The Best and Worst of 2012 Pop Culture

Acting

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Best
Jennifer Lawrence

Recently named the Most Desirable Woman in 2013, Jennifer Lawrence is as talented as she is beautiful. In 2011, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Winter’s Bone, and soon after, sniped the lead role as heroin Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Based on the Boston Society of Film Critic’s awards, Lawrence’s role in Silver Linings Playbook is expected to get some recognition during the awards season in 2013 as well.

Worst
Taylor Kitsch

For a handsome guy who was expected to become the next Channing Tatum, Kitsch had many opportunities to rise to stardom, but all had terrible outcomes. Sadly, the total gross of John Carter was only $101.6 million worldwide, in spite of Disney’s production costs at $250 million. He had a few chances to redeem himself, but Battleship sunk pretty low, as did his movie Savages. Is anyone else in favor of reviving Kitsch as the charming greasy-haired footballer, Tim Riggins? What ever happened to Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose?

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