23. JANKY PROMOTERS (2009)
Starring: Ice Cube and Young Jeezy
Why it sucks: At this stage of his career, Ice Cube really doesn’t need to make straight-to-hood flicks—he’s paid his Hollywood dues. Watching Janky Promoters, one gets the idea that Cube himself would agree.
Reuniting with his Next Friday partner-in-comedy Mike Epps, Cube gives a horrendous performance as a shady party promoter trying to organize a Young Jeezy (who plays himself, both literally and figuratively) concert. The usually passable actor exaggerates every joke, spits his hammy dialogue with goofy facial expressions, and just generally looks out of place. As a result, Janky Promoters is both obnoxious and forgettable. Next Friday is on The Godfather Part II’s level by comparison.