Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide

Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide

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Consulted more frequently than ever in this era of Netflix as the resource, Leonard Maltin’s New York Times bestselling film guide remains the most complete, most reliable, and most authoritative resource for movie reviews. Including nearly 17,000 films, the 2009 edition features more

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Consulted more frequently than ever in this era of Netflix as the resource, Leonard Maltin’s New York Times bestselling film guide remains the most complete, most reliable, and most authoritative resource for movie reviews. Including nearly 17,000 films, the 2009 edition features more than 300 new entries, a completely updated index of leading actors and directors, and Leonard’s personal favorite films.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review
The go-to choice for both film geeks and casual couch potatoes.
San Francisco Chronicle
The best of the bunch.
Esquire
The single most important reference book in every home.
Library Journal

First published in 1969 as an outgrowth of Maltin's self-published serial Film Fan Monthly, this stout, newly updated paperback edition adds more than 300 paragraph-long review entries to its 17,000 succinct qualitative summaries. Rated on the star system, the films are organized alphabetically by title. Listings appear to be current only to mid-2007, since prominent films like No Country for Old Men, released in November 2007, are absent. Prefacing the book is an alphabetized contact list of distributors that specialize in rare movies. A lengthy index of stars and their movies rounds out the book. Recommended for public libraries and film collections.


—Savannah Schroll Guz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451224682
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Pages:
1664
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 2.20(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

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“The go-to choice for both film geeks and casual couch potatoes.”—The New York Times Book Review

“The best of the bunch.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“The single most important reference book in every home.”—Esquire

Meet the Author

Leonard Maltin is one of the most respected film historians and critics. He appears regularly on Entertainment Tonight, introduces movies on DirecTV Pay Per View's “Maltin Minutes,” and hosts Secret's Out on Reelz Channel. He also teaches at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

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Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must for limited information. Wish all reviews were Leonards. A good source to initially judge whether you wish to see a film.
moviebuffJF More than 1 year ago
The best thing about this book is the fact that it is up to date. But it omits many movies in which I am interested and the same is true for some performers. Better than nothing, but disappointing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know actor names far more often than I know movie titles, so if I come across a movie that I would like to know the title of, the format of this book does not work for me. The cast listings are extremely limited. I had to wonder at the reason an actor was included or left out... why Maggie Gyllenhaal was in and Kevin Bacon out is a mystery.
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Sunnyo More than 1 year ago
My husband John picked this book based on a recommendation. He agrees with the recommendation, a being "good" and what he needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For any movie lover, this book is THE one to have for most any information on movies. Although one's own opinion may differ sometimes from Leonard's reviews, he always writes well and includes great detail. The only complaint (plea) is to publish these books as a two volume set so the print could be bigger. Otherwise, as the number of included movies grows each year, the book becomes larger, harder to read, and less manageable.
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strangenj More than 1 year ago
This is exactly the kind of book movie buffs need to have at their disposal. How often do you watch TV, or get into a conversation with someone, and a movie name or character or actor come into question? Just turn to this book and most of the time the answers you need are right at your fingertips.