This has been a great year, but with the decade ending, 2010 looks to take everything great about 2009 up to the next level. We're talking more vampires, wizards galore, some chick flicks (that actually have a chance to be good!) and lots and lots of singing.
So, with the exit of 2009, say hello to 2010 by taking a look at the projects Hollywood Crush is most looking forward to talking about over the next 365 days!
10. "Glee" returns, or "Fox's Other Singing Show Comes Back"
Fox's knockout high school choir club comedy has become an instant television classic, and on April 13, it will return from its four month hiatus to air the final nine episodes of the first season. The show already had a fan following (Gleeks), had a Hot Topic tour and has been nominated for four Golden Globes including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor and Best Actress. Needless to say, seeing how the show wraps up its first season is definitely something to sing about.
9. "Dear John," or "The Return of 'The Notebook' Formula"
So Richard Gere and Diane Lane, gorgeous as they both are, didn't quite strike our heartstrings in "Nights in Rodanthe" the same way Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams did in "The Notebook." Enter "Dear John," the latest of Nicholas Sparks' novels to reach the big screen. Once again, two up-and-coming young actors (Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried) look poised to break our hearts and show us what love is all about the same way Noah and Allie did six years ago. The fact the trailer had us tearing up means this is one to look out for (on February 5, nonetheless).
8. "Remember Me," or "When Edward Finds A Blonde"
Keeping in line with chick-flicks we're excited for is Robert Pattinson's newest non-vampire film, "Remember Me." Not only is it Rob's first chance to show to the world (in wide release) his acting capabilities, but it's also starring some of our favorite people. Emile de Ravin! Pierce Brosnan! Chris Cooper! It's March 12 release date will hopefully satiate our "Twilight" needs for at least a week.
7. "The Runaways," or "Bella's Side Job"
If after a week you're still itching for more "Twilight" love, Apparition was nice enough to release Kristen Stewart's and "The Runaways," on March 19. Wasn't that generous? A chance to see the two rocking out to "Cherry Bomb" in the rock 'n roll biopic is enough to get us into the theaters… but if Kristen runs her fingers through her hair or bites her lip one more time, we might need to enroll in an anger management class.
6. "Sex and the City 2," or "HBO Getting A Bit Carried Away"
Yes, of course there was going to be another one. Only two years after the first "Sex and the City" movie, "Sex and the City 2" is asking us to "Carrie On." Miley Cyrus and Penelope Cruz's cameos, as well as the return of the full original cast, make this film a win. The teaser trailer of the film, released December 22, was a Christmas miracles to all "Sex" addicts, and the film's May 28 release is something for everyone who won't be checking out "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (also released that day) to look forward to.
5. "True Blood" returns, or "The Other Phenom About Vamps and (Now) Werewolves
"True Blood" is set to return in June, which just so happens to compete with a certain other vampire-related item to be excited to on our list that is a bit higher up the rankings. So many questions left unanswered in the critically acclaimed show. Who took Bill? When will Eric and Sookie get it on? Why are there werewolves? Here's to the hope "True Blood" continues to get better and better.
4. "Valentine's Day," or "The Movie Starring Everyone and Their Mother"
Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift uh, make out. Also appearing (in alphabetical order) are: Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Emma Roberts, Eric Dane, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Queen Latifah, Shirley MacLaine and Topher Grace. The end. In case you couldn't keep track of our list, please re-visit the family tree we created when the cast kept growing.
3. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," or "The Beginning of the End"
It feels like just a few years ago that J.K. Rowling released "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," but it's been more than a decade since the first tale of a young wizard named Harry Potter took the world by storm. With the successful book series completed, the first half of the last novel is making its way to the big screen on November 19, which is both something to celebrate and to mourn.
2. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," or "Another Record Breaker"
"Eclipse" is the one book in the "Twilight" series that truly lives up to the hype (Action! Romance! The supernatural!), and is sure to reach a wider audience then both of its predecessors and sustain its income a bit longer than "New Moon" did. Really, if you're reading this list, you're sure to not need any explanation for why June 30 is a date to look forward to.
1. "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," or "The Chance for the World to Drink Butterbeer"
Come on. Come on. Universal Studios is opening up an entire themepark dedicated to the world of Harry Potter in the spring. That means you can buy your own wand in Ollivander's, check out the Three Broomsticks, where you can snag a pint of butterbeer. BUTTERBEER! The park also has two announced rides, and enough attention to Hogwarts detail that will keep us entertained for our entire weekend vacation. Easily, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the most exciting thing to come out of 2010.
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