Upcoming Movies 2011

Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage

Release Date: January 1, 2011

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Shanin Sean Slimon (Sinbad), Sandie Alexandru (Firoozeh).

Directed by Shahin Sean Solimon

Genres: Action Adventure Fantasy

When the Sultan’s first born is taken by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad is tasked with traveling to a desert of magic and creatures to save her.

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Release Date: January 5, 2011

Starring: Pestireanu George, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin.

Directed by Florin Serban

Genres: Drama

Romania’s official selection for the 2011 Academy Award centers around an 18-year-old about to be released from a juvenile detention center.

Season of the Witch

Release Date: January 7, 2011

Starring: Nicolas Cage (Behman),Ron Perlman (Felson), Cobbie Sheehan (Kay), Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Graham (Hagamar).

Directed by Dominic Sena.

Genres: Action Adventure Fantasy Supernatural

Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his closest friend who return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse.

Ong Bak 3

Release Date: January 7, 2011

Starring: Tony Jaa

Directed by Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai

Genres: Action Sequel

Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers.


The Absent

Release Date: January 7, 2011

Starring: Damon Abdallah, Ari Bernstein

Directed by Sage Bannick

Genres: Thriller Horror

A high school teacher is forced to choose between his career and a love affair with one of his students. The pressure mounts when his twin brother, Oscar, returns after serving 25 years in jail for killing their parents.

The Green Hornet

Release Date: January 14, 2011(2,500 theaters)

Starring: Seth Rogen, Michael Pena, Adam Sandler, Cameron Diaz, Kwon Sang-Woo, Jay Chou.

Directed by Michel Gondry

Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britts new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.

Additional Notes: “The Green Hornet” will be based upon the character first popularized in a national radio series that ran from 1939-1952. It was also adapted in comic books and a 1966 TV series that ran for one season on ABC, starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet and catapulting Bruce Lee, who played Kato, to stardom.

The Company Men

In America, We Give Our Lives To Our Jobs. It’s Time To Take Them Back.

Release Date: January 21, 2011 NY/LA

Starring: Kevin Costner,Tommy Lee Jones,Ben Affleck,Maria Bello,Chris Cooper,Craig T. Nelson

Directed by Sage Bannick

Genres: Drama

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company – and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.


No Strings Attached

Release Date: January 21, 2011

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Ben Lawson, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Kline, Ophelia Lovibond.

Directed by Ivan Reitman

Genres: Comedy Romance

A guy and a girl struggle to have an exclusively sexual relationship as they both come to realize they want much more.

The Way Back

Release Date: January 21, 2011

Limited Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong.

Directed by Ivan Reitman

Genres: Drama

A teenage boy comes into his own over the course of one summer through an unlikely friendship with the man in charge of a local water park. The boy is able to reconnect with his mom and find the courage to stand up to his bullying stepfather.

Based on the memoir “The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom” by Slavomir Rawicz.

The Mechanic

Someone Has To Fix The Problems.

Release Date: January 28, 2011

Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Christa Campbell, Jeff Chase, Beau Brasso.

Directed by Simon West

Genres: Drama Action Remake

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a well-paid assassin who executes people at the request of the American government. But after assassinating a former close associate, Bishop does something that’s unprofessional and out of control: he takes on a apprentice (Ben Foster), the son of the man he just killed.

Based on the 1972 Charles Bronson action classic “The Mechanic”.

The Rite

You Can Only Defeat It When You Believe.

Release Date: January 28, 2011

Directed by: Mikael Hafstrom

Starring: Anthony Hopkins (Father Lucas), Colin O’Donoghue (Michael Kovak), Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Rutger Hauer.

Genres: Drama Thriller Suspense True Story

Follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth. Adapted from Matt Baglio’s novel, “The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist.” Inspired by a true story.

From Prada to Nada

A riches to rags story.

Release Date: January 28, 2011

Directed by: Fina Torres

Starring: Alexa Vega, April Bowlby, Wilmer Valderrama, Camilla Belle, Kuno Becker, Nicholas D’Agosto

Genres: Drama Comedy Romance

It’s a whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora (Camilla Belle), a law student, and Mary (Alexa Vega), an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. Mary has become so “90210” she refuses to admit she is of Mexican descent. When dad suddenly passes away, their posh lives are turned upside down. They discover they have been left penniless and are forced to move into their estranged aunt Aurelia’s (Adriana Barraza) modest but lively home in the Latino-centric Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA. They are terrified to leave their world of privilege; neither Nora nor Mary speak Spanish or have ever had to take on actual responsibility. The girls gradually adapt to their new environment; their BMW and Prius are traded for the public bus and a used car. As they embrace the culture that for so long they refused to accept, they both discover romance, the true meaning of family, and they learn that the life of PRADA actually means NADA without love, family and community.


Release Date: January 28, 2011

Directed by: Gregg Araki

Starring: Roxane Mesquida, Thomas Dekker, Kelly Lynch, Rooney Mara

Genres: Comedy

An ambisexual 18-year-old college student stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town.


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