Sunday, 13 February 2011

My Top 30 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Part 6

From R-W...
Red Riding Hood

UK release date: 15th April 2011
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

IMDb summary: Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Amanda Seyfried stars as the lead, in this new vision of the centuries old fairytale. The trailer looks thrilling, dark and beautiful - whose to say the film won’t be the same? From the director of Twilight, arguably the best of all the films from the franchise: lets hope that doesn’t put anyone off. Appealing to both genders, this has the potential to be the perfect spring movie to get us geared up for the Summer blockbusters. If it’s half as good as the hype, that is. 

Sherlock Holmes 2
UK release date: 16th December 2011
Genre: Action, Mystery
IMDb summary: Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

No Trailer Released Yet.

The first Sherlock Holmes was a hit; at least in the sense that they decided to do a sequel. I hope it lives up to the first’s british charm and that it doesn’t become too forced, like so many sequels are. But perhaps a good thing about this particular sequel is that the film won't have to ‘set up’ many of the characters and their relationships. It can (theoretically) jump straight in to the action - where it works best.Realistically it’s been two years so they’ll have to do a few re-introductions for the audience that missed it the first time around, which could easily drag the movie down. 
Mixing slap-stick humour with some dark themes, SH2 could do just as well, if not better, than the first one. We’ll just have to wait and see...

The Tree of Life

USA release date: 27th May 2011
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
IMDb summary: The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.

From what little I’ve seen of this film (and not much is known at the moment), it looks incredibly fascinating. Written and directed by Terrence Malick, it stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain and Joanna Going, so it has the beginnings of a quality film already. Best of all, the trailer looks absolutely gorgeous - I do love a good trailer!

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1
UK release date: 18th November 2011
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
IMDb summary: The Quileute and the Volturi close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven.

No Trailer Released Yet.

It’s the beginning of the end for the Twilight Saga as Part 1 shows at the end of the year. I personally am glad that the last book has been spilt into two parts. What I’m a little weary of is the possibility of either, or indeed both, part 1 & 2 being shown in 3D. It just seems to me to be another money making scheme for the franchise, that will inevitably detract from the story. If done well, Breaking Dawn should be the stand out film/s that everyone will remember Twilight for. Lets hope that happens, as previous films haven’t quite equated the books.

Woman In Black
UK release date: 28th October 2011
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
IMDb summary: A young lawyer travels to a remote village to organize a recently deceased client's papers, where he discovers the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.

No Trailer Released Yet.

The buzz around this movie is due to it being Daniel Radcliffe’s first lead after Harry Potter. But also because it actually sounds quite good. Whether Radcliffe can pull it off is another matter, as his other roles outside HP, negating Equus, haven’t exactly been big hits. I shall be interested in how he handles this darker, more grown-up film, and I’m also interested in the premise. If it lives up to the hype it should be one deliciously scary film.

That's all 30 of My Top 30 Most Anticipated Films of 2011!
I shall be posting about any other up and coming films and news and reviews on the ones I've mentioned, so look out for them.

Missed Parts 1-5?
Catch up here...
Part 1 (A-B) 
Part 2 (B-D)
Part 3 (F-H)
Part 4 (H-L)
Part 5 (N-R)

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