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Most Wanted Movies of 2007


The same fun ordeal every year… this is a slight preview of 2007’s anticipated and promising movies with the title, directing, and acting names attached. Last year, The Departed was the second most wanted movie and it turned out to be number one on Film Prophet’s 2006 top list, then eventually winning the Oscar for best picture. It’s fascinating to see where this list will stand a year from every early-mid March. Every year there will be some dazzling movies and others as box-office slumps or big disappointments. There was many to select from this time around speculating from artist names, plotline, and the like, before even seeing most of the trailers. After I finished my research and compilation, the collection came to over 50 films so I had to narrow it down to 30 like usual. Lots of notable ones that I will see and review have been trimmed off. Sequels such as Are We Done Yet?, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Hostel 2, Rush Hour 3, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer are probable ticket sales successes, or not, but not anticipated here. Extraordinarily, there was an overwhelming amount of a big mix from favorite entertainment franchises that’s being adapted to the silver screen this year. The list also consists of possible late-season award contenders. Like every year, I expect to review all of the movies featured on this list. The list is subject to change because late estimated release dates change. Sometimes movies are push backed for being too independent, too limited in few selected theaters, or not finished in time, so the list will be adjusted if movies fall back to '08 or later. If that happens, another '07 movie yet to be released will be placed in for a fallen one.

{30 of 30 Reviewed}

1. Transformers (Michael Bay: Shia LaBeouf, Kevin Dunn, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight, Anthony Anderson. Main voices by Peter Cullen and Frank Welker)   {REVIEWED}

2. The Simpsons Movie (Animation by David Silverman, Matt Groening, James L. Brooks: Voices by Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer)   {REVIEWED}

3. Charlie Wilson's War (Mike Nichols: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Shiri Appleby)  {REVIEWED}

4. TMNT (Computer animation by Kevin Munroe: Voices by Mako, Ziyi Zhang, Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chris Evans)  {REVIEWED}

5. Spider-Man 3 (Sam Raimi: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard)  {REVIEWED}

6. Sweeney Todd (Tim Burton: Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter)  {REVIEWED}

7. American Gangster (Ridley Scott: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin)  {REVIEWED}

8. Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel)  {REVIEWED}

9. My Blueberry Nights (Kar Wai Wong: Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz)  {REVIEWED}

10. Ratatouille (Pixar computer animation by Brad Bird: Voices by Patton Oswalt, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm)   {REVIEWED}

11. Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (Gore Verbinski: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy)   {REVIEWED}

12. I Am Legend (Francis Lawrence: Will Smith)  {REVIEWED}

13. Southland Tales (The Rock, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Smith)  {REVIEWED}

14. Cassandra's Dream (Woody Allen: Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Tom Wilkinson)  {REVIEWED}

15. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Chris Weitz: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green)  {REVIEWED}

16. Halloween (Rob Zombie: Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon)  {REVIEWED}

17. Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia)  {REVIEWED}

18. Live Free or Die Hard (Len Wiseman: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Timothy Olyphant, Mary Elizabeth Winstead)  {REVIEWED}

19. No Country for Old Men (Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson)  {REVIEWED}

20. Rendition (Gavin Hood: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard)   {REVIEWED}

21. The Heartbreak Kid (Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Malin Akerman)  {REVIEWED}

22. Lust, Caution (Ang Lee: Tony Leung, Joan Chen, Wei Tang)  {REVIEWED}

23. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (Dennis Dugan: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames)  {REVIEWED}

24. The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Natalie Portman)  {REVIEWED}

25. 1408 (Mikael Håfström: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack)  {REVIEWED}

26. Shoot 'Em Up (Michael Davis: Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci, Paul Giamatti)  {REVIEWED}

27. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Zach Helm: Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Dustin Hoffman)   {REVIEWED}

28. The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass: Matt Damon, Paddy Considine, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn)  {REVIEWED}

29. Into the Wild (Sean Penn: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden)  {REVIEWED}

30. Bee Movie (Animation by Steve Hickner & Simon J. Smith: Voices by Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, John Goodman)   {REVIEWED}



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