I’m still behind on making my 2008 predictions for media and technology. Will yet another Top Ten of 2007 tide you over for another day?
Top Ten Movies of 2007 (roughly descending order)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Into the Wild
No Country for Old Men
28 Weeks Later
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
There Will Be Blood
Live Free or Die Hard
Gone Baby Gone
I haven’t seen Juno yet. Nearly made the list: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, 3:10 to Yuma.
My favorite of the year made $3 million in US box office ticket sales (ranked number 185 out of 600 or so). Of the 27 movies that made over $100 million in 2007 — vs 18 last year, so much for the long tail causing the death of hits — I liked four and four more weren’t bad. I didn’t really like any of the four $300 million titles (there was only one in 2006), and I absolutely hated one (Transformers).
But I swear, I’m not a completely pretentious snob. Check out that list — Potter 5, Die Hardest, and a horror movie sequel! I’m getting more mainstream, I promise. In 2006 none of my faves were in the box office top ten.