The Most Anticipated Movies of Fall 2009

Going to the movies is a luxury that many people have had to sacrifice under current economic constraints. Movie ticket prices can be expensive, so when you take your date or family to the movies, you want to ensure that you get your money’s worth.

If you are looking for a quality film to go see this fall, check out this list of the most anticipated movies of fall 2009.

Fame (September 25, 2009): A remake of a 1980 film by the same name, Fame follows the lives of a group of students who attend the New York City High School of Performing Arts. It is jam-packed with fierce songs and dances, and is sure to be a hit just like the original.

Fame stars an up-and-coming cast of young performers, as well as well-known names like Megan Mullally, Kelsey Grammer, Charles S. Dutton, Debbie Allen, and Bebe Neuwirth. Please visit the film’s website at generationfame.com.

Where the Wild Things Are (October 16, 2009): Spike Jonze directs the film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book. This highly anticipated film combines computer-generated effects, puppetry, and live actors to create an imaginative masterpiece.

The film follows a young boy named Max who uses his imagination to travel to a magical world of wild creatures, after his mother sends him to his room for being rebellious. In the land of the Wild Things, Max begins to become the leader of the creatures, however, he soon realizes that ruling the creatures is not as easy as it seems.

Find out more about the film and watch trailers at wherethewildthingsare.warnerbros.com.

Amelia (October 23, 2009): This biopic about the life of Amelia Earhart has Oscar written all over it. Amelia – starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor – recounts the heroic life and mysterious circumstances surrounding Earhart’s July 2, 1937 disappearance over the Pacific Ocean. Earhart was attempting to make a circumnavigational flight of planet Earth.

Checkout the film’s official website at foxsearchlight.com, for more information on the movie, cast, crew, and to view the official trailer.

New Moon (November 20, 2009): The next installment to The Twilight Saga is top contender for the most anticipated movie of fall 2009. It will not only attract the “Twi-hard” fans, but also a new audience anxious to see Dakota Fanning and Michael Sheen take on the roles of Volturi vampires.

New Moon follows Bella Swan as she copes with her deep depression after her vampire love Edward left her to keep her away from danger. Bella finds solace in her friend Jacob Black. While Bella attempts to sort out her feelings for both Edward and Jacob, she soon realizes that Edward is not the only supernatural boy in her life.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, and Michael Sheen. For more information visit the film’s official website at twilightthemovie.com.

The Lovely Bones (December 11, 2009): This film – starring Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci – is based on a novel of the same name by Alice Sebold.

Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong) directs this film about a murdered girl who watches over and observes her family from heaven. She is also able to see her murderer – who still haunts her – so, she is torn between her feelings of anger and revenge, and her desire to help her family grieve and heal.

You can find out more about this movie by visiting the film’s official website at lovelybones.com.

Consider these film options when you are making your fall movie selections. With any of these highly anticipated movie choices, your hard-earned dollars will surely be well spent.


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