From the return of the Fockers and Harry Potter to promising remakes of Tron and True Grit, stay tuned for a winter of movie must-sees for 2010 and early 2011.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Release Date: Nov. 19th, 2010
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
This may be the darkest Harry Potter yet, with Harry, Hermione and Ron fighting against Lord Voldemort and the army of death eaters – all coming for Hogwarts. Part two is slated to be released in July 2011. See below to watch the official trailer.
Release date: Dec. 10, 2010
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany
Starring Hollywood heavyweights Angelina and Johnny, this movie is practically a guaranteed success! The plot sounds interesting, as well. A troubled American (Depp) travels to Italy to soothe his broken heart. He meets Elise (Jolie) and trouble ensues.
Release date: Dec. 17th
Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges
If you loved the 1982 version of TRON, you will love this fast-paced modern version in which Jeff Bridges returns as the computer programmer Flynn. It is shot in 3D and features a soundtrack by French music producers Daft Punk.
Release date: December 22, 2010
Starring: Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro
The Fockers and the Byrnes family are back in the third installment of this hit franchise. With two twin Fockers running around, male nurse Greg (Stiller) continues to be tested by his father-in-law, Jack (DeNiro). Barbra Streisand, Owen Wilson and Jessica Alba all make appearances in Little Fockers.
Release date: Dec. 1, 2010
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Darren Aronofsky directs this dark psychological thriller in which Portman stars as a ballerina in a twisted rivalry for the role of Swan Queen. Oscar buzz is already surrounding this film!
Release date: Dec. 25, 2010
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
The Coen Brothers have re-made this classic movie, originally starring John Wayne, for today’s generation. This Western has a stellar cast, with Bridges playing US Marshall Rooster Cogburn.
Release date: Dec. 10, 2010
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo
Based on a true story, boxer “Irish” Micky Ward (Wahlberg) tries to win a historic title, with the help of his brother and trainer, played by Bale.
Release date: Nov. 24, 2010
Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
Walt Disney Pictures has decided to bring to the big screen the wonderful story of Rapunzel. This computer-animated movie is sure to be a big hit for kids and adults alike.
The Green Hornet
Release date: January 14, 2011
Starring: Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou and Christoph Waltz
Newspaper publisher by day, and masked superhero by night, Britt Reid (AKA The Green Hornet) fights crime in Los Angeles. His martial arts expert Kato is never far from his side. Based on the classic 1930s radio series created by George Trendle.
Release date: November 5, 2010
Starring: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Ty Burrell
Based on a true story, Watts stars as CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose name was leaked by the Bush administration in an attempt to discredit her husband (Penn) who said the intelligence wasn’t there to justify invading Iraq.