Hollywood stars and their dim film choices
Monday, 07 March 2011 04:21 GMT
Sex and the City
London - ArabstodaySadly, it is this American’s duty to report that the average American has almost no idea what the UAE is really like. Which is what makes this mélange of sloppy stereotypes and even worse plot lines so offensive; someone out there probably took it seriously. To the film that glibly declares that “Dubai is over,” I have this to say: Sex and the City 2 isn’t just terrible, it should never have been made.
Worst Actor: Justin Bebier in Never Say Never
OK, so how can the subject of a documentary film receive the worst actor award? Simple, there is no ‘real’ Justin Bieber, but rather just an overcooked public image that is the height of hyperbole. Pop music doesn’t have to be watered down crap, but when it’s all about all American, ok Canadian, good looks and wholesomeness, the music takes a back seat and terrible films like Never Say Never get made. When it comes to JB, I say always say never.
Worst Actress: Kristen Stewart in Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Kristen Stewart seems to have only one, slightly perplexed, facial expression. It’s as if she’s fumbling through her first day as a waitress and can’t remember if she’s taken your order yet. One film’s worth of this searching look was more than enough, an entire saga’s worth is just plain wrong.
Worst Director: M. Night Shyamalan for The Last Airbender
Dear Mr. Shyamalan, what happened? You were the bright light of the suspense genre after The Sixth Sense, and while you’ve made some decent movies since then, they tend to get progressively worse each year, culminating in this botched kiddy fantasy flick. Time to take a long look in the mirror and ask your self, what would Hitchcock due? Because as anyone who has seen Hitchcock’s terrible Marnie can attest, even the masters falter. It’s what they do after that defines them.
Worst Supporting Actor: Rob Schneider for Grown Ups
Who new that it was possible to make the character Deuce Bigelow seem dignified, but Schneider has done exactly that with his turn as a pompadour toupee wearing masseuse in Adam Sandler’s 2010 turkey. While the film has a few laughs, Schneider’s poor showing is emblematic of the problems plaguing the film’s predictable, meandering, half baked script.
Worst Supporting Actress: Liza Minnelli for Sex & the City 2
I’m sure there’s a segment of the population that wants to see a full on Liza Minnelli cabaret performance, the sequined glory and shimmering cheesiness of which are at least jaw dropping, if not actually enjoyable. I am not that person, and neither is anyone else based on the failure of this film. This bit of casting is, even worse, a missed opportunity, as Minnelli’s comedic chops are excellent, as documented by here role on the late lamented TV series Arrested Development.