The movie award season is over for now and we are looking to see some new movies! We’ve compiled a list for you of a few upcoming movies in different genres so there will be a movie for everyone to get excited about! Whether you’re obsessed with crazy comedies, action thrillers, or dramas that make you weep; there should be a movie you want to see. So check out these flicks and click Moviefone.com to see even more! Then invite a friend or plan a fun date at your local theater this weekend.
Bradley Cooper andÂ Robert De Niro star in ‘Limitless,’ a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret “smart drug” that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer’s block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets–as long as he keeps taking the untested drug.
Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions. His accomplishments catch the eye of mega-mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history. But they also bring Eddie to the attention of people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drugÂ’s brutal side effects taking their toll, Eddie dodges mysterious stalkers, a vicious gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply long enough to outwit his enemies.
In the gripping thriller ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’, based on the book, Matthew McConaughey stars as Michael “Mick” Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller.
Theatrical Release Date: 03/18/2011
Runtime: 104 min.
MPAA Rating: R
Director(s): Greg Mottola
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig
Two average sci-fi geeks get caught up in the ultimate interplanetary adventure after picking up an extraterrestrial during a road trip to Area 51, and becoming the targets of a nationwide manhunt. Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) are to pals with a taste for the unusual. They know we’re not alone in the universe, but they won’t be satisfied until they get a firsthand glimpse of the most notorious government research facility in the entire United States. But somewhere deep in the Nevada desert, the two UFO enthusiasts are cruising in their RV when they happen across a most unlikely hitchhiker. Paul (voice of Seth Rogan) is a pint-sized alien who has spent the last 60 years in Area 51. He’s been cooped up in the care of the U.S. government for far too long, and he’s starting to get a little homesick. Graeme and Clive are more than willing to help their wisecracking new friend get back to his mother ship, but Special Agent Zoil (Jason Bateman) of the FBI is closing in fast. And he’s not the only one; in their race to get their new friend home, Graeme and Clive have also become unwitting kidnappers, and the enraged father of their not-so-unwilling captive (Kristen Wiig) is determined to rescue his daughter at all costs. Sigourney Weaver, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, and David Koechner co-star. – Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Theatrical Release Date:Â 03/18/2011
Runtime: 105 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Director(s):Â Jordan Scott
Starring: Eva Green, Juno Temple, Imogen Poots, Maria Valverde, Sinéad Cusack
A teacher who prides herself on being different meets a student who matches her nonconformist nature in this period drama. It’s 1934, and Miss G (Eva Green) is a teacher at a private school for girls near the eastern coastline of England. While most of the teachers at the school are severe and straight-laced women who reinforce its reputation as a repressive environment, Miss G is more youthful and glamorous than her colleagues, and enjoys dropping hints of a free-spirited past to her young charges. Miss G encourages her students to challenge conventional norms of the day, and organizes a diving team at the school, which she oversees with great interest. Miss G also sees a danger in the cliques that dominate the school, and she tries to undermine them, much to the annoyance of Di (Juno Temple), who holds a high place in the school’s pecking order. But things change for both Miss G and her students when Fiamma (Maria Valverde) enrolls at the school. Fiamma is from Spain and has a strong independent streak; she doesn’t look to her peers for approval and insists on doing things her own way, which makes her all the more exotic and appealing to the other students. Fiamma also earns the approval of Miss G, but before long rumors begin to spread that the teacher’s interest in her new student is more than academic. Cracks was the first feature film from director Jordan Scott, whose father is the noted filmmaker Ridley Scott. – Mark Deming, Rovi
Theatrical Release Date:Â 04/01/2011
Genre(s): Family – Animation – Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor.)
Director(s): Tim Hill
Starring: James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Perkins, Hugh Laurie
Blending state of the art animation with live action, ‘Hop’ is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. He encounters Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals, who accidentally hits E.B. with his car. Feigning injury, E.B. manipulates Fred into providing him shelter, and Fred finds himself with the world’s worst houseguest.
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