I don't know about his last atrocities, but BloodRayne, House of the Dead, and Alone in the Dark were all 'tax write off' movies. They had to fail for his investors.
You know, I could tolerate a man liking video games and making bad movies, but he's making bad movies based on video games because he thinks (and insures) that they won't succeed. Wrong, just wrong.
EDIT, Oniya: The Producers, that's a fantastic movie.