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Worst Movies of 2010 ... So Far
MSN Movies ^ | Glenn Whipp

Posted on 08/31/2010 11:37:02 AM PDT by Immerito

10. 'The Back-up Plan'

9. 'The Bounty Hunter'

8. 'Clash of the Titans'

7. 'Cop Out'

6. (tie) 'The Great Directors' / 'Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel'

5. 'Grown Ups'

4. 'The Last Airbender'

3. 'The Last Song'

2. 'Sex and the City 2'

1. 'Furry Vengeance'

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To: Rummyfan

I think the story might have been better had Stallone not tried to use (apparently) The Dirty Dozen as his model, but instead made it yet another reworking of Seven Samurai.


51 posted on 08/31/2010 12:09:21 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Immerito

I knew “Grown-Ups” was gonna suck a big one when the TODAY Show dragged each and every one of the stars on multiple times. Universal trying to salvage what they could from a movie that they knew was a loser.


52 posted on 08/31/2010 12:09:55 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: El Sordo
"That they not only didn't respect the source material, but actively disrespected it bothered me."

Yep. Neeson had the opportunity to be forever compared directly with Olivier, and one of the reasons I bought a ticket was that I thought he would pull it off admirably. To say I was disappointed in his performance would be a decided understatement. He (Neeson) is a strong enough actor that he's actually carried a number of films that would have been real stinkers without his presence, but I couldn't help but thinking he really was simply going through the motions with this part.

53 posted on 08/31/2010 12:10:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: william clark
....but instead made it yet another reworking of Seven Samurai.

Which recalls another great Western, The Magnificent Seven.....

54 posted on 08/31/2010 12:11:06 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Would love to see “The Searchers” again.

"That'll be the day."

55 posted on 08/31/2010 12:11:33 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (I can see November from my house.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Best Western?

No doubt Silverado! Great music, great story!

I will also nominate Rio Bravo, Fist full of Dollars as well.


56 posted on 08/31/2010 12:14:06 PM PDT by boilerfan (Hoosier born and Boilermaker educated!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

You gotta give “Lonesome Dove” a shot at the title.


57 posted on 08/31/2010 12:16:35 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: A'elian' nation; Chuzzlewit

Wow, I’m sorry you guys didn’t like INCEPTION. I was riveted from start to finish, and I went back a week later and saw it again. Afterward, I felt like I was in a trance, both times. I didn’t find it hard to follow at all, just fascinating, beautiful, and hypnotic.


58 posted on 08/31/2010 12:18:49 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (So, kids can't wear American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo but we'll have a mosque at Ground Zero?)
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To: Rummyfan

I’m surprised The Sorcerer’s Apprentice didn’t make the list. That was the one where the NYT critic said Nicholas Cage should be banned for life from acting.


59 posted on 08/31/2010 12:19:32 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: A'elian' nation
Don’t much like walking out of a movie and wondering about what I just saw.

Wow. You really like things shrink-wrapped for you, huh?
60 posted on 08/31/2010 12:21:41 PM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: A_perfect_lady

“INCEPTION was awesome. ‘

Lot’s of people loved this movie. I thought it was OK, but I fell asleep. It got a little too long and redundant I thought.


61 posted on 08/31/2010 12:21:43 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Cage is a good actor, great even, if he has good material to work with. But he sure makes a lot of sh*t movies!


62 posted on 08/31/2010 12:24:04 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Lonesome Dove is an annual must set a day aside to watch... it used to take longer to watch but now I fast forward through the scenes with Deets in them

TT


63 posted on 08/31/2010 12:25:04 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: boilerfan
"Best Western?"

Although not best western "ever", - 3:10 to Yuma, last year's remake with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, was the best western I've seen in a long time. Although most of what I read about Crowe makes him seem like a jerk, the guy can act.

64 posted on 08/31/2010 12:25:30 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Immerito

How did Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” miss this list. Easily the worst movie I’ve seen in years.


65 posted on 08/31/2010 12:25:30 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: MissesBush
And Steve Carrell thinks he’s going to have a career after “The Office?”

See Dinner With Schmucks. It is a very funny movie and Carrell is brilliant in it.

66 posted on 08/31/2010 12:26:02 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Texas Songwriter
You gotta give “Lonesome Dove” a shot at the title.

Different medium and format, but, yes, one of the greatest. Outstanding cast from top-to-bottom led by Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. Even that a-hole Danny Glover was great. Oh yeah, I've watched it start-to-finish about ten times.

67 posted on 08/31/2010 12:26:53 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

“Once Upon a Time in the West”, “The Good The Bad and the Ugly”, “El Dorado” are right up there.


68 posted on 08/31/2010 12:27:12 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6
Another oldie but goodie: Winchester 77 with Jimmy Stewart. Gotta love a flick with a character named High Spade.
69 posted on 08/31/2010 12:29:40 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: traderrob6
“Once Upon a Time in the West”,

This may have been Henry Fonda's best work. He went against type and created one of the best movie villans ever.

70 posted on 08/31/2010 12:32:58 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

“This may have been Henry Fonda’s best work. He went against type and created one of the best movie villans ever.”

Agreed, he was downright creepy.


71 posted on 08/31/2010 12:35:45 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Immerito

Honestly, I thought Bounty Hunter was kind of cute. And I liked the way it had no nude bedroom scenes or hardly any profanity, if any.


72 posted on 08/31/2010 12:35:53 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Immerito

So what was the Shamalan twist in The Last Airbender?


73 posted on 08/31/2010 12:37:42 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: A_perfect_lady

The Expendables is probably the best movie of the year so far if just for the awesome cast and carnage.


74 posted on 08/31/2010 12:39:37 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Immerito

“Legion” was the suckiest film of 2010.

As for “Clash of the Titans”, couldn’t they at least cracked open a copy of Bulfinch’s Mythology and gotten the relationship between Perseus and Io correct? It’s just wrong for Perseus to pair up at the end of the movie with his own grandmother.


75 posted on 08/31/2010 12:41:01 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama, the Criminal, is BAD for instead of Sndromeda.)
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To: Immerito

What did “Legion” cost? It had to be less than “The Blair itch Project”.


76 posted on 08/31/2010 12:42:53 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama, the Criminal, is BAD.)
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To: BuffaloJack

I guess my wife and I were the last two people in the country to see Avatar this past weekend.

Ferngully, with better animation.

Inception was good.

Other than that, the movie trips have been a little thin this year.


77 posted on 08/31/2010 12:45:35 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I lived in VT for four years. That was enough.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
The Searchers was JW’s favorite role, and is at times considered films first antihero.
78 posted on 08/31/2010 12:47:49 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Immerito

I saw a couple of movies that I liked but perhaps they were from ‘09 -— saw them on DVD —

Julie and Julia

An Education (British film)

That’s IT for me thus far this year.


79 posted on 08/31/2010 12:52:03 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Vermont Lt
Ferngully, with better animation.

Dances With Smurfs

80 posted on 08/31/2010 12:54:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

“...where the NYT critic said Nicholas Cage should be banned for life from acting.”

And that critic noticed just now? It was about time. That movie did something good for the world at least.


81 posted on 08/31/2010 12:54:59 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: Immerito

That list is nonsense. “Eat, pray, love” is so bad all who participated in it should be shot.


82 posted on 08/31/2010 1:03:45 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Immerito

That list is nonsense. “Eat, pray, love” is so bad all who participated in it should be shot.


83 posted on 08/31/2010 1:03:54 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Rummyfan

Me neither........


84 posted on 08/31/2010 1:05:45 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Obama's heart is blacker than the Devils riding boots..........)
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To: MissesBush
Steve Carrell thinks he’s going to have a career after “The Office?”

He's easily the most overrated actor since Julia Roberts.

85 posted on 08/31/2010 1:07:37 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Rummyfan

Network is an excellent movie.


86 posted on 08/31/2010 1:07:41 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Grand Torino.....was a great movie.

And pissed off the Hollyweird elite. Which is always great!!

87 posted on 08/31/2010 1:10:45 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Obama's heart is blacker than the Devils riding boots..........)
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To: william clark

i loved the expendables. it was just one of those great cheesy action movies. i agree that the tight camera was annoying as hell, but otherwise it was cool. and no i am not a teenage boy.


88 posted on 08/31/2010 1:11:38 PM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: numberonepal

That movie was good? It looked bad to me.


89 posted on 08/31/2010 1:12:42 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: Immerito
I know this is unrelated to current movies but last weekend I saw the original Mad Max movie with Mel Gibson and I could not believe how horrible it was. It amazed me that people wanted more sequels after that. It just shows:
1. Movies have come a long way in 30 years
2. Scenes that were horribly long and drawn out
3. You could just see the director saying "action" and "cut" the scenes were spliced that badly
4. That movie today would never make it to theaters it was soooo bad.
90 posted on 08/31/2010 1:33:32 PM PDT by LivingNet
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To: Immerito

I don’t care to see any of them except Furry Vengeance. That’s mainly because of Brendan Frasier, and I’ve liked him since Encino Man. Still, I can wait for Netflix.


91 posted on 08/31/2010 1:36:56 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: A'elian' nation

If you don’t like movies where you’re not sure what you just watched you shouldn’t watch any Nolan movie. He’s big into nature of reality stuff and open to interpretation movies. All of his stuff away from Batman has a “maybe this story isn’t what you think it was” ending.


92 posted on 08/31/2010 1:38:53 PM PDT by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Immerito

I have a new one: Legion

Worst film I’ve seen in a long time. Boring even for a zombie movie, and the only good potential surprise got blown in the previews.


93 posted on 08/31/2010 1:39:46 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

It was hilarious.


94 posted on 08/31/2010 1:41:58 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: mnehring

The fact that his career is so bad nobody will give him money to make do own material anymore.


95 posted on 08/31/2010 1:44:56 PM PDT by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: circlecity

I’ve always liked Rio Bravo, it’s one of my favs. That being said, I still believe ElDorado with it’s similar plot was the superior of the two.

Wayne was great as always but Mitchum was better than Martin, Caan was better than Nelson, Charlene Holt was waaaaaay better than Angie Dickinson, Arthur Hunnicutt was pretty equal to Walter Brennan, and Michele Carey was hot.

MHO.


96 posted on 08/31/2010 1:46:34 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Retired Greyhound

Dark Knight was only that good because of Heath Ledger as the Joker. That was the first truly evil character of any of the batman movies, and he pulled it off perfectly just like the original completely psychotic Joker from the comics. The other movies usually wanted you to sympathize with the bad guy in some way.


97 posted on 08/31/2010 1:50:09 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Vermont Lt

Avatar was Ferngully and Dances with Wolves. In addition, I saw a plot synopsis of Disney’s atrocious Pocahantas with a few minor changes such as names that perfectly described the plot of Avatar.


98 posted on 08/31/2010 2:01:26 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: LivingNet

You have to keep in mind what Mad Max was. It’s a micro budget indy movie. Movies like Max make into the same theaters Max made it to 30 years ago: arthouse. It got sequels because it made a stunning amount of money for an indie flick that mostly hit arthouses and somebody wonder what that team could do if they had a budget and stuff. That’s why Mad Max 2 was called Road Warrior here, since nobody saw Mad Max here they didn’t want to announce it as a sequel so they gave it a stand alone title. Sadly half the script team, IMHO the important half, died inbetween Road Warrior and Thunderdome, which lead to way too much talking and not nearly enough action.


99 posted on 08/31/2010 2:16:46 PM PDT by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Immerito

You forgot the stupid narcisistic/new age/feminist movie with Julia Roberts: “Eat, Love, Pray”!


100 posted on 08/31/2010 2:45:36 PM PDT by JSDude1
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