Friday, January 25, 2008

Best of 2007 Part 2 of 2

Let me know what you think of these. Ok peace.

No Country for Old Men
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

There Will Be Blood
I’m Not There

Special Award
(These movies are good if not better than the ones listed, but are here for other reasons)

Syndromes and a Century – (fell asleep for a big chunk of it, long day, movie was amazing)
Killer of Sheep – (made in 1977, released now. Otherwise best film of the year)

Also deserving

Hot Fuzz, Knocked Up, King of Kong, Eastern Promises

1. 300
2. Rush Hour 3
3. Transformers
4. Juno
5. 30 Days of Night
6. The Host

OH PLEASE... Really?
(most overrated)

JUNO (This movie makes me hate America, adults, and so many things that I once thought I loved and understood.)
THE HOST (This is NOT a good monster movie. This is a MESS)
The Bourne Ultimatum (This is NOT the "greatest action film ever"; it's not even the 2nd best Bourne Movie)
There Will Be Blood (This is NOT the greatest American Film Ever! It's good but c'mon guys that is SO RASH!!)
Atonement (This is NOT a good complete film. It looks and sounds pretty. The End.)
300 (This is NOT the future of filmmaking. This may be the future of the military recruitment film though.)


YAY WTF – National Treasure II: Book of Secrets, Next, Ghost Rider (WOW!!!!)
Depressing WTF – D-Warz
ETERNAL WTF – Southland Tales

Not seen

Really want to: Electroma, Brand Upon the Brain!, Quiet City, Surf’s Up, Resident Evil: Extinction
Feel obliged to: Michael Clayton, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, 3:10 to Yuma, Sweeney Todd, Lust, Caution
New Movies from 2007 seen in 2007: 45


M. Kumar said...

continued from original:

---there will be blood is the best movie of the year. why? because it's probably the first work of post-pomo cinema. i'm seriously going to write you a letter about this.

---also about juno: it's about canada, not america. also, jason reitman, michael cera and ellen page are all canadian.

<3 4ever & always,

Blake said...

write me the letter.

and Juno takes place in fictional Dancing Elk, Minnesota.

I have nothing against Mr. Reitman, or Ellen Page or Michael Cera, because Reitman's stamp on the film is virtually unidentifiable and the actors do a good job with what they have.

I have issues with America's heaping of gobs of praise onto a film that honestly is just so forgettably awful and offensive and scarily indicative of what "indie" has become in film, that it has sort of consumed me with a hatred I'd rather not awaken.