What not to watch: Bad movies of the recent past

Being a movie critic is a pretty sweet gig, but it's not entirely rosy: For every "Zero Dark Thirty" there's a parade of sappy, predictable romantic comedies, raunchy "Hangover" wannabes and endless "Saw" sequels. A critic might find him or herself tasked with watching not just "The Human Centipede," but also "The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence." (Michael O'Sullivan drew the short straws on those stomach-churning assignments.)

During Oscar season, when so much chatter revolves around the best movies of recent months, we're revisiting some recent one-star (and worse) recipients. It's okay -- we've all seen a few.

Washington-area native Stephanie Merry covers movies and pop culture for the Post.

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Lavanya Ramanathan · February 20, 2013