Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009: The Year in Review (Day 2 of 5)

OMG, the ecstasy of cinematic thrills, joys, and sorrows enthrall me each and every time the lights dim, the crowd shushes, and the camera rolls! I love being able to be taken away for brief moments in time to escape, live, enjoy, fear, embrace, wonder, and…DREAM.

If you’ve followed me on Facebook, you know that this has been a very busy year for me in the theaters. I have been fortunate to catch some really good adventures, horrors, and dramas.

***Please enjoy MY TOP 20 for 2009!

20. Not Easily Broken

19. Fourth Kind

18. Drag Me to Hell

17. He’s Just Not that Into You

16. My Sister’s Keeper

15. Whip It

14. Bright Star

13. Coco Before Chanel

12. Paranormal Activity

11. Michael Jackson’s This Is It

10. An Education

9. The Time Traveler’s Wife

8. Twilight Saga: New Moon

7. Law Abiding Citizen

6. Orphan

5. Blind Side

4. Inglorious Basterds

3. The Hangover

2. Star Trek

and my #1 movie pick for 2009 is…………………

1. Avatar

Wowza!!! It was a little tricky there for a bit. My top 5 really took me through some intense decision-making exercises. If you have Netflix/Blockbuster, make sure that everyone of these movies make it into your queue. They are each special in their own right and offer you just what you need to shake off the monotony, craziness, intensity of your day/night.

Let me know what you think! I would love to hear your feedback & know if I might have missed something. I’m not perfect, just almost! LOL!

***IMPORTANT NOTE: I did not view Up in the Air, Adventureland, I Love You, Man, District 9, The Hurt Locker, & Up.

PS...Always remember, "Don't Blame it on the SUNSHINE...Blame it on the Boogie!"


  1. Ok LoriAnn...How Could You Leanve out....THIS IS IT????

  2. I agree with alot of those especially Star Trek and Avatar. I still need to see Blind Side to make a decision on that one. I thought the movie Funny People was actually one of the best movies of 09. I thought the story and the actors really brought it home for me. I actually thought the new Terminator movie was on par with that of Star Trek in renewing of a franchise. It was well acted and had Sam Worthington in it from Avatar. There are a couple others I'm trying to remember as well that will come to me later. Awesome page by the way.

  3. Rob,

    You know, I saw Funny People & strangely, it made me really sad. I went in expecting something totally different just b/c it was Adam & the title. Took me off guard.

    I also enjoyed Terminator. Great Honorable Mention. Forgot that that dude played in Term...

    Good to hear from you & please stop by whenever you can!!! :-)

  4. Lori,

    I'm surprised "Precious" isn't on the list. Personally it didn't live up to the hype for me. I loved "The Blindside" and "It's Complicated" did you see it? I wasn't interested in Avatar at first but I might just check it out. I'll let you know if you were on point with your review.

    Smooches Ma!


  5. Hey Lema!!!

    That damn Precious almost made me jump off my step ladder!!! I thought it was a disgusting movie that exploited the travesty & sickness of mental illness and poverty. ABSOLUTELY HATED IT!!!

    Although I haven't seen I't's Complicated yet, do check out those that you mentioned. They will be well worth your viewing pleasure! ;-)