2018 Razzies Winners

Since 1981, the Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzies, have been leading the way in nominating movies they consider to be the worst of the worst Hollywood has to offer. After all this time, the joke has kind of run its course, especially when the Razzies simply pick easy targets and don’t really bring much to the table when it comes to discussing the quality of cinema. But it’s Oscar weekend, so the “winners” of the awards honoring the worst in cinema have been announced, and the people want to know.

The 2018 Razzies winners have been crowned, and The Emoji Movie walked away with Worst Picture, the highest honors given by the Golden Raspberry Awards. But those weren’t the only awards won by the mindless, uninspired Sony Pictures Animation project. Find out all the honors The Emoji Movie rightfully and easily earned in the full 2018 Razzies winners list below. Read More »

Get Out sequel

Jordan Peele‘s Get Out came out almost a full year ago, but it’s never faded from the collective consciousness. Thanks to recent, much-deserved Oscar nominations, Get Out has catapulted back into the headlines again. In a recent interview during Academy’s Nominees Night, Peele said he’s given serious thought to a Get Out sequel. In another recent appearance, Peele also revealed that he decided to call his acting career quits thanks to The Emoji Movie.

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2018 Razzie nominations

Ugh, here we go. The “funny” Razzie Nominations have been announced, and as usual, they’re bad. Since 1981, the Golden Raspberry Awards have been leading the way in nominating movies they consider to be the worst of the worst Hollywood has to offer. These nominations are meant to be both tongue-in-cheek and “reward” bad films and bad performances, but often, they target movies that are misunderstood or simply bold. If anything, the nominations continually prove that the Razzies are kind of useless. The 2018 Razzie Nominations are below.

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Emojimovie: Express Yourself

Movie theaters may be slowly losing prominence in the American landscape, but they’re just starting to re-emerge in Saudi Arabia. The Middle Eastern country banned movie theaters in the early ’80s as a result of a conservative Islamist pressure to clamp down on public entertainment and the intermingling of men and women, but now the 35-year ban is finally ending.

Reforms led by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have been slowly easing old conservative restrictions, while still maintaining the country’s “moral values.” The first movies available at the makeshift movie theaters that stick by those values? The Emoji Movie and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

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Why Were So Many Major Animated Movies So Bad in 2017?

2017 animated movies

When I sat down to compile a list of the best animated movies of 2017, I realized that the selection was shockingly meager. Outside of Pixar and Disney, animation has never been the pride of Hollywood, often appealing to the lowest common denominator rather than stretching the limits of what animated storytelling can do. That’s a job for the foreign animated flicks or for the arthouse indie films. Mainstream animated films only have to keep kids occupied while their parents run errands.

But there was something exceptionally horrible about 2017’s mainstream animated offerings. Aside from CocoCars 3, and The Lego Batman Movie, Hollywood has had a pretty bad year for animated movies. Don’t remember what came out this year? The Emoji Movie, The Boss Baby, and Smurfs: The Lost Village, just to name a few. Now you see what I mean.

Compared to last year, which boasted fantastic widely released films from high-profile studios like Disney’s Moana and Zootopia and smaller studios like Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings, this year’s wide-release animated movies have little in the way of critical acclaim. How can there be such a difference in quality in one year? Let’s dive into it.

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The Emoji Movie Honest Trailer

When it comes to Honest Trailers, there are plenty of jokes made at the expense of the movies, even those that are largely considered to be great. But these movie mocking videos are the most fun when the movie at the center of the Honest Trailer is downright terrible. That’s why we’re happy to see The Emoji Movie Honest Trailer.

Described as “Taco Bell through a human centipede” right out of the gate, The Emoji Movie doesn’t stand a chance against the cavalcade of gut punches dished out to this wholly dumb animated movie. Read More »

flatliners trailer

Like any year, 2017 has had some truly excellent films, and then it’s also had some stinkers. As we approach the end of the year and enter awards season, get ready for more excellent films. For now, though, here come the summer runoffs – the films studios had no real faith in and dumped at the dead-end of September. Films like the Flatliners remake, which is now sitting at an uncomfortable 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, as the folks at MovieFone were kind enough to point out. Read more about the Flatliners negative reviews below.

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The Emoji Movie reviews

It’s a result that shouldn’t surprise anyone: Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie, which is in theaters today, is officially the worst-reviewed wide-release film of the year so far. While it earned the rare distinction of having a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes earlier this morning, it’s since been given a single “fresh” review, which has bumped it up to 3%. But that still makes the film the worst-reviewed major release of 2017.
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the emoji movie trailer

The Emoji Movie is a thing produced by human beings. Countless artists and animators toiled away to bring it into existence. It paid for medical bills and college tuitions. It kept a number of skilled people employed so they could pay their mortgages and put food on their table. Kids did not starve because The Emoji Movie exists. In that way, The Emoji Movie‘s mere existence cannot be written off entirely. Good job, The Emoji Movie.

But the new trailer for the actual movie? Yikes. This looks like exactly what we were dreading when the film was first announced.

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Smurfs

Today, Sony Pictures Animation held a panel promoting some of their future releases, including The Smurfs: The Lost VillageThe Emoji MovieStarHotel Transylvania 3, and the Spider-Man movie featuring Miles Morales. At the event, some casting announcements were made. Julia RobertsMaya RudolphSir Patrick StewartEllie Kemper, and others have joined some of the studio’s upcoming films.

Below, learn more about The Smurfs cast and The Emoji Movie.

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