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Published:December 31st, 2007 13:24 EST
Looking Back at 2007 Movies

Looking Back at 2007 Movies

By Garrett Godwin

Before we see Rambo come out of hiding and The Dark Knight take on the Joker in the New Year, it is time to look back on the movies of 2007, where there were sequels and comebacks, and that is just the beginning. Fresh from the success of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Judd Apatow continues to bring comedy with raunchiness and heart with the surprise hit Knocked Up, putting Grey's Anatomy Katherine Helgi on the path to movie stardom.  Despite Steve Carrell's performance, Evan Almighty fell down from grace at the box office, but continues to do better as a father with the touching Dan in Real Life

Keri Russell has finally broken out of her Felicity persona, winning raves for her performance as a pie-making young woman who unexpected -- and reluctantly -- finds motherhood and love in Waitress.

The Fantastic Four dealt with an intergalactic being that may or may not be their enemy in Rise of The Silver Surfer, and the war between good and evil rages in the long-awaited Transformers

After a six-year hiatus, Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, and director Brent Ratner gives us three times the action and comedy with Rush Hour 3.  Before there was Jack Bauer of 24, there was still Bruce Willis as John McClane telling us to Live Free or Die Hard.  George, Brad, Matt, and the rest of the Pack proved that they still had the looks, the brains, the talents, and the coolness with Ocean's Thirteen.  Peter Parker faces his greatest test as a hero fighting his biggest battle ever in Spider-Man 3.  And Captain Jack Sparrow faces his true destiny -- and his father -- in Pirates of The Caribbean: World's End.

The films of 2007 has been a year of trilogies, rising stars, and the return of favorites that was never gone or forgotten.  They were the right movies at the right place at the right time.

Goodbye 2007 and Hello 2008