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.
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.
Call it a hunch, but I suspect that as many people watch the Super Bowl for the ads and movie trailers as watch for the actual football game.
As usual, studios spent a few bucks on placing their latest TV spots during (or directly before) the Big Game. Just in case you missed one or two, a collection of Super Bowl movie spots – from Fifty Shades of Gray to Tomorrowland – follows the jump. Enjoy.
This week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast is ripe with casting rumors!
It sounds like Marvel is down to either Paul Rudd or Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Ant-Man, Jurassic World begins negotiating with some potential leads, and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) is suddenly out of the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation, leaving many to wonder who will now fill the lead so close to a production start date.