It seems to come around every so often in Hollywood – this year, the movies with close release dates and similar concepts are 'Olympus Has Fallen' and 'White House Down,' in which enemy forces take over the White House and put the president in peril.
High-energy sci-fi, 'Battle: Los Angeles' is full of intense action but little in the way of character development.
'Rabbit Hole' explores the stark divide between two parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, and how they negotiate grief over the death of their son.
Batman's 'Dark Knight Rises' is still awaiting a Bat foe. Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's, 'At the Mountain of Madness' is in slow gear. But many sequels are in the works, including Benji, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon.
This coming-of-age story uses a traumatic incident to expose the seamy underbelly of suburbia, shocking and confounding us at the same time.
The latest Batman movie is a relentlessly bleak take on the comic book, with a superb performance by Heath Ledger as the Joker.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart discover a recipe for romance; Ben Affleck directs a Boston-based crime chiller by the author of 'Mystic River.'