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12.21.2007

It's that time of year where we're getting everyone's Top Ten of the year lists, and so naturally, I asked the big guy, JoBlo when he was gonna grace us with his list. Unfortunately, he told me "Yeah, I won't be able to post one myself this year, but this dude is pretty good as well." And then sent me HERE (apparently, time is limited now, with his being Salma Hayek's thing on the side six days a week). And in case you had doubts as to Ebert's awesomeness, by hitting up that link, you will see that he has a website with one of those classy side-on pictures that says I am the Michael Jordan of movie reviewing, bitch. So it's, you know, confirmed.

If you're too lazy to read a big fat bunch of words, or are being chased by a crazed killer and have only the chance to glance at the computer screen, then here it is for you, broken down, like:

1. JUNO
2. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
3. BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
4. ATONEMENT
5. THE KITE RUNNER
6. AWAY FROM HER
7. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
8. LA VIE EN ROSE
9. THE GREAT DEBATERS
10. INTO THE WILD

I am thinking of demoting Roger Ebert to the Scottie Pippen of movie reviewing, for not listing THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Daniel Day-Lewis! If you list GHOST RIDER in your Top Ten, then you are officially the Yinka Dare of movie reviewing.
Extra Tidbit: Reasons why Roger Ebert's list might mean something: Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (first critic to receive one), Emmy nominations, Pulitzer Prize (also first critic to receive one). Yep.
Source: RogerEbert

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3:45AM on 12/26/2007

there will be blood

TWBB suffers from "The Assassination or Jesse James" syndrome: it's got supremely wonderful performances overshadowed by a supremely boring movie.

Juno was cute, but like "Little Miss Sunshine", vastly overrated.



But this is just one man's opinion...
TWBB suffers from "The Assassination or Jesse James" syndrome: it's got supremely wonderful performances overshadowed by a supremely boring movie.

Juno was cute, but like "Little Miss Sunshine", vastly overrated.



But this is just one man's opinion...
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4:17PM on 12/23/2007
Eberts gone bonkers
Eberts gone bonkers
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2:41PM on 12/22/2007

There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day-Lewis was great, but the movie as a whole is overlong and boring at times. I'm sure Oscar will reward that fact. Very over-rated!
Daniel Day-Lewis was great, but the movie as a whole is overlong and boring at times. I'm sure Oscar will reward that fact. Very over-rated!
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12:17PM on 12/22/2007

hmm

Well Before the Devil Knows Your Dead is fucking fantastic, but Juno is so overrated I could cry.
Well Before the Devil Knows Your Dead is fucking fantastic, but Juno is so overrated I could cry.
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11:37AM on 12/22/2007
It's clear that he likes movies that are clearly made to blow the academy for some gold statues. And am I the only one who liked American Gangster?
It's clear that he likes movies that are clearly made to blow the academy for some gold statues. And am I the only one who liked American Gangster?
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1:26AM on 12/22/2007

"Tied for 11th place"

Eastern Promises
Iím Not There
In the Valley of Elah
Michael Clayton
Rendition
Romance & Cigarettes
Starting Out in the Evening
Sweeney Todd
Talk to Me
There Will Be Blood

Martin
Eastern Promises
Iím Not There
In the Valley of Elah
Michael Clayton
Rendition
Romance & Cigarettes
Starting Out in the Evening
Sweeney Todd
Talk to Me
There Will Be Blood

Martin
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1:20AM on 12/22/2007

stroke this !!

come on, what a pile of crap for a top 10 for this year, seriously...avp-r hasnt even started yet, bound to be cool. then whats the dilly-o with the snub to balls of fury????
come on, what a pile of crap for a top 10 for this year, seriously...avp-r hasnt even started yet, bound to be cool. then whats the dilly-o with the snub to balls of fury????
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1:00AM on 12/22/2007
Good to see ol' Roger has as short a memory as the Academy when it comes to remembering that other movies were also released prior to the past 2 months.
Good to see ol' Roger has as short a memory as the Academy when it comes to remembering that other movies were also released prior to the past 2 months.
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12:37AM on 12/22/2007
I am cool with his choices.. but also kinda surprised at Across the Universe.. especially over some other flicks he mentioned... honorably.
I am cool with his choices.. but also kinda surprised at Across the Universe.. especially over some other flicks he mentioned... honorably.
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9:53PM on 12/21/2007
I don't get the love for 3:10. I mean, okay for a stab at the western, pretty good cast, but ultimately a let-down.
I don't get the love for 3:10. I mean, okay for a stab at the western, pretty good cast, but ultimately a let-down.
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9:30PM on 12/21/2007

What?

Where's 3:10 to Yuma? That was great movie! What's up Roger?
Where's 3:10 to Yuma? That was great movie! What's up Roger?
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8:38PM on 12/21/2007

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises was on his honorable mentions list, along with There Will Be Blood and some others
Eastern Promises was on his honorable mentions list, along with There Will Be Blood and some others
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7:58PM on 12/21/2007

ok, sure, whatever

Some real low choices on that list, really. But I'm not Ebert, so my opinions are just a fart in the wind.
Some real low choices on that list, really. But I'm not Ebert, so my opinions are just a fart in the wind.
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7:34PM on 12/21/2007

WHERE'S 'EASTERN PROMISES'?

I'm disappointed that 'Eastern Promises' got the boot, but I think Ebert's got a pretty decent list. I'm happy 'The Kite Runner' is in the Top 10. Solid film.
I'm disappointed that 'Eastern Promises' got the boot, but I think Ebert's got a pretty decent list. I'm happy 'The Kite Runner' is in the Top 10. Solid film.
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3:58PM on 12/21/2007
Really this was a great year for movies. best i can remember in a long while.
Really this was a great year for movies. best i can remember in a long while.
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3:50PM on 12/21/2007

The best movie of the year? ....

Pure and simple: 5 minutes of The Dark Knight shown in IMAX theatres. No doubt about it.
Pure and simple: 5 minutes of The Dark Knight shown in IMAX theatres. No doubt about it.
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3:36PM on 12/21/2007

Really? I mean... REALLY?

I have nothing for respect for this man, and I agree almost 100% on the list, save for I'm a huge Coen fanboy and maybe I'd switch things around a bit.

But Across the Universe? Come on... that movie was just a mash-up of Beatles hits with bad broken plotlines, shallow characters and an air of artsy-farts. It tried to be Tommy and failed.
I have nothing for respect for this man, and I agree almost 100% on the list, save for I'm a huge Coen fanboy and maybe I'd switch things around a bit.

But Across the Universe? Come on... that movie was just a mash-up of Beatles hits with bad broken plotlines, shallow characters and an air of artsy-farts. It tried to be Tommy and failed.
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3:13PM on 12/21/2007
I'm only surprised he didn't mention Eastern Promises because he loved the shit outta that thing in his review.
I'm only surprised he didn't mention Eastern Promises because he loved the shit outta that thing in his review.
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2:52PM on 12/21/2007

YES

Eastern Promises should have been on the list!
There are a few other movies that also got left out.
Eastern Promises should have been on the list!
There are a few other movies that also got left out.
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2:46PM on 12/21/2007
'Juno' sucked. Most overrated of the year, or close to it. And where is 'Eastern Promises'?
'Juno' sucked. Most overrated of the year, or close to it. And where is 'Eastern Promises'?
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2:43PM on 12/21/2007

OK

I don't always agree with Eberts picks but I just have to say that he is one tough dude. A fighter!!!
I don't always agree with Eberts picks but I just have to say that he is one tough dude. A fighter!!!
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