10 Must See Movies for 2011

10. Green Lantern
A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
I am very nervous about watching another “superhero” movie because a lot of the time I’ve ended disappointed. However, come on, Ryan Reynolds! OMG, he is so hot! The casting of this movie seems to be perfect. Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins and the list goes on!

9. Captain America: The First Avenger
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers’s volunteer for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals.
Talk about cast, Chris Evans, Stanley Gucci, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, and the list goes on! I am a sucker for a great cast, and this one my dear, seems to top it off. This is a movie for the people; that “I’m proud to be an American” feeling.

8. Cars Two
Racing star Lightning McQueen teams up with his best friend Mater for an international adventure as they go up against the world’s fastest cars.
Cars One was an amazing movie. It was funny, exciting, and even included romance. I believe that part two would be even better. I am happy to know that they did not change the cast, except for Doc Hudson, out of respect for Paul Newman, who died in 2008. If you have not watched the trailers yet, it’s a must see. The colors are brilliant and the action, expeditious. This movie is a must see for the family.

7. Thor
The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
If you in to video games and superheroes, than this movie is for you. Thor is a 2011 American superhero film based on the comic book character of the same name published by Marvel Comics and is the fourth film released as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Kenneth Branagh, written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and Stellan SkarsgÆ”’Â¥rd.[5][6] The film tells the story of Thor, a god who is exiled from his homeland of Asgard to Earth. While there, he builds a relationship with scientist Jane Foster. However, Thor must stop his brother Loki, who intends to become the new king of Asgard.

6. Contagion
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.
There is not much out yet about this movie, but if you liked The Bourne Ultimatum, PU 39 or The Informant, than you are a Scott Z. Burns fan!

5. 30 Minutes or Less
30 Minutes or Less is an upcoming German/Canadian/American adventure comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson. It is produced by Columbia Pictures and funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandanburg, and based loosely on the Collar bomb case, an unusual 2003 bank robbery which occurred in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The plot begins after hiring an assassin to murder his father for his insurance money, meaty antagonist Dwayne and moronic partner in crime Travis kidnap a pizza delivery driver and force him to rob a bank with a bomb vest attached to his chest with a 9-hour timer to pay for the job to be done. This would be a hilarious movie for the “boys” to have their men time. I can see my boyfriend, Matt, now.

4. Melancholia
Two sisters find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth.
This movie is designed to make you think about us humans and our behaviors toward one another. We follow two sisters till the bitter end. Justine, played by Kirsten Dunst. A melancholic by the grace of God, she has a hard time finding her place in the world and assuming all its empty rituals, but feels more at home when the world draws near its end. And then her sensible big sister Claire, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, who thrives in the world and consequently finds it hard to say goodbye to it. Before the shooting started, Pen©lope Cruz cancelled because of other engagements and Kirsten Dunst got the lead instead. And the collaboration, says Lars von Trier, was a pleasant surprise.
I am not a big Kirsten Dunst fan but Lars von Trier had some good things to say about her. “I think she is one hell of an actor. She is much more nuanced than I thought and she has the advantage of having had a depression of her own. All sensible people have,” Lars von Trier says.
“She helped me a lot. First she had taken photos of herself in that situation so I could see how she looked. How she was present and smiling, but with a completely blank stare. She really pulls that off rather well.”

3. The Hangover Two
Right after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.
If you did not love part one, and then something is wrong with you. Now if you do love part one, are you in for the ultimate trilogy. Customer reviews are up to chart on this one from seven to ten stars! This movie evens let you in on more details of each character personal lives, so you feel closer to them. Even though it’s almost exactly like the first one, there are some changes that will make you laugh your head off. Instead of a baby, there is a monkey in the room, Stu had a Mike Tyson style tattoo, Alan’s hair is shaved and somehow Mr. Chow from the first film is there. It’s a must see.

2. Super 8
After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate the creepy phenomenon.
When it comes to paranormal and thrillers, you can always trust on J J Abrams and Steven Spielberg to make your fears come true. In 1979 in Dayton, Ohio a group of teenagers is making a movie with Super 8 mm film when they witness a train crash. They suspect it was not an accident. There are disappearances and unexplained events around town, and the local deputy investigates the cause of the events leading to the discovery of something inhuman. Watch the trailers! Portal 2, a game from Valve Software, which was released on April 19, 2011, contains a short interactive trailer for the movie created in the Source Engine and shows the events of the train crash. Walking through the aftermath of the crash, the player comes to view a train car with an armored door. Something smashes the door open, but the trailer cuts to black, and is followed by the roar of an escaped creature. If that doesn’t freak you out and make you want to see what the heck is going on, than hey, good luck with that.

1. Machine Gun Preacher
The story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who’ve been forced to become soldiers.
What could be sexier than a man finding God? Oh yeah, Gerard Butler finding God! If you did not know, I am highly obsessed with Gerard ( GeeGee) and that is why “I” make this a number one must see movie of 2011! I am sorry folks, let me calm down (and breathe).
Gerard Butler stars as Reverend Sam Childers, known as “the machine gun preacher”. Michelle Monaghan co-stars as his wife, Lynn Childers; Oscar nominee Michael Shannon portrays Childers’s best friend, Donnie; Madeline Carroll plays Childers’s daughter, Paige; Kathy Baker plays Childers’s mother, Daisy Childers; and Souleymane Sy Savane plays Deng, Childers’s right hand in Africa. The screenwriter is Jason Keller. There is not much information out yet on this movie, but I promise you, I will be on the lookout for the trailers!