Watching the Golden Globes last night it was clear that 2006 was an awesome year for movies.  There was the nuanced comedy of “Little Miss Sunshine,” the groundbreaking style of the hilarious “Borat,” and Scorsese’s brilliant mob epic, “The Departed.”  But what do we have to look forward to in 2007?

At first glance, the field looks bleak.  Sure, I’m excited for another Frank Miller graphic novel (“300”) to be turned into a movie, but my hopes are so high anything less than perfection will be a disappointment.  Will Ferrell, normally my favorite actor, looks bound to disappoint in his take on the competitive world of figure skating, “Blades of Glory.”  Worst of all, someone thinks this is a good idea.

But the field isn’t entirely bleak.  One movie that looks promising is “Mine Your Own Business.”  There are special showings of the documentary coming up soon:  New York on Jan. 19th and Washington, DC on Jan. 24th (information available here).  Check out this description from the film’s website:

‘Mine Your Own Business’ exposes the dark side of environmentalism. The documentary hacks away at the cozy image of environmentalists as well meaning, harmless activists. ‘Mine Your Own Business’ is the first documentary which asks the hard questions of foreigners who lead campaigns to ‘save’ remote areas from development. Their answers are often disturbing, with racist overtones, but we, in the West, blindly support such campaigns that want to keep people in poverty. Now for the first time ‘Mine Your Own Business’ asks local people about their lives and what they want for the future.

“Their answers are very often different from what the foreign environmentalists say and what is reported in the mainstream international media.

‘Mine Your Own Business’ is a journey through the dark side of environmentalism. It demolishes the cozy consensus that environmentalists are well meaning agenda free activists and shows them to be anti-development ideologues who think the poor are happy being poor and don’t want the development that we, in the West, take for granted.”