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obsessed-beyonceThis year, a considerable number of films will be making there way to the big screen that feature some of our favorite stars. The genre’s span the gamut from Science Fiction, to docudramas. The following are a handful blockbusters we think are definitely worth a view:

Obsessed (April 24): Beyonce’s highly anticipated thriller tells the story of a successful asset manager (played by Idris Elba) who has just received a huge promotion and is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to his beautiful young wife (Ms. Knowles). But when a temp worker starts stalking him, things take a lethal turn.

The Soloist (April 24): Jamie Foxx plays a homeless schizophrenic musician from Skid Row, LA who dreams of playing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. By chance, he meets a journalist (Robert Downey Jr.), who tries to help this mentally disturbed man get back on his feet and make his dreams come true.

Star trek (May 8): – Starring Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana, this prequel of all prequels portrays the early adventures of James T. Kirk and his crew on the USS Enterprise.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (June 12): A remake of the 70’s classic pits a transit cop (Denzel Washington) against a group of hijackers lead by John Travolta, who take over a subway train for ransom.

Imagine That (June 12): Eddie Murphy stars in this tale of a struggling financial executive who is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world where the solutions to his problems await. It also stars former Soul Food stars Nicole Ari Parker and Vanessa Williams.

Hurricane Season (Date TBA): A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins (Forest Whitaker), a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships. Taraji P. Henson, Lil Wayne, Bow Wow and more make up the cast of this inspiring film.

I Can Do Bad All by Myself (September 11): Based on the hit play, this Tyler Perry tale chronicles the life of Vyanne, a young woman who has a share of pain, moves in with her 68 year-old grandmother, Madea, in order to escape her verbally abusive and cheating husband (hmmm, sound familiar?).

Surrogates (September 29): Starring Bruce Willis, Boris Kodjoe and Ving Rhames, this Sci-Fi Thriller is set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots. A cop (played by Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogate.

2012 (November 14): An academic researcher leads a group of people in a fight to counteract the apocalyptic events that were predicted by the ancient Mayan calendar. This apocalyptic thriller co-stars Thandie Newton & Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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  • I can’t wait to see Obsessed, reminds me of some of my friends.

  • ceecee

    Looking forward to Star Trek and 2012. I might rent Obsessed when it comes out on DVD…still have to support Idris Elba. I didn’t see the last Tyler Perry movie, don’t think I’ll be seeing this one either.

  • keke

    I am looking forward to The Soloist and Star Trek.

    2012 and Taking of Pelham 123 look pretty good, I may go see them.

    As much as I adore Idris Elba, Obsessed just does not look good to me. It looks pretty bad from the previews, I may just wait till it comes on HBO.

    As for Tyler Perry, well his movies just aren’t for me.

  • 1HOTLEX

    THIS MAY BE BEYONCE’S BEST ROLE YET…SO FAR, I HAVE NOT BEEN IMPRESSED…

  • Nyota

    I’m sorry but am I the only one who thinks that Obsessed should have just been shown on the Lifetime network? In my opinion it seems so over the top dramatic.
    Hurrican Season and The Soloist do seem interesting. Yes Tyler Perry’s story line is getting too familiar but I guess many people relate.
    I might just see Surrogates to examine Boris Kodjoe!