7. 'The Watch'
Look under "autopilot" in the dictionary and you'll find a cast shot from "The Watch," in which director Akiva Schaffer attempts to compensate for an inspiration-free, puerile script from Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jared Stern by allowing the talented cast to stand around riffing endlessly in the hopes that hilarity might eventually ensue. It does not. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill just coast, leaving it to lower-paid co-star Richard Ayodade to get the only chuckles. It's not that "aliens in the suburbs" can't be a funny plot, but between "The Watch" and the ABC sitcom "The Neighbors," the premise was 0-2 in 2012.
- Dan Fienberg