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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Proves How to Finish a Trilogy

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While not exactly a golden rule, it is known fact that if a movie does well in the box office, chances are good that it will be followed by sequel and more often than not, we’ve come to expect that the sequel won’t measure up to the original. Add a third movie to the mix and you’re just asking for trouble. With animated movies, the expectations are often even lower. (Is anyone really surprised that the Ice Age movies keep getting worse?) But sometimes, as is the case with the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies, we’re pleasantly surprised. Now you can add How to Train Your Dragon to that short list too.

One thing that DreamWorks Animation has understood about this series is that the story comes first, the hijinks come later. The very first Dragon movie proved that way back in 2010 with a strong story and with each chapter that has come after it, that story just keeps getting better. What started out as a cute kid’s story has become a powerful trilogy. We've seen these chara…

The 'Winning' Razzies for 2018

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Surprise, surprise ... Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan did not win the Golden Raspberry Award this year for Worst Actress and Worst Actor for Fifty Shades Darker, but the good news is they still have a chance next year for Fifty Shades Freed.

Perhaps less surprisingly is that The Emoji Movie was the big "winner" this year coming out on bottom for three different categories for the 38th Annual Razzie Awards. Not only did those little guys beat out Fifty Shades Darker for Worst Picture, they also beat out Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy and Baywatch.

Established in 1980 as a satire of The Academy Awards, The Golden Raspberry Awards honor the worst of the worst the evening before The Academy Awards.

And this year's losers are...

Worst Picture: The Emoji Movie
Worst Actress: Tyler Perry, Boo! 2: A Medea Halloween
Worst Actor: Tom Cruise, The Mummy
Worst Supporting Actor: Mel Giblson, Daddy’s Home 2
Worst Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger, Fifty Shades Darker
Worst Screen Combo: Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, The Emoji Movie
Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel: Fifty Shades Darker
Worst Director: Anothony (Tony) Leondis, The Emoji Movie
Worst Screenplay: The Emoji Movie
Special Rotten Tomatoes Award: The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It: Baywatch

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