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Friday, January 28, 2005


For Immediate Release


Halle’s Berry Bad CATWOMAN, Oliver’s Stoned Epic

ALEXANDER Lead 25th RAZZIE® Noms as 2004’s Worst



A Complete LIST of All Nominees Appears Below This Text



An Oscar® winner calamitously miscast as a cartoon character and a big budget epic that managed to be both historical and hysterical led the pack as Golden Raspberry Award Foundation members revealed their choices for 2004’s Worst Achievements in Film. Contenders for The Gala 25th Annual RAZZIES® were unveiled for the first time in a press conference celebrating both the Awards’ having reached the quarter century mark and the publication of Foundation founder John Wilson’s new book, THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE MOVIE GUIDE.



In addition to CATWOMAN with 7 nominations and ALEXANDER with 6, this year’s Worst Picture list also includes the inexplicable, astoundingly unfunny sequel SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2, Ben Affleck’s snowball-from-Hell yuletide “comedy” SURVIVING CHRISTMAS and the Wayans Brothers’ creepy, cross-dressing reverse-blackface farce WHITE CHICKS. Vying alongside Halle Berry for Worst Actress are Hilary Duff for CINDERELLA STORY and RAISE YOUR VOICE, Angelina Jolie for both ALEXANDER and TAKING LIVES and two pairs of risible siblings, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen for NEW YORK MINUTE and The Wayans “Sisters” for WHITE CHICKS. Besides Colin Farrell’s comically intense portrayal of ALEXANDER, the Worst Actor field also features last year’s “winner” Affleck for both SURVIVING and JERSEY GIRL, Vin Diesel in CHRONICLES of RIDDICK, Ben Stiller (setting a new record with FIVE titles) and one of several political figures garnering RAZZIE nods this year, President George W. Bush as himself in FAHRENHEIT 9/11, for which performance he is also nominating as Worst Screen Couple paired with either Condoleeza Rice and/or His Pet Goat. For their appearances in FAHRENHEIT, both Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld got Supporting nominations. And California’s current governor Ah-Nuld Schwarzenegger is also nominated as Worst Supporting Actor for his cameo as “Prince Hapi” in Worst Remake contender AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. “The Uber-Nator” is also one of the contenders for a Special Commemorative RAZZIE as one of five Worst RAZZIE “Losers” of The First 25 Years – eligibility for which was determined by having amassed the most nominations over the years without ever actually “winning” a statuette. There are also categories dis-honoring The Worst Comedy, Drama and Musical of the First 25 Years. A complete list of nominations is included in this press release.



Nominees were determined by mailing ballots to more than 650 film professionals, film journalists and film fans from 40 U.S. states and 15 foreign countries. Often called Tinsel Town’s tackiest Trophy, the RAZZIE Award itself is an intentionally cheapjack tchotchke featuring a golf-ball-sized, handcrafted RAZZberry atop a mangled Super 8 film reel that’s spray-painted gold and has an estimated street value of $4.97. Ceremonies will be held the now-traditional 24 hours BEFORE That Other Award Show: 7:30pm/PST Saturday, February 26 at the historic Ivar Theatre in Hollywood.



For more information on The RAZZIE nominees, RAZZIE history or THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE MOVIE GUIDE, please inquire to: HeadBerry@razzies.com





25th Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Award Nominations


WORST PICTURE



ALEXANDER (Warner Bros.)

CATWOMAN (Warner Bros.)

SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2 (Triumph Films)

SURVIVING CHRISTMAS (DreamWorks)

WHITE CHICKS (Columbia/Revolution)


WORST ACTOR



Ben Affleck / JERSEY GIRL and SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

George W. Bush / FAHRENHEIT 9/11

Vin Diesel / CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK

Colin Farrell / ALEXANDER

Ben Stiller / ALONG CAME POLLY, ANCHORMAN, DODGEBALL,

ENVY and STARSKY & HUTCH


WORST ACTRESS



Halle Berry / CATWOMAN

Hilary Duff / CINDERELLA STORY and RAISE YOUR VOICE

Angelina Jolie / ALEXANDER and TAKING LIVES

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen / NEW YORK MINUTE

Shawn & Marlon (The Wayans Sisters) / WHITE CHICKS


WORST SCREEN COUPLE



Ben Affleck & EITHER Jennifer Lopez OR Liv Tyler / JERSEY GIRL

Halle Berry & EITHER Benjamin Bratt OR Sharon Stone / CATWOMAN

George W. Bush & EITHER Condoleeza Rice OR His Pet Goat / FAHRENHEIT 9/11

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen / NEW YORK MINUTE

The Wayans Brothers (In or Out of Drag) WHITE CHICKS


WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS



Carmen Electra / STARKSY & HUTCH

Jennifer Lopez / JERSEY GIRL

Condoleeza Rice / FAHRENHEIT 9/11

Britney Spears / FAHRENHEIT 9/11

Sharon Stone / CATWOMAN


WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR



Val Kilmer / ALEXANDER

Ah-Nuld Schwarzenegger / AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAZE

Donald Rumsfeld / FAHRENHEIT 9/11

Jon Voight / SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2

Lambert Wilson / CATWOMAN


WORST DIRECTOR



Bob Clark / SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2

Renny Harlin and/or Paul Schrader / EXORCIST 4: THE BEGINNING

“Pitof” / CATWOMAN

Oliver Stone / ALEXANDER

Keenan Ivory Wayans / WHITE CHICKS


WORST REMAKE OR SEQUEL



ALIEN v PREDATOR (20th Century-Fox)

ANACONDAS: HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID (Screen Gems)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAZE (Disney)

EXORCIST 4: THE BEGINNING (Warner Bros.)

SCOOBY DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED (Warner Bros.)


WORST SCREENPLAY



ALEXANDER, Written by Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis

CATWOMAN, Written by Theresa Rebeck and John Brancato & Michael Ferris and John Rogers

SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2, Written by Steven Paul and Gregory Poppen

SURVIVING CHRISTMAS, Written by Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont and Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin

WHITE CHICKS, Written by Keenan & Shawn & Marlon Wayans and Andy McElfresh, Michael Anthony Snowden

and Xavier Cook




Special “Worst of Our First 25 Years” Awards



WORST RAZZIE LOSER of Our First 25 YEARS


Kim Basinger (With 6 Nominations Total)

Angelina Jolie (With 7 Nominations, including 2 for 2004)

Ryan O’Neal (With 6 Nominations Total)

Keanu Reeves (With 7 Nominations Total)

Ah-Nuld Schwarzenegger (With 8 Nominations, including 1 for 2004)


WORST ‘DRAMA’ of Our First 25 YEARS


BATTLEFIELD EARTH (2000)

THE LONELY LADY (1983)

MOMMIE DEAREST (1981)

SHOWGIRLS (1995)

SWEPT AWAY (2002)


WORST ‘COMEDY’ of Our First 25 YEARS


ADVENTURES of PLUTO NASH (2002)
THE CAT IN THE HAT (2003)
FREDDY GOT FINGERED (2001)

GIGLI (2003)
LEONARD PART 6 (1987)


WORST ‘MUSICAL’ of Our First 25 YEARS


CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC (1980)

FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY (2003)

GLITTER (2001)

RHINESTONE (1984)

SPICE WORLD (1998)

XANADU (1980)


NOMINATIONS PER PICTURE


CATWOMAN = 7 (Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Couple, Director, Screenplay)

ALEXANDER = 6 (Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay)

WHITE CHICKS = 5 (Picture, Actress, Director, Couple, Screenplay)

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 = 5 (Actor, Couple, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress 2x)

SUPERBABIES = 4 (Picture, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay)

SURVIVING CHRISTMAS = 3 (Picture, Actor, Screenplay)

JERSEY GIRL = 3 (Actor, Supporting Actress, Couple)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAZE = 2 (Supporting Actor, Remake or Sequel)

EXORCIST 4: THE BEGNINNING = 2 (Director, Remake or Sequel)

NEW YORK MINUTE = 2 (Actress, Couple)

STARSKY & HUTCH = 2 (Actor, Supporting Actress)



©2005, Golden Raspberry Award Foundation and John Wilson Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 09, 2005


CBLDF NEWS:
U.S. GOVERNMENT SEIZES PARODY COMICS AT CUSTOMS
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U.S. Customs seized copies of the anthology Stripburger (on their way
to Top Shelf Productions), charging that the stories "Richie Bush" by
Peter Kuper and "Moj Stub" (translated from the Serbian as "My Pole")
by Bojan Redzic constituted "clearly piratical copies" of registered and
recorded copyrights. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has retained
counsel to challenge these seizures. We'll have more to report on this
soon. For the full story, click here:

Yeah, I bet that's exactly why "Richie Bush" was seized at customs. That's why customs has never seized a crate of MAD magazines containing film, television or comic book parodyies at the Canadian border. That would also explain why Mel Brooks was never sued into bankruptcy by George Lucas for "Space Balls" or Universal for "Young Frankenstein."
If customs gave an ounce of crap about copyright infringements, they would blow torch any package from Malaysia that was shaped like or weighed as much as a DVD.

Chris

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Saturday, January 08, 2005


You have to wonder; if the tsunami tragedy had happened to the United States, would our administration think that this card was enough evidence to attack Magic The Gathering's Wizards of the Coast headquarters? And would we have seen a clip of CEO; Peter D. Adkison haveing his mustache inspected 1000 times a day on FOX news? Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 06, 2005


Adolph Hitler’s favorite comic.
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Tuesday, January 04, 2005


Will Eisner, RIP (1917-2005)
Will Eisner passed away on January 3rd, 2005 at the age of 87 following quadruple bypass heart surgery.
What else is there to say?
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Another intentionally dumb submission I sent to Jim Valentino: The Techno Slug.
The only feedback I ever received for the “Techno Slug” was in the form of a question: “Why would a slug use flashlights as weapons?”
My response: “Oh, right. Slugs can’t see. Maybe he didn’t know they were flashlights (because he was blind). He would have just called them “hit sticks” if he’d had a mouth. I have no idea what his techno costume did.
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This was Techno Slug’s arch enemy; The Big Man. He was just a balding Solomon Grundy, with a dumb bracelet.
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Here’s a cover from the fourth issue of my first series: Rogue Satellite Comics, guest staring Flaming Carrot.
Below, is the only online review I could find of the book. The guy’s being fair. Everyone should have been confused. It was issue four of the book, and the third part of a three part story, and the publisher called it a “Special” instead of “issue four.” Oh, and some of the pages were printed out of order. I think I was twenty six when I wrote this, so that could have factored into it sucking, as well.
Rogue Satellite Comics Special Issue
[Modern Comics $2.95 US $4.15 CAN B&W]
Written by Christopher P. Reilly / Illustrated by Kevin Atkinson


You would think that something called a "special issue" would be a good jumping on pint for new readers. Not so for this comic. I wouldn’t have even picked it up but my retailer pointed out that Flaming Carrot made an appearance so I flipped through it and the since the art looked decent I figured what the heck.
The story revolves around a villain named Kingfish manipulating time. If most of the comic had focused on the few characters in the Kingfish sections of the book I might have been able to follow the story. As it was the action jumped from place to place throwing lots of characters into the mix and made for a very confusing read. The Flaming Carrot appearance was equally confusing and didn’t seem to have much to do with what was going on. I’m sure if I had all of the previous Rogue Satellite Comics issues I wouldn’t have been as confused and probably would have enjoyed the story.
The most positive thing I can say about Rogue Satellite Comics Special Issue is the artwork was good. There were certainly a lot of imaginatively designed heroes and villains.

I did get to work with Bob Burden (for about an hour) Posted by Hello


I had to just reprint this from Ben Towle's blog: "Best news EVER
January 4th, 2005
The Flaming Carrot is back!

One of my all time favorite comics series, The Flaming Carrot, originally published in the ’80s, is cranking up for a new run with Image Comics. To really bring back the feeling of those halcyon days of the 1980s, be sure to buy an extra copy so you’ll have one to read, and one to immediately hermetically seal in a mylar bag!" Here's a link to a ten page preview: http://www.flamingcarrot.com/FC/preview/index.html Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 02, 2005


The best shirt on eBay. Posted by Hello

Saturday, January 01, 2005


“I am curios (black)!”
What makes less sense; the cover or its title?
Further proof that comic book writers are typically as in touch with the times as Dick Cheney, still trying to further the Nixon agenda.
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Sometimes the Boxing Bucket sat in a Mr. Softie Deep Seat Executive Traditional office Chair, waving an angry fist at all who walked by, swearing that they would all buy his hibachi.
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