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Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Biggest Movies of 2009


With my silly fascination for “lists” I stumbled into this list from Times Online about movies that will be released next year. Described as “Our selection of the fifty most exciting blockbuster films for the year ahead” lists some interesting films that definitively will be a must be seen for me. Here are some examples.

No.50 Pink Panther 2 – February 2009
Why “must be seen”? Only one reason: Aishwarya Rai Bacharan!!!

No. 44 Nine – December
A remake of Fellini’s 8 ½ … hmm! But going a little bit further (??) the behind-the-scenes story of an Italian director. Why I’m still interested after the clues I have given you? The stellar cast! Nicole Kidman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sophia Loren, Penelope Cruz and Judi Dench! But I'm a little affraid of what anyone can do with one of the most influential Fellini's masterpieces.

No. 27 – The Birds
Remake of Alfred Hitchcok’s great film… hmm! Well, have to learn more to confirm if is a must be seen or one that I’ll definitively skip.

No. 24 – Dorian Gray (November)
Classic Oscar Wilde fable retold by an impressive collection of British thespian eye candy (lol!) like Colin Firth and Emilia Fox… yes!

No.23 Sherlock Holmes
Robert Downey Jr as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson…. Yep.

No. 21 Nottingham – November
Russell Crowe plays dual roles in this revision of the Robin Hood legend… perhaps is a yes.

No. 17 The Lovely Bones – March
Read the book and can’t imagine the movie that the Times calls “practically unfilmable novel”. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon… probably will be a must be seen.

No. 16 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Is Heath Ledger unfinished performance and a film by Terry Gillian (Brazil, The Fisher King, Baron Munchausen), so has to be strange!

No. 10 Inglorious – June
Quentin Tarantino in a playful reinvention of 1970s cinema… yes!

No. 6 Angels & Demons – May
Not proud of this one but I read the book and I will see the movie especially because there will be NO Tom Hanks in the lead role that now belongs to Ewan McGregor.

Not bad, 10 out of 50 so-called blockbuster movies… well, who can resist! If you feel like checking the complete list go Times Online, there are links to trailers and information about each movie.

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