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Walrus Feeder
26-12-2007, 14:14:28
Seen some good films this year, these are my faves:

Bourne Ultimatum
Die Hard 4.0
American Gangster
Superbad
Zodiac
The Shooter

Overrated: Eastern Promises.

Greg W
27-12-2007, 11:55:47
I quite liked:
Bourne Ultimatum
Die Hard 4.0
Blood Diamond
300 (even if it was rather ahistorical, I enjoyed it)

Hmm, probably a few more, but I can't think of them right now.

novacane
27-12-2007, 17:30:53
Only seen three 2007 releases I think.

Control (8/10)
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (4/10)
The Science Of Sleep (6.7/10)

So i guess Control would be my predictable contribution.

mr_B
27-12-2007, 23:34:08
Babel
Das Leben der Anderen
Atonement

Funko
02-01-2008, 08:54:02
The Golden Compass was good.

Gramercy Riffs
02-01-2008, 12:39:21
Control
Live Free Or Die Hard
Down the Hatch 8

King_Ghidra
02-01-2008, 13:07:56
Casino Royale was the only decent thing i saw at the flicks this year. (it was this year right?)

MoSe
02-01-2008, 13:23:36
erm... me too can't quite recall which fell within 2007, and which were previous year...
besides, if I catched up in 2007 on an earlier movie, does it count as 2007 for me?

anyway, for now I bandwagon in the Bourne praise, I'll then check in the tickets I kept, and let you know

Debaser
02-01-2008, 14:21:05
This Is England
Control
Science of Sleep
Planet Terror
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (first time I've seen Blade Runner so sort of counts)

Tau Ceti
02-01-2008, 17:57:30
The Prestige

MoSe
03-01-2008, 12:37:49
OK, I wanted to vote Stranger Than Fiction, but I see that it got released in november 2006
http://imdb.com/title/tt0420223/releaseinfo

In my country tho it was released in febryary 2007, so it's a 2007 movie for me, and it was impossible for me to vote it in 2006...

How do you count it?

maroule
03-01-2008, 12:52:49
can't really think of anything besides Casino Royale (really good, not outstanding). I enjoyed the Simpsons and the Black Book, as well.

apparently the best ones I haven't seen yet (no country for old men, Ratatouille, and Bourne Ultimatum)

I thought the life of others was over rated, the wind that shook the barley was good, but bored me, and Sunshine was half excellent (the first part) and half crap (the final)

MoSe
03-01-2008, 15:04:47
Originally posted by maroule
and Sunshine was half excellent (the first part) and half crap (the final)

quoted

maybe not crap crap, just a bit wishy washy and unsatisfactory

as I am a bit lazy with dusting, at home, I often think to that movie, and in particular to the dust they find in the abandoned sunship, when I see the one covering shelves and furniture in my room.... :cute:

MoSe
03-01-2008, 15:07:15
Children of Men too gets my vote.
This one was released oct/nov 2006 over most of Europe, but in Jan 2007 in the US!

So?
:D

MOBIUS
03-01-2008, 15:23:14
When did you see it on general release?

Children of Men was distinctly 2006 in the UK, as was The Prestige and [EDIT: Babel 2007].

Films I've seen this year that I enjoyed are:

Bourne Ultimatum
Die Hard 4.0
Blood Diamond
300
Casino Royale
The Shooter
The Illusionist

I'd say my favourites were The Illusionist followed by 300 this year out of quite a poor year's worth of movie going on my part...

Drekkus
03-01-2008, 15:40:01
Originally posted by maroule
can't really think of anything besides Casino Royale (really good, not outstanding). I enjoyed the Simpsons and the Black Book, as well.
Is that Paul Verhoeven's Black Book? Really liked that one as well (of course).

Tau Ceti
03-01-2008, 16:07:07
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Children of Men was distinctly 2006 in the UK, as was The Prestige and Babel. The Prestige came out in January here.

Others I can recall seeing this year are 300, Spider-Man 3, The Simpsons Movie, Sicko and Curse of the Golden Flower, but I would not really vote for any of them as "Best Film of 2007".

MOBIUS
03-01-2008, 16:37:05
I suppose the true test is which Oscars ceremony they are entered into.

I suspect that the best film of the year was one I didn't see as this year I hardly saw any films at the cinema compared to my usual standards. For me The Illusionist had the most substance out of what was really just a bunch of action films that I saw...

MOBIUS
03-01-2008, 16:38:48
If we count the Prestige, I'll say that one...;)

MOBIUS
03-01-2008, 16:53:20
But then that would mean I'd have to count Pan's Labyrinthe - which would then be my hands down winner!:clueless:

JM^3
03-01-2008, 19:12:11
The Prestige and Pan's Labyrinthe are the only mentioned movies I have seen.

I very much liked Pan's Labyrinthe.

JM

maroule
04-01-2008, 09:26:45
Originally posted by Drekkus
Is that Paul Verhoeven's Black Book? Really liked that one as well (of course).

yes, it was refreshing to see Verhoeven back to his euro roots, I loved some of his earlier work ("blood and flesh" as it was translated here, and even Starship Trooper, which is probably one of the great under rated camp ScFi masterpiece)


Pan was very good as well, again a fine euro effort

Funko
04-01-2008, 09:55:30
I really liked Starship Troopers too, although I think a lot of people missed the point.

MoSe
04-01-2008, 10:48:38
I miss Denise Richards

maroule
04-01-2008, 11:01:00
Originally posted by Funko
I really liked Starship Troopers too, although I think a lot of people missed the point.

I concur
it not even like Verhoeven was subtle about it (the fake war advert 1940 style, etc.)

but when you put Denise Richard on screen, the spurious glamourization of war becomes glamour, first degree, because your average male viewer (us) suddenly wants to enlist to impress/lay her

Funko
04-01-2008, 11:04:19
There are also a lot of people who loved Heinlein's book and were furious about the changes.

C.G.B. Spender
04-01-2008, 11:14:17
Are they all hall of fame members?

MoSe
04-01-2008, 11:17:02
I read it when I was 14, and I only recall the detailed description of the water-suspension device used to make the rocket acceleration sustainable, and how the 2 protagonists get separated and find and lose each other, only to find in the end that they aged differently because of the different amount of near-lightspeed travel they had in their missions....
I thought it was a rather sentimental story

OTOH, if the average CG poster misses the sarcastic subtext in my post above, how can we hope that they get the subtle message in Verhoeven's flick?

;)

King_Ghidra
01-09-2008, 11:04:56
Originally posted by Debaser
This Is England


Finally saw this last night. Really good.

novacane
01-09-2008, 11:33:37
Shane Meadows has a new film out. Now I think. Somers Town. I think.

Might be narrowly pre-2007, but The Lives Of Others is one of the best films I've seen recently.

King_Ghidra
01-09-2008, 12:07:14
yeah nearly went to see somers town the other week. that's the one partly/wholly funded by eurotunnel.

Gramercy Riffs
01-09-2008, 12:16:28
3 facts about Somers Town

1. Joe Cole is from there.

2. My g/friends nan lives there - it's not the nicest of areas.

3. The film is meant to be not very good.

novacane
01-09-2008, 12:39:18
is 'meant' a bit like 'supposed'?

King_Ghidra
01-09-2008, 12:40:01
we were mainly put off because it's only 71 mins long and paying 9 for that + a bit of travel to get to the cinema was difficult to justify

one to catch on film 4 in a few years time i think

novacane
01-09-2008, 12:43:00
living room comfort. priceless.

Gramercy Riffs
01-09-2008, 13:18:51
Originally posted by novacane
is 'meant' a bit like 'supposed'?

Indeed. I met Carl the other day and he said "I thought you were waiting outside for us and we were going to walk together?".

Apparently, we had agreed to wait outside before we left. Not a bloody clue.

MOBIUS
01-09-2008, 17:51:58
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
3 facts about Somers Town

1. Joe Cole is from there.

2. My g/friends nan lives there - it's not the nicest of areas.

3. The film is meant to be not very good.

4. I used to live there for about 3 months in 1995.

5. The First Church of Christ cult had/has a church there - it was opposite where I lived!:eek:

Gramercy Riffs
26-09-2008, 08:10:38
Saw Somers Town last night. Very good, nice and short, no flab. I recommend.