It was 1981, the year of "Mommie Dearest" and "Wolfen."
And John Wilson had just about had it. He couldn't take another bad movie.
So to get back at those who create such dreck, he set up a cardboard box dais at his Oscar party, and started the very first Golden Raspberry Awards program.
It became known as The Razzies, for short.
Saturday, the Las Vegas resident will take the to the stage again in Los Angeles to celebrate the crème de la crème of questionable, dubious or just plain bad films of 2015.
Wilson talked to "KNPR's State of Nevada" about some of the worst of the worst over these last 35 years -- and wonders if he'll ever get invited to be a member of the Academy.
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“Fantastic Four” – Wilson: "Why are you remaking it? Everything seemed to go wrong with this movie. Word was out before it opened that it was bad."
“Fifty Shades of Grey” – Wilson: "I don’t get how you can take a book that is supposed to be incredibly erotic and exciting and edgy, and make it as exciting as cleaning the kitchen table on Sunday night. That movie was soooo boring!"
“Jupiter Ascending” – Wilson: "The one really great thing about that movie and he is nominated for an Academy Award again this year and he won last year – Eddie Redmayne plays this psycho king of outer space character."
“Pixels” – Wilson: "Adam Sandler. Short answer."
“Paul Blart, Mall Cop 2” – Wilson: "Why are you making another, unless it’s just to make money, which is not a good reason to do something creative? I don’t know why you’re making 2 when 1 wasn’t all that terrific, to be honest."
John Wilson, founder of The Golden Raspberry Awards (The Razzies)
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