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Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide

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2009 reference book

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, … see full wiki

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Author: Leonard Maltin
Genre: Guides & Reviews
Publisher: Signet
Date Published: August 8, 2008
1 review about Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide

Indispensible reference guide you will constantly refer to.

  • Jan 7, 2009
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Believe it or not this is the first time I have purchased a Leonard Maltin Movie Guide.  This is the 30th edition of the guide that was first published way back in 1969 and it is now updated annually.  "Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide" features 17,000+ entries including more than 300 brand new ones.  Just in case you have not run across this book before the films are listed in alphabetical order and provide you with such pertinent information as the year of release, running time, the director, the major stars of the film and whether it was filmed in color or black and white.  Maltin then goes on to give an ever-so-brief synopsis and review of the film and and rates the film on a scale of one to four stars which the worst films designated as a BOMB.  Finally, there are easy to read symbols whereby Maltin indicates if the film is available on DVD, VHS and laserdisc.
Now that I know that "Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide" is in the house I find myself refering to it rather frequently.  My wife and I enjoy viewing the films of the 1940's and 1950's and we are always on the lookout for films from this period that we have never seen before.  While I do realize that there are severe space constraints in a book like this I just wish the reviews were a tad bit longer.  Otherwise, I have found  "Leonard Matlin's 2009 Movie Guide" to be a nice little addition to our reference shelf. One cautionary note:  the print in this book is extremely small.  This fact may preclude people with poor eyesight from being able to use this book.    Recommended.

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