Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve called out movies that actually deserved their Oscars, as well as movies that Oscar wrongly snubbed. For this week’s Roundtable, we’re going to take a look at movies that just plain had no business winning the trophies they took home. You better believe that there have been a bunch of those over the years.
This weekend features the typical mixed bag from the studios. Of the three big films opening, one is a fantastical ‘Twilight’ challenger, another is a high-concept mystery that I liked quite a bit, and the last is the third movie in a series that I cannot believe made it past the first entry. I’ve seen two of the films, and you can read my expanded thoughts elsewhere on this blog. But it’ll be a cold, dark day in Hell before I see ‘Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son’. I would doubt very much that the studio will even screen it for critics, anyway.
When the weekend started off, I thought that there was no way that anyone could cripple teen heartthrob Justin Bieber and his by-all-accounts-better-than-expected 3D concert movie ‘Never Say Never’. Well, I guess I shouldn’t have said never, because one of America’s favorite comedians came up and bested the feathery-aired sensation, taking the Number One crown.
We may like to gripe around here about all the mistakes that the Academy Awards have made over the years, but we also have to acknowledge that, every once in a while, Oscar gets something right too. For this week’s Roundtable, we’re going to try a little positivity. Here’s our look at some Academy Award winners that actually deserved their acclaim.
Variety is the spice of life, and there certainly is variety at the mutliplexes this weekend. From buxom babes to garden gnomes, the studios have you covered… Or not. Either way, there’s a bunch of stuff to see out there, whether you like it or not.
Last week, we asked you to pick this year’s Best Actor award. It only stands to reason that we’ll be asking you about Best Actress this time.