I really do mean it when I say District 9 was one of the worst movies I've ever seen - didn't intend to sound so blunt, but I was sort of upset by just how bad it was (to me). It started off promising, but then the acting just was ridiculously bad... and the aliens who are addicted to oil and it makes them drunk, and how they were somehow confined to a shanty town yet they had this mega ship that traveled across the universe... the aliens reminded me a lot like Jar Jar Binks in the way there were characterized... just a little more serious and scary looking... add the stupid shanty town pimp/drug lord... just a bunch of sillyness to me and my conclusion was, of all of the movies of its caliber and budget, it was one of the worst.
Inception... ugh... I love the concept, but I was so annoyed with the noisy gun fights... the acting and concept was great, but there was far too much gun fighting and the soundtrack gave me a headache... it was pandering to men-who-like-gun-shooting people. So, yeah, thumbs down on that one.
I thought Cloverfield was also really bad... I can't handle the camera work on J J Abrams productions... it's why I couldn't handle watching LOST either... I wanted to get into Lost, but again, that jumpy first-person camera handling is seizure inducing to me and ruins it... it's the camera jerkiness and these images that flash by that I want to try and see but you can't and it just drives me nuts.
Movies I think are outstanding? Star Trek Motion Picture - most people hate this one, but I love it. Star Wars Episode I - III, Jar Jar Binks ruined it, but I really thought these were great films... not perfect, but I actually like Heyden Christiansen while most seemed to be annoyed with him. I thought he did well.
Big fan of LotR and the Aliens movies (I actually like all the Alien flicks, even some of the cheesier later ones, not as much as the original two, but more than average). I have high hopes for the Alien prequels.
Last movie I went to see was Black Swan... not bad... I think the advertisers could have done more by showing some of the freaky effects in the trailers... I sort of liked this one and I thought it would be a silly roommate-stalker chick-flick. Pleasantly surprised.
Oh, and the Harry Potter movies... I can not stand Daniel Radcliff's acting... also, while it's my kind of movie - fantasy sci-fi - but I don't read and I am often very lost in the story when watching the movies. My wife is fanatical about them and has to whisper in my ear what's going on.
All this said... one of my favorite movies is Dumb & Dumber... if that tells you anything.