12/28/2007

Top 7 Movies of 2007...

Editor's Note: I know that I said that I would post this yesterday, but I wasn't able to see the last movie on my list until 9:50pm last night. So, I'm writing it this morning...

I've always loved watching movies. I love talking (and writing) about movies almost as much. What follows is my list of the top 7 movies of the year. Now, I know that some of my choices could be controversial. But, in the end, every year in list you see on the internet is subjective by nature. It just so happens that mine is the most awesome. So, without further adieu...


7) Transformers (certified 4 Yarmulke™ rating)- 2007 Part of the Process Best Summer Movie)- There's a chance that having a Michael Bay movie on this list could discredit it. But I don't care. Not only did this movie have great special effects, but it brought me back to being a kid in the 80's. In fact, there were several times when, I would stand in one of the toy aisles at Target, and wonder whether or not it was a good idea to buy some of the toys. (I decided not to.) Here's hoping 2009's G.I. Joe is just as good...


6) Charlie Wilson's War (certified 4 Yarmulke™ rating)- I just saw this movie yesterday and, wow... Saying that Tom Hanks is great in a movie has become as surprising as saying that water is wet. But, he kills as the good time Texas congressman. Philip Seymour Hoffman owns every scene he's in. And Julia Roberts, once again, has that sparkle in her eye. The script by Aaron Sorkin is as sharp as any episode of The West Wing and the last bit of dialogue between Hanks and Hoffman really lays the groundwork for things to come...


5) 3:10 to Yuma (certified 4 Yarmulke™ rating)- There were two great Russell Crowe movies out this year (this and American Gangster), but I chose this one for the list. It fit in great with the wetern movie phase I went through this year. Not only does it contain incredible performances by its two leads (Russell Crowe and Christian Bale), it's got a ton of great cameos. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the movie is Ben Foster, who plays an intimidating and murderous first lieutenant to Russell Crowe...


4) Juno (certified 4 1/2 Yarmulke™ rating)- It's a very popular thing to like Juno right now. But popular or not, it's great. It's like Napoleon Dynamite, but with a plot, heart, good actors, and great writing. So, really, it's not much like Napoleon Dynamite. It's good to see Michael Cera doing well. Even if he is playing the same part over and over. And Ellen Page has a bright future ahead of her. This is a great movie that restores my faith in the quality of a film being determined not by how many CGI effects are in it, but by the strength of its story...


3) Dan in Real Life (certified 4 1/2 Yarmulke™ rating)- I wanted to see this movie on my own, then got a very strong recommendation from Puddles. So, I went, and was surprised at how great it was. Steve Carrell is doing what Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler have only dreamed of: being great at comedy and drama. This is such a sweet movie with great performances by Carrell, Juliet Binoche, and Dane Cook. And the three girls who play Carrell's daughters are perfect! Oh! And the soundtrack is so great! I might get it right now...


2) No Country For Old Men (certified 4 1/2 Yarmulke™ rating)- This movie is blow your face off UH-mazing! All of the hype about Javier Bardem is true! His Anton Chigurh is a bad guy that you'll truely fear. Josh Brolin turns in a great performance to match. And Tommy Lee Jones, playing very subtlety here, is as impressive as always. Also in the western genre, this is a beautifully shot, incredibly acted movie. But, it's also messed up! (Think The Departed.) After the lights came back on, everyone was left saying "What the heck?" But it was so good...


1) Hot Fuzz (certified 5 Yarmulke™ rating)- This was definitely my favorite film of the year! It's the perfect combination of action and humour. Simon Pegg is incredible as up tight cop Nicholas Angel. If you're a fan of comedy, action, Shaun of the Dead, or just fun, you should see this movie. Now...

1 comment:

Joshua Griffin said...

well, you got 3 right at least!

JG