The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: Excitement!

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Here's my top 5! It's been really fun writing all these previews as brief as they were. Looking back, there may not be 50 great movies coming out next year, but I'm still looking forward to all of these movies!


The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: Booya Top 10!

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There's only 10 (really 11) spots left so I won't bore you with my musings. On to the countdown!


The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: New franchises!

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We're nearing the top 10 and these next five movies are all based on existing books/comic books, none of which have ever been adapted to the screen. Exciting new franchises are what 2011 is all about! All five have potential to make big money at the box office and if that happens, there's going to be sequels to four of those movies. Which is great, because who can't get enough of the same stuff? I really don't mind sequels and in fact, sometimes the sequels are better than the original. The Dark Knight, The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Terminator 2. There's at least ten more that I can think of, but you get the idea. All of these movies took the original and either reworked the setting and plot or just made the same movie again, only more perfectly. So if any of these movies enjoy box office success, here's to hoping they end up in that same list and not like the Matrix Reloaded.


The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: Keeping things in perspective.

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I know this sounds ridiculous coming from the guy who's writing about upcoming movies and how excited I am, but I always have to keep my expectations in check. Sure, I'm excited for these movies, but when expectations are so high, it's easy to be let down by a movie that's really good. People expect big things out of blockbuster movies - especially those that are sequels. Take for example, Iron Man 2. The movie was quite good, but I think a lot of people, myself included, got caught up in how great it was going to be. The expectations were near impossible to live up to. I'm trying to keep that mindset in perspective as I count down, because you'll start to notice that a lot of movies that people are drooling over, I don't have that high on my list. It's more a reality of keeping my expectations somewhat low so that I don't feel disappointed when I go check out these movies. Okay, seriously, that was long and obnoxious - here's the next five!


The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: I'll put my money on these.

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We're down to the top 25 and I summarized the next half of the list as the movies I will, hands down, see no matter what. I will plop down some money for all of these movies, regardless of the negative reviews or word of mouth. Some of these are going to be instant classics, while others might just be spectacular failures. But you won't know until you actually go see them for yourselves. And so to begin the top 25 is a movie from the director of one of my all-time favorite movies, Wet Hot American Summer.

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: Surprises and guarantees.

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As I continue to count down (getting near the top 25!), I've noticed that among the movies I'm getting excited about, there are always a few movies that I just will avoid at all costs. Take, for example, Zookeeper. It's a Kevin James vehicle geared towards the family. They might as well call it Night at the Zoo, because I'm sure they're rehashing the same idea. Prom is another one - maybe I'm getting old, but I don't remember prom being such a big deal. It was a big fancy dance, but the culmination of my four years in high school? Not really. It looks like High School Musical 4 without all that music to get in the way of teen melodrama. And then there's the never-asked-for sequels coming out: Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son, Spy Kids 4 and Final Destination 5. Why can't they stop? It's not like those movies are going to rake in big money. It's just lazy filler for the studios. Uggh, I'm getting depressed thinking about this, so let's move on to the next five!


The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: The would-be contenders.

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It's getting down to the real money makers. And while I think the next five on this list will no doubt generate some money, it remains to be seen if they're going to be blockbusters. They all have potential to rake in the money - especially because they don't release in the crowded summer season. I think February is already looking great and it's only going to get better from there!


The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: The next five!

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Car chases, Clash of the Titans Redux, conspiracy theories, werewolves and murderous employees! I've gone over my list a few times (I'm still re-writing my top 25 choices - it's too damn hard!) and I've noticed that only 17 movies in my Top 50 are sequels, remakes or franchise movies. Everything else is either original or comes from a book/source material. So whenever someone comes up to me and complains about how unoriginal Hollywood is, I just point out that first of all, nothing is original these days. And second, that's not the point of movies - it's how the story is told and what makes it exciting or fresh. Sure, there's lots of alien-themed movies next year and superhero movies, but most of them are interesting takes on the genre. Of course it remains to be seen if any of them will be any good, but I'm so excited. And I just can't hide it. Hence the blog.


The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011: The countdown continues

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Suspense! Monsters! Lesbian roommates! And a Lincoln towncar! Seriously, 2011 is looking hot. So here's the next five movies that are making my list of the 50 MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES OF 2011. Yes, it has to be in all caps, otherwise, who'd know that it wasn't important?