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Published on January 26th, 2011 | by Staff

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Writer’s Room: Films of 2011

Today was a day for the Academy to look back at the previous year, and nominate the best films of 2010 for awards. Though we admit to having not yet seen all of the Oscar contenders, we’re already looking forward to 2011. There is something for everyone as we preview this year’s theatrical release calendar, including just from the sequel list the next Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, The Hangover Part Two, a new X-Men movie we’ve heard little about, another Transformers, and even more Mission: Impossible. Admittedly, though, there’s a paucity of sure-fire must-see interesting films in the near future, with the exception of the final Harry Potter installment, one of the few that many writers were dying to see.

We asked our staff for some of their thoughts, and here are a few we anxiously await. It should be clear- we haven’t seen anything listed here, and sometimes have not even seen a trailer!

Rita:

Dustin:

Heather:

Greg:

Ruth:

Ted:

Zoe:

Gbemiga:

  • Battle: Los Angeles- A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles. I don’t think i need to explain why I want to see this movie, the trailer does the job for me.
  • Priest - A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. The Church, guns, cool motorbikes, panoramic vistas and Vampires make this a movie i want to watch, although I’m a little hesitant since it stars Paul Bettany whose last movie Legion was such a disappointment. Legion somehow failed to create awesomeness with the combination of Angels, Apocalypse and Guns. Despite that I’m still waiting to see this movie.
  • Hanna - A 14-year-old who was raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine connects with a French family who look to help ease her into a more conventional life. Pasty young white kids + surprising amounts of violence + guns = I WANT TO SEE.
  • Oh, and somewhere in there, Limitless - A writer discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities. As his usage begins to change his life, he begins to consider the drug’s shadowy origins. I want to see this movie because I’ve had the same idea for quite a while i.e. what would happen if you could do anything you put your mind to? I don’t expect answers but i do expect to be very well entertained by this movie. (Editor’s Note: the original book, The Dark Fields, was excellent.)

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