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A 20th Century Fox Retrospective Scrapbook: 2009

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The year opened with friends Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway at each other's throats in Bride Wars, after Candise Bergen scheduled their weddings on the same day.


Notorious was about the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. not a remake of the Hitchcock classic.


Liam Neeson started his action cycle in Taken.


Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li was another video game film.


Miss march was another comedy of raunch.


12 Rounds was another teamup with the WWE.


Dragonball Evolution was based on Japanese manga action comics.


Sure as the day is long, the X-Men returned.... er maybe just one of them....


Another sequel was in store with Night at the Museum; Battle of the Smithsonian.


Nia Verdalos and Richard Dreyfuss were off to Greese in My Life in Ruins, essentially a variant on If Its Tuesday This Must be Belgium and The Love Boat.


Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs was a pretty good kid's adventure, quite funny.


I Love You beth Cooper was a teenage comedy of embarrassment.


(5000 Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel was a sharp and quirky look at a relationship that did not work out.


Adam had Hugh Dancy as a man with Asperger's who fell for Rose Byrne. Also with Mark Lynn-Baker and Amy Irving.


Kids and Doris Roberts vs. Aliens in the Attic in the latest for kids.


Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton, and Carol Burnett were in the comedy Post Grad.


Sandra Bullock turned stalker in All About Steve.


Jennifer's Body was the saga of a teen vampire.


Whip It had Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis, and Drew Barrymore doing roller derby.


Hilary Swank was Amelia Aerhart with Richard Gere as her husband in Amelia.


Gentlemen Broncos was an independent youth comedy.


Fantastic Mr. Fox was a delight and very funny.


Another year, more chipmunks


And Avatar was a big box office success, and sequels are expected.


And Crazy Heart had sublime work from Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhall, and Bridges finally won his Oscar.


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My top picks:

  1. Taken
  2. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  3. Gentlemen Broncos


I've also seen Bride WarsNotoriousStreet Fighter: The Legend of Chun-LiMiss March12 RoundsDragonball: EvolutionX-Men Origins: WolverineNight at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian(500) Days of SummerJennifer's BodyWhip ItCrazy Heart, and Avatar.

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On 6/24/2019 at 8:30 PM, CinemaInternational said:

(5000 Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel was a sharp and quirky look at a relationship that did not work out.


By far my favorite out of these listed, a rom-com for the intelligent crowd.

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