Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2009 Movie Awards

I’m not gonna lie: there’s not just a whole lot that made me excited to be a fan of cinema in 2009.  In a couple of days I will release my top-10 of the year list and talk about this a little bit more, but since it didn’t particularly excite me to make that list, I thought I’d mix it up a little and make some of my own special awards.  This is what I came up with; hope you enjoy. 

Worst Movie: Whatever Works

Best Comedy: In the Loop (honorable mention: Zombieland)

Most Underrated movie you’ve never heard of: Big Fan

Most Underrated movie you have heard of: The Informant!

Biggest Letdown: Public Enemies

Best Guilty Pleasure: Paranormal Activity

Best Extremely, Utterly Embarrassing Guilty Pleasure: 17 Again (judge me)

Most Ridiculous Premise: Did you Hear About the Morgans?

Best Documentary/Only Documentary I’ve Seen: Food, Inc.

Best Movie Directed By an Annoying Actress With a Lisp: Whip It (Drew Barrymore, in case you were wondering)

Two of the Best Child Performances I’ve Ever Seen That Didn’t Get Enough Recognition: Kodi Smitt-McPhee (The Road), Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are)

Best Movie That Makes Women Look Like Complete Morons: Bride Wars

Most Quotable: Tie, The Hangover & In the Loop

Best Popcorn Flick: Star Trek

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Carey Mulligan, An Education

Most Original: Inglorious Basterds

Most Unoriginal: Avatar (duh)

Biggest Douche in Hollywood: James Cameron (just had to throw that shot out there)


Anonymous said...

Ummm... please add the adorable little girl from Brothers to your award list for "Best Child Performances."


Phil Dickinson said...

No best original song/soundtrack yet?

beth said...

You still need to go see "The Young Victoria." Great costumes, setting and wonderful soundtrack. Loved the story too.