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my top 10 movies of the year...or my top 15 films of the year...

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 13, 2008 08:38pm | Post a Comment
I just saw "There Will Be Blood" yesterday and I still can't stop thinking about it. Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano were both brilliant. And the score by Johnny Greenwood was weird and great and totally changed the whole mood of the film. Seeing this movie at the Bridge Theater was on my list of things to do before I make me big move back to Hollywood. I can't really still believe it yet but next week I will no longer be an official resident of San Francisco any more. I had to expand my top 10 films to 15 since there were so many good films out this year. I still am a bit in disbelief that there will be no Golden Globes tonight. The show itself is always a bit disappointing but it is always a good dress rehearsal for the Oscars. I hope the studios and writers can come to some sort of agreement in time. Please, if you are reading this, let me know if there is anything I can do to help out. I am a good mediator.

I wanted to finally get this list out there before everyone forgets about what made 2007 so great. The movies are in a basic sort of order but they were really all fantastic films that I enjoyed immensely this year. They made life just a little bit easier to get through this year and made me even more excited for another year of great films. Films like Juno, The Savages and Before the Devil Knows Your Dead may have ended up in the list but I did not get a chance to see them yet. Juno is in enough top ten lists this year already. So I don't feel so bad.  Sweeney Todd almost made the list. But I have a hard time taking musicals seriously.  I really enjoyed it but I just don't think it is one of the best of the year. I also really liked Sunshine and Halloween this year but they didn't make the cut. Just in case you were wondering here are the top box office films of 2007 starting with number one. Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, The Bourne Ultimatum, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, Wild Hogs, and Knocked Up. The only film to make it on my list was Knocked Up. And seriously, how did Wild Hogs make $168,213,584?

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Posted by phil blankenship, January 2, 2008 01:57am | Post a Comment