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By midlandsmovies, Dec 20 2018 09:11AM

Top 5 Worst Christmas Movies

Midlands Movies contributor Guy Russell chooses his 5 worst Christmas movies that give him the bah humbugs each festiva season. WIth a couple of controversial choices do you agree with our Guy? Read on to find out more...

1. Black Christmas (2006)

This unoriginal remake was screaming out for an injection of humour throughout its 90 minute runtime. With a talented cast, this should have been a lot better however the film makes no effort to improve on the original 70s slasher instead Black Christmas lazily goes through the motions until it reaches the finish line.

2. Deck the Halls (2006)

Matthew and Broderick and Danny DeVito star in the uninspiring Deck the Halls as two neighbours who battle it out to become their small towns most festive household. Every character is either downright obnoxious or obscenely uptight, watch the dark but brilliant Bad Santa if you like awful people doing awful things. 2006 was clearly a bad year for festive films!

3. Scrooged (1988)

I personally found this film to be monumentally annoying and unpleasant. Scrooged will be a surprise entry for some as it has achieved “classic” status over the last few years however apart from Murray doing what he does best there is little to like in this unfunny take on A Christmas Carol.

4. The Grinch (2000)

Despite a spirited and energetic performance by Jim Carrey, The Grinch is a film that is unpleasant to look at, filled with a lacklustre direction and a confused message. Just stick with the original, animated short film.

5. Home Alone 4 (2002)

Not only is Home Alone 4 completely unfaithful to its predecessors, it is poorly made in every aspect. An absolute chore to sit through even at 88 minutes long. Give this one a miss at every cost.

Guy Russell

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By midlandsmovies, Dec 10 2015 03:20PM

Midlands Movies Worst 12 Films of 2015

I’m not going to waste anymore time explaining why these abominations are bad – if you’ve seen any of them then you will know – but suffice to say, Fantastic Four was a real gem of a mess. The well publicised struggles between the director and the production company 20th Century Fox was a Summer highlight with the daily press narratives well worth following and almost deserving of its own behind-the-scenes documentary.

Aside from that, from dullness and incomprehensibility to hollow CGI and actors who couldn’t care less, these films were not just the worst of their genres but lessons in how to make huge mistakes. It's also worth noting that at least 3 of these made me physically angry (Vice, Gallows and Knock Knock) so brave any viewing of them at your own peril.

Click on the film name to be taken to our full review.

12. Fantastic Four

11. San Andreas

10. Knock Knock

9. Kidnapping Freddy Heineken

8. Survivor

7. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

6. Jupiter Ascending

5. Exodus: Gods and Kings

4. Inherent Vice

3. The Interview

2. The Gallows

1. Vice

Please note Vice stars Bruce Willis who has now been at number 1 of the worst of the year for 3 out of the last 4 years. Well done Bruce!

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