A recent Variety article stated that the specialty films this Fall include "some disturbing and bleak storylines that will need careful marketing at time when moviegoers might want to escape the real-life reality of a failing US economy." Although many of these films feature some big names (Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, etc.) apparently "star names don't necessarily count as much as they used to."
Then again, I know plenty of people who will see any movie whatsoever that features their favorite actor. What about you? Will you see a movie — even if you're not sure you'll like the story or the genre — based solely on the cast members?