10 movies still to see in 2009

July 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm (Movies)

1. Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 09.10) – Despite being ultra-weird and heavy on symbolistic madness, not even Cannes could resist, and coughed up some awards. Yes, it’s THAT good.

2. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 04.09) – QT fans will love this. QT haters will also probably love this – but will claim to hate it, because it’s hip to hate succesful auteurs. Either way, probably another QT classic.

3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (Terry Gilliam, 06.11) – Terry Gilliam flicks are rare and brilliant. This one is no exception.

4. Jennifer’s Body (Karyn Kusama, 30.10) – Two words. Megan. Fox.

5. Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze, 11.12) – I don’t know much about this movie, but I like Jonze’s earlier work, and the trailer looks surprisngly great.

6. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 23.11) – Martin Scorsese directing a thriller/horror starring Leo Di Caprio? Unmissable.

7. Avatar (James Cameron, 18.12) – Even if Cameron would shoot 2 hours-worth of nothing, the movie would still be a huge hit (see Titanic). Imagine what would happen if the film was actually good. This one looks promising.

8. District 9 (Neill Blomkamp, no release date yet) – Ultra-weird internet-only teasers raised huge interest in this flick. Then the trailer came out and showed lots of promise. This could be more than weird. It could be good.

9. 9 (Shane Acker, no release date yet) – Again, interest hyped by awesome-looking trailer. Plus, if Tim Burton’s involved (even as a producer), well, it’s a must.

10. A Serious Man (Joel & Ethan Coen, no release date yet) – After their hectic last couple of movies, the Coens are toning it down with a very personal flick with unknown actors.

* The Road (John Hillcoat) would have easily made the list, but the film, released in October in the States, will arrive in January 2010 in Romania.

(Listed dates are the Romanian releases).

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