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Jack's BackThe film I chose for today’s Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween was solely based off a recommendation or mention by a friend of mine after we had a conversation about actors from the 1980’s. I mentioned that one of the best to come out of the 1980’s was the one and only James Spader (Avengers: Age Of Ultron) and they brought up today’s film entitled Jack’s Back. Someone in Echo Park Los Angeles is committing murders in the same style as Jack The Ripper had done some 100 years before. John Wesford (Spader) one day happens to stumble upon one of the murders and is killed by the murderer. As he is being murdered, his twin brother Rick (also Spader) wakes up from witnessing this in his nightmare and decides that he is going to help find his brothers killer and solve the crimes that the police can’t seem to solve. The film also stars Cynthia Gibb (Death Warrant) as Chris, Jim Haynie (The Bridges Of Madison County) as Sgt. Gabriel, Robert Picardo (Gremlins 2: The New Batch) as Dr. Carlos Battera, Rod Loomis (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) as Dr. Sidney, Rex Ryon (Beverly Hills Cop) as Jack Pendler, Chris Mulkey (Captain Phillips) as Scott Morofsky, John Wesley (Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot) as Sam Hilliard, and the film was written and directed by Rowdy Herrington (Road House).

1988jacksback6I love how they infused crime and mystery into this horror film because it made the film very interesting to say the least. James Spader is as billed in this film and he is exactly what you would want from someone having to play two different people. The best part about this film as well is the fact that you think you know who the killer is for the most part, but they fool you in the end although I wasn’t fooled at all because I stuck with my first suspect. All of that is thanks to the writing department who also happens to be our director who did an amazing job on the film and I wouldn’t expect anything less from a man who brought us Road House. I loved the cinematography in the film as well and they did a good job at first not giving away any decisive evidence. I also loved the shots of Los Angeles that we would get especially seeing how close Echo Park is to Downtown LA. My only question that I had for this film is that if he murdered the correct number of women then why go for one more especially considering that the police believe that they have their guy and the fact that the victim he was going for didn’t suspect him either. Unfortunately, we will never know the answer to that, but I am OK with it. I’m pretty sure that you can find this film online somewhere, but if you have a Shudder account, it is available to stream on there too. I am going to give the film an A- for a final grade because it was engaging and very entertaining in my opinion.

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Now is your time to make your voices heard as I open the voting for the 5TH Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. This particular post is for the movie side and the rest of the awards we are giving out like Superhero TV Show Of The Year (1st Time), Male Wrestler Of The Year, Female Wrestler Of The Year, etc. Some of the awards you can expect from the movie side are some of the usual’s like Movie Of The Year, Bad ass Movie Of The Year, Horror film of the year, Cameo Of The Year, and more. We have some surprises in some of the categories that may throw you off, but we felt that they were the best of the year. Take your time, look over the categories, cast your vote (it’s your civic duty as fans), and share the hell out of this post. You have until January 31ST at 11:59 PM ET to cast your vote

monster entertainment awards 5I want to welcome everyone to a special time here as we announce the categories and the nominees for each on the Fifth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. Every year as usual, we award the best in music, TV, and film by nominating the films that we feel kicked ass in 2015. We are doing things a little different this year as we are no longer doing the #FriskyFriday Babe Of The Year Award, but we are still teaming up with MRXPunchOut.Wordpress.com for the Male and Female Wrestlers of the year awards. I hope everyone is excited as another year is behind us and we can celebrate it with the 5TH Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. It’s the award post that celebrates everything in music and movies with wrestling as well cause it’s sports entertainment after all.

The Music Side

Album Of The Year

  1. 25 by Adele
  2. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson
  4. That’s The Spirit by Bring Me The Horizon
  5. Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons
  6. Rock Or Bust by AC/DC

Rock Album Of The Year

  1. The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson
  2. Psychic Warfare by Clutch
  3. Into The Wildlife by Halestorm
  4. Anything That Moves by Bobaflex
  5. Rock Or Bust by AC/DC
  6. Zipper Down by Eagles of Death Metal

Metal Album Of The Year

  1. Meliora by Ghost
  2. The Book Of Souls by Iron Maiden
  3. VII: Sturm Und Drans by Lamb Of God
  4. Condition Human by Queensryche
  5. Bad Magic by Motorhead
  6. Luminiferous by High On Fire

Heavy Ass Metal Album Of The Year

  1. Apex Predator by Napalm Death
  2. In Times by Enslaved
  3. Repentless by Slayer
  4. Hammer Of The Witches by Cradle Of Filth
  5. Scar Sighted by Leviathan
  6. The Anthropocene Exctinction by Cattle Decapitation

Rap Album Of The Year

  1. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. DS2 by Future
  3. At Long. Last. by A$AP Rocky
  4. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake
  5. When It’s Dark Out by G Eazy
  6. Compton by Dr. Dre

The Movie Side

Movie Of The Year

  1. Straight Outta Compton
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  5. Jurassic World
  6. The Martian

Comedy Of The Year

  1. Ted 2
  2. The Night Before
  3. Spy
  4. Trainwreck
  5. Sisters
  6. Get Hard

Animated Film Of The Year

  1. The Good Dinosaur
  2. Hotel Transylvania 2
  3. Inside Out
  4. The Minions
  5. Home
  6. The Peanuts Movie

Horror Film Of The Year

  1. Krampus
  2. Crimson Peak
  3. Sinister 2
  4. Insidious: Chapter 3
  5. The Gallows
  6. Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

Bad Ass Film Of The Year

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Furious 7
  3. Jurassic World
  4. Spectre
  5. American Ultra
  6. Terminator Genisys

Remake Of The Year

  1. Poltergeist
  2. The Loft
  3. Hitman: Agent 47
  4. Secret In Their Eyes
  5. Point Break

Cameo Of The Year

  1. Eminem (The Interview)
  2. David Beckham (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)
  3. Mark Hamil (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
  4. Liam Neeson (Entourage)
  5. John Cena (Daddy’s Home)
  6. Matthew Broderick (Trainwreck)

Superhero (Comic Book) Movie Of The Year

  1. Fantastic Four
  2. Ant Man
  3. Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  4. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  5. Batman Vs Robin

Superhero TV Series Of The Year

  1. The Flash
  2. Gotham
  3. Jessica Jones
  4. Agent Carter
  5. Daredevil
  6. Arrow

Stand Up Comedy Special Of The Year

  1. I’m Brent Morin by Brent Morin
  2. Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
  3. John Mulaney: The Comedback Kid
  4. Chris Tucker Live
  5. Chris D’Elia Incorrigible
  6. Ralphie May: Unruly

Male Wrestler Of The Year

  1. Roman Reigns
  2. Seth Rollins
  3. Dean Ambrose
  4. Kevin Owens
  5. Finn Balor
  6. AJ Styles
  7. Jay Lethal

Female Wrestler Of The Year

  1. Nikki Bella
  2. Paige
  3. Becky Lynch
  4. Charlotte Flair
  5. Velvet Sky
  6. Madison Rayne
  7. Bayley

 

I was trying to look up original music created specifically for movie soundtracks because that is what I wanted when I created Soundtrack Saturdays. So while on my search I came across an article from a website called Timeout and so I checked it out and stumbled upon an iconic picture in so many ways. The film was called Less Than Zero and it’s infamous because of Robert Downey Jr.’s storied drug abuse problem and it’s believed that he was perfect for his role in the film because he was using drugs at the time (allegedly). The film also starred Andrew McCarthy (Weekend At Bernies), James Spader (Avengers: Age Of Ultron) and Jami Gertz (The Lost Boys) as the film takes a look at the decadent youth of Los Angeles. Just as iconic as the film was the soundtrack that was provided for the film courtesy of Def Jam Recordings. The album featured a mix of Hip Hop, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Pop, and even R&B with artists like Public Enemy, Roy Orbison, Poison, LL Cool J, Aerosmith, Slayer, and our artist for today’s entry in Glenn Danzig & The Power And The Fury Orchestra. This is one of those rare projects for the former Misfits singer as he teamed up with his initial Danzig lineup which consisted of John Christ (Guitar) and Chuck Biscuits (Drums). Original Danzig bassist Eerie Von opted out of the song because he didn’t like the way Rick Rubin wanted his bass parts to sound like so George Drakoulias played the bass for the track. The song has a very classic sound to it like it was recorded in the 1950’s, but wit that dark gloomy feel of a Danzig track. It’s actually a pretty amazing and underrated track fro Danzig. You definitely need to check out the track below and if you get a chance, watch the film as well.

Avengers Age Of UltronI am going to warn you that if you were not one of the lucky ones to see the film Avengers: Age Of Ultron in the opening weekend and if you do not want any spoilers, then you need to stop reading the article because there may be spoiler alerts. For Super Sunday, we wanted to continue with one of the most anticipated films of this year if you are into the comic book movie scene with the Avengers: Age Of Ultron film that sees our supergroup of heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in a battle that they never dreamed of as they take on the artificial program created by Stark and Banner called Ultron (James Spader). After a retrieval mission for the Loki’s Tesseract Septor, Stark gets the wild idea of creating an A.I. program to shield the world, but what he didn’t expect was that it was going to turn against him to destroy the world. Now, the Avengers have to stop him before it’s too late, but it could be a mission that they may not comeback from. The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen (Godzilla) as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick Ass) as Quicksilver, Samuel L. Jackson (Goodfellas) as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) as War Machine, Paul Bettany (Priest) as Vision/Jarvis, Anthony Mackie (Pain & Gain) as The Falcon, and the film was directed by Joss Whedon (Avengers).

visionWhat can I say about the film that probably is’t going to be said other than you need to get your behinds to the theaters to check out the film as soon as possible because it’s well worth it. Joss Whedon does an excellent job of mixing comedy with the drama in the film much like he did in the first film, but he turns it up to 11 in this film and its simply masterful. The interactions between our heroes and sometimes the villains are priceless and very hysterical. First, I want to say that James Spader does an excellent job as Ultron and while I liked the combo of Taylor-Johnson and Olsen (they played husband and wife in Godzilla) who play the twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, their accents were a little weak as you can tell they were struggling with it. One thing I will also say about the film is that this was Jeremy Renner’s shot to shine as Hawkeye had a lot of screen time and it was awesome. What the movie does do is that it sets up the films that will follow as Whedon gives you clues to Marvel’s Phase three films that are still to come especially as to which Avenger will meet his untimely death in the future. Nevertheless, they keep turning up the heat and they keep lifting the bar that I don’t know how DC is going to bounce back considering they took a whole year off. There is plenty of action, drama, and a new relationship that hangs in the balance, so go out and see the film. I am giving Avengers: Age Of Ultron an A+ for a final grade.

iron-man-3For this week’s Super Sunday film, we are heading back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe because Avengers: Age Of Ultron is less than a week away. So, we decided to review the last film that was made in the Iron Man realm as we tackle Iron Man 3. In the timeline of events, the world now knows who Iron Man really is thanks to the attack on New York City by Loki and the alien forces. The only problem is that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) hasn’t been handling what happened very well as he is now the victim of anxiety attacks. Though, something else is about to happen that rocks Stark’s world. A new and formidable opponent known only to the world as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) is causing enough damage that it sets Stark on a quest of rebuilding and retribution. The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man) as Pepper, Jon Favreau (Swingers) as Happy, Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) as Aldrich Killian, Rebecca Hall (The Town) as Maya, James Badge Dale (World War Z) as Savin, Paul Bettany (Priest) as Jarvis, William Sadler (Hard To Kill) as President Ellis, Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) as Iron Patriot, Ty Simpkins (Insidious) as Harley Keener, Miguel Ferrer (Robocop) as Vice President Rodriguez, and the film was directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). The film also features cameos from various news anchors and political analysts like Bill Maher, Josh Elliot, Joan Rivers, Thomas Roberts, George Kotsiopoulos, and more. 

iron-man-3-couchIs this my favorite film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, I can’t answer that because every time they come out with a film, a better and more bad ass one comes out not too long afterwards. Marvel and Disney have been hitting home runs with all of their films whether it be Iron Man, Avengers, or even the Guardians Of The Galaxy. They are dominating the box office for a reason and what more can you say about the film other than the fact that Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man. Do you want action well than this film has it. Do you want melodrama well then this film and any of the others are great sources of it. Do you like Robert Downey Jr.’s Charisma then you’ll enjoy every last drop of it in this film as it oozes out of him. I have to say that I also enjoyed seeing Guy Pearce as the villain and the origin story that builds it up is great as well. I cannot wait to see what the future holds when the new Avengers film comes out this Thursday (April 30) because I know it’s going to be epic. I was kind of hoping for an Iron Man 4, but I’ll take whatever we can get out of Robert in any of the films. Robert deserved the award he received at the MTV Movie Awards because he has had the most epic comeback of a career that cultivated with these Marvel films. That is why I am going to give this film an A for a final grade.