20 Things Movies Made Me Think in 2007…

1. Pregnancy sucks. Evidence: Juno, Knocked Up, Waitress.

2. Tobey McGuire is not a superhero. Evidence: Superman 3.

3. The Dark Knight will shatter the box office record in 2008. Evidence: Dark Knight trailer.

4. The key to a successful adaptation is character development. Evidence: Into the Wild. Anti-Evidence: The Kite Runner.

5. War is not funny. Evidence: The Kingdom.

6. Except when Philip Seymour Hoffman makes it funny. Evidence: Charlie Wilson’s War.

7. Philip Seymour Hoffman might be the best actor alive right now. Evidence: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Savages.

8. Jenna Fischer is the best-looking actress in Hollywood. Evidence: Blades of Glory, Walk Hard, The Office: Season 3 and 4.

9. Paul Greengrass movies demand air sickness medication. Evidence: The Bourne Ultimatum.

10. Seth Rogen is 2007’s most overrated person. Evidence: Knocked Up.

11. As a young twentysomething, I can get away with it: I’d knock up Ellen Page, too. Evidence: Juno.

12. I was right, The Girl Next Door really was good. Evidence: Into the Wild, There Will Be Blood.

13. James McAvoy is the next Sean Connery. Evidence: Atonement.

14. Playing a nerd is easier if you are a nerd. Evidence: Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

15. Rom Com + leisure activity = disaster. Evidence: Catch and Release, Lucky You.

16. Jeremy Piven’s 15 minutes are running short. Evidence: Smokin’ Aces, The Kindgom.

17. The best villains we don’t associate with anything else. Evidence: Javier Bardem.

18. Dicking around on set always looks like dicking around. Evidence: Wild Hogs.

19. But sometimes, it doesn’t. Evidence: Ocean’s Thirteen.

20. Mom was right: cunt really is the worst curse word. Evidence: Atonement.

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One Response to 20 Things Movies Made Me Think in 2007…

  1. Berlin says:

    I couldn’t agree more on #10 (and 20).

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