My Best & Worst Films of 2009

Now I have not seen allll the films of 2009, but I have seen a great many this year. The year of 2009 has been a great year for film in all ranges of the category from cinematography, directing, writing and beyond. This year will be remembered for a long time to me as it was the year I gained this hobby/love interest of film. I wish I could have seen every film I wanted to this year as it would probably change my list, but we all can’t afford to see that many movies. Continue after the jump to see my picks for my best and worst of 2009:
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Review: Funny People

film review smallWhatever you may have heard about this film, take it with a grain of salt and view this movie with an open mind. Funny People is anything you could want and more. Judd Apatow has created a wonderful film, which I believe is his best yet. This is Apatow’s third written and directed film after The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up. The Apatow bunch have definitely proved that they are more than just a bunch of chummy guys who make fart jokes and smoke pot. Apatow has put together a very moving, hilarious, and well written film.

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Box Office Battlefield: Funny People, The Collector, and The Cove

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Well howdy there, here are the movies that are coming out this weekend that you should or probably shouldn’t see for the weekend of July 31, 2009…………

Funny People (Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann) This is a must see. With so much gold around Judd Apatow’s belt, I don’t see how you could miss this movie. It looks heartwarming and hilarious, which is killer combination for all to see. This is more of an adult coming of age movie unlike the past films Apatow has created (40-Year Old Virgin & Knocked Up). It is about an actor, George Simmons (Sandler), who befriends an up and coming comedian, Ira (Rogen), as he goes through the notion that he is dying. But the doctors tell him that he gets a second chance and things start to look better for George. This film has a lot of influence from Apatow’s life and with a star studded cast and a great story, you need to go out and see this movie.

Aliens in the Attic (Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins) This is a movie you could take your kids too, but it would be kind of painful to watch. Alien’s are in the attic and want to take over the house, but will Ashley Tisdale sing them to death? Will the grandmother bust out more Street Fighter moves? It’s original I’ll say, but it’s nothing I would run to the theater too. Skip it.

Adam (Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher) This little Fox Searchlight indy dramedy/romance film looks interesting. It’s about a guy named Adam with Asperger’s Syndrome who is drawn to the girl who lives downstairs from his apartment. It looks clever, funny and touching, but nothing special. If you like the kind of films that Fox Searchlight has produced like Juno, (500) Days of Summer, The Wrestler, this is a nice quaint movie you might want to check out on a lazy Sunday. I’d say rent it.

The Cove (Richard O’Barry) This is a clever documentary of activists exploring the rumored incidents of dolphin abuse near Taijii, Japan. This exposé of infiltrating to find the truth is an award winning film from many film festivals such as Sundance. This is a must see, as this is a compelling story, and if you can stomach sitting through a  documentary. You should see it or rent it when it comes out.

The Collector (Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández) You say this just looks like another slasher film, well it is, but it is cleverly different. From the creators of Saw IV, V, and VI, bring you a shocking new figure to horror. A man breaks into a house, but someone worse is already inside. Now the man who broke in must save the ones he was trying to steal from. From a fan of horror, I think this looks good compared to what has come out recently. The tag line says “He Always Takes One,” but what does he collect? I guess you’ll have to see it to find out.

THESE PEOPLE ARE FUNNY…

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All hopes for Judd Apatow are fulfilled as the Funny People red band trailer has been released on Myspace. Woot woot. After tanking from writing Pineapple Express (I thought it was decent), Walk Hard, and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, but being his third directed film, Apatow is redeeming himself by coming out with this movie. This trailer is hilarious and you should laugh and eventually go see this movie when it comes out July 31st. WATCH THIS TRAILER

Quick Notes Quatro

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Here we go with some quick notes again. Quick Notes are articles and blips that I do not feel on typing out full news that could just be viewed in shorts that I don’t feel are as important to rant about. They are all just a bunch of random hooblah of sorts that fell into this little section of fun and goodness after the jump:

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Funny Viral People

Judd Apatow and friends must be having fun with ‘Funny People’ and its marketing process. First a site based off a faux Tv high school show with Bo Burnham and now a new website. This website displays the character George Simmons (Adam Sandler). This website features all of his past and current work. It also has a short biography of the character to get a feel of who Simmons is. Check out his website here: George-Simmons and also check out the clip from Simmon’s movie ‘Sayonara Davey!’ with Ken Jeong below. I love viral marketing!

Funny Viral People

Judd Apatow and friends must be having fun with ‘Funny People’ and its marketing process. First a site based off a faux Tv high school show with Bo Burnham and now a new website. This website displays the character George Simmons (Adam Sandler). This website features all of his past and current work. It also has a short biography of the character to get a feel of who Simmons is. Check out his website here: George-Simmons and also check out the clip from Simmon’s movie ‘Sayonara Davey!’ with Ken Jeong below. I love viral marketing!

Funny People Have a "Re-Do"

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“Re-Do” the movie within the movie ‘Funny People’ that stars Justin Long and Adam Sandler. Looks like this will be  one of the many movies of George Simmons (Sandler) past work of his famous movie career as a comedian. This movie comes out July 31st.

Funny People Have a “Re-Do”

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“Re-Do” the movie within the movie ‘Funny People’ that stars Justin Long and Adam Sandler. Looks like this will be  one of the many movies of George Simmons (Sandler) past work of his famous movie career as a comedian. This movie comes out July 31st.

Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer of 2009

Since I have been very engulfed with the film industry lately,
movies, and what not, I have compiled a list of those in which
I have high hopes of coming out in the near future and beyond!

June –

5 – The Hangover

12 – Moon

19 – Year One / The Proposal (I like Ryan Reynolds and this looks funny)

24 – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (I believe will make the most money of the summer, no bias)

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