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Super is an action comedy film about an everyday guy (Rainn Wilson) who transforms himself into wannabe superhero the Crimson Bolt after his wife leaves him for Jacques (Kevin Bacon), a suave drug-dealer. Joined by teen-sidekick Libby (Ellen Page), the duo engage in war against crime and look to take down Jacques and his empire. Directed by James Gunn, Super stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon. The film opens on April 1, 2011 on a limited release.
Bridesmaids is a comedy centered on two women battling to plan their friend’s wedding party. Directed by Paul Feig, Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. The film opens on May 13, 2011.
Each year, there are a string of films that everyone anticipates. In 2011, there are aplenty of films from sci-fi to animation and action packed films that await with majority of the films showing during the summer.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the third film in the Transformers film series. Directed by Michael Bay once again, the film stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, Tyrese Gibson with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replacing Megan Fox. (July 1, 2010)
Super 8 is one of the most anticipated film in 2011 by no other than Cloverfield and Lost producer J.J. Abrams. The film stars Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka and Kyle Chandler. (June 10, 2011)
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens is a sci-fi action fantasy film directed by the director of Iron Man & Iron Man 2, Jon Favreau. The film stars Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell. (July 29, 2011).
Thor is a superhero film based on the comic book by Marvel Comics. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Frankenstein), the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman. (May 6, 2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Directed by Rob Marshall (Nine, Memoirs of a Geisha), the film stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and Gemma Ward. (May 20, 2011)
Battle: Los Angeles
Battle: Los Angeles is an action sci-fi film about an alien invasion in Los Angeles. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan and Aaron Eckhart. (March 11, 2011)
Rango is an animated film about a chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero. Directed by Gore Verbinski, the film stars Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant. (March 4, 2011)
Green Lantern is yet another action-packed sci-fi film based on a comic book. Directed by Martin Campbell), the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard. (June 17, 2011)
Sucker Punch is an action-packed fantasy thriller film directed by 300 Director Zack Snyder. The film stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino. (March 25, 2011).
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class is the fifth installment of X-Men film series and is the prequel to the first three X-Men movies. X-Men: First Class takes a trip back to the 1960 before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Zoë Kravitz, Jason Flemyng. (June 3, 2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. Directed by Joe Johnston, the film stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Tommy Lee Jones. (July 22, 2011)
Cars 2 is Disney-Pixar animated film and the sequel of Cars. Directed by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis, the film stars the voice of Owen Wilson, Michael Caine and John Turturro. (June 24, 2011)
Kung Fu Panda 2
Kung Fu Panda 2 is an action comedy animated film and the sequel to the Kung Fu Panda. Directed by Jennifer Yuh, the film stars the voice of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Lucy Liu, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh, James Hong, James Woods. (May 26, 2011)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is the sequel to Sherlock Holmes. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. (December 16, 2011)
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Plenty of Action in 2011
With so many great films airing during Summer 2011 alone, 2011 will be a great year for the film industry. However, majority of the films are either based on comic books or are sequels.