Sunday, January 3, 2010
2009 "YEAR IN FILM" I found 2009 to be a dissapointing year for films. I was lucky enough to get out to a theatre to see ( The Proposal, Away We Go, Inglorious Basterds, Amelia, Up in the Air, The Road, A Serious Man, The Hurt Locker, Blindside and The Informant.) 10 films for me in a single year is a down year. This from a guy who ran a Art Deco Art Theatre for 4 years. The only bonus was I saw most of those films at my beloved theatres (The Moolah & The Tivoli ) in St. Louis. It wasnt that I didnt get a chance to go...on the contrary. There just wasnt much worth going to see. Unlike, 2008, which had several wonderful films like instant classics, "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN" & "THERE WILL BE BLOOD". The best films of 09, showed few bombshells. I did absolutely love "The Hurt Locker" & "Sin Nombre" and "A Serious Man", and I thought Ingorious Basterds, Up in The Air, The Road were pretty good. The Proposal, Blindside and The Informant were alot of fun. I did forget Guy Ritchie's ROCK & ROLLA which I enjoyed very much. Otherwise, it was a pretty slow year unless some of the late releases yet to hit most of the Midwest like ( Precious, Lovely Bones, Nine, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasus, Crazy Heart, and The Messenger) save the day. I know, I know...What about AVATAR? Well its already grossed a billion in ticket sales like Camerons previous hit TITANIC, but it just doesnt, I dont know...intrest me. I'm sure when all's said and done I'll check it out. The one film I mentioned above I really cant wait to see is, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASUS, if for No other reason than to watch Tom Waits in it. Ive heard he's terrific. I would expect nothing else. For those who might stumble onto this site, give me a break since this is my virgin entrance into the Blog World. I will get better (I PROMISE) & I want to thank "Hardboiled Wonderlands" author Jed Ayers for getting me going. If you havent seen HBW, its one of the best blog's going!
Posted by Rod Norman at 3:32 PM