2009 BROUGHT YOU Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Old Dogs, Knowing, Couples Retreat, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and that nasty case of chlamydia. Will 2010 treat you any better? Fingers crossed!
Shutter Island (February 19)—Scorsese's thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Alice in Wonderland (March 5)—Using 3D and Johnny Depp, Tim Burton tries to trick you into caring about this old chestnut yet again.
Kick-Ass (April 16) and The Green Hornet (December 22)—While Iron Man 2 hits on May 7, two weirder masked-crime fighter flicks are coming: Early buzz on the indie Kick-Ass is strong, while Michel Gondry's Green Hornet stars Seth Rogen and Inglourious Basterds' Christoph Waltz.
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (April 23), The A-Team (June 11), Red Dawn (November 24), Footloose (June 18), Predators (July 7), and Tron Legacy (December 17)—Ah, 2010: The year we spent reliving the '80s.
Toy Story 3 (June 18)—Pixar. You know the drill.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (July 16)—Nicolas Cage as a sorcerer. FIVE STARS TWO THUMBS UP BEST PICTURE
Robin Hood (May 14)—Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, and nary a Kevin Costner nor a Bryan Adams in sight.
Inception (July 16)—Christopher Nolan's super-mysterious sci-fi thriller.
Sex and the City 2 (May 28) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (June 30)—Goddammit.
The Social Network (October 15)—A movie about Facebook was inevitable, but at least this thing's written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher.
Paul (TBD)—Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's sci-fi comedy with director Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland).
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (TBD)—While Pegg and Frost have been doing Paul, Edgar Wright (director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead) has been adapting Brian Lee O'Malley's amazing Scott Pilgrim comics for the big screen. I want to see this movie so badly that it hurts.
The Expendables (August 20)—Written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, starring Stallone, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, with reported cameos from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. After August 20, no one will refer to 2010 as "2010." History books shall refer to it only as "The Year of The Expendables."