Fall Film Challenge: Bonus Round Reivews

Last month on Facebook, Jenn asked us who our least favorite actors were and we were all quick to chime in. I wrote Anne Hathaway, Ben Stiller, Nicolas Cage, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Jenn revealed the bonus list on October 15th, comprised of all the people we hate. So clever. And mean. And all four of my choices were on there.

Since Jacob's still recovering from knee surgery and in bed every day after work, he sort of pushed me to finish my list in a hurry. We watched a movie together almost every night and I completed my bonus list on November 3, which means I watched fifty movies in sixty-three days! THAT'S SO MANY MOVIES. I miss my TV shows!

1. Anne Hathaway: Interstellar Everyone loves this movie, but...I fell asleep. I was more into it on night two, and though I liked everyone's performance (except Hathaway, because I can't stand her), it felt too long and too slow to be amazing.

2. Ben Stiller: Flirting With Disaster What a weird movie. I liked it though! Ben didn't bother me as much as he usually does and I really enjoyed the rest of the cast.

3. Miley Cyrus: Bolt It was cute and my kids thought it was fun. Jacob laughed more than he should have at the stupid hamster. I was really impressed by the animation.

4. Vin Diesel: Boiler Room It was a little long, but I liked it. The cast was great, especially Giovanni Ribisi, Scott Caan, and yes, even Vin Diesel. I think they could have cut the love story though.

5. Eddie Murphy: Beverly Hills Cop I liked it and thought Eddie was pretty great! Good music, good fashion. Haha! I won't be rushing out to see the sequels though.

6. Will Ferrell: Casa de mi Padre I know it's a spoof, but it should be kind of funny, right? I chuckled a few times, but it got old real fast. Jacob enjoyed it because he's weird.

7. Gwyneth Paltrow: Sliding Doors I can't stand her, but she wasn't too terrible here. It was an original take on a rom-com, but kinda slow toward the end before it picked up and finished fast.

8. Katie Holmes: Teaching Mrs. Tingle I don't know why I didn't see this when it came out. I was into this type of movie as a teen. I love the cast (Helen Mirren! Jeffrey Tambor! And I even like Katie Holmes). It wasn't amazing or anything, but I was entertained. 

9. Ione Skye: Haunt Eh. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't anything special or original. It wasn't very suspenseful either, so when the ghosts popped up out of nowhere, it did make me jump.

10. Jonah Hill: True Story I was happy that this movie cut right to the chase and I was totally interested in the first half. It lost me after that though. I felt like it could have been a made-for-TV movie.

11. Ashton Kutcher: Down To You I used to love Freddie Prinze Jr, but this was not good. Julia Stiles was boring and Ashton was embarrassing. It tried really hard to be a fun teen movie, but failed.

12. Justin Long: Serious Moonlight It was quirky, and the acting was fine, but  it was also kind of boring. I wish Kristen Bell had more screen time.

13. Maggie Gyllenhaal: Frank So strange, but funny and I absolutely loved Michael Fassbender. Maggie was just fine too. Though I think she takes herself too seriously, she's a pretty good actress.

14. Nicolas Cage: Left Behind Terrible, terrible movie. Bad performances, over-dramatic, and just stupid. Nic must be taking anything he can get at this point.

15. Owen Wilson: She's Funny That Way I'll watch anything Jennifer Aniston is in, even though it's usually crap. This movie was no exception, but she was the best part of the whole thing. It felt like a knock-off Woody Allen movie. I wasn't bored at all though, it was just weird and kind of dumb.

16. Pauly Shore: Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Oh. My. God. I really should have googled this one before I added it! So terrible and gross and just no. I knew I was going to hate it within the first 15 seconds. I don't understand why any of the cast participated in this!

17. John C. Reilly: Days of Thunder I didn't think I'd like this one because I don't care at all about racing. It was predictable, but not bad. Tom and Nicole were so cute.

18. Sylvester Stallone: Cop Land Jacob suggested this one because I wanted to steer clear of Sly's action/fight movies. I liked it! It wasn't amazing, but it wasn't boring either. Such a great cast! 

19. Tyler Perry: Why Did I Get Married? It was pretty melodramatic and the ending was drawn out. I just thought the plot was weird too. Who takes all their friends on a trip and counsels them? Awkward.

20. Channing Tatum: Magic Mike XXL If the first movie was criticized for being to serious, this one made up for it by being way too cheesy. It was slow and so embarrassing at some points. The final scene saved it. ;) 

21. Vince Vaughn: Domestic Disturbance This seriously could have been a Lifetime Original. For a thriller, it was not at all thrilling. I watched the whole thing, but still don't know why Vince's character was a psychopath. 

22. Patrick Wilson: The Ledge This "suspenseful thriller" wasn't suspenseful or thrilling at all. It was slow and Liv Tyler and Terrance Howard bugged me. Patrick Wilson was good (seriously, who doesn't like him?), but his character was creepy.

23. Megan Fox: The Dictator It was so stupid, but I definitely laughed at some of it. Haha! It was a pretty short movie, but somehow felt too long.

24. Gary Busey: The Buddy Holly Story I used to listen to Buddy Holly with my aunt growing up and was only slightly aware of his story. I really liked it and thought Busey was amazing!

25. Renee Zellwegger: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason I didn't love the first movie so I never really wanted to see this one. It wasn't great by any means, but it wasn't unwatchable either.


Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I have plans with Magic Mike this Friday... can't wait! lol I don't even care if the plot sucks, lmao

Jana @ Jana Says said...

I'm surprised that neither Juliette Lewis nor Drew Barrymore made that list. I can't stand either one of them and will do my best to avoid movies they're in (with some exceptions).

I'm sad to hear True Story wasn't very good (although you're not the first to say it) because the book was great and it seemed to lend itself to a very easy movie adaptation. I'll probably still watch it anyway. Can't be any worse than Serena.

Karen Peterson said...

Haha! I asked Jenn who didn't like Patrick Wilson and she said that she picked him because she couldn't make them ALL horrible. :-)

We just watched Domestic Disturbance last night. Ugh. Boring, terrible pacing, and SO many unanswered questions. Like, when Danny accused his step-dad of murder, why did the mom insist on him still coming home with her that night? Would it REALLY have been a big deal for him to spend the night at dad's so that everyone could calm down?

I was just reading an article (like, seriously, about 5 minutes ago) that listed the worst movies of all time. Bucky Larson is on it. I thought of you.

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I loved Interstellar. I also really love Boiler Room. I watch anytime I see it on. And I'm very happy you enjoyed it. :)

Magic Mike XXL was very cheesy, but I loved every stupid minute of it. I especially loved the addition of Twitch.

Life Through Preppy Glasses said...

50 movies in 63 days?!? Thats pretty impressive!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Haha that challenge is kinda brilliantly evil! Is it sad I've only seen MM XXL out of all of those movies...and I liked it?! In my defense it was so cheesy and I saw it in a theater, and you know how crazy older ladies get lol. I'm not a fan of Gweneth either but is Country Strong is such a great movie. Have you seen it, or did you skip since she's in it?