Bullock picked up the spoof movie trophy for her part in All About Steve, which she also co-produced, even though she is one of the favourites to win an Academy Award at Sunday night's (07Mar10) Oscars ceremony for her role in The Blind Side.
The Miss Congeniality actress received a standing ovation as she took the stage to pick up her Razzie - the first Worst Actress recipient to attend the show since Halle Berry was shamed for her role in Catwoman in 2005.
Armed with a box of DVDs of the film, Bullock told the crowd they all need to watch her performance again because she's not convinced she deserves the dishonour.
She told the audience, "Something tells me you all didn't watch the film because I wouldn't be here if you really, really watched it and understood what I was trying to say. Everyone gets a copy and this is the deal I'm going to make. I will show up next year if you promise to watch the movie and really consider if it was truly the worst performance. If you're willing to watch, I'll come back next year and give back the Razzie."
Bullock also landed another flop trophy for Worst Screen Couple with her All About Steve co-star Bradley Cooper.
Other big losers at the event include Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which was panned as the Worst Picture of 2009, and received dishonours for Worst Director for Michael Bay and Worst Screenplay for Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Sienna Miller received the Worst Supporting Actress Razzie for G.I. Joe and Billy Ray Cyrus picked up Worst Supporting Actor for his part in his daughter Miley Cyrus' big screen outing Hannah Montana: The Movie. The Jonas Brothers were jointly named Worst Actor for Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.
Razzie bosses also marked the end of the decade by picking the worst movie offerings of the last 10 years - John Travolta's Battlefield Earth was labelled the Worst Picture and Paris Hilton was named and shamed as the Worst Actress, while Eddie Murphy was named Worst Actor.
Though Garry Marshall hasn’t made a decent flick since 1990’s Pretty Woman he still apparently wields a not inconsiderable amount of clout in Hollywood. What else could explain the all-star ensemble of actors who gathered for Valentine’s Day? Among the major names found probing the turgid depths of the nearly 80-year-old director’s insipid rom-com are Julia Roberts Anne Hathaway Ashton Kutcher Jessica Alba Jamie Foxx Jessica Biel Taylor Lautner and various other prominent actors who either owe favors to Marshall or whose incriminating photos he holds in his possession.
A slice-of-life tale unfolding in Los Angeles over the course of a single Valentine’s Day the film chronicles the romantic adventures of a diverse cast of characters at various stages of relationships and encompassing virtually every conceivable demographic category. Their ages backgrounds and perspectives often dramatically differ but they each share one trait in common: Almost without exception they are all ceaselessly painfully disastrously unfunny.
Some temper their dishumor with a dose of the annoying like Kutcher whose dopey florist Marshall unwisely chose to anchor Valentine’s Day’s story around. Others add a dash of the preposterous like Roberts dressed in military fatigues in a laughable attempt to play a U.S. Army Captain on leave from the front. Still others add cloying sentiment to the mix like Bryce Robinson’s lovelorn 10-year-old whose grandparents played by Shirley MacLaine and Hector Elizondo ply him with nostalgic romantic tips pre-fabricated for maximum inter-generational cuteness. Whatever your preferred method of cinematic torture may be you’ll undoubtedly encounter it in this film.
In addition to challenging the pain threshold Valentine’s Day offers a test of endurance as well its story requiring over two hours to satisfy the narrative demands of its swollen cast. If you didn’t despise Hallmark’s ersatz holiday before you certainly will after enduring this Bataan Death March of rom-coms.
Sandra Bullock's amazing start to 2010 has just hit a bump: She has been nominated for a Golden Raspberry dishonor for her role in the flop All About Steve.
The actress is expected to snag her first Oscar nomination on Tuesday for The Blind Side, but the week will be a mix of success and failure.
Bullock has received three unwelcome nods for All About Steve -- for Worst Actress, Worst Screen Couple (with Bradley Cooper) and Worst Picture of the Year.
Other nominees for Worst Film are G.I. Joe, Land of the Lost, Old Dogs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Insiders tell the Los Angeles Times that the Twilight sequel New Moon came sixth on the list, and therefore just missed out on a nomination.
Land of the Lost and the Transformers sequel tied for the most nominations, with seven apiece.
Bullock's competition in the Worst Actress category are Beyonce Knowles for Obsessed, Miley Cyrus for Hannah Montana: The Movie, Megan Fox for Jennifer's Body and Transformers 2, and Sarah Jessica Parker for Did You Hear About the Morgans?.
The three Jonas brothers join Will Ferrell (Land of the Lost), Steve Martin (Pink Panther 2), Eddie Murphy (Imagine That) and John Travolta (Old Dogs) in the Worst Actor category.
The 30th Razzies will be handed out in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars.
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The actress is expected to snag her first Oscar nomination on Tuesday (02Feb10) for The Blind Side, but the week will be a mix of success and failure.
Bullock has received three unwelcome nods for All About Steve - for Worst Actress, Worst Screen Couple (with Bradley Cooper) and Worst Picture of the Year.
Other nominees for Worst Film are G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra, Land of the Lost, Old Dogs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Insiders tell the Los Angeles Times that the Twilight sequel came sixth on the list, and therefore just missed out on a nomination.
Land of the Lost and the Transformers sequel tied for the most nominations, with seven apiece.
Bullock's competition in the Worst Actress category are Beyonce Knowles for Obsessed, Miley Cyrus for Hannah Montana: The Movie, Megan Fox for Jennifer's Body and Transformers 2, and Sarah Jessica Parker for Did You Hear About the Morgans?
The three Jonas Brothers join Will Ferrell (Land of the Lost), Steve Martin (Pink Panther 2), Eddie Murphy (Imagine That) and John Travolta (Old Dogs) in the Worst Actor category.
The 30th Razzies will be handed out in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars (06Mar10).
A balls-out teaser trailer for The A-Team was leaked online today. I love it when a ... aww, screw it. Just watch the clip:
The A-Team is directed by Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces) and stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. It opens June 11, 2010.
Asked to name the 2009 film without an existing film franchise they’d like to see turned into a sequel, 32,000 moviegoers selected the Bradley Cooper comedy ahead of alien film District 9 and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The Hangover picked up 37 per cent of the vote in the MovieTickets.com survey.
Earlier this month (Dec09), The Hangover writer/director Todd Phillips revealed he is planning a sequel - and he wants shamed golfer Tiger Woods in it.
He said, "We are going to try and get Tiger Woods for the second one... and help him regain his image."
September 28, 2009 10:15am EST
Ultimate Fighting champ Jackson was recently unveiled as the new Sergeant Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus in Joe Carnahan's big screen adaptation of the 1980s TV hit.
He'll join Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel in the cast.
Mr T - real name Laurence Tureaud - hints he would have liked to have reprised the role he made famous, but insists he's not bitter movie bosses opted for someone else.
He tells the New York Daily News, "As one tough man to another, I respect him. I'm not mad at Quentin Jackson and I'm not mad at (A-Team creator) Steve Cannell.
"There's no hard feelings. I'm grateful that I had the time on the show back in the '80s. When the movie comes out, I'm going to go see it and I'm going to enjoy it."
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Set in occupied France during the waning days of World War II Inglourious Basterds jumps back and forth between different storylines over the course of several chapters before bringing them together for one intense utterly preposterous climax.
The “Basterds” of the film’s title refers to an elite group of Jewish-American soldiers assembled by Lt. Aldo Raine a no-nonsense descendent of Southern moonshiners whose assignment for his troops is simple: Each of them is tasked with gathering the scalps of 100 dead Nazi soldiers before the war is over. With each shocking act of retribution the Basterds perform word spreads of their savagery and by the time they arrive in occupied France their reputation is known to every enemy soldier.
Meanwhile Shosanna Dreyfus a French Jew who narrowly escaped the Gestapo death squad that murdered her immediate family has relocated to Paris and established a new identity as the owner of a local cinema. As Nazi patrols blanket the city she toils quietly under an assumed name awaiting the day when her own chance at retribution will come.
The destinies of Shosanna and the Basterds converge when Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decides to hold the premiere of his latest propaganda film Nation’s Pride at Shosanna’s theater. With the aid of Bridget von Hammersmark a German film star secretly working as a double agent the Allies learn that no less than the entire Nazi High Command including Hitler will be in attendance. Confronted with the opportunity to deliver their unique brand of justice to the Fuhrer himself and end the war in one fell swoop the Basterds concoct a bold scheme to infiltrate the premiere rig the theater with dynamite and incinerate its inhabitants with one massive explosion.
WHO’S IN IT?
Always known for his unconventional approach to casting Inglourious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino assembled a characteristically eclectic group of actors for his latest effort mixing veterans with newcomers Americans with Europeans and superstars with virtual unknowns. Sporting a ridiculous mustache and an even more ridiculous Southern accent Brad Pitt leads the pack in the role of Aldo Raine while horror director Eli Roth (Hostel I and II) makes his acting debut as Raine’s sadistic right-hand man Sgt. Donny Donowitz. Other notable Basterds include B.J. Novak (The Office) Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) Paul Rust (I Love You Beth Cooper) and Omar Doom (Grindhouse).
It’s the cast’s European players who really distinguish Inglourious Basterds. German-born National Treasure star Diane Kruger makes the perfect 1940s matinee idol as the turncoat von Hammersmark while Irish-bred Michael Fassbender (Jonah Hex) oozes with old-school English haughtiness as her charming British co-conspirator Lt. Archie Hicox. Making an impressive English-language debut in Basterds as the quietly seething Shosanna is the luminous French star Melanie Laurent.
Rising above all of them with a truly Oscar-worthy performance is Austrian actor Christoph Waltz. Waltz is a revelation (to American audiences at least) as Col. Hans Landa the highly eccentric and brutally efficient leader of Nazi security efforts in France. Alternately hilarious and terrifying Waltz’s Landa is easily the most compelling big-screen villain since Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight. Lest we forget Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for his performance. (Waltz for his part already snagged the best-actor prize at Cannes earlier this year.)
Nobody executes dramatic shifts in tone more effectively and powerfully than Tarantino and Inglourious Basterds transitions breathlessly between moments of high tension and high comedy brutal carnage and lighthearted whimsy — all of which are peppered with the director’s distinctive dialogue and trademark wit. The film is easily his best work since 1994's Pulp Fiction.
At over two-and-a-half hours there are moments when the pacing of Inglourious Basterds seriously drags. Tarantino is above all else an actor’s director and there are times that he becomes so enamored with a performance that he’ll allow a scene to extend well beyond the point that its resolution has become a foregone conclusion. How such an obviously ADD-addled guy like Tarantino can exhibit such disdain for brevity is beyond my comprehension.
WHERE ARE THE BASTERDS?
Contrary to the film’s ad campaign the Basterds are actually minor players in the storyline. Only Pitt and Roth are given a substantial amount of dialogue; Novak and the others have only a line or two — if they speak at all.
I won’t give anything away but suffice it to say that Inglourious Basterds’ storyline features a decidedly revisionist take on the events of World War II. Obviously historical accuracy wasn’t a priority for Tarantino — and it probably shouldn’t be for the viewer either.
[IMG: LThe A-Team is coming together with Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson now said to be in talks with Fox to play Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck and Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, respectively. Joe Carnahan is directing the film based on the 1980s TV series.
According to Variety, Neeson and Fox are working out money issues.
Meanwhile, back in May, Cooper appeared to have unwittingly confirmed to IESB that he was in for Faceman although he backpedaled on his statements a few days later when speaking with Chud. The actor is especially hot right now coming off this weekend’s number one film, The Hangover.
Carnahan and Brian Bloom fine-tuned an A-Team script by Skip Woods while Ridley Scott is producing with Jules Daly and series creator Stephen J. Cannell. Tony Scott is executive producing through Scott Free.
Production begins in late August for a June 11, 2010 release.
The series' premise — four war vets wrongly convicted of armed robbery who escape from a military prison to become do-gooder mercenaries — is intact but the camp nature of the show is said to have been replaced with a tone that hews closer to Mission: Impossible and Ocean's Eleven.
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On the outside Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) couldn’t be further from the mold of a “normal teenager.” He wears a suit everywhere he is precocious and he has a spring in his step that suggests oblivion to his high school surroundings. Of course Charlie isn’t really at all oblivious and at his core is very much that “normal teenager”: He wants only to be popular. After starting anew at a public school--because he got kicked out of yet another private school for distributing fake IDs--Charlie is promptly pummeled for the way he dresses by the school’s bully (Tyler Hilton). He complains to his psychiatrist whom his mother (Hope Davis) keeps on retainer. The shrink decides to put Charlie on Ritalin. Ever the entrepreneur Charlie tries to parlay his easy access to drugs into popularity and it works like gangbusters. Before long “Dr. Charlie” is listening diagnosing and prescribing drugs to the entire student faculty. He’s got the popularity the trust and the girl (Kat Dennings) the latter of which just happens to be the principal’s (Robert Downey Jr.) daughter. And that relationship--not to mention the slight legality issue of prescribing controlled substances to minors--threatens to ruin his whole operation. Yelchin (Alpha Dog) is a Hollywood rarity: He’s an ‘it’ boy because of his acting not his looks (sorry Anton). Rarer still is the fact that Yelchin’s actual age is near that of Charlie Bartlett and not since the days of Freaks and Geeks has that industry taboo been broken so successfully. It’s all a credit to the young actor who in the span of Bartlett oozes everything from vulnerability and precociousness to Ritalin-induced mania and the theatricality of a much older actor. There’s nothing he can’t do in this movie; the same goes for his acting future. And the same goes for his adversary in Bartlett Downey Jr. although that’s been abundantly clear for decades now. Downey Jr. is famous for making seemingly effortless work of a complex character which is precisely what he does with Principal Gardner--a concerned parent recovering alcoholic and dutiful high school enforcer/villain. He’s a force to be reckoned with on screen and when Yelchin’s Charlie finally squares off with him the scene is a thing of beauty. As an essential link between those two characters Dennings (40-Year-Old Virgin) is a credible charmer and refreshingly the rare non-ditzy non-clichéd high school-portrayed girl we’re used to seeing. Rounding out the cast is Davis (American Splendor) aka Laura Linney-in-waiting. Her clueless alcoholic mom is a source of laughs and ultimately sobriety--for the character and us. For the first time in his decades-long career Jon Poll trades the editing room for the director’s chair. And after seeing Bartlett it makes sense that Poll who has edited movies like Austin Powers in Goldmember and Meet the Parents/Fockers is a behind-the-scenes veteran but a rookie helmer. His debut is fresh and loose but also very sure-handed. The movie is constantly a pleasant unclassifiable surprise spurning both the raunchiness of teen comedies and the pretention of psychology dramedies. The result is something far less precious and opaque than Wes Anderson’s Rushmore--to which Bartlett bears a broad thematic resemblance--yet a sharp commentary nonetheless. To that end Gustin Nash’s debut screenplay is just as impressive as his director’s rookie effort. His writing is clearly steeped in satire namely how loose today’s doctors are with the prescription pads--especially when it comes to our children--but it’s also able to be sweet and real when necessary. It’s the most impressive screenplay debut we’ve seen in a while--gold standard Juno notwithstanding--and the directorial one isn’t too shabby itself.