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Dayum, CRITICS are SPITTING FIRE over CATS: THE MOVIE

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Universal has pulled off the impossible. Fresh from the Cats debacle, they pick themselves up, go about their way, and enter 2020 with their first release of the new decade, Dolittle,  and it has a lower critical score than Cats! (and for the record, an even lower critical score than the lambasted 1967 Rex Harrison version of the same story)

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1 minute ago, CinemaInternational said:

Universal has pulled off the impossible. Fresh from the Cats debacle, they pick themselves up, go about their way, and enter 2020 with their first release of the new decade, Dolittle,  and it has a lower critical score than Cats! (and for the record, an even lower critical score than the lambasted 1967 Rex Harrison version of the same story)

So I guess that makes Eddie Murphy's version the definitive telling of the Doctor Doolittle story?

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1 minute ago, speedracer5 said:

So I guess that makes Eddie Murphy's version the definitive telling of the Doctor Doolittle story?

i guess. Doesn't seem like a very high bar, when the most acclaimed version of the story has a Metacritc score of 46, but there you have it. (Rex's has a 34, the new Robert Downey Jr version has a 28).

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On 1/10/2020 at 3:01 PM, CinemaInternational said:

This just in, the Razzie longlists have been revealed for 2019, from which the Razzie nominees will be culled...... 

Worst Film
Cats
The Fanatic
Glass
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Hellboy
A Madea Family Funeral
Rambo: Last Blood
Replicas
Serenity
Zeroville

Worst Actor
Gerard Butler / Angel Has Fallen
James Franco / Zeroville
David Harbour / Hellboy (2019)
James McAvoy / Glass
Matthew McConaughey / Serenity
Keanu Reeves / Replicas
Sylvester Stallone / Rambo: Last Blood
John Travolta / The Fanatic & Trading paint

Worst Actress
Hilary Duff / The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Megan Fox / Zeroville
Anne Hathaway / The Hustle & Serenity
Francesca Hayward / Cats
Milla Jovovich / Hellboy (2019)
Demi Moore / Corporate Animals (they always go after her though. It's like some cruel running joke)
Tyler Perry (As Medea) A Madea Family Funeral
Rebel Wilson / The Hustle

Worst Supporting Actor
Kyle Chandler / Godzilla, King of the Monsters
James Corden / Cats
Charles Dance / Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Oscar Jaenada / Rambo: Last Blood
Michael Madsen / Trading Paint
Sergio Peris-Mencheta / Rambo: Last Blood
Tyler Perry / A Madea Family Funeral (as “Joe”)
Tyler Perry / A Madea Family Funeral (as "Uncle Heathrow")
Seth Rogan / Zeroville
Bruce Willis / Glass

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain / Dark Phoenix

Cassi Davis / A Madea Family Funeral
Judi Dench / Cats
Lydia Hearst / The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Sasha Lane / Hellboy (2019)
Patrice Lovely / A Madea Family Funeral
Fenessa Pineda / Rambo: First Blood
Rebel Wilson / Cats

Worst Directing
Andrea Berloff/ The Kitchen

Michael Dougherty / Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Fred Durst / The Fanatic
Daniel Farrands / Haunting of Sharon Tate
James Franco / Zeroville
Adrian Grunberg / Rambo: Last Blood
Noah Hawley / Lucy in the Sky
Tom Hooper / Cats
Neil Marshall / Hellboy
M. Night Shyamalan / Glass

Worst Screenplay
Cats -- Screenplay by Lee Hall and Tom Hooper
Glass -- Written by M. Night Shyamalan
Godzilla, King of the Monsters --  Story and Screenplay by Max Borenstein, Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields
The Goldfinch--  Screenplay by Peter Straughan
The Haunting of Sharon Tate -- Written by Danial Farrands
Hellboy (2019) -- Screenplay by Andrew Cosby
The Kitchen -- Written by Andrea Berloff
Lucy in the Sky -- Screenplay by Brian C. Brown, Elliott DiGuiseppi & Noah Hawley
A Madea Family Funeral -- Written by Tyler Perry
Rambo: Last Blood -- Screenplay by Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone

Worst Remake or Sequel
Angel Has Fallen
Dark Phoenix
Glass
Godzilla, King of the Monsters 
Hellboy (2019) 
A Madea Family Funeral .
Rambo: Last Blood 

Worst Couple (some of these go beyond catty and venture into just plain nasty)
Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs / Cats
Jason Derulo & His CGI-Neutered “Bulge” / Cats

Megan Fox & James Franco / Zeroville
Godzilla & Any Flying, Fire-Breathing, Pagoda-Stomping Monster / Godzilla, King of the Monsters
David Harbour & Milla Jovovich / Hellboy (2019
Anne Hathaway & Matthew McConaughey / Serenity
Tyler Perry & Tyler Perry (or Tyler Perry) A Madea Family Funeral
Sylvester Stallone & His Impotent Rage / Rambo: Last Blood
John Travolta & Any Screenplay He Accepts

So many of these films I've never heard of (probably for the best) Which films had the most nominations? Seems like Cats and Rambo! Oh, I see this is just the preliminary list...

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5 minutes ago, Hibi said:

So many of these films I've never heard of (probably for the best) Which films had the most nominations? Seems like Cats and Rambo!

Cats had 10 mentions, Rambo and Madea had 8. Godzilla had 6.

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I'm not sure some of those films even played in my area.

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Bad theatre marquees: the sequel.

Annie, underneath that red wig, was full of evil....

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More detail than I needed to know....

 

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I'll still keep my Garlic close by.

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Sarcasm.

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Heavy on the movie references huh.

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i have no words for how bad this one is.

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Bad typo.

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Final line seems accurate on the ears

how-julia-roberts-won-an-oscar-photo-u2?

That attic is busy.....

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the perils of poster arrangement.....

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X-rated robots?

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12 minutes ago, Hibi said:

What a horrible combo.

Rambo and Madea, coming soon to empty theatres everywhere!

Roger Ebert's famous quote about Madea....

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Grandma Madea, who is built along the lines of a linebacker, is a tall, lantern-jawed, smooth-skinned, balloon-breasted gargoyle with a bad wig, who likes to wave a loaded gun and shoot test rounds into the ceiling. This person is not remotely plausible; her dialogue is so offensively vulgar that it's impossible to believe that the intelligent, sweet, soft-spoken Helen doesn't seem to notice. Madea at one point invades Charles' mansion, tells his mistress she is a ho (which is correct) and destroys all the furniture in his living room with a chainsaw she is able to find and employ within seconds. What's with this bizarre grandmother? She's like Moms Mabley at a church social. Did nobody realize that Grandma Madea comes from Planet X, would seem loud at the Johnson Family Picnic, is playing by different rules than anyone else in the cast, and fatally sabotages Kimberly Elise's valiant attempt to create a character we can care about?

 

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How many Madea movies have there been already?? Must be around a dozen or more. GET A JOB!!! There should be a law passed.

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10 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Bad theatre marquees: the sequel.

Annie, underneath that red wig, was full of evil....

IMG_0006.jpg

More detail than I needed to know....

 

j-photo-u1?w=650&q=50&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

I'll still keep my Garlic close by.

j-photo-u1?w=650&q=60&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

Sarcasm.

l-photo-u1?w=650&q=60&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

Heavy on the movie references huh.

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i have no words for how bad this one is.

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Bad typo.

k-photo-u1?w=650&q=60&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

Final line seems accurate on the ears

how-julia-roberts-won-an-oscar-photo-u2?

That attic is busy.....

VH-funny_movie_marquees_24.jpg

the perils of poster arrangement.....

VH-funny_movie_marquees_13.jpg

X-rated robots?

1999+-+Iron+Giant+Dick.jpg

ROFL!!! Love the 4 year old virgin. What do you expect???

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4 minutes ago, Hibi said:

How many Madea movies have there been already?? Must be around a dozen or more. GET A JOB!!! There should be a law passed.

10, plus an animated film and a cameo in another. I see that the chararcter, supposedly sworn off on the big screen is appearing in a final stage play called Madea's Farewell. If this little farewell tour continues for much longer, it is going to take up more time than Cher's famously endless farewell tour.

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3 minutes ago, Hibi said:

ROFL!!! Love the 4 year old virgin. What do you expect???

Exactly. At 4 years old, everyone is that way. They were just 36 shy of a full load....

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GAG. Then she'll rise from the dead.........

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1 minute ago, Hibi said:

GAG. Then she'll rise from the dead.........

First reaction to the ghastly prospect of a zombie Madea haranguing her soon to be victims with bad jokes before moving in for the kill.....

 

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16 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

First reaction to the ghastly prospect of a zombie Madea haranguing her soon to be victims with bad jokes before moving in for the kill.....

 

LOL! I'm happy to say I've not watched one! Not even on tv!

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Not that any of this relates to Madea or Cats, but if I was to state the worst movies i ever saw, I would pick the following 10. Please note that for the most part I try to avoid films I think I'll dislike, but Baby Geniuses (seen when i was super young and naive) was so bad I still remember the stench 20 years on.

  • August Rush
  • Baby Geniuses
  • Bless the Beasts and Children
  • Crash (2005) [Best Picture or not, I hated it]
  • Desire Under the Elms
  • Easy A
  • The Florida Project 
  • In Like Flint
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
  • Two Loves

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I predict  a sweep for CATS! Rambo might pick up Worst Actor......

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20 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

My least favorite wide-release movies:

  • Meet the Spartans (2008)
  • Epic Movie (2007)
  • Disaster Movie (2008)
  • Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
  • Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
  • Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
  • Where the Boys Are (1984)
  • Cool as Ice (1991)
  • Mannequin 2: On the Move (1991)
  • On Deadly Ground (1992)
  • Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
  • Ed (1996)
  • Batman & Robin (1997)
  • Ringmaster (1998)
  • Battlefield: Earth (2000)
  • Marci X (2003)
  • House of the Dead (2003)
  • A Sound of Thunder (2005)
  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Alone in the Dark (2005)
  • Ultraviolet (2006)
  • The Wicker Man (2006)
  • Norbit (2007)
  • An American Carol (2008)
  • Pan (2015)
  • Unfriended (2014)

That's not counting the many more low budget movies that were terrible - according to IMDb, I've seen 556 movies that I rated with a 1/10 or 2/10.

Marci X is currently on HBO on Demand. So thank you for the warning. I'll stay far away from that.

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21 hours ago, CinemaInternational said:

Bad theatre marquees: the sequel.

Annie, underneath that red wig, was full of evil....

IMG_0006.jpg

More detail than I needed to know....

 

j-photo-u1?w=650&q=50&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

I'll still keep my Garlic close by.

j-photo-u1?w=650&q=60&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

Sarcasm.

l-photo-u1?w=650&q=60&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

Heavy on the movie references huh.

j-photo-u1?w=650&q=60&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

i have no words for how bad this one is.

l-photo-u1?w=650&q=60&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

Bad typo.

k-photo-u1?w=650&q=60&fm=pjpg&fit=crop&c

Final line seems accurate on the ears

how-julia-roberts-won-an-oscar-photo-u2?

That attic is busy.....

VH-funny_movie_marquees_24.jpg

the perils of poster arrangement.....

VH-funny_movie_marquees_13.jpg

X-rated robots?

1999+-+Iron+Giant+Dick.jpg

I (for one) WOULD BE FIRST IN LINE FOR “THE IRON GIANT DICK.”

“ANNIE:SATANS MISTRESS” TOO!

(Although I really feel like that title belongs to Pippi Longstocking)

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Incidently, Wikipedia has this list of films considered to be the worst. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_worst. Seemingly it really begins to swell when you hit the 70s. But I really think that Mommie Dearest has enough fans, and Heaven's Gate and Ishtar have gone through such a reappraisal that they could all be eliminated from the list.

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Image result for annie orphan comic

Annie: Satan's Mistress would definitely spice up that story.  I mean Annie already looks the part, what with her lack of irises and pupils. 

"...The sun'll come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, the ritual has begun Satan's work is done, six six six number of the beast, sacrifice is going on tonight!"

It's a "Hard Knock Life" for sure.

 

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7 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Incidently, Wikipedia has this list of films considered to be the worst. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_worst. Seemingly it really begins to swell when you hit the 70s. But I really think that Mommie Dearest has enough fans, and Heaven's Gate and Ishtar have gone through such a reappraisal that they could all be eliminated from the list.

Reefer Madness has attained cult status, like the Ed Wood movies, which makes them "good" in some manner.  Lol.  I liked Reefer Madness and its insinuation that marijuana turns girls into "brazen hussies."

I'm not the biggest fan of sci-fi, but I love the bad ones of the 50s-60s.  They're much more entertaining than the good ones.

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1 hour ago, CinemaInternational said:

Incidently, Wikipedia has this list of films considered to be the worst. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_worst. Seemingly it really begins to swell when you hit the 70s. But I really think that Mommie Dearest has enough fans, and Heaven's Gate and Ishtar have gone through such a reappraisal that they could all be eliminated from the list.

I am genuinely OFFENDED that MOMMIE DEAREST is on this list. I mean I admit how some people could think it was maybe a somewhat mediocre film purely on mechanics and the disappointing ending, but I mean c’mon: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!

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1 minute ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

I am genuinely OFFENDED that MOMMIE DEAREST is on this list. I mean I admit how some people could think it was maybe a somewhat mediocre film purely on mechanics and the disappointing ending, but I mean c’mon: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!

I personally feel that Faye Dunaway should have been up for an Oscar, because she did an excellent job, much more nuanced than reputation might suggest.

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