The new Entertainment Weekly says there are 56 significant films yet to be released this year. By my count there are 37, and if you further whittle the list down by the likelihood of a film (or a creative contributor to that film) being award-worthy, you’re left with 25. Here’s my list with the letters AW signifying award-worthy:
November 16 (1): The Descendants (AW).
November 18 (4): Another Happy Day (AW); The Lie (limited); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1; Tyrannosaur (AW).
November 23 (6): A Dangerous Method (AW); The Artist (AW); Hugo (AW); The Muppets; My Week with Marilyn (AW); Rampart (AW).
December 2 (6): Coriolanus (NY, LA one- week Oscar run; wider on 1.20.12) (AW); Knuckle; The Lady; Outrage; Shame (AW); Sleeping Beauty.
December 9 (4): Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (AW); W.E. (NY, LA: one-week Oscar run — Feb. 3rd wide); We Need to Talk About Kevin (AW); Young Adult (AW).
December 16 (4): Carnage (AW); Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel; Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (IMAX; wide on 12.21); Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
December 21 (4): The Adventures of Tintin; Albert Nobbs (AW), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (AW); Pina (AW).
December 23 (2): In the Land of Blood & Honey (AW); We Bought a Zoo (AW…maybe…that Disney-family vibe is worrisome).
December 25 (2): Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (wide on 1.20) (AW); War Horse (AW).
December 28 (1): Pariah (AW).
December 30 (2): A Separation (AW); The Iron Lady (AW).
December TBA (1): The Flowers of War (possibly AW).