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Gary Collinson on the 2016 superhero box office showdown…
We’re used to seeing three or four superhero movies each year, but 2016 sees Hollywood’s infatuation with costumed heroes making the jump to ludicrous speed with Six superhero movies set to grace the big screen (it would have been seven, had Fox been able to get its act together on Gambit). But which one will come out on top? Here’s our predictions for this year’s Superhero Showdown…
Revisiting Last Year’S Predictions
As always, we’ll get things underway with a quick recap of last year, which saw Marvel bringing the curtain down on Phase Two with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, and 20th Century Fox killing the Fantastic Four franchise again with the disasterous reboot from director Josh Trank.
- Gary Collinson
William Blatty’s The Exorcist novel will be adapted again, this time for Fox on the small screen…
The iconic horror novel The Exorcist, by William Blatty, was the inspiration for the 1973 cinematic classic of the same name. Now, it’s being adapted again, this time for the small screen. Fox has ordered a TV pilot episode based on the novel.
This hour-long drama pilot has been described as ‘a modern reinvention inspired by Blatty’s book — a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.’
We don’t know much more than that, at this stage, other than the fact that Jeremy Slater (who worked on the scripts for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four and the sci-fi thriller The Lazarus Effect, both released in 2015) has written the pilot. He »
You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. The previous Spider-Man franchise had three movies in which to prove itself, but these guys were quietly shuffled off the Sony back-lot after just two.
We’ll never get to see The Amazing Spider-Man franchise reach it’s full potential. It’s been kicked conclusively under the carpet in favour of a new collaboration between Sony and Marvel Studios, with Jon Watts and Tom Holland stepping in to take the reins while Webb and co. have had to make themselves scarce.
The sad bit is: their films really weren’t that bad. The big problems (rehashing Raimi and spending too long teasing the Sinister Six) surely came from Sony, while the cast and crew made the most of the material they were given. While they’re not quite ‘Amazing’ as the series’ hubristic moniker would have us believe, »
- Rob Leane
Fant4stic was terrible. How terrible? Forget single-digit RottenTomatoes scores and box office-ruining tweets – the moment fans saw its sloppy production and napkin script, they were immediately clamouring for the rights of the characters to revert back to Marvel. Of course, six months on that doesn’t seem as likely. To retain the rights, Fox only need to make a new movie every few years, so appear to be just retiring the team and hoping that by the time we get the contractually-mandated fourth attempt at the characters everyone’s forgotten the Josh Trank disaster.
But don’t despair just yet – they may have to play the waiting game, but it looks like Marvel have actually already started setting up a situation where their First Family can appear in the McU without breaking the internal logic. You see, in the comics, it was the emergence of the Fantastic Four that »
- Alex Leadbeater
2015 offered some terrific films for audiences – The Martian, Creed, Straight Outta Compton, Brooklyn and Star Wars: The Force Awakens to name a few. They were huge crowd-pleasers and very successful at the box office. But not every movie connected with audiences this past year, as much as we wanted them to.
Wamg takes a look at the past 12 months and the movies that we really wanted to love, but just couldn’t. Here we go with our Top 10 list of the Most Disappointing Films of 2015.
Dishonorable Mention: Seventh Son
It’s hard to decipher exactly what Jeff Bridges is saying under his accent that sounds like a cross between Gandalf and Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. And that is only one of the many problems with this film. Seventh Son is nothing but hallow, visual clutter that is cobbled together to form something that struggles to appeal to the »
- Movie Geeks
Here’s our primer on all the upcoming Star Wars movies, including Rogue One and Episode VIII…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently making short work of the worldwide box office. Despite the fact that said Jj Abrams film hasn’t event left cinemas yet, Lucasfilm and Disney are already working on its follow-up and a whole host of other Star Wars movies (namely a handful of spin-offs that will expand on the story of the main saga).
As with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney’s plan here is to squeeze as Star Wars movie into cinemas every year. Here’s when UK audiences can expect all the of them…
16th December 2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Tired of hearing about all those good movies that the Academy loves? Well if so, you’re in luck. It’s time to celebrate the best of the worst…The 2016 Golden Raspberry Awards (“Razzies”) are here.
With the Academy Award nominated movies getting so much attention this week, let’s not forget the other end of the Hollywood product. The 36st Annual Razzie Awards are here to celebrate the bombs, guilty pleasures and the so-bad-it’s-good fiascos. For people who like camp, cheese and dreck, let’s look at the Razzie nominated films for 2016.
Let the badness begin…
Worst Supporting Actor
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Recently it was revealed that Fantastic Four 2 had been quietly removed from Fox’s schedule, but producer Simon Kinberg says they’re working on where to take the franchise following the movie’s dismal performance with fans and critics – and at the box office.
“Every film isn’t going to be a home run”, Michael B. Jordan – who played The Human Torch in the movie – told IGN. “Everybody involved didn’t set out to make a film that didn’t work. I think everybody wants to do the best job possible. I think it was a big education for me to realise that things aren’t in your control, and you can do everything you’re supposed to do. You can give 110% every day, »
- Luke Owen
Fantastic Four was perhaps the biggest flop of 2015, and now Creed star Michael B. Jordan has talked in detail about the reboot and exactly why it all went so horribly wrong. Asked to reflect on the experience of shooting Fantastic Four, Jordan did his best to diplomatically weigh in on what it was like to go through such a difficult shoot and the backlash which followed.
“I look back at the film as a learning experience. Every film isn’t going to be a home run. Everybody involved didn’t set out to make a film that didn’t work. I think everybody wants to do the best job possible. I think it was a big education for me to realise that things aren’t in your control, and you can do everything you’re supposed to do.
You can give 110% every day, and the movie still not work out. »
- Josh Wilding
Josh Trank's Fantastic Four has its fans (the poor souls), but it's not unfair to say the majority pretty much hated it. That said, the general consensus seems to be that the talented young cast deserved much better than the movie they ended up in. Michael B. Jordan played Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the film, and really didn't get the chance to do much at all except pout - but we've all seen what the actor is capable of in other projects, most recently in the brilliant Creed. In a new interview with IGN, Jordan reiterates that nobody sets out to make a bad movie, and everyone he worked with gave it their all. "I think it was a big education for me to realize that things aren’t in your control, and you can do everything you’re supposed to do," he explains. "You can give 110% every day, »
Yesterday, the 36th annual Razzie Awards nominations were announced by the The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. It is tradition that the Razzies, which celebrate the worst movies of the year, are nominated just before the Oscar nominations, which celebrate the best films of the year. The Oscar nominations will be announced in Los Angeles later this afternoon, but the Razzie nominations have already been released.
Here is the official press release.
All five films up for Worst Picture at this year’s 36th Annual Razzie® Awards are big budget/high profile productions that have no excuse for being among the year’s “berry” worst. And 2015’s acting contenders include popular stars like Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting, previous Oscar® winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, and such Razzie Repeat Offenders as Adam Sandler, »
- Paul Heath
All five films up for Worst Picture at this year's 36th Annual Razzie Awards are big budget/high profile productions that have no excuse for being among the year's "berry" worst. And 2015's acting contenders include popular stars like Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, previous Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, and such Razzie Repeat Offenders as Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez and Katherine Heigl. "Winners" will be announced in intentionally tacky ceremony scheduled for 8pm/Pst on Saturday February 27 -- Oscar eve.
The choices for Worst Picture include Fifty Shades of Grey (2015's "Most Successful Bad Movie"), Fantastic Four (a nearly instant remake that flopped with both critics and movie-goers), Jupiter Ascending (the latest sci-fi fiasco from Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (a box office hit despite its 95% negative rating at Rotten Tomatoes) and Adam Sandler's latest excuse for a movie, »
It's the day before the Oscar nominations are announced, and that means Razzies! Yes, the nominees for the awards that celebrate the best of the worst have been announced. Not too many surprises this year: "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Jupiter Ascending," and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" led the pack with six nominations each. Really the only surprise was that "Mortdecai" wasn't up there with them (it only got three noms). Oh, and that Julianne Moore was nominated. I didn't see "Seventh Son" but I can't imagine that she was bad enough in it to be considered one of the worst performances this year. She's Julianne Moore! And dubious congratulations are in order for Kevin James, who was nominated in several acting categories for his work last year. Winners will be announced on February 27 -- as always, the night before the Oscars are handed out. Worst Picture "Fantastic Four" "Fifty Shades of Grey »
- Sara Morrison
The nominations for the 36th annual Razzie Awards have been announced, and leading the pack are Fifty Shades Of Grey, Pixels, Jupiter Ascending and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 with six nominations each. Josh Trank's Fantastic Four is close behind with five Razzie nods, and all five films are nominated in the Worst Picture category. Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore may have won Best Actor and Actress Oscars... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
The films led the Razzies lineup Wednesday with six nods each, including worst picture and worst actor for Jamie Dornan in the sexy thriller Fifty Shades of Grey, Kevin James in the comedy sequel Paul Blart Mall Cop 2,Channing Tatum in the sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending and Adam Sandler in the video game mash-up Pixels and fantasy-comedy The Cobbler.
The other worst picture nominee is the superhero flop Fantastic Four, which is also up for worst remake, screen combo, director for Josh Trank and screenplay for Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Trank.
The announcement of the Razzies, which launched in 1980 as a spoof of Hollywood's awards season, comes ahead of Thursday's Oscar nominations.
The "winners" for the 36th »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has announced the nominations for the 36th annual Razzie Awards celebrating the worst in cinema. Winners will be announced on February 27th, the day before the Oscars are handed out.
Winners are determined by seeking online votes from over 900 Voting Razzie Members throughout 47 U.S. states and 21 foreign countries. The Razzie Redeemer Award, which acknowledges past Razzie winners who've gone on to do better work, the honoree will be decided by a public vote of users at popular movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. Here's the full list:
- Garth Franklin
Yes, it's that time of the year again! The day before Hollywood pats itself on the back with Oscar nominations, the Razzies show up to remind everyone why Hollywood deserves a few raspberries with the champagne.
Besides as Jean-Ralphio could tell you, there's nothing more fun than honoring the wooooorst:
This year, there's a four-way tie for the dubious honor of most Razzie Award nominations: "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Pixels," "Jupiter Ascending," and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" got six nods. That, at least, is some small consolation for "Fantastic Four," which walked away with "only" five nominations. And "Pan," "Mortdecai," and "Human Centipede 3" were seriously let off the hook. (Hook -- get it? The worst!)
- Gina Carbone
Following the Golden Globes and ahead of the Oscar nominations, the annual Razzies have released their nominations this year for the ‘worst of the worst’ of cinema.
This year, unsurprisingly, Fantastic Four, Pixels, Jupiter Ascending and Fifty Shades of Grey lead the charge with several nominations each in several categories. Other heavily-nominated films include Mortdecai, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Alvin and the Chipmunks 4: Road Chip.
See Also: 10 Golden Globe Best Musical or Comedy nominations that aren’t musicals or comedies
Here’s the full list of nominations:
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler (The Cobbler and Pixels)
- Luke Owen
The Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, have been "celebrating" the worst in film since 1980, and this year's nominations have just been announced. Leading the charge with nods in 6 categories is Fifty Shades Of Grey, but right behind it with 5 is Josh Trank's much maligned Fantastic Four reboot which picked up noms for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screen Combo, Worst Remake or Sequel and Worst Screenplay. Channing Tatum's Jupiter Ascending also got a lot of recognition, as did Razzie regular Adam Sandler and anyone associated with anything he did in 2016. Only fair! The Razzies have been criticized for only going after the easy targets (films panned by most critics and box office flops), but what do you think? Anything you'd like to add to this list? Worst Picture Fantastic Four Fifty Shades of Grey Jupiter Ascending Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 Pixels Worst Actor Johnny Depp (Mortdecai) Jamie Dornan »
“Jupiter Ascending,” “Pixels,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” dominated the nominations for the 36th annual Razzie Awards, recognizing massive underachievements in motion picture arts and sciences. Each film earned six nominations, including the less-than-prestigious Worst Picture of the Year. Josh Trank‘s misfired reboot attempt “Fantastic Four” followed close behind, with five nominations. Last year’s Oscar winners for Best Actor and Actress, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, also received Razzie nods this year, Redmayne for his supporting role in “Jupiter Ascending” and Moore for hers in “Seventh Son.” Also Read: Adam Sandler's Worst Movie Yet Has Netflix's Most-Watched. »
- Thom Geier
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