• Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Meet Music's Next Superstar: Shia LaBeouf

    Last week, actor and LSD-enthusiast Shia LaBeouf and synth-pop duo Future Unlimited debuted the gloomy video for "Haunted Love" directed by none other than everyone's favorite Michael Bay leading man. LaBeouf has had many an odd foray into music video. From a thirty-minute musical of interpretive da ... More >>

  • Film

    May 8, 2013

    Uwe Boll, Worst Director Alive, Can't Get His Movie About Killing Wall Streeters to Open in New York

    The perennial worst director is gunning for the bastards -- and respect

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Adam Sandler Is A Genius, IMHO

    Bear in mind I loved Sofia Coppola in The Godfather III and enjoyed Pierce Brosnan's singing in Mamma Mia! But still, hear me out. Adam Sandler is roundly derided for putting out crappy, unfunny comedies which get scathing reviews and tons of awards--Razzies, that is. But I just saw Just Go With ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Broadway Hits Have Become Critic-Proof Like Movies!

    It used to be that a Broadway show that got raves would have a pretty good chance of being a hit and one that got trashed by critics would most likely fold. This was the complete opposite of movies, whereby something that got great reviews could easily flop if it didn't have mass appeal, while the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Twilight Film Gets The Most Nominations!

    Relax! I'm talking about the Razzie awards, for worst of the year. The latest vamp epic scored 11 nominations, making it the Lincoln of the Razzies (or maybe the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Could Nicole Kidman Get An Oscar AND A Razzie For The Same Performance?

    I discussed that in a spicy and informative webcam interview with's Tom O'Neil. I pointed out that Nicole Kidman is getting Oscar nomination buzz for her role as a human Barbie in The Paperboy, even though her perf wasn't terribly good--with the emphasis on terribly. Tom points out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    OK, I Finally Just Saw The Tourist!

    You know, the bizarre costarring vehicle for lippy Angelina Jolie and owlish Johnny Depp, and I can't believe it not only didn't sweep the Razzie Awards for 2010, it wasn't even nominated! Someone had to have been paid off! (Which would also explain its Golden Globe nominations for Picture, Actor, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Joan Collins, A Dwarf, And A Nun

    They were all in my living room last night thanks to a trashy 1975 movie called The Devil Within Her, a tacky ripoff of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist starring the inimitable Joan Collins. The London-set film starts with Joan having trouble popping out her baby, who is pried out of her and turns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Adam Sandler Turd Sweeps The Razzie Awards

    It's beyond The Artist. The Adam Sandler starrer Jack and Jill--in which he played both a guy and his annoying twin sister--has won every single category in the Razzie race, designed to honor the year's rottenest non-achievements du cinema. It's bagged all 10 awards, topping the eight once nabbed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Battlefield Earth: Still Making the World Safe From Scientology Nearly 12 Years Later

    Last night, I noticed this excerpt from a Canadian interview show, and boy, did it bring back memories. It's a priceless reaction by actor Kim Coates when he's asked about Battlefield Earth by CBC show host George Stroumboulopoulos (who mercifully goes by "Strombo"). I mean, imagine having that mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    Army Officers Killed Over Quran Burnings In Afghanistan; Occupy Town Square Set For Tompkins Square Park Today; Subway System Sees Injury, Death

    Two U.S. Army officers were killed at their desks in Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Saturday by a junior intelligence officer. "We believe it was 100% linked to the Quran burning because of the religious background of this junior officer. He spent two months in a Pakistani madrassa," an Afghan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Worst Film Actor of The Year?

    Here are the top choices, according to the experts at, where they've been predicting the Razzie nominations with a combination of glee and dread. Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill Ryan Reynolds for Green Lantern and The Change-up

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    It's Sarah Palin vs. Adam Sandler For Worst Actress of the Year!

    Those two screen icons are perched high atop the experts' predictions for who will get Razzie nominations for Worst Actress of 2011. Sarah is a contender for The Undefeated, which is a documentary, but I guess she still acted in it. And Adam is being touted for doing some badly recei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    I Saw Abduction! Oy Vey!

    A friend was desperate to see Abduction, despite it's 5 percent rating on -- or maybe because of it. The Tuesday night showing at the Chelsea Clearview surprisingly turned out to be sold out, but he bought tickets from a scalper outside. (And she was weirdly self-defeating, cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Eddie Murphy As Oscar Host: Waaa!

    David Shankbone/Wikipedia​I'm not thrilled about Eddie Murphy being chosen to host the next Oscars. First the good news: After the last telecast with poor, defeated Anne Hathaway and James Franco totally at sea, they're smart to go back to a comedian, someone with a standup background and so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Please Welcome Nick Murray, The Village Voice's New Clubs And Music Listings Editor

    Some exciting changes around the office: Starting now (well, Friday really, but we wanted to give him a day to settle in), Nick Murray—former Voice music intern, Bronx block-party attendee, Razzie enthusiast, and Bieber-flick sleuth, among other things—is taking over as Clubs and Music L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Top Five Music Videos Directed By Razzie Award "Winners"

    MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Angelina Jolie in a Michael Bay production. ​In the 30 years since MTV first hit the air, the music video has proven itself as a medium able to collapse high and low culture—or, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Top Five Music Videos Directed By Oscar Winners

    MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. ​Earlier today, we counted down the best music videos directed by people who took home (or, more likely, left at the podium) the Razzies' "Golden Raspberry" award for worst director. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Salem "Remix" Britney Spears, To Disappointing Ends

    What's the music industry equivalent of a Razzie--the top spot on our year-end worst songs countdown? 2010 honorees Salem may have just taken the top spot on this year's list with their "remix" of Britney Spears' apocalyptically catchy jam "Til The World Ends." It's hard to even call their version ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    'Sex and the City' Ladies Clean Up at Razzies

    ​Congratulations to the cast of Sex and the City 2 for winning a collective worst actress prize at the Razzies, the awards show that honors the worst in film. Now please stop ruining my favorite show. Other winners included Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Alba, for a bunch of movies that aren't re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Chaz Bono Proves Something About Transsexuals

    ​Chaz Bono has been promoting his documentary Becoming Chaz, which is apparently an educational effort about the life-changing transition Chaz made in leaving Chastity behind. But judging from the above-linked photos, what I'm basically learning is that not only do lesbians wear plaid shirts, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    The Golden Razzie Awards Are Homophobic!

    ​They must be! After all, three of their picks for Worst Supporting Actress of the year happen to be huge gay icons. Cher is up for Burlesque

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    Gene Simmons and the Whores He Admires

    Kiss-and-makeup with Simmons; trophy-boy update; chats in the middle of the Maddin crowd

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