While everyone is anticipating to celebrate the year's best movies at the Oscars tonight, let us not forget those other less worthy cinematic endeavors.
At the 31st Annual Razzie awards, M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender "won" for Worst Director, Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor, and even Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D (that's a mouthful).
The other big winners of the night included Sex and the City 2, which took home Razzies for Worst Sequel, Worst Screen Ensemble and Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristen Davis all shared the dubious title of Worst Actress. Ashton Kutcher won for Worst Actor for both Killers and Valentine's Day and Jessica Alba won her fifth Razzie, winning Worst Supporting Actress for The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete, and Valentine's Day. Ouch.
Unfortunately, unlike last year when Sandra Bullock accepted her Razzie for her role in All About Steve, no one showed up to the festivals this year.
Visit the Razzies website to see the entire list of winners. Do you think the worst best pictures won? Who would you give a Razzie to? Posted 02.27.11 by reelz
The Golden Globe nominations are already out, and the Oscar nominations are forthcoming, but what about the Razzies — the awards show that celebrates the worst Hollywood has to offer? The LA Times reports that the nominating lists for the Razzies have been sent out and the shortlist for worst picture contains the following movies: The Bounty Hunter, Clash of the Titans, The Expendables, Grown Ups, Jonah Hex, Killers, The Last Airbender, Little Fockers, Sex and the City 2, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Vampires Suck, and Yogi Bear. (Keep your fingers crossed When in Rome, The Back-Up Plan, and Gulliver's Travels, you might still make it!) who else could "win"? >> Posted 01.05.11 by Ryan
Not that it will matter much or is even relevant to the hard-core fan base (i.e. women), but these male critics are not liking much about Sex and the City 2.
Posted 05.26.10 by reelz
"Critics will carp about the platitudes in the script and about the longueurs in the nearly 2 1/2-hour opus, but for the core audience, there will be no complaints about too much of a good thing."— Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"Many fans of the series will enjoy this wallow, just as they turned out for the first feature, although I wonder if anyone on the planet, including writer-director [Michael Patrick] King, honestly believes Sex 2 makes the most of its running time. The best episodes of the TV series were marvels of compression; here, for every amusing exchange, we're stuck with two more that run on three times longer than they should."— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Part of the action occurs in the desert, which inadvertently proves apt, since the oases of enjoyable moments — and they do exist — suffer from being spaced too widely in what's otherwise a long, arid trek."— Brian Lowry, Variety
"...the Sex and the City movies don't hold up to the TV show because they're awfully short on what made the program frequently special: its sweet, arguably idealistic vision of female friendship. Sex and the City 2 works when it remembers that ethos..."— Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"...(it's all) pretty thin gruel."— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-TimesSEE ALSO: Sex and the City 2: Sequel or Photoshopped Prequel?
Part of the appeal of Sex and the City has always been the fabulous four's lifestyle. Hollywood Dailies correspondent Naibe Reynoso took a look at "How to Live Like Carrie" and reported the following finds.
— Bag, Borrow and Steal
— HBO's Sex and the City store
— Win a call from Sarah Jessica Parker
In addition, Lola's Restaurant in West Hollywood has created five specialty cocktails (Glamour Gal, Blonde Ambition, Red Over Heels, Park Avenue Princess, and Mr. Manhattan) in celebration of the release of Sex and the City 2 and is giving away dinner and two tickets to the movie's premiere. They also shared the recipe for the Carrie-based martini with us:
Glamour Gal Martini
2 drops crème de cassis
1 tsp sugar
2 oz Skyy Vodka
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz fresh lime juice
Rim a martini glass with crème de cassis & sugar; set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Finish the cocktail with a drop of crème de cassis on top. Posted 05.20.10 by reelz
When it comes to the mix of movies being offered up, not much has changed since we previewed Summer 2010 blockbusters back in September 2009. The season is still packed with sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations, and 3-D.
Meaning, fans of action/adventure movies (11), comedies (8), and chick flicks (9) are in luck, as are parents looking for a way to entertain the kids (10). But the pickings are slim for horror fans (3) and those looking for some summer drama (6) or thrilling intrigue (5). Check 'em all out in our 2010 Summer Movie Guide. Posted 05.04.10 by reelz
With next-to-no plot points revealed in the first Sex and the City 2 trailer, we went searching the cast list hoping for clues. While none were to be found, we did stumble upon some casting choices that have us
The supporting cast list offers up possibly the most unlikely trio of women on the big screen: Miley Cyrus, Penelope Cruz, and Liza Minnelli. Seriously. Did they throw slips with the names of all famous women into three generational hats (or turbans) and randomly draw? Or is this some marketing-fueled attempt to expand the audience? And if so, could it possibly work? Weigh in by posting a comment below.
Given the wedding scene shown in the trailer, the rumor of a Stanford Blatch–Anthony Marentino union extravaganza with Liza as the "entertainment" seems a whole lot more likely. Posted 12.31.09 by reelz
The Sex and the City 2 trailer has landed online. It doesn't reveal any major plot points — Samantha is still trolling for hot guys (as you'd expect) and has added a purse-sized dog to her fabulous bag collection (which you wouldn't expect).
However, we do find out that it's two years later and that the girls take a camel-riding, drink-sipping vacation. We also get to see the movie's product-placement poster in action.
But again, we're having a hard time remembering the first movie's happy ending, with Carrie and Big back together 4-Ever. Why do we see Carrie in her old apartment not once, but twice, in this minute-long preview? It would seem there's more relationship trauma in store for the couple. Posted 12.29.09 by reelz
Look out! Cougar on the prowl!Remember Carrie's low-key wedding to Big at the end of Sex and the City? Well, we don't either but that's what we heard happened.
Anyhow, based on this teaser poster for the sequel, it looks like that marriage maybe doesn't work out. Besides, who wants to see a movie about Carrie and Big happily growing old together?
The poster is also noteworthy for being the first one we've ever seen with such obvious product placement. If anyone knows what Chanel paid to get their bag in there, drop us a line. Posted 12.10.09 by reelz
Cougars have gone mainstream. Not too long ago the term's vaguely creepy, overtly predatory connotations kept it from a wider embrace, but these days it's something to be proud about.
Last week, the sequel to Sex and the City began filming in Manhattan, and in two weeks the Courteney Cox-led Cougar Town comes to network TV. With this mainstream conversion well on its way, the definition of cougar has expanded to include "females over 40 and still hot enough to attract younger men." Sure, it's basically the same thing as a MILF, but with fewer children required.
So what better time to launch our First Annual Top 25 Cougar Actresses list? Rest assured, it's complete with the photos we know you came here to see. Posted 09.11.09 by reelz
Next summer can be summed up simply: Sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations, and 3-D. Wait a minute, that's how we summed up Summer 2009! And Summer 2008, too (well, except the 3-D part).
While there might not be a whole lot new in the mix, here are the 20 titles we'll be talking about next summer. Posted 09.03.09 by reelz