Is 2010 the Worst Movie Year Ever?

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2010 is shaping up to be a fairly lousy year for movies. But is it the worst year for movies? That's the question Joe Queenan posed Friday in the Wall Street Journal. Sadly, it seems like he's on to something. Writes Queenan:

If the technology used in 'Inception' were available in real life, Mr. DiCaprio might burrow into the subconscious of Hollywood plutocrats and plant these paradigm-altering ideas: Stop making movies like 'Grown Ups,' 'Sex and the City 2,' "Prince of Persia" and anything that positions Jennifer Aniston or John C. Reilly at the top of the marquee. Stop trying to pass off Shia LaBeouf—who looks a bit like the young George W. Bush—as the second coming of Tom Cruise. Stop casting Gerard Butler in roles where he is called upon to emote. And if 'Legion' and 'Edge of Darkness' and 'The Back-up Plan' and 'Hot Tub Time Machine' are the best you can do, stop making movies, period. Humanity will thank you for it.

All that, and and he didn't even mention "Knight & Day."

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