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    Default 2011/ 2012/ 2013 Movies (In the Theater)

    Okay, it's time for a new movie thread. What are you excited to see this Spring & Summer?

    This summer promises all sorts of big blockbuster sequels: The Hangover 2, Cars 2, the final Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Transformers 3, X-Men 4, etc.

    There are also some big dramas on the way, including the film adaptations of The Help and Water for Elephants. There are plenty of other big releases, including Super 8 and Green Lantern. Really, there is no shortage of movies to see in the coming months!

    Here's a list of upcoming releases. I've added summaries of a few, random titles as well.
    Last edited by Rosebud; 03-24-2011 at 10:29 PM.

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    April 1
    - Hop
    - In a Better World (limited)
    - Insidious
    - The Last Godfather (limited)
    - Source Code

    April 8
    - American: The Bill Hicks Story (NY; LA release: Apr. 15)
    - Arthur
    - Born to be Wild (IMAX)
    - Exodus Fall (LA)
    - Hanna
    - Henry's Crime (NY; LA release: April 15)
    - Soul Surfer
    - Your Highness

    April 15
    - Atlas Shrugged Part I
    - The Conspirator
    - Rio
    - Scream 4

    April 22
    - African Cats
    - Apollo 18
    - The Bang Bang Club (NY, LA)
    - Cougar Hunting (limited)
    - Deep Gold
    - Incendies (NY, LA)
    - Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
    - Water for Elephants
    - When Harry Tries to Marry (limited)

    April 29
    - Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
    - Earthwork (NY; LA May 20)
    - Exporting Raymond (limited)
    - Fast Five (conventional theaters and IMAX)

    The Conspirator
    Plot Summary: "The Conspirator" is a period drama based on true events following the assassination of President Lincoln. Robin Wright Penn will play Mary Surratt, the only woman among a group charged with conspiring to kill the president. James McAvoy will play Frederick Aiken, an idealistic young war hero who reluctantly defends Surratt and in the process comes to believe she is innocent.

    Your Highness
    Thadeous (Danny McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (James Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off.

    Plot Summary: Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson (Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge--choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can't buy, Naomi (Greta Gerwig), the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi's inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man, in this re-imagining of the classic romantic comedy "Arthur."
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    May 6
    - The Beaver (limited; expands: May 20)
    - Daydream Nation (limited)
    - Hobo with a Shotgun
    - Jumping the Broom (limited)
    - Mother's Day
    - Something Borrowed
    - There Be Dragons (limited)
    - Thor (3D/2D theaters)
    - The Vintner's Luck (limited)

    May 13
    - The Big Bang (limited)
    - Bridesmaids
    - Everything Must Go (limited)
    - The First Grader
    - Go For It! (limited)
    - Hesher (limited)
    - Priest (3D/2D theaters)
    - Skateland (limited)

    May 20
    - Beautiful Boy (limited)
    - Midnight in Paris (limited)
    - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

    May 26
    - The Hangover Part II
    - Kung Fu Panda 2 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

    May 27
    - The Tree of Life (limited)

    The Beaver
    Plot Summary: Two-time Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson in "The Beaver" – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track... until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.

    Plot Summary: This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin") invite you to experience "Bridesmaids." Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

    The Tree of Life
    Plot Summary: From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as "Badlands," "Days of Heaven" and "The Thin Red Line," "The Tree of Life" is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

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    June 3
    - Beginners
    - The Last Mountain (limited)
    - Submarine (limited)
    - X-Men: First Class

    June 10
    - Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
    - Project Nim (limited)
    - Super 8 (conventional and IMAX theaters)
    - The Trip (limited)
    - The Troll Hunter (limited)

    June 17
    - Green Lantern (3D/2D theaters)
    - Homework (limited)
    - Mr. Popper's Penguins

    June 24
    - A Better Life
    - Bad Teacher
    - Cars 2 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

    Super 8
    Plot Summary: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

    Bad Teacher
    Plot Summary: Some teachers just don't give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.

    Mr Popper's Penguins
    Plot Summary: An adaptation of the beloved 1938 children's book, which won the 1939 Newbery Award. Mr. Popper is a house painter whose dreams of Arctic exploration prompt him to write letters to real explorers. One of them sends him a penguin, which he keeps in the icebox. Before he knows it, the painter has a litter of 12 beaked birds. They eat voraciously, leading him to form Popper's Performing Penguins, a stage act that goes on tour and creates mayhem at every stop. Starring Jim Carrey.
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    July 1
    - Larry Crowne
    - Monte Carlo
    - Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3D/2D theaters and IMAX)

    July 8
    - Horrible Bosses
    - One Day (limited)
    - Zookeeper

    July 15
    - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
    - Life, Above All (NY, LA)
    - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (limited)
    - Winnie the Pooh

    July 18
    - Sinbad The Fifth Voyage (limited)

    July 22
    - Another Earth (limited)
    - Bellflower (limited)
    - Captain America: The First Avenger (3D/2D theaters)
    - Friends With Benefits
    - Sarah's Key (limited)

    July 29
    - All In (limited)
    - Cowboys & Aliens
    - Crazy Stupid Love
    - The Guard

    Crazy Stupid Love
    Plot Summary: At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream--good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protege to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal's eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can't be found at Supercuts or The Gap.

    Sarah's Key
    Plot Summary: "Sarah's Key" starts in Paris, 1942, where ten-year old Sarah is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families as part of the Vel'd'Hiv Roundup. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard – their secret hiding place – and promises to come back for him, but she and her parents are dragged from their home forever. Sixty-seven years later Sarah's story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond (Kristen Scott Thomas), an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Tatiana De Rosnay.

    Larry Crowne
    Plot Summary: Oscar® winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite for a dramatic comedy about how the hard knocks from today's recession inspire one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention: Larry Crowne. Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.

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    August 3
    - The Smurfs

    August 5
    - The Change-Up
    - The Darkest Hour (3D/2D theaters)
    - Dirty Girl
    - Rise of the Apes

    August 12
    - 30 Minutes or Less
    - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
    - The Help

    August 19
    - Circumstance
    - Conan the Barbarian (3D/2D theaters)
    - Fright Night (3D/2D theaters)
    - The Missing Piece (limited)
    - Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (3D/2D theaters)

    August 26
    - Final Destination 5 (3D/2D theaters)
    - My Idiot Brother

    August 31
    - The Debt

    My Idiot Brother
    Plot Summary: "My Idiot Brother" centers on an idealist (Paul Rudd) dealing with an over¬bearing mother who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

    The Change Up
    Plot Summary: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in "The Change-Up," from director David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers"), writers Jon Lucas & Scott Moore ("The Hangover") and producer Neal Moritz ("Fast & Furious," "Click"). The R-rated comedy takes the traditional body-switching movie, ties it up tightly and throws it off a cliff. Growing up together, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they've slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch's stress free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies and proceed to freak the &*#@ out.

    The Debt
    Plot Summary: The story begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (played by Mirren) and Stefan (Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Chastain, Csokas, and Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished – or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations.

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    I can't wait to see Water for Elephants just because I enjoyed the book so much!

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    Land of Oz


    It should be a great summer for movies! I can't wait for the final chapter of HP to finish up and some of these dramas sound incredible!
    C & J....07.07.01

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    Going this afternoon to see the movie, Bridemaids with a girlfriend. Can't wait! Looks like it got great reviews!!

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    I thought Something Borrowed was a cute book so I hope the movie doesn't suck. Probably will though...

    Just saw Bridesmaids and it was pretty darn funny. I love Kristen Wiig. Looking forward to Hangover 2 - hope it's as funny as the first.

    I'd also be interested in Larry Crowne. I saw Tom and Julia on Oprah and it was so cute. I'd like to see the movie be really cute.
    Why do people kill people who kill people to show people that to kill people - is bad?

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