Top Ten Films of 2007?

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  1. Riz

    Riz Well-Known Member

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    lol, I was surprised no one said anything. To me, Hot Fuzz was like a couple of film students watched "Shaun...", tried to copy it and failed horribly. Probably not deserving of a "worst film of the year" tag, but definitely one of the most disappointing/overrated. IMO, of course.

    And for what it's worth, I enjoy reading your film reviews. Definitely the most knowledgeable on here, and I'm always interested to read what you've got to say.
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  2. menaz

    menaz Avant Garde

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    Superman is 100% correct.

    jesus, don't know what the hell he is talking about here.

    The movie wasn't out of order like pulp fiction was either, the movie took place days before the robbery, during the robbery, and after the robbery. The time line even presented what day they were on at the bottom of the screen. It was fairly simple to follow, jesus.

    Furthermore...

    Hank was black mailed by the dead robbers wife and older borther because they held hank responseable for his death. They blacked mailed hank because they needed that money for her kids which her husband use to provide. Plus, it was a great way to keep bleeding hank and andy for years and years. Andy however, said fuck that and poped a cap in her older brothers ass.

    You clearly were unable to pay attention to this movie.
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  3. menaz

    menaz Avant Garde

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    Also if you're british and you have not seen rise of the foot soldier yet something is very very wrong with you. That movie is really fucking nuts and grimmy no real brit would over look it.
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  4. The Jeus

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    Your reading of the film is perfectly valid and in line with most everyone who's seen it. I saw it differently. C'est la vie.

    The first scene we see with Hank is the actual robbery, then we go back to the lead up to the robbery. There are other times we'll see a character get a phone call, then the other end of that phone call is the midpoint of the following scene. The last 30-40 minutes or so (from the point when the dad keeps getting spurned by the detective and just before Andy starts shooting people) play chronologically, prior to that the presentation is definitely out of sequence. If you don't wanna believe me, check out what Tacit wrote about that device:
    Did he (or she, I don't know which) just fail to keep up with it too?

    And this is relevant because....
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  5. thaRooster

    thaRooster hahahahahhaha NO!

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    uhhhhhhh, why hasnt anyone said 300?

    which was the best movie of the fucking year. acting, special effects, story, and action all done to perfection. and not one person has paid it due besides myself
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  6. menaz

    menaz Avant Garde

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    You totally missed what I was saying to you in that analogous. If you look back at my pervious post you'll see I praised how this movie had a pulp-fiction feel to it. In my second response I was stating how unlike pulp fiction DAYS were given before and after the robbery so you knew exactly what came before, during, and after the robbery from each characters perceptive. Yes it was out of sequence like pulp fiction but unlike pulp fiction you knew exactly what was going on in depth and what happended on those days before and after the bank robbery from each characters perceptive. Everything tied up quite nicely.

    I think you missed my frist post.

    You didn't seem to know what was happening in the movie.
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  7. The Jeus

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    Ok, that makes sense
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  8. thx...i will check out some of these movies based on your referal and if they suck i will hurt u
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  9. introspect.

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    the departed
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  10. menaz

    menaz Avant Garde

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    ^ that came out in 2006.
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  11. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    hot fuzz is actually the more clever film in terms of its scripting, concept, and supporting characters... for me, it may not have had all of the back-to-back laugh-out-loud hijinks, but it was a more fleshed-out film
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  12. trey

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    1. No Country...should be 1 on everyone's list imo
    2. Superbad
    3. Knocked Up
    4. Zodiac
    5. Shoot Em Up...you are a pussy if you didnt like this shit...it could be higher for me
    6. 3:10
    7. Bourne Ultimatum
    8. Into the wild...faggotry, but good movie
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  13. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    other critics' top ten of 2007 lists:


    the american film institute

    (alphabetical order)
    Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Into the Wild
    Juno
    Knocked Up
    Michael Clayton
    No Country for Old Men
    Ratatouille
    The Savages
    There Will Be Blood





    richard schickel (time magazine)

    1. Michael Clayton
    2. No Country for Old Men
    3. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
    4. After the Wedding
    5. Black Book
    6. Breach
    7. The Savages
    8. In the Valley of Elah
    9. There Will Be Blood
    10. Dan in Real Life





    richard corliss (time magazine)

    1. No Country for Old Men
    2. The Lives of Others
    3. Killer of Sheep
    4. Atonement
    5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    6. Persepolis
    7. No End in Sight
    8. In the Valley of Elah
    9. Waitress
    10. Beowulf





    peter travers (rolling stone)
    1. no country for old men
    2. atonement
    3. into the wild
    4. eastern promises
    5. sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street
    6. american gangster
    7. there will be blood
    8. before the devil knows you're dead
    9. i'm not there
    10. tie: knocked up/juno





    richard roeper (chicago sun-times)

    1. Michael Clayton
    2. No Country for Old Men
    3. The Lookout
    4. Juno
    5. American Gangster
    6. Gone Baby Gone
    7. Zodiac
    8. Superbad
    9. Once
    10. Paris, Je T'aime





    a.o. scott (new york times)

    1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
    2. Ratatouille
    3. Sweeney Todd
    4. I'm Not There
    5. Terror's Advocate
    6. 12:08 East of Bucharest
    7. There Will Be Blood
    8. Into the Wild
    9. The Savages
    10. Knocked Up
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  14. menaz

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    1.) There will be blood.
    2.) No country for old men.
    3.) before the devil knows you're dead.
    4.) Rise of the foot soldier.
    5.) sweeney todd.
    6.) 3:10 to yuma.
    7.) The Kite Runner.
    8.) National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
    9.) superbad.
    10.) The man from earth.

    List is Subject to change.

    Still have not seen Juno or The Great Debaters.
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  15. Shy

    Shy a.k.a. Klear Eyed

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    Did nobody see Gone Baby Gone?

    or does it just get forgotten? Surely should be above many of these garbage movies.
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  16. Tacit

    Tacit Devourer of Funny

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    I meant to see that but it was only playing at one theater around here and showtimes were VERY limited.

    Shame.
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  17. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    roger ebert (chicago sun-times)

    1. juno
    2. no country for old men
    3. before the devil knows you're dead
    4. atonement
    5. the kite runner
    6. away from her
    7. across the universe
    8. la vie en rose
    9. the great debaters
    10. into the wild

    honorable mentions:

    - eastern promises
    - i'm not there
    - in the valley of elah
    - michael clayton
    - rendition
    - romance & cigarettes
    - starting out in the evening
    - sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street
    - talk to me
    - there will be blood







    eric d. snider (film. com)

    1. no country for old men
    2. waitress
    3. before the devil knows you're dead
    4. ratatouille
    5. tie: knocked up/superbad
    6. sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street
    7. no end in sight
    8. there will be blood
    9. the lives of others
    10. hairspray
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  18. The Jeus

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    I don't think it was largely forgotten, most people who went for urban crime drama just went with American Gangster or Before the Devil Knows You're Dead instead, which makes sense because those were "return-to-form" films from legendary directors. Gone Baby Gone was quite good though. 2 years ago it would've been on most top 10s
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  19. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    or because they were damn good films, [dunno]

    i know that, for me, "sidney lumet's return-to-form" didn't weigh in at all in my decision-making process when i put before the devil knows you're dead at the top

    it was simply the best movie experience i had this year
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  20. menaz

    menaz Avant Garde

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    I would give it a honorable mention.
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