Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of 2014 So Far

  • By The Playlist Staff
  • |
  • July 1, 2014 2:52 PM
  • |
  • 52 Comments
Worst/Disappointing So Far... 2014
We’ve said it before, notably as a lead-in to our recent Best Films Of The Year So Far feature, but 2014 is looking to be a pretty good year for the movies, with a lot more to celebrate than commiserate being unveiled this past six months. And if we can say that the week that “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is the big release, you know we must really mean it. However, as the song goes, along with all the sunshine, there’s gotta be a little rain sometimes, and how would we even know how great some of our high points were if we didn’t periodically experience the lows? Even in the best years, there’ll be a few films that stick in our various craws, and so in our bi-annual attempt to exorcize those demons, here’s a rundown of the films our staff members most disliked this year, thus far.

Box-Office: Girl Power & ‘The Other Woman’ Knocks ‘Captain America 2’ From The Top Slot

  • By Rodrigo Perez
  • |
  • April 27, 2014 11:50 AM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
The Other Woman
Terrible reviews and a dismal 25% Rotten Tomatoes score, you say? That did not matter to female audiences this weekend who wanted a little girl power as they flocked to “The Other Woman” starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton as a cooperative that band together in the name of female-based revenge against a cheatin’ asshole. Perhaps that was the unifying hook that drew the underserved female audiences in because the movie scored the number box-office slot with an approximately $24.7 million in receipts. In the process, the movie unseated “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” that spent three weeks at the top of the box-office until now.

'The Other Woman' Alternatives: 5 Female-Led Comedies You May Not Have Seen

  • By Jessica Kiang
  • |
  • April 24, 2014 1:07 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Other Woman, Female Comedy Alternatives
This weekend, "The Other Woman," directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, comes to theaters. With a plot like a played-for-laughs "Les Diaboliques" (1955)—hey, wasn't that "Diabolique" (1996)?—or an aged-down "First Wives Club," or an aged-up "John Tucker Must Die," it's safe to say that it perhaps is not the most original story in the world. A woman discovers her dreamy boyfriend is actually married, and furthermore, is cheating on both her, and his wife, with other women too, and so teams up with the cuckolded wife (can wives even be cuckolded?) to exact revenge on the cheatin' lyin' no-good three-timin' SOB (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

Watch: Emoji Trailer & 3 Clips From 'The Other Woman' With Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton & Leslie Mann

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 1, 2014 1:18 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The Other Woman
It looks like this summer, Cameron Diaz is going to be working through sexy relationship problems. Last night we got the red band trailer for "Sex Tape," which finds Diaz and Jason Segel looking for the titular video when it threatens to go viral. And now here she is in "The Other Woman," teaming up with the wife of a boyfriend who kept his marriage hidden, and exacting some kind of revenge.

Watch: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann & Kate Upton Take Down A Serial Cheater In Trailer For 'The Other Woman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 19, 2013 1:40 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The Other Woman
Generally speaking, studio rom-coms have never done a great service to women, usually portraying them as highly emotional or unstable or simply unable to function without a man by their side. And in 2014, that trend continues with "The Other Woman," in which a trio of women decide to invest a lot of time and energy to get vengeance on the dude who was two-timing all of them.

Kate Upton Joins 'The Other Woman' With Cameron Diaz & Leslie Mann

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • April 16, 2013 10:25 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Though he’s still finding financing for his Rick Ross biopic (of the drug dealer and not the bawse we know and love), Nick Cassavetes is loading up his Cameron Diaz-starring romantic comedy “The Other Woman.” Two actors have come on board, one’s a famous model and the other’s somebody you might know.

Leslie Mann & 'Game Of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Find ‘The Other Woman’ With Cameron Diaz

  • By Tess Hofmann
  • |
  • March 14, 2013 11:53 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
It looks like not only are things coming together for Cameron Diaz to appear as the title character in the upcoming comedy “The Other Woman,” now fellow lady comedian Leslie Mann and up-to-now serious Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his role in “Game Of Thrones,” are in talks to star opposite Diaz as man and wife. Kristen Wiig was once reported to be under consideration for what may now be Mann’s role -- but maybe that’s because it’s obligatory to consider Kristen Wiig for an appearance in every comedy.

Nick Cassavetes To Direct 'The Other Woman' With Cameron Diaz Rumored To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 31, 2013 4:30 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Last fall, a project entitled "The Other Woman" cropped up with Cameron Diaz linked to star, and Kristin Wiig was said to be "under consideration" for the co-starring role. And then nobody heard anything about it again. But the movie has popped back up and Diaz is back in the mix, with a director now ready to take the helm.

Cameron Diaz Is 'The Other Woman'; Kristen Wiig May Co-Star In The Revenge Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • November 13, 2012 5:19 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
"In the vein of 'The First Wives Club' but younger." If those words don't scare you, read on....

In Theaters: "The Roommate,' 'Sanctum,' 'The Other Woman'

  • By Katie Walsh
  • |
  • February 4, 2011 5:11 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Well, it's February, the groundhog saw his shadow, which means spring is coming soon, but unfortunately, there's no groundhog to show us the light at the end of the crap, horrible films tunnel, so we'll just have to keep humping those Oscar screeners. Not much in theaters to tempt one from the warmth of home, where there's cable, DVDs, Netflix Instant and Hulu (important PSA: this writer just discovered that the short documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" is on Hulu, so RUN don't walk over there right now to watch it, then come back and read the rest of this post. Okay, you're back, wasn't that great?!). If you're going to get out and make your way to the theater, there are a few selections that may entice you. "The Roommate" adds to the list of things young girls should be terrified of, "Sanctum" gives you a nice dose of 3D claustrophobia, the producers of "The Other Woman" grab the Natalie Portman zeitgeist by the hair and shake the life out of it, Halle Berry's failed Oscar bait "Frankie and Alice" opens in limited release, and there are a few other flicks to wile away a winter weekend.

Email Updates

Recent Comments