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Rejoice, fans of ill-conceived ideas! Universal’s Dark Universe might still be alive! We all thought the Dark Universe would crawl back into the grave after the disaster that was The Mummy, but it looks like Universal’s monster franchise might still have some life left in it.

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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 »

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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Dark Universe dead

It was supposed to be a brave new world of gods and monsters, but Universal’s Dark Universe might be shuffling back to the tomb from whence it came. After the critical and box office failure of The Mummy, Dark Universe masterminds Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are departing the franchise, leaving the future of the Dark Universe uncertain. Is the Dark Universe dead?

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The Mummy Video Game

There was a time when video game tie-ins for major blockbusters were a foregone conclusion. Sadly, after too many video game companies and movie studios phoned in poor video game adaptations of movies, they’ve gone by the wayside and are mostly a thing of the past. But now a new video game tie-in has come along that just might be better than the movie that inspired it.

One of the year’s worst movies and most disappointing blockbusters is undoubtedly The Mummy. It was a wretched start to the new Dark Universe that Universal Pictures hoped would be the launching pad for a series of films that would remake classic monster movies like The Wolfman, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man and more. Therefore, we’re surprised to see that a 16-bit video game tied to the movie called The Mummy: Demastered looks like it will be fun as hell.

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The Mummy Honest Trailer

Even though Universal’s latest attempt to remake The Mummy only just came out this past summer, the movie was so painfully bad and forgettable that it feels like it’s been much longer. Thankfully (or maybe unfortunately), the folks at Honest Trailers are here to remind us of all the missteps taken by this tragically misguided attempt to turn The Mummy into an action adventure franchise. It’s full of bunch of lame setpieces you don’t care about, no scares at all, and one of the most boring, awful lead characters in a blockbuster that not even Tom Cruise can save.

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The Mummy deleted scene

It’s the movie extra you’ve all been looking forward to: a deleted scene from The Mummy! Just kidding, I know none of you have been looking forward to it.

With the coming release of Universal’s failed attempt to launch it’s shared Dark Universe on Blu-ray and DVD, fans of the Tom Cruise vehicle can get a sneak peek at a deleted scene that features the 55-year-old actor in all his shirtless glory.

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Kurtzman pic

Writer-director Alex Kurtzman is one of the two writers/producers overseeing Universal’s new Dark Universe and he kicked off the new world by directing The Mummy…which was panned by critics and underperformed in the states, but did very well overseas. It didn’t start off the Dark Universe with a bang, but Bride of Frankenstein and other Dark Universe titles are still coming. Just how involved Kurtzman is in those upcoming movies is now unclear.

Below, Alex Kurtzman talks about his uncertain future in the Dark Universe.

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alex kurtzman

It’s an age-old argument that directors fall back on: This movie is for the fans, not the critics.

Well, hate to break it to you, but critics are fans of movies too. And in the case of director Alex Kurtzman using this justification to defend his highly-reviled The Mummy, it seems like audiences aren’t too keen on it either.

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Lessons From The Mummy

Remember The Mummy? It hit theaters…*checks notes*…two weeks ago? Wow, time sure flies when you’re trying to forget you saw a certain movie.

The Mummy was sold as a film featuring Tom Cruise doing battle with a recently resurrected mummy, but mostly it sat there, lifeless and entirely void of any entertainment value, all thanks to a muddled script, slipshod editing, and bland direction. The film underperformed at the box office, an inauspicious start to Universal’s proposed “Dark Universe” franchise, which, for some strange reason, is supposed to turn the classic Universal Monsters into action heroes akin to the superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Mummy also ended up being one of the worst-reviewed films of Tom Cruise’s career, second only to Cocktail. Truly, this is a dark time for mummies and Tom Cruises everywhere.

What happens next? Where does Universal go from here? What lessons, if any, can Hollywood and Universal Pictures take away from this lifeless corpse of a film? Let’s light our torches, break the seal on this tomb and go exploring. 

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