This is a great year to go to the movies ladies and gentleman. Several blockbuster hits have already made their way to the big screen, and many more new releases are on the way. Whether you like Adam Sandler, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon or Sacha Baron Cohen, this year will bring everyone to the movies at least once. So what's playing? ......
June 12th is opening day for 'The Taking of Pelham 123' starring: Denzel Washington, John Travolta and James Gandolfini. This movie has an intense kidnap and ransom plot to it that takes place aboard a NYC subway train. This is a fast paced thriller you won't want to miss.
Next in line is 'Public Enemies' featuring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The plot takes place in the Depression Era of the 1930's. Christian Bale plays an FBI agent, while Depp plays the role of an American gangster. Can the FBI tame Johnny Depp or will he prove to be the ultimate gangster?
Okay, here's where things get a little outrageous. If any of you have ever seen Borat, then you are already familiar with Sacha Baron Cohen. He is at it again in his new movie 'Bruno' where he plays the role of a gay Austrian fashion reporter. The plot behind this movie is similar yet different than Borat. It is similar in that it is filmed with the same "candid camera" style, but different in that his role in the film is clear.....it is to make heterosexual men uncomfortable on camera. Very uncomfortable.
Here's the one many of you have been waiting for. The new Harry Potter is coming to the big screen July 17th. 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' starring Daniel Radcliffe is the 6th of the series. Will this be the big showdown between Harry and Voldemort? This appears to be the most anticipated movie yet. Not only is it rumored to have the best content, but its release was also delayed for an entire year. Well, it has finally arrived Potter fans. Enjoy!
'Funny People' starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen hits movie theaters across America on July 31st. In this film Sandler plays a popular stand-up comic with no close friends. He finds out he has a blood disorder and little time for his show to go on....maybe even his life. One night Seth Rogen another comedian catches his eye. He befriends him, hires him as his assistant and opening act. Both learn very valuable lessons from one another about life, love, happiness and so much more. Check it out.
Hey ladies! Brad Pitt is coming to a box office near you on August 21st. I'm sorry to break the news, this is no weepy love story where Brad chases his long lost love across the four corners of the Earth. 'Inglorious Basterds' takes place in Europe during WWII. This is a tale of Jewish-American soldiers trying to escape the Nazis and also the tale of a young Jewish woman seeking retribution for the loss of her mother and father. This film was directed by Quentin Tarantino.
The last movie on the list for 2009 appears to be excellent. 'The Informant' starring Matt Damon will be coming to a theater near you on September 18th. Matt has really gained some weight for his role in this film as an overweight corporate-whistle blower. Is Matt Damon really a good guy or is he just ratting to save his own skin? Find out this September.
See you next time!