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Posts Tagged ‘bad movies

My Worst 5 Movies of 2019

February 15, 2020

This was a pretty solid year for movies.  But not all can be winners.  Sometimes we have to look at what doesn’t work to appreciate what does work even more. 5. I Am Mother Netflix has been going all out on producing sci-fi movies and TV shows lately.  Clearly they must be finding it popular, […]

My Worst 5 Movies of 2015

December 28, 2015

5. Kingsman: The Secret Service Man, I really dislike Matthew Vaughn as a director.  He is the movie industry definition of “too cool for school”.  Kick Ass was a piece of trash, and this movie was made in a similar vain.  Again, this reminds me of a teenager who thinks that if they swears a […]

My Top 5 Worst Films of 2013

December 30, 2013

Once again, a disclaimer that since I don’t actively seek out bad movies, this is not going to be a definitive list.  Its simply the worst of the movies I’ve seen.  But that said, there were some pretty bad ones this year.  I could have easily made a top ten list for this category if […]

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

July 9, 2013

You know those movies where its obvious that the filmmakers think that what they’re doing is really cool? That’s Hansel and Gretel. This is such an over-the-top cheesefest but it isn’t able to capture the charm that those films are sometimes able to capture. This movie fails. It tries so hard to be awesome, but […]

My Top 5 Worst Films of 2012

January 6, 2013

Another year, another slate of both good and bad films.  My best of 2012 list still needs a bit of time.  But seeing as I don’t actively seek out bad movies, this list is ready to go. 5. The Amazing Spider-Man It was an unnecessary reboot made worse by the fact that they did almost […]

This is 40

December 29, 2012

Django Unchained was sold out, so we saw this instead. It was like going to a restaurant expecting to order top sirloin, but instead getting mutton. This is 40 takes the most annoying character from Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and makes her the central character. Leslie Mann is not an actress I was to see […]


April 21, 2012

“I’m getting beaten up by a guy named Rupert?” On the surface, Lockout is a movie about an ex-CIA agent who must break in to a futuristic space station jail to rescue the kidnapped daughter of the president.  But really, it seems to be an experiment on just how badly directed an action movie can […]

My Top 5 Worst Movies of 2011

January 17, 2012

This has been a very down-the-middle year for movies.  Last year saw a couple of films stretch out on both ends of the spectrum.  We saw some brilliant movies, two of which (Social Network and Inception) quickly became a couple of my favourites.  I also saw some absolutely atrocious films which showed just how bad […]


December 4, 2011

Watching the trailer for Immortals, it looked to be another ancient Greece story in the same vein as 300. Turns out that its more similar to Clash of the Titans than it is 300. I wish it had more of 300’s visual style, because then I could still enjoy it on some level even without […]

My Worst Movies of 2010

February 20, 2011

I’ll be honest and say that 2010 has not been a great year for me and movies.  Most that I saw were either disappointing or outright bad.  There were a few gems, but not a whole lot to write home about. I am planning on doing a top 10 list for 2010, however as readers […]

The Top 10 Movies of 2009!!!

January 8, 2010

10. The Proposal Why? Because Sandra Bullock + Ryan Reynolds + RomCom = DREAMY!! 9. Angels & Demons Sure the the pacing and dialogue may have been pretty bad, but at least the action and direction were there. And sure, the action and direction were pretty bad, but at least… wait, where was I going […]

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

October 31, 2009

Wow. This movie was painfully bad. There are many reasons why, here’s a few of them: -Brendan Fraiser. Does this guy even try any more? -No chemistry between the son and that ninja girl, yet they were supposed to have witty banter apparently. -So he has a kid in college now, but hasn’t aged? Like, at all? […]

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

October 20, 2009

Wow, this movie was just awful. Just. Awful. Right from the get-go I shook my head thinking of how I would have to continue to sit through this movie when I really just wanted to go to sleep. The pacing was right off the rails. The director obviously thought he was setting up a background […]