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Tuesday, March 4, 2014


The Oscars were just bestowed.  Now come the 34th annual Razzies (golf ball-sized raspberry trophy is gold-sprayed and laminated, worth around $5).   And the losers are:
 I'll let you click on them if you're interested, but here are the lowlights:

1.  Collecting three awards was Movie 43.  I actually reported on this film a little more than a year ago and said:

I just saw the most pornographic, shocking, funny and surprising film I've ever experienced.  Did you know that Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Dennis Quaid, Halle Berry, Richard Gere, Emma Stone, Terrance Howard, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Jason Sudeikis, Gregg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, three real NBA stars and others, are all in this same movie?  No, not Les Miserables.  Nothing to do with a tsunami.  The title is Movie 43,  which got a Rotten Tomatoes review rating of 5%. (Which has now dropped to 4%.)

M43 won for Worst Screenplay, Worst Director (13 people were credited) and Worst Picture.

2.  Also with three Golden Raspberries was After Earth (got 11% from Rotten Tomatoes) with Will Smith as Worst Supporting Actor, son Jaden as Worst Lead Actor and the duo for Worst Screen Combo.  Arghhh....I gave it a B- rating, but I did say it was a weak movie with huge technical loopholes.  I also razzed director M. Night Syamalan, whose past few films have been "ignominiously embarrassing."

3. Kim Kardashian, in Tyler Perry's Temptation (15% Rotten Tomatoes reviewers rating) was Worst Supporting Actress, with Terry Perry himself in drag as Worst Actress.  This the only one of the four I mention I did not see.

4.  Earning Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel was the $250 million The Long Ranger,  (getting a 30 from Rotten Tomatoes) which has made just about $50 million.  In this turkey are Armie Hammer to the left and Johnny Depp as Tonto:

Junk, boring and bizarre.  That was terrible, but at least a Gold Tree is blooming near my campus office:

This a gold flower, which is yellow.

My sunset last night, which was about my last chance for a green flash, for, as the day gets longer, the Sun keeps moving to the right, and green flashes cannot be seen over land:


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