Snow White and the Huntsman
STARRING: CHARLIZE THERON
, KRISTEN STEWART
, CHRIS HEMSWORTH
Theron is one mean queen in this dark, action-packed version of the fairy tale. She says the British accent helped her get wicked. As for offscreen mischief: "A true evil queen never reveals her ploys!"
Rock of Ages
STARRING: TOM CRUISE
, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
Shirtless, Scotch-swilling and hilariously strange, Cruise stars as a dissolute '80s rock god in an adaptation of the Broadway hit. And yes, he can sing: "When I first heard him, I screamed," says director Adam Shankman. "I knew we had it."
To Rome With Love
STARRING: Penélope Cruz
, ALEC BALDWIN, ELLEN PAGE
Adios, Barcelona. Au revoir, Paris. Wanderlust-stricken director Woody Allen takes on romance in Roma, using his comic eye to muse about fame, travel and a red-hot call girl played by Cruz.
STARRING: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
, CHANNING TATUM
, ALEX PETTYFER
Hollywood's hottest guys as male strippers? You're not dreaming. "I had four signature moves," says McConaughey. "And their names are too vulgar to print!"
VOICES OF: KELLY MACDONALD, EMMA THOMPSON
Watch out, Katniss: Pixar's first star heroine is taking aim in this Scottish adventure. How do the two lasses compare? "Merida is 100 percent the better archer," says director Mark Andrews. Fighting words!
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
VOICES OF: BEN STILLER, JADA PINKETT SMITH
The zoo critters join a traveling circus and cause chaos at the Monte Carlo casino. The best perk of the series? "I have an all-access pass to the Central Park Zoo," says dad-of-two Stiller.
The Amazing Spider-Man
STARRING: ANDREW GARFIELD
, EMMA STONE
New Spidey Garfield "can handle the emotional intensity," says director Marc Webb, and his "immediate" chemistry with Stone sparked a real-life romance.
The Dark Knight Rises
STARRING: CHRISTIAN BALE
, ANNE HATHAWAY
Bale is back as the brooding crusader, and he's got company: As Catwoman, Hathaway "had to do all the fights and running the guys did," says producer Emma Thomas. "But in heels!"
STARRING: WHITNEY HOUSTON, JORDIN SPARKS
Houston died less than three months after wrapping what was to be her movie comeback. Playing the religious mom of sisters who form a '60s girl group, she belted out gospel and "poured her heart into the performance," says producer pal Debra Martin Chase. "Now we have her legacy in our hands."
STARRING: MERYL STREEP, TOMMY LEE JONES
Streep and Jones try to save their marriage in this comedy. Director David Frankel says sparks flew on-set. "You got the sense Meryl thought Tommy Lee was the Sexiest Man Alive."
The Bourne Legacy
STARRING: JEREMY RENNER, EDWARD NORTON
New spy (bye, Matt Damon
), new killer moves. "The big surprise is what an insane athlete Jeremy is," says director Tony Gilroy. "He's a machine."