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Category Archives: Razzies

The Golden Raspberry Award 2016 Nominees


Golden Raspberry Award

Today is the official kick off of Oscar season.  Which I guess is fine if you’re into prestige dramas and that sort of thing.  But if you’re like me, it’s more fun to see who is going to get skewered by the Golden Raspberry Awards.  We’ll have the Oscar nominations for you as they are announced.  But first, let’s review the movies that were chosen as the worst of 2016.

Lots of DC super heroes this year.  The Razzies piled on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with 8 nominations.  The Ben Stiller comedy Zoolander 2 also landed eight noms.  Four movies racked up five nominations each; Dirty Grandpa, Gods of Egypt, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Independence Day: Resurgence.  Adding to the super hero count, Suicide Squad scored a couple nominations as well.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game Winner


 

travolta - battlefield earth 2

Most of our bracket games run for a couple of weeks, but this one is a little different in that it ties into the completion of a series that ran for nine months.  As such, crowning the winner feels like we have come to the end of a lengthy journey.  As you can see from the picture above, the title of Best Worst Picture has been awarded to John Travolta’s ultimate vanity project, Battlefield Earth.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Mommie Dearest Vs. Battlefield Earth


Mommie Dearest Vs. Battlefield Earth

That wasn’t really close.  Battlefield Earth annihilated I Know Who Killed Me with over 80% of the votes.  That means you’re looking at our two finalists right here.  It’s Mommie Dearest vs. Battlefield Earth for the title of Best Worst Picture.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Battlefield Earth Vs. I Know Who Killed Me


Battlefield Earth Vs. I Know Who Killed Me

If you’re still coping with the fact that the weekly Golden Raspberry articles have caught up to current day, never fear.  We’re going to ease you off your Razzie addiction with a few more days of the Best Worst Picture Bracket Game.  Today’s match-up is between a torture porn movie and a movie that is just plain torture.

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Golden Raspberry Awards: 2015


Razzies 2015

The Golden Raspberries started off as an informal joke.  Something for a publicist and his friends to do after the Oscars had ended.  Over time, it has become and enduring and irreverent tradition.  In theory, The Razzies poke fun at the worst movies of the year.  But like any awards ceremony, the Razzies frequently make the wrong call.  We’re going back and looking at the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards one year at a time.

The thirty-sixth annual Razzies nominated the movies of 2015.   Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World were the top movies of the year. Spotlight was named Best Picture and Alejandro G. Iñárritu won his second consecutive Best Director prize for The Revenant.  That movie’s star, Leonardo DiCaprio, finally won Best Actor and Brie Larson was named Best Actress.  The Razzies got all hot and bothered over bondage and less-than-fantastic super hero teams.

Also, the Razzies sort of apologized to their biggest target.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Mommie Dearest Vs. Showgirls


Mommie Dearest vs. Showgirls

We’re down to our final four contenders for the crown of Best Worst Picture.  If you interpret that to mean “movies so bad that they are good”, today’s match has you covered.  Both Mommie Dearest and Showgirls were initially billed as dramatic movies.  As dramas, they both failed.  But audiences embraced both movies as campy comedies.  The degree to which that was intentional is both debatable and irrelevant.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: I Know Who Killed Me Vs. Fifty Shades of Grey


I Know Who Killed Me Vs. 50 Shades

Is it getting a little hot in here?  I don’t know if the competition is heating up or if its the contented looks on Lindsay Lohan’s and Dakota Johnson’s faces.  Today’s showdown is between two movies you don’t want to watch with your parents.  That is, unless mom’s into torture porn and S&M, in which case, knock yourselves out.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Battlefield Earth Vs Wild Wild West


Battlefield Earth Vs. Wild Wild West

The most obvious connection between Battlefield Earth and Wild Wild West is that they both have science fiction elements.  Battlefield Earth is futuristic taking place in a world in which humans have been enslaved by giant dread-locked aliens.  Wild Wild West is a rare cinematic take on the subgenre of steam punk.  Unfortunately, its failure poisoned the water for anyone else who might have been thinking of following suit.  But there’s another connection which is admittedly a bit of a stretch.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Showgirls Vs. Under the Cherry Moon


Showgirls Vs. Under the Cherry Moon

Yeah, I’m pretty happy with the pairing of those two pictures.  It’s the little things like making it look like Prince is watching Elizabeth Berkley lick a stripper pole that make blogging such a rewarding endeavor.  Happy Father’s Day, everybody!  Let’s celebrate with the latest installment of the Best Worst Picture Bracket Game.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Mommie Dearest Vs. The Lonely Lady


Mommie Dearest Vs. The Lonely Lady

As we head into the second round of the Best Worst Picture game, we’re time warping back to the early days of the Golden Raspberry Awards when Faye Dunaway and Pia Zadora were regular nominees for Worst Actress.  We’re kicking off round two with Mommie Dearest vs. The Lonely Lady.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Vs. Fifty Shades of Grey


Twilight Vs Fifty Shades

We’re rounding out the first round of matches in the Best Worst Picture Bracket Game.  I’m still not entirely sure what it means to be the best Worst Picture winner, but I guess we’ll find out when the winner is crowned.  As we go into the weekend, we’re matching up two movies based on books every woman I know over 30 has read.  Probably more than once.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: I Know Who Killed Me Vs. Jack and Jill


I Know Who Killed Me Vs. Jack and Jill

I’m particularly proud of this one.  I’m sure it’s not half as clever as I think it is.  When I looked over the 16 winningest movies in Razzie history, I tried to find natural pairings.  Some of them were easy.  Showgirls and Striptease, duh.  But I was left with a few movies with no obvious matches.  There wasn’t a straight-up horror movie like I Know Who Killed Me or a comedy like Jack and Jill.  So what do these two movies have in common?  The lead actors both play twins!

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Golden Raspberry Awards: 2014


Razzies 2014

The Golden Raspberries started off as an informal joke.  Something for a publicist and his friends to do after the Oscars had ended.  Over time, it has become and enduring and irreverent tradition.  In theory, The Razzies poke fun at the worst movies of the year.  But like any awards ceremony, the Razzies frequently make the wrong call.  We’re going back and looking at the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards one year at a time.

The thirty-fifth annual Razzies nominated the movies of 2014.   American Sniper and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 were the top movies of the year.  Birdman won Best Picture and director Alejandro G. Iñárritu won his first of two consecutive Best Director statues.  The top acting prizes went to Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.  The Razzies were launching their own war on Christmas – or at least Kirk Cameron.

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