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A 20th Century Fox Retrospective Scrapbook; 2007


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2007 oped with the spoof Epic Movie.

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This was followed by another comedy Reno 911; Miami

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The Namesake from Mira Nair was a story of Indian heritage and romance.

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I Think I Love My Wife was actually a remake of Rohmer's Chloe in the Afternoon.

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The Hills Have Eyes II was a dive back into slasher territory.

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Firehouse Dog was exactly that, a film about a movie star dog in a firehouse.

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pathfinder was a remake of a Scandinavian fantasy from the 80s.

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The zombies returned in 28 Weeks Later.

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Once, a gentle Irish import, was one of the year's best surprise packages, a delicate touching almost love story.

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And Waitress supplied Keri Russell with a great role and a fine supporting role for Andy Griffith. Unfortunately, director and co-star Adrianne Shelley was murdered 7 months before the film's release, so she never got to see how well her film was received. It inspired a Broadway musical.

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Day Watch was another dark fantasy from Russia.

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While Fantastic 4; Rise of the Silver Surfer was the end of this incarnation of the heroes.

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Live Free or Die Hard was the only one of the series to be a PG-13, rather than R.

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Joshua was a dark film involving another demon seed.

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Danny Boyle made Susnshine, a popular cult film about an expedition to the sun.

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The Simpsons Movie brought the long running TV series to the big screen for a successful run.

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Kevin Bacon turned vigilante in Death Sentence.

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The Darjeeling Limited was the latest from Wes Anderson, and like all of his films, it was wistful and entertaining.

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The Seeker: The Dark is Rising was fantasy for kids.

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the Comebacks was a football parody.

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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium found Dustin Hoffman trying to channel Ed Wynn.

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back to gritty action with Hitman

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Alien vs Predator Requiem found a horror battle for the end of the year.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks found plenty of use for helium and spawned sequels

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Juno was endearing, and had a fine script, cast, and directing.

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And The Savages found great truth in a pair of siblings with a father losing his memory.

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My top picks:

  1. Once
  2. Sunshine
  3. The Darjeeling Limited
  4. 28 Weeks Later
  5. The Simpsons Movie
  6. Juno
  7. The Savages

 

I've also seen Reno 911: MiamiThe NamesakeThe Hills Have Eyes IIPathfinderWaitressDaywatchFantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (really abysmal), Live Free or Die HardJoshuaDeath SentenceThe Seeker: The Dark is RisingMr. Magorium's Wonder EmporiumHitman, and Alien vs Predator: Requiem - I saw this in the theater on December 25th - Merry Christmas to no one!

Epic Movie is among the worst films that I've ever seen.

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