My 2009 Anticipated Films


2009

With the upcoming sequel-prequel of heavyweight films such Harry Potter, X-Men and Transformers 2009 will be another box office year for Hollywood but  my early favorites and most anticipated films are dominated by animated features.

  • Up – if it’s from Pixar it has to be (very) good.  One Pinoy by the name of Ronnie del Carmen (with Bob Peterson and Thomas McCarthy) is one of the main writers, he mentioned this film during a rare local symposia here back in 2008 and I’ve been a fan since.
  • Watchmen – considered as unfilmable during the 90s with all its snag here comes Zack Snyder’s version of the comic book-adaptation.  But can he surpass his 300 masterpiece?  That is the question.
  • – Shane Acker’s full-length edition of his 2005 Academy nominated animated short with the same title, co-produced by Tim Burton, should be an exciting film title to wait.
  • Inglorious Basterds – with Brad Pitt as the leader of rag tag WWII Nazi hunters  penned  and directed by Quentin Tarantino — an spaghetti western-war film ensemble.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – another animated film from Sony Pictures Animation with a premise — “scientist trying to solve world hunger encounters a problem of global proportions, as food begins to fall from the sky” , these should be fun.  Another Pinoy I admire greatly (along with peers as Marcelo Vignali and Luc Desmarchelier) is part of these film, art director /concept designer Armand Serrano who’s done superb visuals for Surf’s Up, and lastly,
  • Star Trek – the film traces the roots of the infamous Starship Enterprise (NC-1701) crew of young Kirk and Spock should a visual homily for die-hards of the most successful movie franchise ever. Beam me up, Scotty!
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2 comments
  1. vanhalenfan said:

    Ansel,

    So far, an mga nagka-hiriling ko pa lang iyu ini: Slumdog Millionaire, Taken, Mongol, The Reader, Gran Torino, Vicky Christina Barcelona…

    Pwerte an Slumdog ni Danny Boyle, extremely entertaining, pero, tour-the force- man an acting ni Kate Winslett, digdi sa The Reader, as an illiterate ex-SS guard sa Aushwitz. Sa Taken, uragon man palan si Liam Neeson, as an action. star. Dai man siya masusupog kinda James Bond, Jason Statham, sagkod ko Bourne. Ex-CIA, operative digdi si Liam na nakidnap su aking teen-ager sa Paris para ipabakal sa mga sindikato kan women traffickers. Di ginamit niya an skills niya, sa Black ops,pwerte ! Si Clint man daing kupas, pero tragic ining Gran Torino. ala Jesus Christ digdi si Clint…. pero racist siya. The Mongol is a Russian big budget- production with a Japanese actor as young Temujin who rose to be the biggest Mongol the world has ever known, as GENGHIS KHAN ! Vicky Christina Barcelona, has plenty of eye -candy from the chicks of Woody Allen, Scarlett, Penelope, etc. playboy digdi si Javier Bardem, bohemian painter na mahilig sa chicks. Gabos na majoe characters na babayi digdi naging bata niya…ika, ano an nahiling mo na sa mga piratas ?

    Auggie

  2. Slumdog Millionaire and Taken nadalan ko naman po. In fact, as early as November available na sa mga pirata ining Liam Neeson hard action-flick — late na po kaya nag-open ini sa US (delikadong diit na lang ang kitaon kaini sa box-office digdi sato). Danny Boyle’s movie was truly a feast … reminds me of Forrest Gump (for being at the right place at the right time) talagang magayonon po.

    DOUBT starring Merryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, a Thai martial arts titled CHOCOLATE kun sain bida babaeng autistic teen-ager kicking guys asses wherever she goes … still have to watch Gran Torino, Milk, The Wrestler and The Reader.

    Lastly, EARTH – a very beautiful documentary on global warming shot in high definition, truly engrossing and a must for these generation …

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