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What Does the Word NEW Have 2 to with It?

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Category: FORUMS on 2009 RELEASES
Forum Name: NEW IN TOWN
Forum Discription: Nothing "New" Here...In Fact, There's Arguably "Nothing" Here at All!
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3656
Printed Date: April 23 2014 at 1:39am


Topic: What Does the Word NEW Have 2 to with It?
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: What Does the Word NEW Have 2 to with It?
Date Posted: May 26 2009 at 2:38am

NEARLY AS CRITICALLY REVILED (BUT NOT NEARLY AS SUCCESFUL) as FELLOW 2009 RAZZIE®-WORTHY CHICK FLICK http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3378&PN=1 - BRIDE WARS , http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=357&PN=1 - NEW IN TOWN WAS GREETED by AUDIENCES and CRITICS LAST JANUARY AS a TOTALLY FORGETTABLE PAINT-by-NUMBERS ROM-COM.

IT THEN LIVED DOWN to ITS LACK-of-HYPE...by BEING ALL-BUT-FORGOTTEN (BEFORE REARING ITS HOMELY HEAD on HOME VIDEO).

HOPING to ATONE for HAVING OVERLOOKED IT LAST WINTER, WE NOW ADD NEW IN TOWN to OUR ROSTER of LIKELY 2009 RAZZIE® CONTENDERS.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER (OR MAYBE IN THIS CASE, BETTER NEVER THAN LATE?)..

Zellwegger: "Boy, they weren't kidding when they said being an Oscar®-winner and making a RAZZIE®-worthy movie carries a lot of baggage!"



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 26 2009 at 10:40am

That's a bit late, don't you think?



Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: May 26 2009 at 4:15pm
Yea, this looked pretty worthy. It seems like Bride Wars was the slightly more visible of the two. At least Anne Hathaway is smooookin hot.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 27 2009 at 12:45am
I don't think this movie is worthy of Razzie attention. Not because it's good (which I doubt it is), but because it was SO under the radar, is it even worth bothering with now?


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: May 27 2009 at 12:59am
Well, if we want to keep hope alive for Razzing C Me Dance, it seems wise to keep crappers like NiT in mind.

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Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: May 27 2009 at 1:04am

I think, even if C Me Dance doesn't get nominated, it will always hold a spot in all of our hearts.

And honestly, considering how much I pay attention to the movies (there are points at which I will see 7 or 8 of the top 10) I am surprised I have heard nothing about this movie... It completely slipped past me...



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: May 27 2009 at 3:36am
I remember seeing the trailer, and then immediately scrubbing it from my brain. Literally. Ouch.

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Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: May 27 2009 at 9:55am
I hope you remembered to use the steel wool to scrub it, anything less will just leave that strange caked on memory residue.

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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: May 29 2009 at 7:18pm
My brain is now sponsored by the Dow Chemical corporation. Anytime I have a thought or a dream, that thought or dream is subjected to images of the scrubbing bubbles.

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Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: May 30 2009 at 12:17am
My little brother's brain is sponsored by Procter and Gamble... It's kinda creepy when he starts just randomly talking about the newest P&G products....

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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: May 30 2009 at 7:06pm
He probably has that time-release acid drip thing. If I don't mention one of their fabulous products, like Fantastik, in conversation within a 20 hour time period, I get a drip started until I do. Rumor has it, that if you let the drip go on for too long, you make the movie "New in Town."

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Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 12:04am

You did it again! Had to bring us back to the topic. I could go off on a tangent about how I kinda sorta almost met Renee Zewlager....Zellewger....Zoolander.... whatever the hell her name is... She struck me as a very short person. Her and George Clooney both... In fact I think I have a picture of her somewhere on my Myspace page...

Mentioning her keeps us somewhat on topic, right?



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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 6:11am
Originally posted by dEd Grimley

At least Anne Hathaway is smooookin hot.


Amen to that, is it just me, or is Rene Zellwegger's face getting squintier by the second?

As for the plot itself, the plot was quite uneven and jumbled. For example, one scene it would
mention it being the first Friday in November, the next scene it shows the main character trying
to catch her flight home for Thanksgiving. What has happened in the weeks between? Anyway,
since her flight was canceled due to the weather, she tries to drive her way back into town and
ends up crashing her car in the snow, thus needing to be rescued by the man she is destined to
be with by the end of the story. In a scene that takes place just after New Years, she tells him, "I
never had a chance to clear the air after you rescued me"; but wait- that was Thanksgiving, over
a month ago, and since they work together they would have seen each other multiple times since
then.

Those are just some of this movie's problems, with it being a by-the-numbers chick flick. It's the
run-of-the-mill kind of bad in the usual ways. I just don't have the heart to hate it.

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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: June 01 2009 at 11:57am
By-the-numbers chick flicks are quite possibly the lowest form of entertainment, taking into account by-the-numbers horror movies and teen-sex comedies. As often as they're out lately, they may as well get their own Razzie category. But the real winner of it... would be all of them.

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Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: June 01 2009 at 5:26pm
I honestly don't think "all of them" would make the category very interesting... That's like turning the Razzies into some game where everyone's a winner... I'd make some politically incorrect statement here, but I think I've hit my max for the day...

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: June 01 2009 at 5:59pm

Originally posted by movieman


Amen to that, is it just me, or is Rene Zellwegger's face getting squintier by the second? 

No, her face is getting weird. If you look back to her movies in 1996, she face was perfectly smooth. Around the early 2000s, it just started to squint, and now it's the mess it is today.



Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: June 02 2009 at 4:54am
Perhaps she got replaced by an alien or something? An alien that has a progressively squintier face.

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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: June 02 2009 at 7:25am
I liked the Family Guy anteater reference.

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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: June 03 2009 at 2:39pm
Originally posted by dEd Grimley

I liked the Family Guy anteater reference.

I have a friend who owns all the seasons on DVD, we watched them all one
night; when I saw that part I just about peed my pants laughing.

Originally posted by dEd Grimley

By-the-numbers chick flicks are quite possibly the
lowest form of entertainment...

I wouldn't go there; the last time a movie tried to break all convention, the
result was Gigli, but yeah, I think it's about time Hollywood stops
playing the safe cards when it comes to this kind of entertainment.


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: June 05 2009 at 7:29am
Gigli looked pretty generic to me. Only with less charisma than usual.

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Posted By: CriticalFrank
Date Posted: June 05 2009 at 7:43am
Gigli is a film I thankfully never saw... From all I've heard it was one of the worst crimes against film ever committed... and that's saying a lot. Although, it appears to have finally fallen out of the IMDB Bottom 100 list finally...

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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: June 05 2009 at 8:59am
Originally posted by dEd Grimley

Gigli looked pretty generic to me. Only with less
charisma than usual.


Believe me, Gigli is anything but generic. Sometimes that's a good
thing, but in this case it isn't. It's been over a year since I saw it for the first
time on the WB, and I'm still pondering how anyone in their right mind
thought it was a good idea to make a romantic comedy about two people
who are mob enforcers. That just does not make any sense. If I were to
say anything positive about the movie, it's not likely to make a sequel
anytime soon.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: June 05 2009 at 9:19am

Originally posted by movieman

I wouldn't go there; the last time a movie tried to break all convention, the
result was Gigli, but yeah, I think it's about time Hollywood stops
playing the safe cards when it comes to this kind of entertainment.

Actually, the last movie to break all convention was "Memento", and it was a freakin' masterpiece that foreshadowed the genius that is Chris Nolan.



Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: June 05 2009 at 9:46am
Actually I was referring more to romantic comedies; Memento and other
movies of its genre don't give into convention nearly as badly as romantic
comedies. I know that chick flicks nowadays are really intended to be light
and frivolous forms of entertainment, but would it kill Hollywood to try and
reinvent itself every once in a while without creating a debacle like
Gigli?


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: June 05 2009 at 10:35pm
What about Duplicity? Rom-Com about corporate spies? That's a pretty bad idea, that apparently wasn't that bad in terms of chick flicks.

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Posted By: JoeBoyden
Date Posted: July 11 2009 at 8:57am

I saw New in Town some weeks ago, and I was wondering: Was it just me, or this film feel like a succession of scenes ripped off from Baby Boom, Forrest Gump, Adaptation, and several other movies.

Unbelievable. Really. Thank God for the always reliable J.K. Simmons, but not even he could save this movie!



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: July 11 2009 at 12:13pm
I'm amazed you could pull so many examples out of it. Kudos for that much.

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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: September 08 2009 at 10:56am
Originally posted by dEd Grimley

What about Duplicity? Rom-Com about corporate
spies? That's a pretty bad idea, that apparently wasn't that bad in terms
of chick flicks.


I just watched Duplicity, and I wouldn't label it as a rom-com; it's
more of a complicated caper film where plot comes first before anything,
not at all what I was expecting.

Nevertheless, the reason I think why a movie like Duplicity works
and Gigli doesn't is that it's set up and developed believably (by
movie standards anyway). I can actually buy that Clive Owen and Julia
Roberts are corporate spies and that they fall for each other unwillingly.
Gigli however, is such an unbelievably inept train wreck from start to
finish that I don't even know where to begin in listing off this movie's
problems.

Let's start with the premise: a mob enforcer is assigned to kidnap the
retarded brother of some prosecutor who is planning to put a mob boss
to prison. Since Gigli's boss doesn't trust him to do this alone, he assigns
an assassin to monitor his activity. Gigli figures since he has a hot girl in
his apartment, he will seduce her into sleeping with him. It is then when
she reveals that she is a lesbian. Over the course of the movie, he
gradually falls in love with her and finally confesses his love to her which
is proceeded by her sleeping with him.

Now if you aren't thinking "Why the hell would anybody try to make a
movie out of this mess?" then I guess there's no talking to you. Now if
you are appalled that something like this made it to the theaters, then
you've only witnessed a preview of how outrageously inept this movie is.
Already this rant is rather long and if I don't do something else, I'll get
carpel tunnel. So unless you are doing it on behalf of the Razzies, do not
under any conditions, spend your hard-earned cash to watch Gigli.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: September 08 2009 at 1:34pm
To this day, I still can't fully understand how the plot to "Gigli" was suppose to make sense, because frankly, it didn't, at all.


Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: January 23 2010 at 10:20pm
Apparently, Renee Zellwegger's role in this movie is among a few dozen really bad shots from 2009, but I don't think this was bad enough to warrant a RAZZIE. New In Town isn't bad enough for this year's RAZZIES.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 24 2010 at 7:49am
It's all but forgotten, it probably won't even make the final five of anything.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 01 2010 at 2:36am
After 15 minutes,you'll know how it will end.I didn't care,'cuz the first 30 minutes were hilarious.Then it was mostly forced laughs.Then,it tried to get all dramatic.

What's with the ending?

Siohbah Fallon-Hogan steals the show.I guess that's what she needed:A bigger role with a totally different character.


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: April 01 2010 at 6:34am
Originally posted by Vits

After 15 minutes,you'll know hot it will end.I didn't care,'cuz the first 30 minutes were hilarious.Then it was mostly forced laughs.Then,it tried to get all dramatic.

What's with the ending?

Siohbah Fallon-Hogan steals the show.I guess that's what she needed:A bigger role with a totally different character.
I'm pretty sure NO ONE here besides you saw the movie. I know I didn't.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 01 2010 at 12:47pm
O.K....can someone who did watch the movie explain me the ending?

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: April 02 2010 at 1:56pm
Originally posted by Vits

O.K....can someone who did watch the movie explain me the ending?
Yeah, good luck with that. Seeing as how it never made it to the final nods for that year, I doubt anyone here saw it.

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