"9" Movie Review 

“9” was originally an Academy Award-nominated 2004 short film by director Shane Acker. With help from directors-turned-producers Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) and Tim Burton (“Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Corpse Bride”), Acker adapted his short film into a full-feature animated fantasy.

Written by Pamela Pettler, “9” is a post-industrial fable where machines are the enemies. The film is set in the not-so-distant future. The Great Machine, an invention that was supposed to help mankind, enabled the world’s machines to turn on humans and sparked social unrest. Humans are no longer walking the earth.

The only hope is a patchwork doll named 9 (voiced by Elijah Wood) who is given the spark of life by a scientist during the final days of humanity. 9 displays leadership qualities that may help save the legacy of civilization. Read More...

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"The Final Destination" Wins Labor Day Weekend Box Office! 

"The Final Destination" beat Sandra Bullock and Gerard Butler to claim the top spot for the second week in a row. The fright flick took in $15.4 million over the four-day Labor Day weekend and remained the No. 1 box office film.

"The Final Destination" has raised its 11-day to total to $50.6 million. Warner Bros. must be proud!

Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino's World War II revenge fantasy film "Inglourious Basterds" came in a close second with $15 million. So far, the film has made $95.2 million in its third weekend.

Debuting at No. 3 with $13.9 million was Sandra Bullock's so-so comedy, "All About Steve" with Bradley Cooper and Thomas Haden Church co-starring.

Another new release was Lionsgate's "Gamer" starring Gerard Butler. It only sold $11.2 million of box office tickets and came in at No. 4.

But the sad story of the weekend belongs to Miramax's "Extract." The funny movie only pulled in $5.3 million to debut at No. 10.

Here's the estimated list of the Top 10 films at the box office for Labor Day weekend of 2009:

1. "The Final Destination," $15.4 million.

2. "Inglourious Basterds," $15 million.

3. "All About Steve," $13.9 million.

4. "Gamer," $11.2 million.

5. "District 9," $9 million.

6. "Halloween II," $7.1 million.

7. "Julie & Julia," $7 million.

8. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," $6.7 million.

9. "The Time Traveler's Wife," $5.5 million.

10. "Extract," $5.3 million.

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Are You Ready for "The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day?" See the Trailer! 

When "The Boondock Saints" opened in 1999, it was a commercial and critical failure. But the film found cult status after its DVD release.

Written and directed by Troy Duffy, Sean Patrick Flanery (Connor) and Norman Reedus (Murphy) star as the McManus brothers who believe that it's their duty to God to get rid of all human evil here on Earth by way of Boston.

The fim's fans' prayers to their favorite saints have been answered because Duffy, Flanery, and Reedus are returning for "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day."

The sequel is opening Oct. 30 this year, so have fun "Boondock" fans!

Here's the trailer for "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day."

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Pixar Team Honored at Venice Film Festival 

For the first time ever, an entire studio has been given career recognition at the Venice Film Festival! And that honor goes to Pixar.

The home of Nemo, Woody, and Wall-E received the lifetime achievement award! And it's truly deserving!

The award was given to five Pixar directors including John Lasseter (the first two "Toy Story" films and "Cars"), Brad Bird ("Ratatouille" and "The Incredibles"), Pete Docter ("Up" and "Monsters Inc."), Andrew Stanton ("Finding Nemo" and "Wall-E"), and Lee Unkrich ("Toy Story 3").

Pixar, founded in 1986, has made 10 feature films to date. 4 of those movies have won Oscars!

To make the joyous occasion, the festival premiered 3-D versions of "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2." Both 3-D versions will be shown in the fall.

Pixar merged with Disney three years ago, and the audience was also treated to a few minutes of "The Princess and the Frog." Lasseter, chief creative for both Pixar and Disney animation, is reintroducing hand-drawn animation for the film.

Congratulations to Pixar!

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You Can Watch Rob Zombie's New Movie Now...On Demand! 

The film is called "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto," and you can watch it now, on demand!

Based on Rob Zombie's comicbook of the same name, the R-rated animated feature made its debut today as a video-on-demand or pay-per-view offering via cable operators Comcast Corp. and Charter and satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network.

The film, directed by Zombie, will also have a limited run in 50 theaters across 22 states.

Then on Sept. 22, "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto" will head to DVD and download-to-own platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Xbox and Playstation.

"Superbeasto" tells the story of a sexy crimefighting agent and an over-the-hill wrestler named Beasto. Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson, Tom Papa, and of course, Sheri Moon Zombie, provide voice performances to the film.

Zombie is calling the movie, "'Austin Powers' meets 'The Munsters' by way of 'A Hard Day's Night.'"

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