Razzies Winners that Will Shock You

The Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies for short, is the equivalent of the Oscars, only for the worst [Type Category in Here] instead of the best [Type Category in Here]. This award show has been nominating and awarding prizes since the 1980’s to the worst actors, screenplays, movie soundtracks, movies, pictures and screen combos and while it may not be so well known as the Oscars are, you’d be surprised at the winning movies and actors (or rather yet, losing? We can’t make our minds up either) that have been graced by their golden statue. Here are some of the razzie winners that you would have never expected:

Razzies Winners that Will Shock You

Razzie Winners for Worst Actor

Presented to the worst actor that had starred in a movie in the previous year, this category was created in the 1980s and has only been picked up in person one in history, by Tom Green who had starred in Freddy got Fingered in 2001. Some of the “lucky” nominees for this category include:

  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Barbara Streisand (in drag)
  • John Travolta
  • Lorenzo Lamas
  • Peter O’Toole (yes, we couldn’t believe it either)
  • Richard Gere (not for Runaway Bride or Pretty Woman)
  • Al Pacino (…who would have thought?)
  • Tom Cruise
  • Prince
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Kevin Costner
  • Bruce Willis
  • George W. Bush (won, played himself in Farenheit 9/11)

The record for most Razzies (and most nominations) is held by Sylvester Stallone with four, but there are several other actors with multiple wins: Adam Sandler and Kevin Costner (each has three) and Pauly Shore (with two).

Razzie Winners for Worst Actress

The female equivalent of the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor, this prize was also first awarded in 1981, but since the award has a humorous nature, men playing women (actors in drag) are also nominated in this category. As with the men, there is also a record for most Razzies held by Madonna (five awards), followed by Bo Derek (three), Pia Zadora, Sharon Stone and Demi Moore with two. Other nominees have been:

Razzies Winners that Will Shock You

  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Morgan Fairchild
  • Kim Basinger
  • Liza Minnelli (also won)
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Whitney Huston
  • Uma Thurman
  • Julia Roberts
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Spice Girls (all 5 of them)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Charlize Theron
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Jessica Alba
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Kristen Stewart
  • Halle Berry

Worst Screen Couple

As weird as it may seem, this category holds contradictory winners and nominees. Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt tied for first position in 1994 as the worst couple (in spite of 2 Oscar nominations, a BAFTA win, 3 MTV Movie Award wins and many other wins and nominations) in the movie Interview with a Vampire. Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds won the same category in 1996 for the movie Striptease,  and in 1998, Leo DiCaprio and Leo DiCaprio (twin role) won the award (or did he win it twice?!) for the movie The Man in the Iron Mask, followed by hilarious others such as 1995s: Any combination of two people (or two body parts)  for the movie Showgirls,  entire casts for Sex and the City 2, Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan (“as the yang to her own yin”) in the movie I know Who Killed Me and Jaden Smith and Will Smith on planet nepotism in the movie After Earth.

All in all this award show is something way to underrated for the value of entertainment it offers so make sure to watch it constantly when it airs-you’d be surprised how much fun they can offer you.

Disney as you’ve Never Seen it Before

Artists nowadays allow themselves to be inspired by all there is around them and it’s no wonder that they sometimes combine what seem to be the most un-mixable elements in their work. But more often than not, in doing so, they offer viewers unique insights to not only themselves but also the world they imagine. Art has never been nor will it ever become a battlefield, no matter how grotesque some pieces may look and as art is the common ground that unites all human beings on a plane of appreciation and awe, let’s marvel together in the work of five artists that have chosen to utilize some of the most curious elements of inspiration, Disney, in new and hilarious ways.

Grumpy Cat meets Disney

There is virtually no one who has used the internet and has failed to hear about or stumble across Grumpy Cat. If by any chance you are someone who has no clue who Grumpy Cat is…well. You need to find out. Artist Eric Proctor decided that what Disney needed was a bit of Grumpy Cat in key scenes throughout their films and decided to add the forever disgusted feline in their illustrations. The result was both amusing and a testimony to his talent: his unique style, the quality of his work and his accuracy makes these pieces worth admiring:






X-Ray Princess

Chris Panda, a very talented French artist decided to also have a go at Disney illustrations by having them interact with one of the most relevant inventions in medicine: the X-Ray. He therefore went on to present Disney characters who he had X-Ray scanned, in order to show viewers the inner workings of characters that had us amused throughout our childhood. Characters like Ariel, Alice, Flounder, Bambi and many more have been given a new look:










Real Life Heroines

While some of us wanted to play together with Donald, Mickey and Minnie as we were children, a Finnish artist living in England, Jirka Väätäinen, carried his desire to bring his favorite Disney characters to life well throughout his adult years, so much so that he dedicated his photographic skills and talent to accomplish this. His work is comprised of several collages of images, which, when put together, make the animated character seem alive. Images that were created by this artist are already bringing him a lot of fame among enthusiasts of this technique, and we will surely be seeing much more of him as time goes by.






Somewhat Darker Wonderland

Kei Acedera, a remarkably talented digital artist has gone to some lengths to incorporate a great deal of emotion into her work. The creations she has published are not just spectacular because of her exquisite use of color, unending imagination and perfect use of light, but also because of her immense talent. She has been given the trust of Tim Burton in illustrating Alice in Wonderland, that of Disney Studios, Sony, Harper Collins and many more.



Is There a Sexy Side to Disney?

Last but not least on our list is Aida, a Ukrainian artist also on the search for fuller, richer and more realistic Disney characters, but who, as upposed to Jirka, decided to also add a bit of sass, color and sex-appeal to her creations. The result was something that led us to believe that Marilyn had met Snow-White:




Whether these artists have improved upon or just recreated Disney according to their own phantasies, one thing is clear: neither of them is missing talent or vision.

Three Star Wars Moments that Deserved a Scene in the Movie

The Starwars world has always been a reason for hype, but since Lucasfilm has announced that it would be disintegrating the entire expanded universe (which includes short stories, comics, cartoons, novels and every gaming universe created in Star Wars in the last 40 years) there has been even more hype. There are countless of stories in the Star Wars world. Some of them include green humanoid rabbits and talking mountains that you probably do not want to see, but some story-lines are so epically insane that they deserve a mention. It is actually too bad that you will never be able to see them on screen.

1. Jabba the Hutt’s Death Triggered Evil Murder Robots


Jabba the Hut is one of the most exciting, and in the same time disgusting super-villains in the Star Wars universe. As you can imagine he is also one of the most influential mobsters in the Galaxy, so his death was not taken lightly. As a matter of fact, entire inter-galactic mob-wars erupted after he died, but none was more amazing than the Hutt war droids that Jabba himself ordered to activate in the event of his death.

The droids were four in number, and they were hidden around Jabba’s stomping ground of Mos Eisley. Their mission was extremely simple: once Jabba died they were to stomp in all four directions, kill everything in their way and chant “We mourn for the exalted Jabba, we cry for the magnificent Jabba, we grieve for the illustrious Jabba.” We don’t know who else could have worshipped this slime-ball with a fetish for golden panties though.

2. The One-Armed Snow Monster – The Empire Strikes Back


You are probably already familiar with the “wampas” –those goat-horned demon ice bearers- which, at some point, attack poor Luke Skywalker. One of them gets its arm sliced off for this. We will probably never understand why Luke didn’t simply use his amazing laser sword to kill the thing, and decided to spend a night in its cave. Nevertheless, for those who sympathize with him for not finishing the job, they should know that the sneaky bastard comes back for a rematch. Believe it or not that poor wampa harbored a vendetta for a man it could barely see for years, until Luke finally decided to return to that god-forsaken planet.

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“And with its eyes fixed on Luke, its nemesis… the one-armed monster lunged for Callista, instead. (…) Putting all the Force behind his swing, Luke cleaved the one-armed snow creature in half. The dead monster continued to growl and gurgle as it lay smoking on the threshold of the shield door. “I thought I had done that a long time ago.” Luke whispered.

3. Cloud City Becomes a Thunderdome After Lando’s Departure


The Cloud City mining facility is strange enough as it is, but after Lando decides to abandon the place to join the rebellion, the facility devolves into a dystopian hamster cage. The human who has his brain directly connected to the Cloud City computer loses it when Lando leaves. There is actually a comic book dedicated to this event called “Coffin in the Clouds”. In it, Lando comes back to his beloved Cloud City to find a crazy Lobot, agitated workers and a lot of explosives.  In the end he manages to calm down Lobot, who ends up saving his life. Of course, their crash-land on the planet’s surface manages to tick off even more agitated workers, which Lando beats up to get what he wants.

We hope you liked the three most interesting moments that deserve to appear in the movie because they are funny, interesting or simply action-packed.

Source: www.cracked.com

Four Things You Didn’t Know About Spiderman

The Marvel Universe is filled with fascinating heroes, villains and adventures. Since the release of its latest movies (including Thor2) the audience has become even more interested in their stories. Nevertheless, even if he hasn’t appeared in many movies lately, one of the most iconic heroes of all time is Spiderman. Not only has he been featured in countless of films over the years, starring some of the best actors, but there are also tons of games, cartoons and toys withhim. The 9gag internet lore is also teeming with depictions of “Spuderman” and Spiderman memes. All of these things point to the importance and power of this character. No matter how much people think they know about him, there are more things to Spidey than what has been committed to celluloid. Let’s take a look at five things that you definitely did not know about Spiderman.

1.      He was a Ladies Man


Without a doubt, the most memorable depiction of Spider is that of the shy and socially awkward Peter Parker, as he originally appeared in the franchise. However, in the comics Spiderman is not at all the wimp who prefers to ignore ladies. Peter’s love life is actually surprisingly full.  One of the most exciting affairs he has is with Black Cat (also known as Felicia Hardy). Also, before his romances with Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane (the love of his life) he also had affections for Liz Allen. However, his adventurous life-style kept him from properly dating most of these women. Spiderman may have had a long relationship with Mary Jane, but it was interrupted several times during the years. During these breaks, he would often hang out with the hot and sensual Black Cat. The last mention in the list would be Charlie Cooper, the police officer who helped Spiderman even after figuring out his identity.

2.      Spiderman Dies


During the 90s Marvel was faced with bankruptcy, and in order to prevent this from happening it came up with a brilliant idea: to create a new set of comics, called the “Ultimates” which would appeal to both new, and old readers. For those who have been reading the story of Spiderman since he was 15, there were the regular comics, but for those who wished to read about fresh tales of young Spderman, the Ultimates were the best solution. At one point in this series of comics, Marvel actually ends up killing Spiderman.  After he fights The Green Goblin, he dies from his wounds, and his identity is revealed to the public. There is also a scene in which Iron Man’s Tony Stark drives his aunt to the funeral.

3.      He is a True Team Player


Besides the same taste in women, Spiderman has one more thing in common with Batman: he is a team player, but at the same time a lone wolf. While Batman prefers to stick to the shadows, Spiderman has a very flamboyant style of expressing himself. The image created in the movies is that Spiderman prefers his time alone, and usually looks for comfort with his aunt and family. However, in the Marvel comics, Spiderman becomes part of several teams (more actually than your average video). First of all he tried to join the Fantastic Four, but only succeeded a few years later, when the New Fantastic Four was created with Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk and Ghost Rider. He then joined up with The Outlaws, the Avengers, and has helped nearly every hero in the Marvel universe.

4.      Sometimes he Plays the Bad Guy


Spiderman may be considered a symbol of justice, but he is not always the hero. The latest story with him has also been the most controversial. What happens during the battle with Doctor Octopus is that Spiderman’s mind is infected with the mind of Doctor Octopus himself, while Peter’s mind is cast away from its body. Nevertheless, the Doc’s main objective was to prove that he is a better Spiderman than the original one. In the end, he sacrifices his own mind, and restores Peter Parker in order to protect his life work from the Green Goblin.

Three Strategical Flaws in Every Movie with Alien Invasions

Hollywood has provided us with a myriad of alien invasion movies in the past 70 years. Somehow, humankind has always been fascinated with the idea of extraterrestrial beings visiting us, although the possibility of this happening is close to zero, for many reasons, two of which are the fact that planet Earth isn’t as unique as we think (in the vast Universe there can be many planets that have similar solar systems and conditions to ours), and because invaluable resources can also be found on desolate planets. Regardless of the reasons of invasions, the silver screen always seems to end in disaster, for the invaders, of course. But how is it possible that an underdeveloped civilization (because this is usually the case) somehow manages to repeatedly crush aliens which are hundreds of years more advanced than us? Here are the strategical flaws that we have found.

1. They Usually Wait for a Counter-Attack


Almost all alien invasion movies follow the same pattern: there is an initial, unexpected attack during which the vast majority of humans are destroyed like ants under a jackboot. In the mean-time the aliens take a “vacation”, survivors run around screaming and the remaining military forces muster their forces. The best example in this case is Independence Day, where the aliens attack, then you watch one hour of plot-development around Will Smith who somehow manages to come up with a war-winning strategy. Another example is Skyline, where the aliens who have a giant tractor beam which can suck all humans decide to run around naked picking each human individually. So next time aliens decide to invade Earth, they’d better not wait around for Randy Quaid to insert himself through their mother-ship.

2. In God’s Name, Put some Clothes on


Is nobody else bothered by the fact that these genius, intergalactic warrior civilizations with laser shields, invisibility cloaks, tractor beams and a fleet of ships who evaporate people under their clothing don’t have clothes of their own? If you have a civilization as advanced as this, you simply can’t skip on the important stuff, and by these we are not referring to the latest fashions, but you simply cannot invade a foreign planet (which probably does not have the same living conditions as your own) with your junk flying along. Without a doubt the best example in this case is Signs. Many people laughed at the idea that they died because of water. In their defense, it wasn’t their fault that water was fatal to them, but it was their fault that they did not properly protect themselves against it. You simply cannot visit another planet without researching beforehand.

The invasion in War of the Worlds might seem better-thought out, but at a closer look you can see the same major problem. Although their shields are immune to bombs and bullets they somehow find it a good idea to start prancing about in their birthday suit while stuffing their faces with everything, like unsupervised toddlers. Of course, they eventually die from the cold. The same thing happens with E.T. Even if we are inferior beings, we still know that we shouldn’t eat or drink questionable things, or exit our houses naked during winter.

3. Never Attack America First


Attacking the most developed military force in the world is like punching a mugger in the knife. Sure, it may make sense get rid of the strongest opposition and not meet any other resistance during a war, that of course, if you are an American screen-writer, but in reality wars are very different. If you’ve ever read a history book you will know that most sieges were based on a simple rule: to rob the opposition faction of its most important resources, and watch it crumble to the ground. This rule can be applied during an alien invasion. In other words, instead of vaporizing the White House it would be more effective to attack countries that provide America and other military forces with raw materials (for example fuel). Once you have done this you can just wait around for riots to start out on the street, and the military to occupy its time trying to extinguish them. Then, and only then will you be able to crush the resistance.