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Trevor’s Top Ten Favorite Films of the Year 2009 by jedismith89

-by Trevor Smith-

1. District 9


Newcomer Neil Blomkamp really impressed me with his compelling storytelling in District 9. Amazing performances by an unknown cast and a great Special Effects Department who made the most out of a small budget.

2. UP

Pixar never disappoints and with another addition to their perfect track record, Up is  a must see adventure movie and an Old man and young boy.

3. The Road

Viggo Mortensen gives an Academy Award worthy performance for this tale of father and son set in Post-Apocalyptic America

4. Adventureland

Set in the 80’s Greg Mottola’s follow up to Superbad takes a more dramatic tone and draws from his past to bring a version of himself stuck at a lame summer job

5. Star Trek

J.J. Abrams doesn’t disappoint with the best reboot of a series ever. He brings a fresh look and feel to a dying universe

6. Up in the Air

Jason Reitman, in his third feature, shows some major directing chops with this gem starring George Clooney.

7. Avatar

James Cameron’s 12 year in the making epic adventure starring Sam Worthington suffers from a weak script but might be the most visual appealing movie of all time.

8. Inglourious Basterds

Hitler in a cape, violence, and Quentin Tarantino. Do I need to say more?

9. Moon

Be on the lookout for another young director, Duncan Jones, with his sci-fi dramatic thriller starring Sam Rockwell. His performance is worthy of a Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nomination.

10. Zombieland

I had to squeeze this movie in. I have never had so much fun in a theater. It had likable characters, engaging and hilarious dialogue, and of course zombies.

Honorable Mentions:
A Serious Man
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
Watchmen
The Informant

-Trevor Smith

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James Cameron’s Avatar by Nolan Wilson Goff
December 25, 2009, 3:06 am
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Some called it this generation’s Star Wars. And by some, I mean a list that includes Steven Spielberg, who said the following:

“The last time I came out of a movie feeling that way it was the first time I saw Star Wars .”

But what did you think? Was Avatar what you hoped for?

Chime in above!



James Cameron’s Avatar coming this Friday. by Nolan Wilson Goff
December 16, 2009, 2:20 am
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So the hype is big. Even, dare I say it, Titanic big. Already receiving some Golden Globe nominations today, Avatar is arguably the most hyped film of all time. It’s been years since a Cameron film has graced the screen, and the world has been waiting. Armed with new technology, and $400 million dollars, James Cameron will present his masterpiece this Friday.

So how are you feeling about the hype? Chime in below.