IBJ Night at the Movies: "9"

September 2, 2009
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Numerically, it can be a confusing season for movie goers. Not only is "District 9" already in theaters, but the film version of the musical "Nine," due out later this year, is already generating some buzz.

But the upcoming IBJ Night at the Movies doesn't focus on either of those films.

No, the one we'll be screening is "9," the PG-13 rated animated adventure based on the same-named Academy-Award nominated short. It concerns a group of numbered, lab-built "stitchpunks" (voiced by, among others, Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, and Jennifer Connelly) trying to figure out what happened -- and survive -- in a post-apocalypse world.

Want to go? I'll be hosting a screening at AMC Castleton Square 14 on September 8 at, of course, 9:09 p.m.

To claim a ticket, just post your favorite numbered books, films, songs, etc. here AND drop me a note at lharry@ibj.com with "9 tickets" in the subject line. I will begin contacting winners on Thursday. Good luck.

  • We have to go with the great novel, "1984" for this one. The perceived governmental control mearly 36 years later? This was a great book.
  • 1985 by Anthony Burgess. It's not a sequel but uses the same concepts as 1984.
  • One of my favorite films has to be "Seven" with Brad Pitt. (I'm surprised that "Eight" hasn't been made, haha)
  • "1999" is one of the best party tracks out there.
  • I am really looking forward to 2012. Yes I know it will have a horrible(at the very best) plot, but the cg and all of the disasters looks to be good fun. :)
  • While it's hard to pick one number-centric book/film/song that is "the best," I will piggyback on Crizzle's comment and say that I definitely enjoyed "Independence Day," aka ID4, and it was definitely THE disaster movie for a generation of moviegoers.

    I also have to give an honorable mention to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book/TV series/movie; while it doesn't have a number in it's title (although it's often abbreviated as "H2G2), it's central focus is telling us that The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything is...42! :D
  • This film looks amazing. I'd love to see it.

    I have lots of favorites that have numbers in them.

    Books: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Catch-22, Slaughterhouse Five, Farenheit 451

    Films: Nine and A Half Weeks, The Whole Nine Yards, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Fifth Element, 12 Monkeys

    Songs: The Summer of 69, 867-5309, Revolution 1 and Revolution 9, 99 Luftbaloons, #9 Dream

    To name a few
  • For books I'd say Catch-22, Slaughterhouse 5, & One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. For Movies 300, Oceans 11, Lock Stock & Two Smocking Barrels. For Songs I agree with 1999 and I'd add One by U2, Eight Days a Week , and It Takes Two
  • Highway 66 Revisited by Bob Dylan is just about the best thing I can think of with a number in the title. And just sticking with the 66 thing, I liked Buffalo 66 quite a bit as well.
  • "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," though Paul only mentions four of them. I swear, that was the only song on the Crazy Al's jukebox back in the '70s. ... Lou, any reason why you aren't hosting "9" on 9/9/09?
  • 9/9/09 is opening day for the film. We like to sneak preview when we can.

    To all: Don't forget to e-mail (see original blog post) if you are interested in tickets.

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