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Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

Original post made on Jan 5, 2010

It was an "Up" year for Pixar and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker" and "A Single Man." But 2009 was also the year that "Nine" landed with a thud in theaters. In our annual "best" and "worst" lists, film critics Jeanne Aufmuth, Peter Canavese and Susan Tavernetti give the lowdown on the good and the rotten in 2009's movies.

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Posted by poopman
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jan 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

you REALLY have to pay attention to movies like transformers 2.
for example heres a phrase i found on another page:" because the humans did something wrong that wasn’t explained in the movie".
that had nothing to do with it. some movies dont really need that much plot. its like the simpsons, one thing leads to the next which if you think of it, makes some sense. but you have to pay attention to the movie.otherwise youll never get it. im that young it makes full sense. although some probably didnt make sense its probably because theyre not transformers fans and you have to atleast research transformers to actually understand it. and even if you dont agree you have to admit it was loud and fun.

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Posted by poopman
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jan 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm

and who gives a damn about how long it is? theres nothing wrong with that. not like its inapropriate or illegal. and why is every one shifting the blame to megan fox?
there's nothing wrong with her!
thats what pisses me off. every one always shifts the blame to something else just feel better. what is wrong with the world!!!!!!!

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Posted by One possibility
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:45 am

Maybe one of the things that's wrong with the world is that there are too many "loud and fun" movies and too few of substance. And, too few people who appreciate films of substance. Not the worst thing wrong with the world, surely, but maybe a piece of the puzzle in the big picture.