather’s reputation in this large-format adventure.

Film: Miracle
Release date: Jan. 30
Cast: Kurt Russell, Eddie Cahill, Noah Emmerich, Patricia Clarkson
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Genre: Drama
Storyline: A biopic of hockey coach Herb Brooks, who guided the 1980 U.S. Olympic team to the gold medal that included a stunning win over the Russians.

Film: Teacher’s Pet (animation)
Release date: Feb. 6
Cast: Nathan Lane, Shaun Flemming, Rob Paulsen, Wallace Shawn
Director: Timothy Bjorklund
Genre: Family
Storyline: Spot is a dog who reads and talks but his greatest trick is turning into a human.

Film: Hidalgo
Release date: March 5
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard
Director: Joe Johnston
Genre: Action
Storyline: Biopic of Frank T. Hopkins, one of the Old West’s greatest horse riders, who ventures to the Arabian Desert to take part in a 3,000-mile survival race.

Film: The Woods
Release date: Aug. 6
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Dallas Bryce Howard
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Genre: Thriller
Storyline: An 1897 family experiences aliens living in the woods outside their home.

Film: The Incredibles (Pixar animation)
Release date: Nov. 5
Cast: Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee
Director: Brad Bird
Genre: Family
Storyline: Superheroes who’ve given up the daily chores of saving the world are brought back into action.

Film: National Treasure
Release date: Nov. 25
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger
Director: Jon Turtletaub
Genre: Adventure
Storyline: Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, “Treasure” has Cage playing a historian who discovers that a treasure map is written on the Declaration of Independence.

Film: King Arthur
Release date: Dec. 24
Cast: Keira Knightly, Clive Owen
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Genre: Adventure
Storyline: Produced by Bruckheimer, this tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table attempts to demystify the legend.

Film: Mr. 3,000
Release date: March
Cast: Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Chris Noth
Director: Charles Stone
Genre: Comedy
Storyline: Long-retired baseball player realizes he’s just shy of 3,000 hits and comes back to reach the elusive mark.

Film: The Princess Diaries 2
Release date: July
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo
Director: Garry Marshall
Genre: Family
Storyline: The newly crowned teenage queen and her friend make their way through Europe in this sequel to the 2001 hit.

Film: The Ladykillers
Release date: To be determined
Cast: Tom Hanks, Greg Grunberg, J.K. Simmons
Director: Joel Coen
Genre: Comedy
Storyline: A Southern professor and his crew plan on robbing a casino until a woman finds out, which creates untold complications in this remake to the 1955 classic.

Film: The Life Aquatic
Release date: To be determined
Cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Cate Blanchett
Director: Wes Anderson
Genre: Comedy
Storyline: An oceanographer and his crew search for a shark that may or may not exist.

Film: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Release date: To be determined
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Alison Pill, Barbara Mamabolo
Director: Sara Sugarman Genre: Comedy
Storyline: A Manhattan teen’s family moves to the suburbs and she’s forced to re-examine the priorities of her life.

Film: Ladder 49
Release date: To be determined
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett
Director: Jay Russell
Genre: Drama
Storyline: A firefighter reflects on his two families: the one at home and the men inside the firehouse.

Film: The Last Shot
Release date: To be determined
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette
Director: Jeff Nathanson
Genre: Comedy
Storyline: Looking to raise money for his film, a writer-director learns his financier is actually an FBI agent.

Film: Raising Helen
Release date: To be determined
Cast: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack
Director: Garry Marshall
Genre: Comedy
Storyline: After a family tragedy, three children are left with Hudson who’s forced to quickly grow up a be a parent.

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