Film and Book Reviews for 2009
Films released in 2009
Coraline directed by Henry Selick
Coraline Jones feels bored and neglected, and is ready to swap her workaholic parents for more attentive and loving substitutes.
Avatar directed by James Cameron
A paraplegic marine gets a second chance when he takes on a new body to negotiate with the natives on an alien world.
Doghouse directed by Jake West
A group of men organise an outing to an isolated, sinister village full of women. What could go wrong?
The Secret Of Moonacre directed by Gabor Csupo
Can Maria Merryweather lift the curse that blights her family and save Moonacre valley?
The Road directed by John Hillcoat
A father and son search for food and hope for a better life as they travel through a barren, post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Surrogates directed by Jonathan Mostow
You can be anyone you want to be, provided you want to be fake.
Star Trek directed by J.J. Abrams
The crew of the Enterprise take on a genocidal Romulan in this reboot of the Star Trek franchise.
Planet 51 directed by Jorge Blanco
An astronaut lands on a planet, only to discover that he is the alien invader.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine directed by Gavin Hood
This fast-paced prequel tells the story of one of the most savage X-Men.
The Time Traveler's Wife directed by Robert Schwentke
Henry can travel through time. But is his ability a blessing or a curse?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince directed by David Yates
Can Harry do anything to prevent Voldemort from taking over the world of wizards in his sixth year at Hogwarts?
Terminator Salvation directed by McG
The fourth movie in the Terminator series takes place during a brutal war in which man is on the verge of being wiped out by the machines.
Splice directed by Vincenzo Natali
Two scientists create a new lifeform in the lab.
Push directed by Paul McGuigan
Psychics In Hong Kong rush to protect a unique woman from a shadowy government agency.
Pandorum directed by Christian Alvart
Two crew members wake to amnesia, darkness and fear on board a failing spacecraft in this science fiction horror.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian directed by Shawn Levy
A former night guard returns to help out when his friends at the museum are transferred to the Smithsonian.
New Moon directed by Chris Weitz
Wherefore art thou, Romeo?
Ink directed by Jamin Winans
A guy from the spirit world who hides his face abducts a young girl. But is Ink really as evil as he purports to be?
FAQ About Time Travel directed by Gareth Carrivick
Three guys are discussing time travel when they discover portal to the future.
District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp
What happens when aliens are forced to live in a slum?
Knowing directed by Alex Proyas
A page full of numbers appear to predict disasters. But can a man who knows what is coming do anything to change the future?
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen directed by Michael Bay
Shabby ice cream vans lead double lives as fighting alien robots in this toy-based movie.
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie directed by Lev L. Spiro
A young witch accidentally creates a spell that will cause her and her brothers to disappear, unless they can find a way to reverse it.
2012 directed by Roland Emmerich
People face earthquakes, volcanoes, and the end of days in this apocalyptic disaster movie.
Books published in 2009
59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot by Richard Wiseman
Professor Richard Wiseman discusses the science around self-help and presents lifestyle advice based on scientific studies.
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
Revenge is on the agenda in this standalone novel set in the same world as the First Law trilogy.
Fire by Kristin Cashore
An unnaturally beautiful young woman struggles to come to terms with her powers over people in a land on the edge of war. The second book in the Graceling Realm series.
I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells
Can a sociopathic teenager stop a demon on a killing spree? The first in the John Cleaver series.
Johannes Cabal The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard
An acerbic, over-educated necromancer tries to win back his soul in this occult comedy.
The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
A new generation of dragons that fail to live up to expectations of them set off on a journey to find a legendary lost city. The first book in the Rain Wild Chronicles.
Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero by Dan Abnett
Sir Rupert Triumff fights for queen, country, and sobriety in this humorous alternate history.
Knife by R. J. Anderson
A young faery is forbidden to have contact with humans. But she is bad at taking orders without question.
Master Of Crows by Grace Draven
A scribe is sent to spy on a renegade mage in order to win her freedom, but his secret struggle against a wicked god could ruin them both. The first book in the Master of Crows series.
Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton
An ice age is about to grip the land, but it's high season for murder in this fantasy adventure.
The Edge of the World by Kevin J. Anderson
Explorers set out to map the edges of the known world in this epic fantasy adventure. Book one of Terra Incognita.
The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
In this prequel to the Black Magician series a young assistant healer learns that she has magical gifts.
The Thirteenth by G. L. Twynham
Val Saunders is a normal teenager with extraordinary abilities. But why does she have to be the one to save the day?
The Killing Moon by Rod Glenn
In post-apocalyptic northern England the future of civilisation hangs in the balance.
Bringing Forth The End Of Days by Simon Law
Can the last remnants of mankind survive in a world depleted of oxygen?
Joe Fury and the Hard Death by Paul Anthony Long
A private eye is faced with his one of toughest cases when reality begins to crumble around him.