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Forum Name: THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL
Forum Discription: It's Meant 2 Have Class Out the...Wazzoo. But It's Getting RAZZIE-like Reviews @ R.T.
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Topic: Off with Their Hedz!!
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Off with Their Hedz!!
Date Posted: February 27 2008 at 8:13am

THIS SEEMS an ODD TIME of YEAR to BE RELEASING WHAT WE CALL "OSCAR®-BAITERS"...UNLESS THEY'RE REALLY RAZZIE®-BAITERS in OSCAR GARB!

EARLY WORD on THIS PERIOD MELODRAMA DEALING with HENRY VIII ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051509/ - ERIC BANA of THE HULK) and HIS INTEREST in BOTH ANN BOLEYN and HER SIBLING IS THAT IT's...a BORDERLINE CONTENDER for OUR AWARDS. CO-STARRING THREE-TIME RAZZIE® NOMINEE http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Natalie+Portman&btnG=Search+Razzies.com&domains=razzies.com&sitesearch=razzies.com - NATALIE PORTMAN (STAR WARS' QUEEN ARMADILLO) and FOUR-TIME GOLDEN GLOB NOMINEE http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424060/ - SCARLETT JOHANSSON , IT'S GOT WORDS LIKE "KITSCHY" and "TRASHY" SHOWING UP in the REVIEWS OVER at R.T.

IN SHORT, http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=260 - THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL LOOKS LIKELIER to BE ONE for OUR CONSIDERATION THAN ONE for THEIRS...

Johansson: "And if our movie's lame enough, I can wear this little RAZZberry-and-Gold number to next year's RAZZIE Awards!" 



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: February 27 2008 at 8:34am

Yes! Just four more films and we can have a Worst Oscar-Baiter Gone Wrong Category for NEXT year!  

 



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Posted By: #1-Movie-Fan!
Date Posted: February 27 2008 at 8:51am
Honestly, this one looks like what I call a "gutter-ball" -- Rolling right down the gutter between Oscar-worthy and Razzie-worthy. By year's end, I suspect there'll be a LOT worse stuff than this for us to pick from...amd pick on!


Posted By: moat
Date Posted: February 27 2008 at 9:40am

Good to see the RAZZIES expanding toward films normally praised regardless of their content. It's fun to slam on Larry the Cable Guy, but he's a target aimed at far too often. Here's hoping for more contenders like this in the future! 


 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: February 27 2008 at 9:45am
^^Very true...still, I want the Oscars to do it better. At least they nominated Surf's Up over Simpsons and Norbit. That's a step up.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: February 27 2008 at 10:36am
"The Simpsons Movie" was way better than "Surf's Up". Personally, I found "The SImpson Movie" to be better than "Ratatouille".

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 27 2008 at 4:40pm

For the record, I also thought Simpson's movie was better than Surf's Up or Ratatouille, but back to the topic...

How many more angles are left from which to explore the debaucheries of Henry VIII? There have been a couple of biographies specifically aimed at him, we've had A Man For All Seasons, Anne of A Thousand Days and half a dozen others. Does anyone really give a crap? And if this movie were even remotely worth seeing, they wouldn't be burying it in late February.



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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: February 28 2008 at 3:27am

I for the record thought that Ratatouille had a little more "Class" than the Simpson's. However, The Simpson's was a very close second with Surf's Up being a weak entry, But Anyways...

In defense of Natalie Portman, The only reason why she ended up with those 2 Razzie noms (As always, HeadRAZZ, please correct me if I am wrong) was due to her being guilty by association by being stuck with Hayden "I can't act" Christensen for the Worst couple screen couple category. As far as the movie goes I will reserve judgment until I rent the DVD, However at this point I really do not see it making our bottom 10 for any of the 2009 category Razzie catagory's. Of course I could be wrong

Response from Head RAZZBerry: Actually, two of Portman's 3 RAZZIE Nominations were in our Worst Screen Couple category -- Alongside Jake Lloyd in STAR WARS: EPISODE I and with Hayden Christensen in EPISODE 2:CLONE WARS. But her third nomination was all her own, as Worst Supporting Actress for CLONE WARS. She didn't "win" any of the three. To see who she "lost" to for Supporting Actress, here's a http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000204/awards - LINK to Portman's "Awards" page on the IMDb... 

 



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Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: February 28 2008 at 8:44am

Hmmm...right nowm I am getting a 46/53% positive reviews for Boleyn Girl, while Semi-Pro aka Talladega Blades of Basketball is at 21/19%.  We may have to change things on Worst movie of the Weak here.

Ferrell: "Guess what?  I'm a Clippers PLAYER!"



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Posted By: whennow
Date Posted: February 28 2008 at 9:05am
This movie is so close to fresh. Semi-Pro should be number 1.


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 28 2008 at 4:57pm
I forgot that Semi-Pro was being released this week. Clearly, that is a more appropriate target for our discussions. Stale as yet another retelling of Henry VIII's assorted marital adventures may be, I'd much rather sit through another one than anything Will Ferrel appears in...unless, of course, he is playing Henry VIII.

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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: February 28 2008 at 5:20pm
...true, but even a crappy Will Ferrel movie is still funnier and more entertaining than another historical piece.

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 29 2008 at 2:58am
Arguably Semi-pro is something of an historical piece, dealing as it does with the absorbtion of a handful of ABA franchises (in this case a fictitious one) by the NBA. Our own Denver Nuggets (at the time they were the Rockets, but had to change their name to appease the Houston NBA franchise) were one of those adopted into the more prominent league. But since I probably wouldn't go see the Nuggets or any professional basketball game if it were being played out in the parking lot, I guess even another Henry VIII yarn looks good by comparison. And in the grand scheme of things, even an NBA game ranks higher on my list of preferred activities than a Will Ferrell movie.

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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: February 29 2008 at 12:22pm

Get over it SaturnWatcher!!!  Will is a funny guy, he's not trying to be the best actor in Hollywood.  He's just trying to be funny for crying out loud and he is!!!!  Try to lighten up and take a joke... and stop thinking with the lower parts of the male anatomy...geeze!!!!  (Just kidding )

Anyways, I will give you this maybe one of his weaker efforts of late, but even a half-ass Will Ferrell movie is still worth a watch. But then again you have to be into that brand of humor. Still I am hands down sure I will not fall asleep watching the movie like I would if I was to see this particular movie.

P.S. You gotta admit that Will is still a hell of a lot funnier than Larry is on the Big Screen any day.



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 29 2008 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by ITbeast

Get over it SaturnWatcher!!!  Will is a funny guy, he's not trying to be the best actor in Hollywood.  He's just trying to be funny for crying out loud and he is!!!!  Try to lighten up and take a joke... and stop thinking with the lower parts of the male anatomy...geeze!!!!  (Just kidding )

 Somehow, I have a problem figuring out how WE are the ones lacking a sense of humor...but if I earn any more titles around here...(stuck up, votes with my dick, smart ass) it's going to take 25 minutes to introduce myself everywhere I go. Sadly, my dream of being a Razzie presenter is thoroughly down the drain, simply because the introduction would cause the show to exceed all reasonable time limits

Originally posted by ITbeast

Anyways, I will give you this maybe one of his weaker efforts of late, but even a half-ass Will Ferrell movie is still worth a watch. But then again you have to be into that brand of humor. Still I am hands down sure I will not fall asleep watching the movie like I would if I was to see this particular movie.

Point taken

Originally posted by ITbeast

P.S. You gotta admit that Will is still a hell of a lot funnier than Larry is on the Big Screen any day.

Again, I concede the point...the very thought of Larry playing Darren Stevens in Ferrell's stead is horrifying, however lame Bewitched might have been.



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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: March 02 2008 at 7:07am

Agreed...

However this movie did better than I originally expected in ticket sales...A little disappointed (Okay allot disappointed) by Semi-Pro, We may see my boy at the beginning of next year's voting ballots. Oh, Well (Or in this case Oh Will).



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: March 02 2008 at 5:07pm

I wonder how many ticket sales for The Other Boleyn Girl were purchased by Western Civilization 100 class students who were required to see it purely because their aging professors decided to prevent them from spending at least a couple hours doing something fun this weekend.

I actually spent a portion of my evening watching, yet again, A Man For All Seasons which is currently available as a free selection courtesy of On Demand. It remains a cinematic classic full of magnificent imagery and a compelling story. That is not to say that no good movies are made these days, or bad ones 40 years ago...nonetheless, the balance seems to be dramatically different.

Then again, there was a time when movie theaters were palatial, and comparatively rare. Today's move houses are little more than hallways with seats with the typical charm and appearance of a high school cafeteria which just hosted the all time mother of a food fight. They exist on every other street corner, 12-15 screens each.  Movies once actually had to compete for screen time, so studio execs were less likely to approve any piece of crap script that was tossed on their desk. Pardon me if I wax a bit nostalgic for the "good old days" here, which in most respects weren't all that good inspite of what those among us with a conservative political bent might believe. But when it comes to the art of making great movies, we've definitely learned that more isn't necessarily better.



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Posted By: moat
Date Posted: March 03 2008 at 8:43am
I kind of wish I grew up in a place like you're describing. I lived in a metropolitan city with one theater that had eight screens, ergo the selection of movies to watch there were quite limited. Unfortunately, the movies we would receive were determined based on how high the film's profile would be, so we would get any of the potential blockbusters--but that's all we would get. We actually didn't receive any of the films nominated for Best Picture of 2007, if that gives you any idea of how limited options can get. Right now I'm wondering if this film would have made it there.

As of this year, I'm no longer residing there, but it just goes to show that theaters aren't as exactly prominent in all parts of the country.


Posted By: Sanndman228715
Date Posted: March 04 2008 at 8:22am
Henry the VIII, is so last week, dudes, when are they going to come out with another film of Cesare Borgia? ( The only one I've heard of had Orson Welles).  Or Elizabeth Bathory. Make it happen! (Just kidding) Speaking of psychotic horny rulers, I'll admit it, I thought Malcolm McDowell did a good job as Caligula. I got the unrated version for Christmas. The movie was garbage, but I still say that if Malcolm had given the exact same performance in a film that was at least decent, he'd have been nominated for some awards ( The good kind, maybe not an Oscar, but probably a Golden Globe at least.).


Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: March 04 2008 at 8:37am
Or how about Papa Doc Duvalier, whom of all the bloodthristy tyrants out there seems to get the least exposure? 


Posted By: ramsde
Date Posted: March 05 2008 at 7:23am
The Other Boleyn Girl was not bad in my opinion. It was a little bit historically inaccurate. There are definitely parts that needed a little more of something (don't know what), but something. I do see how it can be a contender though.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 10 2008 at 12:33pm
Wow, what a boring movie! The film has one thing going for it: Scarlet Johansson. She shines in (almost) every one of her scenes. (The bad scenes were the ultra t/lame PG-13 "sex-scenes"). The other actors don't fare too well. Eric Bana came off as annoying, Natalie Portman would be a Worst Supporting Actress contender if the Razzies were held right now, but there's bound to be worse performances later this year. But, the worst performance comes from David Morrissey. Morrissey, easily one of the most shameless actors out there, plays the dull-yns asshole uncle, who starts all of this crap. While this is a step up from Morrissey's usual drek, considering that his other movies include (from most watchable to least): "Capt. Coreli's Mandolin", "The Reaping", and "Basic Instinct 2". Truly, the man has no shame!

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Posted By: myworksucks
Date Posted: June 30 2008 at 4:19am
I agree with everyone who said it was boring. It really was, not to mention completely historically incorrect. Anne Boylen was actually a pretty relgious person and wouldn't sleep with the king because she was married. It drove the King to madness to want her and did all he could to get her to be his wife and in his bed. The real story would have made it a lot more interesting.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 01 2008 at 1:14pm
I saw the trailer. It looks like a Lifetime Movie Channel period piece.


Posted By: Mrs. Magnatech
Date Posted: September 12 2008 at 7:02am
Wow, terrible movie. Boring and not even close to being historically accurate. I agree that Natalie was awful. I can definitely see a Worst Actress Razzie in her future...

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Posted By: Queen_of_Toad
Date Posted: November 18 2008 at 9:55am
Originally posted by ITbeast


In defense of Natalie Portman, The only reason why she ended up with those 2 Razzie noms (As always, HeadRAZZ, please correct me if I am wrong) was due to her being guilty by association by being stuck with Hayden "I can't act" Christensen for the Worst couple screen couple category. As far as the movie goes I will reserve judgment until I rent the DVD, However at this point I really do not see it making our bottom 10 for any of the 2009 category Razzie catagory's. Of course I could be wrong

Response from Head RAZZBerry: Actually, two of Portman's 3 RAZZIE Nominations were in our Worst Screen Couple category -- Alongside Jake Lloyd in STAR WARS: EPISODE I and with Hayden Christensen in EPISODE 2:CLONE WARS. But her third nomination was all her own, as Worst Supporting Actress for CLONE WARS. She didn't "win" any of the three. To see who she "lost" to for Supporting Actress, here's a http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000204/awards - to Portman's "Awards" page on the IMDb... 

 



Porkman sucks. She only started to show how much she sucks in Star Wars. That was just the beginning of a decline.
Let me plead in short the case of Shortman here, the very site where it belongs: She peeked at 12 in "The Professional" and she hasn’t really been that great since.

She got an Oscar nomination for "Closer" although I never understood what the hell that was for. That part was nothing else but playing or an extension of her public image. I don't see what the acting challenge in that was. She was actually rather weak in that film, all of her co-stars were better than her, including Julia Roberts. And mind that the role of Alice was actually the most complicated one - at least I thought.

Her career has been more about nose jobs, Vogue covers and such brilliant statements like "violence is bad" - although she won't stop to shove it down people's throats she went to "Hahvaaad". She is just another Hollywood Lolita who once was full of promise and it now turned out that she's not that talented at all. The list of her kind is long. There is nothing unusual about that.

What is unusual however is how she still keeps getting credited for being the best actress of her generation etc. That's what I don't understand.

I could, of course, deliver you a much longer version of what I wrote here. This is just the beginning.
 


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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 21 2008 at 3:03am
Is this all part of a campaign against Natalie Portman?  In my book, this film is this close () to getting snubbed from the Razzies.

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Posted By: Queen_of_Toad
Date Posted: November 23 2008 at 12:04am
No, this is just a deliberate campaign against bad acting. Porkman happens to play a major role. 

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Posted By: Mrs. Magnatech
Date Posted: December 26 2008 at 9:27am
I can't believe Natalie and Scarlett aren't on the ballot! They were just as bad as many of the "actresses" who made the cut


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: December 26 2008 at 3:51pm

Originally posted by Mrs. Magnatech

I can't believe Natalie and Scarlett aren't on the ballot! They were just as bad as many of the "actresses" who made the cut

I guess that's what the write-in vote is for. Let's face it, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are much more tempting to Razzies voters than Natalie and Scarlett.




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