“Please, Oscar! Don’t!”
The Academy’s famously snide sib, The Razzies, announced its nominations for the worst movies, performances and direction of 2007 today. Leading the lepers is the already cultish Lindsay Lohan stripper-twin-Blue Velvet-for-Proactiv-set thriller I Know Who Killed Me with nine noms, including Worst Picture. And that seals it: I’m finally going to consider watching it stoned one day when I’m 70. Lohan actually scored two Worst Actress noms for playing twins. Cute. But there’s still no way it’s worse than The Number 23, which was excluded for Worst Picture. A travesty. Winners of the Little Naked Gold Man will be announced on February 23rd. Here are the major noms…where the hell is Who’s Your Caddy?
Bratz – Lionsgate
Daddy Day Camp – Sony/Tri-Star/Revolution
I Know Who Killed Me – Tri-Star
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry – Universal
Norbit – Dreamworks
Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider, Next and National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Jim Carrey – The Number 23
Cuba Gooding, Jr. – Daddy Day Camp and Norbit
Eddie Murphy (as Norbit) – Norbit
Adam Sandler – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Jessica Alba- Awake, Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck
Four No-name Actresses – Bratz
Elisha Cuthbert – Captivity
Diane Keaton – Because I Said So
Lindsay Lohan (as Aubrey) – I Know Who Killed Me
Lindsay Lohan (as Dakota) – I Know Who Killed Me, Too
Dennis Dugan – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Roland Joffe – Captivity
Brian Robbins – Norbit
Fred Savage (it’s come to this) – Daddy Day Camp
Chris Silverston – I Know Who Killed Me
Source Link: Razzies
Earlier today we reported that The Weinstein Co/Lionsgate had decided to release Michael Moore’s Sicko up against Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille and Live Free or Die Hard. A bad release date if there ever was one. Now The Weinstein’s Dimension Films is finally making a smart move. They have moved the John Cusack Stephen King adaptation 1408 (photos, movie trailer) up from it’s original release date of July 13th 2007, to June 22nd. The film was originally set to go head to head with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the Liv Tyler horror flick The Strangers. In the summer of sequels, no release date is prime property – everything is already taken.
1408 will not go up against the Steve Carell comedy Evan Almighty, Captivity and the limited release of Black Sheep. Wait a second… They have moved the film’s original release away from a huge family fantasy adaptation to go head to head with two other horror based films? I’m not quite sure this is a good idea after all.
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A few months ago we posted an unreleased Captivity (poster) movie trailer and no one cared. Then that whole billboard controversy happened and all of a sudden Elisha Cuthbert’s shameless SAW rip-off is the talk of the internet. Check out the new theatrical movie trailer (this one has all the marking sparkle that the uncut version lacked) after the jump.
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We’re in Los Angeles for the Grindhouse junket. I noticed something interesting on my way to my hotel. The offensive Captivity billboards have been removed. But that’s not that interesting. We already knew that was going to happen. This is the interesting part: The billboards were replaced with an all-white background with the following words scribbled across “Captivity Was Here”. The movie’s official website address is of course featured at the bottom. I didn’t bring a digital camera, so I am unable to capture an image at this time. Hopefuly someone will post one online shortly.
Personally, I think the replacement ad billboard is clever and funny. And I understand that Captivity has garnered a huge amount of free publicity from the controversy, but is it too much to expect the movie studio to at least pretend to respect the public? Replacing the billboard with a self referential message regarding the banned billboard is almost a slap in the face. It’s akin to them saying “look what we did.” Again, I’m personally all for this new billboard, but I’m just trying to look at it from the perspective of a parent who complained. Am I wrong?
Update: If you’re looking for the BANNED Captivity Billboard Photo, click here.Â
What happened to Elisha Cuthbert’s career? She had a good part in one of the best series on television (24, at least in the first season – cougars aside). She left to pursue a movie career and has since starred in nothing but crap. We have a glimpse at the poster for her new movie Captivity.
Roland Joffï¿½’s film is a shameless SAW rip-off. Don’t believe me? Read the official synopsis:
A man and a woman awaken to find themselves captured in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them psychologically mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.
Still don’t believe me? Check out the unreleased Captivity trailer below.
Not only is it a rip-off, but it’s a bad rip-off. Although, I must admit that the poster is really cool. But not enough to make me want to watch the film. As always, left click for a higher res version.
Captivity gets a limited from AfterDarkFilms on May 18th 2007.