NY1's Neil Rosen shares his 10 worst movies of 2012.
Another year with tons of bad movies. So let's get right to it. Here they are, my 10 worst films of 2012.
It was supposed to be campy, but the makers of "Rock Of Ages" didn't go far enough to pull it off. The result? An extremely lame movie.
The latest 007 film, "Skyfall", had no prominent Bond girl, no gadgets, a broken down secret agent who couldn't shoot straight and, towards the end of this overly long film, a trip to a castle resembling Hogwarts. It's just not what I want from a 007 film.
What was Will Ferrell thinking? A spoof of Latin American telenuevellas told, spoken almost entirely in Spanish, "Casa de mi Padre" felt like an unbearably long, unfunny, SNL sketch.
Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe was massively miscast as a grieving widower and father in "The Woman In Black", a miserable, period piece ghost story.
Jason Segel starred in "Jeff Who Lives at Home", the latest film from the Duplass brothers, It was too far-fetched and the filmmakers seemed as lost as their characters.
With hundreds of Spider-Man comic book stories to choose from, the makers of "The Amazing Spider-Man", for some unfathomable reason, told the same origin tale that was told in great fashion in 2002 and did it poorly. Plus, Andrew Garfield was completely unconvincing as Peter Parker.
Watching Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones awkwardly fumble around sexually in "Hope Springs", trying to reignite a spark in the bedroom, as realistic as it might be, wasn't only quite uncomfortable to watch, it was creepy.
I couldn't decide what was worse in "Being Flynn", Paul Dano's dreary character or Robert DeNiro's over the top performance,. Either way, none of this worked.
Writer/director PT Anderson's latest film, "The Master", is just a bunch of ideas with no coherent arc. Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman's schtick was pointless, repetitive and boring. Near the end of its nearly two and a half hours, I just couldn't wait for it to end.
Finally, writer/director Lee Daniels, riding high on the success of Precious, had no idea what do with a bigger budget and higher profile actors Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey. Failing miserably, on every level, "The Paperboy" didn't deliver.
Here to better movies in 2013. Happy Holidays everybody.