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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' And 'Fantastic Four' Lead The Losers At Razzie Awards


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It’s the only awards show in town where no one wants to hear their name read out, the annual Razzie awards. The awards, which celebrate the worst Hollywood has to offer, took place last night (February 27th), with Fifty Shades Of Grey and Fantastic Four among the big winners, or should we say losers.

Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades of Grey took home five awards at the 2016 Razzies.

Fifty Shades of Grey took home five awards, with Jamie Dornan being named worst actor and Dakota Johnson worst actress, the pair were then together named worst screen combo. The film’s scriptwriter Kelly Marcel also nabbed worst screenplay.

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Michael B. Jordan: 'Fantastic Four Reshoots Were Tough'


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The 28-year-old played Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the Marvel film, which became one of the biggest box office disasters of 2015.

Problems reportedly arose between 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank during the production process, with major reshoots and script rewrites ordered, and Michael admits it was a tough time for the cast, which also included Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.

"Working on set is always difficult when you’re doing a project of that size, with those many special effects and CGI," he told Britain's The Independent newspaper. "A lot of parts were involved. Did it feel tough? Yeah, it felt tough, but you never know how it's going to turn out in the end.

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Fantastic Four Villain Fears Film Flop Has Affected His Career


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The actor, who played Doctor Doom in the movie, accepts the remake was not what it could have been, and although he was disappointed when the summer flop was savaged by critics and fans alike, he wasn't surprised.

But now Kebbell reveals the film roles offered to him dried up after the movie hit cinemas in August (15).

"As an actor, you're conscious that your career is at stake with each job, especially on these larger productions," he explains. "A film like that comes out, and I'm being sent maybe four scripts in a week, and those scripts go to zero when it doesn't come out successful (sic)."

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Kate Mara Refused To Watch Fantastic Four Due To Terrible Reviews


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The House of Cards star plays Sue Storm, The Invisible Woman, in the movie, which garnered a series of bad write-ups from critics and suffered disappointing box office sales in the U.S. following its release in August (15).

Director Josh Trank even attacked his own film on the eve of the release, tweeting, "A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would've received great reviews. You'll probably never see it. That's reality though."

Mara describes her director's actions as "highly disappointing" but insists she had a "good time" making the film despite a number of problems on set, telling British newspaper The Times, "It was a tricky shoot but you know... When you know when you're shooting it that a film isn't going to be what you want it to be (sic)? That was not the case at all."

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Fantastic Four Director Attacks Movie Studio Bosses On Film Release Day


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The superhero reboot hit U.S. theatres on Friday (07Aug15) and critics are already blasting the film, with Rolling Stone calling it "worse than worthless" and the New York Daily News suggesting the action film is "lame".

Overnight, Trank took to Twitter.com to defend his original vision for the film, insisting the finished product is not what he had hoped for.

He writes, "A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would've received great reviews. You'll probably never see it. That's reality though."

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Director Josh Trank Says Studio Is At Fault For Poor Reviews Of 'Fantastic Four'


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Director Josh Trank has taken action to distance himself from the critically derided reboot of Fantastic Four, appearing to claim that the studio, 20th Century Fox, was at fault for interfering with his “fantastic” vision of the movie.

The movie, which is the third such attempt to launch a big screen franchise out of the Marvel Comics tale, has been roundly panned by reviewers in the last couple of days since its August 4th premiere. Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan and Toby Kebbell, it currently holds a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the worst reviewed superhero movie of 2015 thusfar.

Toby KebbellToby Kebbell stars as the villain in the new 'Fantastic Four' movie

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Fantastic Four Director Defends Film


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Josh Trank has defended his vision for the new 'Fantastic Four' movie.

The superhero blockbuster has been released to scathing reviews from critics, but its director is insistent it's not completely his fault, claiming he had a ''fantastic version'' of the movie in mind.

Seemingly shifting blame to movie studio 20th Century Fox, he wrote on Twitter in a now deleted message: ''A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would've received great reviews. You'll probably never see it. That's reality though.''

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Fantastic Four Review

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Until the special effects take over in the final act, this is an unusually gritty, grounded superhero thriller, with characters who are so believable that the wacky science almost seems to make sense. This is Marvel's very first franchise, and the filmmakers are unable to resist the pressure to indulge in an overblown finale, and the digital mayhem they give into is oddly unexciting. So as an origin story, this film is more involving than most, but the superhero action itself feels rather limp.

It opens as an exploration of the school friendship between the misunderstood genius Reed (Miles Teller) and junkyard bully Ben (Jamie Bell), whose teleportation science experiment gets them in trouble. But Dr Storm (Reg R. Cathey) sees that their work solves a problem he has encountered in his own experiments, so he brings Reed to New York to join his well-funded, high-tech team. Working with Victor (Toby Kebbell) and Storm's children Sue and Johnny (Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan), Reed builds a full-size teleporter that succeeds in crossing over to another dimension. And Ben joins the crew for an illicit first voyage that goes spectacularly wrong, leaving Victor on the other side, while Reed, Ben, Sue and Johnny emerge with superpowers caused by altered DNA. The big boss (Tim Blake Nelson) immediately starts training them for military action, but Reed remains determined to make things right.

A strong cast helps all of this play out with remarkable introspection, letting each character develop an organic back-story that brings them together as an uneasy team. The inter-relationships are complex and engaging, veering from rivalry to camaraderie. Teller anchors the film with a layered performance as a smart, troubled guy who struggles to maintain friendships as he focusses on his work. Mara and Johnson add some feisty attitude, but it's Bell and Kebbell who provide the spark of personality that makes this crew so engaging. Then both of them become animated characters (Bell as The Thing and Kebbell as Dr Doom) without even a hint of the actors visible underneath. And the movie never quite recovers its momentum.

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Fantastic Four Depicts 'relatable' Superheroes


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Kate Mara insists 'Fantastic Four' depicts ''relatable'' superheroes.

The 32-year-old actress - who plays Susan Storm/Invisible Woman in the Marvel Comics-inspired movie - has revealed the upcoming film will show viewers the personalities behind their characters' powers.

She explained: ''We're trying to make these superheroes feel as relatable as possible. You get to know who Sue is before she has all these powers.''

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Fantastic Four's Josh Trank: The Original Films 'weren't Very Good'


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Josh Trank didn't like previous versions of 'Fantastic Four'

The 31-year-old director thinks Simon Kinberg's 2005 and 2007 adaptations of the comic book film - which starred Jessica Alba and Chris Evans - ''weren't very good'', and, for this reason, he understands why audiences are skeptical about his upcoming interpretation, starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.

Josh said: ''I get the skepticism going into it because the previous movies weren't very good. It's a very hard title to crack.''

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