January is a notoriously awful month for movie releases. As our attention and Hollywood's turns to the Oscar-worthy films of 2012, the studios continue to release movies that will probably be long-forgotten by next year's awards season.
This January was no exception. The most recent flop: "Movie 43," an ensemble comedy that has been blasted with negative reviews for a host of shortcomings. And not even its star-studded cast -- Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Greg Kinnear and Dennis Quaid, to start -- could save it.
Which other January releases faced a similar fate? We have compiled 15 of the worst January movie releases in the slideshow below, including a few colorful words from the reviewers who watched them.