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Monday
Jan012018

Random Realization

Carey Mulligan would have been a huge silent film star 100 years ago.

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Taking away racism, also Ruth Negga.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMe34

And Emma Stone.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

Jim Carrey.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

I don’t know, maybe if she were a better actress

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHuh

Carey needs a comedy.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStritch Bankhead

Now I want a Carey Mulligan/Ruth Negga silent drama and a Jim Carrey/Emma Stone silent comedy.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCash

Huh -- ouch.

Cash -- yes pleaze on both counts.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Michelle Williams -- 70 years ago.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCannon

OTT: The Razzies shortlist have been announced:

WORST ACTOR
(pick up to 5 of 16) (required)
Zac Efron / Baywatch
Tom Cruise / The Mummy
Johnny Depp / Pirates of The Caribbean XIII: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Will Ferrell / Daddy's Home 2 and The House
Tom Hanks / The Circle
Jamie Dornan / Fifty Shades Darker
Charlie Hunnam / King Arthur: Legend of The Sword
Dwayne (“The Rock”) Johnson / Baywatch
Tommy Lee Jones / Just Getting Started
Matthew McConaughey / The Dark Tower and Gold
Mark Wahlberg / Daddy's Home 2 and Transformers XVII: Last Knight
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WORST ACTRESS
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Kate Beckinsale / Underworld: Blood Wars
Katherine Heigel / Unforgettable
Dakota Johnson / Fifty Shades Darker
Felicity Jones / Collide
Jennifer Lawrence / Mother!
Amy Poehler / The House
Rene Russo / Just Getting Started
Emma Watson / The Circle
Naomi Watts / The Book of Henry
Tyler Perry / BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween
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WORST SCREEN COMBO
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Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions / FIFTY SHADES DARKER
Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions / Tranformers XVII: Last Knight
Any Two Tiresome Caracters / Wonder Wheel
Tyler Perry and Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig / BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween
Any Two Bad Moms / A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS
Any Two Obnoxious Emojis / The Emoji Movie
Tommy Lee Jones and Either Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman or The Rattlesnake in the Golf Bag / Just Getting Started
Any Two Characters in Speedos, Bikinis or Thongs / Baywatch
Tom Hanks and Emma Watson / The Circle
Johnny Depp and His Worn Out Drunk Routine / Pirates of the Caribbean XIII: Dead Careers Tell No Tales
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WORST SCREENPLAY
(pick up to 5 of 21) (required)
Fifty Shades Darker
Mother!
Baywatch
Daddy's Home 2
CHiPS
The Dark Tower
Just Getting Started
The Mummy
Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Wonder Wheel
King Arthur: Legend of The Sword
Pirates of The Caribbean XIII: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Circle
The House
BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween
The Emoji Movie
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Fifty Shades Darker
A Bad Moms Christmas
Baywatch
BOO 2: A Medea Halloween
Daddy's Home 2
Flatliners
Jigsaw
King Arthur: Legend of The Sword
The Mummy
Pirates of The Caribbean XIII: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Transformers XVII: Last Knight
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Kim Basinger / Fifty Shades Darker
Kristen Bell / Bad Moms Christmas
Sofia Boutella / The Mummy
Alexandra Daddario / Baywatch
Laura Haddock / Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Goldie Hawn / Snatched
Michelle Pfeiffer / Mother!
Susan Sarandon / Bad Moms Christmas
June Squibb / Table 19
Kate Winslet / Wonder Wheel
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WORST DIRECTOR
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Tyler Perry / BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween
Woody Allen / Wonder Wheel
Darren Aronofsky / Mother!
Nikolai Arcel / The Dark Tower
Michael Bay/ Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Luc Besson / Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets
Seth Gordon / Baywatch
Alex Kurtzman / The Mummy
Anthony Leonidis / The Emoji Movie
James Ponsoldt / The Circle
Ron Shelton / Just Getting Started
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WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
(pick up to 5 of 15) (required)
Javier Bardem / Mother! and Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Jim Belushi / Wonder Wheel
Russell Crowe / The Mummy
Josh Duhamel / The Institute, The Show and Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Mel Gibson / Daddy's Home 2
Anthony Hopkins / Collide and Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Ben Kingsley / Collide
Jude Law / King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
John Lithgow / Daddy's Home 2
Justin Timberlake / Wonder Wheel
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Mother!
Baywatch
Daddy's Home 2
The Dark Tower
The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
Just Getting Started
The Mummy
Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Wonder Wheel
Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets
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January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLeon

Carey Mulligan, Ruth Negga, and certainly Marion Cotillard would all excel in the silent era. Such beautifully expressive faces!

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

Ralph Fiennes
Paul Bettany
Maggie Cheung
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Emily Watson
Samantha Morton
Elizabeth Debicki

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

Thanks for those Leon! I hope Jlaw and Emma Watson both make the Worst Actress bottom 5, haha!

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Yep Emma, I hope Winslet gets her first Razzie nom. Not only she deserves it for that dreadful perf imo (And not going for that circus of campaign) but in recent years she has been in full automode. #sorrynotsorry

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLeon

I've never been a fan of her screen presence, but I thought she was excellent in Mudbound.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

Yes, I can see Carey Mulligan as a silent star in the style of Mae Marsh.

My vote would go to Noomi Rapace. It isn't just a look the silent stars had to have, they also had to convey the story through expressive movement. As well as the ringleted belles, there was sweeping melodrama and tragedy.

If you think of Noomi Rapace in "Prometheus" in the self-surgery scene (scream!!) the movement and vivid intensity of that scene conveyed the story, not the words.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Yes, absolutely. As would Julianne Moore (as evidenced by "Wonderstruck").

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterlylee

"WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Michelle Pfeiffer / Mother! "

Man, did i not like Mother! but YOU TAKE THAT BACK RAZZIES! YOU TAKE THAT RIGHT BACK AND SAY YOU'RE SORRY!

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgeT

Adèle Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color")
Emma Stone ("La La Land")
Scarlett Johansson ("Girl With a Pearl Earring")
Carey Mulligan ("Mudbound")
Octavia Spencer ("The Help")
Julianne Moore ("La vie en rose")
Marion Cotillard ("Wonderstruck")
Jennifer Hudson ("Almost Famous")
Ruth Negga ("Loving")
Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha")
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All them would be great silent actresses!

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Just ignore them. The Razzies are infamous for lumping in everything from a movie they loathe (like mother!), even when there are clearly superlative performances or elements (such as Pfeiffer or, say, Gina Gershon in Showgirls) that don’t deserve to be on their short/shit list. (Painting with a broad brush shows critical failings, not taste.)

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

Marion Cotillard was in Wonderstruck? Also, the notion of Jennifer Hudson in Almost Famous just blew my mind.

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

@Mareko
Sorry, I switched Moore and Cotillard (my mistake). And it's not Jennifer, it's Kate Hudson who appears in "Almost Famous". Maybe I'm still in alcoholic mode from New Year's Eve xD
The "correct way":
- Julianne Moore ("Wonderstruck")
- Marion Cotillard ("La vie en rose")
- Kate Hudson ("Almost Famous")

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Jennifer Hudson as Penny Lane is a movie that I need to see NOW.

Considering how underwhelmed I was by her in Dreamgirls, then how overwhelmed I was by her in Chi-Raq - basically, she's an actress that I need to see more of, moving forward.

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterkermit_the_frog

@Manuel - Agreed on Samantha Morton. Her performance in Sweet & Lowdown was fantastic.

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJames from Ames

Claire Foy, for sure, needs to be added to the silent movie star category.

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Samantha Morton should have won for Sweet and Lowdown

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

As much as Sally Hawkins is a dream in The Shape Of Water, I would have loved to see Carey in the role.

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKeegan

I've been hoping for a McQueen/Fassy/Mulligan reunion ever since Shame. Fassy got most of the accolades (not that he didn't deserve it since he gave a phenomenal performance) but Mulligan is also fantastic in that film. I want these three to come together on screen again and maybe in something not so damn depressing!

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Eugh I hate the Razzies with a passion, they're so negative and mean and do not hide their misogyny one bit!

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRami

Is it possible for the Razzies to jump the shark? If it is, they did with that Pfeiffer nomination.

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBruno

Is that shade?

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDavid S.

I really thought that Carey Mulligan would have fulfilled on the immense promise she showed in "An Education" almost TEN years ago! But sadly she hasn't. She should be on her third nomination, at least, by now. And her latest film is stolen by Mary J. Blige? Like, seriously?

January 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterWiggams

It's strange that with so much "love" that Baywatch is receiving (with potential nominations for Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario) and not see Jon Bass on the list who in my opinion is the worst of the cast. Come on Razzies, be more creative.

January 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHarmodio

I must admit that for me it's funny that many here were sure that Michelle Pfeiffer was going to be nominated to even win the Oscar for Mother (and I still know some believe she can be a surprise nominee) and in the end maybe nominate her for Razzie. Who'd say.

January 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHarmodio

I lurve Michelle Pfeiffer but that performance is not her Oscar return. She's equally wonderful and annoying in it (her, Ed Harris and the sons are effectively frustrating and obnoxious) but the movie as a whole is a tough sell. Plus, (spoiler), she disappears in the second act.

And yes, I thought Carey was going to be an Oscar perennial too. She had two really great shots with Shame and Suffragette (I personally would've nominated her for The Great Gatsby along with Joel Edgerton).

January 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStritch Bankhead

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