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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, »
Al Pacino is one of the few actors in the world today who can legitimately lay claim to being amongst the best. The list of films is ferocious taking in true classics such as the first two Godfather films, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface and Glengarry Glen Ross. Even those slightly lower down the list are still better than most firing on all cylinders with great films such as Insomnia, Donnie Brasco and Carlito’s Way. He is a true modern great.
Recently, though, similar to his old sparring partner Robert De Niro, he has made some awful films too. Why this is is hard to work out but he consciously decided to appear in Jack and Jill, Gigli and S1m0ne. Oh, and that Sky TV advert. My God. That Sky TV advert.
Through it all though, he has a true legacy of great films and even though »
- Hugh Firth
Have you ever been to a boring wedding and secretly wished that it would be spiced up with a little carnage and bloodshed? Don't worry; you're not alone. And your wish is about to come true.
Check out the plot crunch and DVD art for Death Do Us Part, which looks to be the must-attend wedding of the year!
From the Press Release
On April 15, orange blossoms will be replaced by bloody roses when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases a story of shattered trust and broken vows: Death Do Us Part, available on DVD for an Msrp of $19.98.
From writer/producers Julia Benson, Peter Benson and Ryan Copple, the film was nominated for three Leo Awards and directed by award-winner Nicholas Humphries (Screamfest, Best Short Film: The Little Mermaid). Death Do Us Part tells of two people on the threshold of beginning a new life together: a threshold that turns into a precipice of death! »
- John Squires
Lacey Chabert plays runt of The Plastics litter and Toaster Strudel princess Gretchen Wieners.
The 31-year-old star, who famously played Claudia Salinger in cult series Party of Five from 1994 to 2000, has also appeared in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey and provided the voice of Family Guy's Meg Griffin before Mila Kunis took over.
Tim Meadows stars as democratic principal Mr Duvall, who attempts to restore calm when pages of the infamous Burn book rear their ugly heads.
Following the film's release, 53-year-old comedy writer and actor Meadows has starred in »
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for Zombie, Indiana, a Circus of the Dead teaser trailer, news on the line-up for FearFest Glasgow, an Escaping the Dead trailer, the trailer for Bb, and much more:
Zombie, Indiana Release Details: “The newest novel in Scott Kenemore’s bestselling series, Zombie, Indiana is the tale of a harrowing undead attack on the heartland of America. From the highest echelons of state government—to the gritty world of an eastside narcotics detective—to the elite folds of the state’s most-expensive prep school—this novel explores the impact of an invading zombie horde on a trio of Hoosier protagonists… each of whom has some dark secrets to keep.
Indiana governor Hank Burleson has spent eight years cutting social services, castrating the unions (not literally…yet), and chipping »
- Tamika Jones
When saying your wedding vows, there can be a million things going through your head including, but not limited to, "How on earth do I dispose of this bozo before he ends up ruining my life?" Sound a little familiar? Then read on!
From the Press Release
From writer/producers Julia Benson, Peter Benson, and Ryan Copple, the film was nominated for three Leo Awards. Directed by award-winner Nicholas Humphries (Screamfest, Best Short Film: The Little Mermaid) Death Do Us Part tells of two people on the threshold of beginning a new life together... a threshold that turns into a precipice of death! Death Do Us Part will be available on DVD for an Msrp of $19.98.
- Uncle Creepy
The 34th Annual Razzie Awards have announced the nominees for the worst achievement in film for 2013, with Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups 2" earning a total of eight nominations. Sandler ends up on the list almost every year. Last year, he received eight nominations for "That's My Boy." Before that, he received nominations in both male and female categories for "Jack and Jill," an accomplishment usually reserved for Tyler Perry. Check out the full list of nominees below, and stay tuned for the awards show, which will take place on Saturday, March 1st, the day before the Oscars. Worst Picture: * After Earth * Grown Ups 2 * The Lone Ranger * A Madea Christmas * Movie 43 Worst Actor: * Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger) * Ashton Kutcher (Jobs) * Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2) * Jaden Smith (After Earth) * Sylvester Stallone (Bullet To The Head, Escape Plan, Grudge Match) Worst Actress: * Halle Berry (Movie 43, The Call »
The comedy, starring Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade, got eight nominations including worst picture, worst sequel, worst ensemble cast, worst screenplay, worst lead actor (Sandler), worst supporting actor (Taylor Lautner), worst supporting actress (Salma Hayek) and worst director (Dennis Dugan.)
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This is just shy of the record Sandler set last year when he earned 10 best/worst nominations for his film Jack and Jill.
In addition to Grown Ups 2, other worst picture nominees include Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer's The Lone Ranger, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, Will and Jaden Smith's After Earth and the star-studded comedy Movie 43.
The winners of the 34th Annual Razzie Awards will be announced »
Grown Ups 2 is making the most noise at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards.
The silly comedy sequel about four childhood friends starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade led the Razzie lineup Tuesday with eight nominations, including worst picture, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, lead actor for Sandler, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, supporting actress for Salma Hayek and director for Dennis Dugan.
Sandler is no a stranger to the Razzies, which launched in 1980 as a spoof of Hollywood’s awards season. He won the worst actor trophy last year for the man-child comedy That’s My Boy, »
- Associated Press
Adam Sandler has been a Razzie Awards darling for decades, but in the past three years he's incited unprecedented wrath. In 2011, he swept every category for "Jack and Jill" and he won Worst Actor again in 2012 for "That's My Boy." This year "Grown Ups 2" leads the Razzies with eight nominations, including Worst Picture, Actor, Director, and Screenplay. It's perhaps lucky for Sandler that 2013 was an auspicious year for bad movies. Unlike last year, when the "Twilight" finale became the best reviewed Worst Picture in Razzie history, voters have a wide selection of derided nominees to chose from for Worst Picture. -Break- It's up against the much-ridiculed "After Earth," which earned six total nominations. It follows in the footsteps of another Scientology-inspired sci-fi flop, "Battlefield Earth," which was Razzie's Worst Picture of 2000, Worst Picture of the Decade, and Worst Drama of Their »
The Razzie Awards, which recognize the “worst-of” film, recently revealed their nominations for the last year in cinema.
Razzie Awards Nominations Announced
Grown Ups 2, the family comedy sequel, which reunited Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade, received eight total Razzie nods. Nominations for the film include, worst picture, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, director for Dennis Dugan, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, supporting actress for Salma Hayek and lead actor for Sandler. Sandler won the worst actor trophy last year for That’s My Boy, and in 2011 he won for both worst actor and worst actress for Jack and Jill.
After Earth, A Madea Christmas and Movie 43 tied for second-most nominations with six a piece. Both Will Smith and Jaden Smith picked up worst actor nods, as did Tyler Perry. Perry is also listed in the worst actress category for Madea Christmas. Halle Berry, who previously won a Razzie for Catwoman, »
The first image from Thomas McCarthy’s dramatic comedy The Cobbler has been released showing off its leading man Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill). Before you hesitate, the film sees Sandler return to drama in a role that sees him repair shoes with the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs. Thomas McCarthy’s previous films have been charming and intelligent and it will interesting to see what he can do with Sandler’s stubborn comedic background...
The Cobbler also stars Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Dustin Hoffman (Kung Fu Panda 2), Method Man (Red Tails), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station) and Elena Kampouris (Labor Day).
- Gary Collinson
Adam Sandler continues to be a box-office draw, even if many of his films fail to hit with critics. Although the disastrous triple bill of live-action Sandler films, Jack And Jill, That’S My Boy, and Grown Ups 2 gives us cause for concern, he’s also reuniting with comedic partner in crime Drew Barrymore for Blended. Barrymore seems to bring out the best in Sandler, and if that film’s a success then we’ll have no problem giving Sandler the benefit of the doubt for his upcoming The Cobbler.
The Cobbler should also be of interest as it is a more serious role for Sandler, which also takes on a fantastical edge. Perhaps this can help in the same way The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty has done for Ben Stiller, and Stranger Than Fiction did for Will Ferrell. The Cobbler sees Sandler as a New York City »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
I honestly never know how to feel about Adam Sandler. One minute he’s hamming it up with his best buds in some of the most painful excuses for comedies ever to con their way onto a big screen and the next minute he’s serious and honest and actually – God save us – a good actor. Having subjected us to a spate of simply awful comedies over the past few years, Sandler is returning to more serious fare with The Cobbler, a Walter Mitty-esque drama that will hopefully stretch his acting muscles once more.
The Cobbler tells the story of a shoe repairman who finds himself able to “walk in another man’s shoes,” opening up his lonely existence to new experiences. It’s directed by Thomas McCarthy, the man responsible for Win Win and The Station Agent. In speaking with EW (via The Playlist), McCarthy remarked on Sandler’s “soulful quality. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
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