Movies to watch out for

Iron Man 2

Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko / Whiplash, Don Cheadle as Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes / War Machine, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts.

Release Date: May 7, 2010

We loved Iron Man 1 for the charm and humour Robert Downey Jr brought to the role, and hopefully there’s going to be more of the same in the second instalment. In “Iron Man 2”, the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armoured Super Hero Iron Man – and he makes no bones about having “privatised world peace.”

Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armour because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands.

With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

Robin Hood:

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe as Robin Hood, Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian,
Release Date: May 14, 2010

In his fifth collaboration with Scott, Russel Crowe plays a merry man in tights. Of course, its not as ridiculous as it sounds. Scott’s version of Robin Hood is far too gritty and violent for that. Set in 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.


Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Vincent Gallo as Tetro
Release Date: June 11, 2009

Tetro is Francis Ford Coppola’s first original screenplay since The Conversation. Fresh faced and naive, 17-year-old Bennie arrives in Buenos Aires to search for his older brother who has been missing for more than a decade.

The family had emigrated from Italy to Argentina, but with the great musical success of their father
Carlo, an acclaimed symphony co ductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, the volatile and melancholy poet Tetro, he is not at all what he expected.

In the course of staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past. The movie is being billed as Coppola’s most personal film yet.

The Last Airbender

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Jackson Rathbone as Sokka and Dev Patel as Zuko.
Release Date: July 2, 2010

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others.

A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements.

Aang teams with Katara, a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka, to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film The Last Airbender is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.

Shrek Forever After

Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Starring: Mike Myers as Shrek, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Julie Andrews as Queen Lillian and Justin Timberlake as Artie
Release Date: May 21, 2010

After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-law’s kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man.

Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks.
What’s happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a real ogre, Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin.

Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met.

Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one true love.

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