Saturday, August 25, 2007

2007 Thus Far

Not many flicks have completely blown me away. I'm waiting to see stuff like Sunshine & Rescue Dawn, and upcoming films like Jesse James, There Will Be Blood, The Darjeeling Limited, Michael Clayton, No Country For Old Men, Trade, Crossing Over, 3:10 to Yuma, And Gone Baby Gone that will likely make their way onto a Top 1o list.

Best of the year so far? Scott Frank's The Lookout. Very well made all around.

Stardust was fun, but it wouldn't end up on an end of the year Top 10. Also thoroughly enjoyed Knocked Up & Superbad.

300 was barely okay. The Simpsons was funny but pretty much like a long episode - not that that's a bad thing. Pirates 3 was decent but 2 was better. Shrek 3 had moments but didn't need to be made. Saw the original recently and thought it was still great.

In the Land Of Women was interesting, I'd give it a C+. We also saw I Could Never Be Your Woman starring Michelle Pfeiffer & Paul Rudd (it's been retitled All That Really Matters and comes out in November) and that had some fun stuff, but again, didn't rock me.

Worst of the year so far is still Hostel 2.

What are your faves/non faves of the year so far?


Suburban Screenwriter said...

the best I think this year is Knocked Up and Superbad. KU was better story wise. But the lines in Superbad were the best.

These movies weren't even geared toward my generation and my wife and Iwere rolling.

Just got The Lookout and glad to hear more good things about it.

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The Moviequill said...

just rented Lookout over the weekend, this is the type of movie I want to make... well done

Irving said...

My best movie-going experience for this year is definitely Grindhouse. The Simpsons Movie comes in second, trailed very close behind by Knocked Up.

As for my worst - I saw Perfect Stranger on DVD. Need I say more?

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Is that sarcasm Anon? Bastard!

I'm kiddin.'

Loved the Lookout, great, great stuff.

SS - Agree about Knocked Up.

Didn't see Grindhouse but will check it out. I kinda wish Tarantino would make something different.

Matt said...

What do you mean Tarantino should make something different?

Grindhouse was amazing. Such a great experience at the theater though.

eddie said...

I paid to see Fracture in the theater. Buzz was bad. I thought the trailer looked good. I was sure it was going to be a surprise hit.

I was so wrong. One of the dumbest movies I've ever seen.

On the other hand, Hot Fuzz was very pleasant surprise. Loved it.

Aaron said...

The Guatemalan Handshake was by far the best movie I've seen this year.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Well, I think Tarantino has gobs of talent, but he wastes it on these silly projects. Kill Bill? Meh.

Now he's planning some Korean martial arts flick? C'mon, dude.

He's a good writer, and really an amazing director. I wouldn't mind him directing Kill Bills & Grindhouses if only he'd branch out, direct a family drama or something.

I say the same thing about M. Night. He's backed himself into a corner with his scripts, he needs to write something different.

Matt said...

I agree about M. Night. I loved Kill Bill, but I hadn't heard about the Korean martial arts flick. It could be good, but I agree. I'd rather see him make an actual great movie again, rather than just a fun entertainment.
I can't say I really want to see him stretch into stuff like family dramas though, there are enough people doing those.

Alicia said...

I have been seriously underwhelmed by the cinematic offerings of this year. As usual - I await the Oscar season to see the films that might have a prayer of garnering my interest.

I'm tired of sequels and remakes. Although I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix but that could be because I became too lazy to read the books.

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