Midway through 2007: The Best Films of the Year (so far)

So, now that we’re at the halfway point, what would be your Top 10? Mine:

  1. Away from Her
  2. Black Book
  3. Paprika
  4. The Lookout
  5. Once
  6. Zodiac
  7. The Host
  8. Paris Je T’Aime
  9. Knocked Up
  10. Amazing Grace

Worst of the Year: 300

Well, I’ve only seen six movies all year, but here they are in order of preference…

  1. Sicko
  2. Live Free or Die Hard
  3. Transformers
  4. Reign Over Me
  5. The Number 23
  6. Spider-Man 3

If you had told me in January that I would think of Spider-Man 3 as the worst movie I had seen all year, I would said you were crazy. But then here we are.

As a representative of The Man Council, we hereby demand that you turn in your testicles. You have two days to comply.

You and your cohorts in the Gay Mafia don’t scare me!

My favorite from the OP’s list: The Host.

The only movies I’ve seen this year, in order of preference:

  1. Knocked Up
  2. Spider-Man 3
  3. 300
  4. Smokin’ Aces
  5. Music and Lyrics
  6. Grindhouse

I NEVER would have believed I would enjoy a Hugh Grant/Drew Barrymore romantic comedy more than a Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez action-horror collaboration, but there you go. Knocked Up blew everything else away, though.

As much as I would like to see Pirates 3, Die Hard 4, Transformers, and 28 Weeks Later, my girlfriend has no interest so I’ll probably catch them by myself once they hit the dollar theater. However, I will be there opening night for Superbad, without a doubt.

Best movies so far:

Live Free or Die Hard
Pirates of the Caribbean 3

  1. The Wind that Shakes the Barley
  2. The Lookout
  3. Hot Fuzz
  4. Ratatouille (the spelling suggestion for this one was bouillabaisse, incidentally)
  5. Waitress
  6. Knocked Up
  7. Once
  8. Away From Her
  9. Paris Je T’aime

Worst: Smokin’ Aces