It seems as though there will be no shortage of good films to see in Fall 2009. Disney is coming out with two family movies, The Christmas Carol and The Princess and the Frog, as well as 3D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Sandra Bullock has a few comedies that will be released, and during October, there will be a multitude of suspense and thriller movies available to satisfy viewer’s Halloween cravings. Here is a look at a few of the upcoming Fall 2009 movies that are sure to please.
All About Steve is a comedy starring Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper and Thomas Haden Church. Bullock plays an eccentric crossword puzzle constructor who falls for a handsome newsman after just one date, and the follows him cross country. Bullock rarely disappoints, and this romantic comedy looks fun and endearing. This film will be in theaters on Friday, September 4, 2009.
Another promising comedy film for Fall 2009 is Couples Retreat. The premise for this movie is that four couples go together to a tropical island retreat; one couple is there because they are facing divorce; the others go for vacation but soon learn that participation in all couples’ therapy activities is required for all resort guests whether they like it or not. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Jean Reno; it will be in movie theaters on Friday, October 9, 2009.
Those who prefer something darker will love Shutter Island, which is based on the 2004 novel Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. This film stars Leonardo Di Caprio, who plays a US marshall who is investigating the disappearance of woman who escapes from a mental hospital for the criminally insane. Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo and Michelle Williams round out the cast. This film will be released on Friday, October 2, 2009.
Disney movies are usually big box office draws, and the November 25, 2009 release of The Princess and the Frog will be no exception. This new animated Disney film promises the ‘true story’ of the well-known fairy tale. Actors Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, John Goodman and Oprah Winfrey provide some of the voices for the film.
Although Charles Dicken’s A Chrismas Carol is one of the most popular and widely known Christmas stories that has already been made into films in the past, Disney is releasing its own, 3D version on Friday, November 6, 2009. Jim Carey plays Ebenezer Scrooge, the old miser who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve as they attempt to change his ways before it is too late. Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins and Robin Wright Penn also star in this film.
This is just a sampling of the many good films for Fall 2009. Trailers for the films can be viewed on You Tube, or visit themovieinsider.com for more information.