Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Most Anticipated Films of 2011 (Pt. 2)

50 More 2011 Releases


Cowboys vs. Aliens

Directed by Jon Favreau. Screenplay by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. Based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Adam Beach, Ana de la Reguera, and Clancy Brown.

Green Lantern

Directed by Martin Campbell. Screenplay by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, and Michael Goldenberg. Based on the comic book by Bill Finger, Martin Nodell, John Broome, and Gil Kane. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mark Strong, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Basset, and Tim Robbins.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Directed by Brad Bird. Screenplay by Andre Nemic, Josh Applebaum, and J.J. Abrams. Based on the TV show by Bruce Gellar. Starring Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Josh Holloway, Paula Patton, Mikael Nyqvist, Lea Seydoux, and Anil Kapoor.

Drive Angry

Directed by Patrick Lussier. Written by Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier. Starring Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, Katy Mixon, David Morse, Christa Campbell, and William Fichtner.

Battle: Los Angeles

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Written by Christopher Bertolini. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena, and Bridget Moynahan.

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World

Written and Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Starring Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Jeremy Piven, and Antonio Banderas.

I Am Number Four

Directed by D.J. Caruso. Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Marti Nixon. Based on the novel by Jobie Hughes & James Frey. Starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, and Kevin Durand.

The Eagle

Directed by Kevin McDonald. Screenplay by Jeremy Brock. Based on the book The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, and Donald Sutherland.

In the world of action films and blockbusters, there’s stuff to offer that can satisfy fans of big time blockbusters. One of those films will be Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens where Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford play cowboys who fight off against aliens. Ryan Reynolds becomes Green Lantern for another superhero from a comic book. Tom Cruise goes for another Mission: Impossible film but it looks more promising with Brad Bird helming his first live-action feature film plus Jeremy Renner sharing the screen.

Nicolas Cage comes back from hell to seek revenge in Drive Angry. Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez are in a huge war against aliens in Battle: Los Angeles. Robert Rodriguez returns for another Spy Kids as Jessica Alba becomes the new Cortez to help train her kids. Alex Pettyfer plays a young alien who fights to protect Earth from a dark nemesis in I Am Number Four. Kevin McDonald goes back to the age of the Romans in The Eagle


2010 was a very dismal year for comedies as they weren’t anything that to really laugh at. 2011 looks more promising with the return of two masters of comedies in Judd Apatow and the Farrelly Brothers. Even as they’re more projects that will give filmgoers something to laugh at.

Take Me Home Tonight

Directed by Michael Dowse. Screenplay by Jackie & Jeff Filgo. Story by Topher Grace and Gordon Kaywin. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer, Dan Fogler, Demetri Martin, Robert Hoffman, Emma Stone, and Michelle Trachtenberg.


Directed by Paul Feig. Written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig. Starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Kali Hawk, and Jill Clayburgh.


Directed by Frank Coraci. Screenplay by Kevin James, Nick Backay, Rock Reuben, and Scott Armstrong. Story by Jay Scherick and David Ronn. Starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong, Donnie Wahlberg, and Jim Breuer plus the voices of Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Maya Rudolph, and Billy Crystal.


Directed by David Wain. Screenplay by David Wain and Ken Marino. Story by David Wain. Starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Malin Akerman, Justin Theroux, Lauren Ambrose, Joe Lo Truglio, Kathryn Hahn, and Alan Alda.

Bad Teacher

Directed by Jake Kasdan. Written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Amy Punch, John Michael Higgins, and Thomas Lennon.

Friends with Benefits

Directed by Will Gluck. Written by Will Gluck and Keith Merryman. Starring Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Patricia Clarkson, and Richard Jenkins.

The Hangover Pt. II

Directed by Todd Phillips. Screenplay by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong. Starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, and Jamie Chung.

Cedar Rapids

Directed by Miguel Arteta. Written by Phil Johnson. Starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat, Stephen Root, Isaiah Whitlock Jr., Kurtwood Smith, and Sigourney Weaver.

Hall Pass

Directed by Bobby & Peter Farrelly. Written by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, and Kevin Barnett. Starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Vanessa Angel, Stephen Merchant, Joy Behar, and Richard Jenkins.


Directed by Jason Winer. Screenplay by Jared Stern and Peter Baynham. Characters based on the 1981 film by Steve Gordon. Starring Russell Brand, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Nick Nolte, and Helen Mirren.

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Directed by Glen Ficarra and John Requa. Written by Dan Fogelman. Starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, and Kevin Bacon.

In Take Me Home Tonight, Topher Grace and Anna Faris play twins going to a party in the 1980s for their final night of their youth. In Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph help try to plan the ultimate wedding in a comedy produced by Judd Apatow. Kevin James is The Zookeeper as he is confronted by talking animals as they help win the heart of Rosario Dawson. Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd leave yuppie-dom and discover the world nudist colonies in Wanderlust. In Bad Teacher, Cameron Diaz battles Amy Punch for the affections of a new substitute teacher in Justin Timberlake while he also gets very friendly with best friend Mila Kunis in Friends with Benefits.

Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha return for the sequel to The Hangover as they go for more mayhem but in Bangkok. In Miguel Arteta’s Cedar Rapids, Ed Helms tries to save his company after his boss died of auto-erotic asphyxiation. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis decide to switch wives for the Farrelly Brothers comedy Hall Pass. Russell Brand plays the legendary role that made Dudley Moore a superstar in a remake of Arthur with Helen Mirren playing Sir John Gielgud’s role. In Crazy, Stupid, Love, Steve Carell turns to Ryan Gosling to make him a ladies man all over again.


The Adjustment Bureau

Written for the Screen and Directed by George Nolfi. Based on the short story Adjustment Team by Phillip K. Dick. Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly, and John Slattery.

Larry Crowne

Directed by Tom Hanks. Written by Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos. Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Taraji P. Henson, Nia Vardalos, Jon Seda, Pam Grier, and Cedric the Entertainer.


Directed by Juame Collet-Serra. Screenplay by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cromwell. Based on the novel Out of My Head by Didier van Cauwelaert. Starring Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Krueger, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, and Frank Langella.

Jane Eyre

Directed by Cary Fukanuga. Screenplay by Moira Buffini. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, and Judi Dench.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Directed by Brad Furman. Written by Michael Connelly. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Josh Lucas, and Frances Fisher.

There isn’t a lot of films that are more geared towards adults for 2011 though the films they offer this year does have some promise. Matt Damon plays an aspiring politician who falls for Emily Blunt as they evade some forces in The Adjustment Bureau. Tom Hanks returns to the director’s chair since 1996’s That Thing You Do! for a comedy-drama about a middle-aged man who goes back to college as he falls for a professor played by Jullia Roberts in Larry Crowne. Liam Neeson tries to find his identity in Unknown while Mia Wasikowska is Jane Eyre in a new adaptation by Cary Fukunaga. In The Lincoln Lawyer, Matthew McConaughey is a slick lawyer who realizes that is client is in fact guilty as he faces his own dilemma.

Family Films

The Muppets

Directed by James Bobin & Jason Segal. Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segal. Based on characters created by Jim Henson. Starring The Muppets, Jason Segal, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones.

Cars 2

Directed by John Lasseter and Brad Lewis. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Emily Mortimer, Jason Issacs, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Krestchmann, Peter Jacobson, and Sir Michael Caine.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, David Cross, James Hong, James Wood, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber, and Gary Oldman.

Mars Needs Moms

Directed by Simon Wells. Screenplay by Simon Wells and Wendy Wells. Based on the novel by Berkley Breathed. Featuring the voices of Seth Rogen, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois, Dan Fogler, Mindy Sterling, Breckin Meyer, and Billy Dee Williams.

Winnie the Pooh

Directed by Stephen Anderson and Don Hall. Screenplay by Burny Mattinson. Based on characters by A.A. Milne. Narration by John Cleese. Featuring the voices of Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Craig Ferguson, Travis Oates, and Bud Luckey.


Directed by Carlos Saldanha. Screenplay by Don Rhymer. Featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jane Lynch, George Lopez, Jake T. Austin, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann,, Jermaine Clement, and Jamie Foxx.


Directed by Gore Verbinski. Screenplay by John Logan. Story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, and James Bykrit. Featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Timothy Olyphant, Alanna Ulbach, Ray Winstone, and Harry Dean Stanton.

Gnomeo & Juliet

Directed by Kelly Asbury. Screenplay by Kelly Asbury, Andy Riley, Mark Burton, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenburg, Kevin Cecil, and Steve Hamilton Shaw. Based on Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare. Featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Jason Statham, Ashley Jensen, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Ozzy Osbourne, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson, Dolly Parton, and Hulk Hogan.

There’s something for everyone in the world of family films as there’s a slew that will be entertaining for kids but also might give adults something more fulfilling as well. The Muppets will return to the big screen following a long-decade hiatus with help from Jason Segal. Pixar returns with a sequel to 2006’s Cars as Lightning McQueen and Mater go international while dealing with spies who mistake Mater as a super-spy. Dreamworks Animation also make a sequel to 2008’s Kung Fu Panda as Po and the Furious Five team up with new creatures to fight a fearsome enemy. Disney Animations has two features lined up in different styles. The first is the 3D computer-animated film about a boy who tries to save his kidnapped mom from Martians in Mars Needs Moms. The second is a traditional 2D hand-drawn animation tale of Winnie the Pooh who makes his big screen return.

20th Century Fox animations go to Brazil for the adventure comedy Rio. Gore Verbinski of Pirates of the Caribbean fame reunites with Johnny Depp for a computer-animated western involving lizards and other creatures in Rango. Finally, a new re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet is told in the form of a new computer-animated with gnomes called Gnomeo & Juliet.



Directed by Joe Wright. Screenplay by Joe Wright, David Farr, Seth Lochhead, and Joe Penhall. Story by Seth Lochhead. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, and Tom Hollander.

Sherlock Holmes 2

Directed by Guy Ritchie. Screenplay by Kiernan Mulroney & Michele Mulroney. Based on the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Nooni Rapace, Kelly Reilly, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry, and Jared Harris.

The Cabin in the Woods

Directed by Drew Goddard. Written by Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon. Starring Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Jodelle Ferland, and Amy Acker.

Rise of the Apes

Directed by Rupert Wyatt. Written by Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, and Jamie Moss. Starring James Franco, Frieda Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton, David Hewlett, and Brian Cox.

The Darkest Hour

Directed by Chris Gorak. Written by Leslie Bohem, M.T. Ahern, and Jon Spaihts. Starring Olivia Thirlby, Emile Hirsch, Joel Kinnaman, Rachael Taylor, and Max Minghella.

The Rite

Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. Written by Matt Baglio and Michael Petroni. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Franco Nero, and Rutger Hauer.

Super 8

Written & Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ally Michalka, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, and Zach Mills.

Scream 4

Directed by Wes Craven. Written by Kevin Williamson. Starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Hayden Panettiere, Alison Brie, and Adam Brody.

Source Code

Directed by Duncan Jones. Written by Ben Ripley. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Arden, Russell Peters, and Jeffrey Wright.

Straw Dogs

Written for the Screen and Directed by Rod Lurie. Based on story by David Zelag Goodman and Sam Peckinpah. Based on the novel The Siege of Trencher’s Farm by Gordon Williams. Starring James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard, Dominic Purcell, and James Woods.

Red Riding Hood

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Written by David Leslie Johnson. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie, Billy Burke, Lukas Haas, and Gary Oldman.

Red State

Written and Directed by Kevin Smith. Starring Michael Parks, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner, Stephen Root, and Kevin Pollak.

There’s lots of chills and thrills for 2011 and in good supply. Joe Wright reteams with Atonement’s Saoirse Ronan for her role as a young killer named Hanna. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel where they battle Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty. Joss Whedon co-writes The Cabin in the Woods that gives the idea in a horror film with a twist. James Franco stars in Rise of the Apes which is a prequel to the Planet of the Apes series. Olivia Thirlby and Emile Hirsch play two young people fighting to survive an alien invasion in Russia for The Darkest Hour. Anthony Hopkins helps a young American priest fight exorcism in The Rite.

J.J. Abrams returns with another alien invasion film with Super 8 that is set in the 1970s. Wes Craven returns with another Scream as Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette reunite for a new set of horror rules. Jake Gyllenhaal is part of an experiment in Duncan Jone’s sci-fi film Source Code. James Marsters and Kate Bosworth star in a new remake of the controversial Sam Peckinpah classic Straw Dogs with Alexander Skarsgard as a crazed local. Catherine Hardwicke creates a stylish take on Little Red Riding Hood with Amanda Seyfried as the title character. Kevin Smith meanwhile, takes on the fundamentalism in Middle America for the horror film Red State.


On the Road

Directed by Walter Salles. Screenplay by Jose Rivera. Based on the novel by Jack Kerouac. Starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss, Terrence Howard, Alice Braga, and Steve Buscemi.

Rum Diary

Written for the Screen and Directed by Bruce Robinson. Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Starring Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Rispoli, and Richard Jenkins.

The Future

Written and Directed by Miranda July. Starring Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, and David Warshofsky.

Win Win

Directed by Thomas McCarthy. Screenplay by Thomas McCarthy. Story by Thomas McCarthy & Joe Tiboni. Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Burt Young, Melanie Lynskey, Jeffrey Tambor, and Alex Shafer.


Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Written by Hossein Amini & Nicolas Winding Refn. Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Ron Pearlman, Albert Brooks, and Bryan Cranston.


Directed by Tarsem Singh. Starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Frieda Pinto, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, and Mickey Rourke.

For the world of indie/art house films, there’s something for those with something different. Walter Salles brings a large ensemble for an adaptation of the famed Jack Kerouac novel On the Road while Johnny Depp stars in a long-awaited adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Rum Diary. Miranda July will return with her sophomore feature film The Future about a couple’s adoption towards a stray cat leads to some strange consequences with time and space. Thomas McCarthy’s Win Win has disheartened attorney Paul Giamatti moonlighting as a high school wrestling coach in hopes to make some money with a star athlete. Ryan Gosling stars as stunt driver who is on the run following a heist gone wrong while Tarsem Singh takes on a large fantasy film with an all-star cast for Immortals.

The Filthy 15 Films of 2011

For every year in film, there is always something that is going to bring in a lot of money and ends up conning the filmgoers. Yes, there is always a bad movie to come around. Whether its from hacks like Paul W.S. Anderson and Uwe Boll or the parody-creators of such crap like Disaster Movie and 2010’s Vampire Sucks. There is always something bad to come out.

Transformers 3: The Dark of the Moon

Directed by Michael Bay. Written by Ehren Kruger. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Ramon Rodriguez, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, and Frances McDormand.

Well after the first film did quite well in 2007, Michael Bay got a chance to make a sequel. While it netted more than $400 million, the film drew massive negative reviews with fans and critics. Some of which named it the worst film of the year as it walked away with three Razzie awards for worst film, worst screenplay, and worst director to Michael Bay. With Megan Fox out of the franchise following some unkind words to Bay. She is replaced by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley which everyone knows won’t be an improvement. The story is about some old Transformers found in the moon as the Autobots and the Decepticons battle it one more time in a dumb, bloated battle that only Michael Bay can bring.

No Strings Attached

Directed by Ivan Reitman. Screenplay by Elizabeth Merriweather. Story by Elizabeth Merriweather and Mike Samonek. Starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Olivia Thirlby, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell, Cary Elwes, and Kevin Kline.

Ivan Reitman hasn’t made a great film since 1993’s Dave and it looks like he’s not going to get a chance to return to form. While he’s got a great cast to work with, there is one big problem. Ashton Kutcher. A kettle head who can’t act in the story about a guy who has sex with his best friend (Natalie Portman) as he wants to have a relationship with her. Well, it’s unfortunate for Portman who is forced to act with someone who can’t even draw a dime these days.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1

Directed by Bill Condon. Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg. Based on the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Maggie Grace, and Mackenzie Foy.

Probably one of the dumbest franchises that made vampires into whiny pussies and werewolve into gay poster-boys. The Twilight film series has garnered loads of fans as well as detractors. Now for the fourth and final book, the studios decide to do what the Harry Potter franchise did with its last film by splitting into two parts. A two-part story of Bella pregnant with some ugly kid while Edward mopes around with his messy hair and deal with the often topless Jacob. And it’s in two parts? Who the fuck wants to see this shit? Oh, right. Fucking teenagers.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Directed by Justin Chu. Starring Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Usher, and Jaden Smith.

The awful phenomenon of Canadian teen-pop singer Justin Bieber is going to have his 3D concert film with all of crap music and stories about how he finally made it with help from Usher. That’s right parents, waste your money on a crappy 3D concert film with girls screaming all over the place for a kid who think he is cool. For detractors, let’s hope it flops like the Jonas Brothers’ concert film did back in 2009.

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

Directed by Rob Marshall. Screenplay by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio. Based on the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers. Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Ian McShane, Richard Griffiths, and Penelope Cruz.

While the first Pirates film was fun to watch as was Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. The subsequent films got bloated and sillier as a fourth film is finally coming. Not returning to the franchise are Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom along with the series’ original director Gore Verbinski. This time around, Rob Marshall will director as Sparrow and company find the Fountain of Youth. Well, it’s likely that it’s going to be very dumb while Rob Marshall doesn’t have the right tools to make a fun, compelling blockbuster.

From Prada to Nada

Directed by Angel Garcia. Screenplay by Luis Alfaro, Craig Fernandez, and Fina Torres. Based on the novel Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, April Bowlby, Wilmer Valderrama, Nicholas D’Agosto, and Adriana Barraza.

One for the Money

Directed by Julie Ann Robinson. Screenplay by Liz Brixus, Karen McCullah Lutz, and Kirsten Smith. Based on the novel by Janet Evanovich. Starring Katherine Heigl, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, Leonardo Nam, Jason O’Mara, and Debbie Reynolds.

Just Go With It

Directed by Dennis Dugan. Written by Timothy Dowling, Allan Loeb, Tim Herlihy, and Adam Sandler. Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman, Dave Matthews, Heidi Montag, Nick Swardson, and Kevin Nealon.

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Directed by John Whitesell. Written by Matthew Fogel and Don Rhymer. Starring Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Sherri Shepherd, Portia Doubleday, Jessica Lucas, and Faizon Love.

New Year’s Eve

Directed by Garry Marshall. Written by Katherine Fugate. Starring Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry, Sofia Vegara, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, and Robert De Niro.

The Smurfs

Directed by Raja Gosnell. Screenplay by J. David Sterm and David N. Weiss. Based on the characters by Peyo. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vegara, Tim Gunn, and Hank Azaria. Featuring the voices of Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Paul Reubens, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, and Alan Cummings.

Alvin & the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked

Directed by Mike Mitchell. Featuring the voices of Justin Long, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, and Ben Burtt.

Monte Carlo

Directed by Tom Bezucha. Written by Tom Bezucha & April Blair. Starring Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, Leighton Meester, Cory Monteith, Brett Cullen, Pierre Boulanger, and Andie MacDowell.

Real Steel

Directed by Shawn Levy. Screenplay by Leslie Bohem & John Gatins. Story by Richard Matheson. Starring Hugh Jackman, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, and Kevin Durand.

Fast Five

Directed by Justin Lin. Written by Chris Morgan. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Elsa Pataky, Don Omar, and Joaquin de Almeida.

With a slew of crap coming out, there’s always some kind of shit for everyone to see. Like a Latino version of Sense & Sensibility called From Prada to Nada or another bad Katherine Heigl comedy with the same writers who wrote The Ugly Truth for an adaptation of One for the Money. Adam Sandler teams up with Jennifer Aniston for another dumb comedy in Just Go With It while Martin Lawrence is Big Momma once again with help from Brandon T. Jackson in another Big Momma movie. Why? Oh, and there’s another sequel coming but for 2010’s Valentine’s Day for another celebration with overpaid stars called New Year’s Eve.

There’s a couple of bad movies for families to avoid. The Smurfs in a hybrid of live action and 3D computer animation as it’s all presented in the 3D gimmick. Oh, and there’s another Alvin & the Chipmunks movie coming and it’s in 3D. A lame romantic comedy with young, awful actresses as they go to vacation in Monte Carlo where they find love. Awww… blech!!!! Shawn Levy tries to go for an action blockbuster by having robots fight other robots in Real Steel and finally, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker team up for another The Fast & the Furious movie called Fast Five. Wow…

Well, that is all for what is ahead of 2011. Of course, there’s some more movies that are out there like Jodie Foster’s The Beaver with Mel Gibson which could be good or bad. Until then, let’s try and be careful for what to see in 2011 and not make it a bad year again that was 2010.

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