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Things to Come

What movies will we want to see - or avoid - in 2011?

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Am I the only one who thinks that d'Artagnan is the role Orlando Bloom was born to play?
And Jason Statham can continue to make "that movie" as many times as he wants.

As long as Statham keeps making that movie I will be happy to buy it.

And Orlando Bloom as a whiny pretty-boy who swordfights in a vaguely medieval setting. I don't think I've ever seen him in that role before.

Also, I would like to think that 'Your Highness' will be good, but unfortunately I don't believe any movie being marketed the way 'Your Highness' is being marketed will be good, because I have some grasp of pattern recognition.

And here's some more pattern recognition. When Movie Bob does review 'Your Highness', which he will, he will say that while it may not be very good, it features Natalie Portman in a metal thong, and therefore is worth seeing only for that. He will then go into a short segue about how much he is turned on by Natalie Portman.

Man, I should become a psychic. And I think I will hold onto this comment, just so I can post it in the thread of the 'Your Highness' review and say "Look, look, I was right!"

Bob, I think it's gotten to the point where you dislike movies more than you love them, with a handful of exceptions.

Don't get me wrong. That is not a poor reflection on you, but the industry as a whole. Sadly, studios are busier trying to milk every last dollar out of proven commodities or trying to make movies for the lowest common denominator rather than something original and entertaining.

Than god I'm planning on booking a holiday mid february. I work in a movie theater, I will kill someone when the Justin Bieber movie comes out.

Wait they have a trailer out for the new Conan?

The main movie I'm interested in is the english version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, they can work on fixing any of the criticisms the Swedish version got (which I heard it was a great movie) and make it even better.

2011 is looking damn good for movies. :)

I can't stop smiling, especially for Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's Paul. I've missed those two...

scott91575:
Bob, I think it's gotten to the point where you dislike movies more than you love them, with a handful of exceptions.

Don't get me wrong. That is not a poor reflection on you, but the industry as a whole. Sadly, studios are busier trying to milk every last dollar out of proven commodities or trying to make movies for the lowest common denominator rather than something original and entertaining.

I'm sorry, I just had to point this out.

I can NOT read your post without hearing Master Shake's voice reciting it. xD

Wow... 2011 is going to be a dire year indeed. ><

So, this year we will be getting a few jewels in a truckload of particularly toxic elephant shit. *puts on gloves and goggles* Ah, for the days of childhood where any crappy movie could be amusing.

forgot Spielberg's tintin

I turned 12 in 2001 and I wouldn't have been less interested in Vin Diseal vs. The Rock, nor am I now.

Green Hornet? Thor? Green Arrow? Captain America? AND THE MUPPETS? In the same year?!

Oh happy day!

New Muppet movie in November! Sauce of awesome!

So, a lot of interesting stuff showing up.

Avengers assembling, Harry Potter ending, and a Green superhero!... If my wit station was running, I'd try to make an environmentalist joke about that.

But of course, as everyone loves to accentuate the negative, we all know what the REAL big movie of the year is: Transformers: Wouldn't you rather be listening to Pink Floyd right now? featuring a tarpaulin-cloaked Megatron... okay, that admittedly sounds kinda cool, but it sure as hell ain't gonna save the movie. I mean, they lost Megan Fox (providing a legit reason to refine the human story) only to replace her with some no-name bimbo because they thought people like the stupid romance sub-plot (fail). That, and spray-painted the already allegedly racist Twins jet black. Smooth.

That aside, interesting year ahead. Hopefully my summer won't be so busy as to stop me seeing any of the worthwhile movies.

What, Brad Bird's making a live-action movie...with Tom Cruise no less?

...Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

Please Mr. Bird, stay within the realm of animation. You're so damn good at it.

......a remake of footloose I'm filled with rage right now.

scott91575:
Bob, I think it's gotten to the point where you dislike movies more than you love them, with a handful of exceptions.

Don't get me wrong. That is not a poor reflection on you, but the industry as a whole. Sadly, studios are busier trying to milk every last dollar out of proven commodities or trying to make movies for the lowest common denominator rather than something original and entertaining.

I can't tell if Hollywood movies have gotten worse or my tastes got more refined. As someone who has tried to make student movies before, I tell you making entertainment, much less good art, is extremely difficult. No one can make good movies all of the time and most people can't make good movies anytime.

"Think Inception if Christopher Nolan were Travis Touchdown." [from article]
Isn't Travis Touchdown supposed to be an unlikeable, brash idiotic, narcissistic, misanthropic, sociopathic, emotional stunted, loser who is obsessed with consumer culture? I thought he was a parody of nerd fandom in general and anime fandom in particular. In other words a movie by him would be terrible unless it took place in the weird universe of his.

I thought Watchmen was terrible because Zack Synder seemed to make the movie for idiotic, misanthropic, sociopaths. Kind of like if Alan Moore were as unlikeable as Travis Touchdown.

Wow, that's a lot of movies I would like to see. And quite a few that I would set my theatre on fire for screening.

Also, anybody else misread it as Mission Impossible: Alpha Protocol? Man, that would be cool, especially if Tom Cruise wasn't in it. And neither was the title Mission Impossible

spy kids 4, happy feet 2, big mommas house 3, fast five, scream 4, rise of the apes, conanthe barbarian, and the 3 musketeers? sequel sequel sequel sequel sequel remake remake remake. AND BY THE MOVIE GODS DID ANY OF THEIR PREQUELS REALLY HINT AT OR DESERVE A SEQUEL/REMAKE?

*Rorschach voice* "No"

Also Cars 2 isn't up there because i have faith in pixar. personally i don't think they have faith in themselves like it's the twenty year mark and they're still reeling at the success of toy story and are trying to stretch that success. the premise is interesting/disturbing interesting in that i can how that could be disturbing, disturbing in that it involves Mater, as the old country boy tow truck in small town he was funny and warm, in japan and around the world he will be stereotype, cardboard cut out, "americans don't know jack" a-hole. again i have faith in pixar, it could be a good movie.

also tranformers isn't up there becasue thinking about it makes me want to hurl... Can't micheal bay do something else? something completely irrelevant... like pearl harbor 2?

HankMan:
Am I the only one who thinks that d'Artagnan is the role Orlando Bloom was born to play?

As horrible as "Man in the Iron Mask" was, I think anyone is going to have a hard time trying to top Gabriel Byrne's performance as D'Artagnan. Of course Gabriel Byrne can act the shit out of any role he chooses. Of course Iron Mask was the final book of the series and all the characters were much more mature in the book so D'Artagnan had moved past his unsure, fumbling youngster stage. If the new movie starts at the beginning with D'Artagnan just joining the three musketeers Orlando bloom might do well, unless they try to make it a gritty reboot with D'Artagnan being a badass who sticks people with his sword first and ask questions later :P.

Hmmmmm, on the whole, its looks like I'll be avoiding the cinema in 2011. Maybe only one or two films seemed......interesting at best

Well, looks like 2011 is going to have me seeing the "Marvel Studios" logo every time I start a movie. With two very green exceptions.

Sucker Punch looks all sorts of awesome, and Pirates 4 is going to be a good ol time, even at it's worst those movies are still entertaining as hell XD Plus it looks like they're going back to basics with this one, which is always good.

Hey! What about Kung Fu Panda 2?! I loved the first movie and I'm totally excited for the second one. It's the movie I'm looking forward to the most out of everything.

I'm not sick of Captain Jack Sparrow, but I am sick of the movies going for a dark, edgier feel. This new one looks like it's going back to adventure and hijinks, which should make it better than the last two.

And isn't the Dark Crystal sequel coming out sometime in 2011? Not sure what to make of that, but I will go see it.

Announcing two Nicky Cage movies with hardly any snickering or outright laughing? Bob, Bob, Bob...

Chronamut:
The main movie I'm interested in is the english version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, they can work on fixing any of the criticisms the Swedish version got (which I heard it was a great movie) and make it even better.

Argh, nooo! This is the last story I ever want to see being made by Americans anyone other than the Swedish!

I'm not just saying this to be a raging fanboy, nor am I a pretentious douche trying to appear cultured simply because he watched a film with subtitles. If you have ever watched anything made by Yellow Bird (The company responsible for the Swedish films), you would never want to watch anything in English again. There's just something so real about Swedish TV/Film that makes Hollywood pale in comparison.

Besides, there is something altogether different about Swedish crime dramas, they're almost a genre of their own. If anyone has ever watched Yellow Bird's Wallander movies (They were made for TV but they call them movies over there) and then compared them to Britain's BBC versions... they just somehow miss the mark... and I LOVE the BBC!

Well, I enjoy Jason Statham, he's good at what he does, you have to credit him that and his movies usually arent too boring for too long if at all, so I'll see him in The Mechanic

Your Highness looks insanely funny, especially since it has two lines in the trailer that pretty much sold me on the movie like "Ninjas... damn" did.

Frankie and Alice appears interesting at least. Then again, I'm a fan of those kinda movies.

Sucker Punch is going ot be my Inception because the people that ruined Inception for me are NOT going to have an interest in it. Besides that, its hard to say no to that movie from the trailer.

This:
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pretty much sums up all opinion I have on The Beaver

The summer seems like it will be a mixed bag. Thor will make it a good summer early, PotC: On Stranger Tides will either dampen or enhance it depending on how the film decides to carry itself, X-Men: First Class leaves me hesitant, though I think I'll be riding the Green Lantern wave by the time it drops to carry me through. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is going to douse my summer fun, but Captain America will hopefully bring it back up. And the ending of Harry Potter with HP: TDH2 will leave a sense of fulfillment and depression in someone of my Generation. As well as pity and sadness for those of this generation whose HP is Twilight. Cowboys and Aliens just doesnt look like it could carry the relevance and hype it seemed to have when first announced. And to round out my summer I get Jim Carrey in Mr. Popper's Penguin and I loves me some Jim Carrey. Which will hopefully sustain me on a tide of good feelings since the only other august movie that looks oka is Fright Night.

And while the the fall is always sketchy this early, if Moviebob is correct with his expectations, it looks like only The Muppets, War Horse, and The Three Musketeers for nostalgia, difference, and end of the year action respectively.

Though... Real Steel may be good, but I enjoyed that episode of The Twilight Zone so I may be judging on biasedness.

EDIT: The Green Hornet and Season of the Witch do look like good ways to start the new year to.

If Sucker Punch lives up to its trailer it will be the most awesome thing ever filmed in the history of awesome. And if there is a kind a loving god it will be the inspiration for the next Crank, or at least something starring Jason Statham.

MelasZepheos:
Also, I would like to think that 'Your Highness' will be good, but unfortunately I don't believe any movie being marketed the way 'Your Highness' is being marketed will be good, because I have some grasp of pattern recognition.

"Magic... *cracks neck*... mother ******." Seriously, all they have to do is keep that line and it will not matter if the rest of the movie is any good.

So there is almost nothing good for the first three months? Good to know. Overall the year looks kind of... sparse? I guess? I'm not terribly impressed with most of it.

Movie Bob:
Supposedly, this one will see Tom Cruise becoming the "older mentor" in favor of a new, younger lead hero, which couldn't have been good for his ego. Or his Thetan-Levels...

That's what I left this article thinking.

More on topic... hmm, I guess there are a couple things that I wanna see.

*Hic*
Did anyone elsh take a drink whenever one of the moviesh wash a shequel, remake or reboot inshtead of shomething original?
*Hic*

Although I maybe wrong, I'm also interested in these films that are supposedly going to be released in 2011. Though some of them might be going through development hell.

Will James Wan, the guy known for directing the first SAW film and creating Billy the Puppet be successful making a movie based on a video game franchise which involves killing Dracula?! Castlevania, the movie, with James Wan as it's director and writer comes 2011.

Will Keanu Reeves dream of playing Spike Spiegel on the big screen be realized? Cowboy Bebop, the live-action film based on the anime comes to 2011, produced by Keanu Reeves' manager, Erwin Stoff.

Is the world ready for a sequel to Cloverfield?! Well get ready, cause in 2011, we might just get it.

Can the sequel undo the terribleness of it's predecessor? Especially if the predecessor was a live-action adaption of one of Japan's greatest manga/anime franchises? Dragonball 2: Reborn, comes 2011. And here's hoping we see Vegeta and Freiza in it at least!

Need more Bruce Campbell? You said yes?! What if I said, Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams in a new Evil Dead film?! You said yes?!! Good, because that might just happen in Evil Dead IV, supposedly coming sometime in 2011 should the film be made.

After the Silent Hill live-action film got good comments on it's visuals but criticized it's plot, can it's sequel prove itself better? Find out in Silent Hill 2, in 2011.

Can Steven Speilberg make a live-action adaption of a popular manga/anime good? Can Dreamworks make a good film that's not animated?! Find out in, Ghost in the Shell, the live-action film, come 2011.

And last but not least, want to see more of Cheech and Chong's modern incarnations get into more hijinks? If yes, you might even like it more as a Christmas movie! In, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas!

I think War Horse will be pretty good at the end of the year, saw a theatre production and nearly cried my eyes out at it.

"Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol."

AN ALPHA PROTOCOL MOV... Oh. Aww...

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