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It’s the day before the Oscars, which means its time for the Razzies to celebrate the very worst that Hollywood had to offer from the past twelve months.
Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took a beating with four awards – Worst Supporting Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Worst Prequel, Remake, Ripoff or Sequel, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo (Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill).
Tying Batman v Superman with four awards was the political documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party which was named Worst Picture, along with Worst Director (Dinesh D’Souza, Bruce Schooley), Worst Actor (Dinesh D’Souza) and Worst Actress (Becky Turner). Meanwhile, Kristen Wiig was named Worst Supporting Actress for Zoolander 2.
Check out a full list of the “winners” here…
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- Gary Collinson
It's the Saturday before Oscars. And that can mean only one thing! Yes, this year's Razzie Award winners have been announced. The crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive that this year's 37th Annual Razzie Awards expanded from 5 nominees to an unprecedented 6 contenders in each of its 9 Worst Achievement in Film categories. Leading this year's list of movie-misfires were the 15-years-too-late sequel Zoolander No. 2 and the Wtf comic book battle-royale Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Each was up for both Worst Picture and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel. Other Worst Picture nominees include Dirty Grandpa, Gods of Egypt, Hillary's America and Independence Day: Resurgence.
Many expected Batman v Superman would take Worst Picture of the year. But it failed to live up to even that hype, proving it can't catch a break. Instead, the Worst Picture Award went to a truly despicable piece of tabloid cinema known as Hillary's America. »
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It’s been an exciting awards season this year, but it’ll all come to an end tomorrow night when the 89th Academy Awards take place. La La Land is expected to walk away victorious in most categories and analysts aren’t predicting too many upsets or surprises. But the Oscars aren’t the only big awards ceremony taking place this weekend, as the 37th Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies for short, have just concluded and the results are now in.
There were certainly more than a handful of horrible, awful, waste of time films to release in 2016, but the biggest offenders here seem to be Dirty Grandpa, Zoolander 2, Hilary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Having that last one show »
- John Townsend
Even the Razzies got political at the 2017 awards, recognizing the “worst in film.”
The Golden Raspberry Awards, nicknamed the “Razzies” crowned “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” the worst picture of the year on Saturday, the day before the Academy Awards. The critically drubbed political documentary, which earned a staggering 4% on Rotten Tomatoes, also swept the worst actor, worst actress and worst director categories.
As to not be entirely overlooked, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also took home four awards for worst supporting actor, screenplay, screen combo and, finally, worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel.
The Worst Films of 2016
Revel in the full list of 2017 nominees below with the winners denoted in bold:
- Seth Kelley
Awards season finally comes to an end tomorrow night with the 89th Academy Awards, and the 37th Golden Raspberry Awards (nicknamed the Razzies) are honoring the very worst films of 2016. It turns out that it was such a horrific year at multiplexes that the categories were expanded to include six nominees.
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Ben Stiller’s critically reviled “Zoolander 2” had the most nominations of the year, competing in nine categories, including the coveted Worst Picture. Other multiple nominees included “Dirty Grandpa” (six nominations), “Independence Day: Resurgence” (five nominations) and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (three nominations). But two films took home the majority of the dubious honors, with the bloated mashup of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and lazy propaganda of “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” “winning” all but one of the top dishonors.
Below are all of this year’s Razzie nominees. »
- Zack Sharf
Southern Fury review, Awais Irfan, February 2017.
Nicolas Cage has become quite the name for many insane cult films in recent years; with the likes or The Trust, Army of One, Dog Eat Dog all freshly under his belt. His latest, Southern Fury, is no different – this is another wild adventure.
Our focus in this film is on the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Jonathon Schaech) and Jp (Adrian Grenier). We open to see them as kids – with a strong brotherly bond, having to rely on each other – then skip ahead to their adult lives – Jp has found some success in his life, with a good job and family, whilst Mikey spends his time as a small-time mobster, morally troubled and involved in small crimes. When a crime boss, from their past, Eddie King »
- Awais Irfan
This crass, violent crime thriller, with Cage as a bulbous-nosed mobster, is laden with sentimental self-importance
Nicolas Cage’s fake nose is the realest thing about this crass, boring crime thriller from action director Steven C Miller, which finally attempts to solve its narrative problems with a truly fatuous burst of righteous revenge-violence that wraps things up nicely – and no worries about the police.
Adrian Grenier is on bland form as Jp, a hardworking, prosperous guy with a happy Christian marriage. All his life he’s had to look out for his big brother Mikey (Johnathon Scheach), who went off the rails early in life and is now associated with Eddie King (Cage), an erratic bulbous-nosed mobster with “brother” issues of his own. When Mikey is kidnapped, Jp calls on the help of tough-guy plainclothes cop Sal (John Cusack).
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- Peter Bradshaw
Southern Fury, 2017.
Directed by Steven C. Miller.
A Southern business owner attempts to rescue his crooked brother from a local gangster.
Soon to join the Netflix pile of awful action films that no one would willingly good pay money for, sees this odd crime “thriller” of one ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation. This ordinary guy is business owner Jp (Adrian Grenier) who, as the opening voice-over dictates, is facing a predicament: should he save his deadbeat brother Mikey (Johnathon Schaech)?
A lengthy flashback unfolds before our eyes, top explain why one sibling lead a straight life and the other turned to crime. Sign posted along the way are cliches a troubled childhood – neglectful single family, alcoholic unemployed drunk to care for them etc. Mikey protects Jp from the harsh realities e.g. the abrupt suicide of the aforementioned father-figure. »
- Matthew Lee
Jason Isaacs as Dr. Volmer in A Cure for WellnessIt starts with a whispered melody. It will send frissons of familiarity, of a kind of upsetting longing for clarity. You know that song the odd English girl is singing, but you can't place it. Neither can Lockhart (Dane DeHaan, who they might have called Lockjaw, as he can barely seem to spit his words out), which is what draws him into the guts of a mystery. And it draws the film into a slithering spiral, compels us to observe an autopsy of modern horror. What half-remembered giallo fugue is Gore Verbinski spooning up for us like medicine, pinioned to our chairs like one of the zombie patients in the film’s sinister clinic? A puzzle picture, a conspiracy thriller, a kind of baroque classical nightmare, A Cure For Wellness is too sturdy, busy and sure of itself to be much of a horror film. »
Manhunt movies have taken a shift over the years. Gone are the days of prohibition gangster heroism, liberating the common folk from the great depression with free flowing liquor. Times have changed and as Patriots Day shows us, heroes come in many forms and are often right under our noses.
Patriots Day exposes the stories of the everyday heroes involved in the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers following the devastating Boston Marathon attack in 2013. To celebrate the release of Peter Berg’s latest ‘based on true events’ film we’ve pulled together a list of the best manhunt movies currently at large.
The exhausting hunt for Osama bin Laden was something the world was certainly aware of, but the cloak and dagger operation kept things under wraps until the evening of 1st May 2011 when in a seemingly sudden move, at least to the general population, bin Laden »
- The Hollywood News
Mike Epps was arrested Saturday along with another man after an alleged attack on a tourist at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. The comedian is accused of striking a man who was visiting the town for the NBA All-Star Game. Police claim that Epps joined in on the attack started by Thomas Cobb. Related: Nicolas Cage’s […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Author: Stefan Pape
Known in other territories under the name ‘Arsenal’, given the affiliations to a football team in the UK, instead this Steven C. Miller production is going by the name of Southern Fury. A shame, as this underwhelming production doesn’t live up to expectations, it’s easy to ridicule, and is a film that makes you thankful there are plenty other good productions out there to watch instead. Arsenal is a somewhat fitting title.
When growing up, Jp (Adrian Grenier) always looked up to his older brother Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) – but now, the tables have turned, and while the former runs his own business and is happily married with a child, the latter is constantly in debt, resorting to selling drugs to make ends meet. As such, he remains closely affiliated with the nefarious crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), and between them they concoct a plan for Mikey to go missing, »
- Stefan Pape
While Hollywood gears up for Sunday night’s Academy Awards — which will cap off a buzzy award season honoring entertainment heavyweights — Twitter users are busy brainstorming a slew of categories they think should be recognized in the annual ceremony.
Tagged #OscarsWeNeed, the following standout tweets range from funny to downright poignant — serving as an opportunity to advocate for the creation of more accurate movie trailers (misleading trailers seem to the bane of one Twitter user’s existence) as well as shedding light on the lack of diversity in the film industry (both onscreen and behind-the-scenes).
Whether social media aficionados hope »
- Grace Gavilanes
What drew you to this role initially?
I had just made a movie with Steven C. Miller, the director – Marauders – and it was such a great experience, man, we were like a very tight-knit family. The producers fill these roles very quick, these guys don’t let just anything go by – they’re like an efficient machine. The crew and everyone, they know how to move fast.
I always say, movies can be made for a million bucks, or they can be made for twenty – pretty much you’re gonna get the same thing at the end of it, depending on the artist that comes to it, and how willing they are to give. When I went there to make Marauders, I was just so enamoured by the way that they protected me, number one – making sure »
- Alex Moreland
Police in Beverly Hills have confirmed they received child abuse allegations involving the Presley family last summer – and that they have referred the investigation to authorities in Tennessee.
Authorities also confirmed that they served a search warrant “at a residence in the City of Beverly Hills that led to the seizure of several items.”
The statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department to multiple news outlets comes after explosive allegations of child abuse and neglect made by Lisa Marie Presley in a divorce filing against her estranged husband, Michael Lockwood.
In court papers filed earlier this month, Presley claimed that the couple’s twin daughters, »
- Dave Quinn
Lisa Marie Presley‘s 8-year-old twin daughters are in the custody of child protective services in California after disturbing photos of children were allegedly found on a computer belonging to Presley’s estranged husband and the twins’ father — musician Michael Lockwood — according to explosive new court documents filed by Presley’s legal team.
The daughter of Elvis Presley said she was “shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach” at the alleged discovery, which is detailed in papers filed in California Superior Court earlier this month as part of the couple’s ongoing divorce.
According to the filing, “Respondent was »
- Stephanie Petit
The 27-year-old actress talks about her personal connection to the King of Pop in a new interview with T Magazine, after her mother, 49-year-old Lisa Marie Presley, married Jackson in May 1994. Presley and Jackson split in 1996, after two years of marriage.
"I loved him," Keough says.
The American Honey star also recalls spending time at Jackson's infamous Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California.
"There were toys everywhere, animals everywhere, kids everywhere," she says. "It was like being at Disneyland all day."
Clearly, Keough -- who also spent a great deal of time at her grandfather Elvis Presley's iconic estate, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee -- had a pretty unconventional childhood.
"Looking back on it, I'm like, 'Wow, my upbringing was very intense,'" she acknowledges »
Marjane Satrapi, best known for writing the autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis and directing the film adaptation, is set to direct a movie about Marie Curie, according to Deadline. It’s another adaptation of a graphic novel, Lauren Redniss’ Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale Of Love And Fallout. (The title is being shortened to Radioactive for the film.) The script is coming from Jack Thorne, the British playwright and screenwriter who recently wrote J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter And The Cursed Child for West End. He’s also written for English TV, notably Skins (the original and superior U.K. version) and the new National Treasure miniseries (already a hit in England that makes its way Stateside via Hulu in March; not related to the Nicolas Cage film). Thorne is also set to write the His Dark Materials miniseries, so it’s safe to say he’s a »
- Caitlin PenzeyMoog
Action got apocalyptic in the mid-’90s. Advances in special effects revived the disaster genre of the ’70s, resulting in the box office hit that was Armageddon and any number of big-budgeted imitators. Some of the latter were good (Deep Impact), but most were lame (Volcano, Dante’s Peak, The Core). And then there was 1996’s Daylight, which found firefighter Sylvester Stallone leading a cast of character actors through New York City’s Holland Tunnel after an explosion sealed off all the exits. It bombed in the U.S. and has since dropped off the cultural radar, but the gang at GoodBadFlicks is hoping to repair that reputation.
In this nine-minute analysis, GoodBadFlicks unloads a treasure trove of trivia and making-of info, with highlights including the almost-casting of Nicolas Cage, Stallone’s fear of water, and the use of 2,000 trained rats. That latter detail points to what ...
- Randall Colburn
Vengeance: A Love Story, 2017.
Directed by Johnny Martin.
A gulf war veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.
Vengeance opens by showing us the questionable judgement of Detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) as a bust goes terribly wrong. Drinking away his troubles, Dromoor meets Teena Maguire (Anna Hutchison) in the bar. She’s introduced as a single mom who is a bit too flirtatious and easy with strangers. After coming on to the Detective, he is all but smitten with her. We see more character development with a Fourth of July party where Teena continues to act like a slut, embarrassing her twelve-year-old daughter Bethie Maguire (Talitha Bateman). We see Teena heading home from the party with her daughter and taking a short cut through the woods (that’s a brilliant idea mom!). This »
- Tai Freligh
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