The Top 10 Films That Are Gonna Kick 2011's Ass
5. Scre4m/Scream 4 - April 15
Source: Dimension Films
It’s almost here, people. Wes Craven has finally returned with his fourth installment of the insanely popular Scream series. Some early reviews have come in from a few bloggers lucky enough to get a sneak peak at Scre4m and their reports have actually been really positive. Word on the Internets is that the opening sequence is the best of the series and the ensemble cast once again brings their best horror work to the table. There hasn’t been a lot of information about what the actual plot is for this one, but based on the trailer, a lot of sexy chicks get terrorized by the Ghostface killer in classic Craven fashion. As usual, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, and Courteney Cox star. Can’t. Wait.
4. Cowboys & Aliens - July 29
Source: Universal Studios
Based on our interview with Jon Favreau at Comic-Con 2010, Cowboys & Aliens could go on to become the best sci-fi western ever made. From the graphic novel of the same name and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell, Cowboys & Aliens takes place in the year 1873 where a stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution and is forced to set his differences aside in order to fight off an alien spaceship that crash lands in the middle of the city. This is like a John Ford film with an insane action budget. It should also not be taken lightly. Not only has Favreau gotten better as a director with each and every film he’s directed, the guy also has a serious knack for making insanely great movies based on comic books.
3. The Hangover: Part II - May 26
Source: Warner Bros.
Not a lot of info about this film has been released, but it’s damn obvious that Todd Phillips probably won’t let any of us down in the sequel to the 2009 comedy fiesta The Hangover. All that’s really known about the plot up to this point is that Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis), and Doug (Justin Bartha) all travel to Bangkok for Stu’s wedding. Every classic character from the first installment is sure to make an appearance and the cast and crew probably have a few wild tricks up their sleeves as well. Who knows what kind of crazy s**t these dudes are gonna get into in Thailand?
2. Captain America: The First Avenger - July 22
Source: Paramount Pictures
Fans around the world have been getting sneak peaks at the upcoming Captain America feature film starring Chris Evans since the second they started shooting. Needless to say, it looks hella sweet. First off, the casting of Chris Evans as legendary hero Steve Rogers is nothing short of perfect. Evans was easily the best thing in the Fantastic Four series and hopefully for us all, he’ll be bringing his A-game to this Joe Johnston-directed action bonanza. Having Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith) play Red Skull should also be a reason to be pumped for Captain America: The First Avenger.
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - July 15
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
The second installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is easily the most anticipated film of 2011. Ending a series as popular and successful as the Harry Potter franchise will not only be the biggest news on the face of the entertainment planet, it’s also going to instantly depress die-hard wizards-in-training obsessed with the world J. K. Rowling created with the flick of her wand.
The final film of the now-classic series that everyone has come to adore will show Harry, Ron, and Hermione on their mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality. Part 1 of the series has already taken in over $900 million worldwide and I wouldn’t be surprised if Part 2 goes on to become the highest grossing film of 2011.
The other amazing thing about this release is that we all know it’s going to be unbelievable from start to finish.