The Golden Raspberry Awards 2013

Every year the Golden Raspberry “Razzie” Awards are presented the day before the Academy Awards. Here are this year’s nominees and some thoughts

Worst Picture:
“Battleship”
The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure”
“That’s My Boy”
“A Thousand Words”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II”

My thoughts: I suppose that I was lucky. The only one I saw was Battleship and it was awful but at least it was entertainingly awful.

Worst Actress in a Leading Role:
Katherine Heigl – “One for the Money
Milla Jovovich – “Resident Evil: Retribution”
Tyler Perry – “Madea’s Witness Protection”
Kristen Stewart – “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II”
Barbra Streisand – “The Guilt Trip”

My thoughts: I saw Resident Evil: Retribution. The Resident Evil series started off dumb and fun. It rapidly succumbed to entropy, with each installment becoming less coherent. Resident Evil: Retribution isn’t even a movie but merely a collection of scenes.

I haven’t seen any of the Twilight movies but Kristen Stewart is certainly terrible in Snow White and the Huntsman. One for the Money is currently available on instant Netflix.

Worst Actor in a Leading Role:
Nicolas Cage – “Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance” and “Seeking Justice
Eddie Murphy – “A Thousand Words”
Robert Pattinson – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II”
Tyler Perry – “Alex Cross” and “Good Deeds
Adam Sandler – “That’s My Boy”

My thoughts: Ghost Rider 2 was the worst film I saw in theaters last year. I found the original Ghost Rider bad but entertaining. Certainly Ghost Rider was ripe for a re-imagining. Sadly Ghost Rider 2 is even worse, oh so much worse than Ghost Rider.

As for the other Nicolas Cage vehicle, did Seeking Justice even get a theatrical release? Both Seeking Justice and Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds are available for your viewing displeasure on instant Netflix.

Worst Screen Couple:
Any combination of two cast members from “Jersey Shore” in “The Three Stooges”
Mackenzie Foy as Little Renesmee and Taylor Lautner in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II”
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II”
Tyler Perry and his drag get-up in “Madea’s Witness Protection”
Adam Sandler and either Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester or Susan Sarandon in “That’s My Boy”

My thoughts: Yay! I missed every movie in this category.

Worst Supporting Actress:
Jessica Biel – “Playing For Keeps / Total Recall”
Brooklyn Decker – “Battleship” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
Ashley Greene – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II”
Jennifer Lopez – “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
Rihanna – “Battleship”

My thoughts: Yes, those ladies in Battleship were pretty bad. Total Recall wasn’t awful – it was just utterly generic as was Jessica Biel’s performance.