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Read It And Weep: The Worst Films of 2010

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 29, 2010 4:28 AM
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There’s a lot of bad movies released every year. Lots. We are but humans, and we can’t see them all. But someone always does. Sometimes it’s many (“The Twilight Saga”). Sometimes few (“Birdemic: Shock and Terror”). But there’s truly something to be said about the general public’s hunger for art that asks so little of them that they’re probably better off spending their time at home, masturbating or sticking firecrackers up their cat’s ass. Or both at the same time. We don’t judge. Maybe a little.

Weekend Box Office: Audiences Say 'Fock' Off To 'Little Fockers,' 'Gulliver's Travels'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 26, 2010 7:06 AM
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Every once in awhile, we look at the numbers and hope, pray that the weekend is emblematic of an attitude amongst the public. They’ve had enough, we predict, and moviegoers are no longer going to accept subpar product. This winter has led to that assumption being made repeatedly, as audiences have roundly rejected most of what the studios have served up.

In Theaters: 'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit,' 'Gulliver's Travels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 24, 2010 3:01 AM
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There are plenty of options for those of you seeking refuge in a dark movie theater from family fights, creepy uncles and the increasingly annoying and endless loop of Christmas carols in every mall across America. But a word of advice? If it has a big budget, stay the hell away. A number of options are hitting multiplexes this week, a couple boasting A-list names as mistletoe to get into your wallet, but they probably aren't worth your time. Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for "Little Fockers" which, if the trailers have been anything to go by, is a penis-stabbing comedy of some kind. Meanwhile, Jack Black gets supersized in "Gulliver's Travels" and comes out of it all wet. Much more promising, Paramount serves the Coen Brothers' oater "True Grit," while over at the arthouse, Sofia Coppola goes "Somewhere" while animation fans get a nice stocking stuffer with Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist."

Review: 'Gulliver's Travels' Another Big Budget Comedy With A Cast Showing Up & Cashing Paychecks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2010 10:02 AM
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Either it's a trend or a freak coincidence (or some mixture of both), but December has found A-list stars cashing paychecks and slumming it in sub-par material. Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and their silly putty faces floated through the turgid romantic thriller, " The Tourist," that was neither sexy nor exciting, and audiences smelled their half-hearted participation from a mile away. Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson failed to convince anybody to see James L. Brooks' over-populated, people-talking-on-telephones comedy "How Do You Know." Opening this week is "Little Fockers," the terrible forthcoming installment in the Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller franchise that only seems to have gotten made because of contractual obligations and a senior production executive who tittered at the punny title. And now, we have "Guillver's Travels" arriving on Christmas weekend with a starry cast -- Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Billy Connolly -- and pays them for doing a bunch of reaction shots against a green screen.

New 'Gulliver's Travels' Trailer Has Mega iPhone Product Placement & Jason Segel With A Bad Accent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2010 9:10 AM
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You know, we really tried to be optimistic about this. The cast features a bunch of very funny people we really like such as Jason Segel, T.J. Miller, Romany Malco, Joe Lo Truglio and hell, even Jack Black, who can be great in the right circumstance. And with a script co-written by Nicholas Stoller ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him To The Greek"), we figured this might be the rare mainstream comedy that would have some fun with its premise. But alas, that's not to be.

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