Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, and all the indie Hollywood directors you love/hate

Here are 10 films you won't want to miss in 2012

Another not-quite-a-sequel, Judd Apatow's fourth directorial effort focuses on the marriage of Pete and Debbie, the characters played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in Knocked Up. While a few actors from Apatow's 2007 hit are returning—including Charlyne Yi, Jason Segel and Apatow-Mann daughters Iris and Maude—the film also features a few high-profile newcomers to Apatovia, including Melissa McCarthy, Megan Fox and Albert Brooks (playing Rudd's dad). Originally scheduled for a summer 2012 release, Universal pushed Forty to Dec. 21 so the studio's Snow White and the Huntsman can beat that other Snow White movie, the Tarsem-directed Mirror, Mirror, to market by a month.

American indie film's most stalwart advocate for celluloid (he cut each of his previous, 16mm-shot features—Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation and Beeswax—on an outdated flatbed machine), Andrew Bujalski is pulling a 180 with his next film. Computer Chess, a period piece set in 1980, was shot in Austin in September on modified video cameras from that era. Having partially crowd-sourced his financing through unitedstatesartists.org, Bujalski has been editing Chess this fall (yes, on a computer) with an eye toward a festival premiere in 2012.

'The Dictator' lost a friend
'The Dictator' lost a friend

This article appeared in print as "Ten for 2012: Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh and all the indie Hollywood directors you love/hate."

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