2009: Honorable mentions

- Influential for what the film did at the box office, "Pall Blart: Mall Cop" and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002567" title="Kevin James" href="/topic/entertainment/kevin-james-PECLB002567.topic">Kevin James</a> get a mention for their unexpected success.<br>
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- Genre is the name of the game when it comes to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000104" title="Star Trek (movie, 2009)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/star-trek-%28movie-2009%29-ENMV000104.topic">"Star Trek,"</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB00001011141" title="Chris Pine" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/chris-pine-PECLB00001011141.topic">Chris Pine</a>'s Captain James T. Kirk -- treading in waters never really before explored -- filled in ably.<br>
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- A low-budget movie made big scares, and a video camera showing an unseen demon in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000000635" title="Paranormal Activity (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/paranormal-activity-%28movie%29-ENMV000000635.topic">"Paranormal Activity"</a> was the talk of the year among genre specialists and film lovers alike.<br>
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- Also unexpected was the loud release and quiet departure of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002548" title="Michael Jackson" href="/topic/entertainment/music/michael-jackson-PECLB002548.topic">Michael Jackson's</a> final movie role "This is It."

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- Influential for what the film did at the box office, "Pall Blart: Mall Cop" and Kevin James get a mention for their unexpected success.

- Genre is the name of the game when it comes to "Star Trek," and Chris Pine's Captain James T. Kirk -- treading in waters never really before explored -- filled in ably.

- A low-budget movie made big scares, and a video camera showing an unseen demon in "Paranormal Activity" was the talk of the year among genre specialists and film lovers alike.

- Also unexpected was the loud release and quiet departure of Michael Jackson's final movie role "This is It."

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