This Weekend in Movies – August 14, 2009

After an extensive viral-marketing campaign, District 9 arrives in theatres this week. The documentary-style sci-fi film currently has a very impressive 92% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and seems posed to become the sleeper hit of the summer.

Also doing well is the anime film Ponyo, which has a 96% Fresh rating.

This crowed weekend is rounded out with Band Slam (75% Fresh), The Time Traveler’s Wife (43% Fresh), The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (17% Fresh), and the documentary It Might Get Loud (74% Fresh).

And that’s this weekend in movies.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).