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The Review It 2009 Project


In the attempt to make my own life miserable, I have taken on a very unnecessary challenge to prove to myself that I can in fact set goals and attain them. In the process, I hope to improve on my writing skills and hopefully stimulate my intellect or if all else fails, waste my time for a few hours each week for a month or two.

I started doing this just for fun, but some of you have been reading my reviews and commenting on them so I decided to go ahead and give it a real shot. I’ll welcome any comments, ideas or rants. Just don’t bug me too much. I got movies to watch! :) Just kidding. I like reading your takes and comments.

The challenge: To watch at least 90% of the movies released in the US market theaters in 2009. Wikipedia has a list of all of these movies you can check out the list at Wikipedia 2009 Film List. However, to keep it simple I will be working on the list that was available to me on September 21, 2009. Since Wikipedia changes a lot, I may or may not go back and see if new movies had been added. So I may or may not update the list if Wikipedia updates theirs.

As of today there are 256 movies both as wide and limited release. I plan on watching at least 90% of them, that’s about 230 movies. This will at least give me some freedom to not watch something I know I will just hurl nonstop throughout the film, for example the “Jonas Brothers” movie or that new Twilight movie. It’s going to be tough. However, I think it’ll be something I’ll enjoy doing.

I will not be setting a time goal. Why? Well, I do not plan on watching all of these movies in the theater. That would cost me a fortune. So I plan to wait for some of them to come out on video. So since DVD releases are not very predictable I can’t set a time goal.

Other than no time goal, if the movie is in the list below, there’s a 90% chance I’ll see it. I will be watching some of these when they are released in theaters, but mostly I will wait for the DVD. My other goal is to try and watch them in the order they were released. Again, this is difficult because DVD’s aren’t released in the same order they were released in the theaters. I’ll do the best I can.

For now, I will be putting my reviews on Facebook Notes. However, if all goes well, I’ll be creating a Blog elsewhere and doing my updates there. I’ll update my Facebook when I do.

I must warn you, there will be times when a film might entice my emotions to the point that it’ll makes me angry. When I’m angry I express myself harshly and explicitly. I’ll try to keep the language to a bare minimum and if I do go hog wild I’ll warn you first. I might even create a separate cleaner review just for you guys that don’t like the language.

I’m doing this mainly for my own benefit. But I hope that those of you who read on get some entertainment out of it. I hope you enjoy my comments.

    Scheduled 2009 Releases (United States) from Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_films

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • 12
  • 12 Rounds
  • 17 Again
  • 2012
  • 9
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Perfect Getaway
  • A Serious Man
  • Adam
  • Adventureland
  • After.Life
  • Agora
  • Aliens in the Attic
  • All About Steve
  • All Good Things
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Amelia
  • American Casino
  • American Violet
  • Amreeka
  • An Education
  • Angels & Demons
  • Answer Man, The
  • Antichrist
  • Armored
  • Art & Copy
  • Astro Boy
  • Avatar
  • Away We Go
  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
  • Bandslam
  • Bart Got a Room
  • Battle for Terra
  • Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
  • Big Fan
  • Billu
  • Black Dynamite
  • Blind Side, The
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, The
  • Box, The
  • Bride Wars
  • Bright Star
  • Broken Embraces
  • Brothers
  • Brothers at War
  • Brothers Bloom, The
  • Brüno
  • C Me Dance
  • Cake Eaters, The
  • Capitalism: A Love Story
  • Cargo 200
  • Carriers
  • Casi Divas
  • Chandni Chowk to China
  • Cheri
  • Cherry Blossoms
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
  • Class, The
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Coco Before Chanel
  • Cold Souls
  • Collector, The
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Coraline
  • Couples Retreat
  • Cove, The
  • Crank: High Voltage
  • Crossing Over
  • Dance Flick
  • Dead Snow
  • Did You Hear About The Morgans?
  • District 9
  • Donkey Punch
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Dragonball Evolution
  • Duplicity
  • Earth
  • Earth Days
  • Easy Virtue
  • Echelon Conspiracy
  • Education of Charlie Banks, The
  • Every Little Step
  • Everybody’s Fine
  • Extract
  • Fame
  • Fanboys
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Fast & Furious
  • Fighting
  • Final Destination, The
  • Fired Up
  • Five Minutes of Heaven
  • Food, Inc.
  • Friday the 13th
  • Funny People
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Gamer
  • Gentlemen Broncos
  • G-Force
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • Girlfriend Experience, The
  • Gomorra
  • Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, The
  • Grace
  • Great Buck Howard, The
  • Halloween II
  • Hangover, The
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Haunting in Connecticut, The
  • He’s Just Not That into You
  • Homecoming
  • Horrorween
  • Horsemen
  • Hotel for Dogs
  • Humpday
  • Hurt Locker, The
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself
  • I Hate Valentine’s Day
  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper
  • I Love You, Man
  • I Sell The Dead
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The
  • Imagine That
  • In the Loop
  • Informant!, The
  • Informers, The
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Inkheart
  • International, The
  • Invention of Lying, The
  • Invictus
  • It Might Get Loud
  • It’s Complicated
  • Jennifer’s Body
  • Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
  • Julia
  • Julie & Julia
  • Killshot
  • Knowing
  • Land of the Lost
  • Last House on the Left, The
  • Law Abiding Citizen
  • Let Them Chirp Awhile
  • Limits of Control, The
  • Little Ashes
  • Love Happens
  • Lovely Bones, The
  • Luck by Chance
  • Madea Goes to Jail
  • Management
  • Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie
  • Men Who Stare at Goats, The
  • Merry Gentleman, The
  • Miss March
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Moon
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D
  • My Life in Ruins
  • My One and Only
  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • New in Town
  • New Moon
  • New York, I Love You
  • Next Day Air
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • Nine
  • Ninja Assassin
  • Not Easily Broken
  • Not Forgotten
  • Notorious
  • Observe and Report
  • Obsessed
  • Old Dogs
  • Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
  • Orphan
  • Outlander
  • Pandorum
  • Paper Heart
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Phoebe in Wonderland
  • Pink Panther 2, The
  • Pirate Radio
  • Planet 51
  • Ponyo
  • Post Grad
  • Powder Blue
  • Precious
  • Princess and the Frog, The
  • Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The
  • Proposal, The
  • Public Enemies
  • Push
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • Road, The
  • Rudo y Cursi
  • Saw VI
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherman’s Way
  • Shorts
  • Shrink
  • Soloist, The
  • Sorority Row
  • Splice
  • Spread
  • Star Trek
  • State of Play
  • Stepfather, The
  • Stoning of Soraya M., The
  • Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Surrogates
  • Surveillance
  • Taken
  • Taking of Pelham 123, The
  • Taking Woodstock
  • Terminator Salvation
  • Tetro
  • Thirst
  • This is It
  • Tickling Leo
  • Time Traveler’s Wife, The
  • Tokyo!
  • Tormented
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Tree of Life, The
  • Two Lovers
  • Ugly Truth, The
  • Unborn, The
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  • Uninvited, The
  • Unmade Beds
  • Up
  • Up in the Air
  • Victory
  • Watchmen
  • What Goes Up
  • Whatever Works
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Whip It!
  • White Ribbon, The
  • Whiteout
  • Women in Trouble
  • World’s Greatest Dad
  • X Games 3D: The Movie
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Year One
  • Young Victoria, The
  • Youth in Revolt
  • Zombieland
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