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.
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.
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!
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 twenty-eighth annual Razzies nominated the movies of 2007. Two threequels, Spider-Man 3 and Shrek the Third, were the highest-grossing movies that year. The Coen brothers won Best Director for No Country For Old Men which was also named Best Picture. At the Razzies, La Lohan played twins and Eddie Murphy played everyone else.