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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

What’s With The Number 9?

Suddenly there’s a spate of movies with that particular number as their title (whether as a word or a number) or part of their title. And they’re all showing in 2009. Hmmm!

If this looks and feels so Tim Burton, it’s because he produced it. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover and Martin Landau.

This is the most star-studded of the nines, and probably the most musically and visually dazzling. Directed by Rob Marshall, featuring a cast that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie (yes, of Black Eyed Peas!) and Sophia Loren.

District Nine
I find the premise of this Peter Jackson-produced movie most fascinating. In the official version of the trailer, the alien’s face is pixelized and there are no subtitles, making the trailer even more intriguing.

Which of the nines are you most looking forward to watch?


ethan h said...

Nine (the musical) is based on the film classic Federico Fellini's 8 1/2. You can't ask for any film more star studded than this. I must see this! Another movie where you're sure to bump into lots of gays in the cinema.

Herbs D. said...

tim burton of course. :) i'm always a fan of his work

Enrico Nicolas said...

Rob Marshall's "Nine".
Hands down. That trailer just kills me everytime.

J said...

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Canuto said...

Need I say more? Nine, hands down. They might as well retitled it to Chicago 2.0. LOL!