Universal Pictures had a rough 2008. Three Universal Pictures did finish in the top 20 grossing movies in 2008 but none finished in the top 10. Universal Pictures is looking to rebound this year and these are five of their movies that you should check out this year.
Universal Pictures 2009 Preview: Fast & Furious
Release Date: April 3rd, 2009
The Fast & the Furious was popular when it first came out but it the two sequels dwindled a bit. But the fourth Fast & Furious movie will return all of the original cast so that might put the butts back in the seats.
Fast & Furious trailer
Universal Pictures 2009 Preview: State of Play
Release Date: April 17th, 2009
State of Play is about a US Congressman that is the a rising contender for the presidential race. The Congressman’s assistant is murdered and secrets start to emerge. Now an investigative journalist is trying to find out who is behind the murder. State of Play has an all-star cast including Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman, Jeff Daniels and Helen Mirren.
State of Play trailer
Universal Pictures 2009 Preview: Drag Me to Hell
Release Date: May 29th, 2009
Recently Sam Raimi directed these little movies called Spider-man. Evil Dead fans might be happy to know that Sam Raimi is returning to his horror roots this year with his movie Drag Me to Hell. After a loan officer dispossesses somebody’s home a curse is put on her and her life is transformed into a living hell.
Universal Pictures 2009 Preview: Land of the Lost
Release Date: June 5th, 2009
Land of the Lost is the latest Will Ferrell movie and is based on the popular television show of the same name. Will Ferrell is a scientist that figures out how to go back in time. In this other world Will Ferrell and his friends run into dinosaurs and other strange creatures.
Land of the Lost trailer
Universal Pictures 2009 Preview: Public Enemies
Release Date: July 1st, 2009
Public Enemies is one of those dream pairings that only come along once in a while. Public Enemies is the story of the legendary John Dillinger and the FBI’s top agent Melvin Purvis. One one side is Captain Jack Sparrow himself Johnny Depp. On the other side is Batman, Christian Bale.