It was not real hard to put together the Best Movie list this week. That basket was not near full, and had few to choose from. But the Worst Movie list was way harder. That basket was overflowing this year.
I see about 150 movies a year, and I see them in the same theaters you do. So to be on this list, movies have to be in general release and shown in local theaters. This is always a fun list to talk about.
The Five Worst Movies of 2011
1/ I Don't Know How She Does It - Sarah Jessica Parker and a real nice sounding cast in this absolute travesty of an idea. They attempted to show you a typical working mom and how she balances it all. Problem is, she is a privileged, wealthy East Coast woman that is not even remotely relatable to 99 percent of women anywhere. Parker is beyond horrible in this movie as is the story, writing, and the whole idea. I am not sure this could have been any worse if they tried. Nauseating.
2/ New Years Eve - Too bad that Sarah Jessica Parker also stars in this hunk of junk. But so do a ton of other "big names" in this insultingly horrible idea. This movie also has 3 Oscar winners in it that had no business even going to this movie, let alone starring in it (Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, and Robert De Niro). This was so bad, it was almost walk out worthy. Please stop making these "star" loaded movies. No one cares about them, and more and more no one is going to them. And stop embarrassing yourselves. What was Hilary Swank thinking? 2 time Oscar winner, holy cow!
3/ One Day - The lovely Anne Hathaway somehow was talked into this piece of absolute trash.This is a "love story" that takes place over a 20 year span, and the whole time you know this is going no where, and worse, you don't care. Plus, she gets hit by a truck at the end. So there you go, you don't have to rent it. You will be pretty ticked off that this is your payoff for trudging through this mess. This was supposed to be emotional and it was. It made most everyone mad at themselves for paying to go see it.
4/ Your Highness - For heavens sake. How really terrible is this? I mean really. Not really worthy of much here. If you want to see bad, crude, vile, and 7th grade locker room humor for 2 hours as acted out by adult men and women. This is your movie. Oh, what some people will do for a paycheck. And once it's on film, it's there forever.
5/ Country Strong - We have to go all the way back to January for this one. Gwenyth Paltrow as a washed up country singer who's on drugs trying to make a comeback. She is miserably miscast. The writing is abysmal, the ending is horrible, and the idea is so overdone, and unoriginal it loses all the way around. Music is good as Nashville held up its end. But the rest of this is a disaster. Plus, after paying Paltrow, there must have not been any money left, because this whole project looks amateurish, and underfunded. With the huge concert scene looking like it was filmed in someones garage.
Also, check out my Five Best List, and be looking for the Five Biggest Surprise Movies of 2011, and the Five Biggest Disappointing Movies of 2011 coming this week. All will be found at http://www.akronnewsnow.com/entertainment/movies