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Best & Worst Movies of 2007 at Criticker

We’re getting close to the New Year and that means it’s time for year-end, best-of lists! We’ve crunched the numbers at Criticker, and present the best and worst in films, as chosen by our users:

Top 10 Movies 2007 by Criticker Users (Wide Release)

  1. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  2. Ratatouille
  3. Superbad
  4. The Bourne Ultimatum
  5. Grindhouse
  6. The Darjeeling Limited
  7. Hot Fuzz
  8. Into the Wild
  9. Zodiac
  10. American Gangster

Top 10 Movies 2007 by Critics on wide Release

  1. Ratatouille
  2. Michael Clayton
  3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  4. The Bourne Ultimatum
  5. 28 Weeks Later…
  6. Knocked Up
  7. Zodiac
  8. The Simpsons Movie
  9. Hot Fuzz
  10. Enchanted

Top 5 Movies 2007 by Criticker Users on limited Release

  1. No Country for Old Men
  2. In the Shadow of the Moon
  3. Juno
  4. No End in Sight
  5. My Kid Could Paint That

Top 5 Movies 2007 by Critics on limited Release

  1. No End in Sight
  2. No Country for Old Men
  3. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  4. The Savages
  5. In the Shadow of the Moon

Worst 5 Movies 2007 by Criticker Users

  1. Epic Movie
  2. Redline
  3. Blood and Chocolate
  4. Norbit
  5. Are We Done Yet?

Worst 5 Movies 2007 by Critics

  1. Good Luck Chuck
  2. License to Wed
  3. I Know Who Killed Me
  4. The Number 23
  5. Because I Said So

What do you think of this? The most interesting to me is to see what films made the lists for critics, but not users (and vice versa). 5 land on both: Sweeny Todd, Ratatouille, Bourne Ultimatum, Hot Fuzz and Zodiac. The critics’ #2 film of 2007, Michael Clayton, is nowhere to be found on the user’s list at all. Neither is The Simpsons Movie (Critics: #8), a film that has not been much loved by users at Criticker.

And, personally, I love the pick for Worst Film of the year by our users… Epic Movie. Thank you!!! I couldn’t believe it when I saw commercials for it, let alone when it went to #1 in theaters. It’s good to see that Criticker’s community of users has such good taste.

Merchandise from Tom Tykwer’s Perfume?


This would have been the perfect piece of merchandise to sell for the film Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer. After watching that film, I wanted to run around distilling essences for the next two weeks.

Handcrafted in the Iberian Peninsula by Al-Ambik, makers of fine distilling instruments since 1853, this copper alembic distiller is reminiscent of those used for over 1,200 years to extract essential oils from plants for use in perfumes. It was invented around 775 A.D. by Jabir Ibn Haiyan (Geber), renowned as the Father of Chemistry.

Simply place water and fragrant plant leaves (such as lavender, peppermint, or thyme) into the 2 2/3-quart cucurbit, light the oil lamp and place it under the cucurbit. As the water boils, steam extracts essential oils from the plant and fills the vessel with oil vapor. The oil vapor passes from the cucurbit through the swan-neck tube and, once it reaches the water-filled condensing pot, it is cooled and conv erted into a concentrated liquid. The aromatic oil is deposited into a copper cooling cup for use in perfumes.

Link: DIY Perfume Distiller

Merry Christmas!

We just wanted to wish all of the users of Criticker a happy holiday season. We’re really happy to have you using the site, and thank you for your continued support and ideas.

It’s been a big year for us. Our relaunch in August of this year marked a new era for Criticker, and it’s been great to see the site expand in popularity. Criticker still has a long way to go before it can truly be considered a great success, but we’re confident that day will come soon.

Coming up on the horizon, you can expect a belated Christmas present from us… fine, I’ll give it away: new forums. We’ve spent the last couple weeks testing and implementing new forum software which, we think you’ll agree, is approximately 1839 times better than the status quo. We hope to get that out before the new year, so keep your eyes out for it.

Thanks again for using the site, and we wish you all the best. Just stay away from cheesy Christmas films!

Watch Jackass 2.5 Online

Can you ever get enough of Jackass? After watching Jackass: The Movie and Jackass: Number Two, I’m ready for the next one: Jackass2.5.

Feel like watching the whole movie right now? Well, you can, if you are located in the US! Jackass 2.5 is the first movie to premiere first online, and you can watch the whole thing from 12/19 until 12/31! Since I’m not fortunate enough to live in the states, I can’t say whether or not the film is any good… But if you live outside of the US and have discovered a way to watch it, please leave a comment.

And now: Watch Jackass 2.5

Gadget Link: Portable Cocktail Cyclone

Leaked: Batman, The Dark Knight Trailer

"This put a smile on our face. Can’t wait!"

[via: attu / popoholic]

Click for the Warner Bros. Online Shop-WBShop.com

Greatest Horror Movie Preview

The best trailer I’ve seen in a long time doesn’t show even a second of the film it’s promoting. Watch the audience scream in terror at this film, and tell me you aren’t dying to see it yourself — even without knowing anything about it.

[rec] a Spanish horror film that has been winning awards and breaking box-office records in that country.

Here a comment from OhLALA Paris:

Scary as hell, you leave the theatre breathless, almost with a sense of terror that follows you for days, and it’s final 25 minutes were THE WORST TIME I HAD ON A THEATRE EVER.

Wonder what the audience saw? Here an other trailer of [rec]:

[via: OhLALA Paris]

Live Free or Die Hard

Alfred Hitchcock Puts You To Sleep

Alfred Hitchcock helps with insomnia – Good Night!