Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A Little Razzing over Razzies' 'Worst' Choices

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A Little Razzing over Razzies' 'Worst' Choices

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Byline: Matt Soergel

In all the excitement over the Oscar nominations, don't overlook the Razzies, those venerable awards for the worst achievement in cinema each year ( Their nominations were announced this week too.

It doesn't look like there's any slam-dunk winner for biggest loser in 2005. Not like past years, anyway, years that had Gigli and Battlefield Earth in the running. But if I had a vote -- I want a vote! -- I'd give Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo a hairy leg up on its competitors, The Dukes of Hazzard, House of Wax, Son of the Mask and Dirty Love.

I have few disagreements with those nominees. But I have to disagree with the nomination of Jessica Simpson for worst supporting actress in Dukes of Hazzard.

Did anyone at the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation actually see the movie? Especially that scene with the bikini . . .

And then they go ahead and heap indignities upon her by nominating Simpson and her Daisy Dukes short-shorts for Worst Screen Couple of the year!

Just consider this, though: If those elitists at the Razzies think Dukes of Hazzard was bad, what it would have been like without Jessica Simpson and her short-shorts?

A chill just ran through you right then, didn't it?

More awful movies: Speaking of Battlefield Earth, you might recall that it won seven Razzies five years ago. That's a pinnacle of ignominy scaled by only one film before it: Paul Verhoeven's stripper saga, Showgirls.

Now mark your calendars: Showgirls is coming to the San Marco Theatre this month, at midnight Friday, Feb. 24, and at 9:30 p. …

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