Yesterday, while I was pondering what to post about today, I hurried out to the mailbox (hurried because it was COLD!) to see what my grumpy mailman had brought me. Yay, no bills! And, yay, the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly! And bonus, it's the 2011 Movie Preview issue.
Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge movie fan. So in honor of this, I decided to share which movies I'm looking forward to this year along with some trailers.
I Am Number Four (out Feb. 18) -- This movie is based on the young adult novel by Pittacus Lore (a pen name of James Frey -- yeah, that James Frey, but I'm trying not to think about that whole Million Little Pieces fiasco). It's about a teenage boy who has extraordinary powers, one of nine young people who came to this planet from a planet called Lorien. An enemy is hunting the nine, and Numbers One through Three have already been killed Number Four is next because they can only be killed in order. The screenplay is by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, creators of Smallville, and Marti Noxon, who worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as newer shows like Grey's Anatomy.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (out May 20) -- I have to admit I had mixed feelings for a long time about this movie because, being a big fan of the Elizabeth and Will storyline I didn't know if it'd feel right without them. But the trailer looks great, and let's face it, Johnny Depp is freaking awesome. Just ask Tawny. :) Plus, it's Jack Sparrow looking for the Fountain of Youth and Ian McShane as Blackbeard!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (July 15)-- I'm so looking forward to this movie, and not at the same time. I so want to see how the movie is done, can't wait to see Ron and Hermione finally have their kiss, but when the credits roll at the end it'll all be...over. I suspect I won't be the only person shedding tears at the theater.
Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (Nov. 18)-- Following in the footsteps of Harry Potter's last film, Stephanie Meyer's last book in her Twilight series will be split into two parts.
Cowboys & Aliens (July 29) -- Daniel Craig. Harrison Ford. And, I kid you not, cowboys fighting alien invaders. It sounds nutty, but I saw the trailer back when I saw Deathly Hallows, Part 1, and it sucked me in. Maybe because it was so unexpected.
Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22) -- What can I say? I loves me some superhero movies.
Thor (May 6) -- Remember what I just said about superhero movies? :)
Red Riding Hood (March 11) -- A much darker, much different telling of the classic tale. The trailer I saw at the theater looked great.
Green Lantern (June 17) -- Superhero movie!
Are you looking forward to any of these movies? What other ones are on your must-see list for 2011?