While we're all gearing up for the 2014 Academy Awards, there's a different sort of long-standing awards tradition that took place over the weekend: the Razzie Awards, which honors the best of the worst in film in each year. And this year M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith's 'After Earth' and the celeb-heavy ensemble anthology comedy 'Movie 43' took home the most prizes with three awards each.
The "Golden Raspberry" Razzie awards set out to do the opposite work of the Academy Awards and "honor" the year's worst films, and every year, they have plenty of material to work with. While 2013 may have been one of the best years for movies in recent memory, it was also home to enough deplorable junk to make this a fairly interesting (if not at all surprising) year for Razzies.
You would think that a movie starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Sudeikis, Seth MacFarlane, Richard Gere, Josh Duhamel, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris wouldn't have a hard time finding an audience. But things haven't been easy for 'Movie 43,' the sketch comedy movie that started filming back in 2010. Despite the all-star cast, the movie won't have any preview screenings before it opens in theaters on Friday. But to help convince you that this might be a funny movie, they've released on of the 'Movie 43' sketches online in full and you can watch it right now.
It might not be accurate to call the red-band trailer for 'Movie 43' "short and sweet", because while it is short, there's nothing sweet about it. It's only offers up about one minute of footage from the upcoming raunchy anthology, but it's enough to make you blush, gag or both.
Watch it after the break, knowing full well that it's NSFW.
Movies with many different segments are - by nature - hit and miss, but the star power alone in 'Movie 43' should make it a curio to be curious about. To whet appetites, they've released a red band clip which features (among other things) Jason Sudeikis checking out... well, see for yourself.
It looks like someone finally took up the mantle of films like 'Kentucky Fried Movie' and 'Amazon Women on the Moon,' because 'Movie 43' is a comedy omnibus that reminds of those scatter-shot but often hilarious sketch-based films. Actually, a lot of people took up that mantle. Like, half of Hollywood (47%) at least.