The 10 Worst Films of 2007
Bratz: The Movie--Normally, movies based on toys are brilliant (see He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Transformers and The Care Bears Movie for reference). Not so with this dim, mixed-message “comedy” based on the whore-like prepubescent doll line.
Atonements, Assassinations, Barbers and Blood
The top 10 films of 2007
When is a romance not a romance? When it has more on its mind than simple liplocks. This vigorous, visually poetic adaptation of Ian McEwan’s “unfilmable” World War II-era novel sets the bar high for period dramas. Not only does it feature love, betrayal, bloodshed and genuine passion (a rare element in most romances), it ponders long and hard on the power of imagination as a force both positive and negative. A great many films could be benefit from such self-reflection.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Charlie Wilson’s War
Bullets, ballots and booze
“Laws are like sausages,” states the famous aphorism by Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck. “It is better not to see them being made.” It's an appropriate quote to start off a review of the new poli-sci parody Charlie Wilson’s War, as the film spends an awful lot of time inside America's biggest sausage factory.
Best TV of 2007
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (Sci-Fi)--I could just list “Battlestar Galactica.” It’s still one of the best-written, most topical series on TV. Instead, I’ll single out this movie event as a perfect example of why: gripping drama, startling plot development, powerful characters and some of the juiciest political debate you’ll find on the idiot box. ... Plus, there are spaceships.
The Week in Sloth
“The Celebrity Apprentice” (KOB-4 8 p.m.) Who the hell are Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan and Piers Morgan? How does Omarosa, one of the losers from season one’s “The Apprentice,” count as a celebrity? Hell, not even Stephen Baldwin actually counts as a celebrity, people. You need at least Adam Baldwin or higher.
“How to Look Good Naked” (Lifetime 7 p.m.) Step one: Take your clothes off.
“Top This Party” (Lifetime 8 p.m.) A divorcée has a Casino Royale-themed party. We watch.