Basinger had to work hard for respectability after films like "Cool World," "9 1/2 Weeks," and "My Stepmother Is An Alien" saw her only as a sexpot. But she got there with her stunning turn in "L.A. Confidential." Then promptly lost it. There's nothing wrong with genre fare, but bad genre fare like "Bless the Child" and "Cellular" did her no favors. Reuniting with her "L.A." director Curtis Hanson for "8 Mile" was a smart move, except for the fact she was terrible in it.