Important update below!
I realize most of you won't read this 'til you're back at work tomorrow, but the option to purchase "The Film Freak Central 2009 Superannual" just went live.
528 pages, 354 reviews, a whopping 63 films reviewed for the first time therein. Which ones? Okay, here goes: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters; Babylon A.D.; Batman: Gotham Knight; Bigger, Stronger, Faster; The Brothers Solomon; Burn After Reading; Cassandra's Dream; Changeling; Chicago 10; Dead Silence; Death Sentence; Disaster Movie; The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; Doomsday; End of the Line; Flanders; The Foot Fist Way; The Forbidden Kingdom; 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days; Fred Claus; Frontiers; Frost/Nixon; Hitman; Hot Rod; Igor; In the City of Sylvia; Inside; Last Chance Harvey; Let the Right One In; The Life Before Her Eyes; The Machine Girl; Man on Wire; Martyrs; Meet the Spartans; The Midnight Meat Train; The Mist; Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium; Music and Lyrics; My Kid Could Paint That; National Treasure: Book of Secrets; Never Back Down; Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist; Once; The Orphanage; Paranoid Park; Resident Evil: Extinction; Shoot 'Em Up; Shutter; Silent Light; Son of Rambow; Splinter; Starting Out in the Evening; Superhero Movie; Tell No One; Them; Tokyo Gore Police; Tropic Thunder; Twilight; Vicky Christina Barcelona; The Visitor; Waltz with Bashir; You Kill Me; and Young People Fucking!
As I mentioned way back when, because this book nearly doubles the page count of our previous Annuals, we had to charge a higher price for it. It's $30. I imagine if you wait a few weeks for it to show up at Amazon, they'll shave a few bucks off, but if you want to support the site, we get the biggest kickback when you buy it through Lulu, our publisher--who, by the way, are an extremely reputable online retailer. (That link again.)
"The Film Freak Central 2009 Superannual" includes all our reviews of 2007's and 2008's theatrical releases, plus all our interviews and Top 10 lists from the same two-year span, topped off by a foreword from Stephan Elliott, director of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as well as the recent Easy Virtue.
I hope you'll consider adding it to your shelf. By the way, Julia Buck, you are the winning Patron and your complimentary copy is on the way. My thanks again to everyone who donated in the Superannual pledge drive; your names are in print as promised.
Look at it this way: where else in print are you going to find praise for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium alongside a pan of Once? I mean, really.
UPDATE: Thrilled with the response so far. I'd be remiss if I didn't add that the 2005, 2006, and 2007 Annuals are each still on sale--lots of material in those books you won't find online.
UPDATE (10/11/09): Reader Vincent informs us that by entering the coupon code FALLREAD you'll receive 10% off your purchase of the book! Whaddya waiting for?