When I began this blog, I was not a paid full-time movie critic, so I chose the movies that I would see just like you--with my $$ and with my feet.  As a result, I tended to lean toward films that I knew I would enjoy.

As time has gone on and this blog has grown, I have had the pleasure of enjoying press and media passes from time to time.  So while I do get the chance to see some films I otherwise wouldn't have seen and expanding that circle of chosen films...sometimes it only works effectively to lower the bar.

And then there are other times, just like you--I walk into a movie with high expectations and am disappointed (or sometimes outraged) with what I actually watch.  Those days...suck.

However, those scenarios do, at times, present an opportunity to write some of my more scathing reviews.  And I have to admit, sometimes cutting a movie down to size that I absolutely hated can be (dare I say it)  FUN.

So what follows is a listing of some of the worst of the worst.  These movies have hit a 4 or below on my 10 scale and have also produced, at times, some hilarious write-ups.

Either that or I just crack myself up. 

Admitting you have seen a bad film is the first step.  From my review of  SPLICE

June 9, 2010...quoting, well...myself here:

" Just because you spend money on a film--and it ends up being a real stinker--you don't have to try to convince yourself that you liked it, just because you spent money on it.  I know you want to feel better about throwing your money away.  But look, there is no sense in heaping lies to yourself on top of it all, is there?  Hey, it happens to everyone.  We get duped.  You burned up your money and your time on a bad movie.  It's OK to admit it." 

Peruse with caution faithful readers.  Also if   for some bizarre reason you liked some of the movies below--know that its OK...   to be wrong!

12 Rounds (2008) 2/10

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) 2/10

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) 4/10

Age of Adaline (2015) 3/10

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) 3/10

Aloha (2015) 2/10

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) 2/10

Alone Yet Not Alone (2014) 2/10

And So It Goes (2014) 3/10

Armored (2009) 1/10

Bad Kids Go To Hell (2012) 4/10

Bad Moms (2016) 3/10

Buried (2010) 3/10

Cowboys and Aliens (2011) 3/10

Fantastic Four(2015) 4/10

The Finest Hours (2016) 4/10

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) 4/10

Funny People (2009) 4/10

Grown Ups 2 (2013) 1/10

The Hangover 3 (2013) 3/10

The House Bunny (2008) 1/10

If I Stay (2014) 3/10

The Informant! (2009) 3/10

Inherent Vice (2014) 4/10

Insurgent (2015) 4/10

Into The Storm (2014) 1/10

Kick-Ass 2 (2013) 4/10

Law Abiding Citizen (2009) 4/10

Love and Friendship (2016) 1/10

Lucy (2014) 4/10

Mama (2013) 3/10

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) 4/10

Money Monster (2016) 4/10

Monuments Men (2014) 4/10

Mood Indigo (2014) 4/10

Nerve (2016) 4/10

Nine Lives (2016) 2/10

Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014) 3/10

Now You See Me (2013) 2/10

Now You See Me 2 (2016) 2/10

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) 2/10

The Reader (2008) 3/10

Sausage Party (2016) 4/10

Sex Tape (2014) 4/10

The Shallows (2016) 2/10

Shutter Island (2010) 4/10

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 4/10

The Soloist (2009) 4/10

Splice (2010) 3/10

Step Up: All In (2014) 4/10

Tammy (2014) 2/10

Terminator: Genisys (2015) 4/10

Think Like A Man Too (2014) 3/10

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) 2/10

TMNT: Out of the Shadows  (2016) 2/10

Transcendence (2014) 4/10

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) 4/10

Tron: Legacy (2010) 4/10

Tusk (2014) 3/10

The Visit  (2015) 2/10

Warcraft  (2016) 2/10

When The Game Stands Tall (2014) 4/10

Wiener-Dog (2016) 4/10

You're Next (2013) 3/10