Compiled from staff and wire reports
OPENING OCT. 9
Couples Retreat: (PG-13) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon Love, Jon Favreau and Justin Bateman are in this all-star comedy about couples trapped in a resort where they're forced to fix their relationships.
The September Issue: (PG-13) This documentary follows that whirling dervish of fashion, Anna Wintour, as she prepares to set the fashion agenda with her annual September edition of Vogue.
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9: Rag-doll creatures struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world in this sci-fi animated movie, which features the voices of Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly and Christopher Plummer.
All About Steve: (PG-13) Sandra Bullock stars as an "eccentric crosswords puzzle player" who becomes comically obsessed with a CNN cameraman in this romance from the screenwriter of "License to Wed."
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: (PG) Phil Lord directs (with Chris Miller) this animated adaptation of the children's book about a town where food rains from the sky.
District 9: (R) In this science-fiction drama, a race of aliens (the E.T. kind) are exploited for work and forced to live in squalor.
Fame: Alan Parker's influential 1980 musical about students at New York City's High School of Performing Arts gets a "reimagining."
Final Destination Death Trip 3D: (R) This fourth installment of the profitable horror franchise about teens who get Death all riled up when they don't die like they're supposed to is getting released in 3D.
Gamer: Gerard Butler stars in this sci-fi thriller about a guy who tracks down the man (Michael C. Hall) who pulls the strings in the popular "Slayer" game.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: (PG-13) Based on the action figure. Installment one explains how the series' evil-military machine came to be.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: (PG) Manny the mammoth and his pals deal with dinosaurs and parenthood.
The Informant!: (R) A corporate whistleblower (Matt Damon) working with the FBI to expose a price-fixing conspiracy keeps changing his story until the feds start to wonder if he's not just making everything up.
Inglourious Basterds: (R) A group of Jewish soldiers, led by Brad Pitt, take on a gang of Nazis.
Jennifer's Body: (R) A high-school cheerleader (Megan Fox) becomes possessed by a demon and starts offing her male classmates.
Julie & Julia: (PG-13) An intertwined adaptation of two books: the autobiography of chef and television personality Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and the journal of a 20-something blogger (Amy Adams) trying to commune with the legend.
Love Happens: (PG-13) A widower (Aaron Eckhart) becomes a self-help guru after he writes a book about mourning. But when he falls for one of his readers (Jennifer Aniston), he starts to wonder if he has properly finished grieving.
Pandorum: Astronauts (Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster) awaken from cryogenic sleep aboard a spaceship and can't remember who they are or what their mission is.
Sorority Row: (R) Briana Evigan and Rumer Willis are among the celebrity offspring starring in this horror thriller about sorority girls who try to cover up a death.
Surrogates: (R) In the near future, FBI agents (Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell) investigate a murder involving artificial "surrogates," robotic aliases used by recluses to represent them in the outside world.
The Hangover: (R) Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms must re-trace their wild night in Vegas to find a groom-to-be.
The Proposal: (PG-13) Ryan Reynolds' Canadian boss (Sandra Bullock) forces him to marry her so she can avoid visa problems.
The Time Traveler's Wife: (PG-13) Based on the best-selling novel, Eric Bana stars as a librarian whose calendar hopping complicates his relationship with Rachel McAdams.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: (PG-13) The battling robots are back, and Shia LaBeouf is caught in the middle.
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself: (PG-13) Taraji P. Henson stars, Gladys Knight sings and Tyler Perry dons the Madea dress for his latest sermon with a silly edge.
The Ugly Truth: (R) Katherine Heigl plays a TV producer with a correspondent (Gerard Butler) who's sure he's right about relationships.
Up: (PG) A cranky old man plans the trip of a lifetime, but he unwittingly brings along a young passenger.
Whiteout: (R) Kate Beckinsale stars in this Antarctic murder mystery, based on the Greg Rucka graphic novel.
World's Greatest Dad: Robin Williams plays a very bad dad in this dark, dark comedy from comedian-turned-director Bob Goldthwait.