In the year 2009, Sony Pictures is the leader in the clubhouse. The top grossing movie so far in 2009 belongs to Sony Pictures. Let’s hope that Paul Blart: Mall Cop doesn’t stay number one all year though. It’s going to be tough for Sony Pictures to match the movies the other studios have coming out this year, but here are five movies from Sony Pictures to keep an eye out for in 2009.
Sony Pictures 2009 Preview: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Release Date: June 12th, 2009
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is about a New York City subway dispatcher that is caught in a predicament when a subway train is hijacked. Pelham 1 2 3 is starring Denzel Washington, which is always a good thing and John Travolta, which is always a bad thing.
Sony Pictures 2009 Preview: Year One
Release Date: June 19th, 2009
I’m probably in the minority here but I look forward to every Jack Black movie and don’t look forward to every Michael Cera movie. But since I’m a glass half full type I’m going to hope that Jack Black can make this a good movie and maybe Michael Cera can find that magic that he lost the day he left the Arrested Development set.
Year One trailer
Sony Pictures 2009 Preview: Julie and Julia
Release Date: August 7th, 2009
Julie and Julia is about a 30 year old that lives a very monotonous life and is looking for a way to spice up her life. Julie decides that to have a little fun she is going to cook every single one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Cooking shows have taken off why not cooking movies? After all Julie and Julia is starring Amy Adams and she is delightful in everything.
Sony Pictures 2009 Preview: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Release Date: September 18th, 2009
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is the latest children’s book that will be brought to the big screen. I’m always skeptical about adaptations of children’s books but I’m intrigued by the prospects of a movie with Bruce Campbell and Mr. T.
Sony Pictures 2009 Preview: Planet 51
Release Date: November 20th, 2009
We’re all familiar with Area 51 where aliens that have landed on Earth are held. Planet 51 is a little twist on the usual story except that Planet 51 is the home of the aliens and it’s a human that lands there. Planet 51 is an animated movie with voices by The Rock, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Seann William Scott and Gary Oldman.
Planet 51 trailer