- The Roommate- the next line of rotating genre trash picks up nicely with a college-set thriller about a creepy roommate. Stars Leighton Meester (of TV's Gossip Girl) and Cam Gigandet, whose bland prettiness occupies most films like this, seriously this dude is in like nine movies a year.
- Sanctum- for those keeping track this is the second 2011 release in 3-D. Or better yet, don't keep track, one is bound to lose count in a couple of weeks. Anyhow this underwater cave spectacle comes from marketable hands of Mr. James Cameron, meaning it will look pretty anyhow. Could be a nice sub-The Abyss adventure, with an Aussie twist. Stars Ioan Gruffudd and Richard Roxburgh (the Duke from Moulin Rouge!)
- The Other Woman- Natalie Portman's second of three hundred movies to open in 2011; this one's a old one that's been sitting on a shelf somewhere since in festival debut in 2009, where it received mixed reviews. Which is sad considering I like the pedigree of the film-- it's written and directed by Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex, Happy Endings), and co-stars Lisa Kudrow. While the cynic is me knows the film is only creeping out to capitalize on the current Portmania (I stole that from L.A. Weekly, but I couldn't resist), I still think this is the only weekly offering for me. Portman plays the other woman who struggles to adjust to her new familial role after a tragedy.
- Waiting for Forever- romantic drama starring Rachel Bilson. Directed by Jane Seymour's husband for the Dr. Quinn obsessives.
- Twelve Thirty- an ensemble film centering on the lives of how a family deals with the appearance of Glee and Broadway cutie Jonathon Groff entering their lives. Also stars Mamie Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep.