Top Ten Movies To Watch Out For!

Director: David Bowers
Release Date:Oct 23 2009
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Nicolas Cage
Donald Sutherland
Freddie Highmore
Kristen Bell
Matt Lucas
Directed by:Roland Emmerich
Release Date:Nov 13 2009
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John Cusack
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Oliver Platt
Danny Glover
Woody Harrelson
3. The Book of Eli ——
Director: Albert Hughes
Release Date: January 15
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Michael Gambon, Tom Waits
COED’s Take: Terminator Salvation disappointed, Doomsday flopped, and The Road got delayed a year and still hasn’t come out yet. So will The Book of Eli swoop in and take the Great Post-Apocalyptic Movie crown? Denzel Washington usually does contemporary thrillers, so it’ll be cool to see
him in a sci-fi flick, but who we’re really pumped about is Gary Oldman, in an over-the-top bad guy role that anyone who’s seen The Professional knows he’s ridiculously awesome at playing. Oh, and Mila Kunis is hot.
4. Alice in Wonderland March 5
Director: Tim Burton
Release Date: March 5
Plot outline: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp (as the Mad Hatter) take on Lewis Carroll’s classic.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Sheen, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Crispin Glover, Christopher Lee
COED’s Take: Who better to take on Carroll’s cracked-out, drug-influenced Alice in Wonderland than Burton and Depp? Plus, the six of you who saw the first season of HBO’s In Treatment already know that Mia Wasikowska will give a terrific, star-making performance as Alice. The only red
flag? An odd March release date. We thought the combination of Depp and a big budget made for an automatic summer debut.
5.The Expendables
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Release Date:april 23
Plot Outline: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.
Cast and Crew: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Brittany Murphy, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren
COED’s Take: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Ivan Drago Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin and Randy Couture are a team of mercenaries headed to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. How F’ing awesome is that?! As soon as I
hear “written and directed by Sylvester Stallone” my ears perked up. Throw in the action movie hall of fame cast and you’ve got a winning formula. Sure this movie probably won’t win an Oscar, but the body count will be ridiculously high and your balls might explode from a surge of
6.Iron Man 2
Director: Jon Favreau
Release Date:MAy 7
Comments:Plot outline: Tony Stark, with his buddy Jim Rhodes, squares off against Whiplash and the Black Widow while continuing discussions with Nick Fury about the Avengers Initiative.
7.Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time  — May 28
Release Date:
8.Jonah Hex
Director: Jimmy Hayward
Release Date:June 18
Comments:Plot outline: In the late 1800s, a Wild West bounty hunter tracks a voodoo practitioner bent on raising an army of Confederate zombies.
Cast: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Will Arnett, Michael Shannon
COED’s Take: Okay, first, that’s the coolest synopsis ever. Second, Josh Brolin is the man — after No Country for Old Men and W., who better to take on a cool-as-hell bounty hunter? But then there are two other factors which sweeten the deal, and they both involve Megan Fox.
9.The Last Airbender
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Release Date:July 2
Comments:Plot outline: Based on the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, the story takes place in a world divided into the Fire, Water, Earth, and Air Nations. A young “airbender” named Aang must stop the Fire Nation from taking over.
Cast: Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Cliff Curtis, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi
COED’s Take: This will either be a really cool movie or an epic failure to end all epic failures. M. Night Shyamalan finally branches beyond his patented thrillers, which is nice since The Happening and Lady in the Water sucked. But is he up for this kind of big-budget fantasy? Few people have
heard of the source material, which means box office is pretty shaky unless the ad campaign wows a lot of people. But it will be cool to see Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel try to make a name for himself beyond last year’s Best Picture winner.
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I   —-
Director: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Alan Rickman
Release Date:November 19
Plot outline: Harry, Ron, and Hermione go on the run from Death Eaters while trying to find the remaining Horcruxes.
COED’s Take: We’re still not thrilled about Warner Bros. splitting up Deathly Hallows into two movies, because c’mon: eight movies will just look weird on our DVD shelves. But Part I promises to be the darkest Potter film yet; not that they’d ever do this in a million years, but it’d be easy to make
an R rated cut, given all the torturing and killing that happens. Yep, you heard it here first, parents: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is all about torturing and killing.

Trying to scurry out of bed,  I gave myself five more minutes to appreciate the cold morning bliss.  What should I write about this time? Flying squirrels? Nah. The weather? Too lame. Myself? No one would bother reading that dude!

Then it hit me! Gee, after seeing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince a week ago and with G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra right around the corner, what comes next? Should I make my very own Top Ten list? Now that makes sense!

Browsing for info around the internet wasn’t very hard and I have been actually pondering about writing this article  for a while now. Thanks to the constant stream of  “teaser trailers” people have been linking like crazy this past few weeks, this could never have been any easier. Now, what to include in the list?

Hmm.. First, I didn’t include remakes since I figured that it’d suck anyway. Rumors of upcoming movies like Robocop and Robin Hood are interesting of course, but nothing can replace the classics we’ve grown to adore. Second, the list is by no means counting down from what I think is the worst to the best to come. The numbering just indicates the order in which the film will be shown, based on their tentative screening dates.  And lastly, I could’ve made it a Top Twenty list but I’m just too lazy. With all that nonsense out of the way, let’s rock!

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1. Astroboy

Director: David Bowers

Release Date: Oct. 23, 2009

Comments: Who hasn’t heard of Astroboy? With my wishlist of Japanese Anime adaptations, this movie has always been on the top of my list next to Gundam Wing.  With a few months to go, I couldn’t wait to see how this movie turns out.  Let’s just hope Japan’s Flagship Anime Icon doesn’t burn like Gokou in Dragonball: Evolution.

2. 2012

Directed by:Roland Emmerich

Release Date: Nov. 13, 2009

Comments: No other end-of-the-world film had this much hype since the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. Since the trailer of huge floods appeared a few months ago, moviegoers started clamoring for this movie. Human drama and survival stories always spells blockbuster in my books. (and the producers too!)

3. The Book of Eli

Director: Albert Hughes

Release Date: January 15, 2010

Comments: It’d be cool to see Denzel Washington take on a role of a Post-Apocalytic hero bent on protecting humankinds last hope of survival.  Oh and yeah, Mila Kunis is hot!

4. Alice in Wonderland

Director: Tim Burton

Release Date: March 5, 2010

Comments: You’ve seen the promotional posters, and you’ve seen the teaser trailer. Who can play the role of a drug-induced madhatter better than Johnny Depp? You’re right. No one. And with the quirky style you can expect from Director Tim Burton, you can expect that this’ll be one heck of a rollercoaster ride!

5.The Expendables

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Release Date: April 23, 2010

Too much testorone was never this good!

Comments: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham,  Brittany Murphy, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. WTF?! Are you crazy! That’s so effing awesome! Throw in a couple of energy bars and they can take on the Hulk for sure!

6. Iron Man 2

Director: Jon Favreau

Release Date:May 7, 2010

Comments: Tony Stark, with his buddy Jim Rhodes is  back the second time around. With Whiplash and the Black Widow wreaking havoc on the streets, get ready for some more butt-kicking, repulsor-blasting, and blinding uni-beams all over the big screen. Will we see any other Avenger member in this movie? Who knows!

7.Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Release Date: May 28, 2010

CommentsJake Gyllenhaal stars in this upcoming movie as the sword-buckling Prince Dastan from the smash-hit video game of the same name. The film’s showing date has been moved to give more time to post-production process for the special effects. It’s nice that they’re not rushing this movie and making sure that it’ll be up to par with movies like the Pirates of the Carribean franchise.

8.Jonah Hex

Director: Jimmy Hayward

Release Date: June 18, 2010

Comments: I’d have to be honest with this one: Voodoo zombies and Megan Fox? What more could you ask for?

9.The Last Airbender

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Release Date:July 2, 2010

Comments: It’s interesting that M. Night Shyamalan is going out of his comfort zone and directing material he did not write himself. Being a fan of the original series, I hope they make this right. As fans speculated over the internets, it’s only a hit or miss for this one.

10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Director: David Yates

Release Date: November 19, 2010

Comments:Though some aren’t happy with Warner Bros. decision in splitting the movie into two, I think that they made the right call. If you thought that you could fit the whole book in just over two to three hours worth of screen time, you really need to see a doctor. I was already surprised that the did HP 6 in just one movie, and I’m glad the last one won’t suffer the same fate. To real Harry Potter fans, you know what I’m talking about.

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23 responses

  1. designerdmac

    Haha nice top ten. Definitely cant wait for 2012, The last airbender, Ironman 2, and Harry potter. As for the rest, I haven’t checked them out yet, but now I will. Thanks 🙂

    July 28, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    • Yeah, make sure you check them out. As I’ve said, I could’ve made it a Top 20 list because there are a lot of good movies out there worthy of mentioning. But make sure you don’t miss out on these 10 first!

      July 28, 2009 at 3:47 PM

  2. Pretty good list !!! I am REALLY looking forward to “Alice in Wonderland” and I agree with you on “Potter”. The next list I have to worry about is my “Top Ten” of the 2000’s !

    July 28, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    • I’m glad someone agrees with me regarding “Potter”. Thanks!

      July 28, 2009 at 3:46 PM

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  8. Avatar has 9.6 out of 10 on IMDB, and Shyamalan’s movies after the Sixth Sense average at about 6.

    He shouldn’t have been given the project, and I’m really hoping he steps it up. If everyone just starts doing Wushu…

    July 28, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    • M. Night Shyamalan should really step up it this one. Who knows? He might surprise us!

      Wushu? I hope not! X_X

      July 29, 2009 at 9:24 AM

  9. Hey Ryan, this is an excellent top ten list. I’ve heard really good things about “The Book of Eli”, Denzel is one of my favorite actors of all-time. Te latest Harry Potter installment is fantastic, one of the best in the series. You can cross-post this to our site and link back to your site. We are trying to create a directory for top ten lists where people can find your site. The coolest feature is you can let other people vote on the rankings of your list.

    July 30, 2009 at 2:58 PM

  10. excited for Avatar too! must watch!

    i think u missed “Sherlock Holmes”… go check it out.

    August 12, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    • Yeah, I originally had 20 movies in my list including “Sherlock Holmes”. I wanted to keep it short though. Maybe I’ll post another list in a few days! ^_^

      August 13, 2009 at 7:12 PM

  11. Thanks. very helpful article ! Great story !

    September 17, 2009 at 6:24 PM

  12. Such a usefule blog. thx !!!!

    September 18, 2009 at 2:39 AM

  13. Keep working ,great job!!

    September 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM

  14. CAL

    You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.

    September 22, 2009 at 12:21 AM

  15. Great site! Keep up the good work!

    December 18, 2009 at 8:20 AM

  16. brittany murphy will go to heaven!

    December 21, 2009 at 10:13 AM

  17. Very nice list, will definitely watch The Last Airbender and Iron Man 2 🙂

    December 29, 2009 at 8:53 AM

  18. It’s very intersting motion picture list and this will be as my list until end of the year. Thank you Sir!

    January 26, 2010 at 5:13 PM

  19. vexie

    Thanks for Sharing =]

    May 26, 2010 at 2:45 AM

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