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Tom McCarthy is best known for writing and directing small-scale dramedies like Win Win and The Station Agent, but he may soon be adding “comic book movie” to his resume. McCarthy has been tapped to write with an eye to direct an adaptation of the Doug Tennapel graphic novel Tommysaurus Rex for Universal Pictures. The studio has been trying to get the project off the ground for some time, and the story revolves around a boy who moves in with his grandfather for the summer after losing his pet dog. When he discovers a Tyrannosaurus Rex in a cave, his life (obviously) changes and he must prove to the townspeople that the giant dinosaur means no harm. Hit the jump for more. Per Heat Vision, McCarthy will co-write the script for Tommysaurus Rex with John Bland, and the family adventure story marks a sharp departure for the filmmaker as a director. »
- Adam Chitwood
Between The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, we’ve developed a pretty good idea of what to expect from Tom McCarthy: low-key indies with touches of humor and pathos. But he’s shaking things up a bit with his upcoming The Cobbler by throwing fantasy and Adam Sandler into the mix. And now his next […]
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- Angie Han
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of comedic legend, John Candy. One of Canada’s most successful film and TV exports, Candy rose through the TV comedy circuit in Canada alongside contemporaries like Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis (sadly no longer with us now), Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Throughout his film career, Candy would continue working on and off with many of the stars he rose with.
Candy has remained a popular figure, both among the audiences who grew up in the 80’s on a staple diet of his comedy films, and from new audiences who rediscover such greats as Planes, Trains and Automobiles. What really made Candy stand out, more than just his physical size and presence, was the warmth and likeability the man projected in virtually every character he played. Often playing the bumbling fool with his heart in the right place, »
- Gary Collinson
With all the hoopla about the big Sunday night movie award show, many of you might not have gotten the list of the big winners from Saturday night’s big movie awards show. I’m talking about the 34th Annual Razzie Awards. They were started in 1980 by John Wilson to celebrate the movie year’s worst achievements. The hour-long ceremony was held this past Saturday evening down the street from the site of Sunday’s big show. Without further ado, here’s the nominees and winners for the 2013 film year:
Worst Remake, Rip-off, Or Sequel:
- Jim Batts
Awards season comes to a head tonight as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the winners of the Academy Awards, and - as is traditional - yesterday saw the very worst of cinematic achievement celebrated with the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
While Adam Sandler dominated the nominations (as usual) with Grown Ups 2, the Razzie favourite went away empty handed for a change as the ensemble comedy Movie 43 and M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi After Earth picked up three gongs apiece, with Movie 43 claiming Worst Picture, Worst Director(s) and Worst Screenplay and Jaden Smith and Will Smith named Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Combo.
Check out the full list of nominees here, with the "winners" highlighted in red....
Tyler Perry, »
- Gary Collinson
Air Force troops do drag show in Okinawa, ending the stigma of HIV inside the gay community, Will Smith a Razzie favorite
Alan Cumming has acquired a script from activist and my friend David Mixner and Rich Burns. Dunes of Overveen is the “true life story of Willem Arondeus and the bloody underground uprising of artists in Amsterdam during WWII against occupying Nazi forces.”
While Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has been gone for a few years, and we’ve seen weddings on bases and tearful homecomings, Lgb troops at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa recently performed in drag to support their new chapter of OutServe-sldn. “We didn’t think there was much of a desire for an event like this on the island but it has actually blown up. We ended up selling 400 tickets in 10 days.”
Jennifer Hudson says that she really got her start performing in gay bars. »
- Ed Kennedy
After Earth and Movie 43 might have earned the titles of "Worst" movies of the year . thanks to receiving "honors" at the Razzies on Saturday evening . but the big "story" (I.ll stop with the quotation marks, I promise) is the complete shutout of Adam Sandler.s atrocious Grown Ups 2 at the event. Wait, does that mean that Sandler.s sequel is actually good? Let.s not get carried away, though EW.com does note that Sandler.s sequel, directed by Dennis Dugan, avoided picking up any Razzies despite racking up the most nominations across the entire field. How does a film Dominate the nominations, then lay a goose egg on "wins?" Shoot, more quotation marks. It.s hard not to use them when talking about the Razzies! Anyway, the winners on the evening at the 34th annual Razzie Awards were: Worst Picture Movie 43 Worst Actor Jaden Smith »
The results are in, the envelopes have been opened, and the "winners" of the 34th Razzie Awards have been unveiled in ceremonies held at Hollywood's coolest new venue - just down the street from Sunday night's Oscars - IgnitedSpaces. The hour long show handed out at least one statuette to four of the five Worst Picture nominees, but Adam Sandler and his unfunny follow up Grown Ups 2 went home empty-handed.
Taking three of the top awards was the star-studded, snicker-free sketch comedy Movie 43, which "won" for Worst Screenplay (written by at least 19 people), Worst Director ("credited" to 13 people), and Worst Picture. Tying with 43, and also "winning" 3 gold spray-painted trophies, was the Will Smith and Jaden Smith sci-fi fiasco After Earth. Dad Will Smith took Worst Supporting Actor, son Jaden Smith was named Worst Lead Actor, and the combination of father & son, described in the ceremony as being "stranded »
While this weekend's biggest awards show is obviously the Oscars, there's another award ceremony that is often just as contentious (and usually way more fun): the Razzies, which have "honored," for the past 34 years, the very worst cinema has to offer. Amazingly, Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups 2" didn't take home the top prize. Instead, that honor went to "Movie 43," a movie that was a collection of astoundingly unfunny sketches featuring some surprisingly huge ...
By Drew Taylor »
With no new Twilight film in theaters and Adam Sandler somehow skating by on the “merits” of Grown-Ups 2, the crew at the Razzies has taken aim at the anthology comedy Movie 43, and at Will Smith and Jaden Smith for their work in After Earth. The Razzies tend to set their sights just as […]
- Russ Fischer
It's game day. The Academy Awards ceremony obviously takes place this evening and so, like clockwork, the ignominious folks that run the Razzie Awards have unveiled their list for the worst movies of the year. The biggest story this year is that the Razzie committee failed to award Adam Sandler anything. Odd, given how much the organization seems to loathe Sandler's many comedies. And oh yes, “Grown Ups 2” was nominated in several worst categories, but the Razzies saw fit to declare many other films as far more egregious in failure. Taking three of the top prizes at The 34th Annual Razzie Awards was the star-studded sketch comedy “Movie 43,” helmed by 13 different directors (among them Brett Ratner, The Farrelly Brothers, James Gunn and several actors like Elizabeth Banks) and 19 different screenwriters. A collection of comedy vignettes that neither critics nor audiences found largely funny, and the Razzies agreed, “gifting »
- Edward Davis
M Night Shyamalan's After Earth picks up awards for worst actor, worst supporting actor, and worst screen combo
Big-budget sci-fi flop After Earth and ensemble comedy Movie 43 led the Razzie awards on Saturday, while annual favourite Adam Sandler went home empty-handed at the ceremony that mauls Hollywood's worst films and performances of the year.
After Earth, starring Will Smith and his teenage son Jaden, picked up three gold spray-painted raspberry accolades: Jaden Smith for worst actor, Will Smith for worst supporting actor and worst screen combo for the father-son stars.
Relativity Media's Movie 43, which features 16 off-beat comedy sketches with stars including Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman, won worst picture, worst screenplay for its 19 screenwriters, »
Right before the Academy Awards announces its winners, the 34th Annual Razzie Awards has unveiled the list of its own winners for the worst achievement in film for 2013. Taking the prize for the Worst Picture of the year is "Movie 43," beating out such films as "After Earth," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger" and "A Madea Christmas." The movie also won for Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. The theme of this year's Razzies focused on the Smith family, with Jaden Smith winning Worst Actor and Will Smith winning for Worst Supporting Actor for "After Earth." The father-son team also won in the Worst Screen Combo category. The only good news is that Adam Sandler and his "Grown Ups 2" went some how ignored, despite dominating the awards show for two straight years. Check out the full list of nominees and winners (in red) below. Worst Picture: * Movie 43 * After Earth »
The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation announced the 'winners' for the 34rd Annual Razzie Awards last night. You can check out the announcement below: The results are in, the envelopes have been opened, and the "winners" of the 34th Awards have been unveiled in ceremonies held at Hollywood's coolest new venue . just down the street from Sunday night's Oscars . IgnitedSpaces. The hour long show handed out at least one statuette to four of the five Worst Picture nominees, but Adam Sandler and his unfunny follow up Grown Ups 2 went home empty-handed. Taking three of the top awards was the star-studded, snicker-free sketch comedy Movie 43, which "won" for Worst Screenplay (written by at least 19 people), Worst Director ("credited" to 13 people), and »
The star-studded comedy and the Will Smith sci-fi movie each won three awards at the ceremony, which celebrated the worst movies of the year.
Movie 43 picked up 'Worst Picture' and 'Worst Screenplay', while the 13 directors of the sketch comedy were collectively awarded with the 'Worst Director' accolade.
The Lone Ranger - which is nominated for an Oscar at tonight's (March 2) Academy Awards - took home the award for 'Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel'.
The list of winners was completed by »
In what apparently qualifies as good news for Adam Sandler, the comic actor is no longer the favored target at the Razzie Awards. The 34th annual “celebration” of the worst in cinema took place on Saturday night, in its traditional slot the night before the Oscars, with Sandler and his film “Grown Ups 2” being completely shut out despite going into the show with a field-leading eight nominations. Instead of loving to hate Sandler, Razzie voters loved to hate Will Smith’s “After Earth” and the misbegotten anthology film “Movie 43,” each of which “won” a trio of “awards” designed to single. »
- Steve Pond
You may be busy plating your charcuterie or putting gold frosting on sugar cookies in preparation for a loaded Oscar bash, but don’t forget that there’s another major movie awards show going down in Hollywood this weekend.
On March 1, the winners of the 34th annual Razzie Awards were announced in a ceremony at IgnitedSpaces in Hollywood. Honoring the worst films of the year with a prestigious Golden Raspberry statue, the annual awards call out the year’s biggest stars to “Own Their Bad,” which occasionally happens when folks like Sandra Bullock actually show up at the ceremony to »
- Marc Snetiker
Take Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Kate Winslet and some other high-wattage marquee names, put them together in one episodic comedy, and what do you get? The worst movie of 2013, according the 750 voting members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation, which on Oscar eve Saturday handed out the 34th annual Razzie Awards - three of them to Movie 43. Matching that benchmark was the sci-fi adventure After Earth and its stars, the father-and-son team of Will Smith and Jaden Smith - who, it was said at the ceremony, were left "stranded on Planet Nepotism." Also in the mix: Kim Kardashian, »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Winners were announced for the 34th Annual Razzie Awards during an hour-long ceremony in Hollywood on Saturday, March 1, the day before the Oscars. Below is the complete list of winners. And for our report on this year's winners, click here. Worst Picture "After Earth" "Grown Ups 2" "The Lone Ranger" "A Madea Christmas" X -- "Movie 43" Worst Actor Johnny Depp, "The Lone Ranger" Ashton Kutcher, "Jobs" Adam Sandler, "Grown Ups 2" X -- Jaden Smith, "After Earth" Sylvester Stallne, "Bullet to the Head"/"Escape Plan"/"Grudge Match" Worst Actress Halle Berry, "The Call"/"Movie 43" Selena Gomez, "Getaway" Lindsay Lohan, "The Canyons" X -- Tyler Perry, "A Madea Christmas" Naomi Watts, "Diana"/"Movie 43" -Break- Worst Sup »
Glamour! Elegance! The sweet smell of self-congratulation! None will be present at the 34th annual Razzie Awards, a proudly low-budget event dedicated to dishonoring the previous year’s worst movies. (Actually, make that “no-budget”; have you seen the Razzies’ website? It looks like a Geocities page from 1996.)
There are several strong contenders in this year’s Razzies race, from father-and-son team Will and Jaden Smith to perennial “winner” Adam Sandler and Golden Raspberry Award Foundation favorite Sylvester Stallone, who snagged a record-breaking 31st nomination for his work in three 2013 films. (Note: It is not hard to become a member of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. »
- Hillary Busis
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