The New Year is upon us, and while resolutions and wishes are abound, we’re wondering what’s brewing in the world of cinema. Anticipation is already sky-high for the third film of The Twilight Saga and the first half of the final film of the Harry Potter series, but what else is waiting in the wings? We’ve got Angelina Jolie in a wig, Megan Fox in a corset, and an uber buff Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are 10 movies worth your $12.50 + popcorn in 2010.
The Wolfman: February 12th
Benicio Del Toro has been holding out on us! Typically attracted to critic-friendly films (Traffic, Things We Lost in the Fire, Che), Del Toro gets horrific for Valentine’s Day weekend in The Wolfman,starring as the legendary moon-hatin’ monster. Critics’ Choice-nominatedEmily Blunt plays his fur-lovin’ love interest and always-great Anthony Hopkins co-stars as Del Toro’s father.
Alice in Wonderland: March 5th
Tim Burton + Johnny Depp. Do we really need to say more? Previous collaborations of the eccentric duo include Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This fantastical gothic version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale is sure to be visually stunning and over-the-top. Naturally Johnny Depp is The Mad Hatter, while Australian actress Mia Wasikowska snagged the role as Alice. Burton’s wife Helena Bonham Carter plays the part of The Red Queen with Anne Hathaway as The White Queen. Other highlights include Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar and Michael Sheen as The White Rabbit. Can you feel our excitement?
Golden Globe and Academy Award winner, Marion Cotillard has raised the bar once again with her performance in the musical Nine earning her a CCMA nomination and another Golden Globe nomination. Marion not only enchants on the big screen, but she also dazzles us with her remarkable beauty on and off the red carpet. Browse through 25 of Marion Cotillard’s hottest looks throughout the years and be sure to tune into the CCMAs on January 15 at 9 PM EST on VH1.
What better time than the end of a decade to muse about aging, decaying and even death? Maybe that’s why forensic artist Joe Mullins used “the latest computer technology” to predict what some of today’s biggest celebrities will look like after another decade passes. Interestingly, he “took into account each of the A-listers’ lifestyles to predict how they might look in 2020.” (Translation: Forensic artists know what cocaine and eating disorders do to a body!) But what the artist could not know is that Madonna will replace her face with a new one by 2020 – and it will look exactly like this!
Nobody watches Megan Fox for the acting, but she’s wickedly entertaining in Juno scribe Diablo Cody‘s take on the high school horror genre. Slutty Jennifer (Fox) and good-girl Anita (Mamma Mia!‘s Amanda Seyfried) are BFFs. Following her abduction by a pathetic indie band, Jennifer starts behaving very strangely. She’s still slutty, though. This being Cody, there’s plenty of verbal wit and smart observations to go with the ectoplasmic vomit and dismemberment. Worth checking out.
Extras: The standard DVD has commentary tracks from Cody and director Karyn Kusama. The Blu-Ray also offers deleted scenes, featurettes, a video diary and a gag reel.
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Sexiest Man AliveJohnny Depp has been left out of this year’s awards race so far, but he’ll always be at the top of the A-list in our hearts. In 2009, he opted for a summer blockbuster portraying one gorgeous John Dillinger in Public Enemies. From Cry-Baby to Edward Scissorhands to Pirates of the Caribbean, his versatility knows no bounds and we’re waiting with baited breath for his role as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, due out March 5th. How well do you know the quirky, sexy, and oft-reclusive Johnny Depp?
Rachel McAdams ran away with our hearts in The Notebook, made us cringe in Mean Girls, and held her own amidst comedy veterans in Wedding Crashers. The versatile, stunning actress will seemingly continue her hot streak as Irene Adler in Sherlock Holmes. While she’s managed to maintain her credibility by keeping a low-profile off-screen, she’s no shrinking violet when the time comes to get glam’d up. Take a look back at her year in fashion. [Photos: Getty Images]
Here it is, the trailer every woman has been secretly waiting for! The Sex and the City clique is back, with tackier outfits, cheesier plot lines, and shoes, shoes, shoes! We.Can’t.Wait. Check out the first look at the sequel – set to come out this summer – above. We’d gush a bit more but we were carried away the second we heard the first notes of the SATC theme music.
Nominated or not, Natalie always wows on the red carpet during awards season. Browse through 25 of her hottest and coolest looks ever, including an adorable photo of the young actress at 13. And be sure to check out this Natalie Portman Red Carpet Timeline, which breaks down her most stylish looks on the carpet. [Photo: Getty Images]
Who would have thought the year’s coolest sci-fi film would come from South Africa? (Sorry, Avatar!) There’s plenty of contemporary relevance in this entertaining riff on the aliens among us. Instead of being welcomed, space visitors known as “prawns” are herded into titular ghettos. When the bureaucrat responsible for their evacuation begins to mutate, he must hide among the unwanted E.T.s to avoid the attention of gunrunners. Social tract and breathless adventure, D9 beats Hollywood at its own game.
Extras: Deleted scenes, filmmaker’s video diaries, commentary track from director Neill Blomkamp. A second disc includes four in-depth production docs.