Saturday, 5 February 2011

My Top 30 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Part 5

From N-R...

Never Let Me Go
UK release date: 11th February 2011

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
IMDb summary: As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.
This film is without a doubt, my most anticipated film of the year. 
Since reading the book by Kazuo Ishiguro over the summer I completely fell for the story, the characters, the writing: the whole book. 
And once I found out Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield were involved i was ecstatic as I knew this beloved book was in extra special hands. 
Like everyone, in October, I saw The Social Network and was blown away by it, especially Andrew Garfield so I’m very pleased that he stars as Tommy, who is such an interesting character; as are all 3 of the stars. 
Anyone who hasn’t read the book, i urge you to as it is truly one of those one-off, take-your-breath-away books. 
And I urge you even more so to watch the film, I just hope it lives up to my expectations! 
(I’ll be watching the film soon, so look out for the review!)

One Day
UK release date: 30th September 2011
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Plot Summary: One Day charts an extraordinary relationship. 
Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their college graduation – July 15th, 1988. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.
For the next two decades, every July 15th reveals to us how Em and Dex are faring, as their friendship ebbs and flows with the passing of the years. Through laughter and romance, heartbreak and exhilaration, they experience the grandeur of life. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realise that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along.

Trailer Not Yet Released.

Wow, another of my favourite books being adapted into a film, I really do hope I’m not too disappointed by them both! 
One Day was an incredible book so I expect no less of the film. Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess star as Emma and Dexter who we visit, each day, over the course of about 20 years. The funny, clever and touching book will hopefully translate to an equally beautiful film, which I absolutely cannot wait to see.

See my review of the book here.

UK release date: 14th February 2011
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
IMDb summary: Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.
Fans of Shaun of the Dead, will love this new film from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Hilarious as always, Paul sees a return on top form as they make a movie about an alien called Paul. Genius. 
Paul may not win oscars, but I can assure you it will win laughs by the thousands of cinema-goers who will go and see this film. If the trailer (above) is anything to go by... Paul looks, at least, brilliant.

Pirates of the Caribbean: 
On Stranger Tides

UK release date: 18th May 2011
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
IMDb summary: Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
Ah. The fourth part of the trilogy, ey? OK, well what can we expect? Well, more of the same of course! But this time no Elizabeth Swann and no William Turner. Instead there’s Penelope Cruz, Zombies and Mermaids. Could it be any more far-fetched? No. But that’s all part of the fun!

UK release date: 4th March 2011
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
IMDb summary: A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.

I saw the trailer when I went to see The King’s Speech and it was pretty funny. Watching it again, it looks set to be the animation of the year. So bad, it’s good, anyone with kids with be dragged along to see it and hopefully it will provide entertainment for all ages, like previous animations such as Shrek and any of the Pixars. A bit of light-hearted fun, it should entertain. Especially loving the mexican owls... 

For more...
Part 1 (A-B)
Part 2 (B-D)
Part 3 (F-H)
Part 4 (H-L)

Part 6 (R-W)

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