Movies of the Moment – December 2007

There is still a week of November left, but I thought I would get this out of the way now, especially since December looks to be a crowded month.

Feature Film December 2007
The Golden Compass – December 7
This the latest in the line of literary adaptations. I remember my brother was reading the book back when he was younger. There has been some minor controversy over the the atheist beliefs in the book (which apparently weren’t included in the film), but I believe the film will overcome those issues and become one of the biggest hits of the holiday season.

Other Picks for the Month

I am Legend – December 14
I was initially a little iffy about this post-apocalyptic tale staring Will Smith, but now I am looking forward to it.

Juno – December 14
I predict that Jason Reitman’s follow-up to Thank You for Smoking will be the sleeper hit of the holiday season.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – December 21
It has been a while since Tim Burton directed a dark film (I think the last was Sleepy Hollow). It will be interesting to see how Burton’s adaptation of the musical thriller turns out.

There Will Be Blood – December 26
It has been five years since we last heard from Paul Thomas Anderson. By what I’ve seen, it looks like his new film will be one of the best of the year.

May Consider
National Treasure: Book of Secrets – December 21
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story – December 21
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem – December 25
I’m talking about these three movies together, since the reason why I might not see them are the same: simply, they are all crowded right around Christmas and there is no way I could see them all.

Not Really Interested
Alvin and the Chipmunks – December 14
I give props for using the original cartoon voices, but I’ll leave this one for the kiddies.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).