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'Grown Ups 2' leads Razzies worst-of list
By DERRIK J. LANG , AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Grown Ups 2" is making the most noise at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards.

The silly comedy sequel about four childhood friends starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade led the Razzie lineup Tuesday with eight nominations, including worst picture, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, lead actor for Sandler, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, supporting actress for Salma Hayek and director for Dennis Dugan.

Sandler is no a stranger to the Razzies, which launched in 1980 as a spoof of Hollywood's awards season. He won the worst actor trophy last year for the man-child comedy "That's My Boy," and his 2011 cross-dressing comedy "Jack and Jill" made Razzie history the year before with a record 10 awards, with Sandler winning both the worst actor and actress prizes.

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This year's other worst-picture nominees are the Wild West romp "The Lone Ranger" starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, Tyler Perry's holiday comedy "A Madea Christmas," sci-fi coming-of-age story "After Earth" starring Will and Jaden Smith, and comedy anthology "Movie 43" featuring the likes of Kate Winslet, Richard Gere, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.

"After Earth," "A Madea Christmas" and "Movie 43" are tied with six noms each. In addition to worst picture, screenplay and ensemble nominations, they're also in worst actor, actress and supporting actor slots for Will and Jaden Smith of "After Earth," Perry and Larry the Cable Guy of "A Madea Christmas," and Berry and Naomi Watts of "Movie 43."

The Razzies announcement comes ahead of Thursday's Oscar nominations. Winners for the 34th annual Razzies will be announced March 1, the night before the 86th annual Academy Awards. While far less star-studded than other award shows, past winners like Berry and Sandra Bullock have sometimes shown up in person to claim their gold spray-painted prizes.

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55Comments
Jan 15, 2014 8:19AM
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Let's get serious for a second. Nobody that rents this movie is expecting an Oscar winning performance. We rent/buy/attend this movie for laughs. That is what it is and was. I thought that it was entertaining and funny.
Jan 15, 2014 8:08AM
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The movie was not that bad. There was far worse movies released in 2013.
Jan 15, 2014 8:03AM
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I enjoyed this movie more than American Hustle.  That movie was a hot mess. 
Jan 15, 2014 8:41AM
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It's not supposed to be a "good" movie. It's supposed to be funny. And that it was. I thought it was hilarious.
Jan 15, 2014 8:06AM
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The first Grown Ups was ok, I guess, but the second one really had no plot and just tried too hard but I honestly didn't expect much from it so I wasn't really let down. I would think most others would've had similar thoughts on what the movie would be.

After Earth was dumb, I agree. I was let down by that one and hoped for something better. No other weapon than that staff?? Jaden also can't act, just because your dad and mom act doesn't mean you can. Would be nowhere if not for who mom and dad are.

The Lone Ranger, didn't think it was all that bad, not like the other two I list above, but it wasn't great either and there was room for improvement, I can agree to that.


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