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Monday, January 21, 2008

The Saddest Day of the Year

The Oscar nominations are out in the morning (and I'm not even going to bother with predictions or anything) and I'm still playing catch up with the 2007 batch of movies (mini reviews of just-seen Into the Wild, A Mighty Heart and the Canadian movie Breakfast with Scot (which opened for us last year) still to come, hopefully tomorrow). But as tradition on the day before the Oscars nominations announcements, is the announcement of The Razzies nominations, the awards given to the WORST movies of the year, on apparently the saddest day of the year (at least in Canada, where it's gray and cold) (or if you have stocks anywhere in the world, which I can't believe, I somehow predicted all last year saying it's all coming tumbling down sometime this winter or early spring! Bring it ON! I have the cash and need to buy a house/condo and waiting for the foreclosures to happen and the prices to come down! WOOHOO!!! Bring on the homeless people and bankruptcies. Papa needs a new place to live!)

What's funny is that I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is second with 8 nominations (after I Know Who Killed Me leading with 9 nominations including two for Worst Actress nominations for Lindsay Lohan in the SAME movie) and I just reviewed it last week and I actually didn't hate it like I thought I would and gave it a mediocre rating (as opposed to blasting it like I did Spider-man 3 which really should have been remembered as being completely horrific).

Anyways, check out the Worst Screen Couple category. It's pretty hilarious! Plus, the Worst Director's category pretty much proves that former sitcom actors make bad directors (with Brian Robbins from Head of the Class and Fred Savage from The Wonder Years being both nominated).

Anyways, I've re-posted the full list below of the 28th Annual Razzie Nominations (as always, my comments from the peanut gallery in red):

Worst Picture

Bratz- LIONSGATE
Daddy Day Camp - SONY/TRI-STAR/REVOLUTION
I Know Who Killed Me - SONY/TRI-STAR
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry - UNIVERSAL
Norbit- DREAMWORKS

All worthy nominees but seriously, where's Spider-Man 3? Or any of those torture porn movies? (Oh wait, I see they created a whole new category just for that! (It's the last category below))

Worst Actor

Nicolas Cage - GHOST RIDER, NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRET, NEXT
Jim Carrey - THE NUMBER 23
Cuba Gooding, Jr. - DADDY DAY CAMP, NORBIT
Eddie Murphy (as Norbit) - NORBIT
Adam Sandler - I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY

2 Oscar winners, one more nominee (who pretty much lost his Oscar win because of the movie he's nominated for this year), and one comedian who we thought might have gotten an Oscar nomination, and Adam Sandler. Nice. Well done guys, Well done! 

Worst Actress

Jessica Alba - AWAKE, FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, GOOD LUCK CHUCK
Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos & Skyler Shaye (A FOUR-FOR-ONE DEAL!) - BRATZ
Elisha Cuthbert - CAPTIVITY
Diane Keaton - BECAUSE I SAID SO
Lindsay Lohan (as Aubrey) - I KNOW WHO KILLED ME
Lindsay Lohan (as Dakota) - I KNOW WHO KILLED ME

Oh Diane Keaton, shame shame. Alba, Cuthbert and Lohan we expect, but we had higher aspirations for you Ms. Keaton.

Worst Supporting Actor

Orlando Bloom - PIRATES OF THE CAROB-BEAN: AT WIT'S END
Kevin James - I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY
Eddie Murphy (as Mr. Wong) -NORBIT
Rob Schneider - I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY
Jon Voight - BRATZ, NATIONAL TREASURE 2, SEPTEMBER DAWN, TRANSFORMERS

Um, again, I kinda liked Kevin James in the movie, he was about the only redeeming factor about it all. Jon Voight really needs a new agent.

Worst Supporting Actress

Jessica Biel - I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY, NEXT
Carmen Electra - EPIC MOVIE
Eddie Murphy (as Rasputia) - NORBIT
Julia Ormond - I KNOW WHO KILLED ME
Nicolette Sheridan - CODE NAME: THE CLEANER

Again, Eddie Murphy had the Oscar in the bag last year, until Norbit was born.

Worst Screen Couple

Jessica Alba &
EITHER Hayden Christensen - (AWAKE)
OR Dane Cook - (GOOD LUCK CHUCK)
OR Ioan Gruffudd - (FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER)

Any Combination of Two Totally Air-Headed Characters - BRATZ

Lindsay Lohan & Lindsay Lohan (AS THE YANG TO HER OWN YIN) - I KNOW WHO KILLED ME

Eddie Murphy (as Norbit)
& EITHER Eddie Murphy (as Mr. Wong)
OR Eddie Murphy (as Rasputia) - NORBIT

Adam Sandler
& EITHER Kevin James
OR Jessica Biel - I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY

2 nominations with the same person as BOTH sides of the couple. How awesome is that?

Worst Remake or Rip-Off

Are We Done Yet? - (REMAKE/RIP-OFF of MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE)
Bratz - (A RIP-OFF IF EVER THERE WAS ONE!)
Epic Movie - (RIP-OFF of EVERY MOVIE IT RIPS OFF)
I Know Who Killed Me - (RIP-OFF of HOSTEL, SAW and THE PATTY DUKE SHOW)
Who's Your Caddy - (RIP-OFF of CADDY SHACK)

Worst Prequel or Sequel

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Daddy Day Camp
Evan Almighty
Hannibal Rising
Hostel: Part II

Again, Evan Almighty wasn't THAT bad. Was it? My hatred for Spider-man 3 is much stronger.

Worst Director

Dennis Dugan - I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY
Roland Joffe - CAPTIVITY
Brian Robbins - NORBIT
Fred Savage - DADDY DAY CAMP
Chris Siverston - I KNOW WHO KILLED ME

Fred SAVAGE???

Worst Screenplay

Daddy Day Camp - SCREENPLAY BY GEOFF RODKEY AND DAVID J. STEM & DAVID N. WEISS
Epic Movie - WRITTEN BY JASON FRIEDBERG & AARON SELTZER
I Know Who Killed Me - WRITTEN BY JEFFREY HAMMOND
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry - SCREENPLAY BY BARRY FANARO AND ALEXANDER PAYNE & JIM TAYLOR
Norbit - SCREENPLAY BY EDDIE MURPHY & CHARLES MURPHY AND JAY SHERICK & DAVID RONN

It took FOUR people to write Norbit??? Alexander Payne (who made the AMAZING Election, About Schmidt and Sideways) helped write Chuck & Larry? Ouch.

Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Captivity
Hannibal Rising
Hostel: Part II
I Know Who Killed Me

Here they are!

So who will be the lucky losers (winners?). Will anybody be as cool as Halle Berry and actually show up to pick up their award?

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