The new video on FunnyOrDie is co-directed by Hairspray director Adam Shankman and stars the biggest cast to ever grace one of the comedy site’s viral videos: Zac Efron, Thomas Lennon, Nicole Sullivan, Vanessa Hudgens, Justin Long, Nicole Ritchie, Joel Madden, Queen Latifah, Brody Jenner, Carmen Electra, Lance Bass, Brittany Snow, Jessica Stroup, Chelsea Staub, Jessica Rose, Ruta Gedmintas, Abby Pivaronas, Ryan Rottman, DJ Timbo, Mark Kvammsuck. The question is, why does the video suck so much?
I’m a huge fan and supporter of FunnyOrDie, and I understand their biggest videos have featured the participation of big name Hollywood stars. I’m sure this video will get record hits. Heck, it has Zac Efron, and in 2009, that’s almost as good as having that guy with the weird hair from Twilight. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know the reason I’ve liked FunnyOrDie’s videos is because they were actually funny, well written, and well produced. Eric Appel took things to a new level with Gobstopper. But this video just seems like they invited a bunch of semi-famous people to a pool party and tried to film a video around the participants. Lets hope this doesn’t become the norm.
I can imagine that someone went around Hollywood pitching this movie as “Home Alone meets Blank Check, but in a mall.” And it’s just that. Christmas in Wonderland is about three kids who just moved to to Edmonton with their Dad. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall they find counterfeit cash. They inadvertently help catch the crooks, and later make a discovery about Santa. The film stars Patrick Swayze, Carmen Electra, and Chris Kattan. James Orr isn’t a good director by any stretch of the imagination, but Mr. Destiny is one of my all time guilty pleasures (again, I agree – isn’t a good movie).
Does anyone know if the mall in the trailer actually exists? Is it in Edmonton? Because it sure looks like a lot of fun (the mall, not the movie). I’m surprised to see Yari Film Group are the ones releasing this film, as they are usually responsible for smarter niche films. Check out the trailer after the jump thanks to moviefone.
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The 2007 Razzie award winners (or should I say losers?) have been announced. Check out the results:
Worst Picture: Basic Instinct 2 (Sony/Columbia)
Worst Actress: Sharon Stone for Basic Instinct 2
Worst Actor: Marlon Wayans & Shawn Wayans for Little Man
Worst Supporting Actress: Carmen Electra for Date Movie and Scary Movie 4
Worst Supporting Actor: M. Night Shyamalan for Lady in the Water
Worst Director: M. Night Shyamalan for Lady in the Water
Worst Screen Couple: Shawn Wayans & either Kerry Washington or Marlon Wayans for Little Man
Worst Remake Or Rip-off: Little Man (Rip-off of the 1954 Bugs Bunny cartoon “Baby Buggy Bunny”)
Worst Prequel or Sequel: Basic Instinct 2
Worst Screenplay: Basic Instinct 2 (Screenplay by Leora Barish & Henry Bean, Based on Characters Created by Joe Ezsterhas)
Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment (New Category, Saluting the Celebs We’re ALL Sick & Tired Of!): RV (Sony/Columbia)
Here is a run down of Awards Per Picture:
Basic Instinct 2 [4 “Wins”]
Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Sequel, Worst Screenplay
Little Man [3 “Wins”]
Worst Actor, Worst Screen Couple and Worst Remake/Rip-Off
Lady in the Water [2 “Wins”]
Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Director
I think they’re being a little too hard of Lady in the Water. But then again, I was one of the few people who enjoyed the film. What do you guys think was the worst movies and performances of the year?