December 19, 2010


Warner Bros. has set new release dates for four of the films on its 2011 slate.

Hit the jump for more detail on each film.


Russell Brand, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Nick Nolte, Helen Mirren, and Luis Guzman star in Arthur, a remake of the 1981 Steve Gordon comedy.  The plot revolves around a drunken wealthy playboy (Brand) who faces the loss of his inheritance if he chooses the woman he falls for (Gerwig) over the woman his family has approved (Garner).  Jason Winer (Modern Family) directs from a script by Peter Baynham (Bruno).

We’ve been keeping tabs on this one for a long time.  I hope the trailer drops soon (it must, right?) to get a better sense of what’s in store.


Crazy, Stupid, Love. stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Jonah Bobo, John Carroll Lynch, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Analeigh Tipton, Josh Groban, Liza Lapira, and Joey King.  Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You Phillip Morris) direct from a script by Dan Fogelman (Tangled).

What a fantastic, eclectic cast.  Here’s the official synopsis:

At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream–good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels. Worse, in today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protege to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal’s eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can’t be found at Supercuts or The Gap. Cal and Emily aren’t the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Cal’s 13-year-old son, Robbie, is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica, who harbors a crush on Cal. And despite Cal’s makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can’t be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.


Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, and John Krasinski star in Something Borrowed, an adaptation of the first in a series of novels from Emily Giffin.  Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door) directs from a script by Jennie Snyder (90210).

I’ve heard the novel and the series as a whole isn’t riddled with cliches, which gives me hope that this will be better than your average rom-com.  On the other hand, Kate Hudson read the script and liked it… Here’s the official synopsis:something_borrowed_kate_hudson_ginnifer_goodwin_01

As she waits to enter her 30th birthday party, Rachel White (Ginnifer Goodwin) can’t escape the feeling that her life has not turned out like she thought it would. Sure, she has a good job at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, but she works long hours and her boss is a tyrant.

She has her childhood best friend, the beautiful and vivacious Darcy (Kate Hudson), but seeing her flirt with her handsome fiancé is just another reminder that at the end of the party, like every other night, she’ll be going home alone. Except this time…she doesn’t. Rachel wakes up the following morning next to Dex (Colin Egglesfield), her law school study partner…and Darcy’s fiancé. Both of them are horrified. How could they let this happen?

They try to move on, but as the wedding approaches Rachel begins to realize that it wasn’t a mistake after all and maybe Darcy isn’t the friend she thought she was.

Now Rachel has to make a painful choice: her best friend or the love of her life?


Horrible Bosses stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, and Julie Bowen.  Seth Gordon (Four Christmases) directs from a script by Michael Markowitz (Becker) and the fresh screenwriting team of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Apparently the secondary theme of this post is great casts.  I love that Day has parlayed his scene-stealing role on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to feature gigs.  Here’s the official synopsis: horrible_bosses_movie_image_charlie_day_jason_sudeikis_jason_bateman_01

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.

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