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Most Anticipated Movies of 2009

Posted by foreualways on January 9, 2009

The film industry had a record year in 2008, bringing in an estimated
$9.8 billion at the North American box office. It will be a tough act
to follow, but 2009 promises to deliver as many — if not more — big
movies. There are two big movies that were supposed to come out this
past holiday season: the latest "Harry Potter" and the new take on
"Star Trek." A wide variety of animated films are coming, from the
latest in 3D digital technology to Disney’s return to traditional
animation. And, of course, there will be sequels (and prequels) galore.
Here is a list of 30 of the most anticipated of this year, in order of
release date.


3/6 – Watchmen
Akerman, Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson and Carla Gugino star in this
adaptation of the famed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

3/27 – Monsters Vs. Aliens
Witherspoon and Hugh Laurie star in this animated flick about a rag-tag
band of mutants assembled by the U.S. military to thwart an invasion.

4/3 – Fast & Furious
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel partner up once again to fight crime and drive really fast.

5/1 – X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Hugh Jackman stars in this prequel to the X-Men trilogy exploring how
Logan became the adamantium blade-wielding mutant Wolverine.

5/8 – Star Trek
"Lost" creator J. J. Abrams reboots the beloved sci-fi franchise in this prequel exploring the early days of Kirk and Spock.

5/15 – Angels & Demons
Tom Hanks returns as the "Da Vinci Code" cryptologist Robert Langdon to thwart a plot by the Illuminati to blow up the Vatican.

5/15 – Bruno
"Borat" mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen is terrorizing an unsuspecting public again as a flamboyant Austrian fashion expert.

5/22 – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
his favorite museum exhibits are accidentally shipped off to the
Smithsonian, hapless museum security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller)
infiltrates that fabled institution to rescue them.

5/2 – Terminator Salvation
Bale stars in this film which is both a sequel and a prequel to the
wildly popular time-travel/killer robot action franchise.

5/29 – Up
follows up on their movies about gourmet rats and lonely robots with
this flick about a grumpy old man and his balloon-powered floating

6/5 – Land of the Lost
Will Ferrell stars in this adaptation of the ’70s TV show about three
people who find themselves in a strange world populated by dinosaurs,
monkey people, and reptilian Sleestaks.

6/19 – Year One
Jack Black and Michael Cera are two prehistoric losers in the middle of Biblical events in a comedy from director Harold Ramis.

6/26 – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox re-team with director Michael Bay for
another action-packed battle between warring robots in disguise.

7/1 – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Sid, Diego and Ellie are back in this third installment in the "Ice
Age" franchise, featuring the voice talents of Ray Romano, John
Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Queen Latifah.

7/1 – Public Enemies
Depp stars as legendary bank robber John Dillinger and Christian Bale
is the G-man on his tail in this true crime drama directed by Michael

7/10 – 2012
"Independence Day" and "The Day After Tomorrow" director Roland Emmerich destroys the Earth again, starring John Cusack.

7/17 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry, Hermione, Ron and friends return to Hogwarts and face Lord Voldemort again in this sixth installment of the series.

7/31 – Funny People
Up" and "40-Year-Old Virgin" creator Judd Apatow writes and directs
this drama/comedy about a stand-up comedians starring Adam Sandler and
Seth Rogen.

8/7 – G.I. Joe
A live-action extravaganza based on Hasbro’s popular line of action
figures starring Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid and Sienna Miller.

8/21 – Inglorious Basterds
After tackling kung fu action and grindhouse horror, writer/director
Quentin Tarantino goes to war with Brad Pitt leading a team of

10/2 – Shutter Island
Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio for the fourth time in a thriller
about U.S. Marshalls pursuing a female escaped convict.

10/16 – Where the Wild Things Are
Director Spike Jones brings to life Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book about a boy transported to a world of monsters.

11/6 – A Christmas Carol
Jim Carrey plays Scrooge and all of the ghosts in a digital 3D motion-capture movie from director Robert Zemeckis.

11/6 – The Fantastic Mr. Fox
An animated telling of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel from director Wes Anderson ("Rushmore" and "The Royal Tennenbaums").

11/6 – The Wolfman
Benicio Del Toro stars as a nobleman who, thanks to a werewolf bite, begins regular moonlit massacres of the local folk.

11/20 – Sherlock Holmes
Downey Jr. brings the legendary London sleuth to life, with Jude Law as
the faithful Dr. Watson and directed by Guy Ritchie.

11/20 – New Moon
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart return as Edward and Bella for the second chapter in the "Twilight" series.

11/28 – The Lovely Bones
The adaptation of Alice Sebold’s bestselling novel about a the murder of a young girl, directed by Peter Jackson.

12/18 – Avatar
James Cameron directs this 3D sci-fi action epic that features ground-breaking, eye-popping special effects.

12/25 – The Princess and the Frog
presents its first traditional hand-drawn animated film in five years
with a fairy tale set in New Orleans during the Jazz Age.

Original story here…

3 Responses to “Most Anticipated Movies of 2009”

  1. Robin said

    I did not even know about a lot of these. Great post !! Thank\’s for the head\’s up. Take care, Robin

  2. Michael said

    Sherlock Holmes sounds great. I can\’t wait to see it. Great list.

  3. Michael said

    Thanks – I feel it a great list too!I only put it up to get people to come to my live space, you know for the attention! lollActually there a few on there that I really like to see myself!

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