If you read my top ten of 2010 you saw that, despite some diamonds in the rough, I felt 2010 was largely unimpressive in terms of film. Well, if potential says anything, 2011 is going to be amazing. We’ve got new films from filmmakers like Terrence Malick, Michel Gondry, Ron Howard and Jodie Foster, incredible genre action with films like Cowboys & Aliens and Green Lantern, the return of epic franchises with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and X-Men First Class and even huge blockbuster comedy with films like The Hangover Part II.

And as exciting as all those films sound, none of them made my top ten most anticipated. That’s how good 2011 looks. On paper at least. These things rarely pan out. See what I mean after the jump where you’ll find both my most anticipated films for 2011 as well as the films I picked at this time last year with retrospective commentary.

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Halloween is right around the corner, which means horror films like Paranormal Activity 2 and Saw 3D are set to rule the box office. It’s also a perfect opportunity for studios to pimp their impending horror fare and no horror movie coming in the next few months is more highly anticipated than Scre4m. Once again directed by Wes Craven with returning stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox along with a slew of famous franchise newcomers, the film is set for release on April 15, 2011. At the Spike TV Scream Awards, which shot over the weekend and air Tuesday, several of the cast members were on hand to present the world premiere of the teaser trailer and the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has interviews with the cast that provide an idea of how Scre4m is going to fit into the series. Hit the jump for more. Read More »

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