A list like this hardly seems necessary since I saw so few movies this year. But “not necessary” has never stopped me before (click here for the 2008 list). The 2009 Stubbies© go to:
Best Movie that is Pretty Good but I Don’t Need to See it Again Any Time Soon: Avatar. I should probably watch again to see how it holds up now that I know what to expect. Just it’s just so long, I don’t really want to watch again.
Movie that Confused the Heck Out of Me: Observe and Report. Straaaaaange.
Movie that was WAAAAAAAAY Better than it had Any Right to Be: Monsters vs. Aliens. Stephen Colbert playing Axel F FTW.
Movie I’m Embarrassed to Say I liked: Paul Blart: Mall Cop. [bows head in shame]
Movie I Should Have Walked Out of But Didn’t: The Spirit. Didn’t. Get. It. But the person I snuck into it (gasp) with kinda liked it. Go figure.
Most Disappointing: I Love You Man. Jason Segel and Paul Rudd? Yes please! I Love You Man? Bleh.
What Were They Thinking? GI JOE. SUCKED.
Most Overrated: Slum Dog Millionaire. I hate to be a grouch, but it didn’t deserve the best picture Oscar. Jai Ho!
Best Soundtrack: Slum Dog Millionaire. Best part about it.
Worst Soundtrack: Gran Torino. Clint Eastwood. Singing.
Best Use of Seth Rogen: Funny People. It was funny, and he’s a people.
Worst Use of Seth Rogen: Observe and Report. Someone needs his meds…
Outstanding Achievement in a Cameo: It’s got to be Funny People. It’s worth watching anyway, but the cameos are great.
Best Movie Based on a Book/Toy/previous Movie: Sherlock Holmes. Rip roaring fun. Go see it.
Best Actress: Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Bunnies). Beautiful but deadily. That’s how it always is.
Best Comedy: The Hangover. It’s not anywhere near family friendly, but it’s a very consistent and funny movie.
Best Action-Adventure: Star Trek. It features Simon Pegg!
Best Drama: Inglourious Bunnies. A sub-par Tarantino movie is still an awesome movie.
Best Movie (My Favorite): I really didn’t have a favorite this year. If you go by the rating I gave each movie, it would be a three-way tie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Star Trek and Up (they each got 4.5/5). I pick Up.
Congratulations to the winners! I’m sure your mothers are proud!