Most Anticipated Features (As Of Late 2011)

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1.
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
“ Fincher's back in black! ” - dextermorseisback
 
2.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ The most climactic finale ever! Go, Nolan! ” - dextermorseisback
 
3.
Hugo (2011)
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In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret 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
“ Scorsese, 3D, children's story... This I gotta see!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
4.
To the Wonder (2012)
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After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood. (112 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Beautiful all-star cast in Dear Old Terry's -currently untitled- latest... ” - dextermorseisback
 
5.
Skyfall (2012)
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Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Like any self-respecting Bond-buff, it should at least be in my Top 5! ” - dextermorseisback
 
6.
Prometheus (2012)
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Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team find a structure on a distant moon, but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Ridley's back in Alien territory! ” - dextermorseisback
 
7.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
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Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ Brad & Andrew back together! Can't wait... ” - dextermorseisback
 
8.
Man of Steel (2013)
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Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. (143 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ How Nolan will approach this character is a great reason to eagerly anticipate this particular installment! ” - dextermorseisback
 
9.
Gravity (2013)
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Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ Interesting sci-fi... Alfonso Cuaron fulfills his dream of becoming an astronaut... cinematically!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
10.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
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A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister. (123 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ Jimmy & the Vamps... A couple made in cult heaven!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
11.
Red Lights (2012)
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Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. (114 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
“ Interestingly mind-blowing concept by the director of Buried... ” - dextermorseisback
 
12.
Looper (2012)
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In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (119 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ Rian Johnson goes sci-fi!!! (and hopefully commercial) ” - dextermorseisback
 
13.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ Promising... ” - dextermorseisback
 
14.
1906 (????)
A young man discovers a series of secrets and lies that left San Francisco highly vulnerable to the fires that engulfed it in the aftermath of the historical 1906 earthquake.
Director: Brad Bird
“ They say this movie has the potential to gross as much as Titanic... We'll see... ” - dextermorseisback
 
15.
Song to Song (2017)
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Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas. (129 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Terry Malick Future Project #2: Can't Wait!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
16.
Dark Shadows (2012)
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An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Another serious vampire film of 2012... Plus an Alice Cooper cameo! Yay!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
17.
Les Misérables (2012)
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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Classic literature becomes all-star event movie... ” - dextermorseisback
 
18.
The Snowman (2017)
Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ Marty's answer to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
19.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ QT & Sacha Baron Cohen?! What the *beep* ” - dextermorseisback
 
20.
Knight of Cups (2015)
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A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women. (118 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Terry Malick Future Projct #3: Wait a minute... From making movies once a decade he's now getting more prolific than Woody Allen? Hell ,yes!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
21.
Twixt (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl... (88 mins.)
“ Coppola goes Tim Burton... Val Kilmer returns! ” - dextermorseisback
 
22.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo (????)
A look at how Jules Verne's classic character Captain Nemo created his underwater vessel, the Nautilus.
Director: James Mangold
“ Fincher goes child-friendly... Yeah! ” - dextermorseisback
 
23.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. (150 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Verbinski re-directs Depp in live-action... Yeah!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
24.
God Loves Caviar (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire... (101 mins.)
“ Giannis Smaragdis returns after El Greco to make us Greeks proud! ” - dextermorseisback
 
25.
The Master (2012)
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A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
“ PTA's back... ” - dextermorseisback
 
26.
Cosmopolis (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
“ Crony's back... ” - dextermorseisback
 
27.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
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A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max. (120 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ Mad Max is back... ” - dextermorseisback
 
28.
To Rome with Love (2012)
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The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. (112 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Not that I particlarly enjoy Woody Allen, but I simply love Benigni!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
29.
Inside Out (2015)
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After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. (95 mins.)
“ Nice title... Hope it ain't just the working one! ” - dextermorseisback
 
30.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ Martin McDonagh + Woody Harrelson = Killer Combination!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
31.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Kathryn's back... ” - dextermorseisback
 
32.
Dracula 3D (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood. (110 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Dario Argento returns ...in 3D stereoscopy! ” - dextermorseisback
 
33.
Anna Karenina (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Joe's back to classic literature... ” - dextermorseisback
 
34.
The Counselor (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Cormac McCarthy's first original screenplay!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
35.
Passion (2012)
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The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ A.k.a. the De Palma comeback!!! ” - dextermorseisback
 
36.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. (102 mins.)
“ BIGGER, BOLDER, BETTER... ” - dextermorseisback
 
37.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
“ Anton Corbijn, the world's greatest photographer, does John Le Carre... ” - dextermorseisback
 
38.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Hmmm... Bill Murray's back? ” - dextermorseisback
 
39.
Noah (2014)
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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
“ Darren goes big-budget... ” - dextermorseisback
 
40.
Flight (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ BOB ZEMECKIS IS BACK!!! HEAR THAT, CINEPHILES? ” - dextermorseisback