Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Miscellaneous: Halfway Home

Six months down, six to go. Let’s run the highlight reel. First, 2007’s movies, listed in the order I saw them.

The Lives of Others. It won the Best Foreign Film Academy Award, so technically it’s a 2006 release. But it’s good enough to mention again.

The Host. A monster movie, Korean style. Which means no character is safe.

The Lookout. Scott Frank’s chilly noir thriller deserved better. A lot better.

Black Book. The class of the year thus far. A relentless narrative engine. The kind of movie people say they don’t make any more.

Hot Fuzz. This will undoubtedly be the 2007 title I watch the most times.

Black Snake Moan. Just caught up with this one on DVD. An old-school exploitation movie packed with sex and soul.

I’ve fallen way behind in reading new books. Once again, I’ll tout Then We Came To The End, by Joshua Ferris.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that the release of Not Just The Best Of The Larry Sanders Show on DVD leaves the rest of the demi-year’s achievements in the dust.

Miscellaneous: More Than Meets The Eye Links

Before rushing out to see Transformers, let us remember that the toys could get the job done, too. And don’t forget the original movie, with its stirring power anthem. Although if you ask me, Dirk Diggler pwns that song.