2011 films to catch
Why is it that other "2011 upcoming films" posts and articles only list mainstream Hollywood flicks and commercial sequels that usually turn out celebrity vehicles or unimaginative ripoffs anyway? For this week's post, let's go a little out of our way and try to look at some films not listed by your typical movie site.
So there's no way we can say how the following films will do, but basing on trends, trailers, credits of the cast and crew as well as the apparent value of the released plot, we can somehow gauge their critical or commercial success, not to mention value other than money and credible vox populi.
There Be Dragons by Roland Joffe (May)
|Charlie Cox as Josemaria Escriva in There Be Dragons. Photo by Michael Lichtenstein.|
"This movie has been made for all human beings, with the sure knowledge that all human beings count, and all human beings have value, and all human beings ... are capable of being saints," Joffé, an agnostic, said in a behind-the-scenes video. The film tells of a fictionalized account of Manolo Torres, a tempestuous soldier, and his childhood friend Saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, caught in the middle of war-torn, anti-clerical Spain.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn by Steven Spielberg (December)
|Property of Dreamworks|
Of Gods and Men by Xavier Beauvois (February 25 in the US)
|Property of Sony Classics Pictures|
Tree of Life by Terrence Malick (May)
|screenshot from trailer of The Tree f Life distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures|
Water for Elephants by Francis Lawrence (April)
|Property of Fox.|
Kung Fu Panda 2 by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (May)
|Property of Dreamworks.|
The Hobbit by Peter Jackson (December)
|The Hobbit fan art.|
War Horse by Steven Spielberg (December)
|Property of Dreamworks Pictures|