Director: Grant Heslov — A reporter befriends a U.S. military official who reveals the existence of a top-secret unit created specifically to harness psychic spying abilities. And, yes, it is based on a true story. Why: "The Men Who Stare at Goats" comes from a less experienced director and takes place in Iraq, but luckily it boasts an all-star cast of George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. Oscar chances: This film is more of comedy than drama but is based on a true story, which tends to help rather than hurt a film's Oscar odds. This film could prove a quirky hit with voters (a la "Juno") or miss its mark (like "Burn After Reading").