2011 Movie Preview - Upcoming Films for 2011

2011 Movie Preview

Is the late-winter cinematic dead zone sapping the life from your movie watching funtime? Then it's time to step away from the Netflix subscription and start thinking about the upcoming sequels, prequels, sci-fis, dramas, and comedies Hollywood has in store for 2011.

To get you caught up, here's a comprehensive list - by date - of the fine cinematic fare heading our way.

February

Justin BieberFebruary 11th - Justin Bieber: Never Say Never - The documentary follows Justin Bieber including footage from his 2010 concert tour. B part of it!


i Am Number FourFebruary 18th - I Am Number Four - Three are dead. He is Number Four. D.J. Caruso ("Eagle Eye," "Disturbia") helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith... Three are dead. He is Number Four. D.J. Caruso ("Eagle Eye," "Disturbia") helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past.


Hall PassFebruary 25th - Hall Pass - Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked.


March

RangoMarch 4th - Rango - A household pet goes on an adventure to discover its true self. A household pet goes on an adventure to discover its true self. Johnny Depp voices.


Red Riding HoodMarch 11th - Red Riding Hood - Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village.


The Lincoln LawyerMarch 18th - The Lincoln Lawyer - March 18 Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder.


The Beaver Starring Mel GibsonMarch 23rd - The Beaver Two-time Academy Award (R) winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award (R) winner Mel Gibson in THE BEAVER - an emotional... Two-time Academy Award (R) winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award (R) winner Mel Gibson in THE BEAVER - an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life.


Sucker PunchMarch 25th - Sucker Punch - Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. "Sucker Punch" is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young... Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. "Sucker Punch" is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary.

April

ArthurApril 8th - Arthur - Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson (Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge-choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can't buy, Naomi (Greta Gerwig), the only woman he has ever loved.


Your HighnessApril 8th - Your Highness - A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom. James Franco stars.


Scream 4April 15th - Scream 4 - The Ghostface Killer' returns in this fourth installment to the popular horror series 'Scream'. Set 10 years after the events of Scream 3, a group of... 'The Ghostface Killer' returns in this fourth installment to the popular horror series 'Scream'. Set 10 years after the events of Scream 3, a group of people find themselves being stalked and murdered by Ghostface himself.


RioApril 15th - Rio - When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams. Anne Hathaway and Neil Patrick Harris star.


HannaApril 18th - Hanna - The title character of this adventure thriller, filmed in Europe, Hanna (played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan ["Atonement"]) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Eric Bana of "Star Trek"), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin.


Madea's Big Happy FamilyApril 22nd - Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family -  Madea jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems.


Water for ElephantsApril 22nd- Water for Elephants - A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.


May

ThorMay 6th - Thor - Partially disabled medical student Dr. Donald Blake discovers his heretofore unknown alter ego, the Norse warrior, Thor.


On Stranger TidesMay 20th - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - After Jack Sparrow meets Barbossa in the newly found New Orleans, they sail to find the fountain of youth together only to find that Blackbeard is after it too.


Kung Fu Panda 2May 26th - Kung Fu Panda 2 - The sequel will follow Po, the world's biggest kung fu fan, as he continues his journey as the chosen one who fulfills an ancient prophesy while... The sequel will follow Po, the world's biggest kung fu fan, as he continues his journey as the chosen one who fulfills an ancient prophesy while mastering the art of kung fu.


The Hangover 2May 26th - The Hangover Part 2 - In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy "The Hangover," Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin... In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy "The Hangover," Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding.


Tree of LifeMay 27th - Tree of Life - Tree of Life is a period piece centered around three boys in the 1950s. The son of two characters (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain) witnesses the loss of innocence.


June

X-Men: First ClassJune 3rd - X-men: First Class - Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Stars James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence.


Super 8June 10th Super 8 -  Two Hollywood heavy-hitters team up for this Paramount Pictures release that finds director J.J. Abrams teaming up with producer Steven Spielberg for the first time on a film that reportedly hearkens back to the early days of Spielberg's Amblin films. Elle Fanning stars.


Green LanternJune 17th - Green Lantern - In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the... In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers.


Bad TeacherJune 17th - Bad Teacher - A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague -- a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.


Cars 2June 24th - Cars 2 - All the world's a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe's fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the "Cars" saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.


Rise of the ApesJune 24th - Rise of the Apes - An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.


July

Larry CrowneJuly 1st - Larry Crowne - After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college. Stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.


Dark of the MoonJuly 1st - Transformers: The Dark of the Moon - Optimus Prime and the Autobots are back. This time they're in 3D!


The ZookeeperJuly 8th - Zookeeper - The animals at one particular zoo decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper gain the attention of one particular... The animals at one particular zoo decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper gain the attention of one particular woman.


Deathly Hallows Part IIJuly 15th - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - In Part 2 of the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.


Captain AmericaJuly 22nd - Captain America: The First Avenger - Unassuming Army officer Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.


Friends With benefitsJuly 22nd - Friends With Benefits - A young female headhunter (Mila Kunis) in New York convinces a potential recruit (Justin Timberlake) to accept a job in the Big Apple. Despite an attraction to each other, both realize theyre everything theyve been running from in a relationship and decide to see what happens if they leave emotion out of it and keep it strictly physical.


Crazy, Stupid LoveJuly 29th - Crazy, Stupid Love - A father's life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children.


Cowboys & Aliens29th - Cowboys & Aliens - A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.


August

SmurfsAugust 3rd - The Smurfs - When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.


Change-UpAugust 5th - The Change-up - A comedy in which a married guy switches bodies with his best friend in order to woo his co-worker.


Mr. Popper's PenguinsAugust 12th - Mr. Popper's Penguins - The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.


The HelpAugust 12th - The Help - A look at whatwand happens when a southern town's unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.


Thirty Minutes of LessAugust 12th - 30 Minutes or Less - Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery driver and force him to rob a bank within 30 minutes.


October

WanderlustOctober 7th - Wanderlust - An urban couple branch out to live a more counter-culture lifestyle.


November

Puss in BootsNovember 4th - Puss in Boots - A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.


Tower HeistNovember 4th - Tower Heist - When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.


ImmortalsNovember 11th - Immortals - Greek warrior Theseus battles against imprisoned titans.


Jack and JillNovember 11th - Jack & Jill - A family man is forced to deal with his twin sister from the Bronx comes to Los Angeles for a visit -- then won't leave.


Breaking DawnNovember 18th - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - The epic love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen concludes in this final installment of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling series. DREAMGIRLS' Bill Condon directs.


The MuppetsNovember 23rd - The Muppets - Kermit the Frog and his muppet pals put on a show to save their old theater.


December

Sherlock Holmes 216th - Sherlock Holmes 2 - Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.


Mission Impossible16th - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - Tom Cruise returns to his Ethan Hunt character popularized by the previous three installments with this fourth entry produced by J.J. Abrams. Josh Appelbaum and Andrew Nemec provide the script for the Paramount production.


TinTinDecember 23rd - The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - Tintin and his friends discover directions to a sunken ship commanded by Capt. Haddock's ancestor and go off on a treasure hunt.


The Girl with the Dragon TattooDecember 28th - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - A discredited journalist and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to... A discredited journalist and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder in this David Fincher-directed remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name.


War HorseDecember 28th - War Horse - Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

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