The Golden Raspberry Foundation has revealed its nominations for the worst films and performances of 2009. The contenders for the latest batch of Razzies include most of the films you’d expect to see on the list: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Pink Panther 2 and All About Steve. All bad films, sure, but it seems like the list could be a little more interesting. Where’s The Informers, which is a total disaster? Where’s Amelia, the would-be prestige picture that drones on like the buzz of an airplane propeller?
Really, the only notable thing about this batch of Razzie noms is that Sandra Bullock could be one of those rare individuals to find themselves nominated for both a Razzie and an Oscar in the same week. We’ll see if that happens tomorrow morning, when the Oscar nominations down down. In the meantime, the Razzie nods are after the break. Read More »
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WALTZ WITH BASHIR
With its unique animated style and innovative approach to documentary filmmaking, Waltz with Bashir is a fascinating experiment, and one that proves to work very well in connection with the compelling, emotionally powerful subject matter (following one man’s attempts to remember what happened during an Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War). If you’re the type of person who feels the need to watch a documentary more than once, then by all means, this is well worth the purchase, but for everyone else, it makes for an essential one-time viewing.
Notable Extras: A director’s commentary, a Q & A with Director Ari Folman, and 2 featurettes (“Surreal Soldiers: Making Waltz with Bashir”, “Building the Scenes – Animatics”).
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