PopMatters Picks:

The Best TV, Film, and DVD of 2007

By PopMatters Staff

24 January 2008

24 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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17 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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17 Jan 2008 // 8:59 PM

The Best Movies of 2007

Fuchs' picks for the year's best movies reveal the difficulty of the quest, uncovering in their seeming failures more remarkable potentials.

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16 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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Best TV Performances of 2007

Here is a look at those TV actors who excelled and were, for various reasons, overlooked.

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Hype, Interrupted: The Most Anticipated Films of 2008

The promise is everywhere: fewer sequels, wider variety, more top of the line talent both in front of and behind the camera. Well known franchises are finding their way back to the local multiplex, while hackneyed genres long thought dead are getting revived by interesting, ingenious artists.

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10 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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10 Jan 2008 // 8:59 PM

Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.

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8 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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8 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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The Best Film Obsessions in 2007

Whether by luck or some kind of hive rejuvenation, 2007 saw a whole lot of terrific American movies.

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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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