Films I look forward to seeing

In 2011 or 2012.
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1.
Bridesmaids (2011)
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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ Kristen Wiig finally gets a starring role. Beyond pumped. ” - iheart_ny
 
2.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ One of my favourite books, and Emma Stone is wonderful. As is Viola Davis. Can't wait. ” - iheart_ny
 
3.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ The trailer for this American remake changed my ways - I was skeptical, but it looks brilliant. Big fan of the Millennium Trilogy, and hope they don't screw this one up. ” - iheart_ny
 
4.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks. (117 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ I can't help it, I love this garbage. ” - iheart_ny
 
5.
Abduction (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. (106 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
“ Looking forward to seeing Lautner in a non-Twilight role. ” - iheart_ny
 
6.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
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Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
“ Tilda Swinton is a a fabulous actress, and this difficult storyline should test her acting abilities. ” - iheart_ny
 
7.
Restless (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII. (91 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Looks beautiful and heartbreaking, although it's been pushed back for months. ” - iheart_ny
 
8.
Super 8 (2011)
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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Looks like an old-school alien flick. Pretty exciting stuff. ” - iheart_ny
 
9.
August: Osage County (2013)
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A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (121 mins.)
Director: John Wells
“ One of my favourite plays. Can't wait to see if the film does it any justice. ” - iheart_ny
 
10.
One Day (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day. (107 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway look great together - and the trailer looks beautiful and heartbreaking. Can't wait. ” - iheart_ny
 
11.
50/50 (2011)
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Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ Looks like it could be a little tiny masterpiece. We shall see. ” - iheart_ny
 
12.
The Tree of Life (2011)
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The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Hasn't come around my way yet, but I really look forward to seeing this one, it looks kinda like "The Fountain". ” - iheart_ny
 
13.
Hanna (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. (111 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Missed this in its theatrical run, but have got to catch it at the cheap theaters! It looked very good. ” - iheart_ny
 
14.
New Year's Eve (2011)
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The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. (113 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ I am of the unpopular opinion of watching anything that Sarah Jessica Parker does. ” - iheart_ny
 
15.
I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. (89 mins.)
Director: Doug McGrath
“ See above. ” - iheart_ny
 
16.
Green Lantern (2011)
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Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ It will probably be a lousy movie, but mmm...Ryan Reynolds. ” - iheart_ny
 
17.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ The poster is incentive enough to see it. It looks beautiful! And allegedly it's getting quite good reviews. ” - iheart_ny
 
18.
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin... (63 mins.)
“ You can never be too old for a Winnie the Pooh movie! ” - iheart_ny
 
19.
Bad Teacher (2011)
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A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her. (92 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
“ I may actually respect Cameron Diaz as an actress depending how she does in this one. ” - iheart_ny
 
20.
Larry Crowne (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college. (98 mins.)
Director: Tom Hanks
“ Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Nuff said. ” - iheart_ny
 
21.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization. (124 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Chris Evans. Dayumn. Nuff said. ” - iheart_ny
 
22.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. (118 mins.)
“ Looks actually kinda good for a romantic comedy. ” - iheart_ny
 
23.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ My life won't be the same without these movies, but I have got to see how they end! ” - iheart_ny
 
24.
Melancholia (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Looks really damn interesting. ” - iheart_ny
 
25.
Colombiana (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. (108 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton
“ I kind of want to see Zoe Salanda as a female assassin, a la Kill Bill. Could be good! ” - iheart_ny
 
26.
Carnage (2011)
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Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Based on one of my favorite plays, "God of Carnage", this seems to have the right people cast, to do the job right. ” - iheart_ny
 
27.
Sinatra (????)
The life story of legendary singer and actor, Frank Sinatra.
“ I look forward to any film being made about Sinatra. ” - iheart_ny
 
28.
The Iron Lady (2011)
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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
“ Meryl Streep, Oscar 2011! ” - iheart_ny
 
29.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ Stephen Daldry. Director of "The Hours", or one of the best films ever made. And, based on a favorite book of mine. ” - iheart_ny
 
30.
Young Adult (2011)
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Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Diablo Cody. ” - iheart_ny
 
31.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
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A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
“ A movie about Freud. I'm already intrigued. ” - iheart_ny
 
32.
J. Edgar (2011)
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J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint Eastwood directing a movie about how J. Edgar Hoover was secretly gay. And Leo DiCaprio in a gay role? All good reasons to look out for this one. ” - iheart_ny
 
33.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. (143 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Baz Luhrmann could really do this remake right. I hope he does! ” - iheart_ny
 
34.
Rock of Ages (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. (123 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
“ I'm a sucker for musicals, and I loved this show onstage. ” - iheart_ny
 
35.
Footloose (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (113 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
“ As I said, sucker for musicals. ” - iheart_ny
 
36.
Spring Awakening (????)
A coming-of-age story set in 19th-century Germany and centered on a group of teens discovering their sexuality.
“ This movie may never actually happen, but this is one of my favorite plays. The movie COULD be amazing, depending on who is cast. ” - iheart_ny
 
37.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ Looks like 9 to 5 on sterroids. Can't wait. ” - iheart_ny
 
38.
Take Shelter (2011)
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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (121 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
“ Looks like it could be something of a classic. I'm excited. ” - iheart_ny
 
39.
Apollo 18 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon. (86 mins.)
“ Well, it has a good trailer, which will make me watch it. It could be lousy, for all I know. ” - iheart_ny
 
40.
Violet & Daisy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan. (88 mins.)
“ The description speaks for itself. The kid from "The Lovely Bones" and "Atonement" killing people. I missed "Hanna", so this'll have to do. ” - iheart_ny