CTMovies Celebrates Awards Season

Jeffrey Overstreet announced that the Christianity Today movie critics have picked their “Top Ten Most Redeeming Films of 2007.” Take a look at the list, as well as the movies below (where each voter got to pick a favorite that didn’t make the top ten). I have seen exactly half of each list, and going from that I would have traded Gone Baby Gone up for either Bella or Freedom Writers. In any case, though, an excellent pair of lists and I look forward to seeing more of these selections in the weeks ahead.

And speaking of lists of ten, you have to check this out: ten totally geeked-out home theaters designed by the most bottomless of pockets to suit the nerdiest of tastes. These beauties seem to point to Trekkies as the wealthiest and most obsessive of fanboys. The Batcave is sweet, though perhaps not as inviting as I might prefer. The Titanic room is stunningly elegant, but perhaps a tad too intimate unless one simply had no friends (which would be a crying shame if one had such a room). That first Star Trek Enterprise theater is quite something, and how tantalizing is that description? “At last count, there were eight servers with 3,816 DVDs.” Then again, how long would it take you to even find that many things worth watching? And it’s a bit too uninvitingly plastic. No, the prize has to go to the Nautilus. It looks outrageously super-cool, comfortable, and just generally great . . . but who am I kidding. I would totally sell out and opt for a career writing those glowing blurbs for movies no one should ever watch just to possess any one of these rooms.

That reminds me . . . I’ve been watching the Rambo commercials on TV lately, and I noticed something rather amusing. All three of the”critical” blurbs praising the movie (which currently has a 36% on Rotten Tomatoes) were from the same source: the widely-respected “bloody-disgusting.com.” Pity the lazy fool that had to go hunting for favorable reviews to splice into the advertising.

~ by Jared on January 31, 2008.

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