Film Previews of 2010: Part two

This is just a list of movies to look forward to in 2010. I should advise anyone reading this, that these are only some of the movies to expect to come out next year, and not necessarily all of them. Plus, I didn't get a chance to put these films into chronological order, but they do have their projected release dates, in their plot summaries.  Most of them have trailers, but others haven't released one yet. 

Take in mind, that some of these release dates are scheduled to change, so be sure to check your local listings for more details. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy these listings, and find them useful. Hopefully, I've put up a few that some of the readers of this article didn't know about until now.

Also, as much as I'd hate to admit this, but I got kind of lazy with this report as I just copied and pasted the plot summaries for the majority of these films.  Unlike the first "Film Previews of 2010", where I wrote all the plot summaries in my own words.  I just figured this would be a lot faster.  Plus, I doubt seriously many of you want to know my thoughts on most of these upcoming films anyway. 

Sex and the City 2

Release Date: May 28, 2010

Based off the hit cable tv series, "Sex and the City." So far New Line Cinema has said little to nothing about what this film is going to be about, with the notable exception of a release date and a few pictures from the movie. Oh and Milley Cyrus, from Hannah Montana, will have a brief cameo in this. One can only presume that since in the last film, (Warning: Spoiler Alert if you never saw the first movie!) Carrey married Big, that this film will probably detail their lives as a newly married couple. Showing a few marriage and relationship problems, that like the last film, they'll end up working through. Although, I could be wrong, since this is merely speculation.

Brooklyn's Finest

Release Date:  March 5, 2010

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.  Featuring an all star cast with Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere, and Wesley Snipes.  This film looks like a rather intriguing movie, that promises to showcase plenty of action sequences and film noir elements.

Valentine's Day

Release Date:  February 12, 2010

A romantic comedy based and named after a freaking holiday that I loath and detest.  Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the holiday personally, as I would gladly celebrate if I had a girl friend/wife.  However, since I've never had one on that day, and find the idea to be outrageous.  I mean if you really love someone, then why should one freaking day be the only time you show affection to your lover?  Why not everyday if you truly loved them?  Anyway, to get on with the plot summary of this film, the movie talks about the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.  In which intertwining couples and singles break-up and make-up.  Featuring an all star cast with Jamie Foxx, Taylor Lautner, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Jennifer Garner, George Lopez, and Queen Latifah. 

Season of the Witch

Release Date: March 19, 2010

14th century knights transport a suspected witch to the monastery, where monks deduce her powers allegedly could be linked to the black plague. In whats seems to be his second fantasy based movie of 2010, Nicolas Cage plays one of the knights in charge of escorting the alleged witch to her destination. However, what starts off as a routine mission, soon turns into a race for survival.

Inception

Release Date:  July 16, 2010

From the director of "The Dark Knight", comes a new science fiction thriller that promises to tickle the imagination and keep the audience entranced long after the film is over.  The movie is essentially about a corporation that develops the technology to enter into dreams and extract information at will from the human mind.  Although this plot sounds eerily like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."  With Nolan directing, you can bet this won't be a film about how relationship will affect our lives.  As anyone who follows his work, knows that his films tend to stick to the dark side of things.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Wantanabe, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page,  Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. 

From Paris With Love

Release Date:  February 5, 2010

A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.  Starring John Travolta whom looks like he's starting to prefer action roles in the latter part of his career. 

Hubble 3-D

Release Date:  TBA 2010

Coming soon to Imax 3-D, "Hubble 3-D" is essentially a documentary about the many feats in space exploration set by NASA over the years; specifically the hubble telescope that shows us the various images and galaxies its seen during his travels throughout our vast universe.  Although I doubt this film will be as big as Disney Signature's Oceans, it still looks like a very intriguing documentary that would be a visual treat for anyone to see. 

Edge of Darkness

Release Date:  January 29, 2010

Thomas Craven, a single loving father and a veteran homicide detective of the Boston Police Department.  When Thomas investigates the murder of his daughter, Emma's death, everyone assumes he was the target.  However, upon investigation he soon starts to think otherwise as he slowly uncovers the mysteries of his daughter's secret life and her death.   Finding himself locked within a giant conspiracy that ends up bigger than anything he could have expected this to be.   

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of the Kitty Galore

Release Date:  July 30, 2010

The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.   Featuring the voices of Chris O'Donnell, Bette Midler,  and many others.  This looks to be another cliche action packed film of the summer. 

The Town

Release Date:  September 10, 2010

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.  Ben Affleck stars, directs and writes the film.

Flipped

Release Date:  September 17, 2010

Two eight graders fall in love with each other despite being total opposites.  Based off the novel written by Wendelin Van Draanen.  This sounds to be a bit of a rip off of "Romeo and Juliet", but it's directed by Rob Reiner, whom directed such films as "When Harry Met Sally", "Stand by Me", and many others.  Therefore, we'll have to wait and see what happens.

Guardians of Ga' Hoole

Release Date:  September 24, 2010

If you're Zack Snyder whom just came off his success of directing "300" and the recent "Watchmen" film, that did fairly decent.  Then what new project would you follow up with for the public to see?  Why not animated film about......owls?  Well apparently, that's basically the gist of what this film is about.  Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Going the Distance

Release Date: October 8, 2010

A romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship. Featuring an all star cast of Justin Long, Drew Barrymore, Ron Livingston, and Christina Applegate.

Due Date

Release Date:  November 5, 2010

A high-strung father-to-be is forced to hitch a ride with a college slacker on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.  Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, and Zach Galifianakis. 

Green Zone

Release Date:  March 12, 2010

Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller is a rogue U.S. Army officer who must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil before war escalates in an unstable region.  Starring Matt Damon as the rogue soldier and Greg Kinnear, as the corrupt politician. 

The Spy Next Door

Release Date: January 15, 2010

Starring Jackie Chan, George Lopez, and Billy Ray Cyrus. In Hollywood's new feeble attempt at comedy where they show off some tough government authority figure; only to find out that the toughest job in the world over battling criminals, terrorists, and mafia type guys are dealing with..............KIDS!!! Gee what a shock. Like the world didn't see that the first time when such films like "Kindergarten Cop" and " The Pacifier" hit the scene a while back. Of course, it wasn't that funny then when those films did it, outside of a few scenes, and I doubt seriously it'll be any different with this movie. Former CIA spy Bob Ho (Chan) takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. And when one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family.

The Rum Diary

Release Date:  TBA 2010

Paul Kemp is a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.  Although there is no set release for this film in 2010, it's scheduled to premiere overseas in Netherlands, on March 11, 2010.  Therefore, it can be assumed at some point during the year, we'll see it in the U.S. soon enough. Starring Johnny Depp in the role of Paul Kemp. 

Priest

Release Date:  August 27, 2010

An adaptation of a TokyoPop comic book, the story is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire and follows a warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.

Red Dawn

Release Date: November 24, 2010

In "Red Dawn," an American city awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Step Up 3-D

Release Date:  August 6, 2010

New York's intense street dancing underground comes alive in eye-popping Digital 3D in the third installment of the "Step Up" franchise as the raw, passion-fueled culture goes global. A tight-knit group of street dancers, including Luke (Rick Malambri) and Natalie (Sharni Vinson), team up with NYU freshman Moose (Adam Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the world's best breakdancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps

Release Date:  April 23, 2010

Shia LaBeouf stars with Michael Douglas, who'll reprise his Gordon Gekko role. Langella will play Lewis Zabel, an old-time broker who mentors LaBeouf's character, a young Wall Street broker.

When Gekko comes out of prison, he essentially has to redefine himself, redefine his character, he's looking for that second chance.

LaBeouf portrays Jake Moore, who is the fiancé of Gekko's daughter, played by Carey Mulligan; Josh Brolin as the head of an investment bank; and Susan Sarandon as Jake's mother. Charlie Sheen, who played the central role of Bud Fox, a young trader, in the original, will make a cameo in the sequel.

Youth In Revolt

Release Date:  January 8, 2010

"Youth in Revolt" is a coming-of-age comedy that puts a fresh and outrageous stamp on a tale of adolescent obsession and rebellion. Starring Michael Cera (also of the Oscar® winning film, "Juno," and "Superbad") and based on the acclaimed novel by C.D. Payne, "Youth in Revolt" is the story of Nick Twisp – a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini – who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) while on a family vacation. But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. With Sheeni’s encouragement, Nick abandons his dull, predictable life and develops a rebellious alter ego: Francois. With his ascot, his moustache and his cigarette, Francois will stop at nothing to be with Sheeni, and leads Nick Twisp on a path of destruction with unpredictable and uproarious consequences.

Gatchaman

Release Date: TBA 2010

"Gatchaman," scheduled for release in early 2010, originated in Japan in the early 1970s as the television series "Science Ninja Team Gatchaman." Aired in the U.S. as "Battle of the Planets" and "G-Force," it soon became a widely popular syndicated TV series.

Featuring some of the most ambitious action sequences ever seen in animation, "Gatchaman" is set in a future world grappling with environmental and technological issues. The story focuses on five reluctant heroes whose remarkable genetic code makes them Earth's only hope of defeating extra-terrestrial invaders.

It's hard to say if it'll reach the shores here, in the western part of the world, considering how poorly "Astroboy" was received. However, knowing Imagi they'll probably stay as close to the original anime as possible.

Remember Me

Release Date: March 12, 2010

In the romantic drama "Remember Me," Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City who has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) ever since tragedy separated their family. Tyler didn't think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart. "Remember Me" is an unforgettable story about the power of love, the strength of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of one's life.

Personally, I hope Robert Pattinson used his "Twilight Saga" money to learn how to freaking act this time. Because if he didn't, then this will probably be just as bad as that franchise.

Dear John

Release Date:  February 5, 2010

Directed by Lasse Halstrom and based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, "Dear John" tells story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum), a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John's increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas--correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences.

When In Rome

Release Date:  January 29, 2010

An ambitious young New Yorker (Kristen Bell), disillusioned with romance, takes a whirlwind trip to Rome where she defiantly plucks magic coins from a "foolish" fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of an odd group of suitors: a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnett) and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, how will she know if his love is the real thing?

The Last Song

Release Date:  April 2, 2010

Based on best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks' ("A Walk to Remember," "The Notebook") forthcoming novel, "The Last Song" is set in a small Southern beach town where an estranged father (Greg Kinnear) gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter (Miley Cyrus), who'd rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common—music—in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances.

Leap Year

Release Date:  January 8, 2010

Amy Adams and Matthew Goode star in "Leap Year," a romantic comedy that follows one woman's determined quest to get married to the perfect guy... despite what fate has in store for her.

When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself.

But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.

Secretariat

Release Date:  October 8, 2010

Based on the remarkable true story, "Secretariat" chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery--with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)--manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

The Bounty Hunter

Release Date:  March 19, 2010

Bounty hunter is hired to gun down his ex-wife.  Gee, isn't that the dream of all divorced men?  Just kidding, but it does sound like an intriguing concept to say the least.

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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA

Remember Me looks like crap, I agree. I think Twilight (saga) was good, but it was the book that made it mostly.

I love love Sex in the City....love it. I saw Valentine's Day. What woman wouldn't want to see Ashton Kutcher, right?

I want to see Inception. the video is removed btw.


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author

It is? I'll have to remember to correct that then. thanks for telling me. for some reason, hubpages no longer notifies me on my statistics page anymore which hubs need new videos, so im always having to check all of them manually. lol. oh well, i guess. anyways, thanks for telling me, as i'll correct it right away.

As far as the ashton kutcher comment, i can't say since im a guy. however, i can't say im surprised based on what i've heard of the guy. ;) lol. thanks for stopping by again schoolgirl, as it's always a pleasure seeing you. :)

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