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.
Release date: Friday July 1, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Action Director: Michael Bay Studio: Paramount Pictures Producer(s): Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy Screenplay: Ehren Kruger Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, John Turturro, Ken Jeong, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Official Site:transformersmovie.com Rated:Not Yet Rated Available film art: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Synopisis: Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This time around the villain will be Shockwave.
The summer blockbuster season opens with a bang this weekend with Thor.
Thor is an excellent start to summer blockbuster season as it is funny (in a good way) and the character development is excellent. The acting is also excellent as everyone brought their A game to the arena. I can’t say enough about this movie other than it’s a-must-see (and Chris Helmsworth is easy on the eyes ladies).
Release date: Friday May 6, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Action Running time: 2 hr. 10 min. Director: Kenneth Branagh Studio: Paramount Pictures Producer(s): Kevin Feige Screenplay: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgård, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Joshua Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore, Dakota Goyo Official Site:thor.marvel.com Rated:Not Yet Rated Available film art:Thor movie posters
Synopsis: The epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.
At the center of the story is 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.
Release date: Friday November 4, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Family, Animation Director: Chris Miller Studio: Paramount/Dreamworks Animation Producer(s): Michelle Raimo, Joe Aguilar Screenplay: Tom Wheeler, Chris Miller Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis Official Site:pussinbootsthemovie.com Rated:Not Yet Rated Available film art:Puss in Boots movie posters
Synopsis Puss In Boots – one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek universe – tells the hilarious and courageous (daring, bold, brave) tale of Puss’s (Antonio Banderas) early adventures as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and the street-savvy Kitty (Salma Hayek) to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.
Release date: Friday May 13, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Thriller, Western, Action, Horror Director: Scott Charles Stewart Studio: Screen Gems/SONY PICTURES Producer(s): Michael De Luca, Mitchell Peck, Joshua Donen Screenplay: Cory Goodman Cast: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Stephen Moyer, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, Maggie Q, Lily Collins Official Site: priest-themovie.com Rated:Not Yet Rated Available film art:Priest movie posters
Official Synopsis: Priest is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany is Priest, a legendary warrior priest during the last Vampire War, who now lives in obscurity among the other human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities controlled by the Church. But when his 18-year-old niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires in the desolate wastelands outside, Priest breaks his sacred vows and ventures out to find her and seek vengeance upon those responsible, especially their brutal leader (Karl Urban). Priest is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, Hicks (Cam Gigandet), a local outpost sheriff, and Priestess (Maggie Q), a member of his former legion of vampire-killers who has otherworldly fighting skills.
Release date: Friday April 8, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Thriller Director: Joe Wright Studio: Focus Features Producer(s): Marty Adelstein, Scott Nemes, Leslie Holleran Screenplay: David Farr, Seth Lochhead Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Olivia Williams, Anna Popplewell, Tom Hollander Official Site:hannathemovie.com Rated:PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and languageRunning time: 1 hr. 51 min. Available film art:Hanna movie posters
Synopsis Hanna stars Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, and Eric Bana. Hanna (Ms. Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Mr. Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Ms. Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. Hanna also stars Jason Flemyng, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, and Martin Wuttke. Seth Lochhead wrote the initial screenplay and has written subsequent drafts, as have David Farr, Joe Penhall, and Mr. Wright. Academy Award nominee Leslie Holleran (Chocolat) is producing Hanna with the team of Marty Adelstein and Scott Nemes.
Release date: Friday May 18, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Drama Director: Brad Furman Studio: Lionsgate Films Producer(s): Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Scott Steindorff Screenplay: John Romano Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston, William H. Macy, Trace Adkins Official Site:thelincolnlawyermovie.com Rated:R for some violence, sexual content and language Running time: 1 hr. 59 min. Available film art:The Lincoln Lawyer movie posters
Synopsis Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty gutter-variety criminals, he unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills realtor (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted rape and murder. However, what appears in the beginning to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation, in Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment’s “The Lincoln Lawyer.”
Directed by Brad Furman from a screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Michael Connelly, the cast also includes Marisa Tomei, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Frances Fisher, Bob Gunton, Laurence Mason, with Bryan Cranston and William H. Macy. Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment present a Lakeshore Entertainment Lionsgate production in association with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Stone Village Pictures.
Release date: Friday May 13, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Comedy Director: Paul Feig Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Barry Mendel, Judd Apatow Screenplay: Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig Cast: Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Matt Lucas, Dianne Wiest, Melissa McCarthy Official Site:bridesmaidsmovie.com Rating:R Available film art:Bridesmaids movie posters
Synopsis This spring, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad) and director Paul Feig (creator of Freaks and Geeks) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.
Release date: Friday May 26, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Comedy, Animation, Family, Adventure Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Studio: Paramount Studios/DreamWorks Animation Producer(s): Melissa Cobb Screenplay: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber Official Site:kungfupanda.com Rating:Not yet rated Available film art:Kung Fu Panda 2 movie posters
Synopsis In KUNG FU PANDA 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed (Souce official “Kung Fu Panda 2″ site).