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Awfully Good: Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

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Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz aren't the only amateurs who've had sex on tape. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011) Director: Tom Brady Stars: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson The touching story of a man whose big heart overcame his micropenis to become the world's biggest adult film star. Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star opens with helicopter footage of Midwest farm country; just your basic cinematic establishing shots. Then it introduces the audience...
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British Critics Wonder if 'Run for Your Wife' Is the Worst Film Ever Made

You’ve gotta love the British – despite all their talk about “stiff upper lips,” they sure do love their hyperbole. The latest comes from the country’s film critics, who’ve taken to asking if Ray Cooney’s silly romantic comedy Run for Your Wife is the worst film ever. While we certainly agree it looks pretty lousy (the jokes are obvious and the plot isn’t particularly inspired…), there’s no way this film is as awful as an Un-MST3K’d version of Manos: The Hands of Fate or even Plan 9 from Outer Space. Heck, we suspect Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star was worse than this adaptation of Cooney’s popular stage play, but that hasn’t stopped Brit critics from teeing off on this piffle. The film earned numerous...

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Blu-ray Review: ‘That’s My Boy’ is More Mediocre Than Disastrous

Chicago – Perhaps it’s that I had heard So many negative things about Adam Sandler’s comedy bomb “That’s My Boy” that by the time I finally got around to watching the Blu-ray I didn’t find it to be that awful. It’s certainly better than his trifecta of crap in 2012 - “Just Go With It,” “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” (which Sandler produced), and “Jack and Jill.” Although lower standards doesn’t forgive the fact that this flick has definite problems. Just not as many as you may have heard.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Sandler and Samberg have reasonable comic chemistry, a good timing together, and the movie moves at a strong pace for its first hour. It’s in the second one when things start to go really awry, as Vanilla Ice and Rex Ryan get way too much screen time and we’re subjected to things
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Airborne Review

Bloody hell, I knew it was a mistake to watch a film starring Mark Hamill neither playing Luke Skywalker nor voicing The Joker.

I’m always one to give Video On Demand (VOD) films their fair shot, as sometimes it’s just a matter of lesser known foreign films or surprise independent hits getting proper distribution, but then again there are some films that are just so bad they don’t deserve a theatrical release in the slightest.

Airborne is one of those films, being a rancid airplane thriller which flaunts itself as a brutal horror watch. Unless just the sight of flying sends you into a tizzy, Dominic Burns’ empty thriller will leave you scrambling for a parachute and a quick access escape, jumping to safety while avoiding the entire monotonous flight. Even if there isn’t a parachute, jumping still is probably the better option, sadly.

This Paul Chronnell
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Even for those who don’t grow up, your heart may still die

*Disclaimer: the following is based on and an expansion of an article written by Peter Howell, the Toronto Star Movie Critic.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a film of the lowest common denominator adds nothing to the institution of cinema. But as profiteers like Adam Sandler have already understood, when money speaks, truth is silenced, and nothing has been more vociferously profitable for him than his lowest common denominator filmmaking.

Under his very own moviemaking company, Happy Madison Productions, Sandler has been churning out the most banal drivel since its inception in 1999 (which was widely regarded by some to be a precursor to Y2K). His movies have subjected the world to his penchant for unadulterated nonsense and, in the vain of Sandleresque humour, a whole lot of poppycock.

But to the chagrin of film critics and to anyone with the slightest bit of sense or sensibility, his company not only exists,
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Why Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is Secretly Brilliant

Critics are great. Without them, there would be no general consensus on the merit of a film. Who knows how many people would have seen Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star if it weren’t for the onslaught of negative reviews (probably none, but you get my point)?

However, every now and then I have to disagree with the powers-that-be at the major publications and even some What Culture critics! It is rare, but once in a blue moon a movie comes along that’s just taking a beating that I feel it doesn’t deserve. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is that kind of movie.

First of all, Lincoln is pretty well structured. That may seem like a simple thing to ask from a movie, but more often than not big blockbusters skip this simple step in favor for more explosions and boobs. I mean can anyone seriously say
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'That's My Boy' Review: Not Adam Sandler's Worst, But Still Terrible

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'That's My Boy' Review: Not Adam Sandler's Worst, But Still Terrible
First, the good news: I laughed twice at "That's My Boy," which is two more times than I did while watching Sandler's 2011 efforts "Just Go With It," "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" and "Jack and Jill." Combined. One of those laughs involves a bacchanalian bachelor party featuring Vanilla Ice (as himself) and the other comes from an eleventh-hour cameo by an Oscar-winning actress (whose third-act reveal won't be too much of a surprise to anyone paying attention to the rest of the film's casting). Too bad that, like most
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Sandler’s Jack And Jill Clears Up At The Razzies

As expected, one of the lowest of the lowbrow comedies of 2011, Jack And Jill, dominated the proceedings at Sunday night’s Golden Raspberry awards ceremony. Although, very few predicted it would be picking up all of the awards. The razzies have coincided with the Academy awards for just over thirty years, honouring those films that fill you with dread and suicidal thoughts because of how mind-numbingly awful they are.

Adam Sandler – who co-wrote the screenplay, and portrayed both the titular characters – should be heartbroken. It is not as if 2011 happened to be a fantastic year for film, and that Jack And Jill was just the worst of a great bunch; it was the worst film from a series of terrible films, including the likes of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Check out the comprehensive list of categories, nominees and winners (in bold) below…
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Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill Wins All Razzie Awards

The Razzies has been giving out awards for the worst Hollywood has to offer since 1980. During last night's ceremonies in Santa Monica, Adam Sandler and his "Jack and Jill" movie won in all ten categories. Sandler took home the prize for Worst Actor and Worst Actress for his portrayal of both Jack and Jill. Worst Supporting Actor was Al Pacino and Worst Supporting Actress was David Spade. And the Worst Picture honor obviously went to "Jack and Jill" as well. There were plenty of terrible movies in 2011, which is why I find it odd that "Jack and Jill" won in every category. Sounds like the Razzie people are attempting comedy themselves. Check out the full list of winners (in red) and nominees below. Worst Picture: * Jack and Jill * Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star * New Year's Eve * Transformers: Dark of the Moon * Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Worst
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'Jack and Jill' loses big at Razzies

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It was a record-setting year for Adam Sandler at the 2012 Razzies. His cross-dressing comedy "Jack and Jill" swept the "award show" winning at least a share of the prize for all ten categories.

Sandler himself won for both Worst Actor and Worst Actress, as he played both lead characters in "Jack and Jill." But it didn't stop there for Sandler as he also picked up Worst Actor for "Just Go With It." Oscar winner Al Pacino took home Worst Supporting Actor because he apparently can't even play himself. Continuing the cross-dressing theme of Sandler, his buddy David Spade won for Worst Supporting Actress.

While "Jack and Jill" won in each category, it wasn't for a shortage of competition. In the Worst Picture category, it beat out another Sandler-produced film "Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star" as well as "New Year's Eve," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I.
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Adam Sandler dominates the 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards

The Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill enjoyed a clean sweep at last night's 32nd annual Golden Raspberry Awards - better known as the Razzies - picking up a record-breaking ten gongs and winning in every single category as Hollywood 'celebrated' the very worst in cinematic achievement from 2011. Only one other film managed to make an impact by sharing two awards with Jack and Jill, but unfortunately for Sandler, it was another Happy Madison production - Just Go with It.

Among Sandler's honours were both Worst Actor and Worst Actress awards (with his Worst Actor award split between Jack and Jill and Just Go with It), Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Screen Couple (shared with Katie Holmes, Al Pacino and himself) and Worst Screenplay, while Dennis Dugan was named Worst Director for Jack and Jill and Just Go with It and the former also took home the not-at-all-coveted Worst Picture. Other
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Jack And Jill Sweeps Literally Every Single Category of the Razzies

Jack And Jill Sweeps Literally Every Single Category of the Razzies
Well this is quite something. The “Adam Sandler plays a brother and sister” movie Jack and Jill has just made cinematic history: the “comedy” swept literally every single category of the Razzie Awards, which honor the worst in cinematic achievement. Sandler took home Worst Actor and Worst Actress, Al Pacino nabbed Worst Supporting Actor, and the film itself was honored with a triple Worst Couple for Sandler and Katie Holmes, Sandler and Pacino, and Sandler and Sandler. All in all, it was a pretty great/terrible night for Adam Sandler. Hit the jump to see the full list of nominees that Jack and Jill bested in each category. I keep hoping in vain that the actor will try his hand at drama again, but Grown Ups 2 is on the horizon and this unfunny streak appears to have no end in sight. As such, I’m assuming this isn’t
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Adam Sandler's 'Jack And Jill' Makes Historic Sweep Of The Razzies

Not that it will stop Adam Sandler from continuing to make increasingly shitacular movies, but it is kind of nice to finally see his cinematic abominations get recognized for the truly awful pieces of filmmaking they are.

Yesterday, appropriately on April Fool's Day, the Razzies handed out their statues for the best of the worst, and "Jack And Jill" swept the ceremony winning an award in every category. It was the first time in the history of Razzies that the feat was accomplished. So, congratulations Sandler, Dennis Dugan (who also won for "directing" "Just Go With It"), Al Pacino, Katie Holmes and everyone else -- you are now a part of a movie that will forever go down as one of the worst in movie history....until "Grown Ups 2."

Anyway, take a look below at the categories and see the hall of shame in all its glory. [24 Frames]

Worst Picture
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‘Jack & Jill’ Sweeps 2012 Razzie Awards Winning Every Possible Category

A round of applause is deserved for Adam Sandler and Dennis Dugan. After breaking the Razzie nomination record, they have now set another milestone with their Jack & Jill winning every single category, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished its 32-year history. The ceremonies occurred last night and one can see the winners below, in which Sandler received both worst actor and actress, an accomplishment I don’t see repeating any time soon. Well, until the inevitable Jack & Jill 2.

Worst Picture

Bucky Larson:Born To Be A Star

Jack & Jill

New Year’S Eve

Transformers:Dark Of The Moon

Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn Part I

Worst Actor

Russell BrandArthur

Nicolas CageDrive Angry 3-D, Season Of The Witch and Trespass

Taylor LautnerAbduction and Twilight S.B.D. Part I

Adam Sandler – Jack & Jill and Just Go With It

Nick Swardson -Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
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Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill Sweeps the Board at the Razzie Awards 2012 – ‘Winners’ List

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We were all a bit disappointed when the Razzie Awards moved away from the Oscars to end up on April Fool’s day but fortunately the awards have now been held and just as we thought, Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill has swept the board picking up awards in all 10 categories which include Worst Actor, worst Actress, Worst Film, Worst Director and Worst screenplay. I’ve placed the full list below for your viewing pleasure!

Love these awards because they’re always completely bonkers! Roll on 2013!

Worst Picture

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star Jack & Jill New Year’S Eve Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I

Worst Actor

Russell Brand, Arthur Nicolas Cage, Drive Angry 3D, Season Of The Witch and Trespass Taylor Lautner, Abduction and Breaking Dawn Adam Sandler, Jack & Jill and Just Go With It Nick Swardson, Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
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Adam Sandler's "Jack & Jill" Sweeps Razzie Awards, Sets New Record

"Jack & Jill," starring Adam Sandler as both Jack And Jill, sets a new record by becoming the first film in the 32-year history of the Razzies to win every single category. The Razzies, of course, is the anti-Oscars meant to "honor" the worst movies of the year.

Here's the complete list of nominees and "winners" of the 2012 Golden Raspberry Awards aka the Razzies:

Worst Picture

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star

Columbia Pictures / Happy Madison Productions

*** Jack & Jill

Columbia Pictures / Happy Madison Productions

New Year's Eve

Warner Bros / New Line Cinema

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Paramount Pictures / Hasbro

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I

Summit Entertainment

Worst Actor

Russell Brand


Nicolas Cage

Drive Angry 3-D, Season Of The Witch and Trespass

Taylor Lautner

Abduction and Twilight S.B.D. Part I

*** Adam Sandler

Jack & Jill and Just Go With It

Nick Swardson

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
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Adam Sandler Sets New Razzies Record

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Adam Sandler Sets New Razzies Record
Adam Sandler can ditch the high heels. His movie Jack and Jill, in which he played the twin siblings in the leading roles, turned out to be a bigger drag than anyone expected. On Sunday night, the critical dud "won" 10 of the 12 Razzies for which it was nominated - a new Razzies record - being "dis-honored" in the categories of worst picture, actor and actress, supporting actress (David Spade as "Monica"), supporting actor (Al Pacino as himself), screen ensemble, director (Dennis Dugan), remake/rip-off (of Ed Wood's notorious Glen or Glenda), screen couple (Sandler and Katie Holmes and/or
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Bob Odenkirk Joins Stop Motion Comedy Hell & Back

The latest name to sign on to ShadowMachine's R-rated stop-motion comedy Hell & Back is none other than alt comedy icon Bob Odenkirk. From the studio that spawned the wacky, nostalgia-packed Adult Swim sketch show Robot Chicken comes a dark comedy that stars Nick Swardson (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star) and T.J. Miller (How to Train Your Dragon) as Remy and Augie, a pair of best buds forced to traverse hell itself after a mutual friend is mistakenly claimed by Satan. While Rob Riggle has committed to play their damned buddy and Mila Kunis is slated to lend her voice to a rogue demon, Deadline reveals Odenkirk will be playing the devil himself. Notably, rather than being a hard-ass as he was on How I Met Your Mother or a snake oil salesman as he is on Breaking Bad, Odenkirk's devil is a bit beleaguered by the job ...
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Stephen Dorff Accelerates His Career With ‘Brake’

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Talk about unpredictable. Stephen Dorff, who began acting as child after an agent saw him in a school play, has shown his versatility as actor over the last few years. Best known for his work in thrillers, and particularly as evil vampire Deacon Frost in “Blade” opposite Wesley Snipes, he showed his sincere, dramatic side in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” played raunchy comedy in Nick Swardson’s “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,” and slung a sword as a Greek slave in epic “Immortals.” Now, he’s back to thrillers with “Brake,” but with the added challenge of practically performing a one-man show for the duration of the film. In “Brake,” a Secret Service agent is locked in the trunk of a car with no idea how he got there or why he’s there. Although the screenwriter, Timothy Mannion, was only 19, his idea for having one actor in one space inspired.
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Eddie Murphy's A Thousand Words: is this the worst reviewed film of all time?

Actor's latest comedy rated at 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, ranking it alongside such epic fails as Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

Is it possible to prove which is the worst film of all time? Maybe not, but the Rotten Tomatoes reviews aggregator is as good a measuring device as any, and the new Eddie Murphy comedy, A Thousand Words, has achieved a remarkable 0% rating as of Monday morning.

While an unexpectedly positive review may arrive from some hitherto overlooked corner of the film-reviewing universe, A Thousand Words has drawn a solid 39 negative reviews out of 39 on the site.

Naysayers range from the established media, such as Claudia Puig of USA Today – "The concept is unoriginal, the scenarios aren't funny, and its message is banal" – to the blogosphere (Brian Tallerico of HollywoodChicago.com: "Only the most masochistic connoisseurs of the truly awful need check it out"). Everyone, it seems, is
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