Movie Previews for 2011
2011 should prove to be a big year for the big screen. Here is a list of some of the potential blockbusters to come.
Battle: Los Angeles – Opens March 11th
Meteors shoot into the ocean a couple of miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Minutes later, beachgoers witness a strange alien like army oozing out of the water. These aliens are nasty, they’re fast, and they kill on site. Within seconds they’re shredding the suntanning populace to pieces and moving into the city of Santa Monica. Marine Sgt. Nantz leads his new platoon against a surprise attack on Los Angeles, attempting to rescue civilians in Santa Monica and destroy the hub of the enemy’s mysterious power grid, while similar epic battles are waged across the world in other cities.
Scream 4 – Opens April 15th
Scream 4 is an upcoming ensemble-cast slasher film and fourth installment in the Scream series. It was directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, writer of Scream and Scream 2, and co-writer of Scream 3. It stars an ensemble cast of David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella and Erik Knudsen. Campbell, Arquette and Cox are the only returning main cast members from the previous films.
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
The Hangover 2 – Opens May 26th
Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. A source familiar with the production said the character of the tattoo artist (played by Liam Neeson) is “pivotal” to the plot, in which one of the stars gets a tattoo during a night of debauchery.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Opens May 20th
When Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Opens July 1st
“Transformers 3″ features Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets. The villain of the third film will be Shockwave.
The Smurfs – Opens August 3rd
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.
Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on
camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Ant
on Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II – Opens July 15th
The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemorts final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
Plus coming in 2011:
- Thor – May 6th
- Kung Fu Panda 2 – May 16th
- X-Men: First Class – June 3rd
- The Green Lantern – June 17th
- Car 2 – June 24th
- Captain America: The First Avenger – July 22nd
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – November 18th