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And the 2011 Razzies Nominees Are…

And the 2011 Razzies Nominees Are… (photo)

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Thirty-one years on, the Golden Rasberry Awards — a.k.a. the Razzies, the infamous awards for the worst movies of the year — remain a shockingly ramshackle operation. Their website looks like it’s from CompuServe circia 1995, and their official nominations announcements is rife with typos (unless they called “Sex and the City 2” “Sex & The City #2” just to throw in a sideways this-movie-is-shit joke, which, given the Razzies’ sense of humor, is entirely possible).

This remains part of the Razzies’ charm and a secret to their endurance. They’ve positioned themselves Hollywood’s bullshit detector; if they’d sold out to corporate sponsors that “We’re just passionate movie lovers, defending what we love” angle would be a lot tougher to maintain. And it lets them have some fun with their awards, too. Nobody else would give a Worst Screen Couple nomination for the wretched “Jonah Hex” to “Josh Brolin’s Face and Megan Fox’s Accent.” They deserve it, too.

If there’s one problem with the Razzies it’s this: they tend to pile on media punching bags regardless of their merit (or lack of merit, I guess). You see that this year with all the nominations for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” a film that’s boring, certainly, but not nearly as much of a trainwreck as the aforementioned “Jonah Hex.” Similarly, in the rush to give the admittedly putrid “The Last Airbender” as many nominations as possible, they’ve thrown it in the Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel category. But “Airbender,” based on an animated series, is none of those things. Basically they just do whatever the heck they want.

(Is it weird that I’d like more purity in awards for bad movies? It’s weird, right? I’m sorry. I take bad movies very seriously.)

Anyway, here’s the full list of nominees, with the aforementioned “Eclipse” and “Airbender” leading all films with nine nominations each. The losers will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday, February 26, one day before the Academy Awards.

Worst Picture
“The Bounty Hunter”
“The Last Airbender”
“Sex and the City 2”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
“Vampires Suck”

Worst Actor
Jack Black, “Gulliver’s Travels”
Gerard Butler, “The Bounty Hunter”
Ashton Kutcher, “Killers” and “Valentine’s Day”
Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “Valentine’s Day
Robert Pattinson, “Remember Me” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Worst Actress
Jennifer Aniston, “The Bounty Hunter” and “The Switch”
Miley Cyrus, “The Last Song”
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, “Sex and the City 2”
Megan Fox, “Jonah Hex”
Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Worst Supporting Actor
Billy Ray Cyrus, “The Spy Next Door”
George Lopez, “Marmaduke,” “The Spy Next Door” and “Valentine’s Day”
Dev Patel, “The Last Airbender”
Jackson Rathbone, “The Last Airbender” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Rob Schneider, “Grown Ups”

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Alba, “The Killer Inside Me,” “Little Fockers,” “Machete” and “Valentine’s Day”
Cher, “Burlesque”
Liza Minnelli, “Sex and the City 2”
Nicola Peltz, “The Last Airbender”
Barbra Streisand, “Little Fockers”

Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3D
“Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore”
“Clash of the Titans”
“The Last Airbender”
“The Nutcracker in 3-D”
“Saw 3D”

Worst Screen Couple or Ensemble
Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, “The Bounty Hunter”
Josh Brolin’s Face and Megan Fox’s Accent, “Jonah Hex”
The Entire Cast of “The Last Airbender”
The Entire Cast of “Sex and the City 2”
The Entire Cast of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Worst Director
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, “Vampires Suck”
Michael Patrick King, “Sex and the City 2”
M. Night Shyamalan, “The Last Airbender”
David Slade, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Sylvester Stallone, “The Expendables”

Worst Screenplay
M. Night Shyamalan, “The Last Airbender”
John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey, “Little Fockers”
Michael Patrick King, “Sex and the City 2”
Melissa Rosenberg, “Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, “Vampires Suck”

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
“Clash Of The Titans”
“The Last Airbender”
“Sex and the City 2”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
“Vampires Suck”

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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Artfully Off

Celebrity All-Star by Sisters Weekend is available now on IFC's Comedy Crib.

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Sisters Weekend isn’t like other comedy groups. It’s filmmaking collaboration between besties Angelo Balassone, Michael Fails and Kat Tadesco, self-described lace-front addicts with great legs who write, direct, design and produce video sketches and cinematic shorts that are so surreally hilarious that they defy categorization. One such short film, Celebrity All-Star, is the newest addition to IFC’s Comedy Crib. Here’s what they had to say about it in a very personal email interview…

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IFC: How would you describe Celebrity All-Star to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

Celebrity All-Star is a short film about an overworked reality TV coordinator struggling to save her one night off after the cast of C-List celebrities she wrangles gets locked out of their hotel rooms.

IFC: How would you describe Celebrity All-Star to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

Sisters Weekend: It’s this short we made for IFC where a talent coordinator named Karen babysits a bunch of weird c-list celebs who are stuck in a hotel bar. It’s everyone you hate from reality TV under one roof – and that roof leaks because it’s a 2-star hotel. There’s a magician, sexy cowboys, and a guy wearing a belt that sucks up his farts.

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IFC: What was the genesis of Celebrity All-Star?

Celebrity All-Star was born from our love of embarrassing celebrities. We love a good c-lister in need of a paycheck! We were really interested in the canned politeness people give off when forced to mingle with strangers. The backstory we created is that the cast of this reality show called “Celebrity All-Star” is in the middle of a mandatory round of “get to know each other” drinks in the hotel bar when the room keys stop working. Shows like Celebrity Ghost Hunters and of course The Surreal Life were of inspo, but we thought it
was funny to keep it really vague what kind of show they’re on, and just focus on everyone’s diva antics after the cameras stop rolling.

IFC: Every celebrity in Celebrity All-Star seems familiar. What real-life pop personalities did you look to for inspiration?

Sisters Weekend: Anyone who is trying to plug their branded merch that no one asked for. We love low-rent celebrity. We did, however, directly reference Kylie Jenner’s turd-raison lip color for our fictional teen celebutante Gibby Kyle (played by Mary Houlihan).

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IFC: Celebrity seems disgusting yet desirable. What’s your POV? Do you crave it, hate it, or both?

Sisters Weekend: A lot of people chase fame. If you’re practical, you’ll likely switch to chasing success and if you’re smart, you’ll hopefully switch to chasing happiness. But also, “We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game,” Young Thug.

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IFC: Who are your comedy idols?

Sisters Weekend: Mike grew up renting “Monty Python” tapes from the library and staying up late to watch 2000’s SNL, Kat was super into Andy Kaufman and “Kids In The Hall” in high school, and Angelo was heavily influenced by “Strangers With Candy” and Anna Faris in the Scary Movie franchise, so, our comedy heroes mesh from all over. But, also we idolize a lot of the people we work with in NY-  Lorelei Ramirez, Erin Markey, Mary Houlihan, who are all in the film, Amy Zimmer, Ana Fabrega, Patti Harrison, Sam Taggart. Geniuses! All of Em!

IFC: What’s your favorite moment from the film?

Sisters Weekend: I mean…seeing Mary Houlihan scream at an insane Pomeranian on an iPad is pretty great.

See Sisters Weekend right now on IFC’s Comedy Crib

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