New Jack City:The Bottom 10 Films That Made ‘Going To The Movies’–WORK!

Who said that going to the movies is all fun?

Not when you had to suffer through these turkeys like I did. And to think they were all comedies.
 
Here then is the bottom of the 2011 barrel:
 
First runner up (# 11):  LARRY CROWNE: At what point did director Tom Hanks realize that directing himself here–along with Julia Roberts—was a huge mistake?
 
# 10—NEW YEAR’S EVE: Director Garry Mashall’s low rent follow up to VALENTINE’S DAY.
 
# 9—THE SITTER: This one’s obviously been around a while since Jonah Hill not only still looked porky here but had done much better with MONEYBALL.
 
# 8—ARTHUR: Was there any reason for Russell Brand to remake this classic? Must’ve looked good on paper but it didn’t translate onto the screen.
 
# 7—BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: FBI agent Martin Lawrence. ‘Nuff said.
 
# 6—ZOOKEEPER: Kevin James, Mall Cop, funny. Kevin James, Zookeeper-not.
 
# 5—BAD TEACHER: Cameron Diaz! Come on girl, what were you thinking?
 
# 4—JACK & JILL: Adam Sandler as Jack and Jill. A little of Sandler goes a long way. Do we really need to see him in two roles?
 
# 3—THE CHANGE-UP: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. Who talked you guys into this turkey?
 
# 2—MARS NEEDS MOMS: You say it’s not a comedy? Ok, I agree. It’s a tragedy. They should’ve abducted the filmmakers instead.
 
# 1 WORST MOVIE of 2011: BUCKY LARSON–BORN TO BE A STAR: Nick Swardson as a small town grocery bagger who follows in his parents’ footsteps….as a porn star.
 
But for everything that soured this reviewer during the past year, there were the good ones. My list of favorites coming soon, right here on KC Confidential.

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6 Responses to New Jack City:The Bottom 10 Films That Made ‘Going To The Movies’–WORK!

  1. smartman says:

    Almost Perfect
    Add Bridesmaids to this list and it’s PERFECT.

  2. balbonis moleskine says:

    How did they make another Big Mama…I though she died at the end of the second one?!?!

    Cowboys and Aliens was the worst film of the year. Bad CGI and worse story. Shot like it was done by the kids in super 8. And add to the fact that Cowboys and aliens was an AWESOME one-off comic book with a cool surprise ending. Plus Han Solo looks sad and old. He belongs in a museum.

  3. jack p says:

    Hold on, smartman…..
    ….”Bridesmaids” WILL be on my list—of FAVORITE movies of 2011 that is!
    Come to think of it you’ll probably disagree with everything I liked.
    As they say, IT’S COMING BY POPULAR DEMAND!

  4. smartman says:

    Go Back Jack Do It Again
    C’mon Jack for all that is good and holy dump Bridemaids from your BEST list.

    It was a desperate attempt at being a fem Hangover. Acting was awful by high school play standards. Script would have to be improved to even be sophomoric.

    It was an extended SNL skit and a really bad one at that. Even the Chinese had the good sense to ban it.

  5. Merle Tagladucci says:

    My personal favorites from 2011 –

    1. Drive
    2. Take Shelter
    3. 50/50
    4. The Descendants
    5. The Guard
    6. Cedar Rapids
    7. Moneyball
    8. Super 8
    9. Margin Call
    10. Source Code

    Haven’t seen some of the films getting much of the praise like Tree of Life, Hugo, Dragon Tat and Melancholia yet…

  6. chuck says:

    Jack, I don’t know how you do it.
    Thats already a better movie than, “I Don’t Know How She Does It.”

    You don’t have to actually go see “I Don’t Know How She Does It”, you can just look at the poster while at another movie and get two flicks for the price of one. No need to burn thru the cash on Trailers, the poster will suffice for not only the hook, but the entire script, plot line, screen play, book, t shirt, cereal box etc. etc…

    This flick coulda been better, they could have called it, “Somnambulism in the City.”

    “Drive” —Great flick.

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