John Cusack adopts a kid who believes he’s an E.T. October 26.
Run, Fat Boy, Run
David Schwimmer directs a Knocked Up remix: A London slacker (Simon Pegg) leaves his pregnant fiancée (Thandie Newton), then decides he wants her back. October 26.
Already? October 26.
Things We Lost in the Fire
Halle Berry swerves back to drama in Susanne Bier’s family-crisis film, with Benicio del Toro. October 26.
Rails & Ties
Clint Eastwood’s daughter Alison makes her directorial debut, with Kevin Bacon starring as a remorseful train conductor. October 26.
Anthony Hopkins stars in, writes, and directs (and channels Charlie Kaufman in) this mind-bender about a scriptwriter who begins to meet his characters. October 26.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
Julien Temple (The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle) returns to his punk roots with a doc about the Clash’s front man. November 2.
From Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin: Bad Santa meets Elf, starring Paul Giamatti as Santa and Vince Vaughn as his dyspeptic brother. November 9.
A postapocalyptic epic by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko). It was nuked at Cannes. November 9.
Robert Zemeckis applies his rubbery Polar Express motion-cap to Angelina Jolie, who gets a prehensile ponytail. November 16.
Another Philip Roth adaptation: This one stars Ben Kingsley. November 16.
Love in the Time of Cholera
Javier Bardem leads Mike Newell’s adaptation of everyone’s second-favorite novel. November 16.
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
Dustin Hoffman goes all Willy Wonka. November 16.
Amy Adams plays a Disney princess who tumbles from her cartoon into Manhattan, where she falls for Patrick Dempsey. November 21.
The Killing of John Lennon
An indie Mark David Chapman biopic, starring newcomer Jonah Ball. November 28.
Woody Allen extends his European visa with a film about two broke brothers (Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor)óbut no Scarlett Johansson. November 30.