What Are You Looking Forward To Most In 2009?

Terminator? Watchmen? Saw VI? Let us know why...

To paraphrase High Fidelity, we’re feeling kind of basic today. So to get the ball rolling this week, we’re looking ahead to the next twelve months and seeing what excites us.

The obvious contenders for the most anticipated movie of the year are Terminator Salvation, Transformers 2 and of course, The Watchmen. If it comes out, that is.

But Spike Jonze also has a new movie on the horizon, Michael Mann’s Public Enemies looks ace and Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus will see the light of day. It's shaping up to be a pretty good year for movies.

So what ticks your boxes this year. And why? Let us know, below.


    • chicks

      Jan 2nd 2009, 11:03

      Might as well start it. If I hadn't seen The Wrestler already, this would be high on the list. Today though, I feel like Public Enemies is going to be a favourite this year. Michael Mann doing a period piece about John Dillinger and co, with Depp and Bale. Sounds awesome.

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    • sashurst

      Jan 2nd 2009, 11:31

      It's got to be Avatar for me. JC's back to reinvent cinema, again. Can't wait. Other than that, Assassination Of A High School President and Adventureland both look interesting. I've got a good feeling about indie cinema in 2009. The Wrestler is amazing, as is Synecdoche New York. Oh, and Bruno will be hilarious.

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    • NickyC

      Jan 6th 2009, 8:54

      Public Enemies and Avatar without a doubt. Least looking forward to Harry Potter, Watchmen and Trans-bore-mers 2. See what I did there?

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    • wolfgirl

      Jan 7th 2009, 11:57

      Probably 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus', 'Public Enemies', 'The Wolfman', 'Sherlock Holmes' (Robert Downey Jr FTW), 'Up', 'Harry Potter 6', 'A Christmas Carol' (Jim Carrey FTW) and 'Bruno'. AND 'NEW MOON' :D I very much liked 'Twilight' and was really happy to find out that it was by the director of 'Thirteen' beforehand. 'Thirteen' was a very good movie. I'm hopefully seeing 'Che' this week so I'll be looking forward to the second installment if it's any good. I confess I am also looking forward to 'Saw VI' and 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' - partly to know how the story continues, and partly 'cause I like watching rubbish sometimes. Sue me. I saw 'Saw V' last year and although it was the weakest of the series there were some interesting parts in it, and my mates and I had fun watching it and crying "Arrrrgh! Rough!" in the cinema so it would be fun to do that again. As for 'Underworld', we FINALLY might get some better werewolves... the ones in the first one were pitiful, then in the second somewhat better... for a film about Lycans they gotta have good werewolves this time! I'm intrigued about the 'Astro Boy' film... this better not be an awful CGI production of a childhood favourite again like the BBC has been doing ('Bill and Ben', 'Rupert' etc). It better make Tezuka proud! What I WON'T be looking forward to is 'Dragonball' (as much as I love James Marsters, it looks like an awful Americanization of a favourite manga/anime... they better not do this to 'Naruto'), 'Alvin and the Chipmunks 2' (*shudder*), 'Funny People', 'H2', 'Hannah Montana: The Movie' (put your psuedo-rock away, woman!) and a whole bunch of others... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_in_film

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