Fantastic Four and Fifty Shades pulled off something we haven’t seen in a while – a tie for worst film of the year at the 36th Annual Razzie Awards. (Full disclosure, I am hold a Razzies voting membership – and voted for FF).
Between the two films, they took home (or perhaps tried to avoid) seven awards including Worst Film. Fifty Shades fetched Worst Screen Combo, Worst Actor (Jamie Dornan) and Worst Actress (Dakota Johnson) and Worst Screenplay; Fantastic Four added Worst Director (Josh Trank) and Worst Remake, Rip-Off.
On the plus side, Sylvester Stallone received the Razzie Redeemer Award for moving from all-time Razzie champ to serious conster at the Oscars® this year. For a complete list of Razzie Award winners, follow the jump.
In a year that brought us some of many incredibly good films, we were also given more than a few that out and out sucked slough water. What’s worse, a few of them even made pretty good money.
While I’m still whittling away my favorites for 2015, here’s a list of the movies that killed many hours of my life without even the hope for recompense. At least I got to read on the bus to and from the theaters…
As the summer blockbuster season comes to a close, GeekScholars Movie News is ready to debut their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for August 2015 including their numbers for:
Ricki and the Flash
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Hitman: Agent 47
After that the hosts play a round of ‘Never Tell Me the Odds!’ where they weigh in on the probably of a second Ghostbusters movie getting off the ground, Rachel McAdams joining Doctor Strange, and Edge of Tomorrow 2 ever happening.
How often does a studio release two trailers for the same movie on the same day? They don’t – it’s a rhetorical question. Except that 20th Century Fox has done just that – follow the jump for two new trailers for Fantastic Four.
I just don’t know about this movie. There’s nothing about it that’s screaming “love” to me, I’m not digging the tone of the trailers, the dark color pallet or the uniforms, and are people not allowed to smile in this universe? I mean really. Must be grim all the time. I’m trying to remain optimistic and hope for the best. I’m one of the only people on the planet who apparently liked the first two films. Check out these brand new character posters for the movie!
It’s a great show for franchises this week on GeekScholars Movie News. To kick things off, the hosts debate the merits of the newly announced cast for the Ghostbusters reboot, and offer some suggestions on how to continue the spirit of the series (pun intended) for a new audience.
When Josh Trank was picked to helm the reboot of the Fantastic Four – on the strength of his found footage take on superpowered people, Chronicle – it was seen as a very good move by 20th Century Fox.
Then came the casting – and what a furor that caused! Now, we finally get our first look at Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Benjamin Grimm (Jamie Bell), Susan Storm (Kate Mara) and her brother, Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) – and see if all that noise was over nothing.
Check out the Fantastic Four teaser following the jump.