Here are my top picks for the year, in no particular order. I’ll update this list with the release dates as I come across them.
- Wrath of the Titans – sequel to the Clash of the Titans (2010). Hey, even if critics shunned the 2010 movie, let’s give this one a second chance, shall we?
- The Avengers – the movie practically everyone’s been waiting for: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor… this makes for one serious eye candy. I would watch this, regardless of the story.
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – again, this needs no introduction. This will surely be epic, like the LOTR trilogy. Need to brush up on my reading.
- The Dark Knight Rises – the return of Catwoman. Let’s see if Anne Hathaway can give Michelle Pfeiffer a run for her money.
- Show White and the Huntsman – the version with Charlize as the evil queen and Kristen Stewart as, well, Snow White. This is the dark, sexy interpretation of the fairy tale.
- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – forgive me, but I kind of like Vanessa Hudgens and this looks like a fun movie.
- Dark Shadows – Johnny Depp. Michelle Pfeiffer. Helena Bonham Carter. Vampires. Do I need to say anything more?
- Underworld: Awakening – yes, Kate Beckinsale as Selene is back.
- Big Miracle – another dolphin/whale movie starring Drew Barrymore. But the trailer was quite moving – got me teary-eyed in less than five minutes.
- The Great Gatsby
- Mirror, Mirror – the Snow White version with Julia Roberts and Lily Collins. The comedy edition.
- Rock of Ages – starring Tom Cruise. He hasn’t done a good film in ages, let’s hope this one is worth the exorbitant ticket prices nowadays.
- Les Miserables – a musical adaptation starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
- The Hunger Games – another book to film thingie. Now, I should start reading the books.
And let’s not forget some great 2011 movies which are yet to be shown in our beloved country (darn that film fest!):
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – I have been waiting ages for the Hollywood version. And Rooney Mara looks terrific as Lisbeth. This book series is one of the best I’ve read so far. You know, the kind of book that makes you forget everything – when I am enjoying a book, I drop everything: no food, sleep, anything. Just water, until I finish reading. I haven’t felt that way in a long time and I missed the feeling.