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PCR #404 (Vol. 8, No. 51) This edition is for the week of December 17--23, 2007.

The Tampa Film Review for December  by Nolan Canova and Terence Nuzum
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street "  by Mike Smith
My Best of 2007 List  by Lisa Ciurro
Time Warp Toy Box: Week 3  by ED Tucker
Dan Fogelberg....Dark Shadows DVD Update....Top Ten Christmas Movies  by Matt Drinnenberg
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FANGRRL by Lisa Ciurro

My Best of 2007 List

I didn't see as many movies this past year as I usually do, but there were plenty of movie, book and TV-related things to enjoy in 2007. Here are some of my faves:

Best Book I Read This Year That Was Written By A Local Author: Tie: (1) Resurrection Angel by William Mize and (2) Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey

Most Promising New Local Event For Book Lovers: Deep Carnivale:A Celebration of Words (September)

Best Film I Saw At A Film Festival: Purgatory House (Gasparilla Film Festival); Runner-Up: F**k:A Documentary (Ybor Festival of the Moving Image)

Most Promising New Local Event For Movie Lovers: The Gasparilla Film Festival (February); 2nd Place: The Pinellas Filmmakers Society monthly meeting and screening (January); Runners-Up: The Film Movement series at the Studio@620 in St. Pete (March) and the 48 Hour Film Project (June)

Best Thing About Living On The Brandon/Riverview Side Of Town: Tie: (1) The new Books-A-Million store at the Brandon Mall; (2) Riverview’s new publishing company JimSam, Inc.

Most Powerful Documentary I Saw In A Theater: Sharkwater; Runner-Up: Motherland Afghanistan

The Silver Lining Of The Dark Cloud Of This Year’s Trend Of Film/Book Critic Layoffs: Former Tampa Trib film critic Bob Ross’ website BobRossMovies.com

Best Book-to-Film Adaptation: The Coen brothers’ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel No Country For Old Men

Best News For BSG Fans Upset About The Upcoming Final Season: Battlestar Galactica:Razor

Greatest Example Of What Fangrrls Can Do: Tara Butter and Michelle Fazekas, co-writers of The CW’s new show Reaper; Runners Up: Diablo Cody, Juno screenwriter, and Sarah Polley, writer/director of Away From Her

DVD Release That I’m Dying To Own: The 5-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Blade Runner

Best Book Title (Of A Book I Read This Year): Tie: (1) Knitting Under the Influence by Claire LaZebnik; (2) Letters From A Dead Armadillo by Wendy Boucher

Movie I Expected To Dislike But Loved Instead: Zodiac

"FANGRRL" is ©2007 by Lisa Ciurro.   All graphics, except where otherwise noted, are creations of Nolan B. Canova.  All contents of Nolan's Pop Culture Review are ©2007 by Nolan B. Canova.