January 23rd, 2007


The TV Nerd's Monday Night Rundown

Yay, the Doctor is on Heroes! Also, it's always weird when a show goes on break for seven weeks, then comes back and the characters have different hair styles. And that better not be all they've got in store with the dinosaur painting - though I suspect it is. Poop.

Danny on Studio 60 is turning into the creepiest stalker since that guy macking on Mariel Hemingway in Star 80. Seriously, someone needs to tell him - or Aaron Sorkin - that he's not being romantic, just creepy. Really, really creepy.

Veronica Mars returns tomorrow night. Let's hope the new mystery arc isn't as sucktastic as the campus rapist arc. Or the school bus crash, for that matter.

27th Annual Razzie Awards

The Oscar nominations were announced today and, as is the case every year, so were the 27th Annual Razzie Award nominations. Where the Oscars celebrate the best in the year's cinema, the Golden Raspberries, or Razzies, celebrate the worst. And like the Oscars, you'll find a lot of the same movies appearing in different categories due to a lack of imagination. But since the worst is so much more fun to talk about than the best, here are the nominations:

Worst Picture

Basic Instinct 2
Lady In The Water
Little Man
Wicker Man

Worst Actor

Tim Allen, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Shaggy Dog and Zoom
Nicolas Cage, Wicker Man
Larry The Cable Guy (Dan Whitney), Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Rob Schneider, The Benchwarmers and Little Man
Marlon Wayans & Shawn Wayans, Little Man

Worst Actress

Hilary Duff & Haylie Duff, Material Girls
Lindsay Lohan, Just My Luck
Kristanna Loken, Bloodrayne
Jessica Simpson, Employee Of The Month
Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct 2

Worst Supporting Actor

Danny DeVito, Deck The Halls
Ben Kingsley, Bloodrayne
M. Night Shyamalan, Lady In The Water
Martin Short, Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
David Thewlis, Basic Instinct 2 and The Omen

Worst Supporting Actress

Kate Bosworth, Superman Returns
Kristin Chenoweth, Deck The Halls, Pink Panther and RV
Carmen Electra, Date Movie and Scary Movie 4
Jenny McCarthy, John Tucker Must Die
Michelle Rodriguez, Bloodrayne

Worst Screen Couple

Tim Allen & Martin Short, Santa Clause 3
Nicolas Cage & His Bear Suit, Wicker Man
Hilary & Haylie Duff, Material Girls
Sharon Stone's Lop-Sided Breasts, Basic Instinct 2
Shawn Wayans & EITHER Kerry Washington OR Marlon Wayans, Little Man

Worst Remake or Rip-Off

Little Man (rip-off of the 1954 Bugs Bunny cartoon "Baby Buggy Bunny")
Pink Panther
The Shaggy Dog
Wicker Man

Worst Prequel or Sequel

Basic Instinct 2
Big Momma's House 2
Garfield 2: A Tail Of Two Kitties
Santa Clause 3
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Worst Director

Uwe Boll, Bloodrayne
Michael Caton-Jones, Basic Instinct 2
Ron Howard, The Da Vinci Code
M. Night Shyamalan, Lady In The Water
Keenan Ivory Wayans, Little Man

Worst Screenplay

Basic Instinct 2, Leora Barish & Henry Bean, based on characters created by Joe Eszterhas
Bloodrayne, Guinevere Turner, based on the video game (This is sad. I went to college with Guin and think she's normally a really good writer.)
Lady In The Water, M. Night Shyamalan
Little Man, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, and Shawn Wayans
Wicker Man, Neil LaBute, from a screenplay by Anthony Schaffer

And this year the Razzies have added a brand new category, one I personally think is long overdue:

Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment

Deck The Halls
Garfield 2: A Tail Of Two Kitties
Santa Clause 3
The Shaggy Dog