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2007 Stories by Scott Foundas

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  • Best Movies of 2007

    published December 27, 2007

    1. There Will Be Blood: The Texas tea bubbles up from the ground like primordial blood at the beginning of Paul Thomas Anderson's... More >>

  • Director’s Cut

    published December 27, 2007

    Tim Burton has taken Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Grand Guignol operetta, hemmed in the narrative, cast confessed nonsingers in the... More >>

  • Legend Has It

    published December 13, 2007

    There are two momentous performances in the Darwinian horror fable I Am Legend. One is by the movie's star, Will Smith —... More >>

  • American Realist

    published November 29, 2007

    Although he plays a college professor in his latest film, Robert Redford was, by his own admission, never much of a student, consistently more... More >>

  • Hitman

    published November 29, 2007

    Fresh from creating domestic cyber-anarchy in this summer's Live Free or Die Hard, Timothy Olyphant goes global as top-flight... More >>

  • Bob Dylan Isnít ďThereĒ

    published November 22, 2007

    Something about that movie though, well I just can't get it out of my head. But I can't remember why I was in it or what part... More >>

  • Badlands

    published November 15, 2007

    Hold still" — it's what the hunters say to the hunted in Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men. The first time we... More >>

  • Saw IV

    published November 8, 2007

    In keeping with the series' preference for the literal over the mythic, Saw IV offers no miraculous, Michael Myers-style resurrection... More >>

  • Emotional Wreck

    published October 25, 2007

    I gave up after about 100 pages of John Burnham Schwartz's 1998 novel Reservation Road, a typically overwritten and contrived slice of... More >>

  • Wide-Open Spaces

    published October 4, 2007

    To some, the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, the 24-year-old Emory University graduate who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness... More >>

  • Jodie Foster, Superhero

    published September 20, 2007

    In the new Neil Jordan movie, Jodie Foster plays New York talk radio DJ Erica Bain, who survives a vicious Central Park mugging and becomes an... More >>

  • The Invasion

    published August 30, 2007

    Is there a Razzie Award for worst casting? If so, reserve it early for this fourth, spectacularly lousy screen version of Jack Finney's 1954... More >>

  • Nerd Love

    published August 16, 2007

    The latest comic meteorite to hurtle forth from the galaxy of producer Judd Apatow, Superbad is about a couple of chronically... More >>

  • Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    published July 26, 2007

    Did John Waters sell out? Or did our ever-more-metrosexual age merely render him irrelevant? Certainly long before Hairspray took up... More >>

  • Dark Arts

    published July 12, 2007

    The magic has returned to the Harry Potter franchise — albeit magic of the old, black variety. The darkest and most threatening by far of... More >>

  • Incredible, Edible

    published June 28, 2007

    "Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great." So goes the personal mantra of the late celebrity chef Auguste Gusteau, whose disembodied... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published June 21, 2007

    Look up in the sky: It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a giant silver eunuch on a radioactive surfboard! That's more or less the gist of this... More >>

  • The Joy in the Bubble

    published June 7, 2007

    Last weekend, as Jerry Bruckheimer's pirates were once again storming the international box office, the Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27) bestowed... More >>

  • Geekology 101

    published June 7, 2007

    There is a moment early on in "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers," the 14th episode of the brilliant but canceled television series Freaks and... More >>

  • Full Nelson

    published April 19, 2007

    This week's generically titled studio suspense thriller, Fracture, has the good sense to begin where last week's generically titled studio... More >>

  • Glittering Hunks of Trash

    published April 5, 2007

    There exists some debate about audience familiarity with the term "grindhouse," and even a certain confusion about the origins of the word itself... More >>

  • Forget Gun Control

    published March 22, 2007

    In the same week that sees Adam Sandler playing a grieving 9/11 widower in Reign over Me, another lone figure reeling from... More >>

  • Again with the Serious Face?

    published March 22, 2007

    As Charlie Fineman, a New York dentist who lost his wife and three young daughters in one of the September 11 plane crashes, Adam Sandler sports a... More >>

  • Killer Instinct

    published March 8, 2007

    When the editorial-cartoonist-turned-amateur-sleuth Robert Graysmith published Zodiac, his sprawling, meticulously researched account of... More >>

  • Date My Mom

    published February 1, 2007

    Though I'm sure it's purely coincidental, the decision to release the Diane Keaton-Mandy Moore rom-com Because I Said So with the... More >>

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