Wait, you say. The really big titles, the most worthy, the most profound, will be released for the coveted holiday season. Book your seats now, then, for "A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas."
In 3-D, of course.
Even the greats have caught the 3-D bug, and yes, there are great directors on the schedule. Steven Spielberg gets his long awaited version of "Tin Tin" on screen, via motion-capture animation. (He also directed the World War I drama "War Horse" slated for December.)
Martin Scorsese dabbles in 3-D as well with "Hugo," a period piece about a French film pioneer (Ben Kingsley) and inventor.
Clint Eastwood delivers "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI director Hoover. Steven Soderbergh chips in with "Contagion" with a cast that includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. There's Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I'm In," and Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia," and at some point Roman Polanski and "Carnage." David Fincher helms the Hollywood version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Jason Reitman directs Charlize Theron in "Young Adult," John Singleton directs Taylor Lautner in "Abduction," and Lautner has some other movie out this fall. Something about vampires?
George Clooney is back in star/director mode with "The Ides of March," playing a presidential candidate whose dark secrets test the morals of his idealistic campaign manager (Ryan Gosling).
And the fall season does seem to have had an elevating effect on some Hollywood talent. Seth Rogen stars in another buddy comedy, "50/50," but this time it's a real-life inspired story of his friendship with a cancer patient (Joseph Gordon Levitt).
Roland Emmerich, he of "Godzilla" and "Independence Day," has directed "Anonymous," a speculative thriller based on theories that Shakespeare's plays are actually the work of another man.
And we also hear from directors too long absent - Cameron Crowe with Matt Damon in "We Bought a Zoo." And Alexander Payne, whose "The Descendants" (starring Clooney) is his first movie in seven years.
Here's a schedule of releases through Christmas, with dates subject to change:
SHARK NIGHT 3D. Sharks eat teens.
APOLLO 18. Astronauts find scary stuff on the moon.
SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA. Golfer Lucas Black gets help from Robert Duvall.
WARRIOR. Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton enter winner-take-all MMA event.
BUCKY LARSON. Nick Swardson as would-be porn star.
CONTAGION. Viral plague engulfs Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet.
CREATURE. Bayou horror.
CIRCUMSTANCE. From Iran, rebellious teen drama.
THE INTERRUPTERS. "Hoop Dream" guys back with doc about gang violence.
DRIVE. Ryan Gosling is stunt/getaway driver. From cult director Nick Refn.
STRAW DOGS. Peckinpah classic remade with James Marsden, Kate Bosworth.
THE LION KING 3D. Re-release.
I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT. Sarah Jessica Parker juggles hubby, job.
BELLFLOWER. Fraught mumblecore romance, plus flame throwers.
GUN HILL ROAD. Ex-con (Esai Morales) finds things have changed at home.
HIGHER GROUND. In small religious town, Vera Farmiga has crisis of faith.
5 DAYS OF WAR. Renny Harlin's take on Soviet incursion in Georgia.
ABDUCTION. Taylor Lautner probes his secret past, from John Singleton.
MONEYBALL. Brad Pitt stars in adaptation of Mike Lewis baseball book.
DOLPHIN TALE. Harry Connick Jr. puts prosthetic on dolphin.
KILLER ELITE. Jason Statham saves mentor (Robert De Niro) from tormentor.
MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE. Gerard Depard . . . ewwwwwwww.
WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER. Anna Faris adds up and revisits guys she's "dated."
50/50. Seth Rogen in buddy movie about cancer patient (Joseph Gordon Levitt).
DREAM HOUSE. Twisty horror thriller. Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts.
MACHINE GUN PREACHER. Reformed addict (Gerard Butler) helps Sudanese refugees.
RESTLESS. Gus Van Sant's spectral story featuring Mia Wasikowska.
THE IDES OF MARCH. Political thriller with Ryan Gosling, George Clooney.
WANDERLUST. City slickers Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd go hippie.
REAL STEEL. Sci fi pic with Hugh Jackman as manager of robot fighters.
THE WAY. Emilio Estevez directs dad Martin Sheen in grief saga.
THE BIG YEAR. Bird watching comedy. Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, Jack Black.
THE THING. Prequel.
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE. Found footage of Panther movement.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3. Creepy little kids this time.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Orlando Bloom swashbuckles.
TAKE SHELTER. Bomb shelter paranoia movie yielded great trailer. Michael Shannon.
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. Elizabeth Olsen flees cult.
THE RUM DIARY. Johnny Depp is journo in Puerto Rico. Hunter S. Thompson yarn.
IN TIME. Justin Timberlake in sci flick about society where aging stops at 25. This is a problem?
SAFE. Jason Statham in something that sounds like "The Professional."
ANONYMOUS. Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? Rhys Ifans stars.
JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN. Rowan Atkinson is goofy spy.
THE SKIN I LIVE IN. Almodovar, Antonio Banderas.
PUSS IN BOOTS. Shrek spin-off.
TOWER HEIST. Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller rob rich guy.
A VERY HAROLD AND KUMAR CHRISTMAS. Self-explanatory.
LIKE CRAZY. Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, long-distance romance.
JACK AND JILL. Adam Sandler plays brother and sister.
J. EDGAR. Leonardo DiCaprio is Hoover, Eastwood directs.
IMMORTALS. Henry Cavill saves Olympus from Mickey Rourke.
11:11:11. Legend says something awful emerges on this date. Bet I know what it is.
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY. Gary Oldman looks for MI-6 mole.
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN. Based on some book?
HAPPY FEET TWO. More dancing penguins.
HUGO. Scorsese 3-D period drama about cinema pioneer and inventor.
THE DESCENDANTS. George Clooney is troubled tycoon. Directed by Alexander Payne ("Sideways").
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS. Kid learns where presents come from.
THE MUPPETS. Jason Segel helps muppets save their theater.
PIRANHA 3DD. Fish have to eat, too.
THE SITTER. Jonah Hill wrangles three kids one wild New York night.
NEW YEAR'S EVE. Garry Marshall weaves his Valentine's Day, uh, magic.
YOUNG ADULT. Charlize Theron freaks when ex mails baby announcement.
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED. Sounds like a real piece of chip.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS. Moriarity is back.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Fincher's version.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL. Tom Cruise returns.
IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY. Angelina Jolie directs Bosnia drama.
WE BOUGHT A ZOO. Cameron Crowe directs Matt Damon in grief tale.
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: SECRET OF THE UNICORN. Spielberg.
THE DARKEST HOUR. Aliens attack Russia. Emile Hirsh.
WAR HORSE. World War I horrors, linked by story of Army horse. Spielberg again.