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The Most Anticipated Movies Of Spring 2011

February 23, 2011 6:47 PM

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Summit Entertainment/Nicholas Cage

Drive Angry (Feb 25)

In this high speed 3-D action-thriller, a vengeful father escapes from hell and is on a mission seeking revenge from men who killed his wife and kidnapped his daughter. Starring Nicolas Cage, you know this one has some good potential. The suspenseful trailer offers glimpses of Cage’s cunning performance in Gone in 60 Seconds. Any time that man gets behind the wheel, you’re guaranteed some adrenaline-rushing scenes along with an onslaught of special effects. Drive Angry 3-D is rated R.

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Warner Bros. Pictures/Owen Wilson

Hall Pass (Feb 25)

This is one of those comedies that looks to instill paralyzing laughs. From the directors of There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber, the storyline is simple: wives let their arrogant husbands off the leash and free them from the constraints of marriage for a week. However, little do the husbands know how much times have changed, and scoring with women isn’t that easy these days. Owen Wilson stars in this rated R movie.

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Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies/Rango

Rango (Mar 4)

An animated-adventure film directed by Gore Verbinski starring Johnny Depp as a chameleon! Rango, rated PG, is the making of a hero standing up and fighting for a town with his crazy critter friends. That’s all you need to know. This movie looks hilarious! Take the wife, the kids, or maybe even your girlfriend because it’s fun stories like these that bring people together.

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Rogue Pictures/Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight(Mar 4)

A college graduate who has yet to find his place in society takes a job at a video store when the girl of his dreams walks in and invites him to a party. The night to follow would prove to be an epic life altering experience providing tons of comic scenes along the way. In this comedy, rated R, Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer make for a quartet of busting up laughter.

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Universal Pictures/Matt Damon

The Adjustment Bureau (Mar 4)

A successful politician with bright hopes for the future has fallen head over heels for a ballet dancer, but upon pursuing his dream career and discovering his newly found love he stumbles upon a suspicious agency that controls the fate of the world, the Adjustment Bureau. His new relationship is not the foreseen predestined fate he was supposed to have and so the agents will do everything they can to prevent it from happening. Against a wave of overwhelming odds, he must either give up on love and accept a predetermined path, or lay it all on the line to defy inevitability and be with her. The plot shows glimpses of the Bourne Identity films, so it’s no surprise that Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this sci-fi, action, romance thriller, rated PG-13!

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Sony Pictures/Battle Los Angeles

Battle Los Angeles (Mar 11)

Alien forces attack the Earth and Los Angeles is the battleground for civilization’s ultimate showdown. UFO sightings have always been a skeptical yet ominous thought plaguing the minds of humans, but now the fear becomes reality, and the world holds its breath, possibly its last. The special effects in the trailer are mind blowing! This thrilling action sci-fi, rated PG-13, directed by Jonathan Liebesman has great expectations as Liebesman was the recipient of a Hollywood young Filmmaker Award in 2000. Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan star in the leading roles.

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Walt Disney Pictures/Mars Needs Moms

Mars Needs Moms (Mar 11)

In this Disney production, rated PG, Martians come to planet Earth and kidnap mommies everywhere to take home for their own children! Oh no, what will the kids do to save their moms?! A clever and funny animated-adventure-family film directed by Simon Wells starring Seth Green, Mindy Serling, Dan Fogler and Joan Cusack, Mars Needs Moms will have your kids promising to eat their vegetables!

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Warner Bros. Pictures/Amanda Seyfried

Red Riding Hood (Mar 11)

We all know the famous story of Red Riding Hood, but who would have ever imagined to see it come to life before our eyes in the theatre? Based in medieval times with a bloodthirsty werewolf, along with some very unique plot twists, this highly anticipated fantasy-romance is going to be much more than a picture book storytelling experience, rated PG-13. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, already well-known for ‘Twilight’ film based on the book series, her work for this film looks to be equally promising.

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Rogue Pictures/Robert De Niro

Limitless (Mar 18)

An ambitious author looking to make a name for himself hits a serious wall of writer’s block and stumbles upon an untested drug that allows him to become a genius mastermind artist! Upon being showered by fame and glory some shady characters learn of his true inspiration and try to get a hold of the secret formula, but he has plans of his own. Limitless, not yet rated, is an action, sci-fi fiction thriller directed by Neil Burger starring Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel and Tomas Arana.

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Universal Pictures/Paul

Paul (Mar 18)

Paul, the name of a common man, but movie goers are about to find out that an ordinary name doesn’t mean much when you pick up a hitchhiking alien near Area 51. Greg Mottola director of ‘Super Bad’ has teamed up with actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Seth Rogen to bring us this hilarious action comedy, rated R. While outrunning federal agents and keeping their new alien friend undercover, two nerdy friends on a road trip have a change of plans and set out on a mission to get Paul home.

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Warner Bros. Pictures/Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch (Mar 25)

If you enjoy movies with a little flair for the imaginative, but still enjoy action and fighting scenes, then this one is definitely for you. Sucker Punch is a story of a young girl who has been institutionalized into an asylum. Imprisoned behind walls far from freedom, she and the other inmates plan their escape. The action-fantasy is directed by Zack Snyder known for his epic film 300, describes it as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns.” Starring Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish, the film is rated R.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films/Resurrection of the Christ

Resurrection of the Christ (Apr 4)

Basically the sequel to Passion of the Christ, the Resurrection of the Christ picks up after Jesus’ crucifixion on the cross. However, the focus is said to be less on Jesus himself and more on the surrounding characters such as Pontius Pilate, Herod, Caiaphas and Judas. A trailer has yet to be released. The spiritual-religious phenomena based on a true story and directed by Jonas McCord is sure to receive lots of talk.

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20th Century Fox/Rio

Rio (Apr 8 )

In Rio, rated PG, a rare macaw bird named Blu thought to be the last of his species discovers he is not alone, and so he sets out to find his companion flying south from Minnesota all the way to Rio De Janeiro. Together, he and his new girl bird friend seek much adventure. This 3-D animated-comedy-family film is directed by Carlos Saldanha, maker of Ice Age. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez, and Jake T. Austin this is a compelling story of love, friendship and life’s unforgettable experiences.

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Universal Pictures/Franco and McBride

Your Highness (Apr 8 )

Prince Fabious’ bride is kidnapped so he and his ridiculously lazy brother Thaddeus embark on a quest to save the princess! This comedy-fantasy, rated R, is sure to have you falling out of your seat from laughter. Directed by David Gordon Green, the man who brought us Pineapple Express and starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, Toby Jones and Michael Clarke Duncan, you can look forward to peeing your pants and having a grand ole time.

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The Weinstein Company/Apollo 18

Apollo 18 (Apr 22)

NASA’s cancelled trip back to the moon in the 1970s left many serious doubts about why we didn’t return, so what if we had? This sci-fi thriller, NR, directed by Gonzalo Lopez explores the urban legend of potential extraterrestrial life. Yes that’s right, maybe E.T. really does live on the moon! If you are fascinated by the unknown or just have a nag for unsolved mysteries, then you might want to check this one out.

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20th Century Fox/Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants (Apr 22)

A ninety year old man looks back on his younger days as a veterinary student where he abandons his studies after his parents were killed and jumps aboard a traveling circus train. Little did he know that he would go on to discover true love, encountering unique circumstances along the way. It sounds like a chick-flick, but any woman would tell you that sitting through it will make you more of a man. Based on the bestselling book, Water for Elephants, NR, is a compelling romance-drama directed by Francis Lawrence starring Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz and Reese Witherspoon.

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Walt Disney Pictures/Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (May 20)

The saga of Captain Jack Sparrow continues with another thrill-seeking adventure on a quest to find the fabled Fountain of Youth! Sparrow teams up Barbossa, but they are not the only ones that have their eyes set on the fascinating treasure. We are introduced to a new nemesis, legendary pirate Blackbeard played by Ian McShane, and his temptress daughter, Penelope Cruz, who catches the eye and perhaps the heart, of Sparrow. Treachery, betrayal, romance and surprise are the centerfold of what looks to be another exciting tale. Rob Marshall directs the film, NR, taking over the reigns from Gore Verbinski. Sorry ladies and gents, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are not included.

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Warner Bros. Pictures/The Hangover Part 2

The Hangover Part 2 (May 30)

They’re doing a sequel to the Hangover? Wow, I’m sure nobody saw this coming. The party continues when the wolfpack, Phil, Stu, Alan, Doug and their pet monkey, roam freely through the streets of Bangkok! This time it's Stu's wedding! In what promises to be another hilarious, over the top comedy directed by Todd Phillips, The Hangover Part 2 has the guys encounter some unexpected foreign affairs. Instead of a Vegas style bachelor party Stu opts for a simple brunch, but as we all know, things can become spontaneous very quickly. Starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha, this movie looks to cap off an amazing spring at the box office.

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