In recent years, Guy Pearce has become known as the actor who inconspicuously appears in such Oscar bait as The Hurt Locker and The King’s Speech without so much as a nomination. He also starred in the (IMO) overrated Memento, but don’t get me wrong, I love the guy. He has, however, starred in a number of crappy movies, and here are the top eleven of them.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: This was an inferior remake that starred Katie “Holmes, Sweet Holmes” Holmes and turned the creepy creatures into robotic Gremlins. What the hell?
Bedtime Stories: Honestly, the best part of this typically horrific Adam Sandler movie is the moment when Russell Brand puts ketchup all over his face. If that tells you anything at all…
Fragments: Great cast. Slightly promising psych-thriller premise. Not even worth it for a bit role from Walton Goggins.
Ravenous: War is hell. Unfortunately, this “horror” movie is even worse than that.
A Slipping-Down Life: Sure, this movie is funny as hell, but it wasn’t intended that way. If it helps at all, Guy is barely recognizable in this flick.
Rules of Engagement: Here stands yet another Samuel L. Jackson “Paycheck” Movie.
Factory Girl: I’ll admit that Pearce’s portrayal of Andy Warhol was rather inspired, but the film as a whole was utter crap.
The Hard Word: Was this really supposed to be an American noir/British crime hybrid? It was a visually spectacular ride but nothing else.
Till Human Voices Wake Us: God knows I love a good Helena Bonham Carter romantic drama, but this was an utter mess.
The Road: This was such a poor adaptation of the novel and as good a reason as any to say, “Fuck the Weinstein Co.”
The Time Machine: Sure, the Morlocks were kind of cool, but H.G. Wells still probably would have hated this poorly executed adaptation.
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