Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Movies I am excited about

District 9
, August 14
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.

Except it looks way awesomer than that logline would indicate.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
, September 18
The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Not Pixar, but it looks like loads of fun. I don't like children much so I won't see it in theaters unless I can hit a late showing where the kids are all asleep or high.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
, out this week
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching.

I devoured these books. Goblet of Fire was my favorite, but Half-Blood Prince is a close second, and reviews are good. I'll probably catch it alone either today or tomorrow after work. I'm even willing to deal with a smattering of children for this one.

The Informant, September
In THE INFORMANT, a high-ranking executive at Archer Daniels Midland joins forces with the FBI to bring down both his company and the entire food industry.

This looks like Soderbergh having fun. Hopefully it's Oceans 11 fun and not Oceans 12 fun.

And of course Zombieland, which I linked to yesterday. Zombieland is probably the one I'm most excited about.

Movies I'll see if the reviews are good:
Shutter Island - DiCapprio and Scorsese again.
Inglorious Bastards - Until I have a good reason why this title is misspelled I am going to keep spelling it correctly.
2012 - Explosion porn!


  1. I'm excited for Harry Potter, too and District 9 as well.

    for me: 500 Days of Summer, Whip It!, Jennifer's Body, Zombieland, and The Hurt Locker. I can't think of anything else right now, but there's more.

    oh yeah! the new zombie film, Deadgirl. I heard it's kinda feminist, too.

  2. Thanks for the Cloudy shoutout. I would like it to do well, since I enjoy getting a paycheck. :)

  3. Anonymous1:59 PM

    Wow ... had you down as a Prisoner of Azkhaban kinda girl.

  4. Anonymous, Goblet was the first book where she killed off a likeable character. It surprised and moved me so much I just fell in love with it.

    And Josh, I completely forgot you were connected to that. I just posted it because I want to see it, so that bodes well, eh?

    And Deaf Girl, The Hurt Locker was definitely worth seeing. I probably won't see it, but I'm interested in what happens with the box office for Jennifer's Body.

  5. Looking forward to see The Informant, too.

    Soderbergh needs our support:

  6. Anonymous9:52 PM

    DISTRICT 9 has one of the best trailers I've seen in a long time... you totally think it's one kind of movie, then that third "they are not" card hits you:

    "They are not... HUMAN."

    Freakin' awesome. Can not wait.



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