Top 10 Movies According to Well Above Average: Do YOU Agree?
Well Above Average Blogger Stella has posted her Top Ten Movies for 2007. Well, let’s change that a bit because number 10 is possibly one of 3 movies and could be all three because she hasn’t seen them yet.
Particularly since I have been to a few movies lately AND seen a slew of DVD’s lately too (did you see those two blogs? Wait till you see what I say you should miss. There’s enough out there. Plus there are a few that I hadn’t seen from earlier in the year that will be “balance” of the post that will tell you what you missed– because I sure did and was very glad to have finally seen them.
Anyway, Ms. Stella has a very eclectic taste — and sometimes we totally agree, sometimes we agree to disagree and then sometimes one of us shakes our head and thinks “what was she thinking”.. (mostly it’s her thinking why would I see National Treasure Book of Secrets .. and movies of that ilk. Because they are mindless fun!! I love mindless fun. I am not entirely brainless but I think and work way too hard and I need fun. It’s like my loving Disneyland. It’s that sort of suspend all disbelief and go for it. .. diatribe over)
Ok.. so you want to know what they are? Keep reading.. I am not going to tell you all of them, (hello, read her blog) but I will give you some hints of what’s there and you can go from there.
Michael Clayton Photos: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Tony Gilroy. © Warner Bros
We did agree on two though.. and I just wrote about them!!
This one I saw on the plane returning from New York City in November and could not wait to see the unedited version when I got home. Loved it!!
This one I saw the first day it released. Loved it too. A thrill a minute and had me totally in his universe. Matt Damon is a great actor and undervalued and often doesn’t show us his best (Oceans 11, 12, and whatever).. but we got great stuff here!
What I don’t understand are why she chose these two movies!! What the heck?
You have to read her explanation– but I won’t see either one of them. I like my humor dry and witty and this wasn’t either. Give me Dogma, or give me death but don’t give me either of these please. I want some intelligent humor!
This one you don’t need me to tell you which one it is.
While one of Stella’s last choices — in number 10– is one she hasn’t seen, I will give her a helping hand with this trailer:
Ok.. so my peeps… that’s Stella’s choices. I haven’t come up with ten, but I would tell you that I can give you at least 3– in no order of importance
1) Miss Potter — yes. Ewan McGregor was not on the screen long enough to deserve a co-star listing here but it was a well-played movie and she was excellent.
2) Bourne Ultimatum– reason cited
3) Live Free or Die Hard– I agree with Stella
4) The Invisible— a really hard look at a situation that has you really wondering what is going on– and the music is right on target and the acting/actors even better.
5) The 300– for the awesome task of taking a film like that and making it part CGI and part human and still allowing us to see the humanity and the heroic feats of the people of that time. Not that I agree with everything in the movie– just the sheer spectacle of it was amazing. I love special effects done well.
6) Deja Vu– a bit hokey but also really interesting because it wasn’t like that what one would think and Denzel really did have the smarts to make it all work out right.
7) Night at the Museum– amusing, funny, witty, smart, did I say it was funny? GREAT effects and yes I would see this again but probably find it boring (despite seeing it twice on dvd already)
( gosh I hope this is the right year)
Anyway there are more but I need more time to think about this. I know I have seen a couple of other movies that didn’t do well at the theater but I thought were sensational.
see you at the popcorn counter– or at my dvd!!
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