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Old 01-09-09, 11:10 AM
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Yeah I guess if "Must See" it makes it tolerable.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I find it hard to take seriously anyone who claims that films that are still filming (some of them might not even have started) are must-sees. Can we wait for the reviews first?
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Spoilerish synopsis's
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by kaze0
Spoilerish synopsis's
I just took them right off IMDB. Sorry :/
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

My advice to the OP would be to have been more specific in his title. Perhaps "50 Mainstream Movies of 2009 You'll Hear a Lot About Whether You Want to or Not." I don't get into hating on mainstream flicks like many on this forum do, but I do understand and appreciate the difference between high brow and low brow tastes. (I once had friends over for a double feature of Doctor Zhivago and Wayne's World, so I'm at home with both.)

Anyway, I was lucky to have made it to 14 theatrical showings in 2008, and four of them were older films (Dick Tracy, The Wizard of Oz, The Spy Who Loved Me and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?). To be honest, there were only a few '08 releases I was even interested enough to see that even if I'd made it out for everything I wanted to see, my total would have barely reached 20. I can't imagine 2009 will be any different.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I hated Death Proof. And I'm somewhat interested in Final Destination 4.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

once again your blog fails to offer ORIGINAL content. cut and paste. cut and paste.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
once again your blog fails to offer ORIGINAL content. cut and paste. cut and paste.
The "why you should see it is" completely original. We are doing a big overhaul very soon of the site and also getting alot of new writers. I can't believe I'm getting hundreds upon hundreds of viewers each day though and I just started it. Pretty cool.

Anyways, is Terrence Malik's Tree of Life getting released this year? On iMDB it says it is: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478304/

I'm really looking forward to that too.

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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Is that "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" supposed to be good? I just assumed it was another "House of Wax" type teen slasher flick. Did Bernardo Bertolucci direct it?
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by JPRaup
I can't believe I'm getting hundreds upon hundreds of viewers each day though and I just started it. Pretty cool.
Maybe because you go to message boards and pimp it out like Patty the Daytime Hooker.
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Thread title should be changed:

Thread title should be changed:
"YAATPMIBT: 50 Movies I Say You Should See In 2009 Because I Say So"

Spoiler:
Yet Another Attempt To Promote My Inane Blog Thread
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I was hoping to see an end to shameless spam threads on DVDTalk this year. Maybe in 2010?
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by beavis69
i know ALOT of people thought it was better
than Planet Terror, myself included.
It didn't come close to Planet Terror at all....
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Looking forward to these:

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Jan 16th)
Fanboys (Feb 6th)
The International (Feb 16th)
Watchmen (March 6th)
I Love You, Man (March 20th)
Crank 2: High Voltage (April 17th)
The Soloist (April 24th)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (May 1st)
Terminator Salvation (May 22nd)
The Year One (June 19th)
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (June 26th)
Public Enemies (July 1st)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (July 24th)
Funny People (July 31st)
Final Destination 4: Death Trip 3-D (Aug 21st)
Inglorious Basterds (Aug 28th)
Game (Sept 4th)
The Informant (Sept 18th)
Shutter Island (Oct 2nd)
Sherlock Holmes (Nov 20th)
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by scott1598
Thread title should be changed:
"YAATPMIBT: 50 Movies I Say You Should See In 2009 Because I Say So"

Spoiler:
Yet Another Attempt To Promote My Inane Blog Thread



Of the movies listed, I might be interested in these:
Fanboys (Feb 6th)
The International (Feb 16th)
Duplicity (March 20th)
I Love You, Man (March 20th)
Knowing (March 20th)
Crank 2: High Voltage (April 17th)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (May 1st)
Terminator Salvation (May 22nd)
Night at the Museum 2 (May 22nd)
Nine (Dec 11th)
The Informant (Sept 18th)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (July 24th)


And I'll actually consider paying at the theater for these:
Watchmen (March 6th)
The Soloist (April 24th)
Star Trek (May 8th)
Up (May 29th)
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (June 26th)
Public Enemies (July 1st)
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (July 17th)
Shutter Island (Oct 2nd)
Inglorious Basterds (Aug 28th)
Sherlock Holmes (Nov 20th)
*The Road (TBA)
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by JPRaup
The "why you should see it is" completely original. We are doing a big overhaul very soon of the site and also getting alot of new writers. I can't believe I'm getting hundreds upon hundreds of viewers each day though and I just started it. Pretty cool.

Anyways, is Terrence Malik's Tree of Life getting released this year? On iMDB it says it is: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478304/

I'm really looking forward to that too.
I frequently post DVD and film reviews on my blog, though I have the good taste not to promote it on this forum. I'm not interested in getting into a pissing match with you, but your own defense for including "spoilerish" synopses was that you simply lifted them from IMDB. You can't hide behind "I cut and pasted all that" and then deny doing it. Before you work too much on original content, though, you might want to invest in a grammar guide. "A lot" is two words, not one, and while you may say "anyways," it ought to be singular in the context in which you used it.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by MinLShaw
I frequently post DVD and film reviews on my blog, though I have the good taste not to promote it on this forum. I'm not interested in getting into a pissing match with you, but your own defense for including "spoilerish" synopses was that you simply lifted them from IMDB. You can't hide behind "I cut and pasted all that" and then deny doing it. Before you work too much on original content, though, you might want to invest in a grammar guide. "A lot" is two words, not one, and while you may say "anyways," it ought to be singular in the context in which you used it.
I know I cut and pasted the iMDB plot summaries. I was referring to the part after that where I said why I want to see the movie. Thanks for the tips! Very helpful.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
I'm serious about movies, and I'll see FD4 opening weekend.
So will John Waters. He loves the series.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

"Must-See" might be strong but most of these look like at least entertainment movies if not great movies. It reminded me of movies I had forgotten about that I wanted to see (like Sunshine Cleaning).

I would say probably 40 or 45 I will check out on DVD with about 15 in theatres
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I've been looking forward to Public Enemies for about a year now.

I wonder how far along the cgi is with Transformers considering we havn't really seen anything yet and it's scheduled for this summer.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I'm looking forward to the DisneyNature's release of Earth.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
No year has 50 "must see" films. That would be almost one a week. And when you're including "Final Destination 4," you're really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
I totally agree. That's just ridiculous. 50 "must see" movies of the decade or even of all time lends a lot more credibility and weight to topic. You're just listing 50 movies that are coming out this year.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

So Night at the Museum 2 is a "must see" but The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus isn't?
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

While there are plenty of others on the list that I am interested in, these are the ones I really hope turn out great:

Coraline (Feb 16th) - haven't read the source material, but I'll give anything from Gaiman a chance. Mirrormask was visually amazing, but left me kind of cold.

Watchmen (March 6th) - the graphic novel is a masterpiece--it will be difficult for this to meet that standard, to say the least. But here's hoping!

Terminator Salvation (May 22nd) - The Sarah Connor Chronicles has renewed my interest in this franchise. The last movie wasn't great--but it has redeeming qualities, IMO.

Inglorious Basterds (Aug 28th) - Tarantino hasn't let me down yet.

Where The Wild Things Are (Oct 16th) - LOVED this book as a kid. I read it over and over and over. Can't wait to see this!

The Lovely Bones (Dec 11th) - read the book years ago, but mainly I'm interested because of Peter Jackson. King Kong was a mixed bag. Hopefully he goes for a 'less is more' approach here.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by NoirFan
So Night at the Museum 2 is a "must see" but The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus isn't?
Yeah I find Terry Gilliam to be incredibly overrated.

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