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50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Just wrote up this feature: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Here is the list (go to the blog for pictures, plot summaries and reasons why you want to see them)
My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Jan 16th)
Fanboys (Feb 6th)
Coraline (Feb 16th)
The International (Feb 16th)
Youth in Revolt (Feb 20th)
Watchmen (March 6th)
Sunshine Cleaning (March 13th)
A Perfect Getaway (March 13th)
Duplicity (March 20th)
I Love You, Man (March 20th)
Knowing (March 20th)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (March 27th)
Adventureland (March 27th)
Observe and Report (April 10th)
Crank 2: High Voltage (April 17th)
State Of Play (April 17th)
The Soloist (April 24th)
Fighting (April 24th)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (May 1st)
Star Trek (May 8th)
Bruno (May 15th)
The Brothers Bloom (May 15th)
Terminator Salvation (May 22nd)
Night at the Museum 2 (May 22nd)
Up (May 29th)
Land of the Lost (June 5th)
The Hangover (June 12th)
The Year One (June 19th)
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (June 26th)
Public Enemies (July 1st)
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (July 17th)
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)
Daybreakers (Sept 11th)
The Informant (Sept 18th)
Surrogates (Sept 25th)
Toy Story 3-D (Oct 2nd)
Shutter Island (Oct 2nd)
Where The Wild Things Are (Oct 16th)
The Box (Nov 6th)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Nov 6th)
A Christmas Carol (Nov 6th)
Sherlock Holmes (Nov 20th)
The Lovely Bones (Dec 11th)
Nine (Dec 11th)
Avatar (Dec 18th)

My Top 3 out of those:





What do you guys want to see?
Old 01-08-09, 10:02 PM
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I'm interested in all of these:


Fanboys (Feb 6th)
Coraline (Feb 16th)
Watchmen (March 6th)
I Love You, Man (March 20th)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (March 27th)
Adventureland (March 27th)
Crank 2: High Voltage (April 17th)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (May 1st)
Star Trek (May 8th)
Bruno (May 15th)
Terminator Salvation (May 22nd)
Up (May 29th)
Land of the Lost (June 5th)
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (June 26th)
Public Enemies (July 1st)
Final Destination 4: Death Trip 3-D (Aug 21st)
Inglorious Bastards (Aug 28th)
Toy Story 3-D (Oct 2nd)
Shutter Island (Oct 2nd)
Where The Wild Things Are (Oct 16th)
The Box (Nov 6th)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Nov 6th)
A Christmas Carol (Nov 6th)
Sherlock Holmes (Nov 20th)
The Lovely Bones (Dec 11th)
Nine (Dec 11th)
Avatar (Dec 18th)
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I just wanna see a list of directors that have movies coming out next year. That'll be an indicator.

The Coen Brothers?
Paul Thomas Anderson?
Danny Boyle?
David Fincher?
Steven Soderbergh?
Ridley Scott?
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I was half expecting a partial list with the rest being on your site.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

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.

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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.
But...

...it's in 3D!
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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.
Looking back I saw over 130 2008 films, and I could definitely recommend 50 of them. and 2008 wasn't even that good for movies.

as for Final Destination, the first 2 films were very fun, add in 3-D and it should be a good time.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Definitely looking forward to Public Enemies, Harry Potter, The Brothers Bloom, Where The Wild Things Are, Terminator: Salvation, and perhaps some others. Hell, even Transformers 2 could be fun, even if I hate Michael Bay.

What's this Shutter Island though? Are Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese working together? I always said those two should make a movie together.

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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I know you just want to whore out your blog, but use the search function: Most Anticipated Release of 2009?
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by JPRaup
Looking back I saw over 130 2008 films, and I could definitely recommend 50 of them. and 2008 wasn't even that good for movies.
There's a huge difference between "recommend" and "must see."

If you and your blog are going to have any credibility, you need to be a lot more discerning.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

I'd add in The Wolfman (Nov 09) and Scott Pilgrim vs The World (TBA 09).
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

ahh I forgot The Road since it was pushed back. When is that supposed to be released?
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by LickTheABCs
I know you just want to whore out your blog, but use the search function: Most Anticipated Release of 2009?
I like the OP's post better, it gives a large list of movies coming out with the dates, instead of people just throwing up what their 1-3 favorite movies are.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

This has to taken as a joke. No one serious about movies is looking forward to Final Destination 4. Although My Bloody Valentine might be interesting. Must See????? No way.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by Larry C.
This has to taken as a joke. No one serious about movies is looking forward to Final Destination 4. Although My Bloody Valentine might be interesting. Must See????? No way.
I only put those for the 3-D aspects. People that have seen MBV said the 3-D is alot of fun, so I would be disappointed if I waited until DVD. Therefore it's a must-see for me in the theater.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

If you ignore the phrase "Must-See", I think the list is decent....at least it gives me a handy guide to some of the films that are coming out this year.
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Id say about 75% look forgettable at this point. The whole article was killed when it said the "disappointment of death proof." To you maybe, but i know ALOT of people thought it was better than Planet Terror, myself included. Where the Wild Things Are peaks my interest by the photo alone.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Originally Posted by Larry C.
This has to taken as a joke. No one serious about movies is looking forward to Final Destination 4.
I'm serious about movies, and I'll see FD4 opening weekend.

Just glancing through that list, there is one movie I will absolutely never see, EVER.
The Year One, with Jack Black, Michael Cera, and David Cross.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

You forgot to add Bitch Slap.

http://www.bitchslapmovie.com/

Without a DOUBT going to be the best movie of the year.
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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.
I agree, especially if you consider seeing films in the theater. Every movie isn't worth $10+.

A more accurate title would be "50 Movies to Look Forward To" or "50 Movies Worth Your Time"...
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Id say about 75% look forgettable at this point. The whole article was killed when it said the "disappointment of death proof." To you maybe, but i know ALOT of people thought it was better than Planet Terror, myself included. Where the Wild Things Are peaks my interest by the photo alone.
The word is "piques"...

And I liked Death Proof.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

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I'm serious about movies, and I'll see FD4 opening weekend.

Just glancing through that list, there is one movie I will absolutely never see, EVER.
The Year One, with Jack Black, Michael Cera, and David Cross.
Really? Written and Directed by Harold Ramis. I'm pretty excited.
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Originally Posted by JPRaup
Really? Written and Directed by Harold Ramis. I'm pretty excited.

Yea I don't have any interest in seeing this either. I am just not a Jack Black fan anymore.
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Originally Posted by Jaymole
If you ignore the phrase "Must-See", I think the list is decent....at least it gives me a handy guide to some of the films that are coming out this year.
exactly, I actually like the little information tidbits.
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Re: 50 Must-See Movies in 2009

Star Trek, Watchmen, and Basterds are the only ones on the list I'll probably check out in a theater.

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