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And the Crankies Go To…

January 2, 2012

Fear not: The Frettsies aren’t my only year-end 2011 awards. I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the year’s worst directors, actors and actresses. I’m naming them the Crankies, in honor of my erstwhile blog, Two Cranky Guys, with Bret Watson. I’ll dispense with lengthy explanations, as the work speaks for itself, but you can read longer reviews by clicking on the titles. And this time, the list is in ascending order (i.e., worst is first). Why should the Razzies have all the fun?


Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Denis Dugan, Just Go With It and Jack and Jill

Brett Ratner, Tower Heist

David Cronenberg, A Dangerous Method

Josh Radnor, happythankyoumoreplease

Roman Polanski, Carnage


Adam Sandler, Just Go With It and Jack and Jill

Ryan Reynolds, The Green Lantern and The Change-Up

Nicolas Cage, Season of the Witch and Trespass

Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris and The Big Year


Natalie Portman, No Strings AttachedThor and Your Highness

Sandra Bullock, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Julia Roberts, Larry Crowne

Jodie Foster, The Beaver and Carnage

Jennifer Aniston, Just Go With It and Horrible Bosses

Anne Hathaway, One Day


Nick Swardson, Just Go With It

Christoph Waltz, The Green Hornet, Water for Elephants and Carnage

Dave Matthews, Just Go With It

Anton Yelchin, The Beaver

Anthony Hopkins, Thor

Orlando Bloom, The Three Musketeers


Keira Knightley, A Dangerous Method

Lucy Punch, Bad Teacher, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and Take Me Home Tonight

Nicole Kidman, Just Go With It and Trespass

Katie Holmes, Jack and Jill

Tea Leoni, Tower Heist

Heather Graham, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

What actors, actresses and directors made you Cranky in 2011?

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  1. KXB permalink

    How the HELL does Taylor Lautner (Abduction, aka the century’s worst action movie) not make the Worst Actor list???

  2. KXB permalink

    …also, Kate Hudson is the century’s WORST actress by far, esp. now that Madonna’s thankfully retired…

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