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The 2011 Sony Pictures Preview!

01.25.2011

Sony Pictures actually includes Columbia TriStar Pictures and Screen Gems so the list below includes all of them. At a glance, the thing that stuck out to me the most? Adam Sandler stars in 2 films and so does Justin Timberlake! Looks like one of might be making too many movies these days and the other...not enough. Sandler's latest romantic comedy, JUST GO FOR IT, co-starring Jennifer Aniston, for example, looks like horse-manure. Although co-star Brooklyn Decker is hotter than hot. His second film to be released in 2011 co-stars Al Pacino as Al Pacino (!!) and has Sandler finally dressing up like a woman, which should prove to be interesting.

Timberlake is also co-starring in a couple of rom-coms in the coming year, one of which is co-starring his ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz (meh) and the other of which is co-starring my future girlfriend Mila Kunis (a man can dream). The latter is entitled FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS and seems to have lost the battle to get to theaters first versus Kunis' BLACK SWAN co-star Natalie Portman's NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Same movie? Perhaps. Either way, I'm there for Kunis! The other two films that interest me greatly on the list below are MONEYBALL and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, but something like 30 MINUTES OR LESS may also turn out to be funny, if done right.

You can check out the whole Sony Pictures roster below and, as per usual, click on any of the pics for more info on the film, or check out the entire list of 2011 UPCOMING MOVIES, and let us know your thoughts below...

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THE ROOMMATE
(February 4)

A psychological thriller about a deranged college freshman (Leighton Meester) who becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Minka Kelly). 

JUST GO WITH IT
(February 11)

In Just Go With It, a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives. 

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES
(March 11)

For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.

JUMPING THE BROOM
(May 6)

A collision of worlds when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha's Vineyard for a wedding. 

PRIEST
(May 13)

PRIEST, a western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. 

BAD TEACHER
(June 24)

Some teachers just don’t give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other. 

ZOOKEEPER
(July 8)

In Zookeeper, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James). Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship – animal style. The film also stars Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb and features the voices of Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, and Sylvester Stallone. 

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
(July 22)

A young female headhunter (Mila Kunis) in New York convinces a potential recruit (Justin Timberlake) to accept a job in the Big Apple. Despite an attraction to each other, both realize they¹re everything they¹ve been running from in a relationship and decide to see what happens if they leave emotion out of it and keep it strictly physical.

THE SMURFS (IN 3D)
(August 3)

The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

30 MINUTES OR LESS
(August 12)

In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.

MONEYBALL
(September 23)

Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It’s more than baseball, it’s a revolution – one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he’s tearing out the heart and soul of the game. 

ANONYMOUS
(September 30)

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

JACK AND JILL
(November 11)

Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Katie Holmes plays Erin, Jack’s wife. 

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (IN 3D)
(November 23)

The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. 

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
(December 21)

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 they're prepared to go to protect themselves and each other.

LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW!!!

Source: Sony Pictures

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10:01AM on 01/26/2011

Man O Man...

What a crappy list of movies. Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo (duh), and Moneyball are only two worth seeing in theater. Rest are rentals...maybe.
What a crappy list of movies. Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo (duh), and Moneyball are only two worth seeing in theater. Rest are rentals...maybe.
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9:25AM on 01/26/2011
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the only one i'm interested in
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the only one i'm interested in
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4:27AM on 01/26/2011

WTH?!

What happened, Sony?
What happened, Sony?
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7:14PM on 01/25/2011
No wonder Sony was so eager to reboot Spiderman, looks like that is their only guaranteed meal ticket for a while. ALthough Battle:LA looks cool, and I'm open to Tattoo b/c of Fincher.
No wonder Sony was so eager to reboot Spiderman, looks like that is their only guaranteed meal ticket for a while. ALthough Battle:LA looks cool, and I'm open to Tattoo b/c of Fincher.
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5:32PM on 01/25/2011

meh.

it seems that paramount has the upper hand this year.
it seems that paramount has the upper hand this year.
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3:46PM on 01/25/2011

Mostly Garbage

Way to go, Sony. I'm only excited about Battle: Los Angeles, 30 Minutes or Less & Fincher's Dragon Tattoo.
Way to go, Sony. I'm only excited about Battle: Los Angeles, 30 Minutes or Less & Fincher's Dragon Tattoo.
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2:25PM on 01/25/2011
Sony's movies = Shit.
Sony's movies = Shit.
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1:32PM on 01/25/2011
Not a good lineup of movies. The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo remake is the only film interested to see. The rest are worth as rentals.
Not a good lineup of movies. The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo remake is the only film interested to see. The rest are worth as rentals.
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10:48AM on 01/25/2011

Weak

That is a WEAK slate of films for Sony Pictures. Man, I see bad things for that company. 2011 is going to be a bad year for them. The big decision makers in that company will need to go.
That is a WEAK slate of films for Sony Pictures. Man, I see bad things for that company. 2011 is going to be a bad year for them. The big decision makers in that company will need to go.
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10:05AM on 01/25/2011
Not a great lineup, but the ones I want to see are Battle of Los Angeles, Bad Teacher, The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, 30 Minutes or Less, and Moneyball.
Not a great lineup, but the ones I want to see are Battle of Los Angeles, Bad Teacher, The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, 30 Minutes or Less, and Moneyball.
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9:40AM on 01/25/2011
Zookeeper sounds terrible, but Kevin James is great. Time will have to tell
Zookeeper sounds terrible, but Kevin James is great. Time will have to tell
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9:32AM on 01/25/2011

WTF?

Jesse Eisenberg? I thought it was Andy Samberg. I wish it was Andy Samberg.
Jesse Eisenberg? I thought it was Andy Samberg. I wish it was Andy Samberg.
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8:38AM on 01/25/2011

The Smurfs

...no thanks. I wouldn't mind a movie with a different approach, but Smurfs and modern NY?? No!
...no thanks. I wouldn't mind a movie with a different approach, but Smurfs and modern NY?? No!
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7:46AM on 01/25/2011
I hope Zookeeper will be a bomb.
I hope Zookeeper will be a bomb.
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7:31AM on 01/25/2011

Only one...

...worth seeing: "Anonymous". Everything else looks...kinda lame. And since I didn't jump on the "Dragon Tattoo" hype bandwagon, that's doing nothing for me.
...worth seeing: "Anonymous". Everything else looks...kinda lame. And since I didn't jump on the "Dragon Tattoo" hype bandwagon, that's doing nothing for me.
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6:34AM on 01/25/2011

Crap

TWO comedies with Adam Sandler? Well... Only one interesting movie: The girl with the dragon tattoo. The rest can frack off and buy something from the new age section.
TWO comedies with Adam Sandler? Well... Only one interesting movie: The girl with the dragon tattoo. The rest can frack off and buy something from the new age section.
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4:42AM on 01/25/2011
Battle LA and Dragon Tattoo are the only guarantees. Friends With Benefits, 30 Minutes or Less, Moneyball and Anonymous spark various amounts of interest. The others I don't really care for.

BTW, there seems to be a bit of info lacking on Anonymous in regards to cast and crew. In case you guys are curious, it's directed by Roland Emmerich (Yes, of Independence Day and 2012 fame), is written by John Orloff (Band of Brothers and Legend Of the Guardians) and stars two equally awesome actors,
Battle LA and Dragon Tattoo are the only guarantees. Friends With Benefits, 30 Minutes or Less, Moneyball and Anonymous spark various amounts of interest. The others I don't really care for.

BTW, there seems to be a bit of info lacking on Anonymous in regards to cast and crew. In case you guys are curious, it's directed by Roland Emmerich (Yes, of Independence Day and 2012 fame), is written by John Orloff (Band of Brothers and Legend Of the Guardians) and stars two equally awesome actors, Rhys Ifans and David Thewlis (Xenophilius Lovegood and Remus Lupin respectively. This also marks the third movie in two years in which these two guys will costar.)

Very strange assembly of talents there but I think it might be one to watch out for. Plus the story is interesting and it will be shot with a brand new Arri ALEXA HD digital video camera. Very strange but intriguing project.
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7:37AM on 01/25/2011
i hear Rhys Ifans' performance in Anonymous is what got him the Spiderman reboot gig
i hear Rhys Ifans' performance in Anonymous is what got him the Spiderman reboot gig
8:07AM on 01/25/2011
Very interesting. I've only recently discovered Rhys after watching Harry Potter and Greenberg fairly closely together and realizing that it was the same guy in both. I've been hunting down his films since and I've been very impressed.

I can't wait to see him in Spiderman.
Very interesting. I've only recently discovered Rhys after watching Harry Potter and Greenberg fairly closely together and realizing that it was the same guy in both. I've been hunting down his films since and I've been very impressed.

I can't wait to see him in Spiderman.
11:36AM on 01/25/2011
Wow. Eclectic group right there. It's an interesting topic, though, and I think it calls for some subtlety that Roland Emmerich isn't particularly known for. Maybe the world ends in the finale.
Wow. Eclectic group right there. It's an interesting topic, though, and I think it calls for some subtlety that Roland Emmerich isn't particularly known for. Maybe the world ends in the finale.
7:30PM on 01/25/2011
Oldman, Gary: watch Twin Town.
Oldman, Gary: watch Twin Town.
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4:00AM on 01/25/2011
Looking forward to Battle: Los Angeles and the Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo remake and that's about it.

Still, you have to give them credit for the lack of sequels.
Looking forward to Battle: Los Angeles and the Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo remake and that's about it.

Still, you have to give them credit for the lack of sequels.
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3:05AM on 01/25/2011
This has gots to be the shittiest lineup in ages.
This has gots to be the shittiest lineup in ages.
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2:56AM on 01/25/2011
So it appears that 90% of the crap from this year will be due to Sony.
So it appears that 90% of the crap from this year will be due to Sony.
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