By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers –
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (R): Here’s a side of the 16th president you won’t find in the Steven Spielberg biopic due at Christmas: During the Civil War, Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) splits his time between thwarting the Confederate Army and chasing down undead bloodsuckers who have invaded our borders.
BRAVE (PG): Pixar is hoping you’ll forgive the abomination that was “Cars 2” when you see this fantasy about a princess (Kelly Macdonald) who wields a mean bow and arrow, defies family tradition and becomes a warrior.
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (R): What if “Melancholia” had been a romantic comedy? Steve Carell plays a man whose wife freaks out and leaves him after scientists announce a meteor is heading for Earth. Keira Knightley is the neighbor who helps him fill the void.