01 January, 2009

Some New Movies for a New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

2009 is finally here, and we’ve got a whole lotta awesome movies to look forward to. Of course, some movies may bring the hype but fail to deliver the substance, still, it’s another batch of momentous films that aim to bring pure entertainment to its audience.

Here is the eclectic list of the top movies that Impromptu Audience is looking forward to this year.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
I’ve said countless times before that I’m a junkie for quality vampire flicks, so this is a no brainer. And, I happen to love the previous Underworld films.
Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos. Stars: Michael Sheen, Rhona Mitra, and Bill Nighy. Opens January 23, 2009.

Friday the 13th
Simply because I want to murder this movie. Call it my inner Jason Voorhees.
Directed by Marcus Nispel. Stars: Derek Mears, Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti. Opens February 13, 2009.

Okay, this is NOT a movie, but I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan, and the premise just screams awesomeness. Televisions were invented for shows like this.
Created by Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku. Premieres February 13, 2009.

One of the best graphic novels ever. Awesome superhero movie. Need I say more?
Directed by Zack Snyder. Stars: Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Stephen McHattie, and Matt Frewer. Opens March 6, 2009.

Sunshine Cleaning
I was charmed by the trailer.
Directed by Christine Jeffs. Stars: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Steve Zahn. Opens March 13, 2009.


Seems fun. That’s a good enough reason, right?
Directed by Greg Mottola. Stars: Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, Kristen Wiig, Margarita Levieva, Jesse Eisenberg. Opens March 27, 2009.

Fast and Furious
The third direct sequel. Hot cars, hot people, hot action. What’s not to like?
Directed by Justin Lin. Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster. Opens April 3, 2009.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I was so disappointed by the 3rd X-men film, I hope this one can redeem the franchise.
Directed by Gavin Hood. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Live Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, and Will. I. Am. Opens May 1, 2009.

Angels and Demons
The book, in my opinion, was a way better story than The Da Vinci Code. And The Da Vinci Code movie was an even bigger disappointment than the book. So, this could only get better, right? I mean, just Tom Hank’s hair makes this a better film than the previous one.
Directed by Ron Howard. Stars: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard. Opens May 15, 2009.

Terminator Salvation
Batman is battling the Terminator! Okay, not quite, but still. The special effects alone should be worth paying for.
Directed by McG. Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Common, Jadagrace, and Helena Bonham Carter. Opens May 22, 2009.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Most sequels tend to disappoint, I really hope this isn’t the case for the autobots.
Directed by Michael Bay. Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson. Opens June 26, 2009.

It’s the end of the world! Dun, dun, dun. This better be good!
Directed by Roland Emmerich. Stars: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet. Opens July 10, 2009.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The sixth Harry Potter film, will it be even bigger and better and darker? That’s what they always seem to say, but from what I can see, every movie just seems to get longer. The seventh book will even span two movies!
Directed by David Yates. Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint. Opens July 17, 2008.

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
This is just like Transformers, except there are no robot aliens. In short, mindless thrilling action. Awesome.
Directed by Stephen Sommers. Stars: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols. Opens August 7, 2009.

That’s the list so far. It’s pretty obvious that the big-special-effects-action films are bound to be the ones to catch my special attention. I can’t help it, I love the thrill! Of course, there are subtle, quiet gems out there as well that I can’t help but fall for. I guess movies are as unpredictable as its audience.


Happy New Year people!


And don’t forget to watch and learn.