Top 12 Must-see Movies in 2011
flix are lighting up the big screen in the new year? We’ve rounded up the
best new films coming to a theater near you.
Movies to See With Your BFF
If you want to see a sappy love story, invite your best friend -- never a
boy (unless you’re trying to repel him). Alice in Wonderland’s Mia
Wasikowska is starring in two upcoming romances: Restless, a film about a
terminally ill girl’s crush on a quirky boy who likes to hang out at
funerals, and the classic Jane Eyre, which is based on Charlotte Bronte’s
If you’re looking for more of a bonding chick-flick experience, go see
Cracks. It follows the friendships (and the conflicts) between a
free-thinking teacher and the students at an elite British boarding school
Movies to See With a Crush
Dudes like action! Adventure! Thrills! Superheroes! The Green Hornet and
Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage are two of the most highly anticipated
action-adventure films of the year. Get in line early -- it will give you
two a chance to chat before the lights go dim.
Movies to See With Your Fam
If your siblings are tots, you’ll love watching these two animated films:
Gnomeo and Juliet, a twist on the Shakespeare tale, and Rango, a flick about
a chameleon (played by Johnny Depp) with an identity crisis.
Are your sibs more middle-school? Suggest a family movie night to go see
Mars Needs Moms! It’s about a 9-year-old whose mom is nabbed by Martians. Or
you can check out Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, which is based on
the second book in the popular series.
Movies to See With the Crew
Up-and-coming English actor Alex Pettyfer stars in I Am Number Four, a
sci-fi film that revolves around a group of Earth-bound teen
extraterrestrials who are being hunted by another alien species. Beastly, a
21st-century take on Beauty and the Beast, is also coming out.
Vanessa Hudgens stars opposite Pettyfer in Beastly, but make no mistake:
This is no Disney spin. Hudgens also goes girl-toting-machine-guns in the
wicked Sucker Punch. We must say we’re impressed with the no-fluff roles
Hudgens has landed lately. That should give you and your friends some good
convo when you go for lattes after the film.
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