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Updated: Must-Watch Movie List (May - Aug 2009)

Here's the must-watch movie list from May till August 2009. Subject to changes and will be updated whenever I've watched them. Enjoy! ;-)

May 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Synopsis: X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship
with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.
Release Date: 29 April 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Dominic Monaghan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds

Angels & Demons

Synopsis: When Langdo
n discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati - the most powerful underground organization in history - he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization's most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. More...
Release Date: 14 May 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard, Pie
rfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Updates: Watched Wolverine & Angels and Demons. Check it out here.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Synopsis: The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the world's largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capone's rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and Archie Bunker’s lounge chair. More...
Release Date: 21 May 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.


Set in post-apo
calyptic 2018, Terminator Salvation stars Christian Bale as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past.
Release Date: 28 May
2009 (GSC)
Cast: Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.

June 2009

Drag Me To Hell

Synopsis: From the director of box-office hit Spiderman Trilogy, Sam Raimi once again bring you another new horror Drag Me To Hell. A loan officer (Lohman) ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, who turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Date: 11 June 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Alison Lohman,
Justin Long

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.

Blood The Last Vampire

Synopsis: On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old 'halfling.' Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts. Read a review here.
Release Date: 11 Jun
e 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Gianna Jun (Jun Ji-Hyun), Allison Miller, Koyuki, Masiela Lusha

Updates: Dropped from the list due to suggestions from those who have watched. :S

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

nopsis: Continuation of war on Earth between two robotic clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, leaving the fate of mankind hanging in the balance. More...
Release Date: 26 June 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.

July 2009

Public Enemies

Synopsis: Set in the 1930s, "Public Enemies" is a film adaptation from Bryan Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34." The story unfolds during America's Great Depression Era with the focus of FBI agent, Melvin Purvis trying to stop notorious American gangsters like John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd. More...
Release Date: 9 July 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum, Billy Crudup

Updates: Didn't manage to watch due to procrastination. Ooops.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Synopsis: In Harry Potter and the Half-Bood Prince, as Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts,
Lord Voldermort wreaks havoc throughout Britain, and the pressure to defeat him grows stronger. Using an old Potions book which previously belonged to the “Half-Blood Prince”, Harry is able to increase his magical knowledge and prepare for battle.
Release Date: 16 July 2009 (GSC)

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe,
Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Updates: Dropped from the list because I've never watched any of the HP movies or read any of its books. I don't like kiddie fantasies.

The Taking if Pelham 123

Synopsis: Subway train Pelham 1-2-3 becomes the focal point of an audacious terrorist attack. Gunmen seize the train and hold its passengers and conductor hostage underground. The immediate reaction from the mayor on down is one of utter disbelief that anyone would be crazy enough to capture a train. Veteran NY transit cop Zachary Garber (Denzel Washington) knows better. Lead by the most callous of the captors, Mr. Blue (John Travolta), the gunmen have planned everything down to the smallest detail. They demand a hefty ransom within an hour or they'll start killing hostages. More...
Release Date: 23 July 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.

August 2009

G.I. Joe

Synopsis: Director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) adapts the beloved Hasbro G.I. Joe toy line with this Paramount Pictures production that pits the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity against the evil forces of the organization known as Cobra.
Release Date: 7 August 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Channing Tatum, Christopher Eccleston, Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Le
vitt, Lee Byung-hun

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.

District 9

Synopsis: Set in South Africa, this movie is a "Cloverfield"-type sci-fi about an extraterrestrial race that is forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth and suddenly finds a friend in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. Alien spacecrafts are seen hovering over many locations, interrupting daily human lives and raising concerns from the residents of the area. More...
Release Date: 13 August 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Kenneth Nkosi, Robert Hobbs, William Allen Young

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.

The Screen at Kamchanod

Synopsis: Based on a true story, THE SCREEN AT KAMCHANOD is set in 2007, a modern world still haunted by past mystery. Dr. Yuth is obsessed with finding the truth behind the newspaper report on the incident in which film projectionists were hired to screen movies to a t
hrong of ghosts.
Release Date: 13 August 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Achita Pramoi Na Ayudhya, Pakkramai Potranan, Namo Tonggumnerd, Pimonwan Hoonthongkam, Ongart Cheamcharoenpornkul, Chamlong Klingpetch, Apichai Trakulpadejkrai

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.

Cold Prey II

Synopsis: During the winter of 2006, five teenagers faced a brutal tragedy in the Norwegian mountains and only one girl survived. Frozen and weak, Jannicke is brought back to a local hospital. But the nightmare is not over.

Release Date: 13 August 2009 (Cathay Cineplex)
Cast: Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Marthe Snorresdotter Rovik, Kim Wifladt

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.


Synopsis: From Disney•Pixar comes "Up", a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. More...

Release Date: 20 August 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.


Synopsis: The story of a couple (Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga) that seeks adoption after losing their own child, only to welcome into their house a young girl who has a hidden evil streak underneath her sweet demeanor in the Warner Bros. picture, Orphan. More...
Release Date: 20 August 2009 (GSC)
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, Isabelle Fuhrman

Updates: Watched. Check it out here.

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