Though he’s known for occasionally producing headier fare, Steven Soderbergh knocks out one heck of an action film when he wants to. This time, he places mixed-martial arts fighter Gina Carano in the center of an international assassination plot in which she, the contract killer, becomes the scapegoat for the crime.
2. ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’
This 9/11 weeper won’t leave many a eye dry with “The Reader” director Stephen Daldry at the helm.
3. ‘Red Tails’
The Tuskegee airmen — the first African-American troop of fighter pilots in World War II — haven’t had their due feature film treatment until now.
4. ‘Underworld: Awakening’
Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as lethal vampire queen Selene, hell-bent on fighting off the evil mortals.
A reformed bad boy gets pulled back into the world of smuggling after his brother-in-law gets caught up with a sinister drug dealer.
6. ‘The Iron Lady’
Meryl Streep’s turn as one of Britain’s most controversial prime ministers, Margaret Thatcher, is predictably admirable. The Golden Globe crew thought so, too!
7. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 3-D
After the success of converting “The Lion King” to 3-D, another animated classic from Disney is getting refreshed.
8. ‘Joyful Noise’
Two choir members (Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah) have differing opinions on how they can get their group to a national competition.
9. ‘War Horse’
Spielberg takes on the book and play by the same name, in which a very young WWI soldier gets separated from his closest friend, his horse Joey.
10. ‘The Adventures of Tintin’
The much-beloved Belgian comic book character gets the 3-D animation treatment.