Hollywood is reveling in the box office returns for 2012, their biggest money-making year ever. But despite the high-grossing hits, there were way more major misses among the 727 titles released last year – movies based on recycled premises, re-working concepts that were already tired a decade or more ago, and which were the cinematic equivalent of re-treaded tires. Those are the films The Golden Raspberry Awards have been annually dis-honoring since 1980.
Nominees for the 33rd Annual RAZZIE® Awards, satirizing the Worst Achievements in Film for 2012, include several Repeat Offenders, returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing in the one Tinsel Town trophy derby no one wants to win. Adam Sandler is back, following up his record-setting 2011 RAZZIE® “winner” JACK & JILL with an even more off-putting “family comedy,” THAT’S MY BOY. Focused on a scofflaw dad who fathered (then abandoned) a son with his 7th grade teacher, BOY amassed a total of 8 nominations, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Sandler himself – while also grossing about half what JACK & JILL did. But Sandler’s misfire was topped by the final chapter in a franchise which has reliably racked up RAZZIE® nominations year- after-year: TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (or as RAZZIE® Wags call it, TWILIGHT: S.B.D. #2). The ultimate installment of the inexplicably successful series focuses on Shirtless Werewolf Jacob and his creepy relationship with the daughter of Sparkly Vampire Edward and Gloomy Goth Gal Bella. Together, the four face a final showdown that will determine the fate of Romantic-But-Boring Monsters everywhere. TWILIGHT #5 collected a total of 11 nominations, from only 10 categories. In addition to being up for Worst Picture and earning nominations for all 3 of its principal “actors,” it is also the first film ever to get dual Worst Screen Couple RAZZIE® nods, one for Edward & Bella and one for Jason & the child Renesmee (who share an onscreen relationship fraught with inappropriate overtones). In addition to TWILIGHT S.B.D. #2 and THAT’S MY BOY, Worst Picturenominees for 2012 include: The bazillion-dollar board-game-based box office blunder BATTLESHIP, the latest career-killing comedy from Eddie Murphy, A THOUSAND WORDS (which spent four years moldering in Paramount’s film vaults beforescoring a “Perfect ZERO” Rating at RottenTomatoes.com) and the lowest- grossing nationwide release of all time, THE OOGIELOVES IN BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE (which made a microscopic $47 per theatre on its opening night last August).
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