We’re already 2 months into 2011, but here are my picks for the most anticipated films I want to see in 2011. It looks already like there are a lot of potentially good films for this year, but you never know until they’re released. Two films that I can guarantee I’ll be in a theater seat on opening day for, are: The Tree Of Life and Now. It’s been 6 years since writer/director Terrence Malick’s last film, The New World (2005), and I am a diehard Malick fan. He’s simply one of the 10 Best Directors alive, even with his very short list of films. The Tree Of Life will be only his fifth film in a 40-year career. I’ve seen the other 4, which includes The Thin Red Line (1998), my favorite World War II movie of all time and one of my Top 10 Movies of all time. Ever since Gattaca (1997), I’ve been waiting for another great sci-fi/futuristic film from writer/director Andrew Niccol. The concept for Now sounds incredible and the cast is pretty damn good too! Not much is known at this time about the film, but I’m VERY psyched to see it.
The Adjustment Bureau – Could this be another great action/thriller film with Matt Damon like the Bourne movies? Not sure, but it looks like a cross between Mad Men and The Bourne Identity (2002). Both of which I love!
Limitless – The concept for this film looks very cool. Hopefully its execution lives up to its trailer, which has me intrigued.
The Lincoln Lawyer – It’s great to see Matthew McConaughey back as a lawyer after his incredible role in A Time To Kill (1996). Not sure if this film will be good or not. It’s borderline for me based on the trailer, but I’m curious.
The Conspirator – I’m always interested in a Robert Redford film, whether he’s in front of or behind the camera. In this case, he’s the director of this interesting looking film about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. I’m always a sucker for a well-made historical film or a courtroom film. Here we have both!
Water For Elephants – This is one of those films that will either be sappy crap or Oscar-bait. It could go either way, but the trailer got me interested.
Now – Writer/Director Andrew Niccol brings this incredible sounding concept about “buying eternal youth” to the screen with an incredible cast starring: Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Wilde, Matthew Bomer, and Amanda Seyfried. Talk about the who’s who of young Hollywood talent right now!
Immortals – Director Tarsem Singh’s follow-up to The Fall (2006) and The Cell (2000). I can guarantee this film will visually look interesting. It’s got Henry Cavill (the new Superman) and Mickey Rourke.