Feature Blogs

2002's Mid-Season Report Card

 

Time to look back on the first 6 months of the year.  And I gotta tell ya, it ain't been a very memorable period.  Sure there's been some good stuff but there's been twice as much bad stuff mixed in.  On with the show...

 

Best Films:  Mulholland Drive, Gosford Park, Monster's Ball

 

Worst Film:  Crossroads

 

Better Than I Expected:  Jeepers Creepers, Joe Somebody

 

Coolest Movie:  Ocean's Eleven

 

Sick And Tired Of Martial Arts:  The One

 

Most Uses Of The F*** Word In A Film:  Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back

 

Hollywood Identity Crisis:  Owen Wilson (who starred in the pathetic Behind Enemy Lines and yet wrote the brilliant The Royal Tenenbaums)

 

Quietest Movie Of The Year:  In The Bedroom

 

Loudest Movie Of The Year:  Black Hawk Down

 

Why Robert DeNiro Should Never Make Another Comedy:  Showtime

 

Why John Travolta's Career Is Finished:  Domestic Disturbance

 

Why Brittany Spears Never Will Have A Career:  Crossroads

 

I Hate Admitting It But:  Will Smith was really great in Ali

 

Good But Overrated:  A Beautiful Mind

 

Bad And Overrated:  Panic Room

 

Should Have Gone Straight To Video:  Rollerball

 

Most Far-Fetched Romance:  Kate & Leopold

 

Most Far-Fetched Drama:  John Q

 

Not Another Teen Movie:  Not Another Teen Movie

 

Worst Idea For A Movie:  Sorority Boys

 

WWF Stars Should Stick To TV:  The Scorpion King

 

Oh, Please:  Making us feel sorry for Josh Hartnett who sleeps with about a zillion girls in 40 Days & 40 Nights

 

Foreign Is Often Better:  No Man's Land

 

Who Cares?:  Star Wars Episode 2:  Attack Of The Clones

 

The Longest 2.5 Hours Of My Life:  The Majestic

 

Creepiest Thriller:  The Mothman Prophecies

 

Surprised I Enjoyed It:  Spider-Man

 

Best Example Of Over-Sentimentality:  I Am Sam

 

The Jury's Still Out:  Minority Report

 

Why Movie World Should Be Shut Down:  Scooby-Doo

 

Thank God For:  Ghost World