With the Oscars taking over Hollywood tonight, the movie industry is buzzing. In it’s annual tradition, the anti-Oscars or, The Razzies revealed their list of winners (or losers depending on how you look at it) last night. In an almost clean sweep, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 took home seven out of the ten awards.
The vampire themed series took home Worst Director and Worst Movie among others. My favorite award winner of the night however has to be Kristen Stewart. The dead-panned actress won the award for Worst Actress not only for her skills (or lack there of) in Twilight but also for her role in Snow White and The Huntsman.
The ceremony took place at a Hollywood hotel by the Dolby Theatre where the Oscars will take place this evening. As expected, none of the evening’s award recipients made it to the event unlike Sandra Bullock who attended the ceremony in 2009 to accept her Razzie for worst actress in All About Steve.
It’s that time of year again and the 33rd Annual Golden Raspberry Award nominations (aka Razzies) for the worst achievements in film have been announced. The nominees were revealed in a video (which I have included below) featuring Razzie-players Glenn Simon and Kelie McIver!
In the entire list of categories, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 managed to get nominated in every single category, including Worst Picture. Also, Rihanna made her film debut this year in Battleship, but unfortunately for her managed to receive a nomination for Worst Support Actress. In her defense, that film also received a nomination for Worst Director, Worst Picture, Worst Screen Ensemble, and Worst Screenplay.
The actual ceremony will be held on February 23, 2013. Check out the list of nominees below and watch the funny video announcement as well.
Once again, TorrentFreak’s annual Top 10 list of most pirated movies surprises me. Last year, high-brow films like The King’s Speech and 127 Hours made the cut, while other blockbusters failed to crack the list. This year is no different. Obvious choices like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and The Avengers made the list at No. 10 and No. 4 respectively, but the flick that was the most illegally downloaded of 2012 is a bit of a shocker.
Believe it or not, the high school comedy Project X topped the annual list. With an estimated 8,720,000 illegal downloads, it earns the distinction as the most pirated movie of the year. The film grossed roughly $100 million during its run at the box office. It’s interesting to compare that to The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1‘s numbers. The vampire flick ranked at No. 10 with 6,740,000 downloads but grossed $712 million. Check out what else made the Top 10 list below.
Kristen Stewart and her blood-sucking crew once again ruled this weekend’s box office making it a three-peat for the final chapter of the Twilight franchise. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 added another 17.4 million to its impressive total. Landing in the runner-up slot (just barely) is the lastest James Bond flick which scored $17 million. Skyfall continues to increase its total as the biggest grossing 007 flick of all-time.
While Twilight and Skyfall continued their reign over the box office, a notable newcomer failed to create much excitement at the cash registers. Brad Pitt’s latest drama, Killing Them Softly, opened weakly with only $7 million. While critics were generally kind to the arty hit man flick, audiences were not. The film scored the very rare, and embarrassing, “F” from audiences via CinemaScore. OUCH. Someone might want to take a hit on whomever greenlit this project ;)
In other box office news, two Oscar frontrunners continued to impress. Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper had the highest theater average in the Top 10 and declined much smaller from last weekend’s Thanksgiving-inflated numbers than any other film. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck’s Argo crossed the all-important $100 million milestone in its 8th weekend of release. Check out what else landed in the Top 10 this week below.
This weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opened in theatres with an astounding estimated $141.3 million. This is the fifth and final instalment of the Twilight series was just above the $138.12 million start of last year’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and just below the $142.84 million start of 2009’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon. On it’s own, it was the eighth largest opening weekend performance of all-time, and tenth when inflation is taken into account.
Skyfall, which dominated the box office last weekend, came in second this weekend and brought in an estimated $41.5 million. That brings its total to $161.3 million so far. In third place was Lincoln, a Steven Spielberg-directed drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis that opened this weekend. Find out how much the film brought in and what other films make up the top 10 list below.
There have been so many good movies to see this month, although I haven’t made the time to see any of them. That being said, November holds several movies I want to see as well and there are some big ones on the agenda as well.
Given that October is the month of Halloween, most of the main scary movies are out of the way so none of the films on my list are going to make me scream. There are two highly anticipated films that I’m sure are going to dominate the box office, while there are three other lesser known or limited release films that I just want to highlight as well so you know they’re out there.
Find out what five movies are on my list for November below. What movies have you seen in October and which do you recommend? Is there anything in November that you’re looking forward to seeing that I did not include on my list of five? Share your thoughts and recommendations below.
A couple of months ago, posters of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner debuted online. Given that they’re the three main stars of the “Twilight” franchise, it only makes sense the studio used their images as part of the first promotional push for the last installment of the vampire films. Almost two months later, the secondary characters are finally getting their due.
23 character posters of those appearing in “Breaking Dawn Part 2” were unveiled during Comic-Con. As with all the previous films, the Cullen clan all receive their own images. Also in the graphic pack are those from the Denali clan and characters from all the covens, including the Egyptian, Irish, Amazon and Romanian ones.
Personally, I can’t wait for the “Twilight Saga” to die a true death. Sure, I’ve watched them, out of necessity because of our site, but they aren’t the best written films. The Harry Potter franchise is far superior and even with only one film under its belt, “The Hunger Games” is better than all the Twilight films combined. I’m probably going to receive massive hate from all the Twihards, but oh well… it’s my two cents. Check out all the brand new character posters below.
Last week, I was fortunate enough to chat on the phone with the beautiful and talented Tracey Heggins. Tracey has been blowing up in the media lately due to one upcoming killer part – the role of Senna in “Breaking Dawn Part 2.” But Tracey is more than just a vampire in one of the most popular franchises on the planet. Heggins is also an accomplished actress who recently gave the performance of her life in the short film, “Cherry Waves,” which is currently being shown at Outfest.
In the captivating short film, Tracey plays the role of Angie a lesbian street fighter. The story follows love, loss, and finding oneself set against the world of underground street fighting. In my interview, I got a chance to ask Tracey about this groundbreaking role as well as her time filming and working with the cast of Twilight. We also dove in to what’s next for Heggins including a little trip to Paris. Give a listen to our chat and check out the trailer for “Cherry Waves” below.