Anticipated Movie Releases for Fall / Winter 2011

Here is a list of some future movie releases I’m looking forward to. Hopefully with more to come.


1. The Rum Diary

Due to be Released: October 2011

Director: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins

Synopsis: “Paul Kemp is a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean.”

2. Martha Marcy May Marlene

Due to be Released: July-October 2011

Director: Sean Durkin

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes

Synopsis: “Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.”

3. We Bought a Zoo

Due to be Released: December 2011

Director: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Matt Damon, Elle Fanning, Scarlett Johansson

Synopsis: “Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.”

4. Pearl Jam Twenty

Due to be Released: Sept. 2011

Director: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell, Layne Staley

Synopsis: “A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.”

5. Anonymous

Due to be Released: Sept. 2011

Director: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Rhys Ifans , Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis

Synopsis: “A political thriller about who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare– Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford– set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.”

6. Dream House

Due to be Released: Sept. 2011

Director: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts

Synopsis: “Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.”

7. The Way

Due to be Released: Sept. 2011

Director: Emilio Estevez

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen,

Synopsis: “An American father travels to France to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling “El camino de Santiago” from France to Santiago de Compostela (Spain).”

8. Take Shelter

Due to be Released: Oct. 2011

Director: Jeff Nichols

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Baker

Synopsis: “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.”

9. Red State

Due to be Released: Oct. 2011

Director: Kevin Smith

Starring: Melissa Leo, Michael Parks, John Goodman

Synopsis: “Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.”

10. The Skin I Live In

Due to be Released: August 2011

Director: Pedro Almod³var

Starring: Antonio Banderas , Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes

Synopsis: “Based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel “Mygale”, this revenge tale tells the story of a plastic surgeon on the hunt for the men who raped his daughter.”

11. This Must Be the Place

Due to be Released: 2011

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Starring: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch

Synopsis: “A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.”

12. Prettyface

Due to be Released: 2011

Director: Jessica Janos

Starring: Daveigh Chase, Lorraine Nicholson, Flea

Synopsis: “In the summer of 1969, Jenna, a rebellious sixteen-year old girl, abandoned by her deadbeat mom, steals a horse named Prettyface from her best friend’s family and plans to ride across the United States. When Marlena, her naive and very square best friend follows her on her pony, what follows alters their lives forever.”

13. M

Due to be Released: 2011

Director: David Michaels

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jason Lee, Kieran Culkin, Alanis Morissette

Synopsis: “It’s an otherworldly comedy juxtaposing the touching and human with wacky characters and irreverent humor; an intoxicating elixir of Tim Burton’s ‘Beetlejuice’, Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Amelie’ and ‘Micmacs’.” — Dave Matthews is reportedly composing the soundtrack.

*All Synopsis Quotes from IMDB