Fav Movies of 2007

  • GQjock

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    Dec 23, 2007 2:32 PM GMT
    Well with 2008 looming around the corner
    What were some of your Favorite movies of the past year

    Mine were: in no particular order

    La Vie en Rose - Marion Cotillard was astounding in the lead role
    300 - Pure porn for gay guys icon_smile.gif
    Across the Universe - if you like pissin' people off because you're singing along with the movie
    The Mist - the rare movie where the monsters outside aren't as bad as those inside
    No Country for Old Men - Great Coen bros at the edge of your seat movie
    Atonement - Great cinema in the realm of the old film classics
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    Dec 23, 2007 3:31 PM GMT
    Agree with you on 300, had a hard-on from end to finish icon_biggrin.gif

    Here's my fav:
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 23, 2007 4:11 PM GMT
    Two surprises, both that brought me to tears, were

    DAN IN REAL LIFE (a really sweet, and funny, romantic comedy)

    AUGUST RUSH (bring a box of kleenex)
  • GQjock

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    Dec 23, 2007 4:44 PM GMT
    Didn't hear of it Trusley
    But I have to say that foreign horror and suspense films are usually much better
    The Americans rely way too much on the old boring formula
    Movies like
    The Japanese originals of the Ring and Dark Water
    and Britain's the Shallow Grave were all good
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    Dec 23, 2007 5:49 PM GMT
    It's sad; i think i've only seen two actual movies this year, so my favorite movie of this year is Grind House by Quentin Tarantino.
  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 24, 2007 1:03 AM GMT
    300 ---for the obvious reasons!!

    August Rush--- it played on your heart strings but Keri Russell and the kid who played August were great!


    Atonement--very well acted and some surprises---like what was actually typed in the note

    Waitress--- another Keri Russell movie. Nathan Fillon was good too.

    Juno---well written, phenomenal acting performances from Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner and Alison Janney.

    I am sure I am forgeting some or thinking they came out in 2006 instead of 2007, but these made a lasting impression on me.

  • GQjock

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    Dec 24, 2007 1:30 AM GMT
    I'm waiting to see Juno
    ... It's gotten good buzz
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    Dec 24, 2007 4:57 AM GMT
    I loved transformers.
    The mist was the biggest waste of time.. the movie scarred me for life.
  • Kohaku

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    Dec 24, 2007 6:21 AM GMT
    Transformers was ok. I thought it needed more robot, less Shia. Just saw the 2nd National Treasure movie, it was pretty good, too. And American Gangster was really good.
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    Dec 24, 2007 6:58 AM GMT
    Hitman and 300 stand out to me. In the Land Of Women and Georgia rule i also enjoyed... A LOT! I also liked Stardust!
  • 2theTEE

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    Dec 24, 2007 7:51 AM GMT
    I absolutely loved Transformers! Been a fan ever since I was a youngin'. The sequel is gonna be awesome !
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    Dec 24, 2007 9:27 AM GMT
    300
    Paris Je T'aime
    Sweeney Todd
    Superbad
    Death at a Funeral

    Some of my favorites from this year

    Especially Paris Je T'aime though, Margot Martindale's performance was impacting.
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    Dec 24, 2007 9:45 AM GMT
    My fave movies of year were old ones I saw late. Takashi Miike "s Visitor Q .Odishon gets better and beter.
    Half Nelson and Spun reverberated in my house everytime a friend came by .
    Javier Bardem is a sexy man .He picks the best scripts. " Before Night Falls " is one of my fave films but he was awesome in this year's " No country for Old Men" . Chilling!
    I 'm an artist so i tend to watch many of the same films over and over Welles,Bresson,Godard,Oshima,Bunuel etc.
    Discovered 2 Senegalese films this year old ones by Ousmane Sembene Black Girl and XALA .I had read Xala more than a decade ago in anAfrican Lit class .the film works well by its author too .
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    Dec 24, 2007 10:34 AM GMT
    pretty varied list:

    Across the Universe
    Into the Wild
    Hairspray
    Superbad
    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story-TOO FUNNY!
    No Country for Old Men
  • anhphl

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    Dec 24, 2007 1:09 PM GMT
    Hairspray and Waitress and the only two 2007 movies I'd see again.
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    Dec 24, 2007 2:07 PM GMT
    ATONEMENT!!! Wow- this movie is so beautiful and haunting. the score is so ravishing, it almost breaks your heart - this tale of unexpected romance thwarted by juvenile imagination just lingers...
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    Dec 24, 2007 2:46 PM GMT
    I have enjoy several movies this year, but La Vie en Rose was the one that blew me away
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    Dec 24, 2007 4:18 PM GMT
    Transformers

    300

    Super Bad

    Smoke'n Aces

    Knocked Up

    Bourne Ultimatum

    Resident Evil 3 of course

    American Gangster

    National Treasure 2
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    Dec 24, 2007 4:37 PM GMT
    Yeah, hope noone who knows me read this

    but - i vote for:

    Superbad and Pledge This! icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif
    (in Russia the last came out on St.Valentine icon_biggrin.gif)

    .. ok, and Blades of Glory icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • irishkcguy

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    Dec 27, 2007 2:13 AM GMT
    Five words: No Country for Old Men. The Coens brought their A game. It was quite a bit better than The Ladykillers.

    I loved the whole Grindhouse experience, but it's amazing how much those films lose when they are split up on DVD. Death Proof is clearly the better film. The highlight of the whole enterprise was Eli Roth's Thanksgiving trailer: spot on and hilarious.

    Ratatouille was great, it had the best payoff of any movie this year. And it also had something to say about the creative process and the role of the critic.

    I also liked Zodiac, American Gangster, Once, Hairspray, Bourne, Beowulf in IMAX 3D, Die Hard.

    Films I am embarrassed to say I haven't seen yet: Atonement, Michael Clayton, Jesse James, Into the Wild.

    Guilty pleasure: Silver Surfer.
  • MuscleUp

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    Dec 27, 2007 3:19 AM GMT
    Bourne.
  • Salubrious

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    Dec 27, 2007 4:08 AM GMT
    Charlie Wilson's War - I didn't think I would like it, but I was pleasantly surprised, even if the ending was abrupt.

    I think that was actually the only movie I saw in theaters this year...
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    Dec 27, 2007 4:53 AM GMT
    The Kite Runner
  • GQjock

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    Dec 27, 2007 10:53 PM GMT






    Hated it !
  • EricLA

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    Dec 27, 2007 11:17 PM GMT
    Once (released earlier in the year, a real jem)

    Juno

    No Country For Old Men