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Fall Movie Preview 2009
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Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's film "The Informant!"  (Photo: Warner Brothers)

I Can Do Bad All By Myself - Tyler Perry, one of the hardest working directors there is, stars, writes and directs himself, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez and Mary J. Blige.  Sept. 11

Whiteout - The versatile Kate Beckinsale stars in this thriller about the first-ever murder in Antarctica.  Dominic Sena directs.  Sept. 11

White On Rice -
A comedy about a divorcee who overstays his welcome with his family during a stay that goes longer than desired or expected.  Directed by Dave Boyle.  Sept. 11

Sorority Row -
Rumer Willis leads a cast of ladies in this film about the accidental death of a sorority sister.  Horror ensues.  Sept. 11.

The September Issue
- R.J. Cutler's Sundance-winning documentary on Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour as she and her staff prepare the 2007 September issue of the magazine.   Sept. 11.  (click here for related story)

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs - Animated comedy about raining food, starring the voices of Anna Faris and Bill Hader.  Feed us.  Now, please!   Sept. 18.

Love Happens -
Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart star in this romantic drama directed by Brandon Camp.  Will Ms. Aniston finally find the onscreen man of her dreams?  Sept. 18.

Jennifer's Body -
Megan Fox, who appeared in Transformers 2, one of the year's worst films, tries her hand at fictional horror in Karyn Kusama's film about a beautiful co-ed possessed by a demon.  Guess who the co-ed is?  Sept. 18.  (click here for related story)

Bright Star -
Jane Campion directs Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw in this film about poet John Keats' final years.  The only question: how bright is this period drama?   Sept. 18 (limited release)

The Informant! -
Steven Soderbergh, the other hardest working director there is (this is his fourth film released this year), directs this satire based on a true story of Mark Whitacre of Archer Daniels Midland, who turns informant against the agra-business company.  Matt Damon stars.  Sept. 18 (limited release)

Capitalism: A Love Story -
The title, cheekily subverted from the Ron Silver film "Enemies: A Love Story", is all Michael Moore, who directs and stars in this documentary, which will undoubtedly rip the veil off the corporate corruption that has brought on and impacted the current recession.  All hands on deck.  Sept. 23 (NY and LA, Oct. 2 everywhere - here's the trailer)

Surrogates -
Bruce Willis stars as an cop hired to investigate the murders of surrogate robots through which humans interact.  Jonathan Mostow's film features Ving Rhames and Radha Mitchell.  Sept. 2

Fame -
It's been at least 25 years since the initial "Fame" movie and this updated edition of the goings on at the Julliard School  features an all-star cast including veterans Bebe Neuwirth, Charles S. Dutton, Debbie Allen and Megan Mullally.  Sept. 25

Pandorum -
This sci-fi horror film stars Dennis Quaid (fresh from "G.I. Joe") and Ben Foster.  Fasten your seat belts.  Sept. 25  (here's the creepy poster)

Irene In Time -
Drama about a father-daughter relationship that influences the latter's romances.  Henry Jaglom ("Food") directs the film, which stars Tanna Frederick, Lanré Idewu, Victoria Tennant and Karen Black.  Sept. 25

Coco Before Chanel -
Anne Fontaine directs Audrey Tatou and Alessandro Nivola in this period drama based on the early life of Gabriel Chanel en route to fashion mega stardom.  Sept. 25

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men -
Actor John Krasinski directs Julianne Nicholson in the film based on novelist David Foster Wallace's book.  The film appeared at Sundance in 2009 - and it follows Ms. Nicholson's character interviewing a series of men as she probes the male psyche.  Sept. 25  (limited release)

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell -
Traci Lords, who appeared in last year's comedic sex romp "Zack And Miri Make A Porno", makes a cameo here in a film based on the real-life sex-ploits of Tucker Max.  Raunchy, sexy and waaay too incorrect for the faint-hearted.  Drink heartily.  Sept. 25.

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