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Old 12-30-2007, 06:17 PM   #16
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I saw Into The Wild nine times.
Wow. I probably would have had to blow my brains out.

More power to you.
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I don't think I saw enough movies this year to do a proper list.

But Ratatouille would definitely make it to my top 10 list.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:59 PM   #18
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On second thought:

1. Grbavica - The Land of My Dreams
2. No Country for Old Men
3. Ratatouille
4. Once
5. The Bourne Ultimatum
6. Michael Clayton
7. Juno
8. Rescue Dawn
9. Away From Her
10. Eastern Promises
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Wow. I probably would have had to blow my brains out.

More power to you.
Oh, believe me, there were several times that I left before the actual ending.
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Oh, believe me, there were several times that I left before the actual ending.
Hmm, it wouldn't be because it was depressing if that's what you're thinking, I was more frustrated during the whole thing than anything.
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Oh, believe me, there were several times that I left before the actual ending.

Did you pay to see it 9 times?


Because spending that much time in the theatre seems contradictory to the story's message in a way, doesn't it?
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:09 PM   #22
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I can't make this list final either until I see There Will Be Blood, which will be a few weeks. I'm considering it an '07 release.

Also, even though The Lives of Others was eligible (and won) at last year's Oscars, I'm pretty sure it was next to impossible to see it before this year. So I feel like I need to put it on this year's list.

Tenatively:

1. I'm Not There (Haynes)
2. No Country For Old Men (Coens)
3. Assassination of Jesse James... (Dominik)
4. Youth Without Youth (Coppola)
5. The Lives of Others (Von Donnersmarck)
6. Black Book (Verhoeven)
7. Knocked Up (Apatow)
8. Zodiac (Fincher)
9. Ratatouille (Bird)

There's no way There Will Be Blood isn't making this list, it's just a question if it's going to be at #1 or not. And it's a testament to how great this year was that I don't have room for Eastern Promises, Into The Wild, The Darjeeling Limited, and Lust, Caution, all of which would probably have made my Top 10 last year.
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Best film of the year = Hot Fuzz

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Best film of the year = Hot Fuzz

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Hot Fuzz

I absolutely adored The Lives of Others, and I consider it a 2006 film, so it's probably my #1 of #2 from last year.

I watched Black Book tonight. Wasn't crazy about it unfortunately. Way too uneven, and though I have a feeling parts were supposed to be ironically light-hearted, I still they failed. It was still a very good film though, it just wouldn't come close to a year-end list personally.

And I'm going to make myself write a proper There Will Be Blood review tomorrow.
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I had the pleasure of seeing The Lives of Others in the theaters last year back in LA. I expected it to be good, but not that damned good. The end was fantastic.
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Hot Fuzz

I absolutely adored The Lives of Others, and I consider it a 2006 film, so it's probably my #1 of #2 from last year.

I watched Black Book tonight. Wasn't crazy about it unfortunately. Way too uneven, and though I have a feeling parts were supposed to be ironically light-hearted, I still they failed. It was still a very good film though, it just wouldn't come close to a year-end list personally.

And I'm going to make myself write a proper There Will Be Blood review tomorrow.
How could you not like Hot Fuzz?

It's like Last Action Hero, only better.
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It's a French film, a biopic on Edith Piaf.

Marion Cotillard, the lead, should win the Oscar for best lead actress. Phenomenal performance.

I just felt the need to post it because I'm sure nobody else will mention it.
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How could you not like Hot Fuzz?

It's like Last Action Hero, only better.
Hot Funk is even better.

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How could you not like Hot Fuzz?

It's like Last Action Hero, only better.
The general situation and first two thirds of the film is very, very funny, but then the action packed final act just drags. It's an interesting idea and perhaps if they had distributed the supermarket shootout, country lane chase and model museum one on one throughout the film it would have worked better, but as it is it's just overload. The actual conspiracy plot was also crap.

Edgar Wright needs to grow as a director too, he's kept the exact same style and technique from Spaced and while it was OK for Shaun of the Dead it just doesn't work all the time here. TV ain't the same as cinema.

But I did LOL loads in the first two thirds and actually preferred it on my second viewing knowing exactly how the shift in tone works. Too many moments to list but it's great having a cast that constantly made my mates and I think, "Oh look it's _______!"
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