2011: It’s Going To Be a Great Year in Film

In case you didn’t already know it, Planet Earth just crossed over into the year two thousand and eleven (so happy new year to you). And, as usual, it feels just like it was yesterday that it was 2010. Now, last year was a great year in film (as I’ve written about here) but 2011 promises a brilliant year of some tantalising cinematic experiences.

Here’s a list of films I’m personally looking forward to. Below each film is the expected release date (as given by trusty old Wikipedia). Remember that the release dates in South Africa may vary for each. I’ve also included, for a few films, some of the actors/actresses whose performances I’m looking forward to seeing.

Note: Films aren’t in order of release. Just thought I’d let you know.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Release Date: 22 July 2011

Actor: Samuel L. Jackson

Thor

Release Date: 6 May 2011

Actors: Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Release Date: 1 July 2011

The Green Hornet

Release Date: 14 January 2011

Actor: Christoph Waltz

Rango

Release Date: 4 March 2011

Voice of Johnny Depp

Season of the Witch

Release Date: 7 January 2011

Actor: Nicolas Cage

Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides

Release Date: 20 May 2011

Actors: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz

The Hangover: Part II

Release Date: 26 May 2011

Actors: Zach Galifianakis (“the Hangover guy”), Liam Neeson, Bill Clinton (?!)

Source Code

Release Date: 1 April 2011

Actor: Russel Peters

Cowboys & Aliens

Release Date: 29 July 2011

Actors: Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig

The Three Muskateers

Release Date: 14 October 2011

Actors: Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom, Mila Jovovich

Mission:Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Release Date: 16 December 2011

Actors: Tom Cruise, Anil Kapoor

Sherlock Holmes 2

Release Date: 16 December 2011

Actors: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Stephen Fry, Rachal McAdams

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

(Hollywood re-make)

Release Date: 21 December 2011

Actor: Daniel Craig

In Indian Cinema, there is just one film I’m looking forward to this year. It’s a black comedy film, something of an “arthouse”, and sounds to be a thoroughly good cinematic outing in the foreign language field – something that I consider to be true “Indian Cinema”, a distinct difference to the mainstream, run-of-the-mill “Bollywood” that plagues the screens throughout the year. It’s called 7 Khoon Maaf (Seven Murders Forgiven), and stars one of my favourite Indian-film actresses, Priyanka Chopra, in what’s been called her best performance to date.

So that was my pick of films I’m looking forward to this year. What’s your take on the list? Got any films not mentioned on here that you’re looking forward to? Drop a line or two in the comments to let me know! Enjoy the films.

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