DVD Releases: April 25, 2011

The Tourist

Director: Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarc

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany

Burlesque

Director: Steve Antin

Starring: Cher, Christina Aguilera and Stanley Tucci

Chatroom

Director: Hideo Nakata

Starring: Aaron Johnson, Imogen Poots and Matthew Beard

Animals United

Director: Reinhard Klooss and Holger Tappe

Starring: Billy Beach, Jim Broadbent and James Corden

Enter The Void

Director: Gaspar Noé

Starring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta and Cyril Roy

Confessions

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima

Starring: Takako Matsu, Masaki Okada and Yoshino Kimura

Abel

Director: Diego Luna

Starring: Christopher Ruíz-Esparza, Karina Gidi and José María Yazpik

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31st Annual Razzie Awards: Nominations

Worst Picture

  • The Bounty Hunter
  • Sex & The City 2
  • The Last Airbender
  • Vampires Suck
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Actor

  • Jack Black (Gulliver’s Travels)
  • Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter)
  • Ashton Kutcher (Killers/Valentine’s Day)
  • Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  • Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Worst Actress

  • Jennifer Aniston (The Bounty Hunter/The Switch)
  • Miley Cyrus (The Last Song)
  • Megan Fox (Jonah Hex)
  • Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon (Sex & The City 2)

Worst Supporting Actor

  • Billy Ray Cyrus (The Spy Next Door)
  • Dev Patel (The Last Airbender)
  • George Lopez (Marmaduke/The Spy Next Door/Valentine’s Day)
  • Jackson Rathbone (The Last Airbender/The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  • Rob Schneider (Grown Ups)

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Jessica Alba (Machete/Little Fockers/The Killer Inside Me/Valentine’s Day
  • Cher (Burlesque)
  • Liza Minnelli (Sex & The City 2)
  • Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender)
  • Barbara Streisand (Little Fockers)

Worst Eye-Gouging Use Of 3D

  • Saw 3D
  • Clash Of The Titans
  • The Last Airbender
  • Nutcracker 3D
  • Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge Of Kitty Galore

Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble

  • Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter)
  • Josh Brolin & Megan Fox (Jonah Hex)
  • The Entire Cast Of Sex & The City 2
  • The Entire Cast Of The Last Airbender
  • The Entire Cast Of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Director

  • Jason Friedman & Aaron Seltzer (Vampires Suck)
  • Michael Patrick King (Sex & The City 2)
  • M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender)
  • David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  • Sylvester Stalone (The Expendables)

Worst Screenplay

  • The Last Airbender (M. Night Shyamalan)
  • Little Fockers (John Hamburg & Larry Stuckey)
  • Sex & The City 2 (Michael Patrick King)
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Melissa Rosenberg)
  • Vampires Suck (Jason Friedman & Aaron Seltzer)

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off Or Sequel

  • Clash Of The Titans
  • The Last Airbender
  • Sex & The City 2
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Vampires Suck

68th Annual Golden Globe Awards: Winners

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • The Social Network

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama

  • Natalie Portman – (Black Swan)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama

  • Colin Firth – (The King’s Speech)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • The Kids Are All Right

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

  • Annette Bening – (The Kids Are All Right)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

  • Paul Giamatti – (Barney’s Version)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role – Motion Picture

  • Melissa Leo – (The Fighter)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role – Motion Picture

  • Christian Bale – (The Fighter)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film

  • In A Better World

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • David Fincher – (The Social Network)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • The Social Network – (Aaron Sorkin)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • The Social Network – (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me – (Burlesque)

UK Box Office: December 24 – 26, 2010

1. Little Fockers – £3,035717

2. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – £929,958

3. Tron: Legacy – £486,065

4. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – £416,556

5. Tees Maar Khan – £319,870

6. Megamind – £303,861

7. The Tourist – £164,836

8. Animals United – £157,858

9. Arthur And The Great Adventure – £83,875

10. Burlesque – £81,574

Review: Burlesque (2010)

Burlesque is a predictable and cliched musical drama from writer-director Steven Antin.

The film centres on Ali (Christina Aguilera), a small-town girl who moves to L.A. and finds her place singing and dancing in a burlesque club run by a former dancer, Tess (Cher).

Antin’s script is utterly brain dead from the offset, devoid of any life or real character development and too heavy on inane cliches and much-too-obvious stereotypes. The dialogue is as insipid as the actors fumbling to deliver them.

On the subject of acting, Aguilera, in her first feature-film appearance, is forgettable as the wannabe Ali, while supporting actors in the form of Stanley Tucci, Cam Gigandet and Kristen Bell are left underdeveloped, despite their attempts at injecting some much-needed life and humour into the deplorable attempts at drama.

The strength of the film, therein, lies in the musical and dance numbers. If nothing else, it proves Aguilera has a powerful set of lungs, and even allows Cher the chance to make a low-key comeback with a pair of performances that, surprisingly, evoke the most emotion out of the whole production.

All in all, if it’s mindless entertainment, music and show-stopping dance numbers you’re after, then Burlesque may just be for you. If, however, you’re looking for an engaging narrative and characters you can emote with, try elsewhere.