The Year of Horrible Film-Making [2009]
June 22, 2009

2009 sure has been a lackluster year in film.

Movies I've missed but have a good feeling about:
-Drag Me to Hell

Movies I'm out of the target demo for:

-Star Trek: The TV shows always annoyed me and I don't want to end up as a fan.

Usual independent film festival fodder (two are love stories, one's a war drama):
-Goodbye Solo

So out of these movies, which will be carried on to be enjoyed by future generations and continually referred to as an achievement in cinema? Not a single one, unless some film school lovingly dissects the independent films. But again, those are always going to slip through the cracks. There's no stopping movie executives from trying to wake people up to social injustices and all that fun stuff. People who blindly love Star Trek will adore Star Trek, but I'm not big on Science Fiction, really. And those movies never win awards.

Did I miss any sweeping films which are going to change this year's landscape and the way we consider films in the future? If so, I'd really like to know what must see films I'm not giving consideration to (for 2009) and also, if you feel the same way about the current drought in quality film-making.

This is what happens when the only thing that sells are super heroes and star trek films. Where are the Kubrick esque directors of today?

Sad thing is, all I'm looking forward to is Quentin Tarantino's upcoming flick, and that seems to have been filming forever, now.

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zippdementia zippdementia - June 23, 2009 (04:53 PM)
No one's out of the target demographic for Up or Coraline. Those movies work on so many levels it's astounding.

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