Time for the 36th Golden Raspberry Awards (or Razzies). For those who don’t know what the Razzie awards are, there another awards show which take place around the Academy Awards (or Oscars) with the biggest difference being that instead of celebrating the best films of the year, it focuses on the worst films of the year. This is an award which films and filmmakers don’t want to win. Below are the nominations as well as my predictions. I’ve linked movies which I’ve seen to their respective reviews. I will admit that I haven’t seen as many as these movies as I have all the other nominated movies. I will update my predictions if I see more movies before the awards ceremony.
This one was kind of interesting since it features Julianne Moore with a French accent (spoiler alert). Maggie (Greta Gerwig) wants to have a baby on her own but things don’t go as planned when she falls in love with a man named John (Ethan Hawke) who is married to his volatile wife Georgette (Moore). When she begins to fall out of love with John, she tries to help John and Georgette get back together. This one looks like one of those smart kind of funny movies with good writing and interesting characters. A supporting cast featuring Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph doesn’t hurt either. Maggie’s Plan releases May 20th, 2016.
One thing I’ve always thought was lacking was movies about math. The only ones I can think of right now are A Beautiful Mind and Good Will Hunting. Here’s another one in The Man Who Knew Infinity. Indian mathematical prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) earns admission to Cambridge University during WWI, becoming a pioneer in mathematical theories under the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). The two inevitably have a strong relationship where they end up doing great things (educated guess here). I’ve always liked Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons so I’m willing to give this a try. Stephen Fry and Toby Jones are also in this. The Man Who Knew Infinity releases April 8th, 2016.