Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have released a preview of their upcoming 2011 release slate for movies opening between January and December. The upcoming movies include: No Strings Attached, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Rango, Thor, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Captain America: The First Avenger, Footloose, Paranormal Activity 3, Puss in Boots, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.
No Strings Attached - January 21
In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly "no strings attached." "No strings" means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don't fall in love. The questions become - Can you have sex without love getting in the way? And can their friendship survive?
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never - February 11
"Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" is the inspiring true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin Bieber from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario to internet phenomenon to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden in 3-D.
Rango - March 4
From the director of "Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl" comes Rango, featuring Johnny Depp in an original animated comedy-adventure that takes moviegoers for a hilarious and heartfelt walk in the Wild West. The story follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango (Johnny Depp), a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt - a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures - the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt . . . until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be. With a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Nighy, Rango is an exciting new twist on the classic Western legend of the outsider who saves a town - and himself in the process.
Thor - May 6
The epic adventure Thor spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.
Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom - May 26
In "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom", Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
Super 8 - June 10
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - July 1
The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There's new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime "Transformers" character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.
Captain America: The First Avenger - July 22
Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the 'Super-Soldier Serum' and bombarded by 'vita-rays.' Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.
Footloose - October 14
Writer/Director Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow," " Black Snake Moan ") delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, " Footloose." Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont's local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister's troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.
Paranormal Activity 3 - October 21
The third installment of the popular horror franchise created by producer Oren Peli will once again terrify audiences across the country just in time for Halloween.
Puss in Boots - November 4
Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol - December 16
" Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol," the new film in the series which has grossed $2 billion dollars worldwide, will feature locations in Dubai, Moscow, Prague and Vancouver. The filmmakers have assembled a talented production team including Academy Award®-winning director of photography no0_person|Robert Elswit ("There Will Be Blood "), production designer no_persopn|Jim Bissell ("Good Night, And Good Luck. "), costume designer Michael Kaplan ("Star Trek "), Academy Award®-winning editor Paul Hirsch ("Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope ") and visual effects producer Tom C. Peitzman ("Alice in Wonderland "). Director Brad Bird wrote and directed " The Incredibles," which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. More recently, Brad Bird received both a Golden Globe and his second Oscar for Best Animated Feature with " Ratatouille."
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn - December 23
"The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn" is the first in the series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name " Hergé " and is due for release in 2011. The film stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.
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