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Top 10 Movies of 2007 26 Dec 2007 13:00 #17478

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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 27 Dec 2007 00:49 #17479

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i did not play one of those!

But still did a ok!
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 30 Jan 2008 23:35 #17480

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I always find it interesting to compare the industries Top 10 movie list for a given year against my own. It's always quite different then theirs.

My top 10 for 2007 were:
1. Ratatouille
2. Shrek the 3rd
3. Night at the Museum
4. Happy Feet
5. Pirates of the Caribbean 3
6. Wild Hogs
7. Hairspray
8. Bee Movie
9. Spiderman 3
10. Evan Almighty

What was yours?
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 31 Jan 2008 00:48 #17481

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For calendar 2007:

1. Wild Hogs
2. Shrek the Third
3. Alvin and the Chipmunks
4. Spider-Man 3
5. Pirates 3
6. Harry Potter 5
7. Transformers
8. Ghost Rider
9. I Am Legend
10. Night at the Museum

Alvin did the best overall, if you don't cut the run off by the calendar
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 01 Feb 2008 01:35 #17482

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1.NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
2.JUNO*
3.DEATH AT A FUNERAL
4.INTO THE WILD
5.PAINTED VAIL
6.WAITRESS
7.SICKO
8.DARJEELING LIMITED
9.LA VIE EN ROSE
10.EVENING
* S OF 12-31-08---JUNO STILL PLAYING
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 01 Feb 2008 01:36 #17483

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AS OF 12-31-07
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 01 Feb 2008 13:20 #17484

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Pirates - All time high gross
Shrek 3
National Treasure (only played at one loc.)
Wild Hogs
Harry Potter
Spiderman 3 (only played at one loc.)
Transformers
Ratatouille
Charlotte's Web
Enchanted (only played at one loc.)

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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 01 Feb 2008 13:35 #17485

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Anyone else find it amusing that many of those films made the critics 10 WORST films of 2007 lists?

Alot of people tell me if they see Jeff Simon trash a picture then it's a must see!

tony.
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 02 Feb 2008 08:37 #17486

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I book such a variety of houses that's it really not fair to try to compare an 800-car drive-in that can gross $20,000 a week with a small-town single-screen art house that can only do $2,000.

However...another of my other showbiz hats is as film critic for one of the local NPR stations. So here's the list of my 10 favorite films that I saw in 2007:

No Country for Old Men
Gone Baby Gone
Army of Shadows
Away from Her
Pan's Labyrinth
Hot Fuzz
Juno
Waitress
Volver
Grindhouse
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 02 Feb 2008 14:27 #17487

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Well Larry, that is an interesting list. It just confirms something that I, and other exhibitors that I know, have known for many years. That most film critics are totally out of touch with the average movie goer.

Now please, don't take that as an attack or as a negative about your position, as I agree that there are some fantastic films on that list. It's just that unless they were played in a well established arthouse, they wouldn't do a nickels worth of business, and the audience in a regular commercial theatre would find them boring and a waste of time, and their money.

I as you, am also a booker. I only book one arthouse which did extremely well with most of those films. However, if I had booked them in any of the others it would be safe to say on many showings no one would have shown up.

I think it's safe to assume that most critics are people that love movies, or at least movies as an art form, but their tastes are certainly different then that of the average moviegoer. Therefore, the question becomes. Who should be a film critic?

Another theatre owner and I often discuss this topic. It seems that his local critic hates all commercial films. But if it's an art or foreign film we know even before the review comes out that it will be a good one, and sure enough it is. My local critic isn't quite as bad, but still leans toward all the highbrow product.

Aren't movies an entertaiment for the masses? Shouldn't film critics be someone that reviews movies with them in mind, not just their personal tastes? Or, better yet, maybe critics should be people that come from within the ranks of the average moviegoer.
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 02 Feb 2008 14:47 #17488

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there are 2 cross over pics on his list juno & no country for old men!
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Re: Top 10 Movies of 2007 02 Feb 2008 16:22 #17489

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Here is what I like to use to get a sense of what the people like....
http://movies.yahoo.com/mvc/top10;_ylt=Aje4fIjDjqwZ0O1QkJLVoa5fVXcA
"What a crazy business"
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