I am normally annoyed with JK Rowling’s use of Twitter to expand the Potterverse (WRITE A DAMN BOOK!) but I will allow it this time since it is service of marketing the new Fantastic Beasts trilogy that (allegedly…or so Ryan insists) stars Eddie Redmayne. Sounds like something PotterPeeps have been wanting for a long time.
The easy answer is, when I’m in line at the movie rental store, I’m much more likely to pick up something geeky or a stupid comedy than some heart wrenching drama. One of those three usually gets accolades. The other 4/5ths (#jennymath) usually do not. And to celebrate the worst of movies that Jimmy likely saw, they invented the Razzies. Given out 24 hours before Neil Patrick Harris shocked the world and brought Gabbing Geek to its knees by mentioning Clue in the opening musical number, here are your 2015 Razzie winners…
…because that’s what happens to crap. Jupiter Ascending was crap, you see? That’s mostly all you need to know. It was crap and the frustration thing was, it didn’t NEED to be crap.
Oh…my…God! The Oscars are my Superbowl so the day the nominations are announced is like the Conference Championship Games. I also enjoy the Superbowl because, living in Texas, it is a state law that you must love football. It’s anyone’s year but more and more it is looking like the Patriots are going to…wait a minute. I was talking about the Oscar nominations. Sorry. I get distracted sometimes! Ooohhhh… SQUIRREL!
The nominees are in so to quote the Joker from Heath Ledger’s Oscar winning performance in the Dark Knight, “And here…we…GO!”
This year the Academy nominated only 8 films for Best Picture. A very interesting group of films. It looks to be between Birdman and Boyhood, but don’t sleep on Sniper making it a race.
- American Sniper
- Grand Budapest Hotel
- Imitation Game
- Theory of Everything
First thoughts: No Lego Movie in Best Animated Feature!?!? No Life Itself in Best Documentary!?!? Thought Steve Carrell would miss out on Best Actor but he bumped his way to the front of the line! My worst movie of 145 films got a Best Foreign Film nomination as expected.
Expect more in depth commentary on who will win, who SHOULD Win, and any surprises or snubs along the way!