Monday, January 21, 2008

The Razzies

The flip side of the Oscars are worth paying attention to, even if they have an obnoxious, sneering quality too often - for example, the most notorious Razzie winner, Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, is not really a bad movie - it's a trashy art film, which is the next worst thing, apparently.

Anyway, I've seen two movies nominated for 'Worst Movie': I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and Norbit. Chuck & Larry is a clumsy movie, and since it's on a sensitive topic it opens itself more easily to ridicule, but like all Adam Sandler movies it's essentially good-hearted, and nicely progressive in its own meathead way. Norbit, on the other hand, is a horrible movie, full of Eddie Murphy's self-loathing and unredeemed misanthropy. The ironic thing is that, within the rancid structure of the movie, Murphy gives a pretty brilliant comic performance, better than his Academy-Award nominated performance in Dreamgirls.

Meanwhile, this attention makes me want to see I Know Who Killed Me - it sounds like it could be this year's The Wicker Man. And on that note...

3 comments:

cjkennedy said...

Wicker Man. Never. Gets. Old.

Harvey said...

"What was it the doctor said about my acute allergy to bees...?"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nTZj6gnrVPU

K. Bowen said...

Looking at that top photo, all I can do is think, "That's great makeup!"