Warner Bros. Pictures proudly announces its enviable slate of films for 2011. Highlights include a new screen incarnation of comic book hero “Green Lantern,” a compelling re-imagining of “Red Riding Hood,” an all-girl, kick-ass action fantasy in “Sucker Punch” and the shocking conclusion to the “Harry Potter” saga in “Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”
“Green Lantern.” Each sector of space is protected by a Green Lantern, possessing a power ring that uses a powerful green energy to do anything within the limits of the user’s imagination and will power. When the Green Lantern assigned to this sector of space finds himself dying on planet Earth, he tells the ring to find a suitable successor. The chosen replacement, hot-shot test pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), finds himself with a new job he never expected…
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” In this epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
“Sucker Punch.” Director Zach Snyder’s epic action fantasy takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl (Emily Browning) whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.
“Red Riding Hood.” Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast—one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.
“Happy Feet 2.” The sequel to the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet 2” returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica, reuniting us with the world’s most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble (Elijah Wood), the love of his life, Gloria (Alecia Moore aka Pink) and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace (Robin Williams).
“Sherlock Holmes 2.” Guy Ritchie helms a new action-packed adventure, following the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), and his longtime trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Jude Law), as they match wits with their arch-nemesis, the criminal genius Moriarty (Jared Harris).
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” The follow-up to the 2008 hit “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” The new journey begins when young adventurer Sean (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest.
“Hereafter.” This Clint Eastwood film tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways: a blue-collar American (Matt Damon) who has a special connection to the afterlife, a French journalist (Cecile de France) who has a near-death experience that shakes her reality, and a London schoolboy who loses the person closest to him. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might—or must—exist in the hereafter.
“Yogi Bear.” Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in a live-action/CG animated adventure in 3D!
“The Rite.” Inspired by true events, this psychological thriller follows skeptical seminary student who meets an unorthodox priest (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
“Unknown.” Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run.
“Crazy, Stupid Love.” When fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels. Worse, in today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).
“The Hangover Part II.” Best friends Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) will be back and this time they will travel to exotic Thailand not to look for wedding dresses but for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.
“Horrible Bosses.” For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently.
“Final Destination 5.” Death makes a killing in the next installment in the horror series which once again proves that no matter where you run, no matter where you hide…you can’t cheat death.
“The Apparition.” When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple (Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment.
“Dolphin Tale.” This 3D family adventure is inspired by the remarkable true story of a courageous dolphin named Winter and the compassionate people (Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd) who banded together to save her life.
“Contagion.” Steven Soderbergh’s thriller follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Judel Law) struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
“Hall Pass.” When the two best buddies (Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis) begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a “hall pass,” one week of freedom to do whatever they want…no questions asked.