(from e talk) Is it me, or are movies getting worse every day? Especially the endings of movies? Less and less do I feel satisfied with the way movies, big budget and small, are concluding. I'm consistently feeling cheated. It's no wonder more and more people are preferring to visit web sites that offer decent streams of bootleg copies of movies sitting on a server somewhere outside continental North America. But I digress. Filmmakers (and screenwriters) seem to have lost their way in delivering finales that do justice to the preceding narrative. And it's not getting better. I have yet to see one decent ending in a movie in 2007. Here's a rundown of the 10 worst endings of the past 10 years ... Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997) Give me a King Kong-sized break. What a cop-out. What was clearly a "paycheque movie" from Stephen Spielberg and Jeff Goldblum sees a giant T-Rex wreaking havoc on San Diego. San Diego! What's so exciting to see to get destroyed in San Diego? Oh, that's right, nothing! This blatant rip-off of "King King" (some snoots will say homage) to Cooper and Schoedsack's "King Kong" shows it's a franchise that got blatantly tired after just two entries. Everything down to the title of this sequel is plagiaristic. Shame on you Stephen for this despondent refuse. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Nicole Kidman's character turns to her mate and says "there is something very important we need to do as soon as possible." Hubby Tom Cruise asks "what's that?" She responds with "f--k." Cue credits. Cue stomach nausea. "What the heck" is all that can be said about this impenetrable mess of boobs and B.S. Some argue it's a tour of the male sexual subconscious and this last line is an explicit allusion. I say to those who reside outside academia (read, the real world), it makes no sense, offers no apparent insight or revelation to the purpose of the preceding two and half hours. No wonder the happy couple divorced soon thereafer.