Upcoming Movie Lusts for 2011: Part One

In light of the fact that there are quite a few upcoming movie lusts for me for 2011, I’ve decided after much deliberation that it’s probably best to break them up into a few posts, lest I bombard you with YouTube trailers. So here’s the first part…



Flying the flag for Australia on this one are Abbie Cornish and Emily Browning, plus there’s Jena Malone and uh… Vanessa Hudgens (a name I never wanted uttered on this blog, but there goes that). This one’s set in the 1950’s where a girl (Browning), who is wrongly institutionalised by her stepfather retreats to an alternative, what looks like post apocalyptic, yet futuristic, dungeons and dragons-y reality as a coping mechanism. As you do.

This one requires a whole other post on why I want to (it features sub machine guns and swords), yet don’t want to (stars Vanessa Hudgens, remember?) watch it, but at the end of the day – it’s directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) so it goes on my ‘Upcoming Movie Lust’ list.



THOR – April

The first of the Marvel Avengers movies for the year (second and third to feature in an upcoming post), and also with an Aussie as the headline act in Chris Hemsworth, Thor is tipped to be an epic adventure and is directed by none other than Kenneth Branagh (Harry Potter’s Gilderoy Lockhart). In a nutshell, it’s the story of the powerful but arrogant warrior, whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war thus leading to his banishment to Earth (again, as you do). It’s there that he meets his first love, learns what it means to be a true hero and becomes ones of Earth’s finest defenders. Also stars Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman.

To be honest, I’m not hugely anticipating this one, but it is based on a Marvel comic so it gets a spot on the list.




Starring Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard and Blake Lively, Green Lantern is based on yet another comic, thus earning it a coveted place on the ‘Upcoming Movie Lust’ list (growing up with two older brothers has given me a inherent interest in boy things, hence the comic appreciation). The Green Lantern Corps are a small, but powerful brotherhood of warriors each gifted with a special ring that grants the wearer infinite power. They are the protectors of peace and justice of the universe (talk about pressure) and when threatened by a new enemy, Parallax, their fate and the fate of Earth is in the hands of their newest recruit; the first human ever selected, Hal (Reynolds).




It seems the rivalry played out in Black Swan was so intense, it even carried over to off the set. Natalie Portman did No Strings Attached, so Mila Kunis does Friends With Benefits; both movies revolving around, well having a friend with benefits basically. I have to admit, I like Zoo Weekly’s line about it (whoever thought I’d be putting ‘like’ and ‘Zoo Weekly‘ in the same sentence?), “We thought no-strings sex with a female mate without the nagging and guilt trips was like a unicorn, only rarer.”

Well, apparently not considering there’s two movies in the space of seven months about it. There’s your unicorn!

Friends With Benefits also stars Justin Timberlake, and although seeming rather formulaic, it’s also looks like an easy, no fuss way to a good laugh.


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