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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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