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THE LIST Jan. 1- Dec. 31

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Topic: THE LIST Jan. 1- Dec. 31
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: THE LIST Jan. 1- Dec. 31
Date Posted: January 17 2009 at 3:39am

COMPLETE LIST of ALL 2009 RELEASES 

 

January 1st thru December 31st:  613 Titles  

 

NOTES: To appear on this list, a film must have played at least a one-week / regular admission engagement in either Los Angeles or New York (Manhattan) commencing during Calendar year 2009, thus qualifying it for both Golden Raspberry® and Academy Award® consideration. 

 

Titles under discussion on this Forum as potential RAZZIE® Contenders appear with http://www.razzies.com/forum/default.asp?C=31 - LYNX in RAZZberry PINK type. When you click on the LINK for any title under discussion, in addition to our Member's feedback, you will also find lynx to see the film's grosses at B.O. MoJo, read reviews at Rotten Tomatoes, check out promotional materials at the film's Official Site, and to find full cast and credits at the film's IMDb page...

 

KEY:

 

a = Animated

d = Documentary

f = Foreign Film

R = REMAKE / RIP-OFF

S = SEQUEL 

 

 

3 Idiots
9 / a  

$9.99 / a   

12 / f 

12 in a Box 

12 Rounds 

13-B / f

17 Again 

24 City / f   

35 Shots of Rum / f 

(500) Days of Summer 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=397 - 2012

Absurdistan / f 

According to Greta 

Act of God / d 

Adam 

Adoration 

Adventureland 

Adventures of Power 

Afghan Star / d 

After Last Season 

Afterschool

Alien Trespass 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=373 - ALIENS IN THE ATTIC  

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=382&PN=1 - ALL ABOUT STEVE  

All the Best 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=402 - ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS, THE SQUEAK-QUEL /

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela / f

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=393 - AMELIA    

America Betrayed / d 

An American Affair  

American Casino / d 

American Cowslip 

American Swing / d 

American Violet   

Amreeka 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=355 - ANGELS & DEMONS  / S

The Answer Man 

Antarctica / f 

Antichrist 

Anvil: The Story of Anvil / d

Araya / f 

Armored 

Art & Copy / d 

The Art of Being Straight

Assassination of a High School President 

As Seen Through These Eyes 

Astro Boy / a  R 

Avatar 

Away We Go 

The Baader-Meinhoff Complex 

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Ballerina 

Bandslam 

Bart Got a Room 

Battle for Terra / a 

The Beaches of Agnes / d 

A Beautiful Life

Beeswax 

Being Jewish in France / d 

Believe: The Eddir Izzard Story / d

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) / f

Between Love & Goodbye

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 

Big Fan 

The Big Gay Musical 

Big Man Japan 

Billu 

Black Dynamite 

Blessed Is the Match / d 

Blind Date 

The Blind Side 

Bliss / f   

Blood Equity / d 

Blood: The Last Vampire

Blue Tooth Virgin 

Bob Funk 

The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day 

The Box 

The Boys Are Back 

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story / d 

Breaking Point 

The Bride & The Grooms 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=330 - BRIDE WARS

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men 

Bright Star 

Broken Embraces / f  

Broken Hill

Bronson 

Brothers 

Brothers at War / d 

The Brothers Bloom 

Bruno 

Burma VJ / d 

The Burning Plain 

Butterly Tattoo 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=351 - C ME DANCE    

The Cake Eaters 

The Canyon 

Capitalism: A Love Story / d

Carmen & Geoffrey / d 

Carriers 

Casi Divas / f  

Chandi Chowk to China / f

Chasing the Green 

Chelsea on the Rocks / d 

Cheri

Cherry Blossoms 

Chocolate / f 

Ciao 

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 

Cloud 9 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 

Coco Before Channel / f 

Cold Souls 

Collapse / d   

The Collector 

The Color of Fame / f 

Confessions of an Ex-Doofus, Itchy-Footed Mutha 

Confessions of a Shopaholic 

Coraline / a 

Corked!   

The Country Teacher / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=389 - COUPLES RETREAT  

The Cove  

Coyote County Loser 

Crank: High Voltage / S

Crazy Heart 

Creating Karma 

Creation 

Crips and Bloods: Made in America / d 

The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story / d

Crossing Over 

Crude / d 

Daddy Cool / f 

The Damned United

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=356 - DANCE FLICK  / R 

La Danse / d 

Dare 

Daytime Drinking / f 

Dead Snow / f 

The Death Factory Bloodletting 

Death in Love 

Death of a Ghost Hunter 

De Dana Dan 

Defamation / f 

Delhi 6 / f 

Departures / f   

Desboscatos / f 

Dev D

Devil Girl

Dhoondte Reh Jaoge / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=403&PN=0 - DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? 

Died Young, Styaed Pretty / d 

Dil Bole Hadippa! / f 

Dim Sum Funeral 

Disgrace 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=395 - Disney's A CHRISTMAS CAROL  / a, R

Disney's Earth / d 

District 9 

Dog Eat Dog 

Do Knot Disturb / f

Donkey Punch 

Downloading Nancy 

Drag Me to Hell 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=350 - DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION  / R

Duplicity 

Earth Days / d 

Easy Virtue 

Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat  / S  

Echelon Conspiracy 

The Edge of Love 

An Education 

The Education of Charlie Banks 

Eleven Minutes 

Endgame 

The End of Poverty? / d 

The End of the Line / d 

The English Surgeon 

Enlighten Up! / d 

Empty Nest 

Endgame 

Enlighten Up! / d 

The Escapist 

Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone / a

Everlasting Moments 

Every Little Step / d 

Everybody's Fine / R  

Examined Life / d  

Explicit Ills 

Extract 

Fados / f 

The Fall (2009)

Fall Down Dead 

Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy / d 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=387&PN=1 - FAME / R

Fanboys 

Fantastic Mr. Fox / a 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=348 - FAST & FURIOUS (2009) / S

Fifty Dead Men Walking 

Fighting 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=380 - FINAL DESTINATION 3-D / S 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=340 - FIRED UP (aka F.U.)

Five Minutes of Heaven 

Fix

Flame & Citron / f 

Food Beware / d

Food, Inc. / d 

Forbidden Lie$

Four Seasons Lodge

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=396 - THE FOURTH KIND  

Fragments 

Free Style 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=339 - FRIDAY THE 13TH  R / S

From Mexico with Love 

Fuel / d 

Funny People 

G-Force / a 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=375 - G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA   / R

Gamer 

The Garden / d 

Gentlemen Broncos 

Ghosted / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=353 - GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST  / R  

Gigantic 

The Girl from Monaco

The Girlfriend Experience 

Give Me Your Hand / f 

Gogol Bordello Nonstop / d 

The Golden Boys

Gooby 

Good Hair / d 

Goodbye Solo 

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 

Gotta Dance / d 

Grace (2009)  

The Great Buck Howard 

Guests of Cindy Sherman / d  

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=381 - HALLOWEEN II / R  S   

The Hangover 

Hannah Free 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=349 - HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE  / R

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / S

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=346 - THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT  

The Headless Woman 

Heart of Stone

Herb & Dorothy 

He's Just Not That Into You 

Highwater / d 

Home / f   

Homecoming 

The Horse Boy 

The Horsemen 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=332 - HOTEL FOR DOGS

House of Numbers / d 

The House of the Devil 

How to Be a Serial Killer 

Humble Pie 

Humpday 

The Hurt Locker 

I Bring What I Love: Youssou N'Dour / f

If I Die Tonight / d 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=369 - I HATE VALENTINE'S DAY

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 

I Love You, Beth Cooper 

I Love You, Man

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs / a S

Il Divo / f 

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=361 - IMAGINE THAT  

In a Dream / d 

Incendiary 

The Informant! 

The Informers 

Inglourious Basterds 

Ink 

Inkheart 

In Search of Beethoven / d 

The International 

In the Loop 

The Invention of Lying 

Invictus 

Irene in Time 

Is Anybody There?  

I Sell the Dead 

It Might Get Loud 

It's Complicated 

Janky Promoters 

Jazz in the Diamond District 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=385 - JENNIFER'S BODY

Jerichow / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=342&PN=1 - JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3-D CONCERT EXPERIENCE  / d

Julia 

Julie & Julia 

Just Another Love Story

Kabei / f 

Kabel: Our Mother / f 

Kal Kissne Dekha / f 

Kambakkht Ishq / f

Kaminy / f 

Kassim "The Dream" / d 

Katyn / f  

Killing Kasztner 

Killshot 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=345 - KNOWING /  

Kurbaan / f 

La Boheme 

La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris / d

Laila's Birthday 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=359 - LAND OF THE LOST / R

Larger than Life in 3D: Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper and Gogol Bordello

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=343 - THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT  / R 

The Last Station   

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=391 - LAW ABIDING CITIZEN  / R   

The Legend of God's Gun

Lemon Tree 

Leon Morin, Priest / f 

Life Is Hot in Cracktown 

Lifelines 

Life Partner / f 

The Lightkeepers 

The Limits of Control 

Lion's Den / f 

Little Ashes 

The Little Traitor 

Local Color 

The Lodger / R 

London Dreams / f 

London River / f   

Looking for Palladin 

Lord Save Us from Your Followers 

Loren Cass 

Lorna's Silence / f 

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond 

Love Aaj Kal / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=386 - LOVE HAPPENS  

Love Hurts 

The Lovely Bones 

Love 'n' Dancing 

Luck / f 

Luck by Chance 

Lymelife 

Madea Goes to Jail 

The Maid / f 

Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna / f 

Mammoth 

Management 

Mancora / f 

The Marc Pease Experience

Me and Orson Welles 

Medicine for Melancholy 

The Men Who Stare at Goats 

The Merry Gentleman 

The Messenger 

Michael Jackson's This Is It / d 

The Misfortunates 

The Ministers 
http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=344 - MISS MARCH  

The Missing Person 

Monster Beach Party 

Monsters vs. Aliens / a 

Moon 

More Than a Game 

Moscow / Belgium 

Motherhood 

Must Read After My Death 

Mutant Chronicles 

My Bloody Valentine 3-D

My Fuhrer / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=360 - MY LIFE IN RUINS  

My One and Only 

My Sister's Keeper 

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? 

Mysteries of Pittsburgh 

Mystery Team 

Naked Ambition 

The Narrows 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=357 - NEW IN TOWN    

Newcastle 

The New Twenty 

New York 

New York, I Love You 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=354 - NEXT DAY AIR    

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian / S 

Nine / R

Ninja Assassin 

No Impact Man 

Not Easily Broken

Not Forgotten 

Not Quite Hollywood / d - f 

Notorious 

Nursery University / d 

The Objective 

Observe and Report 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=352 - OBSESSED  

Oceans of Pearls / f   

Of Time and the City / d  

Oh, My God! / d 

O'Horten / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=399 - OLD DOGS  / R, S  

One Day, You'll Understand / f 

One Peace at a Time

Ong Bak 2 / f 

Opa! 

The Open Road

Orgies and the Meaning of Life 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=372 - ORPHAN  

The Other Man 

Our City of Dreams / d 

Outlander 

Outrage 

Owl and the Sparrow / f 

Paa / f

Pandorum 

Paper Heart 

Paraiso Travel / f 

Paranormal Activity 

Paris / f 

Paris '36 / f 

Passport to Love

Patrik, Age 1.5 / f   

Paul Blart, Mall Cop

Perestroika 

A Perfect Getaway 

The Perfect Sleep 

Peter and Vandy 

Phoebe in Wonderland 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=337 - PINK PANTHER 2     R / S

Pirate Radio 

Planet 51 / a 

Play the Game 

The Poker House

Polanski: Unauthorized / d

Police, Adjective / f   

Pontypool   

Ponyo / a, f

Post Grad 

Powder Blue 

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 

Pressure Cooker /d  

The Princess and the Frog / a 

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 

The Proposal 

The Providence Effect 

Punctured Hope 

Public Enemies / R  

Push 

The Queen and I / f 

Quiet Chaos / f 

Race to Witch Mountain / R, S 

Red Cliff 

Reunion 

Revanche / f 

Ricky 

The River Within 

The Road 

Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead 

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year / f 

Rolling 

Royal Kill 

Rudo y Cursi / f 

Sabor Tropical / f 

Sam's Lake 

Sandstorm / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=392&PN=1 - SAW VI S 

Scott Walker - 30 Century Man / d 

The Secret of the Grain / f 

The Secrets 

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 

The September Issue / d 

Seraphine / f 

Serbis / f 

A Serious Man 

Serious Moonlight 

Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America   

Sex Positive / d 

Shall We Kiss? / f 

Sherlock Holmes / R

Sherman's Way 

Short Kut, the Con Is On / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=379 - SHORTS  

Shrink 

Shuttle 

Sikandar / f 

Silent Light / f 

Sin Nombre 

A Single Man 

The Skeptic 

Skills Like This 

Skin 

The Slammin' Salmon 

Sleep Dealer

The Soloist 

Somers Town 

The Song of Sparrows / f

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=383 - SORORITY ROW  / R  

Soul Power / d   

Spinning into Butter 

Splinterheads 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=377 - SPREAD  / R    

Stan Helsing 

Star Trek / R, S

State of Play 

Staten Island 

Steam 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=390 - THE STEPFATHER / R  

Still Walking 

The Stoning of Soraya M.  

Storm 

Street Dreams

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=341 - STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND of CHUN-LI / S

The Strip 

Sugar 

Summer Hours / f 

The Sun 

Sunshine Cleaning 

Super Capers 

Surrogates 

Surveillance 

Taken 

The Taking of Pelham 123 / R 

Taking Woodstock 

Tapped / d 

Taxidermia / f 

Tennessee 

Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon

Tera Mera Ki Rishta / f 

Terminator: Salvation /

Tetro 

Teza / f 

That Evening Sun 

That Game of Chess / f

The Third Wave / d

Thirst / f 

This Beautiful City 

This Is the Life / d 

Three Monkeys 

Throw Down Your Heart / d 

Tickling Leo 

The Time Traveler's Wife 

Tokyo!

Tokyo Sonata / f 

Tony Manero / f   

A Town Called Panic 

Toyo's Camera / d   

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=363 - TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN / S

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=400 - TRANSYLMANIA  /

Treeless Mountain / f 

Trucker 

Tru Loved 

Tulpan / f 

Turning Green 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=398&PN=1 - TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON / S 

Two Lovers 

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself 

Tyson / d 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=374 - THE UGLY TRUTH    

Unbeatable Harold 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=331 - THE UNBORN

Uncertainty 

Under Our Skin / d 

Under the Eightball / d 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=334 - UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS / S 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=336 - THE UNINVITED

An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story / d

Unmistaken Child / d 

Until the Light Takes Us / d 

Untitled 

Up / a 

Up in the Air 

Valentino: The Last Emperor / d 

The Vanished Empire 

The Vicious Kind 

Victory Day 

Village Barbershop

Virtual JFK: Viet Nam Had Kennedy Lived /d 

Visual Accoustics / d 

Waiting for Dublin 

Wake Up Sid / f  

Walt and El Grupo / d 

Wanted (2009) / f 

War Eagle, Arkansas 

Warning!!! Pedophile Released 

Watchmen 

The Way We Get By / d 

Weather Girl 

The Wedding Song / f  

We Live in Public 

West of Brooklyn 

Whatever Works 

What Goes Up 

What's Your Rashee? / f 

Where the Wild Things Are 

Whip It 

White on Rice 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=384&PN=1 - WHITEOUT / R  

White Ribbon / f 

Who Does She Think She Is?

Wild Child 

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe / d 

The Windmill Movie / d 

A Wink & a Smile / d 

Winter of Frozen Dreams

A Woman in Berlin / f   

Women in Trouble 

The Wonder of It All / d 

World's Greatest Dad 

X-Games 3-D: The Movie / d 

X-Men Origins: Wolverine /

Yaavarum Nalam / f 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=362 - YEAR ONE  

The Yes Men Fix the World 

Yesterday Was a Lie 

Yonkers Joe 

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg! / d

You, the Living / f 

Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love / f

Young Victoria 

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=388&PN=1 - ZOMBIELAND  

 

 

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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 22 2009 at 2:31pm
Here's a look at some possible worst films of 2009, and why... 

12 Rounds
John Cena may be a good wrestler, but when he tried his hand at acting, it resulted in The Marine. Now, he's teamed up with hackmaker Renny Harlin for a ripoff of the psycho-playing-games-with-the-hero schtick.

2012
Roland Emmerick tries his hand at retelling the Mayan legend about the forthcoming end of the world. But, really, who cares? Especially after 10,000 B.C.

500 Days of Summer
What kind of name is that? How are there 500 days in summer? Not the best sell of what looks to be another cliched romantic comedy. That is, if Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel can pull it off.

The Accidental Husband, Bandslam, Dragonball: Evolution, The Maiden Heist, Tekken, They Came from Upstairs, Whiteout, and Wild Child
AKA, films that never had a chance, yet somehow got delayed more than I can count. We have: another PG-13 romantic comedy, a ripoff of High School Musical (even down to the casting of Vanessa Hudgens as the love interest), this year's Speed Racer, a tired heist comedy, a martial arts film with its roots in video games, a ripoff of E.T. (Ashley Tisdale plays Drew Barrymoore), a thriller that was supposed to have Reese Witherspoon, and Emma Robert's follow-up to Hotel for Dogs.

All About Steve and The Proposal
Skipping movies last year, Sandra Bullock returns with a double dose of PG-13 romantic comedies that no one will bother seeing.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
Some name. This one's gonna have the Chipmunks' long-gestating rivals, the Chipettes. Oh, by the way, Miley Cyrus does the voice for one of them. Head for the hills!

Angels and Demons
Despite the critical lashing, The Da Vinci Code made a sh*tload of money enough to warrant a prequel. Yeah, right!

Armored
A film that should've gone straight to video, despite an ensemble cast (including Fred Ward, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, and Milo Ventimiglia). The director's first name is Nimrod, by the way. 'Nuff said.

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kittie Galore
8 years ago was when the first one was released, and featured voice of a pre-Spider-Man Tobey Maguire. Who asked for seconds?

Dance Flick
The spoof movies keep coming and coming. This time, it's from the Wayans Bros., and now they're spoofing coming-of-age dance films like Save the Last Dance and Step Up. Who knows, it might be good. But I'm not holding out much hope, considering the epic fail of Little Man.

Fame
Just more proof that Hollywood ran out of ideas years ago. Now they're remaking a film that's already spawned countless imitators.

Fast & Furious
It might be tempting, seeing that this film follows Paul Walker instead of Lucas Black. And he's got Vin Diesel with him too, back in the role that made him a star. But since Justin Lin directed the last miserable installment, expect more of the same.

Fighting
Good Lord, now they remade Never Back Down. Terrence Howard turned down to reprise his role as Rhodey for Iron Man II to do this? He should be ashamed of himself.

Final Destination: Death Trip 3D
I may reneg, because David R. Ellis made the more entertaining second installment. But after killing off Ali Larter's character, there doesn't seem to be much point to keep moving forward.

Fired Up and Miss March
Unless your name is Judd Apatow or Todd Phillips, you have no right to make an R-rated raunchfest. These films are an example.

Friday the 13th, Sorority Row, The Last House on the Left, The Stepfather
More horror remakes are coming our way. One is yet another retelling of a horror film legends, another has hot sorority chicks (and it's not called Black Christmas), another was a Wes Craven film a while back, and the next one has yet another Gossip Girl star trying his/her hand at thrillers.

G-Force
An interesting concept. But when it's directed by the guy who brought us Kangaroo Jack and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, consider it a possible failure. Tracy Morgan needs to do R-rated fare, not family comedies!

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Early word of mouth said that the trailer indicated how bad this film might be. And Stephen Sommers never made anything since the abomination that was Van Helsing. Look for this and 500 Days of Summer to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt's least successful year.

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Matthew McConaughey supposedly didn't learn from the mistakes of Fool's Gold. Now he's doing the romantic comedy schtick AGAIN. I can't wait to see this bomb.

Halloween 2
Wait, didn't Michael Myers literally die at the end of the last one? Or wasn't that rock to the head strong enough? Whatever the case may be, Rob Zombie didn't keep the promise to do sequels, and here we are. This should've gone to DVD after the last piece-of-sh*t installment.

Hannah Montana: The Movie and 17 Again
Looky here. Disney's herd of famous, no-talent idols of the J14 generation are back. This time, it's an adaptation of some piece-of-sh*t sitcom from the Disney Channel, and a rip-off of Big. By the way, check out YouTube and search in "Anti-Disney", and you'll see reasons why you shouldn't really waste your time with either film.

The Haunting in Connecticut
Lionsgate somehow hornswaggled Virginia Madsen with a cast of unknowns (including the guy who played The Flash in Smallville) to appear in their latest in their streak of dopey horror films.

He's Just Not That Into You
Fresh from the epic fail of License to Wed, Ken Kwapis plans to rip off Woody Allen's brand of romantic comedy with an ensemble cast (and it's not that bad, if you ask me).

Imagine That
Just when Norbit and Meet Dave wasn't enough, Eddie Murphy returns with another soon-to-be bomb.

Janky Promoters
Ice Cube and Mike Epps team up for the first time since 2002 to rekindle some of that Friday magic missing for all this time. Here, they're playing promoters looking to get Young Jeezy (played by Young Jeezy) to appear at a big show. Will it be funny? Or will Ice Cube have another First Sunday on his hands?

Jennifer's Body
It's got a good premise, and it has the team of Juno reuniting. But with the director of Aeon Flux behind it, perhaps the sight of Megan Fox almost nude won't be worth the bucks. How disgraceful.

The Last House on the Left
A classic from the Wes Craven library gets a facelift. This time, it has Monica Potter, returning to acting after five long years; and Sara Paxton, who probably should read scripts before taking these boneheaded projects.

Madea Goes to Jail
Much like anything High School Musical and Hannah Montana, Tyler Perry is a worldwide phenomenon that doesn't play to anyone else but a fanbase that consists of people who have no taste in real movies. Obviously, it'll be forgotten because it's protected by Christianity. But, in actuality, Perry's films are training videos for future atheists. I'm Christian, but the religion is being disgraced with weepy melodrama and heavy obviousness.

Next Day Air
Imagine if Pineapple Express was reimagined for the BET crowd.

New in Town
From the studio that unleashed My Best Friend's Girl comes the umpteenmillionth romantic comedy. Despite Renee Zellweggar's spirit, it isn't anything we've seen before.

New Moon
I suppose this is going to be the new Saw of our generation. More proof we need this "Disney Channel Original Movie for Emos" franchise out of our lives. Glowing vampires. That's all you need to know.

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
The first film, despite a modest box office, wasn't anything the crow about. I guess the producers and Shawn Levy thought differently.

Obsessed
This time, Beyonce tries a film that does not require her vocal cords. Too bad it's in a rip-off of Fatal Attraction. I thought this trend was over after swimfan.

Old Dogs
Imagine Role Models neutered down to Walt Disney levels.

A Perfect Getaway
Turistas set in Hawaii. That all you need to know?

The Pink Panther II
Really? After the critical failure of the first one, they made a second one? The good news? Kevin Kline was wise enough to turn down a chance to reprise his role of Inspector Dreyfuss. The bad? Now it's John Cleese. Once again, Peter Sellers is spinning in his grave.

Push
It's basically a rehash of Jumper. This time, it's Chris Evans as Hayden Christensen, Dakota Fanning as Kristin Stewart, Camilla Belle as Rachel Bilson, and Djimon Hounsou as Samuel L. Jackson.

Race to Witch Mountain
Back in 2007, The Rock tried his hand at crappy Disney family comedies with The Game Plan. Now he's doing it again, this time in a remake of a Disney classic. Will it be decent, or will Andy Fickman blow it like he did before?

Saw VI
Nothing more needs to be said.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
The posters didn't do much justice, the casting seems to be taking a hit (Chris Klein should stick to comedies), and its origins come from a video game, meaning a hacky director - Andrezj Bartkowiak - must be given the material.

The Ugly Truth
Katherine Hiegl hasn't learned anything after the epic fail of 27 Dresses. Now she's paired up with Gerard Butler, who had an epic fail with P.S. I Love You. It's a match-made in hell.

The Uninvited
Stop me if you heard this before. A PG-13 thriller based on a Korean film that features Z-level actresses (Arielle Kebbell, with her wig from Grudge 2) mixing it up with those above their level (David Strathairn and Elizabeth Banks), and it's from the people who brought you The Ring and Disturbia.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 23 2009 at 2:19am

12 Rounds
John Cena is a sloppy wrestler, and an even worse actor.

2012
This looks like "The Day After Tomorrow 2". Wake me when he makes something original and not SFX driven.

Dragonball: Evolution

America doesn't know how to adapt from anime, this will be no different.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
When you have the word "sqeak" in your title, it's not a good thing.

Angels and Demons
No surprise this one is being made. I hope they are prepared for more Christian supporter backlash.

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kittie Galore
Why? Why? Why? Why?

Dance Flick
At least this one is not by Seltzerberg, so it won't be all about pop culture references, poop and being hit in the nuts jokes.

Fame
Proof H-Wood has no soul.

Fast & Furious
Reboot we don't need and didn't asked for.

Fighting
Actually Terrence Howard was dropped from "Iron Man 2" behind his back because he was asking for too much money. Yeah, this is "Never Back Down, Part 2".

Final Destination: Death Trip 3D
This series needs to die already, like all its teenage characters.

Friday the 13th, Sorority Row, The Last House on the Left, The Stepfather
Hey, original horror movies suck, let's just remake older ones so they will suck, too.

G-Force
Should be animated.

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
See G-Force.

Halloween 2
See "Friday the 13th", etc.

Hannah Montana: The Movie and 17 Again
I already expect to see these on next year's voting ballots.

He's Just Not That Into You
If "The Women" proved one thing to us, it's that when a cast of this many big names comes together, everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Imagine That
Eddie Murphy going for his third year in a row of Razzie movies. Eddie, please, go back to your R-rated humor.

Madea Goes to Jail
Tyler Perry's movie of the year. Expect lots of soap opera drama and a message about how prayer will solve all of life's problems.

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
Another sequel no one asked for.

Obsessed
Beyonce can't act. She already has my vote for next year.

The Pink Panther II
Steve Martin, please, take a step back and look at what your career has become.

Push
"Jumper 2", with more diversity in superpowers.

Race to Witch Mountain
Now The Rock is one of Disney's recycled "talents"? What's next for him, a guest spot in "High School Musical 4"?

Saw VI
Please let this be the last one!

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
As much as I like seeing Kristin Kreuk in something that is NOT "Smallville", I have the feeling this will either be a guilty pleasure, or be on par with "Dragonball".

The Ugly Truth
Katherine Hiegl, don't do romance comedies unless they are done by Judd Appatow. 

The Uninvited
Oh goodie, another Americanized Asian horror movie remake.

That is some list there!



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: January 23 2009 at 11:43am

Your presumptions seem to be suggesting that choosing next year's Worst Picture nominees will be like finding a needle in a haystack (I know it's like that every year), but I would think it wise if you would just PULL BACK ON THE COMPLAINTS AND STOP MAKING IRRELEVENT PRESUMPTIONS!!!  In other words, save your complaints for when the films actually come out and you actually see them.  You guys are so uppity that the entire internet would call you a disgrace (your counterparts have already admitted they're a disgrace).



Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 23 2009 at 2:31pm

I would think it wise if you would please STOP TELLING US WHAT WE CAN AND CANNOT DO ON OUR OWN FORUM!!! Thank you...  

PS: We're not jumping the gun and claiming these will all be Worst Picture contenders, we're just saying they all look to be movies of sub-par quality.

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

Your presumptions seem to be suggesting that choosing next year's Worst Picture nominees will be like finding a needle in a haystack (I know it's like that every year), but I would think it wise if you would just PULL BACK ON THE COMPLAINTS AND STOP MAKING IRRELEVENT PRESUMPTIONS!!!  In other words, save your complaints for when the films actually come out and you actually see them.  You guys are so uppity that the entire internet would call you a disgrace (your counterparts have already admitted they're a disgrace).

 



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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 24 2009 at 4:03am
Originally posted by Michaels


Dragonball: Evolution

America doesn't know how to adapt from anime, this will be no different.


What's worse is that Speed Racer was directed by the Wachowski Brothers. These guys were part of the legendary Matrix franchise. But, then again, even good directors have their off days (evidence A: David Bobkin for Fred Claus, and evidence B: Doug Liman for Jumper)


Dance Flick
At least this one is not by Seltzerberg, so it won't be all about pop culture references, poop and being hit in the nuts jokes.


Provided that the Wayans can recover from Little Man.


Fast & Furious
Reboot we don't need and didn't asked for.


Well, it's supposed to chronicle the events before Tokyo Drift. But at least it has the formula that made the first two have a modicum of charm. The other one was just to piss veiewers off (a mustache-twirling villain, the lesson that anyone who doesn't do what the main character does won't get laid - take that, Tyler Perry!).


Final Destination: Death Trip 3D
This series needs to die already, like all its teenage characters.


I hope this does good. David R. Ellis directed the supremely superior part two, even though he had to kill of Ali Larter's character.


Friday the 13th, Sorority Row, The Last House on the Left, The Stepfather

Hey, original horror movies suck, let's just remake older ones so they will suck, too.

For Friday the 13th, Marcus Nispel is once again providing a backstory to Jason Voorhees. They're claiming it's not to make him sympathetic, but if you've seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and everything that followed, you've seen them all. Meanwhile, TLHOTL is Monica Potter's return to the big screen, while Stepfather teams TV phenoms Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) and Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck).



Halloween 2
See "Friday the 13th", etc.


As I said previously, in the last one, Michael Myers was killed after Laurie Strode bashed his brains in. From what Rob Zombie says: "the film will start directly after the end of his remake, but will be presented through the eyes of Laurie Strode." And Myers will return. So, I guess Zombie's going to do sequels after all. Didn't he see what happened to John Carpenter's work?


Hannah Montana: The Movie and 17 Again
I already expect to see these on next year's voting ballots.


If only it were so. Pre-teens just gobble that sh*t up like its ecstasy. Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron are so popular right now, if they got nominated, there would be an uprising of Club Libby Liu (if that's even still open) customers. I say, "Bring 'em on!" Hell, even reviewer Brian Orndorf was appalled at Raven-Symone and Andrew Caldwell's performances in College Road Trip and College, and some YouTubers made videos on how Walt Disney's good name is being trashed by the dopey uprising of tweens.


He's Just Not That Into You
If "The Women" proved one thing to us, it's that when a cast of this many big names comes together, everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.


You can say that again.


Madea Goes to Jail
Tyler Perry's movie of the year. Expect lots of soap opera drama and a message about how prayer will solve all of life's problems.


Yeah, why doesn't HeadRAZZ give forums for Perry's films. Heck, those sitcoms are unwatchable, but somehow got popular. Well, the reason is the fans that he has under his beck and call. And when we call his films out on the pieces of sh*t they are, automatically, we're racists. Unless Barack Obama is manipulated like Perry's fans, he'll hopefully do whatever it takes to get real urban entertainment back.


Obsessed
Beyonce can't act. She already has my vote for next year.


I actually thought she did good in the last Austin Powers film. Okay, it sucked, but she easily channelled the great blaxploitation heorines to good effect. This new film is her first non-singing role.


Race to Witch Mountain
Now The Rock is one of Disney's recycled "talents"? What's next for him, a guest spot in "High School Musical 4"?


Dude, watch what you say! You don't want to give them any ideas.


Saw VI
Please let this be the last one!


Don't get your hopes up!


The Uninvited
Oh goodie, another Americanized Asian horror movie remake.


Well, there is a bit of Disturbia where the kids try to tell their parents that the neighbor is a psycho, but doesn't believe them.



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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: January 24 2009 at 5:37am
There's also another movie called A Thousand Words, starring Eddie
Murphy and it's being directed by the same director of Norbit and Meet
Dave. Honestly, why is Hollywood allow Eddie Murphy to go downhill after
Dreamgirls?


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 24 2009 at 12:29pm

Originally posted by RoadDogXVIII

Hannah Montana: The Movie

Yeah, I'm sure when Walt Disney first opened his studio, he was thinking that one day, his company would be using his good name to produce creamy, rich, tar-like stool to full the "void" that was left behind by "Saved By The Bell." As for Tyler Perry, it's not about racism, it's just that I'm against him making the same movie over and over again with the exact same message to it. And is it just me, or does anyone else think it's retarded that he preaches about Catholicism while appearing on-screen in drag -- which is a big Catholic no-no...

 



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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 25 2009 at 10:16am
Originally posted by Michaels

Originally posted by RoadDogXVIII

Hannah Montana: The Movie

Yeah, I'm sure when Walt Disney first opened his studio, he was thinking that one day, his company would be using his good name to produce creamy, rich, tar-like stool to full the "void" that was left behind by "Saved By The Bell." As for Tyler Perry, it's not about racism, it's just that I'm against him making the same movie over and over again with the exact same message to it. And is it just me, or does anyone else think it's retarded that he preaches about Catholicism while appearing on-screen in drag -- which is a big Catholic no-no...

 



NOTE: If I fillibuster, I'm sorry. Just a precaution before I get any flame mail.

Hey, I'd like to bring up something interesting. We're not the only ones who feel indifferent to what has happened to Walt Disney's name. If you go to Google and search "Anti-Disney Channel", you'll find results that lead to sites that discuss what has happened to the company that - I sh*t you not - I grew up on.

However, I can't believe they beat up the same subjects over and over again: Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens. Sure, they're not much to brag about, but they are topped by Brenda Song, someone I've brought up before, but decide to reiterate on this forum. I feel bad for whoever had to watch The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, because it's not the lousy jokes or the type of characters they have (the stereotyping is absurdly dated), but Song likes to perform like she's overdosed on Red Bull, caffeinated beverages, and the most agonizing tween music/TV show/etc. ever known to man. I'm not a misogonyst, but man I wish I could "Sherlock Holmes" my way into that show and just pummel her to a bloody pulp. Even worse, the DC believes this character is the bee's knees, as does every other poor excuse of a tween girl, because she even has her own blog on their website.

But nothing surprises me more than finding out that Tyler Perry's films preach nothing but Catholicism, while Perry crossdressing as Madea is a big no-no. That's unbelieveable. The man gets away with everything, it's crazy. And if Barack Obama endorses his films like Oprah does (for his sake, he better have more things to concern himself with), then I've all but lost hope in this country.


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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 28 2009 at 1:00pm
By the way, HEADRazz, New in Town is at a 00% at RottenTomatoes. Any chance we'll see that get a forum?

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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 28 2009 at 1:08pm
One more thing: The Uninvited just recieved two reviews, and they're positive. Of course, it may be for moot, because they think it's inferior to the Korean version.


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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: January 28 2009 at 3:38pm

There's something about next week's films that I'm concerned about in relation to you guys:

Are you sure you want to carry on with your attack on The Pink Panther 2?  Attacking a film with high anticipation would mean putting your respect in danger.  The LA Times is likely to post this after your awards show concludes (unless they get wind of your protest first).  He's Just Not That Into You and Push don't have as much anticipation and I agree with you on some points of those films (He's Just Not That Into You looks like a romantic comedy with a awkward twist and Push looks like a combination of Star Wars, Jumper, and Heroes), but attacking the highlight of the week next week would be like putting your respect on the line (The Movie Preview Critic did just that and lost his respect).  I'll give you till it comes out to think it over.

P.S. Let me know if you change your opinion after you actually see it (you usually can't get past your first impulse).

P.P.S. By the way Michaels, that statement wasn't an order, it was a suggestion.



Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 28 2009 at 4:49pm

Look at the dopey TV spots, and tell me The Pink Panther 2 is going to meet up with anticipation. Really, there was a time when Steve Martin was funny, but then he bit off more than he could chew; he hasn't had a movie since the last Pink Panther film. Remember how bad that film was? And high anticipation for a film like this will undoubtedly mean a potential Razzie forum.


 



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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 28 2009 at 4:52pm
He's Just Not That Into You... I've lost respect for Scarlet Johannson after growing one hell of an egotistical streak by selling a used tissue for charity. I mean, come on! And I think I could use a little less of Drew Barrymore (her explanation about one of her dates in the TV spots gave me douche chills).

Push... Chris Evans is five times better than Hayden Christensen, but Camilla Belle is bonafide eye candy, and Dakota Fanning isn't on my A-list.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 29 2009 at 12:41am

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

Are you sure you want to carry on with your attack on The Pink Panther 2?  Attacking a film with high anticipation would mean putting your respect in danger.  The LA Times is likely to post this after your awards show concludes (unless they get wind of your protest first).  Attacking the highlight of the week next week would be like putting your respect on the line (The Movie Preview Critic did just that and lost his respect).  I'll give you till it comes out to think it over.

Respect for the "Pink Panther 2"? WHO is respecting this movie? I'm sorry, but when I read your comments about movies and then watch a Movie Preview Critic video, between the two of you, I think the MPC knows a hell of a lot more about movies than you. It's not just how he talks about current movies, but how he talks about the history of movies, dating back all the way to the 20s and 30s and how they effected movies today, or how blockbusters of the 70s still effect the business now. Where is this anticipation for "PP2" coming from, fifth graders? What do you care if some bloggers lose "respect" for us? Weren't you the guy who joined this forum in the first place to discredit us? I've said it before and I'll say it again, Steve Martin WAS funny back in the 80s, but since then, all he does are remakes and sequels to remakes. And although they have a certain charm to them, they are not better than the originals. And if you're just writing this because you're afraid we might razz Martin, don't worry, chances are a worse movie will come along to steal his thunder and in the end, this movie will only get Worst Sequel, if anything.



Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: January 29 2009 at 9:38am

What I meant was if you attack The Pink Panther 2, the news is bound to get out to the public (via the LA Times or another paper that watches you) and people are gonna lose respect for you (the same thing happened to the Movie Preview Critic).  You guys have a complete disregard for the moviegoing community, no hope, no emotions, no moralities, no concept of emotion, no appreciation for cinematic achievement, and nothing to back up your consensus on some films.  Besides, if it makes a lot of money and few other bad films come around (I know some I'm dreading), it'll probably get snubbed.  The fact that Push looks like a combination of Star Wars, Jumper, and Heroes may make The Pink Panther 2 a little more worth seeing.

After your awards show, I will take a leave of absense and possibly leave you cautions and warnings of future films between that time and the time a true Razzie contender (something I'm almost certain will get nominated) comes around. 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: I hardly think we'd be "risking" anything by RAZZing PINK PANTHER 2. I personally know of no one -- movie-goer OR movie critic -- who actually liked the first Steve Martin PANTHER film enough to hope for a sequel. And compared to Peter Sellers' classic portrayal of Clouseau, Martin's is pitifully limp and unimaginative. If you're sensing that I am going to choose PP2 as next week's Worst of the Weak, you're sensing correctly. 

Also, given that MiguelAntilsu started posting on this Forum with regular attacks on us, our taste in films and our integrity, I find it ironic in the extreme that he has now decided to "defend" us against attacks much like the berry ones he used to make against us...

 



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 29 2009 at 12:04pm
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

What I meant was if you attack The Pink Panther 2, the news is bound to get out to the public (via the LA Times or another paper that watches you) and people are gonna lose respect for you (the same thing happened to the Movie Preview Critic).  You guys have a complete disregard for the moviegoing community, no hope, no emotions, no moralities, no concept of emotion, no appreciation for cinematic achievement, and nothing to back up your consensus on some films.  Besides, if it makes a lot of money and few other bad films come around (I know some I'm dreading), it'll probably get snubbed. 

After your awards show, I will take a leave of absense and possibly leave you cautions and warnings of future films between that time and the time a true Razzie contender (something I'm almost certain will get nominated) comes around.

Dude, seriously, if you don't like the way we do things, just LEAVE. Don't give us this "I'm going to go away after this year's awards and I won't come back until I find a movie worth bashing" nonsense. Just leave. We're going to keep on bashing movies, some of which will actually win awards, most of which won't. If you can't take us bad mouthing a few movies you might be interested in, just don't hang around here. Common sense.

And a little tidbit of information, "Pink Panter 1" didn't make its budget back until AFTER it was on DVD. In the middle of Feburary, an equally bad money making movie month like Janurary, movies rarely make over $100 in theaters alone, so don't keep your hopes up of "PP2" being the first blockbuster of the year. And I don't know who lost respect for Movie Preview Critic, either than you maybe, because his YouTube site gets viewers in the hundreds on a daily basis and very few of his videos are under 4 or 5 star rates. 

And Steve Martin rehashing something that's been done six times before him is a "cinematic achievement"?! We at the Razzes don't ask for much. We simply want to see money be invested in movies with hope, emotions, and moralities, not something that was thrown together to make a fast buck. We don't give into the great American hype machine that is H-Wood, we can spot a subpar product once we get past the glitter they throw on it.

You seem to get bent out of shape about us making a few tongue-in-cheek jokes about movies, but in the end, the ones that get nods are the ones you agree with, so I don't see what you have to worry about what it is we do. If you don't like it, just leave. It's that simple.



Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: January 29 2009 at 2:22pm

I didn't say I didn't like what you were doing, I was just warning you about what might happen.  Each week, you seem to pan the two films you see as the worst ones coming out.  In the case of next week, He's Just Not That Into You and Push were the ones that made me shudder.

But enough about that, let's get to the movies out right now.  Remember when I said that January looked so tainted that any of the wide-release films coming out could be Razzie prospects?  None of the films that came out this month have topped 60% on RT Critics rating (which suggests that maybe I was right).  The RT Community on the other hand gave Fresh ratings to 9 of the 12 films that came out in January (Bride Wars, The Unborn, and The Uninvited do not have Fresh ratings).  Here's how the RT Critics ranked January's films best to worst:

1. My Bloody Valentine 3D
2. Taken
3. Notorious
4. Hotel for Dogs (tie)
4. Not Easily Broken (tie)
6. The Uninvited
7. Inkheart
8. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
10. The Unborn
11. Bride Wars
12. New in Town

Here's the RT Community's ranking of January's films:

1. Taken
2. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
3. My Bloody Valentine 3D
4. Notorious
5. Inkheart
6. Not Easily Broken
7. Hotel for Dogs (tie)
7. New in Town (tie)
7. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (tie)
10. Bride Wars
11. The Uninvited
12. The Unborn

And here's the rankings when you combine the two:

1. Taken
2. My Bloody Valentine 3D
3. Notorious
4. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
5. Not Easily Broken
6. Inkheart
7. Hotel for Dogs
8. The Uninvited
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
10. New in Town
11. Bride Wars
12. The Unborn

And there you have it.  It's been a dismal month for critics, but a decent month for regular moviegoers.  There's still room for improvement, but there are a few other bad ones on the horizon.



Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 30 2009 at 1:31am

Keep in mind critics and moviegoers are two totally different animals. Critics are usually people in their 30s, 40, 50s, etc. They are being paid to see these movies, and they have seen many, MANY movies to prepare to be a professional critic. Moviegoers are usually in their teens, they care only about horror movies, gross-out comedy, or action movies. And they are only going to have a good time if anything else. While a critic seeing a movie for the quality, moviegoers are just going for fun. So they are going to give the same movies very different reviews. Feburary is next week, and the trend of the worst movies of the year will go on. We'll see how they will fair.



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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 30 2009 at 3:31am
To me, I can't wait for Taken. That looks like it could achieve all the goals of a spunky, fast-paced actioner that Transporter 3 failed to accomplish. Liam Neeson's even getting rave ratings, so I'm there.

By the way, I think MiguelAntilisu means well. He isn't moviewizguy who thinks all movies we trash are better than they look. Hell, me and him (and several YouTubers who made honorary videos) agree that the Disney Channel and anything from there is real sh*t (read my rant on the previous page about why I think so).

Well, adios, boys!


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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: January 30 2009 at 11:20am

I see your point, but some moviegoers (like myself) will see anything.  I'm going to guess that three new titles will be highlighted next week (one's a bizarre romantic comedy, one's a revival, and one's Star Wars, Jumper, and Heroes clumped into one).

Originally posted by Michaels

Keep in mind critics and moviegoers are two totally different animals. Critics are usually people in their 30s, 40, 50s, etc. They are being paid to see these movies, and they have seen many, MANY movies to prepare to be a professional critic. Moviegoers are usually in their teens, they care only about horror movies, gross-out comedy, or action movies. And they are only going to have a good time if anything else. While a critic seeing a movie for the quality, moviegoers are just going for fun. So they are going to give the same movies very different reviews. Feburary is next week, and the trend of the worst movies of the year will go on. We'll see how they will fair.

 



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 30 2009 at 5:57pm

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

I'm going to guess that three new titles will be highlighted next week (one's a bizarre romantic comedy, one's a revival, and one's Star Wars, Jumper, and Heroes clumped into one).

That would be yep, yep, and yep. Although I don't see how "Stars Wars" fits in, it's mostly "Jumper" meets "Heroes".



Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: January 31 2009 at 3:11am
Originally posted by Michaels


That would be yep, yep, and yep. Although I don't see how "Stars Wars" fits in, it's mostly "Jumper" meets "Heroes".



I think he's trying to say that Chris Evans has the acting talent of Chewbacca.


Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: January 31 2009 at 4:05am
I actually though Chris Evans (and Michael Chiklis), to some extent, made the Fantastic Four series watchable. It was top-notch casting, but it was ruined by Jessica Alba.

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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: January 31 2009 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by dEd Grimley

Originally posted by Michaels


That would be yep, yep, and yep. Although I don't see how "Stars Wars" fits in, it's mostly "Jumper" meets "Heroes".



I think he's trying to say that Chris Evans has the acting talent of Chewbacca.

Actually, what I meant was that some of those people have Jedi-like powers.



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: January 31 2009 at 5:20pm

Miguel, Miguel, Miguel...I've been trying to take it easy on you of late, but you just keep serving yourself up on a silver platter.

The first Pink Panther remake was a stinker. It was poorly conceived; what moron really thought anyone could play the role better than Peter Sellers. The first one was pretty much of a flop at the box-office as anyone with half a brain could have forcast...so what did the braintrust in Hollywood do in reaction? They made another one, and it will almost certainly be just as bad.

Now, I ask you...which would be the greater sin? Should we ignore it no matter how bad it is out of some ridiculous fear that our attention might provoke bad reaction from the L.A. Times...as if anyone here gives a rat's ... or should we maintain the integrity and purpose of this organization by calling a stinking fish a stinking fish? We've covered this before...Steve Martin is one of the greatest standup comedians of all time. His filmography has been a mixed bag, of late, more often than not bad. Probability is, the upcoming PP2 will further that trend.

If we are wrong, I guarantee you, we will fess up to it.

 



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 3:01am

I looked at synopses for each of the two films and found that I was dealing with two different plots.  Then I looked at the film series on Wikipedia and I made an important discovery: the 2006 film, The Pink Panther, was not and was never meant to be a remake of the original.  Instead, it was "a new starting point for a comtemporary series introducing the Clouseau and Dreyfus characters along with the famous diamond to a new generation."  The critics however, misinterpreted the film as a remake and that didn't end well.

By the way, where are the forums for He's Just Not That Into You and Push?



Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 3:34am

Well, those powers are called telepathy and telekinesis, and they have been staples of sci-fi LONG before "Star Wars" came to be. In fact, they were powers in the original X-Men comic books, which pre-dates "Star Wars" by a decade. So if anything, this movie is "X-Men" meets "Jumper" meets "Heroes". Now, if they add in light sabers, yes, then "Star Wars" comes into play.

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

Actually, what I meant was that some of those people have Jedi-like powers.

 



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 4:31am

PP2 is a remake from the standpoint that they are essentially taking a formula that was done well for a while (and eventually overdone) then simply recasting it to make the same type of film in a grossly inferior fashion. Steve Martin is, in his way a talented guy -- but he isn't Peter Sellers. The simple fact that anyone in Hollywood thought that relaunching this classic series was a good idea is simply a reflection of the laziness and lack of creativity that currently haunts the movie industry....and provides us with a wealth of riches.

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

I looked at synopses for each of the two films and found that I was dealing with two different plots.  Then I looked at the film series on Wikipedia and I made an important discovery: the 2006 film, The Pink Panther, was not and was never meant to be a remake of the original.  Instead, it was "a new starting point for a comtemporary series introducing the Clouseau and Dreyfus characters along with the famous diamond to a new generation."  The critics however, misinterpreted the film as a remake and that didn't end well.

By the way, where are the forums for He's Just Not That Into You and Push?

 



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 6:39am

There's worse yet to come, but it may get nominated for something.



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 6:44am

As has previously been noted several times, only a small percentage of the movies discussed on this forum ever get nominated for anything.



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 11:19am
I know that.  I'll come back with the movie trailers I saw during the Super Bowl and give you my first impressions.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 10:30am

Here's a http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090202/film_nm/us_film_push - LINK to an article about "Push". If this is anything like what the reviews for movie will be like, it's screwed.

Oh, as for "Transformers 2" and "GI Joe" which teaser trailers aired during the Superbowl. I couldn't tell what the hell was going on; those trailers were custom made with people with ADHD in mind. I can't make a judgement call on them based on that, although if I did, I would say they will be heavy on action and light on all other filmmaking aspects.



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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 12:35pm
Hey, Transformers wasn't high art, but it wasn't even meant to be. It was tailor-made for Michael Bay's direction. It's a shame Shia Labeouf f**ked around and got his hands mangled; does that mean we've got a Lindsay Lohan on our hands? But Megan Fox is infinitely better than the cavalcade of Disney's untalented sluts.


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Posted By: Headbanger14
Date Posted: February 03 2009 at 3:09am

Just saw the trailer for the new Friday the 13th.  I have to be honest, I hated the entire franchise. It's stupid and over-rated.

And I doubt this remake/sequel will be any better. If there were a horror remake I'd like made, it would be Nightmare on Elm Street...as long as Robert Englund plays Freddy, instead of some hack actor!

 

 



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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: February 03 2009 at 10:34am

I actually think Shia LaBeouf is one of the few talents that emerged from the Disney Channel.

Originally posted by RoadDogXVIII

Hey, Transformers wasn't high art, but it wasn't
even meant to be. It
was tailor-made for Michael Bay's direction. It's a shame Shia Labeouf
f**ked around and got his hands mangled; does that mean we've got a
Lindsay Lohan on our hands? But Megan Fox is infinitely better than the
cavalcade of Disney's untalented sluts.





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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: February 03 2009 at 11:36am
I think "G.I. Joe" might suck. The Snake Eyes costume looks terrible and just a way to make the toy look kewl. The last time I remember a movie doing this was "Batman & Robin", and we all know turned out. Also, it's from the same guy who did "Van Helsing", which could be paired with "Batman & Robin" for a WORST POPCORN MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE.

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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 03 2009 at 12:04pm

I hate "Friday the 13th" too, that franchise may have been popular, but they've all got one star (*) on my on-screen prompt, so that's a forgone conclusion. By the way, there are some haflway-decent actors in the film: Jared Palladecki (Supernatural), Danielle Panabaker (Sky High),and Aaron Yoo (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist).

By the way, they are planning a remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which will debut in theaters the same year along with the sequel to Friday the 13th. At one point, I heard Michael Rosenbaum was going to play Freddy Kreuger. But you can't do NOES without Robert Englund.

By the way, I've read that Fired Up is rated PG-13. So it's not going to be an R-rated affair after all.



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 03 2009 at 12:36pm

Will the remake of Friday the 13th face the same fate as the original (Razzie nominations)?

And where's that Push forum?  It's got three negatives already.



Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: February 03 2009 at 1:18pm

Let's not forget those horrible, horrible, horrible... horrible, horrible, horrible Mummy movies!   

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

I think "G.I. Joe" might suck. The Snake Eyes costume looks terrible and just a way to make the toy look kewl. The last time I remember a movie doing this was "Batman & Robin", and we all know turned out. Also, it's from the same guy who did "Van Helsing", which could be paired with "Batman & Robin" for a WORST POPCORN MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE.



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 04 2009 at 4:01am

Paris Hilton still hasn't learned her lesson yet.

Socialite http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0385296/ - Paris Hilton could be set to reprise her role in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0963194/ - Repo! The Genetic Opera , according to her co-star http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891786/ - Alexa Vega . Vega, who starred alongside Hilton in the 2008 rock musical, admits that although the film's producers were disappointed that the picture was only given a limited release in the U.S., they still hope to bring back the cast for a sequel.

She tells Moviehole.net, "From the very, very beginning, we always talked about a prequel or a sequel to this movie. And it’s hard, because as of right now, we all want to do it, but, you know, it didn’t really do as we hoped.

"And we didn’t really have a lot of support. But we’re hoping that the fans will come back, and it will be an underground cult classic that will grow, and that will eventually spark us to do either the prequel or the sequel to this film."

Maybe she'll get a clue if she "wins" a possible total of four Razzies. Although I hope her buddy Kim Kardashian keeps following her in her career examples by "winning" a Razzie of her own for having anything to do with "Disaster Movie". Although at least she stuck with something that would best suit her talents, namely a movie that didn't have any talent in front of or behind the camera to begin with.



Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 04 2009 at 5:10am

Well, at least there's no news story about Seltzerberg -- keep that in mind...



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 04 2009 at 3:33pm
Why are you choosing to give Push the cold shoulder?  It has elements of other sci-fi films and TV shows and yet you fail to consider it for nomination.  'Sblood, you think that one of this week's films is so bad that you assume none of the other films have Razzie potential?  Well give your opinions when you see all those films in theatres, but don't reply to this when you find out you missed a bad film you could have considered for nomination.


Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 05 2009 at 6:58am
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

Why are you choosing to give Push the cold shoulder?  It has elements of other sci-fi films and TV shows and yet you fail to consider it for nomination.  'Sblood, you think that one of this week's films is so bad that you assume none of the other films have Razzie potential?  Well give your opinions when you see all those films in theatres, but don't reply to this when you find out you missed a bad film you could have considered for nomination.


Speaking of which, it's at 18% at RottenTomatoes, so maybe HeadRAZZ will have a forum dedicated. By the way, I read in a review that Dakota Fanning swears and drinks in this film. That sort of behavior sparked an uproar in Houndog.

Pink Panther 2, meanwhile is at a 07%.


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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 05 2009 at 4:27pm
Rotten Tomatoes has finally found a film this year that's good enough to be Certified Fresh.  With 88% from the RT Critics and 89% from the RT Community, Coraline has become the first 2009 film to recieve the honor.  Sadly, it's outnumbered in theatre count.


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 07 2009 at 4:40pm

We already know those predictions on Box Office Mojo are incorrect (at least as far as the Top 5 order).  Looking at Friday's numbers, we find that He's Just Not That Into You has the lead, Taken is second, Coraline is third, Push is fourth, and the projected runner-up The Pink Panther 2 is fifth.  Apparently, people might've learned a lesson from the 2006 release, but I don't know if that's the case.  Sequels are sometimes harbingers of film franchises going up in smoke, but as far as critical reception goes, this one already was.  Someone compared Clouseau to James Bond in the case that different people portrayed this character and some were better than others.  Of the eighty-something reviews that this film picked up on RT, only eleven are positive.  Among the positive reviews are Top Critics Todd McCarthy (Variety), Tom Long (Detroit News), Joe Neumaier (New York Daily News), and that mongrel idiot Owen Gleiberman (Entertainment Weekly).  Can the romantic comedy hang on to it's $4.2M lead, or will somebody make a move?

Speaking of He's Just Not That Into You, here are some celebrities that the guys at Yahoo.com are not into ( http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/collections/gallery/1432/were-just-not-that-into-them/fp#photo0 - LINK ).

P.S. We now have an opportunity of a remake of a Razzie nominee getting nominated.  I guess Confessions of a Shopaholic and The International aren't that much trouble, but you might want to throw in The International as a Bonus Worst of the Weak because some people online were a little uneasy with the situation in that one.



Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 08 2009 at 5:03am
From the look of the weekend estimates, Push must've gotten very boring as well.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 08 2009 at 7:05am

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

Speaking of He's Just Not That Into You, here are some celebrities that the guys at Yahoo.com are not into ( http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/collections/gallery/1432/were-just-not-that-into-them/fp#photo0 - LINK ).

Yes, I saw that list; my thoughts:

Renee Zellweger: I never really thought of her as an A-lister when it comes to the box office. Yes, she's had a few Oscar worthy and winning roles, but nothing that great when it comes to B.O. numbers.

Kate Hudson: She recently said she wants to drop the romantic comedy gimmick for a while in exchange for more serious roles. It's a step in the right direction, but it might be too little, too late.

Keira Knightley: I don't know why she's on this list. Comparing big budget Disney action movies to low budget period piece dramas is unfair. She's now a perment period movie actress, so I guess she cares more about acting and storytelling than B.O. numbers. Plus, her only real hit movie set in modern day was "Bend It Like Beckham".

Keanu Reeves: The man who will be forever known as the guy who played Neo ... and Ted from "Bill & Ted". "The Matrix" could have starred a brick with a face drawn onto it and the movie would have made the same amount of money. It's not a matter of Keanu starring in sci-fi movies, it's a matter of him taking acting classes!

Jessica Alba: The woman can't act and is always being shoved down out throats that she's the sexiest creature ever to walk the face of the Earth. I really, really, really hope she finally gets the Worst Actress Award that she has been able to dodge for the past couple of years. My advice to her is leave acting and become a full-time model instead, since looking good for the cameras is all she's good for anyway.

Mike Myers: The front-runner for Worst Actor needs to stick to "Shrek" movies and nothing else. "Austin Powers 4" is in the works. WHY?!

Nicole Kidman: Needs to take a pay cut, since her movies don't nearly make the amounts her pay checks do.

Eddie Murphy: The other front-runner for Worst Actor. Like Myers, he needs to stick to only "Shrek" movies. That or drop the make-up and fat suits and go back to his old R-rated style of comedy.



Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 09 2009 at 1:34pm
Hey, guys. Just wondering if anyone seen the trailer for the forthcoming Hannah Montana movie. I did (not the whole thing), but I wanna hear everybody else's opinion. HeadRAZZ, does it look like something that could deserve a forum on this website?

But on the whole fad, it's really awful. From what I've seen briefly and heard on various message boards and websites, it's another recycled Disney Channel plot (that we've heard from some folks here) that somehow became the bee's knees with everyone, but hey, we need something to spoof on the sketch comedy circuit. The formula's the same as every Disney Channel sitcom: present a program that has such material that would make a normal-thinking person vomit in their mouth, have the actress overact to an endless degree (we've seen this from Brenda Song), include boring and moronic love interests (Vanessa Hudgens) or side characters (Jim Carrey wannabe Brian Stepanek), present a world where losers and nerds aren't supposed to exist and that only girls would date hot guys (I refuse to believe that Minutemen would be part of the network; that has stuff you wouldn't find), throw in child actors that will make you consider abstinence, and fill it with canned laughter (because what human with an IQ of 100 or over would find this stuff funny?). And you've got a money-making franchise. I can't the good name of Walt Disney is being associated with bratty pre-teens. I grew up watching Mickey Mouse cartoons.

By the way, if you want to rant about this elsewhere, go to YouTube, search anything like anti-"Disney/HSM/Hannah Montana", and place your opinions.

Sorry, I just felt like getting it off my chest. Because I like to hear what MiguelAntilisu says, and he's right. Just like every other decent human being on the planet.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 09 2009 at 2:53pm

To quote Shia Lebeouf: "No-no-no-no-no-no-NO!" I don't want to see the trailer, I don't want to see the movie, I don't want to know this movie even exists. The week it comes out, I'm hiding in a cave, under a rock, with my fingers in my ears.



Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 09 2009 at 5:39pm

I already know who your Worst of the Weak is this week and I'm not touching that one.  However, I am dreading the possibility that this film might be No. 1 next week.  Either that or it may get into a fight with The International.



Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 10 2009 at 4:28am
Originally posted by Michaels

To quote Shia Lebeouf: "No-no-no-no-no-no-NO!" I don't want to see the trailer, I don't want to see the movie, I don't want to know this movie even exists. The week it comes out, I'm hiding in a cave, under a rock, with my fingers in my ears.



Don't fret. X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes out that week. Despite fan dislike and whatnot, Hugh Jackman has my vote for movie of the week. Heck, it has to be better than any Disney sh*t.


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Posted By: Headbanger14
Date Posted: February 11 2009 at 4:06am

I just checked out the Upcoming Movie section at Rotten Tomatoes and I think I see some fresh Rotten Meat.

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail: I've tried watching Perry's shows and movies but I honestly don't find either of them very funny. These movies with some black dude in drag are absolute trash and this upcoming movie (which sounds like a ripoff of Ernest Goes to Jail), is one of them. I don't know if it is Razzie material because I know Perry has a cult following, but I don't know.

Fired Up: A big no-no and the initials prove it: F.U. It's just a stupid movie starring a bunch of brainless, talentless actors who look like they came fresh from Not Another Teen Movie. Who wants to watch a movie about two football players who wan't to become cheerleaders? I sure as hell don't!

Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li: Okay, we all know the first Street Fighter movie was trash, right? To quote M. Bison, OF COURSE! So how would you feel if you had a sequel to a crappy video game based movie starring a Canadian playing an Asian video game character and the legendary Raul Julia's character M. Bison being played by I Know Who Killed Me's Neal McDonough? BLAH!

Will we ever have a decent video game-based movie?



Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 11 2009 at 5:56am
Originally posted by Headbanger14

I just checked out the Upcoming Movie section at Rotten Tomatoes and I think I see some fresh Rotten Meat.

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail: I've tried watching Perry's shows and movies but I honestly don't find either of them very funny. These movies with some black dude in drag are absolute trash and this upcoming movie (which sounds like a ripoff of Ernest Goes to Jail), is one of them. I don't know if it is Razzie material because I know Perry has a cult following, but I don't know.


Tyler Perry got major honors at some event on BET a few nights ago. They're taking this guy extremely seriously. Really? I couldn't sit through Diary of a Mad Black Woman without feeling a need to vomit in my mouth (I vomited later, but I had some stomach virus), plus the critics weren't too kind on it either. I don't know if he's forcing us to watch his films or not, but whenever we expose how bad his films are, his numbnut fans are calling us racists.


Fired Up: A big no-no and the initials prove it: F.U. It's just a stupid movie starring a bunch of brainless, talentless actors who look like they came fresh from Not Another Teen Movie. Who wants to watch a movie about two football players who wan't to become cheerleaders? I sure as hell don't!



It's a good concept, though. But judging by the trailers, it seems more fit for the National Lampoon straight-to-DVD collection.


Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li: Okay, we all know the first Street Fighter movie was trash, right? To quote M. Bison, OF COURSE! So how would you feel if you had a sequel to a crappy video game based movie starring a Canadian playing an Asian video game character and the legendary Raul Julia's character M. Bison being played by I Know Who Killed Me's Neal McDonough? BLAH!

Will we ever have a decent video game-based movie?



Kristin Kreuk's half-Asian. And Neal McDonough isn't that half-bad an actor if you think about it (he did good voice work on Bruce Banner in the '96-'97 Incredible Hulk cartoon, and he stole most of The Hitcher '07) Still, you're right. And the director of the film already flubbed a recent video game-based movie (Doom).

We'll have to wait for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time to see whether or not a movie based on a video game can be a moderate success. The cast is good (not a Z-level actor in the cast), Jerry Bruckheimer produced it, and the guy who directed it was behind a recent successful Harry Potter film.


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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 11 2009 at 12:16pm

The only "fresh Rotten Meat" I see is that unnecessary Jonas Brothers concert movie.  We all know how moviegoers slipped $65M in cinematic earmarks to see last year's unnecessary concert movie and got no talent whatsoever.  It's possible that the week this piece of sh*t comes out, moviegoers will do the same thing and still get no talent.  Unfortunately, this isn't the last thing coming before Disney Channel dies in April 2009.

By the way, for your Worst Picture of the Decade next year, my Top 5 are (in no particular order) "Battlefield Earth", "Freddy Got Fingered", "Gigli", "Catwoman", and "I Know Who Killed Me".  One could get knocked out by this year's Worst Picture recipient (depending on who it is). 



Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 11 2009 at 3:23pm
Hey, folks, and HeadRAZZ, big alert. Confessions of a Shopaholic is getting bad reviews, and most of them have one thing in common that they mentioned: it's coming out at our economy's worst times. Ouch! What happened to Isla Fisher's movie that she was gonna do with Amy Poehler?

BTW, regarding the Jonas Brothers: It doesn't seem like pre-teens are into the Disney list of pop stars. The E! Network's batch of entertaining news programs are worshipping like crazy, meaning that it's more than pre-teens making these guys popular and getting a Grammy nod. If anyone listens to The Howard Stern Show on Sirius, has to have heard Howar'd riff on JoBros' "Lovebug" the day they read the Grammy nominees. And MiguelAntilsu, get ready for a bombshell: They're being compared to the Beatles. I've read about this on YouTube and various websites. Can you believe that?

By the way, Michaels, I share your opinion. Trust me, I cannot bring myself to watch anything Disney-related. Instead of Mickey Mouse (when have you seen Disney's trademark mascot the past couple years), it's all about worshipping hot guys, obsessing over cell-phones, aggravating sitcoms with their canned audience laughs (duh, who'd find this stuff so hilarious?), and god-awful music. Since when are they catering to women who need to be slapped by Bishop Magic Don Juan. It's the truth, and if you can't handle it, then I can't tell you reason. But think of the economy (I'm concerned that the Obama family are fans of Hannah Montana, but so be it, he's still king of the sh*tter, and I'm willing to give him a shot, I'm not a racist).

More shocking news. Right now, Friday the 13th ain't getting half-bad reviews. Oh, it's not a fresh one, but it's yet to score below 30%.

By the way, anybody here excited about Dollhouse? Great to see Eliza Dushku back in the spotlight.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 12 2009 at 12:25am

Originally posted by Headbanger14

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail: I've tried watching Perry's shows and movies but I honestly don't find either of them very funny. These movies with some black dude in drag are absolute trash and this upcoming movie (which sounds like a ripoff of Ernest Goes to Jail), is one of them. I don't know if it is Razzie material because I know Perry has a cult following, but I don't know.

In my humble opinion, Tyler Perry shouldn't be making movies, period. Instead, he should be making the first all-black cast soap opera for the BET network, because that's pretty much what each and every one of his movies are, soap operas with overbaring Christian undertones. That and the fact he's preaching Catholicism while in drag is kinda like working both sides of the street. But since he's a successful black person, BET worships the ground he walks on. Not to be racist, but anytime a black person is successful, he or she is treated like royality in the black community, no matter how bad his or her product is.

Fired Up: A big no-no and the initials prove it: F.U. It's just a stupid movie starring a bunch of brainless, talentless actors who look like they came fresh from Not Another Teen Movie. Who wants to watch a movie about two football players who wan't to become cheerleaders? I sure as hell don't!

This is just "Bring It On, Part 5" (yes, there were three straight to DVD sequels). This movie is harmless and will not have the cult status that "High School Musicial" has. It's just a throw-back to the teen sex comedies of the 80s. As you said, if it's not something you like, simply don't pay to watch it, or avoid it all together.

Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li: Okay, we all know the first Street Fighter movie was trash, right? To quote M. Bison, OF COURSE! So how would you feel if you had a sequel to a crappy video game based movie starring a Canadian playing an Asian video game character and the legendary Raul Julia's character M. Bison being played by I Know Who Killed Me's Neal McDonough? BLAH!

Will we ever have a decent video game-based movie?

Kristin Kreuk is among a long list of half white, half asian actresses that have gained success in the past few years. Other "Eur-asians" include Moon BloodGood (sorry, but that is a kick-ass name), Maggie Q, Devon Akoi, and Kelly Hu. When comes down to pure blood Asian actresses (again, not trying to be racist here), there's Lucy Liu, who is too old for the part, Smith Cho, who is already in "Fired Up" and isn't well known enough, and Brenda Song. You KNOW there's no way in hell Song would be in this movie because she has no talent to begin with and Disney will not let one of their recycled "talents" star in anything but one of their crappy live-action productions ... until Song becomes the latest victim of a nude photo scandal. Oh and to answer your question, we won't get a good video game movie until Peter Jackson does the "Halo" movie(s).

That's my two cents.



Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 12 2009 at 3:45am
Just for laughs, I would want to see Brenda Song cast as Chun-Li. I just want to hear the rabid fanboy (and girl) reaction. Gets my jollies off.

By the way, speaking of pure-blood Asian actresses, don't forget Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 12 2009 at 10:45am

Well, Brenda Song has that awful Disney action movie "Wendy Wu", about a girl ninja who has to choose between fighting an evil clan or becoming her high school's prom queen.

As for Yeoh and Ziyi. Yeoh is too old for the role, and I think Japan hates Ziyi's guts ever since "Memoirs of a Geisha".



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: February 12 2009 at 11:35am

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? That's... that's just unforgivable. The greatest band ever (runner-ups are 2.) The Beach Boys, 3.) The Rolling Stones, 4.) The Doors, and 5.) Pink Floyd) and three little turds who couldn't match up to the Backstreet Boys! A lot of kids at my school can't stand them. I'll give the Jonas b*tches this; they're not as terrible as Limp Bizkit or Color Me Badd.



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 12 2009 at 4:01pm

Let's call the Jonas Bros. what they really are ... Hanson 2.0. In order to be on par with the Beatles, they need to stay in the limelight for more than two years, like two decades. Very doubtful.

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Originally posted by RoadDogXVIII

They're being compared to the Beatles.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? That's... that's just unforgivable.

 



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: February 13 2009 at 7:08am
Originally posted by Michaels

Paris Hilton still hasn't learned her lesson yet.




Aaaaargh... Ok, I hate having to keep defending this movie, but I like that it's being talked about at least.
First of all, Paris has VERY little to do with the movie. She's barely even in Repo! And no, she wasn't all that great of an actress in it, but so what? She's just BARELY in it. Now, the one good thing about her being in it is that she brings all of this buzz along with her, and if you think about it, no one probably would have paid ANY attention to it if she hadn't been in it, despite having a couple of other fairly famous people in it, such as Paul Sorvino, Bill Moseley (who, as I watched the audio commentary made it a point to say, "Ya know, I didn't expect it, but Paris was actually a lot of fun to work with, and she's a really good sport."), Ogre from Skinny Puppy, and Anthony Head from the Buffy series. Now, the majority of these names should give you a clue as to whom the movie is targeted. People like me.
But as to the idea that Paris hasn't learned her lesson, she's merely agreeing to reprise her role, not fund the movie and be the star. From what else I heard in the commentary, she DID however, help supply materials for some of the costumes in the show... for free. I really think there's more to this chick than meets the Paparazzic eye. Everyone who's met her/worked with her/knows her well says she's actually very sweet and easy to get along with, and that now includes Otis from House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects.


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 13 2009 at 11:57am
Those RT editors are such asswipes!  They gave Rotten ratings to all three of this week's films!  They've been irrelevant since they released their Best and Worst Films of 2008 and they still haven't come back up to terms with the community.


Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 13 2009 at 12:56pm

I honestly wish I could find the article where it mentions this little JB tidbit. However, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJOFlimn-U0 - I found this YouTube video - an Anti-Disney rant - where I discovered the info. By the way, on Disney Channel, they just aired a Disney classic, The Emperor's New Groove. No way they should air decent stuff like this on a network that... oh, screw it, I'm not going into it. Spew your venom on these videos.

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? That's... that's just unforgivable. The greatest band ever (runner-ups are 2.) The Beach Boys, 3.) The Rolling Stones, 4.) The Doors, and 5.) Pink Floyd) and three little turds who couldn't match up to the Backstreet Boys! A lot of kids at my school can't stand them. I'll give the Jonas b*tches this; they're not as terrible as Limp Bizkit or Color Me Badd.






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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 13 2009 at 3:37pm
Well, Disney Channel is expected to die on the week of April 10, 2009.  Once that time comes around, people won't have to waste entertainment earmarks so that their kids can go to those God-awful concerts.


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: February 14 2009 at 3:57am
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

Those RT editors are such asswipes!  They gave Rotten ratings to all three of this week's films!  They've been irrelevant since they released their Best and Worst Films of 2008 and they still haven't come back up to terms with the community.

Again, Miguel, Hollywood is really spewing out a lot of vomit lately. Just because 3 movies come out doesn't mean that you have to like one. What do we have this week - Friday the 13th, Confessions of a Shopaholic and what... The International? The chick who reviews movies for my station didn't even like it, and she likes everything. If you've got a remake of a slasher movie, a mediocre, stereotypical chick flick that's arguably a spinoff of Sex in the City, only substituting shopping for Sex, and then a thriller which may or may not actually deliver the thrills... Just don't reward Hollywood for putting out an inferior product. If they can get away with making mindless crap and making millions for doing it, they will, and we won't get good movies anymore ever.


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 14 2009 at 4:42am

Well, if they had more heart, then they wouldn't be so irrelevant. 

But irrelevancy aside, here are the Top 10 films of the year so far according to the RT Critics and the RT Community combined:

1. Coraline
2. Taken
3. My Bloody Valentine 3D
4. The International
5. Notorious
6. Not Easily Broken
7. Hotel for Dogs (tie)
7. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (tie)
9. He's Just Not That Into You
10. Friday the 13th

Now, here's the Bottom 5 according to the RT Critics and RT Community combined:

1. The Unborn
2. The Pink Panther 2
3. Bride Wars
4. New in Town
5. Confessions of a Shopaholic

That's three chick flicks (and two I defended but found disappointing).  Now for the future concerns: Will Fired Up get fired by the critics?  Will Medea Goes to Jail impress the people?  Will the Jonas Brothers get smacked by the critics?  Will Chun-Li get some appraisal despite being a slight underdog to an unnecessary earhole?  Will Watchmen live up to all the hype?  Will HSM3 be the cause of more entertainment earmarks? (You don't have to answer these questions)...

 



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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 14 2009 at 11:51am
Watchmen will definitely score. It's a blessing that the Brothers Warner dodged the bullet from 20th Century Fox, meaning we'll be seeing some wild and crazy sh*t on screen, hopefully without cuts.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 14 2009 at 11:52am

Remember, Miguel, just because critics don't give good reviews, that doesn't mean they are soul-less monsters. They are simply saying that these movies are not up to the quality or taste that they prefer. But in the end, how much the movie makes at the box office will affect H-Wood more. Money is much more important to studios, and rave reviews are merely icing on the cake.

And to answer your questions: "Fired Up" I'm guessing critics will not judge it for being a token teen movie like we are, but instead if it's funny or not. "Medea" will make money because of Tyler Perry's mindlessly loyal following of BET zombies, no matter how many bad reviews it gets. Yes, "Jonas Bros." will get trashed by critics, but teenage girls will make it a hit anyway. I remain somewhat hopeful (yet mostly doubtful) about "Chung-Li". And yes, "Watchmen" will live up to the hype, seeing as how it was shot scene-for-scene the same as the novel...

 



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 14 2009 at 6:21pm
I only have one thing to say about Friday's box office numbers: HOLY CRAP!!!


Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 15 2009 at 9:36am
By the way, just saw Friday the 13th. It actually wasn't that bad of a movie. It had a lion's share of laughs (courtesy of Aaron Yoo), a topless skiing scene with Willa Ford that may capture the eye of MrSkin.com, and charismatic work from TV stars Jared Paladecki and Danielle Panabaker. Sure, there's a drinking game dedicated to how many times Jason sneaks up on his prey, but if you suspend disbelief, you'll have a decent time. At least they didn't give Voorhees a backstory, besides the fact that the Whitney Miller character resembles his mother. Nevertheless, it's mindless fun. 8/10.

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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: February 16 2009 at 2:05pm
Fired Up looks completely forgettable. There will be worse comedies this year. But for what it's worth, the blonde dude, Eric Christian Olsen, isn't nearly as bad as one might think, but he has horrible taste in selecting his roles. Medea needs to actually go to jail, Tyler Perry makes the same thing over and over. The Jonas Brothers are an affront to music as it is, and now they want to ruin movies like Vanilla Ice. Street Fighter II is possibly my favorite video game of all time, but I have a feeling Chun-Li is going to b-low. I saw the Dead or Alive movie in the theaters at full price with a friend of mine, knowing full well what I was getting into, and thus I didn't kill myself afterward. Watchmen should be good, but it could end up over-hyped after all... It's got a LOT of hype.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 16 2009 at 2:56pm

Very true. Eric Christian Olsen was good in the movie "The Last Kiss", but other than that, his choices in roles suck, like he'll take whatever project is put in front of him because he needs to eat (or in Kim Kardashian's case, she'll take whatever is put in front of her so her 15 minutes of fame will last another week). "Fired Up" looks like such a flash-in-the-pan that voting members won't even remember it once it's out on DVD. I think the truly worst movies have yet to come, when the summer movie season arrives...

 



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: February 17 2009 at 2:20am
Yea, I'm trying to not even pay attention to what's coming up. Just curious, does anyone know if that Kardashian reality show is still on? I'd never seen it. I saw that Hulu had it, and it was buried near the bottom of the TV show list with one time specials like the Inauguration stuff, cooking shows, and like... I dunno... a reality show about famous celebrity ex-pets where the losers are sent back to the zoos that they were stolen from in the first place.


Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 20 2009 at 4:41am
Hey, folks. Tyler Perry's most anticipated films didn't get screenings for critics, except for Brian Orndorf. Judge for yourself.

Times are tough for Tyler Perry these days. With critical accolades in short supply and box office returns slowing to a worrisome degree, it’s time to bust out the old drag routine again to stimulate the faithful. Discounting a microscopic cameo in last year’s “Meet the Browns,” “Madea Goes to Jail” is the first time the titular Georgian hell-raiser has assumed a starring role in three years. I’ll be honest: she wasn’t missed. An unpardonably primitive, repetitive dramedy that promises a farce yet delivers the same tiresome Perry brand of spiritual and empowerment hooey, the “Jail” of the title is more apt as a metaphor for the ticket buyer’s situation than a comic location for Madea to prance around within.

When a destructive freeway chase lands smart-mouthed Madea (Tyler Perry) in court, further outbursts of verbal abuse and anger management issues send her to prison, where she finds friendship with the ladies of the cellblock (including Vanessa Ferlito and Sofia Vergara). One of these wayward souls is Candace (Keisha Knight Pulliam, the once and future Rudy Huxtable), a junkie prostitute with ties to Joshua (Derek Luke), a prominent Assistant D.A. who long ago derailed the young woman’s life and now desires to help rebuild it. The newfound attention upsets Joshua’s fiancée (Ion Overman), who uses her deceitful legal power to separate the two and return Joshua to his rightful place as a spineless husband-to-be.

While the marquee reads “Madea Goes to Jail,” the true title should be, “Madea Goes to Jail Sometime in the Third Act, So Here’s This Nonsense about a Hooker and Her Gang Rape Enabler.” In classic Perry form, “Jail” is a schizophrenic production that wishes to indulge its spastically comedic roots while dishing up some reheated melodrama that the diminishing fanbase has come to treasure. The division in tone is a stunner, with Perry trying to employ his violent Madea tomfoolery as a rodeo clown while letting topics of drug addiction, sexual abuse, and vocational deception take center stage. It’s a bit of a cheat to promise viewers one direction while clearly favoring another, but it wouldn’t be Perry if the film wasn’t outrageously irrational, flimsily edited, acted with rafter-quaking severity, and scripted with Magic Markers. I’d probably feel cheated at this point if Perry actually made a concentrated effort to maintain a steady dramatic tone.

How strange is this picture? At one point Perry asks Luke to give his all to camera, pouring his heart out as the character struggles with a painful realization of guilt. Oh, how the tears flow! And then the filmmaker cuts to a scene where Madea beats up a team of bailiffs as she’s dragged to the big house. So much for letting the nuance sink in.

“Jail” doesn’t deviate from the template set by the early Perry pictures: serving up questionable Jesus-scented messages on accepting personal responsibility for wrongful actions (a concept given 90 seconds of air before it’s oddly paved over for the traditional white knight conclusion), confusing character motivations to a point of unintentional laughter, and permitting the cast to mug for the camera until their cheekbones bleed.

Obviously Perry takes the gold medal in the overacting department, again using Madea as a vessel for his sassmouth energy and improv-heavy one-liners. With Madea beating up cops, ruining the day for nasty Caucasians everywhere, and refusing to accept psychological deconstruction (a subplot the welcomes a Dr. Phil cameo), the character is as wily as ever in “Jail,” making the divide between plots impossible to suitably bridge. It’s a shame Perry refuses to take the character anywhere new, as a little change of pace might actually push Madea into the alien arena of earned laughs, and not the semi-minstrel thin-ice pond she skates upon now.

“Madea Goes to Jail” is a softball motion picture even for Perry, who only uses the film to broaden his empire (characters/newfound sitcom stars Cora and Leroy Brown cameo), not to challenge his abilities as an actor or storyteller.


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Posted By: ZookGuy
Date Posted: February 20 2009 at 7:52am
I actually heard they were making a movie of The Sims games with the
truly awful director Brian Robbins, who directed who directed the piece of
crap that is: Norbit.

What will this be like:


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 20 2009 at 10:24am

Originally posted by ZookGuy

I actually heard they were making a movie of The Sims games with the
truly awful director Brian Robbins, who directed who directed the piece of
crap that is: Norbit.

What will this be like:

How does one make a movie about "The Sims" anyway? Will it be a comedy version of "The Matrix" in which people are going about their daily lives only to learn that their "lives" are just part of a video game that is played for real people's amusement?



Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 22 2009 at 1:39am
The Sims games don't have a preset plot so we don't know what we're dealing with.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 22 2009 at 4:56am

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

The Sims games don't have a preset plot so we don't know what we're dealing with.

Exactly. What is a "Sims" movie suppose to be like? There's no story or plot to the game; you just control a character in his or her everyday life. How the hell do you translate that into a movie?



Posted By: tomsmo35
Date Posted: February 22 2009 at 4:44pm
I thinking The Sims Movie will be like The Truman Show in some way The Sims don't know that there on a Video Game. I don't know it's the only thing I could come up with.


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 23 2009 at 6:16am

I'm going to guess that HeadRazzberry will mark down both wide release films for the coming weekend.



Posted By: tomsmo35
Date Posted: February 24 2009 at 4:22am
I was wondering if The Worst Movie Of The Weak would be http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/street_fighter_the_legend_of_chun_li/ - Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li it's one of those based on Video Game type Movies and we all know how those turns out, or is it going to be http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jonas_brothers_3d/ - Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience


Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: February 24 2009 at 9:38am

Originally posted by tomsmo35

I was wondering if The Worst Movie Of The Weak would be http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/street_fighter_the_legend_of_chun_li/ - Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li it's one of those based on Video Game type Movies and we all know how those turns out, or is it going to be http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jonas_brothers_3d/ - Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience

Mark JB 3D as likely 2nd worst and SF: Chun Li as worst.  Jonas Brothers is another Disney abomination (HSM and Hannah Montana weren't enough?) but will probably be popular among the fans who sold their souls to the Mouse.  As for Street Fighter: I can still smell the stench from the previous SF movie! Why must there be another?



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 24 2009 at 11:09am
I would pick Jonas Brothers as Worst New Movie of the Weak because they are an annoying excuse for entertainment (and seeing that it may be No. 1 this week makes it a good target).


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 24 2009 at 12:40pm

Originally posted by Berrynoia

As for Street Fighter: I can still smell the stench from the previous SF movie! Why must there be another?

Why? The new magic word in H-Wood: REBOOT. If the first movie sucked, make another one, but act like the first one didn't happen. Problem is there's no point if the second movie sucks, too. 



Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: February 24 2009 at 2:59pm

As far as Razzie nominations go, Chun Li might end up getting lost among the other bad films yet to come.  Then again, only 25 to 30 get nominated and some of those other bad films might get lost as well.  Let's take a look at the schedule during my leave of absense:

March 6: Nothing bad here.
March 13: Two remakes and a romantic comedy, both are targeted genres of yours.
March 20: Another Clive Owen thriller (Worst Actor prospect?), a gay comedy (Rudd and Segel for Worst Screen Couple?), and a disaster film (or would you rather wait for 2012?).
March 27: An action film with John Cena, an odd romantic comedy, an amusement park comedy, another horror film that starts with "The Haunting", the guy from First Sunday, and a disturbing animated film; how you gonna cut that week down?
April 3: Vin Diesel going back to his roots, is it worth the protest?
April 8: You kidding me, they're putting this into live action?  They must've taken forever to pull this off!
April 10: The death of the Disney Channel and another cop comedy (has Seth Rogen finally busted?).

That's all I have to say for now, I'll be back by Easter.



Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 24 2009 at 4:41pm
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

March 6: Nothing bad here.


Watchmen, FTW. It's already piling in good buzz.

March 13: Two remakes and a romantic comedy, both are targeted genres of yours.


Yeah, remember how Andy Fickman screwed up The Rock's (oops, Dwayne Johnson) last offering, The Game Plan (with another one of Disney's shrill kiddie actors, Maddison Pettis)? Doubtful this remake of a Disney classic will win anyone over.
Meanwhile, Wes Craven tries to remake another one of his classic films - The Last House on the Left - by bringing Monica Potter out of retirement. Somehow, it looks like another Hills Have Eyes II in the making. And Sara Paxton, she seems to be killing a chance for a good career.
I don't see any romantic comedies. Well, Miss March follows a guy who looks to reunite with his lost love after being in a coma for a while (sounds like Kickin' it Old School) and finds out she's a Playboy centerfold. Sounds like it should belong in the National Lampoon DTV features than on the silver screen.


March 20: Another Clive Owen thriller (Worst Actor prospect?), a gay comedy (Rudd and Segel for Worst Screen Couple?), and a disaster film (or would you rather wait for 2012?).

I'm not too excited on Duplicity. It looks like a dopey attempt at a comedy-thriller, relying too much on Julia Roberts' quirky personality that since dried down. Yeah, Owen just did a thriller, wait a while.
I hope you're joking about I Love You, Man. That looks like a laugh riot. It's got an R rating, too. Top that with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, the funniest guys alive.
Can Nicolas Cage revive his career with Knowing? Alex Proyas is a very reliable director, but I'm sure people said the same thing when Neil Labute did the remake of The Wicker Man and threw in his anti-femme commentary. Look how that turned out.


March 27: An action film with John Cena, an odd romantic comedy, an amusement park comedy, another horror film that starts with "The Haunting", the guy from First Sunday, and a disturbing animated film; how you gonna cut that week down?

12 Rounds looks like crap. Especially since John Cena tried a film before, and that turned out to be crap.
I don't see any romantic comedies this month.
Adventureland could be a smash hit. You've got Greg Motolla, who directed Superbad (a better high school flick than High School Musical), funnyman Ryan Reynolds (I can't wait to see him in the new Wolverine film), and Kristin Stewart not swooning over a Zac Efron/vampire wannabe.
Lionsgate goes for the horror film again by taking something that actually happened, then hire one of their patented hacks to rip off The Amityville Horror and throwing mindless gore and actors who are in it for the paycheck in the mix.
Janky Promoters is in question. No trailer, no pics, not a damn thing. Sounds like Ice Cube has another bomb on his hands in the second year in a row.
Monsters vs. Aliens, FTW. Okay, so it's another animated film. But Dreamworks has been on a motherf'n roll lately. Their last film, Kung Fu Panda, got an Oscar nod for best animated picture. And with an homage to classic monster movies, a cast that I'll pay all my hard-earned cash for (Will Arnett, that's all you have to say for me to get a seat), and special 3D bonus, how could you diss this? Brian Orndorf will probably sh*t his pants when he see this.


April 3: Vin Diesel going back to his roots, is it worth the protest?

I could give this a pass, since they're going back to basics. But after Justin Lin screwed the pooch with Tokyo Drift, not even the cast from the original could score. It even looks too serious to be enjoyable (same problem with Drift).


April 8: You kidding me, they're putting this into live action?  They must've taken forever to pull this off!

HeadRAZZ would be high not to pass on this. With the endless torrent of bad buzz circulating among seething fans, and the director of the miserable Black Christmas remake, expect a forum where all y'all can blow a little steam off.


April 10: The death of the Disney Channel and another cop comedy (has Seth Rogen finally busted?).

The popularity of Hannah Montana may not get any worthy mention, but after HeadRAZZ devoted a forum for everyone to blast off their hate for High School Musical (finally, someone with a brain), I wouldn't be so sure.
But why would you include Observe and Report. You've got Seth Rogen again, ready to open up a can of whoop-ass and laughter. With him is the eternally hilarious Anna Faris. Sure, The Foot Fist Way may not have connected correctly, but Jody Hill could make a great mall cop comedy that Paul Blart: Mall Cop failed to achieve (though I found that film plenty of fun)

Well, Happy Easter. Mazel tov!


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 25 2009 at 2:48am
Thank you, RoadDog, for clearing up Miguel's love of being vague.


Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: February 25 2009 at 4:43am
I wouldn't call MA on his bluff just yet. So far, the new Jonas Brothers 3D concert recieved its first review from Village Voice on RottenTomatoes, and it's a Rotten review. Considering what he (and I) thought about the band and the movie, I'll give him a brownie point.


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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: February 25 2009 at 1:20pm
Originally posted by Michaels

Thank you, RoadDog, for clearing up Miguel's love of being vague.


To build upon that, seriously, Miguel, when you're going to make a list that long, PLEASE don't make us look everything up. The reason we're talking about this crap on the internet rather than going out and talking to people in person is that it's quick, easy, and lazy. When we need to spend an hour researching your riddles, it really makes the conversation lose steam.


Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: February 25 2009 at 2:23pm
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

March 27: An action film with John Cena, an odd romantic comedy, an amusement park comedy, another horror film that starts with "The Haunting", the guy from First Sunday, and a disturbing animated film; how you gonna cut that week down?

I'd imagine the HeadRAZZBerry will be looking for the one or two bad films that have the most unintentional laughs for that week.  Let's face it.  There are tons of bad movies.  But there seems to be only a handful that are fun to mock.

If they're gonna make a bad movie, then we want lots of "nuke the fridge" moments, damn it! . . .

 



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 26 2009 at 2:18pm

This is slightly off topic, but I just wanted to toss out this note:

Tomorrow morning (Friday, February 27) The Rocky Mountain News, Colorado's oldest newspaper, will print its final edition. The RMN departs two months short of its 150th anniversary. Denver was one of the last large metropolitan areas in the United States to support two major daily newspapers. Now we are left with only one print voice in the community, The Denver Post.



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: February 28 2009 at 3:46am
I like "Nuke the Fridge" plenty, but I have to say, if I see John Cena do a piledriver on an old lady, that's my new saying - "Piledrive the elderly"


Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: February 28 2009 at 6:27am
I don't know if "Piledrive the Elderly" could ever be quite as catchy as "Nuke the Fridge"... but that is an amusing image nonetheless.

Honestly, I think John Cena piledriving an old lady would actually make his "movies" better...since they couldn't get much worse.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 28 2009 at 12:01pm
Part of the allure of "nuke the fridge" is how far out it was to accept. Sure, piledriving an old woman is a bit uncalled for, but it can be done in this realm of existence we call reality. However, living through an atomic bomb test by hiding inside a fridge and walking out totally unharmed, that's just not possible and why we all rolled our eyes at it. And sadly, the nonsense didn't stop there, which is why it's the Worst Sequel of the Year.


Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: February 28 2009 at 12:21pm

Wait, you mean I can't just hide in my fridge if an atomic bomb is gonna go off? Does ducking and covering still work, at least? 

**the person who posted this reply must apologize for the heavy sarcasm **

Originally posted by Michaels

Part of the allure of "nuke the fridge" is how far out it was to accept. Sure, piledriving an old woman is a bit uncalled for, but it can be done in this realm of existence we call reality. However, living through an atomic bomb test by hiding inside a fridge and walking out totally unharmed, that's just not possible and why we all rolled our eyes at it. And sadly, the nonsense didn't stop there, which is why it's the Worst Sequel of the Year.





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Life's short and hard, like a body-building elf - Bloodhound Gang


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 28 2009 at 4:39pm

Hey, if hiding inside a fridge is so successful, why wouldn't hiding under a '50s era school desk? It's kind of like the logic you had as a child that if the monsters under your bed or in your closet came out to eat, you could always hide under your bed sheets and there was some unwritten rule that the monsters have to leave you alone if totally covered by your sheets. So of course a nuke could destory everything in its path EXCEPT school desks ... and a lead lined fridge.

Originally posted by CriticalFrank

Wait, you mean I can't just hide in my fridge if an atomic bomb is gonna go off? Does ducking and covering still work, at least? 

 



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Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: February 28 2009 at 5:04pm

See? I knew it would be safe. That's why I am using all my money to build a giant fridge with a 50's era school desk inside. That way, when the atom bombs go off, I can duck and cover inside the fridge! Nothing will be able to touch me! I will be invincible!

Thank you Indiana Jones, for showing me the only true path to atomic bomb safety!

Originally posted by Michaels

Hey, if hiding inside a fridge is so successful, why wouldn't hiding under a '50s era school desk? It's kind of like the logic you had as a child that if the monsters under your bed or in your closet came out to eat, you could always hide under your bed sheets and there was some unwritten rule that the monsters have to leave you alone if totally covered by your sheets. So of course a nuke could destory everything in its path EXCEPT school desks ... and a lead lined fridge.




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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: March 01 2009 at 3:01am

You might be right, but this is simply personal preference. I'm sure there's room out there for Nuke the Fridge, from which I don't think I'd be able to contain myself from using altogether, Piledrive the B&*(H, and even some of those who wanna be old school and just jump over a shark on a surfboard. They'll all mean the same thing.

Semi-related fun tidbit: In German, a slang phrase for "Who cares?" is to ask "Wo hacht die bus?" or "Where is the bus?"
Relevance - phrases that would make absolutely no sense to someone who's not either in on the joke, or a native speaker of the language.

Originally posted by Michaels

Part of the allure of "nuke the fridge" is how far out it was to accept. Sure, piledriving an old woman is a bit uncalled for, but it can be done in this realm of existence we call reality. However, living through an atomic bomb test by hiding inside a fridge and walking out totally unharmed, that's just not possible and why we all rolled our eyes at it. And sadly, the nonsense didn't stop there, which is why it's the Worst Sequel of the Year.




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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: March 01 2009 at 2:18pm

Maybe there can be a phase for Steven Spielberg like "hiring Shia Lebeouf in everything I direct or produce" or one for Michael Bay like "hiring a talentless hack with ADHD to make 1-D flicks".




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