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Subject: Movies of 2007

Written By: batfan2005 on 11/25/07 at 11:32 am

Wow, I can't believe how many good movies came out this year. My top 5 are Transformers, Spiderman 3, 300, American Gangster, and 5th a tie between Blades of Glory and Superbad.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Jessica on 11/25/07 at 12:25 pm

I haven't really seen a lot of those movies, but I did pick these:

300- This movie was just beyond description. Completely badass, and a ton of violence.

Knocked Up- We saw this last night and I nearly pissed myself. It was hilariously accurate in the way that "accidents" happen and how people handle them.

I also picked other: 1408. This movie was freaky and not too scary, but it had it's moments. I liked the way it screwed with your mind.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: snozberries on 11/25/07 at 2:23 pm


I chose Harry Potter, Live Free Die Hard, SuperBad, The Simpsons Movie & transformers b/c of the movies that I have seen on the list these are the ones I liked. 

Some of the films on the list haven't been released yet so its not a fair list yet....

I have high hopes for I Am Legend.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/07 at 2:58 pm

The Bourne Ultimatum
Oceans 13
Other: Stardust

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/07 at 2:59 pm



Some of the films on the list haven't been released yet so its not a fair list yet....

National Treasure 2, was still being film last September her in Greenwich.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: audkal on 11/25/07 at 9:32 pm

Transformers
Simpsons Movie
Other--for Hairspray, which was actually my top favorite of the year.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: McDonald on 11/25/07 at 10:35 pm

Next month, a new Canadian film from Oscar-winning film-maker Denys Arcand will come out. It's called L'Âge des Ténèbres and I really can't wait to see it. I've enjoyed his other films so much.

I saw the film at the cinema this evening. It was excellent. It's such an indictment of modern society and government, specifically in Quebec, but it's true for most other places as well. Most Americans will never get a chance to see the film on the big screen, but for those Canadians and for those Americans with an artsy cinema near you, I recommend this film. In English, its title is 'Days of Darkness'. And if you must wait for its DVD release, it's worth it. If you don't understand French, there will surely be subtitles.

If you haven't seen Arcand's previous film, 'Les Invasions Barbares' or in English 'The Barbarian Invasions', I recommend that even more. That you will find in any video stores anywhere. It won an Oscar.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: whistledog on 11/25/07 at 10:49 pm

I voted for 'Live Free or Die Hard', which was the only one in that list I saw.  And what a spectacular film it was.  If you love action, then it does not disappoint.  I was on the edge of my seat the whole time 8)


Next month, a new Canadian film from Oscar-winning film-maker Denys Arcand will come out. It's called L'Age des Ténèbres and I really can't wait to see it. I've enjoyed his other films so much.


I liked his 2000 movie 'Stardom'.  I only watched it because of the lovely Quebec actress (and Liv Tyler look-a-like) Jessica Paré who was born the same day as me (different years)

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Zoso on 11/25/07 at 11:25 pm

Superbad and Knocked Up were hilarious. Judd Apatow and and actors like Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill and the lot will be the next "frat pack" (Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn,Will Ferrel etc). They've made some popular movies in the past but for the rest of the decade atleast they'll be the biggest thing in cinema comedy.

My other votes went for Order of the Phoenix (big HP fan), Transformers (I thought that was excellent) and Die Hard 4 (Willis can still pull it off, but Long was actually the stand out for me).

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: snozberries on 11/26/07 at 12:01 am


Superbad and Knocked Up were hilarious. Judd Apatow and and actors like Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill and the lot will be the next "frat pack" (Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn,Will Ferrel etc). They've made some popular movies in the past but for the rest of the decade atleast they'll be the biggest thing in cinema comedy.

My other votes went for Order of the Phoenix (big HP fan), Transformers (I thought that was excellent) and Die Hard 4 (Willis can still pull it off, but Long was actually the stand out for me).


Yeah I have been a fan of Justin Long's since Galaxy Quest and then on NBC's Ed he's a great actor- he needs more work before people start remembering him as only the Mac guy.  ;D

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: whistledog on 11/26/07 at 12:09 am


Yeah I have been a fan of Justin Long's since Galaxy Quest and then on NBC's Ed he's a great actor- he needs more work before people start remembering him as only the Mac guy.  ;D


I first saw him in 'Jeepers Creepers' when he was an unknown at the time.  I never thought he would be the up and coming star that he is today.  If you ask me though, he already is a big star.  Mac ads, co-starring with Bruce Willis .. his isn't a household name yet, but he is definately a household face LOL

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: snozberries on 11/26/07 at 12:17 am


I first saw him in 'Jeepers Creepers' when he was an unknown at the time.  I never thought he would be the up and coming star that he is today.  If you ask me though, he already is a big star.  Mac ads, co-starring with Bruce Willis .. his isn't a household name yet, but he is definately a household face LOL


Yeah I just hope people didn't see the adds and then see him in LFODH and think that's how he got his start...

For the record- Galaxy Quest is a totally underrated film... Its a very funny take on the stars of an hold sci fi series (think Star Trek or Galactica) and how they become heroes to a race of aliens... Its got all that fandom stuff in it.  Very funny and worth a look...

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: snozberries on 11/26/07 at 12:19 am

BTW I meant to add The Lookout was a very good film- I forgot about it when I was choosing but it will be on several critics top ten lists this year.... It was also written and directed by Fellow UCSB film studies alum Scott Frank!  You go Scott!

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: whistledog on 11/26/07 at 12:23 am


Yeah I just hope people didn't see the adds and then see him in LFODH and think that's how he got his start...

For the record- Galaxy Quest is a totally underrated film... Its a very funny take on the stars of an hold sci fi series (think Star Trek or Galactica) and how they become heroes to a race of aliens... Its got all that fandom stuff in it.  Very funny and worth a look...




I quote enjoyed Galaxy Quest as well.  The shocking thing to me about that movie ... I never knew Sigourney Weaver had one hell of a nice rack :o lol

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: snozberries on 11/26/07 at 12:29 am


I quote enjoyed Galaxy Quest as well.  The shocking thing to me about that movie ... I never knew Sigourney Weaver had one hell of a nice rack :o lol


yeah and Gwen's "TV Guide interview had six paragraphs about boobs and how they fit in the suit"  ;D

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/27/07 at 4:15 pm

1) Spider-Man 3
2) 300
3) Simpsons The Movie
4) Shrek The Third

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/27/07 at 5:22 pm

Transformers! :D

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: NbC on 11/28/07 at 6:59 am

Some of the movies on your list are not out yet. 

I Am Legend
National Treasure 2
AVP 2
Alvin and the Chipmunks

I am anxious to see I Am Legend.  It looks pretty good.

My Choices for now are:

300

Grind House

Stardust

1408

The Mist







Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/07 at 2:48 pm


Some of the movies on your list are not out yet. 

I Am Legend
National Treasure 2
AVP 2
Alvin and the Chipmunks

I am anxious to see I Am Legend.  It looks pretty good.

My Choices for now are:

300

Grind House

Stardust

1408

The Mist








With the release date of February 8th 2008, National Treasure: Book of Secrets (to give the film it's correct title) is the film I will be looking out for.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: McDonald on 12/08/07 at 1:53 am

Next month, a new Canadian film from Oscar-winning film-maker Denys Arcand will come out. It's called L'Âge des Ténèbres and I really can't wait to see it. I've enjoyed his other films so much.

I saw the film at the cinema this evening. It was excellent. It's such an indictment of modern society and government, specifically in Quebec, but it's true for most other places as well. Most Americans will never get a chance to see the film on the big screen, but for those Canadians and for those Americans with an artsy cinema near you, I recommend this film. In English, its title is 'Days of Darkness'. And if you must wait for its DVD release, it's worth it. If you don't understand French, there will surely be subtitles.

If you haven't seen Arcand's previous film, 'Les Invasions Barbares' or in English 'The Barbarian Invasions', I recommend that even more. That you will find in any video store anywhere. It won an Oscar.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: snozberries on 12/08/07 at 1:19 pm


With the release date of February 8th 2008, National Treasure: Book of Secrets (to give the film it's correct title) is the film I will be looking out for.


you should move to the US Phil or at least visit us...it releases here 12/21/07

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 1:22 pm


you should move to the US Phil or at least visit us...it releases here 12/21/07
I will wait the extra few months.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: McDonald on 12/08/07 at 3:58 pm

I didn't like National Treasure. Besides the disgustingly inaccurate historical references, I felt it was sort of a propaganda film to make kids feel patriotic.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 4:03 pm


I didn't like National Treasure. Besides the disgustingly inaccurate historical references, I felt it was sort of a propaganda film to make kids feel patriotic.
I was not sure on the accuracy of the film (not having done American History), but that is exactly as I felt, a learning aid for the younger folk, it is a Disney film. On the whole I did enjoy it.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Tia on 12/14/07 at 8:41 pm

look at this. i just have to fess up and say that i think last year was much better selection-wise than this year. there's some really brilliant stuff came out last year. meanwhile i was really let down by some flicks i was looking forward to this year, mainly bourne ultimatum which i thought was way overrated. :P

***

2006:

75780 8.5 Laberinto del fauno, El (2006)
90868 8.3 The Prestige (2006)
79132 8.1 Children of Men (2006)
76652 8.1 Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
24075 8.1 Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Inconvenient Truth, An (2006) 8.2 22389
300 (2006)
Blood Diamond (2006)
Casino Royale (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)
United 93 (2006)
..

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Doc Brown on 12/14/07 at 11:31 pm

XQS me, but for comic-book film fans and those of us who thought Spider-Man 3 had too many plotlines going at once, could we add Ghost Rider to the list?

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 12/15/07 at 8:33 pm

My favorites this year (that I have seen thus far): In no particular order after #1  ;)

1) Halloween (John Carpenter should be proud; Daeg Faerch and Malcolm McDowell should be nominated for Oscars; way to go, Rob Zobmie!)
2) Transformers
3) Spider-Man 3
4) Simpsons Movie
4)  Mr. Brooks (Kevin Costner, Dane Cook, William Hurt)
5) Fracture (Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling)
6) Ocean's 13
7) TMNT
8) Fantastic 4: Silver Surfer

The last movie I saw in theaters was Halloween back in September, but I would like to see Bee Movie, Beowulf, The Mist, and 30 Days of Night.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: danootaandme on 12/16/07 at 5:10 am

I think that Ben Afflecks Gone Baby Gone was very good, but for some reason has been overlooked.  It could end up being one of those movies people see then say "I can't believe I missed this one"  The rest of us will say "I can't believe you haven't seen it"

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Jessica on 12/16/07 at 11:06 am


look at this. i just have to fess up and say that i think last year was much better selection-wise than this year. there's some really brilliant stuff came out last year. meanwhile i was really let down by some flicks i was looking forward to this year, mainly bourne ultimatum which i thought was way overrated. :P

***

2006:

75780 8.5 Laberinto del fauno, El (2006)
24075 8.1 Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)


Pan's Labyrinth wasn't what I expected, but man, it was awesome. It was just an absolutely beautiful movie.

Letters From Iwo Jima depressed the hell out of me, but it was also excellent. I liked it better than Flags Of Our Fathers.

Even though I think Mel Gibson is a bastard, I really liked Apocalypto. I know there was some historical inaccuracies, but some of those shots were badass. The ending was kind of lame though.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: loki 13 on 12/16/07 at 11:50 am

I am taking my wife to see Hilary Swank's movie, P.S. I love You which has a 12-21-07 release date, I think. I am
also going to see National Treasure 2. I enjoyed National Treasure even with it's historical inaccuracies, just like I
enjoyed The Da Vinci Code. Hell, History books are filled with historical inaccuracies, if school can't teach correct
history I certainly am not turning to Hollywood to teach me anything about history. I watch movies to be entertained
not taught

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: MrCleveland on 12/16/07 at 1:48 pm

I only saw The Simpsons Movie and that was the best thing that The Simpsons have done in the past 5 years.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Stompgal on 12/18/07 at 10:36 am

I chose 'The Simpsons Movie,' 'Shrek the Third' and 'Meet the Robinsons.' My choice for the 'other' category would be 'Run, Fat Boy, Run' because it's hilarious.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/18/07 at 4:46 pm

300, I Am Legend, Transformers, Grindhouse, Ratatouille, and Zodiac

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: danootaandme on 12/18/07 at 5:54 pm


300, I Am Legend, Transformers, Grindhouse, Ratatouille, and Zodiac


WELCOME BACK!!!!!

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: batfan2005 on 12/18/07 at 10:17 pm

I Am Legend is another good one. Very interesting. I'm going to want to read the book.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Blackjack on 01/11/08 at 8:48 pm

You had forgot High School Musical 2, which had about 17.2 million viewers on the first night, bumping the Disney Channel so it kicks Monday Night Football's ass.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/13/08 at 3:12 pm

I can't believe that no one mentioned Hairspray.  I love that movie! 

Also...

Transformers
HP and the Order of the Phoenix
Bourne Ultimatum
Oceans 13
TMNT
Shrek 3
Superbad
Knocked Up

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: SemperYoda on 01/14/08 at 3:38 pm

Transformers was completely awesome.


I could only pick 5, that sucks.

So I picked Transformers, Bourne Ultimatum, HP and Order of the Phoenix, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Enchanted.

I picked the last 2 just to be different.  However, from the list, there are alot more I would pick.

Live Free or Die Hard, Superbad, Shooter, Ocean's 13, POTC 3, 300.

However, I didn't think 300 was as good as everyone thought it was.  I would have rather seen a more epic version of that battle on par with Gladiator and Braveheart.  I also didn't care for the persian army being portrayed as monsters, although I know it was based off a comic.  However, the action was quite intense, the scenes visually stunning, and overall it was entertaining.  That is all I really go to movies for anyway.  Thats why I will still watch Spiderman 3, even though it kind of sucked for the most part.  I like National Treasure 2 for the comedic aspect and it was entertaining.  Most of it may not be historically accurate, but since when did most Americans really care about History.  Kids these days think the U.S. fought WWII on the side of the Germans against the Russians. 

3:10 to Yuma was a good movie.  Didn't see that one up there. 

I did not like Shrek 3 very much.

I think people didn't care for Flags of our Fathers much because it didn't have too much action in it.  But the war scenes were good.  I dont think people like the truth and how America discards heroes when they are done with them.  I would like to see Letters from Iwo Jima.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/08 at 10:55 pm

I just got Transformers on HD!!!  I love it!

I finally saw National Treasure last week I liked it!

I am Legend rocked too

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/08 at 1:57 am

Enchanted had a certain charm.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/15/08 at 2:04 am

Pirates Of The Caribbean - At Worlds End
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Bourne Ultimatum
Live Free or Die Hard  (best action flick & my favorite film of 2007)
Rattatouille

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Tia on 01/15/08 at 7:00 pm

i made a half-hour amateur television show about this thread. strange but true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M7-HjiILgU

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: thereshegoes on 01/16/08 at 4:20 pm

^
I've watched it,pretty cool stuff Tia.

I agree with you about Bourne,the shaky camera was so annoying. Oh and pretty slick Kim Richards insertion,you just couldn't help yourself,huh?  ;)

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Tia on 01/16/08 at 4:26 pm

thanks iz! so far the only other feedback i've gotten is that the sound's kinda messed up.  :-\\ i dont care, i'm already working on the next one. :P

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: La Roche on 01/16/08 at 4:34 pm


thanks iz! so far the only other feedback i've gotten is that the sound's kinda messed up.  :-\\ i dont care, i'm already working on the next one. :P


Dude, I recorded a video feedback thing.. and the video was good and when I played it back, the sound was horrendous, so I deleted it. I liked what you had to say about a lot of things but totally disagreed on 300.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Tia on 01/16/08 at 4:42 pm


Dude, I recorded a video feedback thing.. and the video was good and when I played it back, the sound was horrendous, so I deleted it. I liked what you had to say about a lot of things but totally disagreed on 300.
ah! if you have a webcam you should record a response and i'll put it in my next episode. disagree vehemently! it'll help with my ratings.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: La Roche on 01/16/08 at 4:46 pm


ah! if you have a webcam you should record a response and i'll put it in my next episode. disagree vehemently! it'll help with my ratings.


I have a webcam, but I need to mess with my sound stuff. I'm not gonna be at the crib 'till Sunday but I promise to reply then.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: snozberries on 01/16/08 at 5:27 pm



ah! if you have a webcam you should record a response and i'll put it in my next episode. disagree vehemently! it'll help with my ratings.


I haven't checked it out yet Tia but I will and I promise to raise quite a stink about it!  ;D

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Tia on 01/16/08 at 5:28 pm


I haven't checked it out yet Tia but I will and I promise to raise quite a stink about it!  ;D
sweet! tell me i hate america. tell me you've never witnessed such an outrage in all your life. i bet it'll get me on The O'Reilly Factor.

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Jessica on 01/16/08 at 5:54 pm

I'll have to watch it whent he spawn goes to bed. I'm sure I'll disagree about 300. ;D

Subject: Re: Movies of 2007

Written By: Brian06 on 01/16/08 at 11:54 pm

Just saw Knocked Up, it was really funny and a nice story too to go along with it.

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