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8th annual me awardsIt is that time of the year where we begin celebrating all the best of the previous year as we present to you The Eighth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. As usual, we here at Moshpits and Movies are once again handling the music and movie side of the awards. We are unfortunately not working together with 365 Movies Challenge blog any longer, but we have reacquired Mr. X’s Punch Out who will handle the wrestling side of things. For right now though, we are looking at the movie side of the awards which as I said before we have reacquired  and while in it’s eighth year we are pretty excited to unveil to you the categories and see what YOU the fans believe was the best of 2018. As usual, we have all the categories that you guys would expect like Movie Of The Year, Superhero Film of the Year, Horror Film of the Year, and some new ones to boot. We decided that it is time that we start celebrating the directors and actors that put in all the hard work that gets their films nominated in the first place. So, we are unveiling Director of the Year, Actor of the Year, and Actress of the Year. It’s something that we are trying out and we hope you enjoy.

Movie Of The Year

1. BlackkKlansman

2. Hereditary

3. A Quiet Place

4. Aquaman

5. Avengers: Infinity War

6. Bohemian Rhapsody

Comedy Of The Year

1. Game Night

2. The Happytime Murders

3. Blockers

4. Night School

5. Supertroopers 2

6. Deadpool 2

Horror Film of the Year

1. Halloween

2. A Quiet Place

3. Hereditary

4. Summer of 84

5. The Nun

6. Suspiria

Superhero Film of the Year

1. Aquaman

2. Black Panther

3. Avengers: Infinity Wars

4. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

5. Ant-Man & The Wasp

6. Deadpool 2

Animated Film of the Year

1. The Incredibles 2

2. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

3. Isle Of Dogs

4. Ralph Breaks The Internet

5. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

6. The Grinch

Bad Ass Action Film of the Year

1. Mission: Impossible- Fallout

2. The Predator

3. Overlord

4. Peppermint

5. Death Wish

6. The Equalizer 2

Remake of the Year

1. A Star Is Born

2. Suspiria

3. Overboard

4. Death Wish

5. Robin Hood

6. Tomb Raider

Tommy Wiseau Worst Movie Of The Year

1. The Meg

2. Overboard

3. Holmes & Watson

4. Future World

5. Show Dogs

6. A-X-L

Director Of The Year

1. Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

2. James Wan (Aquaman)

3. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)

4. Bryan Singer (Bohemian Rhapsody)

5. Ari Aster (Hereditary)

6. John Krasinski (A Quiet Place)

Actor Of The Year

1. Jason Momoa (Aquaman)

2. Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

3. Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

4. Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)

5. Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War)

6. Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You)

Actress Of The Year

1. Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween)

2. Emilia Clarke (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

3. Toni Collette (Hereditary)

4. Natalie Portman (Annihilation)

5. Amber Heard (Aquaman)

6. Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place)

Cameo Of The Year

1. Vin Diesel (Ralph Breaks The Internet)

2. Brad Pitt (Deadpool 2)

3. Ray Park (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

4. Matt Damon (Unsane)

5. Michael C. Hall (Game Night)

6. Zachary Levi (Blood Fest)

 

 

 

b-mco-chris-vs-chris_nvy1Listen, I know I am not crazy and I also know that the next Superbowl (which is Superbowl LI) isn’t going to happen for another 274 days (from todays date May 7TH), but there were just too many factors that played a part in me thinking about it. First of all, this weekend saw the official release of Captain America: Civil War (read review here) into theaters and it also happens to be Free Comic Book Day which saw the release of Civil War II as well as a Captain America comic. So with all of this in my face constantly, it made me remember a bet that was waged during SuperBowl 49 between Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Pratt (Star Lord) an they called it Superhero Bowl 49 as Pratt was a Seattle Seahawks fan and Evans a New England Patriots fan. I don’t know why one wasn’t down for last years SuperBowl, but I would love to see it return once again. They made an incredible T-Shirt with proceeds going to charity and they dressed in character for each other’s charities. It was all fun and it was for great causes.

marvel_cinematic_universe_timeline_by_darkmudkip6-d9jhxzl copySo, I thought of a list of teams that I would love to see make the next SuperBowl in hopes that there is an actor from that city that plays a Marvel character. Anthony Mackie, the man who plays Falcon represents The New Orleans Saints. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow), and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) all can represent whatever team from the New York/New Jersey area (Jets or Giants). Don Cheadle who plays War Machine represents the Kansas City Chiefs while Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) could represent either the Oakland Raiders or the San Francisco 49ERS (depending on his preference). Chadwick Boseman is from South Carolina so it would be interesting to see what team he picks whether it be Carolina or any of the teams near by. If we go beyond the film, there’s Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) who can represent the Green Bay Packers and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Dave Bautista (Drax) could represent the Washington Redskins. Vin Diesel who plays Groot could also represent either Oakland or San Fran while Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) could represent the Philadelphia Eagles. If we go into the television universe of Marvel, Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) could represent the Washington Redskins while Kristen Ritter (Jessica Jones) could represent either the Eagles or the Pittsburgh Steelers (depending on her preference). Meanwhile Mike Colter (Luke Cage) is just like Chadwick Boseman where it depends on his preference as he is also from South Carolina. So, keep all of these options in mind once the football season starts and hopefully they bring back Superhero Bowl once again.

 

87th Oscars.jpgLast night was the 87TH Annual Academy Awards and all eyes were on what American Sniper was going to do last night as well as who would win the most awards. As usual, there is always a little bit of controversy and last night had it in my opinion as well as some that were no surprise. The biggest winners of the night were Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel which both movies entered the night tied with the most nominations at nine and they left tied with the most wins at four. Birdman didn’t win the award that I wanted it to win which was Best Actor as I believed that Michael Keaton should have win it as he put the performance of a lifetime in Birdman. I told everyone last night in my predictions that J.K. Simmons was going to win best supporting actor for Whiplash and that Julianne Moore was going to win Best Actress for Still Alice. I was able to see Whiplash and I will say that J.K. Simmons definitely deserved the award after the intense performance he put on that rattled the cages. I can’t say the same for Julianne Moore because I still have not seen Still Alice available anywhere to view, but I had a feeling it was going to go down the way it did anyways. I was very happy for Patricia Arquette who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for a film that was unlike any other before it in Boyhood. I’m not completely disappointed that Boyhood didn’t take home the best picture award for the fact that Birdman did, but Richard Linklater definitely deserved the best Director award.

aThe one thing that truly disappointed me was the reaction that American Sniper received that night and according to many sources Jason Bateman did not clap for the film during the ceremony. Did I believe that American Sniper deserve the best picture nod? Well, if I was to rank it with the others, it would be in third place which doesn’t mean that I don’t think the film was incredible because it was. I just don’t understand why there is so much hostility from various members of the cinema world towards the film. What we are going to fight for a film like The Interview which wasn’t the most amazing film (and has me thinking it was all planned), but we are going to talk trash about American Sniper. which is a film that is not only a war movie, but it gives you an in depth look at PTSD. PTSD is a problem that so many of our brave men and women of the military face today. These actors need to look and think outside the box and really research what your not respecting. Bradley Cooper put in some amazing performances in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and for the third year in a row in American Sniper.

john and scarletOn a different note, one of the best parts of the show was seeing Tegan And Sara doing The Lego Movie track Everything Is Awesome with The Lonely Island, Will Arnett, and Questlove during the Oscars and Lady Gaga’s mind blowing performance was also a highlight. Besides the awkward moment between John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson during the night, I have to get into how I did with my predictions. So at last years Academy Awards, I finished that night going 5-7 overall and this year I did a little bit better than that. There was definitely more than 13 awards handed out, but these were the 13 I deemed important enough to vote on. So, I finished the night 7-6 which means I was on the right side of the win percentage. That is all for my Oscar rants, but I have an idea for filmmakers and the the actual academy. Let’s not pick movies that no one has seen and let’s set a deadline for when they have to get their films released in limited release because then we could actually make real educated guesses.

Best Picture- Birdman

Best Director- Alejandro González Iñárritu- Birdman

Best Actor- Eddie Redmayne- The Theory Of Everything

Best Actress- Julianne Moore- Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor- J.K. Simmons- Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress- Patricia Arquette- Boyhood

Best Foreign Film- Ida (Poland)

Best Original Screenplay- Birdman

Best Adapted Screenplay- The Imitation Game

Best Animated Feature- Big Hero 6

Best Original Song- Glory (Selma) by Common and John Legend

Best Cinematography- Birdman

Best Visual Effects- Interstellar 

 

87th Oscars.jpgTonight is the 87TH Academy Awards and it wouldn’t be the Academy Awards without some snubs and other controversies thrown in the mix. American Sniper is up for best picture, but Clint Eastwood did not get a nod for best director. Furthermore, The Lego Movie has a song that is up for best original song for Everything Is Awesome, best the film is not up for Best Animated Film. Overall, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel received the most nominations with nine while The Imitation Game received eight. It’ll definitely be interesting to see if there are any controversial picks or actors you believe are going to win that continued to get snubbed like Leonardo DiCaprio. Below I am going to list the categories that I feel are the more important ones of the night and the only ones I will be predicting. The film that I believe will win will be highlighted in Red. So, let’s make some predictions and have some fun.

Best Picture

1. American Sniper

2. Birdman

3. Boyhood

4. The Grand Budapest Hotel

5. The Imitation Game

6. Selma

7. The Theory Of Everything

8. Whiplash

Best Director

1. Wes Anderson- The Grand Budapest Hotel

2. Richard Linklater- Boyhood

3. Alejandro González Iñárritu- Birdman

4. Bennett Miller- Foxcatcher

5. Morten Tyldum- The Imitation Game

Best Actor

1. Steve Carell- Foxcatcher

2. Bradley Cooper- American Sniper

3. Benedict Cumberpatch- The Imitation Game

4. Michael Keaton- Birdman

5. Eddie Redmayne- The Theory Of Everything

Best Supporting Actor

1. Robert Duvall- The Judge

2. Ethan Hawke- Boyhood

3. Edward Norton- Birdman

4. J.K. Simmons- Whiplash

5. Mark Ruffalo- Foxcatcher

Best Actress

1. Marion Cotillard- Two Days, One Night

2. Julianne Moore- Still Alice

3. Felicity Jones- The Theory Of Everything

4. Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl

5. Reese Witherspoon- Wild

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette- Boyhood

2. Laura Dern- Wild

3. Keira Knightley- The Imitation Game

4. Emma Stone- Birdman

5. Meryl Streep- Into The Woods

Best Original Screenplay

1. Birdman

2. Boyhood

3. Foxcatcher

4. The Grand Budapest Hotel

5. Nightcrawler

Best Adapted Screenplay

1. The Imitation Game

2. The Theory Of Everything

3. Whiplash

4. American Sniper

5. Inherent Vice

Best Animated Feature

1. Big Hero 6

2. The Boxtrolls

3. How To Train Your Dragon 2

4. Song Of The Sea

5. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Foreign Film

1. Ida

2. Leviathan

3. Tangerines

4. Timbuktu

5. Wild Tales

Best Original Song

1. Everything Is Awesome from The Lego Movie

2. Glory from Selma

3. Grateful from Beyond The Lights

4. I’m Not Gonna Miss You from Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me

5. Lost Stars from Begin Again

Best Cinematography

1. Birdman

2. Ida

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel

4. Mr. Turner

5. Unbroken

Best Visual Effects

1. Captain America: Winter Soldier

2. Guardians Of The Galaxy

3. Interstellar

4. X-Men: Days Of Future Past

5. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

snl40One of the most iconic sketch satirical comedy shows in history celebrated it’s 40TH anniversary earlier tonight (Sunday Night).  Saturday Night Live has done and will continue to do what no other sketch comedy show has done and that is continue to have staying power. So Lorne Michaels, the shows creator and most valued producer got some of the industries greatest cast members past and present as well as past hosts and musical guest together to celebrate the shows 40TH (which technically the show’s first episode aired on October 11, 1975) and celebrate all the things that were great about SNL. Some of those guests included Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Norm MacDonald, John Goodman, Will Forte, Will Ferrell, Jim Carey, Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter, Paul McCartney, Robert DeNiro. Jon Lovitz, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Jack Nicholson, Martin Short, Maya Rudolf, Taylor, Swift, Betty White, Bradley Cooper, David Spade, Louis CK, Jason Sudeikis, Mike Myers, Jim Belushi, Chris Rock, Joe Piscopo, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Colin Quinn, Kevin Nealon, Jerry Seinfeld, and so many more showed up on a Sunday evening that just felt magical and reminiscent as they had some sketches during the broadcast as well as several look backs to past great segments in SNL history and some live performances as well.

snl 40 paul mccartneyThis was a truly magical show as they celebrated those that had passed like Emma Stone paying tribute to Gilda Radner, Melissa McCarthy paying tribute to Chris Farley, and Edward Norton playing a character of Bill Hader’s during a segment of Weekend Update with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Jane Curtin. Then they went through several segments where they looked back at past great musical guests, musical segments featuring the SNL cast which featured awesome live performances from Bill Murray, Adam Sandler as Opera Boy, Joe Piscopo as Frank Sinatra, etc. The legacy of SNL was alive and well this past night, but there were a couple of disappointments for me which were the segment with Eddie Murphy and there was no Chris Kattan. Chris Rock did a better job playing up Eddie Murphy then the whole 30 seconds we got with the man who basically just thanked everyone and the show itself. I don’t remember seeing Chris Kattan who was a vital member of the show’s history in the 90’s. Did I miss him somewhere or did he not show up? I love how everyone was making fun of poor Kayne West who was a musical guest especially during the Wayne’s World segment. One of my favorite musical performances of the night besides seeing Paul Simon play with the Saturday Night Live band and Paul McCartney was hearing Miley Cyrus step up big time playing a blazing cover of Paul Simon’s 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover. Love her or hate her, it was a really good cover in my opinion. My favorite moment of the whole show was getting to see SNL honor all of it’s fallen members because it was so sad to see such great wasted talents like Phil Hartman, Gilda Radner, Danitra Vance, Chris Farley, John Belushi, and so many others. Overall, it was a great night to sit back and remember a show that kept all of us at really late hours to watch some greats perform.

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american sniperFor those of you who may not remember, but Based On A Truesday Story is play on the words True Story and Tuesday where we take films that are based on a true story. Today’s film is one of the most intriguing stories because it also broke some records at the box office. I am of course talking about American Sniper that stars Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) as one of the most legendary snipers in American History in Chris Kyle. The film was directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino) who has directed films like Flags Of Our Fathers so he is no stranger to war films. The film is a biopic on the man following his trials and tribulations with the war in Iraq to how he became who he was in life with his start as a child in Texas, and trying to balance married life on top of all that. The film has almost an all stars cast that stars Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher) as Taya Kyle, Kyle Gallner (A Haunting In Connecticut) as Goat-Winston, Keir O’Donnell (Dawn of The Planet Of The Apes) as Jeff Kyle, Jake McDorman (Live Free Or Die Hard) as Biggles, Cory Hardrict (Battle Los Angeles) as Dandridge, Luke Grimes (Taken 2) as Marc Lee, Mido Hamada (Unknown) as The Butcher, Sammy Sheik (Lone Survivor) as Mustafa, and James Ryen (Dark House) as PO Karnan.

american-sniper-2014-zwiastunA lot of people have been asking which was a better film? Lone Survivor or American Sniper? That is such a hard question to answer because both films have their own unique qualities to them that fans of either will love. I mentioned above that the film broke box office numbers for the MLK weekend which is true because it brought in about 105 million dollars which is better than what Avatar did with only 68 Million. There is something to be said about these films and why they are so popular and I think that has to do with the overwhelming fact of how many soldiers were deployed over seas and just the fact that everyone knows a veteran somewhere of the Iraq or Afghanistan war. The movie starts with Chris on a roof having to make a tough decision, but just before he makes the decision we are sent on a flash back to his childhood all the way through to when he decides to join the Navy Seals at 30 years old. Then after we are acquainted with how he got there, we are sent back to Iraq for decision time. For the most part the film is a personal battle as Chris who is the most legendary and deadliest sniper in US History goes up against the other sides sniper in the former Olympian Mustafa. Of course, Eastwood took some civil liberties on the character of Mustafa who apparently was only mentioned once in Chris Kyle’s book. The best part of the film is seeing the transformation of Bradley Cooper as he engulfed the role and seeing the personal pain that Kyle goes through, but he holds it together for his pride and love for country. That is what is amazing about this film and I suggest that you go out and see it. I am giving the film an A- for a final grade.

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Everyone always watches any of the MTV award shows for the opening sequences because those are the make or break sequences that will tell you how the night will be. So, Rebel Wilson was named the host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and I had high hopes because she actually is funny. The opening sequence which featured James Franco travelling to Australia to tell Rebel that she was chosen started the night off on the right foot. She was presented with the Iron Mangina suit and she flew to the awards where she performed with her Pitch Perfect cast in an amazing performance. Right when Rebel picked up the mic to talk to everyone, it suddenly became awkward where people were not laughing at her jokes right away and it was painful. Melissa McCarthy was the first presenter and her jokes were awful and that was an extremely awkward moment as well.

aa2As the show went on, the presenters were better as Rebel was still trying to figure out what she had to do to get a laugh. She eventually started to roll with her best bit which was the parodies of Les Miserable, Life Of Pi, and Magic Mike. Will Ferrell’s acceptance speech was priceless as he deservedly won the Comedic Genius award. The very beautiful Aubrey Plaza had her moment with Will Ferrell when she tried to take his award and she randomly sat back down. Rebel was a victim of another awkward moment when she won the Breakthrough performer award and the timing with Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride just went terribly wrong. Selena Gomez had one of the best performances of the night in her sexy Indian outfit. The best announcement came at the end of the night when the director of The Avengers announced that Avengers 2 will come out in 2015 Overall, I am going to give the night a C+ because of all the awkward silent, missed joke moments of the night and there were many.

The Winners:

Best Male Performance: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Kiss: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook)

Summers Biggest Teen Badass: Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass 2)

MTV Trailblazer Award: Emma Watson

Comedic Genius Award: Will Ferrell

MTV Generation Award: Jamie Foxx

Best Fight: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, the Chitauri, and a nuclear missile (The Avengers)

Best WTF Moment: Candieland Gets Smoked, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)

MTV Breakthrough Performance: Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)

MTV Best Shirtless Performance: Taylor Lautner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn)

Best Villain: Tom Hiddelston (The Avengers)

Best Hero Performance: Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, and Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect)

Movie Of The Year: Marvel’s The Avengers

courtesy of MTV