As per their special 2012 schedule, the RAZZIE nominations were announced on Saturday. It was no great surprise that Adam Sandler led the nominations, but what did come as a bit of a shock was just how many nominations he earned.
Little Billy Madison churned out an unprecedented amount of cinematic garbage this year and all his hard work didn’t go unnoticed. His contributions to ‘Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star’, ‘Jack & Jill’ and ‘Just Go With It’ earned him an outstanding 11 nominations!!
This record-breaking achievement crowns Sandler with the title of the most RAZZIE nominations in a single year. Thanks in part to Sandler’s annoying, unfunny and unconvincing role as his twin sister, he was able to more than double the five nominations that earned Eddie Murphy the title back in 2007.
That note-worthy haul gets even more impressive when you take into account that the RAZZIE’s only have TEN categories! We think it will be quite a while before anyone is able to outshine Adam Sandler and his truly embarrassing 2011 offerings.
(Read the rest of the this entry for a full list of the nominations…)
‘The Lion King’ apparently didn’t get enough of the Box Office crown back in 1994. The 3D re-release pounced onto the top spot over the weekend earning almost $30M. In case your mental math is as poor as mine – that’s more than the other three new movies combined!
Probably due to the fact there has been a bit of a dry spell for family-friendly movies at the ol’ movieplex over the last few weeks. So, Simba’s timing couldn’t have been better, unless of course you want to go see ‘The Smurfs’ again.
Despite the critical acclaim, Drive stalled in its opening week. Though it was not able to overtake Contagion, it did manage to drive away with $11M, almost earning its $13M budget.
‘Straw Dogs’ and ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ didn’t fair as well. Both were criticized for being boring and forgettable and as a result moviegoers stayed away. Sarah Jessica Parker wasn’t even able to claw her way into the top 5.
Nick Swardson is about as well equipped to be a star as his character Bucky Larson. He’s not particularly funny, clever, charismatic or attractive. For all intensive purposes he is lacking all the characteristics necessary to be a star.
As a result, Swardson’s filmography reads like a laundry list of what’s wrong with movies these days. The best thing this guy was ever associated with was ‘Almost Famous’, in the pivotal role of “Insane Bowie Fan“.
Yet, somehow, he managed to secure a leading role in a major Hollywood release, ‘Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star’. Actually, it’s not terribly difficult to figure out how this happened.
Sandler and his little group of minions run around pumping out mindless, disposable rubbish with every joke revolving around stupid, ugly people with annoying voices. But it’s a formula that has been profitable… until now.
At the time of this article ‘Bucky Larson’ had earned $1.8M domestically. Even the virtually unwatchable ‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan’ managed to rake in over $100M.
This week there are three new movies in the theatres! Please go see something other than “The Help”!!!
“Nothing Spreads Like Fear”
Directing: Steven Soderbergh
Writing: Scott Z. Burns
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston
If you want to kick off the cold and flu season with a cinematic celebration of a lethal pandemic rapidly sweeping the globe; then you’re in luck!
Price of Admission will get you about two hours of A-List Hollywood actors running around without make-up trying to pass for average ol’ ugly folks, wide-scale panic and the inevitable total breakdown of society. Fun Times!
Running Time · 105 min
Rated · PG-13
“Family Is Worth Fighting For”
Directing: Gavin O’Connor
Writing: Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison
The flurry of fall movies trying to catch the attention of the Academy wouldn’t be complete without one of these inspirational underdog sports stories. Remember The Fighter from last year? What about The Wrestler from a couple of years back?? Well, this year all that touching heart-to-heart dialogue about the importance of family takes place inside a caged octagon!
Price of admission will get the answer to whom the toughest man on the planet is! The War Hero or the Physics Teacher!? …Who will it be!?
Running Time · 140 min
Rated · PG-13
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
“There Are No Small Actors. Just Small Parts”
Directing: Tom Brady
Writing: Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Nick Swardson
Starring: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, Stephen Dorff
Buck-toothed dimwit decides to go to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune in the adult film industry after he learns his parents are former porn stars.
Price of admission will get you an hour and a half of uninspired ‘tiny penis’ and ‘ugly people are stupid and gross!’ jokes.
Running Time · 96 min
Rated · R