1. 9 (Focus Features, 1, 638 Theaters, 79 Minutes, Rated PG-13): It’s going to be a confusing year at the movies. There are a lot of movies with “9” in the titles. You have this one, District 9, and, later on this year, the adaptation of the Broadway musical Nine. You’d think they would space them out a little bit, wouldn’t you?
This film is a weird one. It deals with a race of little burlap people in a post-apocalyptic world who are on the run from machines that are out to kill them. Not your typical computer animated fare, eh?
Of course, you have to love the fact that it is released on 9-9-09. Savvy marketing . Of course, who knows if anyone will come and see it.