New York Magazine has a great compendium of the worst movies of last year and they were nice enough to ask me for my choices.
All About Steve was the worst movie of the year. The films that made me feel I could hear my brain cells melt as I watched were Next Day Air, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Old Dogs, and Miss March.
As always, there were some on other lists I wished I had included like “Law Abiding Citizen” and “The Ugly Truth.” As always, there were some on other lists that I actually enjoyed like “Paper Hearts” and “Away We Go.” And it wouldn’t be a worst list if it didn’t have some contrarian provocateurs who just like to go after the big movies that are on everyone else’s ten best lists — there were some votes for “Precious,” “Up in the Air,” and “Avatar.”
It is one of the perverse pleasures of the job that I get to see more truly awful films than most people. But if you saw something truly terrible this year, I’d be glad to hear about it.