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PREVIEW: Genre theatrical releases of 2011! #2

01.04.2011by: The Arrow


2010 will soon be behind us and a new year in genre films will kick start our retinas and hearts. What do the Studios have in store for us on this round? Scroll down and find the f*ck out! So what's cranking your dial? Anything standing out for ya? Spit them bullets below and let us know what YOUR most anticipated genre films of 2011 are! NOTE: The titles that have a PICTURE OF ME EATING OUT A BEER and the words ARROW PUMPED written down, are, you guessed it,  the movies that I am personally jazzed to check out the most!

(April 15, 2011)


Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

(May 13, 2011)

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

(June 24, 2011)

An origin story in the true sense of the word, RISE OF THE APES is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale -- a science fiction/science-fact blend where mankind’s hubris leads to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

(July 1, 2011)

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON features Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet's most dangerous secrets. The villain of the third film will be Shockwave.

(July 29, 2011)


1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

(August 19, 2011)

Charlie Brewster's beginning his senior year of high school and things are finally falling into place: he's grown a few inches, gained a few pounds and he’s now dating the most coveted girl in school. But trouble arrives when Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a cool guy, but beneath the surface, there’s something off about him – something intimidating. And after observing some very strange activity along with the mysterious disappearance of his best friend, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire who’s preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone of what he knows, Charlie is going to have to come face to face with the monster himself.

(August 19, 2011)

Wandering warrior Conan battles a ruler in search of a queen whose blood will bring life to the demonic minions of a long-lost god.

(September 2, 2011)

NOTE: This is not a pic from the actual film.

The plot surrounds a group of college friends spending a weekend at a house on the lake, only to find that danger lurks beneath its waters.

(September 2, 2011)

NOTE: This is not a pic from the actual film; its from the original.

"Straw Dogs” tells the story of David and Amy Sumner (Marsden and Bosworth) a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife who return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie (Skarsgård), leading to a violent confrontation.

(October 7, 2011)


A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

(October 14, 2011)

Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they're infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name.

(October 21, 2011)

The third installment of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY horror franchise. No synopsis out yet, I just hope there's no possesed pool cleaning machine involved.

(November 11, 2011)

Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares.

Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king's hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man's conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion...until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope.

Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders--including visionary priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff)--one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his Gods vanish into legend. The 3-D epic adventure Immortals is directed by revolutionary visualist Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and produced by Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton, the producers of 300, as well as Ryan Kavanaugh (Dear John, The Dark Fields). 

(November 18, 2011)

Despite Bella's qualms about marrying young, she and Edward wed. Although human, Bella discovers during their honeymoon that she has become pregnant with her vampire husband's child. Edward wishes to terminate the pregnancy, due to the fact that the unborn child is slowly killing Bella while it grows, but Bella refuses, determined give birth to their baby. While in labor, Edward is forced to save Bella's life by injecting vampire venom straight into her heart, changing her into a vampire. Meanwhile, Jacob Black sees their half-human, half-vampire child, Reneesme, and imprints on her. Bella takes to her new vampire life with ease, and their little happy family begins to take shape. Then, one day on a hunt with her daughter, Bella spots Irina, a vampiress from a coven in Alaska. Irina sees Reneesme, and believing her to be an immortal child (an extremely illegal creation in the vampire world) goes straight to the Volturi in Italy. Alice forsees that the entire Volturi are coming to Forks to destroy them.

The Cullens are forced to call on all of their allies around the world to bear witness that Reneesme is not an immortal child, and that she grows like a human. Because of Jacobs imprintation on Reneesme, the wolf pack also pledge to protect and fight for her if necessary. Jasper and Alice leave without explanation, so the remaining Cullens reluctantly go on with their plans without them. In the midst of introducing Reneesme to all of their guests that come to bear witness for them, Bella discovers her latent vampire power- she has the ability to act as a shield. When the Volturi finally arrive, they find a large group of witnesses waiting to prove that Reneesme is not immortal. Although finally convinced of the Cullens innocence in this matter, Aro of the Volturi still searches for a reason to exterminate the Cullen clan. Bella is able to shield their entire group from the onslaught of Volturi attack, and in the zero hour, Alice and Jasper finally arrive with another half-human, half-vampire from South America. The Cullens and their friends have proven once and for all that the Volturi have no rational reason to harm them, and seeing that they are evenly matched, the Volturi retreat. Bella, Edward, Reneesme, and the rest of the Cullens celebrate their victory.

(December 1, 2011)

NOTE: This is not a pic from the actual film; its from the original.


One fateful day several years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses and no evidence. Nearly forty years later, investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist reluctantly accepts the unusual and seemingly unsolvable assignment of finding out what really happened to Harriet. Genius hacker, Lisbeth Salander is drawn into the case and the two form a fragile alliance as they dig into the sinister past of the Vangers and find out just how far theyre prepared to go to protect themselves and each other.






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