Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Worst Movies of 2010

This list is shorter than my list of the best films of 2010 primarily because I tend to avoid bad movies.

Still, you can't miss all of them.



Actually, I recommend you do miss all of these.







1) All Good Things - This was absolutely the worst film of 2010.

It was like a Lifetime movie, only worse.

The idea that this script not only got actual talent attached to it, but this movie ended up in those temples we call art-houses is deeply offensive.


2) Valentine’s Day - Wow. Romantic comedies already have a hard time winning me over, but this belongs in a special category of just don't.


3) Catfish - I hated these three guys. That's why I hated this movie so much. The protagonist was just such a tool I just wished bad things for him. This is especially problematic for a documentary.


4) Legion - Just bad. Bad, bad, bad.


5) A Nightmare on Elm Street - I almost had a heart attack and died from not-afraid.

6) The Social Network - I didn't know whether to hate Mark Zuckerberg (the character, I have no idea what he's like in real life) because he was being a jerk or because he was boring the crap out of me.


7) Megamind - The most boring cartoon of the year. And I saw a lot of cartoons this year.

The Quote That Wouldn't Fit


Here's a quote from Elle Fanning about meeting Sofia Coppola that just wouldn't fit anywhere in my video review of "Somewhere" but was too good not to share.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Somewhere - Sofia Coppola (2010)




















Easily one of the best films of the year.

In fact, if you check my top 10 films of the year, you'll find it.

It will be released here in Kansas City this Friday, the 18th.

Here's my review of Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere."


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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What the Academy Got Right and Wrong









Actually, they got more wrong than right, but that's neither here nor there.


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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Best Picture Predictions

This was a story that aired on January 23rd, several days before the nominations were announced.

If I may be so bold as to toot my own horn, I called all ten nominees.


Of course, none of them were any of the ten (or twenty for that matter) best films of the year, but I do know how the Academy thinks.


But enough bragging.

Here's the story as it aired.

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