10 movies to look forward to in 2011!

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This year is gonna be awesome for movies.  Take a look at our top picks for this year!

Thor

We had a small teaser of this after the credits of Iron Man 2 but now it is almost here!

The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

The film will start Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), and Anthony Hopkins (Odin) It is directed by Kenneth Branagh and is set to release May 6th.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The fourth installment to our favorite pirate adventures is on its way!

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

The movie will star Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow), Penelope Cruz (Angelica), Ian McShane (Blackbeard) and Geoffrey Rush (Captain Barbossa).  It is directed by Rob Marshall and is set to release May 20th.

X-Men: First Class

This film is a prequel to the first three.

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. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

The film will star James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw). It is directed by Matthew Vaughn.  It is set to release June 3rd.

Unfortunately, there has been no official trailer release for this film.

Super 8

The plot of this movie is being kept a secret by director J.J. Abrams because he wants the film to remain a mystery and let the images speak for themselves.  The only details that have been confirmed by Abrams is that it will take place in 1979 and it is basically a tribute to Steven Spielberg’s 70’s and 80’s science fiction films.  The film stars Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler and Amanda Michalka.  It is set to release June 10th.

The Green Lantern

This film is based off the DC Comic superhero known as The 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 Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris, if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

The film is stars Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan/Green Lantern), Mark Strong (Thaal Sinestro) and Blake Lively (Carol Ferris).  It is directed by Martin Campbell and is set to release June 17th.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The robot war continues once again, this time with many more explosions!

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle.

We will see our very familiar cast again, including Shia LeBeouf (Sam Witwicky), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Carly), and Josh Duhamel (Major William Lennox).  It is directed by Michael Bay and is set to release July 1st.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The conclusion to one of the most epic journeys we have ever seen!  Of course, just about everyone already knows how this is gonna end it will still be worth the time to see this film.

(CONTAINS HUGE SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK)

Our adventure starts with the infamous trio, Harry, Ron and Hermione breaking into Gringotts Bank on attempt to find another horcrux hidden away in Bellatrix’s vault.  Successfully gaining entry into the vault they find themselves in a duel against a dragon who is guarding it.  Meanwhile, Voldemort has obtained the Elder Wand.  Harry, sensing this, realizes that they must hurry so they quickly apparate to Hogsmeade only to find that their welcome is interrupted by Death Eaters and Dementors.  They are rescued by Dumbledore’s Brother,  Aberforth.  As we learn more about the history of the Dumbledore family, Harry quickly realizes what the last Horcrux is.  As quickly as possible, Harry makes his way to Hogwarts only to find Voldemort waiting for him.  The final battle soon begins.

The film will star Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort)  and is set to release July 15th.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Did anyone else notice his shield made a quick cameo in Iron Man 2?

In 1942, Steve Rogers is deemed too physically unfit to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis in World War II. Volunteering instead for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation, he is physically transformed into a super-soldier dubbed Captain America. With sidekick Bucky Barnes, he fights the Red Skull, Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a seemingly magical object known as the Tesseract.

This film will star Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Hugo Weaving (Red Skull), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).  It is set to release July 22nd.

Unfortunately, there has been no official trailer release for this film.

Cowboys and Aliens

This film is based of the 2006 graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens.

In 1873 Arizona, a loner named Jake Lonergan awakens with no memory of his past and a mysterious shackle around his wrist. He enters the town of Absolution where he learns he is a notorious criminal wanted by many people, including Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde, who rules the town with an iron fist. But Absolution soon faces an even greater threat when mysterious forces attack the town from the sky, taking anyone in their path. While Jake’s shackle holds the key to defeating them, he must align himself with Dolarhyde and other former enemies to make a stand against this mysterious and more powerful new foe.

The film will star Daniel Craig (Jake Lonergan), Harrison Ford (Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde), Olivia Wilde (Ella) ans Sam Rockwell (Doc) and is set to release July 29th.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Who doesn’t love some Vampire/Werewolf/Human love triangles!?

(CONTAINS HUGE SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK)

In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster The Twilight Saga, the new found married bliss of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal.

But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle.

The film stars Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), and Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black).  It is set to release November 18th.

Unfortunately, there has been no official trailer release for this film.

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