Looked at and loathed: an annotated list

My 1 and 2 star rated shows. Highly subjective, as some are loved by other reviewers, but it's my double penny.
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1.
Burn After Reading (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it. (96 mins.)
“ A thoroughly selfish and unlikable character list, with the only altruistic person winding up dead. What's to like? ” - deeble185
 
2.
Laserblast (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer. (85 mins.)
Director: Michael Rae
“ The very first video we ever rented for our brand new beta max, and still my champion for worst movie ever. ” - deeble185
 
3.
Problem Child (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits. (81 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ After reading other reviews of this film, I know why I don't like it. Either I was too old when I saw it, or I'm able to tell the difference between naughty and demonic. ” - deeble185
 
4.
In Bruges (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ When I dislike a movie, suspension of disbelief becomes hard for me. By ten minutes into this one I was listing factual errors ” - deeble185
 
5.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. (96 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
“ From the reviews, either you loved this or you loathed it. I'm with the reviling crowd ” - deeble185
 
6.
The Saint (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret. (116 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ Not a big Val Kilmer fan, but I am a huge fan of the original Leslie Charteris books, so this was excruciating for me. ” - deeble185
 
7.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
“ My first anime experience, and thoroughly bewildering. ” - deeble185
 
8.
Battlefield Earth (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
After enslavement and near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back. (118 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
“ Again a book I quite enjoyed totally ignored to create a movie. ” - deeble185
 
9.
The Piano (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ Having read the reviews, I'm aware there was a lot of subtext I missed, but I found it predictable, pedestrian and uninspiring. ” - deeble185
 
10.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans. (119 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ I've not watched the originals, but I hope they were better than this dreck. And the sequel is coming - guess where I won't be for it? ” - deeble185
 
11.
Dennis the Menace (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town. (94 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle
“ Again a movie with a naughty child that the makers missed giving any endearing qualities to. ” - deeble185
 
12.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ The reviews on IMDB almost seem to be talking about many different movies.Buddy movie, social commentary, exciting action film and my favourite - waste of time. Yes it was a comment on apartheid but I had no sympathy for anything in it. ” - deeble185
 
13.
Medium (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Suburban mom Allison DuBois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps. (60 mins.)
“ perfectly titled, this is neither rare nor well done. ” - deeble185
 
14.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. (112 mins.)
“ Fairly common labyrinthine french movie with turgid plot. ” - deeble185
 
15.
Barb Wire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life. (98 mins.)
Director: David Hogan
“ When Casablanca get reduced to this, I despair for Hollywood. ” - deeble185
 
16.
Juno (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ I seem to be counter to almost all the critics views as I found this to be tedious, unbeleivable and not at all engaging. ” - deeble185
 
17.
Starship Troopers (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ I know Heinlein was a highly right wing thinker, but at least he wrote an entertaining story. The director decided he would ignore that in favour presenting his political views and so wrecked this story. ” - deeble185
 
18.
The Postman (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America. (177 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Another interesting story which the lead decided to turn into his own hero story. ” - deeble185
 
19.
Mac and Me (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy. (95 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
“ This felt like a low budget ET ripoff, without the drama or charm. ” - deeble185
 
20.
Toys (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever. (118 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ The awesome Robin Williams monologue trailers unfortunately had no relation to this bland and confusing outing ” - deeble185
 
21.
Zoolander (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ The description says that the character was brainwashed. I'm astonished they could find one in this. ” - deeble185
 
22.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse. (170 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ Never a romance movie fan,a horse loving friend took me along to see this. We both loathed it. ” - deeble185
 
23.
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist. (113 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ I appreciate that this was meant to be farcical, but I felt that it missed the mark. ” - deeble185
 
24.
Batman & Robin (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City. (125 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ I agree with the critics on this one. WORST BATMAN EVER! ” - deeble185
 
25.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ I know it was wildly popular, but I never found it appealing ” - deeble185
 
26.
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
“ Another sit com where I couldn't empathise with any of the characters. ” - deeble185
 
27.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
“ And my final in the sit com trifecta that I did not appreciate on any level. ” - deeble185
 
28.
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane. (104 mins.)
“ I was young enough to enjoy the TV series, but I couldn't bring myself to like this movie. ” - deeble185
 
29.
RoboCop 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2. (117 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ While the first was not awesome, this outing was not even worth the money I paid for the popcorn ” - deeble185
 
30.
2012 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. (158 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ A true disaster of a movie ” - deeble185
 
31.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. (109 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
“ Fashion and movies just don't mix with me. This is one of my 2 loathed examples of the genre ” - deeble185
 
32.
Ready to Wear (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A chronicle of the interconnected lives of a group of people in the lead up to Paris Fashion Week. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Farce is a hard genre to perfect. This totally didn't. ” - deeble185
 
33.
Little Nicky (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late. (90 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
“ Adam Sandler has his fair share of misses, and this one is at the bottom of the pile. ” - deeble185
 
34.
Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI. (108 mins.)
Director: John Hough
“ This is an exception to my terrible rule. This movie is so bad it's almost good.Horrible clothes, awful music and a patched together plot all are horrendous, but as a whole its cheese to the max. ” - deeble185
 
35.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ While Will Ferrel makes it into my favourites list, in general I find his acting to be grating and overblown. This is probably the greatest example of that there is. ” - deeble185
 
36.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. (119 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ I usually appreciate Bill Murray but this outing was annoying and plodding ” - deeble185
 
37.
Hyperdrive (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A sci-fi British comedy about the adventures of Her Majesty's Ship Camden Lock in the year 2151. It's... (29 mins.)
“ A rather strained scifi comedy that never appealed to my sense of humour. ” - deeble185
 
38.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Never a big horror fan, after I was dragged to this I endured 2 hours of the most mindless scientists I've ever viewed. If they were all running around in bikinis in a cabin in the woods they couldn't have been more brainless bimbos. ” - deeble185