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There are no shortage of good films hitting cinemas throughout 2012, featuring all sorts of shenanigans such as an ass-kicking Snow White! Whether it’s comedy or melodrama that tickles your fancy, there’s plenty of choice for even the most difficult to please cinema-goer.

There are no shortage of good films hitting cinemas throughout 2012, featuring all sorts of shenanigans such as an ass-kicking Snow White! Whether it’s comedy or melodrama that tickles your fancy, there’s plenty of choice for even the most difficult to please cinema-goer.

Sequels

Underworld Awakening is the fourth movie in the vampire/werewolves at war franchise. Kate Beckinsale is back in a leather jumpsuit as Vampire warrior Selena. Expected in cinemas: 20 January

This Is 40 Knocked Up spin off finds Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann back as Pete and Debbie. While there’s no Seth Rogan cameo, John Lithgow, Jason Segel and Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy co star in Judd Apatow’s latest comedy. Expected in cinemas: 21 December

Men in Black 3 Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back in the suits for Men in Black 3.Ten years after the last installment this third outing sees Agent J (Smith) travel back in time to prevent the death of his long time partner Agent K (Jones). Expected in cinemas: 25 May

Resident Evil Retribution reunites cast from earlier movies, as some of them died in those instalments it’s looking like this might be a prequel. Milla Jovovich is joined by Michelle Rodriguez, Oded Fehr and Sienna Guillory. Series creator Paul W.S Anderson is once again overseeing directing duties. Expected in cinemas: 14 September

G.I Joe: Retaliation Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson join the cast for G.I Joe: Retaliation, this time the Joe’s are framed as terrorists and go on the run to clear their name and stop Cobra. Expected in cinemas: 22 June

The Expendables 2 Another sequel to feature Bruce Willis is The Expendable 2. Stallone and his fellow grumpy old men return to do battle with the villainous Jean Claude Van Damme. Expected in cinemas: 17 August

Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance Nicholas Cage rides back as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance. Neveldine/Taylor, the duo behind the Crank movies, bring their style of action to the belated follow up. Expected in cinemas: 17 February

Taken 2 Liam Neeson reprises his role as Bryan Mills in the follow up to the surprise 2008 hit. Expected in cinemas: 5 October

Wrath of The Titans Neeson is also back in the Clash of the Titans sequel, Wrath of The Titans, which sees Perseus (Sam Worthington) journey into the underworld on a quest to rescue his father, Zeus (Neeson). Expected in cinemas: 30 March

The Twilight Saga Finally comes to a conclusion with the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. Expected in cinemas: 16 November

Fairytales

Jack The Giant Killer Bryan Singer directs this modern take on the fairytale which sees Jack (Nicholas Hoult) lead an expedition into the giant’s kingdom to rescue a kidnapped princess. Expected in cinemas: 15 June


Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Stars Jeremy Renner (Hansel) and Gemma Arterton (Gretel) and is set 15 years after the gingerbread house ordeal. The siblings have become bounty hunters, tracking and killing witches wherever they find them. Expected in cinemas: 2 March

Mirror Mirror: The Untold Story Of Snow White You wait years for a live action Snow White movie and then two come along at once. First to be released is Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror: The Untold Story Of Snow White. After her banishment, Snow White (Lilly Collins) is aided by the help of seven rebels to overthrow the evil queen (Julia Roberts). Expected in cinemas: 16 March

Snow White and The Huntsman Universal Pictures Snow White and The Huntsman adds another spin on the classic tale. Twilight’s Kristen Stewart is Snow White, Chris Hemsworth is the Huntsman ordered to kill her but instead trains her to fight the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and her army. Expected in cinemas: 1 June

Reboots

The Amazing Spider-Man Swings into cinemas in July, directed by the aptly named Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). Andrew Garfield is the new friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and Emma Stone is love interest Gwen Stacy. In cinemas: 4 July

Dredd Karl Urban is judge, jury and executioner in the latest big screen adaptation of Britain’s most successful home-grown comic creation, Judge Dredd. Author of the Beach, Alex Garland, provides the script for the new movie, which is grittier in style to the gloss of Sylvester Stallone’s 1995 movie. Expected in cinemas: 21 September

Total Recall Colin Farrell steps into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoes for the remake of Total Recall. Underworld director Len Weisman helms the new version. Expected in cinemas: 22 August

Bourne Vs Bond James Bond is back for his 23rd adventure in Skyfall. Daniel Craig returns as 007 and Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes is calling the shots. The impressive supporting cast include Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney. Expected in cinemas: 26 October

Bourne Legacy Bourne is also back, but not as we know him. In Bourne Legacy Matt Damon might not be reprising his role but Jeremy Renner plays a new character called Aaron Cross. The story is set in the established Bourne universe and returning from previous installments are Joan Allen and Albert Finney. It also stars Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz. Expected in cinemas: 17 August

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