1. He’s Just Not That Into You-Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, D: Ken Kwapis , ***
  2. Taken-Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, ***
  3. Friday the 13th-Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, D: Marcus Nispel, ***
  4. The Last House on the Left-Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, ***
  5. Watchmen-Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup, D: Zack Snyder, ***1/2
  6. Observe and Report-Seth Rogen, Anna Farris, D: Jody Hill, ***
  7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine-Hugh Jackman, Liev Schrieber, D: Gavin Hood, ***
  8. Star Trek-Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, D: J.J. Abrams, **
  9. Terminator: Salvation-Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, D: McG, **1/2
  10. Drag Me To Hell-Alison Lohman, Justin Long, D: Sam Raimi, ****
  11. Up-Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, ****
  12. The Hangover,**
  13. Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, D: Tony Scott, ***
  14. Surveillance-Bill Pullman, Julia Ormond, D: Jennifer Chambers Lynch, ***1/2
  15. The Hurt Locker-Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, D: Kathryn Bigelow, ****
  16. Moon-Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, D: Duncan Jones, ***1/2
  17. Bruno-Sacha Baron Cohen, D: Larry Charles, ***
  18. Whatever Works-Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, D: Woody Allen, ***
  19. Funny People-Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, D: Judd Apatow, **
  20. (500) Days of Summer-Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, ***1/2
  21. District 9-D: Neill Blomkamp, ***1/2
  22. Inglorious Basterds-Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, D: Quentin Tarantino, ***
  23. Extract-Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, D: Mike Judge, *
  24. 9-Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, ***
  25. The Informant!-Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, D: Steven Soderbergh, ***
  26. Zombieland-Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, ***
  27. A Serious Man-D: Joel and Ethan Coen, ***1/2
  28. Where the Wild Things Are-Max Records, Catherine Keener, D: Spike Jonze, ***
  29. Paranormal Activity-***1/2
  30. 2012-John Cusack, Danny Glover, D: Roland Emmerich, ***
  31. Precious: Based on the Novel Push- Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, ***1/2
  32. Brothers-Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, D: Jim Sheridan, **1/2
  33. Invictus-Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, D: Clint Eastwood, *1/2
  34. Avatar-Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, D: James Cameron, ***1/2
  35. The Road-Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, D: John Hillcoat, ***1/2
  36. Nine-Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, D; Rob Marshall, **
  37. Sherlock Holmes-Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, D: Guy Ritchie, *1/2
  38. Up in the Air-George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, D: Jason Reitman, ****
  39. Crazy Heart-Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, D: Scott Cooper, ***1/2
  40. Broken Embraces-Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, D: Pedro Almodovar
  41. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus-Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, ***

 

Best Movies of 2009:

  1. The Hurt Locker
  2. Up in the Air
  3. Drag Me to Hell
  4. Up
  5. District 9
  6. Inglorious Basterds
  7. A Serious Man
  8. Moon
  9. Watchmen
  10. Avatar 
  1. Precious: Based on the Novel Push
  2. Broken Embraces
  3. The Road
  4. (500) Days of Summer
  5. The Informant!

Honorable Mention: Taken, Crazy Heart, Surveillance, 9, Paranormal Activity

 

Worst Movie of the Year:

Extract

Curse of Obama Movie:

Invictus

Movie I found myself staring blindly at the screen thinking about why I’m here:

Sherlock Holmes

Bleakest of the Bleak Science Fiction:

Terminator: Salvation

Worst Comedy:

The Hangover

Least Funny Comedy:

Funny People

Worst Oscar Bait:

Nine

Worst “Re-imagining” of a Franchise:

Star Trek

Biggest Missed Opportunity:

Brothers

 

Best Bad Movie of the Year:

Friday the 13th

Worst Good Movie:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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