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Poll Question: Just How Bad WAS Movie-Going This Summer??
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    Posted: November 02 2006 at 9:22pm
I hate to see what next year's movies will look like!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote #1-Movie-Fan! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2006 at 5:04am

As bad as this summer's movies were, I actually think this year's crop of crappy Christmas movies is worse.  Not just SANTA CLAUSE 3 and DECK THE HALLS (which were, specifically, crappy Christmas movies) but December movies in general (VAN WILDER 2, anyone??). And ROCKY BALBOA has yet to be released!

Can't wait to see how desperate the Academy gets, come time for their nominations -- How on Earth can they come up with FIVE Best Actress nominees for 2006 that anyone will take seriously??

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2006 at 9:41am
Originally posted by #1-Movie-Fan!

Can't wait to see how desperate the Academy gets, come time for their nominations -- How on Earth can they come up with FIVE Best Actress nominees for 2006 that anyone will take seriously??

I'm trying to figure out where 5 Best Picture nominees are going to come from. Quite honestly, I haven't seen ONE really Oscar winning film so far. We have a couple weeks to go, but there isn't really anything in the next few weeks that jumps out as the 800 pound gorilla on the horizon. If I were an Oscar voter and I had to pick right now, I'd be seriously tempted to vote for Happy Feet.

We certainly won't face a similar problem. So many Razzie deserving films have come out that this year that I'm really having a tough time trying to decide what is going to get checked on my ballot.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ITbeast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 02 2006 at 4:57pm
The Only thing maybe to come close is maybe "The Departed", other than that I think all the sweeps will most likely be in all our Razzberry Category's, we have so much crap to choose from this year!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Razzilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 03 2006 at 2:50am
I think it's going to be a challenge to limit the RAZZIES to JUST five nominations per category this year...

Also they should cancel Academy Awards for lack of quality nominations...in ANY Category...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jb razz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 8:38am

You guys are the most pessimistic people I have ever heard!

There are plenty of films that have received Oscar buzz, but many of them are art-house films that no one else has heard about. This fall there have been a lot of films that were trying to achieve Oscar status. Some of them have been misses, but none of them are Razzie worthy.

This year there have been many movies that are just plain bad (i. e. bloodrayne, the benchwarmers, date movie), but there have been even more films that are so-so, that could be seen in either a positive or a negative way, and Razzie members always see them in the most negative way possible. For example I thought that the Pink Panther sequel was fine -- okay, but not great -- but every other person who posted thought it was very bad, and Razzie worthy.

I agree that this summer was kind of slow. With The Prestige, Casino Royale, The Departed, and Blood Diamond this fall movie season has been much more exiting than the summer "blockbuster" season. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2006 at 2:38am

Okay, let's take this point by point.

First of all, the guess here is that most of the regular posters on this board are probably well aquainted with this year's crop of indies...I'd guess better informed than the average movie goer. In another thread I took a tongue-in-cheek poke at Babel and it certainly appears that perhaps the majority of this year's Oscar nominees may well be indies. Typically, we don't spend a lot of time discussing the year's better films in this forum. On the other hand, there hasn't been a lot to discuss this year.

Second, if you take a few moments to browse through the thread specifically devoted to The Pink Panther, you might be surprised to see that the film had its defenders. Certainly, not every post about it was negative. The majority, the large majority were negative, reflecting the consensus at IMDB and RT where the critical and public response to the film was mostly negative.

Third, on a board where the majority of discussion centers on the identification and celebration of bad cinema (and a lot of our discussion is tongue-in-cheek) it shouldn't be particularly surprising that presentations will tend to be made "in the worst way possible."

Finally, if anything, I would generally regard this year's fall and holiday season as even more disappointing than a very lackluster summer season. Typically, this is the time of year when the Oscar heavyweights roll into the theaters, and we just haven't seen clear favorites emerge this year. Box-office numbers have also been pretty unimpressive for the holiday season, reflecting a general suspicion that Hollywood no longer has a very firm grasp on what movie goers want to see. As further evidence, as has already been noted, the year's strongest Oscar contenders are likely to come from independents.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jb razz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2006 at 2:32am

Thank you saturnwatcher.

I am new here, and was not informed of the customs of the Razzie Forum cult. I thought it was an open-minded Forum, like the IMDb message boards. I am sorry I rocked the boat by questioning the traditions of the Razzie Forum cult.        

Will anything that is say on this forum have any outcome on this year's nominees? The main reason I joined was to campaign to get Date Movie nominated.

And what is HCE?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2006 at 11:28am

The IMDB board and the Razzie board have rather different purposes. IMDB offers posting boards for virtually every movie released. We, on the other hand, are more specifically focused on discussion of bad cinema. To be sure, there is a free form thread on this board which permits discussion of good movies, as well as whatever may be on a given member's mind.

In other words, if you wish to participate in broad range discussions of the paranormal, going to a board which offers that sort of topic is a good idea. On the other hand, if you go to a board which specializes in discussions of Sasquatch, it's a little disingenuous to criticize the members for their general lack of enthusiasm for discussing ghosts. (In point of fact, many of the members on the board may be very interested in ghosts, but they go to other forums to discuss them.)

Nonetheless, all points of view are welcome. If you think a film is Razzie worthy, we always welcome having it brought to our attention. If you disagree that a particular film is worthy of Razzie consideration, you should feel free to post in its defense (hopefully without any characterizations implying "closed-mindedness" on the part of those with a different opinion).  

Response from Head RAZZberry: And while we're on the subject, jb razz, YES, postings on the Forum DO indeed have an effect. You were not alone in pointing out the Razzie-worthiness of DATE MOVIE. After several postings questioning the lack of attention it appeared to be getting, I was prompted to check it out on RT, the IMDb, and elsewhere, and came to the conclusion that DATE MOVIE should be among those films listed on our Nominating Ballot (it was released in mid-February of 2006, when I was bizzy putting together last year's ceremonies, and it disappeared from theatres so quickly I never got a chance to see it). If you are a dues-paying, actual Voting Member, jb razz, you'll find DATE MOVIE listed in several places when you receive your 27th Annual Nominating Ballot in about a week or so. If you're NOT a dues-paying, formal Voting RAZZIE Member, here's a LINK to rectify that situation.....

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