Weekly Recap: Batman and Superman Got Razzed; JefftheWildman Got Out
After a busy Oscar week, things slowed down just a bit here at Le Blog. But much like Henry Cavill’s facial expression, some things don’t change all that much. The site was still jam packed with good stuff to read. Just in case you missed any of it, I’m here to save the day with your weekly recap.
First off, we had the daily birthday articles. Jestak outdid himself with several pictures featuring both of the day’s headliners hanging out. Who knew James Bond and Bon Jovi were acquainted? Every day is a deep dive into pop culture, history and the arts. Here’s a breakdown of the headliners this past week:
- February 27: Joanne Woodward and Elizabeth Taylor
- February 28: Bernadette Peters and John Turturro
- March 1: Ron Howard and Harry Belafonte
- March 2: Daniel Craig and Jon Bon Jovi
- March 3: George Miller and Katherine Waterston
- March 4: Paul W. S. Anderson and Len Wiseman
- March 5: Elaine Paige and Rex Harrison
It was an entire week without any WTHH subjects celebrating birthdays. I think that’s actually something of a rarity. But we’ll make up for that next week.
JefftheWildman posted a review of Jordan Peele’s new horror-comedy, Get Out. According to Jeff, “Get Out succeeds in being legitimately scary while also offering up some well-done (if over the top) laughs and social comment in the process.” It’s definitely on my list of movies to check out.
With the Oscars out of the way, it was time to analyze the awards for the year’s worst movies. The big winners at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards were Batman v Superman and Hillary Clinton’s America. Razzie voters frequently make the wrong call. So let’s put it to a vote, Le Blog readers. Which Worst Picture nominee really deserved the prize?
In last week’s recap, we asked readers to vote on their favorite Oscar-winning song. Of the seven choices picked from Daffy’s daily Best Song articles, readers selected “Take My Breath Away”, “Over the Rainbow” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” in a three-way tie.
The Lego Dimensions article ran a little early this week in order to give me an extra day to write up the Razzies. This week, I covered a couple of superhero figures which are not available for sale. Supergirl and Green Arrow aren’t essential to the game, but any DC Comics fan who plays Lego Dimensions is going to want to add them to their collection.
Speaking of super heroes, Logan opened in theaters this weekend. This is a game-changing entry in the genre which we will probably be processing at least until the next super hero movie. I have some thoughts I want to share on the movie next week and it looks like JefftheWildMan is working on his review. So we’ll be talking about the movie in some detail next week. But someone wanted to get an early start. A regular reader posted several spoilers for Logan in the comments sections of several unrelated articles with no spoiler warnings. This readers had been banned for similar behavior when he spoiled The Force Awakens. As a result, I have tightened restrictions on the comments section – something I really hate to do. This is why we can’t have nice things, but I guess it’s necessary.
Finally, we had a couple of articles from the Movieline archives. First up was a sit-down from 1997 with “One-Woman Heat Wave” Salma Hayek. Then the magazine talked to casting directors about which up-and-coming actors were making noise in 1992.
Next week: Four WTHH birthdays plus Daffy Stardust adds a candle to his cake, thoughts on Logan, superhero movies and the X-Men franchise, it’s adventure time in Lego Dimensions, plus Movieline articles from years past and another week of zombies on The Walking Dead.