"The Flagship Film Podcast"

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#191: Top 10 Movies of 2007 / Charlie Wilson's War / Sweeney Todd / Youth Without Youth

Break out the Guy Lombardo, put on your tackiest Christmas sweater, grab a steaming hot cup of Ovaltine, and curl on up to the family PC as Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips joins Adam and Matty in sweeping out the year with Filmspotting's Top 10 Movies of 2007. The jam-packed Filmspotting Holiday Spectacular also offers quick reviews of "Charlie Wilson's War," the Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Youth Without Youth."

Plus, guest voicemailers Rian Johnson ("Brick"), Sam Van Hallgren and other friends of the show chime in with their top film-going experiences of the year. There's even a Yule-tide edition of Massacre Theatre... and an interpretive ice duet between Adam and Oksana Baiul. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Music by Martin Sexton courtesy of Kitchen Table Records.

Filmspotting #191
:21-13:53 - Top 10 of 2007: #10-6
Music: Martin Sexton, "Blue Christmas"
14:34-19:59 - Review: "Charlie Wilson's War"
20:00-24:05 - Review: "Sweeney Todd"
24:06-26:17 - Review: "Youth Without Youth"
Music: Martin Sexton, "Happy"
27:05-30:05 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Jeff Adams)
30:06-45:26 - Top 10 of 2007: #10-6 Recap, #5-4
Music: Martin Sexton, "Hallelujah"
45:46-48:35 - New DVDs, Donations
48:36-54:21 - Poll Questions
54:22-1:08:46 - Top 10 of 2007: #3-1
1:08:47-1:11:29 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- Filmspotting will be off for the Christmas holiday and back with a podcast on Jan. 4. Happy Holidays!

- I (Adam) wrongly responded to Matty when he asked me what "Youth Without Youth" was 'about.' I know what the movie is about beyond the plot: one man's struggle between his life's work and love -- a subject I find pretty fascinating, which is why I was more forgiving of Coppola's effort.

- 7 of Matty's best films of the year are available on DVD, all but his #2, #3 and #7. Only 4 of Adam's choices are currently available -- #4 and #7-9.

- A number of donations came in after we recorded this show. We'll get your nickname to you in the new year. Thanks!


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