While films fans are currently drooling over summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises, the focus is starting to shift to which movies are still to come out in 2012.
Here we profile five must-see films set for release between now and the end of the year.
Election fever is currently gripping the US – and this tongue-in-cheek look into the murky world of politics on the campaign trail is likely to go down a storm with Will Ferrell fans.
The Campaign is a classic Ferrell film – there are memorable one-liners, there are crude gags and there is that awkward humour that he does best.
Directed by Jay Roach, the man behind the Austin Powers franchise, The Campaign also features The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis as well as Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow.
End of Watch
A fly-on-wall gritty thriller, End of Watch sees Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena play a pair of LAPD cops who find themselves marked men after crossing paths with ruthless gang members.
Director, writer and producer David Ayer has previously worked on films like Training Days, The Fast And The Furious and S.W.A.T, and he pushed Gyllenhaal and Pena to the limit during the filming of End of Watch.
The duo witnessed a gang shooting last year as they drove around LA in a police car for research purposes.
Peter Jackson returns to bring the extraordinary work of J.R.R. Tolkien back to the big screen in one of the most-anticipated film releases since the end of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Hobbit, for those of you who don’t know, is the prequel to the Rings films and revolves around Bilbo Baggins and the remarkable adventures he has, starting with the first time he comes face-to-face with Gollum and the finding of a mysterious ring.
Jackson’s latest masterpiece is expected to do well at the box office and get plenty of bums on seats at the end of the year, but will he be able to replicate the success of the Rings franchise? Only time will tell.
Interest in watching Looper at Vue and other cinemas is growing as the time-travel thriller stars man-of-the-moment Joseph Gordon-Levitt alongside Bruce Willis.
Fresh from his appearance in The Dark Knight Rises, 50/50 and Inception, Gordon-Levitt and Willis play older and younger versions of the same character as they both battle to stay alive when the hunter becomes the hunted.
It’s been some year for Gordon-Levitt, who had a prosthetic attached to his face to appear older than his years in Looper.
As the James Bond film franchise prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary this October, movie number 23 arrives on our screens later this year.
Everybody’s favourite spy appears to die at the start of Skyfall after a mission in Turkey fails to go to plan, but this is Bond we’re talking about so all is not as it seems.
This triggers a cat-and-mouse chase around the globe as information from MI6 is leaked online and Bond is pitted against his latest arch-rival Silva, played by No Country for Old Men star Javier Bardem.