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Give Thanks for the Movies

November 27th, 2009 by Enrique in Movie Reviews

This year I have a lot to give thanks for. For the first time in a long time I have a bit of hope for the future. Sure, Michael Bay is still making movies that millions waste their hard earned money on, and our President – try as he might – is still being opposed at every turn for attempting to bring the millions of uninsured a way of visiting a doctor without going broke. But for the first time in almost a decade somebody is trying to help us, and that’s something to smile about.

Most of my other smiles come from the movie world. There have been a lot of cinematic abortions this year (I’m thinking of you Transformers 2 & Twilight: New Moon, but the few good movies that did come out were well worth the wait. Watchmen, Inglourious Basterds, Coralline, Adventureland, Harry Potter 6, Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, The Hurt Locker, Up, District 9, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Capitalism: A Love Story, Where the Wild Things Are, & This Is It. So far these movies have made 2009 a great year for flicks.

What I’m most thankful for is the future, the movies that I can’t wait to see. Avatar, Invictus, The Lovely Bones & Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus should make this Christmas quite spectacular. And 2010 is shaping up to be a great year with Iron Man 2, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Losers, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, Harry Potter 7 & Tron: Legacy. And let’s not forget that The Hobbit will finally begin production in 2010 with Guillermo Del Toro at the helm and Peter Jackson producing. In these hard times, escapism is something to be thankful for.

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