Charlotte wants to challenge her ex in the battle of the bands so she asks Will, the new kid in town, to help manage the band. Vanessa Hudgens also stars as the cute lead singer who falls for Will. It’s worth watching just to see rock icon David Bowie in a short cameo as himself.
#9. The Proposal
Sandra Bullock stars as a hardnosed book editor who’s hated by her entire staff. When she finds out she’s being deported to Canada, she forces her assistant Andrew (played by Ryan Reynolds) to marry her. But what starts out as a business deal, turns into a genuine romance when the two are forced to spend the weekend with Andrew’s family.
#8. Across The Universe
This musical is loosely tied around the stories taken from more than 30 Beatles songs. The plot revolves around Jude (named after the character from Hey Jude) and Lucy (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds) who move to New York City to pursue their artistic dreams.
#7. The Notebook
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams star in this tear-jerker about first love. Allie and Noah meet at a carnival and fall madly in love. But, Allie’s rich family doesn’t approve of poor Noah and forces them apart. The Notebook is definitely a flick that you have to watch with a box of Kleenex at your side.
In this Nicholas Spark novel-turned-movie Mandy Moore plays a girl with leukemia whose life drastically changes when she meets a boy who is her exact opposite, and warns him not to fall in love with her.
#5. (500) Days Of Summer
Tom meets the girls of his dreams but Summer makes it clear that she doesn’t believe in true love and doesn’t want Tom as her boyfriend. A brokenhearted Tom then spends his remaining summer days obsessing over Summer.
After graduating from college, James get stuck working a lame summer job at Adventureland—the local amusement park in his hometown. It’s there that he meets and falls for Em (Kristen Stewart), a disillusioned girl who’s caught up with a married guy (played by Ryan Reynolds).
#3. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Nick (Michael Cera) and Norah (Kat Dennings) have nothing in common except for a predilection toward indie rock, but with New York City as their backdrop and a killer playlist on their iPods, these two music fiends soon find themselves accidentally in love in one of the greatest cities in the world.
#2. Love Actually
This smart romcom follows more than ten couples as they navigate the various forms of love. The British Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) falls for a sweet member of his housestaff, an eleven-year-old boy is convinced he knows what love is, a heartbroken writer falls in love with his kind, Portuguese housekeeper and a wedding video reveals that the groom’s best man is in love with the bride.
Life sucks when your soul mate is a hundred-year-old vampire who has to resist the urge to literally eat you up. Considering the age gap and diet differences, Edward and Bella manage to do alright with the whole doomed lovers deal—sure there’s pining and wistful sighs, but those dramatics are part of the reason Twilight has staked the number one spot in so many hearts.
Good news for the fashion inept: We’re back with a dude’s take on fashion! Here, with the help of a beer-drinking companion who insists on being referred to as Dude 2, we shall add a solid dose of common sense to these odd proceedings.
This means, mainly, that we will attempt to insult people who are poorly dressed, because that’s what you’re supposed to do when commenting on the red carpet, right? Right.
So, without further ado, here’s what two dudes think of the so-called best-dressed people on earth.
Me: Ugh, what a terrible dress. Seriously. Who wants to see that? Besides everyone, I mean? Whoever thought of putting a cleavage cam on the red carpet needs to get a raise. Genius idea.
Dude 2: The reason Mila’s dress was so intriguing: From a far shot, it looked like her nipples might be partially showing. Lavender nipples.
Me: I like what Jennifer Lawrence is wearing. A lot. It looks like the ‘Baywatch’ swimsuits. I also like that the camera is pointing down her dress. Great job, cameraman.
‘The King’s Speech’ was the big winner at the 2011 Oscars, winning four awards, including Best Picture.
The film tied fellow Best Picture nominee ‘Inception’ in total Oscars, as the latter took home Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects.
Much to the surprise of no one, Natalie Portman took the stage to graciously accept the award for Best Actress for her performance as the insane ballet dancer Nina Sayers in ‘Black Swan.’ This is Portman’s first win and second overall nomination. She was previously nominated for her performance in Mike Nichols’ 2004 drama ‘Closer.’
In the supporting categories, Christian Bale’s knockout performance in ‘The Fighter’won him the award for Best Supporting Actor. Not only did Bale deliver a heartfelt and emotional speech, but he also managed to get the crowd laughing while also throwing out a plug to Dicky Eklund, the real-life boxer his role was based on.
‘The Fighter’ also scored well in the Best Supporting Actress category, which went to Bale’s co-star Melissa Leo. Screen legend Kirk Douglas had the audience in tears of laughter, extending the presentation as long as he could, before handing Leo her award. For her part, Leo gave ABC’s censors a startle with a surprise (and hilarious) F-bomb during her acceptance speech.
At night, joyful journalist Britt Reid fight against organized crime, taking the appearance of a masked hero known as …
Men in Black 3 2011
Cars 2 – Best Animation Movies 2011
Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is on track to continue this success in 2006, accompanied by the best friend, but enthusiastic harbuitul Mater. The two may have to make every effort to get to head up a new plot, and this time will lead adventures across the globe
Gnomeo and Juliet – Best Romantic Movies 2011
Inspired by the famous play by Shakespeare, Gnomeo and Juliet is the story of the garden that dwarfs falling in love, despite the long rivalry between the families (and gardens) them. The voices belong to famous actors: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Judi Dench, and among the film’s producers include Music and Elton John.
Here we have o great list with the best movies of 2011. So here will be best of the best movies 2011 and I invite you to contribute to this list with what movies you think they will be the best of 2011. So let’s start our top movies list of 2011 with Happy Feet 2 in 3D.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn – Best Family Movies 2011
This animation shows the comic adventures of the Belgian comic-strip character. Tintin will pass through the unforgettable adventures with his faithful dog, Snowy.
Synopsis Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II – Best Fantasy Movies 2011
The end begins when Harry, Ron and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort’s last horcruxe, but their mission was Voldemort, the great fight begins and the life that they know will never be the same.
The Independent Revolution 2011
The story of life of adults and children trying to survive on the streets of America.Un red-haired boy of 8 years who becomes a man when his mother is ucisa. “This is the story of their lives pain
Rango 2011 – Best Comedy Movies 2011
Rango is an animated movie about a chameleon (Johnny Depp) who goes through an identity crisis and leaves home in a venture to be known.
Are you wondering what to do with your spare time? Do you sit around the house, saddened by the prospect of having no idea what films to see? Are you tired of me asking you questions? Then fear no more because here are the top 20 films to see at the cinema in 2011?
Here are the top 20 films to see in 2011, unless you fancy taking it even further and looking just at superhero films to see in 2011:
20. Fast Five (10th June 2011)
Yes. I realize Vin Diesel and Paul Walker have had their ups and downs when it comes to the success of the Fast and the Furious series. The movies aren’t for everyone, showcasing lots of terrible acting, but the series has always had a special place in my heart – not Tokyo Drift though, that deserves a special place in Hell. Car wheelies, NO2 and Jordana Brewster? Fast Five can’t be that bad.
19. The Green Hornet (14th January 2011)
Picture a superhero in your head right now. Got it? I bet you it wasn’t Seth Rogen. Be that as it may, the comedy star is set as the lead in the latest comic book made into a movie,The Green Hornet. Joining him is fearless martial arts sidekick Kato (Jay Chou), with Christoph “Godlike” Waltz playing the villain and Cameron Diaz rounding off the stellar cast. From what’s on display so far the film looks great, promising both action and comedy.
18. Battle: Los Angeles (TBA)
Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles share a lot of similarities. Alien invasion, exploding cities, small groups of people combating ET menace etc. However, Skyline was terrible – whereas Battle: Los Angeles has at least the opportunity to prove itself more than just a rehash of every single invasion film before it. Maybe using Skyline as an example of what not to do. Hopefully the addition of real actors in this alien sci-fi epic will assist the attempt. Harvey Dent has already got me sold.
17. The Rite (28th January 2011)
Creepy, creepy stuff all those exorcism shenanigans. Holy water this, Our Father that – makes for pretty compelling stuff. Then enter the master of creeping-the-hell-out-of-an-audience-just-with-a-glance Anthony Hopkins and you’ve got something to turn a whole bunch of heads. All the way round. Get it? *Wipe tear* The Rite follows Hopkins’ character as he goes to Italy…wait for it…to Exorcism School. I’m not kidding. It will so be worth it if this once and for all shows the world that Paranormal Activity is a kid’s film in comparison.
16. Source Code (11th March 2011)
Jake Gyllenhaal is the lead in this detective sci-fi thriller. When a train explodes, presumably due to a bomb rather than savage raccoons, Gyllenhaal is inserted into the “code” (consciousness) of one of the passengers to relive the event and discover what really happened. Having only 8 minutes to do so each time, the limit to the insertions, and with time slowly running out, Source Code could prove to be one of the most exciting films of 2011.
15. Contagion (21st October 2011)
Meet your team of CDC (Centre for Disease Control) doctors. The only one missing is Dustin Hoffman and a monkey – yes you catch on quickly, this may very well be exactly likeOutbreak. Except without a monkey. The basic outline is that a crack team of doctors has to deal with some form of very nasty swine/chicken/Twilight flu and the hazards that go along with the job. My tone is mocking but I’m actually looking forward to this, the cast alone is enough to get the interest buds piqued. Plus it’s been a long time since there was a intense thriller with the kind of story Contagion is trying to get at. Just ,sad really, that there won’t be a monkey…*sniff*
Harry Potter has thousands of fans worldwide and many would like to visit the places where filming took place. Scenes from Harry Potter have been filmed all over the UK and it is possible to have a day trip to tour a few of the locations. However it must be remembered that some of the buildings used are actually composites made up from several different buildings. For example – Harry Catches the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9¾ by running into the wall. The actual scene was filmed on Platform 4 at Kings Cross Station, London. The exterior of the station is actually a different station – St. Pancras Station, London. Please be aware that it is not always possible to visit the places listed. Some places such as Australia House can only be visited on open days. I have provided a few details to help you get started. Please check local information before setting off.
The famous Glenfinnan Viaduct can be seen be seen in the flying car sequence in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The Fort William to Mallaig railway line crosses the Glenfinnan valley via the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct. The viaduct is about 100 feet above the ground and spans 1000 feet across the valley using 21 huge arch supports. The Viaduct can be found approximately 20 miles west of Fort William. The Viaduct has also been used in the “Monarch of the Glen” and the film ‘Ring of bright water”. The line is no longer part of the British Rail network but it may be possible to take a train journey across the viaduct. Check local timetables. There are other local attractions that could be combined on a day trip to the Glenfinnan Viaduct. There are numerous walking and cycling routes, boat cruises on Loch Shiel, a station museum and a visitor centre ( open April – October 01397 722250 ).
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The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
After burying Dobby at the garden of the Shell cottage, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) convinces Griphook to help them get to Lestranges vault in Gringott’s, to retrieve one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes in exchange for Godric Gryffindor’s Sword. Meanwhile, Ollivander, the Wandmaker warns Harry that he won’t stand a chance with Voldemort who has the Elder Wand. They arrived in Gringotts, Hermione (Emma Watson) disguised as Bellatrix, using a Polyjuice Potion, Ron (Rupert Grint) disguised as a random wizard while Harry and Griphook go under the Invisibility Cloak. With the help of Imperius curse, they manage to get to the carts that take them down to the vaults, but when their cover is blown, Gringott’s security attacks them. They manage to get to Lestrange’s vault and finds the Horcrux, Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup, at which Griphook betrays them and flees with the sword yelling “Thieves! Thieves!”. Harry grabs the Horcrux and the trio escape using a captive dragon. As they swim ashore of a lake, after jumping off the dragon, Harry has a vision about Voldemort receiving the news that the Horcrux was stolen. Harry sees that Voldemort is angry and scared. Voldemort kills the people, including Griphook, that bring him the news. Harry also sees that the next Horcrux is related to Rowena Ravenclaw, and is in Hogwarts castle. Read the rest of this entry
J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive.
Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.
Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter Jessica in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed.
Jo married Dr. Neil Murray in 2001, and a brother for Jessica, David, was born in 2003. A sister, Mackenzie, followed in 2005.
1.) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (also known as “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in England and rest of the UK)(2001)
2.) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
3.) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
4.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
5.) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
6.) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
7.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
8.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
That’s it! Whether you are from England or the United States or Australia or New Zealand or anywhere else in the English speaking world, that should cover the names of each of the Harry Potter movies. If we have missed one of the variations (such as the first movie having a different name in England and in the U.S., please contact us and we will update our page with your information)! Also, be sure to take a look at our Harry Potter spells quiz using the link above.
The list of Harry Potter cast members is a list of actors who voiced or portrayed characters appearing in the Harry Potterfilm series based on the book series by J. K. Rowling. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, who have played and will play Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in all the films, were virtually unknown when they were cast. Complementing them on screen are some of the most renowned actors of the United Kingdom and Ireland, includingHelena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane,Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman,Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton,David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Mark Williams, among others. Sixteen actors have appeared as the same character in the first six films of the franchise, and many of these actors are expected to reappear in either of the upcoming two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Read the rest of this entry