Thursday, January 21, 2010

Previews: Movies to see in 2010 (July - December)


1. Knight and Day
Roy Miller is a secret agent who goes on a blind date with unlucky-in-love June Havens, and ends up pulling her into a journey to protect a powerful battery that holds the key to an infinite power source.

Directed by Two time Oscar winner, James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted & Walk the Line), it also stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. It is set to release on July 2, 2010.

2. The Last Airbender

This is the live-action adaptation of the first season of the Nickelodeon animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, which has its influences from Asian art, mythology, and various martial arts fighting styles. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), this is the first of a planned trilogy.

It is set to release on July 2, 2010.

3. Despicable Me
The world's #2 supervillain, Gru (Steve Carell) whose evil attempts are always thwarted by Vector (Jason Segel), the #1 supervillian; attempts to outdo Vector, as he starts plotting to steal the moon while he hides underground in a suburban neighborhood. His plot is jeopardized by three orphaned girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, and Elsie Fisher) who see him as a prospective father.

The movie also stars Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews and Will Arnett. It is set to release on July 9, 2010.

4. Predators
A group of elite human warriors will find themselves stranded on a planet home to Predators and must survive the horrors they encounter. Starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo and Lawrence Fishburn, it is set to release on July 9, 2010.

5. Inception
A contemporary science fiction thriller about a corporation that has developed a technology that can enter dreams and extract information from the human mind. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy and Michael Caine and directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Night).

It is set to release on July 16, 2010.

6. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
An average college student is reluctantly recruited to work for a sorcerer, who gives him a crash course in the art and science of magic to prepare him for a battle against the forces of darkness in modern Manhattan.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Nicolas Cage, Alfred Molina, Monica Bellucci and Jay Baruchel. It is set to release on July 16, 2010.

7. Salt

Evelyn Salt is a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. When she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy, Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world's most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence.

Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor; it is set to release on July 23, 2010.

8. Morning Glory
An aspiring news producer tries to save a failing morning show by getting control of its feuding anchors.
Its cast includes Rachael McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum and G-Unit. It is set to release on July 30, 2010.


1. The Other Guys
Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) are partnered NYPD detectives who work in the forensic accounting department and rarely see any action. Gamble is more than happy with his job while Hoitz has been assigned against his will after a public incident with his quick trigger finger. They idolize the city's top cops Danson (Dwayne Johnson) and Manzetti (Samuel L. Jackson), but when an opportunity arises for Gamble and Hoitz to step up, things do not quite go as expected.

Also starring are Eva Mendes, Anne Heche, Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan. It is set to release on August 6, 2010.

2. The Expendables
After years of unspeakable corruption that concludes with tragedies such as murder of American hostages and betrayal of foreign policies, and finally recognizing a way out of this terrible mess, the U.S. along with other Nations, equally seeking the end of this catastrophe, secretly put together a squad of its highest trained military personnel to finally over throw the dictator who has caused devastation in South America for over 20 years. The team sets out on its mission to complete the assassination, but with little help from the nations as they try to keep the mission secret. After they realize that there will be no outside help, they rely on their own sources to fight not only the dictator’s army but also the governments that set them up.

Written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, its ensemble cast includes Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren. It is set to release on August 20, 2010.


1. Guardians of Ga'Hoole
Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's.
Starring Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Taylor, David Wenham, Emilie de Ravin, Sam Niell, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten and Helen Miren; it is set to release on September 24, 2010.


1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Following Dumbledore's death, Voldermort has completed his ascension to power and gains control of the Ministry of Magic. Harry, Ron, and Hermione drop out of school so that they can find and destroy Voldermort's remaining three Horcruxes. They do not have much knowledge about the remaining Horcruxes except the possibility that two of them are objects that belonged to Hogwarts founders Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. As they search for the Horcruxes, the trio learn details about Dumbledore's past, as well as Snape's true motives.

It is set to release on November 19, 2010.


1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Edmund Pevensie and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb, find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world. Joining forces once again with their royal friend Caspian X and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond. On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan's Country - a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader - can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.
It is set to release on December 9, 2010.

2. Tron Legacy
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidante (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Also starring are Michael Sheen, John Hurt and Daft Punk. It is set to release on December 17, 2010.

3. Gulliver’s Travels
Based on the classic tale, although with an updated spin, Gulliver’s Travels follows travel writer Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) as he takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
It is set to release on December 22, 2010.