On the stinker’s list are the following…
Sappy, melodramatic, cliched, and repulsive all in one.
Old Dogs (F) (no review available)
A movie so stupid, witless, and intelligence-insulting that it can only hope to successfully entertain three-year-olds.
More of the same hollow horror crap.
A dumb and trashy romantic comedy that is more insulting than anything else.
A miserably weak and non-thought-out horror film that, well, just sucks.
Noisy, clangy, stupid, and mindless, just like the 2007 Transformers, but worse.
Nice Antarctic scenery, but nothing else.
An excellent and visually pleasing film from the brilliant mind of James Cameron.
Wonderfully creative and delightfully imaginative.
Very disturbing, but one of the best Sci-fi works in quite a while.
Cute and funny in a relaxing way.
Dirty, but moving and funny.
Clever Taurantino writing at it again!
Mr. Fantastic Fox (no review available)
An excellent film on so many levels.
So moving and powerful that you've got to see it!
An incredible film with Johnny Depp as John Dilinger.
Russell Crowe plays a journalist who brings down corruption in this better-than-good movie.
The Blindside (B+) A wonderful family fillm.
A hilarious and funny (if humanist) take on a world wherein only one man can lie.
Pixar does it again!
The best comic movie ever!
And, alas, my picks for the best and worst of 2009…
This powerfully moving film blows the socks off this year’s competition with it’s tear-jerking and terribly (and I do mean “terribly”) life-like portrayal of the sad life of an illiterate, obese inner-city girl named Precious whose father gives her two children by rape and whose mother blames her daughter for stealing her husband. Mon’ique, Mariah Carey, and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe star in a movie that is too much for most to handle—and what the rest of us don’t want to handle.
The Worst: Love Happens (F)
This melodramatic flop is the bonafide worst of the worst movie this year, but I’m far from the only one to call it out as a terrible barf-fest of “blahhhhhhhh.” This could be (no, it is) one of the worst films of all time.