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lad-banner-new-v3One of my favorite decades for film and music has always been the 1980’s especially for the horror genre. That is why when I saw that today’s film, Lost After Dark, was a homage to the 80’s, I had to see it. Adrienne (Kendra Leigh Timmons) hasn’t been able to enjoy her teenage years since he sister disappeared some years back. One weekend, her father finally willingly allows her to go to a sleepover for the weekend, but what he doesn’t realize is that Adrienne and her friends are going to his hunting cabin for the weekend. While on the way to the cabin, the bus runs out of gas and the kids run into a cannibalistic killer who won’t stop until they are all dead. The film also stars Sarah Fisher (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Laurie, Jesse Camacho (Kick-Ass 2) as Tobe, Elise Gatien (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) as Jamie, Justin Kelly (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Sean, Stephan James (When The Game Stands Tall) as Wesley, Eve Harlow (The Tall Man) as Marilyn, Lanie McAuley (Motive) as Heather, Alexander Calvert (Scream: The TV Series) as Johnnie, Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day) as Mr. C, Mark Wiebe (Sweet Karma) as Junior Joad, David Lipper (Full House) as Adrienne’s Dad, and the film was directed by Ian Kessner (The Puzzle).

lost-after-dark-6I loved horror films from the 80’s whether they were cheesy or not and I am starting to love seeing all the horror guys paying homage to the decade. I thought Lost After Dark was an OK film and I say that because it had the right idea, but it just didn’t execute as well. There were little inconsistencies within the film like the Mr. Big Lean Into It cassette that they put into the player. The album came out in 1991, the film is set in 1984. Is no one into Van Halen at all within this group because they were huge and the hair metal scene was starting to catch on at this point. The acting in the film was OK even from Robert Patrick who sounded too robotic in the film like he was trying to read the lines but didn’t believe in them. The killer was OK looking, he just looked like a homeless guy with a beard and really bad teeth. The hairstyles were pretty spot on for the most part so they get kudos for that. The one thing that I did like is that who you expect to be a survivor is not a survivor. They throw you for a loop as to who could possibly be the one who gets to live. That was something that I enjoyed about the film. One thing that bothered me too was that you get the legend of the killer and his past after the film is almost over. What is the point of that unless you plan to release a sequel? Hey at least they went out there and they tried their best . I am going to give the film an C+ for a final grade.

john wickFor this week’s Ass Whoppin Wednesday film, I wanted to check out a film from Keanu Reeves that came out in 2014. The film had garnered a lot of buzz among the internet and some of my friends and so I had to check out John Wick. Keanu plays John Wick, a man that is considered to be one of the best hitmen in the business and one of the most feared, but the man has since retired from the business and is trying to enjoy life. That is until his wife Helen (Bridget Moynahan) passes away and that is when everything seems to spiral out of control for him. One day, he gets a package from his wife and inside is a dog that she had bought for him before she passed away to help console him. Well after running into some Russians, one of them kills his dog and steals his car from him. He hears that the one that did that is the son of his former boss Viggo (Michael Nyqvist). So, John sets out on a mission to kill Viggo’s son Iosef (Alfie Allen) even though Viggo will try to stop it as best as he can. The film also stars Willem Dafoe (The Boondock Saints) as Marcus, Dean Winters (OZ) as Avi, Adrianne Palicki (Legion) as Ms. Perkins, Daniel Bernhardt (Bloodsport 2) as Kirill, John Leguizamo (Kick Ass 2) as Aureilo, Ian McShane (Death Race) as Winston, Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Charon, David Patrick Kelly (Commando) as Charlie, Kevin Nash (WWE Legend) as Francis, and the movie was directed by Chad Stahelski (The Matrix). Now before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats.

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john wick 2This has to be one of the most badass movies of 2014 and one of the best performances from Keanu Reeves since Point Break. There is non-stop action for most of the film and one of the cool parts is that you are introduced to a world that we have no idea about that exists among assassins. John has a lot of kills in this film as it registers at 79 altogether. As far as the origin story is concerned, all we know is that he was one of the most feared assassins that they called him the boogeyman. As I stated above, his love interest dies in the beginning and his dog is killed and I won’t give away who the other person that gets hurt is. I also want to say that this is definitely one of Adrianne Palicki’s best roles because she is also an absolute badass in the film. The beginning of the film will make you think that you know what happens in the end because the film begins with the end, but just watch and be amazed. One thing I did notice about the film as well is that there was a lot of MMA style fighting incorporated into how John Wick fought and Keith Jardine stars in the film. This is definitely one of my favorite films off the year and what a breath of fresh air this one was for action films after a lackluster year. I strongly recommend that everyone watches this especially if you are a fan of Keanu Reeves and because the scenes are gritty and the cinematography is fantastic. I am going to give the film four and the half fists out of five for a final grade.

The 2014 Monster Entertainment Awards- You Vote!!!

Posted: April 10, 2014 in Awards
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Here is your chance to let your voices be heard as you vote in each and every category that is provided that covers music, movies, and other fun categories. You will have from now until May 1ST to decide who wins. Choose wisely and have fun with it and spread the word. You may also want to remember that we are celebrating all the best of 2013 with the Monster Entertainment Awards.

The 3RD Annual Monster Awards Nominations

Posted: January 3, 2014 in Awards
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The 3RD Annual Monster Awards is back and we are ready to crown the best of 2013. As always, the awards are decided based on the participation of everyone which means it is up to you to crown the winners of each category. I’ve decided to get rid of some categories, but I have also added some brand new categories to the list. The category I have gotten rid of is the sports category because we don’t cover sports here, but we have kept one category and that is Wrestler Of The Year because it is sports entertainment after all. So, here are the categories and the nominees.

Music Categories:

Album Of The Year:

1. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake

2. Stars Dance by Selena Gomez

3. Artpop by Lady Gaga

4. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk

5. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend

6. …Like Clockwork by Queens Of The Stone Age

Rap Album Of The Year

1. I’m A Human Being II by Lil Wayne

2. Wolf by Tyler, The Creator

3. Hotel California by Tyga

4. Yeezus by Kayne West

5. Magna Carter Holy Grail by Jay-Z

6. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem

Rock Album Of The Year

1. Wretched And Divine by Black Veil Brides

2. Notes From The Underground by Hollywood Undead

3. Earth Rocker by Clutch

4. House Of Gold & Bones Part 2 by Stone Sour

5. Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies by Volbeat

6. Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor by Rob Zombie

Metal Album Of The Year

1. Aftershock by Motorhead

2. Disarm The Descent by Killswitch Engage

3. Infestissumam by Ghost

4. Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold

5. Super Collider by Megadeth

6. 13 by Black Sabbath

Tour Of The Year

1. Mayhem fest 2013

2. Black Sabbath

3. Bon Jovi

4. Fleetwood Mac

5. Kid Rock

Movie Category:

Movie Of The Year

1. Prisoners

2. Captain Phillips

3. American Hustle

4. Gangster Squad

5. The Hobbit 2

6. The Wolf Of Wall Street

Horror Film Of The Year

1. Carrie

2. You’re Next

3. Evil Dead

4. The Conjuring

5. Insidious: Chapter 2

6. Texas Chainsaw 3D

Comedy Of The Year

1. This Is The End

2. The World’s End

3. Anchorman 2

4. The Heat

5. We’re The Millers

6. A Haunted House

Badass Movie Of The Year

1. Machete Kills

2. Homefront

3. Fast & Furious 6

4. Pacific Rim

5. Escape

6. The Grandmaster

Remake Of The Year

1. Maniac

2. Evil Dead

3. Oldboy

4. Lone Ranger

5. The Great Gatsby

Superhero Movie Of The Year

1. Man Of Steel

2. The Wolverine

3. Thor: The Dark World

4. Iron Man 3

5. Kick Ass 2

Animated Films Of The Year

1. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

2. Planes

3. Frozen

4. Despicable Me 2

5. Monsters University

6. Turbo

Misc Categories 

Wrestler Of The Year

1. Daniel Bryan

2. Golddust

3. CM Punk

4. AJ Styles

5. Bobby Roode

6. Randy Orton

Twitter/#FriskyFriday Model Of The Year

1. Ashley Alexiss

2. Elle Johnson

3. Ashley Heinrichs

4. Chelsie Farah

5. Taryn Maria

6. Audrey Allen

Babe Of The Year

1. Scarlett Johansson

2. Amy Adams

3. Jennifer Lawrence

4. Mila Kunis

5. Teresa Palmer

6. Kate Upton

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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