Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thirteen 2011 Films We're Excited For

Puss in Boots
Release Date: October 28
A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends; starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Zack Galifianakis. 


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In Time
Release Date: October 28
In the future people stop aging at 25 and must work to buy themselves more time, but when a young man finds himself with more time than he can imagine he must run from the corrupt police force to save his life. Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Olivia Wilde.







A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
Release Date: November 4
Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree.


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J. Edgar
Release Date: November 9
As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Clint Eastwood.


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Happy Feet Two
Release Date: November 18
Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them. Starring Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt.


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The Descendants
Release Date: November 18
A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident. Starring George Clooney, directed by Alexandar Payne (last film: 2004's Oscar-winning Sideways)


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Hugo
Release Date: November 23
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Starring Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley; Directed by Martin Scorcese.


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A Dangerous Method
Release Date: November 23
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. Starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, Kiera Knightley.


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Young Adult
Release Date: December 16
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now married with kids. Starring Charlize Theron; Directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno, Thank You For Smoking); Written by Diablo Cody (Juno).

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
Release Date: December 16
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. Starring Robert Downey, Jr.


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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Release Date: December 21
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. Starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara; Directed by David Fincher.


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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Release Date: December 21
The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. Starring Tom Cruise; Directed by Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles)


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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Release Date: December 21
Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. But someone else is in search of the ship. Directed by Steven Spielberg; Produced by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg.



4 comments:

  1. What?! No Carnage?! And add to that 'We Need to Talk About Kevin', 'Coriolanus' and 'My Week with Marilyn'. Dying!

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  2. @initials - I wanted to include films that I'd like to watch in theaters and are possible blockbusters, something like Marilyn is probably a critical hit that I am okay with waiting till it's on dvd.
    And the other ones you mentioned are january releases so that would be 2012!

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  3. Oh, I thought Carnage was releasing in November. And the others in December? Need to check again.

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  4. J. Edar, Hugo and Tintin - I am going to be so busy this winter :)
    Anshul
    http://pixelbuffet.blogspot.com/

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