Monday, December 21, 2009

worst of the decade awards

Because talking about the films we hated is sometimes more fun than lauding the ones we love, I present to you the worst of the worst of the past decade. Keep in mind, I've managed to avoid some clunkers out of sheer will (no, I haven't seen Twilight or From Justin to Kelly or Gigli). And because it was just too hard to pick just five nominees in each category, we've got 10, ladies and gentlemen, with the "winners" in bold. (Plus an extra category just because it was too good to pass up.)

Worst Picture
Bobby (2006)
Clockstoppers (2002)
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Daredevil (2003)
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
The Hot Chick (2002)
Kicking and Screaming (2005)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)
Summer Catch (2001)

Worst Lead Actor
Ben Affleck (Daredevil, Pearl Harbor)
Jason Biggs (Saving Silverman)
Orlando Bloom (Elizabethtown, Kingdom of Heaven)
Vin Diesel (The Fast and the Furious)
Frankie Muniz (Agent Cody Banks)
Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Summer Catch)
Adam Sandler (50 First Dates, Mr. Deeds)
Rob Schneider (The Hot Chick, The Animal)
Vince Vaughn (Four Christmases, The Break-Up)
Mark Wahlberg (The Happening, Planet of the Apes)

Worst Lead Actress
Kate Beckinsale (Serendipity, Pearl Harbor)
Camilla Belle (The Ballad of Jack and Rose)
Jessica Biel (Summer Catch)
Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush)
Claire Danes (Evening)
Elizabeth Hurley (Bedazzled)
Tea Leoni (Spanglish)
Jennifer Lopez (Enough)
Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly, Rocky and Bullwinkle)
Sharon Stone (Cold Creek Manor)

Worst Supporting Actor
Stephen Dorff (Cold Creek Manor)
Ron Eldard (House of Sand and Fog)
Emilio Estevez (Bobby)
Colin Farrell (Daredevil)
Jon Favreau (Four Christmases)
Ashton Kutcher (Bobby)
Matthew Lillard (Summer Catch)
Dermot Mulroney (The Family Stone)
French Stewart (Clockstoppers)
Travis van Winkle (Friday the 13th)

Worst Supporting Actress
Claire Danes (The Family Stone)
Catherine Keener (The Ballad of Jack and Rose)
Sanoe Lake (Blue Crush)
Juliette Lewis (Cold Creek Manor)
Lindsay Lohan (Bobby)
Demi Moore (Bobby)
Paula Jai Parker (Phone Booth)
Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow)
Betsy Rue (My Bloody Valentine 3-D)
Kristen Stewart (Cold Creek Manor)

Most Overrated Movie
300 (2007)
Antichrist (2009)
Bobby (2006)
The Hangover (2009)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Syriana (2005)


Unknown said...

Hahaha poor Sandler, but yeah the man is known for his terrible movies.
I haven't seen Mulholland Dr. in years, but it's seriously overrated, too bad Naomi Watts was so underrated in it.
And I'd say Antichrist is actually underrated, most reviews were scathing, I think only I loved it hehe.

Luke said...

Yeah, I thought maybe I would rub a few people the wrong way with a lot of my "Overrated" choices... But the other nine aside, I just can't get over how much I didn't understand the appeal of Mulholland Drive... I'm all for quirky movies, but I can't stand movies that are being quirky just to do it, and then use it as an excuse to do away with plots and such.

Anonymous said...

So you think Piper Perabo wasn't too good in a couple of movies - I sincerely hope that you are fair and put her in the best actress category for Lost and Delirous (a film you probably never saw but should).
She was her character so much so that no one these days would even guess it was Piper playing the part of Paulie. There was oscar buzz around her but it was an independent and she was not a rag mag 'ho so she fell by the wayside.

Luke said...

And therein lies the difficult part of choosing "worst" performances... I simply can't bear in mind the remainder of their filmography, no matter how much I may've loved them in other movies. (Sure, I loved Mark Wahlberg in The Departed and Catherine Keener in most anything else she was in, but there's no denying the stinkers listed here that they were in.)

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