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Perks, Breaking Dawn, Les Miz, More: Our Top 10 Fall Movies Picks At A Glance

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Breaking Dawn Part 2 are among the 10 fall movies we're dying to see

Some of us love to pore over every fall movie preview we can get our hands on, reading reviews from Cannes and Toronto, marking our calendars with premiere dates and pre-ordering our tix on Fandango as soon as we can. For others, that sounds way too much like homework. That’s why we made this quick little guide to the top 10 flicks we’re dying to see, with the kind of blurb that won’t tax your short attention spans. And sure, we’re leaving out a whole bunch of Oscar contenders, guilty pleasures and interesting films we’ll eventually watch, but this is a list based on fandom, gut instinct and, yeah, intense crushes. Here they are in (order of premiere date):

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Logan Lerman will make you cry, you will wish Emma Watson and Ezra Miller were your best friends, and you will go home and hunt down your long-lost mixtapes. In select theaters September 21.

Pitch Perfect: No one does smart-talking like Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson is our new imaginary girlfriend, and we think Elizabeth Banks (who produced) can do no wrong. In theaters September 28.

Alex Cross: We can’t wait to see how Tyler Perry does with someone else’s lines … as a sexy detective, no less. And Matthew Fox’s weightloss is purely fascinating. In theaters October 19.

Skyfall: Daniel Craig is our weakness — and in this James Bond installment, we’ll get to see the skeleton in Q’s closet. Let’s forget Quantum of Solace ever happened. In theaters November 9.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2: We’ve been waiting for four years to see vampire Bella and the X-Men-style throwdown of Cullen clan vs. Volturi. In theaters November 16.

Silver Linings Playbook: Jennifer Lawrence finally gets to have some fun in a movie, opposite Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper, and they’re both playing mentally unstable people in a movie directed by possibly mentally unstable filmmaker David O. Russell. In theaters November 21.
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Tyler Perry’s Going To Have A Hard Time Hiding Out In Witness Protection Once Alex Cross Comes Out

Writer/director/actor/producer Tyler Perry is uber-prolific and, yes, extremely successful in the risky biz of movie-making. We were surprised to hear that Madea’s Witness Protection is only his 14th movie. At its New York premiere, Perry attributed his fast pace to lack of traditional experience.

“I didn’t go into the business through the process that everyone else did; I don’t know how it’s done,” he told VH1 News. “The first time I was ever on [someone else's] set was on Alex Cross and Star Trek.”

After seeing Perry go up against a jacked-up Matthew Fox in the Alex Cross trailer that premiered last night, we can see how that set might seem a little bit different from his own dramedy fare. Stepping into Morgan Freeman’s shoes as the James Patterson character, Perry goes from quiet, whispered detective-talking to full-on gun-toting, criminal chasing and explosion-dodging. Consider us impressed.
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