Cars 2 (the sequel to Cars) and Bad Teacher make their way to a theater near you this weekend.
John Lasseter returns to the driver’s seat to direct this follow-up to his 2006 Golden Globe®-winning “Cars.” “Cars 2” is co-directed by Brad Lewis, producer of the Oscar®-winning film “Ratatouille,” and produced by visual effects industry veteran Denise Ream (associate producer, “Up”; visual effects executive producer, “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”). The film hits the track on June 24, 2011, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D in select theaters.
Release date: Friday August 5, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Comedy Director: David Dobkin Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz, David Dobkin Screenplay: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin Official Site:thechangeupmovie.com Rated:R Available film art:The Change-Up movie posters
Synopsis: In director David Dobkin’s, The Change-Up best friends Mitch and Dave wake up in each other’s bodies following a drunken night out together.
Release date: Friday June 24, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Comedy Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min. Director: Jake Kasdan Studio: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Producer(s): David Householter, Jimmy Miller Screenplay: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky Cast: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, Jason Segel Official Site:areyouabadteacher.com Rated:R Available film art:Bad Teacher movie posters
Synopsis Some teachers just don’t give an F. For example, there’s Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.
Release date: Friday Friday June 10, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Drama Running time: 2 hr. 18 min. Director: Terrence Malick Studio: Entertainment One, Fox Searchlight Producer(s): Bill Pohlad, Sarah Green, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Grant Hill Screenplay: Terrence Malick Cast: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Going, Fiona Shaw, Kari Matchett Official Site:foxsearchlight.com/thetreeoflife Rated:PG-13 for some thematic material Available film art: Tree of Life movie posters
Synopsis From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
Release date: Friday September 30, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Drama Director: Roland Emmerich Studio: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Producer(s): Roland Emmerich, Robert Léger, Larry Franco Screenplay: John Orloff Cast: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower, Derek Jacobi Official Site:anonymous-movie.com Rated:Not Yet Rated Available film art:Anonymous movie posters
Synopsis A political thriller about who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare: Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.