Wednesday, 9 January 2013

"Twilight" y Tyler Perry lideran las nominaciones a premios Razzie

Vampiros, un hombre travestido y un padre holgazán acapararon las nominaciones a las peores películas e interpretaciones cinematográficas en 2012, según anunciaron el miércoles los premios anuales a lo peor de Hollywood, un día antes de que se conozcan las candidaturas a los Oscar.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2”, la última entrega de la serie de vampiros adolescentes, opta a 11 premios Razzie, mientras que la comedia de Adam Sandler “That's My Boy” sobre un padre que se reúne con su hijo abandonado se llevó ocho candidaturas.

El actor, director y guionista Tyler Perry se llevó varias nominaciones, incluyendo Peor Actriz por su papel travestido como Madea en “Madea's Witness Protection”, Peor Actor por “Good Deeds” y “Alex Cross”, y Peor Director por “Madea” y “Good Deeds”.

Los Razzie, que entregan estatuillas doradas con forma de frambuesa, se crearon en 1980 como respuesta a la temporada de premios de Hollywood, que culmina cada año con los Oscar a finales de febrero y que los organizadores consideran un festín de zalamería de la industria.

La entrega de este año volverá a su fecha tradicional la víspera de los Oscar, el 23 de febrero, tras la celebración de la gala el año pasado el día 1 de abril, similar al Día de los Inocentes en España.

Los Razzie se deciden por votación de 650 miembros de la Fundación Golden Raspberry, y unas 48.000 votos en reseñas de películas de la página Rotten Tomatoes.

Sandler no podrá repetir su éxito del año pasado, cuando la comedia “Jack and Jill”, en la que interpretaba a los protagonistas masculino y femenina, barrió en las 10 categorías.

Entre las nominadas de este año a Peor Película están “That's My Boy”, “Twilight”, la cinta de ciencia ficción “Battleship”, la película familiar “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” y la tragicomedia de Eddie Murphy “A Thousand Words”, en la que la historia deja al cómico casi mudo.

Una ausencia notable es la cinta de aventuras y ciencia ficción “John Carter” que según su productora Walt Disney costó unos 200 millones de dólares.

Nicolas Cage se llevó dos nominaciones al Peor Actor por “Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance” y “Seeking Justice”, y compite con Murphy por “A Thousand Words”, Robert Pattinson como el vampiro Edward Cullen en “Crepúsculo”, Sandler y Perry.

Por su parte, la ganadora de dos Oscar Barbra Streisand fue nominada a Peor Actriz por la comedia “Guilt Trip”, mientras que la chica de moda Kristin Stewart tiene dos candidaturas, por sus papeles como protagonista en “Twilight” y “Blancanieves y la leyenda del cazador”. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sydney man tells jury of dismembering girlfriend

A SYDNEY man has told a jury he used a power saw to cut up his girlfriend's body after she hit her head on a coffee table when they fell during an argument.

Neal Richardson said he panicked after realising Kiralee Grant was dead as he thought "police are going to definitely think I have killed her''.

"Then I did what I did in the bathtub,'' he said in the NSW Supreme Court today.

Richardson, 45, denies murdering Ms Grant, 41, in April last year, but he has admitted dismembering her body and dumping her remains on a NSW rural property.

The crown has said Ms Grant, a prostitute who lived with Richardson at Malabar, was due to give evidence against him on April 19.

He had been charged with assaulting her in October 2009.

Richardson told the jury he loved Ms Grant but was trying to curb her excessive use of alcohol and drugs.

On April 17, she was "extremely intoxicated'', had taken tablets and wanted to return to Kings Cross, but Richardson said he did not want her to go.

After she started to hit him trying to get past the front door, "I pushed her hands away from me'', he said.

"We both fell over and she smashed her head on the coffee table in the lounge room and she remained on the floor and she didn't move.''

He became distraught, as "my girlfriend is lying there, dead, changing colour''.

Because of the assault charge against him and recent occasions when police had pulled him over, Richardson said he panicked and took Ms Grant into the bathroom.

"I went to the laundry and got a power saw and dismembered her body, because I was initially just going to dispose of the body, but I was fearful of being seen taking the body out of the unit.''

Richardson said he started on Ms Grant's feet and "worked my way up'', cutting pieces that would fit into garbage bags.

His barrister Graham Turnbull SC asked if he could still "see'' what he had done.

"I see it every day, several times a day. That image is instilled in my mind,'' he said.

Mr Turnbull asked if Richardson had killed Ms Grant to stop her going to court.

"No, she never had any intention of going to court,'' he replied.

Ms Grant had asked his forgiveness for making false claims and had told him she would not go to court and the charge would be dismissed, he said.

Richardson said he had never struck Ms Grant, but agreed he had tied cable ties around her wrists and ankles - at her request - on the night of the alleged assault.

Ms Grant had been drinking, had taken tablets and told him she wanted to be with her murdered twin sister, he said.

Richardson said Ms Grant had told him her sister was murdered in Brisbane in 1991, that she'd had cable ties around her hands, wire around her body, her head had been half severed and from the waist down she had been burned.

''(Ms Grant) wanted me to kill her in a similar way to the way her sister was murdered,'' he said.

Richardson said he tied the cable ties around her ankles and wrists because he was concerned about the neighbours and her yelling.

"It seemed to calm her down,'' he said, adding that he later unclipped the ties and they went to sleep.

Source http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/sydney-man-tells-jury-of-dismembering-girlfriend/story-e6frf7kf-1226195926451