Mike Spiegelman tackles the top 5 worst Christmas movies made by major movie stars.
5. Robin Williams – Toys (1992) – Let’s begin twenty years ago when the creative force behind Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) released a Christmas movie. Director Barry Levinson and the late actor Robin Williams whipped up an original trailer where Williams riffed in costume and on set. The production looked mismatched and detached, Williams ranted on, but at least the trailer was 3 minutes long. The actual film departed from Levinson’s grounded family stories into a fairy tale about a toy factory threatened by the military. Williams runs the factory, his brother is LL Cool J, his love interested is factory drone Robyn Wrigh , and he drinks Pepsi Cola. The sets, despite their oversized parameters and bright colors, dull the action, even when there are explosions and floods in the final reel. Trevor Horn of the Buggles wrote the music, including holiday tunes that no one’s ever heard, which is ridiculous because, as Americans, we’ve heard every holiday tune ever recorded. Williams and Levinson later redeemed themselves when they made the even more insufferable Man of the Year (2006).
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What’s the only way Nic Cage and “Saving Christmas” can win an award this year? The Razzies. John Wilson and his Golden Raspberry Awards celebrate the worst movies of the year. The new Razzie nominees are in! John join us to talk about his favorite nominees this year and in the past. He reveals which celebrities have a sense of humor and who can’t take the heat. John also tells us about his “politically correct” change, the new category that everyone will love and some of the best/worst movies ever.
Nicko & I return to talk about the most ridiculous, cry filled “Celebrity Apprentice.” After a week off Nicko is fire and so ampt’ed about the crazy read head she forgot about making fun of Clay Aiken’s face.
Go to the “Proudly Resents” Facebook with your “Celebprentice”opinions. (look, I just made up a word.)
The Razzies , the Oscars for bad films, is under some heat. Gawker recently accused the group for only picking big named movies to get publicity. Others accused them of picking winners based on if the star of the film will come on or not (that was me privately to my friends).
But founder and Head Raspberry John Wilson shoots down those vicious rumors.
He does admit that he was approached by a publicist to rig the votes so the client would win. Hear the shocking response. John admits to swaying the voters by letting them know that the celeb will show if he/she wins. But he would never just fixed the votes. No hanging Chads here.
The Razzies have been getting some back lash, but let’s put in perspective, it’s a competition for the worst movie.
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Listen to older shows.
Dan Kois talks his obsession with the Razzies.
Last year I interviewed the Razzies founder John Wilson about the history of the awards.
Nicko talks Celebrity Apprentice week two. But mostly she insults me. We talk about bad plastic surgery and the fact that she doesn’t know the difference between “Star Trek” and Star Wars.” Also the perfect kids show, “Unicorn Transformers.”
Next week I’ll interview the head of the Razzies about the nominations and a writer from the Oscars will hopefully tell us the unused jokes and behind the scenes. If you have any questions to ask, email me. I’ll ask. I’m not afraid. Just watch me.
I didn’t get to do the other interviews this week b/c I’m shooting this show on Friday (behind the camera stuff) and last weekend was the 12 annual Sci-fi fest at Jeffy’s house. I’ll have a behind the scenes show about it in a couple of weeks.
Thursday March 1, in Los Angeles is the first Live episode of “Dream Tweet” the game show podcast. come to Bar Lubitsch on Santa Monica in LA. at 8:30. Say hi, laugh a little.
Chris Gore (From every podcast on itunes) picked “Logan’s Run” as his second favorite guilty pleasure movie. It’s great. Good plot, very cheesy effects (well models and toy trains) and tissue box robots. Apparently in the future, there are no bras. Gore is his hilarious self as he talks about the history of the film and his favorite parts.
This is the last part of a two hour interview we did a while back. This is the turkey sandwich after Thanks Giving. The best part in between some fresh bread.
Listen before that red dot tells you to die!
No more Gore..Actually we might tape a new show next Tuesday. Send us a recommendation.
Next week is a slightly longer show with TV’s Frank from MST3000. We’ll talk about “Valley of the Dolls.”
Former Grantland.com writer obsessed with the Razzies & Nicko returns to insult – on this special show. Since he was a small child, Dan Kois wanted to go to the Razzies. He wanted to see great men and women get awards for terrible movies and films. All year he’s been covering the bad movie beat in Grantland. Dan gets on the horn to talk to us. Dan talks front-runners, the overlooked and what should be the over looked.
Then Nicko stops by to insult and run. I’ve been getting a lot of requests to have her back on the show. We tried to do a live episode, but I couldn’t figure out how to make the thingie work. So it’s a hilarious self-indulgent 23 minutes of Nicko insulting me. It’s part one of our chat. Part 2-4 (all short) will arrive shortly. People asked for it, so I’m trying to leave in the whole conversation. She’s a hilarious.
Take a second and post the episode to your twitter, facebook, digg or whatever you got. Everything counts. All make a big difference. Have a Happy New Year!
Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill” has one fan. She’s on the show to talk about why she liked the panned flick and the death threats that followed her public love. Plus, a farewell to my tonsils. Your tearful goodbyes to the almost useless part of the throat. Crystal Angel (J&J lover) and Judith Benezra (normal person) join Adam Spiegelman. Listen here! Go to itunes!