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Having never seenThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 (and being determined to never watch it), I’ve nothing to say about Bill Condon‘s film taking 11 Golden Raspberry Award nominations. Nor did I see two other Worst Pic nominees, Eddie Murphy‘s A Thousand Words and The Ooggieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure. I have a pretty good nose for avodiing this stuff. I did see Adam Sandler‘s That’s My Boy, however.

Nominating Barbra Streisand as Worst Actress for her performance in The Guilt Trip is bullshit. She was inoffensively fine in that film.

Other Worst Actress nominees are Katherine Heigl, One for the Money; Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman and Breaking Dawn — Part 2; Tyler Perry in Madea’s Witness Protection; and Milla Jovovich for Resident Evil: Retribution.

Honestly? I think Jane Fonda deserves a Worst Actress nomination for her performance in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, although this was mostly due to the dialogue she was stuck with. Ditto Nicole Kidman for her acting in The Paperboy.

The cast of Battleship was nominated for a Worst Screen Ensemble prize.

A mention again for HE’s worst of 2012: 1. The Paperboy; 2. Peace, Love and Misunderstanding; 3. Twixt; 4. Red Dawn; 5. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; 6. Butter; 7. Taken 2; 8. The Odd Life of Timothy Green; 9. The Expendables 2; 10. Red Lights; 11. The Magic of Belle Isle; 12. High School; 13. Prometheus; 14. What To Expect When You’re Expecting; 15. Darling Companion; 16. John Carter, 17. Django Unchained; 18. The Hunger Games; 19. W.E.; 20. Red Tails; 21. Contraband; 22. Atlas Shrugged, Part II (didn’t see it, heard it stunk).

  • Colin

    Streisand? Of all the terrible parts out there and they picked her? I’m beginning to think chimps and a dartboard make up the committee.

  • Sridhar Prasad

    The idea that a Bill Condon film is on the “never will watch in my lifetime” is just tragic. Here’s hoping the twilight gigs give him the cachet to do whatever he wants next – because his first three films were bang-on excellent.

  • Mr. F.

    I didn’t know how much I would love The Ooggieloves, and the kinds of feelings it would inspire in me. What a joke it was nominated for The Razzies.

    Question: does anyone know how it ended? There were only a few minutes left in the screening when the police came and took me away, and I haven’t been able to go back to that theater due to the stupid restraining order.

  • bobbyperu

    This is, as always, utter bullshit.

    Streisand was better than “innofensively fine” in The Guilt Trip. She has at least two KILLER scenes, a monologue near the beginning about her lost love and then her final scene in the airport, also perfectly played.

    Such bullshit.

  • JLC

    I’m getting confused. What’s the cut-off point for “paycheck” jobs? Streisand has been nominated for five Academy Awards and won two. But Jeffrey jumps to her defense for Guilt Trip? If Liam Neeson had played Rogen’s dad, Jeffrey would have crucified him for it.

  • cyanic

    That little boy from LOOPER should be nominated for Worst Supporting Actor or Worst New Star or Worst Breakthrough Performance.

  • dino velvet

    Wow, these razzies are just outrageous! Look at how edgy and punk they are, not liking the Twilight and all! They just don’t care *who* they offend! OMG and they nominated Tyler Perry and Adam Sandler? These guys are totally bold and courageous with their choices!

  • ghost of a ghost

    I hope they consider what their great-grandchildren will think of their votes.

  • Jesse Crall

    Jeff, thinking Django is worse than Contraband is lunacy unless you feel like getting into a long digression about morality in film. The performances in Django alone make it “good” even if the story and visuals don’t work for you.

  • DarthCorleone

    I’m guessing the Razzie folks are still laughing about the anti-Barbra Streisand jokes from South Park and acted accordingly to seem “hip.”

  • Zach

    The Razzies should be incorporated into the Oscar ceremony. It would make things 1000x more interesting.

  • Kakihara

    Zach: Considering Sandra Bullock went to both in the same night, it looks like they’re getting there.

  • Raising_Kaned

    Didn’t see a single one of these flicks, and don’t have any idea whatsoever what this Ooggieloves shit is all about. The title alone makes me want to hide under my desk in complete embarrassment, though…

  • Eloi Wrath

    Darling Companion; fuck me, was that awful. I saw it on a plane with only one option. Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, a bunch of other boomers and Mark fucking Duplass search for a missing dog. That is all that happens. It is perhaps the most inconsequential film of all time. I was blown away when I found out it was Lawrence Kasdan, a guy who used to deal with the spectacular and fantastic, and is now writing missing dog stories for the Martha Stewart set.

  • Krillian

    Nominating Breaking Dawn 2 is just lazy. But they were too kind to Taken 2, Expendables 2, and I’m shocked they forgot about Julianne Hough & Diego Bonata from Rock of Ages for Worst Screen Couple..

  • Raising_Kaned

    Expendables 2 was so-bad-it’s-good, though — not a real contender.

  • Cadavra

    PL&M was wonderful and Fonda was brilliant. That’s all.

  • Abbey Normal

    Mr. F @3: “I didn’t know how much I would love The Ooggieloves, and the kinds of feelings it would inspire in me.”


    I can only assume you are being sarcastic based on that clip.

  • Mr. F.

    Abbey — I was hoping my entire post would have given that away…