For 2011, a lot of good movies seem to be coming out. These are the 5 I'd like to see the most:
1. Gnomeo and Juliet
It looks funny, and I love Shakespeare, so this could be great.
Synopsis: Gnomeo and Juliet is a computer-animated family film based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet featuring two garden gnomes in forbidden love. The couple looks to find lasting happiness and avoid tragedy as they are caught in the middle of a feud between blue and red-hatted garden gnomes.
2. The Tempest
I (again) love Shakespeare, especially The Tempest, and the trailer is... interesting (the end of it is beautifully done).
The Tempest is a 2010 American comedy-drama film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, in which Prospera, the duchess of Milan, is usurped by her brother Antonio and is cast off on a raft to die with her four-year-old daughter Miranda. They survive, finding themselves stranded on an island where the beast Caliban is the sole inhabitant. Prospera enslaves Caliban and claims the island. After 12 years, Alonso, the king of Naples, sails back to his kingdom from the marriage of his daughter to the prince of Tunisia, accompanied by his son Ferdinand and Antonio. Prospera, apprehending her chance for revenge, causes a tempest, wrecking the ship and stranding those on board on her island.
It's based on Beauty and the Beast (the book is much better than the Disney movie) and, while I wish they'd just made the guy hairy instead of all covered in tattoos with veins popping out, I'd like to see how close they get to the book (both the book Beastly and the book Beauty and the Beast)
Beastly is an upcoming fantasy romance film based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name about Kyle Kingson, a handsome man with an evil streak, who disrespects a classmate, who is a witch in disguise, during an environmental event. The witch then casts a spell on Kyle and physically transforms him into a monster until he can find true love.
I know it's already out. I'd like to see it because of all the good reviews I've heard of it (and because it's a fairy tale, duh).
Tangled is a 2010 animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios in which the magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
5. The Brother's Grimm: Snow White
Snow White with Julia Roberts as the Queen. I gotta see this.
Relativity Media is working on "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White", directed by Tarsem Singh, it is set for release on June 29, 2012. Julia Roberts is attached and will be the Evil Queen.
No trailer yet.
In answer to your question, yes, I do only like movies having to do with my intended profession (folklorist/mythologist). How'd you know?