Posted by: Chris Sandel | January 25, 2009

Movies To Look For In 2009

Melissa and I have gone to see more movies than usual.  I think we’re trying to get more in now since it’ll probably be a lot tougher soon.  So far in the last month or so we’ve seen Yes Man, Seven Pounds, Valkirie and Slumdog Millionaire.  That’s a lot more then our normal “in theatre” movie quota. 

Even though I may not be able to see as many of them as usual, I still enjoyed seeing Movie Ministry’s Films to Look for in 2009.  A few in particular that have got me interested (a few aren’t listed in the article but there are others on wikipedia):

  • Defiance(January 16) – saw the trailer at Valkirie.  It looked pretty good.  We’ve kind of had our fill of Nazi movies for a little while but I’d definitely like to see it sometime.
  • The Soloist(April 24) – From what I’ve seen in the previews, it looks like great performances from Jami Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (May 1) – I’m not a big comic book fan but it looks like it’s got some great action sequences.
  • Angels and Demons(May 15) – This is the prequel(kind of) to The DaVinci Code.  I listened to the audiobook a while back.  Like DaVinci, it was entertaining but very off.  Still may be entertaining though.
  • Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonium (May 22) – I liked the first one.  It  definitely has the makings of a lousy sequel but it might end up being good.  Maybe. 
  • Up(May 29) – Pixar has my trust at this point.  Don’t know a lot about the movie but it is pixar so, nough said.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince(July 17) – The highlight of the year’s movies for me.  I’ll find a way to see this one.  Melissa and I have been listening to the HP audiobooks.  I’m hoping we’ll be able to make it up through the end of this one before the movie comes out.  I can’t imagine the movie being as impactful as the book.  The end of that book stuck with me longer than any book I can ever remember.
  • Where the Wild Things Are (October 16) – I’m kind of leery about what this will be like in movie form but I have fond memories of the book from my childhood.

 If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the preview for Half-Blood Prince.  It should be fun!

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