11 items from 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a film that could only have been made in this moment. Think of it like Avatar or InAPPropriate Comedy; a film that owes its very existence to modern technology. You wouldn’t stage an all-out ape war without the assistance of lifelike computer apes any more than you’d try to film a Rob Schneider “comedy” about apps (is it really about apps? I’m not exactly sure) in a time before apps ever existed. Yes, the road to this weekend’s monkey mayhem is a long one. Because primates have been waging bloody vengeance on each other (and us, mostly) for more than a century, but only now is photorealistic chimp warfare a legitimate thing we can pay ten dollars to see. So let’s start back at the very beginning, and trace cinema’s primate special effects from their origins to the present day; from King Kong to »
- Adam Bellotto
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
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 »
At Saturday's Razzie Awards, we are predicting that "After Earth" will win five of its six bids: Worst Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Will Smith), Screenplay and Screen Combo. Our collective opinion as to this year's "winners" is drawn from the combination of the four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors,Top 24 Users predicting last year's winners and All Users. We expect "Grown Ups 2" to prevail in just two of its leading eight bids: Worst Actor (Adam Sandler) and Worst Remake/Rioff/Sequel. -Break-As neither of these films had weak roles for women, look for Razzies darling Lindsay Lohan to win Worst Actress for a pair of misfires -- "InAPPropriate Comedy" and "The Canyons" while reality star Kim Kardashian should pick up Worst Supporting Actress for her role in Tyler Perry's "Temptation." Among those expected to be shut out are "A Madea Christmas& »
The Razzie Awards -- as decided upon by the the 750 members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation -- take place on Saturday night, just 24 hours before the Oscars. Below, our predictions for this year's "winners" as drawn from the combination of the four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors,Top 24 Users predicting last year's winners and All Users. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics. Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. (Be sure to check out the breakdown of "winners" by film here.) Worst Picture "After Earth" Spoiler: "Grown Ups 2" Worst Director "After Earth" Spoiler: "The Lone Ranger" Worst Actor Adam Sandler, "Grown Ups 2" Spoiler: Jaden Smith, "After Earth" Worst Actress Lindsay Lohan, "InAPPropriate Comedy/The Canyo »
The Academy Award nominations are imminent, so that can mean only one thing... it's time of courrse for the nominees for the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards!
It will come as little surprise to see that Razzie favourite Adam Sandler once again dominates the field with Grown Ups 2 garnering eight nods, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor, Worst Screen Combo and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
Check out the full list of nominees here...
- Gary Collinson
One year shy of their 35th anniversary, Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophy Derby continues to call on Hollywood's A-Listers to "Own Their Bad". This year's 34th Annual Razzie nominees include some of the biggest names in the movie business, who happened to star in some of the biggest box office bombs of 2013. For the first time in their history, the Razzies are also working with their worldwide fan-base of Po'd motion picture-goers, and the cutting edge crowd-funding website Indiegogo to put on a high-end show this year and pave the way for the first ever Razzies Awards Broadcast in 2015.
Garnering their first ever Razzie nods are some of the silver screen's most recognizable luminaries, including past Oscar nominees Johnny Depp and Naomi Watts as well as up-and-comers making crummy choices like Jaden Smith and Selena Gomez. The list also includes several "Repeat Offenders", returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing from »
The 2014 Razzie nominations list has been announced and it features all the usual suspects. The Adam Sandler and Co. sequel, Grown Ups 2, leads the list with eight nominations, making every category except the one for Worst Actress. That particular category features the list's only (relative) surprises with nominations for both Naomi Watts (Diana and Movie 43, and Halle Berry for The Call and Movie 43. Big-budget disappointments The Lone Ranger and After Earth each have multiple nominations, along with the expected fare of Tyler Perry movies and spoof comedies. Hit the jump to view the full list and find out who takes home the awards on Saturday, March 1st. Here's the list of the 2014 Razzie Awards nominations: Worst Picture The Lone Ranger After Earth Grown Ups 2 A Madea Christmas Movie 43 Worst Actor Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger) Ashton Kutcher (Jobs) Jaden Smith (After Earth) Sylvester Stallone (Bullet To The Head, »
- Dave Trumbore
Awards season is well underway now and with all the various guilds, academies and circles naming their best films of 2013, the Razzies are stepping in to switch things up a bit. Every year they honor the worst that cinema has to offer and this year is no different. Like usual, most of their picks are exactly what audiences expected, with stinkers like The Lone Ranger and Grown Ups 2 leading the way.
Unfortunately, I had the displeasure of seeing most of these films and I can safely say that the voters are dead on. These are all pretty dreadful movies. Admittedly, there are a few choices that I disagree with (I didn’t think Ashton Kutcher was that bad in Jobs) but for the most part, all of these filmmakers deserve to be nominated in their respective categories.
You can check out the full list of Razzie nominations below. The »
- Matt Joseph
With Hollywood set to unveil the Oscar nominations tomorrow morning—the same day as the Sundance Film Festival kicks off—the folks at the Razzies are doing their annual thing of thumbing their nose at the industry by unveiling their nominations of the year's worst. And big shock here is really how tame most of their targets are this year. Mostly focusing on big budget bombs, or movies that people have already acknowledged are pretty fucking terrible, 2014 sees the organization pin their crosshairs on the likes of Lindsay Lohan ("The Canyons," "InAPPropriate Comedy," "Scary Movie 5"), Johnny Depp ("The Lone Ranger"), Will Smith ("After Earth") and more. The usually reliable Naomi Watts gets rightfully called out for her dreadful performance in "Diana," while Adam Sandler makes his usual appearance on here too, with "Grown Ups 2" getting its fair share of nods. We wish the Razzies wouldn't've made some bolder, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? The Lamberts are back, and they're still haunted! Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson (who's becoming the go-to guy for haunted house films!) return with Ty Simpkins in tow as the three try and find out why they're still hooked in to the spirit world.
What's It About? Nope, this isn't a making-of doc about Nicolas Cage in "The Wicker Man," it's about actual bees -- and specifically, the alarming rate at which they're disappearing around the world. Learn all about "colony collapse disorder" and why it's very bad news for pretty much everything on earth.
In or Out: In. The holidays are over. Take a break from all that cheer.
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- Jenni Miller
11 items from 2014
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