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Mosic Top 10 Best Films of 2009

December 31, 2009

“I didn’t expect the effects a film could have on me in such a short time but Avatar has definitely peaked my interest and kept it for more than most films can.  For the record, i have watched this film five times already!!  The film itself, spectacular in many ways has captivated audiences all over the world for its breakthrough technologies, magical world, and a familiar love story.  This film is truly my favorite film of the year hands down, and probably even for the decade which is a great way to end 2oo9.  But there were some other amazing films this year as highlighted by the rest of my top 10!!”

Top 10 Films:

  1. Avatar
  2. Inglorious Basterds
  3. The Hurt Locker
  4. District 9
  5. Up
  6. Up In The Air
  7. Invictus
  8. An Education
  9. Nine
  10. Precious

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December 30, 2009

“Great star power and the musical of 2009″

Final Thoughts:

When i say its the musical of 2009, that really isn’t saying much.  Name another musical in 2009?  That aside, the film was good, but not on the same level as Marshall’s last directorial hit Chicago.  That film had the story, the music and the cast to support the musical.  In this case it was more Glee vs Rent.  Unfortunately Nine’s story is actually quite dull. A director who seems to be going through a mid-life crisis.  He has a big budget film to direct but does not not know what the story is about.  The musical numbers were definitely the highlight of the film and the transition from spoken word to song was actually done well although it was very hard to create an emotional attachment to any of the characters because we only had a few minutes of each at a time.  Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz who play the wife and mistress of Daniel Day Lewis’ character were quite memorable.  Their performances, including Day Lewis’ were quite stellar.  My favorite part of the film was actually the beginning and the end when all of the characters are introduced.  It was like the super-bowl of acting as each major star was ushered into the limelight.  This film worked for me because it boasted the most academy award winning cast, but in the same sense, they were also too big for their roles and it was difficult to overlook.  Overall though, it was definitely entertaining in most parts and worth the price of a ticket if you like Kidman, Cotillard, Cruz, Lewis, Dench, Hudson (Kate, not Jennifer), and Fergie (Yes, from Black Eyed Peas).

My grade: 93.5 (Watch It if you like the above named actors)

Rotten Tomatoes: 37 (Rotten)

MetaCritic: 48 (Mixed or average reviews)


Movies – December

December 19, 2009

Watch It:

Up In the Air (96), A Single Man, Avatar (100), Nine, Sherlock Holmes, The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, Crazy Heart, The Lovely Bones, Brothers, The Young Victoria, It’s Complicated, The Princess and The Frog