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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.

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

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Liam Neeson started his action cycle in Taken.

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

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Miss march was another comedy of raunch.

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12 Rounds was another teamup with the WWE.

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Dragonball Evolution was based on Japanese manga action comics.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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(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.

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

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

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

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Sandra Bullock turned stalker in All About Steve.

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

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

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

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Gentlemen Broncos was an independent youth comedy.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox was a delight and very funny.

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Another year, more chipmunks

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

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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.

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

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