Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Best of 2007: Entertainment edition

It's year-end review time! Of course, we're already two days into 2008, but I see no harm in revisiting my favorites one last time. And who knows, you may find some new favorites in these jumbled lists.

Favorite new movies I saw in 2007, in order of release date:
  • Pan's Labyrinth**
  • Zodiac
  • 300
  • Grindhouse
  • Waitress
  • Knocked Up
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Interview
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • No Reservations
  • Stardust
  • Superbad
  • Into the Wild
  • Juno
  • Enchanted
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
**technically released 12/29/2006, but I saw it January '07

Favorite TV shows I discovered in 2007, both new and old:
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Gossip Girl
  • How I Met Your Mother (discovered during Season 2)
  • Battlestar Galactica (caught up on all 3 seasons this year!)
  • Freaks and Geeks (finishing up the last 3 episodes!)
  • Weeds

Favorite movies not released in 2007 that I saw this year:
  • Little Children
  • Half Nelson
  • Casanova
  • The Holiday
  • Children of Men
  • United 93
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Kinsey
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Billy Elliot
  • The Departed
  • The Descent
  • The Illusionist
  • The Prestige

Favorite books read in 2007:
  • Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
  • The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen
  • Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
  • Harry Potter 1-7, by J.K. Rowling
Favorite music discovered in 2007:
  • OK Go, Oh No
  • Georgie James, Places
  • The Fratellis, Costello Music
  • MIKA, Life in Cartoon Motion
  • Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmare and Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
  • Feist, The Reminder and Let It Die
  • Ingrid Michaelson, Girls and Boys
  • Silverchair, Young Modern

Songs I was obsessed with in 2007:
  • “Fireflies” by Rhett Miller and Rachael Yamagata
  • “Let It Rain” by OK Go
  • “Places” by Georgie James
  • “Your Ex-Lover is Dead” by Stars
  • “Yours to Keep” by Teddybears
  • "Girl's Not Grey" by AFI
  • “Henrietta” by The Fratellis
  • “Grace Kelly” by MIKA
  • “Breathe Me” by Sia
  • “Fluorescent Adolescent” by Arctic Monkeys
  • “1234” by Feist
  • "Cake Parade" by Georgie James
  • “2000 Miles” by The Pretenders
  • “You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Aimee Mann
  • “I Don't Feel Like Dancin'” by Scissor Sisters
  • “Die Alone” by Ingrid Michaelson
  • "Miss Murder" by AFI
  • "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers
  • "Chariots Rise" by Lizzie West
  • "Nothing Better" by The Postal Service
  • "The Hat" by Ingrid Michaelson
  • "Crash the Party" by OK Go
  • 3/4 of Led Zeppelin's entire oeuvre, as always

Favorite local restaurants discovered in 2007:
  • Afrah
  • Asian Mint
  • Coal Vines
  • Greenz
  • India Palace
  • Noodle Wave Fresh Thai
  • Queen of Sheba
  • Red's Patio Grill
  • Roti Grill
  • Tandoor Grill
  • Tony's Cafe
  • Twisted Root Burger Co.
  • Udipi Cafe
  • Zander's House
  • Zorba's

Favorite local bars/hangouts discovered in 2007:
  • The Tipp (Tipperary Inn)
  • Fusion Cafe
  • Beckley Brewhouse
  • The Fillmore Pub
Favorite local event in 2007, hands-down:
  • Friday, July 6: Led Zeppelin tribute concert at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
I'm sure I'll come back and add to this list, since it gave me the warm fuzzies remembering the joy all these things brought me, but this is all I can manage for now!

1 comment:

Louisiana Belle said...

I bow down to your list-making abilities. Amazing.