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Old 12-26-06, 08:55 AM
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The 2007 Rank 'Em as You See 'Em Thread

Previous Years: 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

Here you go... Rate your favorite movies from this year by whatever method or system you desire. If you keep up your rankings through the year, I'll catalog your picks and tally up the top movies January 2008.

Please don't put a "placeholder" post if you don't actually plan on keeping up your list.

Enjoy!




My Picks: 2007 Theatrical Releases Only
  1. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
  2. Grindhouse *
  3. There Will Be Blood
  4. Juno
  5. The Darjeeling Limited
  6. Gwoemul (The Host)
  7. The Namesake
  8. Black Snake Moan
  9. No Country for Old Men *
  10. Gone Baby Gone
  11. Once
  12. Eastern Promises
  13. Atonement

  14. Knocked Up *
  15. The Simpsons Movie
  16. The Hoax
  17. Transformers *
  18. Death at a Funeral
  19. American Gangster
  20. 3:10 to Yuma
  21. Rescue Dawn
  22. Zodiac
  23. The Kingdom
  24. Quiet City
  25. Fracture
  26. Superbad
  27. The Bourne Ultimatum *
  28. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  29. I Am Legend
  30. Michael Clayton
  31. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  32. Hot Fuzz
  33. Charlie Wilson's War
  34. Live Free or Die Hard
  35. Surf's Up
  36. Sunshine
  37. Bee Movie
  38. Ratatouille
  39. Ocean's 13
  40. The Golden Compass

  41. Disturbia
  42. Reign Over Me
  43. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End *
  44. Stardust
  45. National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
  46. Across the Universe
  47. Eagle vs. Shark
  48. A Mighty Heart
  49. 28 Weeks Later
  50. The Lookout
  51. 300

  52. Shooter
  53. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  54. The Invasion
  55. Reno 911!: Miami
  56. Balls of Fury
  57. Evan Almighty
  58. Spider-man 3
  59. Wild Hogs
  60. The Abandoned

  61. Breach
  62. Halloween
  63. Shoot 'Em Up
  64. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  65. Rush Hour 3
  66. Smokin' Aces
  67. 1408

  68. Shrek the Third

Recommendations bolded. * Repeat viewing.

(For 2006's limited releases seen in 2007, refer to the 2006 thread)

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Old 12-26-06, 09:22 AM
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Thanks to auto for inadvertantly bringing the "stars" to my attention.!

1. Pursuit of Happyness: (1/1/07 theater)
-A hard film to enjoy, but well done nonetheless.

2. Babel (1/2/07 theater):
-Another good film, but once again, hard to "enjoy".

3. Rocky Balboa (1/5/07 theater):
-The best film this year (of the three I've seen)!!! I was almost scared to see this, having been less thrilled with each successive film (and of course especially #5), but Sly managed to make it a damn fine film with an appropriate ending. Seemed to be less about the boxing and more about the character, and I thought it was going to be the opposite.

4. Children of Men (1/12/07 theater):

5. Curse of the Golden Flower (1/13/07 theater):

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Old 12-26-06, 09:37 AM
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MY 2007 MOVIES (Theatrical Only):

CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER B
SMOKIN' ACES B+
GHOST RIDER C-
300 A
SPIDER-MAN 3 B+
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END B
FANTASTIC FOUR: Rise of the Silver Surfer B+
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD A+
TRANSFORMERS A
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM A
3:10 to YUMA A
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION B
30 DAYS OF NIGHT B
BEOWULF C+
NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS B+

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I viewed 212 new (to me) movies in 2006. Let's see how I do this year.

2006
2005

Rating movies I've never seen before on a **** scale:

****

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) - Seen 02/11/07
Pygmalion (1938) - Seen 04/03/07
The Big Combo (1955) - Seen 04/08/07
The Steel Helmet (1951) - Seen 09/02/07
Angel Face (1952) - Seen 09/23/07
The Naked Island (1960) - Seen 09/30/07
They Live by Night (1948) - Seen 10/07/07
Umberto D. (1955) - Seen 10/16/07
The Naked City (1948) - Seen 12/15/07
The Gold Rush (1925/1943) - Seen 12/22/07

***1/2

Samurai Rebellion (1967) - Seen 01/06/07
Roman Holiday (1953) - Seen 01/11/07
Dead Reckoning (1947) - Seen 01/19/07
Yi Yi (2000) - Seen 01/22/07
Fallen Angel (1945) - Seen 02/09/07
The Hitch-Hiker (1953) - Seen 03/04/07
Walkabout (1971) - Seen 03/22/07
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
Prairie Home Companion (2006) - Seen 03/26/07
The Lives of Others (2006) - Seen 04/12/07
Estate Violenta (1959) - Seen 05/11/07
Libeled Lady (1936) - Seen 05/12/07
In Which We Serve (1942) - Seen 06/17/07
French Cancan (1954) - Seen 06/23/07
Autumn Sonata (1978) - Seen 06/24/07
Mildred Pierce (1945) - Seen 06/24/07
Breaking the Waves (1996) - Seen 06/25/07
Hustle and Flow (2005) - Seen 06/27/07
Legendary Weapons of China (1982) - Seen 06/14/07
The Letter (1940) - Seen 08/03/07
Now, Voyager (1942) - Seen 08/05/07
Spirit of the Beehive (1973) - Seen 09/02/07
The Old Dark House (1932) - Seen 09/29/07
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) - Seen 10/06/07
Blood Wedding (1981) - Seen 11/13/07
A Place in the Sun (1951) - Seen 11/14/07
Life of Oharu (1952) - Seen 12/09/07
The Great McGinty (1940) - Seen 12/14/07
Stranger than Fiction (2006) - Seen 12/23/07
Burn (1969) - Seen 12/29/07

***

Blood and Sand (1922) - Seen 1/1/07
Metal - A Headbangers Journey (2005) - Seen 01/02/03
The Good German (2006) - Seen 01/12/07
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - Seen 01/13/07
Apocalypto (2006) - Seen 01/19/07
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917) - Seen 01/21/07
Sherrybaby (2006) - Seen 01/28/07
Victim (1961) - Seen 01/31/07
Friday Night Lights (2004) - Seen 02/11/07
Hollywoodland (2006) - Seen 02/14/07
Railroaded (1947) - Seen 02/23/07
Brief Encounter (1946) - Seen 02/23/07
Babel (2006) - Seen 02/24/07
The Holy Mountain (1926) - Seen 02/25/07
Port of Shadows (1938) - Seen 03/04/07
Father of the Bride (1950) - Seen 03/06/07
Bienvenido a Casa (2006) - Seen 03/08/07
El Vampiro (1957) - Seen 03/10/07
The Heiress (1949) - Seen 03/11/07
Effectos Secundarios (2006) - Seen 03/11/07
Parentesis (2005) - Seen 03/13/07
The Secret Life of Words (2005) - Seen 03/16/07
The Fastest Indian (2005) - Seen 03/23/07
Children of Men (2006) - Seen 03/30/07
Naked Kiss (1964) - Seen 04/09/07
Jet Li's Fearless (2006) - Seen 04/18/07
Charisma (1999) - 04/14/07
Lady for a Day (1933) - Seen 04/20/07
Get out your Hankerchiefs (1978) - Seen 04/21/07
The Polar Express (2004) - Seen 05/03/07
Spider-Man 3 (2007) - Seen 05/06/07
The Ballad of Cable Hogue - Seen 05/07/07
The Thing From Another World (1951) - Seen 05/15/07
The Fountain (2006) - Seen 05/18/07
Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) - Seen 06/01/07
Merchant of Four Seasons (1972) - Seen 06/13/07
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) - Seen 06/14/07
Rio Bravo (1959) - Seen 06/16/07
Blonde Venus (1932) - Seen 06/22/07
Girl with a Suitcase (1961) - Seen 06/30/07
Blood Diamond (2006) - Seen 07/05/07
Transformers (2007) - Seen 07/11/07
Rescue Dawn (2007) - Seen 08/07/07
Persona (1966) - Seen 07/31
Footlight Parade (1933) - Seen 08/05/07
El Metedo (2005) - Seen 08/19/07
The River (1951) - Seen 08/31/07
The Spoilers (1942) - Seen 09/03/07
Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) - Seen 09/05/07
Alpha Dog (2006) - Seen 09/19/07
Shoot the Piano Player (1960) - Seen 10/10/07
Sabotage (1936) - Seen 11/07/07
Variety Lights (1950) - Seen 11/11/07
Dan in Real Life (2007) - Seen 11/11/07
Friday Night (2002) - Seen 11/23/07
The Virgin Suicides (1999) - Seen 11/23/07
Le Jetee/Sans Soleil (1962/1983) - Seen 12/01/07
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - Seen 12/27/07

**1/2

Sword of the Beast (1965) - Seen 01/14/07
Factotum (2005) - Seen 1/17/07
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) - Seen 1/20/07
The Crow: City of Angels (1996) - Seen 01/26/07
Dreamgirls (2006) - Seen 01/27/06
The Strong Man (1926) - Seen 01/28/07
Smoking Aces (2007) - Seen 02/03/07
The Illusionist (2006) - Seen 02/10/07
Coronación (2000) - Seen 03/09/07
Die Hard (1988) - Seen 03/14/07
Un Mundo Maravilloso (2006) - Seen 03/16/07
The Emperor Jones (1933) - Seen 03/21/07
The Quiet Duel (1949) - Seen 03/22/07
The Black Room (1935) - Seen 03/24/07
Zodiac (2007) - Seen 03/24/07
The Departed (2006) - Seen 03/29/07
Before I Hang (1940) - Seen 04/01/07
In the Mouth of Madness (1995) - Seen 04/05/07
Rent (2005) - Seen 04/10/07
Grindhouse (2007) - Seen 04/22/07
Bobby (2006) - Seen 04/24/07
The Cooler (2003) - Seen 04/29/07
David Holtzman's Diary (1967) - Seen 05/03/07
A Very Long Engagement (2004) - Seen 05/03/07
La Otra Conquista (1998) - Seen 05/16/07
Devil Doll (1936) - Seen 05/30/07
Bubble (2005) - Seen 6/01/07
La Ronde (1950) - Seen 06/21/07
Tokyo Olympiad (1965) - Seen 06/22/07
Abhijaan (1962) - Seen 06/22/07
Epidemic (1987) - Seen 06/26/07
World Trade Center (2006) -Seen 06/29/07
Cars (2006) - Seen 07/22/07
Starsky and Hutch (2004) - Seen 08/09/07
Remember Me, My Love (2003) - Seen 09/01/07
The Horse's Mouth (1958) - Seen 09/03/07
A Scanner Darkly (2006) - Seen 09/15/07
Laurel Canyon (2002) - Seen 09/22/07
I Shot Jesse James (1949) - Seen 09/27/07
Green for Danger (1946) - Seen 10/17/07
Tartuffe (1925) - Seen 11/12/07
Stardust (2007) - Seen 12/23/07
I am Legend (2007) - Seen 12/28/07
Four Brothers (2005) - Seen 12/28/07
Bay of Angels (1963) - Seen 12/28/07

**

Night At the Museum (2006) - Seen 01/05/07
Afraid to Die (1960) - Seen 01/08/07
The Racket (1951) - Seen 01/26/07
Samurai Spy (1965) - Seen 02/10/07
The Night Listener (2006) - Seen 02/15/07
Into the Blue (2005) - Seen 02/18/07
Lady in the Water (2006) - Seen 02/20/07
The Rock (1996) - Seen 02/24/07
Nights of the round Table (1953) - Seen 03/07/07
Los Pajarracos - Seen 03/09/07
Azumi (2003) - Seen 03/19/07
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Seen 04/13/07
The Reaping (2007) - Seen 04/15/07
13 Ghosts (1960) - 4/17/07
San Quentin (1937) - Seen 04/27/07
The Game (1997) - Seen 05/01/07
Arabian Nights (1942) - Seen 05/20/07
Chain Reaction (1996) - Seen 06/20/07
The River (1984) - Seen 06/23/07
Michael (1996) - Seen 06/29/07
The Simpsons Movie (2007) - Seen 08/02/07
So Proudly We Hail (1943) - Seen 09/09/07
The Baron of Arizona (1950) - Seen 09/30/07
Fantastic Planet (1973) - Seen 10/08/07
Azuloscurocasinegro (2006) - Seen 11/10/07
Beowulf (2007) - Seen 12/02/07
300 (2007) - Seen 12/05/07
The Haunted Strangler (1958) - Seen 12/23/07
A Bullet for Joey (1955) - Seen 12/31/07

*1/2

Lady in the Lake (1947) - Seen 02/03/07
An American Rhapsody (2001) - Seen 03/11/07
The Relic (1997) - Seen 04/13/07
Black Rain (1989) - Seen 05/02/07
The Mummy Returns (2001) - Seen 06/03/07
Evil Has a Face (1996) - Seen 6/28/07
Elena and her Men (1956) - Seen 10/04/07
Home of the Brave (1949) - Seen 11/12/07

*

A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) - Seen 02/21/07
The Black Dahlia (2006) - Seen 03/25/07
The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) - Seen 04/04/07
Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) - Seen 06/24/07


Total = 183

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2007 Film List

2007: 6
2006: 16
Pre-2006: 18
Short films: 79

***** Excellent
**** Very Good
*** Good
** Of Interest
* Mediocre
X Poor


JANUARY

- The Good Shepherd / 2006 / USA / Robert De Niro ****
- Lucky / 2005 / South Africa-UK / Avie Luthra / 20min **** video (short)
- Backseat Bingo / 2004 / USA / Liz Blazer / 5.25min *** video (short)
- No Time For Nuts / 2006 / USA / Chris Renaud-Michael Thurmeier / 7min **** video (short)
- Ice Age: The Meltdown / 2006 / USA / Carlos Saldanha * video
- Othello / 1965 / UK / Stuart Burge **** 35mm
- Miss Potter / 2006 / UK / Chris Noonan ***
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears / 1935 / USA / Hugh Harman **** video (short)
- A Rainy Day with the Bear Family / 1940 / USA / Hugh Harman ***** video (short)
- Papa Gets A Bird / 1940 / USA / Hugh Harman **** video (short)
- Nanny McPhee / 2005 / UK-USA / Kirk Jones *** HiDef-B
- The Heart of the World / 2000 / Canada / Guy Maddin / 6min **** video (short)
- Cours du soir / 1967 / France / Nicolas Ribowski *** video (short)
- Dreamgirls / 2006 / USA / Bill Condon ****
- Mater and the Ghostlight / 2006 / USA / John Lasseter / 7.06min *** video (short)
- Céline et Julie vont en bateau / 1974 / France / Jacques Rivette ***** 35mm
- Inserts / 1974 / USA / John Byrum ** video
- The Painted Veil / 2006 / China-USA / John Curran ***
- Inland Empire / 2006 / USA / David Lynch ****
- Grand Luncheonette / 2005 / USA / Peter Sillen / 4min **** (short)
- Alone With Her / 2005 / USA / Eric Nicholas **** DLP
- Daffy – The Commando / 1943 / USA / Friz Freleng / 7min ***** video (short)
- Russian Rhapsody / 1944 / USA / Bob Clampett / 7min ***** video (short)
- Herr Meets Hare / 1945 / USA / Friz Freleng / 7min ***** video (short)
- Paris Belongs to Us (Paris nous appartient) / 1958 / France / Jacques Rivette *** 35mm
- Fool's Mate (Le coup du berger) / 1956 / France / Jacques Rivette / 28min **** 35mm (short)
- Flowers and Trees / 1931 / USA / Burt Gillett / 8min **** video (short)
- Mickey's Orphans / 1932 / USA / Burt Gillett / 7min **** video (short)
- The Ugly Duckling / 1939 / USA / Wilfred Jackson / 7min **** video (short)
- The Pointer / 1939 / USA / Clyde Geronimi / 9min **** video (short)
- Lend a Paw / 1941 / USA / Clyde Geronimi / 8min **** video (short)
- Squatter's Rights / 1946 / USA / Jack Hannah / 7min *** video (short)
- Mickey and the Seal / 1948 / USA / Charles A. Nichols / 7min **** video (short)
- Mickey's Christmas Carol / 1983 / USA / Burny Mattinson / 25min **** video (short)
- Runaway Brain / 1995 / USA / Chris Bailey / 7min **** video (short)
- Good Scouts / 1938 / USA / Jack King / 7min **** video (short)
- Truant Officer Donald / 1941 / USA / Jack King / 7min *** video (short)
- Pluto's Blue Note / 1947 / USA / Charles A. Nichols / 7min **** video (short)


FEBRUARY

- Symposium on Popular Songs / 1962 / USA / Bill Justice / 17min **** video (short)
- Goliath II / 1960 / USA / Wolfgang Reitherman / 15min **** video (short)
- Noah's Ark / 1959 / USA / Bill Justice / 19min **** video (short)
- Paul Bunyan / 1958 / USA / Les Clark / 17min **** video (short)
- The Truth of Mother Goose / 1957 / USA / Bill Justice / 15min **** video (short)
- Lions 3D: Roar of the Kalahari / 2003 / USA /Tim Liversedge ***** IMAX 3D
- Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple / 2006 / USA / Stanley Nelson ***
- The Sword and the Stone / 1963 / USA / Wolfgang Reitherman ** video
- Knight for A Day / 1931 / USA / Jack Hannah / 7min **** video (short)
- Letters from Iwo Jima / 2006 / USA-Japan / Clint Eastwood ****
- Cover Girl / 1944 / USA / Charles Vidor ***
- Breaking and Entering / 2006 / UK-USA / Anthony Minghella ***
- Music and Lyrics / 2007 / USA / Marc Lawrence *
- Building A Building (1933) / 1933 / USA / David Hand / 7min **** video (short)
- The Chubbchubbs! / 2002 / USA / Eric Armstrong / 6min **** video (short)
- This Charming Man / 2002 / Denmark / Martin Strange-Hansen / 30min **** video (short)
- I'll Wait for the Next One... / 2002 / France / Jack Hannah / 7min ** video (short)
- Fait d'hiver (Gridlock) / 2001 / Belgium / Dirk Beliën / 7min **** video (short)
- The Living Desert / 1953 / USA / James Algar / 7min **** video
- Seal Island / 1948 / USA / James Algar / 27min *** video (short)
- The Vanishing Prairie / 1954 / USA / James Algar **** video
- The Great Cognito / 1982 / USA / Will Vinton / 4min *** video (short)
- Tango (1982) / 1982 / Poland / Zbigniew Rybczynski / 8min *** video (short)
- The Fly (A Légy) / 1980 / Hungary / Ferenc Rofusz / 3min *** video (short)
- Crac! / 1981 / Canada / Frédéric Back / 15min ***** video (short)
- Every Child / 1979 / Canada / Eugene Fedorenko / 6min ***** video (short)
- Special Delivery / 1978 / Canada / Eunice Macaulay - John Weldon / 7min *** video (short)
- Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom / 1953 / USA / Ward Kimball - Charles A. Nichols / 10min **** video (short)
- Ferdinand the Bull / 1938 / USA / Dick Rickard / 8min **** video (short)
- Ben and Me / 1953 / USA / Hamilton Luske / 20min **** video (short)
- The Brave Little Tailor / 1938 / USA / Burt Gillett / 9min **** video (short)
- Mother Goose Goes Hollywood / 1938 / USA / (no dir. credited) / 8min **** video (short)
- Dolphins / 2000 / USA / Greg MacGillivray / 39min **** video (short)
- The Living Sea / 1995 / USA / Greg MacGillivray / 40min **** video (short)
- Pigs is Pigs / 1954 / USA / Jack Kinney / 10min **** video (short)
- Speedy Gonzalez / 1955 / USA /
(Edward Selzer)
**** video (short)
- Knighty Knight Bugs / 1958 / USA / Friz Freleng / 6min *** video (short)
- Mexicali Shomes / 1959 / USA / Friz Freleng / 7min *** video (short)
- Mouse and Garden / 1960 / USA / Friz Freleng / 6min **** video (short)
- The Pied Piper of Guadalupe / 1961 / USA / Friz Freleng-Hawley Pratt / 6min **** video (short)
- The Pink Phink / 1964 / USA / Friz Freleng-Hawley Pratt / 7min ***** video (short)
- The Pink Blueprint / 1966 / USA / Hawley Pratt / 7min **** video (short)
- The Tortoise and the Hare / 1935 / USA / Wilfed Jackson / 9min **** video (short)
- Who Killed Cock Robin? / 1935 / USA / David Hand / 8min **** video (short)
- The Danish Poet / 2006 / Norway-Canada / Torill Kove / 15min **** video (short)
- The Little Matchgirl / 2006 / USA / Roger Allers - Don Hahn / 7min **** video* (short)
- Maestro / 2006 / Hungary / Geza M. Toth / 5min **** video* (short)
- A Gentleman's Duel / 2006 / USA / Francisco Ruiz Velasco - Scott McNally / 7.45min **** video (short)
- Guide Dog / 2006 / USA / Bill Plympton / 5.45min ***** video (short)
- One Rat Short / 2006 / USA / Alex Weil / 10.18min **** video* (short)
- The Passenger / 2006 / Australia / Chris Jones / 7min **** video* (short)
- The Wraith of Cobble Hill / 2006 / USA / Adam Parrish King / 15.33min **** video* (short)
- Binta and the Great Idea / 2004 / Spain / Javier Fesser / 30min **** video* (short)
- Éramos pocos (One Too Many) / 2005 / Spain / Borja Cobeaga / 16min **** video* (short)
- Helmer & søn / 2006 / Denmark / Søren Pilmark / 13min *** video* (short)
- The Saviour / 2005 / Australia / Peter Templeman / 7min *** video* (short)
- West Bank Story / 2005 / USA / Ari Sandel / 20min **** video* (short)
- Seperate Tables / 1958 / USA / Delbert Mann *** video
- Breakfast at Tiffany's / 1961 / USA / Blake Edwards **** HiDef
- Breach / 2006 / USA / Billy Ray ****
- The Blood of Yingzhou District / 2006 / China-USA / Ruby Yang - Thomas Lennon / 39min **** 35mm (short)
- Two Hands / 2006 / USA / Nathaniel Kahn - Susan Rose Behr / 17min *** 35mm (short)
- Recycled Life / 2006 / USA / Leslie Iwerks - Mike Glad / 38min **** 35mm (short)
- Rehearsing a Dream / 2006 / USA / Karen Goodman - Kirk Simon ** 35mm (short)
- Roller Boogie / 1979 / USA / Mark L. Lester * video

MARCH

- Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d'orchestre) / 2006 / France / Danièle Thompson ****
- Ghosts of Abu Ghraib / 2006 / USA / Rory Kennedy ***** video
- 300 / 2007 / USA / Zach Snider **** DLP
- Idiocracy / 2005 / USA / Mike Judge ** video
- Beowulf & Grendal / 2005 / Canada-UK / Sturla Gunnarsson ** video
- Xanadu / 1980 / USA / Sturla Gunnarsson *** video
- Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield / 2006 / USA / Michael Feifer * video
- Sharkwater / 2006 / Canada ***** DLP EFF [post film Q&A w/dir. Rob Stewart]
- The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages) / 2006 / France / Denis Dercourt *****
- First Snow / 2006 / USA / Mark Fergus ****
- The Children / 1980 / USA / Max Kalmanowicz **** video
- Beware Children at Play / 1980 / USA / Mik Cribben *** video
- Working for Peanuts / 1953 / USA / Jack Hannah **** DLP-3D
- Meet the Robinsons / 2007 / USA / Stephen J. Anderson **** DLP-3D
- Hurricane on the Bayou / 2006 / USA / Greg MacGillivray *** IMAX
- Premonition / 2007 / USA / Mennan Yapo *
- Zodiac / 2007 / USA / David Fincher *****

APRIL

- Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film / 2006 / USA / Jeff McQueen *** video
- Grindhouse / 2007 / USA / Rodriguez-Tarantino ****
- Godzilla vs. Mothra / 1964 / Japan / Ishirô Honda **** video
- The Lookout / 2006 / USA / Scott Frank *****
- Deep Sea
- Egghead Rides Again (1937) (short)
- The Bashful Buzzard (1945) (short)
- Boulevardier From the Bronx (1936) (short)
- Colour Me Kubrick: A True.. ish Story (2005)
- Lost Horizon (1937/1998)
- Disturbia
- The Host
- Hot Fuzz
- The TV Set
- The Perverts Guide to Cinema FilmFest DC
- The Ax FilmFest DC
- The Rules of the Game
- Black Book

MAY

- The Caiman (San Francisco International Film Festival)
- The Silly Age (San Francisco International Film Festival)
- The Island (San Francisco International Film Festival)
- Reprise (San Francisco International Film Festival)
- Winter Solstice (DVD)
- Black Christmas (2006) (DVD)
- Out in the Open (DVD)



EFF: DC Environmental Film Festival




Sharkwater
The Lookout
Zodiac
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
The Page Turner
Céline et Julie vont en bateau
Lions 3D: Roar of the Kalahari
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Inland Empire
Letters from Iwo Jima
Grindhouse
First Snow
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Avenue Montaigne
Meet the Robinsons
300
Dreamgirls
The Good Shepherd
Breach
The Children
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Alone with Her
Othello
~
Miss Potter
The Painted Veil
Beware Children at Play
Hurricane on the Bayou
Paris Belongs to Us
Breaking and Entering
Nanny McPhee
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
Xanadu
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Beowulf & Grendal
Idiocracy
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Roller Boogie
Premonition
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield
Ice Age: The Meltdown


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2007 Theatrical viewings only:

JANUARY
The Good Shepard
Rating: 8.0/10

Children of Men
Rating: 8.5/10

The Departed
Rating: 9/10

Catch & Release
Rating: 4/10

FEBRUARY
The Number 23
Rating: 7.5/10

Breach
Rating: 7/10

Ghost Rider
Rating: 6/10

MARCH
Pan's Labyrinth
Rating: 7/10

Zodiac
Rating: 8/10

APRIL
300
Rating: 8/10

Reign Over Me
Rating: 7/10

Spider-man 3
Rating: 8.5/10

Meet the Robinsons: Disney 3D
Rating: 7/10

Pathfinder
Rating: 5/10

Fracture
Rating: 6/10

Vacancy
Rating: 7.5/10

MAY
Wind Chill
Rating: 6/10

JUNE
Surf's Up
Rating: 8.5/10

Knocked Up
Rating: 8/10

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Rating: 7/10

Ocean's Thirteen
Rating: 8/10

A Mighty Heart
Rating: 8/10

Ratatouille
Rating: 9.5/10

JULY
Live Free or Die Hard
Rating: 8/10

Transformers
Rating: 9/10

Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End
Rating: 7.5/10

AUGUST
Simpsons: the Movie
Rating: 8/10

The Bourne Ultimatum
Rating: 8/10

Rush Hour 3
Rating: 6.5/10

Superbad
Rating: 8.5/10

SEPTEMBER
3:10 to Yuma
Rating: 8.5/10

Eastern Promises
Rating: 8.5/10

Shoot 'Em Up
Rating: 7.5/10

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER
Beowulf
Rating: 7/10

DECEMBER
American Gangster
Rating: 8/10

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Rating: 9/10

Charlie Wilson's War
Rating: 8.5/10

I Am Legend
Rating: 7/10

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Eligible 2007 films seen: 52
All films seen theatrically in 2007: 61

****

***1/2

Zodiac
Snow Cake
In the Valley of Elah
No Country for Old Men
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

***

Breach
The Lookout
First Snow
28 Weeks Later
Waitress
Live Free or Die Hard
Hairspray
Rescue Dawn
The Bourne Ultimatum
3:10 to Yuma
Eastern Promises
Feast of Love
2 Days in Paris
Michael Clayton
Across the Universe
Gone Baby Gone
Never Forever
Dan in Real Life
Bella
Juno

**1/2

Smokin' Aces
Catch and Release
Music and Lyrics
Hot Fuzz
Fracture
Avenue Montaigne
Disturbia
The Valet
Ocean's Thirteen
1408
My Best Friend
The Kingdom
Into the Wild
Lust, Caution
Things We Lost in the Fire
Lars and the Real Girl
August Rush
Atonement

**

The Astronaut Farmer
Mr. Brooks
You Kill Me
Sunshine
Once
War
Eye in the Sky
I Am Legend

*1/2

Martian Child

*

2006 non-festival release films seen in 2007:

Little Children ***
Children of Men **1/2
Letters From Iwo Jima ***
Dreamgirls **
Notes on a Scandal ***
Volver **1/2
Off the Black **1/2
The Lives of Others ***1/2
The Host (Gwoemul) **1/2

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Children of Men: ***
The Number 23: *
Zodiac: ***
Black Snake Moan: **1/2
Dead Silence: *
Shooter: **
Disturbia: **
Grindhouse: ***
Fracture: **1/2
Vacancy: ***
Spider-Man 3: **1/2
Hot Fuzz: ***
28 Weeks Later: ***
Fay Grim: *1/2
Mr. Brooks: **
Ocean's 13: **1/2
Knocked Up: ***1/2
Hostel: Part II: **
1408: **1/2
Live Free or Die Hard: ***
Transformers: ***
The Wendell Baker Story: **1/2
Sunshine: ***
Rescue Dawn: ***
The Invasion: **
3:10 to Yuma: ***
The Kingdom: ***
The Bourne Ultimatum: ***
Eastern Promises: ***
Michael Clayton: **1/2
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: ***1/2
Sleuth: **
Lions for Lambs: ***
Redacted: *
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead: ***1/2
No Country For Old Men: ****
The Mist: ***
Awake: **
Beowulf: **1/2
Juno: ***1/2
Charlie Wilson's War: ***
I Am Legend: ***
Atonement: ***
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: ***
There Will Be Blood: ***1/2

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Children of Men
Pan's Labyrinth
Grindhouse
Knocked Up
Letters from Iwo Jima (DVD)
The Mist


A Scanner Darkly (DVD)
Babel (DVD)
300
The Science of Sleep (DVD)
28 Weeks Later
SiCKO
American Gangster
I am Legend


The Upside of Anger (OnDemand)
The Motorcycle Diaries (DVD)
The New World (OnDemand)
An Unreasonable Man (PayPerView)
Notes on a Scandal (DVD)
1408
Blood Diamond (DVD)
Transformers
Resident Evil: Extinction
SAW IV
35 Up (DVD)
Superbad (DVD)
Hatchet (DVD)


An Inconvenient Truth (DVD)
Mean Creek (DVD)
The Illusionist (DVD)
Who Killed the Electric Car? (DVD)
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (DVD)
Flags of Our Fathers (DVD)
Stranger Than Ficton (DVD)
Halloween (2007)
Spiderman 3 (DVD)
Holes (TV)
Live Free or DieHard (DVD)


Idiocracy (DVD)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (DVD)
16 Blocks (OnDemand)
Smokin' Aces (DVD)
The Fountain (DVD)
Nightmare City (DVD)
Hostel II (DVD)
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Firewall (OnDemand)


Lady in the Water (DVD)




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Saw Dreamgirls yesterday. Wonderful. I am surprised there is not a thread for it. People were actually applauding in the theatre after songs. Great crowd. Great movie.
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Children Of Men:
Smokin' Aces:
Pan's Labyrinth:
The Departed:
The Number 23:
Reno 911! Miami:
Music and Lyrics:
Black Snake Moan:
Zodiac:
300:
TMNT:
Reign Over Me:
Rocky Horror Picture Show:
Blades of Glory:
Aqua Teen Hunger Force:
Disturbia:
The Hoax:
Fracture:
Hot Fuzz:
Vacancy:
In the Land of Women:
The Invisible:
Spider-Man 3:
28 Weeks Later:
The Ex:
Georgia Rule:
Shrek 3:
The Reaping:
Pirates of the Caribbean 3:
Shooter:
Bug:
Premonition:
Knocked Up:
Ocean's 13:
Surf's Up:
Waitress:
Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer:
1408:
Evan Almighty:
Live Free or Die Hard:
Ratatouille:
Evening:
Transformers:
License to Wed:
Wild Hogs:
Harry Potter: OotP:
Hairspray:
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry:
The Simpsons Movie:
No Reservations:
I Know Who Killed Me:
The Bourne Ultimatum:
Skinwalkers:
Rush Hour 3:
Rescue Dawn:
The Invasion:
Becoming Jane:
Superbad:

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Little Miss Sunshine:
The Freshman:
The Seventh Seal:
The Tao of Steve:
Garden State:
Serenity:
Never Weaken (short):
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit:
Old School:
The Science of Sleep:
Bubba Ho-Tep:
That Thing You Do:
The Girl Next Door:
The U.S. vs. John Lennon:
Night of the Comet:
The Hitcher:
House of Usher:
Marie Antoinette:
Harold and Maude:
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:
The Graduate:
On Borrowed Time:
Crank:
The Big Lebowski:
Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny:
Beerfest:
Oldboy:
Say Anything:
Casino Royale:
Confetti:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990):
The Libertine:
Children of Men:
The Proposition:
Idiocracy:
Labyrinth:
Death of a President:
Boondock Saints:
Spider-Man:
Spider-Man 2:
The Fountain:
Notes on a Scandal:
The Matador:
Night Watch:
Ghost Rider:
Voodo Island:
The Day the Earth Stood Still:
The Seventh Victim:
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Pumping Iron:
The Host:
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  1. City Lights 1931
  2. Celine and Julie Go Boating 1974 | Jacques Rivette: Cinema as Adventure
  3. Brand Upon the Brain! 2006 | Live Performance: Ensemble Noamnesia, music; Footsteps Studio, foley effects; Dov Houle, castrato; Crispin Glover, special guest interlocutor
  4. Out 1 1971 | Jacques Rivette: Cinema as Adventure
  5. Killer of Sheep 1977 | restored print
  6. Colossal Youth 2006 | Still Lives: The Films of Pedro Costa
  7. The Bitter Tea of General Yen 1932 | The Films of Barbara Stanwyck
  8. His New Job 1915 | Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Essanay shorts | David Drazin: Live piano accompaniment
  9. Madame de... 1953
  10. The Story of Three Loves 1953 | The Great Transition: World Cinema in the 1950s
  11. Everything Will Be Okay Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  12. The Man from London Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  13. Becky Sharp 1935 | 2006 restoration | Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  14. Zabriskie Point 1970 | Antonioni Retrospective
  15. Blade Runner 2007 | Final Cut
  16. An Awful Skate 1907 | Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Essanay shorts | David Drazin: Live piano accompaniment
  17. A Case of Seltzer 1909 | Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Essanay shorts | David Drazin: Live piano accompaniment
  18. My Brother's Wedding 1983 | Director's cut
  19. Night of the Demon 1957 | The Great Transition: World Cinema in the 1950s
  20. Dreamy Dud Resolves Not to Smoke 1915 | Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Essanay shorts | David Drazin: Live piano accompaniment
  21. Vali & Mimi (The Ladies) Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 4: Love and Loss
  22. Her Wild Oat 1927 | 2006 Restoration | David Drazin: Live piano accompaniment | Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  23. From the Submerged 1912 | Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Essanay shorts | David Drazin: Live piano accompaniment
  24. The Great Communist Bank Robbery 2004 | European Union Film Festival
  25. Silent Light Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  26. It is fine! Everything is Fine. An Evening with Crispin Hellion Glover
  27. The Misjudged Mr. Hartley 1915 | Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Essanay shorts | David Drazin: Live piano accompaniment
  28. Lessons of Darkness 1992 | Werner Herzog: Visionary at Large
  29. La Soufrière 1977 | Werner Herzog: Visionary at Large
  30. Flight of the Red Balloon Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  31. When Soul Meets Soul 1913 | Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Essanay shorts | David Drazin: Live piano accompaniment
  32. Inland Empire 2006
  33. The Cats of Mirikitani 2006
  34. Sleeping Betty Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  35. Where Lies Your Hidden Smile? 2001 | Still Lives: The Films of Pedro Costa
  36. Helvetica
  37. Black Book 2006
  38. The Banishment Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  39. Paprika 2006
  40. A Walk into the Sea Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  41. Saturday Night Newtown Sunday Morning Enmore Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 4: Love and Loss
  42. Flutter Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  43. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema 2006 | European Union Film Festival
  44. The Lives of Others 2006
  45. Ten Canoes 2006
  46. Rescue Dawn 2006
  47. Once
  48. Exiled 2006
  49. Starting Out in the Evening
  50. Eastern Promises
  51. Southland Tales 2005
  52. Yours Truly Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  53. About Film Festivals Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 1: Homegrown
  54. Who's Ma Ma? Joe Ma Ma! Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 1: Homegrown
  55. The Delaware Project Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 3: In Between Days
  56. Bodega Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 1: Homegrown
  57. The Orphanage 2006
  58. Poor Boy's Game Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  59. The Duchess of Langeais Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  60. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  61. La Antena Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  62. Train Town Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 3: In Between Days
  63. Partus Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 4: Love and Loss
  64. Hesitation Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 4: Love and Loss
  65. After the Rain Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 4: Love and Loss
  66. Gospel According to Harry 1993 | Lech Majewski's Landscape of Dreams
  67. The Simpsons Movie
  68. Whirlpool 1949 | Otto Preminger retrospective
  69. The Devil Came on Horseback
  70. Rowlandson Rides Again Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  71. Smalltown Boy Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 3: In Between Days
  72. The Battle of Cable Street Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  73. Spontaneous Generation Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  74. Stuck Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 3: In Between Days
  75. My Carnival Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 3: In Between Days
  76. Une Vieille Maîtresse Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  77. Sunshine
  78. The Bourne Ultimatum
  79. The Rules of the Game 18th Annual Festival of Films from Iran
  80. ils 2006
  81. Enchanted
  82. Stardust
  83. Steep Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 3: In Between Days
  84. The Tractor Builder Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 1: Homegrown
  85. A Purge of Dissidents 2006
  86. Looking Glass Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  87. Art's Desire Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  88. For the Love of God Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  89. Not Bad, Boy Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 3: In Between Days
  90. 1977 Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  91. Heart on Fire Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 2: Animation Nation
  92. Atagoal: Cat's Magical Forest Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  93. Faro: Goddess of Water Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  94. Girls Room Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 1: Homegrown
  95. Fly Like Mercury Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 1: Homegrown
  96. Tiffin Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 1: Homegrown
  97. Chronicles of Impeccable Sportsmanship Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 3: In Between Days
  98. 27,000 Days Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 4: Love and Loss
  99. Grindhouse
  100. Delirious 2006
  101. Klimt 2005 | European Union Film Festival | international cut
  102. Exterminating Angels 2006 | European Union Film Festival
  103. 300
  104. No Country for Old Men
  105. Bonfire Chicago Int'l Film Festival | Shorts 4: Love and Loss
  106. Charm School Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  107. Bullets Miss the Fool 2005 | European Union Film Festival
  108. The Wild Blue Yonder 2005 | Werner Herzog: Visionary at Large
  109. Wheel of Time 2003 | Werner Herzog: Visionary at Large
  110. Curse of the Golden Flower 2006
  111. Transformers

The above are all first viewings, in theaters.

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Films officially released in 2007 only:

BEST
1. There Will Be Blood
2. Zodiac
3. No Country for Old Men
4. American Gangster
5. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
6. The Bourne Ultimatum
7. Into the Wild
8. Knocked Up
9. Atonement
10. Michael Clayton

HONORABLE MENTION
11. In the Valley of Elah
12. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Breach
Disturbia
1408
Juno
Gone Baby Gone
Grindhouse
Live Free or Die Hard
The Lookout
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Shooter
Spider-man 3
Sunshine
Superbad
300
3:10 to Yuma
Transformers
28 Weeks Later

AVERAGE
Alpha Dog
Black Snake Moan
Bug
Death Sentence
Eastern Promises
Evan Almighty
The Heartbreak Kid
Hostel Part II
Hot Fuzz
Ghost Rider
Good Luck Chuck
The Hitcher
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
The Kingdom
Mr. Brooks
Next
The Number 23
Premonition
Rescue Dawn
Resident Evil: Extinction
The Simpsons Movie
Smokin' Aces
Stardust

WORST
Dead Silence
Freedom Writers
Halloween (2007)
Hot Rod
Rush Hour 3
Shoot 'em Up
Vacancy
Wild Hogs

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I'll try to keep up this time. Lets start with a couple I've seen already:


1. Stardust.... So far, this is the best of 2007 based on the fact that it's a pretty darn good Neil Gaiman book that actually gets some respect in translation. Not to mention that those that typically enjoy his books seldomly seem to know much about this. Without going into spoilers this one ranks up there with Princess Bride as how good it is and how I think others will see it. Beyond well acted and well carried out. Top of my list for now.

2. Pan's Labyrinth.

This is only second because while Del Toro is my homie and my god he has a bear hug, this film was just a bit sadder than stardust. But by no stretch of the imagination is this going to get lower than number 2 on this list and by all account may jump up to #1 depending on how stardust grows on me.


3.

4. Smoking Aces:
It was a decent film. Very different and the fact of what happens to ben just bumps it up a notch. I'm sure it'll lower on the list as the year progresses but god damn, it's a fresh new quickly paced multi-story film that is well worth the ride.

5.

6.

7.

8.

10.


100. Freedom Writers - God, this movie wasn't very good at all. I didn't care for it at all. It seemed like Dangerious minds lite as it just doesn't have the same feel and is much more forced down your throats in its message which if you think about it for five minutes... strike that, one minute, you'll find that such method really didn't prove anything and has no sign of actually working besides with that one group. Such a waste and the chick looks like a dude.

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Theatrical viewings only (out of *****):

Blood Diamond (2006): ***1/2
Children of Men (2006): ****1/2
Smokin' Aces (2007): ***
Music & Lyrics (2007): **
Zodiac (2007): ****1/2
300 (2007): ****
Shooter (2007): ***
Reign Over Me (2007): ***1/2
Knocked Up (2007): ****1/2
Spider-Man 3 (2007): ***1/2
Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End (2007): ***1/2
Surf's Up (2007): ***
Ocean's Thirteen (2007): ***
Live Free or Die Hard (2007): ***1/2
Transformers (2007): ****
Harry Porter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007): ***1/2
Ratatouille (2007):****
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): *****
Superbad (2007): ****1/2
The Kingdom (2007): ***1/2
Gone Baby Gone (2007): ***1/2
Dan in Real Life (2007): ***
American Gangster (2007): *****
No Country for Old Men (2007): ****1/2
National Treasure - Book of Secrets (2007): ***1/2

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Cinema viewing:
  1. Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939) ***** 2007.07.06
  2. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974) ***** 2007.04.06
  3. Privilege (Peter Watkins, 1967) ***** 2007.03.30
  4. Pierrot le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) ***** 2007.12.07
  5. La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette, 1974) ***** 2007.04.21
  6. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) ***** 2007.01.13
  7. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953) ***** 2007.01.11
  8. I'm Not There (Todd Haynes, 2007) ***** 2007.11.23
  9. Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943) ***** 2007.05.24
  10. Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2006) **** 2007.01.20
  11. Binta y la gran idea (Javier Fesser, 2004) **** 2007.03.04
  12. No Country For Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007) **** 2007.12.14
  13. Blood Money (Rowland Brown, 1933) **** 2007.05.24
  14. Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1963) *** 2007.12.15
  15. Volver (Pedro Almodóvar, 2006) *** 2007.01.12
  16. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006) *** 2007.02.25
  17. West Bank Story (Ari Sandel, 2005) *** 2007.03.04
  18. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) ** 2007.04.06
  19. The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, 2007) ** 2007.11.03
  20. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006) * 2007.06.01

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In Theater


300 - 3/31/07

Zodiac - 3/13/07



Spider-Man 3 - 5/5/07





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January

Seven Up! - 1/1/07 - DVD - (4)
7 Plus Seven - 1/1/07 - DVD - (4)
Pippi Longstocking (1969) - 1/6/07 - DVD - (4)
21 - 1/7/07 - DVD - (4)
Latter Days - 1/11/07 - TV - (3)
Clockwatchers - 1/27/07 - DVD - (3)

February

Strangers with Candy - 2/3/07 - DVD - (2.5)
Children of Men - 2/3/07 - Theater - (3.5)
C.S.A. Confederate States of America - 2/17/07 - DVD (3)
28 Up - 2/24/07 - DVD - (4)

March

Zodiac - 3/2/07 - Theater - (4.5)
Little Miss Sunshine - 3/10/07 - DVD - (3.5)
Idiocracy - 3/24/07 - DVD - (2.5)

April

So Much So Fast - 4/6/07 - PBS - (4)
This Film Is Not Yet Rated - 4/7/07 - DVD - (4)

May

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - 5/11/07 - Amazon Unbox - (3.5)
Bob Roberts - 5/19/07 - HDNet Movies - (2.5)
The People vs. Larry Flint - 5/26/07 - Universal HD - (4)

June

Running with Scissors - 6/16/07 - DVD - (4)
The Departed - 6/23/07 - HD DVD (4)
Mad Max 2 - 6/27/07 - HD DVD (3)
Shortbus - 6/30/07 - DVD - (1.5)

July

Maxed Out - 7/8/07 - DVD - (3)
Good Night, and Good Luck. - 7/9/07 - HD DVD - (4)
35 Up - 7/15/07 - DVD - (3)
Transformers - 7/20/07 - Theater - (2)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - 7/21/07 - DVD - (4)
Dark City - 7/21/07 - DVD (4.5)
Small Town Gay Bar - 7/25/07 - TV - (3)
Soylent Green - 7/27/07 - DVD - (3)

August

Hot Fuzz - 8/4/07 - DVD - (3.5)
The Simpsons Movie - 8/10/07 - Theater - (3)
The Jerk - 8/11/07 - HD DVD - (3)
For Your Consideration - 8/18/07 - DVD - (2)
Superbad - 8/24/07 - Theater - (4)
Bridge to Terabithia - 8/25/07 - DVD - (4)
e-dreams - 8/27/07 - DVD - (3)
Primer - 8/29/07 - DVD - (3)
Dial H for Hitchcock - 8/31/07 - TV - (3)

September

My Beautiful Laundrette - 9/2/07 - DVD - (3)
Quinceañera - 9/2/07 - DVD (3)
The Bourne Identity - 9/7/07 - HD DVD - (3.5)
Payback Straight Up: The Director's Cut - 9/8/07 - DVD (2.5)
To Catch a Thief - 9/8/07 - DVD - (3)
The Times of Harvey Milk - 9/9/07 - DVD (4)
The Bourne Supremacy - 9/14/07 - HD DVD - (3)
Bad Education - 9/14/07 - DVD (4.5)
Music and Lyrics - 9/15/07 - Amazon Unbox - (2.5)
Mommie Dearest - 9/15/07 - HDNet Movies - (2.5)
Swamp Thing - 9/16/07 - HDNet Movies - (1.5)
Mysterious Skin - 9/21/07 - DVD - (4)
But I'm a Cheerleader - 9/21/07 - DVD - (2.5)

October

Coffy - 10/13/07 - HDNet Movies - (3)
The Lives of Others - 10/14/07 - DVD - (3)
Reno 911!: Miami - 10/20/07 - DVD - (3)
Knocked Up - 10/26/07 - HD DVD - (3)
Escape from New York - 10/27/07 - HDNet Movies - (3)

November

I Think I Do - 11/2/07 - DVD - (3)
Moscow on the Hudson - 11/3/07 - HDNet Movies - (3)
Maurice - 11/9/07 - DVD - (4)
No Country for Old Men - 11/10/07 - Theater - (4)
Ace in the Hole - 11/16/07 - DVD - (3.5)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - 11/17/07 - HDNet Movies (4)
Harry + Max - 11/24/07 - DVD - (1.5)
Taxi Driver - 11/25/07 - HDNet Movies - (4)
Bonnie and Clyde - 11/30/07 - HDNet Movies - (3)
Bubba Ho-Tep - 11/30/07 - HDNet Movies - (4)

December

42 Up - 12/1/07 - DVD - (4)
A Love to Hide - 12/1/07 - DVD - (5)
Outing Riley - 12/7/07 - DVD - (2.5)
Family Plot - 12/9/07 - HDNet Movies - (3.5)
All About My Mother - 12/15/07 - HDNet Movies - (3.5)
49 Up - 12/16/07 - DVD (4)
Juno - 12/26/07 - Theater (3.5)

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1.
Happy Feet
*****
2.
Dreamgirls
*****
3.
Pan's Labyrinth
*****
4.
Amelie (Re-release)
*****
5.
Apocalypto
*****
6.
Déjà Vu
*****
7.
The Fountain
*****
8.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
*****
9.
Blood Diamond
*****
10.
The Pursuit of Happyness
*****
11.
The Queen
*****
12.
Ghost Rider
*****
13.
For Your Consideration
*****
14.
Employee of the Month
*****
15.
Epic Movie
*****
16.
Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny
*****
17.
Rocky Balboa
*****
18.
Gwoemul (The Host)
*****
19.
Hot Fuzz
*****
20.
Stranger Than Fiction
*****
21.
300
*****
22.
Running With Scissors
*****
23.
Noise
*****
24.
Sunshine
*****
25.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
*****
26.
Disturbia
*****
27.
Copying Beethoven
*****
28.
Curse of the Golden Flower
*****
29.
Spider-Man 3 (x2)
*****
30.
28 Weeks Later
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31.
The History Boys
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32.
Zodiac (x4)
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33.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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Breach
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35.
Shrek the Third
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Ocean's Thirteen
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (x2)
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Sicko
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Evan Almighty
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Transformers
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Knocked Up
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Live Free or Die Hard
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2005|2006|2007|2008|2009|2010

Seen in:
Theatres - 19
DVD - 39
VHS - 6
TV - 5

(instant classic, must own)
Children of Men 1/18/2007--Theatre
I'd been anticipating this film since seeing the first trailer for it during the summer some time, amazingly it lived up to all that anticipation. Just a beautiful, shocking, unpredictable, sad, sad movie. I enjoyed every heart-wrenching second.
Citizen Kane 4/12/2007--DVD
You know I almost didn't want to be cliché and give this a 5-star rating but I just can't deny the quality of this movie. It truly is one of the greatest films of all time. Even though the truth about "Rosebud" had been ruined for me, and despite the terrible makeup jobs that Orson received to make him look aged this was just an amazing film all-around. Mr. Welles gave one of the best, most mesmerizing and engrossing performances I've ever seen.
Pan's Labyrinth 5/30/2007--DVD
What a wonderfully dark and disturbing film. It's hard to really describe Pan's as a wonderful film, despite how the trailers portrayed this as a fantasy film. In actuality this is a sad war movie with some scenes of escapism. It left me feeling haunted.
The Fountain 5/31/2007--DVD
My goodness what a mesmerizingly beautiful film. I was thoroughly enthralled and by the end I was left in tears. Just a powerful movie. Jackman proved his chops in this film and Weisz and Aronofsky were in top form. I loved this movie. I'm still thinking about it.

(buyable, should own)
Seven Samurai 1/11/2007--DVD
For all the hype as one of the greatest movies of all time, after having watched it I must say most of it is warranted. A beautiful film to behold, I just wish the transfer were better. Great performances and film making.
Jackass Number Two 1/14/2007--DVD
Crude, gross, and fucking hilarious. I was laughing more at this movie than most comedies I've ever seen. Definitely a movie to see with more than a couple people even if what's on screen forces them to look away or leave the room entirely (I didn't think it was ever that bad).
Clerks II 1/26/2007--DVD
Alternately funny and funnier, a comedy as talky as this one lives and dies by it's dialogue and thankfully Kevin Smith delivers with his tightest script since Dogma. I thought it was a well-done movie with a nice, sweet ending. Rosario seems like she'd be a real cool chick in real life.
Trust the Man 2/9/2007--DVD
A great cast (save for Crudup's soul patch), mixed with amusing situations, and tough real life decisions does a good movie make. This one rarely missed the mark with me and I just enjoyed it immensely.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds 2/13/2007--DVD
I've been in love with Miyazaki's later movies for some time now, so of late I had decided to become more familiar with his earlier works and I'm glad I did. His talent as a filmmaker is undeniable and even his earliest film makes that evident. I can't wait to get to the other film's of his I have in my Netflix queue.
The Science of Sleep 2/16/2007--DVD
An oddball of a film. I thought Gael García Bernal's character was a hard one to pull for. The actual filmmaking was brilliant which is to be expected with Michel Gondry behind the camera. I just had a little trouble rooting for the main characters.
Russian Dolls 2/23/2007--DVD
I absolutely adored L'Auberge espagnole, so when I heard it was to have a sequel I knew I had to see it. The characters I loved so much in the first are just as complicated and interesting as ever. A great movie and god I love Audrey Tautou!
Zodiac 3/9/2007--Theatre
Fincher comes through again. Great cast, interesting detective work, and a movie adept at creating suspense out of nothing more than following the trail of the killer (without ever actually meeting him). A fine film.
The Third Man 3/9/2007--DVD
The build-up to the reveal was expertly handled, creating a taut noir thriller. The last third (no pun intended) of the movie was absolutely perfect. I can't think of a more visually striking black-and-white film.
The Devil Wears Prada 3/12/2007--DVD
This one surprised me. I was sure that despite all the critical praise that Devil would be just another romantic comedy, but really it was more a story about the main character's personal growth and that was a nice change of pace. Meryl Streep was, of course, great in this.
Confetti 3/31/2007--DVD
This was a really sweet heartfelt movie. The entire thing was a build up towards the end and for a second I wasn't sure if the payoff was going to be worth it, but I was wrong. It was fantastic, sweet, and outrageously funny at times. Watch out though, lots of male junk out on display here.
Meet the Robinsons 4/29/2007--Theatre
I've been meaning to see this one for a while and finally got around to it. This was the first movie I've ever seen in 3-D and man was it awesome. Me and the missus enjoyed it immensely... just a cool movie.
Hot Fuzz 5/1/2007--Theatre
After seeing Shaun of the Dead some time ago, it thought it just a serviceable parody movie, nothing too great, so coming into Fuzz I tried to keep my excitement tempered. However, everything I read and saw about it just made that impossible. After having seen it I'm glad it delivered. It was a riot... funny and action packed.
Chocolat 5/3/2007--DVD
I was a bit surprised that this one was nominated for Best Picture after seeing it. I thought it was good on many levels but it never elevated itself into fantastic territory. I know I say this a lot but it was pretty predictable as far as some of the plot twists are concerned.
Alpha Dog 5/22/2007--DVD
This was a very pleasant surprise, sure the movie itself was a downer, but I thought for sure this was going to be a dud. Everything about it screamed crap but it kept a haphazard pace and kept me enthralled throughout. The only substandard parts of it were when Justin Timberlake had to show some real emotion and Sharon Stone's fat suit tantrum at the end. Otherwise I thought the movie was a fairly taut thriller.
Fried Green Tomatoes 5/28/2007--DVD
This was a sweet little film. Very much a film that charms you with it's characters and their adventures. I couldn't help but care about their wellbeing and became involved on an emotional level. All the performances were top notch as well.
Knocked Up 6/3/2007--Theatre
I've been anticipating this one for some time now, each subsequent trailer made that anticipation grow and grow. Having seen it I can't help feeling a touch disappointed. It was a great movie for sure but I was just expecting to be laughing hysterically much the same way I was when I saw The 40-Year-Old Virgin for the first time. The story was realistic and fantastic (within the space of a couple years Apatow has clearly distinguished himself as the comedy writer/director to beat) and I loved every minute of it. I guess I just built up my expectations too much.
28 Weeks Later 6/7/2007--Theatre
Wow... just wow. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie this brutal. Some of the scenes were absolutely gruesome. This was just a fantastic movie. It pulled me in close and put me through jarring hit after jarring hit. I think I still prefer the first but this one made it close. The cliffhanger ending opens up a nice possibility for a third as well.
Ratatouille 7/1/2007--Theatre
Pixar and Brad Bird just can't miss. Not as good as some of their other efforts but I like the direction their storytelling is heading in. Entertaining enough for the kids but geared more towards the adults. From the early things I've heard of Wall-E it seems that this trend is destined to continue.

(decent, rental - maybe purchaseable)
The Pursuit of Happyness 1/4/2007--Theatre
Overall a very well made if formulaic movie. Pulled at the ole heartstrings well enough, I just thought it telegraphed where it was going at times. Smith was great but I'm not sure the Oscar talk is warranted.
Freedom Writers 1/7/2007--Theatre
A competently acted, wannabe tearjerker. The kids shine in this one leaving me to wonder why exactly an actress of Swank's caliber would sign on for a movie like this. I would imagine to broaden her popularity among the younger generation.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped 1/18/2007--DVD
I finally tracked this film down through Netflix after being sold on the trailer a long time ago. I was entertained through out, it just never elevated itself into great movie status. Romain Duris continues to solidify himself as one of my favorite actors though.
Catch and Release 1/27/2007--Theatre
I went to the movies with my girl with the intention of seeing a forgettable, crappy film to pass the time and we were both pleasantly surprised. A few of the plot turns felt like a bit of a reach, but it was an otherwise enjoyable film. Quick notes: I felt special calling the last line two minutes before it was uttered... Kevin Smith is faaaat again.
Music and Lyrics 2/18/2007--Theatre
Hugh Grant's movies all have that similar jokey-yet-sweet feeling and this one was no different. A few funny spots though nothing really laugh out loud funny and a happy ending were to be expected. A decent enough date movie.
School for Scoundrels 2/18/2007--DVD
With all the unfavorable reviews I saw this one receiving I went in not expecting much at all but came out pleasantly surprised. I saw the unrated edition so perhaps that had something to do with it but this was a very amusing (at times) film. Good for a few laughs.
Marie Antoinette 2/19/2007--DVD
I wanted to like this more owing to how much I enjoyed Sofia Coppola's last effort but it just wasn't meant to be. Certainly a beautiful film, it just felt somehow hollow in retrospect. It seemed to me like many of the actors were either miscast or just not given much to do. Or maybe with what seemed like so little dialogue their underdeveloped abilities to emote without speaking became glaring? I might need to see this one again.
The Prestige 3/2/2007--DVD
Contained in this movie: superb performances by the leads, astute filmmaking in terms of visuals and storytelling, great atmosphere and no pandering whatsoever. Missing in this movie: a plot that could not be seen coming halfway in and (I don't want to spoil it but) twists and turns that border on laughably unbelievable. It stayed grounded in reality for so long and then... not.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny 3/3/2007--DVD
Funny in spots, not so funny in others. Thankfully Jack Black and Kyle Gass' over the top performances never got too annoying, but I'll chalk that up to the fact I had a few beers in me (which is also why I'm giving this a three-star review instead of a four, I just know it wouldn't have been remotely as funny had I been sober). Loved Dave Grohl as the devil.
Wild Hogs 3/4/2007--Theatre
Going in just wanting to shut off my brain and enjoy some cheap laughs I exited having accomplished my mission. The principle characters were in their usual personas highlighted by (in a bad way) John Travolta's manic "Woody" and William H. Macy's aloof and naïve "Dudley". Not a terrible film but likely nothing I'll ever revisit.
Ever After 3/15/2007--VHS
A charming tale that brought the classic Cinderella fable to life. All the principles gave fine performances. I really loved the locations used throughout, it gave the film a very regal feel to the goings-on.
Flushed Away 3/19/2007--DVD
I was excited for this being that I'm a huge fan of Wallace & Gromit and it mostly delivered. It had the expected Aardman visual touches and gags and the slugs were hilarious throughout. Everything had a very rushed feeling to it though, don't know why but that was the impression I was left with.
Reign Over Me 3/24/2007--Theatre
This movie really hinges on how much you like and can believe in a serious Adam Sandler. For me he swayed back and forth from a subdued nuanced performance to his usual schtick with the whole accented screaming crap he does. I would have liked the movie better if Binder had reigned Sandler in (saw what I did there), and concentrated on the far more interesting interplay between Cheadle and Pinkett Smith's husband and wife.
Moulin Rouge 3/25/2007--DVD
I should preface this by saying I'm just totally turned off by musicals in general. Besides the costuming and sets nothing from this movie really stood out for me. The performances were suitably over the top and likeable, the plot was predictable but palatable on account of the whole story within a story thing going on, the songs were grating at times, and the effects work was mostly terribly done and distracting. All in all not terrible, but certainly not Oscar worthy.
300 3/27/2007--Theatre
A beautiful film in many ways that just felt very shallow to me due to it's simple story. A simple story is not always a bad thing, but much of it bordered on cheesy at times. Still, it was a great time at the theater and something I derived much enjoyment out of.
Sweet Home Alabama 4/3/2007--VHS
A formulaic rom-com that telegraphed it's every move. Nothing terribly original, but nothing so bad you want to blow your brains out. Good to enjoy with your girl by your side.
The Story of Us 4/5/2007--VHS
I liked a lot about this movie, the plot was decent enough, it had some good laughs, and there were a handful of heartfelt moments. I just can't help but feel like it was all sabotaged by the two leads. When the scenes called for some serious dramatic acting, what we got instead were over the top, unrealistic performances. A real shame, (the normally reliable) Willis and Pfeiffer marred an otherwise good movie.
An Inconvenient Truth 4/6/2007--DVD
Truth was both eye-opening and informative, it's just too bad it had to also be so preachy (I accepted from the beginning that by the nature of the film this had to be so, but c'mon) and sappy. I liked very much the scenes that dealt directly with Mr. Gore's presentation, but all the background stuff kind of killed it for me. I know they were trying to flesh out a feature length movie but I just didn't care for them using Mr. Gore's life as something to make the presentation relevant to me.
Blades of Glory 4/8/2007--Theatre
Will Ferrell must be trying to set the record for most goofball sports comedies or something, this is his third in three years. This one is up there for me with Old School and Elf, but I feel like he's yet to make his most classic comedy. I'd really like to see him try the more serious roles like Stranger Than Fiction again. Glad to see Jenna Fischer getting more exposure (wink, wink).
Martin & Orloff 4/20/2007--DVD
This was a pretty funny movie that just kept getting odder and odder. I was laughing out loud at quite a few moments but chuckling at stuff more than anything. Much of the comedy just felt like a few good skit ideas all thrown together so there wasn't much flow to the film making it feel somewhat disjointed.
Matilda 4/23/2007--DVD
Roald Dahl's children's story brought to the big screen by Danny Devito. Though I've never read the book something about the film tells me it was likely a fine translation. Nothing serious to be had here just an oftentimes sweet, humorous, and entertaining film. That Trunchbull lady is one hardcore bitch.
The First Wives Club 4/30/2007--DVD
Another in the Girlfriend Bedtime Series. Wives was a sweet but ultimately forgettable tale. Three middle-aged women, spurred on by their friend's recent demise take it upon themselves to exact some form of revenge upon the men that spurned them. It ends with a happy ending of course despite the usual melodrama.
Guess Who 5/14/2007--DVD
A sad remake of a classic and important film. At the very least they made an enjoyable film. Kutcher reigned it in a bit and Mr. Mac played his usual self. Nothing too daring even though they could have used the situational humor to greater effect. Oh well.
Uptown Girls 6/7/2007--VHS
This was a cute film with some good chemistry between the leads. The interplay between Murphy and Fanning was oftentimes cute and endearing and really helped in my enjoyment of the film. Obviously much of the rest was the usual fluff but between the filler was a decent enough story.
Saved! 6/23/2007--DVD
This turned out to be a pretty enjoyable and scathingly truthful tale about a girl and her struggles with understanding her faith and religion. I liked that it presented both sides of the whole religion debate. It helped that it was genuinely funny as well.
License to Wed 6/28/2007--Theatre
The girlfriend and I caught a sneak peek of this one and were pretty excited since it has one of the principles of The Office. Krasinski gave a fine performance, not unlike his character "Jim" but still unique, and the rest of the movie was pretty standard fare. I enjoyed it and was thankful that Robin Williams didn't go off the deep end which might have otherwise impeded said enjoyment.

(forgettable, rental)
Idlewild 1/15/2007--DVD
Something about the pacing of this film just turned me off. It just felt very music video-y to me at times, which comes as no surprise as that was the director's former genre. I wanted to like it more but just couldn't. Also you could see the major plot turns coming a mile off.
Snakes on a Plane 1/25/2007--DVD
I wasn't sure what to expect out of this film besides it being bad and I wasn't disappointed. Campy and cheesy and not in a good way, Snakes just proved to be a load of crap. A rare b-film that got an a-list marketing push.
SherryBaby 3/8/2007--DVD
Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance was the saving grace for this film. Were it not for her this would have been just another vapid view into the life of a recovering drug addict. It seemed to me like a lot of the scenes were played out just for the shock value and I just never felt for the main character.
Havoc 3/15/2007--TV
I'm not sure what was worse, seeing a movie with such a ridiculous clash of idiotic characters, or realizing that there are such idiots in this world. So many scenes played out so unrealistically in my opinion that this movie just shot itself in the foot. I did think Anne Hathaway delivered a fine performance however.
Never Been Kissed 3/24/2007--TV
Just another loser romantic comedy. Nerd goes back to redeem themselves in some station in life that they previously failed in, they do so, everything comes crashing down, and then pull through in the end triumphantly anyway. Rinse. Repeat.
Center Stage 3/27/2007--VHS
This movie had me laughing out loud at times all throughout, sure they were at moments not meant to incur laughter, but I couldn't help it. There were far too many cheesy looks and poorly delivered stilted dialogue for me to keep quiet. I just couldn't help but deride the poor film as I watched.
Let's Go to Prison 3/30/2001--DVD
Obviously being that this was a prison comedy I was expecting the obligatory rape, shower room, and other cliché prison jokes and was not disappointed. I was not surprised that this movie also delivered few laughs. Juvenile comedies like these work best when you've had a few to drink and clearly I hadn't had any.
Drive Me Crazy 4/9/2007--VHS
Yet another weak teenage romantic comedy. Honestly there is not much to be said about it. It was mostly boring and predictable. Worthwhile, I guess only if you want to see one of the Entourage dude's early films -shrug-.
Because I Said So 5/11/2007--DVD
I understand it was necessary that we were meant to dislike Diane Keaton's character to some extent but she was truly loathsome. Just a totally annoying portrayal. The rest of the movie wasn't anything special either.
The Ex 5/13/2007--Theatre
A poor choice for Zach Braff. Not particularly funny and pretty much a waste of time. It's tough to like a movie when the protagonist just keeps getting crapped on time and time again, especially when that protag isn't very likeable in the first place. Obviously he'll at some point get his retribution but I didn't really care about it by the time it happened.
Shrek the Third 5/20/2007--Theatre
I've never been a fan of the Shrek movies (I've just never understood the appeal of three terribly unfunny people voicing unfunny characters in unfunny situations) and this one did nothing to change my opinion. Justin Timberlake was a horrible choice for a character that was a focal point in the movie, his voice showed hardly any emotion when it needed to. The rest was just an exercise in milking a profitable franchise bone dry. I chuckled... twice.
Treasure Planet 6/4/2007--TV
Geez Disney, where has your talent gone? I can see why they scrapped their 2D films until recently. Planet was just lifeless, cookie cutter crap. It was pretty to look at in spots but felt totally hollow.
Bachelor Party 6/4/2007--DVD
It was interesting seeing how far Tom Hanks has come but really this movie is better left in the 80's. There were a few chuckles to be had but nothing outrageously funny. Hard to believe some of the stuff that was popular back then.
Evan Almighty 6/22/2007--Theatre
I love Steve Carell and consider him one of the best actors working today but even he was not enough to save this movie. Not at all funny save for a couple of the hijinks involving the animals and the whole preachy nature of the movie made me want to stop watching.
Reno 911!: Miami 6/27/2007--DVD
I really thought this one would be far funnier than I actually found it to be, what with all the good word of mouth and hilarious trailer. I was disappointed to find it was much too dry for its own good. I know it was intended to be that way but I became quickly bored at times. Ho-hum.
Happy Campers 7/2/2007--TV
Not much to be said about this one. I had seen most of it some time ago and finally finished it. I remember it being a better flick, mostly after rewatching I will now remember it as boring and pretty uncompelling.

(trash, ask for your money back!)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend 1/6/2007--DVD
Ugh, by the first 15 minutes I could feel this one was going to be a stinker. The jokes fell flat and the ridiculous plot felt insipid. At least the volumetric smoke effects looked nice. I don't think I can ever see Rainn Wilson as any character other than Dwight though.
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj 4/1/2007--DVD
I'm not sure why I even bothered with this one. I knew it was going to be crap and sure enough it was crap. There were maybe two or three laughs to be had and dozens of eye rolls at the stupidity shown. Oh well.
She's the Man 6/12/2007--TV
As I was just trying to go to sleep I got enveloped in this terrible movie. It's amazing what the mind takes as entertainment when it's over tired at four in the morning. In any event much of this movie was laughably bad, especially the soccer action.
Norbit 6/19/2007--DVD
Good Lord, this movie was so terrible I almost created a category of ineptitude just for it. Utterly reprehensible stereotypes combined with ugly characters inside and out made this into one of the single worst movies I've ever seen. And yet I would suggest this to be seen for the curious just so they can experience for themselves how bad a film can get.

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1. American Gangster
2. Blood Diamond (2006)
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
4. Juno
5. 3:10 to Yuma
6. The Queen (2006)
7. The Namesake
8. I am Legend
9. Spiderman 3
10. Apocalypto (2006)
11. 300
12. Atonement
13. The Bourne Ultimatum
14. Ocean's 13
15. Pirates of the Caribbean at World's End
16. The Lives of Others (2006)
17. Shrek the Third
18. Transformers
19. The Governor (Phoenix Film Festival)
20. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
21. 28 Weeks Later

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(using ***** to represent best)

Seen in Theatre
January
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) *****

February
The Abandoned (2006) ****1/2

March
300 (2007) *****(it was awesome)
Dead Silence (2007) ***

April
Grindhouse (2007) ****1/2
The Reaping (2007) ***1/2

May
Disturbia (2007) ***

June
Shrek 3 (2007) ***
Spiderman 3 (2007) ***1/2
Fracture (2007) ***
28 Weeks Later (2007) ****

July
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) ****1/2

August
N/A

September
Rescue Dawn (2007) ****
Halloween (2007) **1/2

DVD's Seen:
January
The Descent (2006) ***1/2
Charmed: The Complete Second Season (1999) ****
Charmed: The Complete Third Season (2000) ****
Miss Congeniality 2 (2005) *

February
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956) ***1/2

March
Charmed: The Complete Fourth Season (2001) ****1/2
The Prestige (2006) ****1/2
Nightwatch (2004) ***
A Scanner Darkly (2006) ***1/2
Legacy of Blood (1978) *
Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) **1/2
Devil's Wedding Night (1973) **
Charmed: The Complete Fifth Season (2002) ****1/2

April
Unrest (2006) ***
The Gravedancers (2006) ***1/2
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos: Hands of Fate (1993) *****
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) ***1/2
The Ghost (1963) **
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) **
Bad Taste (1987) *****
Snakes on a Plane (2006) ***1/2
Witchboard (1986) ***
Funeral Home (1980) ***

May
Mystery Science Theater 3000:Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964) **1/2
Mystery Science Theater 3000:Teenagers from Outer Space (1959) ***
Elvira's Haunted Hills (2002) ****
Apocalypto (2006) ***

June
Devil Times Five (1974) ****
Inferno (1980) ****

July
Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) **1/2
Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory (1962) **
Monster (2003) ****
Salon Kitty (1976) ***

August
Deadtime Stories (1986) **1/2
Over the Hedge (2006) ****
Naked Massacre (1976) **
Memorial Valley Massacre (1988) **
The Host (2006) ***1/2
Another Gay Movie (2006) ****1/2

September
Phat Girlz (2006) ***
Feed (2005)**1/2
The Birds (1963) *****

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