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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Midway gut check on the movies of 2007

Swear ta God, I could just spend my entire day surfing around Rotten Tomatoes (wait, don’t I do that already), but a recent link really has me transfixed. It’s a simple item, really, and indicative of the site's latest trend toward All Things List.

But considering we’re past the midway point of 2007, it’s a gas to check out the film review site’s “Mid-Year Report,” counting down the 25 best reviewed movies, as well as the 10 worst.

Some interesting tidbits:

• 14 out of the 25 are American-made films

• All but two (The Italian, Starter for 10) have screened in Atlanta. Starter for 10 just came out on DVD last week.

• The worst-reviewed film, Because I Said So, clocked in at a lowly 5 percent on the Tomatometer.

• The No. 1 pick, Ratatouille, rocks so hard it’s ridiculous.

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Well done, critics — including our own film critics, Felicia Feaster and Curt Holman. Click on these movie titles to see their reviews.

What’s your favorite movie this year?

25) Paris Je T’aime

24) Live Free or Die Hard

23) Into Great Silence

22) Starter for 10

21) God Grew Tired of Us

20) An Unreasonable Man

19) Grindhouse

18) After the Wedding

17) The Namesake

16) Bridge to Terabithia

15) Breach

14) Red Road

13) The Hoax

12) The Italian

11) The Wind That Shakes the Barley

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10) The Lookout

9) Waitress

8) Zodiac

7) The Host

6) Sicko

5) Hot Fuzz

4) Knocked Up

3) Once

2) Away From Her

1) Ratatouille

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