This post is to inform everyone of my plans for the next couple of weeks here. Beginning Monday, 1/7 and running through Sunday 1/20, I’ll be running the second annual FMR MAJOR Awards, where I break down the best and worst in movies for the year that was 2012.
Last year at this time, I considered it… let’s say… a bit of a gamble to really play up my year-end awards like this. Instead of one simple post announcing my top ten for the year, I would do an entire week building things up by announcing the nominees – in numerous categories – and then another entire week announcing the winners. Two posts a day. Regular content would be put on hold. I honestly thought that there was good chance that people would reject it.
The MAJOR Awards were undeniably one of the highlights of my first year of blogging. Not only did everyone respond enthusiastically, a good number of new visitors found their way here to check out what was going on. It wound up being a massive success.
So I’m really excited to hold them again this year. Hopefully everyone will embrace them as much as they did last year!
Click through to check out the schedule of events!
It’s the biggest question of the week. Which movie is the best? In order to help frame my decision, I asked myself this question… If I could make sure every visitor here saw one movie, which would it be? Because basically, this award equals my TRUE highest recommendation. I gave the trademarked FMR A++ three times this year, but I can only give the Best Picture Leg Lamp once.
Your nominees are: “50/50”, “The Descendants”, “Drive”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, “The Help”, “Midnight in Paris”, “Moneyball”, “The Muppets”, and “The Tree of Life”.
Click through to find out which of these ten worthy motion pictures won!
Or in this case, perhaps a de-dum-tum-tsccch rim shot would be more appopriate.
Here we are. The WORST Movie released in 2011. There’s a lot of stinkers. Hollywood will do anything to make a buck. But in these cases, they crossed the line. These movies were laughable attempts at making a “quality” product, they reaked like rotting fish. I wouldnt wish them on you under any cuircumstances.
Your nominees are: “Abduction”, “Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son”, “The Change Up”, “Immortals”, “Jack and Jill”, “Just Go With It”, “New Year’s Eve”, “Priest”, “The Roommate”, and “Season of the Witch”.
The crate please! Wait. What… what’s that sound… why is my desk shaking? The floor? What’s going on? Oh no! It can’t be! It’s… It’s…
The Worst Director of 2011! These guys weren’t hamstrung… They had decent budgets, they had big name stars, they had a chance to get it right, and they fumbled it. Each of them turned in work worthy of being labeled “hack”.
Your nominees are: Michael Bay, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, Clint Eastwood, “J Edgar”, Jim Sheridan, “Dream House”, Tarsem Singh, “Immortals”, and Zack Snyder, “Sucker Punch”.
Click through to find out which of these five “Won”!
Alright boys and girls. Hold your nose, here it goes.
Time to award the 2011 MAJOR Award for Worst Actor.
These five clowns really disgraced themselves this year. Lackluster efforts, garbagey characters, gawd awful attempts at comedy… each of these hacks gave new meaning to the term “epic fail”.
Your Nominees are: Nicolas Cage, “Season of the Witch”, Taylor Lautner, “Abduction”, Martin Lawrence, “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son”, and Adam Sandler for “Jack and Jill”, and again for “Just go With It”.
Up first? The Worst Actress of 2011. These ladies really handed out the headaches… turning in five of the most uninspired, cringe inducing, head scratching performances of the year.
Your nominees for the Worst Actress of the year are: Rosie Huntington-Whitley, “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon”, January Jones, “X-Men: First Class”, Minka Kelly, “The Roommate”, Freida Pinto, “Immortals”, and Lucy Punch, “Bad Teacher”.