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: Wednesday December 22, 2010 (Limited) and January 7, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Drama Director: Shana Feste Studio: Sony Screen Gems Screenplay: Shana Feste Producer(s): Jenno Topping, Tobey Maguire Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester Official Site:countrystrong-movie.com Rating:Unrated Available film art:Country Strong movie posters
Synopsis In “Country Strong,” Hedlund plays a rising young singer/songwriter who becomes involved with a fallen country singer played by Paltrow. As they embark on a career resurrection tour with her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and a beauty queen turned singer (Leighton Meester), romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
Release date: Wednesday November 24, 2010 (Wide) Genre: Family Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Producer(s): Roy Conli Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Paul F. Tompkins Official Site:adisney.go.com/disneypictures/tangled Rating:PG Brief mild violence. Available film art:Tangled movie posters
Synopsis The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale gets a lavish CG makeover as directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno team up to tell the tale of a fair-haired beauty (voiced by Mandy Moore) with long-flowing locks, a gallant hero with a heart of gold, and the evil witch who plots to keep these lovelorn innocents apart.
Release date: Friday November 5, 2010 (Limited) Genre: Drama Director: Danny Boyle Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures Producer(s): Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, John Smithson Screenplay: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy Cast: James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan, Clémence Poésy, Amber Tamblyn Inspiration: Aron Ralston Official Site:foxsearchlight.com/127hours Rating:R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images Available film art:127 Hours movie posters
Synopsis Filmmaker Danny Boyle adapts the true-life story of Aron Ralston with this Fox Searchlight production detailing the hiker’s harrowing quest for survival after losing an arm to a fallen rock and the grueling five-day ordeal that finally ended with his rescue. James Franco steps into the role of the unfortunate climber.
Release date: Friday January 14, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Action Director: Michel Gondry Studio: Columbia Pictures Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz Screenplay: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson Official site: greenhornet-movie.net Rating:PG-13 Available film art:The Green Hornet movie posters
Synopsis By day, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is a millionaire publisher and popular media figure, but by night, Reid assumes the identity of fearless crime fighter The Green Hornet and teams with his trusted sidekick, Kato (played by Asian pop star-turned-actor/director Jay Chou), to keep the streets safe for average citizens. Producer Neal H. Moritz spearheads this big-screen adaptation of the popular radio serial, comic book, film, and television series originated by Lone Ranger creators Fran Striker and George W. Trendle. Rogen and frequent writing partner Evan Goldberg provide the screenplay, with visionary Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) handling directing duties. Breakout Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz portrays the villain, Chudnofsky.
Release date: Wednesday December 22, 2010 (Wide) Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy Director: Rob Letterman Studio: 20th Century Fox Producer(s): Ben Cooley, John Davis Screenplay: Nicholas Stoller, Joe Stillman Cast: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Romany Malco, Catherine Tate, T.J. Miller Rating:Not Yet Rated Available film art:Gulliver’s Travels movie posters
Synopsis Jack Black stars in the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels with this fantasy-filled comedic production. This take on the timeless tale revolves around a shipwrecked journalist (Black) who discovers an island in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle where he is the biggest occupant in comparison to its tiny inhabitants. Shark Tale’s Rob Letterman directs from a script by Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s Nick Stoller and Joe Stillman (Shrek).
Release date: Friday November 12, 2010 (Wide) Genre: Thriller Director: Greg Strause, Colin Strause Studio: Rogue Pictures Producer(s): Greg Strause, Kristian James Andresen, Colin Strause, Liam O’Donnell Screenplay: Joshua Cordes, Liam O’Donnell Cast: Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, David Zayas, Donald Faison, Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed Official Site:www.iamrogue.com/skyline Rating:Not Yet Rated Available film art:Skyline movie posters
Synopsis Strange lights over Los Angeles herald the arrival of a malevolent alien force that threatens to swallow up all of humanity.
Release date: Friday October 22, 2010 (Wide) Genre: Horror Running Time: 1 hr. 31 min. Director: Tod Williams Studio: Paramount Pictures Producer(s): Oren Peli, Jason Blum Screenplay: Michael R. Perry Cast: Katie Featherston Official Site:www.paranormalmovie.com Rating:R For some language and brief violent material Available film art: Paranormal Activity 2 movie posters
Synopsis Paramount has ordered up some more ‘Paranormal Activity’ this October, a sequel to last fall’s indie smash. The studio is set to launch the sequel to Paranormal Activity October 22.
Release date: Friday October 15, 2010 (Wide) Genre: Drama, Thriller Running Time: 2 hr. 6 min. Director: Clint Eastwood Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Robert Lorenz, Kathleen Kennedy, Clint Eastwood Screenplay: Peter Morgan Cast: Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Frankie McLaren, George McLaren, Jay Mohr, Bryce Dallas Howard, Marthe Keller, Thierry Neuvic, Derek Jacobi Official Site:hereafter.warnerbros.com Rating:PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language Available film art:Hereafter movie posters
Synopsis An American laborer (Matt Damon), a French journalist (Cécile de France) and a London schoolboy set out on a spiritual journey after death touches their lives in different ways.