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#1 shutoo

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

2007--favorites (only films I have seen, or would see, more than once..not many)

 

​Stardust

Juno

​Michel Clayton

Sleuth

 

​honorable mention--Evening--​great cast, only saw it once



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:07 PM

Am I correct in thinking that this is referring to Imelda Staunton?

 

Yes indeed.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:41 PM

Worst

1. Redacted (worst movie of the decade)
2. 88 Minutes
3. Alpha Dog
4. Lions for Lambs
5. Transformers
6. Stuck
7. Smokin' Aces
8. Spider-Man 3
9. Sweeney Todd
10. Diary of the Dead

Dishonorable mention: 28 Weeks Later, The Invasion, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, The Kingdom

 

There's a few here that I liked. I had Sweeney Todd in my runner-ups. I know I'm one of the few who liked it, as it's gotten slagged on here a lot. But I'm a fan of Burton and Depp, and not usually of musicals, so maybe that's why I liked it more.

 

I enjoyed 28 Weeks Later, although nowhere near as much as the first. The Iraq War analogies were about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the face, but it had some good horror moments. The beginning scene was tremendous. And I thought Jeremy Renner was good.

 

Alpha Dog and Smokin' Aces both had some stylish moments, and a lot of stupidity, too. I have a performance from each among my nominees. 

 

On the other hand, Transformers was a stunning example of so much resulting in so little. Redacted was atrocious, but I've seen some positive reviews of it (really!). Spider-Man 3 was a misguided cash-out by Raimi, who didn't even want to be there, and it ended up tarnishing his rep and Maguire's. I'm a big fan of Romero's original zombie trilogy, but Diary of the Dead was awful and an embarrassment.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:22 PM

 

2007

Top 10

1. No Country for Old Men

2. Zodiac

3. American Gangster

4. There Will Be Blood

5. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

6. Ratatouille

7. Gone Baby Gone

8. Michael Clayton

9. Eastern Promises

10. Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Honorable Mentions: Control, Enchanted, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (if only because of one performance), Hot Fuzz, Starter for 10, Waitress

 

 

Am I correct in thinking that this is referring to Imelda Staunton?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:44 PM

2007

Top 10

1. No Country for Old Men

2. Zodiac

3. American Gangster

4. There Will Be Blood

5. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

6. Ratatouille

7. Gone Baby Gone

8. Michael Clayton

9. Eastern Promises

10. Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Honorable Mentions: Control, Enchanted, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (if only because of one performance), Hot Fuzz, Starter for 10, Waitress


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

My Top Ten Films of 2007:

 

1.  The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

2.  No Country For Old Men

3.  Katyn

4.  The Savages

5.  Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

6.  Juno

7.  The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

8.  American Gangster

9.  Sicko

10. Charlie Wilson's War


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:13 AM

The Best Films of 2007

1. There Will Be Blood
2. Syndromes and a Century
3. No End in Sight
4. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
5. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
6. The Lives of Others
7. No Country for Old Men
8. Black Snake Moan
9. Munyurangabo
10. Atonement

Honorable mention: Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, Once, Zodiac, Bug, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Sicko, I'm Not There, Eastern Promises, Breach, Michael Clayton, Romance & Cigarettes, Away from Her, An Unreasonable Man, Ocean's 13, Into the Wild, The Lookout, Taxi to the Darkside, Gone Baby Gone, Charlie Wilson's War, The Savages, Superbad, American Gangster, The Replacement Child, David Lynch Cooking Quinoa, The Darjeeling Limited, The Namesake, Black Book, King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The Host


Worst

1. Redacted (worst movie of the decade)
2. 88 Minutes
3. Alpha Dog
4. Lions for Lambs
5. Transformers
6. Stuck
7. Smokin' Aces
8. Spider-Man 3
9. Sweeney Todd
10. Diary of the Dead

Dishonorable mention: 28 Weeks Later, The Invasion, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, The Kingdom


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

CI, the only movie on your list that I've missed is Nancy Drew. And I also liked all of the ones that you mentioned.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:49 PM

2007, now this is more like it! I still have yet to see some choice films (and there is some filler as usual) but the top films are wonderful.

1. Atonement
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. There Will Be Blood
4. No Country for Old Men
5. Gone Baby Gone
6. Ratatouille
7. Hot Fuzz
8. Once
9. Lars and the Real Girl
10. Michael Clayton

Of note: The Savages, Charlie Wilson's War, The Darjeeling Limited, Waitress, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Eastern Promises, Hairspray, Juno, Starting Out in the Evening, Enchanted, In the Valley of Elah, We Own the Night, Becoming Jane, Persepolis, The Bucket List

Minor but pleasant: No Reservations, Nancy Drew, Dan in Real Life

Guilty pleasure: Bee Movie

Family Audiences Deserve Much Better Than This: Mr. Magourium's Magic Imporium, Meet the Robinsons

Jawdroppingly horrid: August Rush
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2007    (405 movies seen)

 

1)  No Country for Old Men

2)  There Will Be Blood

3)  The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford

4)  Zodiac

5)  The Mist

6)  Into the Wild

7)  American Gangster

8)  Gone Baby Gone

9)  Grindhouse

10)  Sunshine

 

Runner-ups (all 8/10 rated):  

 

Once

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Mongol

The Counterfeiters

Cassandra's Dream

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

In the Valley of Elah

Inside

Hot Fuzz

Superbad

Atonement

The Bourne Ultimatum

Eastern Promises

3:10 to Yuma  

[REC]

 

Plus, 5 noteworthy documentary favorites:

 

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Trumbo

No End In Sight

Taxi to the Dark Side

Encounters at the End of the World

 

 

TOP TEN WORST OF 2007 (overall)

 

1)  Raiders of the Damned

2)  BloodRayne: Deliverance

3)  School of Horror

4)  Fist of the Vampire

5)  A Brush with Death

6)  Abe's Tomb

7)  Prey for the Beast

8)  Chasing Darkness

9)  Curse of Alcatraz

10)  The Blood Shed

 

TOP TEN WORST OF 2007 (wide release)

 

1)  Who's Your Caddy?

2)  Epic Movie

3)  Norbit

4)  In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

5)  Transformers

6)  I Really Hate My Job

7)  Redacted

8)  Dragon Wars

9)  License to Wed

10)  Fred Claus

 

 

TOP TEN BOX-OFFICE OF 2007

 

1)  Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

2)  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

3)  Spider-Man 3

4)  Shrek the Third

5)  Transformers

6)  Ratatouille

7)  I Am Legend

8)  The Simpsons Movie

9)  National Treasure: Book of Secrets

10)  300

 

 

I know I'm early with the lists this week, but I'm bored at the moment.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:19 PM

 

The Nativity Story

 Invincible

 

I've not seen these two. 



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:12 PM

2006

Top 10

1. The Departed

2. The Queen

3. Children of Men

4. Letters from Iwo Jima

5. Notes on a Scandal

6. The Last King of Scotland

7. Flushed Away

8. Pan’s Labyrinth

9. Little Miss Sunshine

10. The Nativity Story

 

Honorable Mentions: Happy Feet; Inside Man; Invincible; Little Children; We Are Marshall


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:22 AM

The Best Films of 2006

 

1. Children of Men
2. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
3. The Departed
4. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
5. Letters from Iwo Jima
6. Army of Shadows
7. Brick
8. United 93
9. A Scanner Darkly
10. L’Enfant

 

Honorable Mention: Dave Chapelle's Block Party, Little Children, Borat, Half-Nelson, Bubble, Man Push Cart, Everything Will Be OK, Hard Candy, The Queen, The Descent, Monster House, The Proposition, The Good Shepherd, Stranger than Fiction, V for Vendetta, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Apocalypto, Little Miss Sunshine, Tsotsi, Thank You for Smoking, A Prairie Home Companion, Jackass 2, Marie Antoinette, An Inconvenient Truth, Tornado Warning, Paradise Now, Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Capitalism: Slavery, Old Joy, Breaking News, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Volver, Inside Man, Running Scared

 

Worst:

1. Shadowboxer

2. Grandma's Boy

3. The Hills Have Eyes

4. Lucky Number Slevin

5. Hostel

6. The Wicker Man

7. Clerks II

8. Happy Feet

9. Fast Food Nation

10. You, Me, and Dupree

 

Dishonorable Mention: Miami Vice, The Da Vinci Code, Beerfest, Poseiden, Shortbus, Friends with Money, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, All the King's Men, Flags of Our Fathers

 

A close second to 2000 as my favorite year of the decade, edging out the more commonly lauded (and also excellent) 2007. It's a great year overall and my first 5 honorable mentions would make my top ten in most recent years but a big part of that for me is that it's the year of Children of Men, not only the best movie of its decade and the new century so far but only the second movie released in my lifetime that made it into my all-time top ten favorites.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:26 PM

2006 favorites:

 

​For Your Consideration

Little Miss Sunshine

​A Prairie Home Companion

Stranger Than Fiction

​The Holiday

Notes on a Scandal


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:21 PM

And, yes, 2006 is OK, not great, but definitely not horrible. Now, 2007 is another story. That year is one of the best of recent times (since 2000, only 2001 has come close) and it will be tough getting down to 10. Next week will be very interesting.

 

For me, 2007 is easily the best year of the 00s. I have 3 movies that I rated as 10/10. My runner-up list could stretch to 15 or more.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:05 PM

I might just have to revisit The Departed somewhere along the line, see if I feel differently about it after time passes. I've changed my mind on other films before, and who knows, this might be another one.

As for Akeelah and the Bee, it was a family film with conviction detailing a young black girl from a poor inner-city neighborhood with a natural gift for spelling and how she becomes a major player in spelling bees. You can guess what happens in the end... What makes it so special is the remarkably assured central portrayal by Keke Palmer, aged 12 when filming. Its astonishing work, a shoo-in for my juvenile performance section of 2006. (The film is currently available on Showtime On Demand as far as I know)

And, yes, 2006 is OK, not great, but definitely not horrible. Now, 2007 is another story. That year is one of the best of recent times (since 2000, only 2001 has come close) and it will be tough getting down to 10. Next week will be very interesting.

And of the remaining years after that, 2008 is good, 2009 torpid, 2010 muted, 2011 pretty good although without a true standout, 2012 routine, 2013 quite solid, 2014 kind of underwhelming outside of the top few, 2015 decent enough, 2016 pleasing.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:58 PM

My Top Ten Films of 2006:

 

1.  Little Children

2.  Children of Men

3.  The Lives of Others

4.  The Departed

5.  London to Brighton

6.  United 93

7.  Infamous

8.  Borat

9.  Casino Royale

10.  Tell No One


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:28 PM

CI, I've seen every film you've listed with the exception of Akeelah and the Bee.

 

I know a lot of people disliked The Departed, or were left underwhelmed. I enjoyed it quite a bit, though, and think it's one of Matt Damon's best performances (and with The Good Shepherd, he had a very good year). I also really liked Vera Farmiga, Mark Wahlberg, and Alec Baldwin. I was disappointed in Jack Nicholson, but over the last couple of viewings, I've accepted his over-the-top portrayal. 

 

Overall, I consider 2006 merely okay film-wise. Children of Men was the only movie that really blew me away. A couple on my list (The Fall and The Foot Fist Way) didn't have general releases until years later.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:18 PM

2006. Haven't seen much from this year. Some kids films I saw though not terrible, need not apply for this top 10. With those out of the way, two Oscar films that fell flat for me, and several on tap still unseen (Casino Royale, The Good Shepherd, Letters from Iwo Jima) this is going to be slender....

1. United 93
2. The Queen
3. Notes on a Scandal
4. Miss Potter
5. The Painted Veil
6. Akeelah and the Bee
7. A Prairie Home Companion
8. Children of Men
9. Away from Her
10. Hollywoodland

Of note: Marie Antoinette, Little Miss Sunshine, The Devil Wears Prada, The Holiday (for sheer charm alone)

Underwhelmed by: Babel (two strong plot threads, surrounded by a flimsy center thread), The Departed (Sorry, I see that you love it, but for me, it started out strong, but really overstayed its welcome before its 150-minute plus run time was over. I did love Vera Farmiga's supporting part and Thelma Schoonmaker's editing. And that one death near the end makes one more than a bit nervous around elevators), Scoop (not horrible, but a below-par Woody Allen film)

Kid's films of various types:
Wonderful: Charlotte's Web
Decent: Cars, Eight Below (and did one sequence in the film come with a jolt or what?)
Passable: Flicka, Over the Hedge
Mediocre: Ice Age: The Meltdown
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:46 PM

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2006   (390 movies seen)

 

1)  Children of Men

2)  The Departed

3)  Casino Royale

4)  Pan's Labyrinth

5)  The Fall

6)  Letters from Iwo Jima

7)  Borat

8)  The Foot Fist Way

9)  The Good Shepherd

10)  The Fountain

 

Runner-ups:  United 93Triad ElectionA Scanner DarklyThe Prestige, and Little Children.

 

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2006  (overall)

 

1)  Slashers Gone Wild!

2)  Rape Is a Circle

3)  Attack Force

4)  Curse of the Wolf

5)  Creepshow 3

6)  Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse

7)  The Shadow Walkers

8)  Battlespace

9)  Haunting Desires

10)  Twisted Sisters

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2006  (wide release)

 

1)  The Wicker Man

2)  Ultraviolet

3)  Skinwalkers

4)  Warriors of Terra

5)  Moscow Zero

6)  The Pink Panther

7)  My Super Ex-Girlfriend

8)  Date Movie

9)  Stay Alive

10)  The Covenant

 

TOP TEN BOX-OFFICE OF 2006

 

1)  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

2)  The Da Vinci Code

3)  Ice Age: Meltdown

4)  Casino Royale

5)  Night at the Museum

6)  Cars

7)  X-Men: The Last Stand

8)  Mission: Impossible III

9)  Superman Returns

10)  Happy Feet


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