Don’t Look Up and the 12 best (and 7 worst) movies of 2021

DON'T LOOK UP (L to R). Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky, Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy, and Timothée Chalamet as Yule. Cr. Niko Tavernise / Netflix © 2021
DON'T LOOK UP (L to R). Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky, Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy, and Timothée Chalamet as Yule. Cr. Niko Tavernise / Netflix © 2021 /
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Worst movies of 2021: Karen

Have you ever decided to rent a movie that had all the potential of being bad, but the film’s topic made you say, “it can’t be that bad, right?” Well, Karen fits that bill.

By now, we all know by now from social media, memes, or viral videos what the word ‘Karen’ means. Karen follows well Karen (Taryn Manning), who finds out that a Black family has moved into the neighborhood and she will do everything in her power to make them leave. Earth-shattering plot, huh?

I am a massive fan of Taryn Manning’s work dating back to her phenomenal performance in Hustle & Flow as Nola, but I have no clue what was going through her mind to take on this role. The movie is irresponsible and unneeded. The story plays out like any other viral video we have seen, but these are portrayed by actors who, well, can’t act. At least they didn’t in this film.

If I look back at some of the worst purchases in 2021, I stare at the receipt of $4.99 I got for this movie and have lots of regrets.

Worst movies of 2021: Prisoners of the Ghostland

Every year, we have a movie that comes out of a festival overhyped by EVERYONE and well, Prisoners of the Ghostland was met by massive praise upon its debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year. I had high expectations for this movie going into it. It made my most anticipated list for the festival, and ultimately, it fell flat on its face.

The movie starts with one hell of a bang with a relatively cool bank robbery, but the rest is crazy once that happens. I typically like crazy in films, but honestly, this movie made ZERO sense. It felt like two hours of Nicholas Cage aimlessly walking around and us following along for a joy ride. What a waste of my time.