Movies to Begin 2009

| 1/8/2009 4:46:50 PM

The World War II drama, Defiance, stars Daniel Craig.Recent trips to the movies garnered a few new trailers to look forward to. I mentioned a few of the last few movies I’ve seen in my last post: BoltAustralia and Seven Pounds. Since Thanksgiving, I’ve also seen Transporter 3 (good fight scenes and Jason Statham), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (and I forgot to write down the trailers before Button – darn!). Button was excellent, although a mite long. It’s a quiet study of a man living his life as best he can in unusual and stressful circumstances. Brad Pitt is excellent as Benjamin, and Cate Blanchett as his one true love. If nothing else, see it for the special makeup effects; it’s pretty amazing what they can do these days.

Here are a few of the January releases that I’m looking forward to.

Defiance: A World War II tale, based on a true story, of three brothers saving other Jews from the Holocaust. Starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell, this film has my historical side more than a little curious and interested. Opens January 16.

Inkheart stars Brendan Fraser.

Inkheart: Anything starring Brendan Fraser is worth a look, in my opinion, and Inkheart has the added advantage of being a fantasy about books. Bookworms, unite! Opens January 23.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans takes the franchise back in time.

Cindy Murphy
1/9/2009 2:35:16 PM

Thanks for the "Life" update, and for the link, Jean. Glad to know it's not been cancelled; I was beginning to wonder, (why I didn't do a two-minute Internet drill to find out, I don't know). Enjoy your weekend.

Jean Teller
1/9/2009 10:31:22 AM

Thanks for the feedback, Cindy. A regular movie list, it is. Yes, the leather duster. That's it for me too! I went looking for info on Life (that sounds like Charlie!), and found it will return February 4. NBC did order a full season, so we'll have a few more eps of Charlie Crews and the gang this season. Hurray! This winter hiatus is lasting waaaay too long, IMHO. The NBC site for the show at is pretty great! Life E-Cards, a Zen Guide, and full eps for the viewing. Neat stuff! Oh, and that gives me an idea for next week's post! TV!

Cindy Murphy
1/9/2009 8:31:31 AM

Movie lists as a regular feature sounds good, Jean. Though I probably won't have much to contribute in the way of comments, due to the fact that I usually wait for them to be released on DVDs. A review list though, would help keep me from wandering aimlessly around the movie store, trying to decide if a film is worth renting. Saw the commercial for "Taken" yesterday; Hubs said it looked good - lots of action - so that one automatically makes the to-be-watched list. A third Underworld? Hhhmmm....I'd have to think about that one. I've never seen the second, though I admit too, that I liked the first. The pretty scenery, (lead male role), and floor-length leather duster had a lot to do with it, I'm sure. I soooo want one. I'm talking about the leather duster, of course. One quick question while I'm here. Off topic, but since you mentioned it in another post a while ago, what ever happened to "Life"?

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