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2012-12-12 11:33:50 PM  
6 votes:

DamnYankees: Swoop1809: MrHappyRotter: For every movie on that list, you're bound to find several folks who will announce "Sure, it wasn't the greatest, but it totally doesn't deserve to be on the worst of 2012 list". In the case of Snow White and the Huntsman, please make a note that I'm that guy.

The effects for Snow White and the Huntsman were great and the premise was good. It had so much potential, they just didnt capitalize on it. Make it a half hour shorter and replace Kristen Stewart with someone that could be considered "fair" and we have a pretty good movie.

Kristen Stewart single-handedly killed the movie for me. Horribly miscast.


Yeah please tell me how this..

s.wsj.net

is fairer this this...

img2.timeinc.net
2012-12-12 08:39:09 PM  
4 votes:
At least the farking asshats had the courtesy to list the tags so you didn't have to click through their stupid slideshow. Here, I'll make it so you don't even have to click the link:

ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER,
ADAM SANDLER,
ALEX CROSS,
AMERICAN REUNION,
BATTLESHIP,
HAPPY MADISON,
HERE COMES THE BOOM,
JOYFUL NOISE,
MIRROR MIRROR,
NATURE CALLS,
PLAYING FOR KEEPS,
RED DAWN,
ROCK OF AGES,
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN,
THAT'S MY BOY,
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN,
THE BOURNE LEGACY,
THE THREE STOOGES,
THE VOW,
2012-12-12 10:04:35 PM  
3 votes:

Old Man Winter: Has it been long enough to point out Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises both sucked major donkey balls? I don't want to get flamed by every 17 year-old fanboy here, but I think we are far enough away from those movies to say that now.


still haven't watched dark knight yet but Prometheus was just overhyped. It wasn't terrible. It just wasn't good.
2012-12-13 02:41:45 PM  
2 votes:

caddisfly: Tourney3p0: I liked Sinister. It was a bit predictable, but horror movies lately have set a low bar.

I loved it. It starts out as a haunted house movie and transforms into something entirely original. The sound and art direction were also a step above most horror films. Easily my favorite horror film since Drag Me To Hell.


Did you watch Cabin in the Woods? That's a damn good horror film.
2012-12-13 12:36:39 AM  
2 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Shrugging Atlas: Prometheus was visually awesome and I thought the acting was good to great. The plot was just a hot farking mess, to the point I'm not even interested in a sequel. Glad I saw it, but way over hyped.

I'd agree with that.

Noomi Rapace deserved better.



I've said it once, and I'll say it again.

I can forgive all the plot holes, all the bad story, the failure to run left, I can forgive it all, except one thing.

No woman, on this planet or any other planet or moon in the universe, is gonna be ready for lovin' after being told that because of her barren womb she's essentially useless and that her religious beliefs are bupkiss.
2012-12-13 12:03:48 AM  
2 votes:

Balchinian: ...let's just say if Gilbert Gottfried's voice were a person, it would be Adam Sandler.


This comment needs to be quoted more.
2012-12-12 10:33:20 PM  
2 votes:
Is it too much to want a 2013 free from Adam Sandler?
2012-12-12 10:09:34 PM  
2 votes:

DamnYankees: Hebalo: Buddy of mine works on films, so I asked him who the best and worst stars he'd worked with were. Best, he instantly answered "Kate Beckinsale" (duh!). Worst, he was reluctant to say, but finally blurted out "Channing Tatum".

What do you mean by best and worst? Like, she's nice and he's an asshole?


Pretty much. My buddy does SFX work and creature shop stuff. So any stars he's working with are there for a while. It's the whole "we're working together for a long time, and it's easier to be pleasant to one another than pull "star" bullshiat.

He also has a great attitude towards hiring members for the team. He said that by the time the resume makes it to him, everyone is pretty close to the same skill level. He has the applicant tell him a joke. The theory is that they'll be spending a lot of time together, so why not hire someone interesting/funny.
2012-12-12 10:04:37 PM  
2 votes:

Old Man Winter: Has it been long enough to point out Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises both sucked major donkey balls? I don't want to get flamed by every 17 year-old fanboy here, but I think we are far enough away from those movies to say that now.


You're so hip.
2012-12-12 09:26:57 PM  
2 votes:

DamnYankees: I kind of like him, actually.


Likewise.

I was pleasantly surprised by what Channing Tatum brought to 21 Jump Street.

And that's a sentence I'd never imagine typing.
2012-12-12 08:36:51 PM  
2 votes:
I can attest that "That's My Boy" was the worst movie of 2012, and might be the worst movie ever made.
2012-12-13 03:19:45 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: caddisfly: Tourney3p0: I liked Sinister. It was a bit predictable, but horror movies lately have set a low bar.

I loved it. It starts out as a haunted house movie and transforms into something entirely original. The sound and art direction were also a step above most horror films. Easily my favorite horror film since Drag Me To Hell.

Did you watch Cabin in the Woods? That's a damn good horror film.


The Cabin in the Woods may be an anti-horror film. Many individuals who do not enjoy horror movies enjoyed it.
2012-12-13 02:04:19 PM  
1 votes:
I don't get how you can say Taken 2 was terrible. Movie was exactly what I expected it to be. Very entertaining albeit stupid movie.

TDKR was awful. To be fair, I don't like super hero movies that much but as far as that genre goes that movie was one of the worst. I liked the first a lot. This one was just tedious . glum, and boring.

I don't know if Cedar Rapids came out this year or last, but that was awesome. So was Another Happy Day.
2012-12-13 12:09:29 PM  
1 votes:
I am a movie critic by trade, and until recently, I got paid to tell you people which movies merely stink and which ones you shouldn't screen near an open flame. Well, I'm putting the burden of lousy movies back on you. It's very simple: if you stop going to bad movies, they'll stop making bad movies. If the movie used to be a TV show, just don't go. After Roman numeral II, give it a rest. If it's a remake of a classic, rent the classic. Tell them you want stories about people, not a hundred million dollars of stunts and explosives. People, it's up to you. If the movie stinks, just don't go.
2012-12-13 05:19:43 AM  
1 votes:
What made Rock Of Ages entertaining was that it was bad.

I dare anyone to stand next to the statue in front of the Sevier County Tennessee courthouse and talk about how #4 was bad.
2012-12-13 04:57:19 AM  
1 votes:

sonnyboy11: ArtosRC: Alphax: I finally saw TDKR last week. Pretty good overall, if a grim story. My main issue is that it would have been more believable if Bruce Wayne hadn't turned into a crippled recluse since the last movie, who somehow gets back into fighting form. Yeah, I saw the leg wraps, and don't buy them fully.

My problem is the pacing of the movie. It felt too rushed from point to point. Honestly, it might have benefited from another hour or so of storytelling.

...Or simply just more Bane. God, talk about being underused. It's almost criminal.

Agree with all of this. Also, the betrayal at the end just felt lazy. Great build up to a typical revenge plot device. Pacing aside though, it's a good, dour story that felt suffocating at times. And the end, although sentimental, delivers a nice coda to the arc of all three films.


The Dark Knight was, like Empire, the darkest and best of the trilogy.

The trailer still gives me chills.
2012-12-13 12:10:58 AM  
1 votes:
The fact that the list didn't mention "the Oogieloves" shows that they don't actually know all the bad movies that came out this year.

They have no business making a list.
2012-12-12 11:51:10 PM  
1 votes:

Wayne 985: By the way, was I alone in thinking The Avengers was a little disappointing? Not bad, by any means, but the plot and a few of the characters were kind of shallow, weren't they?


I think they did a decent job getting them all together, most of the character development is done in the individual movies.
2012-12-12 11:34:38 PM  
1 votes:

Old Man Winter: Has it been long enough to point out Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises both sucked major donkey balls? I don't want to get flamed by every 17 year-old fanboy here, but I think we are far enough away from those movies to say that now.


TDKR was one of the best movies of the year. Flawed, but still intelligent and fun, with good characters, good visuals, and a good story.

Prometheus was... decent. Very flawed, but it had some good material. The biggest letdown was that the characters had a tendency of behaving like chickens with their heads cut off. The alien origins were cool, however.
2012-12-12 11:14:08 PM  
1 votes:

Swoop1809: MrHappyRotter: For every movie on that list, you're bound to find several folks who will announce "Sure, it wasn't the greatest, but it totally doesn't deserve to be on the worst of 2012 list". In the case of Snow White and the Huntsman, please make a note that I'm that guy.

The effects for Snow White and the Huntsman were great and the premise was good. It had so much potential, they just didnt capitalize on it. Make it a half hour shorter and replace Kristen Stewart with someone that could be considered "fair" and we have a pretty good movie.


Kristen Stewart single-handedly killed the movie for me. Horribly miscast.
2012-12-12 11:12:59 PM  
1 votes:

MrHappyRotter: For every movie on that list, you're bound to find several folks who will announce "Sure, it wasn't the greatest, but it totally doesn't deserve to be on the worst of 2012 list". In the case of Snow White and the Huntsman, please make a note that I'm that guy.


The effects for Snow White and the Huntsman were great and the premise was good. It had so much potential, they just didnt capitalize on it. Make it a half hour shorter and replace Kristen Stewart with someone that could be considered "fair" and we have a pretty good movie.
2012-12-12 11:02:59 PM  
1 votes:

Flint Ironstag: /TV writers are a whole different matter.


I thought the reason why the quality (and quantity) of many TV dramas (particularly on the cable/premium networks) over the last decade plus has increased was in part because talented writers becoming disillusioned/disenfranchised/utterly annoyed with the film industry were flocking to THAT medium instead.

You have 9,000 cable channels now that need to fill their schedules with content. You do get a buttload of reality TV programming as result, but, also, some also stuff like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad on f*cking AMC of all places.
2012-12-12 11:00:45 PM  
1 votes:
Killing Them Softly was the worst movie Ive seen this year, and I saw Dredd 3D (which was awesome in a terrible sort of way). I just kept waiting for something interesting or exciting to happen, and it never did. It's like it wanted to be Drive, but had none of the sweet sweet Ryan Gosling.
2012-12-12 10:52:42 PM  
1 votes:
img201.imageshack.us

^ Well, that was surprisingly honest.
2012-12-12 10:51:28 PM  
1 votes:
Could someone explain the motivation behind the actions of the aliens in Prometheus? Create then destroy the creation? Some sort of statement about certain gods? "To Serve Man"? What? Not surprisingly, went right over my friggin head.
2012-12-12 10:47:46 PM  
1 votes:

mekki: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter could have been so much better if they had just followed more of the book. Which is strange because the novel writer and screenwriter was the same guy. He butchered his own book. Like the core relationship of the book was between Lincoln and the vampire, Sturges. They were friends. Further more, Sturges actually cared for Lincoln so much that he couldn't let him die after he had been shot. He turned Lincoln. In the movie, they seem sort of like friends. More like Sturges was just using Lincoln as another Human weapon in a long line of Human weapons.

/still like Dominic Cooper as Sturges though...
//he would have been even more brilliant if they kept it closer to Book!Sturges though...


Generally movie writers in Hollywood have to do what they are told. The studio/director/producer/lead actor will tell them they want something changed and they have to do it. You have to be a established writer/director like Woody Allen or QT to be able to write what you want. Writers are treated like dirt. Writers are often not invited to the wrap party or even the premier. The WGA even had to insist on a clause in the standard contract allowing the writer to visit the set if they wished, and even then IIRC it only requires two days during shooting, with prior arrangement of the director.

/TV writers are a whole different matter.
2012-12-12 10:28:20 PM  
1 votes:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter could have been so much better if they had just followed more of the book. Which is strange because the novel writer and screenwriter was the same guy. He butchered his own book. Like the core relationship of the book was between Lincoln and the vampire, Sturges. They were friends. Further more, Sturges actually cared for Lincoln so much that he couldn't let him die after he had been shot. He turned Lincoln. In the movie, they seem sort of like friends. More like Sturges was just using Lincoln as another Human weapon in a long line of Human weapons.

/still like Dominic Cooper as Sturges though...
//he would have been even more brilliant if they kept it closer to Book!Sturges though...
2012-12-12 10:20:34 PM  
1 votes:
I'm honestly surprised the latest Resident Evil movie didn't make that list. The entire franchise is pretty lackluster, but Retribution is the absolute worst of all of them.
2012-12-12 10:10:56 PM  
1 votes:
Prometheus was visually awesome and I thought the acting was good to great. The plot was just a hot farking mess, to the point I'm not even interested in a sequel. Glad I saw it, but way over hyped.
2012-12-12 10:04:05 PM  
1 votes:

Old Man Winter: Has it been long enough to point out Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises both sucked major donkey balls? I don't want to get flamed by every 17 year-old fanboy here, but I think we are far enough away from those movies to say that now.


"TDKR" had an excuse: it had to follow "TDK" which was an awesome farking movie.
2012-12-12 10:03:49 PM  
1 votes:
Really loved Cloud Atlas, fark all y'all.
2012-12-12 10:02:16 PM  
1 votes:
Has it been long enough to point out Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises both sucked major donkey balls? I don't want to get flamed by every 17 year-old fanboy here, but I think we are far enough away from those movies to say that now.
2012-12-12 09:59:02 PM  
1 votes:

Lsherm: I can attest that "That's My Boy" was the worst movie of 2012, and might be the worst movie ever made.


jack and jill is worse than "that's my boy" might it only be for Tony Orlando and Rex Ryan lol
2012-12-12 09:56:06 PM  
1 votes:
I'll admit it. I enjoyed The Campaign. I have a soft spot for any movie that obviously uses the Back to the Future set.
2012-12-12 09:55:35 PM  
1 votes:
This person doesn't know what bad films are. Those of us who have watched Uwe Boll films know what constitutes a bad film.
2012-12-12 09:54:25 PM  
1 votes:

Hebalo: Buddy of mine works on films, so I asked him who the best and worst stars he'd worked with were. Best, he instantly answered "Kate Beckinsale" (duh!). Worst, he was reluctant to say, but finally blurted out "Channing Tatum".


I listened to a podcast with the director of 21 Jump Street and he said it was Tatum's idea to puke on Jonah Hill after he shot the guy. Since it was a long steady cam shot, he had to carry fake vomit in his mouth for the whole scene.

I can't believe someone who would be willing to do that could be hard to work with.
2012-12-12 09:53:26 PM  
1 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Amazing Spider-Man wasn't *that* bad.


No, it wasn't; except for the fact that it was "Spider-Man" (minus) MJ and Norman Osborn/Green Goblin (plus) Gwen Stacy and Curt Connors/The Lizard and a couple of changes to make it seem like a new movie. You might as well have seen "Spider-Man" again and saved yourself the money.
2012-12-12 09:51:25 PM  
1 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: js34603: I have not seen a single one of those movies. And I like bad movies.

To my understanding, That's My Boy isn't a movie you see.

It's a movie you endure.

And as someone who loves bad movies (and caught only a fraction of Bucky Larson before fighting the urge to call Netflix and tearfully ask why they make that available to the masses), I will not go anywhere near it.


I'll be honest, I'm an Adam Sandler fan because he's said repeatedly that his Happy Madison production team exists solely so he and his friends can make movies, however bad they may be. So I'll watch his films with a sympathetic bent.

That's My Boy can't even be watched with that sympathy. It's so poorly put together, acted, produced, directed and scripted that it can only be taken as a massive "fark you" to anyone who watches it. It's like Sandler is daring his three remaining fans to ditch him.

Well, now he has two.
2012-12-12 09:48:20 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: At least the farking asshats had the courtesy to list the tags so you didn't have to click through their stupid slideshow. Here, I'll make it so you don't even have to click the link:

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN,


Classic example of replacing an aging front bender with a new one...and then saying it's a new car.

/And people wonder why I didn't see it and don't buy it.
2012-12-12 09:45:47 PM  
1 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: js34603: I have not seen a single one of those movies. And I like bad movies.

To my understanding, That's My Boy isn't a movie you see.

It's a movie you endure.

And as someone who loves bad movies (and caught only a fraction of Bucky Larson before fighting the urge to call Netflix and tearfully ask why they make that available to the masses), I will not go anywhere near it.


The ads for Bucky Larson were clearly not aimed at my demographic, and I was grateful when I no longer had to endure even them.

I do hope someone was made to suffer for all of that nonsense.
2012-12-12 09:41:14 PM  
1 votes:

js34603: I have not seen a single one of those movies. And I like bad movies.


To my understanding, That's My Boy isn't a movie you see.

It's a movie you endure.

And as someone who loves bad movies (and caught only a fraction of Bucky Larson before fighting the urge to call Netflix and tearfully ask why they make that available to the masses), I will not go anywhere near it.
2012-12-12 09:34:51 PM  
1 votes:
I just watched Battleship the night before last

/it still stinks in here
//damn... that was.... damn
2012-12-12 09:13:30 PM  
1 votes:
The Amazing Spider-Man wasn't *that* bad.


Lsherm: I can attest that "That's My Boy" was the worst movie of 2012, and might be the worst movie ever made.


Considering the people responsible, I do not doubt that.



thomps: there is a link to "view as one page" directly below the tags.


But that would involve reading and words and shiat.

AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT
2012-12-12 08:56:52 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: At least the farking asshats had the courtesy to list the tags so you didn't have to click through their stupid slideshow. Here, I'll make it so you don't even have to click the link:

ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER,
ADAM SANDLER,
ALEX CROSS,
AMERICAN REUNION,
BATTLESHIP,
HAPPY MADISON,
HERE COMES THE BOOM,
JOYFUL NOISE,
MIRROR MIRROR,
NATURE CALLS,
PLAYING FOR KEEPS,
RED DAWN,
ROCK OF AGES,
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN,
THAT'S MY BOY,
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN,
THE BOURNE LEGACY,
THE THREE STOOGES,
THE VOW,


there is a link to "view as one page" directly below the tags.
2012-12-12 08:45:37 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: At least the farking asshats had the courtesy to list the tags so you didn't have to click through their stupid slideshow. Here, I'll make it so you don't even have to click the link:

ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER,
ADAM SANDLER,
ALEX CROSS,
AMERICAN REUNION,
BATTLESHIP,
HAPPY MADISON,
HERE COMES THE BOOM,
JOYFUL NOISE,
MIRROR MIRROR,
NATURE CALLS,
PLAYING FOR KEEPS,
RED DAWN,
ROCK OF AGES,
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN,
THAT'S MY BOY,
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN,
THE BOURNE LEGACY,
THE THREE STOOGES,
THE VOW,


#1 was another absurdly hilarious Bekmambetov offering and does NOT belong with the rest of the swill.

Yes, I said it.
 
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