Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Warner Brothers Has No Shame

Academy Award season is just around the corner, and this is the time of the year when studios start to pitch certain of their films that they feel may have a chance to bring home an Oscar. For the major awards, Best Picture, Best Actress, etc., we usually see art house films like Brokeback Mountain or films with a deep message in them like Crash take home the awards. Every once in a while you'll see an epic film like Braveheart in there if it's especially good. You can sort of tell what films will be nominated by how critics and the Hollywood press react to them.

Now does anything I've just described sound like it has anything even REMOTELY in common with Singerman? No, of course not, but apparently Warner Brothers didn't get that memo as they're now trying to sell Singerman as being worthy of an Oscar. (That's OK, I'll wait until you stop laughing uncontrollably.) If you click on the picture of the poster above you can see what I'm talking about. We could possibly see the film getting some consideration for some kind of obscure sound or visual effects award, but the ones on this poster?? C'mon, let's get real here folks. Singer for best director? I'm sure all the great ones leave millions on the cutting room floor. Routh for best actor? Did he even have 12 lines of dialogue in the film? Bosworth for best actress? BWWAAAAAHAAAAHAAAA!!!!! Best costume design? Maybe if the film was about a pleather clad scuba diver. Best original score? Shouldn't that be John Williams' name there instead of Ottman?

With all of the hilarity seeing that brought to us the other day, it made us think of a few awards that we might actually nominate the film for. Take a look and see what you think:
  • Best mutilation of a legend - Bryan Singer
  • Worst attempt at disguising the remake of a script - Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty
  • Worst miscasting of a lead actress - Bryan Singer
  • Worst on-screen chemistry between lead actors - Bosworth/Routh
  • Worst misuse of an otherwise talented supporting actor - Bryan Singer (Spacey)
  • Most unnecessary plot device that will weigh the franchise down like a lead weight - Super Kid
If you've got any others, we'd love to heat about them in the comments.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something's you are forgetting...Every movie studio does this with films that they feel have a chance to get a couple of nominations. I don't think they seriously think that BR and KB will get an acting nomination, but it doesn't hurt to ask..

And, regardless of what some of us want to believe, this film was one of the best reviewed movies of the year. Movies that get the majority of the critics to praise them usually get nominations.

Anonymous said...

this film has ZERO chance of getting one of those noms on that poster. Like SSS said perhaps they snag a nom for one of the technical aspects like sound or SFX, but there's no way this film gets a nom for one of those things listed on that poster.

As for the films being reviewed, yes it had overall positive reviews, though I think all the Rotten Tomatoes results are skewed by using internet reviewers like "Jo Blo" who have no input into things like this. There is however a difference between a film having a postive critical review and it being considered Oscar worthy. Oscars are a whole nother ball of wax and usually you see reviewers touting films or performances as being "Oscar worthy." You didnt see that with SR.

S.S.S. said...

As for the films being reviewed, yes it had overall positive reviews, though I think all the Rotten Tomatoes results are skewed by using internet reviewers like "Jo Blo" who have no input into things like this. There is however a difference between a film having a postive critical review and it being considered Oscar worthy. Oscars are a whole nother ball of wax and usually you see reviewers touting films or performances as being "Oscar worthy." You didn't see that with SR.

It's as if you're in my head. Agree 100%. Positive critical reviews are one thing, Oscar noms are a completely different level. Most films with positive critical reviews don't even sniff an Oscar nomination. It's only a select few that the Academy will select.

Anonymous said...

how many times can the same idiots state the "well everyone else does it!" logic? It doesn't make this any less laughable....

Anonymous said...

I saw this same crap a year ago with King Kong and i was laughing since that is filled with great effects but lousy acting just like SR.

Anonymous said...

"how many times can the same idiots state the "well everyone else does it!" logic? It doesn't make this any less laughable...."

If it is not unusual in any way what the fuck makes this so funny?

Anonymous said...

Liking Singerman is one thing but actually believing that this film actually begets an Oscar nom for anything other then sound editing is ridiculous, if that at all.

The only major award Routh/Singerman is going to be nominated for is a MTV Movie Award but the guy will probably end up losing that to Jackman/Wolverine.

Anonymous said...

"If it is not unusual in any way what the fuck makes this so funny?"

Your stance as an "Apologist" makes EVERYTHING you say funny. Or sad.

Take your pick, jackass.

Anonymous said...

You guys must have ignored the part about studios doing this all. the. time.

This is not unique to SR for christ's sake. Is the movie Oscar worthy? No. But there are aspects of the movie that are certainly nomination worthy..Sound Editing, and Special effects.

I agree that puting Routh/Bosworth up for CONSIDERATION for nomination is kind of ridiculous, but for all we know it's in their contract or the studio decided it would be in bad taste if they just didn't put every possible consideration up there.

Again, there is nothing strange or sad about doing this. Every studio does this. Saying it's pathetic is admitting how truly uninformed you really are.

Anonymous said...

I have a few ideas for possible nominations:

Most wooden and bland immitation of a legendary performance - Brandon Routh

Most poorly lit film (seriously, can anyone see what's happening most of the time without squinting?) - Bryan Singer

Most cliche dialogue written for a major fx film - Harris, and the other dude, I can't remember.

Most sleep inducing film of the year - Last year, King Kong won, this year it should be returns.

Ugliest costume - I have to say when you could get a good view of the thing out of all the darkness, it really looked like shit. I'm not exaggerating, the thing look like it didn't fit, like it was made for kids but an adult was wearing it and unforgivably makes superman look like a plastic doll.

Worst joke (dog eating) - this has to win worst joke category. Scooby dooby dooooo! Lex will eat youuuu!!!

Here's one I just think ranks high on the stupid scale. ---

Worst oversight in casting history - Forget the movie for a moment, yeah the script was garbage and needed a re-write... but forget that. How in the world, for fuck's sake, could you have parker posey and pigeon hole her into a weaker retreading of the tesscmacher-ish role... :( wtf? even saying the same dialogue. When she could act circles around Kate bosworth, and actually looks more like lois, kidder's as well though I personally don't mind if lois looked different. It just boggles the mind that you'd want a film to shadow the originals as much as this one and cast the perfect choice for lois as a cliche villain muse or sidekick, whatever... that just seems beyond a missed opportunity. It's something else.

Anonymous said...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

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Huh? what's a deathly hollow? I was skeptical, but it is confirmed on JKR's official website.

Ok, that was just for anyone who would care to know. Back to the fanboy catfighting.

Oh and merry fucking christmas. :)

Anonymous said...

"Again, there is nothing strange or sad about doing this. Every studio does this. Saying it's pathetic is admitting how truly uninformed you really are."

Perfect example of a lack of intelligence.

The whole POINT of the posting, and subsequent bashing of Singerman Peeps, is the idea THIS is the film WB attempted to nominate for the Oscars. The suckitude is THAT high for this turd.

Now everyone who ISN'T an "Apologist", let's count how many MORE conclusions this guy jumps to before he stops posting in here....

Anonymous said...

Again, there is nothing strange or sad about doing this. Every studio does this. Saying it's pathetic is admitting how truly uninformed you really are.

again, another jackass with the "everyone else does it" logic. It doesnt matter who else is doing it or the fact that the rest of Hollywood has no shame, it still doesnt make it any LESS funny to see BJ Routh put up for consideration for a best actor nod, or this gigantic piece of crap of a film put up for a Best Picture nod.

Anonymous said...

Hey, the guy is obviously not too bright, and saw an opportunity to "Defend" this "film".

We should pity him and his kind.

Anonymous said...

Sure, why not. Singerboys should expect ruthless attitudes in return for their own "My opinion is the only opinion" attitude I've noticed some have. Note I used the word "some." It's what jesus talked about once I believe; and we all know that singer says superman and jesus are like totally very similar and stuff. So Superman would be ok with it.

I'm here because I thought the movie was a disgrace to superman and a huge missed opportunity to do like Nolan and go all Batman begins on it. It's a shame too because the reason I've read that supposedly singer was assigned to superman was because WB was so impressed with Nolan's batman. Oops. I don't know what they were thinking... "play it safe?" "Well I guess we didn't know you were such a huge fan of donner, uh..." "Are you sure we should just ignore all these facts in the comic, Bryan?" etc... WB shoulders most of the blame in the end because they greenlit the stupid script. Whoever that person was or group of people that said "hmmm, let's make this script. lol, this part with superboy and the piano, oh the fans will love it..."

Actually maybe it'll get nominated for:

Worst abuse of a musical instrument on film.

Anonymous said...

Well, here's a category I'm SURE Singerman Peeps is a shoo-in for:

Best Stalker/Creepy Ex-Boyfriend

Singerman wins, hands down.

Anonymous said...

Lois is a whore, Clark sleeps with a chick, leaves her a single mom, hooks up with her again even if she is with someone, then stalks her. I don't know what Singer was trying to pull but he is brilliant.

Anonymous said...

The title of the film should have been "My Super-EX Boyfriend Returns".

Anonymous said...

Biggest FAG - Bryan Singer

Gayest movie of the year - Superman Returns

Anonymous said...

Worst Fanatical Fanbase: Singerman Peeps ("Apologists")

Anonymous said...

Worst excuses for a fanbase: Superman Returns haters.

Anonymous said...

Most full of shit person to create a BLOG: SSS

Richard said...
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Richard said...

And the Never read a comic book in their entire life award goes to...

;)

And I'm sorry I share my name with one of the Returns characters.

Anonymous said...

"Worst excuses for a fanbase: Superman Returns haters."

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you ANOTHER example of how STUPID "Apologists" are. If you dislike this shit-fest you are part of a "fanbase"??

What a fucking idiot.