My anticipated favorites for 2011

25 Movies I really want to see this year!
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1.
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 look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

My coment: coming from Cronenberg, this is a huge deal, and yet again with Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel, after their stunning performances in "Eastern Promises". This may be Viggo's next nomination for best actor and perhaps best secundary actress for Keira Knightley. Also Michael Fassbender makes the cut. In my opinion, and because Keira Knightley is my favourite actress, and all the others actors very good in what they do, "A Dangerous Method" might be one of the best movies of the year. Not to mention the fabulous work of Cronenberg. I like the pictures so far, love the story, I expect the rest will be amazing as well. ” - Junovi-Fernandes
 
2.
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
“ The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.

My coment: This movie is about to open the human mind and makes go emotional. The trailer is absolutely beautiful, some pictures look great. I just want to hear the soundtrack and really see the movie. It's not to far. We only will have to wait for 26th May. We can expect great jobs from Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, even Jessica Chastain, who looks amazing. I'm not familiar with Terrence Malick's works but this one seems pretty good. Oscar worthy. ” - Junovi-Fernandes
 
3.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
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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
“ The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort's final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

My coment: I love the Harry Potter saga. Magic everywhere. This chapter, and, happily, the last will be a huge hit. A giant blockbuster. At this moment I can dream: I wish the Academy recognizes fantasy again this year, like 2003 with "The Lord of the Rings: the return of the king", although not with many awards, but some. I hope it to be the grand finally as the say. With many surprises. ” - Junovi-Fernandes
 
4.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
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Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. (136 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

My coment: I know that sequels can ve very tiresome. But this is Captain Jack Sparrow, not Shrek. Another summer adventure, since last year was a mess. In this turn is Penelope Cruz (not very excited, but okay), Ian McShane looks fantastic and he'll bring new black colours to the movie. And Gemmar Ward, a mermaid? Finally they brought mermaids to a pirates movie. They're already planning the fifth instalment, I hope they do. ” - Junovi-Fernandes
 
5.
Contagion (2011)
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Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
“ An action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.

My comment: I expect great accomplishments in this particular movie. Yet again, there's far too many famous or good actors. That might be good, or some big *beep* I don't enjoy Matt Damon's and Gwyneth Paltrow's work, the only reason I have high expectations is because the movie is a sci-fi, and along the way there is Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet and Laurence Fishburne. They'll save the movie, for sure. ” - Junovi-Fernandes
 
6.
Hanna (2011)
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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
“ A 16-year-old 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.

My comment: I always get excited for Joe Wright's movies. I am a huge fan o "Atonement" and especially "Pride and Prejudice". This can be a big jump for Wright. Saoirse Ronan stars in it, and my second favourite lady/actress Cate Blanchett, so there's many reasons why this is one of my favourites of 2011. I don't like the soundtrack, its not my type, but considering it an action movie, it might work very well. ” - Junovi-Fernandes
 
7.
Jane Eyre (2011)
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A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. (120 mins.)
“ A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

My comment: Michael Fassbender is everywhere, in Jane Eyre too. But thats nice, he's a worthy actor. This movie will surely be one of my favourites of the year after I watch it. Having Judi Dench in it, just like in "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) make of this movie a must-see. Mia Wasikowska, her name doesn't even seems difficult to pronounce anymore, or write, for that matters, will bring a new portraite of another great character. ” - Junovi-Fernandes
 
8.
Bel Ami (2012)
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A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women. (102 mins.)
“ A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's most influential and wealthy women.

My comment: I'm not a Robert Pattinson fan, but I'm a Uma Thurman giant fan. This is not "Kill Bill", still I'm excited. The plot is very interesting. And Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci are in it. And thats enough. ” - Junovi-Fernandes
 
9.
Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
10.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
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Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. (113 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
 
11.
Melancholia (2011)
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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (130 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
12.
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
 
13.
Sleeping Beauty (2011)
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A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires. (101 mins.)
Director: Julia Leigh
 
14.
Rango (2011)
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Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. (107 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
15.
The Eye of the Storm (2011)
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Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die. (114 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
16.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
17.
Immortals (2011)
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Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. (110 mins.)
 
18.
Insidious (2010)
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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
19.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
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In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
20.
Water for Elephants (2011)
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Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife. (120 mins.)
 
21.
The Beaver (2011)
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A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating. (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
 
22.
Hugo (2011)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
23.
Last Night (2010)
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The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted to. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love. (93 mins.)
Director: Massy Tadjedin
 
24.
Coriolanus (2011)
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. (123 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
 
25.
Dream House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling. (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan