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2007 Fall Movie Preview

It's back-to-school time but kids aren't the only ones hitting the books. At theaters, fantasy books and fairy tales get big-screen time. Autumn's offerings are a little less blow-'em-up and a little more yuk-it-up. To get ready for fantastic worlds, big romance, and updates to familiar stories, check out our 2007 Fall Movie Guide for the scoop on films we think your family will love and a few you should make some "me time" to see.


sydney white

"Sydney White"

Opens: September 21
Rating: PG-13
The Story: The classic "Snow White" fairy tale receives a modern twist. Sydney (Amanda Bynes), a new college freshman, befriends seven outsiders and faces off against the mean campus queen.
Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: www.myspace.com/sydneywhite



thegameplan

"The Game Plan"

Opens: September 28
Rating: PG
The Story: A star quarterback (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) receives a surprise in the form of a 7-year-old girl -- his daughter. Now, he must learn how to be both the playmaker at home and on the field.
Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: disney.go.com/disneypictures/gameplan/



seeker

"The Seeker: The Dark is Rising"

Opens: October 5
Rating: Not yet rated
The Story: Based on the popular series of Susan Cooper novels, the film follows the time-traveling adventures of Will Stanton, a teenager who is also the last in a line of warriors dedicated to fighting the evil Dark.
Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: www.seekthesigns.com



martianchild

"Martian Child"

Opens: October 26
Rating: PG
The Story: Floored by his fiancée's death, a sci-fi writer (John Cusack) adopts a 6-year-old boy who claims to be from Mars. When the widower ignores parenting advice from his sister (Joan Cusack), a series of strange occurrences lead him to believe the child might actually be a Martian.
Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: www.martianchild.com



beemovie

"Bee Movie"

Opens: November 2
Rating: PG
The Story: Jerry Seinfeld returns to the screen as Barry B. Benson, a bee who's less than thrilled with his only career choice: making honey. Outside the hive on a trip, Barry meets a florist, Vanessa (Renée Zellweger), who reveals that humans steal and eat honey -- and Barry decides to sue the world. Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: www.beemovie.com



fredclaus

"Fred Claus"

Opens: November 9
Rating: Not yet rated
The Story: Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) has never been as perfect as his little brother, Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti). So when Fred's criminal ways land him in jail, Santa bails him out -- in exchange for big-brother Fred coming to the North Pole to make toys. But Fred's bad influence might threaten Christmas altogether.
Official Site: fredclaus.warnerbrothers.com



magorium

"Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Opens: November 16
Rating: Not yet rated
The Story: Mousy Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman) manages Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most wonderful toy store in the world, where every amusement within comes to life. But when Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman), the 243-year-old eccentric owner, leaves the store to Molly, she must decide if she really wants it.
Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: www.magorium.com



enchanted

"Enchanted"

Opens: November 21
Rating: PG
The Story: Princess Gisele (Amy Adams) leads the life of a fairy tale princess because she is one -- of the animated Disney variety. When she meets and falls for her very own prince, his evil queen of a mom (Susan Sarandon) banishes Gisele to the one place where happily ever after doesn't come easy -- modern-day (and live-action) Manhattan. There, she meets a charming but flawed divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) who turns her storybook take on true love upside-down.
Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: www.enchantedmovie.com



goldencompass

"The Golden Compass"

Opens: December 7
Rating: PG-13
The Story: Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman share top billing in the adaptation of Philip Pullman's award-winning novel. In this first installment of the trilogy, a scholarly girl explores a new world of magic and mystery in the Great North.
Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: www.goldencompassmovie.com



National Treasure 2

"National Treasure: Book of Secrets"

Opens: December 21
Rating: PG-13
The Story: In the sequel to the original history mystery, treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) sets out to solve the mystery of Lincoln's assassination.
Want to see a preview? Click here.
Official Site: disney.go.com/disneypictures/nationaltreasure/



psiloveyou

"P.S., I Love You"

Opens: December 21
The Story: Based on the chick-lit bestseller by Celia Ahern, recent widow (Hilary Swank) receives advice from her late husband (Gerard Butler) in the form of letters written for her before his death.
Rating: PG-13
Official Site: psiloveyoumovie.warnerbros.com



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