16 Aug '11, 8am

Muppets, penguins, vampires lead end-of-year films

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brad Pitt reinvents baseball, while Kristen Stewart acquires a taste for blood. George Clooney runs for president, while Meryl Streep impersonates Margaret Thatcher. Leonardo DiCaprio puts America under surveillance, while Robert Downey Jr faces a criminal mastermind. Variety abounds in Hollywood's fall and holiday seasons as studios pack the schedule with Oscar hopefuls, action flicks, comedy and music-themed tales, as well as a family lineup that brings the return of the Muppets, dancing penguins, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Puss in Boots. Downey's back in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows as the great detective and his ally Watson (Jude Law) meet archenemy Professor Moriarty. Clooney directs and stars as a White House aspirant in The Ides of March, with Ryan Gosling as an aide who stumbles onto disturbing campaign secrets. Stewart reunites with vamp...

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